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Eco-Friendly Costa Rica

Lapa Rios Eco Lodge

Lapa Rios Eco Lodge

Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation

Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation

Finca Rosa Blanca

Finca Rosa Blanca

Hotel Punta Islita

Hotel Punta Islita

Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Reserve

Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Reserve

 

This is very special eco-friendly Costa Rica tour, designed for those looking to discover the best of Costa Rican nature, staying in some of Costa Rica's superb eco-lodges on the way.

The itinerary begins in Santa Barbara de Heredia where you will learn how coffee was discovered and traded.

Continue to Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Reserve with its rich flora and fauna.

From here, spend 3 nights at the exclusive and secluded Hotel Punta Islita, located on the north Pacific Coast.

Exciting outdoor activities, cooking classes and people-friendly programs await.

Finally enjoy a 3-night stay at Playa Carbonera, on the remote and pristine Osa Peninsula.

This beautiful area offers a wide selection of tours including waterfall hikes, medicine tours, night walks or bird watching tours.

At a glance:

  • Return Economy Class Airfares from the UK
  • Domestic flights
  • Private airport transfers
  • Private road transfers where applicable
  • 2 nights Heredia
  • 2 nights Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Reserve
  • 3 nights Punta Islita
  • 3 nights Playa Carbonera
  • Guided coffee tour at Finca Rosa Blanca
  • Cultural Discovery visit in Punta Islita
  • Tico cooking classes in Punta Islita
  • Two on-site guided tours in Lapa Rios

 

 

Day 1: Fly UK to Costa Rica

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Santa Barbara de Heredia by private vehicle.

Overnight at Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn.

Day 2: Heredia

After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure to relax and discover Finca Rosa Blanca’s organic coffee plantation. 

The plantation is located 4,000 feet above sea level, on a temperate plateau, ideal for producing some of the world’s best coffee.

Learn how coffee was discovered, how it is traded and indeed about the various ways it is consumed whilst of course sampling the local produce as well.

Overnight at Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn. Breakfast and all activities included.

Day 3: El Silencio de Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve 

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at Finca Rosa Blanca to take you to Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel.

Visit the towns of Grecia, Sarchí, Naranjo and Zarcero on your way to the Cloud Forest.

Overnight at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Reserve. Breakfast included.

Day 4: Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Reserve

After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure to relax and enjoy Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Reserve.

Villa Blanca is located in the heart of 3,000 private acres of pristine cloud forest and dairy pastures.

Overnight at Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Reserve. Breakfast included.

Days 5 - 7: Punta Islita

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up to take you to the beautiful Hotel Punta Islita where you will spend 3 nights.

The journey takes approximately 4 ½ hours.

The beachfront Punta Islita features exciting tropical forest and charming people who welcome guests with heartfelt hospitality.

Golf, spa, zip-lining and horse riding are amongst the activities on offer.

You can also take advantage of your stay by learning about Punta Islita’s people-friendly programs as well as Tico Cooking lessons.

Overnight at Hotel Punta Islita. Breakfast and all activities included. 

Day 8: Playa Carbonera, Osa Peninsula

After breakfast, take an early private transfer to either Punta Islita or Nosara airstrips.

Fly to Puerto Jimenez via San José, where on arrival, you will be transferred along a scenic (if a little bumpy) road for 45 minutes to Lapa Rios.

At Lapa Rios, the manager will welcome you and tell you about Lapa Rios’ history, mission, vision and goals.  

After lunch, take a nap in the hammock of your comfortable bungalow or a refreshing dip in the swimming pool. 

An exquisite three-course meal will be served in the restaurant for dinner.

Overnight at Lapa Rios Ecolodge. All meals and activities included.

Day 9: Playa Carbonera, Osa Peninsula 

Wake up with the stunning sunrise behind the Golfo Dulce.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast with tropical fruits and locally harvested ingredients before getting ready for a new exciting day. 

Choose from a selection of on-site guided tours such as the Early Morning and Sunset Birds Tour, the Wild Waterfall Hike or the local Medicine Tour.

Other tours available include the Rainforest Ridge Walk, the Osa Trail Hike, the Matapalo Tour or the Night Walk and the Pigs.

Overnight at Lapa Rios Ecolodge. All meals included.

Day 10: Playa Carbonera, Osa Peninsula

After breakfast, get ready with the sunrise for another day of adventure.  

Today is a chance to become immersed in the real rainforest. The Osa Trail hike leads deep into the primary forest of the Lapa Rios private reserve.

This walking excursion departs Lapa Rios shortly after 8 am, returning at noon.

In the afternoon relax - perhaps on the sunbed of your private balcony to the sound of toucans, macaws and breaking waves.

Before dinner, join other guests at the scenic Brisa Azul Restaurant for a cocktail or a glass of wine. 

Overnight at Lapa Rios Ecolodge. All meals included.

Day 11: Fly to UK

After breakfasat, transfer back to Puerto Jimenez to take a local flight back to San Jose to meet your return flight.

Overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 12: Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK.

Deluxe Accommodation in Heredia:

Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn

Deluxe Accommodation in Villa Blanca Cloud Forest:

Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Reserve Hotel

Deluxe Accommodation in Punta Islita:

Hotel Punta Islita

Deluxe Accommodation in Playa Carbonera:

Lapa Rios Eco Lodge

10 night Eco-Friendly Costa Rica:

  • Price from £2,935 pp

This is a guide price only, based on travel in low season.

Prices will vary according to choice of hotel and seasonal airfare and hotel surcharges. Please ask us for any current special offers.

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