Road trip: 8 nights around Costa Rica with optional beach stopover - Costa Rica - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • The vibrant energy of San José with its bustling markets and restaurants.
  • Exploring Costa Rica's incredible natural beauty from verdant tropical rainforests to white beaches and an azure sea.
  • Returning to your standard or superior hotel for a deep sleep after exciting days.

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Your itinerary in brief

Embark on a memorable 8 or 11-night road trip through Costa Rica's diverse landscapes, starting with its bustling capital San José.


Head to the lush rainforests of Sarapiqui before continuing to the iconic Arenal Volcano, Monteverde and ending on the soft, white sands of Samara's beaches.


Choose the length of your stay:

8-night road trip:

Day 1: San José

Day 2: Sarapiqui

Day 3: Arenal

Day 4 & 5: Monteverde

Day 6, 7 & 8: Samara

Day 9: Departure


3-night post-trip stopover

3-night stay in Samara Pacific Lodge or Tango Mar depending on the category selected

Your itinerary in detail

Days 1-3

Day 1: Arrive in San José

Touch down in San José - Costa Rica's vibrant capital in the heart of the Central Valley with its lively markets, museums, and parks.


Find lush valleys, volcanoes and coffee plantations just outside the city as well as charming towns like Heredia, Alajuela, and Cartago.

  • Night in San José (in a Standard or Superior hotel depending on chosen category)


Day 2: Sarapiqui

Head out to the village of Chilamate, on the banks of the Sarapiqui River, where cocoa, pineapples, bananas and palm hearts are grown.


Stop for some rafting in the warm Caribbean waters and visit the region's many private reserves.

  • Hire car delivered to hotel by the end of the morning
  • Breakfast included
  • Night in Sarapiqui (in a Standard or Superior hotel depending on chosen category)


Day 3: Arenal

Verdant tropical vegetation covers the slopes of the impressive Arenal volcano and a magnificent lake can be found at its base.


Discover the village of La Fortuna nearby nestled amidst the thick jungle and browse the shops, bars and restaurants. Take advantage of this stunning location to try all there is to offer from rafting to horse riding.

  • Breakfast included
  • Night in Arenal (in a Standard or Superior hotel depending on chosen category)

Days 4-5: Monteverde

Explore this fascinating place by day on footbridges suspended from the treetops amongst or on trails through ferns and moss;


The Monteverde, Santa Elena and Curi Cancha reserves and the Children's Eternal Forest are just some of the ways you can see the impressive cloud forest.


Once in the village of Monteverde, be sure to visit a butterfly farm and woodworking shop for a taste of rural life.

  • Breakfast included
  • Night in Monteverde (in a Standard or Superior hotel depending on chosen category)

Days 6-9

Days 6, 7 & 8: Samara

With the backdrop of the glittering Pacific Ocean, Samara is a picturesque coastal town known for its pristine white sand beaches and calm, turquoise waters.


Sip cocktails and dine on a tempting array of food in the beachfront bars and restaurants, or simply let the world go by as you swim or sunbathe in paradise.

  • Breakfast included
  • 3 nights in Standard or Superior beach hotel (according to category chosen)


Day 9: Departure

  • Return the vehicle to the Alajuela agency by 2 pm at the latest
  • Then take the shuttle to the airport (5 minutes)
  • Take your return flight home


11-night tour: similar to the 8-night itinerary

Important information about your tour and visits

The hotels, which comply with local standards, are indicative and may be changed locally for hotels of a similar category. The itinerary is subject to changes due to compelling reasons such as delayed flights, weather conditions or other cases of force majeure. The order of visits is also subject to change.

Your hotels

Hand-picked just for you

Maximum room capacity

At each of your stops, you will be staying in comfortable accommodation in carefully selected Standard or Superior hotels (depending on category chosen).


