Trip idea in Costa Rica

Local Costa Rica

Trip cost ex. international flights
from £1,700 per person
17 days
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This 17 day adventure takes you off the beaten track and into the heart of Costa Rica's natural beauty; hiring a car will enable you to explore the country's hidden gems. Highlights include: ➣ Delve into the daily life of Tortuguero Village. ➣ Spot the Resplendent Quetzal in the cloud forests of San Gerardo. ➣ Learn the culinary secrets of the community of Juanilama. ➣ Bask on the secret beaches of Nicoya Gulf. This trip is a perfect mix of community, beach, wildlife and jungle. Hop in a car and experience 'la pura vida' of Costa Rica at your own pace.

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Day 1
San José
  • Information about your self drive tour in Costa Rica
  • Shared transfer from Juan Santamaría airport to San José
  • At leisure in San José before your trip
Day 2
San José
  • Meet our team for a trip briefing
  • At leisure in San José
Day 3
  • Shared transfer from San José to Tortuguero via Guapiles
  • Guided visit to Tortuguero Village
Day 4
  • Tortuguero Naturalist Walk
  • Afternoon boat tour through the canals of Tortuguero National Park
Day 5
Guapiles, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí
  • Boat transfer from Tortuguero to Guapiles
  • Pick up rental car in Guápiles
  • Self-drive from Guápiles to Sarapiquí
Day 6
Boca Tapada
  • Self-drive from Sarapiquí to Boca Tapada along an unpaved road
  • Around Maquenque Ecolodge
Day 7
Boca Tapada
  • Second day around Maquenque Ecolodge
Day 8
Community of Juanilama
  • Self-drive from Boca Tapada to the Community of Juanilama
  • Agriculture tour
  • Cooking lesson with community of Juanilama
Day 9
Community of Juanilama, Tenorio Volcano
  • Hike to a waterfall near Juanilama
  • Self-drive from Juanilama to the Tenorio region
Day 10
Tenorio Volcano, Manzanillo
  • Drive from Tenorio to the Gulf of Nicoya
  • Visit to Tenorio National Park
Day 11
  • Relax by the Gulf of Nicoya
Day 12
  • Self-drive from Manzanillo to the Pacific South along the Costanera highway
Day 13
  • Enjoy the beaches of Ojochal and around
Day 14
  • A second day on the beaches of Ojochal
Day 15
San Gerardo de Dota
  • Drive from the hot lowlands of Uvita to the foggy forests of San Gerardo
  • Day at leisure at San Gerardo de Dota
Day 16
San Gerardo de Dota, San José
  • Quetzal Tour
  • Self-drive from San Gerardo de Dota to San José
  • Drop off rental car in San José
  • At leisure in San José
Day 17
No locations for this day
  • Shared transfer from San José to the international airport