Adventure-filled Costa Rica tour with a beach stay

San José, Tortuguero, La Fortuna & Tamarindo

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Tortuguero National Park

Holiday Inn San José-Aurola, San José

Holiday Inn San José-Aurola, San José

Holiday Inn San José-Aurola, San José

San José

Holiday Inn San José-Aurola, San José

Holiday Inn San José-Aurola, San José

Tortuguero National Park

Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero

Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero

Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park

Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero

Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero

Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park

Hotel Magic Mountain, Arenal

Hotel Magic Mountain, Arenal

Arenal

La Fortuna

Hotel Magic Mountain, Arenal

Hotel Magic Mountain, Arenal

Tamarindo

Hotel Magic Mountain, Arenal

Wyndham Tamarindo

Tamarindo

Wyndham Tamarindo

Wyndham Tamarindo

Wyndham Tamarindo

Tamarindo

Tamarindo

Wyndham Tamarindo

Wyndham Tamarindo

Tamarindo

Discover Costa Rica’s captivating wildlife, coast and epic volcanoes

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Up to -39% supplier's online rate ?
You'll start your holiday with one night in a Standard room at the Holiday Inn San José-Aurola, San José, on a room only basis.

Next, you will spend two nights in a Standard room at the Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero, on a full-board basis. During your stay here, this offer also includes a welcome cocktail per person with lunch on arrival.

Then, you'll spend two nights in a Standard room at the Hotel Magic Mountain, Arenal, with breakfast included.

After, you will spend two nights in a Double room at the Wyndham Tamarindo, Tamarindo, with breakfast included.

Finally, you'll spend one night in a Standard room at the Holiday Inn San José-Aurola, San José, on a room only basis.

This offer also includes a range of tours and excursions with an English-speaking guide, as per the itinerary: a visit to a butterfly farm in Guápiles de Limón with a typical Costa Rican breakfast included; a visit to the village of Tortuguero with a visit to the Turtle Museum; an excursion into the Tortuguero National Park; and an excursion to the Arenal volcano with added hike.

Please note entry fees to the Turtle Museum (approximately £2 per person) and Tortuguero National Park (approximately £15 per person) are not included and are payable locally.

A number of optional excursions and travel insurance can purchased for additional costs. These can be arranged directly with our supplier, Exoticca, after booking and must be selected before final payment. Please note your final payment is due 60 days before your departure.

Return flights are included from your selected departure airport to San José, Costa Rica. One piece of hand luggage and one piece of hold luggage allowance is included (see airline's terms and conditions).

Shared air-conditioned transfers and boat transfers (La Pavona - Tortuguero - Guapiles) are included.

Please be aware transfer times may vary depending on the timetable, an agent in San José will issue all of your documentation upon arrival.

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

Please be aware that our supplier, Exoticca, will require a copy of the valid passports in order to process the reservation.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 42% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 03/09/2019, leaving from London Heathrow, two people may book this holiday (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £1,299 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £2,259 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 42%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 14/05/2019.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

This holiday is supplied by Exoticca and is ATOL protected (11249).

An adventure through colourful, eco-friendly Costa Rica, with mesmerising city, nature and beach stays – includes all travel, a volcano hike and exciting optional excursions

One of the most bio-diverse and voluptuously green nations on the planet, Costa Rica seduces visitors with exotic wildlife and phenomenal scenery. Covered in a dense canopy of rainforest and fringed by soft sands, this Central American Eden is heaven for intrepid travellers.

Kicking off with one night in San José, you'll move on to Tortuguero, which sits between the sea and lagoons. A trip to Tortuguero National Park will see you witnessing the most varied flora and forna in the country – keep your eyes peeled for unique wildlife too, including manatees, jaguars, otters, sloth monkeys, crocodiles and basilisk lizards.

Next up is La Fortuna, which sits at the foot of the brooding Arenal Volcano – one of the most important and spectacular in Costa Rica. With two nights here, there's enough time to explore at your own pace, and you'll have the opportunity to go on a hike around the famous volcano.

Finally, it’s time to take it easy on the far west coast, at the Pacific beach paradise of Tamarindo, where stretches of soft white sand await. Two nights here will give you the chance to unwind before heading back to San José for one last night, after which you’ll catch your overnight flight home.

Good to know


Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

Please note that your inbound and outbound flights are overnight, so be sure to take this into account when planning the time you'll be away.

