Caribbean To Pacific, Self-drive

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Adventure
  • Active and outdoor
  • Self-drive or vehicle rental
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  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 6+ years old
  • guiding method Self guided/Independent
  • Starts Liberia City, Costa Rica
  • Ends Liberia City, Costa Rica
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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 whitewater 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 birdwatching.
The Caribbean To Pacific, Self-drive trip starts and ends in Liberia City. It is an adventure tour that takes 10 days taking you through Manuel Antonio National Park, San Jose, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and 6 other destinations in Costa Rica. Caribbean To Pacific, Self-drive is a self-guided private trip that includes accommodation in hotels, 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)
  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • 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 
  • Second driver
  • Tour guides do not accompany guests during transport
  • 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
  • Hotel taxes
  • 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 35 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 34 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 03 September 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 03 September 2021, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 34 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. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


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 travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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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