Costa Rica and Cuba
Experience Cuba’s rich history and colourful culture in Havana before exploring some of the world’s most bio-diverse and unspoiled landscapes in Costa Rica. With stays on each side of the sparkling Caribbean Sea, this expert crafted twin-country holiday showcases the best of this exciting region. The unbridled energy and vibrancy of Havana is matched by Costa Rica’s extravagant and exotic natural offering, each providing countless new experiences and life-long memories to treasure. Stroll amongst pastel-hued colonial mansions and verdant forest teeming with life, listen to a lively salsa band and a cacophony of exotic birds, learn the story of La Revolución and the ancient uses of the cacao plant. This is once-in-a-lifetime holiday that will nourish the mind, body and soul.
As always, our tours can be tailor-made to your requirements. Talk to your travel consultant about adding extra excursions to your itinerary.
All the accommodation on this tour has been selected for its high service standards and quality facilities. You can relax after a busy day of sightseeing or take advantage of your accommodation’s superb location and explore the latest stop on your itinerary. You’ll stay in a charming colonial homestay property, sleek city hotel and rainforest lodges shared by countless exotic birds.
Accommodation in hotels is subject to availability. If a listed hotel is fully booked, alternate accommodation will be booked within the same hotel category without surcharge/reduction. If no hotel in same category available, we reserve the right to apply a surcharge for any higher category or a reduction for any lower category.
HAVANA: CASA HAVANA 19
Located within a beautiful Old Havana colonial building, Casa Havana 19 is one of Cuba’s “casa particular” accommodations, essentially homestays or B&Bs where you stay in private room within a family home. This first-floor apartment offers two airy bedrooms with king-sized beds, air conditioning, a fan, a safety deposit box, a minibar, a hair dryer and a large ensuite bathroom. The property boasts a lovely communal living room with typical Cuban rocking chairs - perfect for winding down after a busy day in Old Havana. Casa Havana 19 sits on a quiet residential street just a 5-minutes away from some of Havana's top attractions (including the Museum of the Revolution, the Bodeguita del Medio, and Plaza Vieja).
SAN JOSÉ: ALOFT SAN JOSÉ HOTEL
Aloft San José is modern and upbeat hotel in one of the hippest parts of town. Its light and bright rooms feature air-conditioning, a LCD television with cable, coffee and tea-making facilities and free high-speed WiFi access. Bathrooms are equipped with hair-dryers and Bliss® toiletries. Restaurants and bars can be found nearby, alternatively you can visit Aloft's stylish bar, lounge & restaurant or self-serve gourmet pantry.
SARAPIQUÍ: SELVE VERDE LODGE & RAINFOREST RESERVE
This legendary private rainforest reserve is known as pioneer in Costa Rica’s thriving eco-tourism movement. It incorporates and protects 300-acres of primary rainforest and 200-acres of secondary rainforest. Accommodation is simple without compromising on comfort. The secluded bungalows (included in this package) feature air-conditioning, ceiling fans and screened windows as well a mini fridge and coffee maker. Each boasts its own patio area, ideal for catching glimpses of passing wildlife – particularly the colourful birds that frequent this area. The private bathrooms are equipped with hot water. Amongst the lush greenery and tropical flowers, you can find a swimming pool, restaurant and a bar with a large terrace overlooking the rainforest. Complementary guided bird-watching tours are available daily.
TORTUGUERO: PACHIRA LODGE
Surrounded by scenic canals and just five minutes away from the extraordinary Tortuguero National Park, Pachira Lodge immerses its visitors in the beauty of Costa Rica. Bungalow-style rooms, an open-air restaurant, lively bar, pool and sundeck can be found across the lush all-inclusive retreat which is spread across 34 acres. The spacious rooms have a vibrant, earthy decor, ceiling fan and private bathroom with hot water. A buffet-style breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Wi-Fi at the front desk.
ARENAL: ARENAL MANOA
Rest and relax in the shadow of Arenal Volcano at this modern and elegant resort. Each of the modern suites features air-conditioning, a flat-screen television, a minifridge, a coffeemaker, colourful artwork, a furnished terrace and breathtaking views of the volcano. The hotel sits amongst vast gardens and pastures and comes equipped with its own outdoor pool with wet bar, a spa and hot-tubs filled with natural hot spring water. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the spacious, scenic grounds for walking and meditation. Free Wi-Fi throughout.