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For couples wishing to embark on a tailor-made tour together, Costa Rica is the perfect choice, renowned for its rich biodiversity and multiple national parks. Get set for a wealth of outdoor pursuits – from rafting along the river and soaring across the rainforest by dual zipline – before retreating to your luxury hideaways in some seriously scenic locations.
Sample the world-class coffee and learn about the coffee production process from start to finish at Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation
Glide along the wildlife rich Peñas Blancas River by raft, possibly spotting sloths, monkeys, caiman, turtles and a wealth of tropical birds as you go
For glorious views, wildlife sightings and thrills aplenty, soar side-by-side over the rainforest on the state-of-the-art zipline in Diamante Eco Adventure Park
Visit one of Costa Rica’s largest and most active volcanoes in Poás Volcano National Park
Embark on a private guided hike to the magnificent Arenal Volcano, exploring the tropical forest of Arenal National Park and spotting a variety of flora and fauna, impact craters and lava slides. After a picnic amid the protected forest reserve, get a unique perspective of the canopy from the 15 hanging bridges, suspended at different heights over and within the canopy.
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Just outside of bustling San José, stay amid the Central Valley highlands in a charming coffee farm plantation. Head out for the day with a glorious guide, visiting the Poás Volcano National Park, home to one of Costa Rica’s largest and most active volcanoes. Apart from the area around the main caldera, the park boasts lush, green vegetation that is home to no less than 79 species of birds. Of course, you can’t stay within a coffee plantation without sampling the product for yourself! Boasting 30 acres of Arabica coffee plants, take a private guided tour to discover how some of the world’s best organic coffee is made – from its cultivation to harvesting and roasting. After the tour, enjoy a delicious 'Coffee Connoisseurs Lunch' with coffee creatively incorporated into each course.
Take a private car transfer to Nayara Springs, Arenal Volcano National Park.
The gloriously green rainforest, waterfalls and volcanoes of Arenal Volcano National Park are next to discover. With a private guide, hike along the park’s trails, spotting flora, fauna and fascinating geological sights. Next, explore the protected forest reserve from the 15 hanging bridges suspended over the canopy. Designed at different heights within differing habitat levels, you can spot birds and animals more closely and easily with possible wildlife sightings including three species of monkeys, wild boars and frogs. The next day, take in the scenery with an early 20-minute drive towards the Peñas Blancas river. On arrival, you will join a raft for a river safari, that allows you to closely observe more of the fabulous flora and fauna.
Take a private car transfer to Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, Guanacaste.
The country’s most luxurious take on eco-tourism, Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica is where relaxation and adventure converge. Spend a fun-filled day at the Diamante Eco Adventure Park, soaring across the canopy by dual zip-line, walking over hanging bridges or strolling through the Botanical Garden. Another highlight is a visit to Guanacaste’s Diamante Animal Sanctuary with its La Paz Waterfall Gardens and rescued animals. Providing a natural setting for the species, whilst providing safe, close-up viewing for visitors, the sanctuary is home to a world-class wildcat habitat, butterfly observatory and sloth habitats housing both the two and three toed sloths! This coastal region also offers white-sand beaches, great for surfing, snorkelling or soaking up the sunshine.
Take a private car transfer to Liberia Airport for your flight to the UK.
As one of Costa Rica’s most active and highest volcanoes, staggering Poás stands tall at 8,885 ft. After walking just 15 minutes from the informative visitor centre, you will be awed by a spectacular view of the main crater. At just less than a mile in diameter, the crater’s fascinating, rain-fed sulfuric pool still bubbles and emits smoke into the air, while the surrounding Laguna Botos is a beautiful blue-green lake. With the exception of the area around the main caldera, the National 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.
Situated at a perfect elevation for coffee growing, Finca Rosa Blanca offers an in-depth tour of the coffee farm, the processing plant and the roasting house. Enthusiastic guides will share their extensive knowledge on how organic coffee is grown, cared-for, harvested, processed and roasted to produce some of the world’s best coffee beans. During the season, you will have the chance to pick and taste the ripe coffee berries with the folks from the neighbouring towns, who will share their knowledge and show you how to quickly fill a basket with the ripe red coffee fruit. The next stop is the farm's processing mill, or "beneficio', where the bean is separated from the fruit and naturally sun-dried before being roasted and prepared for enjoyment. After the tour, enjoy a delicious Coffee Connoisseurs Lunch with traces of coffee in each course.
Embark on a private guided hike to the magnificent Arenal Volcano, where you'll also enjoy a Hanging Bridges Tour and pre-packed 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.
Take in the glorious surrounding scenery with a drive towards the Peñas Blancas river, before joining a thrilling half day excursion with a bilingual naturalist guide. On arrival, you will hop onboard a raft for a river safari, allowing you to closely observe some of the fabulous flora and fauna of the biodiverse region — including caiman, turtles, tropical birds, monkeys and sloths. No experience is necessary for this adventure, as the friendly and qualified guides will provide you with all of the basic instructions and complete confidence to enjoy this unmissable activity safely and with utmost enjoyment.
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 a huge variety of animals - such as sloths, monkeys, jaguars and pumas. 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. This course is Costa Rica’s best and only ocean view dual zip line, allowing you to share this experience with your family and friends, riding side by side while abosorbing amazing views. With specially trained guides, ACCT certification 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 wildlife, 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.
The best time to visit both Mexico and Costa Rica is during the dry season between December and April, when there is bright sunshine and very little rainfall.
11 NIGHTS FROM £9,100 per person
Price based upon economy flights from London, transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals and excursions as specified.
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