Costa Rica Coast to Coast

Travel by road cross-country from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean as you enjoy exciting adventure and wildlife experiences on this wonderful family holiday – the perfect introduction to this captivating country.


Guide Price & Inclusions

1 night San Jose, 3 nights Tortuguero, 3 nights Arenal and 3 nights Manuel Antonio £3,500 per adult and £1,800 per child under 12 sharing including flights, transfers and accommodation.

Rates subject to travel dates and hotel selection.

Suggested Extensions

For a contrast to the steamy rainforest why not opt for a couple of nights in Costa Rica’s cool and misty Cloud Forest. This unique ecosystem is home to incredible flora and fauna, butterflies and birdlife including the elusive quetzal!

Best Time to Travel

December-April is the dry season, however if you are prepared for some rain, don’t discount July-August when there is a short period of reprieve from the heavy rains but do bear in mind the weather is much more unpredictable.

Tips for Families

Manuel Antonio National Park is easy to explore on your own but a private guide will increase your chances of wildlife sightings. Start early when the park is quiet or wait until dark, grab your torch and set off on a night hike in search of creepy crawlies!


  • Explore Tortuguero’s network of jungle waterways on a boat trip
  • Join a night tour to view turtles nesting on the beach (Jul-Sep)
  • Enjoy exhilarating activities in picturesque Arenal
  • Search for hidden sloths and troops of monkeys in Manuel Antonio National Park


Day 1 | Fly to San Jose, Costa Rica

Fly from London to San Jose via the USA or Madrid and transfer to your city hotel.

Day 2 | Transfer to Tortuguero

An early start this morning as you leave San Jose for Tortuguero stopping en route for a traditional Costa Rican breakfast. Wildlife-spotting begins as you transfer by boat to your chosen jungle lodge and enjoy a late lunch.
Transfer time to Tortuguero approx. 5 hours by road and boat.

Days 3-4 | Tortuguero

Explore Tortuguero’s maze of canals, wetlands and verdant forest with a guided boat tour, enjoy a visit to the Green Turtle Museum and picturesque town of Tortuquero. Depending on when you visit you may also be able to view turtles laying their eggs on the wild beaches.

Day 5 | Transfer to Arenal

Transfer to Arenal, home to the impressive volcano of the same name and one of Costa Rica’s adventure activity hot spots.
Transfer time to Arenal approx. 4 hours

Days 6-7 | Arenal

With 2 full days in Arenal you have plenty of time to enjoy thrilling adventures both on land and on water against the backdrop of the majestic Arenal Volcano. Don’t forget to find time to relax with a soak in the thermal hot springs!

Day 8 | Transfer to Manuel Antonio

Transfer to the Central Pacific coast and Manuel Antonio with its stunning jungle meets beach setting. Or head north to the Guanacaste province one of Costa Rica’s driest regions and home to luxurious resorts like the Andaz and Four Seasons.
Transfer time to Manuel Antonio approx. 4.5 hours.

Days 9-10 | Manuel Antonio

Explore the coastal rainforest keeping your eyes peeled for sleepy sloths and playful troops of monkeys. There are also beautiful white-sand beaches and plenty of adventure activities for the more active.

Day 11 | Fly back to the UK

Transfer back to San Jose to meet your overnight connecting flight back to London.
Transfer time to San Jose approx. 3 hours.

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San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano, Alajuela Province, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Tortuguero, Limón Province, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica

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