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Birds & Beaches of Costa Rica

9-day itinerary from £2,410 pp incl. flights


Short description

Discover one of the world's great wildlife hotspots on this nine-day tailor-made tour

In Brief

  • 1 Night San José
  • 2 Nights Turrialba
  • 2 Nights San Gerardo de Dota
  • 3 Nights Manuel Antonio


Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Beach | Natural world | Wildlife

With coastlines bordering two of the world's great oceans - the Atlantic and Pacific - mile upon mile of untouched rainforest, towering volcanic peaks and a remarkable array of animal and bird life, its no surprise that Costa Rica draws adventurous travellers back to its shores year after year. This tailor-made tour takes in the best of Costa Rica's fabulous beaches, abundant birdlife and wildlife-viewing hotspots as you travel from the capital San José to the beautiful Turrialba Valley, on to San Gerardo de Dota - one of the world's great bird-watching destinations - and finally to Manuel Antonio, where you'll find some of Costa Rica's iconic wildlife and most popular beaches.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
San José

Arrive in San José, Costa Rica's bustling capital where you'll be met and transferred to your accommodation, a historic hotel located in the city centre on a quiet street near the city's restaurants, bars and theatres. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city.

Stay: Finca Rosa Blanca

Days 2-3

Leave San José behind and head to Turrialba Valley, located 65 kilometres from the capital and home to some of the country's best white water rafting spots and some of the country's finest coffee plantations.

More importantly however, this verdant valley comprises acres of primary mountain forests and biological reserves, making it a haven for a diverse collection of flora and fauna.

Stay: Rancho Naturalista

Meals: B

Days 4-5
San Gerardo de Dota

Depart Turrialba and head to San Gerardo de Dota, one of the world's best bird watching destinations. Such is its reputation its been named in the book; Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You Die - making it a true hotspot for twitchers across the world. You'll have the chance to experience this wonderful destination and come face-to-face with some of the region's 170 bird species on a full day guided tour, consisting of a series of short guided walks through the reserve.

Stay: Savegre Lodge

Meals: B L D

Days 6-8
Manuel Antonio

From San Gerardo de Dota you'll head to Manuel Antonio National Park, famed for its diverse wildlife, forest-topped cliffs and spectacular golden beaches. You'll have two days here to relax and explore the region as your Costa Rican adventure comes to a conclusion.

Stay: Parador Resort & Spa

Meals: B

Day 9

After breakfast you'll transfer back to San José for your flight home.

Meals: B



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

9-day itinerary from £2,410 incl. flights


Low Season

from £2,410 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £3,125 pp. incl. flights


  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights between the UK and San Jose
  • Private airport transfers
  • 4 nights accommodation in 4* (Superior) hotels on a B&B basis
  • 4 nights accommodation in 4* (Superior) hotels on a full-board basis
  • Private touring and activities throughout

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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