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  • Combining nature, adventure, and dreamy beaches - Central America boasts intriguing landscapes and authentic culture.
  • Marvel at the flora and fauna of enchanting Costa Rica on either a 9 or 11-Night tour.
  • Choose from Standard or Superior accommodation throughout your stay, allowing you to tailor this trip to your preferences!

Your Destinations

Leave your troubles behind and discover a region brimming with raw natural beauty, eco-friendly tourism, and golden sandy beaches. Embark on a 9 or 11-Night tour that will take you across magnificent landscapes in Central America

Your adventures will start in San Jose, Costa Rica. With 30 national parks and ecological reserves, 11 active volcanoes, meandering rivers and jaw-dropping waterfalls, Costa Rica is truly a natural paradise. In fact, 27% of this country is classified as a nature reserve. 

This tour will also take you to Tortuguero, a charming village which features beaches that are major nesting sites for green turtles. Following your here, you will explore Puerto Viejo, Arenal, and finally Manuel Antonio. Jungle treks, hot water pools, majestic volcanoes, and relaxing beaches await - you will be left breathless by the beauty of Central America!

Our Offers

Choose between a 9 Night Itinerary or a 11 Night Itinerary in Standard or Superior Accommodation.

Your Itinerary In Brief

9 Night Itinerary
Day 1: UK - San Jose
Day 2: San Jose – Tortuguero 
Day 3: Tortuguero – Puerto Viejo
Day 4: Puerto Viejo
Day 5: Puerto Viejo - Arenal 
Day 6: Arenal
Day 7: Arenal - Manuel Antonio 
Day 8: Manuel Antonio 
Day 9: Manuel Antonio  - San Jose
Day 10: San Jose - SJO Airport

11 Night Itinerary
Day 1: UK - San Jose
Day 2: San Jose – Tortuguero
Day 3: Tortuguero
Day 4: Tortuguero - Puerto Viejo 
Day 5: Puerto Viejo 
Day 6: Puerto Viejo - Arenal
Day 7: Arenal
Day 8: Arenal - Manuel Antonio 
Day 9: Manuel Antonio  
Day 10: Manuel Antonio 
Day 11: Manuel Antonio - San Jose
Day 12: San Jose - SJO Airport

Your 9 Night Itinerary

Day 1: UK - San José (Airport - San Jose)
Welcome to Costa Rica! Meet your English speaking representative at the airport. Transfer to your hotel located in downtown San José, the capital city of Costa Rica. Receive your documentation of travel and enjoy overnight accommodation at your hotel.
Overnight in San José.

Day 2: San Jose - Tortuguero (4 hours on route and 1 hour 30 minutes by boat)
Meet at your reception for a transfer to the Tortuguero pier. Arrive into Guápiles city and enjoy breakfast in a local restaurant, before taking a boat to Tortuguero, travelling on the canals, in the heart of the rainforest. Installation at the lodge and lunch on site. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride to the small Caribbean village of Tortuguero, before heading to the lodge. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to enjoy the facilities of the lodge and to take a walk around your surroundings. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Between July and October, you can join a night excursion to observe the nesting of green turtles, baulas or loras.
Overnight in Tortuguero.

Day 3: Tortuguero - Puerto Viejo (1 hour 30 minutes on a boat and 2 hours on route)
In the early morning you will embark on a boat trip to visit the canals of Tortuguero Park: it is a different and fun way to discover this imposing panorama. (The entrance to the national park is not included: $15.00 per person). Breakfast will be at the lodge. Return to Guápiles by boat, and then have lunch in a local restaurant. Transfer to the agency to meet an agent who will hand over your rental car. Once settled in your car, continue to the Caribbean coast. Puerto Viejo is a town located in the province of Limón, on the coast of the Caribbean Sea. The coral reefs of the Caribbean coast are known for the wide variety of aquatic animals that live in the beautiful crystal-clear waters.
Overnight in Puerto Viejo.

