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Highlights of Costa Rica + Beach Extension - Explore!

Highlights of Costa Rica + Beach Extension

11 days
4.5
(7)
Start and end in San Jose
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
16
Physical rating:
Active
Age range:
16 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124392
Hygiene Measures:
Included
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US $2,330
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Highlights

  • Admire the classic cone-shape wonder of Arenal
  • Share white-sand beaches with sun-bathing monkeys
  • Discover sloths, monkeys, frogs and spectacular birdlife
  • Search for beautiful quetzal in a cloud forest reserve

Itinerary

Start and end in San Jose! With the Explorer tour Highlights of Costa Rica + Beach Extension, you have a 11 days tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 6 other destinations in Costa Rica. Highlights of Costa Rica + Beach Extension includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in San Jose
  2. Day 2: Visit the Poas Volcano; try out traditional oxcart painting
  3. Day 3: Volcano hike in Arenal; free afternoon with options including wildlife spotting
  4. Day 4: Lunch with a family in Nuevo Arenal; drive to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  5. Day 5: Nature walk in the cloud forest searching for wildlife; free afternoon
  6. Day 6: Drive south to Manuel Antonio National Park
  7. Day 7: Explore Manuel Antonio's wildlife and beaches
  8. Day 8: Free day in Manuel Antonio National Park
  9. Day 9: Free day; optional activities
  10. Day 10: Free day; optional activities
  11. Day 11: Travel back to San Jose International Airport where the trip ends.
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
10 nights

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
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  • A
    · January 3rd, 2020
    It was a great holiday and I'd highly recommend it, apart from the last resort. I also think you shouldn't make the same people share and same person on their own if we've all paid for room share.
    Trip date: December 2019
  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    A brilliant trip - thank you Explore
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for joining us! And for taking the time to send us this great feedback.
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    A great trip
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thank you for your lovely review! The Explore Team
    Trip date: March 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    This was my first solo holiday and it was an amazing experience. The other people in my group were lovely. We saw loads of wildlife and even though it rained the first four days it couldn’t damper our enjoyment The highlight of the trip for me... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Wow, I've been to Costa Rica several times but not seen a scorpion yet! We're glad you enjoyed the trip, and thank you for your comments.
    Trip date: January 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    Well I've been on two explore holidays with friends and ready to do the next one alone, as I can see what sort of people go on this, and they always friendly and same nature as myself.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thank you for this lovely review, we're happy to hear that you've met like-minded people on Explore trips - they are a great option for solo travellers. We hope you enjoy your next one!
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    I recommend to anyone to take a decent camera and zoom lens. Nature can be fickle and without my dSLR camera zoom lens I wouldn't have got half the beautiful photos I have.
    Explore! commented on this review
    That's a great tip - a zoom lens is essential in Costa Rica, if you love photography. Much of the wildlife is up in the trees! Thanks for your feedback.
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    Whilst the hotel Villa Rio Mar was lovely it was a little remote. I'm wondering whether staying in Manuel Antonio might be a better option.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Many thanks for your feedback. I'm glad to see you enjoyed the trip! In terms of the hotel in Manuel Antonio, we aim to use hotels based directly in the town itself, although as the destination is so busy, the hotels on each departure may differ. If the... Show more
    Trip date: March 2018
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Dates & Availability

11 days
Highlights of Costa Rica + Beach Extension
From San Jose to San Jose
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    • Typhoid - Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
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    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Costa Rica. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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