Costa Rica is full of incredible geographic diversity: remote islands; mountains and volcanoes; untouched cloud forests; canals that slice through the rainforest; and a river so blue that friends will think you faked the pics. These treasures lie in all parts of the country’s terrain, meaning that travelers will find a wonder no matter where he travels.
Day 1: San José
Upon arrival a representative will meet you at the Juan Santamaría International Airport, to take you to the hotel. Overnight in San José
Day 2: San José – Arenal
This day we will have a very delicious Costa Rican typical breakfast; it consists in rice with beans called “Gallo Pinto” also with fried plantain, eggs, toasts, coffee and orange juice. In some hotels or restaurants they serve different options for breakfast. After breakfast you will enjoy a great transfer driving towards Arenal Volcano area; located in the northern part of the Alajuela province, close to the Nicaraguan border, the Arenal region possesses beautiful and varied scenery. Refreshed by gentle tropical rains, this land stays green and humid almost all year round. The lowlands host gushing rivers, natural hot springs, lagoons, remote national parks, and plentiful wildlife. Afternoon at leisure to relax at your hotel or we recommend you to visit La Fortuna Town, here you will find a very beautiful park, different restaurants and very kindly people. Overnight in Arenal. (B)
Day 3: Arenal Volcano National Park
After breakfast you will enjoy a free day. You can stay at your hotel or we can offer different. (B)
- Visit and hike to the Arenal Volcano National Park
- Hike to La Fortuna Waterfall
- White water rafting at the Balsa River (class II-III) or Toro River (class III-IV)
- Sky Trek Canopy
- Arenal Hanging Bridges
- Cannoning of the Lost Canyon. Overnight in Arenal.
Day 4: Arenal –Monteverde
Transfer to Monteverde Cloud Forest. This transfer will be an amazing experience around the Arenal Lake and his surroundings. This transfer will be totally different to the normal transfers, the first part you will be picked up at the reception of your hotel and transferred to the Arenal Lake. In this place we will take a boat we will take us through a magnificent adventure across this lake and admiring the Arenal Volcano very closed to us. After this boat transfer, a representative will take us in shuttle bus to our hotel in Monteverde. In the afternoon we recommend you to visit Santa Elena Town. They have many attractions for the visitors and different restaurants.
Overnight in Monteverde (B)
Day 5: Monteverde
Today is a leisure day. OPTIONAL TOURS: visit Monteverde cloud forest reserve, horseback riding, the trapiche tour, hanging Bridges tour, and Canopy or zip-line adventure. Overnight in Monteverde (B)
Day 6: Monteverde – Manuel Antonio
After the breakfast we will go to one of the most beautiful areas and greater diversity of species such as Manuel Antonio, located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. In this area we can find the Manuel Antonio National Park where we can find lots of animals, which have a facility to be observed. Overnight in Manuel Antonio (B)
Day 7: Manuel Antonio National Park
After breakfast you will have a free day to enjoy at the beach or relax at your hotel.
Visit and hike to Manuel Antonio national park ,wild water rafting at the Savegre River (class II-IV) or Naranjo River (class III-IV) ,horseback riding to Cotori waterfallor to Palo Seco beach , sunset sailing. Overnight in Manuel Antonio (B)
Day 8: Manuel Antonio – San José
Transfer to San José in the afternoon.
NOTE FOR EXTENSIONS: If you want to extend your trip in Costa Rica we can offer more nights at the beach or visit another touristic attractions in Costa Rica. Please let us know if you are interested to get an extension for your trip. Overnight in San José (B)
Day 9: San Jose
Today our local representative will be transferring you to the airport in time for your departure flight. We wish you a pleasant trip back home and hope to enjoy your company in another exciting Costa Rican adventure very soon. Meals included: B
- All meals as described on itinerary (Daily breakfast)
- 8 nights of lodging
- Tours as shown in the itinerary
- Hotel Taxes
- Transfers between destinations
- Guide during activities
- Departure taxes ($28 USD per person)
- Optional Tours
- Air fare
- Tips and gratuities
- Bilingual guide and private transportation*
* If you want a private guide and private transportation for your entire trip, please let us know and we will quote it.
WHAT TO BRING?
This is going to be a warm place with temperatures ranging between 75ºF in San José, 76ºF in Arenal, 73ºF in Monteverde and 85ºF in Manuel Antonio, so bring shorts and T shirts, but just in case bring a light jacket for the nights in Monteverde. Swimming suit is necessary, hiking shoes or good snickers and an extra pair of shoes, sandals, suntan lotion, insects repellent (this I recommend just in case), flashlight, a rain coat (it is dry season but who knows what could happen), binoculars, camera and good vibrations to enjoy the beauty of this little peaceful country that we are happy to show you.