Ultimate Unwind in Costa Rica
As one of the best destinations in the world for relaxation and re-charging the soul, this trip brings you just that
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- Private Sky Tram, canopy trek, volcano and hot springs expedition in the Arenal
- Private tour options in the Coffee Valley and the Nicoya Peninsula
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- Meet and greet airport service
- Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
At a glance
As one of the best destinations in the world for relaxation and re-charging the soul, this trip will bring you just that.
Discover the purity of nature with a visit to three of Costa Rica’s most lush and tranquil areas.
Rest up in the countries premier deluxe boutique hotels and eco-lodges, for a really comfortable stay in spectacular surroundings.
Example Trip Itinerary
The Coffee Valley
Arrive in San Jose
Private transfer from San Jose airport to Coffee Valley hotel
Accommodation in The Coffee Valley
- 17 rooms
Located about an hour north of San Jose in a private eco-park and reserve, the intimate and romantic Peace Lodge enjoys a wonderfully interactive setting with nature. La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a private wildlife and nature sanctuary complete with waterfalls, cloud forests, trails, an aviary, butterfly gardens, Jungle Cat Centre and is just 20 minutes from the Poas volcano. The decoration and interiors of the Lodge itself is often likened to Rivendell in Lord of Rings with its grotto-like bathrooms, cosily cavernous rooms, stone fireplaces and bed canopies (some made out of twisted wood). There is a Jacuzzi-tub, private balcony and aromatherapy products with every room and the service is good especially when it comes to the detail, which makes your stay feel very personal. Take a table at Vista Poas, the lodge’s intimate fine dining restaurant, and enjoy traditional locally-inspired Costa Rican flavours. The menu features grilled meats, homemade pasta, savoury seafood, and tender free-range chicken dishes. There is also a selection of wines that pair well with the gourmet meals. Breakfast is served at Tortillas Restaurant which boasts beautiful views over the cloud forest. Tuck into the expansive Costa Rican buffet at Colibries Restaurant, or sip on locally-grown coffee and enjoy fresh pastries at La Terraza near the waterfalls. There are good facilities not to mention direct access to the park, meaning wildlife lovers or families will enjoy getting up close to hummingbirds, butterflies, monkeys and even jaguars. All guests are welcome to enjoy the park before it opens and after it closes.
- 13 suites, two villas
- Restaurant and bar
- Coffee plantation
- Swimming pool
Finca Rosa Blanca is a luxurious and quirky little hotel set into an oasis of lush gardens and a private coffee plantation. The decoration is quite loud and Gaudi-esque with white stucco arches and colourful murals, but it’s fun, tranquil and the staff are immensely nice. The rooms are all different and pleasantly comfortable with one of the master suites set into the tower with wonderful views over the valley. Also being located in the hills above San Jose (about a half hour drive away), at night you can see the twinkling lights of the city below from this quiet, green perch. Throughout the hotel you’ll discover a large collection of art, crafts and objects collected from all over the world. Finca Rosa Blanca is a well-equipped hotel with a spa, pool and a restaurant serving some good regional food, not to mention its own coffee plantation to stroll through and sample some of the produce. The team at El Tigre Vestido and Bar Buho select their fresh ingredients daily from the hotel’s organic greenhouse and gardens. Their menus feature international flavours and Latin fusion recipes. Proactive sustainable practices and environmental consciousness are important to the team at Finca Rosa Blanca. One of their main priorities is to have a lasting positive impact on the local community. With that in mind, they provide education and arrange cultural exchanges. The hotel was the first certified sustainable hotel in Costa Rica, and it has since evolved to become the highest ranking member of the prestigious Sustainable Tourism Certification program.
During your time in the Coffee Region we recommend a privately guided coffee tour, to allow you to try Costa Rica's freshest coffee, and learn about the processes involved in order to take it from bean to cup. Your travel designer will also be able to arrange a variety of other activities to ensure that you make the most of your time here. Perhaps you want to take a trek with a specialist guide, horse ride, white water raft, visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Carara National Park or explore the wildlife of the surrounding region.