Day 4: Puerto Viejo
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. You will then have a free day to explore the facilities of the lodge or take on an optional excursion in the region. We suggest a visit to the Cahuita National Park or a journey to discover the city of Cahuita or the city of Puerto Viejo.
Day 5: Puerto Viejo - Arenal  (4 hours)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before you continue to the north of the country to reach La Fortuna, a town at the foot of the Arenal volcano. Check-in to the hotel and explore your surroundings. 
Overnight in Arenal.

Day 6: Arenal
After breakfast at the hotel, early in the morning you will enjoy a visit to the hanging bridges of Místico Park. You will walk for at least 2 hours and pass more than 5 suspension bridges accompanied by a specialised guide, all the while keeping an eye out for the different animals which populate this forest. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the hotel or to carry out additional activities in the area. Our suggestions for visits are the Arenal Volcano National Park, Fortuna River Waterfall and the Hot springs.
Overnight in Arenal.

Day 7: Arenal - Manuel Antonio (3 hours 30 minutes)
After breakfast at the hotel, depart to Manuel Antonio where you can find one of the Costa Rica's most famous national parks, a favourite for tourists arriving in the country, thanks to its easy access and diversity of ecosystems. Then head to the hotel for the night.
Overnight in Manuel Antonio.
Day 8: Manuel Antonio  
After breakfast at the hotel, you have a free day to enjoy the hotel, the beach or to explore the region.
Overnight in Manuel Antonio.

Day 9: Manuel Antonio - San José (3 hours)
Following breakfast at the hotel head out onto the road and continue to San José city for your last night in Costa Rica. You will then deliver the vehicle at the hotel in San José and check-in for your final night.
Overnight in San José.

Day 10: San José - Departure to UK
Enjoy Breakfast at your hotel before meeting shared transfers to Juan Santamaría International Airport.
End of services.

Your 13 Night Itinerary

Days 1 - 2: As per 11 Night Itinerary (See above)

Day 3: Tortuguero
Breakfast at the lodge before a boat trip to visit the canals of Tortuguero Park: it is a different and very fun way to discover this imposing panorama. (The entrance to the national park is not included: $ 15.00 per person) Later, you will be able to visit the surroundings of the Lodge accompanied by the local guide to discover this very humid tropical forest, its fauna and its flora. Head back to the Lodge for lunch. You have the rest of the day free to enjoy the lodge's facilities and on-site activities.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Tortuguero.

Day 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are equivalent to Day 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of the 9-Night tour.

Day 9 & 10: Manuel Antonio 
After breakfast at the hotel enjoy your free day to enjoy the hotel, the beach or to explore the region.
Overnight in Manuel Antonio.

Day 11: Manuel Antonio - San José (3 hours)
After breakfast at the hotel, continue to San José city for your last night in Costa Rica. You will the deliver the vehicle at the hotel in San José and check-in for your final night.
Overnight in San José.

Day 12: San José - Departure to UK
After breakfast at the hotel take your shared transfer from the hotel to the Juan Santamaría International Airport to complete your trip. 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Continue to San José city for your last night in Costa Rica.

Delivery of the vehicle at the hotel in San José.

Installation and overnight at the hotel.

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following Standard category or Superior category hotels with meals included as per itinerary.

Standard Category Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
San José: Sleep Inn (or similar)

Tortuguero: Pachira Lodge (or similar)

Puerto Viejo: Villas del Caribe (or similar)

Arenal: Arenal Montechiari (or similar)

Manuel Anonio: Tabulia (or similar)

San José: Sleep Inn

Tortuguero: Pachira Lodge

Puerto Viejo: Villas del Caribe

Arenal: Arenal Montechiari

Manuel Anonio : Tabulia

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
+
1 Child
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
2 Children

Superior Category Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
San José: Park Inn (or similar)

Tortuguero: Aninga Lodge (or similar)

