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Top Costa Rica Travel Packages for 2023 & 2024

Costa Rica, the land of Pura Vida, is a tropical paradise that attracts tourists from all over the world. With stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and diverse wildlife, Costa Rica offers something for every type of traveller. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or cultural experiences, this Central American country has it all.

 

As we look ahead to the years 2023 and 2024, there’s no better time to start planning your dream vacation to Costa Rica. In this guide, we’ll take a look at some of the top travel packages available for these two years. From eco-tours and wellness retreats to beach getaways and wildlife adventures, you’re sure to find the perfect package that fits your interests and budget. So pack your bags, get ready to immerse yourself in nature and culture, and let’s explore the best of Costa Rica together!

Top Costa Rica Travel Packages for 2023 & 2024

Luxury Cloud Forest & Coast

The first and most luxurious package on our list is the Luxury Cloud Forest & Coast package which offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. With stays at three 5-star hotels, private transportation, and included excursions such as a waterfall tour and zip-line canopy tour, you will experience the best that Costa Rica has to offer while indulging in luxury accommodations.

The highlight of this package is the stay at El Silencio, a secluded eco-lodge in the heart of the cloud forest. This eco-friendly hotel offers a chance to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with nature. The included spa experience and sunset dinner make for a truly unforgettable stay.

Other notable inclusions are a visit to Arenal Volcano, known as one of the most active volcanoes in the world, and a stay at Tabacon Resort with daily access to its natural hot springs. The package also offers an adrenaline-pumping whitewater rafting experience and a beach vacation at Punta Islita on the Pacific coast.

The 10-night package includes breakfast, private transportation, and is carbon-neutralized at no extra cost. With only 2 people per room, the starting price of $3150/person makes it a perfect choice for couples seeking a luxurious escape in Costa Rica.

Indigenous Culture & Rainforest

For those interested in cultural immersion and exploring the untouched rainforests of Costa Rica, the Indigenous Culture & Rainforest package is perfect for you. Starting at just $1995/person for a double room, this 8-day journey takes you to some of the most remote and beautiful parts of the country.

 

Your trip will begin in San Jose where you will spend your first night before heading out to Tortuguero, known as “Little Amazonas” due to its diverse wildlife and nature. Here, you will have the opportunity to participate in three tours where you can spot animals such as crocodiles, monkeys, sloths, and a variety of birds.

 

The next stop is Barbilla National Park, where you will spend 5 days exploring untouched rainforest and interacting with the local indigenous community of the Cabecar tribe. This is a unique opportunity to learn about their culture and customs, as well as participate in activities such as hiking, visiting a rural farm, and giving back to the community through teaching a special skill at the local school.

 

The package also includes visits to other local attractions such as the ranger station and a small village. The trip will end with a return to San Jose, where you will be taken to the airport for your departure.

Included in this package are 7 breakfasts, all transportation (shared), 6 dinners, 6 lunches, and accommodation at 3 different hotels/lodges. Additionally, we are committed to making your trip carbon-neutral at no extra cost.

5-star Hot springs & Beach experience

This 5 star-hot springs and beach experience is similar to the previously mentioned luxury package, but with more affordable 5-star accommodations. Starting at $4495 for a double room (2 people), this 10-day package includes stays at Arenal Volcano, Papagayo Peninsula, and Punta Islita.

 

You will begin your journey in the lush rainforest near Arenal Volcano, where you will stay at Tabacon Resort and have access to its natural hot springs. From there, you will be transferred to Papagayo Peninsula for a beach vacation at the Mangroove Hotel. The package includes a catamaran cruise on the Pacific Ocean and a zip-line canopy tour.

 

The final stop is Punta Islita, where you will stay in a junior suite with a private pool and ocean view. One of the highlights of this package is a visit to the rescue center to see scarlet macaws in their natural habitat.

 

Included in this 9-night package are breakfast, private transportation between all hotels and the airport, 7 excursions, and taxes. We also offer carbon-neutralization for your trip at no extra cost. Please note that gratuities for tours and national park fees in Tortuguero are not included in the package price.  So, you can enjoy this amazing experience without any extra worries or hidden costs.

Make memories with your loved ones on this luxurious and eco-friendly vacation in beautiful Costa Rica!  So, make sure to book now and embark on an adventure of a lifetime.

Luxury Eco-Adventure

The luxury eco-adventure package is perfect for travelers who want to experience the best of Costa Rica in a luxurious setting. Starting at just $2895 per person for 9 days, this package includes stays at three different hotels, shared and private transportation, taxes and fees, and daily tours and excursions.

 

Your journey will begin in San Jose where you will be picked up by our transportation and taken to the Pacuare Lodge. Here, you will have the unique opportunity to go whitewater rafting on the River Paquare before arriving at your stunning lodge. During your stay, you can choose from two optional tours every day and enjoy three included meals in this magical location.

 

After a relaxing and adventurous stay in Pacuare Lodge, you will continue your journey to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. Your accommodation for the night will be at El Grano de Oro, a cozy boutique hotel with one of the best restaurants in the country.

The next stop is Paquera, where you will stay at Isla Chiquita, a luxurious glamping hotel with all the amenities you could ask for while camping. Here, you will experience the breathtaking bioluminescence phenomenon on an included tour and visit the beautiful Isla Tortuga for a day of snorkeling. As your final included tour, you will go on a whale safari in hopes of seeing humpback whales playing with their calves.

 

At the end of your trip, we will arrange transportation back to San Jose for your return flight home. We hope you will visit Costa Rica again soon!

