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  • Costa Rica is a naturalist’s paradise with a spectacular range of plants and colourful birdlife, set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
  • Head to the sun-drenched northern Pacific coastline and witness beautiful untouched beaches, hidden coves, tropical forest and abundance of marine life.
  • Choose from a 10 or 12 night tour, and from Standard or Superior hotels to cater your experience entirely. 

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Your Destination

As the eco and adventure-tourism capital of Central America, Costa Rica is 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 rainforest, 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 adrenaline kick.

This complete tour will give you the full experience, from the quaint beauty of its capital city, to the lush depths of its green rainforests and the breathtaking vistas of its coast. It is quickly becoming more popular, so grab this chance to visit now, while landscapes are still exceptionally unspoiled...

10 Night Itinerary

10 Night Itinerary
Day 1: UK / San José (Airport - San José 45 minutes)
Welcome to Costa Rica!
Meet our English speaking representative at the airport. Then transfer to your hotel located in downtown San José, our capital city. Receive your documentation of travel and accommodation at your hotel.

1 night in San José

Day 2: San José - Tortuguero (4h00 en route and 1h30 in boat)
Meet at your reception for a semi-collective transfer to the Tortuguero pier. Arrival in the city of Guápiles and breakfast in a local restaurant, before taking a boat to Tortuguero National Park, travelling  on the canals, in the heart of the rainforest. Check in at the lodge, and lunch on site. Ride a boat to the small Caribbean village of Tortuguero to visit it, before heading to the lodge. Afternoon free to enjoy the facilities of the lodge and to walk around.

Between July and October, you can join a night excursion to observe the nesting of green turtles, baulas or loras.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 3: Tortuguero - Arenal (1h30 in boat et 4h00 en route)
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). Breakfast at the lodge. Return to Guápiles by boat, and then have lunch in a local restaurant.

The car rental agent will meet you at the restaurant to give you your rental car.

Continuation to the north of the country to reach La Fortuna, a town at the foot of the Arenal volcano. Check in at your hotel.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 : Arenal
Breakfast at the lodge.

Free day to enjoy the lodge or make an optional excursion in the region.

At the end of the day, you will head to the thermal baths of Baldi: relax and dine in this family complex offering 25 pools of warm or temperate mineralized water and pure (4 of them are at room temperature), a large natural sauna and spa for jacuzzi-type use, three minibars, two gourmet restaurants, 3.5 kilometers of paths and 3.4 acres of quaint tropical gardens.

Overnight at your hotel.

Our suggestions for visits:
- Arenal Volcano National Park (note: park is closed on Mondays)
- Walk on suspension bridges
- Ascent of Cerro Chato
- Fortuna River Waterfall

Day 5 : Arenal – Granada (Nicaragua) (5h00 de route)
Breakfast at the lodge.

Continue towards Granada, passing the Peñas Blancas border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. At the border you will change the rented car, you will get this assistance with the staff National/Alamo Car rental. The afternoon is to Afternoon free to enjoy the lodge or make an optional excursion in the area. 

Overnight at your hotel

Day 6: Granada (Nicaragua) 
Breakfast at the lodge.

Carriage Ride and Walking Tour in Granada included:
What better place to explore the colonial city of Granada from than a horse-pulled carriage? Sit back and relax while the horses walk you through the city. During the ride, you will pass by old colonial houses and important buildings. Sitting in the back of a carriage is for sure a more relaxed way to enjoy the city. Granada has narrow, often one-way streets, so once we jump off the carriage we will also have a walking tour. Your tour guide will give interesting facts and details of this colonial city. This tour lasts around 2 hours.

At the end of the day free to enjoy the lodge or make an optional excursion in the region.

Overnight at your hotel.

Our suggestions for visits:
- Tour in the city from the car in Granada
- Boat tour in the islands
- Visit to Catarina Viewpoint and Apoyo Lake
- Visit to Masaya volcano

Day 7: Granada (Nicaragua) – Rincón de la Vieja (3h30 en route)
Breakfast at the lodge.

Continue to Guanacaste province with a cowboy atmosphere and a radical change of scenery. You will have to change back the rented car at the border to continue your trip in Costa Rica.  

The road will end on a track that joins the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Afternoon free to enjoy the lodge or make an optional excursion in the area.

Our suggestions for visits:
- Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park - walks from 2h to 4h walk depending on the level of walking to discover the dry tropical forest, its gigantic trees and mud pots (attention: park closed Mondays)
- Horseback riding
- Tubing (descent of a river on a big tire)
- Canopy (zip line) 

Night at the hotel.

