Costa Rica






Since opening Costa Rica operations in 2003, Rustic has expanded to include the most spectacular regions of this Central American paradise. From the Pacific to the Caribbean, from rainforests to rivers, from service to adventure, our programs here encompass the breadth of what Costa Rica has to offer. Our team of talented local staff members challenge veteran travellers with new experiences and introduce more novice adventurers to the joys of travel.

With our large staff of local Ticos, you’ll quickly feel at home in Costa Rica and easily slip into the lifestyle of pura vida, a phrase meaning “pure life.” Embrace the idea of living life to the fullest as you learn to relax, appreciate nature and experience everything Costa Rica has to offer.

Country Snapshot
  • Population:

    4.9 million

  • Capital City:
    San José
  • Currency:
    Costa Rican Colon (CRC)
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Local Lingo:
    Hello
    Hola
    How are you?
    ¿Cómo estás?
    Please
    Por favor
    Thank you
    Gracias
    Excuse me
    Perdón
    Goodbye
    Adios
Country Snapshot
  • Population:

    4.9 million

  • Capital City:
    San José
  • Currency:
    Costa Rican Colon (CRC)
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Local Lingo:
    Hello
    Hola
    How are you?
    ¿Cómo estás?
    Please
    Por favor
    Thank you
    Gracias
    Excuse me
    Perdón
    Goodbye
    Adios
When in Costa Rica...

Raft the Pacuare River: This is known as Costa Rica’s best whitewater experience.

Zip line: Feel the rush of exhilaration as you zoom over top of the rainforest canopy.

Discover Corcovado National Park: This 4 incredible hotspot of biodiversity showcases Costa Rica’s incredible wildlife, as well as the Ticos’ commitment to conservation.

Catch a wave: Go surfing at Playa Grande - one of the best beach breaks in the country with conditions for all levels, from beginner to expert.

Osa Peninsula Conservation