Costa Rica In Style

14 Days



12 Years

£ 10795

Explore Costa Rica In Style

Although small Costa Rica packs a real punch when it comes to luxury, sustainable lodges. It has some of the best in the world and regarded by other destination as the standard to attain. Pacuare Lodge has been voted in National Geographics as one of the  top 10 ecolodges in the world.  What a great place to start including some exhilarating activities such as rafting in the eponymously named river.  We’ll take you to magical cloud forests dripping with epiphytes in Monteverde; to marvel at the imposing volcanic valley. Wildlife , flora and fauna in all its forms will be evident on a daily basis including different species of monkey, sloth, the resplendent quetzal bird ( not an adjective bit its actual name!)  But, we finish in the emerald  jewel of Costa Rica – lush , verdant Osa peninsula one of the most biodiverse regions in Central America- The Lodge is coastal and one of the most beautiful in the country- here you’ll have a chance to experience an array of marine life too including dolphins and whales in season.

Price £10,795 / $12,965

Based on 2 pax.

Excludes international flights.


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Day by Day

Welcome to Costa Rica! At the airport in Customs please look for the personnel with your name in a board and identify yourself with them. They will assign a porter to assist you with the bags and escort you outside for your transfer.


Located in central Costa Rica, the Central Valley is home to over 70% of the country’s population. This remarkably beautiful area makes up most of Costa Rica’s interior and boasts many coffee plantations blanketing the hillsides and is fringed by rugged mountains and two active volcanoes, Irazu and Poas. Visitors can look forward to a number of wonderful attractions such as: the Iglesia de San Jose Orosi, built in 1734, it is the oldest church in Costa Rica; the famous town of Cartago, the country’s oldest town; as well as Poas Volcano National Park, home to the most active volcano in the country and Irazu National Park, home to the largest and highest active volcano in Costa Rica.

As we ascend the terrain and near the Poás Volcano we will notice a change in temperature and vegetation; we will see coffee plantations as well as fern, flower and strawberry farms along the way, creating a beautiful array of colors and textures. On the way to the volcano we will visit the Doka Coffee Estate for a delicious breakfast. Then we will be treated to a coffee tour in an actual coffee plantation where we will learn the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce some of the best coffee in Costa Rica and around the world. The careful process involved in the cultivation, harvesting and roasting of the Golden Bean will then be illustrated, very hands-on, and then we will savor the delectable end product. After the coffee tour we will continue to the Poás Volcano where we will not only admire the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, but also learn about the different ecosystems in this unique and protected national park. Following the visit to the volcano we will continue to the La Paz Water Fall Garden for a scrumptious lunch and tour. As we arrive to La Paz, we will walk through a trail, leading to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the park we will also visit the hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the bird house, the butterfly garden and the frog’s exhibit; to be enjoyed by those of all ages.

Welcome to Pacuare, Costa Rica the most wonderful river!

Complimentary activities at Pacuare Lodge (you can choose two per day, please check the activities schedule at the front desk)

  • Pacuare Canopy Adventure
  • Canyoning El Tesorito Creek
  • Cabecar Indigenous Hike
  • Ancient Trail and Hidden Waterfall Hike
  • Early Morning Birdwatching
  • Rural Experience
  • Sustainability Tour

The pleasant town of La Fortuna is often described as "a quiet little town" sitting at the base of the Arenal Volcano. You can explore small stores, a colorful and radiant central park, and scenery organized around the region's picture-perfect volcano, not to mention the delightful hot springs that surround it.

Enjoy the sweetest experience in the tropical forest, discovering the mysterious secrets of chocolate: from its discovery and use in the tropical regions of America, until its transformation, in the product that we know and love, today. Considered as a gift from the Gods, the cacao tree was of great importance to culture, not only because of the ceremonial use of its beverage, but also because of its economic value, to the point of using its seeds as currency in Many regions of Mesoamerica, including Costa Rica. When visiting our plantation, in an activity scheduled for 1.5 hours, you will have the opportunity to know interesting aspects of cocoa and chocolate and participate in the whole production process, from working with the plantation, harvesting the fruit, drying and grinding the seed, making the traditional drink of our ancestors, and of course tasting an organic chocolate of high quality, combined with different ingredients, generates a festival of flavors.

Located in northern Costa Rica, the Tenorio Volcano National Park is one of the country's youngest parks.
Taking its name from the Tenorio Volcano, this national park boasts stunning river views and plenty of opportunities for wildlife adventures. The park was created in 1995 to protect the Tenorio Volcano, which is still active today. The park features four different life zones as well as the beautiful aqua-hued Rio Celeste.

