• Playa Cativo pool, Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

    Playa Cativo pool, Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

    © Felicity Cowley

  • Aerial view of Nayara Gardens and Arenal volcano, Costa Rica

    Aerial view of Nayara Gardens and Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

    © Nayara Gardens

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Two of the Best

Action-packed days at Arenal with nature walks, ziplining and hanging bridges, then boat trips, snorkelling and forest walks in the Golfo Dulce.

10 days from £2900pp plus international flights.

Relax at two of the very best hotels. Enjoy the great outdoors and Costa Rica's amazing nature at Arenal and Golfo Dulce.

  • The luxury of time to explore two wildlife-rich areas
  • See Arenal volcano and walk the hanging bridges
  • Lots of adventure activities available
  • Watch dolphins in Golfo Dulce
  • Spoil yourself with a spa visit
  • Watch toucans from your bedroom

This two-centre Costa Rica holiday gives you time to get beneath the skin of this country, exploring two contrasting areas and enjoying the scenery and wildlife to the full without having to be on the move the whole time. Costa Rica is regarded as a wonder of nature, one of the most bio-diverse countries on earth, and this is your chance to discover that richness for yourself. There's also time to enjoy some action and adventure along the way, in the form of zip lines, canopy tours, hiking, snorkelling and paddleboarding.

The adventure begins at the much-photographed Arenal Volcano. The national park of the same name harbours populations of deer, white-faced and howler monkeys, and many species of birds. Spending time here with a guide is the perfect introduction to the flora and fauna of the country, and you have three full days to experience Arenal to the full.

Your second destination is on the southern Pacific region, overlooking the calm waters of the Golfo Dulce. This is a remote and little-visited area, and the journey to your hotel is an adventure in itself, involving a boat ride of about an hour with dolphin spotting opportunities on the way! During your time here you can explore by land and water, experiencing the richness of both environments.

We've chosen your hotels with care, as they're an important part of your holiday. Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens is an award-winning resort with a lovely outdoor pool, choice of restaurants and bars, and a top-quality spa. Accommodation is spacious and air-conditioned and you'll have a large terrace complete with a hammock and Jacuzzi. Your other hotel, Playa Cativo, is a small privately-owned property that opened in 2014. The gardens are full of birds and rooms are open-sided so you experience the sights, sounds and smells of nature to the full. The personal touch is evident from the outset, with handmade products throughout, from the furniture to the beautifully painted pottery hand basins. The service and the food are impeccable. There are plenty of activities if you want them, but don't plan to do too much here as the pace of life will make you just want to chill and enjoy!

If you love nature in all its aspects and relish time to explore both with a guide and on your own, like good food, good service and time to relax, this is a perfect holiday for you.

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Experiences you could have on this holiday

As well as forest hikes, boat trips, adrenalin adventures, nature and wildlife, these are just some of the experiences you could enjoy on this holiday.

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Where you could be staying

We've based this trip on two of our favourite places to stay. However, being a tailor-made holiday, we can change to different properties if you prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

Ask us about this holiday, or get in touch with us about planning a tailor-made trip which is just right for you.

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