Caribbean to Pacific Beach Holiday
Caribbean to Pacific Beach Holiday

Caribbean to Pacific Beach Holiday

9 days

Arenal Volcano panoramic viewWaterfall in Costa RicaArenal Volcano TrailsManoa Hotel near the Arenal VolcanoHanging Bridges viewOutdoor pool at the hotelHotel Pool in Costa RicaSnorkeling in Costa RicaRoom in the Shawanda HotelHotel Park Inn view

Discover the spectacular beaches on both of Costa Rica’s coasts

Costa Rica has beautiful beaches on both coastlines with endless pristine rainforests in between. The Caribbean to Pacific Beach Holiday has stops on both the Caribbean and Pacific coast, with some time in Arenal so that you truly experience the best the country has to offer.

Handpick your own accommodations to make this tropical escape absolutely perfect as you make your way from one beautiful destination to the next. You’ll enjoy visits to the beautiful beaches on both sides of the country so you can watch both the sunrise and sunset over the water. Between beach stays you’ll visit the rainforests and the Arenal Volcano to complete your Costa Rica experience! Beach bums, this one can’t be missed!

Highlights of the Caribbean to Pacific Beach Holiday

Hike the coastal forests and explore the beautiful beaches of the South Caribbean coast.
Snorkel the largest coral reef in the country at Cahuita National Park.
Visit the Arenal Volcano for rainforest hikes and a soak in the natural hot springs.
Swim in the Pacific Ocean and relax on the golden sand of Hermosa Beach.

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From $995USD
9 days
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Caribbean to Pacific Beach Holiday

Caribbean to Pacific Beach Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in San Jose

When you arrive in San Jose, you’ll meet your driver for the transfer to your hotel. Tonight you can explore the city and try one of the many excellent restaurants for dinner.
Overnight Location: Hotel in San Jose
Meals: None

Day 2 Travel through a Jungle Paradise

Enjoy the drive towards the Pacuare river, where a fun rafting activity is waiting for you. You’ll be rafting the class III-IV rapids.

Afterwards, you’ll enjoy the scenic drive through the beautiful Braulio Carrillo National Park. Your destination is Puerto Viejo where you’ll find your hotel on the beach.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Puerto Viejo
Meals: Breakfast, dinner

Day 3 Snorkelling and Coastal Hike

Today you’ll go on an amazing snorkelling excursion in Cahuita National Park, where you’ll discover the incredible sea life at the largest coral reef in Costa Rica.

After your snorkel trip, you can spend some time on the beach to soak in some sun. In the afternoon, you’ll go on a guided hike in the beautiful forest along the coast.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Puerto Viejo
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Journey to the Volcano

Say goodbye to the beach and start your journey inland. As you approach Arenal, you’ll see the beautiful volcano rising on the horizon.

This evening you can enjoy the view and your peaceful rainforest surroundings from your hotel.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Arenal
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 Volcano Hike and Hot Springs

This afternoon you’ll go on a hike through the incredible rainforest and explore the ancient solidified lava flows. After your hike, you’ll visit Tabacon Hot Springs for a soak in the natural thermal pools that are heated by the volcano.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Arenal
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Travel to Hermosa Beach

Enjoy your final views of the volcano during breakfast, and then you’ll start the trip to Guanacaste. All other categories will drive through the incredible Costa Rican landscapes that range from savannas to tropical forests.

When you arrive at the northern Pacific coast, you’ll check in to your hotel and enjoy watching the sunset from the beach.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Guanacaste
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 Free Day at the Beach

You have the next two days to enjoy the sun and beaches of the Pacific coast. Fill your day with swimming and snorkelling, or just relax and watch the waves roll in from the ocean.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Guanacaste
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Transfer to San Jose

Today you’ll be transferred back to San Jose, where you will be able to explore the city at your own leisure.
Overnight Location: Hotel in San Jose
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 Final Tour Day

After breakfast, you’ll take a transfer or drive yourself to the airport. Until next time!
Overnight Location: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Caribbean to Pacific Beach Holiday Price and Dates

This partially-guided tour of Costa Rica is run as a private tour with some shared group activities, where tour price depends on the season you are travelling on, the size of your group, as well as chosen hotels.

Please note that there might be additional supplements to the price for travelling during the holiday periods (such as Christmas or Easter) or important days (such as Valentine’s Day).

All the prices below are per person.

