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Costa Rica Eco 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

Visited:
Sarapiquì
Accomodation
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

Visited:
Sarapiquì El Cruce de Rio Batán Tortuguero National Park
Accomodation
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

Accomodation
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 

Accomodation
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

Visited:
Manzanillo
Accomodation
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

Visited:
Manzanillo

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

Visited:
Pacuare River Pacuare
Accomodation
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 

Visited:
Pacuare River Arenal Volcano National Park
Accomodation
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

Accomodation
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

Visited:
Uvita
Accomodation
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

Visited:
Uvita
Accomodation
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

Visited:
Uvita
Accomodation
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

Visited:
San José
Accomodation
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!

Visited:
San José

Sarapiquì El Cruce de Rio Batán Tortuguero National Park Limon Manzanillo Pacuare River Pacuare Arenal Volcano National Park Uvita San 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.

Approx. £1,770 / 14 days
Excluding international flights
Price per person, based on double occupancy

Included in price:

  • 1 night in  Sueño Azul or similar in Sarapiqui
  • Transfer To Guapiles
  • Land and boat transportation to Tortuguero
  • 2 nights lodging at Lirio Lodge, Barra del Pacuare
  • All meals and tours at Lirio Lodge(night nesting tour not included)
  • 3 nights Almonds and Corals Lodge, breakfasts
  • 1 night-2 days package Pacuare Lodge (one White Water Rarfring), all meals
  • 2 nights lodging at Arenal Springs Hotel or Arenal Paraiso Hotel
  • 2 breakfasts
  • Hiking tour to lava flows
  • 9 days rent of a Hyundai Santa Fe or similar 4x4, mandatory insurante
  • 3 nights lodging at La Cusinga Lodge, breakfast
  • 1 night Hilton Hotel in San Jose or similar
  • Transfer to International Airport

Not included in price:

  • International flights

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