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Hidden Treasures

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Alexandra Chanto

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Hidden Treasures

Explore the best kept secrets of Costa Rica. Our first destination is San Gerardo de Dota, a small community located at the south-east of the Province of San Jose, inmersed in a stunning natural landscape, full of different collors and fragances. Continue to Uvita Beach, surronded by tropical forest, 15 minutes south of Marino Ballena National Park, an iconic landmark for this community,

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, 1 night
DAY 2

Journey to San Gerardo

After breakfast depart to San Gerardo de Dota, located at the foothills of the Talamanca mountain range. San Gerardo comprises one of the richest areas in flora and fauna of the country, is home of the Resplant Quetzal. This picturesque village is not a major tourist destination, it is one of the best places to escape of everyday life. Dota is one of the areas producters of coffee par excellence in Costa Rica. This is exported to different countries around the world and is listed as one of the best locally and worldwide. In Dota there are some protected areas such as Los Santos Forest Reserve and Los Quetzales National Park. The Savegre river, which is considered the cleanest river in the country. The church located in Copey is Costa Rica's historical-architectural heritage. Once there enjoy free time to relax at the beutiful surronds of the hotel. Read more

San Gerardo, 2 nights
DAY 3

Birdwatching and Zip Lining

Breakfast included at the hotel. Early morning we will enjoy one of the signature tour of this area, the Quetzal Quest! San Gerardo de Dota is home to a large population of one of the most beautiful birds in the Americas, the Resplendent Quetzal. Join the local guide for coffee, before departing at 6:00 am on a quest to find Quetzals. Our guide, will lead the tour to try and spot one/some Quetzal (s) for you. With its metallic green plumage, crimson breast and bell and its incredible streamer-like feat-hers, watching a male Quetzal in its magical fly, is a unique, breathtaking experience. After the tour enjoy breakfast and be ready for an adrenaline zip linging tour. This canopy ride offers 10 platforms of enjoyment, four are on tree tops, with altitudes of 20 to 25 meters and the six other platforms start on the ground, making this ride a perfect option for those who want to admire the forest, the Savegre River and the views. This is an ideal canopy tour for beginners and nature lovers, who will live the adrenaline-filled adventure and access incredible sights. Read more

San Gerardo
DAY 4

Departure to Uvita

Breakfast included at the hotel. Depart by a private transportation to the beautiful area of Uvita in the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Uvita is an small town, located just 15 minutes south of the popular surf town of Dominical. The Marino Ballena National Park, is the greatest tourist attraction in the area and an iconic landmark for the communities that surround it. Once at the hotel we will have free af-ternoon to enjoy optional activities or just relax at the 400 m2 swimming pool. At the hotel you will find restaurant and poolside bar Pura Vida!, Spa Cristal, tropical gardens and rainforest hiking paths. Read more

Uvita Beach, 2 nights
DAY 5

Marino Ballena National Park

After breakfast we will visit one of Costa Rica’s beautiful National Parks: Marino Ballena. Before we get started, our experienced bilingual guide will go through the safety guidelines. Departing from the beach, we kayak to our special snorkeling location where your guide points out different types of aquatic wildlife that inhabit the area. After around 45 min. we head towards Marino Ballena’s Man-groves! This area offers some of the best bird watching in the National Park. We can often spot the common kingfisher, the American pygmy kingfisher, and many other beautiful birds. After the man-groves we leisurely head towards the beach and take you back to the hotel. Read more

Uvita Beach
DAY 6

Journey to Drake Bay

Breakfast included at the hotel. Driving from Uvita to Aguila de Osa’s private dock in Sierpe is a 1 hour drive. The boat leaves from Aguila’s private dock promptly at 10:30 a.m. Arrive to the hotel in time for lunch! Experience the magic and beauty of untouched nature on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula that comes alive at Aguila de Osa. A true rainforest and marine adventure lodge, with a panorama of Drake Bay from the mouth of the Aguijitas River and is only a short distance from two of Costa Rica’s most precious natural gems, Corcovado National Park and Caño Island Marine Reserve. Free af-ternoon for leisure. This is a great opportunity to rest in the Paradise! Dinner included at the hotel. Read more

Drake Bay, 3 nights
DAY 7

Corcovado National Park

Today we will visit Corcovado National Park. This rainforest excursion is an unparalleled opportunity to explore the dense primary rainforest adjacent to San Pedrillo, Corcovado National Park’s northern-most ranger station. From the hotel, you’ll take a 25-minute boat ride along the west coat of the Osa. During the morning hike, your guide will point out many of the diverse species along the trail. After the morning hike and a break for lunch, you will have the opportunity to hike to a beautiful waterfall. Along the way to the falls you will have another chance for your guide to point out more of the bio diverse flora and fauna. The waterfalls offer the perfect opportunity to relax, take a refreshing swim in the fresh water, and take some pictures of this beautiful area. After some time at the falls, you will re-turn to the ranger station to catch the boat back to the hotel, and on the way, if you’re lucky, you may have the chance to see humpback whales or dolphins breaching and spinning in the ocean. Read more

Drake Bay
DAY 8

Caño Island Biological Reser

Today we will visit Caño Island. Snorkel the clear waters of Caño Island Biological Reserve, an Eden of coral and rock formations, filled with schools of vibrant tropical fish. The dive masters take snor-kelers of all ages and experience levels aboard our 30-foot Island Hopper for some breathtaking ad-ventures in these beautiful waters. Visibility is 30 – 100 feet or more year-round, and the reefs and rocks formations are teeming with exotic sea life. The interior of Isla de Cano features evergreen trees that reach heights of up to 164 feet, which watch over the remains of the island’s Indigenous, Pre-Columbian inhabitants, the Diquis tribe. Not only have archeologist found remains, which concludes that the site was used as a burying ground, but there are perfectly spherical stones that adorn the land. The visitor will be in awe during the migrations of the whale sharks and humpback whales, seen from July and October, and again in December through March. Whale watching is truly an amazing and wonderful experince! Read more

Drake Bay
DAY 9

Local flight to SJO airport

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast depart from the hotel to Drake Bay’s local airport to flight to San Jose international flight. Goodbye Costa Rica!

Departure

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location San Jose
Day 2
Location San Gerardo
Day 4
Location Uvita Beach
Day 6
Location Drake Bay
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location San Jose
Day 2
Location San Gerardo
Hotel Trogon Lodge
Day 4
Location Uvita Beach
Day 6
Location Drake Bay

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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