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Value Costa Rica: The essential highlights

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Value Costa Rica: The essential highlights

12 days from £1241pp

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Tiny Costa Rica is bursting with an extraordinary diversity of flora and fauna and its people are among the friendliest in Latin America. The comprehensive network of national parks with their extensive trails is always very accessible.  This short budget holiday uses modern, shared minibuses for transport between hotels. Combine outdoor adventures with beach wind-down time on the Pacific coast.

Begin your adventure visiting the Caribbean jungle waterways and mangrove forests of the wildlife-rich Tortuguero reserve. Move on to discover the densely packed canopy in the Monteverde cloud forest, with its rich bird and animal life in view; then walk the hanging bridges in the shadow of the picture-perfect Arenal Volcano. After this, travel to the Pacific coast and stay at a beach resort close to  a coastal national park for a couple of days’ relaxation.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in San José. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 2

By road and boat to Tortuguero Jungle Reserve.

Day 3

Wildlife spotting in Tortuguero National Park.

Day 4

By river and road to San José, overnight.

Day 5

Transfer by shuttle bus to Monteverde.

Day 6

Self-guided exploration to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.

Day 7

Transfer by shuttle bus to Arenal volcano area.

Day 8

Excursions to the hanging bridges.

Day 9

Transfer by shuttle bus to hotel on the Pacific coast.

Days 10-11

At leisure on the beach.

Day 12

Shuttle bus to San José airport for international flight home.

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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

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Don Carlos


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