Thanks for signing up, use promo code LOUNGEPASS to receive your free lounge pass.

CALL OUR EXPERTS 0800 781 4893

ABTA and ATOL Protected

Escorted Tours

Captivating Costa Rica including

Manuel Antonio Beach Stay

  • UK
  • San Jose
  • Tortuguero
  • Poas Volcano
  • La Fortuna
  • Monteverde
  • San Jose
  • Manuel Antonio
  • UK

4 NIGHTS from £619pp

Tour Highlights
  • San Jose City Tour
  • Visit the idyllic Tortuguero town
  • Witness the majestic Arenal Volcano
  • Experience the breathtaking La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Explore the rivers and canals in the enchanting Tortuguero National Park by boat
  • Explore enchanting Tortuguero National Park
  • Visit idyllic Tortuguero town
  • Experience the majestic La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Enjoy a city tour of San Jose
  • Experience the mighty Arenal Volcano

Extension from £619pp

Tour + Extension from £2558pp

To book call us on 0800 781 4893

Manuel Antonio Beach Stay

Extend your stay in Costa Rica and spend three nights relaxing on the white sandy shores or choose to take part in some of the various activities on offer in the local area including hiking, guided tours and canopy walks.

Situated close to the magical national park, Manuel Antonio is one of the most picturesque parts of the coastline in the country, affording stunning views and beautiful beaches.

Tour Itinerary

UK to San Jose

Depart London on your scheduled flight to San Jose. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

San Jose

Today's excursion takes you to Irazu Volcano Park, Costa Rica's most visited national park. Walk through tropical rainforests and lush cloud forests, taking in fantastic views of the active volcanic craters and surrounding area and looking out for the abundant wildlife of the area.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
San Jose to Tortuguero

Journey to the mystical town of Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast. A brief stop for breakfast will be made before continuing to the port where a boat will take you to your lodge. Following lunch, explore the charming town before enjoying some free time to relax.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

An early start today takes you on a fascinating hike through the trails of Tortuguero National Park, home to a diverse range of flora and fauna. Following lunch, travel by boat through the maze of canals for the best chance to spot the wildlife of the rainforest.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Tortuguero to Poas Volcano

This morning, travel back through the canals to the port where our ground transportation will take you to the impressive Poas Volcano region. Stop en route to enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch then continue to your mountain lodge located on the edge of the cloud forest.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Poas Volcano to La Fortuna

Drive through rolling coffee plantations and flower farms to Poas Volcano National Park. Embrace the sheer beauty of the famous La Paz Waterfall Gardens in Costa Rica which is also a rescued wildlife preserve with over 100 species of animals including jaguars and white-faced monkeys. After lunch, travel to La Fortuna.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
La Fortuna

Begin your day with a visit to the beautiful La Fortuna Waterfall. Your guide will lead you down the trail for a swim or a chance to relax and take in the tranquil surroundings. After a stop at the charming town of Fortuna, explore a private 4.5-kilometre path around the base of the volcano and ascend to a lookout point to experience a fantastic view of the Arenal Volcano.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
La Fortuna to Monteverde

Your tour continues to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, a small community at the top of the Tilaran Mountain Range. You will be served a traditional meal for lunch whilst enjoying a folklore dance presentation. Before arriving at your hotel, you will visit the town of Santa Elena, famous for one of South America's most resplendent birds, the quetzal.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today takes you high above the clouds to the Cloud Forest where an abundance of biodiversity thrives in the humid and moisture-rich environments, creating habitats found nowhere else on earth. Amble along the 1.9-mile-long treetop walkways, providing excellent vistas of the forest below.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Monteverde to San Jose

On arrival back into San Jose, a city tour will visit some of the residential areas before driving past historical buildings and st

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
San Jose to Manuel Antonio

After breakfast, transfer to your chosen beach hotel in Manuel Antonio

  • Breakfast
Manuel Antonio

Relax in this beautiful setting at the end of your tour.

