Our original honeymoon oriented vacation! This trip combines a 2 night visit to the majestic Arenal Volcano – the adventure capital of Costa Rica with a 4 night stay in the charmingly eclectic beach town of Manuel Antonio. A romantic horseback ride to La Fortuna waterfall, a soothing 50 minute spa treatment of your choice in Arenal, amazing aerial views on domestic flights, an elegant in-suite dinner with wine balanced by the rich sunset hues setting over the Pacific, and nature exploration through the wildlife rich ecosystem of Isla Damas. Romantic Retreats is an 8-day Active Vacation Package, featuring deluxe hotel properties.
Arrival in San Jose International Airport where you will be met by our representatives. Transfer to the charming Barcelo San Jose overlooking the Central Valley.
Morning departure from San Jose for your private 2 1/2 hour transfer to Arenal and the charming Arenal Springs Resort and Spa. Make sure to reconfirm your spa appointment. Your package includes a choice of a Volcanic Mud Body Wrap treatment or a Swedish massage. Both are 50 minute treatments and should be reserved in advance. Overnight at the Arenal Springs Resort and Spa. Meals B
An unforgettable half-day adventure awaits you. You will begin with an hour of horseback riding through beautiful trails. From there you will hike down to a swimming hole fed by the pristine water of The Fortuna Waterfall, where you will have a chance to take a dip. Return to the hotel for an afternoon of leisure or for your scheduled spa appointment. Overnight at Arenal Springs Resort and Spa. Meals B
Morning at leisure. At noon your will be taken to meet your local flight from El Tanque (just 15 min. away) to your final destination Quepos and the jewels of Manuel Antonio National Park. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your beautiful hotel La Mansion Inn , Manuel Antonio. Situated on a mountainside overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park , the Inn is just minutes away from pristine beaches, sport fishing at Quepos harbor, and the local airport. Located in Manuel Antonio, near Costa Rica ‘s famous National Park, La Mansion is nestled in one of the last remaining “natural zoos” of the world. The Inn is of elegant Mediterranean design featuring interior displays of original paintings by some of Costa Rica ‘s top artists. An eco-friendly project, most water at the Inn is heated by solar energy. Although La Mansion is grandiose in its physical appearance, it houses only 6 breathtaking suites and 12 deluxe rooms. Your room offers a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio. By limiting the number of rooms, an exceptional level of personalized service is delivered to each and every guest. Meals B
Let our world-class, highly trained, bilingual guides and naturalists steer you peacefully
and comfortably in our high-tech, ultra-quiet estuary boats as the wildlife comes to you –
sometimes right into the boat! Experience curious families of monkeys as they migrate across the mangrove ecosystem. Wind through acres of a protected, pristine Costa Rican
estuary as your experienced guides point out the stars of today’s show: Caimans, sloth,
crocodiles, boas, white face monkeys and egrets just to name a few. You will wind
through the mangrove channels along the gentle currents of the coastal tides. And finally, end your adventure with a relaxing yet rewarding meal in typical Costa Rican flavor at a local “hot spot” restaurant before you return to your hotel. This tour depends on ocean tides and has duration of 5 1/2 hours. Meals BL (or BD depending on tour time in accordance with ocean tides)
Two full days completely at leisure to explore one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Manuel Antonio. Nature lovers will enjoy these protected lands. The evergreen forest of this national park (closed Mondays) reaches down to a fine white sand beach, bordered by a crystal clear warm tropical ocean. Manuel Antonio houses a variety of animal life. Take advantage of exciting optional excursions (see optional tours from Manuel Antonio on page 5). Horse back ride, raft the challenging Class III-IV Rio Naranjo, go dolphin watching, take a sunset dinner cruise or experience the natural treasures found at the Rainmaker Conservation Project. On you last night enjoy an in room dinning experience as the staff of La Mansion Inn prepares your farewell dinner at sunset serving it to you on your terrace as an opportunity to reflect on your wonderful Costa Rican experience. Cheers! Meals B daily and Dinner on last night.
- 1 night in San Jose deluxe hotel with buffet breakfast daily, Barcelo San Jose
- 2 nights at the deluxe volcano view room at the Arenal Springs Resort & Spa, Arenal Volcano with daily breakfast
nights at the deluxe ocean view room at The La Mansion Inn, Manuel
Antonio with daily breakfast, fresh fruits in the room upon check-in and
a romantic in-suite dinner for two with wine
- Choice of Spa
treatment at the Arenal Springs Resort & Spa: 50 Minute Volcanic Mud
Wrap treatment or traditional Swedish massage
- La Fortuna Waterfall Horseback tour
- Damas Island Mangrove Boat Tour
- All private transfers with baggage handling
- All transportation within Costa Rica including domestic flight Arenal/Quepos & Quepos/ San Jose**
- Services of SLT local representatives
- SLT guaranteed tour performance warranty
- SLT $1 Million Insurance Protection Plan
- 13% Costa Rica Government tax (VAT)
BARCELO SAN JOSE
What makes the Barcelo San Jose so special is a particular paradise. While it’s location defines the 254 room deluxe hotel as a city hotel, being just 15 minutes from the San Jose International Airport and 10 minutes to downtown San Jose, arriving guests quickly realize they’ve found a bit of Eden in the city.
It’s lovely outdoor spaces including pools and gardens planted with indigenous native Costa Rican tree species coupled with outstanding attention to guests
and it’s recognized commitment to the environment (evident by its Sustainability Certificate displayed in the lobby) make the Barcelo San Jose Hotel our favorite.
An outstanding buffet breakfast is included daily and features Costa Rican favorites, European specialties and all the things you would expect from a grand buffet. Enjoy well appointed guest rooms with views of the Central Valley.
Barceló San José Hotel offers spacious and bright rooms renovated in 2013, with classic and elegant style. With the comfort of our guests in mind, all of the rooms include a 32” LCD TV, free Wi-Fi and a free electronic safe with capacity for laptop computers.
La Mansion Inn
This exclusive and luxurious Arenal Hotel Inn is located amidst overwhelming nature and tropical gardens on the scenic lake road around the lake leading from the Village of Nuevo Arenal to the Hot Springs and the Arenal Volcano.
The hotel is made up of luxury boutique private cottages/villas all with their own private tropical gardens and sweeping lake views. The hotel is elected #1 of Lake Arenal Hotels (Nuevo Arenal)
King Bed or Two queen beds, Hair dryer, Cable TV, Mini bar, Free Wi-Fi Internet access, Air Conditioning, Ceiling fan, Laundry Bag, Telephone, Safe deposit box, Coffee Maker ( free coffee and tea), Bath amenities, Private bath with tropical garden, hot water, Private terrace.