Caribbean To Pacific, Self-drive

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 6-99 yrs
  • max group size 30
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-31055
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Liberia City, Costa Rica
  • Ends Liberia City, Costa Rica
  • +8
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Puerto Viejo de Talamanca:A Caribbean seaside town famous for its surfing scene, beautiful scenery, and relaxed atmosphere.
  • Cahuita National Park:Boasting beautiful coral reefs, this natural park will amaze you with its pristine beaches and coastal rainforest.
  • Turrialba:Found in Costa Rica’s Central Valley, the verdant town of Turrialba is the base to a great white-water rafting adventure down the River Pacuare.
  • San Gerardo de Dota:Set in a deep forested valley, this charming remote area is great for fishing and bird-watching.
  • Manuel Antonio:Costa Rica’s smallest national park is a fascinating site, full of wild animals, lush vegetation, and beautiful beaches.
Start and end in Liberia City, the "Caribbean To Pacific, Self-drive" trip is a self-guided adventure tour that takes 10 days. You will travel through Turrialba, Liberia City, San Jose and 6 other destinations in Costa Rica. "Caribbean To Pacific, Self-drive" is a private trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Depart on a 10-day coast-to-coast journey discovering the wild side of Costa Rica. Stay in a picturesque Caribbean beach town and explore the country’s inland in search for the awe-inspiring quetzal bird. Hike in lush rainforests, snorkel over an incredible reef, get an adrenaline rush on a white-water rafting adventure, and vbserve the vast variety of flora and fauna throughout the tour. Prepare yourself for a stunning trip you will never forget!
  • Day 1: Arrival San Jose
  • Day 2: San Jose – Puerto Viejo De Talamanca (215km – 5 Hrs)
  • Day 3: Cahuita National Park
  • Day 4: Puerto Viejo – Turriabla (180km – 4 Hrs)
  • Day 5: Pacuare River
  • Day 6: Turriabla – San Gerardo De Dota (120km – 3 Hrs)
  • Day 7: San Gerardo De Dota
  • Day 8: San Gerardo De Dota – Manuel Antonio (150km – 3 Hrs)
  • Day 9: Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Day 10: Manuel Antonio – Depart San Jose (160km – 3 Hrs)
  • Category Superior = San Bada Hotel or similar 4*
  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • Hotel taxes
  • 9 breakfasts
  • Air-conditioned transportation for the arrival transfer on a shared basis, from Juan Santamaria Airport to your first hotel
  • Air-conditioned transportation for the departure transfer on a shared basis, from the car rental company offices in San Jose to the Juan Santamaria Airport
  • Tour guides do not accompany guests during transport
  • Second driver
  • Category Standard = Holiday Inn Express Forum or similar 3*
  • Category Superior = Holiday Inn Escazu or similar 4*
  • Category Deluxe = Real Intercontinental or similar 5*
  • Category Standard = Villas del Caribe or similar 3*
  • Category Superior = Cariblue or similar 4*
  • Category Deluxe = Le Cameleon or similar 5*
  • Category Standard = Villa Florencia or similar 3*
  • Category Superior = Guayabo Lodge or similar 3.5*
  • Category Deluxe = Casa Turire or similar 5*
  • Category Standard = Suria Lodge or similar 3*
  • Category Superior = Trogon Lodge or similar 4*
  • Category Deluxe = Savegre Lodge or similar 5*
  • Category Standard = Villa Bosque or similar 3*
  • Category Deluxe = Parador or similar 5*
  • Daihatsu Bego A
  • Suzuki Grand Vitara B
  • Toyota Fortuner C
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Applicable Local taxes (VAT)
  • Insurance with No excess
  • Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)
  • Supplemental Liability Coverage (SLC)
  • Emergency contact service
  • Replacement car in case of accident
  • Full-Full petrol rate
  • Coverage up to 70.000 USD per person or 175.000 USD per accident
  • Meet and greet on Day 1
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Airport taxes
  • Airport porterage
  • Optional tours
  • International / domestic flight tickets or visa fees and local taxes
  • Gratuities for drivers and guides
  • Tortuguero National Park entrance fee
  • Entrance to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Damage to a third party or to the hire vehicle due to negligence or inappropriate driving
  • Loss or damage to aerials, jack, safety triangles and vests, windscreen, wipers, petrol cap, luggage covers, or any other fixed or mobile component of the vehicle
  • Damage to the engine through negligence
  • Theft of the vehicle with keys left in the ignition
  • Damage caused to the vehicle or to persons through driving under the Influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Fines due to breaking traffic laws and regulations during the hire period are the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle. In the event of fine being received there will be an administration charge
  • Any extra equipment (GPS, baby seat, etc)
  • Petrol deposit 100 USD; refunded when returning full
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Caribbean To Pacific, Self-drive tour. You can cancel the tour up to 22 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 21 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 10 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 10 July 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 21 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Caribbean To Pacific, Self-drive tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Caribbean To Pacific, Self-drive tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Know Before You Go

The minimum age to rent a vehicle or be a driver is 21 years All drivers must have a valid driver's license The person who signs the contract must have an international credit card, Visa or Master Card, AMEX Pick-up service at the San José Airport is 24 hours Pick-up service at the Liberia Airport are from Monday to Sunday, 05:00 to 21:00 hrs. Pick-up outsideof these times are subject to a surcharge. Pick-up hours at other locations are from Monday to Sunday, 08:00 to 17:00 hrs All pick-up times at other locations will be set according to the office hours. Accident/theft reporting must be notified within 24 hours of incident If the customer returns the vehicle earlier than the agreed upon drop-off date stated in the rental contract, the rental company will not refund the customer for any unused days. Deposit by credit card: Visa or Master Card only Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to tour contents without prior notice For self-guided visits, you must pay your entrance fee directly at the front desk of each park or attraction Recommended arrival before 14:00 hrs. Recommended departure time after 15hrs.  Manuel Antonio National Park is closed on Mondays 

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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