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Costa Rica is a thrill seeker's dream. With so many diverse ecosystems and terrains, it is the perfect adventure playground. With hiking, horse riding, snorkelling, rafting, zip lining, and surfing, there really is something for everyone. With so much variety on offer, we’ve helped you out and narrowed down our top five adventure activities to help you get out and explore the country’s natural wonders...
As the eco-and-adventure tourism capital of Costa Rica, it’s no surprise the country hosts a dizzying array of national parks. From hiking adventures to white water rafting, wildlife encounters and stunning vistas – there’s a National Park to suit everyone. Below are the top five National Parks that cover the highlights of Costa Rica and allow you to get under the skin of this magnificent country.
Tucked between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica has a diverse range of beaches to suit all tastes. From palm-fringed golden sands and lively resorts to rocky coves and unspoilt shorelines, many of the beaches are backed by lush rainforest with plenty of activities to enjoy. Here are our top ten…
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Costa Rica is regarded as one of the safest, friendliest, most diverse and exotic destinations in the world. And if that wasn’t enough to highlight its family appeal, it is now also possible to fly direct from London with British airways, making it also easily accessible. Here, Imagine Latin America round up five the best family friendly properties in the country to get you started:
During a trip to Costa Rica back in May, Latin America specialist Scarlett visited the Kids Saving the Rainforest Wildlife Reserve and Sanctuary – a project developed by Janine Licare and Aislin Livingstone when they were just 9 years old. Hearing how the two young girls had been moved to save the rainforest of Costa Rica left Scarlett utterly inspired and wowed after her visit to the sanctuary.
Scarlett recently spent two weeks exploring Costa Rica, and a visit to the Osa Peninsula left her awe-struck. Staying at the luxurious Playa Cativo Lodge, she was astounded by the abundance of wildlife in the area and the lush, dramatic scenery...
Here, our Marketing Manager Emily gets under the skin of Costa Rica and shows us that it’s so much more than just natural beauty and adventure, but a place of complete positivity and warmth.
Deluxe Costa Rica Highlights
San Jose, Tortuguero, Arenal, Manuel Antonio, Osa Peninsula and San Jose
Best for: Highlights, Honeymoon, Luxury
An all-encompassing highlights tour of Costa Rica, taking in some of our favourite sights and staying in some of our favourite properties! Perfect for a first time visitor looking to indulge and see the best of this fantastic country.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
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Begin in the heart of Costa Rica relaxing in the verdant Central Valley, from here travel to the remote Tortuguero National Park and explore the winding canals in search of wildlife. Continue to the adventure capital Arenal, where your time is spent hiking around the country's most iconic volcano, bird-watching with a specialist and indulging in the finest hot springs in the area. Transfer to the popular Manuel Antonio, where you have time to relax on the white-sand beaches before ending in the beautiful and wild Osa Peninsula. Teeming with wildlife, pristine tropical rainforest, wild beaches, and tangled mangroves, the Osa Peninsula is the perfect end to any Costa Rican adventure.
Day 1 - 2 : San Jose, Costa Rica
Stay at Grano de Oro for 1 night
Upon arrival, you will be greeted with an airport reception and private transfer to your hotel. During your time here you'll have the opportunity to relax or venture out to one of the city's exquisite museums.
Days 2 - 4 : Tortuguero NP, Costa Rica
Stay at Manatus Lodge for 2 nights
From San Jose you will be transferred by road and boat to Tortuguero National Park. During your stay enjoy guided boat tours through the narrow canals of the national park in search of caimans, sloths, toucans, turtles and monkeys. The boats are small and without a canopy for a better view. Hikes around the national park and walks to Tortuguero village can also be enjoyed.
Your stay at Manatus Hotel includes full board accommodation and excursions.
Days 4 - 6 : La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Stay at Arenal Nayara for 2 nights
Enjoy a scenic boat ride back to the Cano Blanco Port and transfer to the meeting point in Guapiles. Here you will be met for your private transfer to Arenal.
During your time in Arenal you have a private bird watching tour and Arenal Volcano hike included. After all the adventure we have also included an afternoon soaking in the Tabacon Hot Springs.
Days 6 - 9 : Quepos, Costa Rica
Stay at Arenas del Mar for 3 nights
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Manuel Antonio. Spend three nights at your beachfront hotel relaxing by the pool or on the beach.
During your time here, we highly recommend a visit to Manuel Antonio National Park. The 3,000-acre Manuel Antonio National Park boasts white sand beaches, abundant fauna, exuberant flora and scenic footpaths making it one of the most beautiful parks in Costa Rica.
Days 9 - 12 : Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Stay at Lapa Rios Lodge for 3 nights
After breakfast check out and transfer to Quepos airstrip for your flight to Puerto Jimenez in the Osa Peninsula. On arrival take a shared transfer to Lapa Rios Lodge and enjoy the next three nights set in a nature wonderland teeming with wildlife, pristine tropical rainforest and wild beaches.
During your stay you can choose from a number of on-site guided tours which include the following: sunrise or sunset birding tour, wild waterfall walk, local medicine tour, rainforest ridge walk, osa trail, matapalo tour and night walk.
Surfing, kayaking, additional hikes and snorkelling are also available at additonal cost. During your time here all meals will be included.
Day 12 - 13 : Alajuela
Stay at Xandari Resort & Spa for 1 night
Early breakfast and transfer back to Puerto Jimenez for your flight to San Jose. Check in to your hotel for your final night in Costa Rica.
Day 13 - 14 : Flight Home
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
That’s just one idea…
We have endless ideas on holidays to Costa Rica and are experts at designing unique holidays tailored specifically to you. Call us on 020 3141 2840 to talk through your ideas and let’s see what we come up with. It’s what we do best.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Things to do
Turtle Nesting Tour
Tortuguero Beach is considered the most important nesting sites in the Western Hemisphere for the endangered Green Turtle. Nesting occurs mainly from June to October and this excursion allows you up close to witness this incredible phenomenon.
From $4586 per person
All accommodation with breakfast
Transfers with baggage assistance
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.