Imagine Costa Rica

Alajuela, Turrialba, Arenal and Santa Teresa

From £3200 per person in low season
From £3900 per person in high season

based on 10 nights inc. flights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes from the UK

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

Based on 2 adults sharing

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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

  • Jump aboard your raft for an exhilarating white-water rafting journey along the Pacuare river, taking in the lush rainforest that surrounds you

  • 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

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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.

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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 3993 9308 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

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 up vast volcanoes and finish the trip by surfing the crystal blue waves at hippy-chic Santa Teresa.

  1. Fly to San Jose

  2. Days 1-3: Coffee Region, San Jose and Central Valley, Costa Rica

    After your flight take time to relax in the tranquil surroundings of Xandari Resort & Spa, hidden away on a 40 acre coffee and fruit plantation overlooking the stunning Costa Rica Central Valley.  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: Xandari Plantation (2 nights)

  3. Days 3-5: Pacuare

    The next stop on your adventure is Siquirres, jump aboard your raft to start your thrilling white-water rafting experience on the Pacuare river in the heart of the rainforest along to Rios Tropicales Lodge, nestled in a 2000 acre private reserve on the river, where you will be staying for the next couple of nights.

    Once at Rio Tropicales you are free to hike endless breath-taking trails and swim in beautiful waterfalls and pools. After your exhilarating day take time out enjoy your lodge here, with delicious meals and an abundance of tours; hiking, canopy zip lining, horse-riding, farming tours and tree planting.

    Accommodation: Rios Tropicales Lodge (2 nights)

  4. Days 5-8: Arenal

    Jump aboard your raft again to set back along the river to Siquirres and continue your journey to Arenal.  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)

  5. Days 8-11: Santa Teresa

    After such exhilaration 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)

  6. Fly home via San Jose

    Today you will be transferred to Liberia airport for your onward journey home.

Location

Alajuela, Turrialba, Arenal and Santa Teresa

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