Costa Rica: Pacific Escape

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tenorio national park

Appreciate the iconic Tenorio National Park

Costa Rica monkey

Wake up to the sound of howler monkeys

Costa Rica Salad

Enjoy the flavors of Costa Rica's Pacific coast

Tenorio volcano

Walk the forests of Tenorio Volcano

Volcano view

See the distinctive Arenal volcano

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Listen to the waves crash as you relax by the pool

turtle hatching

Seeing hatching turtles if you are lucky

Arenal la fortuna

Walk to the waterfalls at Arenal

Night walk

Take a night walk in a private nature reserve

Rio Celeste

Walk through forest to the Rio Celeste

Cr Sunset

Watch the sun set over the Pacific

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Coffee hills, cloud forests, volcanic landscapes, off-the-beaten-path nature reserves...and that’s all before your incredibly scenic break on the Pacific coast. We’ve handpicked charming hotels and just the right balance of immersive activities and pure relaxation time, giving you a wonderful experience of Costa Rica’s north and western regions.

  • Cloud forests & volcanoes
  • Waterfalls & hot springs
  • Tapir Valley nature
  • Pacific coast break
  • 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

1 x lunch

Guided Activities

Bajos del Toro waterfalls tour

Tapir Valley birdwatching/nature tour

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

Explore the volcanic north

Day 3

Walk between waterfalls

Day 4

Explore near the Finca or further afield

Day 5

To Tenorio National Park

Day 6

Discover the Tapir Valley

Day 7

Head for the Coast

Day 8

Snorkel with Turtles

Day 9

Explore the region

Day 10

Return to the airport

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Wildlife-rich rainforests

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Costa Rica's sleepy sloths

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At epic volcano views

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The local 'Ticos'

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In the Pacific Ocean

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In idyllic small hotels

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