At a Glance
- 1 night in Hotel Grano De Oro, San Jose Deluxe King Room
- 3 nights in Pacuara Lodge, Turrialba Garden Suite Room
- 3 nights in Hotel Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, Tortuguero Jungle Expedition Package, River View Room
- 2 nights in Nayara Gardens, Area Volcan Casita Deluxe Room
- 3 nights in Hotel Belmar, Monteverde Suite Nicoya Room
- Plus 2 more hotels See the full itinerary below
Upon arrival in Costa Rica once passing migrations, baggage claim and customs, you will get to the arrival exit where you will meet and greet with our representative (holding a sign bearing your name).
Our guide will check with you your travel details, in case there is any doubt and will provide you with transportation to your hotel.
The drive from the airport to the hotel takes 25 minutes approximately.
Hotel Grano De Oro
1 night/s in Deluxe king room with Breakfast included
In: 17 JAN 2023 Out: 18 JAN 2023
3 night/s in Garden Suite room with Includes transfers, meals and on-site tours
In: 18 JAN 2023 Out: 21 JAN 2023
Pick up at: Hotel Grano De Oro – Drop off: at Pavona Dock
Deep inside a protected zone, perched on the banks of its enchanting Pacuare River, lies the singular Pacuare Lodge. It is the perfect way to explore one of Costa Rica’s most exquisite rainforest gems, allowing guests time to fully enjoy a variety of excursions and the area’s breathtaking natural scenery.
The lodge offers 19 bungalows of different categories, built with special attention to the hillside’s topography and are equipped with solar heated shower, private terrace and hardwood flooring. In addition, the main building features a restaurant, an open kitchen and a cozy lounge bar; there is no electricity in the lodge. Room rates include transportation to/from San Jose, arrival and/or departure to/from the lodge via whitewater rafting or 4×4 vehicle ride, bilingual guides, gourmet meals, shared excursions and lodging.
Included activities – you must book directly at the hotel as per their daily schedule
Challenge Waterfall Hike
Cabecar Indigenous Hike
The Loop, naturalist and cultural walk
Hotel Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
4D/3N Jungle Expedition Package – River view upstairs room
Includes: Lodging, land & boat transfers, all meals & tours
In: 21 JAN 2023 Out: 24 JAN 2023
Early pick up from your hotel. Admire the biodiversity of an astonishing protected area in Costa Rica as the bus drives through Braulio Carrillo National Park. Along the road, you can observe many different kinds of products grown in this area such as pineapples and bananas. Board a comfortable boat upon arrival to the pier and let this extraordinary exotic paradise enchant you, as you travel through the Tortuguero canals.
Upon arrival at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, enjoy a refreshing cocktail and a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, you may schedule additional tours (at additional cost) or walk in the gardens, hike the trails behind the lodge or slip into a hammock set between the tropical rain forest and the Tortuguero River.
Please note that breakfast is not included.
DAY 2: Morning in Tortuguero National Park.
After breakfast, leave the lodge by boat (shared with other guests), accompanied by a naturalist guide, to explore the creeks of Tortuguero National Park. The morning hours are especially active in the rain forest, when wildlife is hungry and in search of their energy source for the day. It is common to find troops of Howler monkeys in search of the tender young leaves of the Monkey Plum tree. The Northern Jacana is often perched on an island of water hyacinth, looking for insects and miniature shrimp. Caimans are often observed quietly waiting for its next meal to swim by. This guided visit will last three hours approximately; however, times may change depending on weather conditions and occupancy.
Return to the lodge for lunch.
Afternoon at leisure
Dinner included in the lodge
Optional night tour:
Turtle nesting observation beach walk from July to October. Visitors will have the opportunity to see a major nesting beach for the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle up close. Tours are at 8 pm and 10 pm and are subject to weather. The Costa National Park Service is in charge of the organization; the hotel cannot chose departure times.
A day relaxing in the hotel.
After breakfast, transfer (shared with other guests) back to the pier and then shared ground transfer to your next destination.
Please note that lunch is not included.
