Luxury Costa Rica (8 days – 7 nights)

Nature, adventure and beach time meet during this trip! Stay at the beautiful area of Arenal/la Fortuna area for a couple days, enjoying great adventures and nature all around; at the end of the trip, transfer to the stunning beach of Manuel Antonio for a relaxing time at the beach. During the trip treat yourself by staying at luxurious properties! Pace is moderate.

Starting from $ per person (Based on 2 Travelers)

Included

  • Overnight at mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Door to door transportation as stated on the itinerary (Day 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8 – Mostly shared unless stated in the itinerary).
  • All activities with admissions on days 2, 4, and 7 with bilingual guide (Tours are mostly shared unless stated in the itinerary).
  • Meals as per description.
  • Local sales taxes.

Not included

  • International airfares.
  • Passenger taxes at the border/ airport (entrance, and exit local and int’l).
  • Other activities suggested but not included.
  • Travel insurance.
Arrival in San Jose International Airport – Transfer to HotelDay 1: Arrival in San Jose International Airport – Transfer to Hotel

On your arrival at the International Airport in San Jose, our driver will be waiting for you for a private direct transfer to your Hotel Grano de Oro 4*, a converted tropical Mansion, considered a true oasis in the heart of the city… After settling in, the rest of the day is free for you to relax at your hotel or visit the city on your own. Meals: –

San Jose – Poas Volcano – La Paz Waterfall – Arenal Volcano Day 2: San Jose – Poas Volcano – La Paz Waterfall – Arenal Volcano

Breakfast and transfer north taking a tour around the Central Valley and then reach the beautiful area of Arenal in La Fortuna. As you ascend the terrain and near the Poás Volcano we will see coffee plantations. Reach the Poás Volcano where we will not only admire the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, but also learn about the different ecosystems in this unique and protected national park. Later continue to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, probably Costa Rica’s most beautiful waterfalls. Walk through a trail, leading to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the park we will also visit the hummingbird gallery, the bird house, the butterfly garden and the frog’s exhibit. In the late afternoon arrive at The Arenal Springs Resort & Spa 5*, a World Class Luxury Resort featuring Spectacular Hot Springs, Picture Perfect Views of the Arenal Volcano from every room, four restaurants and many amenities. Meals: B-L
Note: Tours and transfers are shared. Can be quoted privately upon request.

 Arenal VolcanoDay 3: Arenal Volcano

Today is at leisure to enjoy the amenities of your stunning hotel. Enjoy a 28 mineral laden, artesian Hot Springs and 14,000 square foot Spa and Fitness Center or just relax at your room enjoying great views of the iconic Arenal volcano. Overnight at The Arenal Springs Resort & Spa. Meals: B

Arenal Volcano – Arenal and its surroundings – La FortunaDay 4: Arenal Volcano – Arenal and its surroundings – La Fortuna

Morning transfer to El Castillo located in the north shore of Arenal volcano. You will visit the serpentarium, a very interesting reptile’s refuge where you will observe all varieties of snakes, frogs, tarantulas, turtles, fishes (tilapias), a caiman and more. Very educative! In the afternoon, enjoy a walk in the Arenal hanging bridges enjoying the primary rainforest from a birds eye view of the iconic Arenal volcano. Literaly a sky walk to paradise! Combine this walk with a smooth ride in the Sky Tram gondolas. The gondolas rise smoothly through the rain forest, offering up endless views during their mountainous ascent. Overnight at The Arenal Springs Resort & Spa. Meals: B
Note: Tours are shared. Can be quoted privately upon request.

 Arenal Volcano – Flight to Quepos – Manuel Antonio National ParkDay 5: Arenal Volcano – Flight to Quepos – Manuel Antonio National Park

Private transfer to airstrip for early morning flight to Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park. Admire from the air the captivating Costa Rican coastline and your destination Hotel Arenas del Mar. This tropical resort overlooking the ocean, surrounded by a lush rainforest, has beautiful swimming pools, an on-site casual restaurant and a luxurious spa. In addition, it is one of the few properties with its own beach access. The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight at Hotel Arenas del Mar 4* sup. Meals: B

Manuel Antonio National ParkDay 6: Manuel Antonio National Park

This day is at leisure to enjoy and relax in the tranquil crystalline waters of the Pacific Ocean, enjoy the amenities of your hotel or do some shopping in the bustling seaside village of Quepos. Overnight at Hotel Arenas del Mar. Meals: B

 Manuel Antonio National Park – Catamaran Tour – Manuel Antonio National ParkDay 7: Manuel Antonio National Park – Catamaran Tour – Manuel Antonio National Park

Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy an outstanding naturalist tour including a snorkeling adventure at one of the beautiful locations along the coast of Manuel Antonio National Park. A Catamaran Cruise trip is a great way to observe tropical islands, marine life and the beautiful Pacific coastline in style. After cruising along and taking in the scenery you will take a pause to snorkel. Species that are frequently spotted on this trip include whales, dolphins, sea turtles and various tropical fish species, making this a highlight for many. Tourists will enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and spectacular views that the Catamaran Cruise offers. Overnight at Hotel Arenas del Mar. Meals: B-Snacks
Note: Tours is shared. Can be quoted privately upon request.

Manuel Antonio National Park – Quepos – San Jose International AirportDay 8: Manuel Antonio National Park – Quepos – San Jose International Airport

After breakfast at Hotel Arenas del Mar, private transfer to airstrip for flight back to San José to connect with your international departing flight back home. Don’t forget to say “Pura Vida” when leaving Costa Rica…

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