Beaches And Nature With Santa Teresa, Self-drive

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 6-99 yrs
  • max group size 30
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-31051
  • 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
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Tamarindo: This busy beach resort is great for a night out, surfing, and exploring the eclectic dining scene.
  • Samara: A relaxed beach town great for soaking up the sun and enjoying the breezy atmosphere.
  • Santa Teresa: Located on the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, this beautiful beach getaway is about as far away from the big city as you can get.
  • Tortuguero: This park is home to the nesting grounds of the green sea turtles, offering spectacular beaches and fantastic opportunities to spot wild animals and birds.
  • Sarapiqui: Neighbouring the Braulio Carrillo National Park, a great area for animal spotting, this magnificent region is known for its kayaking and white-water rafting.
  • Arenal: Admire one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the country and its mesmerising park, dotted with trails and rich in wildlife.
  • Monteverde: Settled by American Quakers in the 1950s, this primary cloud forest is made up of six unique ‘life zones’ and is home to many endangered species and an enormous variety of plant life.
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The trip "Beaches And Nature With Santa Teresa, Self-drive" starts from and ends in Liberia City. It is an active and outdoor trip that takes 15 days taking you through Sarapiqui, Tortuguero, Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve and 8 other destinations in Costa Rica. "Beaches And Nature With Santa Teresa, Self-drive" is a self-guided private trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This comprehensive 15-day tour takes you to some of the most exotic and picturesque areas of the stunning country of Costa Rica. Relax on the sunny shores of Santa Teresa as well as throughout the tour, enjoy an unforgettable excursion in Tortuguero, in a shared shuttle and boat, and take advantage of the freedom to choose optional excursions in the different destinations. From soft sandy beaches to fascinating cloud forests and vibrant volcanoes, this memorable tour will allow you to discover the real Costa Rica while experiencing its incredible wildlife and interesting culture.
  • Day 1: Arrival Liberia – Tamarindo (85km – 1.5 Hrs)
  • Day 2: Tamarindo – Samara (110km – 2 Hrs)
  • Day 3: Samara
  • Day 4: Samara – Santa Teresa (170km – 4 Hrs)
  • Day 5: Santa Teresa
  • Day 6: Santa Teresa – San Jose (170km – 4 Hrs By Road / 1 Hr By Ferry)
  • Day 7: San Jose – Tortuguero (135km – 4 Hrs By Road / 2 Hrs By Boat)
  • Day 8: Tortuguero National Park
  • Day 9: Tortuguero – Sarapiqui (85km – 3 Hrs By Road / 2 Hrs By Boat)
  • Day 10: Sarapiqui
  • Day 11: SarapiquÍ – Arenal (130km – 2.5 Hrs)
  • Day 12: Arenal
  • Day 13: Arenal – Monteverde (60km – 2.5 Hrs By Road / 45 Min By Boat)
  • Day 14: Monteverde
  • Day 15: Monteverde – Depart Liberia (130km – 3 Hrs)
  • Standard Hotel Category = Pasatiempo or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Wyndham Tamarindo or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Tamarindo Diria or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Samara Inn or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Sol Samara or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Nammbu or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Santa Teresa Hotel or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Esencia Hotel or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Manala Hotel or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Holiday Inn Express Forum or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Holiday Inn Escazu or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Real Intercontinental or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Pachira Lodge or similar Lodge Standard
  • Superior Hotel Category = Evergreen Lodge or similar Lodge Standard
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Aninga Lodge or similar Lodge Standard
  • Standard Hotel Category = El Bambu or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = La Quinta Sarapiqui or similar (Lodge Standard)
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Sarapiquis Rainforest Lodge or similar (Lodge Standard)
  • Standard Hotel Category = Arenal Montechiari or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Arenal Springs or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Arenal Kioro or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category =Monteverde Country Lodge or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Poco a Poco or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Monteverde Gardens & Lodge or similar 4*
  • 14 nights' accommodation
  • Hotel taxes
  • 14 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches on days 7, 8, 9
  • 2 dinners on days 7, 8
  • Air-conditioned transportation for the arrival transfer on a shared basis, from Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia to the car rental office
  • Shared land and boat transfers to/from Tortuguero
  • Air-conditioned transportation for the departure transfer on a shared basis, from the car rental company offices in Liberia to the Daniel Oduber Airport
  • Tour guides do not accompany guests during transport
  • Second driver
  • 0 Sarapiqui
  • Car Group A = Daihatsu Bego or similar
  • Car Group B = Suzuki Grand Vitara or similar
  • Car Group C = Toyota Fortuner or similar
  • 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
  • All activities in Tortuguero except the entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park and optional activities
  • 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 tank
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Beaches And Nature With Santa Teresa, 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 15 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 15 July 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 21 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Beaches And Nature With Santa Teresa, 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 Beaches And Nature With Santa Teresa, 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. 

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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