This package includes:
– Round trip transfers to/from hotels in San José area
– One daytime boat excursions (shared with other guests)
– Park entrance fees
– Meals and guide services as specified
– The order of the tours may change according to weather conditions.
– A maximum of 30 pounds of luggage is allowed per person
Private transfer Guapiles – Arenal
13:30 from Rancho Robertos to Arenal Nayara Resort
Transfer time and distance: 2 hours 15 minutes / 129 km approximately.
2 night/s in Casita deluxe room with Breakfast & dinner included
In: 24 JAN 2023 Out: 26 JAN 2023
Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens is located between the town of La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano National Park, 20 minutes away from the main attractions of the area; such as, hot springs, waterfalls and the National Park main entrance. Every guestroom at the Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens has been designed to provide the upmost in comfort while maintaining a close contact with the natural surroundings. Each of the 50 spacious casitas (bungalows) features a secluded garden with an outdoor shower and a beautiful terrace with a private, intimate Jacuzzi for two.
The Altamira Restaurant offers an exceptional sight of the active volcano and offers a lounge area to enjoy a drink in a stylish and comfortable atmosphere. Guests can also have tropical cocktails, fresh fruit juices and light snacks at Kali-Kali wet bar, near the pool. Nostalgia is an entirely new concept wine bar, where guests can sip and sample the best of Latin American and Spanish vintages using a unique Italian wine dispensing system. The property also has the Nayara Spa, perched above the tropical rain forest, allows guests to enjoy the best of Costa Rica’s natural healing ingredients, from coffee to volcanic mud. These relaxing treatments are enhanced and heightened by the soothing, harmonizing sounds of birds, flowing water and the forest breeze. Other services include room service, access to unlimited free high-speed WiFi throughout the hotel, laptops availability and unlimited free calls to the United States and some European countries. In terms of sustainability, the hotel is certified by the ICT with CST 4 leaves out of five.
This service, half transfer and half excursion, is a fast and scenic way to go from La Fortuna (Arenal area) to Monteverde.
You will leave your hotel in La Fortuna, to start a minibus trip for approximately 30 minutes to the Arenal Lake.
Once at the dam, you will board a comfortable and safe pontoon-type boat, and after a 30-40 minute journey you will arrive at Chiquito River, a small community on the other side of the lake.
Arenal Lake is the largest and most important in Costa Rica, it is of artificial origin built in 1974 in order to obtain hydroelectric power for the country. It is also a place where you can find a variety of resident and migratory birds, sometimes it is possible to observe mammals like monkeys and sloths in the surroundings of the place, as well as excellent views of the Arenal Volcano when it is not cloudy.
Once in Chiquito River, you will leave the boat and continue another land transfer of approximately 1.5 hours to the hotels in the Monteverde area. (During the rainy season, this transfer may take longer).
It is recommended to wear long pants, coat, comfortable shoes, camera, binoculars, sunscreen and waterproof.
3 night/s inSuite Nicoya room with Breakfast included
In: 26 JAN 2022 Out: 29 JAN 2022
Belmar is an eco-mountain hotel, adjacent to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and not far from other protected areas such as Santa Elena Reserve and the Children Eternal Rainforest. The hotel offers spectacular views and personalized service in a relax atmosphere combined with the beauty of surrounding landscape. It offers 22 comfortable rooms of different categories. All rooms feature locally crafted and hand carved wooden furniture, safety deposit box, telephone, a well-appointed minibar and hair dryer. In addition, the Chalet Deluxe rooms have a sitting area, a whirlpool Jacuzzi and amenities include cotton slippers and bathrobes. In Restaurante Celajes and Bar, guests will enjoy fresh and inventive farm to table meals inspired by the Monteverde region, while enjoying magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean.
