Cross Country

From the Caribbean to the Pacific Coast, Admire Costa Rica's Wildlife at its Best in Four Locations.

  • OVERVIEW
  • DAY BY DAY
  • LODGING
  • TOURS

OVERVIEW

14 Nights /
$ $ $ $

‘Cross Country’ is perfect for:

For couples, families or groups who want to cross Costa Rica coast to coast and enjoy nature.


This Costa Rica wildlife vacation is suited for any nature enthusiast or for those who are looking for an extended ecotourism package in Costa Rica. Visit four iconic parts of the country, all teeming with flora and fauna and waiting to be explored.

Nature in the Caribbean Coast

After getting to Costa Rica and spending a night in San José, head north to Tortuguero, on the Caribbean coast. Tortuguero is named for its most famous resident—sea turtles (tortugas).

After an exciting boat ride, spend two nights at Aninga Lodge, where you’ll be immersed in the unique ecosystem and culture. Take a walking or boat tour to explore the canals – there are no cars here, so it’s a slower pace of life!

A Retreat in the Mountains

The next destination is one that most tourists don’t get to see – San Gerardo de Dota. Set in a valley with dramatic steep sides, this lush paradise takes your breath away at first view.

But staying there, in the renowned Savegre Hotel, is even better, with its ample opportunity to view the elusive quetzal, one of the world’s most beautiful and elusive birds.

Immersing Beaches in Manuel Antonio

You can’t visit Costa Rica without a little beach time! Head to Manuel Antonio National Park, the country’s most famous.

Enjoy Buena Vista Beach Villas, a unique boutique hotel, and look for white-faced monkeys during your guided tour of the national park. Don’t forget to take a dip in the Pacific Ocean, which is only steps away from this beachfront hotel.

Off-the-Grid in the South Pacific

The last destination on this countrywide trip is perhaps the most special: the Southern Pacific, in the Osa Peninsula. Considered one of the most biodiverse places on earth, it is home to hundreds of species of animals, birds, insects, and plants.

Stay in a boutique, secluded hotel tucked in a national park. If you’re lucky, get a glimpse of a Baird’s tapir, one of Costa Rica’s shyest residents. Keep your eyes open for all other kinds of wildlife, and be sure not to miss the stunning sunsets.

Take a domestic flight back to San José to spend one more night. Then board your plane with photos and memories to last a lifetime!

To make this Costa Rican vacation a dream come true, contact us: we’re here to help with questions and booking!


What’s included in ‘Cross Country’?

Lodging & Meals:

  • 2 nights at Aninga Lodge—including three daily meals.
  • 3 nights at Savegre Hotel—including three daily meals.
  • 4 nights at Buena Vista Beach Villas.
  • 3 nights at Aguila de Osa Inn—including three daily meals.
  • 2 nights at Hilton Garden Inn La Sabana—including breakfast.

Transportation:

  • Private ground transfer from San Jose International Airport to the Hilton Garden Inn (app. 30 minutes)
  • Private ground transfer from the Hilton Garden Inn to Aninga Lodge (app. 3.5 hours)
  • Private ground transfer from Aninga Lodge to the Savegre Hotel (app. 5.5 hours)
  • Private ground transfer from Savegre Hotel to Buena Vista Beach Villas (app. 3 hours)
  • Private ground transfer from Buena Vista Beach Villas to Osa Peninsula area (app. 1.5 hours) + boat ride to Aguila de Osa Inn (app. 1 hour)
  • Ground transfer from Aguila de Osa Inn to the Drake Bay airstrip (app. 25 min)
  • Domestic flight from the Drake Bay airstrip to the San Jose International Airport (app. 35 minutes)
  • Private ground transfer from San Jose International Airport to the Hilton Garden Inn (app. 30 minutes)
  • Private ground transfer from the Hilton Garden Inn to San Jose International Airport (app.30 minutes)

All private transfers include an English-speaking driver.

Tours and Activities:

  • Tour of the Caribbean Canals
  • Manuel Antonio National Park guided tour
  • Use of kayaks at Aguila de Osa Inn


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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