Active Costa Rica

This sample Costa Rica holiday is a treat for adrenalin addicts, with the wide array of activities you can find in Costa Rica. In Costa Rica you can enjoy hiking, rafting, zip-lining, waterfall rappelling, horse-back riding, sailing, surfing, kayaking, mountain biking – all the while surrounded by rainforest or cloudforest or tropical montane forest.


DAY 1:

Welcome to Costa Rica!

After your arrival flight into San Jose Airport, you will be met and taken by private transfer to your San Jose hotel.

DAY 2:

Transfer to the Sarapiquí area – an area renowned for its birdlife.

En-route stop off at the Poas Volcano National Park to enjoy great views over the caldera.

DAY 3:

Go white-water rafting on the Sarapiquí River, one of Costa Rica’s most exciting rafting rivers.

In the afternoon enjoy a Chocolate Tour set in the middle of the rainforest – very interactive and hands-on. Great for chocoholics of all ages!

DAY 4:

Transfer to the La Fortuna area, famous for Arenal Volcano.

Arenal Volcano dominates the skyline for miles around with the peak of the volcano having an almost perfect cone, soaring 5,360 ft into the sky.

DAY 5:

Walk across Costa Rica’s legendary hanging bridges and get a thrill like no-other from zip-lining high above the magnificent rainforest canopy below.

DAY 6:

Enjoy a full-day boat trip up relaxing river to the Caño Negro Lagoon, where you will have the opportunity to spot a variety of fascinating nature and wildlife. Don’t forget your camera!

DAY 7:

Hike to the Rio Celeste River & waterfall in Tenorio Volcano National Park for a remarkable view. If you’re reeling adventurous, try your hand at waterfall rappelling or horseback riding.

DAY 8:

Transfer to the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, located in the north-east of Costa Rica. Stay on a working ranch for a few days for an altogether different holiday experience.

DAYS 9-10:

Days at leisure in Rincon de la Vieja. Activities on offer include hiking, horseback riding, tubing, a volcanic mud-bath & natural hot springs experience or a canopy tour.

DAY 11:

Travel over to Costa Rica’s Pacific Guanacaste coast to unwind and enjoy some final days of well deserved rest and relaxation on the beach or by the pool.

DAYS 12-14:

Days at leisure. For anyone with any energy remaining, there’s the opportunity for surfing, kayaking, sailing, rafting, fishing or ATV biking.

DAY 15:

Private transfer over to Costa Rica’s northern International Airport at Liberia in time to check-in for your evening flight home. Farewell Costa Rica!

The above sample Costa Rica holiday can be varied in any way you choose to suit your exact requirements so give us a call now on 01932 424252 to discuss any modifications.


Costa Rica has a wide variety of types & styles of hotels, at a variety of price-points to suit all budgets. Please chat to one of our Travel Consultants to get informed advice as to which hotels they would suggest for your tailor-made holiday in Costa Rica.

Included Tours, Excursions & Activities whilst on your Costa Rica Holiday

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample itinerary are just a selection of what is available in each of Costa Rica’s locations. The itinerary can be adjusted to fit your particular requirements for this holiday; please liaise with your Travel Consultant to confirm what other activities are available and what you would like to include in holiday that’s tailor-made for you.

Duration of your Costa Rica Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample Costa Rica holiday but have fewer days to spend on your holiday, or wish to extend it in any way, please ask your Travel Consultant for ideas on how to shorten or lengthen the holiday, or how to reorganise the itinerary.

No-Obligation Quote

We would be delighted to email you a no-obligation, fully-detailed itinerary & quote, containing images of the hotels we suggest for your Costa Rica holiday along with a link to the hotel’s website, plus details of any included tours & excursions. The quote will clearly state what is, and what is not included in the quoted price. If you thereafter wish to make any changes to the initial itinerary – be it an alternative hotel, different activities, a different duration in any location etc. – that’s not a problem and we will continue to work with you to adjust the itinerary until it exactly matches what you’re looking for from this holiday in Costa Rica.