Costa Rica Biosphere

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Costa Rica Biosphere - Localista
Costa Rica Biosphere - Localista
7 reviews
San Jose
San Jose


Start and end in San Jose! With the adventure tour Costa Rica Biosphere, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through San Jose, Costa Rica and 5 other destinations in Costa Rica. Costa Rica Biosphere includes an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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5 to 75 year olds
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  • MB
    Written on March 8, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I have just returned to England after a 3 week adventure exploring Costa Rica on a holiday organised by Localista Costa Rica. I sent them a list of things I wanted to do and they devised an itinerary that saw me visit San Jose, Drake Bay, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde, Arenal, Sarapiqui, Tortuguero, Puerto Viejo and finally back to San Jose. I am happy to report that the transport arrangements, accommodation, guides and activities went perfectly and I have vivid memories of the varied wildlife and different rain forest trails I visited. I found the local people were very friendly even though my Spanish is very limited and I never had to use the umbrella I took with me. It is ironic that the only real problem I had was getting from Heathow Airport to Cambridge due to chaos caused by snow! To sum up this was The Holiday of a Lifetime.
    Localista commented on this review
    DEAR MIKE ! We are SO HAPPY to have contributed to build those memories ! Organizing the trip was a pleasure for such a client as you! We are receiving comments from our suppliers about how nice you were with them. Costa Rica need and want more travelers like you! Thanks for promoting our country sharing your experience!
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  • RG
    Written on February 16, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I traveled to Costa Rica with Localista in the February 2017. It was a great experience. Hotels were nice and clean.Breakfasts and some lunches were included, dinners were on me. Activities were included , last night in the hotel and airfare were also on me. Our group was relatively small - 8 people. Guide was very friendly and attentive. The country is beautiful and activities were interesting - parks, tram, boat tours, zip line, forest walks, hot springs, beach, coffee farm - nice variety. I would recommend this tour to my friends.
    Localista commented on this review
    Dear Rimma Thanks for your lovely review! It's nice to see how all our efforts are transform in happy travelers ! We are gonna have new programs or this year , so we hope to see you again in CR traveling with us . Thanks again :D
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  • PR
    Written on January 7, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The trip was special and memorable, an authentic Costa Rican experience. We learned lots, saw wildlife (crocs, vipers, tucans, monkeys, sloths) and we danced and bonded with villagers. The tour itself was well organized and the guide, Leo, was tremendous. Knowledgeable, personable and fun.
    Localista commented on this review
    Hi Pamela! Happy New Year ! We are very glad to hear that you had a wonderful time in Costa Rica and all details about the tour completed your expectations. We are gonna have new programs or this year , so we hope to see you again in CR traveling with us . Thanks again and have a great year !
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  • ND
    Written on January 3, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Tour was wonderful! It was well organized with all the details handled through the guide. I was able to enjoy myself without having to worry about the nuisances associated with planning and execution. I would highly recommend this tour, Costa Rica Biosphere, and this tour company, Localista
    Localista commented on this review
    Hi Natasha Happy New Year ! We are very glad to hear that you had a wonderful time in Costa Rica and all details about the tour completed your expectations. We are gonna have new programs or this year , so we hope to see you again in CR traveling with us . Thanks again and have a great year !
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  • A
    Written on June 25, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had been to Costa Rica before but this time Localista was much a better choice! I had deeper look into Costa Rica’s natural wonders and gastronomy. I wont forget the delicious and almost secret foodie spots in San José, the amazing views of Arenal Volcano, as well as the magic moments in the stunning beaches they picked for us. A Costa Rica trip without Localista holding your hand is not the same” Monica Zaldivar. Berlín, Germany

  • A
    Written on May 1, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    “I hired the services from Colombia and everything was perfect. Although we spent just a few days, the hotel selection in La Fortuna was spectacular, a complete paradise! We enjoyed our trip a lot, we can’t wait to come back and travel more around the country. We know we will. Thanks for your king service and the perfect travel advice! “ Natalia Ramirez. Bogotá, Colombia

  • A
    Written on February 1, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    “The two weeks we spent in Costa Rica were simply wonderful. Thanks for the perfect itinerary Elizabeth had prepared for us we could a carefree, safe and exiting trip trough the country. Watching the night sky on the terrace of our hotel on the hills of Montezuma and waking up with the Howler Monkeys in the middle of the rainforest are just a few highlights to name which have made this trip one of the best vacation ever! For everyone who wants to experience untouched nature and genuine conviviality, Costa Rica is the place to go.” Vanessa Flöge. Frankfurt, Germany.


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  1. 01 MON. San José.
  2. 02 TUE. San José-Volcán Poas-Coffee Estate-San José.
  3. 03 WED. San José.
  4. 04 THU. San José-Ruta de la artesanía - Monteverde.
  5. 05 FRI. Monteverde Natural Reserve- Hanging Bridges or Tirolesas Hacienda.
  6. 06 SAT. Hacienda-River Safari-Natural Hot Springs-Hacienda.
  7. 07 SUN. Hacienda-Tárcoles Rive - Manuel Antonio - San José.

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  • Meals

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  • Transport

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • December 1, 2016

      How many people are in the group?

      Groups are no bigger than 25 people.

    • December 1, 2016

      Do you have an English speaking guide?

      Yes, the tour guides use English as their language.

    • December 1, 2016

      Is the accommodation included in the tour price?

      Yes, accommodation is included on the price.

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    • James12th May 2018
      I was able to sort through the various trips until I found a couple I wanted to take. After I booked I misjudged the travel time between when one tour ended and when I had to get to the next one (I didn't realize there were no evening flights where I was). TourRadar was great in connecting me with the tour operator and they were in turn great with helping me change the itinerary so I could do both trips without any extra hassle.

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    Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Costa Rica. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    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.


    Start and end in San Jose.
    Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Localista booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 25 July 2018 the full payment of $977 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $977 for Costa Rica Biosphere, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Localista will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    The following cards are accepted for Localista tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express


    Covering a total distance of approx 402 km.
    • San Jose (Costa Rica)
    • 18 km
    • Alajuela (Costa Rica)
    • 20 km
    • Poas Volcano National Park (Costa Rica)
    • 35 km
    • San Jose (Costa Rica)
    • 28 km
    • Braulio Carillo National Park (Costa Rica)
    • 28 km
    • San Jose (Costa Rica)
    • 90 km
    • Monteverde (Costa Rica)
    • 123 km
    • Manuel Antonio National Park (Costa Rica)
    • 59 km
    • San Jose (Costa Rica)

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