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Itineraries

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A Couples Adventure Itinerary In Costa Rica

03 Sep 2018 to 31 Aug 2019

For more information, please call our Travel Consultants on:01244 897 221 Request A Quote

Itinerary Highlights

For couples wishing to embark on an exciting adventure together, Costa Rica is a thrilling destination for all the senses. From hiking amongst exotic flora and fauna, to close-up encounters with Three-toed Sloths in sensational settings, there is never a dull moment in this vibrant and colourful country. Renowned for its rich biodiversity, twenty-five national parks and endangered species — such as the Red-Eyed Tree Frog, Scarlet Macaws and Harpy Eagle — the rainforest is filled with treasures to discover. Active couples can share daily park adventures, before savouring fine cuisine, tasting organic coffee and indulging with sublime couple's spa treatments. With lofty hideaways, sustainable eco-lodges and world-class coastal resorts to enjoy, Costa Rica provides a variety of experiences across diverse and pristine landscapes.

Adventure Travel Romance and Couples Wildlife Encounters
Perfect for:

Couples wishing to combine an exotic location with thrilling activities and a relaxing beach finale

Guide Price:

Prices from £16,090 per couple. Price includes flights, accommodation on a breakfast basis, excursions, transfers and some meals.

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Your itinerary at a glance

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    2 nights Costa Rica
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    A Full Day Touring Poás Volcano National Park
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    3 nights Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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    Guided Hike To Arenal Volcano
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    Half day excursion to Peñas Blancas river
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    5 nights Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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    Day excursion to Diamante Adventure Park
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    Surfing, snorkelling and beach watersports
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The best time to travel to Costa Rica is between December and April, during the dry season.

Fly from London Gatwick to San Jose International Airport

Private car transfer from the Airport to your hotel

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Costa Rica

Staying at

Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort

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A destination you must add to your holiday wish-list, Costa Rica makes you want to brush up on your Spanish, dig out your hiking boots and grab your camera! As a Central America country boasting pristine rainforest, diverse wildlife and coastlines on both the Caribbean and Pacific Oceans, Costa Rica is a beautiful and paradisiacal wilderness just waiting to be explored.

This remarkable, ecologically unspoiled, land is home to 25 national parks (covering 10% of the country), volcanoes, wetlands, forests and incredible wildlife such as Spider Monkeys, Quetzal birds and signature sloths. Beyond its colourful capital, San Jose, and stunning beaches, the protected jungle hosts incredible biodiversity — rare creatures large and small. Other natural attractions include Manuel Antonio National Park, Monteverde’s Cloud Forest Reserve, with its hiking trails, La Fortuna, San Carlos, Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall. Adventure-lovers and active families will be thrilled by stays at unique eco lodges, and enjoy activities such as nature walks, rafting and repelling — not to mention the opportunity to attend a surf school, practice yoga or visit a coffee plantation! Whereas some travellers will relish the exceptional wildlife encounters, Costa Rica is a captivating country and perfectly suited for active families or honeymooners seeking an exceptional holiday haven. Bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the southeast, Costa Rica is ideal for combining with its neighbours for a longer journey. Indulge in a stunning natural playground and zip-line your way through the leafy canopies.

Highlights

A luxurious boutique Inn, stay within The Finca Rosa Blanca Resort in the Central Valley mountain highlands. Just 25-minutes away from the airport, this coffee farm plantation boats incredible art, Latin Fusion cuisine, tropical gardens and unique experiences — both at the property and beyond. One of the main attractions of this property is the chance to tour its coffee farm. The perfect elevation for growing coffee beans, guests can enjoy an in-depth guided tour of the farm, processing plant and the roasting house, learning how the organic coffee is grown, tendered, harvested, processed and roasted — along with a history of the coffee cherries. Become a discerning taster with a ‘catacion’ or cupping session and go out with a local to pick some ripe red coffee fruit. With 30 acres of hard bean coffee which is certified organic by the BCS OKO Garantie, this is the ideal place to experience the art of making coffee; and to enjoy a Coffee Connoisseurs Lunch with traces of coffee in each course. Along with tasting traditional Costa Rica dishes at El Tigre, guests can be pampered at the El Targua Spa — enjoying an organic coffee body scrub — join yoga or tai chi classes, or simply relax beside the pool or within the Jacuzzi.

Staying at

Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort

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A creation of three generations of the Jampol family, Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort is truly a project of passion. With the owner’s collection of art displayed throughout the hotel, each suite is wonderfully unique, featuring murals and local crafts, while interior gardens, fountains and waterfalls across the buildings create a truly magical setting. As its name suggests, one of the highlights of the property is its thirty-acre coffee plantation, where guests can take a guided tour to see how the aromatic beverages served at breakfast every morning are produced. Perfect for food fans, fresh ingredients are grown on the farm to make divine dishes at the restaurant, while bird watchers will be in paradise with the array of feathered friends that flit around the hotel. With an extensive array of guided tours and excursions on offer, you can be immersed in culture, adventure or natural beauty from this delightful boutique property, which is part of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World.


