Exotic Costa Rica, Self-drive

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 6-99 yrs
  • max group size 30
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-31046
  • 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
  • +5
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Rincon de la Vieja:Enjoy the volcanic views this idyllic national park offers and let the steaming mud pots and boiling water amaze you.
  • Bijagua: With a system of sustainable tourism that helps the local community protect and preserve the surrounding natural environment, this captivating rural retreat is a leader in eco-tourism.
  • Monteverde: Settled by American Quakers in the 1950s, this primary cloud forest is made up of six unique ‘life zones’ and is home to endangered species and an enormous variety of plant life.
  • Manuel Antonio: Though it is Costa Rica’s smallest national park, the picturesque Manuel Antonio is full of wild animals, lush vegetation and beautiful beaches.
The "Exotic Costa Rica, Self-drive" tour starts and ends in Liberia City. It is an active and outdoor trip that takes 8 days taking you through Manuel Antonio, Bijagua, Liberia City and 3 other destinations in Costa Rica. "Exotic Costa Rica, Self-drive" is a self-guided private tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover Costa Rica’s exotic side during this eight-day nature-filled adventure. Visit the most predominant natural areas of western Costa Rica, seeing an active volcano, a cloud forest high up in the canopy, verdant rainforestS and beautiful beaches. Keep on the lookout for an extensive variety of wild animals, bugs, and fascinating plants. Accommodation is in eco-friendly, sustainable properties to enhance the trip’s natural experience.
  • Day 1: Arrival Liberia – Rincon De La Vieja (35km – 1 Hr)
  • Day 2: Rincon De La Vieja – Bijagua (100km – 2 Hrs)
  • Day 3: Bijagua
  • Day 4: Bijagua – Monteverde (110km – 3 Hrs)
  • Day 5: Monteverde
  • Day 6: Monteverde – Manuel Antonio (190km – 4 Hrs)
  • Day 7: Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Day 8: Manuel Antonio – Depart Liberia (270km – 4.5 Hrs)
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Hotel taxes
  • Standard Hotel Category = Canon de la Vieja or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Hacienda Guachipelin or similar 5*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Hacienda Guachipelin or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Celeste Mountain Lodge or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Celeste Mountain Lodge or similar 3*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Rio Celeste Hideaway 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*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Villa Bosque or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = San Bada or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Parador Resort or similar 5*
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Air-conditioned transportation for the arrival transfer on a shared basis, from Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia to the car rental office
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bijagua:
  • Monteverde:
  • Car Group A = Daihatsu Bego or similar
  • Car Group B = Suzuki Grand Vitara or similar
  • Car Group C = Toyota Fortuner or similar
  • 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
  • Entrance fees for optional activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • 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 Exotic Costa Rica, 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

Exotic Costa Rica, 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 Exotic Costa Rica, 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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