Costa Rica in 12 Days

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Rainforests, Volcanoes & Beach Escape

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A self-drive adventure through Costa Rica, see the country's most breathtaking landscapes, from the Arenal volcano to the cloud forests of Monteverde and the sun-kissed beaches of Tamarindo!

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San José
All flights
Breakfast only
Departures available until
Categories available
charm self-drive

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Accommodation: 10 Nights

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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 9 in Tamarindo
Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx
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Boat Safari on Tamarindo Estuary

Discover the unique flora and fauna which inhabit the lush mangroves. Look out for noisy howler monkeys, crocodiles and iguanas, whilst appreciating the colourful birdlife above.

What's included: Transfer- Bilingual guide - Boat trip

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Suggested activity for day 10
Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:20 / 12:50 Approx
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Tamarindo Catamaran Excursion

Experience a catamaran tour of a special kind. In addition to beautiful landscapes over the water, enjoy snorkelling and an included buffet brunch.

What's included: Transportation - Bilingual guide - Catamaran ride - Sancks Buffet - Beverages - Snorkeling equipment - Paddle Board - Kayak

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The price includes

  • premium care
    Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - San José - UK/Ireland.
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
    See hotels included
  • 10 breakfasts.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
    See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Compact Rental Car for 11 days (Suzuki Swift or similar). *
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  • Exclusive access to Langosta Beach Club. **
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  • ATOL Protection.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Rental car security insurance (mandatory) and deposit (USD$750), additional rental car insurance, GPS rental, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included. 

Requirements: Valid and original drivers license, issued at least 2 years ago. This is valid for 90 days in Costa Rica, from the date of entry stamped on your passport. An international license is necessary in the case that the license is in another alphabet (Hebrew, Mandarin, etc.). Provisional drivers licenses or photocopies are not accepted. Passport must be stamped upon entry to the country and you must present your Credit Card (only MasterCard, VISA or American Express are accepted) to cover the security deposit of USD$750. Deposit with Debit Card or cash is not allowed. Please note, the minimum age to rent a car is 23 years.

** As a guest of Wyndham Tamarindo you have exclusive access to Langosta Beach Club, located in Tamarindo, on the road to Playa Langosta.

  • 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: 3 - 10 years.

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