Take a trip to Tortuguero and watch turtles nesting. Stay overnight in a jungle lodge. Admire the hummingbirds in Monteverde and go for a boat ride in Palo Verde Wetlands, a magnet for bird lovers. Finish your trip on the beaches of Guanacaste.
This tour route takes some of the natural highlights of Costa Rica. Start with a trip to the legendary Tortuguero, a remote Caribbean turtle breeding area. Spend the night at Tirimbina Rainforest Centre, then head for Monteverde for an outstanding encounter with birds and animals of the Cloud Forest. Continue on to the beach town of Playa Ocotal in Guanacaste, where you can go snorkeling or diving. Take a day trip to Palo Verde wetlands and go on a boat trip through an amazing habitat for water birds.
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 Tortuguero. Check in to Pachira Lodge ( all inclusive deals).
Day 3: Spend a second night in Tortuguero.
Day 4: Transfer to Monteverde Cloud Forest. Stay at the Belmar Hotel.
Day 5: Take an early morning guided forest walk, do a canopy tour, visit the Hummingbird Gallery. Second night in Monteverde.
Day 6: Transfer to Playa Ocotal. Stop at Llanos de Cortes waterfall on the way. Stay at Los Almendros.
Day 7: Enjoy a day on the beach, go snorkeling. Second night at Ocotal.
Day 8: Take a day trip to Palo Verde wetlands. Return to Ocotal.
Day 9: Transfer back to San José and stay overnight.
Day 10: Depart from San José airport.