  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:Family-owned coffee plantation with uniquely-style suites
  • Feature:Enjoy complimentary freshly-brewed organic coffee every day
  • Rooms:14 suites and 4 villas
  • Location:Costa Rica
  • Nearest airport:Juan Santamaria International Airport
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A Full Day Touring Poás Volcano National Park

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After time at leisure during your first day, the next day is when your Costa Rica adventure really begins. Day Two involves spending a full day in the Central Valley, enjoying an incredible tour of Poás Volcano National Park with an English-speaking guide. As one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes, with a height of 8,885 ft, Poás is one of the largest and most active volcanoes. After walking just 15 minutes form the Visitor Centre, visitors are able to see a spectacular view of the main crater. At just less than a mile in diameter, the crater’s rain-fed sulfuric pool still bubbles and emits smoke into the air. Around this huge main crater, Laguna Botos is a beautiful blue-green lake; with von Frantzius cone opposite. With the exception of the area around the main caldera, the park boasts lush, green vegetation that is home to no less than 79 species of birds, including, the famous quetzal, emerald toucanet, black guan and hummingbird which can be spotted in the designated protected zone.

Private car transfer from Finca Rosa Blanca to Nayara Springs

Take in the glorious scenery during your three-hour transfer to the Arenal Volcano.

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Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

Staying at

Nayara Springs

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Hidden within the coveted Arenal Volcano National Park, in the northern lowlands, Nayara Springs is an indulgent place to stay. After a day of outdoor adventures, retreat to your Spring Villa, with private plunge pool, sip wine and taste tapas in the Nostalgia Bar. Alternatively, relax beside the Kali Pool Bar, or head to the Spa for some pampering and spiritual relaxation. For something wonderfully romantic during your stay, why not experience their extravagant dining option, where you can taste some sublime cuisine with your perfect partner.

Highlights

A truly spectacular region and home to the lively Arenal Volcano and surrounding thermal hot springs, Arenal Volcano and Northern Lowlands is one of Costa Rica’s most popular tourist destinations. Visit La Fortuna, a tiny town at the base of the volcano, for incredible views of the Arenal Volcano in all its glory. The lesser-known Chato Volcano can also be found within the main park, with its collapsed peak having created a unique emerald green lagoon. Walk the hiking trail near the volcano and pass awe-inspiring waterfalls, caves, rivers and wildlife, before retreating to the town to soak up the Tico charm. Alternatively, admire the sparkling Arenal Lake — ideal for windsurfing and sports fisherman — or take a tour to Nuevo Arenal Tilaran to see monkeys, toucans, alligators and rich birdlife.

Staying at

Nayara Springs

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One of Costa Rica’s top luxury properties, this adults-only haven is an Arenal gem. With just a cluster of luxury villas immersed in the lush flora and fauna within the Arenal Volcano National Park, guests can explore the breathtaking scenery before retreating for some sublime relaxation. Surrounded by a creek and benefitting from underground mineral thermal springs, guests can take a dip in their own private plunge pool (fed by natural mineral hot springs), savour fine gourmet cuisine (Relais & Chateaux), be pampered in The Spa At Nayara Springs, or stretch-out in the yoga pavilion. After a thrilling day’s adventure, cool down by diving into the Lap pool with swim-up bar, dine on gourmet Latin cuisine at Mis Amores restaurant and chat beside the piano bar planning your next day’s activities! Whether you choose the Mystic Hanging Bridges Tour, embark on a Lava Fields Walk, visit a Wildlife Rescue Centre, try white-water rafting, go biking, or visit the famous La Fortuna Waterfall you are bound to enjoy a thrilling and adventurous time. With impressive sustainability credentials, ecological activities and community connections, guests can also delve a little deeper into Costa Rica’s culture — alongside the stunning landscape.


  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:An adults-only haven within the Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Feature:Explore by day and savour gourmet cuisine at night
  • Rooms:35 villas
  • Location:Costa Rica
  • Nearest airport:San Jose International Airport
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Guided Hike To Arenal Volcano

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Embark on a private guided hike to the magnificent Arenal Volcano, including a Hanging Bridges Tour and picnic. As you follow the trails through the tropical forest of Arenal National Park, you will see a variety of flora and fauna, impact craters and lava slides. On clear days, you will also be rewarded with sightings of Arenal Lake, the Tilarán mountain range and Cerro Chato (a lesser-known inactive volcano which sits next to Arenal). Next, explore the protected forest reserve with its hiking circuit and mix of 15, suspended and stationary, bridges suspended over and within the canopy. Designed at different heights and lengths, visitors can spot birds and animals more closely and easily, within differing habitat levels, and gain a wonderful perspective of the various forest levels. Inhabiting this forest reserve, are three species of monkeys, multiple species of birds, serpents, wild boars and frogs.

