Costa Rica Slow Travel

10 Nights – 11 Days

From: $1916 pp/double


San Jose, Costa Rica (20 minutes transfer approx. — 16.9 KM)

Welcome to San Jose, Costa Rica!
Reception at the Juan Santamaria International Airport and transfer to your hotel in San Jose.

The capital city of San Jose, considered to be one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Latin America, is located in the middle of the Central Valley in the center of the country. The city features popular tourist attractions, such as historical buildings, museums, theaters, artisan markets, beautiful parks, shopping centers, and a varied gastronomic scene.

Accommodation Hotel Crowne Plaza Corobicí.


San Jose – Tortuguero (Transfer 6 hrs approx. – 116 KM)

This morning you will cross the immense Braulio Carrillo National Park, the largest park in the central region, to reach Guapiles. There you will enjoy a delicious traditional breakfast. Afterward, you will continue driving past banana plantations until you reach the dock, where you will board your boat to Tortuguero. The boat ride along rivers and canals takes approximately an hour and a half to arrive at your lodge. You will be just in time for lunch! In the afternoon, you will enjoy a guided visit to the picturesque village of Tortuguero. Dinner is included at the lodge.

Accommodation Evergreen Lodge.



Breakfast in the lodge.

This morning you will go on a guided hike along the lodge’s private trails and have free time to enjoy the facilities before lunch. In the afternoon, you will go on a boat tour through the canals of the Tortuguero National Park, one of the country’s wilderness areas with the most extraordinary biodiversity. The canals are surrounded by lush tropical forest filled with abundant wildlife, and the beaches are famous for being the habitat of seven species of sea turtles. We highly recommend the night turtle nesting excursion (extra cost applies). Dinner is included at the lodge.

Accommodation Evergreen Lodge.


Tortuguero – San Carlos (Transfer 6 hrs approx. – 174 KM)

Breakfast in the lodge.

Mid-morning, you will depart by boat back to the main dock and then travel by ground transportation to Guapiles, where you will have lunch. Afterward, you will receive your 4×4 rental car or continue by shuttle transfer to San Carlos in the Northern Plains region. Along your journey, you will see agricultural plantations, large ornamental plant nurseries, and cattle farms. Nature and the rainforest are all around your beautiful hotel, providing restful tranquility only a few minutes from the Arenal Volcano.

Accommodation Hotel & Resort Tilajari.


Arenal Volcano

Breakfast in the hotel.

This morning you will visit the Arenal 1968 Mirador Park, where you can explore the trails (self-guided) and observe abundant flora and fauna. During your hike, you can see and follow the old lava flows of 1968 that lead to a viewpoint. With some luck, you will have the imposing and majestic Arenal Volcano in front of you.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the Ecotermales hot springs, a natural paradise where you can enjoy various thermal pools and a delicious dinner. Afterward, you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Accommodation Hotel & Resort Tilajari.


San Carlos

Breakfast in the hotel.

Today you are free to enjoy the hotel facilities. You can do optional adventure activities like hiking and rafting, use the tennis courts, relax, and delight in the local cuisine.

Accommodation Hotel & Resort Tilajari.


San Carlos – Guanacaste (Transfer approx. 5 hrs – 192 KM)

Breakfast in the hotel.

Today you will depart for the Pacific coast in the Guanacaste region, a lively province encompassing the northwest corner of Costa Rica and home to some of the country’s most beautiful beaches. Guanacaste has earned its name as a tropical paradise with an unspoiled coastline, beautiful mountains, and a series of majestic volcanoes. You’ll have the afternoon free to enjoy the beach and tour the town.

Accommodation Hotel Bosque del Mar.

DAYS 8-9-10


Breakfast in the hotel.

During these days, you can enjoy the hotel facilities and visit beautiful places in the area. Coordinate with the hotel reception for your sea kayaking tour (included).
Many nature and cultural activities let you discover the variety of native flora and fauna of the Guanacaste region and delight in breathtaking panoramic views of the coast. On a tour to a private farm, you can see beautiful Guanacaste trees along with monkeys, coatis, armadillos, and birds.

Accommodation Hotel Bosque del Mar.

DAY 11

Guanacaste – San José (Trasnfer approx. 4 hrs – 246 KM)

Breakfast in the hotel.

Today you leave for the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose. If your flight departs before 16:00 and you have a shared transfer scheduled, you will require a private transfer for an additional fee.

Happy return trip! We hope to have you visit us again.


Included | Not included


  • Transfer from / to airport.
  • Ground transfers between destinations or car rental from Day 4 for 7 days with basic insurance included.
  • 10 nights’ accommodation with breakfast included.
  • Full board during your stay in Tortuguero and dinners during your stay at the beach.
  • Round-trip boat transfer to Tortuguero.
  • Regular excursion: Walk to the village of Tortuguero.
  • Regular excursion: Hike the lodge’s private trails in Tortuguero.
  • Regular excursion: Boat tour of the Tortuguero Canals.
  • Entrance to the Tortuguero National Park.
  • Entrance to the Arenal 1968 Mirador Park.
  • Regular excursion: Ecotermales hot springs with dinner.
  • Regular excursion: Sea kayaking tour.
  • Value added tax.
  • Infants from 0 to 2 years old travel free of charge.
  • Children’s rate applies for ages 3 to 11 years. Maximum 2 children sharing a room with their parents.

Not included

  • Activities not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Tips for bellhops
  • Tips for housekeeping
  • Tips for guides
  • Full protection insurance for the rental car

Requirement for the rental car

  • The driver must have a valid driver’s license from their country of origin. Foreign licenses are valid in Costa Rica for 90 days starting from the date of entry into the country.
  • Driver minimum age is 23 years.
  • The driver must present a valid passport.
  • The driver must present a credit card in their name (AMEX, VISA, MASTERCARD) that has an available balance of approximately $500.00 USD for the security deposit.



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Trip Summary

Sumario de Viaje

10 Nights – 11 Days
(Guaranteed daily departures from San Jose)
 1N San Jose
2N Tortuguero
3N Arenal
4N Guanacaste
Trip Highlights
Discover the incredible natural canals of Tortuguero.
Explore ancient lava flows and relax in natural hot springs at Arenal Volcano.
Enjoy breathtaking beaches and the tropical sun.
Luxury  Superior    Tourist
Private  Shared    Fly & Drive