Tropical Costa Rica nature getaway with national park visits & volcano hiking

San José, Tortuguero, Puerto Viejo & Arenal

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Capuchin Monkey

Black Sand Beach, Limon

San José

Hotel Barceló, San José

Hotel Barceló, San José

Hotel Barceló, San José

Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park

Red Eyed Tree Frog

Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero

Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero

Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero

Ostional Wildlife Refuge, Tortuguero

Tortuguero National Park

Puerto Viejo


Cariblue Beach & Jungle Resort, Puerto Viejo

Cariblue Beach & Jungle Resort, Puerto Viejo

Manzanillo Beach, Limon

Puerto Viejo


Arenal Volcano

Tilajari Hotel Resort & Conference Center, Arenal

Tilajari Hotel Resort & Conference Center, Arenal

Tilajari Hotel Resort & Conference Center, Arenal

La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal

An incredible tour of Costa Rica, taking in San José, Tortuguero's turtles and Arenal Volcano, with a few nights in laid-back Puerto Viejo – includes stellar excursions and all travel, breakfast throughout and some other meals

Day 1: UK - San José

Welcome to San José, a city buzzing with electricity and frenetic energy. Culture comes alive on the streets here, and you'll have the afternoon to explore this concrete jungle by yourself. On the evening of your arrival day, you'll have the option to enjoy a gastronomic tour of San José’s neighbourhoods and cuisines. (Meals: optional dinner)

Day 2: San José - Tortuguero

Pass through the sprawling Braulio Carrillo National Park en route to Tortuguero, stopping for breakfast. The afternoon means a tour of Tortuguero, including a visit to the Turtle Conservation Museum and a lively nearby village. Return to the hotel for dinner. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 3: Tortuguero

Spend the morning on a laid-back boat trip through Tortuguero’s canals, then return to the hotel for lunch. Spend the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, you’ll have the option to go and spy on turtles spawning on the beach (July - September; $15 entrance free required). (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 4: Tortuguero - Puerto Viejo

Set off for the charming town of Guapiles this morning, arriving in time for lunch, then continue your journey along the Atlantic Coast to Puerto Viejo. You’ll have the rest of the day at leisure to settle back into this sunny town’s chilled-out way of life. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)

Day 5: Puerto Viejo

This morning, venture into Cahuita National Park for a nature hike that will have you laying eyes on monkeys, anteaters, racoons and more. Explore with an expert guide and enjoy a traditional local lunch before returning to your hotel. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)

Day 6: Puerto Viejo

You’ll have a full day at leisure to explore how you please, or you can opt to visit the Kekoldi Indigenous Reservation on an excursion (£74 per person). Learn about their lives, local animals and more, meeting local families, before popping to a waterfall to cool off and have lunch. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 7: Puerto Viejo - Arenal

Today you’ll head east to Arenal, home to epic, skyscraping volcanoes. Spend the rest of the day at leisure admiring the landscapes. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 8: Arenal

Be sure to fuel up this morning, because today you’re climbing a volcano. Spend the morning at leisure, then meet your guide in the afternoon to embark on a volcano hike along paths created by lava flows. Admire the plant life which grows in such incredible diversity, and afterwards, opt to visit a hot spring to soothe your weary legs - choose between the Tabacón Hot Springs experience with dinner included (£98 per person) or a pass to Paradise Hot Springs (£52 per person). (Meals: breakfast)

Day 9: Arenal

Spend the day at leisure, or take an optional tour of La Fortuna Waterfalls (£52 per person), or the Caño Negro Nature Reserve, home to innumerable species of birds, then a boat trip along the Rio Frio to spot more wildlife (£59 per person). (Meals: breakfast)

Day 10: Arenal - San José

Transfer back to the capital this morning, spend your afternoon at leisure. This evening, you’ve the option to embark on a city tour by bus, which will include a traditional dinner and folklore show (£55 per person). (Meals: breakfast)

Day 11: San José - UK

After a final breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home, spending a night on board before you arrive. (Meals: breakfast) 

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