Private transfer Monteverde – San Jose
06:00 from Hotel Belmar to San Jose domestic terminal
Flight with Sansa
Local Flight San José to Golfito one way
10:30 from San Jose domestic terminal to Golfito Airstrip 11:30
Hotel Playa Cativo Lodge
3 nights in a Deluxe room
Includes transfers from Golfito/Puerto Jimenez & three meals
In: 29 JAN 2023 Out: 1 FEB 2023
Accessible only by boat, Playa Cativo Eco Lodge is nestled in the tranquil waters of Golfo Dulce, in Southern Costa Rica. Playa Cativo is a beachfront boutique hotel set on 1,000 acres (400 hectares) of private rainforest, surrounded by the Piedras Blancas National Park. This park offers visitors a chance to encounter rare and fascinating creatures, including all four species of monkeys found in Costa Rica (capuchin, howler, spider and squirrel), white-nosed coatis, two species of deer, kinkajous, agoutis, peccaries and sloths. Although rarely seen during the day, the Park is home to five species of cats: jaguars, pumas, ocelots, margays and jaguarondis.
This exquisite Eco Lodge offers total comfort and personalized service. It offers 18 guest rooms ; all of them are just a few steps from the beach and feature ceiling fans, sofas, Wi-Fi, coffee makers and safe boxes. Bathrooms include rain showers, biodegradable bathroom amenities and cotton bathrobes. The Premium Plus Guest rooms offer as well a private plunge pool that can be accessed from the bathroom of the private terrace.
Guests will also appreciate the organic and gourmet restaurant with a view of Golfo Dulce. El Gavilan Restaurant features à la carte meals prepared by an experienced chef with fresh ingredients from the farm and other local purveyors. Additionally, the lodge has a fresh-water, chemical-free, outdoor swimming pool, air-conditioned library, El Gazebo Sunset Bar, biological station, private nature reserve & Lotus Wellness Spa.
This natural walk in Piedras Blancas National Park takes 2.5 hours and you will learn about the ecology of the lowland Rainforest, observing different types of vegetation; the flora in Piedras Blancas is one of the most diverse in Central America. This forest is also home to giant old trees, some of them endemic and endangered, so be ready to find some of the top 5 giant trees.
What to bring? Light pants or shorts, walking shoes or rubber boots, binoculars, sunscreen, bottled water.
What includes? Naturalist guide, entrance to the park, snacks.
If bird watching is your passion, this is an opportunity to enjoy one of the most sensational bird watching destinations in the world. The diversity of birds in Playa Cativo and Golfo Dulce is truly impressive for a relatively small area. Bring your camera and enjoy visiting one of the richest bird sanctuaries in Costa Rica, with more than 360 species of birds registered in the Piedras Blancas National Park. Our privileged conditions allow you to observe birds that inhabit beaches, wetlands, grasslands, valleys and mountains, and even some migratory ones.
What to bring? Walking shoes, comfortable clothes, hat or cap, sunscreen, binoculars and camera.
What is included? Specialist guide and snacks.
Private transfer Golfito – Manuel Antonio
10:00 from Golfito’s Marina Bay to Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
Accommodation at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
3 night/s in Ocean view premium suite with Breakfast included
In: 1st FEB 20233 Out: 04 FEB 2023
Arenas Del Mar is a beach and nature resort located adjacent to Manuel Antonio National Park. It has a direct beach access to two tree-shaded sandy beaches. Arenas del Mar’s 38 Guestrooms were designed to provide stunning views of the Park, the Pacific Ocean or the surrounding rainforest. All rooms include one King size bed and a spacious bathroom, hair dryer and organic soaps, lotions and shampoos. There is also internet access, cable television, mini-bar, safe deposit box, coffee maker, iron and ironing board and closet space. Some of the rooms have private decks where guests can enjoy breathtaking views and the sounds and sights of the rainforest. All rooms are non smoking.
The hotel has two gourmet restaurants: El Mirador Restaurant & Bar and Playitas Snack Bar famous for their use of seasonal ingredients and local food featuring Costa Rican Cuisine with an international flavor. Room service is also available. Las Brisas Spa offers a relaxing and natural selection of massage, facials, wraps and scrubs, as well as manicure and pedicure.
Private transfer Manuel Antonio – San Jose
11:30 from Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort to SJO Int Airport
Catch flight back to London with British Airways