11-day trip

Conservation and Culture in Costa Rica

From 7445 PP


Leading luxury ecolodges

See why Costa Rica is renowned for its pristine natural beauty, leadership in sustainability and amazing adventures on this ten-night trip to a collection of its very best ecolodges in three stunning locations. With such a great mix of activities, this is a great trip for couples and families.

Start with a night in the verdant Coffee Valley at Finca Rosa Blanca, a unique property surrounded by organic coffee plantations, where you can learn how this charming farm became a benchmark for sustainability.

Then raft into the jungle to Pacuare Lodge, the first of two Global Ecosphere Retreats®, to fly through the treetops on thrilling canopy tours, hike to swim under waterfalls, learn about jaguar conservation and meet the indigenous Cabécar people.

End at sister property Lapa Rios, on the Osa Peninsula amid a riot of biodiversity. Expert local naturalists will guide you through the rainforest, and you can spot dolphins from a kayak and ride horses along sandy beaches. Costa Rica at its best.


Trip highlights

  • Staying at three pioneering positive impact ecolodges, including two Global Ecosphere Retreats®

  • White-water rafting to Pacuare Lodge

  • Meet the Cabécar people

  • Waterfall hikes and beach horse rides at Lapa Rios


What's included

  • Ten nights of luxury accommodation

  • Tours, experiences and adventure activities

  • Internal flights and private transfers

  • Price per person based on two adults sharing

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    Pacuare Reserve
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    Howler monkeys at Lapa Rios
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    Lapa Rios
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An unforgettable trip with a positive impact

Created to maximize the benefits to people and place, while minimizing the environmental footprint.

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    Community & Culture

    Properties and experiences that uplift and empower local communities.

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    Supports wildlife projects, protected areas and ecosystem regeneration.

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    Lodges and camps chosen for their sustainability credentials and initiatives.

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Days 1 — 2

Introduction to San José

On arrival in San José, you’ll be met and driven a short way into the Coffee Valley to Fina Rosa Blanca, a charming eco hotel set in the middle of its own organic coffee farm where you’ll be warmly welcomed. It’s also one of Costa Rica’s most sustainable properties, the first to achieve full marks in the country’s ‘Certification for Sustainable Tourism’, which you can learn about on a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour. The spa, gardens and ‘field to cup’ coffee tour are musts, too.

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Aerial view of the green trees and river in Pacuare in Costa Rica
Pacuare Reserve

Days 2 — 6

Rainforest adventure in Pacuare Reserve

For the adventurous, the best way to your next destination is by raft, following a winding river through the jungle, conquering rapids on your way to Pacuare Lodge, perched on its banks hidden in primary rainforest. The pioneering ecolodge was created to help preserve this vital bridge between the Pacific and Atlantic coasts and benefit nearby communities, an ethos that enhances every experience here.

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Rafting towards Pacuare Lodge, popular for family adventures in Latin America.

Days 7 — 11

Astounding biodiversity on the Osa Peninsula

A scenic light aircraft flight south takes you to the Osa Peninsula, jutting out into the Pacific Ocean, a small corner of Costa Rica harbouring an astonishing 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity. Hidden in the rainforest, overlooking the Golfe Dulce across the canopy, find Lapa Rios, a chic ecolodge created to help safeguard this precious ecosystem and support the local community.

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Conservation and Culture in Costa Rica
7445 PP
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