South Pacific & Highlands Explorer Costa Rica

South Pacific & Highlands Explorer

We are nature enthusiasts, and Anywhere did not let us down when planning this trip. We met several other couples on the snorkeling and rainforest trips, then enjoyed sharing meals with them and had great conversations — all part of the Costa Rican experience.

13 Day Costa Rica Itinerary
2 Adults
$167 pp/night
$4003 total USD

Looking for nature and adventure…

We were interested in a nature-oriented exploration of one or two areas of Costa Rica, particularly in the Osa Peninsula or the cloud forest at San Gerardo de Dota. We are fit and active 65-year-olds who enjoy bird and wildlife watching, hiking, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and other nature adventures. We’ve been looking forward to Costa Rica because of the beautiful environment and the opportunity to do some photography and nice sketches!

The best place we’ve stayed at...

At our first stop, Uvita, we stayed at La Cusinga Lodge, which is probably the most beautiful place we stayed at. Their staff was exceptional. Birding was great and the trails were challenging but wonderful.

We’ll always remember Costa Rica because...

Our drivers were all great ambassadors of the country. They were great tour guides who knew a lot about the countryside we were traveling through and gave us great insights into the culture of Costa Rica. We had a wonderful time and have already recommended Costa Rica and Anywhere to many of our friends.

Activities

2nddayNauyaca Waterfalls Tour
5thdayCano Island Tour
6thdayCorcovado National Park San Pedrillo Station

Meals

Free Breakfast for 12 days
All Meals Included for 5 days

Transport

Free Airport Transport
private driverAlajuela & SJO Int'l to Uvita  
shuttleUvita to Sierpe  
private driverSierpe to San Gerardo de Dota  
private driverSan Gerardo de Dota to Alajuela & SJO Int'l  

DAY 1


Uvita

La Cusinga Lodge - night 1 of 3

Alajuela and SJO Airport to Uvita

Alajuela and SJO Airport to Uvita
Alajuela and SJO Airport to Uvita
Private transport type
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
5.00 hours duration

Private transport service offers a safe, convenient, and flexible way to travel anywhere within Costa Rica. Private transport can be scheduled anytime you wish and from any airport, hotel, private home or identifiable landmark in Costa Rica. All the vehicles used for private transportation are air conditioned, well-maintained minibuses driven by reliable and punctual Costa Rican professionals, who are eager to help your group move safely about the country.

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La Cusinga Lodge
La Cusinga Lodge
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

La Cusinga Lodge is located in the small town of Uvita, along Costa Rica's southern Pacific coast. Laying 11 miles south of Dominical, Uvita is less crowded than other beach destinations, but just as charming.

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DAY 2


Uvita

La Cusinga Lodge - night 2 of 3

Nauyaca Waterfalls Tour

Nauyaca Waterfalls Tour
Nauyaca Waterfalls Tour

This tour will take you on an easygoing horseback ride through a lush forest. It culminates with your arrival at the breathtaking Nauyaca Waterfalls, where you can pause to admire the enormous falls and then go for a refreshing swim.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 8:00 am - 2:00 pm start/end time
Transport included

DAY 3


Uvita

La Cusinga Lodge - night 3 of 3

DAY 4


Uvita / Drake Bay

La Cusinga Lodge

Pirate Cove Hotel - night 1 of 3

Uvita to Sierpe

Uvita to Sierpe
Uvita to Sierpe
Shuttle transport type
10:15 am - 11:45 am pickup/drop-off time
1.50 hours duration

Shuttle service is a shared transportation option in an air-conditioned minibus between popular destinations. Shuttle routes operate daily, and in some cases there are multiple departure times throughout the day. However, shuttles are by no means a public bus. They are subject to availability and must be reserved in advance.

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Pirate Cove Hotel
Pirate Cove Hotel
11:00 am check-in
1 room.

Pirate Cove Hotel lies along the Osa Peninsula in one of Costa Rica's most biologically diverse locations - Drake Bay. For the avid nature lover or the outdoor adventurer, a visit to Drake Bay is the trip of a lifetime, promising encounters with some of the world's most fascinating plant and animal species.

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DAY 5


Drake Bay

Pirate Cove Hotel - night 2 of 3

Cano Island Tour

Cano Island Tour
Cano Island Tour

This tour leaves departs from Drake Bay at 7:00 AM and includes two dives off of Caño Island. Your guide will take you to some of the most popular dive sites in the area, where you can see a ton of pelagic fish as well as manta rays. Divers treasure this site because it’s so beautifully preserved – no one is allowed to fish or collect shells in a 3-mile radius surrounding the island.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 7:00 am - 1:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 6


Drake Bay

Pirate Cove Hotel - night 3 of 3

Corcovado National Park San Pedrillo Station

Corcovado National Park San Pedrillo Station
Corcovado National Park San Pedrillo Station

The hike to San Pedrillo Station will take you through one of the most ecologically diverse forests in the world.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 6:00 am - 2:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 7


Drake Bay

Pirate Cove Hotel

DAY 8


Drake Bay

Pirate Cove Hotel - night 2 of 2

DAY 9


Drake Bay / San Gerardo de Dota

Pirate Cove Hotel

Savegre Natural Reserve & Spa - night 1 of 3

Sierpe to San Gerardo de Dota

Sierpe to San Gerardo de Dota
Sierpe to San Gerardo de Dota
Private transport type
8:00 am - 11:30 am pickup/drop-off time
3.50 hours duration

Private transport service offers a safe, convenient, and flexible way to travel anywhere within Costa Rica. Private transport can be scheduled anytime you wish and from any airport, hotel, private home or identifiable landmark in Costa Rica. All the vehicles used for private transportation are air conditioned, well-maintained minibuses driven by reliable and punctual Costa Rican professionals, who are eager to help your group move safely about the country.

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Savegre Natural Reserve & Spa
Savegre Natural Reserve & Spa
3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Savegre Hotel is located in the central valley, near San Jose. The hotel lies in San Gerardo de Dota, a small community in the Talamanca Mountains, in the midst of a precious ecosystem. The beautiful town of San Gerardo de Dota offers fresh mountain air, outstanding cloud forests, some of the best bird watching in the country and amazing peach, plum and apple orchards.

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DAY 10


San Gerardo de Dota

Savegre Natural Reserve & Spa - night 2 of 3

DAY 11


San Gerardo de Dota

Savegre Natural Reserve & Spa - night 3 of 3

DAY 12


San Gerardo de Dota / Alajuela & SJO Int'l

Savegre Natural Reserve & Spa

Hotel Robledal - night 1 of 1

San Gerardo de Dota to Alajuela and SJO Airport

San Gerardo de Dota to Alajuela and SJO Airport
San Gerardo de Dota to Alajuela and SJO Airport
Private transport type
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
2.00 hours duration

Private transport service offers a safe, convenient, and flexible way to travel anywhere within Costa Rica. Private transport can be scheduled anytime you wish and from any airport, hotel, private home or identifiable landmark in Costa Rica. All the vehicles used for private transportation are air conditioned, well-maintained minibuses driven by reliable and punctual Costa Rican professionals, who are eager to help your group move safely about the country.

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Hotel Robledal
Hotel Robledal
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The lush and fertile Central Valley of Costa Rica is home to the charming Hotel Robledal just three miles from the Juan Santamaria International Airport. The area around the airport is known as Alajuela formerly the capital of Costa Rica and is known as Costa Rica's second largest city. There is a lovely central park, plenty of shopping and sightseeing opportunities.

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DAY 13


Alajuela & SJO Int'l

Hotel Robledal

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