We rarely see discounted deals to Central America, but you can save a sizeable £1000 with this offer from The Holiday Place. An 11-night trip to Costa Rica -- officially the happiest country in the world according to the Happy Planet Index -- is now £1299 per person. The exciting itinerary includes:
The first seven nights come with a host of free guided tours, including trips to a coffee plantation in San José, the Arenal Volcano with a hike around the National Park, a guided tour of Selvatura and a boat ride from Arenal to Monteverde. The last four nights will be spent relaxing on the beach.
According to the Lonely Planet: "Costa Rica is sometimes referred to as the Switzerland of Central America because of its comfortable lifestyle, peaceful democracy and overwhelming natural beauty". The varied topography means you can cruise the cloud forest spotting wildlife one day, visit an active volcano the next, and finish relaxing on a hot sandy beach.
Flights depart from London Heathrow on select dates from January, March, May and June, 2013. It's an extra £200 to travel on select dates in February; August-November, 2013; or an extra £250 to travel in April, 2013. Return transfers are included in the rate.
Book by 4 January.
Add on three nights in Miami at the 4-star Hilton Miami Downtown from an extra £349 per person.
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