Your hotels:


San José: Aranjuez

Sarapiqui: La Tirimbina

Arenal volcano: Arenal Montechiari

Monteverde: Cala Lodge

Samara or Quizales: Samara Pacific Lodge



San José: Hotel Presidente

Sarapiqui: La Quinta de Sarapiqui

Arenal: Los Lagos

Monteverde: Ficus Sunset Suite

Samara or Quizales: Tango Mar


If the hotels listed above are unavailable, you will be provided with comfortable accommodation in similar hotels. Local standards apply.

Please note: in Costa Rica, most double rooms have 2 double beds.  The triple or quadruple bed rate does not include extra bed(s) for the third or fourth person (whether adult or child).


A maximum of 1 or 2 children sharing a room with 2 adults is accepted, depending on the hotel.

Your dining choices

This is a bed and breakfast stay.

Your optional services

Full coverage for your car rental

Your optional services

Extra day of car rental (inclusing basic car insurance)

Your optional services

Choose to rent your car for another day, so you have more time to explore this fascinating place (comes with basic car insurance).

Your journey to Costa Rica


You will be able to choose your airline and flight times when you make your booking. This flight may include one or more stopovers. The stopover may be technical (without a change of aircraft) or transit (with a change of aircraft).

Luggage information

Baggage, meals and other services on board certain flights may be subject to a charge. You will find out whether your airfare includes baggage when you choose your airline and timetable. If your fare does not include baggage, please go to the airline's website before your departure with your travel file reference to find out the exact fare and purchase your extra baggage.

If you choose a low-cost airline, you will be able to add your baggage during the booking process.

For domestic flights, airlines do not always offer the option of reserving baggage, so you will have to pay for it at the airport counter.

You will receive all the information you need to check in for your flights after you have made your reservation.

Your destination

Costa Rica

As the eco-and adventure-tourism capital of Central America, Costa Rica is a magnet for nature enthusiasts, thrill seekers and those who want to step off the beaten track.


La Pura Vida (the pure life) is the unofficial motto of the country, and it's easy to see why - emerald rainforests, pastel-coloured hummingbirds, smouldering volcanic peaks, tumbling rivers...this verdant chunk is one of the most bio-diverse spots on the planet!


The country's national parks are its greatest glory, with one-third of the country set aside as protected natural areas. As well as being a world leader in eco-tourism, Costa Rica superbly caters for visitors looking for an adrenalin kick, with options including white water rafting, zip line tours through the rainforest canopy, surfing and quad biking. 


It is quickly becoming more popular, so grab this chance to visit now, while landscapes are still exceptionally unspoiled!

In more detail

Please find practical information about your trip:
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Pets are not permitted.
Your stay may be subject to an additional city or tourist tax payable directly to the hotel, which is not included in our nightly rate. Please check with hotel directly for further information.

Rates and times are indicative and are subject to change. Some facilities/services are subject to a surcharge, payable locally.


General terms and conditions of sale apply.

This price includes:

  • Accommodation as per your itinerary (in Standard or Superior Rooms)
  • Breakfast included (except last day)
  • Local taxes included


Included car rental (according to category chosen)

  • Unlimited mileage
  • Basic insurance
  • 2nd diver on contract at no additional cost
  • 24-hour assistance via telephone and app


This price doesn't include:

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Personal expenses, tips
  • Excursions and activities not mentioned
  • Cancellation and repatriation insurance
  • Tourist tax payable on site
  • Insurance (optional)
  • Booking fees
  • Additional vehicle insurance, petrol, accessories and vehicle expenses (tolls, ferries, etc.)
  • Transatlantic flights
  • Bank charges when paying by credit card (5% to date)
  • Anything not mentioned in "price includes"

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy and configuration are not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up-to-date information, we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.


Travel with peace of mind


To ensure a peaceful holiday, our partners are committed to respecting the local health and sanitary measures in force to protect your safety and well-being.


Please note: health and sanitary measures may be subject to change in line with government recommendations. Consequently, they may affect access to certain amenities and leisure facilities.

Car hire:

Your contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

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