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Self-drive itineraries Costa Rica

If you need some extra inspiration when planning your trip to Costa Rica, check our proposed self-drive itineraries to Costa Rica.  These routes have already been compiled for you, including our favourite destinations! We can change these itineraries to your needs and whishes. The different stops can also be shortened or extended: we’ll do everything to compile your dream holiday.

If you like to travel off-the-beaten-track, check our Green Circle Experience or our Pura Vida tours first. These self-drive itineraries will take you to unique locations and let you explore Costa Rica’s nature in the best way. Are you more looking for a relaxed holiday in Costa Rica with children? Then, take a look at our Kids Edventure; this holiday is perfect for the whole family and includes less driving and more time for swimming! View all our options in the overview below. If you have any questions or would like to receive tips from our experts, please feel free to contact us!

Our popular holidays in Costa Rica

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The best of both worlds in 3 weeks
Discover the best of both worlds during this 3-week holiday to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Your itinerary starts in San Jose where you discover the real Costa Rica: your destinations are all just off the beaten track. The mix with the colourful culture of Nicaragua makes this trip unique and full of surprises. In the streets of Granada, you will find remains of the colonial history of the country and you can experience local culture at the town market. This journey offers you the best of Central America; vibrant nature in combination with authentic culture!
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The Green Circle Experience: a unique and sustainable trip
The "Green Circle Experience" is a sustainable off-the-beaten-path Experience in Costa Rica, the land of flora, fauna and Pura Vida. You will stay at unique beautiful hotels and eco-lodges. All accommodations are one-of-a-kind and offer something special. Sustainability is key when it comes to the way these hotels are managed as all Green Circle member hotels want to have a positive impact and improve the world they're working in for the better. On top of that you will travel around with zero emissions in a Green Circle fully electric SUV. Each car has its own cause and the profit of the rent will be reinvested in the sustainable initiative that is connected to the car. We think the "Green Circle Experience" is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, enjoy your trip! A unique eco-friendly itinerary for Costa Rica!
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Go off the beaten track and discover Costa Rica in 3 weeks
This journey lets you explore authentic Costa Rica and takes you to true off the beaten track destinations. You'll stay in places that are not popular for mass tourism and experience firsthand what life is like on the beautiful, but sometimes remote Costa Rican countryside. During this trip you will travel to both the Caribbean and the Pacific coasts, the unique tropical rain forest of Corcovado and spend the night in the middle of the jungle!
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Experience the Pura Vida feeling of Costa Rica in 2 weeks
Do you want to avoid the crowds in Costa Rica? Do you want to discover the hidden treasures of Costa Rica in two weeks? Then this is the tour for you! You'll visit destinations that few tourists visit. In Maquenque you'll explore the jungle by canoe. In Sarapiqui, you'll taste chocolate. On the Caribbean coast, you'll stay in a cool jungle house and listen to reggae. In El Castillo, you'll experience what sustainability during your holiday really means. In addition, you'll very likely spot toucans, crocodiles, monkeys and maybe even the great green macaw along the way... Pura Vida!
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Pure Nature – travel through unspoiled nature for 3 weeks
Travelling around Costa Rica comes close to exploring paradise. Its rich biodiversity (due to many microclimates) guarantee an abundance of flora and fauna. During this 21-day trip, you will be immersed in nature and spot many special bird species, frogs, snakes and plants. You can go wild water rafting or tubing on the Pacuare river or go hiking or horseback riding in the mountains. This trip was specially designed for nature lovers, you'll experience the natural beauty Costa Rica has to offer to the fullest during this trip.
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Go on an adventure in nature for 14 days!
Costa Rica is a true natural paradise. Nowhere else will you find as many national parks and flora and fauna as in this country. The majority of your accommodations are surrounded by nature, far away from civilization, so that you have the best chance to explore the Costa Rican wildlife. Spot the sloths, monkeys and beautiful birds with your own eyes. Furthermore, by going hiking, cycling, rafting or booking a canopy tour, you'll experience in only 2 weeks what makes Costa Rica such a unique and adventurous holiday destination.
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3-week Kids Edventure in Costa Rica
Explore Costa Rica with kids! This journey takes your family on a true adventure in Costa Rica. Along the way you'll be spotting turtles, crocodiles, monkeys and maybe even toucans! In addition, let the adrenaline flow during a raft tour, ziplining or a jungle hike. During this round trip you'll visit various corners of the country, but we keep travel distances fairly short. In this way you can really get to know your destinations and is there time to relax as well! Let's check out what this journey is all about...
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Family holiday Costa Rica – 2 weeks
You are never too young to go on an adventure! During these 2 weeks 'Costa Rica family holiday', the whole family can discover the secrets of the jungle and enjoy all the beauty that Costa Rica has to offer. Go on a twilight tour to spot snakes and poisonous frogs in the dark, or fly over the treetops of the rain forest in Monteverde. In addition, you will experience the true Costa Rican life in the country side. This journey will certainly bring about the more adventurous side of you and will be one to remember for the rest of your lives!
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Explore all the highlights of Costa Rica in 3 weeks
Go on this self-drive holiday to Costa Rica and get to know the highlights of the country in 3 weeks! This journey takes you from one highlight to the next and you'll explore both the coast and the beautiful interior of the country. Costa Rica's biodiversity is stunning and its friendly population will certainly make an impression on you. Discover the beautiful jungle and spot caimans during a boat trip in Tortuguero, admire the impressive Arenal volcano and relax on the white beaches near Manuel Antonio National Park.
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The highlights of Costa Rica in 14 days
Explore the highlights of Costa Rica during this adventurous holiday! Enjoy the vibrant nature that makes the country such a unique travel destination. In two weeks you will explore travel the interior of Costa Rica and end your journey on a beautiful tropical beach. Be amazed by the impressive volcanoes, waterfalls and the tropical rainforest. Furthermore, be surprised by the exotic flora and fauna. This trip is a great introduction to Costa Rica, a true natural paradise.