Rainforests, Volcanoes and Beaches of Costa Rica
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Rainforests, Volcanoes and Beaches of Costa Rica

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Characterised by steaming, luscious tropical forests and home to over 2.5% of the world's biodiversity, Costa Rica offers travellers the chance to immerse themselves int nature. Discover some of the country's greatest highlights on this 14-night itinerary, venturing into the biologically-rich Osa Peninsula, the sublime Arenal Volcano National Park and the Gulf of Papagayo. 

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • All domestic flights
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 1 night stay at the 4.5 star Hotel Grano De Oro
  • 4 nights stay at the 5 star Lapa Rios Lodge
  • 4 nights stay at the 5 star Amor Arenal
  • 4 nights stay at the 4 star El Mangroove
Day 1
Fly from UK to San Jose

After your flight from the UK, a vibrant world of breathtaking natural scenery and unique wildlife awaits you as you arrive in Costa Rica. Once you've collected your luggage and left the airport, you'll be taken by private car transfer to your first hotel: Hotel Grano De Oro.

Day 1
1 night stay at Hotel Grano De Oro

Set in the heart of San Jose, Hotel Grano De Oro is the first stop on your itinerary. This exquisite hotel provides the perfect base to venture out and explore the bustling capital city, ideally located just moments away from shops, restaurants and attractions. 

Day 2
Fly from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez

After an introductory night to Costa Rica at Grano De Oro, it's time for your journey south to Puerto Jimenez, located in the Osa Peninsula. Once you've checked out of the hotel, you'll be transported by private car transfer to the airport in San Jose where you will catch a short domestic flight to Puerto Jimenez.

Day 2-6
4 nights stay at Lapa Rios Lodge

Nestled within 1,000 acres of lowland rainforest, Lapa Rios Lodge is a sight to behold as it peers out amongst the rich and vibrant tropical forest landscape. Boasting spacious and rustic lodge accommodation, Lapa Rios provides guests with the opportunity to experience complete immersion in the serenity of the natural world, elevated with comfort and luxury. 

Day 3-5
Osa Peninsula

Considered to be one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth, the Osa Peninsula is estimated to home 2.5% of all the wildlife in the world. During your stay at the lodge, you'll embark on several explorative activities designed to showcase the very best of the region.  

Expert guides will accompany you on sunset and sunrise bird watching tours, where you'll have the chance to sport the region's rich variety of bird species, including the yellow-throated toucan and the red-fronted parrotlet. Additionally, guided tours through the rainforest will provide you with the opportunity to discover more wildlife, such as Baird's tapirs and jaguars. You'll also benefit from a tour through Matapalo, the outermost point of the Osa Peninsula, known for its sprawling beachfront and expansive surrounding rainforest.

Day 6
Fly from Puerto Jimenez to Fortuna

After an awe-inspiring 4-nights in the Osa Peninsula, it's time to move on to the next destination on your itinerary. Once you've checked out of the lodge, you'll be transported back to the Puerto Jimenez airport where you will depart to San Jose. Upon arrival in San Jose, you'll be met by a private chauffeur who will transport you to your next destination. 

Day 6-10
4 nights stay at Amor Arenal

Situated at the foothills of the Arenal volcano, Amor Arenal is an exquisite luxury rainforest lodge residing on the edge of a pristine forest canyon. Boasting magnificent views across the Arenal Volcano and San Carols Valley, each casita at the lodge is fitted with a private outdoor deck so you can really benefit from the natural surroundings. Homing an on-site spa and the lively La Jaranita bar, Amor Arenal offers a relaxing yet exciting stay right in the heart of the natural world. 

Day 7-9
Arenal Volcano

A must-see on any Costa Rican itinerary, the Arenal Volcano is famed for once being Costa Rica's most active volcano before entering a state of dormancy in 2010. Standing at 1,657 meters, the majestic volcano looms above miles of pristine, rolling greenery teeming with wildlife and exotic plant species. During your stay at Amor Arenal, you'll have the opportunity to hike the mountain trails, traverse the intricate rivers and marvel at the majestic Arenal Volcano. 

Day 10
Road transfer from Fortuna to Gulf of Papagayo

After a spectacular stay in one of Costa Rica's most iconic national parks, it's time for a change of scenery! You'll be transported once again by a private chauffeur over to your last destination, Costa Rica's dazzling Gulf of Papagayo. 

Day 10-14
4 nights stay at El Mangroove

Set on the sprawling Guanacaste beach overlooking the Gulf of Papagayo, El Mangroove is a breathtaking boutique hotel and the last stop on your itinerary. The hotel offers a broad variety of activities for guests to enjoy such as private boat tours, hikes across the Congo Trail, in addition to homing a divine on-site spa and leisure amenities. If you're eager for more adventure and exploration, you won't have to venture out too far to reach the Santa Rosa National Park, the largest remaining expanse of tropical dry forest in Central America.

Day 11
Gulf of Papagayo

Characterised by dazzling blue waters and powder-soft white sand beaches, the Gulf of Papagayo is one of Costa Rica's most breathtaking, yet often overlooked destinations. During your stay, we recommend embracing all the region has to offer with a number of activities available designed to showcase the best of the beautiful coastline. Embark on spectacular ocean excursions where you'll have the opportunity to spot some of the incredible marine life that call the region home,  including dolphins, turtles, giant pacific stingrays, and humpback whales, or simply enjoy the breathtaking sunset on daily sunset tours. 

Day 14-15
Fly from San Jose to UK

After an incredible experience in Costa Rica, the time has come to finally head back home. Once you've checked out at El Mangroove, you'll be transported back to San Jose airport where you will depart back to the UK. 

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Itinerary includes:
  • Return flights from the UK
  • All domestic flights
  • Transfers between the hotels and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 1 night stay at the 4.5 star Hotel Grano De Oro
  • 4 nights stay at the 5 star Lapa Rios Lodge
  • 4 nights stay at the 5 star Amor Arenal
  • 4 nights stay at the 4 star El Mangroove
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