Day 8: Rincón de la Vieja – Tamarindo (3h00 en route)
Breakfast at the lodge.

Morning drive towards the Guanacaste Peninsula. You will pass by Liberia, as well as Nicoya to finally arrive at the seaside resort of Tamarindo. Check in at the hotel.

Afternoon free to enjoy the lodge and the beach nearby.

Delivery of the vehicle at the beach hotel.

Night at the hotel with B&B

Day 9: Tamarindo
Breakfast at the lodge.

Day free to enjoy the lodge and the beach nearby.

Night at the hotel with B&B

Day 10 : Tamarindo – San José
Breakfast at the lodge.

Free morning to enjoy the hotel, the beach or to explore the area. In the afternoon transfer to the city of San José for the last day in Costa Rica.

Overnight in San José.

Day 11 : San José / UK
Breakfast at the hotel

Shared transfer to Juan Santamaría International Airport.

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12 Night Itinerary

12 Night Itinerary
Day 1: UK / San José (Airport - San José 45 minutes)
Welcome to Costa Rica!

Meet our English speaking representative at the airport. Then transfer to your hotel located in downtown San José, our capital city. 

Receive your documentation of travel and accommodation at your hotel.

1 night in San José.

Day 2: San José - Tortuguero (4h00 en route and 1h30 in boat)
Meet at your reception for a semi-collective transfer to the Tortuguero pier. Arrival in the city of Guápiles and breakfast in a local restaurant, before taking a boat to Tortuguero National Park, travelling on the canals, in the heart of the rainforest. Check in at the lodge, and lunch on site. Ride a boat to the small Caribbean village of Tortuguero to visit it, before heading to the lodge. Afternoon free to enjoy the facilities of the lodge and to walk around.

Between July and October, you can join a night excursion to observe the nesting of green turtles, baulas or loras.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 3: Tortuguero
Breakfast at the lodge

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. 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.

Jour 4: Tortuguero – Arenal (1h30 in boat and 4h00 en route)
Breakfast at the lodge.

Return to Guápiles by boat, then lunch at a local restaurant.

The car rental agent will meet you at the restaurant to give you your rental car.

Continuation to the north of the country to reach La Fortuna, a town at the foot of the Arenal volcano.

Check in at your hotel.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 5: Arenal
Breakfast at the lodge.

Free day to enjoy the lodge or make an optional excursion in the region.

At the end of the day, you will head to the thermal baths of Baldi: relax and dine in this family complex offering 25 pools of warm or temperate mineralized water and pure (4 of them are at room temperature), a large natural sauna and spa for jacuzzi-type use, three minibars, two gourmet restaurants, 3.5 kilometers of paths and 3.4 acres of quaint tropical gardens.

Overnight at your hotel.

Our suggestions for visits:
- Arenal Volcano National Park (note: park is closed on Mondays)
- Walk on suspension bridges
- Ascent of Cerro Chato
- Fortuna River Waterfall

Day 6: Arenal – Granada (Nicaragua) (5h00 de route)
Breakfast at the lodge.

Continue towards Granada, passing the Peñas Blancas border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. At the border you will change the rented car, you will get this assistance from the staff National/Alamo Car rental. Afternoon free to enjoy the lodge or make an optional excursion in the area. 

Overnight at your hotel

Day 7: Granada (Nicaragua) 
Breakfast at the lodge.

Carriage Ride and Walking Tour in Granada
What better place to explore the colonial city of Granada from than a horse-pulled carriage? Sit back and relax while the horses walk you through the city. During the ride, you will pass by old colonial houses and important buildings. Sitting in the back of a carriage is for sure a more relaxed way to enjoy the city. Granada has narrow, often one-way streets, so once we jump off the carriage we will also have a walking tour. Your tour guide will give interesting facts and details of this colonial city. This tour lasts around 2 hours.

At the end of the day free to enjoy the lodge or make an optional excursion in the region.

Overnight at your hotel.

Our suggestions for visits:
- Tour in the city from the car in Granada
- Boat tour in the islands
- Visit to Catarina Viewpoint and Apoyo Lake
- Visit to Masaya volcano

Day 8: Granada (Nicaragua) – Rincón de la Vieja (3h30 en route)
Breakfast at the lodge.

Continue to Guanacaste province with a cowboy atmosphere and a radical change of scenery. You will have to change back the rented car at the border to continue your trip in Costa Rica.  

The road will end on a track that joins the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Afternoon free to enjoy the lodge or make an optional excursion in the area.

