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Costa Rica Self Drive

Home to national parks, protected areas and world-famous beaches, Costa Rica’s natural beauty is in a league of its own – making it a brilliant holiday destination for nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers. Boasting a blend of bustling cities (San José and Liberia to name a few) and enchanting natural wonders (from the mighty Arenal Volcano to the protected Pacuare River) this Central American paradise has something to suit every kind of traveller.
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12 Day

Costa Rica Self Drive

From £ 1199/pp


With water rafting, rainforest hikes and a beach break to cap it all off, this 11-night package dealto Costa Rica is the ultimate holiday for thrill-seekers. Venture to a range of destinations – from the Pacuare River to the glittering white sandy beaches of Guanacaste. Raft down the Pacuare River, take a relaxing horseback ride through verdant forests, explore the thermal waters and hanging bridges of Arenal, take a tubing adventure down river beforekicking back to relax by the crystal-clear blue waters and sandy beaches of Guanacaste.



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  • Airport Transfers
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Arrival in Costa Rica
Day: 1 | Arrival in Costa Rica

Arrive in the capital, San Jose

Welcome to Costa Rica! Upon arrival at Juan Santamaria International Airport, you’ll head to your hotel in San José by private transfer. Rest of the day free t... more

Pacuare River
Day: 2 | Pacuare River

Paddle deep into the Costa Rican rainforest

Today,shared transfer to the Rios Tropicales, enjoy a traditional Costa Rican breakfast before getting kitted out for your raft ride along the banks of the Pac... more

Pacuare River
Day: 3 | Pacuare River

Continue rafting along the Pacuare River

Today, you’ll experience a different part of this awe-inspiring rainforest river area and pass through the Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarones and Dos Montañas r... more

Day: 4 | Sarapiqui

Horse riding in Pozo Azul

After breakfast, drive to the Pozo Azul ranch – owned by the Quintana family who have raised horses here for generations. Ride through the picturesque trails a... more

Sarapiqui - Arenal
Day: 5 | Sarapiqui - Arenal

Take a picturesque drive to Arenal

Home to beautiful forests, lakes and the stunning Arenal Volcano, San Carlos certainly doesn’t disappoint when it comes to natural beauty. This beautiful area ... more

Day: 6 | Arenal

Visit the Arenal hanging bridges

Arenal’s hanging bridges are a network of trails and bridges that allow visitors to get a close-up view of the birds, flowers and lush vegetation of this beaut... more

Rincón de la Vieja
Day: 7 | Rincón de la Vieja

Canyon Canopy Tour with various adventure activities on offer

Today’s activities are exciting and adventurous – perfect for thrill-seekers. Kick-off your day with a tour of the canyon canopy. A variety of activities are o... more

Day: 8 | Guanacaste

Drive to Guanacaste

Today, you’ll drive to the North Pacific Coast and spend a relaxing three days in the enchanting area of Potrero Beach. more

Day: 9 | Guanacaste

Spend a day relaxing on the beach

You’re free to spend the day however you please – whether that’s beach-hopping between Guanacaste’s golden bays and gulfs or heading out on a boating excursion... more

Day: 10 | Guanacaste

At leisure in Potrero Beach

Again, with no set itinerary for today, you’re welcome to explore the area at your own pace. You might even decide to venture out to the surrounding rainforest... more

San José
Day: 11 | San José

Drive from Potrero Beach to San José

Once you’ve dropped off the car in San José, head to your hotel for your last night. Head into town and discover the vibrant street food scene and many restaur... more

Day: 12 | Departure

Private transfer to Juan Santamaria International Airport

After breakfast, head to the airport via private transfer and board your flight home.

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Why not...

Extend Your Stay

Head to neighbouring Panama.

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