San Jose is located in a broad, fertile valley at an altitude of 1,150 metres and...Read more >
Fly to San José with British Airways. Transfer to the Xandari Hotel for 1 night. (N)Day 2: To the Osa peninsula:
Fly to Puerto Jiménez on the tip of the Osa peninsula, where the Pacific ocean meets the Golfo Dulce. Transfer to El Remanso Lodge or Lapa Rios Lodge, set in private rainforest reserves, for a 3-night stay. (B, D)Days 3-4: Osa peninsula:
At leisure or take an optional excursion to explore the rainforest and ocean. Self-guided trails from the lodges allow guests to experience the natural beauty of the area at their own pace. (B, L, D)Day 5: Fly to San José • Arenal
Fly to San José and transfer to Arenal. Stay for 2 nights at the Nayara Gardens hotel with views of the volcano. Optional evening excursion to the hot springs. (B)Day 6: Arenal
Take a tour of 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 monkeys, sloths and caimans. (B, L)Day 7: Monteverde
Travel by boat and road to Monteverde for a 2-night stay at Senda Monteverde, ideally located just minutes from the famous cloud forest reserve. Take in the views of the tropical gardens and distant Pacific Ocean from the open-air porch of your casita or explore the hotel’s network of nature trails to spot roaming coatis or agoutis. (B)Day 8: Monteverde
Early morning excursion into the cloud forest to look for the region’s amazing birdlife, including the elusive quetzal. Afternoon at leisure or take optional excursions. (B)Day 9: Nicoya peninsula
Transfer to the Pacific coast on the Nicoya peninsula. Relax for 3 nights at Hotel Punta Islita (partial ocean view room) situated on a hillside with superb ocean views. (B)Days 10-11: Nicoya peninsula
At leisure or enjoy optional excursions and activities. (B)Days 12-13: Fly to London via San José
Transfer by road (approx 5 hours) or fly to San José, for a return overnight flight to London with British Airways arriving the next day. (B) (N)Meal Basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information
Fly to San José and transfer to Arenal. Stay for 2 nights at the Nayara Gardens hotel with views of the volcano. Optional evening excursion to the hot springs. (B)Luxury tour
The hotels featured on this tour are among the best in Costa Rica, however they may not offer the same standard and full range of facilities as high-end 5-star hotels. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.Single supplement
Available on request.Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Xandari Resort & Spa consists of 23 spacious villas on a 16-hectare coffee and fruit plantation overlooking Costa Rica's Central Valley. All villas have a private view terrace, walled-in sun area, bar kitchen, and either a king bed or two full double beds.
Just minutes from the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Senda Monteverde is ideally located to enjoy the cool mountain climate and explore the unique surrounding ecosystems and wildlife. Guestrooms and suites are housed in pairs in freestanding casitas, with upgraded suites occupying their own private casita. All feature an elegant, contemporary design with local artwork and have a separate living area as well as a furnished terrace overlooking the property's beautiful gardens. The property maintains a philosophy of embracing nature and the outdoors, so there are no televisions in order to maintain the natural tranquil ambience. Guests can follow several nature trails through the adjoining forest, home to an abundance of birdlife. The restaurant serves a creative menu of typical Costa Rican fare based on a farm-to-table concept, using sustainably-sourced local ingredients.Features: 24 rooms, restaurant, gardens, nature trails.<br>Room amenities: Coffee maker, ceiling fan, organic toiletries, safe, turndown service, Wi-Fi.
Perched on a mountain outpost overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Punta Islita offers a perfect retreat on the Nicoya Peninsula. The property has a selection of rooms and villas, a restaurant serving seafood and international cuisine, a swimming pool, jacuzzi and a beautiful private beach.
Set among lush tropical gardens filled with birds and flowers, the Nayara Gardens comprises a collection of elegant casitas and villas. Each spacious accommodation features hardwood floors, a four-poster bed, an outdoor shower, jacuzzi and private balcony with views of the volcano or rainforest. Guests can explore the winding paths and nature trails to search for birds and sloths or take in volcano views while relaxing at the outdoor pool with swim-up bar. Yoga classes are available daily in the pavilion and treatments using locally sourced products and volcanic mud can be taken at the open-air spa with views over the rainforest.Features: 50 casitas, 3 restaurants, 2 bars, gardens, outdoor pool, spa, gym, yoga pavilion, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Outdoor rain shower, jacuzzi, air conditioning, television, safe, minibar, coffee maker, hairdryer.
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.<br>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.<br>Room amenities: Ceiling fans, safe, outdoor hammock.
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 pool.
Low season from £3,495 per person
High season from £3,895 per person
Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or
Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
Discounts cannot be combined with any other current or subsequent Cox & Kings offer. Discounts apply to new bookings only and cannot be applied retrospectively. Offers are subject to availability.
S: Prices marked with an (S) symbol are designated as ‘Super Offers’. These select tour departures have been highlighted to help you recognise the best value offers currently available on our website.