The wonders of Costa Rica are endless; ranging from the famous canals of Tortuguero to the enchanting wildlife that flourishes throughout the country. In 14 spectacular days and 13 unforgettable nights, it is possible to fully experience all of these wonders.
Where else could a Costa Rican adventure start from, than the lovely San Jose? Within this bustling capital, visitors can enjoy an extensive tour of this beautiful city, immersing themselves fully into the rich Costa Rican culture. Visitors can experience the many sights this great capital has to offer, including the historic National Museum, dating all the way back to 1897, and the monumental Sabana Park, amongst others. These unique attractions contribute to make San Jose the hive of diverse culture it is renowned for today.
A trip in Costa Rica is not complete without a stay in Tortuguero; where guests are presented with the chance to hike, cruise the famous canals, experience the worldly flora and fauna at dawn, try mouth-watering food and delicious cocktails, and to let themselves truly relax and unwind on the warm, sun-kissed beach. The excitement of Tortuguero doesn’t end there though; between July and September visitors will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness green turtles nesting at night; experiencing first-hand why Tortuguero translates to ‘Land of Turtles’.
After the memory-filled days in San Jose and Tortuguero, the next stop is Arenal; a utopia of waterfall-gardens, deep rainforests and crystal-blue sulphur-pools, from the Poas Volcano; one of only four active volcanoes in Costa Rica. This really is a place of the unreal! After experiencing all of Arenal’s unique highlights, the journey continues across its vast lake to Monteverde; home to hummingbird reserves, over 50 species of butterflies and what National Geographic have named ‘the jewel in the crown of cloud forest reserves’. It is easy to see why it takes this name, as visitors have to make their way through 1.9 miles of treetop walkways that weave throughout the dense forest.
The following morning, the trip continues to Manuel Antonio; the paradise which greets you with an astounding array of wildlife; ranging from monkeys and sloths to reptiles and birds. A guide will take you on a long walk through the National Park so you can see as much wildlife as possible, before rounding off the day with a sumptuous beach buffet; could it get any better?
Well, for marine life lovers, the answer might be a very loud ‘yes’, as the third and final day in Manuel Antonio could include the Catamaran Coastal Adventure, which includes snorkelling along the Pacific coast, whilst humpback whales and dolphins swim from afar. Top this scene off with a luminous orange sunset for the perfect ending!
After hanging up the snorkel and bidding farewell to the wildlife, there is plenty of time to relax and reflect on all of the memories stored from the past 2 weeks. Visitors will return to San Jose for their flight home, leaving behind an adventure that will never be forgotten.