Overview & Highlights
Stay in gorgeous countryside properties and eco-lodges to explore volcanic landscapes, bird-filled cloudforest before lazing at a top Pacific beach resort.
Combine outdoor adventures with beach wind-down time on the Pacific coast. Costa Rica is bursting with an extraordinary diversity of flora and fauna and its people are among the friendliest in Latin America. The comprehensive network of national parks with their extensive trails is always very accessible. This short holiday uses modern, shared minibuses for transport between hotels.
Begin your adventure with a couple of days exploring the beautiful landscapes in the shadow of the picture-perfect Arenal Volcano Move on to discover the densely packed canopy in the Monteverde cloud forest, with its rich bird and animal life on display. After this, travel to the Pacific coast and stay at a beach resort on the Nicoya Peninsula for a few days’ relaxation.
- Arenal: Guided excursion to the Ecotermales Hot Springs
- Monteverde: twilight tour at El refugio
- Monteverde: Guided exploration of Santa Elena Reserve
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Arrive in San José and transfer to countryside resort..
At leisure on the property.
By road to Arenal volcano area.
Excursion to the hot springs at Ecotermales
Optional hanging bridges, lake kayaking or Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.
Drive to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve; twilight tour.
Guided exploration of Santa Elena Reserve.
Transfer to beach resort hotel on the Nicoya Peninsula, Pacific coast.
At leisure on the beach.
Transfer to airport for international flight home.
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Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!
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Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
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Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.