Trip to Costa Rica and Bocas del Toro for 11 days

Trip to Central America 11 days

Costa Rica and Bocas del Toro

11 days to get to know the Costa Rican Caribbean with the Bocas del Toro Islands in the Panamanian Caribbean. We will help you immerse yourself in a natural paradise where several ethnic groups, good music and friendly people coexist.
This Caribbean area is full of customs, festivities of great color and tasty rhythms. Carnival, calypso and reggae stand out, as well as a rich variety of dishes and a magical language; Spanish, Creole English and indigenous words mixture .
All this with a selection of welcoming hotels that have almost not altered the natural landscape of the area.
In Tortuguero you will experience the first encounter with the majestic, beautiful and incredible nature that its canals offer. In Yorkin you will meet the Bri Brí who will show you their ancestral rituals, and in Puerto Viejo and Cahuita a multicolored world will captivate you.
Costa Rica and Panama, coconut lands, rich in life and places with positive vibrations.

Trip Highlights:
  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Gandoca and Manzanillo
  • Isla Zapatilla in Bocas del Toro

Tour price
1.970 € per person
Private Trip for 2 people

We are flexible with our trips, because you can adapt and customize them to your needs.
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TRIP OUTLINE

  • Trip Outline

    ARRIVAL in Costa Rica

    DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN THE CAPITAL OF COSTA RICA. SAN JOSE

    Arrival at the Juan Santa María airport in San Jose and reception by our staff who will give you all documentation.
    Transfer to the hotel in San José.
    Night at Hampton Inn Suites 4****


    DAY 2 SAN JOSE - FLIGHT TO TORTUGUERO (Breakfast)

    Tortuguero national park

    Depending on the previous day's arrival time and if you fell like getting up early on this second day, we will take the flight at 6:50am or 12:00pm.
    As you get to the Tortuguero aerodrome, the hotel staff will be waiting for you for the transfer. This afternoon - night (when it is not nesting season we will change the route for a walk through the National Park) we will join you to see the turtles nesting.
    Night at Tortuguero Beach Hotel
    *It is an accommodation that, although it complies with the standards of Rutas Costa Rica, we would rate it as basic. It is a bungalow with enough space for up to 4 people, with a private bathroom, two big beds and fans. The rooms and bungalows don't have air conditioning. The position near to the Tortuguero Beach makes heat not a problem. The establishment has a gorgeous area with a view of the sea and a restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Tortuguero Beach is located in the centre of the small town of Tortuguero, but at the same time has a magnificent terrace overlooking the beautiful beach that you can enjoy with a nice walk and beautiful sunsets. We chose this accommodation so that the traveller can enjoy the picturesque town of Tortuguero and its beach without haste.
    On the other hand, the Tortuguero Beach allows us to organize the excursions according to our way, and suits our travellers without problems.


    Manuel Antonio national park

    DAY 3 VISIT THE TORTUGUERO CANALS (Breakfast)

    Today, early in the morning, our boat is waiting for you to cross the canals of the Tortuguero National Park.
    It will be about two and a half hours travelling through the canals of the Tortuguero National Park. Something unique that you will enjoy with a expert guide.
    Return to the hotel and free afternoon
    Night at the Tortuguero Beach Hotel


    Puerto Viejo

    DAY 4. TRANSFER FROM TORTUGUERO TO CAHUITA (Breakfast)

    Today we will take you to the dock from where the boats depart to Moin. From Moin to Puerto Viejo, it's a 3 and a half hour by boat. Part of the canals are crossed and you can enjoy the wild life. Although the boat is for a transfer, those people in charge usually make some stops so that travellers can enjoy the view. Once in Moin, our partner awaits you for the transfer to Cahuita which is an hour away by car.
    In Cahuita we leave you a few days at the hotel El Encanto Inn, next to the beach.
    Night at the Encanto Inn 3***


    Cahuita

    DAY 5. VISIT MANZANILLO AND GANDOCA (Breakfast and lunch)