Puerto Viejo: Namuwoki (or similar)

Arenal: Lomas del Volcan (or similar)

Manuel Anonio: Costa verde (or similar)

Our members may be entitled to an upgrade to Montaña de Fuego Hotel in Arenal (subject to availability). This upgrade would include the following: 
- Thermal waters at Hotel Montaña de Fuego
- Tree plantation
- Hiking early in the morning
- Guided tour to Maleku town
- Guided tour of the hotel Montaña de Fuego

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
+
1 Child
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
2 Children

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Transfers from SJO Airport to your hotel in San José and a shared transfer from San José city hotel to SJO Airport are included for flight-inclusive offers.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.


Shared transfer from San José city hotel to SJO Airport.


Car Hire: Car hire is included in a rented car type Daihatsu Bego for 2/3 people (free upgrade to Suzuki Gran Vitara), from day 3 around 13:00 to day 11 around 17:00.

You will have the option to add these extras during the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee:
An additional day of car rental
Upgrade to the Toyota Fortuner model or similar
The car insurance with full coverage for the Suzuki Gran Vitara model
The car insurance with full coverage for the Toyota Fortuner model or similar

Weather

Jan
min : 15°C max : 24°C
Feb
min : 15°C max : 25°C
Mar
min : 16°C max : 27°C
Apr
min : 17°C max : 27°C
May
min : 17°C max : 27°C
Jun
min : 17°C max : 26°C
Jul
min : 17°C max : 25°C
Aug
min : 17°C max : 26°C
Sep
min : 17°C max : 26°C
Oct
min : 16°C max : 25°C
Nov
min : 16°C max : 25°C
Dec
min : 15°C max : 24°C

Costa Rica Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.


Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 


You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 


If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Costa Rica. For non-British citizens, you should check the Costa Rica embassy website.

If you choose a flight which routes via the USA and are travelling under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP), you must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) prior to departure. Passengers who have not received travel authorisation via ESTA prior to travel will be denied boarding. Please note that if you are denied from boarding, or are not allowed into the US for any reason, you will still be subject to our cancellation charges in accordance with our terms and conditions. 


Evidence of onward travel


Entry to Costa Rica may be refused if you are unable to produce evidence of return or onward travel (for example a return air ticket).


Airport tax


There’s a departure tax of $29 when leaving the country by air. Most airlines include this in ticket prices; a few have still not done so. Check with your airline or travel company whether you need to pay this separately.


Health 


For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries


If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. 


UK health authorities have classified Costa Rica as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.


Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed in Costa Rica and the number of reported cases in the region is increasing. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.


Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

These properties may not be accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
General check-in time: 3 pm
General check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • 9 or 11-night fly-drive tour
  • Accommodation in Standard or Superiors hotels
  • Upgrade to Montaña de Fuego Hotel (subject to availability)
  • All breakfasts, full board (excluding drinks) in Tortuguero from breakfast of day 2 to lunch of day 3 (for 9 nights) or day 4 (for 11 nights)
  • Children under 5 years go free
  • Welcome by a representative and transfer to your hotel located in the capital city, San José
  • Free dessert to share at Don Rufino restaurant during dinner in Arenal (conditions apply)
  • Free glass of wine or souvenir at Aninga Lodge (for Superior option only)
  • Tortuguero National Park Entrance fee (for Superior option only)
  • Guided tour of Místico Park (French-English-Spanish)
  • Entrance to Cahuita National Park for a self-guided hike
  • A rented car type Daihatsu Bego for 2/3 people (free upgrade to Suzuki Gran Vitara), from day 3 around 13:00 to day 9 (for 9 nights) and to day 11 ( for 11 nights) around 17:00
  • GPS, basic insurance and rechargeable phone card
  • Shared transfer from San José city hotel to SJO Airport

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.
The minimum age for driving a hire car in Costa Rica is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card or cash deposit will be required.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

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.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is 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.

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