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Guided Costa Rica Tours Are All Inclusive Vacations
Costa Rica escorted travel deals by Caravan Tours are all-inclusive nature vacations, fully guided by experienced professional tour operators.
Caravan's Costa Rica all-inclusive vacations are approximately 30% less than most of our lower cost competitors. You won't find Costa Rica nature vacations in our class anywhere near this value.
Caravan has carefully chosen some of the finest all-inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica for their ambience, decor, service and location and since our Costa Rica package deals are all-inclusive, itinerary meals, accommodations and bottled water are included!
Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resorts:
Caravan's all-inclusive Costa Rica vacations include accommodations in San Jose, Tortuguero, Fortuna and Jaco.
Although Caravan utilizes a number of all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica, accommodations for all tours are comparable to ensure your complete comfort and enjoyment.
Caravan's all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica each have their own unique characteristics and all itinerary scheduled sightseeing activities remain the same, regardless of which hotel you are staying at.
Accommodations in San Jose Costa Rica
All-inclusive resorts in San Jose Costa Rica include either the five-star Barcelo San Jose Palacio Resort Hotel or San Jose's Aurola Resort Hotel.
Accommodations in Tortuguero Costa Rica
All-inclusive resorts in Tortuguero Costa Rica include either beautiful Laguna Lodge or the Pachira Lodge & Resort Hotel, Tortuguero's newest lodge.
Accommodations in Fortuna Costa Rica
All-inclusive resorts in Fortuna Costa Rica include Magic Mountain Hotel & Spa, Lomas del Volcan Resort Lodge, Arenal Springs Resort Hotel or the Arenal Manoa Resort Hotel.
Accommodations in Jaco Costa Rica
The all-inclusive resort near Jaco Costa Rica, located just 45 minutes north on Dona Ana Beach, is Costa Rica’s first, all-inclusive Doubletree Resort by Hilton Puntarenas.
Costa Rica Nature Vacations
Some quick facts about Costa Rica will highlight why Caravan’s Costa Rica all-inclusive vacations are truly Costa Rica nature vacations.
- Costa Rica is a small country with just over 4 million people
- 6% of the world's biodiversity can be found in Costa Rica
- 23% of Costa Rica has been preserved in wildlife refuges, national parks and biological reserves
- Costa Rica has over 13,000 varieties of plant life (more than all of North America)
- Costa Rica has nearly 850 species of birds
- Costa Rica has over 3,000 species of butterflies
- Tortuguero, Costa Rica is home to the world’s largest Atlantic turtle nesting beach
- Costa Rica remains committed to sustained Ecotourism
Highlights of Caravan's Costa Rica Nature Vacations:
Other travel tour highlights of Caravan's Costa Rica all-inclusive vacations include:
San Jose - Costa Rica's Capital
Tortuguero National Park- 43,000 acres of tropical rainforests, canals and rivers
Braulio Carrillo Park - with its famous cascading waterfalls
Manuel Antonio National Park - home to the rare and playful squirrel monkey
Escallonia Cloud Forest - also referred to as a fog forest
Hanging Bridges - 6 suspension bridges winding through the tropical rainforest canopy
Poás Volcano - with its mile-wide crater
Arenal Volcano - with its softly glowing lava flow
Costa Rica Rainforest Hike - with naturalist guides
Aerial Tram Ride - glide along the rainforest canopy (a top tourist attraction)
Green Turtle Research Station - created to protect Costa Rica’s turtle nesting habitat, turtle eggs and young hatchlings
Atlantic Turtle Nesting Beaches - witness young turtles race to the sea (during nesting season)
Cano Palma Wildlife Reserve -with its mysterious reflecting waters
Carara Biological Reserve - Also known as 'River of Crocodiles'
Visits to Pineapple, Banana & Coffee Plantations
Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge - includes Rio Frio boat cruise
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As Tour Operators Since 1952 Caravan Tours has remained under the same family ownership and management, offering fully escorted travel tours to Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, the USA and Canada.
