Tamarindo beaches - Monteverde cloudforest - Arenal volcano zip wire adventures - Bocas del Toro a quiet gem of the Caribbean
1. Depart UK, arrive San Jose.
2. Fly to Tamarindo, overnight at the beach for 3 nights
3-4. At leisure.
5. To Monteverde.
7. To Arenal.
8. Activities around Arenal.
9. To Carara.
10. Explore Carara and at leisure.
11. Return to San Jose and fly to Bocas del Toro, Panama.
12 - 13. Activities and at leisure.
14. To San Jose.
15. Depart San Jose.
16. Arrive UK.
This suggested itinerary is just an example of possibilities available for trips to this area. Price is dependant on season, standard of accommodation and length of stay. Please contact us for prices.
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Your holiday starts as it should do, with a few days to relax in a lovely hotel close to the renowned beaches of Guanaste in the drier northwest of Costa Rica. With excellent cuisine served beside the pool and the beach and the warm Pacific ocean just a short walk away this is the perfect start. From here you take a scenic drive up into the hills of Monteverde which is famous for its cloudforest wildlife. Not least the birds including many hummingbirds and colourful resplendent quetzals. There are a wide range of activities possible in this region.
You reach your next destination by descending from the hills and taking a scenic boat ride across a lake to Arenal. The volcano here is one of the most active in the Americas and pyroclastic flows light up the night sky each night. Adventures abound, from easy walks through the forests to the thrills of flying down zip wires high above the forest canopy. From this natural wonder it is off to Carara, an important national park as it lies in a transition zone between north American habitats and those of south America. One highlight of this area are the scarlet macaws which are regularly seen.
Finally, we just had to include in this honeymoon style itinerary the hideaway of Bocas del Toro, just a short flight from San Jose into Panama. This archipelago of islands and a one street town of the same name lie a short distance off the Panamanian coast in the clear waters of the Caribbean. There is plenty to do here besides relaxing on some wonderful deserted beaches, the only way to explore is by boat: a whole bay is full of dolphins, you can find manatees in a river mouth, there is excellent snorkelling that can be followed by dining at an isolated restaurant sat over the reef and serving wonderful fresh seafood; there are jungle walks and even a cave to explore for the more adventurous. Bocas is a hidden gem you are sure to enjoy, perfect for rounding off a memorable trip.