Self-Drive Countrywide Journey

See the Country from the Convenience of a Rental Car.



11 Nights /
$ $ $ $

Want the freedom of driving yourself, but without the hassle of making your own travel arrangements? Our self-drive Costa Rica package is perfect for you! We set you up with a 4×4 and make all your reservations, so you get to spend your time exploring.

After picking up your car, you’ll head to the nearby Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn to spend your first night. Enjoy some Costa Rican coffee and an enviable view in the morning, before starting out on your countrywide trip.

Your first tourist destination is the Arenal area, famous for adventure tours, hot springs, and, of course, the Arenal Volcano. You’ll have amazing views of this natural wonder from your hotel, Lomas del Volcan. Enjoy a hike in the national park plus some time soaking in hot springs, then take a nature-filled tour of Cano Negro and the Frio River.

Next up is Monteverde. World renowned for its protected cloud forest, this peaceful area has fresh mountain air and plenty of activities. Try one of the most iconic with a combination canopy tour exploring the forest via gondola (tram), hanging bridges, and the Costa Rican favorite, zip lining.

Leave the cool air of the hills and make your way to the Pacific Ocean, where you’ll be staying in Tamarindo at the Diria Hotel. Right on the beach, this hotel has enviable access to both the ocean and the funky surfer town. Speaking of surfing, you’ll get to try your hand at it with lessons. End your beach time with a catamaran tour at sunset, perfect for marine life watching and soaking up the final rays with a drink in hand.

Your time in Costa Rica ends with a night at the upscale Xandari Resort & Spa in the Central Valley, before heading back home from the international airport in San Jose.

What’s included in ‘Self-Drive Countrywide Journey’?

Lodging & Meals:

  • 1 night at Finca Rosa Blanca—including breakfast
  • 3 nights lodging at Lomas del Volcan—including a daily breakfast
  • 2 nights lodging at Hotel Belmar
  • 4 nights lodging at Tamarindo Diria—including a daily buffet breakfast
  • 1 night at Xandari Resort—including breakfast


  • Exclusive Airport ‘Meet and Greet’ service.
  • 4×4 rental car for 11 days
  • Round ground transfer for all tours

All private transfers include an English-speaking driver.

Tours and Activities:

  • Arenal Volcan Hike and Ecotermales Hot Springs tour
  • Tour of Caño Negro and Frio River by boat
  • Combo canopy tour
  • Surf lessons
  • Sunset catamaran tour on the Pacific Ocean

You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us and share your travel dates. Final package pricing includes taxes, domestic transport, tours and lodging as described unless otherwise indicated. The package does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.