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Full of natural wonders, Costa Rica is an ideal destination for families to enjoy plenty of outdoor adventures. Explore the country at your own pace on a self-drive itinerary, travelling along scenic routes on safe and relatively quiet roads. One of the most bio-diverse countries in the world with thousands of species of flora and fauna, there are endless opportunities to spot wildlife such as monkeys, sloths and vibrant tropical birds. Follow walkways through rainforest canopies, discover pristine beaches and soak in natural hot springs.
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Fly from London to San José with British
Airways. Stay at San José Park Inn for 2 nights. (N)
Visit the impressive Poas volcano. The massive active crater often has sulphuric smoke rising out of the boiling muddy lake, while the other beautiful crater lake is surrounded by dwarf vegetation and lush cloud forest. (B)
Drive to Arenal for a 2-night stay at Arenal Paraiso Resort & Spa.
For a bird’s-eye view of the rainforest, Arenal volcano
and lake, visit the Sky Adventure Park. Relax
in soothing waters at Tabacon’s natural hot
springs and pools. (B)
Drive to Monteverde for 2 nights. Explore
the cloud forest reserve; spot wildlife from
hanging canopy walkways and visit butterfly
and hummingbird gardens. Stay at the Trapp Family Hotel. (B)
Continue to Manuel Antonio for a 4-night stay
at the characterful Si Como No. Relax on the
Pacific coast, visit the national park or take an
optional boat tour in search of dolphins. (B)
Transfer by road to San José for an
overnight direct flight to London with
British Airways. (B) (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
You may choose to extend your time in Costa Rica at any of the above-mentioned destinations or visit additional areas suitable for access by self-drive, such as the tropical lowlands and forests around Sarapiqui, and the Central Pacific coast, including the Manuel Antonio National Park area. It is also possible to add destinations such as Tortuguero and the Corcovado National Park in to your itinerary, however, these areas are either not suitable to access by self-drive or would require long drives, so alternative transportation arrangements would be made for you.
Please refer to our tailor-made section or speak to one of our specialists for further details on vehicle recommendations, hotels and extension options.
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.
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