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17 Days from £3,899

Sep 2018 - Sep 2018 Departures

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 You will be met at the airport by a dedicated Just You representative
A friendly Tour Manager will host your holiday and make sure it runs smoothly
 We'll show you the must-see sights and some of the hidden gems too
 You'll always stay in a room of your own with no single supplement to pay
 Many meals are included, allowing you to dine with your fellow travellers
 You can join in as much or as little as you like - the choice is always yours
 All of our holidays are protected by ATOL or our financial protection insurance
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Explore lush forests and diverse wildlife in Costa Rica and magnificently located Granada on the shores of Lake Nicaragua

San Jose - Tortuguero National Park - La Fortuna - Monteverde - Granada - Jaco - Carara National Park - Manuel Antonio National Park

​Delve into Costa Rica's forests, experience one of the world's most vital ecosystems, meet the wildlife that thrives there and indulge your taste for coffee. Step further from the tourist trail in Nicaragua to discover a fascinating culture and extraordinary landscape.

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Your holiday at a glance

CLASSIC TOURING
ALL BREAKFASTS

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with United Airlines via Houston
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 15 nights in 3 and 5-star hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 21 meals: 15 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners

PLUS…

  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports

Included excursions

  • ​San José city tour
  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Monteverde coffee farm visit
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest nature reserve
  • Carara National Park
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Granada tour​

Optional excursions

  • ​Hanging Bridges of Arenal
  • Peñas Blancas River
  • Ecotermales Hot Springs with dinner
  • Tarcoles River mangrove cruise
  • Managua & Masaya Volcano National Park tour (subject to weather conditions)

Your itinerary

​Today you'll fly to San José via Houston.​

​The capital of Costa Rica, San José is a huge city that manages to retain a small-town feel and most of its architecture is less than a century old. Get to know more as we take a tour of the city and pause at the key sights of the National Theatre and the Gold Museum. You can explore further at your own pace this afternoon.​

​Tortuguero National Park, one of the country's most important ecological sites, is our destination on day 3. Meandering canals, surrounded by dense forest, stretch out into the Caribbean Sea. The vocal howler monkey is resident here along with crocodiles, caimans and the occasional turtle. We include visits to Tortuguero Village, to gain an insight into the local community, and the Caribbean Conservation Museum, to learn about sea turtles. We call at Braulio Carrillo National Park this afternoon​.

​Enjoy Tortuguero further at your leisure, with the chance to join a boat trip (subject to local conditions).

​On day 5 we visit Muelle de San Carlos before reaching La Fortuna.

​On day 6 experience the Hanging Bridges of Arenal, a network of bridges traversing the luscious rainforest, on our optional excursion. Discover different levels of the forest from the floor to the canopy and see a huge variety of flora and fauna. We'll also visit the town of La Fortuna. In the late afternoon, enjoy an optional visit to the Ecotermales Hot Springs where dinner is included. Day 7 allows a day at leisure. Alternatively, join our pre-bookable optional boat trip along the Peñas Blancas River, which runs through the Tilaran Mountain Range. We also include a rainforest walk with a Local Guide.​

​On day 8 we visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Set up in the 1950s by American Quakers, today it's home to many species of birds and mammals. Lunch is included at a coffee farm, where you'll learn all about the process of making coffee, en route to Monteverde. Here we'll take a tour of the village followed by a talk from a descendent of the original Quaker settlers. Take an optional guided walk in the forest this evening.

​On the morning of day 9 we visit a nature reserve, to learn all about the cloud forest and its importance in the ecosystem.​

​Today we journey along the Pan-American Highway and cross the border into Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America. Nicaragua has experienced a dramatic recent history, but is slowly opening up to tourism. In the late afternoon, we explore one of the traditional white villages that are characteristic of the area. They also offer fabulous views over the volcanic Apoyo Lagoon.

​Like the rest of Nicaragua, Granada is not on most tourist trails. We include a walking tour around the city which boasts a magnificent location on the shores of Lake Nicaragua. After visiting the Convento San Francisco Museum, take an optional horse-drawn carriage ride to the lake where you'll enjoy a relaxing boat trip. Day 12 offers time to explore Granada at your own pace or to join our full-day pre-bookable optional excursion to Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, and Masaya Volcano National Park (subject to weather conditions).​

​Today we'll cross the border back into Costa Rica, driving to the coastal area of Jacó.

​Our morning begins with an included visit to Carara National Park, a major centre for ecological research.

