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Luxury Adventure in Costa Rica

Alajuela, Turrialba District, La Fortuna and Santa Teresa

Experience Costa Rica at its wildest on this thrilling adventure that includes white water rafting at the wonderful Pacuare Lodge, lush jungles, the dramatic Arenal volcano and picturesque beaches, with superb accommodation throughout.

At a Glance

  • Take a thrilling journey through primary rainforest to arrive at Pacuare Lodge by white water raft

  • Learn to surf in Santa Teresa, one of Costa Rica's top surfing destinations

  • Go zip-wiring through the jungle canopy spotting monkeys and tropical birds

  • After an action packed adventure unwind at Flor Blanca, a wonderful wellness retreat

  • Ideal for active couples or can be adapted perfectly for adventurous families too

Adventure, Sailing & surfing, Eco/ethical tourism, Honeymoon

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 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation.

Description

Arrive in San Jose and spend two nights at Xandari Plantation, a unique boutique hotel with lots of Costa Rican flair overlooking the Central Valley and coffee plantations, before beginning the adventure proper.

Head by road to a put-in point on the Pacuare River and travel by white water raft through spectacular jungle to Pacuare Lodge. This remote luxury lodge is a magical place for discovering the rainforest, and contains Costa Rica’s highest canopy walkway, as well as offering activities such as canyoning, horse riding, zipwiring and visits to some of the local indigenous Cabecar Indian communities. The lodge is lit by candles in the evening so is incredibly atmospheric and a fabulous destination for couples and honeymooners looking for a totally unique and memorable experience.

Return by an exhilarating raft to the river’s put-out point where you will then transfer on to one of Costa Rica’s top highlights, the Arenal volcano. Arenal is a great base for all kinds of adventure activities, from canopy walkways and zip-wiring to horse riding and white water rafting. Stay at the pampering Nayara Springs with its majestic views of the volcano and stunning villas with their very own plunge pools.

After exploring this iconic region, continue on to the Guanacaste coast for a relaxing few days at Flor Blanca, a stylish boutique hotel with really friendly service set back from the wild beaches of northern Costa Rica. For those keen to explore head to Tortuga Island for some snorkeling, arrange a fishing charter, learn to surf, go zip-wiring, horse ride along the beach, go hiking and cycling or visit some of the nearby waterfalls. Flor Blanca is a fabulous wellness retreat too and offers yoga and indulgent spa treatments.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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Fly to San Jose
2 nights

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Xandari Plantation
3 nights

Turrialba District, Costa Rica

Pacuare Lodge
3 nights

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Nayara Springs
4 nights

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Flor Blanca
Fly home (via San Jose)

Location & Directions

Alajuela, Turrialba District, La Fortuna and Santa Teresa

Xandari Plantation has a stunning location overlooking the central valley of Costa Rica on a secluded coffee plantation outside of San Jose. From there to the Turriala district, 25 minutes from Siquierres. Pacuare Lodge is set deep in the rainforest jungle alongside the Pacuare River. Then to Arenal Nayara, 10km (15-minutes) from the town of La Fortuna de San Carlos, close to Arenal Volcano National Park in northern Costa Rica. Before ending your stay at Latitude 10O, on the southern tip of the Nicoya Península, on Costa Rica’s northwestern Pacific Coast in the small village of Santa Teresa. Santa Teresa is located 6 km north of Cabo Blanco National Park, stretching to the pristine Playa Hermosa.

When to go

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 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation.

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