Costa Rica Trip 2019

The latest of our premium 'once in a lifetime' trips will take us to the stunning country of Costa Rica.

This is an 11 day trip offering all the best of what this wonderful place has to offer. This is adventure, culture and relaxation all mixed in together and as usual with our tour partner Glow Travel you can rely on a quality arranged fully hosted experience, safe in the knowledge that all you need do is show up at the airport with you bag and passport and enjoy!

More info and booking form from at HPLS Netley - 02380 479585

Saturday 9 March 2019  
London Gatwick to San Jose 0840 - 1340 British Airways - direct  
Meet and greet - transfer to hotel with local guide  
Overnight Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel - welcome dinner included  

Sunday 10th March 2019  
Breakfast at hotel  
Transfer to Arenal area via Pacuare River Rafting  

This tour will take you on a tropical journey through the white waters of the world famous Pacuare River, along the way we will enjoy the dense vegetation, relax in serene natural pools and experiencing the rapids. We will also see the wide range of wild life including Sloths, Parakeets, Reptiles and if we are very lucky we may catch a glimpse of a Toucan - renown for being a very shy bird!  

After our journey through the jungle, we will check into the Fortuna Hotel where we will spend the next 4 nights  
Welcome dinner hotel  

Monday 11th March 2019  
Breakfast hotel  
Natural History walk through Arenal Park, one of Costa Rica's main attractions. The park has everything, hiking, incredible panoramic views of the Volcano, lush vegetation, some of the best and most diverse wildlife on the planet. Along the way there are lookout trails, toucan trails - don't forget your binoculars!  

Afternoon at Tabacon Hot Springs - bring you swimwear as we will finish our trek in the natural hots springs - a prefect way to end the day!  
Dinner at leisure  
Overnight hotel  

Tuesday 12th March 2019 
Breakfast Hotel  
Morning activities - Sky Tram, Sky Trek & Sky Walk and Zip line  

We will make an early start to walk above the canopy of the jungle to catch the birds and the wildlife as day breaks. Along the way we will walk along hanging bridges and platforms up to 39 metres high, we will then take the sky tram through the forest to a vantage point - from here the only way down is by zip line - an amazing once in a lifetime experience! 
There are 10 zip lines in total which meander through this lush tropical landscape. 

Once we are back on terra firma we will enjoy a group lunch to reflect on the incredible and adventurous morning we have had. 

This afternoon we will embark on yet more adrenaline rushed sports with more zip lining and high rope courses - as well as a Tarzan swing which will swing you far out across the valley! 

Dinner at leisure - why not explore the town of Arenal, where you will find an abundance of local bars and restaurants serving local and international cuisine 

Wednesday 13th March 2019  
Breakfast Hotel  
Full day at leisure to relax around the pool, or enjoy the local beauty at your own pace, maybe hire bikes or scooters to explore the local area. 
Dinner at leisure 

Thursday14 March 2019 
Breakfast hotel  
Travel day from Arenal to Tamarindo Beach via Tempisque River Boat Tour  
After breakfast get ready for your next destination, on the North Pacific Coast. En route we will stop for a boat tour that starts at the mighty Tempisque River, which is made up of an ecosystem flooded plains, boarded by rivers and a chain of limestone Fjords. We will also explore Palo National Park, which is one of the most Eco diverse wetlands in Central America. 

After our boat trip we will enjoy a group. Lunch in a beautiful property overlooking the Tempisque River. 

Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort & Golf Club  
We will spend the next 3 Nights here relaxing on the beach. Tamarindo is one of the leading resorts on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica and a perfect way to relax and unwind after an fun packed few days in the jungle. 

The hotel is located just a few steps from Tamarindo beach, so the perfect way to unwind for the last few days. The hotel has a gym, a tennis court and a beautiful Lagoon style swimming pool. 

Friday 15 March 2019 
Saturday 16 March 2019 
Sunday 17 March 2019  
At leisure hotel - breakfast is included - all other meals and drinks at guests own expense 
Monday 18th March 2019  
Breakfast hotel  
Travel day back to San Jose  
Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel  
We will enjoy a farewell dinner at the hotel to reflect on the our tropical jungle adventure!  
Tuesday 19th March 2019  
Breakfast at leisure  
You may request a late check out - however this may incur a small fee. this will give you time to relax around the swimming pool or have one last wander around San Jose. 
1500hrs Depart hotel for airport  
1845hrs Depart San Jose  
Wednesday 20 March 2019  
1100hrs Arrive Gatwick  
Total Cost per person £2,479 - based on double / twin occupancy  
Deposit £750 per person  - If you have questions about this price click HERE
  • Roundtrip flights with British Airways on direct service 
  • Glow Guide Pascale Souchon 
  • All hotel accommodation
  • All Excursions 
  • Breakfast each morning 
  • 3 Lunches
  • 3 Dinners 
  • All mentioned tours and excursions and local guide
  • All taxes local and international 

Contact Helen Newman at HPLS
02380 479585
471-2279 (internal)

In partnership with Glow Travel (Fully ATOL protected)
FAQ's regarding Glow trips can be seen HERE

Company website HERE