Caribbean Flare

If you are looking for an off the beaten path and eco experience, look no further than the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. You will find the influence of Afro-Caribbean culture and food, as well as less crowded beaches and the sea-turtle paradise of Tortuguero. Things go at a slower pace on this side of the country, so relax and enjoy the laid back vibe. 

Starting from $2,300 per person based on two travelers

Overview

  • Spot magnificent wildlife in its purest natural state
  • Visit one of the largest sea turtles nesting sites in the world
  • Explore an authentic Caribbean town with lively music and mouthwatering food
  • Discover colorful authentic local flora and fauna as you navigate Tortuguero canals
  • Be amazed by the largest coral reef in the country as you snorkel with your naturalist guide
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Country information

Caribbean Costa Rica

  • Best time to travel

    November through April (Dry Serason) as humidity is considerably lower during this time of the year.

  • Day 1

    Arrival in San Jose

    Today you arrive in Costa Rica! Your guide will take you to your downtown boutique hotel where you will spend your first night of this journey.

    Selected hotels

  • Day 2

    Transfer to Tortuguero

    Pass through impressive rainforests and navigate along mangroves on your way to this natural heaven that nests hundreds of birds, fish and mammals’ species as well as one of the largest Green Turtle nesting sites in the world. Visit the Green Turtle Conservation Museum to begin learning about the history of Tortuguero.

    Selected hotels

    • Manatus Hotel

      Idyllic river-front setting with a beautiful outdoor pool on the edge of the canal.

  • Day 3

    Exploring Tortuguero National Park

    Today your private guide will take to adventure in the park’s waterways observing the amazing flora and fauna around. Be ready with your camera to spot monkeys, caimans, crocodiles, toucans, sloths and hundreds of different species of birds, trees, plants and flowers.

  • Day 4

    South Caribbean Coast

    Today leave Tortuguero to take a scenic drive along the Caribbean coast to lively Puerto Viejo to enjoy your next 3 days surrounded by jungle, wildlife and pristine beaches.

    Selected hotels

    • Aguas Claras

      Exuberant wildlife and crystal clear beaches frame Hotel Aguas Claras. This Victorian- Caribbean style luxury hotel is a gem. With onle 12 rooms of which 6 are beachfront bungalows.

  • Day 5

    Leisure day in Puerto Viejo

    Today you have the day to explore this natural paradise located between the Caribbean Sea and the Talamanca Mountain Range. Discover paradisiac beaches with incredible reefs below the surface, indigenous communities, delicious local food and fun reggae music.

  • Day 6

    Cahuita National Park Exploration

    Visit Cahuita village by foot with your private guide, observe a rich and wide variety of autochthonous fauna and colorful flora. Cahuita also features the country’s largest coral reef and you will have the chance to be amazed by the wonderful marine life that inhabit it snorkeling its waters and learning about how to preserve life in the sea.

     

  • Day 7

    Relaxed morning

    Enjoy a leisure morning before taking your private transfer to San Jose early in the afternoon. Take a 4hr drive back to San Jose and be delighted by the gorgeous scenery.

  • Day 8

    Pura Vida, Costa Rica!

    Today is your departure day. After breakfast, your driver will take you to the airport for your flight home.

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    *Your journey will be customized based on your travel time, interests and budget.

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Send us an email hello@jsbjourneys.com, or call us at (415) 230-0261



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