Tenorio - Nicoya Peninsula - Cloudforest - Bocas del Toro, Panama
1. Depart UK. Arrive San Jose.
2. To Tenorio via Poas Volcano.
3. Tenorio walks.
4. To Nicoya Peninsula.
5. At leisure.
6. At leisure.
7. To Central Highlands cloudforest.
8. Morning guided walk.
9. At leisure.
10. Fly to Bocas del Toro.
11. At leisure.
12. At leisure.
13. Return to San Jose.
14. Depart Costa Rica.
15. 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 more specific pricing.
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We would like to show you some of Costa Rica's secrets, off the beaten track destinations that will give you a quiet, slow-paced holiday but without forsaking the richness of the nature throughout the country. As an addition at the end we've included the stunning Bocas del Toro archipelago just off Panama's coast.
Tenorio National Park is your first destination, a secluded park of primary rainforest with cloudforest topping its 2 volcanoes, Tenorio and Montezuma. The park has an excellent trail network and is best known for the waterfall plunging into a turquoise pool on the Rio Celeste. As expected there is a wealth of wildlife and around 300 bird species have been recorded but around 100 species can regularly be seen in a day's birding.
A cross country route brings you to the Nicoya Peninsula in the Guanacaste region of the north Pacific Coast. Here there is a choice of quiet lodges looking out over the ocean. The hilly peninsula is backed by forest and birds and monkeys abound. With few other visitors to this area you can take your own time to explore your surroundings or relax in the forest or on a beach.
The next stage of the journey is a transfer to the Central Highlands and a cloudforest lodge. The private reserve we use offers expert guiding for wildlife, birdwatching and flora. The hospitality here is very good and the cool atmosphere of the highlands is a contrast to the coast.
As mentioned we end this holiday in Costa Rica actually in Panama in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro. On arrival into small and friendly Bocas Town you will transfer by boat to an eco-lodge on the island of Bastimentos. Much of the island is part of a national park where there is plenty of wildlife both on land, in fact right behind the lodge; and in the waters, where numerous fish species can be seen by snorkelling on the reef. There are also dolphins in a nearby bay and turtles come ashore on the deserted Zapatillos Islands which are close by and also protected.