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Luxury Tour of Costa Rica

Private Travel | General interest 13 Days & 11 Nights Lead-in price: £3395

Discover Costa Rica’s ecosystems, volcanoes and oceanfront reserves while staying in some of the country’s most stylish properties. Experience pristine nature and primary rainforest on the remote Osa peninsula, see the flowing creeks and celebrated birdlife of the cloud forest and stay by the iconic Arenal volcano with its hot springs and lush scenery. End your journey at an exclusive retreat on the beautiful Pacific coast of the Nicoya peninsula.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Primary rainforest experience on remote Osa peninsula
  • Caño Negro boat trip along Rio Frio
  • Luxury hideaway stay on the Pacific coast
  • Stay in luxurious & characterful accommodation
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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to San José

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 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.

Luxury private tour accommodation

  • Xandari Resort and Spa
    Xandari Resort and Spa

    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.

  • Senda Monteverde
    Senda Monteverde

    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.

  • Hotel Punta Islita
    Hotel Punta Islita

    Perched high on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Punta Islita is the perfect retreat on the Nicoya peninsula. The hotel offers rooms, suites and villas with private terraces and views of the gardens, hills and ocean. Standout features are an infinity pool, an open-air restaurant and the beautiful black sand beach, which can be accessed by foot or hotel shuttle. Various experiences and activities are included, such as horse riding, zip lining through the forest canopy, guided hikes around the property's private trails, monkey and bird-watching tours and cooking or coffee classes. Features: 41 rooms & private villas, 2 restaurants, bar, 2 pools, spa, gym, tennis courts, golf course, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, private terrace with hammock, air conditioning, bathrobes, safe.

  • Nayara Gardens, Costa Rica
    Nayara Gardens, Costa Rica

    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.

  • El Remanso Lodge
    El Remanso Lodge

    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.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £3395 per person

High season from £3795 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

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 send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

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.

  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

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