Discover the fascinating biodiversity, welcoming culture, and breathtaking natural beauty of Costa Rica during your custom-tailored tour for seniors. Whether traveling in a group, as a family, or as a couple, Costa Rica will inspire you with sensational wildlife alongside panoramas of active volcanic summits. Visit a traditional indigenous village for insight into traditional cuisine and crafts and then discover the tremendous vibrancy of the rainforest canopy on hanging bridges with piercing...
San Jose – Introductory Tour of the Capital
Costa Rica’s largest city brims with year-round activity as the gateway to the tropical paradise found at the heart of the Central Valley. Mist drifts through the bordering mountains and along the summits of lush volcanos that feed the untouched cloud forests. Terraces built along the hills overlook the winding city streets and the thriving plantations that grow delicious fruits and fabulous coffee. Your flight will land at Juan Santamaria International Airport, where your private transfer will greet you upon your arrival. You will easily settle into the vibrant ambiance and the bustling pace of San Jose with the comforts of your luxury accommodations.
Begin your exploration of the city with an introductory tour that will lead you to the historical center at Plaza de la Cultura, located in the actual heart of the city. The pedestrianized public square is filled with the aromas of grilled corn and typical Costa Rican tamales. The neoclassical façade of the National Theater glints in the sunlight embodying its cultural significance for the country as it hosts performances of opera, theater, classical music, and Latin American music. Nearby, the Museum of Pre-Columbian Gold displays remarkable artifact that combines contemporary regional art, historical artifacts, and priceless pieces of heritage hidden in the vault of the Banco Central. Figurines depicting animals, erotic statues, and warriors create a dynamic image of the culture in Costa Rica before the Spanish arrived in the early 16th century and dating back to approximately 500 AD, as well as the intricate designs of the life-sized golden warrior statue adorned with sophisticated ornaments.
Arenal – Enjoy a Coffee Plantation Tour, Artisanal Sarchi, and Arenal
Arenal – Explore the Fascinating World of Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
Arenal – Visit Hanging Bridges and Relax in Soothing Thermal Springs
Tamarindo – Traverse the Leatherback Turtle National Park
Tamarindo – Indulge in the Charming Pacific Shores of Tamarindo
Tamarindo – Depart for Home
- Search for the iconic wildlife sustained in Costa Rica’s dynamic biodiversity in the protected jungles of Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
- See the fascinating nesting grounds for the endangered leatherback turtles along the sensational coastline of Las Baulas National Marine Park
- Visit an indigenous village that is preserving the traditions of Costa Rica’s rich heritage with delicious customary cuisine and remarkable ceramics
- Indulge in the refreshing waters of volcanic thermal springs that offer rejuvenating geothermal heat and naturally rich minerals
- Sample the diverse and complex layers of Costa Rican coffee during a plantation tour to bring insight into the dynamic flavors
- Explore the miles-long trail in the canopy of the Arenal jungle on hanging bridges for spectacular views of the wildlife hiding in the trees
- Discover the artisan craftspeople of Sarchi who continue to produce sensational handcrafted furniture and traditional artwork
- Wander through the captivating Museum of Pre-Columbian Gold that hosts over 1,600 artifacts that depict indigenous life before the arrival of the Spanish
Your 7-day tour of Costa Rica will embrace the splendor of the rainforest and the marvels of the Pacific coast as you celebrate nature’s majesty. Costa Rica contains six percent of the world’s entire biodiversity, captivating wilderness combines with the comforts of elegant accommodations for an eco-friendly exploration of mountains, valleys, and coastline. See the white-face capuchin monkeys foraging in the trees and search for the more than 300 species of exotic birds that call the tropical landscape home. Adventure at your preferred pace and discover the natural and anthropogenic history of the Central Valley, Northern Lowlands, and Pacific coast.
Your exploration of Costa Rica will begin with your arrival in San Jose. The history and culture of Costa Rica is on display on the streets of the famous neighborhoods and within the museum that boasts lavish collections of the indigenous heritage. The town of Sarchi will connect you with the artistry and customs of Costa Rican artisan tradition. After that, you will relax in Arenal with three nights spent at the edge of the Northern Lowlands with views to the fascinating Arenal Volcano.
Be an active adventurer on guided tours of the lively wilderness at Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, home to caiman, turtles, and endangered Baird’s tapir. Hanging bridges connect visitors to the jungle canopy and allow you to peer inside the treetops in search of hidden birds, passing monkey troops, or resting reptiles. The geothermal activity in the region feeds the natural thermal springs and you can relax in the soothing heat connected to your accommodations.
Two nights in the coastal region of Tamarindo will highlight the beauty of the Pacific coastline and the unique environment of the dry forest. Turtles nest and hatch inside Leatherback Turtle National Park leading into the protected estuary of the mangrove forest. Access to the gorgeous beaches and remarkable forest terrain around the region provide endless excursions ranging from golfing to the visiting an indigenous village, waterfall hikes to boating adventures around the nearby Catalina islands. Whether enjoying the rejuvenating ambiance around the pool or eager to discover the traverse the depths of Costa Rica’s largest cave system, Tamarindo becomes the perfect base for your continued exploration. Consider learning more about our travelers’ best Costa Rica vacation activities by reading their Costa Rica travel reviews.
$1,255 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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