Discover Costa Rica

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5.0 Based on 70 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Safari
  • Bird watching
  • Wildlife
  • Marine wildlife
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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Unrivalled wildlife viewing — Howler monkeys, caiman and sloths Visit the beaches and waterways of Tortuguero, an important nesting site for Green turtles
  • Verdant rainforest, lush mangroves, lava fields and serene cloud forests
  • Wonderful naturalist guides who will share their love of Costa Rica with you!Relax on idyllic Pacific coast beaches Stay in comfortable ecofriendly lodges and hotels
Start and end in San Jose, the "Discover Costa Rica" tour is a guided wildlife trip that takes 15 days. You will visit San Jose, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve and 7 other destinations in 4 different countries. "Discover Costa Rica" is a small group tour which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Costa Rica is renowned for having proportionately more protected land than any other country, making it ripe for wildlife tourism. What is less known is the marvellous, often bizarre variety of animals from catatonic sloths, screaming Howler monkeys, screeching toucans and nesting Green turtles. Throw in the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines and it is easy to see why so many return.
5 - Excellent
Based on 70 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 24 2020
5 - Excellent
Amazing Costa Rica
“I thought this was a great trip and I was very fortunate to end up travelling with a fabulous, like minded group of people. Costa Rica is a beautiful country and the itinerary is well designed to fit in lots of places but without feeling rushed as you get to stay everywhere for two nights. It did not feel as intense and tiring as some trips I have done as there is ample chance to chill out on the verandas of the lodges or by the pool with a book or just watching the wildlife.It is very focused on the nature, scenery and wildlife side of the country, in particular birds, so be prepared for that. There is a chance to do a few other things such as the hot springs and zip lining which are well worth it.I thought all of the accommodation was excellent. Although they varied in terms of facilities everywhere was clean, comfortable and friendly, in excellent locations, with beautiful grounds and with good food (food especially good in Savegre) and most had pools which was an added bonus.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 26 2020
5 - Excellent
A ‘must do’ for the ‘bucket list’!
“An excellent trip with Edward our leader, Felix our driver and Primo the very best boatman in Tortuguero. Our 2 days in Tortuguero were a highlight with the boat trips and we were very lucky with the weather. You definitely need plenty of thin cotton clothes - nothing dries in the humidity and layers for the cooler areas. We felt well prepared having read the trip notes and the recent reviews. Plenty of bug spray, umbrella, waterproof or poncho and a good hat. Excellent food especially the fruit and fish and accommodation better than we had expected. The spa at the last hotel was an unexpected bonus - well worth having a massage and jacuzzi after a busy holiday! We enjoyed the happy hours to sample local cocktails (some more than others!). Our group of 16 was an eclectic mix who got on extremely well, always ready for a laugh and a challenge and got on really well.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 19 2019
5 - Excellent
Brilliant trip around an Amazing country
“A trip that transports you from different areas in beautiful Costa Rica. Six different ecosystems visited but the travel between destinations was only half a day and spending 2 nights at each place meant we had plenty of time to explore. My trip was bird watching lead guide. So every morning had an optional early start to go out and look for birds. Some of the people on the trip were not that sure at the beginning but by the end of the trip, they were keen about what we saw and more knowledgable. Frankly I was in phographers heaven!”
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 11 2019
5 - Excellent
A birding bonanza
“This was the most wonderful adventure and our experience was just as all previous reviewers, simply amazing.Lots of great scenery, beaches, forests, countryside and birds. Lots and lots of the most amazing birds.Costa Rica is green for a reason so be prepared it can rain a lot at any time but it is always warm/hot!”
  • Day 1: Start San Jose.
  • Day 2: To Tortuguero N.P.
  • Day 3: Boat tour around Tortuguero waterways.
  • Day 4: To La Fortuna, near Arenal Volcano.
  • Day 5: La Fortuna Waterfall hike; visit Arenal Volcano.
  • Day 6: To Monteverde in the Tilaran Mountains.
  • Day 7: Visit Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve.
  • Day 8: To Manuel Antonio.
  • Day 9: Discover Manuel Antonio N.P.
  • Day 10: To Esquinas Lodge in Piedras Blancas N.P.
  • Day 11: Hike on trails in Piedras Blancas N.P.
  • Day 12: To Savegre Cloud Forest.
  • Day 13: Free day to discover walking trails in Savegre.
  • Day 14: Visit the village of Copey; to San Jose.
  • Day 15: End San Jose.
  • All accommodation All transport and listed activities
  • All breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Any international flights to/from San Jose are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Discover Costa Rica tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Discover Costa Rica tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 25 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Discover Costa Rica 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 Discover Costa Rica 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 received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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