- Our trip included San Jose(1) Tortuguero (2) Arenal(2) Monteverde(3) Manuel Antonio(3)and Osa Peninsula(3).
If I was to change anything I would have had 3 nights in Torteguero and only two in Monteverde - otherwise it was a great itinerary.
Tips - be prepared for chillier weather in Monteverde and don't expect to see so much wildlife. It is spectacular though, as the guide was very knowledgeable about the flora as well as fauna.
Be prepared for some bumpy,dusty roads.
We had a flight back from Osa peninsular to San Jose at the end of the trip which saved another night in San Jose and also another long day on the road - well worth it.
We did not have a tour leader as it was tailormade but at each place all pick ups and drop offs were very efficient and well organised - even down to having a towel ready when we had a wet landing for one of the stages of the journey.The agent in Costa Rica was called Travel Excellence and they certainly lived up to their name.
Published on: 14 March 2017