Hanging bridges of Costa Rica

Costa Rica Selfdrive Holiday

With your own car you can control the pace as you journey through Costa Rica enjoying the scenery and wildlife

Hanging bridges of Costa Rica

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8 days from £1180pp plus international flights.

Enjoy the freedom of the open road as you explore the varied scenery, exotic flora and rich wildlife of this amazingly diverse yet compact country.

  • Enjoy the freedom of the road in your own 4x4 vehicle
  • Thrills on Arenal's Sky Tram and Sky Trek
  • Soak up nature in Monteverde Cloudforest
  • Relax on Playa Tamarindo
  • Soak in thermal springs
  • See hummingbirds and quetzals

Drive between three contrasting destinations gaining first-hand insights into Costa Rica's amazing biodiversity. Self-driving your own 4x4 vehicle, you'll be free to travel in your own time, pausing to admire views and stopping to visit local villages and sites of interest. This is a personal journey of discovery.

Your first days are spent within sight of the superbly symmetrical cone of Arenal Volcano. The peak is often shrouded in cloud, adding an air of mystery, and although there have been no eruptions since 2010, the volcano is still active, a reminder of the power of nature. While here you have the chance to ascend to an observation deck at an elevation of 1250 metres for some fabulous photos, before a pulse-quickening descent via a series of zip-lines, leaving you exhilarated and elated. That's hard to follow, but your next destination certainly measures up. Monteverde Cloudforest is an other-worldly place of mists, mosses, ferns, tall trees, orchids and waterfalls. It's a landscape that might have come straight out of myth or fable. You have a guided walk through this atmospheric cloud forest, observing the many birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects that have made this their home. Finally, you head to the coast. Tamarindo is on the western edge of the Nicoya Peninsula facing the Pacific Ocean. Here your time is your own, so you can take advantage of the many activities or opt for some relaxed beach time, as you wish. Round off the holiday with a drink at the bar as you watch the sun sink below the ocean, and maybe make yourself a promise to return to Costa Rica one day!

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Where you could be staying

Below are some of our recommended places to stay on this trip. Being a tailor-made holiday, we can sometimes change to different properties you might prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

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