COSTA RICA - 15 Days

Overview

Cute picture of a baby sloth

Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.

San José is the capital and largest city, and the capital of the province of the same name. It is located in the centre of the country, specifically in the mid-west of the Central Valley, and contained within San José Canton

La Fortuna is a small town in Costa Rica, northwest of the capital, San José. It’s known as a gateway to Arenal Volcano National Park, comprising 2 volcanoes. Active Arenal Volcano is still laced with lava flows. Hot springs dot the foot of the volcano, on the thermal Tabacón River. Dormant Chato Volcano has a crater lake and rainforest trails leading to La Fortuna Waterfall, with its natural pool.


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Highlights

  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Santa Rosa de Pocosol Homestay
  • Cooking class
  • Rio Celeste
  • La Fortuna
  • Lake Arenal
  • Monteverde
  • Manuel Antonio

Itinerary

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Arrival to Costa Rica. After transferring to your hotel in an accessible vehicle, you will begin your vacation with a welcome meeting at 6 pm at your hotel; a good chance for you to meet your group leader and fellow travellers.

Budget/comfort/quality 3*
Day 2 :
Tortuguero

Breakfast included at the hotel.

Leave the hotel this morning and descend to the Caribbean lowlands on a 4-hour scenic (and a bit bumpy) journey that ends at the port of La Pavona. This rustic port is your entry point to Tortuguero National Park.

Breakfast
Lodge
Day 3 :
Tortuguero

Tortuguero National Park, established in 1970, is now home to 13 of Costa Rica’s 16 endangered mammals. Among them are manatees, ocelots, and jaguars, as well as over 300 bird species. First and foremost, however, it is the nesting ground of the green turtle, which comes ashore between July and October to lay its eggs on the sandy beaches.

Lodge

Bid farewell to the evergreen rainforest this morning and make the 3-hour journey to Santa Rosa de Pocosol by accessible vehicle. Tonight, is a memorable homestay experience, but as the family you’ll be staying with doesn’t speak much English, it might be useful to brush up on some Spanish phrases on the drive.

This is where your informal cooking lesson begins! Pick some of the fresh food that is grown, and head back to your homestay for a small cooking lesson. You’ll prepare a couple of dishes, making up part of your dinner! This evening, you will be staying in guest rooms attached to family homes.

Dinner included

Dinner

Drive for 2 hours to Tenorio Volcano National Park, where you’ll visit the Rio Celeste: a river fed by two different water sources, and when they collide, the water takes on a distinctive light blue colour.

Breakfast
Budget/comfort/quality 3*
Day 6 :
Tenorio

Today is your day to spend as you would like and there are plenty of optional activities available.

Breakfast
Budget/comfort/quality 3*
Day 7 :
La Fortuna

Departing at 8 am, you’ll arrive by private vehicle after a 2-hour drive and have the rest of the day to do as you please.

Breakfast
Budget/comfort/quality 3*
Day 8 :
La Fortuna

Enjoy a free day to explore La Fortuna as you wish.

Budget/comfort/quality 3*
Day 9 :
Monteverde

A morning of travel by bus and boat leads to incredible Monteverde. Depart at 8 am and arrive at a port on Lake Arenal in the afternoon. Cross the lake by boat (45 minutes) and then hop on a bus again to continue on to Monteverde (2 hours).

Budget/comfort/quality 3*
Day 10 :
Monteverde

Make the most of your time in lush Monteverde

Budget/comfort/quality 3*

Wedged between the beautiful Pacific coast and the national park, Manuel Antonio is a laidback town you’ll reach after a 4-hour journey through beautiful scenery in an accessible private vehicle.

Dinner
Budget/comfort/quality 3*

Spend some time on the beaches surrounding the national park, and perhaps hire a surfboard to catch some waves at Playa El Ray.

Budget/comfort/quality 3*

Today is free for you to do as you please

Budget/comfort/quality 3*
Day 14 :
San Jose

Bid farewell to the coast and return to San Jose. In the evening, you could head for dinner with your fellow travellers and group leader.

Budget/comfort/quality 3*
Day 15 :
Say goodbye

With no activities planned for the day, you are free to depart at any time.

Breakfast

Includes

  • Accessible accommodations
  • Accessible transport throughout
  • Meals as described
  • Entrance fees as described.

Does not include:

  • Airplane tickets
  • Entrance to Tortuguero National Park, $15 and paid directly to the site.
  • Meals and tours not specified on the itinerary.
  • Costa Rica Departure Taxes are $ 29 USD per person and are paid directly at the airport.

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COSTA RICA
From $2,650.00
per Adult
  • Customized for Accessibility
  • Full Service Agency

Trip Facts

  • Accessible Transportation throughout your vacation
  • Suitable for individuals and groups
  • Price is subject to change
  • Mid Level
  • Assistive devices on request
  • Modified for sight impairment
  • Mixed
  • 3-star
  • 15

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