Overview & Highlights
A variety-packed holiday including the vibrant Pacific-side Osa Peninsula. More wildlife in the mangroves on the Caribbean coast and interior cloudforested mountains while the volcanic landscapes are captivating.
- Guided excursion in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
- Guided excursion to the Ecotermales hot springs
- Guided excursion in Tortuguero National Park
- Guided nature walk on Osa Peninsula
Tiny Costa Rica is bursting with an extraordinary diversity of flora and fauna, and this journey provides an in-depth exploration of its natural highlights including rainforest coast, Arenal volcano and the turtle-beaches at Tortuguero.
Begin at a rainforest lodge close to Corcovado National Park on the Pacific coast. Then, having surveyed panoramas over the densely packed canopy in the Monteverde cloud forest, with its rich birdlife and animal life in view, bathe in naturally heated thermal springs in the shadow of the picture-perfect Arenal Volcano. After this, a trip by land and over water takes you east where you emerge to explore the Caribbean jungle waterways and mangrove forests of the wildlife-rich Tortuguero reserve. Your trip ends with a couple of days’ relaxation on a white sand Caribbean beach.
It is one of the most peaceful and stable countries in the world and its people are among the friendliest in Latin America. The comprehensive network of national parks with their extensive trails is always very accessible. In line with its respect for the great outdoors, Costa Rica has been at the vanguard of adventure tourism, with activities on offer from zip-lining to white-water rafting.
Arrive in San José and transfer to your hotel.
Fly to Puerto Jiménez on the Pacific coast, transfer to rainforest wildlife lodge.
Guided nature walk.
Fly to San José, transfer to Monteverde.
Half day excursion to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
Transfer to Arenal volcano area.
Excursion to the Ecotermales hot springs.
Transfer to Caño Blanco port, boat to Tortuguero Jungle Reserve.
Wildlife spotting excursion into Tortuguero National Park.
Boat transfer to Caño Blanco, continue by road to Caribbean beach hotel.
Transfer to San José airport for international flight home.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
As a first taste of South America with limited annual leave, you couldn't fault this two week itinerary for the amount of ground it covered. It has given me a real appetite to spend more time in Argentina and Chile - I feel like we literally scratched the surface of what these incredible countries have to offer - and I would definitely like to go back and spend more time exploring these two in particular. Our experience of travelling with a JLA guide was absolutely amazing - I would always recommend this.ES, Redhill
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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Consultant
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.
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