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|May||7**, 14**, 21**, 28**|
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|Aug||6*, 13*, 20*|
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|Dec||2**, 3**, 4**, 5**, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30|
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2021 Price Per Person - $U.S.
|Room Type||Super Value||Great Value||Special Value|
|Double||$ 1195||$ 1295||$ 1395|
Plus Taxes and Fees:
Double $302; Triple $292; Single $362
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and to Reserve Space
Caravan’s tours sell out fast! Please call 1-800-CARAVAN or 312-321-9800 before confirming other travel arrangements to verify availability of your preferred departure date. You can reserve space free for up to 3 days, then a $300 deposit per person is due. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
$99 Travel Protection Plan
Caravan’s $99 travel protection plan offers peace of mind if you cancel for any reason whatsoever prior to the departure of the tour. The travel protection plan also includes air, baggage, evacuation and medical coverage.
In Latin America, Caravan transfers you between the airport and hotel on the starting and ending dates of your tour.
Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan. Here is a list of some of the airlines that service this tour.
All Meals Included
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Hotels - listed by day
Guanacaste, Pacific Beach
J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa
San Bada Hotel
Guanacaste, Pacific Beach
J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa
San Bada Hotel
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Back to Top Hotels
Accommodations in the hotels and lodges are rooms with two beds and private bath or shower. A limited number of single rooms are available. Triple rooms are usually two beds, sometimes with a cot or rollaway. On your Costa Rica tour, Caravan sometimes uses more than one hotel or lodge in a given area. Although each property is wonderfully different and may have many unique features, Caravan's goal is to offer a comparable overall selection so that you can experience the same enjoyment regardless of which property combination you find on your actual tour departure. Scheduled Caravan sightseeing will be the same from all the hotels.
Days 1, 2 – San José
San José is located in the central highlands of Costa Rica, midway between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. With an elevation of around 4,000 feet, San José has a temperate year-round climate. San José is Costa Rica’s largest city and is the country’s seat of government.
The Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel is located 1 mile from downtown San José, amidst beautifully landscaped gardens in a quiet residential area. This five star hotel features two indoor restaurants, two bars, a casino, a large swimming pool and pool bar and restaurant, spa with Jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna, tennis and squash courts, massage therapists, hairdresser, and gift shops. Your hotel is fully air-conditioned. Free internet access.
Days 3, 4 – Fortuna
Fortuna is a small town located at the base of picturesque Arenal Volcano in northcentral Costa Rica.Magic Mountain
Magic Mountain Hotel and Spa is located on the northern end of Fortuna. All rooms have either a balcony or a terrace with a view of Arenal Volcano. Magic Mountain has a restaurant, sports bar, swimming pool with pool bar and two jacuzzis. The deluxe spa specializes in a variety of treatments including volcanic mud wraps, massages, facials, pedicures and manicures. Free internet access.
Days 5, 6 – Guanacaste, Pacific Beach
J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa
The elegant JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa is located on Costa Rica's northwestern coast in a thousand acre private Hacienda. This oceanfront resort sits on a pristine secluded beach surrounded by a natural sanctuary with extensive landscaped gardens. The resort has a full service spa and the largest pool in Costa Rica (over 25,000 square feet). The spacious guest rooms are each furnished with a private balcony or terrace. Guest rooms feature luxury bathrooms with a separate deep soaking bathtub and shower. Free internet access.
Day 7 – Manuel Antonio
San Bada Hotel
San Bada is a spectacular new hotel in Manuel Antonio, located directly at the entrance to the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. It is the closest hotel to the Park and a short, easy walk to the breathtaking public beaches of Manuel Antonio. Here at San Bada, you'll sleep to the magical sounds of the jungle. The beautifully furnished guest rooms have balconies and include free Wi-Fi. The hotel features two pools. Enjoy magnificent views of the ocean from San Bada's unique Sunset Terrace Bar.
