Express Costa Rica

9 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:


A typical 4* holiday costs from

£4,405 per person


(Based on two people travelling. Low season can be a lot cheaper, and peak season or 5* hotels can be substantially more expensive.)


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Day 1
Fly to San Jose today. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for the night.
Day 2
Transfer to the Arenal Volcano region. This afternoon take a guided tour of the national park followed by a relaxing soak in the hot springs.
Day 3
This morning take a guided tour of Arenal's beautiful hanging bridges complex set in the rainforest. The afternoon is free for you to relax or arrange further activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, zip lining or walking in the tranquil 1968 reserve.
Day 4
Depart Arenal today for you scenic transfer to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. After some time to relax in the afternoon you will be collected for your night tour in the Monteverde reserve, to look for the creatures of the cloud forest after dark.
Day 5
Today you will visit a superb cloud forest adventure centre to try some of Costa Rica's best zip lining. You will also be able to explore the canopy walkways and view the cloud forest from a different perspective.
Day 6
Leave for Monteverde and head for the Central Pacific Coast, to spend a couple of nights in picturesque Manuel Antonio.
Day 7
Take a morning tour of the Manuel Antonio National Park, home to sloths, colourful toucans and playful monkeys. Your afternoon is free to remain on one of the park's pristine beaches, relax by the pool at your hotel or arrange a snorkelling or kayaking tour.
Day 8
Transfer back to San Jose for your overnight flight back to the UK.
Day 9
Arrive home today.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

This active itinerary is an ideal introduction to Costa Rica for those short on time. It has been specifically designed to avoid too many long journeys across the country, whilst still giving a flavour of some of the highlights Costa Rica is best-known for. After a night in the capital to recover from your flight, you will head straight for the country’s activity heartland in Arenal. Visit the volcano national park, soak your limbs in thermal springs and traverse hanging bridges set high in the rainforest. Continue on to Costa Rica’s most famous cloud forest, Monteverde, where you will be able to try your hand at canopy zip lining and look for forest creatures after dark on a night tour. Final stop is Manuel Antonio on the central Pacific coast where you can visit the jungle-fringed beaches of the national park and enjoy a bit of relaxation before you head home.

1 night San Jose – 2 nights Arenal – 2 nights Monteverde Cloud Forest – 2 nights Manuel Antonio

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