Private transfer from Coffee Valley hotel to San Jose airport
Flight from San Jose to Tambor
Private transfer from Tambor airport to hotel on Nicoya Peninsula
Accommodation in Nicoya Peninsula
- 10 villas
- Pool and spa
- Yoga studio and gym
A bona fide beachfront stay, you are but moments from the sand and surf of Santa Teresa at the Florblanca hotel. Folded away into the jungle shoreline of Santa Teresa beach are Florblanca’s ten striking ‘open’ villas. Large and well decorated in a simple, clean and luxurious style with open-air sitting rooms at the front and bathrooms to the side, the hotel’s villas manage not to compromise your privacy and the feeling is intimate and romantic. The decor features natural stone and food, accentuating the feeling of being surrounded by lush vegetation. Savour fresh, healthy, and locally grown food at Florblanca’s restaurant Nectar. The laid-back yet elegant restaurant specialises in farm-to-table and hook-to-fork philosophies, creating fusion cuisine with Latin, Mediterranean and Asian influences. Peruse the wine selection and discover a variety of exciting South American varietals as well as international vintages. What’s more, Florblanca strives to offer guests an experience focused on overall ‘wellbeing’ – there are daily yoga and pilates classes, surf lessons and a great spa. There are many other activities in and around the area and the staff are helpful and friendly.
- 57 rooms, suites and casitas
- Infinity pool
- Restaurant and two bars
- Private beach
An impressive resort with a luxurious collection of accommodation categories, Punta Islita also has its own private beach and is well connected to the local villages. Situated on the beautiful Guanacaste coast and western side of the Nicoya Peninsula this hotel comes with all the extensive facilities and modern amenities one expects yet avoids the insular feeling you sometimes get from other resorts. There are 57 rooms, suites and casitas to choose from. Deluxe rooms are spacious and have their own terrace with hammocks, the suites are similar but have their own deck with Jacuzzi and if you want an ocean view in either, you’ll have to specify this. The casitas are really quite charming and ideal for couples or for those looking for that extra bit of privacy with their own garden, plunge pool, and terrace. As well as the choice of staying in the hotel’s casitas or villas, there is the private Islita beach with sun loungers and a frequent shuttle service to the Corozalato village and other local towns for guests who want to discover the region and perhaps indulge in some local artisanal shopping. The villas tend to be privately owned but rented out by the hotel with either two or three bedrooms, terraces, private plunge pool, garden and are a great option for families, groups or extended stays. Stylish Pacifico Restaurant showcases the rich textures, vibrant colours, and flavours of Costa Rica, and the menu features fresh local ingredients reflecting the region’s diversity. For a laid-back meal, take a table at Los Cocos Beachfront Club. There is a plentiful amount of local expeditions, adventure activities and workshops to enjoy and a spa, golf course and tennis courts to indulge in.
- 5 casitas (bungalows)
- Infinity pool
- Lounge area
- Use of the state-of-the-art kitchen
Exclusive, individual and laidback. Staying at Latitude 10º feels like your own personal villa holiday and its open-plan design encourages the relaxed barefoot-beachfront vibe often attributed to this nation’s coastlines. Making the most out of its beachfront seclusion as well as its unique closeness to a wealth of nature, the award-winning Latitude 10º hotel is a delightfully personable and relaxed complex of 5 luxury cabins huddled into the forested shoreline of the southern Nicoya Peninsula. Five attractive almond wood cabins are decorated in the typical rich mahogany, bamboo and dark woods. With adjoining private bathrooms open to the sky, the cabins are appointed with deep four-poster beds, comfy sofas and private porches slung with hammocks and armchairs from which to appreciate your wide open views of the beach, pink sunsets and wild surf. Right on the Santa Teresa beach, Latitude 10º boasts a great location. Only 6km north is the Cabo Blanco National Park and pristine Hermosa Beach, and then there are many activities and services available including cultural events put on by local communities, wildlife excursions, surf lessons and fishing trips to name but a few. The rates include breakfast but the hotel does not offer a full restaurant service. However, the staff can hire you a private chef or there are lots of excellent local restaurants but a few minutes away at which they will gladly reserve you tables.
