Costa Rica In Depth

This in-depth itinerary gives you two weeks to really get under the skin of Costa Rica, staying in luxury accommodation and seeing the best this tiny country has to offer.

Start your trip with a night in a delightful hotel on an organic coffee farm. The next day you will travel further into Costa Rica, arriving in time to raft into the luxury Pacuare Lodge. Here you can spend three nights exploring all that the rainforest has to offer. You will then travel to the Caribbean coast and spend a couple of nights relaxing on the beach before continuing to the beautiful Tortuguero National Park. Explore the park by boat and on foot, with plenty of opportunities to spot birds and wildlife. Next, change your terrain and head to the Arenal Volcano for three nights including a chance to go horse riding up part of the volcano. From here, you can fly south to the Osa Peninsula, famous for its wildlife and biodiversity. Your trip finishes with four nights relaxing in a luxury hotel with time at the beach.

Trip highlights

  • 1 night at Finca Rosa Blanca

  • 3 nights at Pacuare Lodge with rafting in and out

  • 2 nights on the Caribbean coast at Aguas Claras

  • 3 nights in Tortuguero National Park at Manatus Hotel exploring the park

  • 3 nights in Arenal at Amor Arenal with horse back riding included

  • 3 nights on the Osa Peninsula at Playa Cativo with time to explore the area

  • 4 nights in Uvita at Kura Design Villas with a snorkelling trip to Cano Island

  • Plenty of time to relax at the beach at the end of your trip

Map of your holiday

 

Day by Day itinerary

DAY 1

Finca Rosa Blanca San Jose Costa Rica

Arrive into Costa Rica

Arrive in San Jose and transfer straight to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Finca Rosa Blanca

DAY 2

Pacuare Lodge Central Valley Costa Rica

Travel to your next hotel

This morning you will leave early for Pacuare Lodge. It will be an exciting journey finishing with rafting into the lodge.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Pacuare Lodge

DAYS 3 – 4

Free time to explore and relax

These days will be spent exploring the area around Pacuare with your guide and relaxing in the beautiful surroundings.

DAY 5

Hotel Aguas Claras, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Travel to the Caribbean coast

Today you can raft back out of the lodge before heading to the Caribbean coast for 2 nights relaxing on the beach.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Aguas Claras

DAY 6

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Free time

A free day to relax in Caribbean paradise!

DAY 7

Hotel Manatus, Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica

Travel along the coast

This morning take a short transfer along the coast to the Tortuguero National Park.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Manatus Hotel

DAYS 8 – 9

Tortuguero Waterways, Costa Rica

Explore the Tortuguero National Park

The next two days will be spent exploring the footpaths and waterways of the Tortuguero National Park.

DAY 10

Amor Arenal, Costa Rica

Travel to Arenal

Today your guide will take you to the Arenal region where you can check in to your luxury hotel for the next three nights.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Amor Arenal

DAY 11

View of Arenal volcano, Costa Rica

Go horseback riding

Enjoy a fun horseback ride on part of the Arenal volcano.

DAY 12

Jacuzzi-Amor Arenal, Costa Rica

Day at leisure

A free day for you to relax and enjoy the hot springs of this beautiful region.

DAY 13

Playa Cativo Osa Peninsula Costa Rica

Fly to the Osa Peninsula

Fly south to the Osa Peninsula for three nights in a charming hotel, accessible only by boat.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Playa Cativo

DAYS 14 – 15

The Osa Peninsula

Activities at Playa Cativo

This time is free for you to enjoy the activities at Playa Cativo, spotting wildlife and going into the jungle.

DAY 16

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Travel to Uvita

Transfer north to Uvita for your final four nights in a stunning hotel perched on a hillside.

Pin Suggested accommodation – Kura Design Villas

DAY 17

Sea turtle in Costa Rica

Snorkel at Cano Island

Today your guide will take you on a trip to beautiful Cano Island where you can have the chance to snorkel.

DAY 18-19

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Relax on the beach

These days are free for you to relax and visit the beach.

DAY 20

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 $8,350.

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

What’s included

  • 19 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

Finca Rosa Blanca San Jose Costa Rica

Finca Rosa Blanca

The Finca Rosa Blanca Resort is a coffee farm plantation and luxury destination situated in the central valley mountain highlands of Costa Rica. Located only a short distance from the San Jose International Airport, it has long offered eco-travellers a luxurious, sustainable boutique hotel experience

Pacuare Lodge Central Valley Costa Rica

Pacuare Lodge

Pacuare Lodge is a luxury eco-lodge in the rainforest overlooking the Pacuare river. Named by National Geographic as one of the most scenic rivers in the world, this is a truly idyllic spot.

Hotel Aguas Claras, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Hotel Aguas Claras

This tastefully renovated Victorian style house is located close to the laid back Caribbean village of Puerto Viejo, within walking distance of the crystal clear Caribbean sea, white sand beaches draped with palms and primary rainforest, this hotel is a haven for those seeking relaxation.

Manatus Hotel Tortuguero Costa Rica

Manatus Hotel

Manatus Hotel provides a unique place to stay in the area of Tortuguero and has been designed with luxury in mind. Exuberant gardens and a swimming pool with a fantastic view of the canals welcome guests to this little slice of comfort in an otherwise remote and wild region.

Amor Arenal, Costa Rica

Amor Arenal

Located at the foothills of the Arenal Volcano, and on the edge of a virgin forest canyon, Amor Arenal is a brand new 5-star rain forest lodge in Costa Rica.

Playa Cativo Osa Peninsula Costa Rica

Playa Cativo Eco Lodge

Accessible only by boat – this truly is a luxury hideaway in an idyllic location. Situated on the shores of the tranquil Golfo Dulce, the property boasts 1000 acres of private rainforest which borders the Pierdras Blancas National Park.

Kura Villas Uvita Costa Rica

Kura Design Villas

Kura Design Villas is the brainchild of Architect Martin Wells and biologist Alejandra Umaña, who blended their visions and inspirations, personalizing their commitment to nature and art in an extreme tropical setting.