Limitless Costa Rica

Central Valley, Arenal, Southern Osa, Papagayo Peninsula
13 nights private tour

Sublime cloud forests, lively rivers, majestic volcanoes, lush jungles and wild beaches, and that’s just the tip of this ultimate trip through Costs Rica. You will be faced with unprecedented levels of luxury, personally curated experiences, top secret bolt holes unknown to many, unparalleled service and effortlessly chic properties that make for an out of this world itinerary.

Limitless Costa Rica
At a glance
  • Verdant coffee plantations, volcanoes, wildlife rich jungles and adrenalin fuelled activities

  • Exclusive jungle eco-lodges with far stretched views of the lush rainforest of Central Valley

  • Soak up the mesmerising views from the tropical rainforest reserve on the wildlife rich Osa Peninsula, stretching out to the iconic Arenal Volcano and wild Pacific Ocean

  • Join expert naturalist guides spotting a plethora of wildlife though Corcovado National Park

Journey highlights
  • Verdant coffee plantations, volcanoes, wildlife rich jungles and adrenalin fuelled activities

  • Exclusive jungle eco-lodges with far stretched views of the lush rainforest of Central Valley

  • Soak up the mesmerising views from the tropical rainforest reserve on the wildlife rich Osa Peninsula, stretching out to the iconic Arenal Volcano and wild Pacific Ocean

  • Join expert naturalist guides spotting a plethora of wildlife though Corcovado National Park

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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From May to December it's the 'green season' when it rains more than the rest of the year, it can sometimes rain for 3 days in a row. However, this is rainforest and walking in the rain doesn't ruin the experience. October is the wettest month, the creeks rise and roads can be impassable. There are few people staying at Lapa Rios, though, so it’s much more intimate. January to April are the drier months, when it’s idyllic here. The busiest time of year is the second half of December, when you need to book well in advance.

Itinerary

Fly to San Jose
Day 1-3

San Jose and Central Valley

The ultimate place to start your epic journey, a stones throw from San Jose, submerge in the dense rainforest of Central Valley, with national parks bursting with wildlife and plantation covered rolling hills. El Silencio Lodge & Spa is an exclusive eco-friendly hideaway set in a 500 acre private reserve surrounded by tropical cloud forest and waterfalls. Relax in the sheer opulence of your cottage-style suite, with a private terrace located right on the bubbling torrent which streaks through the property offering privacy in your outdoor jacuzzi.  

Explore the surrounding nature trails accompanied by your private eco-concierge, taking you to all the best hidden treasures away from the main tourist trail.  An abundance of excursion can be enjoyed; coffee tasting, horse riding, hiking, river rafting, bird watching, tours to nearby Juan Castro Blanco National Park, Medicine Forest Walk, night hiking, chocolate and coffee tours, rappelling, canopy zip-lining, and visits to the Arenal and Poas volcanoes. There is definitely something to capture your heart in this diverse ecosystem.

Accommodation: El Silencio Lodge & Spa ( 2 nights )
Day 3-6

Arenal

Leap from the cloud mountains to the Arenal Volcano Nation Park.  You will be awestruck by the unique style and location of the stunning luxury tents you will find at Nayara, luxurious yet eco-friendly base, with each tent blending into the surrounding nature has its own outdoor shower and plunge pool filled from the hot springs.  Immerse yourself in this rainforest experience, home to a great variety of birds and wildlife and an incredible sloth sanctuary.

A plethora of activities await you here.  Soar through the rainforest canopy on this thrilling zip wiring adventure in the Arenal reserve. Experience the sights and sounds of the rainforest from a bird’s-eye view, admiring the wildlife and spectacular scenery from above.

Gently paddle around Arenal Lake and soak in the spectacular views of the volcano, explore the shoreline and observe a variety of birds including herons, kingfishers and flycatchers or spend a full day hiking through the lush Arenal area, visiting invigorating waterfalls, passing along hanging bridges high above the canopy and hiking up the majestic Arenal Volcano.

Accommodation: Nayara Tented Camp ( 3 nights )
Day 6-10

Southern Osa, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

A privileged beach and rainforest location you will submerge into exclusivity at Lapa Rios, an award-winning jungle eco-lodge with eco-chic bungalows with fantastic service to match. All set in 1,000 acres of tropical rainforest reserve on the wildlife rich Osa Peninsula overlooking the pristine point where the Golfo Dulce meets the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica.

Many excursions within the reserve are included during your stay lead by a team of expert naturalist guides. Don your binoculars and join bird watching tours, night walks and nature hikes where you’ll encounter miles of private, uncrowded trails in prime rainforest home to wild waterfalls and pristine beaches. Costa Rica has the longest humpback whale watching season in the world (August-October) so catching a glimpse of these magnificent marine mammals is more than likely and dolphins are regular visitors to the bay.  Fly into the teeming rainforest of Corcovado National Park, one of the world's most biologically intense places, for an incredible wildlife experience, looking for tapirs, jaguars, ocelots, brilliantly coloured birds and much else besides.

Accommodation: Lapa Rios Lodge ( 4 nights )
Day 10-14

Papagayo Peninsula

Dive into the breath-taking beauty where adventure and relaxation meet at the Four Seasons Resort Papagayo, with ultra-luxurious suites, exemplary service and superb facilities in a stunning setting on Costa Rica's northern Papagayo peninsula south of Liberia.  The unique position offers two golden sandy beaches to escape and find your ‘pura vida’! 

There is plenty on offer to do as little or as much as you like, you will find the best resort facilities in Costa Rica with three swimming pools, a health spa and gym, 18 hole championship Arnold Palmer designed golf course, five tennis courts (four har-tru and one grass) and tennis programme operated by the Peter Burwash and complimentary watersports such as kayaking, stand up paddle boards and snorkelling equipment. Tropic Surf experienced instructors organise surfing lessons for all abilities and ages.

Silently glide in a catamaran along Costa Rica's Pacific Coast past exotic bays, golden beaches and tropical jungles, spotting dolphins, sea turtles and whales before dropping anchor in a quiet bay to go snorkelling or kayaking in the pristine warm waters.  If visiting between September and November, make sure to visit Ostional Beach where tens of thousands of sea turtles return each year to lay their eggs.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo ( 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 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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Best time to visit
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From May to December it's the 'green season' when it rains more than the rest of the year, it can sometimes rain for 3 days in a row. However, this is rainforest and walking in the rain doesn't ruin the experience. October is the wettest month, the creeks rise and roads can be impassable. There are few people staying at Lapa Rios, though, so it’s much more intimate. January to April are the drier months, when it’s idyllic here. The busiest time of year is the second half of December, when you need to book well in advance.

Limitless Costa Rica
Limitless 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.

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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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