12 days from £1695pp plus international flights.
Lie back on an unspoilt Caribbean beach, take a boat ride through lush rainforest, scale a canopy walkway, bathe in hot springs and experience the thrill of galloping across miles of golden sand... and that's just the start!
We've captured the essence of this small but perfectly formed country in this 12-day holiday which gives you time on both the Caribbean and Pacific coasts as well as exploring the mountainous hinterland. The scenery is stunning - you'll find yourself reaching for your camera at every turn - and the colours dazzling, from the azure ocean to the emerald rainforest, vivid coral reefs to bright floral blooms. There's a vibrancy and vitality that's almost impossible to imagine.
You'll be staying in a selection of small lodges and hotels with first class facilities, where you'll experience genuine Costa Rican hospitality. We've made sure there's plenty of that all-important downtime, too, so you'll have free afternoons to laze in the sun, swim in the sea or pool and enjoy some gorgeous food. You'll also have time to meet local people in towns and villages as you travel through the country, witnessing daily life.
For a first visit to Costa Rica you'd be hard pushed to better this holiday, which perfectly showcases the country's many natural attractions.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £1695 (ex. international flights)
All transfers as per the itinerary; accommodation as mentioned; meals as shown; Full day Cahuita National Park tour which includes transportation, bilingual guide and entrance fee, walk, snorkeling and lunch.
International flights and taxes; travel insurance; meals not shown; drinks; optional excursions and activities at Arenal volcano and the Gulf of Papagayo; tips; items of a personal nature
Getting there: This holiday starts and ends in San Jose. International return flights from the UK will cost from around £600 per person, depending on season, route and availability. We will be happy to look at flights for you.
Departure dates: This is a tailor-made holiday that can begin on the day of your choice, subject to availability.
An attractive boutique hotel a short drive from San Jose airport with a pool, restaurant and spa.
A beach resort with an impressive array of facilities including a spa, pool, gym and choice of restaurants, just steps away from the beach.
Evergreen Lodge is just 5 minutes from Tortuguero National Park so is an ideal base for boat rides, hikes and wildlife watching.
Find the best time to visit Costa Rica
Time: GMT -6
Flight time: The flying time is about 12 hours from the UK. There are now direct flights from the UK using British Airways. We work with all the major airlines and can offer flights from the UK or via the USA, Panama or a European hub. With the connection times you are looking at around 15 or 16 hours.
Language: Spanish is the official language. English is widely spoken throughout Costa Rica
Visas: Not required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from their embassy.
Health: There are no compulsory vaccinations.
Tribes Travel, The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road,
Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW.
Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Telephone: 01473 890499