Costa Rica Nature Explorer

The best of Costa Rica is combined in this unique itinerary: The rolling hills of the coffee region, exploring deep into the cloud forest, staying at an adults only, spectacularly romantic getaway in Uvita, and exploring the most off the beaten path region of Costa Rica where you will find nature, wildlife, amazing beaches and exclusivity all the way throughout.

Starting from $4,600 per person based on two travelers

Overview

  • Feel like in a dream at the unique and misty paramo ecosystem
  • Discover the coffee making process from the bean to the cup
  • Go boating searching for humpback and pilot whales
  • Hike through surreal sub-Alpine cloud forests
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Country information

Costa Rica

  • Best time to travel

    December through April is the dry season. The dry season is also the high season as many snow birds make their escape to the tropics, and there is less rainfall.

  • 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

    Visit to a local Coffee Farm

    Land in the lush green Tarrazu coffee region to immerse yourself into the fascinating coffee making process at a family owned and run farm. Share lunch with local farmers and learn about the "Costa Rican Golden Bean". Soak up the views of the incredible landscapes on the way to your stunning accommodations.

    Selected hotels

    • Savegre Lodge

      Surrounded by the mystical cloud forest, amidst exotic and mysterious flora and fauna, this lodge is sourrounded by abundant tropical gardens with fragrant, bright flowers and hummingbirds.

  • Day 3

    Hike in the magical cloud forest

    Start your hike at 11.450ft above sea level, down the trail that leads to a surreal cloud forest in the secluded valley of San Gerardo de Dota. Admire the unique dwarf vegetation found in very few special places in the world, and spot magnificent wildlife on the way.

  • Day 4

    Bird Watching Adventures

    Early rise for a cloud forest bird watching adventure where you have the chance to  encounter with the beautiful resplendent Quetzal bird. Then, take a scenic ocean drive to Uvita that features extense beaches, lush tropical forests, exotic wildlife and beautiful refreshing waterfalls.

    Selected hotels

    • Kura

      A boutique, adults-only hotel high in the Uvita rainforest. Kura is an exclusive destination in its own right. We love the open-plan villas with floating beds & exposed showers. The sunsets, are a shock of fluorescent pink sky, right at your feet.

  • Day 5

    Fun and Joy in Ballena Marine Park

    Hop on a boat to explore this Marine Park that contains islands, islets and sea caves where you may encounter 3 species of dolphins displaying acrobatics, and humback and pilot whales migrating to feed and mate. Observe pelagic birds, learn about the environment, and then gear up and jump in the water to explore coral and rock reefs where wonderful marine wildlife thrive.  

  • Day 6

    Arriving in Osa Peninsula

    Idyllic Osa Peninsula conserves the largest primary forest on the American Pacific coastline and features one of the few remaining sizeable areas of lowland tropical forests in the world. The abundance of wildlife as well as its ecological variety is so stunning that National Geographic has called it "the most biologically intense place on Earth". Check in at your stunning eco-lodge where luxury is living and breathing the jungle and relax the rest of the evening.

    Selected hotels

    • Lapa Rios

      Lapa Rios Lodge protects 1,000 acres of Central America’s last remaining tropical lowland rainforest. In this immersive destination, the real luxury is in living and breathing the jungle. Every inch is waiting to be discovered. Here, you’ll encounter iconic frogs and macaws; endangered monkeys and over 300 bird species. It’s a pristine environment where nature thrives in its rawest form.

  • Day 7

    Indulge in nature

    Take these days to indulge in the activities your eco lodge offers: Enjoy bird watching, wild waterfall hikes, local medicine discovery, rainforest ridge walks, Osa Trail, night walks, or simply indulge in a variety of body treatments at the massage hut.

     

  • Day 8

    Last full day at leisure

    Choose another activity that your accommodation offers or simply relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

  • Day 9

    Pura Vida, Costa Rica!

    Transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to San Jose to catch your flight home.

    Not ready for the adventure to end? 

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


Contact us

Our team is based in Ecuador and Argentina.

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



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