Tropical tour of captivating Costa Rica with a Panama island stay

San José, Arenal, Puerto Viejo & Pueblo de Bocas

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Red Eyed Tree Frog, Monteverde Cloud Forest

Hanging Bridges, Monteverde Cloud Forest

Sloth Island

Barcelo San Jose, San Jose

Barcelo San Jose, San Jose

Barcelo San Jose, San Jose

Arenal Volcano

Hanging Bridges, Monteverde Cloud Forest

Hummingbird, Monteverde Cloud Forest

Lomas del Volcan, Arenal

Lomas del Volcan, Arenal

La Fortuna Waterfall

White-nosed coati, Monteverde Cloud Forest

Thermal Hot Springs, Tabacón

Arenal Lake

Puerto Viejo

Namuwoki Lodge, Puerto Viejo

Namuwoki Lodge, Puerto Viejo

Namuwoki Lodge, Puerto Viejo

Cahuita National Park

White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys, Cahuita National Park

Sloth Island

Bocas del Toro

Divers Paradise, Pueblo de Bocas

Divers Paradise, Pueblo de Bocas

Divers Paradise, Pueblo de Bocas

Bocas del Toro

Sloth Island

Cayo Zapatilla

Sloth Island

Cayo Zapatilla

Costa Rica’s highlights and a blissed-out Panama island stay

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You'll start your holiday with two nights in a Double room at Barcelo San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica. 

Then, you'll spend three nights in a Double room at Lomas del Volcan, Arenal, Costa Rica. 

Next, you'll spend 2 nights in a Double room at Namuwoki Lodge, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. 

After, you'll spend three nights in a Double room at Divers Paradise, Pueblo de Bocas, Panama. 

Finally, you'll spend one more night in a Double room at Namuwoki Lodge, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

Breakfast is included throughout.

This offer also includes the following excursion:

- Guided hike to the Arenal Volcano on Day 2 

- Dolphin-watching boat tour in Bahia Honda

For this tour the following optional excursions can be booked directly with the supplier:

- Arenal: Tabacón Thermal Baths excursion on day 2 for £131 per person 

- Guided-Walk to the La Fortuna Waterfall on day 3 for £70 per person

- Cloud Forests excursion on day 3 for £76 per person

- Half-Day Horse Riding excursion on day 4 for £70 per person

- San Jose city bus tour on day 11 for £74 per person

Return flights are included from your selected airport, to San Jose, Costa Rica.

A 8kg hand luggage and 23kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as shared transfers in air conditioned vehicles.

Please note that baggage weight and size restrictions may vary between airlines, please check airline terms and conditions.

Please note that a deposit of 35% of the travel price must be paid within 72 hours of your booking; the remaining balance of 65% is due no later than 60 days before departure.

The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed a global crisis with an unprecedented impact on global health and the world economy. As such, Exoticca is taking exceptional measures to make it easier for travelers to cancel their trips, particularly those wishing to travel despite the current uncertainty. If travelers wish to cancel their booking, they have up to 60 days before the departure date to benefit from free cancellation of their trip. In this case, 100% of the price paid will be refunded as Exoticca travel credit and no compensation or processing fees will be charged.

Special COVID-19 protection in the event of cancellation by the traveller

In addition to the ""Special Conditions for Free Cancellation"" above, the booking is protected should you contract COVID-19 before departure. In this case, Exoticca will refund 100% of the travel price paid in the form of Exoticca travel credit and will not charge any compensation or processing fees.

Please refer to the tour operator's terms and conditions for complete information.

Please note that the accommodations mentioned are sample hotels. Accommodation can also be in other, equivalent hotels.

Passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of entry into the country. Free visa for British nationals for stays of up to 30 days.

Rooms in Drivers Paradise hotel come with one double bed. If you require two twin beds there will be an additional supplement. Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

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

The following is not included:

- Entrance fees*

- Drinks

- Tips

- Border taxes and costs ($9 per person departure tax when leaving Costa Rica) 

- Other services not mentioned in what's included

* The excursion to Cayo Zapatilla and Cayo Coral does not include admission to Bastimentos National Park, which is $10 per person and must be paid at destination. "

Cancellation and amendments:

To find out more about the policy for this offer, please visit the supplier's website (https://secretescapes.exoticca.com/uk/terms-and-conditions) or call them on 0203-695-9677.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 43% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate.

The discount stated above was checked on 04/08/2022.

This holiday is supplied by Exoticca Travel UK Ltd and is ATOL protected (ATOL 11248). 

An enchanting tour of Costa Rica combining city and nature, plus a Panama island break - includes breakfast, all travel and excursions

Day 1: UK/Ireland - San José

Catch your flight from the UK to the capital of Costa Rica and transfer to your hotel. If time allows, get out and explore the vibrant neighbuorhoods and colonial architecture of this charming, historic city. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 2: San José - Arenal

After a night in San José, you’ll move on to the La Fortuna area, where the dramatic Arenal Volcano is located - one of the most important and spectacular in the country. You’ll get to embark on a volcano hike along paths created by impressive lava flows, admiring the plant life which grows in such incredible diversity as you go. Afterwards, opt to visit the Tabacón Hot Springs to soothe your weary legs. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 3: Arenal

Today you’ll have some time to explore Arenal by yourself - there’s plenty to discover in the National Park, however if you’re feeling adventurous, opt for an excursion to La Fortuna Waterfall, or alternatively, explore the hanging-bridges of Arenal's cloud forest. Whatever you choose to do, the beauty of the natural surroundings is sure to make for a memorable day. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 4: Arenal

