Costa Rica In A Week

Short on time? This itinerary focuses on two of the most popular destinations packing in as much wildlife, beach time and adventure as you can into just eight days.

Places you visit: Central Valley – Arenal – Manuel Antonio

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“They were excellent.. Made our trip so effortless and we had wonderful guides, good quality transportation and hotels. Would definitely recommend them to everyone.”

Th Lim, April 2019.

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Tour Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival & private transfer to your nearby hotel

botanical gardens at hotel bougainvillea costa rica

You will be met on arrival by your friendly, English speaking driver who will welcome you to Costa Rica and take you directly to your hotel a short drive from the airport. Afternoon at leisure to relax and explore the beautiful botanical gardens at your hotel or take a dip in the pool.

Meals Included: None today

Suggested Accommodation: Hotel Bougainvillea

Day 2: Arenal volcano hiking & Tabacon hot springs

the tabacon hot springs in arenal

Today you will be taken by private transfer to your hotel in Arenal. After check in and some time for lunch you will be taken to the Arenal Volcano national park for a short guided hike along the nature trails. End the hike at the spectacular Tabacon hot springs, the most beautiful hot springs in Arenal! Dinner here before returning to your hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Suggested Accommodation: Arenal Springs

Day 3: Zip lining across the forest canopy!

zip lining at sky trek arenal

Today you will be taken by private transfer to your hotel in Arenal. After check in and some time for lunch you will be taken to the Arenal Volcano national park for a short guided hike along the nature trails. End the hike at the spectacular Tabacon hot springs, the most beautiful hot springs in Arenal! Dinner here before returning to your hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Arenal Springs

Day 4: A day by the pool or more activities

swim up bar at arenal springs hotel

Today is a free day to relax by the pool or take an optional additional excursion. We can arrange a variety of activities such as horse riding, a visit to La Fortuna waterfall, hiking, cycling and more!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Arenal Springs

Day 5: Travel to Manuel Antonio beach

swimming pool at si como no hotel in manuel antonio

Today you travel by road to Manuel Antonio on the Pacific coast. The afternoon is at leisure to relax by the pool and enjoy the beautiful views from your hotel!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Si Como No

Day 6: Tropical paradise of Manuel Antonio National Park

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With thick jungle emerging onto white sand beaches, Manuel Antonio is a picture perfect tropical paradise. Your guide will lead you on an informative walk along the trails looking for wildlife before some free time to relax on the beach.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Si Como No

Day 7: Dolphin watching & snorkeling catamaran tour

manuel antonio national park beach costa rica

Take to the ocean and sail down the Pacific coast with the breeze in your hair! Dolphins and whales are often spotted from the boat. You will stop at Playa Biesanz, a beautiful beach in a secluded cove. You can also snorkel in the warm waters and see a variety of marine life.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Suggested Accommodation: Si Como No

Day 8: End your trip here or extend!

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Finish your trip here with a transfer to the airport for departure or extend your trip. We specialise in tailor made trips that are designed around you. Call us today to start planning your next holiday!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Remember this trip can be customised to your particular tastes and interests!

Our Suggested Accommodation

This trip can be customised to your style of travel and preferred standard of accommodation. Below is our suggested accommodation for this trip.

Tour Inclusions

  • All accommodation
  • All internal flights
  • All tours as specified in the itinerary
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All transfers and transportation
  • All national park entrance fees
  • All other entrance fees
  • 24 hour emergency assistance
  • 100% financial protection with our ATOL license & ABTA membership
  • Our exclusive 100+ page trip guidebook, personalised to your trip
  • Full support from your dedicated specialist
  • International flights – we can include these for you, just ask us for a quote
  • Discretionary gratuities to drivers and guides
  • Travel insurance

Destinations you visit on this tour

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