The Osa, Arenal & Beach

Visit one of Costa Rica’s lesser-visited areas but one of its most biodiverse – the Osa Peninsula – where you’ll have the chance to snorkel over coral around Caño Island and to hike in the lush Corcovado National Park. Compare & contrast with the volcanic area around La Fortuna, location for Costa Rica’s most famous volcano – Arenal. End your holiday by relaxing one of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste beaches.

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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:

Touring the San Jose surroundings.

Visit Poas Volcano, the Doka Coffee Plantation and La Paz Waterfall Gardens to see the Butterfly Observatory and Hummingbird Garden.

DAY 3:

Private transfer from your hotel back to San Jose airport for your onwards flight to Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. The Osa is one of the lesser-visited areas of Costa Rica, and is one of the most biologically intense places on earth.

DAYS 4 & 5:

Enjoy a day of snorkelling around Caño Island, plus a full-day guided tour of the Corcovado National Park. Further activies available include rainforest hikes, bird watching, ocean kayaking, horseback riding, fishing and surfing.

DAY 6:

Transfer back to the mainland for your flight to San Jose before anonwards transfer to the La Fortuna area, famous for Arenal Volcano. In the afternoon take a guided hike around the volcano followed by a relaxing soak in the nearby naturally-occurring Hot Springs.

DAY 7:

This morning enjoy a guided tour across the famous hanging bridges, before enjoying the adrenalin-raising experience of zip-lining over the canopy on some of the country’s longest zip lines. Alternatively, you can take the tram down if you would rather.

DAY 8:

Day at leisure in La Fortuna to relax or there are further options to enjoy horse-riding, waterfall rapelling, caving, bird-watching, hiking or white-water rafting.

DAY 9:

Enjoy a boat ride on the Frio River up to Caño Negro Lagoon, a great opportunity for spotting a variety of both shore and water-based wildlife. Don’t forget your camera!

DAYS 10-14:

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

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 itinerary 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 a holiday tailor-made for you.

 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 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 your tailor-made holiday.

Duration of your Costa Rica Holiday

If you like the broad sweep of the above sample itinerary 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.