Overview

  • Type: Affordable
    Type

    1. Affordable

    This category is for you who is travelling with more of a limited budget and wants to spend more on excursions and experiences while in Costa Rica. These packages in general include shared transportation and hotels that are in the three- or four-star range.

    2. Premium

    The Premium category is for you who is looking for a little bit more of exclusive travelling. The packages in general include shared and private transportations and hotels that are more in the four-star range.

    3. Luxury

    As the name is indicating for this category this is Tulu Travel´s most luxurious vacation packages category. These packages in general include private transportations and the most luxurious four- and five-star hotels.

  • Location: Corcovado & Drake Bay, Manuel Antonio, San Jose, Uvita
  • Duration - 11 days
  • Starting at 2345 USD /person

Costa Rica is world-famous for its incredible diversity in nature and wildlife. This vacation package is created for those of you who are interested in discovering more about Costa Rica’s wildlife both on land and in the ocean. On your arrival to the capital San Jose you will get picked up at the airport and then get the first day off to relax at the hotel. After this your nature adventure awaits you and your first stop will be beautiful little beach town Manuel Antonio. It’s famous for its beautiful beach and also for its exciting and accessible national park located very close to the beach. You will spend two nights here and you can go to the national park every day on your own or hire the services of a guide (the park is closed Mondays and entrance fee is 16 USD). After you have discovered Manuel Antonio the journey continues to the home of the whales, Uvita, where you will be staying at luxury hotel Oxygen. Uvita has its own beautiful beach and if you want to you can also visit neighboring town Dominical, famous for its surfing. On your second day in Uvita we will take you on a whale and dolphin watching tour which is amazing. The first season for whale watching is between July and October when the southern hemisphere whales are here and the second season is between December and February when the northern hemisphere whales are here. To see these incredible humpback whales, jump and play in the water is truly a magical experience. While enjoying this tour you also get to see dolphins if you are lucky.

Your next and final stop of this adventure is the incredible and world-famous national park of Corcovado. You will be staying close to the entrance of the park in Drake Bay at our lodge where all meals are included during your stay. You will also get to discover a guided tour to one of the world’s most diverse national parks Corcovado. The national park has more than 140 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, 116 species of amphibians and reptiles, 40 species of fish, and 500 species of trees. While in Drake Bay you will also get to go on a guided trip to Caño Island and also add a third included guided tour to your liking and you can choose from Mangrove Island, horseback riding, Rio Claro, kayaking, a butterfly farm, or canopy tour. When you have finished your adventure in Drake Bay and Corcovado your lodge will take you to the airport for your domestic flight to San Jose. If you prefer, the flight can be changed to a shuttle transportation that takes about 7 hours. While you are back in San Jose the hotel will pick you up at the airport so you can relax your final day in Costa Rica before your flight will take you home. Thank you for this visit and you are very welcome back to Costa Rica!

Included

  • 10 nights in 4 different hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • 4 tours
  • Shared transportation between all destinations
  • Drake Bay – San Jose which is domestic flight included
  • We will Carbon neutralise your trip free of charge
  • All taxes and fees
  • Not included: Gratuities

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    Itinerary

    1
    Day 1

    Upon arrival to Costa Rica’s capital San Jose your hotel’s shuttle service will pick you up at the airport. After your check-in you have the remainder of the day to use all the hotel’s facilities or go out to the city for shopping and/or a meal. If you arrive early in the morning you will also have the option to book an additional tour during the afternoon to your liking.

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    Day 2

    After you have enjoyed the delicious breakfast at the hotel and finished your check-out your shuttle will pick you up outside the entrance of the hotel and take you down to the beautiful beach town of Manuel Antonio. The scenery of this trip is beautiful and you will pass the famous Rio Tarcoles where the crocodiles can be seen from the bridge. When you have checked in at your hotel you will have the rest of the afternoon to enjoy the beach or the national park located just a few minutes from your hotel

    3
    Day 3

    This is a great day to go visit Manuel Antonio’s gem, the national park. This national park offers many different trails that you can explore on your own or hire the services of a licensed guide who will be waiting by the entrance. Make sure you bring your bathing suit as the national park offers a couple of stunning beaches besides the rich amount of animal species such as monkeys, iguanas, birds, and a lot more.