Please also note that a fee of £15 per person is required to be paid locally for Tortuguero National Park.
Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrive in San José, then transfer to your hotel to spend the night. Overnight stay at Holiday Inn San Josè-Aurola.
Day 2: Set off for Guápiles de Limón before visiting a local butterfly farm and heading to La Pavona for your boat trip to Tortuguero. In the afternoon, explore the village before opting to visit the turtle museum (£2 per person).
Day 3: Head on an excursion to Tortuguero National Park for a chance to spot indigenous wildlife (£15 per person to be paid locally).
Day 4: This morning you'll drive north to La Fortuna, where the Arenal Volcano is located.
Day 5: Head out for a hike, hearing about the volcano's history and activity along the way from your local guide. Afterwards, opt to embark on an excursion to the Tabacón Thermal Baths that flow directly from the volcano (£98 per person including dinner). Overnight at Hotel Magic Mountain.
Day 6: Transfer to the surfing paradise of Tamarindo. Overnight at Wyndham Tamarindo.
Day 7: Spend the day at leisure, or take an optional catamaran tour to see marine life like whales, dolphins and rays, and go snorkelling in the crystal clear waters, including buffet brunch (£74 per person). Overnight at Wyndham Tamarindo.
Day 8: Transfer to San José and spend the day exploring the capital at your leisure or opt to take a city tour, including dinner (£55 per person). Overnight stay at Holiday Inn San Josè-Aurola.
Day 9: Transfer to the airport to catch your overnight flight home.

Holiday Inn San Josè-Aurola, San Jose (first and final night)

Well located in the city centre, Holiday Inn San Josè-Aurola is a great spot to start your holiday. Enjoy city views and sunsets from both the hotel's restaurants, or treat yourself to room service after your long flight. Alongside comfortable rooms, you'll also find a swimming pool, a fitness centre and Wi-Fi.

Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero (two nights)

Set on the northern Caribbean coast, this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning eco-lodge sits amidst lush jungle, rain forests and wetlands, offering plenty of appeal to nature-lovers. It resides on a strip of land between a lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, and offers an outdoor swimming pool, a semi-indoor restaurant with views over the water and a bar right on the river’s edge, plus two smaller bars. Rooms are set among the six acres of gardens and come complete with en-suite bathrooms.

Hotel Magic Mountain, La Fortuna (two nights)


With an ultra-scenic location that serves up awe-inspiring views of the Arenal Volcano, you'd be hard pressed to find a better base from which to explore this magical landscape. This stylish property has several pools and Jacuzzis and is surrounded by lush gardens. The Magic Grand Spa offers massages to soothe your weary muscles and even a private Jacuzzi to be hired out for complete privacy.

Fuel up for the day with a varied breakfast at Lina's Restaurant, then post-volcano-hiking, sit back in Margarita's bar for cocktails with a view of the majestic mountain you've just explored. Standard rooms are decorated with a terracotta colour scheme and have balconies with volcano views, Wi-Fi and two queen-size beds. This hotel has a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Wyndham Tamarindo (two nights)


Wyndham Tamarindo is a chic, lively hotel close to many of Tamarindo's beautiful beaches. On-site, you'll find an infinity pool with a swim-up bar, and spa treatments aplenty to make sure you're well and truly relaxed before you head home. Vista Restaurant serves Costa Rican cuisine and other Central American dishes in an elegant atmosphere, and room service is also available.

Bedrooms are decorated in a sleek, modern style and all have private balconies or terrace that overlook the ocean, plus Wi-Fi, HDTVs, climate control and washer dryers. This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning hotel also operates a complimentary shuttle service to various sights in the local area, which leaves every 30 minutes between 9am and 8pm.
Laguna Lodge, Limón Province, Pococí, Costa Rica (your second destination)

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Return flights are included from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London City, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow and Newcastle to San José, Costa Rica, with British Airways, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Iberia (airlines are subject to change).

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email from the tour operator, Exoticca. This includes departure times, as well as flight numbers.

Please check the luggage rules in the booking confirmation. More information can be found on the airline's website.

Please note that the prices of the tour operator are daily adjusted according to the exchange rate and may vary from the stated price.

Your outbound or inbound flight may be overnight, so please bear this in mind when planning the time you'll be away.
At the time of booking, Exoticca will book the best available airfare for the selected date.

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, Exoticca, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation.

Please also check the visa requirements for any countries you have a connection in. For flights via the US or Canada, you must apply for an ESTA or eTA visa before travel.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Exoticca with ATOL number 11248 and your contract is with that company. Exoticca booking conditions are available from http://www.exoticca.com

For comprehensive travel, visa and health advice, please visit FCO Travel Advice

We source flights from all major scheduled and low cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

You can choose to add a flight to this hotel. Just select the dates you want to book your stay from the calendar and choose ‘Hotel + Flights’

On the next page you can choose the departure airport, time and airline and price that is convenient to you

When you buy a hotel with a flight with us you are financially protected under the ATOL scheme.

If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0207 887 2772 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)

If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0343 227 0007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)

Highlights

  • Keeping your eyes peeled for Costa Rica’s abundant wildlife – manatees, jaguars, sloths and otters are all residents here
  • Hiking around the dramatic Arenal volcano and discovering its flora and fauna
  • Soaking up the sun and surfer vibe at the turtle hangout of Tamarindo

Second opinion

  • To find out more about Holiday Inn San Josè-Aurola, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Laguna Lodge, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Hotel Magic Mountain, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Wyndham Tamarindo, visit their website or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
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