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Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Costa Rica tours

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

A tour of Costa Rica presents many different options with its myriad national parks and variety of outdoor activities. Our specialists have travelled extensively around the country and their expert local knowledge is invaluable when planning your bespoke tour. They have designed a number of itinerary ideas to inspire you, though your own route will be tailored to your interests, perhaps combining Costa Rica’s well-known highlights with more unusual experiences to make your trip that bit more special.

Getting around Costa Rica and understanding its multi-layered culture is also made easy by our knowledgeable guides who aim to assist you in getting the most out of your time.

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Our recommended tours in Costa Rica

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Costa Rica, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

  • Hotel Punta Islita, Punta Islita

    Hotel Punta Islita break

    Costa Rica
    • Infinity pools with one of the best ocean views in Costa Rica.
    • Hotel Punta Islita is fully committed to ecological and social sustainability.
    • Dine on Costa Rican seafood specialities at the Pacifico Restaurant.
    • The hotel is set on the biodiverse Nicoya Peninsula, surrounded by tropical rainforest.
    • Casa spa uses traditional Costa Rican healing arts and the wisdom of a local herbalist.

    5 days from £1,500pp

  • Lagarta Lodge, Nosara

    Lagarta Lodge break

    Costa Rica
    • The Lodge maintains over 90 acres of its own private nature reserve on the Nicoya Peninsula.
    • Intimate hotel with just 26 suites, set with breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean.
    • Gecko Lounge is the perfect place to watch a classic Costa Rican sunset.
    • Three stunning, protected beaches just minutes walk from the hotel.
    • There is one of the world's largest sea turtle nesting sights just 25 minutes' drive away.

    5 days from £1,570pp

  • Kura Design Villas, Costa Rica

    Kura Design Villas break

    Costa Rica
    • Eight luxurious suites each with views over the rainforest and ocean.
    • Tropical location makes it easy to spot wild birdlife, like toucans and lorikeets.
    • Master suites have exclusive private plunge pools and the best views at the property.
    • Easy access to seven remote beaches along 35 km (22 miles) of Pacific coastline.
    • Delicious fresh cuisine sustainably sourced from local farms, fisherman and greens grown at the hotel.

    5 days from £2,670pp

  • One-Bedroom Suite with Plunge Pool, The Four Seasons Resort

    The Four Seasons Resort break

    Costa Rica
    • Five different restaurants provide a wealth of choice.
    • High-tech telescope allows clear skies to be seen in more detail during an evening stargaze.
    • Opportunity to take a trip out to the Arenal volcano or the Rio Celeste National Park and waterfall due to the hotel's location on the Peninsula Papagayo.
    • Play golf surrounded by the beauty of the forest and the sounds of nature on the 18-hole course designed by Arnold Palmer.

    5 days from £2,950pp

  • Sloth, Tortuguero National Park

    Highlights of Costa Rica

    Costa Rica
    • Explore the canal networks of Tortuguero National Park.

    • See a huge array of wildlife from tiny frogs to sloths and tropical birds.

    • Trek in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano.

    • Relax on the beach, or take a surf lesson instead.

    • Zip-line through the cloudforest and relax in a natural hot spring.

    11 days from £3,150pp

  • Pool, Hotel Punta Islita, Punta Islita

    Private stay at Punta Islita & Arenal

    Costa Rica
    • Explore Arenal Volcano, an activity hub home to hanging bridges, lake kayaking and hot springs.

    • Unwind and relax in your private villa on the Nicoya Peninsula, one of the world's Blue Zones.

    • Experience sweeping panoramic ocean views from the hillside.

    • Learn about authentic Costa Rican culture.

    • Spend time with the extended family, or a group of friends in privacy.

    9 days from £3,410pp

  • Driving through Tenorio, Costa Rica

    Costa Rica self-drive tour

    Costa Rica
    • Explore the lesser visited Tenorio Volcano, abundant in beautiful rivers, hot springs, lakes and waterfalls.

    • Hike through Tenorio National Park visiting Rio Celeste, one of Costa Rica’s hidden gems.

    • Wander cloudforest canopy walkways in search of a variety of birdlife.

    • Enjoy the scenic drive from the tropical forest area of Tenorio to the beautiful coastlines of Dominical and Uvita.

    • Explore the Osa Peninsula, home to the highest concentration of wildlife in Costa Rica.

