The Caribbean to The Pacific Ocean

The Caribbean to The Pacific Ocean
The Caribbean to The Pacific Ocean
The Caribbean to The Pacific Ocean
The Caribbean to The Pacific Ocean
The Caribbean to The Pacific Ocean
The Caribbean to The Pacific Ocean
The Caribbean to The Pacific Ocean
The Caribbean to The Pacific Ocean
The Caribbean to The Pacific Ocean
The Caribbean to The Pacific Ocean

The Caribbean to The Pacific Ocean


10 Days / 9 Nights

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Costa Rica 10 day Tour Package

Costa Rica boasts incredible, pristine beaches on both of its coasts. It is one of the places in the few places in the world where you can visit both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts on the same day! However, we will take things a little slower here with a volcano visit along the way, with this 10 day itinerary to experience the amazing beaches that Costa Rica has to offer. You can take it as active or relaxed as you like, with many adventure activities available at each of the destinations we visit and stunning, idyllic beaches to relax on, on both of these Costa Rican coastlines.

Special features of our 10 days in Costa Rica - Caribbean To The Pacific Ocean: 

Type of Tourism:  Beaches, Culture, Nature, Adventure,

Places to Visit:  San Jose, South Caribbean Coast, Arenal Volcano, North Pacific Coast. 

Duration:  10 Days and 9 Nights. 

Type of Service: group tours. 

Accommodation:  3 star hotels and lodges at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for! 


Today is your arrival day to the San José airport. We will collect you and take you to the hotel to settle in. You will have a free afternoon and evening to explore the modern, Costa Rican Capital with its bustling commerce and excellent services for visitors. San Jose offers a variety of touristic, cultural and natural attractions, like the museums of Costa Rican Art, Gold, Jade, National and Children’s Contemporary Art and Design. The National Theatre and the historical architecture of the buildings and churches close ...

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    Today we will head out to the Caribbean coast. We will travel through the jungle paradise of The Braulio Carrillo National park, to the Caribbean beach town of Puerto Viejo.

      After breakfast, we will head out on a snorkelling tour of the 2nd largest coral reef in the world. We can appreciate the incredible sea life, corals and crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. In the afternoon, we will head out on a hike through the spectacular coastal forest to see some of the local flora and fauna. We will then head back to the hotel for the evening.

        Today is a free day to relax on one of the many pristine beaches or participate in one of the many adventure activities available such as cycling, snorkelling or a number of water sports.

          After breakfast, we will head inland to the Arenal volcano area. The magnificent view of the Arenal volcano is the first sign that we are approaching our destination. On arrival, we will check in to our hotel for the evening.

            After a free morning, we will head out on an afternoon hike through the rainforest. We will be walking over the ancient lava flows of the impressive volcano, while we appreciate the impressively unique views of the volcano. At the end of the hike, we can relax in the Tabacon Hot Springs. We will then go back to the hotel for the evening. 

              After breakfast, we will leave the impressive view of the volcano behind us, heading through the Guanacaste province. The area is blessed with magnificent savannas, landscapes and tropical dry forests, which will offer the backdrop for our journey.

                We will have 2 full days to experience the North Pacific coast beaches of the area or to relax and enjoy the facilities in this fantastic hotel. 

                  Activities include; swimming, diving, fishing, kayaking, stand up paddleboard, surfing, hiking to the national parks and mountains, horse riding, visit the hot springs, rappelling, canyoning, ziplining, rafting or simply relax and take in the sun at any of the spectacular beaches of the area.

                    Today is the final day of our tour. We will leave Liberia and head to the local airstrip for our flight back to the capital. On arrival to San Jose, we will assist you to the International departure lounge for your flight back home or on to your next exciting destination!

                      WHAT'S INCLUDED

                      • All transportation from arrival until departure. 
                      • 1 night in San Jose. 
                      • 3 nights accommodation in South Caribbean Coast with breakfast included. 
                      • Cahuita Snorkeling & Rainforest Hiking. 
                      • 2 nights accommodation in Arenal with breakfast included. 
                      • Arenal Volcano Hiking & Tabacon Hot Springs with dinner. 
                      • 3 nights accommodation in North Pacific Coast with breakfast included. 
                      • Local flight North Pacific Coast to San Jose. 
                      • Charter flights for the luxury option from Caribbean – Arenal Volcano – North Pacific. 
                      • Sale taxes. 

                      WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                      • Extra expenses not indicated in description.
                      • Internal Flights not mentioned above
                      • Airport Tax
                      • Tips and gratuities
                      • Medical Insurance

                      Trip Preparation & FAQS

                      You can check our safety protocols in the following link:

                      We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

                      Hepatitis A Food & Water

                      Recommended for most travellers

                      Hepatitis B Blood & Body Fluids

                      Recommended for travellers to most regions.

                      Typhoid Food & Water

                      Recommended for travellers to most regions.

                      Yellow Fever Mosquito

                      Required if travelling from a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission.

                      Rabies Saliva of Infected Animals

                      A High-risk country. The Vaccine ris ecommended for long-term travellers and those who may come in contact with animals.


                      There are often outbreaks of malaria in Costa Rica. While there is no vaccine for malaria you can take certain medications.

                      We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when travelling to the destination. 

                      We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

                      As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

                      We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

                      Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.

                      VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

                      Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                      Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

                      Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

                      Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

                      We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

                      We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

                      We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

                      The official currency in Costa Rica is the Costa Rican colón (CRC). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

                      Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

                      As a committed tour operator we follow the next steps in order to promote sustainability with our collaborators,  suppliers and clients:

                      We undertake sustainability certification processes to improve our operation and promote our green credentials.

                      We promote sustainable practices among our suppliers and evaluate their performance.

                      We educate travelers in how to be a responsible traveler.

                      With our Horizontes Foundation we work with local communities to improve livelihoods and preserve ecosystems.

                      Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

                      Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. 

                      The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

                      This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

                      For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the 24/7 Operations Phone & WhatsApp number: (506) 8730-0396

                      We have put together a vast selection of highly qualified organizations that we consider to have influenced their specific fields and the sustainable development of Costa Rica.

                      Costa Rica is known for being a green sustainable country and you can do activities such as:  

                      Visit National Parks

                      Visit rural communities and share with locals

                      Try local gastronomy

                      Immerse in nature and wildlife


                      Plant a tree


                      For more information you can check our Hands on Learning in Costa Rica Program on the following  link:

                      All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number: (506) 8730-0396. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: 

                      This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

                      This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

                      The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

                      Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                      Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your  hotel.

                      For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

                      In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

                      In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

                      It depends on each itinerary. We suggest contacting your account representative to give you specific information regarding your  program.

                      We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. Depending on your destination, at various points on your trip there will be places where you can fill your water bottle.

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