With a mix of rugged jungles, active volcanoes and world-class beaches, Costa Rica offers some of the best natural sights and experiences in the world, all conveniently packed into one territory. Almost a quarter of the land is preserved within national parks, allowing a wide range of animals and plants to flourish, making Costa Rica an ideal destination for ecotourism. With this itinerary, you'll discover the best attractions Costa Rica has to offer in just a week.
Costa Rica 7-Day Tours
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Taking a road trip through Costa Rica gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore where you want. You'll pass through stunning natural scenery — from lush cloud forests to picturesque beaches — in seven days of scenic driving. This tour can be extended or shortened depending on how much time you have.
With your kids in tow, get out and explore Costa Rica's capital city before making your way through the lush lowlands towards the Caribbean Coast in this adventure tour. From nature treks, to river rafting, to pristine beaches, this weeklong itinerary is created for families who want to experience Costa Rica's splendid scenery, wildlife, and distinctly laid-back culture.
Explore Costa Rica's capital city and Caribbean Coast in this weeklong tour. From nature treks to pristine beaches, this itinerary offers something for everyone who wants to experience Costa Rica's splendid scenery, with a laid-back feel.
Explore Costa Rica's culture from city to Caribbean Sea, starting with its contemporary art scene and ending with soul food and sea turtles. Leaving San José behind, the rain-nourished, undulating landscape of country's center gives way to Costa Rica's distinctly Caribbean coast.
On this 7-day food-themed itinerary you'll explore food stalls at San José's Mercado Central, learn how to make traditional dishes during a hands-on cooking class, participate in chocolate making—one of Costa Rica's most important exports. You'll also experience the country's incredible natural surroundings with jungles, beaches, and plenty of relaxation.
This fun weeklong itinerary highlights Costa Rica's amazing natural scenery through a thrilling series of adventurous activities including whitewater rafting, kayaking, zip-lining, and more. Starting in the nation's capital, you'll make your way to rivers, jungles, waterfalls, and cone-shaped volcanoes, culminating on the Pacific coast with time to relax on Manuel Antonio's four white-sand beaches—each one accessed by hiking trail.
The Osa Peninsula is one of the most biodiverse areas on earth. Over half of all animal species in Costa Rica exist here, making this week-long tour one of the best for unique flora and fauna. Corcovado National Park has preserved one of the country's few remaining lowland rainforests, and the peninsula's remote location on the southern Pacific coast makes Osa a lost world perfect for exploration from the jungle to the sea.
Experience the best of both Costa Rica's tropical forest and its beaches during this week-long itinerary. Your trip begins with a tour of the highlights of the bustling capital of San José. Over the next few days, you'll brave the rapids on one of the world's best rafting rivers, explore the rainforest via suspension bridges and zip-line tours, and hike to spot monkeys, birds, and more wildlife. Then, it's onto the remote Nicoya Peninsula for days spent snorkeling, swimming, and relaxing at the beach.