    At 7:15am our guide in Talamanca will pick you up at your hotel for the transfer to Manzanillo. Here in Manzanillo a two hour hike through the jungle will be waiting for you. There will be stops for some explanation about trees, leaves, animals...
    Arrival at the viewpoint and from Manzanillo we will take the boat that will take you to Gandoca. On the way there will be a stop at Punta Mona where you can enjoy a good bath.
    We will arrive at Gandoca and leave the boat to tour the lake by canoe.
    We will have lunch in Gandoca and we will walk back through the beach to take again the boat that will take you back to Manzanillo.
    It will be a full day of exploration of the southern Costa Rican Caribbean with tropical forest, sea life and magical mangroves.
    We will drop you off at your hotel around three in the afternoon.
    EQUIPMENT: swimsuit, comfortable clothing, binoculars, long pants is better, mosquito repellent, sun protection, visor or cap, sport shoes.
    Night at El Encanto Inn 3***


    Cahuita free day

    DAY 6. FREE DAY (Breakfast)

    We give you a free day, but not untill we have given you the documentation about what to do in this area.
    One of our ideas is to take advantage to know the Cahuita National Park. A nice excursion with to do without a guide, where you can swim, walk and enjoy the whole environment.
    Night at the EL Encanto Inn 3***


    Sloth seeing in Costa Rica

    DAY 7. FROM PUERTO VIEJO TRANSFER TO BOCAS DEL TORO (Breakfast)

    At the estimated time, we are waiting for you at the reception of your hotel to begin with the transfer to Bocas del Toro. Around 7:00am, we wait for you at the reception of your hotel to begin with the transfer to Bocas del Toro. First there will be a stop in the zone of Sixaola where it will be necessary to make a procedure for the visas for the entry to Panama. From here crossing the bridge, you will reach Almirante and a boat will take you from Almirante to Bocas del Toro - Colón.
    In Colón will be awaited you the resort partners.
    Night at Azul Paradise Bocas Town 4**** (Luxury King Town View)


    Panama

    DAY 8. FROM ISLAND TO ISLAND BOCAS DEL TORO (Breakfast)

    We will visit the most beautiful islands near Bocas del Toro.
    Islands such as Zapatilla where you can visit the whole island and stop to take pictures or have a bath wherever you want.
    Night at Azul Paradise Bocas Town 4**** (Luxury King Town View)


    Bocas del Toro in Panamq

    DAY 9. FREE DAY IN BOCAS DEL TORO (Breakfast)

    This is optional ( the price of this trip doesn't include) For this day we propose you a cycling or quad route around the island de Bocas.
    You will know beaches and secret places. There are different schedules for this tour. If you are interested, we can organize a beautiful route all over the island.
    Night at Azul Paradise Bocas Town 4**** (Luxury King Town View)


    Bluff beach

    DAY 10. FLIGHT BOCAS DEL TORO - LIMON . SAN JOSE (Breakfast)

    At the estimated time, we will take you back to Puerto Viejo and from here in one hour you will be at Limon airport to take the flight to San Jose. Flight Limon - San Jose

    Night at the Hampton Inn Suites 4****


    11 days through the Costa Rican Caribbean and Bocas del Toro in Panama.

    DAY 11. TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT AND INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT (Breakfast)

    Tranfer to the airport to take the international flight. This transfer will be in charge by the hotel.



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  • 11 days through the Costa Rican Caribbean and Bocas del Toro in Panama.

    1.970 € per person 2 people. Private trip. 3 – 4****

    INCLUDES:

    • Certified guide for excursions in Tortuguero, Puerto Viejo and Bocas del Toro
    • All transfers are in private
    • The indicated meals. We will advise you about some restaurants
    • Entrance fees to all National Parks
    • Domestic flight San Jose – Tortuguero. Limon – San Jose
    • International Travel and Cancellation Insurance About the coverages

    EXCLUDES:

    • International flights
    • Meals and drinks are not indicated before
    • Air rates of domestic flightsv(3 – 7 usd per person)
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