British Airways launches direct flights from the UK to Costa Rica this May, making the Central American country one of the hottest trips for 2016. With a Pacific and Caribbean coastline, Costa Rica's beaches are a highlight, offering everything from black sands to powder white stretches and many backed by lush forests. Into Latin America
offers a Luxury Costa Rica itinerary that includes stays on a private reserve in the cloud forest, and time to enjoy the unspoilt beaches of Costa Rica’s western coast. Three nights are spent at Punta Islita, which is perched on a rocky hillside overlooking the beach. The seven-night trips costs from £1,699 per person, excluding flights.