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Hidden Highlights of Costa Rica Driving Holiday

All the diversity, none of the crowds. Cross the country from golden beaches via coffee fincas and mountain walks to the incredible wildlife of the Osa Peninsula.

This trip is an antidote to the crowded paths of Manuel Antonio, the queues of Monteverde and the billboards of Arenal. We have used our extensive experience of Costa Rica to ignore the ‘labels’, the well known, and instead have tied together a series of real highlights which thankfully escape most visitors’ notice.

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Day 1 - Welcome to Costa Rica!

Arrive in San José and transfer to your comfortable hotel in the eastern suburbs of the city. Your car is delivered this evening so you can get going when you like in the morning.
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Day 2 - Swim in the warm Caribbean

Set off driving this morning as you travel south along the Caribbean coast towards your characterful lodge tucked away in the forest within strolling distance of a quiet beach.
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Day 3 - Private guided Cahuita National Park visit

Your private guide leads you on a hike inside Cahuita National Park to see monkeys, sloths, snakes and other wildlife that inhabits the coastal forest here. This afternoon is yours to explore.
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Day 4 - Visit conservation projects

Today you have the best possible introduction to the flora and fauna of the area with a visit to a nearby botanical gardens and the Great Green Macaw reintroduction project.
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Day 5 - Visit a wildlife sanctuary

This morning you take a private tour of the nearby Jaguar Rescue Center before you travel north to the Caribbean uplands near Turrialba where you stay in a lovely family-run coffee estate.
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Day 6 - Learn about coffee at a historic farm

Today is spent on and around the historic finca, exploring coffee production, and local life in this traditional town. If the weather's warm, cool off with a dip at a spectacular waterfall.
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Day 7 - Raft the Pacuare River

Spend time on the water today, rafting on the Pacuare river through pristine rainforest on grade III and IV water, a fun way to see the lowland nature.

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