Start off on the Caribbean coast with its gorgeous palm fringed beaches and laid back locals. Take a guided jungle walk in Tirimbina Biological Reserve. Explore the volcanoes of the Central Valley and finish on the Pacific coast at Manuel Antonio National Park.
The tour route is all about exploring the two coasts of Costa Rica, as well as experiencing a volcano and a jungle. It starts at the laid back Caribbean town of Cahuita, followed by a night in the jungle at Tirimbina Rainforest centre. Returning back to the Central Valley there is an opportunity to visit Poás volcano. The final part of the tour takes you to Manuel Antonio on the Central Pacific coast.
If you are flying from Europe connecting through the US most flights arrive in the evening and depart early morning requiring an overnight stay at the beginning and end of your trip.
Day 1: Arrive at San José airport. Stay overnight at the Hampton Inn hotel in San José.
Day 2: Transfer to Cahuita. Check in to the Suizo Loco Hotel. Spend the afternoon at Cahuita National Park.
Day 3: Enjoy a second day on the Caribbean beaches. Visit the Sloth Sanctuary.
Day 4: Transfer to Tirimbina Rainforest Reserve. Take a guided hike through the jungle.
Day 5: Depart early morning and stop at Poas Volcano. Stay at the Beacon Hotel in Escazu, San José.
Day 6: Transfer to the Falls Resort in Manuel Antonio.
Day 7-8: Enjoy two more days at the beach and Manuel Antonio National Park.
Day 9: Drive back to San José and spend the night before your return flight.
Day 10: Depart from San José airport.