Arenal Volcano National Park, sitting north of the Tilarán Mountains, the emblematic Arenal volcano is a magnificent spectacle of nature! Surrounded by Humid Forest, at an elevation of 5,437 feet, this giant was active for four decades. Currently, it is a in a resting phase and always worth seeing. It’s almost perfect conical shape reveals over the town of La Fortuna, it`s hot entrails feed the many therapeutic volcanic hot water springs of the area.

The Fortuna River waterfall is in a biological reserve with an area of 210 acres of transition premontane tropical wet forest, part of the Arenal Volcano National Park located at 520 meters over the sea level.  Here you can enjoy an incredible experience and also directly help the development of the local community.
To get to the stunning waterfall of 70 meters (230 feet)  high, you will walk along a beautiful rain. forest full of native trees with comfortable areas so that you can rest and hydrate all the way to the waterfall.
Once in the waterfall, you can find many spacious viewing points for you to admire the views and, take breathtaking pictures. You can also swim in the refreshing Fortuna River beside this incredible waterfall.

Cross the Arenal Lake to head down to Monteverde.  Monteverde is evergreen due to the precipitation and moisture-filled clouds which hover over the horizon on an almost daily basis, and no better way to see all the flora and fauna of he forrest than with all the activities we have planned for you.

Paco's Horses seamlessly merges exceptional horseback riding with captivating introductions to Arenal's lush rainforest. Throughout this expedition, we transport you to a time when life unfolded at a more leisurely pace, allowing for a deeper connection with the beauty of nature – its melodies, hues, and the vibrant energy that permeates the air.

Sky Tram, aerial tram tour, suitable for all ages and even for people with special conditions, since it has space to introduce a wheelchair to any of the cabins without having to fold it. The route allows you to climb and descend the mountain in a comfortable and safe way and enjoy the best views of the area. Subsequent to the Sky Tram, the tour begins with the Sky Walk, which is a tour in Monteverde that combines suspension trails and bridges, with lengths of up to 300 meters and heights that surpass the forest canopy. The tour allows us to appreciate the richness and diversity of flora and fauna of the area. The tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours.

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
At 3000 feet above sea level, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is special for nature lovers interested in exploring Tropical Rainforests growing among clouds.  The reserve is close to Santa Elena town, originally settled in the 1950s by North American Quakers. There are three private wildlife reserves: Monteverde Cloud Forest, Santa Elena Reserve and the Children’s Eternal Rainforest, covering 74,000 acres, famous for their populations of Resplendent Quetzal. Guests go through some of the most beautiful primary cloud forests in the world. Natural history, bird watching and nocturnal tours, restaurant and souvenir store complement this wonderful place.

Imagine a place where the lush rainforest meets the tranquil waters of Golfo Dulce, offering you a secluded sanctuary away from the crowds. This intimate and exclusive retreat is the ultimate escape for those seeking privacy and rejuvenation.

The knowledgeable naturalist guides will lead you into a realm seldom witnessed, unveiling the mysteries of creatures that emerge after dark within their natural habitats. This presents an ideal occasion to witness the enchanting world of frogs, bats, insects, and other nocturnal marvels, offering an unforgettable glimpse into the after-hours realm of the rainforest.

Embark on an unforgettable kayaking excursion through the mangroves of the Esquinas River in Playa Cativo, where you will discover the beauty and serenity of Costa Rica's mangrove ecosystem. They are blessed to have one of the largest and most pristine river systems in Costa Rica just a few short beaches away. The river mouth mangroves lead to picturesque views of the forest and remote farms. The diverse terrain allows for some of the best bird watching in the area especially at sunrise and sunset. The boat tows your kayak to the mouth of the river where you will embark on a peaceful excursion and experience the magic of nature while cruising down the river.

Join us on this tour as we venture into a nearby valley renowned for its abundant bird and animal sightings. Accompanied by our expert naturalist guide, you'll delve into intriguing insights about the natural history and intricate connections within the tropical rainforest – knowledge typically uncovered by our seasoned naturalists.

You also have alternate tour options: (At additional cost – Please contact for Price)

  • Private transfer by boat from Cativo to Playa Blanca Round Trip
  • Private Ground transportation with bilingual guide to Jacana Rey
  • Private Palmito Tour
  • Private Gold Tour
  • Private Trapiche Tour with lunch

During low tide, you'll be captivated by the intricate brain coral reefs, while high tides reveal underwater rock pinnacles that mirror the majestic mountaintops. These formations provide a vibrant habitat for a diverse array of tropical reef fish. Golfo Dulce stands as one of the world's rare tropical fiords, which does impose some limitations on its diving potential.

During low tide, you'll be captivated by the intricate brain coral reefs, while high tides reveal underwater rock pinnacles that mirror the majestic mountaintops. These formations provide a vibrant habitat for a diverse array of tropical reef fish. Golfo Dulce stands as one of the world's rare tropical fiords, which does impose some limitations on its diving potential.

We hope you had a great stay in our country! You will be transported to the airport. Have a great flight!


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