Classic Costa Rica

A luxury 10-day itinerary introducing you to some of Costa Rica’s highlights.

This itinerary starts with two nights at El Silencio Lodge and Spa. This luxury hotel is just over two hours from San Jose, nestled in the rainforest canopy. Start your trip in complete tranquillity and enjoy time exploring the surroundings with your guide. You then continue on the Arenal region, famous for its volcano. Spend three nights here in a gorgeous hotel and enjoy some adventure activities for which this region is famous. The next two nights are spent surrounded by the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Your tour will take you through the forest and also up high through the canopy along hanging bridges. You can finish your trip with three nights relaxing on the beach in beautiful Guanacaste.

Trip highlights

  • 2 nights in the Central Valley at El Silencio Lodge and Spa.

  • 3 nights in the Arenal region at Nayara Springs Hotel including rafting and zip lining.

  • 2 nights in the Monteverde Cloud Forest at Belmar Hotel with a private tour of the cloud forest.

  • 3 nights relaxing on the beach in Guanacaste at El Mangroove Hotel.

Map of your holiday

Day by Day itinerary

DAY 1

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Arrive into San Jose

Arrive in San Jose where your guide will be waiting to take you straight to Bajos del Toro deep in the rainforest.

Pin Suggested accommodation – El Silencio Lodge and Spa

DAY 2

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Explore the Central Valley

This morning your guide will take you on a private hike to see some beautiful waterfalls

DAY 3

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Transfer to Arenal

Today you will travel to Arenal where you will spend three nights, overlooking the famous volcano.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Nayara Springs Hotel

DAY 4

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Zipline over Lake Arenal

Take a fun ride through the rainforest canopy on a zip line with spectacular views of the volcano and surrounding forest.

DAY  5

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Raft the Balsa River

Today you can enjoy a rafting trip along the Balsa river – an exhilarating experience!

DAY 6

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Transfer to Monteverde

Transfer across beautiful Lake Arenal to the Monteverde region where you will spend the next two nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hotel Belmar

DAY 7

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Tour of the Monteverde Cloud Forest

Spend a day with your private guide exploring the cloud forest from the ground and through the canopy on hanging bridges.

DAY 8

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Transfer to Guanacaste

Today your guide will take you to beautiful Guanacaste where you will spend the next three nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Hotel El Mangroove

DAYS 9 – 10

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Free time on the beach

These days are free for you to relax and enjoy the beautiful beach surroundings.

DAY 11

Aeroplane home

Fly Home

At the appropriate time today you will take a flight back to San Jose to connect with your international flight home.

The price for this itinerary is $4,700.

This is a per person price, based on 2 people travelling and sharing a room.

What’s included

  • 10 nights in luxury accommodation as listed above

  • Private transfers and tours with an English speaking guide and driver

  • All internal flights in economy class seating

What’s not included

  • International flights (discuss your specific requirements with us)

  • Travel insurance

  • Any visas you may require

This is a guide price. Please enquire and we will provide a full personalised quote for you.  All our itineraries are tailor-made to your own requirements so can be modified however you wish.

FEATURED HOTELS

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El Silencio Lodge and Spa

El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a perfect luxury retreat for travellers who seek respite from the stress of daily life.

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Nayara Springs

Immersed in the verdant natural beauty of the Arenal rainforests, Nayara Springs is a Relais & Chateaux, adults-only resort offering just thirty-five exclusive luxury villas tucked away amongst fragrant tropical gardens.

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Belmar

Located in Costa Rica’s lush cloud forest and nestled in the mountaintops of the Monteverde Reserve, the venerable, world-renowned Hotel Belmar offers guests truly unique experiences full of natural wonder, elegance, and warm friendly service – all within an unprecedented sensitivity to the preservation of the environment.

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El Mangroove

Favourite pool side hangout of hipsters and celebrities, El Mangroove is the place to be seen in Costa Rica. The boutique hotel is a fusion of an eco-friendly retreat and uber cool contemporary landmark.