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Punta Islita, Costa Rica

Luxury Costa Rica

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,725 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Experience Costa Rica's amazing wildlife and landscapes with an added slice of luxury

Highlights

  • Stay in some of Costa Rica's most eco-friendly luxury hotels
  • Relax on the pristine beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula
  • Go in search of wildlife in the company of expert naturalists
  • Look out over volcanoes and coffee fields in the Central Valley
  • Hike through the cloud forests of Bajos del Toro for spectacular waterfall views

In Brief

  • 1 Night San José
  • 3 Nights Lapa Rios
  • 2 Nights Bajos del Toro
  • 3 Nights Península de Nicoya
  • 1 Night San José

About

Recommended for:
Beach | History & culture | Honeymoon | Natural world

Costa Rica offers plenty of opportunity to surround yourself with nature, combing incredible wildlife and some truly spectacular landscapes, from towering volcanoes and verdant cloud forests to some of the continents finest beaches.This tailor-made tour takes in some of Costa Rica's hottest wildlife spots alongside stays in some of its finest hotels, each one boasting luxurious amenities and spectacular views. What's more, all of the properties featured meet the stringent standards of Costa Rica’s highly praised Certification of Sustainable Tourism (CST) programme, ensuring that your environmental footprint is kept to a minimum.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Fly to San Jose

Begin your holiday in relaxed fashion with included VIP airport lounge access before your flight to San Jose. Then, on arrival, a private transfer will bring you to your luxury hotel, overlooking the Central Valley's coffee plantations and surrounding volcano backdrop. The hotel has been awarded the highest possible CST rating and serves wonderful fresh food from its fruit plantation, greenhouse and herb garden.

Stay: Finca Rosa Blanca, nr San José (Superior)

Days 2-4
Lapa Rios

Fly to Puerto Jimenez and transfer to the Lapa Rios Ecolodge, rated Top Hotel in Central America by Condé Nast Traveler. Built 350 feet above the Pacific and surrounded by tropical rainforest, it offers 16 huge bungalows, rainforest hikes, bird watching, surfing, horseback riding on deserted beaches, a splendid infinity pool and improbably good food (included in the rate).

Stay: Lapa Rios Ecolodge (Superior)

Meals: B L D

Days 5-6
Bajos del Toro

Fly to San José and transfer to the San Ramon area and El Silencio Lodge, an eco-luxury hotel surrounded by the most diverse and accessible cloud forest in Central America. The following day you'll set off on a guided hike through the verdant jungle to Bajos del Toro Waterfall, a staggering 300 foot-high cascade into an extinct volcanic crater. It's a fairly steep climb – good walking shoes are essential – but the views are truly spectacular, and there's plenty of opportunity to  watch out for wildlife. 

Stay: El Silencio Lodge & Spa, Costa Rica (Superior)

Meals: B L D

Days 7-9
Nicoya Peninsula

Fly via San José to the Punta Islita airstrip on the Nicoya Peninsula, home to some of Costa Rica’s best beaches. Spend three nights at the fabulous Hotel Punta Islita, a boutique retreat built into a tiered hillside, which tumbles down to a palm-fringed beach. Rooms come with private plunge pools and views across the rainforest canopy and to the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean beyond. There's also a spectacular infinity pool and a superb restaurant showcasing the very best of Costa Rican coastal cuisine. Alternatively, choose our deluxe option – a boutique retreat offering spa treatments, Jacuzzi soaks and unbeatable sunset views.

Stay: Hotel Punta Islita (Superior) or Lagarta Lodge (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 10
San José

Return to San José for a final night at Finca Rosa Blanca and a chance to catch up on anything you might have missed during your previous stay in the capital.

Stay: Finca Rosa Blanca, nr San José (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 11-12
Depart UK

Check out for a private transfer to the airport and an overnight flight home, arriving on day 12.

Meals: B

Map

Pricing

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

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,820 incl. flights

Deluxe (Lagarta Lodge)

Low Season

from £3,725 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £4,220 pp. incl. flights

Includes: 

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights from London to San Jose
  • Domestic return flights between San Jose and Puerto Jimenez
  • 5 nights luxury accommodation in typically 5* (Deluxe) hotels on a B&B basis
  • 5 nights luxury accommodation in typically 5* (Deluxe) hotels on a full-board basis
  • Private transfers
  • A selection of shared guided tours at Lapa Rios (choice between early and sunset birds tour, wild waterfall hike, local medicine tour, rain forest ridge walk, Osa trail hike, Matapalo Tour, night walk and 'pigs, twigs and garbage' tour)
  • Hiking tour to Bajos del Toro Waterfall

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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