  • Breakfast
Manuel Antonio

Continue your relaxation with another day spent at leisure

  • Breakfast
Manuel Antonio

This day is also yours to spend at leisure.

  • Breakfast
Manuel Antonio to the UK

Transfer back to the airport for your flight home.

  • Breakfast

Important Information


A 90 day tourist visa is granted on arrival in Costa Rica. You must have at least 6 months validity on your passport. Further to visa advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you to check with your destinations Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding required passport validity. Costa Rica has a departure tax of approximately USD $29. This must be paid in cash at the airport before you depart.


You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Direct is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
Up to 17 days cover£39£75£129
For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Direct will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.


If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your flight is to San Jose Airport with United Airlines (via Newark), departing from London Heathrow Terminal 2. Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage and hand luggage not exceeding (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm), in size. Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-in should be at least 3 hours before departure.

Health and Vaccinations

We recommend that you consult your local GP for advice on vaccinations and travel health before your departure.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches and boats. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

The main tour is a fully escorted tour, meaning that you will be met on arrival and will have a guide with you throughout the tour ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times. Accommodation and transfers are included for the Manuel Antonio extension but there is NO guide so your time will be free.

Currency Information

Currency is Costa Rican colon. Prices in Costa Rica are frequently listed in US dollars, especially in hotels and restaurants, where you can expect to pay international prices. US dollars are widely accepted and some ATMs dispense dollars. Credit cards are also accepted as a form of payment. It is very important that you budget carefully and ensure you have the right form or currency before you arrive in the country.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take money with you to cover any personal purchases such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £300 will be sufficient for the durations of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
2019 DATES
El Parador Hotel
09 Feb 201923 Feb 2019£689£2639£3328SOLD OUT
23 Feb 201909 Mar 2019£689£2469£3158SOLD OUT
09 Mar 201923 Mar 2019£689£2219£2908SOLD OUT
01 May 201915 May 2019£649£2039£2688Book Now
08 May 201922 May 2019£649£1939£2588Book Now
22 May 201905 Jun 2019£649£2039£2688Book Now
04 Sep 201918 Sep 2019£649£2359£3008Book Now
18 Sep 201902 Oct 2019£649£2189£2838Book Now
02 Oct 201916 Oct 2019£649£2239£2888Book Now
09 Nov 201923 Nov 2019£649£2239£2888Book Now
23 Nov 201907 Dec 2019£649£2239£2888Book Now
2020 DATES
04 Jan 202018 Jan 2020£719£2559£3278Book Now
18 Jan 202001 Feb 2020£719£2639£3358Book Now
01 Feb 202015 Feb 2020£719£2679£3398Book Now
15 Feb 202029 Feb 2020£719£2599£3318Book Now
29 Feb 202014 Mar 2020£719£2469£3188Book Now
14 Mar 202028 Mar 2020£719£2349£3068Book Now
22 Apr 202006 May 2020£679£2259£2938Book Now
06 May 202020 May 2020£679£2079£2758Book Now
20 May 202003 Jun 2020£679£1979£2658Book Now
02 Sep 202016 Sep 2020£679£2199£2878Book Now
30 Sep 202014 Oct 2020£679£2279£2958Book Now
21 Oct 202004 Nov 2020£679£2289£2968Book Now
21 Nov 202005 Dec 2020£679£2299£2978Book Now
2019 DATES
San Bada Hotel
09 Feb 201923 Feb 2019£659£2639£3298SOLD OUT
23 Feb 201909 Mar 2019£659£2469£3128SOLD OUT
09 Mar 201923 Mar 2019£659£2219£2878SOLD OUT
01 May 201915 May 2019£619£2039£2658Book Now
08 May 201922 May 2019£619£1939£2558Book Now
22 May 201905 Jun 2019£619£2039£2658Book Now
04 Sep 201918 Sep 2019£619£2359£2978Book Now
18 Sep 201902 Oct 2019£619£2189£2808Book Now
02 Oct 201916 Oct 2019£619£2239£2858Book Now
09 Nov 201923 Nov 2019£659£2239£2898Book Now
23 Nov 201907 Dec 2019£659£2239£2898Book Now
2020 DATES
04 Jan 202018 Jan 2020£679£2559£3238Book Now
18 Jan 202001 Feb 2020£679£2639£3318Book Now
01 Feb 202015 Feb 2020£679£2679£3358Book Now
15 Feb 202029 Feb 2020£679£2599£3278Book Now
29 Feb 202014 Mar 2020£679£2469£3148Book Now
14 Mar 202028 Mar 2020£679£2349£3028Book Now
22 Apr 202006 May 2020£649£2259£2908Book Now
06 May 202020 May 2020£649£2079£2728Book Now
20 May 202003 Jun 2020£649£1979£2628Book Now
02 Sep 202016 Sep 2020£649£2199£2848Book Now
30 Sep 202014 Oct 2020£649£2279£2928Book Now
21 Oct 202004 Nov 2020£649£2289£2938Book Now
21 Nov 202005 Dec 2020£679£2299£2978Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
Travelling alone?

