Costa Rica:
Beach!

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Costa Rica: Beach!

Highlights Include:

  • Enjoy a boat tour of the Tempisque River along the Palo Verde National Park, including a local lunch.
  • Experience the beautiful Gold Coast by boat, including snorkeling and swimming.
  • Relax on the gorgeous palm-lined beaches with a cocktail or discover the tide pools and rock formations. 
  • Explore the village of Punta Islita and find unique works of art in its galleries and workshops.
  • Visit the Wild Scarlet Macaw Reserve or Camaronal Sea Turtle refuge in your free time.
Tour Details

From: $3,865 per person

The price is based on two people sharing a room and does not include airfare.

7 days/6 nights

If you need a beach getaway that offers ocean-based activities, tropical natural landscapes, and scenic sands to dig your toes into, this is the trip for you!

Costa Rica is famous for its biodiversity, the warmth of its people, and its beautiful coastlines. This package is based in the country’s Guanacaste Province, which borders the Pacific Ocean.  Split between two resorts in different locations, this beach-based itinerary includes a mix of nature, adventure, culture, and, of course, plenty of time to chill out and enjoy the beach!

 

Itinerary
This is a private, guided tour. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to customize any pre- or post-departure arrangements to your travel preferences.

Day 1Arrive Liberia, Costa Rica

On arrival at Liberia’s international airport, you will be met by a local representative for Borton Overseas and transferred to your hotel. Welcome to Costa Rica!

Overnight at Hotel Punta Islita
Surrounded by exuberant tropical forest and colorful communities, Hotel Punta Islita gazes upon a secluded beach set along Guanacaste’s open-ocean coastline. Travelers will find a premium vacation destination resort to best enjoy cultural authenticity, fun eco-adventures, sustainable luxury, and Costa Rica’s signature friendship and peaceful hospitality.

Day 2Punta Islita | B

Ranked among the best eco-luxury beach resorts in Costa Rica, Hotel Punta Islita connects guests with the culture and landscapes of its  secluded, off-the-beaten-path surroundings. Their menu of signature Costa Rican experiences include a variety of activities:

Eco-Adventure: horseback riding, ziplining, guided hikes
Wildlife Activities: birdwatching, monkey quest
Costa Rican Culture: key-chain making, candle art, painting
For Foodies: traditional Tico cooking, cocktail mixology, chorreado coffee
Wellness: Pilates/yoga, Nanku Spa (additional cost for spa services)
Or simply just relax by the infinity pool or enjoy the gorgeous ocean views.

Overnight at Hotel Punta Islita

Day 3Punta Islita | Meals: B

Another day at your leisure to enjoy activities offered by your hotel.

Overnight at Hotel Punta Islita

Day 4Tempisque River Tour| Meals: B L

Today you will be transferred north to Playa Panama.  On the way, you’ll take a detour to enjoy a boat tour on the Tempisque River, alongside Palo Verde National Park.  

Palo Verde National Park is one of the most biodiverse areas in Costa Rica. It encompasses a rich mosaic of over 15 different natural habitats, including deciduous lowland forest,  evergreen forest,  flooded forest, deciduous limestone hill forest, grasslands and mangroves. The wetlands, which represent some 50% of the park’s area, are a sanctuary for thousands of aquatic birds.

Rio Tempisque forms the natural border of the park. On the boat tour, a variety of aquatic and riverine fauna can be observed here, including birds, crocodiles, iguanas, and turtles. 

This tour includes a delicious local lunch and the services of an English-speaking local guide.

Overnight at El Mangroove
El Mangroove is located in the Gulf of Papagayo on the northern Pacific coastline of Guanacaste and is a short distance from the Liberia International Airport. With a Bohemian – Chic concept, accommodation is available in a variety of guest rooms and suites which feature modern amenities including Wi-Fi, TV, and air conditioning. The resort features two restaurants with a la carte menus and premium liquors. Guests may keep fit at the fully equipped gym or enjoy a massage at the luxurious spa which offers a variety of treatments. Guests may also go for a swim in the outdoor swimming pool or at the beach just a few steps away.

Day 5Coastal Cruise| Meals: B

See the beautiful Gold Coast of Guanacaste from on board the Patrón Ocean Experience (or similar). The Patron is a newly renovated, 31-foot Grady White boat with ample cushion seating and an onboard bathroom for ultimate comfort.  Local drinks and fruit are included, as well as snorkeling equipment, SUP board, and great music!

Overnight at El Mangroove

Day 6Gulf of Papagayo | Meals: B

Today is free for you to relax at the hotel and enjoy the beach.  The hotel offers some activities, like kayak rental, bikes, yoga classes, and can assist you with arranging watersport adventures. The Bearth Renaissance Spa offers treatments and steam rooms for those in need of more intense relaxation.

Overnight at Macaw Lodge

Day 7Departure | Meals: B

Breakfast and hotel check out.

A private transfer takes you to the Daniel Oduber International Airport for your return flight to the US or extend your stay in Costa Rica.

Buen viaje!

Included
  • Meet and greet at the Liberia airport
  • Private transfer from the airport to your hotel
  • Private transfer from Punta Islita to Mangroove Hotel, including a half-day tour in Tempisque River and lunch at Sra. Dalila´s in Bolsón, Guanacaste
  • Private transfer to airport on the last day
  • Accommodation as mentioned
    • 3 nights at Punta Islita (Deluxe room)
    • 3 nights at Mangroove Hotel (Bark or Nesto Suite)
  • Meals as mentioned 
    • 6 Breakfasts
    • 1 Lunch
  • Activities and entrances as mentioned
    • Authentic Costa Rican experiences to choose from, while at Punta Islita:
      • From Yoga, birdwatching and nature walks to Canopy zip-lining, keychain making, Tico cooking and cocktail mixing (to name a few!)
    • Palo Verde wildlife viewing boat tour with a local bilingual naturalist guide
    • Private half-day Ocean experience (beach hopping and snorkeling)
  • Local taxes on accommodation and meals
  • Services of a local representative throughout your stay
Not Included
  • International flights to/from Costa Rica
  • Fees for passports and health vaccinations, COVID testing
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Gratuities & porterage
  • Beverages and additional meals not mentioned as included
  • Additional or optional sightseeing activities
  • Items of a personal nature (e.g. laundry, spa services, WiFi, etc.)
  • Any other item not mentioned as included
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