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Costa Rica comfort 15 Days

15 Days
  • San Jose Airport (SJO)
  • Private transportation
  • Breakfast
  • 3-4 Stars Hotels
  • All year
  • English, Spanish, German
  • Double or Triple
  • According to availability

Overview

Escape to Costa Rica’s lush paradise with our 15-day Comfort Trip Package! Enjoy a stress-free getaway with private transportation and a rental car at your disposal. Stay in comfortable hotels and savor a delicious breakfast daily. Explore the best of Costa Rica’s natural wonders, including the tranquil Tortuguero National Park, the picturesque Punta Cocles, and the vibrant La Fortuna. Visit the mystical Rincon de la Vieja National Park, where you can hike through lush forests and soak in natural hot springs. Relax in the charming towns of Santa Elena and Puerto Carrillo, surrounded by breathtaking scenery and warm Tico hospitality. This package offers a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion.

Trip Highlights

  • Biodiversity Paradise: Explore Costa Rica, home to 5% of the world's animal and plant species.
  • Safe Haven: Enjoy a secure and stable environment, offering a peaceful stay.
  • Emergency Support: Feel secure with our 24/7 emergency service and weekday support.
  • Direct Assistance: We're here for you – contact us anytime with inquiries about the program.
  • The best known highlight places in Costa Rica

Itinerary

Day 1 :
San José

Welcome to Costa Rica!

Upon arrival at San José Airport, our driver will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in the city. Upon arrival at the hotel a representative will be waiting for you, during this meeting we will explain you the details of your trip as well as expert tips.

  • Arrival transfer will be scheduled according to your arrival flight.
  • Transfer from Juan Santamaria International Airport [SJO] to Hotel Presidente

You start your Costa Rica adventure with a trip to the “little Amazon of Costa Rica”.

Early morning pick-up from your city hotel. Drive through the Braulio Carillo National Park to the Atlantic coast. On the way, stop for a hearty breakfast in Guapiles. Then drive through extensive banana plantations to the boat landing stage. There you change to a motorboat, which takes you across the main canal through the Tortuguero region to a rustic but comfortable lodge situated on a spit of land between the canal and the sea.

If you wish, you can visit the picturesque Caribbean village of Tortuguero with the local guide after lunch and then return to the lodge.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Transfer by bus and boat: San José – Guápiles – La Pavona – Lodge Tortuguero

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will visit the world-famous Tortuguero National Park by boat, one of the most important habitats of the green sea turtle, the leatherback turtle and the hawksbill turtle. Here you can admire tropical nature at its best: Caimans, crocodiles, poison dart frogs, monkeys and manatees are just a few examples of the overwhelming wildlife in Tortuguero. You will then explore the area around the lodge with a guide.

In the afternoon, you will go on a boat tour through the jungle canals of Tortuguero National Park.
After dinner, there is the option of a guided night hike to the beach to watch the sea turtles lay their eggs (season: July to September/October).

  • Boat tour through the natural canals of Tortuguero National Park
  • Rainforest hike on the lodge trails
  • Entrance fee Tortuguero National Park

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you return to the small river port by boat at around 9 am the next morning. After a drive through extensive banana plantations, you stop for a typical local lunch on the way. Pick up your rental car there and make your own way to Puerto Viejo.

  • Transfer by boat and bus: Tortuguero – Guápiles
  • Car rental pick-up around 1 pm at the restaurant in Guápiles

Breakfast, Lunch

Free days on the Caribbean coast! Long walks on wild beaches, impressive panoramic views of the Caribbean coast in the Manzanillo nature reserve followed by a swim at the tranquil Punta Uva beach, snorkeling or diving, sloth hunting in the Cahuita National Park or sporting activities such as mountain biking or kayaking.

Afterwards, treat yourself to a delicious fruit shake and try the traditional “Rice & Beans”, which is prepared with coconut milk.