In the afternoon join an optional, tropical mangrove cruise along the Tarcoles River – this area is famous for having one of the world's largest wild crocodile populations. Make sure you pre-book this excursion, as places are limited.

​Our destination today is Manuel Antonio National Park, on Costa Rica's Pacific coast.

This beautiful reserve is home to monkeys, toucans and a host of other wonderful wildlife. Your Local Guide will be on hand to tell you more about the park​.

​Today we return to San José for our return flight to the UK via Houston, arriving on day 17​.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Ecotermales Hot Springs

Ecotermales Hot Springs

from £58

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Take advantage of the beauty and natural surroundings at the Ecotermales Natural Hot Springs. Relax in the natural thermal springs, ponds and waterfalls. Dinner is included.

Penas Blancas River Trip

Penas Blancas River Trip

from £58

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In the morning or afternoon. A leisurely paddle along the river with guides in each small boat (approx 6 people per boat), spotting wildlife and plant life - great for photos. Short stop for coffee and snacks at a fascinating local homestead.

Half day – Minimal Walking – Not to be missed

Tarcoles River

Tarcoles River

from £35

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A fantastic 2hr boat tour along the Tarcoles River and through the mangroves with wonderful bird and animal spotting opportunities. This area is particularly known for crocodiles and also an amazing range of birds. The boats are flat, large and protected with a canopy. Tips to local guide & captain are not included.

2 hours – Minimal Walking - Best Seller

Managua and Masaya Volcano National Park Tour

Managua and Masaya Volcano National Park Tour

from £58

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Managua is a hive of activity and we learn on a fascinating history punctuated with earthquakes, civil wars and revolution. En route we pause in Masaya to explore it's fascinating markets, before paying a visit to the breathtaking Masaya Volcano National Park where we glimpse into the smoking crater and enjoy stunning views.

Full Day - Moderate Walking - Must See

Accommodation

The 4-star Studio Hotel in San Jose is perfectly located, offering sweeping views of the surrounding Central Valley.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, terrace and outdoor swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning and tea/coffee-making facilities.
The lodge is positioned extremely close to the extraordinary Tortuguero National Park. The National Park is famed for the huge variety of biodiversity, as depicted by the 11 differing habitats, including rainforests, mangrove forests, swamps, beaches and lagoons.
The 3-star Tilajari Resort in Muelle de San Carlos is perfectly located amid wonderful scenery near the San Carlos River.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar/lounge, three outdoor swimming pools and a fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, safe, TV and hairdryer.
Hotel Fonda Vela is informal hillside hotel, located nearby Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. It has its own beautiful gardens with a variety of places to go birdwatching. Each room is en-suite and has a TV, a minibar, satellite channels and a hairdryer. Hotel also features an indoor pool, a restaurant, a bar, WiFi access and a private parking.
The 3-star La Gran Francia Hotel is located right in the heart of the historical colonial city of Granada.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant and swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer and TV.
Croc’s Casino Resort, located right on the beach in Jaco, offers exceptional services to their customers. All rooms are coming en-suite with a hairdryer and free toiletries. They also further benefit from elegant décor, air conditioning and free WiFi. Guests can relax in an outdoor pool and a spa or enjoy nightlife and entertainment in a casino and bars. Local and international cuisine is served in three restaurants located in the hotel.

Studio Hotel

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

DEPARTING FROM

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

Birmingham (Intl)

Wednesday 05 September 2018

GUARANTEED

£4,028

Available

Outbound
United Airlines

Wednesday 05 September 2018

Departs

09:00 Birmingham (Intl)

Arrives

12:20 Newark (Liberty Intl)

Operated by

United Airlines

United Airlines

Wednesday 05 September 2018

Departs

16:01 Newark (Liberty Intl)

Arrives

19:15 San Jose (J Santamaria)

Operated by

United Airlines

Inbound
United Airlines - UA

Thursday 20 September 2018

Departs

07:45 San Jose (J Santamaria)

Arrives

14:56 Newark (Liberty Intl)

Operated by

United Airlines

United Airlines - UA

Thursday 20 September 2018

Departs

19:15 Newark (Liberty Intl)

Arrives

06:10 Birmingham (Intl)

Operated by

United Airlines

Glasgow (Intl)

Wednesday 05 September 2018

GUARANTEED

£4,028

Available

Outbound
United Airlines

Wednesday 05 September 2018

Departs

09:00 Glasgow (Intl)

Arrives

11:55 Newark (Liberty Intl)

