Overview & Highlights
An economical holiday including the top experiences: boating through tropical mangroves on the Caribbean, exploring volcanic landscapes and lodging in mountain cloud-forest before lazing on a Pacific coast beach.
- Half day guided canal tour in Tortuguero National Park
- Guided excursions to the hanging bridges at Arenal
This short budget holiday saves you money by using modern, shared minibuses for transport between hotels. Combine outdoor adventures with beach wind-down time on the Pacific coast. 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 very accessible.
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.
Arrive in San José. Transfer to your hotel.
By road and boat to Tortuguero Jungle Reserve.
Wildlife spotting in Tortuguero National Park.
By river and road to San José, overnight.
Transfer by shuttle bus to Monteverde.
Self-guided exploration to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
Transfer by shuttle bus to Arenal volcano area.
Excursions to the hanging bridges.
Transfer by shuttle bus to hotel on the Pacific coast.
At leisure on the beach.
Shuttle bus to San José airport for international flight home.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
This isn't a specific part of the trip, but I do think that the variety of locations and activities available is excellent. It is a busy tour but, personally, I enjoyed this and am pleased that the coverage is as good as it is of such large countries as, travelling that far, I do want to see and do as much as possible. I also found the extension I did suited my requirements well.JP, Holmfirth
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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Sophie Barber - Travel Consultant
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia.
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