Costa Rica holidays
Discover Costa Rica's ecosystems, volcanoes and oceanfront reserves while staying in some of its most stylish properties. Experience pristine nature and primary rainforest on the remote Osa Peninsula, stay by the Arenal volcano, with its beautiful scenery and hot springs, and see the celebrated birdlife of Costa Rica's cloud forest. End your journey at the exclusive Punta Islita on the beautiful Pacific coast in Guanacaste.
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Fly to San José via the USA with United Airlines. Transfer to the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel for 1 night. Alternatively, fly from London to San José direct with British Airways (from May 2016 onwards, on selected days of the week) (N)
Short tour of INBioparque, time permitting, before your flight to Puerto Jimenez. Transfer to El Remanso Lodge or Lapa Ríos*, set in a private nature reserve where the Pacific Ocean meets the Golfo Dulce. Stay for 3 nights. (B, D)
Take local excursions into the pristine rainforest to spot rare wildlife. This magnificent and remote peninsula has an incredible concentration of flora and fauna including the 70-metre high ceiba tree, howler and spider monkeys, scarlet macaws and more than 350 other bird species (B, L, D)
Fly to San José and transfer to Arenal. Stay for 2 nights at the Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens overlooking the volcano. Full day tour to Caño Negro, with a boat trip on the Rio Frio. The area is home to an impressive number of endangered migratory birds, as well as monkey, sloth, caiman and turtle. (B, L) (B)
Travel by boat and overland to the biological reserve of Monteverde and stay at Fonda Vela. Alternatively stay at El Silencio Lodge & Spa on a private cloud forest reserve. Explore the cloud forest for amazing birdlife. (B)
Continue to the Nicoya peninsula to relax at the luxurious Punta Islita. (B)
Transfer by road (approx. 3 hours) to Liberia and take a flight to Houston and on to London with United Airlines, arriving the following day. (B)
(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
This is a suggested itinerary, which can be tailored to suit your needs. Prices, based on two people travelling and sharing a twin-room, are intended as a guideline only and will vary according to time of year.
*El Remanso Lodge and Lapa Rios both offer some of the best accommodation in the Osa Peninsula, but are rustic-style eco lodges and not 5-star hotels.
This exclusive hotel comprises 50 individual casitas, set among lush tropical gardens. Each spacious casita at the Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens features a four-poster bed, an outdoor shower, jacuzzi and a private balcony with stunning views of the Arenal volcano. There is a panoramic restaurant, a swim-pool bar and a small...
Offering easy access to both downtown San Jose and the international airport, the Costa Rica Marriott is built in the style of a colonial hacienda and is surrounded by a 30 acre coffee plantation. It offers first class facilities and a number of walking trails in the...
El Remanso Lodge is located in a private rainforest reserve on the remote Osa Peninsula, one of the world's most pristine and bio-diverse regions. This small but comfortable lodge offers 5 individual cabins, 4 standard rooms and 2 de luxe suites with rustic decorations. All meals are served in the bamboo constructed restaurant, and there is a bar and a small...
El Silencio Lodge & Spa is an environmentally friendly retreat set in a 500 acre private reserve in the central region of Costa Rica. Surrounded by tropical cloud forest and waterfalls, the hotel features 16 luxury suites, each with a private veranda, gas fireplace and jacuzzi. Food is prepared with fresh local organic ingredients (but does not serve red meat) and the spa has a full range of pampering treatments. Guests can explore the surrounding nature trail accompanied by a private...
Lapa Rios is a remote eco-lodge situated in a 400-hectare private reserve of primary lowland tropical rainforest. Situated on a hillside, each of the thatched bungalows feature screen walls to allow natural ventilation, and a large private deck overlooking the rainforest and Pacific ocean. There is an outdoor pool and an excellent restaurant. Activities available include guided forest walks and birdwatching excursions.
Clients with walking difficulties should be aware that this property has a number of steps between the public areas and the bungalows.
Features: 17 rooms, restaurant-bar, swimming pool.
Room amenities: Ceiling fans, safe, outdoor...
Perched on a mountain outpost overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World offers a perfect retreat on the Nicoya Peninsula. Punta Islita has a selection of rooms and villas, a restaurant serving seafood and international cuisine, a swimming pool, jacuzzi and a beautiful private...
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.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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CRL2017: 11 Nights
The Arenal volcano, until recently one of the world's most active, is surrounded by beautiful scenery...
First designated in 1972, the cloud forest reserve of Monteverde is one of...
The Nicoya Peninsula
Separated from the mainland by the Gulf of Nicoya and surrounded...
Puerto Jimenez is a small town on the northeast tip of the Osa...
San Jose is located in a broad, fertile valley at an altitude of 1,150 metres and...