Our suggestions for visits:
- Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park - walks from 2h to 4h walk depending on the level of walking to discover the dry tropical forest, its gigantic trees and mud pots (attention: park closed Mondays)
- Horseback riding
- Tubing (descent of a river on a big tire)
- Canopy (zip line) 

Night at the hotel.

Day 9: Rincón de la Vieja – Tamarindo (3h00 de route)
Breakfast at the lodge.

Morning drive towards the Guanacaste Peninsula. You will pass by Liberia, as well as Nicoya to finally arrive at the seaside resort of Tamarindo. Check in at the hotel.

Afternoon free to enjoy the lodge and the beach nearby.

Delivery of the vehicle at the beach hotel.

Night at the hotel in B&B

Day 10 and 11: Tamarindo
Breakfast at the lodge.
Day free to enjoy the lodge and the beach nearby.

Night at the hotel in B&B

Day 12: Tamarindo – San José
Breakfast at the lodge.

Free morning to enjoy the hotel, the beach or to explore the area.

In the afternoon transfer to the city of San José for the last day in Costa Rica.

Overnight in San José.

Day 13: San José / UK
Breakfast at the hotel

Shared transfer to Juan Santamaría International Airport.

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Standard Category Hotels

If opting for the Standard category hotels, you will stay in the below hotels or a similar alternative (depending on availability). You will stay in a Standard Room.

San José: Sleep Inn 4*
Tortuguero: Evergreen Lodge 3*
Arenal: Villas Eco Arenal 3*
Granada (Nicaragua): Alhambra 3* or similar
Rincón de la Vieja: Cañon de la Vieja Lodge 3*
Tamarindo: Pasatiempo 3* 

Just for you:
Upgrade to Suzuki Grand Vitara Car
1 Caribbean cocktail and use of kayaks at Evergreen Lodge
Upgrade to Los Lagos Hotel in Arenal (upon availability)
Nicaragua Carriage ride and hiking in Granada
Upgrade to Buena vista Lodge in Rincón de la Vieja (upon availability)

Superior Category Hotels

If opting for the Superior category hotels, you will stay in the below hotels or a similar alternative (depending on availability). You will stay in a Standard Room.

San José:
Park Inn 4*
Tortuguero:
Mawamba Lodge 3*
Arenal:
Los Lagos 4*
Granada (Nicaragua): Colonial 3* 

Rincón de la Vieja:
Hacienda Guachipelin 3*
Tamarindo: Tamarindo Diria 4* 

Just for you:
Upgrade to Suzuki Grand Vitara Car
Self-guided tour for Mawamba Park and a Caribbean cocktail at Mawamba Lodge 
Self-guided visit to crocodile garden, ant showcase, butterfly house and a belvedere with a view of the volcano at Los Lagos
Nicaragua Carriage ride and hiking in Granada
Visit of Serpentarium at Hacienda Guachipelin 

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 are included as per the itinerary.

Car Hire: Car Hire in included in this offer for members booking flights with us.

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

What's Included?

  • Accommodation according to program in Standard category hotels
  • Board basis according to program (including breakfast, full board (excluding drinks) in Tortuguero from breakfast of day 2 to lunch of day 3 or 4)
  • Reception by an English representative
  • Access to Baldi thermal water pools with dinner (excluding drinks)
  • 1 Caribbean cocktail and use of kayaks
  • 1 horse and carriage ride in Granada at no charge
  • 1 rechargeable card for the phone
  • GPS, basic insurance for the duration of the rental of the car
  • Daihatsu Bego car rental for 2/3 persons, from day 3 or 4 around 14h00 to day 8 or 9 around 14h00
  • Suzuki Gran Vitara car rental for 4 people, from day 3 or 4 around 2 pm to day 8 or 9 around 2 pm
  • Shared transfers between hotels
  • Return air transportation (including a night flight on return)
  • Airport taxes
  • Roundtrip airport / hotel transfers

Your Contract

The flight inclusive offer(s) shown on this page are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Voyage Prive is acting as agent for Cosmos Tours & Cruises with ATOL number 1082 and your contract is with that company.

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.

Travel Documents

Once the booking process is complete, you will receive an automatic confirmation email from Voyage Prive detailing your chosen travel arrangements.Your official ATOL receipt and booking confirmation issued by the Tour Operator will follow within 5 days.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.  Generally, travel documents are sent via email however, in some cases they will be sent by post.

If you have booked Meet & Greet, you will receive a separate voucher for this via email.
Please do make sure that you add Voyage Prive to your Safe Senders list and check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

Important Information

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

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

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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