Day 6 :
La Fortuna

You continue the round trip after breakfast and drive back along the Atlantic lowlands to Guápiles. Via “Muelle” you will then reach the village of La Fortuna, situated at the foot of the Arenal volcano, around midday. In good weather, the almost perfect cone can be seen from afar.

  • Self-drive from Namuwoki Lodge to Montana de Fuego Resort & Spa

Day 7 :
La Fortuna

Entrance Fee

Today you can visit El Mirador 1968, which is located right next to the Arenal National Park. You have 2 options to explore and enjoy the volcano and the natural surroundings.

For example:
‘Sendero El Bosque 1968’. The hike through the predominantly secondary forest takes about 2 hours. During this hike you can observe various animals such as monkeys, toucans and oropendolas. The hike is classified as moderate to advanced. There is also the hiking trail ‘Colada 1968’. This is 1 km long and easily accessible. You can enjoy fantastic views of the volcano or the lake. Among other things, you can cross part of the old lava, a testimony to the historic eruption of 1968.

Customers can reach Mirador 1968 on their own.

Today you will head north to the Rincón de la Vieja National Park.

Rincon de la Vieja is a place where the volcanic component with its fumaroles, lagoons and Pailas de Barro is combined with a great variety of ecosystems and impressive landscapes, waterfalls, regenerating grasslands and primary forests.

  • Self-drive from Montana de Fuego Resort & Spa to Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin

Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, you begin your hikes in the national park: the route takes about 2 hours, alternating between wet forest, crossing several mountain streams and dry, hot savannahs with little vegetation, until you finally reach the “La Cangreja” waterfall, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip in the natural pools filled with clear turquoise blue water. Afterwards, you hike on to the main attractions of the national park in the Las Pailas sector: bubbling mud holes, geysers and stinking fumaroles (steaming fissures) give you an impressive insight into the natural forces of a volcano.

Please note: The Rincón de la Vieja National Park is closed on Mondays!

The tour starts at the Hacienda Guachipelin.

Day 10 :
Santa Elena

Your journey today takes you to the cool cloud forest region of Monteverde. Thanks to the altitude of this destination, 1550m above sea level, an interesting variety of species, typical of high-altitude tropical forests, thrives here.

You will have the feeling of being on top of the world, but in reality you have arrived in the center of the country’s continental divide. In Monteverde, the sun-drenched faces of beach dwellers are replaced by the warm smiles of farmers, artists, naturalists and nature lovers, especially in the small but cozy town of Santa Elena.

Nocturnal Walk

Night hike in the Bosque Eterno de los Niños:

The Bosque Eterno de los Niños (Children’s Eternal Rainforest) is the largest private reserve in Costa Rica with an area of 20,000 hectares of protected rainforest in the north-east of the country. The reserve is bordered by the Arenal National Park, the higher part of Monteverde, Miramar and the Alberto Manuel Brenes Reserve in San Ramón. You enjoy a hike between day and night, which gives you the opportunity to compare the different activities of the forest in daylight and after sunset. The tour is accompanied by an experienced local guide and starts at 5:30 pm with the last sunlight of the day and ends around 7:30 pm in complete darkness.

Clients reach Bosque Eterno de los Niños on their own.

  • Local guide

Day 11 :
Santa Elena

Today you will visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Situated high on the slopes of the Cordillera de Tilarán (1,500 m), the Santa Elena Reserve covers an area of 310 hectares. The efforts made to protect the region focus on the creation of forest corridors, which also protect the fauna of the area: the quetzal, pumas, jaguars, ocelots and red macaques, which need a large territory to forage and raise offspring.

Customers reach Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve on their own.

  • Admission

The beach is calling! After days surrounded by rainforest and volcanoes, today you head to the Pacific coast, where the small town of Samara awaits you. Known for its relaxed atmosphere and beautiful beaches, this is the ideal place to end your trip.