Time to relax on some of Costa Rica's solitary, tropical beaches, take to the waters on a surf board, enjoy a cultural tour, or you may wish to go on a beach hike, which we can arrange with a private guide. Your travel designer will be able to recommend and arrange excursions, to ensure that you make the most of your time here.
Private transfer from hotel in Nicoya Peninsula to hotel in Arenal
Flight from Tambor to San Jose
Private transfer from San Jose airport to Arenal hotel
Accommodation in Arenal
- 42 rooms, 12 suites
- Sky Bar
- Large Lobby area
- Thermal Springs
- LCD TV
- Suites have private Jacuzzis § bathroom TV
The Royal Corin is one of the most popular hotels in the Arenal area with a spectacular setting at the foot of the volcano, matched only by its luxury and high standards of service which will greatly impress. As such the hotel is busy all year round. There are extensive facilities and grounds including a very well-run Spa and its own thermal springs. Each room has a balcony and a view of the volcano. Moreover they are equipped with a very sophisticated, minimalist Indonesian décor and a touch of the tropical. There are twelve suites which enjoy private Jacuzzi bathtubs with televisions, perfect for couples, honeymooners or for that extra bit of extravagance. Whilst there is a business and western-style feel to the hotel, the staff look after guests exceptionally well and the size and amenities to hand makes this a great place for families and those looking for the high standards of comfort, service and lots of local excursions and activities.
- 53 suites
- Thermal Springs
- Pool Bar
- Gift shop
- Heli Pad
Lodging at the Arenal Kioro, you’ll enjoy enjoy a more private, peaceful and Costa Rican style of stay compared with the other luxury hotels in the La Fortuna area. Its 27 acres of beautiful gardens including thermal springs infringing the Arenal Volcano and its National Park are exclusive to hotel guests. Each of the 53 suites has a private balcony and view of the volcano and the design is uncomplicated high-end luxury with more of a native ‘Tico’ style. There are both couples and family suites available. Massages and beauty treatments are offered at Kioro’s spa, and if you want to get out and about there are a number of activities that will keep you very entertained. There is a VIP service available, but even without the staff treat you like royalty.
- 50 rooms (mix of casitas and villas)
- Pool with three Jacuzzis
- Swim-up pool bar
- Wine and tapas bar
- Three restaurants
Voted one of South America’s most romantic hotels, the Nayara is a fitting choice for those looking for a private getaway in the Arenal. Nestled in the green valleys at the foot of the spectacular Arenal Volcano are Nayara’s 50 luxury rooms -29 casitas and 21 rainforest villas. Large screened windows open up allowing for plenty of natural light. The decor is simple, but but neat with lashings of tropical orange, the greens of encroaching foliage, fine bed linen, dark wood furniture and polished floors. The privacy of the cottages and their amenities, with terrace, Jacuzzi and garden, makes this an ideal hideaway for the newly hitched or those after a romantic retreat. Even though Nayara is a resort, the staff make every effort to treat you in a very personal manner and the service is impeccable. Also if you feel like getting out of your casita and enjoying some of the area’s activities and adventures you will be spoilt for choice. For relaxation, however, head to the hotel’s spa for a massage, coffee scrub or a volcanic mud bath. Perched atop a cliff and overlooking the forest, it’s the ideal place to unwind and rejuvenate.
During your time in Arenal, there are a huge amount of activities that we will be able to arrange for you, from adventure activities for the adrenalin junkies and options for those that want to enjoy the area at a more leisurely and relaxing pace. Your personal travel designer will be able to guide you through the different options, so that you choose the excursions best suited to your interests.
Collected from your hotel you will be transferred to where the Sky Tram begins. This fantastic privately guided tour takes you above the jungle on a twenty minute sky tram ride, allowing for spectacular views over the landscape below. Once you have reached the observation deck, you can enjoy a thirty minute walk along the nature trails to observe the wildlife, you will then take the Sky Trek canopy tour to go back to the starting point. The canopy tour includes eight cross-sectional cables with a total length of 1.7 miles long and a maximum height of 660 feet which will allow you to see impressive, uninterrupted views of Arenal Volcano and the lake below.
Enjoy the natural hot springs and the beautiful evergreen jungle surroundings. There is a great restaurant for lunch or dinner, depending on what time you choose to visit.
