Caribbean Highlights

costa rica

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Caribbean Highlights
costa rica

Go Rural
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About this trip

Experience three of Costa Rica's most exciting destinations: Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano and the South Caribbean coast. Several nights in each location will allow you to explore the local culture and soak up the amazing natural wonders of Costa Rica.

You’ll start the trip going to Tortuguero National Park in Northeast Costa Rica and is recognized internationally for protecting the most important green turtle nesting beach in the Western Hemisphere. Made up of an extensive network of rivers and canals, access is possible only through small boats. A place unlike any other; where the small communities surrounding the park still preserve their traditions, you’ll experience a  true encounter with Caribbean culture.

You'll continue down South to the Caribbean Coast, a wonderful place to visit with its laid back attitude, spicy piquant food unique Afro-Caribbean culture, and turquoise blue waters. Welcoming strangers with open arms, the towns along the Caribbean coast are an experience in themselves. In this part of the country one also gets the chance to come into contact with many indigenous tribes that have lived in this region for hundreds of years.

Your final nights will be spent at La Fortuna, a tiny town located near the foot of Arenal volcano. The perfect place to kick back and enjoy the area’s superb beauty, La Fortuna still retains much of its original Tico charm. From La Fortuna you will explore the surrounding areas of the volcano, soak in thermal waters, and visit a nearby community where you will participate in local life for a day.

***This itinerary is 100% customizable. Please let us know of any adjustments or changes to any activity, lodging option, length of trip, or region visited. We are here to help you plan your perfect trip!

Trip Highlights

- Eat delicious, home cooked meals

- Zip line the forest canopy 

- Hike into Cahuita National park

- Participate in a cooking class

- Relax on beautiful beaches

- Spot amazing wildlife

- Enjoy breathtaking sceneries of volcanoes and lakes

Cancellation Policy

If trip is cancelled: 

  • 45+ days in advance - 100% will be refunded
  • 15 - 44 days in advance - 50% will be refunded
  • 8-14 days in advance - 30% will be refunded
  • 0-7 days in advance - 0% will be refunded

High Season Cancellation Policy

If your trip falls during peak season (Easter and Christmas) the following cancellation policies apply:

If trip is cancelled: 

  • 90+ days in advance - 100% will be refunded
  • 45-89 days in advance - 50% will be refunded
  • 14-44 days in advance - 30% will be refunded
  • 0-13 days in advance - 0% will be refunded

Meals

All diets are compatible with this trip, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free. Just let us know!

What’s included

  • Accomodations
    Lodging each night is included in your choice of boutique hotels or ecolodges. Recommendations are included in the day-by-day itinerary.
  • Tours & Activities
    Unique experiences available daily. See the day-by-day itinerary for recommended tours and additional options available.
  • Local Guides
    English speaking local & specialized guides during activities
  • Airport Transfers
    Shuttles and taxis arranged to get you to/from the airport
  • Ground Transport
    Private shuttles will take you between destinations
  • Entrance Fees
    To sites of interest, museums and national parks
  • Food
    Included meals are noted in the itinerary: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, BL= Boxed Lunch, D= Dinner
  • 24/7 assistance
    In country assistance in English during the whole trip
  • Tips
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Not specified meals
  • Alcoholic drinks

Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Costa Rica! (-/-/-)

Welcome to Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth! Upon arrival to San Jose, our local guide will welcome you at the airport for a private transfer to your hotel. Our guide will give you all the tips and recommendations to get the most out of your stay in Costa Rica. Free afternoon and evening to rest after the flight.

Optional activity: Take a city tour or cooking lessons with a local family.

Transportation: Approx. 45 minutes from the airport to your hotel

Accommodation options: Grano de Oro (4 star hotel) or Hotel Colonial (2 star hotel)

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