Costa Rica’s Road Less Traveled: Touring the Pacific Coast Route

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Total Trip:

8 Days

Countries Visited:

Costa Rica

Places Visited:

Heredia, San Jose, Rio Perdido, Costa Ballena

Departure Dates:

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.
An unusual path offers variety and uniqueness during your Costa Rica vacation, allowing you a personalized experience away from the familiarity of the beaten path. Follow the coastal road less traveled along the Pacific and see the splendors of the secluded and hidden beaches, national parks, and volcanic landscapes often overlooked by travelers. Lounge in natural thermal springs hidden under the jungle canopy and search for migrating whales and passing dolphins on a catamaran cruise. Find active


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Day 1

Heredia – Arrival in Costa Rica

The bustling streets of San Jose set the stage of Costa Rica’s blend of exciting tropical destinations and hidden treasures found across the mountains and along the shores. The Gold Museum represents the grandeur of pre-Columbian design with displays of golden idols, jewelry, and coins while the mansions in Barrio Amón depict the prestige of 19th and 20th-century plantation owners around the first coffee boom. Your private transfer greets you upon arrival at Juan Santamaria International Airport as the movement of the city pulses around the historical city center and along the neoclassical architecture of National Theater and the aisles of the 19th-century Central Market.

You venture outside of the city and into a township edging the ridges of the Central Valley. Heredia was once home to the coffee growing aristocracy and continues to offer vast landscapes on which locals and corporations tend to their thriving crop. Spanish colonial architecture punctuates the historical grounds providing a unique ambiance far removed from San Jose, though less than seven miles away. Students from the Universidad Nacional linger in the cafes sipping coffee, and discussing pop culture or philosophies learned during class as mango trees shade the walkways along Central Park and frame the 18th-century façade of the nearby Basilica. You will soon reach the comforts of Cariari Bed & Breakfast where you will stay in their royal suite. The reception at this full service hotel warmly greets you with a welcome drink. The friendly staff escort to your room where you can relax and take in your first impressions of beautiful Costa Rica.

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Day 2

Playa Uvita – Enjoy a 4x4 Excursion to the Costa Ballena and Playa Uvita

Day 3

Playa Uvita – Explore Playa Uvita with your Choice of Fascinating Excursion

Day 4

Manuel Antonio – Transfer to the Central Pacific Coast at Manuel Antonio

Day 5

Rio Perdido – Venture to Guanacaste to Delight in Thermal Mineral Pools

Day 6

Rio Perdido – Relish a Private Hike in the Rainforest for Active Wildlife

Day 7

Rio Perdido – Revel in Luxury or Adventure with a Day at your Leisure

Day 8

Rio Perdido – Depart for Home
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