Secluded Beach <span class="iconos separador"></span> Bocas del Toro <span class="iconos separador"></span> Panama
Secluded Beach Bocas del Toro Panama
Arenal Volcano <span class="iconos separador"></span> Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano Costa Rica
Bocas del Toro <span class="iconos separador"></span> Panama
Bocas del Toro Panama

Arenal, Puerto Viejo & Bocas del Toro

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Costa Rica & Panama in 12 Days • 11 Nights in Destination

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A nature-focused trip through two captivating Central American countries. Experience the views from the Arenal Volcano, the Caribbean charms of Puerto Viejo and the island paradise of Bocas del Toro.

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San José
Bocas del toro
All flights
All transfers.
Breakfast only
Departures available until
until October 2023
Categories available
From + £ 1,600

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Accommodation: 11 Nights

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Day 1 to 2
Barceló San José
San José
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*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: Holiday Inn Aurola San Jose, Park Inn by Radisson San Jose.

Included activities

Included activity for day 2 in Arenal
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:30 Approx
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Guided hike to the Arenal Volcano

Take a guided hiking excursion to the Mirador el Silencio to discover the abundant landscapes of the incredible Arenal Volcano! Discover the rich flora and fauna of the rainforest and learn about one of Costa Rica's most iconic natural wonders.

What's included: Transfer, bilingual guide, entrance to the park

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Included activity for day 8 in Bocas del toro
Duration 06:00h Approx.
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Bahia Delfines, Cayo Coral and Cayo Zapatilla

Start the tour by visiting a tranquil bay where you can observe dolphins in their natural habitat. Next, snorkel in Cayo Coral, amidst a garden of coral. Finally, enjoy white sand, exotic beaches. Optional lunch in a restaurant overlooking the ocean.

What's included: Shared boat tour - Local captain - Tour of the places mentioned with a duration of approx. 6 hrs - Snorkeling equipment Not included: Lunch is not included.

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Suggested activity for day 3
Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: 05:30 Approx
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Guided-Walk to the La Fortuna Waterfall

Enjoy a guided nature-walk through the rainforest to the La Fortuna waterfall, where you can swim in its clear waters. Your expert guide will help to point our the numerous plant and bird species along the way!

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Suggested activity for day 3 in Arenal
Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:50 Approx
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Cloud Forests Excursion

Take a 3km long route which consists of a combination of paths and 8 bridges, where you can explore the different layers of the cloud forest as well as the inhabitants of each of them from the ground up to the treetops.

What's included: Transfer - Bilingual guide - Entrance to the bridges

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Suggested activity for day 4
Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 10:00 Approx
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Half-Day Horse Riding Excursion

Set off on a scenic horseback ride to appreciate the beauty of nature and the sounds, colour and energy of the rainforest. Ascend to a viewpoint where you will have an impressive view of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal.

What's included: Transportation - Bilingual guide - Equipment - Horseback riding

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Suggested activity for day 11
Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 15:15 Approx
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San Jose City Bus Tour

Embark on a city tour of the highlights of San Jose including the National Theatre, Art Museum, Metropolitan Cathedral and the charming Central Market, among other sights. Authentic Costa Rican dinner included.

What's included: VIP double-decker bus - Bottled water - Bilingual guide - Authentic dinner - Walking tours: National Theater Lobby, Art Museum, Central Market Shopping, Metropolitan Cathedral, Democracy Square, Central Avenue and National Monument.

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The price includes

  • premium care
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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - San José - UK/Ireland.
  • 11 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 11 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees with an English-speaking guide as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • Dolphin-watching boat tour in Bahia Honda.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Entrances*, drinks, tips, border taxes and costs ($9 per person departure tax when leaving Costa Rica) and any other services not mentioned in what's included. 

* The excursion to Cayo Zapatilla and Cayo Coral does not include admission to Bastimentos National Park, which is $10 per person and must be paid at destination. 

Rooms in Drivers Paradise hotel come with one double bed. If you require two twin beds there will be an additional supplement.

  • Entry requirements
    Valid passport with at least six months validity.
  • Visa
    Visa is not required for stays less than 90 days.
  • Currency
    Costa Rican Colon
  • Language
  • Electricity
    110 V. Adapter required.
  • Health
    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.
  • Time zone
    UTC - 06:00
  • Other useful information
    Local emergency number: 128
  • Tourist Office website

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

Children: 2 - 8 years.

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