Beautiful Costa Rica Itinerary

Wander the plazas of San Jose, discover the cloud forests of Monteverde and experience natural wonders in Tortuguero National Park on this unforgettable Costa Rican adventure.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,465
      CAD $2,545
      AUD $2,495
      EUR €1,715
      GBP £1,440
      NZD $2,780
      ZAR R24,975
      CHF FR2,080
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Day 1 San Jose

Get accustomed to Costa Rican time on a leisurely walk through San Jose or perhaps visit the lively San Pedro area.
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Days 2-3 La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano

Head to La Fortuna and the beautiful surrounds of Lake Arenal, where big winds sweeping in from the Caribbean make the lake a windsurfer's delight. Why not visit the active Arenal Volcano - the sight of this magnificent beast lighting up the night sky is truly breathtaking.
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Days 4-5 Monteverde

Ecologists have suggested that the steamy Monteverde cloud forest was actually once two different ecosystems, straddling each side of the Continental Divide. As a result, the area boasts several unique species of flora and fauna. Explore the emerald-green cloud forest by foot to admire the wide array of wildlife and to learn how this incredible ecological curiosity came to be.
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Days 6-7 Manuel Antonio National Park

Discover the soft sandy beaches, tropical vegetation and turquoise waters in Manuel Antonio National Park. Hike along the trails to spot some of the abundant wildlife - be on the lookout for armadillos, sloths and colourful birds. Impossible to resist, the warm waters offer great swimming, kayaking or surfing. While Manuel Antonio itself is a laidback kind of town, its nightlife is famously fiery - so kick up those heels and get a taste for Costa Rican revelry.
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Day 8 San Jose

Make yourself at home in San Jose's lively urban centre delving into the colourful markets, checking out the museums or getting among the vibrant night scene.
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Days 9-10 Puerto Viejo

Travel out to the Caribbean coastal town of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca for some time spent exploring Cahuita National Park. In spare time, drop by a permaculture farm to learn about sustainable farming practices or hire a surfboard and hit the surf.
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Days 11-12 Tortuguero National Park

Drive on to Tortuguero National Park, a vast tract of coastal wetlands home to reptiles, amphibians and myriad bird species and the chosen nesting ground of green sea turtles. When night falls, set out on a guided walking tour in search of these endangered creatures.
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Days 13-14 San Jose

Return to San Jose for the final night of this week-long Costa Rican extension. Why not head out as a group to one of the fine local restaurants and rehash the highlights of the trip over a few Imperial beers.
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