Active Costa Rica

Active Costa Rica

  • A full days white water rafting on the Pacuare River
  • Fly through the canopy on one of Costa Rica's famous zip wire tours
  • Visit the Children's Eternal Rainforest Reserve, the largest private Reserve in Costa Rica 
  • Enjoy some of the unique activities at the remote Rio Perdido Hotel, set between two canyons
  • Kick back and relax at the end of the trip on the beaches around Tamarindo. 
  • All transfers included 
  • Direct flights with British Airways from London Gatwick (regional departures are also possible)
  • Itinerary can be tailor-made to your requirements

Costa Rica is the ideal destination if you are looking to combine adventurous activities with amazing scenery and wildlife.

Start your active holiday to Costa Rica in San Jose with a full days white water rafting on one of the best rafting rivers in the country. After this, continue to Arenal; home to a picture perfect volcano and natural hot springs. In Arenal enjoy a breath taking zip wire tour along with a full day visit to the largest private reserve in Costa Rica giving you the chance to see some of the country's incredible flora and fauna. Next up is the remote and unique Rio Perdido hotel which offers a range of adventure activities and relaxation. You finish up your trip with a few days relaxing on the stunning Pacific coast beaches close to the town of Tamarindo.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival into San Jose

Arrival into San Jose

On arrival into San Jose, take a private transfer to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure to relax and prepare yourself for tomorrow's adventure.


Overnight at the Park Inn San Jose. Standard Room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 1 - Arrival into San Jose

Day 2 - White Water Rafting

San Jose - Full Day White Water Rafting

After an early morning pickup from the San Jose hotel, you will drive by comfortable bus to the operations centre for a delicious, typical Costa Rican breakfast. After changing into your rafting gear, you will drive to the rafting put-in on the banks of the Pacuare River where a guide will give the necessary instruction on paddling and how to enjoy a safe adventure. Your hearts will pound as the raft careens into the heart of one of Costa Rica's most impressive primary rainforests. You will traverse through densely vegetated rainforest gorges, observe beautiful waterfalls, relax in serene pools and experience pounding rapids. You will enjoy an adrenaline-packed afternoon running the Pacuare's challenging rapids, with names like ‘Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montañas’ and more. At the take-out, a short drive brings everyone back to the operations centre where a hearty and delicious lunch will be ready. 

Overnight at the Park Inn San Jose. Standard Room.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 2 - White Water Rafting

Day 3 - Arenal

San Jose - Arenal

Take a shared transfer from San Jose to Arenal with the remainder of the day at leisure. 

One of Costa Rica's most popular destinations and with good reason, Arenal has something to offer everybody. The region has plenty of adventure activities on offer and at the end of the day you can soak up the views in your hotel's natural hot springs. 

Overnight at the Arenal Springs Resort & Spa. Junior Suite Room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 3 - Arenal

Day 4 - Arenal; Sky Tram & Canopy Tour

Arenal - Canopy Tour

Today is a fun excursion high up in the canopy of the rainforest with the added bonus of amazing views of the Arenal volcano and lake. The tour starts from the reception of the main building from where you take a tram for about 20 minutes to reach an observation platform, with the possibility of making intermediate stops. It is a guided tour and it includes a 25 minute walk in the rainforest. To descend from the platform, you take a series of zip wires for an exhilarating ride through the canopy.

Overnight at the Arenal Springs Resort & Spa. Junior Suite Room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 4 - Arenal; Sky Tram & Canopy Tour

Day 5 - Children’s Eternal Rainforest

Arenal - Children’s Eternal Rainforest Excursion

The Children’s Eternal Rainforest Reserve is a research centre which is administered by the Monteverde Conservationist Association, and holds 22,000 hectares of protected forest. It is also one of the most important and oldest reserves of Central America, and the largest private reserve in Costa Rica.

