Active Costa Rica

San Jose, Turrialba District, Arenal and Santa Teresa
11 nights private tour from GBP £5,400 per person

A fantastic introduction to Costa Rica that begins with an off-the-beaten-track adventure at the wonderful Pacuare Lodge. Hike, bike or kayak onwards to immerse yourself in the beauty of the province of Alajuela and stay near the iconic Arenal Volcano, then finish up with a few days of laid-back luxury in charming Santa Teresa.

Active Costa Rica
At a glance
  • Get off the beaten track to a remote jungle hideaway

  • Ride rushing rapids and zip-line through the canopy

  • Spot howler monkeys, sloths and brilliantly coloured birds

  • Unwind and explore beautiful coastline

Journey highlights
  • Get off the beaten track to a remote jungle hideaway

  • Ride rushing rapids and zip-line through the canopy

  • Spot howler monkeys, sloths and brilliantly coloured birds

  • Unwind and explore beautiful coastline

  • Active itinerary:Our Active Journeys let you get under the skin of a destination by hiking, biking or kayaking your way through it, while unwinding in some of the finest hotels around
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Costa Rica’s Central Valley enjoys a spring-like climate year round. In the tropical coastal areas the temperature is very warm and humid. Much of Costa Rica is covered by rainforest so expect rain at any time, but the drier season on the Pacific coast is from December to April and the rainier ‘green’ season is from May to November with the heaviest rainfall being in September and October. Christmas, New Year and Easter are incredibly popular so it is best to book well in advance.

Itinerary

Fly to San Jose
Day 1-2

San Jose, Costa Rica

Arrive in Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose, where you’ll spend one night before your adventure begins. We recommend enjoying dinner in one of the city’s good restaurants before a good night’s sleep so you’re raring to go the next day.

Accommodation: Grano de Oro ( 1 night )
Day 2-5

Turrialba, Costa Rica

It’s an early start today as you’re picked up from your hotel and transferred in a private vehicle out of the city, through countryside to a drop off point where you’re met and greeted by a guide, who will give you a quick introduction to white water rafting. From here, begins your thrilling adventure along the incredible Pacuare River, one of the world’s top ten spots for rafting. In between the rushing rapids, enjoy periods of calm when you can take in the stunning jungle scenery around you before arriving to the beautiful Pacuare Lodge. Spend three nights at this remote jungle hideaway.

Accommodation: Pacuare Lodge ( 3 nights )
Day 5-8

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

After a few days in tropical wilderness, it’s back the way you came rafting along the Pacuare River before continuing on dry land to the town of La Fortuna, the gateway to the Arenal Volcano. This is a great base for activity lovers as there is so much to do. From canopy walks and ziplining to horse riding and hikes, all in the sight of the majestic volcano.

Accommodation: Nayara Gardens ( 3 nights )
Day 8-12

Santa Teresa

From Arenal, continue by road to the sleepy beach town of Santa Teresa, where you’ll spend a few days to relax on Costa Rica’s famously beautiful coast. You set the pace: unwind with lazy days on the beach and wandering through the town’s boutique shops or for those who prefer, Santa Teresa is a hotspot for both yoga and surfing.

Accommodation: Nantipa ( 4 nights )
Fly home from San Jose
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 020 3930 4802 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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July 2024 GBP £6,600 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
August 2024 GBP £6,600 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
September 2024 GBP £5,400 GBP £800 plan your trip
October 2024 GBP £5,400 GBP £800 plan your trip
November 2024 GBP £6,000 GBP £900 plan your trip
December 2024 GBP £6,600 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
January 2025 GBP £6,600 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
February 2025 GBP £6,600 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
March 2025 GBP £6,600 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
April 2025 GBP £6,600 GBP £1,000 plan your trip
May 2025 GBP £6,000 GBP £900 plan your trip
June 2025 GBP £6,000 GBP £900 plan your trip
  • July 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • August 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • September 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £5,400
    Deposit from*
    GBP £800
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • December 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • January 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • February 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • March 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • April 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £1,000
  • May 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
  • June 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £6,000
    Deposit from*
    GBP £900
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Average time to visit

Costa Rica’s Central Valley enjoys a spring-like climate year round. In the tropical coastal areas the temperature is very warm and humid. Much of Costa Rica is covered by rainforest so expect rain at any time, but the drier season on the Pacific coast is from December to April and the rainier ‘green’ season is from May to November with the heaviest rainfall being in September and October. Christmas, New Year and Easter are incredibly popular so it is best to book well in advance.

Active Costa Rica
Active Costa Rica

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3930 4802 to start planning your holiday.

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