Imagine Costa Rica

Heredia, Monteverde, Arenal and Santa Teresa
10 nights private tour from $4,100 per person

Immerse yourself in the wonder of this sensational country. Discover sweeping views, unspoilt beaches and rich scenery that makes Costa Rica such a refreshing destination, offering a real flavour of Costa Rica and allowing you to discover the absolute must-see areas of the country. Start in the sleepy Central valley with its coffee plantations, zipline through the dense rainforest, trek through lush cloud forest and finish the trip by surfing the crystal blue waves at hippy-chic Santa Teresa.

Imagine Costa Rica
At a glance
  • Let the unique vibe and pure wonder of this country wash over you whilst immersing in the culture, cuisine and natural beauty that surrounds you

  • Begin your epic journey visiting the outdoor wonders of Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and La Paz Waterfall

  • Be enchanted by the breath-taking vistas of the majestic Arenal volcano and the abundance of wildlife at Caño Negro Wildlife refuge

  • Let the calm of the Nicoya Peninsula wash over you, with sandy shores and lush rainforest

Journey highlights
  • Let the unique vibe and pure wonder of this country wash over you whilst immersing in the culture, cuisine and natural beauty that surrounds you

  • Begin your epic journey visiting the outdoor wonders of Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and La Paz Waterfall

  • Be enchanted by the breath-taking vistas of the majestic Arenal volcano and the abundance of wildlife at Caño Negro Wildlife refuge

  • Let the calm of the Nicoya Peninsula wash over you, with sandy shores and lush rainforest

  • Imagine itinerary:Rooted in the culture, history and people of a destination, our Imagine Journeys offer premium hotels and experiences with an emphasis on discovering the best the locals can offer
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

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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.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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June $4,100 $1,000 plan your trip
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October $4,100 $1,000 plan your trip
November $5,200 $1,300 plan your trip
December $5,200 $1,300 plan your trip
January $5,200 $1,300 plan your trip
February $5,200 $1,300 plan your trip
March $4,600 $1,200 plan your trip
April $4,600 $1,200 plan your trip
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    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $4,600
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    $1,200
  • June
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $4,100
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    $1,000
  • July
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $4,100
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    $1,000
  • August
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $4,100
    Deposit from*
    $1,000
  • September
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $4,100
    Deposit from*
    $1,000
  • October
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $4,100
    Deposit from*
    $1,000
  • November
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $5,200
    Deposit from*
    $1,300
  • December
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $5,200
    Deposit from*
    $1,300
  • January
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $5,200
    Deposit from*
    $1,300
  • February
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $5,200
    Deposit from*
    $1,300
  • March
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $4,600
    Deposit from*
    $1,200
  • April
    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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $4,600
    Deposit from*
    $1,200
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Itinerary

Fly to San Jose
Day 1-3

Coffee Region, San Jose and Central Valley, Costa Rica

After your flight take time to relax in at the hilltop hideaway of Finca Rosa Blanca, an organic coffee plantation in Costa Rica’s Central Valley spread across nine acres of gorgeously landscaped gardens, coffee estates and cloudforest. Feeling refreshed the following day enjoy a guided tour of Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and La Paz Waterfall, an area committed to conserving Costa Rica's biodiversity.

Accommodation: Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort ( 2 nights )
Day 3-6

Arenal

Feeling refreshed, take in the sweeping views over breakfast before heading to Arenal, where the adventure begins.  At Nayara Gardens you will be awestruck by the incredible views of the majestic Arenal volcano and the lush gardens surrounding the pool area.

During your stay join the Caño Negro Wildlife refuge boat tour, one of Cost Rica’s most biologically diverse regions, rich in wildlife and one of the best destinations for bird watching. Other excursions to consider are volcano hiking, hot springs, lake kayaking, zip-lining and walking the hanging bridges.

Accommodation: Nayara Gardens ( 3 nights )
Day 6-8

Monteverde

This morning sees you head to Monteverde, home of Costa Rica's verdant cloud forest, a must-see destination for any budding or experienced birders alike, as it's here that you'll have some of the best chances of spotting the elusive and resplendent quetzal. Included in your stay is a tour of the national park with an expert naturalist guide. Discover life in the cloud forest not only at ground level but also up in the canopy as you traverse a series of hanging bridges at your own pace.

Accommodation: Senda Monteverde ( 2 nights )
Day 8-11

Santa Teresa

As the end of your trip nears, it’s time to head for a calm beachside retreat at Nantipa. Sandwiched between the azure waters of the ocean and tropical rainforest, the suites are dotted in lush foliage and offer a calm beachside residence within reach of Santa Teresa.

Take time to indulge in the relaxing ambience here, enjoy the beach and why not try your hand at some surfing. Alternatively, there is horseriding, hiking, canopy tours, fishing, or you can just lie back and relax on a sun lounger.

Accommodation: Nantipa ( 3 nights )
Fly home
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 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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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.

Imagine Costa Rica
Imagine 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 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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