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Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

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Arenal Volcano, 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.

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  • 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 £3,620pp

  • 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 £4,150pp

  • 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 £4,760pp

  • 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 £5,290pp

  • 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 £6,895pp

  • 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 £7,105pp

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