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Signature Costa Rica: Wildlife and volcanoes

8 days from £1386pp

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Signature Costa Rica: Wildlife and volcanoes

8 days from £1386pp

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Costa Rica, famous for its huge variety of wildlife, exotic vegetation, coffee and genial population, is small enough to get around easily in a short time. This holiday can slot easily into half-term, and is a great choice for families.We have devised a private holiday of just 8 days in which you get to savour this diversity in comfort, staying at high quality accommodation but keeping the costs down by using some shared transport.

The comprehensive network of national parks with their extensive trails is always very accessible, and Costa Rica has been at the vanguard of adventure tourism, with activities on offer from zip-lining to white-water rafting.

Begin by exploring the Caribbean jungle waterways and mangrove forests of the wildlife-rich Tortuguero reserve. Enjoy a spectacular light-aircraft flight back to San José and continue by road to the Monteverde cloud forest, where the vivid birdlife can be easy to view. Descend from the mountains to the tropical, fertile landscapes around the dominant Arenal volcano, and visit picturesque La Fortuna waterfalls.

After this, it’s a road journey back to San José for your flight home, or if you have time, add a few days to enjoy the Manuel Antonio Pacific beach.  Famed for its surf beaches and the monkey-filled national park nearby: there’s lots you can do here, or just relax in the shade of a palm tree.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Transfer to your hotel in Santa Ana, a garden suburb close to the capital.

Day 2

By road and boat to Tortuguero Jungle Reserve

Day 3

Wildlife spotting in Tortuguero National Park

Day 4

Fly to San José, transfer to Monteverde. Guided excursion to the Cloud Forest Reserve

Day 5

Transfer to Arenal volcano area

Day 6

Excursion to La Fortuna waterfalls

Day 7

Transfer by shuttle bus to San José

Day 8

Transfer to the airport for international flight home; or continue to the Pacific beach at Manuel Antonio.

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Central San José
Places visited

San Jose, central highlands and central valleys

See Giant Leatherback Turtles
Thing to do

See giant leatherback turtles nesting at Tortuguero

Volcano lodge

Volcano Lodge


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