Tropical Costa Rica adventure with nature excursions & all-inclusive beach bliss

San José, Tortuguero, Monteverde & Tamarindo

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Tamarindo

Sloth

Arenal

Red Eyed Tree Frog

San José

Hotel Barceló, San José

Hotel Barceló, San José

Hotel Barceló, San José

Tortuguero National Park

Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero

Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero

Toucan, Tortuguero National Park

Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero

Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero

Rainforest Suspension Bridge

Squirrel Monkey

Hotel Lomas del Volcan, Arenal

Hotel Lomas del Volcan, Arenal

Arenal Volcano

Red Eyed Tree Frog

Hotel Lomas del Volcan, Arenal

Hotel Lomas del Volcan, Arenal

Suspension Bridge, Monteverde

White-Faced Monkeys, Monteverde

El Establo Mountain, Monteverde

El Establo Mountain, Monteverde

El Establo Mountain, Monteverde

Tamarindo

Tamarindo

Occidental Tamarindo, Tamarindo

Occidental Tamarindo, Tamarindo

Occidental Tamarindo, Tamarindo

Tamarindo

Tamarindo

Costa Rica: rainforests, volcanoes & beaches

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Up to -39% supplier's online rate ?
You'll start your holiday with one night in a Standard room at the Hotel Barceló, San José, on a room-only basis.

Next, you'll spend two nights in a Standard room at the Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero, on a full-board basis.

Then, you'll spend two nights in a Standard room at the Hotel Lomas del Volcan, Arenal, with breakfast included.

Next, you'll spend two nights in a Standard room at the El Establo Mountain, Monteverde, with breakfast included.

Then, you'll spend three nights in a Standard room at the Occidental Tamarindo, Tamarindo, on an all-inclusive basis.

Finally, you'll spend one night in a Standard room at the Barceló San José, San José, with breakfast included.

Please note that if the advertised hotel is unavailable for your selected dates, it will be replaced with one of similar standards. Please visit our supplier Exoticca's website for more information.

This offer also includes services of an English-speaking guide for the tours and excursions as per the itinerary:

- Tour of Tortuguero

- Boat ride in Tortuguero

- Visit to Tortuguero Hill

- Boat trip along the canals of Tortuguero

- Guided hike to the Arenal Volcano

- Hanging Bridges excursion

It may be possible to purchase optional excursions on this tour for an additional cost; these will appear on the next page and can be arranged directly with our supplier, Exoticca. You must select any additional tours before final payment. Please note your final payment is due 60 days before your departure. More information can be found on our supplier's own website.

Return flights are included from your selected departure airport to San José, Costa Rica. One piece of hand luggage luggage allowance per person is included, as per the airline terms and conditions.

If you select a flight without included luggage, you can add luggage by contacting the airline directly after receiving the flight information.

Shared air-conditioned transfers are included.

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

The total amount of nights in the confirmation email may differ from the duration that appears on the website, as it includes accommodation nights and nights spent travelling.

Please be aware that our supplier, Exoticca, will require a copy of the valid passports in order to process the reservation.

Please note the entrance fee to the Tortuguero National Park is not included and costs around $15 per person to be paid locally.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 43% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate.

The discount stated above was checked on 01/10/2019.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

This holiday is supplied by Exoticca and is ATOL protected (11248).

An incredible tour of Costa Rica, taking in San José, Tortuguero's turtles and Arenal Volcano, with all-inclusive R&R at a dreamy Tambor Beach resort – includes stellar excursions and all travel

Day 1: San José

Welcome to San José, a city buzzing with electricity and frenetic energy. Culture comes alive on the streets here, and you'll have the afternoon to explore this concrete jungle by yourself. On the evening of your arrival day, you'll have the option to enjoy a dinner and an entertaining show of traditional dancing (£70pp)

Day 2: Tortuguero

Pass through the sprawling Braulio Carrillo National Park en route to Tortuguero. The afternoon means a tour of Tortuguero, including a Turtle Conservation Museum and the lively village. Enjoy a boat ride through the leafy back canals, before dinner and an overnight stay at Laguna Lodge. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 3: Tortuguero

Enjoy a trip to Tortuguero Hill to take in the mesmerising views, or relax with another serene boat trip along the canals. Spend the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, why not pop to the beach to take the opportunity to see turtles spawning (July - September)? (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 4: Arenal

Set off for the charming city of Guapiles, where you'll stop for lunch. Continue to La Fortuna and Arenal, where the Arenal Volcano is located - one of the most important and spectacular in Costa Rica, where smoke often billows from the volcano's mouth into the sky beyond. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)

Day 5: Arenal

Spend the morning at leisure, or take an optional horseback ride to the Fortuna Falls (£59pp). In the afternoon, take a guided hike to the Arenal Volcano, discovering the abundant flora and fauna and learning of the volcano's history and activity. Afterwards, you've the option to visit a local hot springs in Tabacón (£106pp). (Meals: breakfast)

