Active Costa Rica

San Jose, Turrialba District, Arenal and Santa Teresa

From $6400 per person in low season
From $7400 per person in high season

based on 11 nights & 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 vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Rafting in and out of Pacuare Lodge

  • Sky Tram and Trek at Arenal

  • Arenal Volcano Hike

  • Full Board at Pacuare Lodge

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

Price is per person and based on 2 adults sharing, including accommodation, transfers and selected experiences.

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  • 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 colored birds

  • Unwind and explore beautiful coastline

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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 858 345 1763 to start planning your vacation.


A fantastic introduction to Costa Rica that begins with off the beaten track adventure at the wonderful Pacuare Lodge, includes a stay near the iconic Arenal Volcano and finishes up with a few days of laid-back luxury in charming Santa Teresa.

  1. Fly to San Jose

  2. Days 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)

  3. Days 2-5: Turrialba and Pacuare

    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)

  4. Days 5-8: Arenal

    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)

  5. Days 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: Florblanca (4 nights)

  6. Fly home from San Jose


  • Arenal Sky Tram & Sky Trek

    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. Minimum age 8 years old.

  • Arenal Volcano Walk

    The best way to get as close as possible to the spectacular Arenal Volcano is to walk the reserve’s easy series of trails, which will take you through secondary rainforest and former lava fields. The park is known for its diverse wildlife.

  • Coffee Tour at Finca Rosa Blanca

    Wake up and smell the coffee on a morning tour of Finca Rosa Blanca's coffee farm; the guides are knowledgeable and passionate to teach you all about the process from picking to the packet, whilst taking in beautiful mountain scenery.

  • Montezuma Waterfalls Trails

    Head into the jungle with a naturalist guide and explore a series of trails and hanging bridges, bringing you closer to the jungle canopy before you reach a series of refreshing pools and waterfalls where you can jump in for a swim!

  • Snorkelling at Cano Island

    Cano Island is probably Costa Rica's top dive and snorkeling spot, and this boat trip will take you out to snorkel through the warm, pristine waters looking for triggerfish, parrotfish, puffers, barracudas rays, sea turtles and white tip reef sharks.

  • Sunset Catamaran Tour of Papagayo

    Set out on a cruising adventure aboard a luxury 47-foot catamaran to see ocean wildlife and jungle shoreline! Snorkel to see colorful marine life and soak in the sunset views surrounding Costa Rica's Papagayo Peninsula.


San Jose, Turrialba District, Arenal and Santa Teresa

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