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Costa RicaEco Itinerary

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This customisable two-week tour covers some of Costa Rica's most beautiful and biodiverse eco lodges and is perfect for couples or families looking for a combination of nature, seclusion and adventure! Witness sea turtles nesting (from April to October), hike up to Arenal Volcano, and round things off with some whale-watching. You’ll definitely feel the ‘Pura Vida’!

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival at Sarapiqui

Your Costa Rican adventure is about to begin…

 Arrival at San Jose Airport where your guide will meet you
• Transfer to your hotel to get settled in
• Free evening to relax or explore your surroundings by foot

Night at Sueño Azul Hotel (Sarapiquì)

Day 2: Jungle Safari in El Cruce de Rio

Journey into jungle paradise…
• Transfer to El Cruce de Rio Frio, then onto Batán
• Hop on a boat to Lirio Lodge to observe a safari camp
• Keep a look out for turtles from the peaceful lagoon deck

Sarapiquì, El Cruce de Rio, Batán, Tortuguero National Park
Night at Lirio Lodge (Tortuguero National Park)

Day 3: Boat Tour of The Lagoon

Keep a lookout for wildlife and flaura and fauna…

• Wake to the sounds of tropical birdsong
• Glide across the lagoon on a pre-breakfast boat tour
• Relax at the lodge or take a canoe out on the water

Night at Lirio Lodge (Tortuguero National Park)

Day 4: The South Caribbean Coast

Listen to the distant sounds of Calypso music…

• Pick up your rental car for the next 8 days in Limon
• Drive to Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge on the coast
• Relax with a massage or sip a cocktail on the beach 

Almonds & Corals (Manzanillo)

Day 5: To the Beach!

Sun, sand and sunsets…

• Swim, snorkel, or take a trek in the rainforest
• Take an optional day tour to a nearby beach
• Watch the stunning sunset from Manzanillo Beach

Almonds & Corals (Manzanillo)

Day 6: Paradise on Manzanillo Beach

Beach life at its finest…

• Head back to the beach or try another nearby one
• Get a game of beach volleyball going
• Take a dip or snorkel in the ocean


Day 7: Canyoning or Birding

Luxurious, romantic and eco-friendly…

• Drive to the Pacuare River to a riverside eco lodge
• Choose from birding, horse-riding or canyoning
• Detox at the spa or invest in a honeymoon package

Pacuare River, Pacuare
Night at Rios Tropicales Lodge (Pacuare)

Day 8: Pacuare Rafting Tour

Hold onto your paddles, it’s going to be bumpy…

• Get the adrenaline going with a white-water rafting tour
• Shoot through narrow canyons and tropical riverbanks
• Continue on to Arenal Volcano for the next stage 

Pacuare River, Arenal Volcano National Park
Arenal Springs Resort (Arenal Volcano National Park)

Day 9: Arenal Hanging Bridges

Look down on the jungle canopy from above…

• Trek through the lush La Fortuna area
• Recover from yesterday’s adventures at the spa
• Take a tour of the Mistico Hanging Bridges

Night at Arenal Paraiso Hotel (Arenal Volcano National Park)

Day 10: Nature Conservation in Uvita

Dig deep into impressive regional conservation efforts…

• Head to Uvita on the South Pacific Coast (5.5 hours)
• Learn about the conservation role played by your Lodge
• Spot Morpho butterflies, tree frogs, ospreys or turtles

Night at La Cusinga Lodge (Uvita)

Day 11: Whale Watch in Marino Ballena

Take in the area at your own pace…

• Take a free day to explore at your own pace
• Visit the local area and attractions, or enjoy a guided tour
• Set off on a whale-watching tour in Marino Ballena Park

Night at La Cusinga Lodge (Uvita)

Day 12: Relaxation at Your Lodge

You can’t put a price on relaxation…

• Sit back and soak up the tranquility of your Lodge
• Try another of the many activities offered nearby
• Eat dinner overlooking the sunset

Night at La Cusinga Lodge (Uvita)

Day 13: Return to San Jose

Jump into city life before heading home…

• Head back to San Jose to drop off your rental car (4 hours)
• Transfer to your hotel to get settled in for the night
• Spend the evening exploring the city by foot

San José
Night at Hilton Hotel (San José)

Day 14: Departure from San Jose

We hope you had a wonderful time…

• Soak up the sights on your final morning in Costa Rica
• Transfer to San Jose airport for your flight home
• We hope you've had an incredible trip!

San José

SarapiquìEl Cruce de RioBatánTortuguero National ParkLimonManzanilloPacuare RiverPacuareArenal Volcano National ParkUvitaSan José

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

SeasonPrice Per Adult
Prices Starting From
All year round £1,710

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
Book your flights to Costa Rica
International flights are not included in this trip. Thanks to our partnership with Option Way, you can take advantage of booking your flights directly with your local agent.
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  • Competitive rates
  • All-inclusive prices with no hidden fees
  • Sonia, in Costa Rica will inform you of any changes to your flights
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