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Costa Rica Highlights

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Alexandra Chanto

ACTUA DMC

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Costa Rica Highlights

Costa Rica is considered one of the top destinations of the world. It is a tiny portion of land that only represents the 0.03% of world Surface and yet posses the 5% of the biodiversity of the planet. During this amazing journey you will discover the best attractions of this tiny Paradise. You will enjoy its biological richness and its amazing Eco-system!

DAY 1

Welcome to Costa Rica!

Welcome to Costa Rica! Upon your arrival to Juan Santamaria International airport, our representative will meet and greet you with VIP amenities including a cold towel and a bottle of Premium water, he will give you all the information about your trip in Costa Rica. Private transportation to your hotel in San Jose is included. At night enjoy free time to enjoy dinner at one of the several dine options that San Jose has to offer. Read more

San Jose, 2 nighs
DAY 2

Poas Volcano, Doka & La Paz

We will take the Pan-American Highway towards the city of Alajuela. In route we will go by the Agri-culture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria and the famous Mango Park. As we ascend towards the volcano we will stop for a brief explanation of our golden bean,the coffee and then con-tinue our trip through fern, flower and strawberry farms. There is a noticeable change in temperature and vegetation, preparing us for the pleasure of the exuberant cloud forest of Poas Volcano. At the volcano we will have time to observe the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles. Then we will hike on a trail to the beautiful Botos Lagoon that will allow us to learn about the different ecosystems in the park. We will continue our trip towards the Caribbean, stopping to discover La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a natural park where we will walk through many spectacular trails which will take us to the White Magic Waterfall, the most spectacular one in the area. Inside the park we will also visit the larg-est butterfly observatory in the country that is known as the house of collections of tropical jewels and the impressive hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the old house, the bird house & the frogs ex-hibit. Once we have finished our walk we will take a delicious lunch buffet and then begin our return trip to San Jose. Read more

San Jose
DAY 3

Journey to Tortuguero

This morning depart to the Costa Rican “little amazon”: Tortuguero. We will travel through the scenic mountains of the Braulio Carrillo National Park to Guapiles city where a delicious breakfast will be waiting for you. After breakfast continue the journey to La Pavona dock, on route observe the banana plantations, one of the most important production in Costa Rica. Once at the dock board your boat and continue for more than an hour by the Tortuguero river to arrive at the beautiful lodge you will stay for two nights. At your arrival to the Lodge enjoy a welcome drink and check into your room. Lunch is included at the hotel after the check in. This afternoon visit Tortuguero Village, a particular community of 1300 people. The village is a very picturesque placer full of colors, souvenirs, and smiling people. There are not roads and no cars, the ideal moment to share with the Caribbean culture. After the visit return back to the Lodge. At night, buffet dinner included at the hotel. Read more

Tortuguero, 2 nights
DAY 4

Tortuguero National Park

Breakfast included at the hotel. Boat tour into Tortuguero National Park (entrance fee included). The park has a large variety of biological diversity due to the existence within the reserve of eleven different habitats, including rainforest, mangrove forests, swamps, beaches, and lagoons. The national park’s wild life consists of birds, mammals, fungi, ferns, marine life, sea turtles, lakes and rainforest. Buffet lunch included at the lodge. At the afternoon walk with your guide through the lodge´s trails, to admire the different species of flora and fauna Tortuguero has to offer. Buffet dinner included at the hotel. Read more

Tortuguero
DAY 5

Journey to Arenal

After breakfast depart by boat to La Pavona pork where our bus will be waiting for us to continue to Guapiles to enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch continue to the beautiful area of La Fortuna (3 hours), home of the majestic Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna is less than 10 km from the peak of Arenal and less than 20 km from the entrance to Arenal Volcano National Park. This afternoon enjoy free time for leisure, we recommend to visit La Fortuna town, where you will find restaurants, souvenirs, the beautiful church and very friendly people. Read more

La Fortuna, 2 nights
DAY 6

Pure Trek and Tabacon

This morning after breakfast live the experience of Pure Trek Canyoning tour. Pick you up and whisk you off to the canyon, about a 20 minute drive outside La Fortuna. Then transfer to 4x4 trucks for an exciting short drive into the rainforest with spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano along the way. Once you arrive at the ranch house, you are off for a morning of exciting and exhilarating Canyoning. Rappel down waterfalls, a canyon wall, Monkey drop (zip line & rappel) and a rock climb all in our spectacular rainforest canyon. We then take you to to beautiful base offices and tropical gardens for a delicious Typical Costa Rican lunch that will to give you energy to continue your day of adventure. At afternoon visit Tabacon Hot Springs the perfect combination of volume, temperature and mineral content (low sulfur content to prevent strong odors) that is present in Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is unique in Costa Rica and worldwide. Hot springs are considered a natural expression of Earth's inherent energy. Geologically, Tabacon Resort's thermal natural springs are 97% rain-based and 3% magma-based. Rainwater enters the earth through fissures on the surface and is then heated by magma found in the earth's core. Once heated, the waters rise to surface, taking with them minerals found in the earth's rocky stratus. Enjoying a delicious dinner here. Read more