    13 days from £3,485pp

  • Arenal Volcano, Arenal Volcano

    Discover Costa Rica

    Costa Rica
    • Raft along the class III and IV rapids of the Pacuare River to and from the remote jungle lodge.

    • Zip along wires strung across the forest.

    • Trek through the jungle to meet indigenous tribes.

    • Take a surf lesson on one of Costa Rica's Pacific beaches.

    10 days from £3,610pp

  • Manuel Antonio

    Classic Costa Rica self-drive tour

    Costa Rica
    • Explore Costa Rica’s magical landscapes in your own 4x4, with the freedom to stop whenever you like.

    • Enjoy a river safari in the remote Caño Negro Wildlife Reserve.

    • Explore Arenal Volcano, an activity hub home to hanging bridges, lake kayaking and hot springs.

    • Discover the trails of Manuel Antonio, where rainforest meets beach.

    • Explore the Osa Peninsula, one of the most bio-diverse areas of Costa Rica.

    15 days from £3,625pp

  • Sloth, Costa Rica

    Wildlife of Costa Rica

    Costa Rica
    • Wander cloudforest canopy walkways in search of a variety of birdlife.

    • Enjoy a river safari in the Caño Negro Wildlife Reserve.

    • Visit the coastal Manuel Antonio National Park to spot white-faced capuchin monkeys, among other species.

    • Explore the Osa Peninsula, home to the highest concentration of wildlife in Costa Rica.

    12 days from £4,140pp

  • Hummingbird, Costa Rica

    Birdwatching in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica
    • Enjoy the services of an expert naturalist guide at the Turrialba's renowned birding lodge, Rancho Naturalista.

    • Visit La Selva Biological Station to explore the pristine tropical forest trails, home to 448 species of birds.

    • Discover the famous resplendent quetzal in the tranquil cloudforest of San Gerardo de Dota.

    14 days from £4,600pp

  • Granada, Nicaragua

    Overland tour through Nicaragua & Costa Rica

    Costa Rica and Nicaragua
    • Learn about Nicaragua's turbulent modern history in León.

    • Stare down into the active Masaya Volcano crater.

    • Relax at the stunning Morgan's Rock on the Pacific Coast.

    • View the magnificent active Arenal Volcano.

    • Search for the resplendent quetzal in the Los Angeles Cloud Forest.

    • Explore the colourful and vibrant city of Granada.

    17 days from £5,185pp

  • Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

    Costa Rica Adventure Honeymoon

    Costa Rica
    • Hike through jungle trails in search of monkeys, sloth and toucans in the remote Osa Peninsula.

    • Relax and admire views of jungle-fringed beaches in Manuel Antonio.

    • Stay at the unique Pacuare Lodge, accessed by white-water raft through spectacular mountain valleys.

    • Try the myriad of activities on offer around the Arenal volcano from zip-lining, kayaking, mountain biking or visiting hot springs.

    14 days from £5,550pp

  • Sea lions, Galapagos Islands

    Galapagos & Costa Rica tour

    Costa Rica and Ecuador
    • The unique, fearless wildlife of the Galapagos.

    • Relax on a beautiful Pacific beach.

    • Search for the resplendent quetzal and other birdlife in the cool Costa Rican cloudforest.

    • Undertake zip-lining, white-water rafting as well as other activities around Arenal.

    • Get up close to the perfectly conical Arenal Volcano.

    16 days from £5,995pp

  • Kura Design Villas, Costa Rica

    Luxury Costa Rica

    Costa Rica
    • Try some of Costa Rica's best wildlife and adventure activities around the Arenal Volcano.

    • Hike through jungle trails in search of monkeys, sloth and toucans in the remote Osa Peninsula.

    • Relax by your infinity pool or go whale and dolphin watching in Uvita.

    • Escape the crowds in a boutique, cloudforest hideaway.

    14 days from £6,180pp

  • Tango Mar beach, Tambor

    Costa Rica & Panama tour

    Panama and Costa Rica
    • Panama City — explore the three parts of the city and take a partial transit of the famous canal.

    • Arenal Volcano — Costa Rica's most famous volcano, and great activity hub.

    • Caribbean beaches — beautiful archipelagos in Panama and stretches of coastline in Costa Rica that provide fantastic opportunities for a range of activities.

    19 days from £6,350pp

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