  • Self-drive from Cala Lodge to Hotel Nammbu

Drive first via Limonal and the “Bridge of Friendship” to the Nicoya peninsula. From here, continue via the village of Nicoya to Samara.

Breakfast

Free days on the Pacific coast in Sámara, the perfect place to end an exciting and adventurous trip.

Breakfast
Day 14 :
San Jose

After breakfast, you will start your return journey to San José, where you will drop off your rental car at the hotel at 4 pm in the afternoon.

  • Self-drive from Hotel Nammbu to Hotel Presidente
  • Car rental drop-off at the hotel in San José/surroundings

Day 15 :
San José

Today it’s time to say goodbye!

Depending on your departure time, you will be picked up from your hotel approx. 4 hours before departure and taken to the airport. With many impressions in your luggage, you will start your journey home.

We wish you a safe onward journey!

  • Private transfer Hotel San Jose – Juan Santamaria International Airport [SJO]

Breakfast

Includes/Excludes

The Cost Includes

  • Donate to sustainable projects.
  • Meet&Greet at the San Jose Hotel.
  • Accommodation:
  • San José: Hotel Presidente, 1 night, standard room, breakfast included.
  • Tortuguero: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero, 2 nights, standard room, all meals, visit to Tortuguero village, guided hike, boat tour Tortuguero canals with bilingual guide, all transportation, entrance fee Tortuguero National Park.
  • Cahuita: Namuwoki Lodge, 2 nights, Bungalow Deluxe Double, breakfast included.
  • Arenal: Montaña de Fuego, 2 nights, standard room, including breakfast.
  • Rincon de la Vieja: Hacienda Guachipelin, 2 nights, superior room, including breakfast.
  • Monteverde: Cala Lodge, 2 nights, standard room, breakfast included.
  • Samara: Nammbú Beach Front Bungalows, 2 nights, deluxe room, including breakfast.
  • San Jose: Hotel Presidente, 1 night, standard room, breakfast included
  • Transportation:
  • Private transfer on arrival and departure.
  • Private transfer between the regions.
  • Rental car:
  • 11 days rental of a vehicle of your choice:
  • Pick up on day 4
  • Drop off at the hotel in San Jose
  • incl. LDW basic insurance + additional insurance
  • 2nd driver free of charge
  • Subject to availability
  • Excursions:
  • Shared excursions mentioned in the itinerary.

The Cost Excludes

  • International flights.
  • Excursions other than those mentioned.
  • Tips for drivers and tour guides.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.

FAQs

What is the pace of the trip?

The trip is a mix of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion.

What are the natural attractions included in the trip?

The trip includes visits to Tortuguero National Park, Punta Cocles, La Fortuna, and Rincon de la Vieja National Park.

Are there other options for customization or additional destinations?

It’s best to consult Tierra Verde directly regarding any customization options or additional destinations. They may have the flexibility to tailor the trip according to your preferences or suggest alternative locations based on your interests.

Are there any age or physical ability restrictions for this trip?

This trip is generally suitable for adults and children aged 12 and above, but please note that some activities may require a moderate level of physical fitness.

What is the cancellation policy?

Our cancellation policy varies depending on the specific details of your booking, such as the dates, accommodations, and activities chosen. We understand that plans can change, so we recommend contacting our customer service team to discuss your situation and understand the cancellation policy that applies to your reservation.

Are breakfasts included in the 15-day round trip package?

Yes, are included so you can start your day with a delicious breakfast at each destination, ensuring you have the fuel you need for your adventures.

What is included in the trip?

The trip includes private transportation, a rental car, comfortable hotels with daily breakfast, and visits to several natural attractions.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Rates per person per package.
  • Supplement rates are per group.
  • Valid rates for a minimum of 2 people.
  • Rates valid for the above dates except Christmas, New Year and Easter Week.
  • Availability subject to change without prior notice at the time of booking.
  • Accommodation in the mentioned hotels or similar category.
  • For more than 4 people or single travelling, price upon request.

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