For comfort, convenience and mobility, San Bada is the best place to stay while visiting Manuel Antonio. Most hotels in Manuel Antonio are built on hillsides and spread out over large areas. This can require navigating numerous flights of stairs and walking substantial distances to access the restaurant, bar, or guest rooms – a challenge for anyone with difficulty walking. San Bada is built on level ground with no steps, and short distances between public areas. The hotel also has a modern elevator.
Day 8 – San José
Real InterContinental Hotel
The Real InterContinental Hotel is located in the heart of San José's trendy Escazu area, adjacent to the Multiplaza, a large upscale shopping and entertainment complex. The hotel has three restaurants, two bars, gift shops, an outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi, a tennis court, a fitness center, and a full service spa and beauty salon. The hotel is fully air-conditioned. Free internet access.
Back to Top Airport Transfer Information
Caravan's vacation packages include complimentary arrival transfers from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San José, Costa Rica to your hotel in San José on the day the tour begins. These transfers are only available on the day the tour begins. Please see Costa Rica FAQ’s “Airport Information” for more detailed information for all incoming passengers. Tour members arriving on earlier days will need to arrange transfers on their own. After you clear customs, Caravan’s representative will meet you at the taxi stand, about 20 feet from the international terminal, with a “Caravan” sign. You may have to wait a couple minutes as your representative might be transferring another client. Please be sure to call the Caravan office before your flight to make sure that we have received your correct flight information. The airport representative is available to meet all flights with Caravan passengers, but will only meet your flight if we have received your flight information and are expecting you on that flight. If you miss your flight please call the Caravan office at 800-227-2826 or 312-321-9800 to notify us. Driving time to your hotel can run from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic. If you take a taxi, use “Taxis Unidos Aeropuerto,” the official taxi service, and expect to pay $25.00 U.S. Dollars per taxi, plus tip. To enter Costa Rica, you will need a U.S. passport valid for 6 additional months after the date of your arrival into Costa Rica. A 3 month tourist visa is automatically issued to U.S. citizens after clearing Costa Rica customs. Non U.S. citizens, please check passport and visa requirements. Note: It is recommended that children under 18 years old traveling internationally without both parents or legal guardians, carry a notarized letter of authorization signed by the missing parent(s) or guardian(s). A notarized birth certificate showing only one parent, a parent’s death certificate, or a court order of child custody may also be permissible. Failure to have proper documentation could result in denial of boarding by the airline, due to international child protection laws.
Caravan's vacation packages include complimentary departure transfers from your hotel in San José to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San José, Costa Rica on the day the tour ends, scheduled to arrive at the airport at 5:00 a.m, 7:00 a.m, 9:00 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. These transfers are only available on the day the tour ends. If you wish to extend your stay in Costa Rica, you will need to transfer on your own, at your own expense. Please ask the hotel bellman to arrange a taxi. Expect to pay $25.00 U.S. Dollars per taxi, plus tip. The driving time from the hotel to the airport is approximately 30-60 minutes, depending on traffic. Please advise the Tour Director if you will be taking your own taxi separately.
Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan Tours. Here are lists of airlines that service this tour:
|Air Canada, Air Madrid, Alitalia, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Aviateca, British Airways, Comair, Copa, Cubana, Delta, Iberian, KLM, Lanchile, Lauda Air, Lberia, LTU, Lufthansa, Spirit Airlines, Taca, United Airlines|
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|San Jose, Costa Rica|
This is a casual tour. Casual wear is suggested for sightseeing and daytime travelling. Dress code for evenings is casual. Suit jackets for men and dresses for women are never required on the Caravan’s Costa Rica tour. It is recommended to wear drip-dry clothing (such as that offered by Columbia, ExOfficio and Travelsmith) in the rainforest. Shirts with long sleeves and long pants are recommended for rain forest and cloud forest hikes. Pants that zip at the knee to convert into shorts are very comfortable in the rainforest.