Costa Rica is a nature lover's paradise; its cloud forest and jungle are home to thousands of species of plants, birds, insects and mammals. Its abundance of unspoilt beaches, tropical rainforest, Pacific and Caribbean coastline make it ideal for a family adventure. Explore tree tops from canopy walk ways, marvel at smouldering volcanoes, spot monkeys, sloths, fluttering butterflies and colourful hummingbirds whilst relaxing in hot springs. Costa Rica provides a perfect balance between adventure and relaxation.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to San José direct with British Airways. Transfer to San José Park Inn for 2 nights. (N)
In the morning, visit Poas volcano and its spectacular turquoise crater lake or the Irazú volcano and its viewpoint. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Drive to Arenal to admire the perfect shape of the Arenal volcano. Stay 2 nights at Arenal Paraiso Hotel, set in extensive gardens fringed by the forest and with views of the volcano from the terrace. (B)
This morning, visit the Sky Adventure Park for a bird’s-eye view of the rainforest, Arenal volcano and lake. Ride a slow-paced gondola accompanied by a naturalist guide to spot colourful birds before zip-lining above the canopy. Finish your day with a relaxing soak in the Tabacon natural hot springs and pools. (B, D)
In the morning, take a shared boat across Lake Arenal and enjoy spectacular views of the lake and its surroundings. Continue to Monteverde for 2 nights at the Trapp Family Lodge. In the afternoon visit butterfly & hummingbird gardens and explore the treetop canopy from hanging bridges. (B)
Morning tour of the Monteverde cloud forest reserve, a habitat of rare flora and fauna. Take a walk along trails surrounded by hanging vines and flowering orchids while keeping a look out for wildlife, including the elusive quetzal. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Drive to Manuel Antonio (approximately 5 hours). Stay 4 nights at Si Como No, featuring panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the jungle (Superior room). The hotel name, which means ‘yes why not’ in Spanish, is a reflection of the easy-going charm of the place. (B)
Wake up to the calls of hundreds of birds and white-faced monkeys. Days are at leisure or take optional excursions such as rainforest walks, boat tours in search of dolphins, a visit to a nearby butterfly and nature refuge or world-class sport fishing. (B)
Transfer by road to San José airport for an overnight flight to London with British Airways. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation in Standard rooms, unless specified otherwise in the itinerary.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3627 3097 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
The Arenal Paraiso has comfortable bungalow style rooms which offer spectacular views of the majestic Arenal Volcano, as well as a private bath, air conditioning, refrigerator, cable television and a private terrace. There is a host of services and activities, including a restaurant, swimming pool, jacuzzi, laundry service, gift shop, and nature...
San Jose Park Inn is located in the heart of San Jose and a 15 minute drive from the airport. Guestrooms are contemporary with a colourful decor and equipped with all modern conveniences. The restaurant offers a wide variety of international and local cuisine and there is also an outdoor pool with hot tub.
Features: 117 rooms, swimming pool, hot tub, gym, restaurant, free Wi-Fi.
Room Amenities: Air conditioning, minibar, coffee maker,...
Si Como No is surrounded by tropical rainforest and offers panoramic views of the Pacific coastline. The 58 air-conditioned rooms are set on terraces in four hectares of protected tropical forest and most have their own private balcony. There are two restaurants and a bar, two swimming pools, including a family pool, spa facilities and a 46-seat private cinema. Hotel guests can visit the nearby butterfly and private nature...
The Trapp Family Hotel is a small family-run hotel located close to the entrance of the Monteverde Reserve. The alpine-style lodge features spacious rooms and suites offering views of the cloud forest. The property has a non-smoking policy throughout and there is a strong eco-friendly emphasis. Some rooms are located in a newer block behind the main building and access might be difficult for those with walking difficulties.
Features: 26 rooms, restaurant, lobby bar, fitness room, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, safe,...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
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FCR2018: 10 Nights
The Arenal volcano, until recently one of the world's most active, is surrounded by beautiful scenery...
Manuel Antonio is one of the smallest parks in Costa Rica but one of...
First designated in 1972, the cloud forest reserve of Monteverde is one of...
San Jose is located in a broad, fertile valley at an altitude of 1,150 metres and...