Caribbean to Pacific Beach Tour in Standard Hotels

Departures to November 15th (2021):

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,675 USD
  • Group of 2: $1,095 USD per person
  • Group of 3: $995 USD per person

Departures from January 8th to May 1st (2022) and July 1st to August 31st (2022):

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,895 USD
  • Group of 2: $1,250 USD per person
  • Group of 3: $1,125 USD per person

Departures from May 2nd June 30th (2022) and September 1st to November 15th (2022):

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,750 USD
  • Group of 2: $1,175 USD per person
  • Group of 3: $1,075 USD per person

Caribbean to Pacific Beach Tour in Deluxe Hotels

Departures to November 15th (2021):

  • Price per solo traveller: $1,950 USD
  • Group of 2: $1,250 USD per person
  • Group of 3: $1,150 USD per person

Departures from January 8th to May 1st (2022) and July 1st to August 31st (2022):

  • Price per solo traveller: $2,175 USD
  • Group of 2: $1,395 USD per person
  • Group of 3: $1,250 USD per person

Departures from May 2nd June 30th (2022) and September 1st to November 15th (2022):

  • Price per solo traveller: $2,075 USD
  • Group of 2: $1,325 USD per person
  • Group of 3: $1,195 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Caribbean to Pacific Beach Holiday

There are two options for accommodation on this tour. You can choose from simpler accommodation or more luxurious hotel options, however, the difference is not very big. In both cases, the rooms have private bathrooms, as well as all the modern amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel where possible (please enquire about the prices). Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Standard Accommodation

Park Inn Hotel in San Jose ★★★★

This laid-back hotel located just a short walk from the bustling downtown core of Sane Jose is the perfect place to soak up the charm and vibe of this incredible city. Unwind in tastefully decorated rooms and enjoy top-tier amenities like the onsite restaurant and bar and a lovely outdoor swimming pool.

Azania Hotel in Puerto Viejo ★★★

Immerse yourself in a tropical oasis with lush nature right on your doorstep at this charming, exotic hotel. Enjoy your stay in thatch-roof bungalows and kick back at the outdoor pool where you can lounge and enjoy the tropical breeze.

Hotel Arenal Paraiso in La Fortuna ★★★

Find yourself tucked away in a tropical rainforest at this unique stay. Nothing says tropical paradise like volcano views, a refreshing outdoor pool, relaxing hot springs, and even a swim-up bar!

Hotel Bahia del Sol in Guanacaste ★★★★

Wake up to the sounds of the waves at this charming hotel on Potrero Beach where you’ll find yourself surrounded by great local restaurants and a lively atmosphere. Enjoy the outdoor pool and proximity to the ocean and unwind at the breezy hotel bar after an adventure-filled day.

Park Inn Hotel in San Jose ★★★★

This laid-back hotel located just a short walk from the bustling downtown core of Sane Jose is the perfect place to soak up the charm and vibe of this incredible city. Unwind in tastefully decorated rooms and enjoy top-tier amenities like the onsite restaurant and bar and a lovely outdoor swimming pool.

Deluxe Accommodation

Hotel President in San Jose ★★★★

Find yourself in the center of the action at this centrally located hotel in San Jose. Walking distance from the famous San Jose market and several key attractions, this superb stay brings the best of San Jose right to your doorstep.

Hotel Namuwoki in Puerto Viejo ★★★

Enjoy the laid-back vibe during your cozy bungalow stay at this tropical hotel featuring a great restaurant serving up Spanish cuisine, lush gardens, and a welcoming outdoor pool.

Hotel Manoa in La Fortuna ★★★

Unwind on a tropical farm at Hotel Manoa where you’ll enjoy breathtaking volcano views, a natural spring water hot tub and access to a rejuvenating spa. Tours of the surrounding farm are also included during your stay so make sure to enquire about setting one up!

Hotel Tamarindo Diria in Guanacaste ★★★★

Unwind among the palm trees of beautiful Tamarindo beach at this lively hotel set amongst the charming restaurants and shops of colourful Tamarindo. This resort features an array of premium amenities including a steakhouse, gym, casino, and five swimming pools. You definitely won’t have a shortage of things to do during your stay at this oceanside resort.

Hotel President in San Jose ★★★★

Find yourself in the center of the action at this centrally located hotel in San Jose. Walking distance from the famous San Jose market and several key attractions, this superb stay brings the best of San Jose right to your doorstep.

What’s Included in the Caribbean to Pacific Beach Holiday?

Meals

8 breakfasts and 1 dinner are included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 8 nights are included. Additional accommodations before or after the tour in San Jose are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage is included throughout the tour, including transfers to and from the airport. Some of the transfers are private, and some are shared.

Also Included

  • English-speaking guide during guided excursions
  • Excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Cahuita snorkelling & rainforest hike
  • Arenal Volcano hike & Tabacon Hot Springs visit with dinner
  • Local flight from the Pacific coast to San Jose
  • Sales tax

Not included

  • Flights to and from San Jose
  • Guide for the entire duration of the tour
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Entrance fees to parks or attractions
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
  • Optional activities

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 2/5. This tour includes some easy hiking and nature walks. Most of your time is flexible so you can choose how active you’d like to be. To get the most out of this tour, it’s best to be comfortable swimming in the ocean.

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