Costa Rica

Ultimate Costa Rica: A Jungle to Beach Adventure


November - April


From £4,750pp excl. flights
(based on 2 ppl sharing)

How long

12 nights ideal length

It’s often a struggle to find a holiday destination that really ticks all the right boxes. Powder white beaches, tropical climate, high octane adventure and secluded lodges, the list goes on … Luckily for those who want it all, there’s Costa Rica. Nestled at the crossroads of two great continents, Costa Rica is the perfect blend of all aspects we love at Black Tomato, which is why we’ve created our all-encompassing 12 night luxury holiday to Costa Rica. Let us take you turtle spotting on the shores of the Caribbean, zip-lining through the rainforest canopy, and ending up some at some of our favourite intimate jungle boltholes only accessible by rafting your way down river.

Getting back to nature

Touchdown in Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose, and immerse yourself in all that Costa Rican culture has to offer. Retire for a restful night’s sleep in the Grand Oro Hotel, ready for your Costa Rican adventure. A drive through banana plantations and a relaxing meander along the peaceful rivers the next morning takes you to Tortuguero, one-stop stop destination for turtle spotting. Catch a rare glimpse of the beautiful green turtles nesting on the shores of Tortuguero on the must-do turtle night walk during the breeding season. For the next two nights rest your head at the beautiful hotel Manatus in the heart of the luscious Caribbean rainforest. Cruise the many rivers of the national park and keep an eye out for the toucans, monkeys and sloths, plus much more.

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Next stop it’s deep into the jungle for a stay at our favourite luxury retreat, Pacuare Lodge. Tucked away in a steep river gorge deep in the pristine, rainforest-covered Talamanca Mountains on the banks of one of Costa Rica’s best white water rivers, Pacuare Lodge is a truly hidden gem. The thrills start even before you arrive at the lodge, for the only way to access this remote hideaway is by rafting down the river – quite the way to make an entrance. Once settled into the lodge you can explore the surrounding forest by hiking to a waterfall or taking a canopy tour. Alternatively, you can simply enjoy the lodge’s features; we love the open-air restaurant where you can enjoy freshly cooked meals whilst taking in the sights and sounds of the forest and river, and when darkness falls you can dine by flickering candle light surrounded by the call of the wild.

Adrenaline Adventure

Unleash your inner adrenaline junkie for a thrilling white water rafting trip before heading to Costa Rica’s most legendary, active volcano; Arenal. For the next three nights you’ll stay at the gorgeous Arenal Nayara hotel with incredible views of the volcanic landscape, and trust us when we say that there is nothing more exhilarating than waking each morning to this breathtaking vistaPrepare yourself for the ultimate adventure sport of canyoning, where you rappel and hike in a spectacular rainforest canyon beneath the volcano. Still wanting more? Sky Trek is an adrenaline fuelled zip line adventure with panoramic views of Lake Arenal and Arenal volcano, along with a birds-eye view of the canopy. For a bit of indulgence head to the spa which sits high above the rainforest, where treatments are accompanied by the sounds of tropical bird song and calming trickling water.

Beach time on the Nicoya Peninsula

Relax on the pristine beaches of the Nicoya peninsula at the beautiful luxury resort Florblanca, where migrating whales regularly make an appearance. See if you can spot an iguana and listen out for howler monkeys hollering from the tree-tops. Take a yoga class in the open air studios or indulge in a spa treatment at Spa Bambu and unwind to the sounds of the waterfall. If you’re still in adrenaline mode you can hit the almighty Pacific waves at the resort’s surf house – a top surf spot.

Where to rest your head

Hotel Grano De Oro, San Jose

Whilst a converted mansion in a tropical capital may seem incongruous, stepping into Hotel Grano de Oro proves there's in fact a perfect harmony to…
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Florblanca Resort, Santa Teresa

Florblanca Resort is a perfectly mellow and endlessly romantic boutique hideaway. Just inches from the untouched rainforests and pristine beaches of Costa Rica, Florblanca brings…
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Manatus Hotel, Tortuguero

Manatus Hotel offers a real nature-centred, bespoke experience. Situated within touching distance of the luscious Costa Rican rainforest and the Tortuguero Canal, Manatus places you…
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Pacuare Lodge

If true immersion into the tropical Central American rainforest is what you’re after, Pacuare Lodge has it covered. An eco-friendly and sustainable lodge sat on…
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Nayara Gardens, Arenal Volcano National Park

Boutique jungle lodge Nayara Gardens really makes the most of its captivating surroundings whilst weaving in countless five-star notes. Think volcanic mud wraps at the…
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