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Off the beaten track Costa Rica: National parks and private reserves

13 days from £2,456pp

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Off the beaten track Costa Rica: National parks and private reserves

13 days from £2,456pp

Price excludes international flights at the beginning and end of the trip

 

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For decades Costa Rica has been a leading light in conservation, and as a result over a quarter of its territory is given over to well managed national parks and private nature reserves. Many of the parks are popular and much visited, with many facilities of all kinds for tourists, all of which provides for a very different experience from the remote wilderness adventure that many wildlife enthusiasts are hoping for.

So for this holiday we have selected a few of our favourite parks and reserves which, although situated in stunning locations, don’t have the infrastructure to receive hoards of visitors. Among them are Carara National Park and the rugged hills and beaches close to Ojochal. Accommodation is in delightful rustic eco-lodges, usually small and family-run, which offer the opportunity to understand how real life is lived in these bucolic areas.  Again, we’ve picked out the best. At these lodges you’ll have the opportunity to participate in optional or included activities, anything from crocodile spotting to coffee tours.

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Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Transfer from the airport to your countryside lodge.

Day 2

Guided discovery of the Carara National Park and crocodile spotting on Rio Tarcoles.

Day 3

Transfer to Santa Juana Lodge inland from the Pacific coast.

Day 4

Activities from the lodge.

Day 5

Transfer to Trogon Lodge close to San Gerado de Dota.

Day 6

Guided activities from the lodge.

Day 7

Transfer to Ojochal area.

Day 8

Activities from the lodge

Day 9

Travel north up the coast to Dominical and Playa Uvita.

Day 10

Free time on the beach or explore the area.

Day 11

Transfer to San José.

Day 12

Transfer to the airport for your international flight.

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Included in this holiday

Central San José
Places visited

 
Rio Tarcoles crocodile
Things to do

 
cerro lodge
Accommodation

 

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