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Contrasts in Costa Rica 12 Days



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Raimond Barquero

Destination S. Costa Rica

We are a leading company in Costa Rica, with a professional dedicated staff.

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Contrasts in Costa Rica 12 Days

In this package you will be visiting four main areas of the country, starting with Tortuguero, where you can enjoy its canals full of fauna and flora of the Costa Rican Caribbean. The second area to visit is Arenal whose main attraction is its volcano and hot springs. We continue through a quiet area enjoying the cloud forest and its relaxing atmosphere just to finish this tour by visiting the beaches of the country's pacific coast.



Our local representative will meet you at San José International airport and transfer you to your hotel in San José. 1 night accommodation at Best Western Irazú hotel or similar.

Best Western Irazú Hotel


Transfer San José – Tortuguero (car – boat) Today, we will leave San José around 06:00 a.m. towards the north Caribbean coast, to Tortuguero National Park. On the way, we will cross the exuberant Braulio Carrillo Cloud Forest, stop for breakfast in Guápiles and continue afterwards by bus and later by boat towards Tortuguero. The boat ride is by itself a real naturalist tour; you will see caimans, water birds and incredible rain forest flora from the canals and lagoons. We will arrive at the Lodge around noon for lunch. After lunch, your guide will invite you to go for a hike around Tortuguero town, visit the Turtles Museum ($1 donation)) and come back for dinner at your hotel. Evening at leisure. 2 nights’ accommodation at Pachira Lodge or similar. Read more

Pachira Lodge


Early in the morning, around 06:00 a.m. your tour guide will invite you to enjoy of a boat tour on the canals and lagoons of Tortuguero, where you will have the opportunity to admire the exuberant flora and fauna of the rain forest. Afterwards, you will be invited to have breakfast, around 08:30 a.m. and then take your free time to take any additional activity, such as hiking on the trails, doing some kayak, etc. Lodging at Pachira Lodge or similar. Read more

Pachira Lodge


After breakfast, around 09:00 a.m., your guide will take you by boat towards the Northern area of Arenal Volcano, stopping first for lunch in Guápiles, where your will be transferred to another bus to continue your way towards your hotel in La Fortuna of Arenal, arriving around 03:00 p.m. 2 nights lodging at Los Lagos Spa and Hotel in Arenal or similar. Read more

Los Lagos Hotel


Leisure day to enjoy of your hotel hot springs and premises or take any optional activity.

Los Lagos Hotel


After breakfast, and around 08:00 a.m., a local representative will take you on a Car-Boat-Car transfer from La Fortuna to Monteverde crossing the beautiful Arenal Lake, arriving by noon to Monteverde. 2 nights’ accommodation at Cloud Forest Lodge Hotel or similar. Leisure afternoon.

Cloud Forest Lodge Hotel


Leisure day to enjoy of any optional activity.

Cloud Forest Lodge


Breakfast at your hotel. Around 09:00 a.m. a local representative will come to pick you up and transfer you towards the North Pacific Coast, to Villa Sol Hotel or similar. Arrival around 1:00 p.m. 3 nights accommodation at Casa Conde Beachfront Hotel or similar with the All Inclusive system.

Casa Conde Beachfront Hotel


Leisure day to enjoy optional activities. All Inclusive system at your hotel.

Casa Conde Beachfront Hotel
DAY 10


Leisure day to enjoy optional activities. All Inclusive system at your hotel.

Casa Conde Beachfront Hotel
DAY 11


Transfer from Guanacaste to San José (All Inclusive system ends at your hotel check out: noon time) At 03:00 p.m. a local representative will transfer you to San José, arriving to your hotel around 07:00 p.m. 1 night accommodation Best Western Irazú hotel or similar.

Best Western Irazú hotel
DAY 12


At a convenient time, our local representative will transfer you to San José International Airport to take you flight back home.


Day in trip
Day 1
Location San José
Day 2
Location Tortuguero
Day 4
Location Arenal
Day 6
Location Monteverde
Day 8
Location Guanacaste
Day 11
Location San José


Package includes

  • Arrival and departures transfers.
  • Accommodation at the mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Shared transfers between areas
  • 8 breakfast, 3 lunch and 2 dinner
  • All Inclusive during your stay on the beach
  • Hotel taxes
  • Boat tour and admission to Tortuguero National Park
  • Lake crossing to Monteverde

Package excludes

  • Departure taxes $29 per person
  • Personal expenses, tips and extras
  • Additional tours not mentioned
  • Alcoholic beverages

More information

  • Children from 5 to 11 years old.
  • Rates do not apply for Easter, Christmas or New Year
  • Programs operate with a minimum of 2 people
  • If you have not booked a hotel yet, you are required to provide this information to the local operator as soon as possible after your purchase.
  • You must be 30 minutes before the pickup in the lobby of the hotel.
  • Submit Voucher payment.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Costa Rica support phone number: +506 8430 9269


5 Reviews

Andrew Lingett, United States

A great tour guide and driver we thoroughly, we enjoyed everything we did. Andres was very knowledgeable, informative and could not have been more attendant. This was a beautiful experience.

Mermes Pustman, United States

Andres (guide) has a very informative tour guide with an abundance of Costa Rica knowledge Highly recommended this tour with the variety of different trips encompassing wildlife and fauna.

Pauline T Charles Barnett, United Kingdom

Everyone has been wonderful hosts, friendly, knowledgeable, caring and welcoming. Both are credit to the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Muchas gracias!!



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