10 Day Costa Rica Pura Vida
10 Day Costa Rica Pura Vida
From the Costa Rican capital, you’ll spend ten days exploring the natural beauty of this Latin America country, heading through the heart of the main agricultural before spending time surrounded by tropical forests and stunning mountain valleys as you get closer to nature. Time along the impressive coast then follows as you journey back towards San Jose to conclude a memorable Costa Rican adventure.
Tour highlights
  • Enjoy a break in a hotel reminiscent of an old colonial plantation home
  • Take in spectacular views across the Turrialba Mountains
  • Seek out Costa Rica’s national bird, the Quetzal
  • Explore the newest National Park in the country
  • Watch surfers riding the waves off the coast of Domincal
  • Spot dolphins swimming at sea and explore the various species of wildlife that live around the coastal town
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Day 1: Arrive San Jose
Arrive in the capital of Costa Rica, where you will be met at the airport before being transferred to your hotel in the heart of the city.
  • Tryp San Jose Sabana Hotel
Day 2: San Jose – Turrialba
Following breakfast the hotel, you’ll hit the road to make the two hour journey to Turrialba; one of the key agricultural areas within Costa Rica. Here, you’ll be given the opportunity to stay in an impressive hotel that sits against the dramatic backdrop of the Angostura Lake and the Turrialba Mountains.
  • Casa Turire (B)
Day 3: Turrialba
Relax at leisure and enjoy your surroundings during a day in Turrialba, with the chance to embrace dramatic views from your balcony or to take a stroll around the reforestation areas that surround a building that features all the charm of an old colonial home. Alternatively, you could book onto an optional excursion which could include cycling, rafting or a visit to the Guayabo National Monument.
  • Casa Turire (B)
Day 4: Turrialba – San Gerardo de Dota
After breakfast, you’ll depart Turrialba for the trip to San Gerardo de Dota, which is located on the outskirts of the Los Quetzales National Park. Your accommodation in the heart of the Los Santos Forest Reserve provides stunning views of the surrounding valley and cloud-covered mountains. A series of walking trails provide easy access to the nearby private Cloudforest reserve, whilst the area is popular with birdwatchers hoping to catch a glimpse of Costa Rica’s national bird; the Quetzal.
  • Dantica Lodge (B)
Day 5: San Gerardo de Dota
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the area around the lodge, with the forest landscape being perfect for those who want to embrace the opportunity to get closer to nature in Costa Rica’s newest national park.
  • Dantica Lodge (B)
Day 6: San Gerardo de Dota – Dominical
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by the drive to the coast to spend time in the town of Dominical; one popular with surfers thanks to its impressive, year-round waves.
  • Cristal Ballena Hotel (B)
Days 7&8: Dominical
Spend two days exploring the sights around Dominical, with the laid back resort  being surrounded by luscious plantations, flowing estuaries and stunning cliffs. As well as the natural scenery, you could take in some treatments at the spa, head out on a wildlife spotting trip or simply relax at your hotel and recharge your batteries.
  • Cristal Ballena Hotel (B)
Day 9: Dominical – San Jose
A private transfer will take you from Dominical back to San Jose for the final night of your tour.
  • Aurola Holiday Inn Hotel (B)
Day 10: Depart San Jose
You’ll be collected from your hotel after breakfast for the transfer back to the airport for your departure flight.
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All content and services, including overnight hotels and number of nights, are subject to change and may vary from the inclusions as shown in the itinerary. Specified hotels/content/services are therefore not guaranteed, however we and our suppliers undertake to ensure that any alternatives provided will always be of a similar standard or content/service type.
  • Daily breakfast
  • Private transfers as per the itinerary
  • All hotel taxes
  • Meals not specified
  • Costa Rica departure tax (US$29 per person, subject to change)
  • Tips for guides
  • Optional tours
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses

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