Costa Rica: Caribbean Escape

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Costa Rican Caribbean beach

Take a break on the Caribbean coast

Caribbean coast

Explore Costa Rica's scenic north and lovely Caribbean coast

landscapes and activities

Enjoy the northern highlands' landscapes and activities

Hummingbird in Bajos del Toro

Watch out for beautiful wildlife

Costa Rican Caribbean snorkeling

Enjoy the aquatic life

Cahuita National Park

Hang out in Cahuita National Park

Shrimp lunch

Kick back in Manzanillo

Costa Rica Otter

Enjoy world-class wildlife experiences in Tortuguero

Luxury lodge

Experience the comforts of your beautiful wildlife lodge

Manzanillo smoothie

Raise a glass to a fantastic Caribbean vacation

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A perfect bite-sized journey through the volcanic north and along Costa Rica’s wildlife-rich Caribbean coast. We’ve made sure you strike the right balance between relaxation, meeting the locals, and activities both above and below the water.

  • Cloud forests & volcanoes
  • Waterfalls & hot springs
  • Amazing wildlife
  • Caribbean beach break
  • Self-drive or transfers
  • Relaxation & adventure
  • Memorable places to stay
  • 100% Travel Positive
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What's Included

Key Inclusions

9 nights small independent hotels & lodges

Private airport transfers

4x4 vehicle

Guided experiences (see activities)

All breakfasts

4 x lunches

2 x dinners

Guided Activities

Bajos del Toro waterfalls tour

Gandoca-Manzanillo tour

Guided Tortuguero wildlife tours

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 & fuel for vehicle hire not included.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Costa Rica

You will be picked up on arrival in Costa Rica and taken to your hotel for the night for a well deserved rest from the flight.

Day 2

Head to the country's volcanic northern highlands

Day 3

Walk between waterfalls

Day 4

Hike, ride, climb, or just relax

Day 5

Head for the Caribbean

Day 6

Get close to exotic wildlife

Day 7

Hike and snorkel in Cahuita National Park

Day 8

Travel by road and boat to Tortuguero

Day 9

Discover amazing wildlife

Day 10

Time to return to San Jose airport

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The colorful culture

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Off idyllic tropical beaches

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Amazing wildlife in Tortuguero

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Delicious Caribbean cuisine


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