For such a small country, Costa Rica packs a seriously scenic punch. With national parks, volcanoes and a bounty of beautiful beaches dotted along the Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, the hardest part of Costa Rica road trips is choosing what to do. We’ll plan your perfect self-drive holiday, with highlights sure to include watching nesting sea turtles in Tortuguero National Park, soaring through the rainforest canopy on a zip line and cooking an egg on the red-hot lava rocks of Arenal Volcano. Trek along scenic trails in the Monteverde Cloud Forest and take your pick from the many eco-lodges and hotels dotted across the country.
The best thing about Costa Rica road trips is the freedom to choose where you go; our travel experts will take into account your own personal interests and craft a tailor-made itinerary to match. Whether you’re a wildlife-fanatic, an avid wave rider or an adept diver, the roads can take you to a suitable corner of the country. And as the (albeit cheesy) saying goes, ‘it’s as much about the journey, as the destination’ – something which certainly rings true for road trips in Costa Rica, where every landscape is as resplendent as the last. Costa Rica will get under your skin and leave you wanting more. You have been warned.

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Oliver couldn’t have been more helpful - we had a very specific, and not totally simple, brief and timeline. Oliver’s experience in the area was very clear and he created a fantastic itinerary for us. As to the trip itself - it was totally magical. The quality of the concierge and tour guides was top notch - the latter was a big part of the trip (we went on numerous tours) and added hugely to the success of the trip. Activities were spot on for our boys. Best were humpback whale watching for us, zip-lining for the boys! Family rooms and suites were great too, so we could all be together. The modem was a great touch and very useful. The app - and all the information within it - was also great. Victor the Concierge was wonderful - from providing us with local currency so we could use a toll bridge as we left San Jose, to sending us regular route updates and restaurant recommendations. Lounge access is always a fab touch! And the meet and greet takes away all the stress of trying to work out logistics when arriving somewhere new. Both add to the feeling of R&R. All in all, Original Travel were superb!
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