La Fortuna
DAY 7

Departure to Monteverde

Breakfast included at the hotel, then we will depart to the beautiful area of Monteverde, you will be picked up right in your hotel in La Fortuna area. Drive up towards the Arenal Lake where you will board a boat to cross the lake, observing along the way panoramic views of the Arenal Volcano, Chato Hill, Arenal Lake, the Tilaran mountain range, and more. Once across the lake you will again board a minivan to continue on to your hotel in Monteverde. After enjoying the beautiful sunset, as darkens, visitors will witness see the forest wake up again when the nocturnal creatures begin to emerge. Among the species that visitors can observe are birds sleeping, tarantulas, spiders, hopes, crickets, lizards, frogs, porcupines, raccoons, olingos, snakes, insects, armadillos, kinkajous, reptiles and hopefully can find a lazy sleeping, all these species roam freely through the woods so it cannot be assured see them in one place, find them in their natural habitat. Dinner on your own. Read more

Monteverde, 2 nights
DAY 8

Monteverde Cloud Forest

After breakfast, we will discover the amazing Monteverde Cloud forest. Founded in 1972, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve is one of the most famous reserves in the world for its biodiversity, conservation, contributions and scientific research. These 3500 hectares of land own 2.5% of the world's biodiversity, and is one of Costa Rica's most important private reserves, 10% of its flora is endemic, 50% of the species of flora and fauna of Costa Rica are in this natural paradise. Monteverde hosts 1/3 of the national orchid population, Costa Rica has 0.03% of the world's emerging land and 5% of the world's bio diversity, 100% of the money collected in the reserve is earmarked for education, protection, research and conservation programs of protected areas. The geographical, topographical and climatic conditions have determined the amazing biodiversity that is found in the Monteverde Reserve. At the afternoon, free time for optional activities, we recommend the zip lining, one of the best in the world. Read more

Monteverde
DAY 9

Journey to Manuel Antonio

Breakfast at the hotel, we drive along the coast road to Manuel Antonio National Park. This park has one of the most impressive landscapes in the world and has several coves with many white sand beaches and lush foliage amidst great mountains and forests that reach the beaches. Additionally, it is located in the tropical forest. Four beaches are contained within the limits of the park: Manuel Antonio, Espadilla Sur, Teloro, and Playita. With their large light sand berms, it is easy to see why they attract beach goers of all ages. Once at Manuel Antonio enjoy free time to explore the area or relax at the hotel pool. Lunch and dinner on your own. Read more

Manuel Antonio, 2 nights
DAY 10

Manuel Antonio Park

Breakfast included at the hotel, transportation is provided and you will be picked up at your hotel to start your ride to the Manuel Antonio National Park. This national park is one of the most famous in our country due to its wide variety of flora and fauna. The park has 3 different trails that go from flat to very steep. On this tour a very knowledgeable nature guide will walk you through the Manuel Anto-nio National Park, explaining the mysteries of the rainforest. The trail you will take is flat and pictures-que and loops through the park making your course about 2 miles long. Throughout your hike your guide will stop and teach you about the park’s natural history, which include exhaustive descriptions of animals and plants that can be observed during the hike. Along the way, you can take pictures or just admire the view. One of the highlights of this tour is that Manuel Antonio hosts 3 of the 4 existing tropical primates living in Costa Rica. Half way through the hike, you will enjoy a leisure stop at the world wide famous Third Beach. Once there you can rest on the beach or play with the waves. This stop is about 20 minutes. Free afternoon to enjoy the beach, lunch and dinner on your own. Read more

Manuel Antonio
DAY 11

End of the adventure

Last day of our beautiful itinerary through Costa Rica, we will depart to the Juan Santamaria Interna-tional Airport in San José to fly back to home. Goodbye Costa Rica, until next time!

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location San Jose
Day 3
Location Tortuguero
Day 5
Location La Fortuna, Arenal
Day 7
Location Monteverde
Day 9
Location Manuel Antonio
Hotel Karahe Hotel
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location San Jose
Day 3
Location Tortuguero
Day 5
Location La Fortuna, Arenal
Day 7
Location Monteverde
Day 9
Location Manuel Antonio
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location San Jose
Day 3
Location Totuguero
Day 5
Location La Fortuna, Arenal
Day 7
Location Monteverde
Day 9
Location Manuel Antonio

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Private transportation from/to Juan Santamaría International Airport
  • Shared transport between áreas
  • Shared transportation and guide during activities
  • Accommodation according to the category
  • Information services 24 hours
  • Entrance fee to the activities mentioned

Package excludes

  • International or domestic Airtickets
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel gratitudes
  • Tips for loca guides
  • Any other service not mentioned at the itinerary

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