Unfortunately, we do not have any places with no single supplements on this tour. However, if you are happy to share with another passenger of the same gender, then let us know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to find you a travelling partner. Alternatively, please ask about our single supplement prices in order to book your own twin room

Private Tours:

If the group departure dates are not suitable for you and you would prefer a more personal and flexible experience then you can choose to book a private guide for your tour at a reasonable supplement.

What to expect

Fact File


Min/Max temperature

21 °C / 33 °C

What to pack
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun Hat
  • Waterproof lightweight jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Flip flops or sandals
  • Camera
  • A plug adaptor
Customer Rating:
Jan Hughes
27th Nov 2018

Hotels were all of a good standard, with Poas Volcano Lodge being outstanding. We wished we could have stayed more than one night there as it was fabulous!
Our guide (Jose Herrera) was excellent - informative and engaging. He gave just the right amount of information during the long drives and was clear with all the arrangements - times to meet etc. Vehicle was comfortable.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
Judith Elsey-warren
22nd Mar 2018

All the hotels were of an excellent standard.
My favourites were The Pachira Lodge Tortuguera,The Poas Volcano Lodge and El Parador Manuel Antonio.
However the Country inns and Suites in San Jose also gets a special mention.
Las Lagos Arenal was good the evening meal was not so good.
El Establo was good we were lucky to have rooms high up overlooking the rain forest and there was a lovely pool.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Customer Rating:
Irene O’brien
20th Mar 2018

All the hotels were good, would expect nothing less on a Mercury Holiday. The highlight of the holiday, as far as hotels go, was Poas Volcano Lodge. It was 5 star luxury, with our room being more of a suite. The dinner and breakfast were superb and to find a hot-water bottle in your bed on a chilly evening was absolute heaven! It was such a shame we were only there for one night, we left feeling there was so much more to explore.

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Value for money
Tour Dossiers
Other Extensions
  • Costa Rica
    Punta Leona

    4 nights from £439pp

Here to help

Hotels & Accommodation

Other Extensions

Punta Leona
Tour Route
  • UK
  • San Jose
  • Tortuguero
  • Poas Volcano
  • La Fortuna
  • Monteverde
  • San Jose
  • Punta Leona
  • UK

Located on Costa Rica's western coastline, Punta Leona is a 750-acre private nature reserve. Populated by unique flora and fauna, the area provides insight into the country's rich biological diversity while its white sandy beach is one of the best in Costa Rica.

4 nights
from £439pp
View Extension
View Extension

Other tours you may enjoy

Viva Cuba
Viva Cuba

Cuba is a land of contrasts, pulsing with the energy of its Spanish and Afro-Caribbean roots, yet peppered with reminders of its revolutionary past and Communist present.

Brazil and Argentina
Brazil and Argentina

An incredible introduction to Brazil and Argentina, this 9 day, 8 night tour offers a fantastic insight into some of the best these countries have to offer.

Sacred Peru
Sacred Peru

This 12 day tour offers a fantastic taste of the best Peru has to offer.