Essential Costa Rica

Explore the Jungle, the Beach, the Mountains and the Cloud Forest!

  • OVERVIEW
  • DAY BY DAY
  • LODGING
  • TOURS

OVERVIEW

14 Nights /
$ $ $ $

‘Essential Costa Rica’ is perfect for:

Nature-loving families who are looking to get the most out of Costa Rica’s rich biodiversity during their holiday.


Visit all the essential locations in Costa Rica to get the best scope possible of its flora and fauna. Get around the country, visit mountains, forests, and beaches, all the while enjoying great service and the Pura Vida Costa Rican style in this eco-vacation package.

The Caribbean: Explore the Jungle & Canals

After a night in San José, begin the adventure by heading to the Caribbean coast. The first stop is Azania Bungalows, in Puerto Viejo. It’s across the street from the famous Cocles Beach. The gardens, pool, and laid-back atmosphere are perfect to relax and get your mind into holiday mode.

Then head North to Tortuguero, and to a boutique hotel hidden among the natural canals and jungle of this national park.

Wildlife is the star here—sea turtles, monkeys, colorful birds, frogs, and more live among the trees and the nearby beach. Part of the trip involves traversing the canals in a boat to reach Aninga Lodge, so enjoy the sounds of nature as you disconnect from the outside world.

Arenal: Adventure Time

The next stop is Arenal Volcano, a nature lover’s paradise. Stay at the Arenal Manoa Hotel, with an ideal location to watch the looming volcano and the surrounding rainforest.

Spend the next few days fueling up on adventure. Go on a canopy tour, jump into a canyon with a Tarza-style swing, and visit the forest up close with a hanging bridges tour.

Guanacaste: Hit the Beach

Now it’s time to visit one of Costa Rica’s most famous beaches: Tamarindo, in Guanacaste.

Spend the following nights at Cala Luna Hotel, a boutique property conveniently located close to the shores of Tamarindo and within walking distance of Langosta Beach. Providing eco-chic luxury, Cala Luna is an ideal place to sit back and relax in your own villa.

After exploring the Caribbean coast, it’s time to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Pacific Ocean with a sunset catamaran tour. Admire the coast, swim, and snorkel in the water to discover the rich underwater life.

End the vacation with a last night at one of San Jose’s finest hotels, the Gran Hotel Costa Rica, in the heart of the city and close to the airport. Then head home with memories that will last a lifetime!

To make this Costa Rica vacation a reality, or if you have questions, simply contact us and we’ll be happy to help!


What’s included in ‘Essential Costa Rica’?

Lodging & Meals:

  • 1 night at Hilton Garden Inn—including breakfast.
  • 3 nights at Azania Bungalows—including breakfast.
  • 2 nights at Aninga Lodge—including three daily meals.
  • 3 nights at Arenal Manoa Hotel—including breakfast.
  • 4 nights at Cala Luna Hotel & Villas—including breakfast.
  • 1 night at Gran Hotel Costa Rica—including breakfast.

Private Transportation:

  • From the San Jose International Airport to Hilton Garden Inn (app. 30 min)
  • From Hilton Garden Inn to Azania Bungalows (app. 4.5 hours)
  • From Azania Bungalows to Aninga Lodge (app. 4 hours)
  • From Aninga Lodge to Arenal Manoa Hotel (app. 3.5 hours)
  • From Arenal Manoa Hotel to Cala Luna Hotel & Villas (app. 3.5 hours)
  • From Cala Luna Hotel & Villas to Gran Hotel Costa Rica (app. 4.5 hours)
  • From Gran Hotel Costa Rica to the San Jose International Airport (app. 30 min)

All private transfers include an English-speaking driver.

Tours and Activities:

  • Tortuguero Canals guided tour
  • Canopy & Tarzan swing tour
  • Hanging bridges hiking tour
  • Snorkeling catamaran tour

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.

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