Private transfer from Arenal hotel to San Jose hotel
Accommodation in San Jose
- 299 rooms and suites
- Restaurants and bars
- Two swimming pools
- Fitness centre
Set in the grand grounds of a 30-acre coffee plantation, the San Jose Marriott personifies the regal style of colonial Costa Rica and stately hacienda living. There are 299 neat, Colonial-style rooms and suites to choose from. Warm colours and carefully chosen furniture pieces make for comfortable spaces to relax while you’re not out exploring San Jose and San Antonio de Belén. Many of the rooms and suites offer beautiful mountain and skyline views from outdoor balconies. Guests can enjoy dining at either the terraced Hacienda Kitchen restaurant where the menu features traditional Costa Rican cuisine, or the cavernous La Isabela tapas restaurant in the hotel’s wine cellars, followed by coffee in the Casa del Café or a drink at the lobby bar, La Castilla, where they also serve sushi. It is a typically western hotel but it makes for a colourful and quiet sanctuary in the busy capital. Explore the hotel grounds and you’ll discover a golf driving range and tennis court. The facilities also include two swimming pools and a fitness centre. Treat yourself to massages and facials at the full-service spa.
- 24 villas
- Three swimming pools
- TV and DVD room
Its innovative design and fun tropical decoration is what makes Xandari quite a one-off hotel in Costa Rica’s Central Valley. Set in 40 acres of plantation gardens and only twenty minutes from San Jose international airport, this is an ideal hilltop hideaway if you’re just beginning or ending your trip. Surrounded by lush vegetation, the terraces offer spectacular views of the majestic Central Valley. With an architect and artist for owners, Xandari has definitely felt the force of their creativity and the hotel is adorned with extraordinary sculptures, tropical colours that imitate the fiercely vivid flora, tapestries, mosaics, paintings and stained glass. Its 24 spacious terraced villas offer stylish seclusion, vibrant comfort, beautiful valley views, and come with kitchenettes and a small garden. The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff immensely friendly. Xandari’s grounds have four kilometres of trails filled with native birds to watch, and there’s also an orchid house, greenhouse, orchards, and organic gardens supplying the hotel’s restaurant. The farm-to-table menu includes a variety of healthy choices from Costa Rician specialities to Mediterranean and Californian dishes. Massages, facials and mud wraps are just some of the treatments on hand at the hotel’s well-appointed Spa village. Guests are invited to plant native trees during their stay at Xandari. Trees, bushes and flowers which especially attract, feed and provide shelter to the various types of birds and butterflies are chosen to be added to the gardens.
- 40 rooms
- Spa (massages only)
- Two Jacuzzis
- Rooftop terrace
This traditional and elaborate mansion in the city’s downtown district is surprisingly cosy, but naturally classy and luxurious. Grano de Oro is a grand and tropical Victorian casona, very familial in feel with its heavily embellished interiors strewn with antiques, faded family photos, original art pieces, dark woods, deep carpets and stone tiles. Lit by the warm glow of wall lanterns, its forty rooms are well equipped with TVs and internet. Choose a standard room for comfort and a more modern style. Both the views and decor improve with the category rank. The Vista de Oro suite is wonderfully decorated in period ceramic floor tiles, wood panelling, with rich rugs and throws. The Garden Suite is similarly adorned but also has its own private garden and patio. On the ground floor is the restaurant with half its tables set in the hotel’s charming atrium circling a Spanish-tiled fountain surrounded by stained glass windows and the shuttered corridor balconies spilling over with vivid green plant life. The chef is French, the menu extensive, and its tables are often frequented by locals as well as guests. At night the rooftop terrace is a great place to relax, have a drink or try out the Jacuzzi. Set in the heart of San Jose in the Barrio don Bosco neighbourhood, this is a delightful hotel; a great place for exploring the city or stopping over on your way further into Costa Rica or flying out.
During your time in the cosmopolitan capital you may wish to visit the National Theatre, San Jose's most famous and magnificent architectural building, representing the grandeur of the 19th Century. Your travel designer will also be able to recommend day excursions, restaurants and bars to ensure that you make the most of your time in the city.
Private transfer from San Jose hotel to San Jose airport
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