Costa Rica in Luxury - 21 days
This tour will take you to the more luxurious Holland Hotels where you will stay in spacious and comfortable rooms. We will take you from the tropical Caribbean coast and the famous Tortuguero Park, the cool mountains and cloud forests in the center of the country, to the warm Pacific coast. This tour will provide you with a great overview of Costa Rica and its magnificent natural environment.
Day 1 - Hotel Bougainvillea in Heredia
After your arrival at the international airport of Juan Santamaría in Alajuela, close to Costa Rica’s capital San José, we will pick you up and transfer you to hotel Bougainvillea. It’s only a 20 minute drive and you will have time to relax and adjust to the tropical climate. Hotel Bougainvillea has gorgeous tropical gardens and a great swimming pool. Your rental car will be waiting for you at the hotel.
Day 3 and 4 - Mawamba Lodge in Tortuguero
Early in the morning we will pick you up for a trip to Tortuguero Park at the Caribbean Coast. First by car, then by boat floating through the jungle. Mawamba Lodge is located at an exotic spot, right between the Tortuguero Canal and the Caribbean Sea. You will have one and a half day to enjoy nature and spot turtles, birds and other wildlife. You can rent a boat and make a tour as well. On your return to Guapiles your rental car will be waiting for you to drive to Puerto Viejo.
Day 5, 6 and 7 – Heliconia Island in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí
Heliconia Island. The name says it all: it’s located on a small island between two rivers. The lush tropical gardens surrounding the hotel are famous for their beauty. You can spot many birds and also monkeys. A visit to a pineapple and a banana plantation, a boat trip on the river or a visit to the biological center Selva Verde are amongst your options.
Day 8, 9 and 10 Tree House Lodge in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
The Tree Houde Lodge on the Caribbean Sea will offer you a room in the beautiful Garden house. The rooms are well equipped and comfortable, and they all have a gorgeous view of the jungle. Some of your choices are: relaxing at the beach, a visit to national park Cahuita, check out iguanas and more. This hotel is an “Eco” lodge and has won a number of special green awards because of the way its build – something special for sure!
Day 11, 12 and 13 Guayabo Lodge in Turrialba
Today you are driving to the Turrialba area. Mountains and unspoiled natural forests surround the spectacular Guayabo Lodge. Here you can enjoy walking, in example to the Turrialba volcano. Visit one of the botanical gardens and check out the Guayabo Monument. At Ortuño farm they will show you how coffee, sugarcane and macadamia nuts are traditionally processed and produced. Don’t miss the daily fruit market of Cartago!
Day 14, 15 and 16 Dantica Lodge in San Gerardo de Dota
Dantica Lodge is located in the cloud forests of San Gerardo de Dota where you can spot the famous but elusive quetzal, if you’re lucky. You can visit the natural parks Los Quetzales and Tapanti or go for a walk (with or without a guide) through the private natural reserve of Dantica which covers 9 hectares.
Day 17, 18 en 19 Playa Bejuco in the Jacó area
Today you will drive to Jacó where you can just relax at the beach or go surfing. A visit to Manuel Antonio Park and a boat tour on a crocodile river are examples of the tours available to you. Parrots can be found in the woods of Carara park.
Hotel Playa Bejuco is located at Walking distance to the beach in a tranquil setting. It’s about 25 minutes by car from Jacó.
Day 20 – Hotel Bougainvillea in Heredia
The last night you will spend at Bougainvillea again. On the porch, enjoying a cool drink at the swimming pool, you can look back on a wonderful vacation. You will also return you rental car here.
Day 21 Departure from San José, we will take you to the airport.
Of course each hotel has a number of (day-) trips for you. We have only made a small selection in the above hotel descriptions. Pricing is based on two persons traveling together. If you’re with more people, want to extend or shorten this trip, combine the hotels differently or add hotels? It’s all possible. Just send an e-mail to or use the “contact” form on our website and we will provide you with an adjusted tour price.
Prices for this tour per person
High season (Dec. 1 - Apr 30) from USD 1583
Low season (May 1 - Nov 30) from USD 1489
Prices are based on double room occupancy and include breakfast and 13% tax.
The weeks of Christmas and Easter prices are deviating and available on demand.