Costa Rica: Wildlife & Beyond

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great green macaws manzanillo

This trip puts you in the best places to see the best wildlife

squirrel monkey osa peninsula

You can spot all four of Costa Rica's monkey species...

tapir in corcovado national park

... as well as tapirs, crocodiles and anteaters

resplendent quetzal san gerardo de dota

You'll be in the best place to see Resplendent quetzals...

three-toed sloth cahuita

... and sleepy sloths, as captured here by one of our guests

olive ridley turtles ostional

Another Pura Aventura client woke at 04:30 to see hatching turtles

villas pina pool caribbean hotel costa rica

You'll stay in beautiful small hotels & lodges...

corcovado national park osa peninsula

... and spend a night in a jungle ranger station

driving costa rica

Explore it all with your own 4x4, with easy navigation...

smiling man tenorio

... and our complete support and guidance throughout


Quetzals in quiet cloud forest; turtles on wild beaches; monkeys in remote jungle. You're in the very best places for Costa Rica's greatest wildlife encounters on this epic private wildlife holiday.

  • Epic wildlife encounters
  • Off the beaten track
  • Quetzals, toucans, macaws
  • Sloths, monkeys, tapirs
  • Memorable places to stay
  • Night in ranger station
  • Expert nature guides
  • Beaches & relaxation
  • Packed with local flavour
  • 100% Travel Positive
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What's Included

Key Inclusions

20n small independent hotels

1 Internal flight

1n jungle ranger station

4 x 4 rental car

Private airport transfers

20 x breakfasts

7 x lunches

9 x dinner

Guided Activities

Tortuguero wildlife activities

Wildlife rainforest walk

Macaw reintroduction visit

Mangrove wildlife boat trip


Corcovado National Park tour

Carara National Park birdwatching

5* Service

We have personally experienced & loved every aspect of this trip

Holiday Guide with advice, background information and recommendations

ABTOT / ATOL Financial protection

Local support throughout

24/7 emergency support

Industry-leading 160% carbon capture

Exclusive departure date

Please note: International travel not included.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Costa Rica

A friendly face will be waiting to greet you today and take you to a tranquil hotel set in bird-rich botanical gardens. It's a good place to simply relax or stretch your legs after your flight.

Day 2

Travel into the heart of Tortuguero

Day 3

Discover extraordinary wildlife

Day 4

Choose how to explore

Day 5

Drive down the Caribbean coast