The Essence of Costa Rica: Pure Nature

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-79 yrs
  • max group size 30
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-32060
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit the home of the rarest and most unique habitats on the planet
  • Admire the natural beauty and diverse biological national parks
  • Explore Arenal Volcano and soak in the nearby mineral thermal waters
  • Get your adrenaline pumping as you ride the rapids of the Rio Balsa
On this immensely popular 10-day vacation package, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the highlands of Costa Rica including tropical jungles, cloud forests, and even a visit to one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Arenal.

Head from San Jose to the Osa Peninsula, a destination popular with eco-tourists due to its biodiversity and stunning beauty. There are a variety of exciting activities and excursions to do on the Osa Peninsula and it is a perfect place for all kinds of water sports such as swimming, diving,, and snorkeling in crystal clear Pacific waters.

Start in Corcovado National Park where you can enjoy a full-day tour experiencing vibrant flora and fauna unseen in other parts of the world. There are even a few endangered jaguars in the park! Then stay on Cano Island before heading to the famed Arenal Volcano. Here, visit the hot springs and then choose one of three exciting excursions. After Arenal, enjoy some adventure activities and a few nights in the lush Monteverde cloud forest.

This is an excellent itinerary for anyone who appreciates the generosity and beauty of nature. Book now!



ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrive in San Jose
  • Day 2: San Jose to Corcovado National Park
  • Day 3: Corcovado National Park
  • Day 4: Caño Island
  • Day 5: Corcovado to Arenal
  • Day 6: Arenal Volcano
  • Day 7: Arenal to Monteverde
  • Day 8: Monteverde adventure excursion
  • Day 9: Monteverde to San Jose
  • Day 10: Departure day
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Accommodation: 9 nights at 4 star hotels
  • Meet and greet at the San Jose International Airport
  • Professional naturalist bilingual guide
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle or mini van throughout the itinerary
  • Five full-day excursions as detailed on itinerary
  • Local transfers
  • Domestic flights San Jose / Corcovado / San Jose
  • Boat transfers
  • All taxes & fees
  • Insurance during your included transfers/activities
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses such as international phone calls, laundry service, etc
  • Tips
  • Some meals, as per itinerary
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

Other Practical InformationPlease indicate if you have any food restrictions or medical restrictions What to Bring: Costa Rica is a very informal and casual country. We recommend bringing a sweater for the highland areas, and light loosefitting shirts, pants or jeans, and shorts for the lowland areas. For the beach areas please don't forget to bring a hat or cap, sunscreen, and sunglasses. For the rainforest and the National Parks, we recommend hiking boots, a small backpack, water bottle, pocket knife, flashlight, insect repellent, rainwear, and a pair of binoculars to observe animals.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Are credit cards accepted in Costa Rica?

    American Express, Visa, and MasterCard have commonly accepted forms of payment in Costa Rica, especially when paying for tours, shuttle services, hotels, attractions, and other services. However, it is always a good idea to carry some cash to pay for taxi rides,  meals, and other minor transactions. You will also need cash when visiting remote locations.   

  • Do I need to visa to travel to Costa Rica?

    Not everyone wishing to visit Costa Rica requires a visa. Depending on your place of residency, nationality, and length of stay, the criteria may vary. Americans, for instance, can enter Costa Rica without a visa and are allowed to stay for up to 90 days. To confirm any entrance requirements, inquire with the relevant embassy ahead of time.

  • Do people in Costa Rica speak English?

    English is common only in tourist-friendly places in Costa Rica. Otherwise, Spanish is the official and most widely spoken language in the country. Learning a few common Spanish words and phrases might be helpful while speaking with locals. The locals also speak Creole and a few Indian languages.

  • What is the best month to visit Costa Rica?

    The best time to visit Costa Rica is between December and April. The weather during the dry season is amazing enough to relax on the beach and trek through the forests. Those enthusiastic about exploring the lush rain forests and participating in water sports, May to November is the best time to visit Costa Rica.

  • How many days should I spend in Costa Rica?

    A three- to five-day Costa Rica itinerary is more than enough to cover all the major highlights of the country. Anywhere between 10 days and two weeks in Costa Rica will give you enough time to explore and experience everything the country has to offer. 

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