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Lapa Rios Ecolodge

Wild Costa Rica & the Osa Peninsula

12-day tailor-made holiday from £5,470 pp incl. flights


Short description

Experience Costa Rica's amazing wildlife and landscapes with an added slice of luxury


  • Stay in some of Costa Rica's most eco-friendly luxury hotels
  • Relax on the pristine beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula
  • Go in search of wildlife in the company of expert naturalists
  • Look out over volcanoes and coffee fields in the Central Valley
  • Hike through the cloud forests of Bajos del Toro for spectacular waterfall views

In Brief

  • 1 Night San José
  • 3 Nights Osa Peninsula
  • 2 Nights Bajos del Toro
  • 3 Nights Guanacaste Province
  • 1 Night San José


Recommended for:
Beach | History & culture | Honeymoon | Natural world

Immerse yourself in the best of Costa Rica's natural world, discovering incredible wildlife and some truly breathtaking landscapes from towering volcanoes and dense rainforest to some of the continent's finest beaches. Throughout this tailor-made holiday, not only will you take in some of the country's most spectacular wildlife hotspots, you'll also stay in some of its finest hotels, each one boasting luxurious amenities and spectacular views. What's more, all of the properties featured meet the stringent standards of Costa Rica’s highly praised Certification of Sustainable Tourism (CST) programme, ensuring that your environmental footprint is kept to a minimum.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Fly to San José

Begin your holiday in relaxed fashion with included VIP airport lounge access before your flight to San José. Then, on arrival, a private transfer will bring you to your luxury hotel, overlooking the Central Valley's coffee plantations and surrounding volcano backdrop. The hotel has been awarded the highest possible sustainable tourism rating and serves wonderful fresh food from its fruit plantation, greenhouse and herb garden.

Stay: Finca Rosa Blanca, nr San José (Superior)

Days 2-4
Osa Peninsula

Your flight to Puerto Jimenez, bookended by included private transfers, will bring you to the Lapa Rios Ecolodge, rated Top Hotel in Central America by Condé Nast Traveler. Built 350 feet above the Pacific and surrounded by tropical rainforest, it features just 16 luxe bungalows, a fantastic infinity pool and fantastic full-board dining. In terms of activities, you'll spend your time on everything from rainforest hikes and bird watching to surfing and horseback rides on deserted beaches. Don't worry, though, there's plenty of time for some beach-side relaxation, too.

Stay: Lapa Rios Ecolodge, Osa Peninsula (Superior)

Meals: B L D

Days 5-6
Bajos del Toro

Your flight to San José and pair of inlcuded private transfers will see you to El Silencio Lodge, an eco-luxury hotel surrounded by the most diverse and accessible cloud forest in Central America. The following day you'll set off on a guided hike through the verdant jungle to Bajos del Toro Waterfall, a staggering 300 foot-high cascade into an extinct volcanic crater. It's a fairly steep climb – good walking shoes are essential – but the views are truly spectacular, and there's plenty of opportunity to watch out for wildlife. 

Stay: El Silencio Lodge & Spa, Nr. San Jose (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 7-9
Nicoya Peninsula

In between included private transfers, you'll fly to the Nicoya Peninsula, home to some of Costa Rica’s best beaches. Spend three nights at the fabulous Nantipa, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World set right by the beach. Alternatively, choose our other Deluxe option – a boutique retreat offering spa treatments, Jacuzzi soaks and unbeatable sunset views. which tumbles down to a palm-fringed beach. For families, you might consider a third option – the excellent Punta Islita, where you'll have a wide choice of daily activities and rooms with private plunge pools and views across the rainforest canopy and Pacific Ocean beyond. Call our specialists for details.

Stay: Nantipa Hotel or Lagarta Lodge (both Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 10
San José

Return to San José for a final night at Finca Rosa Blanca and a chance to catch up on anything you might have missed during your previous stay in the capital. Look out for the innovative art galleries and neoclassical grandeur hidden away among its sprawl.

Stay: Finca Rosa Blanca, nr San José (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 11-12
Depart UK

Check out for a private transfer to the airport and an overnight flight home, arriving on day 12.

Meals: B



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

12-day tailor-made holiday
from £5,470 pp incl. flights

Deluxe (Nantipa)

Low Season

from £5,470 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £6,965 pp. incl. flights


  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights from London to San Jose
  • Domestic return flights between San Jose and Puerto Jimenez
  • Domestic flight from San Jose to Nosara
  • 5 nights luxury accommodation in typically 5* (Deluxe) hotels on a B&B basis
  • 5 nights luxury accommodation in typically 5* (Deluxe) hotels on a full-board basis
  • Private transfers
  • A selection of shared guided tours at Lapa Rios (choice between early and sunset birds tour, wild waterfall hike, local medicine tour, rain forest ridge walk, Osa trail hike, Matapalo Tour, night walk and 'pigs, twigs and garbage' tour)
  • Hiking tour to Bajos del Toro Waterfall

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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