Active Costa Rica

Great for adrenalin addicts and all who enjoy any or all of the wide array of activities you can find in Costa Rica: 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.

Zip Lining in Costa Rica

Active Costa Rica - sample holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive into San Jose International airport. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 2

Transfer to the Sarapiquí area, renowned for its birdlife. En route, stop for a hike in the Poas Volcano National Park and – weather permitting - 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 which dominates the skyline for miles around.

Day 5

Walk across Costa Rica’s legendary hanging bridges and get a buzz from zip-lining high above the rainforest canopy below.

Day 6

Take a full-day wildlife-oriented boat trip up river to the Caño Negro Lagoon.

Day 7

Hike to the Rio Celeste River & waterfall in Tenorio Volcano National Park. Or why not try your hand at waterfall rappelling, go horseback riding, or hike around the base of Arenal Volcano.

Day 8

Transfer to Costa Rica’s north-east, to the Rincon de la Vieja National Park and stay for these few days on a working ranch.

Days 9-10

Enjoy a variety of activities such as: hiking; horseback riding; tubing; volcanic mud-bath & natural hot springs; canopy tour.

Days 11-14

Travel over to Costa Rica’s Pacific Guanacaste coast for some final days of R&R on the beach. For anyone with any energy remaining, there’s the opportunity to do some surfing, kayaking, ATV bike hire, sailing, rafting, fishing.

Day 15

Transfer to Costa Rica’s northern International Airport at Liberia in time to catch your flight home.

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.