    4
    Day 4

    Today you will be picked up at your hotel by your shuttle that will take you to Uvita, the home of the Humpback whales. You will be staying at the amazing hotel Oxygen, and this will be a great time for relaxation and experiences. You will have the whole afternoon to enjoy the hotel’s facilities and if you get restless you can always go visit the neighboring town of Dominical. If you feel a little bit tired you can enjoy a great meal at the Oxygen restaurant.

    5
    Day 5

    You are in for a real treat today as today is the day when you get to go on the whale and dolphin watching tour. This is one of the greatest Costa Rican highlights to experience! If you are lucky today you’ll get to see the majestic Humpback whales jump and play with their children and many playful dolphins in the ocean. Make sure to bring your bathing suit as you will get the opportunity to jump in the ocean as well.

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    Day 6

    After our whale and dolphin watching experience it’s time to continue our adventure to Drake Bay and the amazing national park of Corcovado. Your shuttle will drive you down and the lodge’s staff will receive you and help you with the check-in. During your stay at the lodge all meals are included and you get to combine guided tours in nature with relaxing days in the sun. If you get restless there are more tours to add to your itinerary than the 3 that are included.

    7
    Day 7 – 9

    These 3 days will be filled with the 3 included tours such as the guided tour to the Corcovado national park, Caño Island and the third tour to your preference. You can choose from the following tours: Mangrove Island, horseback riding, Rio Claro, Kayaking, a butterfly farm, or canopy tour. If you like sportfishing you can add this tour as well to your liking when staying in Drake Bay. This is an adventure of a lifetime!

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    Day 10

    When you have enjoyed your final breakfast in Drake Bay the lodge´s staff will take you to the airport for your domestic flight to San Jose. If you prefer you can change your flight to a shuttle transportation. Upon arrival in San Jose the hotel’s shuttle will take you to the hotel for check-in. After check-in your afternoon is unscheduled so you can enjoy the hotel or go to the city and be cultural or do some final shopping.

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    Day 11

    The big breakfast buffet and a great cup of coffee will be a nice ending to your stay in San Jose as you check-out and the shuttle will take you to the airport. We hope you have had a great stay in Costa Rica this time and we are really hoping to see you here again soon. You are welcome back!

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    Hotels / Lodging

    Barcelo San Jose Palacio

    Barcelo San Jose Palacio is the perfect hotel in San Jose upon your arrival to start your Costa Rican adventure. The hotel has a great location, restaurants, pool area, and a spa.

    Hotel Villabosque

    Manuel Antonio is world-famous for its amazing national park and beautiful beach. Hotel Villabosque has a perfect location with walking distance between the beach and the park.

    Oxygen Jungle Villas

    An experience like the one that you’ll have at the Oxygen Jungle Villas is hard to come by. From the views to the villas themselves, this luxury resort offers a much-needed escape from everyday life. You’ll leave feeling like a new person, completely renewed and relaxed.

    Drake Bay Wilderness Resort

    Drake Bay Wilderness Resort is located very close to magical Corcovado National Park. The hotel offers great packages including meals and many optional nature tours

    Tours

    Whale watching tour

    Some of the most majestic mammals found in the ocean are whales. Costa Rica is the home of the Humpback and Bryde’s whale and a great way to see them is on a Whale watching tour.

    Excursion package Drake Bay Wilderness Resort

    Drake Bay and Corcovado National Park are the ultimate destinations in Costa Rica if you want to discover nature. Half of all Costa Rica´s species are found on this peninsula!

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