You’ll have another free day to enjoy the tranquillity of this beautiful natural environment at your own pace. Why not opt to go horseback riding in the wilderness, enjoying the backdrop of a rainforest as you ride, from the impressive view of the Arenal Volcano to Lake Arenal vistas. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 5 : Arenal - Puerto Viejo

Enjoy a laid-back morning at your leisure to relax or explore, all before journeying along the Atlantic Coast to Puerto Viejo in the province of Limon. You’ll have the rest of the day at your own pace to settle into this sunny town’s chilled-out way of life. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)

Day 6: Puerto Viejo - Cahuita National Park - 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 snack before returning to your hotel. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)

Day 7: Puerto Viejo - Bocas del Toro

Set off for the idyllic Panama paradise of Bocas del Toro today, taking the boat from Almirante to Isla Colon and continuing by road to your hotel. This gorgeous island is home to beautiful star-fish lined beaches, amazing restaurants and bars, and unforgettable landscapes. Once settled at the hotel, enjoy the remainder of the day relaxing at your own pace. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 8: Bocas del Toro

Your day begins with adventure as you set off on a boat tour to observe the dolphin pods that inhabit the waters around Bahia Honda. Continue to Cayo Coral, where you'll have the chance the
snorkel in the warm waters and explore the colourful underwater world and 'coral gardens'. Then discover the gorgeous beaches of Cayo Zapatilla and stop at Sloth Island, where you
can observe these notoriously lazy animals in their natural habitat. Head back to the hotel for a relaxed evening. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 9: Bocas del Toro

Enjoy a day at your leisure in Bocas del Toro, whether you choose to kick-back on the beach and enjoy the tropical climate at your own pace, or tuck into the Caribbean cuisine that this region is famed for. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 10: Bocas del Toro - Puerto Viejo

It's time to return to Costa Rica this morning. Get settled at your hotel in Puerto Viejo and spend the remainder of the evening at your leisure, taking in the beautiful sea views. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 11: Puerto Viejo - San José

This morning, transfer back to the capital to spend your last night in San José. You’ve the option to embark on a city tour by bus, which will include a traditional dinner and folklore show. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 12: San José - UK/Ireland

It's time to bid farewell to beautiful Central America. Transfer to the airport to board your flight back to the UK/Ireland.

Accommodation

We are working with hotels to ensure that they comply with the public health regulations regarding COVID-19.

Barceló San José, San Jose, Costa Rica (first and last night)

This Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence holder is located in a quiet area within easy reach of the airport. A 2016 renovation updated the guestrooms, and there's a fitness centre and swimming pool on-site, as well as three restaurants.

Amenities: three restaurants, swimming pool, fitness centre, Wi-Fi

Lomas del Volcán, Arenal (three nights)

This charming hotel takes shape as a series of rustic-style cabins set into the stunning natural landscape that surrounds Arenal Volcano. From this peaceful location, guests can enjoy a range of outdoor activities in Arenal Volcano National Park, including hiking, hot springs, canopy tours and rafting. The hotel scored a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Amenities: restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi, swimming pool

Namuwoki Lodge, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica (three nights)

This Caribbean-inspired lodge is a charming property submerged in the midst of nature, in Playa Chiquita. Cool off with a dip in the pool, before relaxing to the max on a lounger, or one of the hammocks. For dinner, savour Spanish and Caribbean fusion cuisine at the semi-alfresco restaurant, before capping off the night with a cocktail or two.

Amenities: bar, restaurant, garden, terrace, swimming pool, Wi-Fi

Divers Paradise, Pueblo de Bocas, Panama (three nights)

Divers Paradise is a new property just steps away from Main Street in Bocas Town. Alongside panoramic views of islands and mountains, this boutique offers beautiful guestrooms, a pier-style restaurant and bar, plus scuba diving opportunities and plenty of activities - think kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and much more.

Amenities: bar, restaurant, terrace, activities, PADI diving centre, Wi-Fi

Good to know

Cancellation and amendments: Please note that as of 25 July 2022, a standard non-refundable policy applies to this deal. Once booked, you’ll have the option to purchase cancellation protection through the supplier, Exoticca, by calling them on 0203 695 9677 or visiting their website.

We cannot guarantee access to hotel facilities (e.g restaurant or spa), as these are subject to change due to COVID-19. We advise you check with the hotel before your trip.

Due to COVID-19, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination, which may change at short notice. Please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before departure via your government's foreign advice service.
Barceló San José (your frist and last desination), Residencial, Diag. 23A, Robledal, San José, 10107, Costa Rica

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Details

Return flights are included from your selected airport, to San Jose, Costa Rica. 

A 8kg hand luggage and 23kg hold luggage allowance per person is included, as well as shared transfers in air conditioned vehicles. 

Please note that baggage weight and size restrictions may vary between airlines, please check airline terms and conditions.

From London, Manchester, Dublin, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle, Glasgow, Cardiff or Belfast, with Brussels Airlines, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Air Canada, Air France, Iberia, British Airways, KLM, or similar:

  • Outbound: departing between 00.00 and 23.59, arriving between 00.00 and 23.59
  • Inbound: departing between 06.00 and 23.59, arriving between 00.00 and 23.59 (following day)

Please note that your inbound flight is overnight, so please bear this in mind when planning the time you'll be away. This is a 11-night holiday. The check-out date will be the day that you'll board your inbound flight back to the UK. Since your inbound is overnight, you'll be away for a total of 12 nights.

Flight times and carriers will be confirmed by Exoticca Travel UK Ltd after you have made your booking. Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from the supplier, Exoticca Travel UK Ltd, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation. The flight time will be within the time parameters and possible airlines detailed in this offer.

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.co.uk

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