Private Journeys

Luxury adventures in Costa Rica

8 days from £4,000pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Costa Rica

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Overview & Highlights

A short holiday in beautiful Costa Rica, with first class countryside eco-friendly lodges offering active adventures and spa relaxation.

This short but utterly exhilarating holiday packs in the cream of Costa Rica’s world-renowned portfolio of outdoor activities: you aren’t away from home for long and your feet will hardly touch the ground from start to finish. You’ll be glad of the level of comfort and luxury of your accommodation in a country which prides itself on its excellent infrastructure for visitors.

You set off on a water-borne adventure rafting the effervescent rapids of the Pacuare river, travelling through a near-vertical canyon darkened by the tropical foliage which clings tenuously to the scarred cliffs. Following two nights at one of the world’s leading ecolodges, you continue downstream in your raft. Next you have a couple of days at a luxury lodge in the cloud forest rising from the slopes of the gently smoking Póas volcano and finally stay in an adventure-packed, top-of-the-range resort enveloped in wildlife-rich woodland dotted with thermal pools.

Each property we stay in has been hand-picked to combine a wide range of wellness options and outdoor activities in exceptional comfort.  We leave these open to you to book when you are there, allowing the flexibility to choose the experience that takes your mood.

For those with more time, we strongly recommend the Punta Islita active beach extension on the Pacific coast: there are different activities to indulge in, and also the chance to relax on the sand and unwind after your exertions.

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  • Exquisite hotels and lodges amidst Costa Rica's cloudforest and volcanoes
  • River rafting to and from Pacuare Lodge
  • Self-guided nature trails or an array of optional adventure activities

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What our clients say

  • This was a truly great experience with JLA and having a local guide with us all the way made it very easy. It was a very relaxed way to see…

    LB, London
  • An exceptional trip which really gave us a feel for the countries we visited. A special mention should go to our tour leader - he was outstanding.

    EJ, Chorley
  • "This was a very important holiday for us and we were a little apprehensive but it was a wonderful experience."

    HB, Perth
  • Overall it was a wonderful trip with an exceptional tour leader assisted by excellent local guides and drivers. We left with memories that will last a lifetime.

    GC, Fortrose
  • Most memorable experience? "Lots - Tour of Caracas, the canoe trip to Angel Falls plus the Falls themselves, the night bus trip to St Elena followed by good facilities to…

    ET, Huddersfield
  • Overall, the whole JLA experience has been first class.  Would have no hesitation in recommending JLA to friends and family.

    MH, Leighton Buzzard
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Our Expert's Opinion

This holiday is perfect for those seeking an action-packed and stylish short break. We have carefully selected some of Costa Rica's best luxury eco-lodges and designed the trip to provide flexibility, allowing you to choose the activities that interest you the most.

Heloise
Heloise Buxton Travel Expert Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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Meet our team

Real Latin american experts

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Heloise
    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

  • Millie
    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

  • Mary
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Sallly
    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

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