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£1439pp – 12-nt Costa Rica tour & Panama beach break w/flts
See Central America's breadth of natural beauty, including cloud forests, beaches and volcanoes
This 12-night trip around Costa Rica and Panama is now £1439 per person with Exoticca. Starting in the Costa Rican capital, you'll visit cloud forests, Caribbean beaches and an active volcano, before catching a speedboat to an archipelago of idyllic islands off the coast of Panama for a chilled-out beach break.
- Return flights to San José
- Overnight stay at the Exe San José Center
- Two nights at the Hotel Ficus Lodge, Monteverde
- Two nights at the Hotel Los Lagos, Arenal
- Two nights at the Azania Bungalows, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
- Four nights at the Hotel Palma Royale, Colón Island on Bocas del Toro
- Further night at the Exe San José Center
- Selected transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Selected excursions with an English-speaking guide
Depart from London Heathrow for £1439 per person... 6, 13 November.
Additional dates are available from November, 2018-June, 2019 for £1599 per person.
Fly from Dublin from £1659 per person; from Birmingham from £1669 per person; or from Manchester from £1699 per person.
The holiday will begin with an overnight stay in the capital, San José.
The next day, you'll drive to the misty mountain village of Monteverde, where you'll spend two nights at the Hotel Ficus Lodge. While there, you'll visit Selvatura Adventure Park, which is set in 1200 acres of protected cloud forest. You can explore the hanging suspension bridges or go on an optional canopy tour of the treetops (supplements apply).
Next, you'll head to the La Fortuna district, in the north of Costa Rica. The area is home to the impressive Arenal Volcano, which dominates the skyline. You'll have free time to explore your surroundings, before heading out on a horseback ride the next day. You'll ride through the Arenal Volcano area and rainforest to Los Juncos lake. Be sure to stop to admire the spectacular views of the volcano at the Los Lagos viewpoint.
The tour continues to vibrant Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, on Costa Rica's colourful Caribbean coast. You'll spend two nights there giving you time to explore the beaches -- favourites include the black-sand Playa Negra, the popular surf spot of Playa Cocles and Playa Punta Uva -- and sample some of the local dishes, including Caribbean stew, and rice and beans with coconut milk.
The next part of the tour takes you to Panama. You'll take a speedboat from Sixaola port to Colón Island, one of the nine islands of the Bocas del Toro archipelago. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bocas del Toro is renowned for its laid-back Caribbean vibes and beautiful beaches lapped by crystalline waters.
You'll spend four nights at the Hotel Palma Royale, set on the main street in Bocas Town, close to lots of little restaurants and bars. Must-sees include the picture-perfect Playa Estrella, where there are starfish in the crystal-clear waters and coral reefs teeming with colourful fish. You can also island-hop to the Zapatilla Islands for excellent snorkelling, or Bastimentos island to explore the gigantic bat cave.
The tour finishes with a final night in San José, before your flight home the following day.
Transfers & baggage
All transfers are included, apart from the return journey to and from Sixaola port. Checked baggage is included.
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