Desperate to travel Costa Rica? From beach towns to dense rainforests, you'll snorkel, scuba dive, zip line, surf and even horseback ride your way around Central America’s most on-trend travel destination. 8-nights of Costa Rica’s teeming coral reefs, awe-inspiring wildlife, dramatic volcanoes and rejuvenating hot springs await. Get ready for unlimited adventures as this pulsating tour gives you the best of this travel hotspot.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Hola San Jose! After meeting up with your fellow Costa Rican explorers this morning we'll get straight on the road; bound for the biodiverse beauty of Sarapiqui.
Renowned for its fertile lands and gorgeous scenery; we'll stop off here for our first taste of fresh Costa Rican air; not to mention our first dose of adventure for those keen to get a little wet and wild.
How to round off the first day of our adventure? How about catching our first glimpse of one of the most incredible volcanoes in Costa Rica; Arenal. This volcano is near perfectly formed and famed for its hot springs and healing properties (hint hint). Dinner tonight will be a group affair in town; already fully bonded after an action packed first day.
Rappelling through a rainforest canyon will be the perfect wake up call this morning. Not keen? How about taking advantage of the regions geothermal properties with a visit to the hot springs? This afternoon we'll learn the A-Z of chocolate making; an export Costa Rica is famous for.
Leaving Arenal towering behind us this morning we'll move on for a taste of Costa Rican beach life.
Playa Tamarindo has the reputation of being Costa Rica's numero uno surf and party destination; and for good reason. This northern beach town boasts tasty waves and golden sands dotted with lounge bars and awesome restaurants. We'll be staying right by the beach so early morning swims are high on the agenda.
The bohemian atmosphere of Playa Tamarindo is utterly infectious; and it won't take long to ease into the pace of life here. Spend the day in the water snorkelling or scuba diving amongst the marine life; or stay above the waves and give surfing a try. This afternoon why not take advantage of our catamaran cruise Add-On; another unique way to experience this beautiful ocean paradise.
It's goodbye to the beach life for now as we pack up our towels and make for the mountains.
Feel the clean air filling your lungs as we arrive at the misty forests of Monteverde - a sight guaranteed to take your breath away. This leafy wildlife hotspot is home to butterfly gardens; coffee plantations; countless monkey species and passionate locals who work hard to preserve the balance between nature and tourism.
Yes; yes and yes is what you will most likely be screaming whilst ziplining a 1km line through the treetops. And the adventures don't stop there - like the sound of walking the hanging bridges amongst the lush Monteverde cloud forest; offering prime sloth spotting opportunities? Now you're listening! This afternoon is dedicated to learning about everyone's favourite caffeinated friend - coffee. One of Costa Rica's most famous exports; we'll learn how the plants are cultivated and the entire process of turning delicious little berries into rich coffee beans.
With Monteverde in our rearview mirror we'll make our way this morning to Jaco; the gorgeous gateway to some incredible national parks.
Beachside Jaco is known for its surfing; nightlife and as leads to some awe-inspiring national parks. If you're feeling adventurous; try some horseback riding; or hop on an ATV. The next morning a day trip to the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park will see us enjoy a dizzying mix of ancient rainforest; pristine beaches and dazzling coral reefs; before we arrive back at our hotel for some poolside relaxation.
This morning we'll head over to Manuel Antonio; a beautiful national park.
Manuel Antonio serves up a dizzying mix of ancient rainforest; pristine beaches and dazzling coral reefs. Get your cameras ready and be on the hunt for wildlife as we walk through this mindboggling hub of biodiversity.
After a day of exploration this evening we'll arrive back at our hotel for some poolside relaxation.
After a final adventure op in Jaco (kayaking anyone?) we'll make our way back to San Jose where our trip will come to a close.
What an adventure it's been. One thing's for sure; we'll never forget our encounter with paradise.
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Per person sharing
27 February 2021
• 8 nights' hotel accommodation
• 8 breakfasts (B),
• 4 dinners (D)
• See Arenal volcano
• Dinner with local family
• Chocolate Demonstration
• Visit the butterfly gardens
• Don Juan Coffee tour
• Visit Manuel Antonio National Park
Free Time Add-Ons
• White water rafting
• Lost Canyon Adventures - Canyoneering (Waterfall Rappelling)
• Hot Springs Visit
• Catamaran Cruise
• Selvatura Park
• Horseback Riding
Available on all Contiki coaches
1. Price is per person based on a lead in rate and subject to availability depending on the departure date. (High and low season rates apply) All travel for summer 2020 only. Single supplement rates available on request.
2. The trip price does not include the costs of international flights (to/from the start or end the trip).
3. May be combined with normal brochure discounts (past passenger, mates rates, 2 tours or more) if applicable.
4. A R1000 deposit is required within 7 days of reservation with full payment due 45 days prior to departure.
5. All cancellation policies apply as per the Contiki Europe Summer 2020 – 2021 brochure.