Costa Rica Cloud Forest, Volcano & Beach

Costa Rica Cloud Forest, Volcano & Beach

Explore Costa Rica’s must see places and must do activities before unwinding at a premium All Inclusive beach resort on this multi centre holiday.

Can’t decide between adventure in the tropics or an upmarket All Inclusive beach holiday? In Costa Rica you don’t have to! Spend your first few days seeing the country’s key sights, and then enjoy quality time on the west coast (popular with surfers) at one of the best beach resorts in the country.

Tour highlights

    • Stay in La Fortuna, a tiny town near the base of Arenal Volcano, for natural hot spring visits and a hiking tour 
    • Visit the Eternal Children's Rainforest, within a cloud forest, part of the largest private reserve in Costa Rica 
    • Experience Unlimited-Luxury® at the premium All Inclusive Secrets Papagayo with three a la carte restaurants, five bars, non-motorised watersports and two swimming pools 
    • Direct flights available with British Airways from London Gatwick (regional departures also possible) 
    • Itinerary can be tailor-made to your requirements, including a longer stay at the beach or upgrading to Preferred Club at Secrets Papagayo for superior amenities and an exclusive lounge

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in San José, Costa Rica

Arrival in San José, Costa Rica

Meet and greet at San Jose International Airport. Transfer to your hotel. Driving time: 20 minutes (approximately) 

After the flight from the U.K. the Crowne Plaza Corobici is a perfect choice to relax, acclimatize and spend your first night in this friendly capital city.

Night at Crown Plaza Corobici. Standard Room.

Day 2 Arenal

Scenic drive to Arenal

After a fairly early breakfast transfer to the amazing Arenal area, the drive takes around 3 hours. The region offers a landscape of exceptional beauty with its forests, lagoons, fields of crops, rivers with hot springs and the country's most active volcano. In the afternoon you have a range of activities available from your hotel front desk, your first opportunity to get close to nature and sample some of the incredible experiences this special country is renowned for. (Additional costs apply.)

Options available vary from a canopy zipline from £35pp, nature trail across hanging bridges from £50pp, swim at the base of a waterfall from £35pp or float trip on a raft along a river from £45pp. 


Night at Arenal Springs Resort & Spa Hotel. Standard Room.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 3 Volcano Hiking Tour & Tabacon Hot Springs

Enjoy Arenal with a Volcano Hiking Tour & Tabacon Hot Springs

After breakfast, the morning is at leisure.

In the afternoon there is a hiking tour to the vicinity of the Arenal Volcano, following a trail close (but not too close!) to the volcanic area. Following this there's a chance to bathe at the unparalleled thermal springs at Tabacon, the best known luxury hot springs in Costa Rica. Dinner is included at the resort afterwards.

Night at Arenal Springs Hotel. Standard Room.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 4 Cloud Forest & The Town Of Monteverde

Monteverde Cloud Forest incl Night Tour Of Eternal Children's Rainforest

After breakfast depart the hotel and drive to Lake Arenal Dam for a 30 minute scenic cruise across the tranquil lake taking in views of the commanding volcano, a mountain range and bird spotting opportunities. Following the boat trip sit back and enjoy an impressive drive up the mountainside on a steep road admiring stunning views of the lush valley and varied landscape to reach the town of Monteverde, located at the south end of the cloud forest. Here the climate is cooler, with an average of 17ºC (60ºF).

Around 5:30 pm embark on a twilight walk of the Bajo Del Tigre section of the Eternal Children's Rainforest, a unique private reserve. During the guided walk it is possible you will observe snakes, tarantulas, fireflies, frogs and owls, if you're lucky you might spot a porcupine or sloth (dusk is one of the busiest times in the forest dwellers' schedule.)

 

Night at Trapp Family Lodge. Standard Room.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 5 Gulf Of Papagayo, Pacific Coast

Gulf Of Papagayo, Pacific Coast

After breakfast, transfer to the Papagayo area, on the Pacific Coast, approx. 3 hour drive.

Check in to Secrets Papagayo, an adult-only resort surrounded by lush mountains and beside a black volcanic sand beach, with elegantly appointed rooms & suites and a superior all-inclusive experience. Facilities include 4 a la carte restaurants and 5 bars including 1 swim-up bar, state-of-the-art fitness centre, non-motorised watersports and a full service spa (additional costs for treatments.)



6 Nights at Secrets Papagayo. Standard Room.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - 10 Gulf Of Papagayo, Pacific Coast

Gulf Of Papagayo, Pacific Coast

The next few days are yours to spend at leisure. Active seekers can speak to the hotel's activity desk for optional fishing, golfing, scuba diving and whitewater rafting experiences (please note these are at an additional charge).


Secrets Papagayo offers excellent dining at a selection of restaurants and bars on site, with unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits. It has a choice of swimming pools and access to two beaches, with wait service, plus watersports. There is also a nature trail within the hotel grounds.

INCLUDES : All-Inclusive

Day 11

Transfer to San José for departure back to UK

Sit down to one final tropical breakfast before your private transfer to San José's Juan Santamaria International Airport, approximately 4 hours and half hours away. Please note that check in at the airline counter must be done three hours prior to flight departure.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Hotels

Pricing

2nd May 2018 - 27th June 2018

5th September 2018 - 17th October 2018

Supplements

  • Single occupancy (price on request)
  • Upgrade to Preferred Club status at Secrets Papagayo (price on request)

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