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  • Combining the best in nature, adventure, and dreamy beaches, Central America boasts intriguing landscapes and authentic culture that is bound to amaze.
  • Marvel at the flora and fauna of Costa Rica and Panama on either an 11 or 13-night tour with this stunning offer.
  • Our members will have the opportunity to choose between Standard and Superior accommodation throughout their stay, allowing them to cater this trip-of-a-lifetime to their individual needs!

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Your Destinations

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 and 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 whitewater rafting, zip line tours through the rainforest canopy, surfing and quad biking.

Panama

Panama is an exotic destination with many facets. Relatively understated, Panama is a country with a certain charm. Go on a Panamanian adventure punctuated by the historical remains, the natural wonders and the traditions. In Panama, there is no shortage of curiosities, but what comes to mind is probably the famous Panama Canal, a grand structure with a rich history. Dotted along the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts are a wide variety of beaches - with white, grey, or black sand. With a warm water temperature and lush vegetation, this is a tropical paradise waiting for you to discover.

Our Offers

11-Night Costa Rica and Panama Hotel in Standard Hotels

13-Night Costa Rica and Panama Hotel in Standard Hotels

11-Night Costa Rica and Panama Hotel in Superior Hotels

13-Night Costa Rica and Panama Hotel in Superior Hotels

Your Itineraries In Brief

11-Night Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in San Jose
Day 2: San Jose – Puerto Viejo 
Day 3 Puerto Viejo – Bocas del Toro 
Day 4: Bocas del Toro 
Day 5: Bocas del Toro - Puerto Viejo 
Day 6: Puerto Viejo
Day 7: Puerto Viejo – Arenal
Day 8: Arenal
Day 9: Arenal – Manuel Antonio 
Day 10: Manuel Antonio 
Day 11: Manuel Antonio  - San Jose
Day 12: San Jose - Departure

13-Night Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in San Jose
Day 2: San Jose – Puerto Viejo 
Day 3 Puerto Viejo – Bocas del Toro 
Day 4: Bocas del Toro 
Day 5: Bocas del Toro 
Day 6: Bocas del Toro - Puerto Viejo 
Day 7: Puerto Viejo 
Day 8: Puerto Viejo - Arenal
Day 9: Arenal 
Day 10: Arenal - Manuel Antonio 
Day 11: Manuel Antonio 
Day 12: Manuel Antonio 
Day 13: Manuel Antonio - San Jose
Day 14: San Jose - Departure

Your Itinerary

During their fly drive, our members will follow one of the two itineraries listed below, as per their chosen duration.

11-Night Itinerary

Day 1: UK - San José (Airport - San Jose = 45-minute drive)
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 stay in San José.

Day 2: San Jose - Puerto Viejo (4 hours 30 minutes drive)
Enjoy breakfast at the lodge. You will then receive a shared transfer to Puerto Viejo de Limon. Puerto Viejo is located in the province of Limon, on the Caribbean coast. Here, the coral reefs are known for a wide variety of aquatic creatures - so be sure to look out for them in the crystal clear waters! You will then check-in to your hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.

Overnight stay in Puerto Viejo.
Day 3: Puerto Viejo - Bocas del Toro (3 hour drive)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards, take a shared transfer to Bocas del Toro, via the border of Sixaola that divides the countries of Costa Rica and Panama. After having paid the taxes of exit and entry of the countries (the taxes are not included: $ 11.00 USD per person), you will continue until you reach Almirante, where you will take a boat to arrive to Bocas del Toro. Please Note: To return to Costa Rica it is mandatory to carry a printed copy of the departure flight ticket from Costa Rica.

Overnight stay in Bocas del Toro.

Day 4: Bocas del Toro
After breakfast, enjoy a free day where you can take advantage of the hotel's facilities or book a local excursion.

Overnight stay in Bocas del Toro.
Day 5: Bocas del Toro - Puerto Viejo (3 hour drive)
Breakfast will be served at your hotel. You will then continue via boat to the city of Almirante, where you will take a shared transfer to the border of Sixaola, before carrying on to Puerto Viejo de Limon. Here, you will pick up your rental car. Please Note: You must also pay Panama's exit taxes (the taxes are not included: $ 5.00 USD per person.

Overnight stay in Puerto Viejo.

Day 6: Puerto Viejo (South Caribbean)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. You will then have a free day, allowing you to explore your surroundings or head out on an optional excursion in the region. We suggest the Cahuita National Park, the city of Cahuita, or the centre of Puerto Viejo itself.

Overnight stay in Puerto Viejo.

Day 7: Puerto Viejo - Arenal (4 hours 30 minutes drive)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before travelling to the north of the country to La Fortuna, a town at the foot of the Arenal Volcano! Check-in to your hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.

Overnight stay in Arenal.
Day 8: Arenal
Enjoy a tasty breakfast at the hotel. You will then have a free day, allowing you to enjoy the lodge or embark on 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 mineralised water, a large natural sauna, a spa, three minibars, two gourmet restaurants, 3.5 kilometers of paths, and 3.4 acres of quaint tropical gardens. We suggest visiting the Arenal Volcano National Park (park closed on Mondays), the suspension bridges which you can walk on, and the Fortuna River Waterfall!

Overnight stay in Arenal.

Day 9: Arenal – Manuel Antonio (4 hour drive)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. You will then depart to Manuel Antonio National Park, one of Costa Rica's most famous parks, thanks to its easy access and diversity of ecosystems.

Overnight stay in Manuel Antonio.
Day 10: Manuel Antonio
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Enjoy a free day, allowing you to explore the lodge or embark on an optional excursion in the region.

