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Combine adventure, nature & blissful relaxation into an incredible 16-day trip in Costa Rica! You will travel from the Pacific to the Caribbean coast, exploring the most impressive volcanoes, beaches and rainforests in Central America. Carefully selected lush accommodations will be a welcomed refuge following days spent surfing, snorkeling, hiking, horse-riding and rafting. For those wishing to vi...

Combine adventure, nature & blissful relaxation into an incredible 16-day trip in Costa Rica! You will travel from the Pacific to the Caribbean coast, exploring the most impressive volcanoes, beaches and rainforests in Central America. Carefully selected lush accommodations will be a welcomed refuge following days spent surfing, snorkeling, hiking, horse-riding and rafting. For those wishing to visit Costa Rica between July through October, don’t miss out on the possibility of seeing our resident turtles!

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Trip highlights
  • Snorkeling and diving
    Snorkeling and diving
  • Jungle
    Jungle
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Relax
    Relax
  • Volcano
    Volcano

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Day 1: Arrival in San José

Your tropical adventure begins…

• Arrival at San José International Airport

Transfer to your hotel to get settled in for the night

• Spend the evening exploring the city by foot

Visited:
San José
Accommodation
Night at Crown Corobici hotel (San José)

Day 2: Off to Drake Bay

Fly straight into paradise…

• Transfer to the airport for your flight to Drake Bay

• Check into your hotel for the next 3 nights

• Explore the rich biodiversity of Osa Peninsula

Visited:
Drake Bay, Península de Osa
Accommodation
Night at Aguila de Osa Inn (Drake Bay)

Day 3: Corcovado National Park 

Today’s your chance to pick an activity…

• Set off on a boat excursion through Corcovado National Park

• Or, go for a guided hike through the park

• Either option is great for wildlife spotting of tanagers, kingfishers, guans or scarlet macaws

Accommodation
Night at Aguila de Osa Inn (Drake Bay)

Day 4: Caño Island

Take to the seas…

• Snorkel off Caño Island, past mangroves and dolphins

• Choose from two beautiful nature trails across Caño Island

• Keep an eyes peeled for rays and sea turtles

Visited:
Cano
Accommodation
Night at Aguila de Osa Inn (Drake Bay)

Day 5: Journey to Manuel Antonio

Hispanic architecture and clear waters...

• Transfer to the Sierpe River, then Manuel Antonio

• Check into your luxurious hotel and get settled in

• Admire Manuel Antonio's stunning ocean and rainforest

Accommodation
Mariposa (Manuel Antonio)

Day 6: Manuel Antonio National Park

Dig deeper into the mysteries of the jungle...

• Go on a guided walking tour through the park

• Learn about the bizarre geological formations of the area

• After, hit the hotel pool with a cocktail in hand - a perfect finish to a great day

Accommodation
Mariposa (Manuel Antonio)

Day 7: Wildlife spotting

One day in the Park just isn’t enough…

• Return to Manuel Antonio for another walking tour

Spot wildlife you may not have seen the previous day

• Spend the rest of the day at leisure

Accommodation
Mariposa (Manuel Antonio)

Day 8: Arenal Volcano National Park

Marvel at a magnificent volcanic crater…

• Head for the staggering sights of Arenal Volcano

• Check in to your hotel and admire the unmatched views

• Take advantage of the tranquillity of your hotel

Accommodation
Arenal Springs Resort (Arenal Volcano National Park)

Day 9: Arenal canopy walk

Only good choices here...

• Set off on a river rafting excursion

Horse-back ride to La Fortuna Waterfall

Zip-line above the canopy or walk over its suspension bridges

Accommodation
Arenal Springs Resort (Arenal Volcano National Park)

Day 10: Arenal Volcano and hot springs

Take a ‘Me’ day…

• Spend the day as you wish, relaxed or active

• Take advantage of the many optional activities on offer

• Go for a soak in the hot springs or the hotel spa

Accommodation
Arenal Springs Resort (Arenal Volcano National Park)

Day 11: Tortuguero National Park

Head over the sultry Caribbean coast…

• Head to Guapiles early in the morning for the next stage of your journey

• Visit a banana processing plant

• Glide along the canals of Tortuguero, ‘Venice in the Jungle’ 

Visited:
Tortuguero National ParkGuapiles
Accommodation
Pachira Lodge (Tortuguero National Park)

Day 12: Navigating Tortuguero canals 

Watch out for crocs (don't worry, they’re rare)...

• Rise for an early canal tour to spot tortoises

• Climb Tortuguero Hill or head back to the canals for more exploration

• Relax and enjoy the area, or just lay by the pool 

Accommodation
Pachira Lodge (Tortuguero National Park)

Day 13: Puerto Viejo

Into the lap of luxury…

• Transfer to the shimmering South Caribbean

• Check into your beach-side hotel and get settled in

• Sample the available activities – snorkeling, kayaking, or surfing

Visited:
Puerto Viejo
Accommodation
Night at Le Cameleon Hotel (Puerto Viejo)

Day 14: Cahuita National Park

Explore life under the sea as well as above it...

• Take a guided tour of Cahuita National Park

• Get your snorkel out and explore the underwater

• Keep an eye out for nesting sea turtles

Visited:
Cahuita
Accommodation
Night at Le Cameleon Hotel (Puerto Viejo)

Day 15: Back to San José

Make the most of it...

• Wake up late and take it easy

• Head back to San José in the afternoon

• Enjoy your final evening watching the sunset

Visited:
San José
Accommodation
Night at Crown Corobici hotel (San José)

Day 16: Departure from San José

We hope you've had an incredible trip!

Take in the sights of the city on your final morning

Transfer to San José Airport for your flight home

Visited:
San José

San JoséDrake BayPenínsula de OsaCorcovado National ParkCanoManuel AntonioArenal Volcano National ParkTortuguero National ParkGuapilesPuerto ViejoCahuita

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent
  • In-trip flights

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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