Beach, Surf & Adventure

The Beach, Surf & Adventure package is perfect for those seeking an exciting and active vacation in Costa Rica. Starting at just $1450 per person for 8 days, this package includes a private round trip transportation from Liberia airport, 7 nights at a 4-star hotel with breakfast included, and various tours and activities.

 

Your journey will begin in Tamarindo, a charming beach town known for its surf culture. You will stay at Tamarindo Diria Hotel, a 4-star hotel located right on the beach and offering easy access to the Pacific Ocean. During your week-long stay, you can relax on the beach or by one of the hotel’s pools, swim in the ocean, and even take two semi-private surf lessons to learn how to ride the waves. If you enjoy your lessons, you can book more during your stay.

 

In addition to beach and surf activities, this package also includes a tour of Palo Verde National Park where you can see a variety of wildlife including crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, and various bird species. You will also go on a riverboat tour along the Tempisque River, which is a great way to observe the flora and fauna of Costa Rica.

 

To cap off your vacation, you will go on a relaxing catamaran sunset tour with open bar and music. This tour includes stops for snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, or simply swimming in the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean. A light lunch will also be served during one of the stops.

 

Book now and experience the thrill of beach, surf, and adventure in beautiful Costa Rica! We hope to welcome you back for another unforgettable trip in the near future.

Whale watching & rain forest experience

The whale watching & rain forest luxury vacation package is designed for nature lovers who want to experience the incredible diversity of Costa Rica’s wildlife. Starting at just $2990 per person in a double room, this 11-day package includes shared transportation between all destinations, domestic flights, and carbon neutralization.

 

Your journey begins in San Jose, where you will be picked up from the airport and have a day to relax before embarking on your wildlife adventure. From there, you will visit Manuel Antonio, a charming beach town known for its beautiful beaches and accessible national park.

 

Spend two nights here and explore the park on your own or with a guide (entrance fee not included). Then, it’s off to Uvita, home of the whales, where you’ll stay at the luxurious Oxygen hotel and go on a whale and dolphin watching tour. The best time for whale watching is from July to October or December to February, depending on the hemisphere of the whales.

 

The package includes 10 nights in 4 different hotels, along with breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. During your stay in Drake Bay, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the diverse national park on a guided tour and also choose one additional tour from options such as horseback riding or kayaking.

 

After your adventure in Corcovado, you’ll be taken back to San Jose for your flight home. Alternatively, you can choose a shuttle transportation option that takes about 7 hours. The trip will be carbon neutralized free of charge as part of our commitment to sustainability. Thank you for choosing Costa Rica and we hope to welcome you back for another unforgettable experience!

Additional tips and recommendations

  • Make sure to pack comfortable, lightweight clothing as well as sturdy shoes for outdoor activities. Also, don’t forget to bring a rain jacket or umbrella in case of unexpected showers. Read more in our Costa Rica Packing List
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent are a must when exploring the outdoors in Costa Rica.
  • It is recommended to have some cash on hand as not all places accept credit cards, especially in smaller towns and rural areas.
  • Take advantage of the diverse cuisine in Costa Rica, including fresh seafood, tropical fruits, and traditional dishes such as gallo pinto (rice and beans) and casado (traditional meal with rice, beans, meat, salad, and plantains).
  • Respect the environment by practising sustainable tourism habits such as reducing plastic usage and properly disposing of waste.
  • Learn some basic Spanish phrases before your trip to better communicate with locals and immerse yourself in the culture.
  • Take advantage of the many outdoor activities available, such as hiking, ziplining, surfing, and wildlife spotting.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and use caution when exploring unfamiliar areas.
  • Embrace the Pura Vida lifestyle and take time to relax and enjoy the beauty of your surroundings.

FAQ Section:

Does the Beach, Surf & Adventure package include all meals?

The package includes breakfast at the hotel, but lunch and dinner are not included. However, there are various dining options available near the hotel and during tours.

Will I need a visa to enter Costa Rica?

Citizens of most countries do not require a visa to enter Costa Rica for tourism purposes. Please check with your country's embassy for specific requirements.

What is the best time of year to visit Costa Rica?

Costa Rica can be enjoyed year-round, but peak tourist season is from December to April. The rainy season runs from May to November, but there are still plenty of sunny days and lower prices during this time. Whale watching tours are available from July to October or December to February depending on the hemisphere of the whales.

Is transportation included in the Whale Watching & Rain Forest Experience package?

Shared transportation between destinations is included, as well as domestic flights within Costa Rica. However, flights to and from Costa Rica are not included.

Are gratuities for tour guides and hotel staff included in the package price?

Gratuities are not included in the package price, but it is common to leave a tip for tour guides and hotel staff in Costa Rica. It is recommended to budget accordingly.

Conclusion

Thank you for considering Costa Rica as your next vacation destination. Whether you choose to relax on the beautiful beaches, explore the diverse flora and fauna, or embark on an adventure-filled trip, we guarantee an unforgettable experience.

 

Our travel packages are designed to provide convenience and luxury while also promoting sustainable tourism practices. Book now and get ready to fall in love with this amazing country! Pura Vida!

 

We hope this guide has provided valuable information and insights for your upcoming trip. We are committed to providing exceptional service and creating unforgettable experiences for our clients.

 

From whale watching to rainforest exploration, Costa Rica offers a unique blend of adventure and relaxation. Embrace the Pura Vida lifestyle and immerse yourself in the beauty of this tropical paradise. We can’t wait to see you soon!

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