Enchanting Costa Rica
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.
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.