Day 6: Monteverde

Set off towards Monteverde, travelling along the banks of Lake Arenal for breathtaking views of the volcano. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, or take an optional Monteverde Canopy Tour (£44pp). (Meals: breakfast)

Day 7: Monteverde

Take an excursion to the Hanging Bridges to take in birds-eye views over the treetops. Cross the 'cloud forest' on three kilometres of suspended route - a unique way to experience the Costa Rican wildlife. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, or join an optional excursion to Curi-Cancha Reserve (£56pp). (Meals: breakfast)

Days 8-10: Tamarindo

Transfer to Tamarindo, known for its beautiful beaches and surfing, for an all-inclusive stay at Occidental Tamarindo. Over these next three days, you'll have the option to take a catamaran tour (£80pp) and embark on a quad-biking experience (£48pp), before sipping poolside cocktails and feasting on local cuisine. (Meals: all-inclusive)

Days 11 & 12: San José

You'll head to the capital to spend your final night in San José, perhaps dancing the night away to live music in one of the city's vibrant clubs. Take some time to stroll through the city, or join an optional gastronomic tour in the evening (£48pp). (Meals: breakfast)

Good to know

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

For more information about this offer, or to make a booking by phone, please call 0203 695 9677.
Barceló San José, San Jose (one night, then one night)

This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence holder is located in a quiet area within easy reach of the airport. A 2016 renovation updated the guest rooms, and there's a fitness centre and swimming pool on site, as well as three restaurants.

Amenities: three restaurants, swimming pool, fitness centre, Wi-Fi

Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero (two nights)

Set on the northern Caribbean coast, this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning eco-lodge sits amidst lush jungle, rain forests and wetlands, offering plenty of appeal to nature-lovers. It resides on a strip of land between a lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, and offers an outdoor swimming pool, a semi-indoor restaurant with views over the water and a bar right on the river’s edge, plus two smaller bars. Rooms are set among the six acres of gardens and come complete with en-suite bathrooms.

Amenities: swimming pool, restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi

Lomas del Volcán, Arenal (two nights)

This charming hotel takes shape as a series of rustic-style cabins set into the stunning natural landscape that surrounds Arenal Volcano. From this peaceful location, guests can enjoy a range of outdoor activities in Arenal Volcano National Park, including hiking, hot springs, canopy tours and rafting. The hotel scored a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Amenities: restaurant, bar, Wi-Fi, swimming pool

El Establo Mountain Hotel, Monteverde (two nights)

With a phenomenal setting in the misty forests of Monteverde, El Establo Mountain Hotel has views over miles of rainforest-covered landscape and is the ideal base for exploring the canopies.

Amenities: indoor heated pools, spa, tennis and basketball court, two restaurants

Occidental Tamarindo, Tambor Beach (three nights)

Amidst tropical beachfront gardens, this refined resort is just two kilometres from the shops and restaurants of Tamarindo. Decorated with wood furnishings, rooms boast a flatscreen TV, air conditioning, minibar, and impressive views of Las Baulas National Marine Park.

Amenities: Wi-Fi, restaurant, day spa, gym, tennis court, kayak hire, snack bar, lobby bar, outdoor pool
Barceló San José, Residencial El Robledal , 60101 San José, Costa Rica (your first destination)

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Return flights are included from London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Glasgow to San José, Costa Rica. Exoticca operates flights with all airlines, and will select the most cost effective fare at the time of booking. Please note all airlines are subject to change.

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email from the tour operator, Exoticca. This includes departure times, as well as flight numbers.

Please note that your outbound and inbound flight may be indirect and include a stopover. Your flights may also be overnight, so please bare this in mind when planning the time you'll be away for.
If you need any further information about flights before booking, please call Exoticca on 0203 695 9677 or contact via sales@exoticca.com.

Please check the luggage rules in the booking confirmation. More information can be found on the airline's website. Please note that the prices of the tour operator are daily adjusted according to the exchange rate and may vary from the stated price
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If you select a flight without included luggage, you can add luggage by contacting the airline directly after receiving the flight information.
At the time of booking, Exoticca will book the best available airfare for the selected date.

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, Exoticca, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation.

The total amount of nights in the confirmation email may differ from the duration that appears on the website, as it includes accommodation nights and nights spent travelling.

Please be advised it is your responsibility to check any passport, visa, health and immigration requirements, including any countries you have a connection in. For flights via the US or Canada, you must apply for an ESTA or eTA visa before travel.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Exoticca with ATOL number 11248 and your contract is with that company. Exoticca booking conditions are available from http://www.exoticca.com

For comprehensive travel, visa and health advice, please visit FCO Travel Advice

We source flights from all major scheduled and low cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

You can choose to add a flight to this hotel. Just select the dates you want to book your stay from the calendar and choose ‘Hotel + Flights’

On the next page you can choose the departure airport, time and airline and price that is convenient to you

When you buy a hotel with a flight with us you are financially protected under the ATOL scheme.

If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0207 887 2772 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)

If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0343 227 0007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)

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