North America

Idyllic St. Lucia

A year ago, St Lucia was hit by a massive hurricane which caused huge devastation and loss of life. The hurricane coincided with our Ramblers Worldwide holiday, which, naturally, was cancelled (see From St Lucia…to Morocco for what we did next). So when we arrived at Gatwick this last November, we were nervous it would happen all over again. 

Idyllic St. Lucia

The Costa Rica Highlights

Left San Jose for Cahuita and stopped en route at a butterfly farm, which was fantastic – the photos prove it! Cahuita was really nice, the gardens fantastic, and we had frequent sightings of capuchin monkeys (which we saw throughout the whole holiday). 

The Costa Rica Highlights

Beautiful Baracoa

Waiting for us at 8am in morning sunshine were two open backed lorries. Climbing up short metal ladders we sat on a wooden bench with back-packs at our feet, and roared down the road through the small busy town of Baracoa, bumping over cobbles, squeezing around street corners, then out into the open countryside heading for the foothills.

Beautiful Baracoa

A Wildlife Paradise

Costa Rica is the perfect destination to be surrounded by a wealth of animals and birds, and the places and hotels that you stay with on the Ramblers Worldwide Holidays trips are positioned in perfect locations to take full advantage of the sheer volume of stunning and interesting wildlife that Costa Rica offers.

A Wildlife Paradise