Private Tour, Costa Rica
This small, stunningly beautiful country, tucked in between Panama and Nicaragua in Central America and with both a Caribbean and Pacific coastline, offers visitors a warm, Latin welcome and is an absolute treasure trove for the nature lover. On the western coast the jungle reaches down to Costa Rica’s beautiful Pacific beaches whilst on the east coast there are completely unspoilt volcanic beaches and palm-sheltered coves lapped by the azure Caribbean. With its dramatic scenery, dense jungles, active and dormant volcanoes, amazing cloudforests, 800 species of birds, 1,200 species of orchids, endless coffee plantations and a network of National Parks, it’s the kind of destination which attracts travellers eager to explore all that this wonderful country has to offer.
Costa Rica Hotels
Crowne Plaza, San Jose
Five minutes from the city centre, the hotel has a restaurant, gym/spa, swimming pool and sauna. All rooms have cable TV, air-conditioning, safety deposit box, mini-bar, bath/sc/wc, telephone.
Mountain Paradise Hotel, Arenal Volcano
Offering great volcano views, the hotel has a restaurant, swimming pool and spa. All rooms have a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, coffee-maker and bath/sh/wc with hairdryer.
El Parador Resort & Spa, Punta Quepos
An award-winning hotel, El Parador Resort is surrounded by expansive jungle and boasts various restaurants, bars and lounges and 3 ocean-view pools. All rooms have cable TV, mini-bar, coffee-maker air-conditioning, ceiling fan, safety deposit box, telephone, bath/sh/wc with hairdryer and ironing board/iron.
Costa Rica Itinerary
|Day 1||Depart the UK for your flight to San Jose, Costa Rica. Welcome briefing, dinner and overnight at the Crowne Plaza Hotel for 1 night in a deluxe room.|
|Day 2||After breakfast, a leisurely, scenic drive (approx.. 3hrs 30mins) to the Northern Plains and the iconic Arenal Volcano, rising to one mile above sea level. Dinner and overnight at the Mountain Paradise Hotel for 3 nights, half board in a premium suite.|
|Day 3 & 4||At leisure in the Arenal Volcano area to enjoy one of the many optional excursions – bird-watching, zip-lining, white-water rafting, hiking to an extinct volcano, the Arenal Volcano itself, visit a local cacao plantation (learn how they make chocolate) or visit a hot water spring resort and enjoy the volcanic-water pools.|
|Day 5||After breakfast, a scenic drive to Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast, crossing the location where the arid Pacific area meets the humid cloud forest. There will be a stop for lunch en route before continuing to Quepos, home to the famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Dinner and overnight at the El Parador Resort & Spa for 5 nights, half board, garden view.|
|Day 6-9||At leisure in this unique area of Costa Rica. The El Parador Resort offers a complimentary shuttle service to local beaches, restaurants and the Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse regions of the country. Although it is Costa Rica’s smallest National Park, it is home to a wonderful combination of rain forests, beaches, coral reefs and wildlife (including iguanas, sloths and squirrel monkeys).|
|Day 10||After breakfast, a leisurely drive (approx. 3hrs 30mins) to San Jose for your return flight to the UK|
Things to see & do in Costa Rica…
- The iconic Arenal Volcano & Lake Arenal
- Optional tours including ziplining, bird-watching, white-water rafting, 4×4 Jeep safari
- Manuel Antonio National Park
- Coffee plantations
- Rain & cloud forests
- Pacific beaches & coral reefs
- Sloths, iguanas & squirrel monkeys
Average tempratures (*C)
Costa Rica Tour – prices for departures on these dates only
Prices are per person in a twin/double for sole use, half board
|Tuesday Flights||23 Jan||27 Feb||27 Mar||3 Jul||27 Nov||15 Jan 2019||26 Feb 2019|
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Costa Rica info at a glance…
- Meal basis – Half board
- Resort representative
- Welcome briefing
- Optional excursions
- Tuesday flights (included in price)
- Free 20 kgs baggage allowance