Enchanting Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
Verdant Volcanoes
Manuel Antonio Beach, Costa Rica
Idyllic Beaches
Tree frog in Costa Rica
Exotic Wildlife
Rainforest bridge in Costa Rica
Lush Rainforest
Colourful fabrics at a market
Colourful Culture
Toucan in Costa Rica
Tropical Birds
Car on beach in Costa Rica
Unforgettable Adventures

A tiny nation where picturesque beaches, soaring volcanoes, lush jungle and magical cloudforest collide, it’s easy to see why Costa Rica is the world’s happiest country. Even without the stunning scenery, surely the relaxed lifestyle and some of the world’s best coffee would put a smile on anyone’s face? This 10-night tour showcases the best of Central America’s “green jewel”, covering a wide range of its diverse environments with stays in truly incredible accommodation, ranging from remote eco-lodges to beach-side resorts. Wildlife lovers will be delighted by the many opportunities to spot some of the nation’s most famous critters, including sloths, monkeys, dart frogs and a whole host of exotic bird species. The sheer breadth of landscapes covered make this the ultimate holiday experience. You’ll be grinning ear-to-ear.

All your transfers are taken care of and you’ll have English-speaking tour guides to further enrich your experience.

As always, our tours can be tailor-made to your requirements. Talk to your travel consultant about adding extra excursions to your itinerary.

Your Costa Rica adventure begins! Transfer to your modern hotel in Costa Rica's capital.
You will journey the remote and exotic region of Tortuguero, on Costa Rica's northern Caribbean Coast. You will stay at an eco-lodge (full-board included), surrounded by rivers, lakes, lush forest and exotic plants.
Embark on a guided boat tour of Tortuguero National Park, one of the most wild-life rich corners of Costa Rica. In the afternoon, you'll explore Tortuguero village with your guide. Though only accessible by bus or water, this is a lively spot with strong Afro-Caribbean roots.
Enjoy some traditional Costa Rican fare at Selva Tropical Restaurant before travelling to the idyllic oasis of Arenal, home to the magnificent Arenal Volcano. A towering 5,358 ft, it is one of the most impressive of Costa Rica's sixty-seven volcanoes.
You have some free time to enjoy and explore the Arenal area. Go for a stroll, laze in the hot springs or enjoy some of the adventurous excursions on offer.
You will pass breathtaking scenery on your journey from Arenal to Monteverde, an almost-otherwordly cloud forest high up in the mountains, around 4,600 ft. above sea level.
Spend the day at leisure, experiencing the magic of Monteverde. Enjoy some birdwatching (Monteverde is one of the best places to see the Resplendent Queztal, a rare bird of paradise), visit the butterfly garden or walk amongst the tree tops on a canopy tour.
You will travel to Manuel Antonio, on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, home to one of the country's most spectacular national parks and some breathtaking stretches of beach.
Enjoy a day at leisure. Take advantage of your hotel's facilities, go for a rainforest hike or watch monkeys play on the beach.
You will transfer back to San José for your final night in Costa Rica.
You will transfer to the airport (international flights not included). It's time to say "hasta luego" to this very special corner of the world.

Though you’ll stay in a wide range of accommodation on your tour, you can be sure of high service standards and high-quality facilities throughout. You'll enjoy stays in a modern city hotel, eco-lodge immersed in nature, cosy mountain inn, beach resort and more.


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.

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.

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.

MONTEVERDE: POCO A POCO HOTEL & SPA

A boutique hotel in a picturesque setting, Poco a Poco has grown little by little each year (as the name suggests!) and is now home to 30 deluxe rooms. Each is stylishly decorated and well-appointed with LCD TVs, DVD players, coffee/tea makers (with complimentary coffee from Monteverde) and high-quality toiletries in the ensuite bathrooms. Beds feature orthopaedic mattresses and hypo-allergenic bedding. There is an onsite restaurant bar, with an international fare as well as some Costa Rican classics, and covered heated pool. For the ultimate in relaxation, head to the eco-friendly spa or one of their wellness treatments using organic local ingredients. Free Wi-Fi in public areas.

MANUEL ANTONIO: SAN BADA HOTEL

Just a four-minute walk from one of Costa Rica’s most famous beaches, this luxurious resort overlooks the rainforest and ocean and is well equipped with top-quality facilities. Guests can choose from a 400-square-ft. swimming pool with two waterfalls and a wet bar or the rooftop pool which overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The onsite restaurant boasts a varied menu of international and Costa Rican dishes, making good use of local seafood available. A fitness centre and spa can also be found onsite. Each guestroom is air-conditioned has its own private furnished balcony with views of the gardens, jungle or ocean. In-room facilities include an LCD cable television, mini-fridge, coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi.

£1349 £1199

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Private Tour

  • Duration: 10 nights
  • Travel Period: 01 February 2018 to 20 November 2018
Save £250 pp if you book before 30/04/2018!
  • San José, Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio
  • Private Tour
  • Price exclusive of international flights
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