Overnight stay in Manuel Antonio.

Day 11: Manuel Antonio – San José (3 hour drive)
Breakfast will be served at the lodge. Enjoy a free morning, allowing you to explore the hotel and the beach, or make an excursion in the area. You will then continue to San José city for your last night in Costa Rica. Drop off the vehicle at the hotel lobby.

Overnight stay in San José.

Day 12: San José - Departure to UK
Enjoy Breakfast at your hotel before taking a shared transfer to Juan Santamaría International Airport for your return flight home.

13-Night Itinerary

Day 1, 2 & 3: As seen in 11-night itinerary

Day 4 & 5: As seen on day 4 of 11-night itinerary

Day 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10: As seen on day 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 of 11-night itinerary

Day 11 & 12: As seen on day 10 of 11-night itinerary

Day 13: As seen on day 11 of 11-night itinerary

Day 14: As seen on day 12 of 11-night itinerary

Your Tour Hotels

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

Just for you
Just for you:
Standard Hotel Added Values:
  • Free entrance to the Cahuita National Park for a self-guided hike
  • Free upgrade to the Los Laos Hotel (subject to availability)
  • Upgrade in Arenal to the Montana de Fuego Hotel (subject to availability) allowing for access to the hotel's thermal waters, a tree planation, an early-morning hike, a guided tour to Maleku town and a guided tour of the hotel with an English-speaking guide
  • Free dessert to share at the Don Ruffino Restaurant (applies to a purchased lunch or dinner at the Don Ruffino Restaurant)
  • Free entrance to the Manuel Antonio National Park for a self-guided hike

Superior Hotel Added Values:
  • Free entrance to the Cahuita National Park for a self-guided hike
  • Self-guided hike to a crocodile pond, ant farm, butterfly garden and the Arenal volcano lookout point
  • Upgrade in Arenal to the Montana de Fuego Hotel (subject to availability) allowing for access to the hotel's thermal waters, a tree planation, an early-morning hike, a guided tour to Maleku town and a guided tour of the hotel with an English-speaking guide
  • Free guided hike at the Mistico Hanging Bridges
  • Free dessert to share at the Don Ruffino Restaurant (applies to a purchased lunch or dinner at the Don Ruffino Restaurant)
  • Free entrance to the Manuel Antonio National Park for a self-guided hike

Standard Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
San José: Sleep Inn 4* or Similar

Puerto Viejo: Villas del Caribe 3* or Similar

Bocas del Toro: Swans Cay or Similar

Arenal: Villas Eco Arenal 3* or Similar

Manuel Antonio: Tabulia or Similar

All Hotels Sleep up to

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

Superior Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
San José: Park Inn 4* or Similar

Puerto Viejo: Namuwoki 3* or Similar

Bocas del Toro: Bocas del Toro or Similar

Arenal: Los Lagos Resort & Spa 4* or Similar

Manuel Antonio: Costa Verde or Similar

All Hotels Sleep up to

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

Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th 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: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process. 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: Return transfers are included as per itinerary 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. 

Car Hire: Car hire is included in this offer from day 5 or 6 at 3 pm to day 11 (with 11-night tour) or day 13 (with 13-night tour) at 5 pm. Your car type will be an upgraded Suzuki Gran Vitara, and your rental will include a GPS, basic insurance and a rechargeable phone card.

Please Note: Our members have the opportunity to upgrade their car type, add one further day of car hire, or upgrade to full insurance at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

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.

Panama 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 don’t need a visa to enter Panama unless you are arriving by sea. You must have a return or onward ticket and the equivalent of US$500 or a credit card.


If you enter Panama by land from Costa Rica and are not a legal resident of Costa Rica, the immigration authorities may ask you to show proof of onward or return travel to your country of legal residence.


If you arrive in Panama by sea, except via a cruise line, you will need a visa. There is a fee of $100 plus $5 registration per person for passengers and crew members of vessels.


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. 


Airport tax


A US$40 airport tax (payable only in cash) is charged on departure. This is usually included in the airline ticket fare. Check with your carrier.


Health 


For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please 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.


Malaria
 and dengue fever are common throughout the year in parts of Panama, including some outlying areas of Panama City.


UK health authorities have classified Panama as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. For information and advice about the risks associated with Zika virus, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre website.


Cases of Chikungunya virus have been confirmed in Panama 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: 

This offer is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, 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

  • 11 or 13-night stay in Standard or Superior hotels as per itinerary
  • Breakfast throughout
  • English-speaking guide included as per itinerary
  • Free entrance to the Cahuita National Park for a self-guided hike
  • Free upgrade to the Los Laos Hotel (subject to availability)
  • Self-guided hike to a crocodile pond, ant farm, butterfly garden and the Arenal volcano lookout point (Superior Hotels Only)
  • Upgrade in Arenal to the Montana de Fuego Hotel (subject to availability) allowing for access to the hotel's thermal waters, a tree planation, an early-morning hike, a guided tour to Maleku town and a guided tour of the hotel with an English-speaking guide
  • Free guided hike at the Mistico Hanging Bridges (Superior Hotels Only)
  • Free dessert to share at the Don Ruffino Restaurant (applies to a purchased lunch or dinner at the Don Ruffino Restaurant)
  • Free entrance to the Manuel Antonio National Park for a self-guided hike
  • Car hire in an upgraded Suzuki Gran Vitara from day 5 or 6 at 3 pm to day 11 or 13 at 5 pm
  • GPS, basic insurance and rechargeable phone card included with car hire
  • Transfers included as per itinerary including transfer to your hotel located in the capital San José

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 & Panama 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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