Sometimes your B&R trip simply isn’t long enough! Extend your stay for the best vacation possible. If you wish to spend a few days in region either before or after your official B&R trip, and need assistance making those plans, your B&R Travel Advisor can help. We can create an independent travel experience to fit your needs—and if you desire, arrange for a local guide.
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Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.
Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.
Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.
Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.
Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.
We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.
These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.
“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”
“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”
“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”
“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”
“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”
The ultimate playground
Costa Rica is deservedly known as the Jewel of Central America and has been rightly lauded as one of the top travel destinations for adventure. A nature lover’s playground, the country never fails to charm. Spend your days here kayaking through thrilling rapids, riding horseback to stunning waterfalls and zip lining through the lush canopy. Not to mention, we stay at properties that only add to your experience; from a stunning eco-lodge to a secluded estancia, there’s adventure here for everyone!
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Day by Day
Spend the day getting acquainted with the scenic waterfall trails around your hotel. Or, if you prefer, simply take advantage of the swimming pools, Jacuzzi, and spa!
Rise early for a hike up Irazú Volcano—you'll be amazed at the emerald green lake housed in its crater. This afternoon, explore the "City of Flowers" with your local guide, learning about local Tico customs and culture.
Join some local baristas for a tasting and lesson in the art of artisanal coffee at the Espiritu Santo Coffee Plantation. This evening, unwind in your tranquil surroundings at the El Silencio eco-lodge.
Spend the morning with local orchid enthusiast, Don Martin Porras, in his gorgeous private garden. Then take a guided horseback ride through Bajos del Toro’s bucolic landscapes and stop for a refreshing dip in the cool emerald waterfall pools.
Explore La Tirimbina Rainforest Centre in the Arenal region—walk the Chocolate Trails, cross the suspension bridge and learn about the origin of cacao from the Mayan and Aztec cultures.
Set off on a Sky Tram gondola ride with a naturalist guide through the National Park and zip line back down to ground level through the Sky Trek canopy.
Take a boat ride on the Tempisque River to discover a little of Palo Verde National Park with a stop at 50,000 acre protected area, Rancho Humo.
Explore the wetlands and dry tropical forest surrounding your ranch on horseback. This afternoon, make your way to Lagarta Lodge on the remote Guanacaste coast for three days of exploration on your own.
We have arranged a private kayak adventure through the local mangroves in Nosara River along with some snorkelling at San Juanillo beach for you today. Aside from that, you are free to explore at your leisure.
Spend the day enjoying one of the many activities on offer at the Lagarta Lodge. Go deep sea fishing, book a surf lesson, or simply enjoy the hotel amenities—all at your leisure.
Today you will be picked up from Lagarta Lodge and driven the 2.5 hours to the airport in Liberia in time for your departing flight.
Decorated with original art and custom furniture, these spacious villas are hidden away on a 40-acre coffee and fruit plantation. Each villa features a panoramic view of coffee fields and the Central Valley, along with a private terrace and garden. Cool off in the swimming pools, or relax in the Jaccuzzi. View hotel website »
El Silencio Lodge, Bajos del Toro
El Silencio Lodge is an eco luxury hotel ideally located for every nature lover in Costa Rica's tropical cloud forest. This upscale and comfortable Costa Rican hotel features five hundred private acres of carbon-offsetting tropical cloud forest, hidden waterfalls, a nature-immersed spa, relaxing yoga, magnificent hiking, meditation, and healthy organic cuisine. View hotel website »
Arenal Nayara, La Fortuna de San Carlos
Nayara is a peaceful retreat immersed in tropical rainforest gardens that line the foothills of Arenal Volcano. Each spacious casita benefits from a private garden with an outdoor shower, Jacuzzi and terrace, perfect for gazing out over the national park. Facilities include a full-service spa, Altamira Restaurant, Sushi Bar Nostalgia, Wine Bar, and an outdoor pool. View hotel website »
Rancho Humo Estancia, Nicoya Peninsula
Rancho Humo’s peaceful location on the Tempisque River is a little-visited corner of the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula of Northern Costa Rica. The ranch provides 10 quaint guestrooms, expanding from the original Hacienda infrastructure. The hotel features a refreshing swimming pool surrounded by beautiful gardens and walking trails. View hotel website »
Lagarta Lodge, Nicoya Peninsula
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by rainforest and mangroves, the Lagarta Lodge provides the perfect base for exploring. Its intimate setting is complete with infinity pools, a spa and lounges, making it the perfect place to relax after a day out. View hotel website »
Just keep doing what you do! We loved everything, but especially our guides who helped us spot any animal in Costa Rica! Birds, sloths, holler moneys, we saw them all!— Bernadette Park
We never wanted to be the biggest travel company in the world, just the best.
— George Butterfield
This trip features a range of activities, from kayaking to hiking and horseback riding. Activities can be adjusted to suit your needs.
“I enjoy going for a good walk or ride and can even handle an incline or two.”
Relatively flat but will include inclines and the occasional climb or two.Read more on our Activity Levels
What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.
In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.
- All hotel accommodation
- Meals as indicated
- Accompanying local English-speaking guide (until drop-off at Punta Islita)
- Local Costa Rican drivers
- Special events and private tours as indicated
- Specialist equipment for all excursions when required
- Arrival and departure airport transportation in a private air-conditioned vehicle
- Transportation with an English-speaking guide is included for all excursions and also for any restaurants where meals are included.
- B&R Amenity - $150 USD wine/drinks credit at Punta Islita
- B&R Amenity - $250 USD spa credit at Punta Islita
- Entrances to parks and attractions in the itinerary
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