Costa Rica Highlights

Enjoy Costa Rica’s “best bits” – lush rainforests with brightly-coloured birds & butterflies, slow-moving sloths and all manner of insects; wander across Monteverde’s Hanging Bridges, strung high above the forest canopy below; navigate Tortuguero’s myriad canals & rivers, spotting wildlife on the shore & in the water; soak in the Hot Springs at the base of Arenal Volcano; then relax on the beach in Manuel Antonio or Tamarindo.


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:

Travel by road from San Jose to Tortuguero.

Tortuguero is famous as an important nesting site for the Green Sea turtle (season is from July – Sept).

DAY 3:

Wildlife spotting in Tortuguero

Enjoy an early-morning bird-watching trip followed by your choice of guided wildlife boat tours.

DAY 4:

Transfer to La Fortuna

La Fortuna – famous for the Arenal Volcano, is a region where rich volcanic soil supports primary and secondary rainforest.

DAY 5:

Exploring Arenal

Enjoy a guided hike at the base of the magnificent Arenal Volcano before soaking in the local naturally-occurring Hot Springs.

DAY 6:

Day at leisure in Arenal.

Options include: safari river float, caving, zip-lining, waterfall rappelling, bird-watching, nature hiking or fishing on Lake Arenal.

DAY 7:

Transfer to Monteverde

Transfer by boat across the picturesque Lake Arenal and then by bus up to the cloudforest area of Monteverde.

DAY 8:

Day to explore Monteverde

Enjoy a guided hike across Monteverde’s famous Hanging Bridges before visiting a local sugar cane or coffee plantation.

DAY 9:

Travel to Manuel Antonio

Onwards transfer from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio on Costa Rica’s southern pacific coast for some beach R&R

DAYS 10-13:

Relaxation on the beach or by the pool

Options also for: coastal kayaking, nature hikes, quad biking or whale-watching (seasonal).

DAY 14:

Final day in Manuel Antonio

Further time for beach R&R, plus experience wildlife and nature during a guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Park.

DAY 15:

End of holiday arrangements

Private transfer from Manuel Antonio to the international airport in time to check-in before your departure flight home.

This 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 to Costa Rica.

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

The tours, excursions & activities mentioned in the above sample Costa Rica holiday itinerary are just a selection of what is available in each location. The programme 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 your tailor-made holiday to Costa Rica.

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.