After a one hour ride in a four wheel drive truck through mountain paths, we will get to the Pocosol Station, a scientific centre created for the research of flora and fauna and which is located alongside a lagoon of volcanic origin at 1100 meters above sea level. The purpose of visiting the area is to hike through a 4 hour long trail, admiring the primary forest, the volcanic soil with its fumaroles, the Pocosol Waterfall with a height over 50 meters, the observation deck which allows us to watch its fall into a river canyon, as well as the incredible flora and fauna including a large variety of animals, like wild boars, coatis, agoutis, howler monkeys, and many types of birds.

Overnight at the Arenal Springs Resort & Spa. Junior Suite Room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 5 - Children’s Eternal Rainforest

Day 6 - Rio Perdido Eco-Resort

Arenal - Rio Perdido

This morning, take a private transfer from Arenal to Rio Perdido. 

To arrive to Río Perdido Hotel, take a meandering country road, surrounded by a volcanic mountain range and a dwarf forest, a rare habitat within the Costa Rican tropical dry forest. The hotel sits between two deep canyons: one is a completely vertical gorge carrying cool waters with a peculiar white tint and the other is the thermo-mineral Rio Perdido. Guests will have the opportunity to soak in one of the dozens natural thermal pools along the Perdido River, enjoy a volcanic mud treatment or the swim-up bar or embark on a true adventure on a variety of adrenaline-fueled activities.  
 

Overnight at Rio Perdido Hotel. East Bungalow Room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 6 - Rio Perdido Eco-Resort

Day 7 - Canyon Adventure

Rio Perdido - Canyon Adventure

While Costa Rica has dozens of “canopy tours,” with hundreds of zip-lines, Rio Perido has truly innovated with their Canyon Adventure. Under the guidance of renowned adventure designers, they have created a sequence that will delight and surprise. Their inspiring Rio Blanco Canyon is the main stage for the awesome cable-based adventure, which includes: - 15 platforms: 6 of them are rock-based, 9 are suspended on the canyon walls; a pendulum cable, a 50ft “Tarzan swing”, a 90ft challenge bridge, 4 'via ferratas' (climbing paths) with lengths varying from 15 to over 30ft, 5 zip lines with lengths varying from 260 to over 800ft and finally a water station in the middle of the circuit!  After today, you deserve a well-deserved rest in the evening!

Overnight at Rio Perdido Hotel. East Bungalow Room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 7 - Canyon Adventure

Day 8 - Rio Perdido free day

Rio Perdido

Free day at your hotel. Rio Perdido has a range of excursions which you can book locally including hiking, mountain biking and white water tubing. Alternatively relax in the excellent spa. 


Overnight at Rio Perdido Hotel. East Bungalow Room. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 8 - Rio Perdido free day

Day 9 - Tamarindo Beach

Rio Perdido - Tamarindo

Private transfer from Rio Perdido to Tamarindo. 


Tamarindo is a laid back beach town in the north west of the country on the Pacific Coast. This part of Costa Rica has seemingly endless miles of beaches and is also a world renowned surfing destination. There is still plenty of wildlife to be seen and you can take a guided tour of the nearby mangrove swamps on one of your free days. 

Capitán Suizo Beachfront Boutique Hotel. Superior Terrace Room.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 9 - Tamarindo Beach

Day 10 - Tamarindo Beach

Tamarindo

Enjoy a relaxing day on the beach or perhaps take some surf lessons from one of the many surf schools in the area. Tamarindo is one of the best surfing spots in the country and hosts several annual surfing competitions. 

Capitán Suizo Beachfront Boutique Hotel. Superior Terrace Room.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 10 - Tamarindo Beach

Day 11 - Tamarindo Free Time

Tamarindo

Free day. During certain times of the year (October to March), sea turtles nest on the nearby beach of Playa Grande. Arrange a tour locally to see this amazing spectacle (not included).

Capitán Suizo Beachfront Boutique Hotel. Superior Terrace Room.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 11 - Tamarindo Free Time

Day 12 - Tamarindo Free Time

Tamarindo

Final free day to relax on the beach. 

Capitán Suizo Beachfront Boutique Hotel. Superior Terrace Room.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 12 - Tamarindo Free Time

Day 13 - Departure

Departure for the UK

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel before being collected and taken by private transfer to San Jose International Airport for your flight to the UK. 

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 13 - Departure

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