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Half day excursion to Peñas Blancas river

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Take in the scenery with an early 20-minute drive towards the Peñas Blancas river and prepare for a thrilling half day excursion with a bilingual naturalist guide. On arrival, you will join a raft for a river safari, that allows you to closely observe some of the fabulous flora and fauna and wildlife of the region — alongside caiman, turtles, tropical birds, monkeys and sloths.

Private car transfer to Four Seasons Costa Rica, Peninsula Papagayo

Depart Nayara Springs and relax during a four-hour transfer to the Peninsula Papagayo, in the province of Guanacaste, for your five-night stay at Four Seasons Costa Rica, Peninsula Papagayo.

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Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Staying at

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica

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Located in northwestern Costa Rica, and said to have a Nicaraguan personality, lively Guanacaste province is a popular destination for beach-lovers and those seeking sublime relaxation in a tropical paradise. With notable shorelines, such as Playa Panama, Playa Grande, Pan de Azucar, Playa Flamingo and Playas del Coco, travellers are simply spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful beaches. Boasting long summer days, unparalleled wildlife and a diverse and exotic landscape, visitors can unwind on beautiful beaches and escape the humidity. Watersports attractions include surfing and snorkelling, whilst nearby, zip-lining, horse-riding and hiking are all available too. Renowned for its hot, dry weather and pristine beaches, this tourist spot boasts the stunning Papagayo Gulf. When not exploring the North Pacific Coast and admiring the beaches, history and sunsets, Guanacaste is also home to Nicoya Peninsula, Monteverde with its cloud forests and numerous nature reserves, the Miravalles and Tenorio Volcanoes, Arenal Volcano and Northern Lowlands, Rincon de la Vieja Area with its notable waterfalls.

Highlights

This beachfront resort offers peace and tranquillity, tropical gardens, an 18-hole Four Seasons Costa Rica golf course located atop one of the peninsula’s highest plateau’s, a luxurious spa and superb dining venues. Couples will love the facilities and range of activities available.

Staying at

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica

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The country’s most luxurious take on eco-tourism, Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica is where relaxation and adventure converge. Nestled in the lush hillside with an inspiring ocean view, this natural sanctuary features magnificent forest or ocean views from each of its rooms, suites and residences, whilst four restaurants and lounges serve world-class organic cuisine, which is also locally sourced. Savour the sun by one of four swimming pools or two glorious beaches, or retreat to the spa for a pampering session inspired by the resort’s iconic surroundings. Perfect for families, young travellers will love the complimentary Kids For All Seasons club and Tuanis Teen centre – featuring an outdoor playground, pool tables, games consoles and more – whilst the whole family will be able to discover their sense of adventure on a luxury holiday to Costa Rica, as you hike, zip-line, climb and kayak your way around this incredible country.


  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:A tropical retreat infused with classic chic style
  • Feature:Adventurous activties for the whole family
  • Rooms:182 rooms and suites
  • Location:Costa Rica
  • Nearest airport:Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport
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Day excursion to Diamante Adventure Park

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Relish a full day of adventure and activities with a Diamante Adventure Pass. Be thrilled with Canopy zip-lining and enjoy the opportunity to see the largest variety of animals such as sloths, monkeys, jaguars and pumas etc. Walk the Hanging Bridge over crocodiles, admire the Botanical Garden and head to the shore for some fun beach activities; along with a delicious lunch. The Diamante’s Zip Line course is Costa Rica’s best and only ocean view dual Zip Line. With dual lines, you can also share this experience with your family and friends, riding side by side. The course is said to be the best available in Costa Rica, with soaring lines that deliver guests long ride times. This ACCT certified course includes a special line with amazing views, a free fall “Quick Jump” and impressive hanging bridge over crocodiles below. With specially trained guides and state-of-the-art equipment, this is an experience to remember. Another highlight is a visit to Guanacaste’s Diamante Animal Sanctuary with its La Paz Waterfall Gardens and diverse collection of rescued animals. Providing a natural setting for the animals, whilst providing safe, close-up viewing for visitors, the sanctuary is home to a world-class wildcat habitat, butterfly observatory and sloth habitats boasting both the two and three toed sloths.

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Surfing, snorkelling and beach watersports

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Known for its culture and heritage, North Guanacaste is a region long associated with cattle ranching and ‘sabanero’ (cowboy) culture. Boasting tropical dry forest, fertile soil and countless beaches, with white sands overlooking intense blue sea, this is an extremely beautiful area of Costa Rica. Admire the secluded bays, alongside livelier beaches such as Tamarindo and Flamingo. Whether you want some relaxing time in a remote bay south of Samara, Santa Teresa and Mal Pais, or seek the surf of Montezuma, in the middle of the Nicoya Peninsula, you can certainly enjoy snorkelling and sunbathing in peace.

Private car transfer to the Airport

Depart Costa Rica for your flight home

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Costa Rica is a beautiful country, boasting sensational wildlife opportunities for adventure-seeking travellers.

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