Operated by

United Airlines

United Airlines

Wednesday 05 September 2018

Departs

16:01 Newark (Liberty Intl)

Arrives

19:15 San Jose (J Santamaria)

Operated by

United Airlines

Inbound
United Airlines - UA

Thursday 20 September 2018

Departs

07:45 San Jose (J Santamaria)

Arrives

14:56 Newark (Liberty Intl)

Operated by

United Airlines

United Airlines - UA

Thursday 20 September 2018

Departs

19:50 Newark (Liberty Intl)

Arrives

06:30 Glasgow (Intl)

Operated by

United Airlines

Manchester

Wednesday 05 September 2018

GUARANTEED

£4,088

Available

Outbound
United Airlines

Wednesday 05 September 2018

Departs

09:25 Manchester

Arrives

12:20 Newark (Liberty Intl)

Operated by

United Airlines

United Airlines

Wednesday 05 September 2018

Departs

16:01 Newark (Liberty Intl)

Arrives

19:15 San Jose (J Santamaria)

Operated by

United Airlines

Inbound
United Airlines - UA

Thursday 20 September 2018

Departs

07:45 San Jose (J Santamaria)

Arrives

14:56 Newark (Liberty Intl)

Operated by

United Airlines

United Airlines - UA

Thursday 20 September 2018

Departs

19:35 Newark (Liberty Intl)

Arrives

07:40 Manchester

Operated by

United Airlines

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 05 September 2018

GUARANTEED

£3,899

Available

Outbound
United Airlines

Wednesday 05 September 2018

Departs

09:30 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

13:50 Houston (George Bush)

Operated by

United Airlines

United Airlines

Wednesday 05 September 2018

Departs

18:15 Houston (George Bush)

Arrives

20:55 San Jose (J Santamaria)

Operated by

United Airlines

Inbound
United Airlines - UA

Thursday 20 September 2018

Departs

13:30 San Jose (J Santamaria)

Arrives

18:20 Houston (George Bush)

Operated by

United Airlines

United Airlines - UA

Thursday 20 September 2018

Departs

20:20 Houston (George Bush)

Arrives

11:35 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

United Airlines

Local Knowledge

Discover the exquisite Spanish colonial architecture of Granada and end the day with a glass of Nicaragua’s award-winning rum.
I love this tour because it immerses you in a different world, one of coati mundi, monkeys, toucans, agouti, coffee, beautiful lakes and volcanoes.
Cristina Hurduiala - Tour Manager
 
Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Customer Quotes

Customer Quotes

Every Just You customer is asked to fill out a questionnaire when they return from their holiday so we can see how we have done and to ensure we maintain our high standards.

Below are a selection of customer quotes taken directly from the customer questionnaires:

Wonderful holiday covered everything we could want to see. The team of tour manager & driver were excellent - the best I've had (I've done 4 JY trips) and were a real team. Brilliant.
Ms Koretz - London
 
Costa Rica and Nicaragua
The Tour Manager, Local Guide and driver were superb & their attention, knowledge & general support made this holiday a wonderful experience.
Mrs Walters - Wincanton
 
Costa Rica and Nicaragua
The tour manager Ricardo, local guide Herson & bus driver Chris made an awesome team & thoroughly contributed to the enjoyment of this holiday.
Miss Henderson - Coventry
 
Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Cape Peninsula (full day)

Cape PointOur destination today is Manuel Antonio National Park, on Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Although Costa Rica's smallest National Park, Manuel Antonio has been listed as one of the world's most beautiful. The reserve is named after a Conquistador who is buried there and was established in 1972 and expanded in 1980. Characterised by expansive white sand beaches backed by dense forest that grows up to the tide, it is clear to see why Manuel Antonio National Park easily conjures paradisiacal thoughts and imagery.

When entering this beautiful reserve, one is treated to an abundance of wildlife. Over 350 species of birds call Manuel Antonio home - aim to look offshore to see brown pelicans fishing! Despite their bright colours, Fiery-billed aracaris (toucancillo piquianaranjado) and chestnut mandibled toucans (Dios-te-dé) blend with the forest remarkably well.

Iguanas and other reptiles can often be spotted close to the shore. However, be certain to keep your eyes peeled for a creature synonymous with the rainforest, the red-eyed leaf frog as they are more difficult to find!

The park covers an area of approximately 1,685 acres, that's roughly equal to double the size of Central Park in New York City! However, as you arrive into the park you will be amazed by the abundance of wildlife present!
Red-eyed leaf frog
Chestnut mandibled toucan
Iguana

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