The Best Of Costa Rica

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  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 10-99 yrs
  • max group size 30
  • guiding method Partially guided
  • Tour Code BM-34400
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English, Spanish
  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
The trip "The Best Of Costa Rica" starts and ends in San Jose. It is an active and outdoor tour that takes 10 days taking you through San Jose, Tortuga Island and Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa Rica. "The Best Of Costa Rica" is a self-guided group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Enjoy the highlights of Costa Rica on this ten-day itinerary, including wonderful rainforests, volcano, cloud forests, tropical jungles and a secluded Island. This is a country of great natural beauty and every destination has something unique to offer. Whether you are watching the Arenal volcano whilst bathing in hot springs, walking in the canopy of Monteverde’s cloud forest or relaxing on the pristine jungle of Tortuguero, Costa Rica really is a nature lover's paradise.
  • Day 1: Arrival San Jose (18km – 30min)
  • Day 2: San JosÉ – Tortuguero (117km – 3.5hrs By Land / 1.5hr By Boat)
  • Day 3: Tortuguero
  • Day 4: Tortuguero – Arenal (174km – 3.5hrs / 1.5hr By Boat)
  • Day 5: Arenal
  • Day 6: Arenal – Monteverde (80km – 1.5 By Land / 1.5hr By Boat)
  • Day 7: Monteverde
  • Day 8: Monteverde – San Jose (145km – 3.5hrs)
  • Day 9: San Jose – Tortuga Island – San Jose (98km – 2hrs / 2 Hours – 1.5hr By Catamaran)
  • Day 10: Departure San Jose (18km – 30min)
  • Standard Hotel Category = Sleep Inn Hotel or similar 3*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Pachira Lodge or similar 3*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Casa Luna Hotel & Spa or similar 3*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Country Lodge or similar 3*
  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • Hotel Taxes
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches (Day 2-4, 9)
  • 2 Dinners (Day 2-3)
  • Arrival and departure shared transfers from/ to Juan Santamaria Airport
  • Shared transfers between areas throughout the itinerary (land and boat)
  • Operated with English and Spanish-speaking guides only during included activities (Day 2, 3, 9). Please note you will be accompanied by local guides for the activities only. There is no guarantee that you will be part of a group, or part of the same group during the tour.
  • Lake Crossing Arenal Monteverde
  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: guided visit to Tortuguero National Park (Day 2); guided Morning Walk in Tortuguero and guided visit to Tortuguero Village (Day 3); One Day Tour to Tortuga Island in Catamaran (Day 9)
  • Meet & Greet
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • International and Domestic flights
  • Departure taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Porterage and gratuities
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Best Of Costa Rica 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

The Best Of Costa Rica 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 The Best Of 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Know Before You Go

Tortuga Island tour (on Day 9) operates only on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday The order of activities in Tortuguero may vary according to the season and the disposition of the hotel The start times and durations of excursions as well as transfers are approximate In many hotels in Costa Rica, the triple rooms are a double room with an additional bed or sofa bed. Their comfort conditions are lower than the international standards of the triple room Hotel early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms are subject to availability and are not guaranteed No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons

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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