Costa Rica Sun Tours
Costa Rica Sun Tours offers transformative, meaningful, and unique life-changing travel experiences. We understand the importance of surpassing your travelers’ expectations and ensuring that they have the best vacation ever. As a trusted and innovative inbound tour operator we adjust to the needs of each client, with the intent of providing a PURA VIDA!!! experience with professional, high-quality service, always respecting the natural and cultural resources, and relying on the warmth, ability, and commitment of our talented staff.
Costa Rica is a nature lover’s paradise – loved for its diverse ecosystems, travelers of all interests are awed by the beauty of the country and the warm welcome of the people, myriad lodging options and vast gastronomy. Zipping through treetops, walking verdant forest trails, paddling pristine waterways and relaxing on Pacific and Caribbean beaches are favorite activities!
With the right ingredients—a creative, enthusiastic and detailed team, combined with a destination that has it all—you have a recipe for adventure, no matter how you define it! In such a biodiverse country, there truly is something for everyone. CRST offers itineraries in the following four categories: Classic Programs, Authentic Adventures, Premium Escapes, and Family-Friendly. Learn more here.
We believe that no matter how amazing a destination is, only an expert guide can help reveal the hidden gems and uniqueness of each locale. Each of our guides has exceptional talents and knowledge and are naturally the kind of people we enjoy spending time with. Equally as important is guest comfort and safety; our guides share several key traits and professional credentials. learn more here.
Why Costa Rica Sun Tours
With over thirty years of experience, owner-operated Costa Rica Sun Tours (CRST) has been offering engaging and unparalleled tours since 1988. CRST is fully committed to working with and supporting our travel partners. Today more than ever, it is imperative to have a reputable ally. We’re proud of the outstanding reputation among our peers and suppliers, and boast an incredible network of prestigious partners in-country and worldwide. Our thorough destination expertise, exceptional customer service, and focus on health and safety set us apart. Customizing trips which satisfy a variety of clients is what we do best—from family-friendly tours to luxury travel opportunities. With the goal of creating unique and immersive vacations, CRST favors eco-friendly hotels and luxury lodges combined with authentic cultural and culinary experiences. We pride ourselves in personally vetting each of our in-country providers. Small groups and individuals can choose fully- or partially-escorted tours in the company of the best naturalist guides in the country!
Meet John and the CRST team
John Aspinall, CEO of Costa Rica Sun Tours and sole proprietor, is a pioneer in tourism in Costa Rica. He along with his family, were ahead of their time with the creation of two eco-lodges—Tiskita Jungle Lodge, in the remote southwest of the country facing Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula, and the Arenal Observatory Lodge, the only hotel within the Arenal Volcano National Park, built for scientists from the Smithsonian. He now boasts another property to his portfolio, Senda Monteverde, offering a new standard in sustainable luxury to its guests. His love for nature and wildlife defines everything he does, making him the perfect explorer that is always procuring the road less traveled in search of new and exciting places to be interwoven in our itineraries and programs. Read More
Through continual research, feedback from our customers, and site inspections, our planning and sales staff is equipped to provide our partners with the best possible trip. This extensive knowledge and expertise combined with close attention to detail and creativity is the perfect mix when planning and booking a trip. Let us recommend what is best!
A well-planned itinerary requires great execution to produce the perfect vacation. Our operations department is the team in charge of logistics and programming, and they work closely with our field staff to seamlessly deliver activities, transfers, services, and flights.
With robust office team and headquarters that remain open 365 days a year, we are committed and we have the credentials to take excellent care of you!
Community and Conservation
As a leading operator of nature and outdoor adventure tours, the team at Costa Rica Sun Tours believes it is our responsibility to establish sustainable practices in our office, our homes, and on tour with our guests to help protect our natural environments, promote sustainable travel and set an example that others should emulate. Read More
- We believe tourism should be educational, entertaining, and above all sustainable.
- We focus on a low-to-no environmental impact and strive to support the local communities that host us.
- All guides follow strict “green ethics.” Waste materials are packed out of the forest and collection of any kind of natural material is forbidden.
- We work with businesses that share our environmental approach and beneficially involve local communities.
- We support programs throughout the country from planting trees toward the goal of carbon neutrality to protecting sea turtles. At the end of the day, each guest of ours will have made a positive impact just by being here with us, enjoying their vacation.
- Our company was among the first in Costa Rica to receive the Certificate of Sustainable Tourism designation, awarded by the Costa Rican Tourism Board. This award is given to companies who consistently achieve or exceed their standards of environmental sustainability, business ethics, and cultural sensitivity.
- We support conservation projects in Costa Rica ranging from rural development to sea turtle nest protection and community education. These efforts have been recognized with an Ecotourism Excellence Award from Conservation International. We are not content to end here and continue to reduce negative impacts on our environment and promote sustainable practices throughout all aspects of our business.