Costa Rica Self-Drive: Coast to Coast

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Self-drive Holidays

This fantastic self-drive tour invites you to explore Costa Rica’s national parks and countryside, as well as the beaches of both the Caribbean and Pacific. But first, you’ll be taken by shared minivan transfer to discover the canals and coastline of Tortuguero – you’ll pick up your hire car on day four. Driving in Costa Rica is relatively relaxed, and you’ll soon be surrounded by countryside as you cross into the heartlands of the Turrialba Valley. Throughout the tour you’ll spend a couple of nights in each place. This gives you plenty of time to relax and enjoy optional and included activities, such as guided wildlife watching tours. The distances between each location aren’t that taxing and are often super scenic. The farmlands and verdant valleys around San Gerardo de Dota, are a prime example. Elsewhere you’ll experience Manuel Antonio National Park on the west coast and Arenal Volcano, in the north. The drive to both of these incredible destinations is really something and helps you understand how Costa Rica’s eco-systems link into one.

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16 meals

  • 11 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners


11 nights in eco-lodges/ resort hotels

Excursions and visits

  • Guided boat tour and nature hike in Tortuguero
  • Drive into the Turrialba Valley countryside
  • Amazing wildlife watching and optional activities
  • Drive through the San Gerardo de Dota farmlands
  • Beach time in Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Two nights in Arenal Volcano National Park

Not included

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Optional excursions and sightseeing
  • Road Assistance Fee (USD $5 for each day of the car rental)


Transfers as specified by boat or minivan.

Car rental (8 days) - Mitsubishi ASX 2WD (or similar) – includes unlimited mileage, LDW and liability insurance. Please ask about excess amounts, and full terms and conditions.


  • 11 nights

  • North America . Costa Rica . San Jose . Tortuguero National Park . Manuel Antonio National Park . Arenal Volcano . Turrialba . San Gerardo de Dota

  • International flights not included

  • Other

From £1,526 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 12 days

Costa Rica


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