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Best time to go: January to May, November to December

12 Nights | from £4,700pp

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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  • Stay at Pacuare Lodge and discover an array of outdoor adventures
  • White Water rafting
  • Discover pristine waterfalls
  • Incredible wildlife opportunities
  • Treetop adventure with zip lines

Day 1 Depart the UK to San José
Arrive into San Jose. A representative of A&K will meet you at the airport and transfer you to Finca Rosa Blanca for your first night in Costa Rica.
Finca Rosa Blanca

Day 2 Private Full day excursion to Bajos del Toro Waterfall and Sarchi town via oxcart
Bajos del Toro is a great place to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of nature. Located in the Central Highlands amid a volcanic mountain range, this largely undiscovered area is a great destination for bird enthusiasts and hikers. At Sarchi, you will have time to enjoy the artistic work of the local artisans as they create the famous typical oxcart.
Finca Rosa Blanca | Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 San José - Pacuare
An early start today from Finca Rosa Blanca to Pacuare Lodge. Tucked away deep in the heart of the rainforest, Pacuare Lodge combines the privacy of an Eco retreat with earthy luxury and an array of outdoor adventures. To reach this lodge, you’ll have to embark on half a day’s rafting, down the picturesque Pancuare River.
Pacuare Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Cabecar Indigenous Hike
The Talamanca Mountains are host to the Cabecar natives, the largest indigenous group in Costa Rica, and one that retains many of its traditional customs and beliefs. The experience of walking to these family clans is a challenge due to the difficult conditions of the trails; nevertheless, it offers a wonderful opportunity to discover the many secrets of the forest.
Pacuare Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Pacuare - Arenal
After breakfast, launch the rafts again for your return journey back to civilisation. You will be met the other end with a private transfer and taken to your next destination, Arenal. The abundance of outdoor activities available at here makes it an easy place to check things off your “must-do in Costa Rica” list.
Arenal Nayara | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 Sky Trek and Sky Tram
Start your day with a trip up in the Sky Tram to reach the top of the Arenal reserve. From here, begin your day of adventure full of adrenaline above the treetops. The tour consists of a system of zip lines, which give you panoramic views of the Arenal volcano and lake from 660 feet up.
Arenal Nayara | Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Arenal National Park & Tabacon Hot Springs with dinner
Enjoy a relaxed morning at leisure before embarking on a gentle hike this afternoon along the base of Arenal Volcano to capture the magnificent views. Visit the volcanic thermal mineral pools at the Tabacon Hot Springs, where you can enjoy a healthy and relaxing soak and delicious dinner.
Arenal Nayara | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8 Arenal – Manuel Antonio
After breakfast you will be taken by private transportation from Arenal to Manuel Antonio. Considered to be Costa Rica’s most beautiful park, Manuel Antonio has enchanting white-sand beaches ideal for swimming and a tropical rainforest forest alive with wildlife. Watch out for the monkeys and iguanas who share the park with you.
Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort | Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Day at leisure
Enjoy the hotel facilities.
Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort | Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 Private Mangrove / Damas Island Kayaking
After breakfast depart on your private tour of the mangroves. Make sure you keep your eyes wide open so you can spot the innumerable aviary species, snakes, ant eaters and white faced monkeys. This tour takes you through natural canals and provides an ideal opportunity to observe heron species, kingfishers, ospreys, frigots and other migratory birds.
Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort | Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 Private Surf Lesson at Manuel Antonio Beach
Today will be fun a private surf lesson! The instructor will guide each student throughout the session by providing guidance depending on each individual level. This will also be a great chance to sit back and soak up some sunshine.
Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort I Meals:

Day 12 Manuel Antonio – Juan Santa Maria Airport
Time to say farewell. A private transfer will be provided to the International airport for your flight home, located around 3 hours from Arenas del Mar.


At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. As a guide, this 13 day suggested holiday will cost from £4,700 per person, based on two sharing, including international flights.

Please note that although this itinerary is great for families, its best suited to children over 12 years old as some of the exciting excursions have a minimum age restriction. Please speak to your sales consultant for advice.  

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Best time to be there

December to March is generally considered the dry season. Temperatures rise in April and the rains arrive on the Pacific side from May to November. The Atlantic side has no specific dry season but there is less rainfall between March and September.

Fly to

San Jose - daily via Madrid

flying time

12 hours

time difference

GMT -6 hours


Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

No mandatory vaccinations required

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