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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Osa Peninsula, Arenal & Beach - sample holiday itinerary

Day 1

Private transfer from San Jose International Airport to your San Jose hotel.

Day 2

Today you’ll visit a coffee plantation followed by Poas Volcano, one of the four active volcanoes in Costa Rica, and La Paz Waterfall Gardens where you can wander through the butterfly observatory, the hummingbird garden and follow the waterfall trails.

Day 3

Private transfer to San Jose airport for a flight to Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, for your onwards transfer to your Osa Peninsula lodge. 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, one of the best places in Costa Rica for snorkelling; plus a full-day guided tour of the Corcovado National Park. Also available are options for rainforest hikes, bird watching, ocean kayaking, horseback riding, fishing and surfing.

Day 6

Transfer back to the mainland for your flight to San Jose then onwards 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 hanging bridges for which Costa Rica is famous, then take the adrenalin-raising descent option by zip-lining over the canopy on some of the country’s longest zip lines. Alternatively, you can take the tram down.

Day 8

Day at leisure. Relax or there are options for: horse-riding; La Fortuna Waterfall; Venado Caves; bird-watching; nature hikes; white-water rafting.

Day 9

Enjoy a boat ride on the Frio River up to Caño Negro Lagoon, a great opportunity for spotting both shore- and water-based wildlife.

Days 10-14

Transfer to the Guanacaste region on Costa Rica's Pacific coast for five days of R&R by the beach. Alternatively learn to surf or wind sail; visit the Rincon de la Vieja National Park and take a guided hike.

Day 15

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

The above Costa Rica sample 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.

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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.