Rewind, recharge and renew in the rainforest, breath in the cool mountain mist of the Cloud Forest and soak in the glorious sunsets that spill over the Pacific coast.
Experience it all on this 8 day Costa Rica vacation during the prime tine of year to visit this natural paradise.
With temperatures at their best, little rainfall and cool breezy nights February is definitely prime time for Costa Rica. This well paced package includes stays in the top 3 areas. Energize yourself in Arenal with adventure activities and relaxing hot springs before hiking the famous mystic trails in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, a place like no other, more shades of green here than a box of crayons! End the trip on the pacific coast with a fun all inclusive stay at Occidental Tamarindo. Not only is it located on a great Blue Flag Beach, it’s also just next door to the lively surf side pedestrian friendly town of Tamarindo.
Welcome to Costa Rica. After clearing immigrations and customs follow to the exit where your private transfer will be waiting to greet you, load your luggage and begin your comfortable ride out of the Central Valley. Sit back and relax, enjoy one of Costa Rica’s most scenic routes to reach the town of La Fortuna, where weather permitting, you’ll get your first glimpse of the majestic Arenal Volcano. The scenery can not be overstated, this 2 1/2 hour private transfer winds through mountain roads flanked by coffee fields, cattle pastures, cloud covered highlands and forests flaunting more shades of green than a box of crayons! Arrival at Arenal Kokoro for check-in to your lovely guestroom. Welcome to the Rainforest!.
After enjoying Tabacon’s signature breakfast, enjoy guest only hours at the springs.
Revel in the cleansing and rejuvenating effects of the thermal waters. Tabacon is nestled at the base of mighty Arenal with a view of the Volcano towering in the background. Here, thermo-mineral springs flowing from Arenal run at a soothing 102 F through a maze of pools, waterfalls and exotic tropical gardens. You’ll love exploring the springs many nooks pulsating with these magic hot waters!
Tabacon Hot springs combines the four elements of nature; the heat of the volcano, the flowing waters of the hot springs, the pure air of the rainforest, and the fertile earth of the Fortuna de San Carlos Region, to provide a first rate experience. World renowned Spa with one-of–a-kind treatment rooms nestled into the rainforest along thebanks of the River make a massage here a must! For complete spa menu click here.
On this your full day in Arenal, Costa Rica’s adventure capital, there are 2 optional tours offered today.
Sky/Tram & Trek Tour or Cano Negro Wildlife Boat Tour with Lunch.
Optional Tour: Sky Trek & Tram
After breakfast, if you join today’s optional tour. We are off for a great adventure! After a short drive, we will arrive at Sky Adventure Park.
Here we will embark on the Sky Tram. The Tram is.a series of gondolas that rise smoothly through the rainforest, offering up endless views during its mountainous ascent. This tour is perfect for people who want to take a different approach on admiring nature, without much physical effort but still be on spot where nature exhibits all its magic. On tour you will be attended by a bilingual guide who will point out different characteristics of the flora and fauna and other interesting facts. The Sky Tram travels up the mountain to arrive at a wide observation platform on the highest point of the reserve. Once there, enjoy the indescribable view. And of course, get ready for the thrilling Sky Trek portion of today’s tour, the ultimate Zip line experience!
Sky Trek is a thrilling zip line circuit that directly follows the Sky Tram starting at the observation platform. Here, all geared up and in harness & helmet, you will start riding down on a zip line track stretching across canyons and in between treetops, the exhilarating adventure of zip lining down the mountainside begins; ultimately returning you to the starting point at the main building. This is the most thrilling zip line in the country. It’s something you probably never thought you would do…butsure glad you did!
Optional Caño Negro
The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is considered to be of the best sites on the continent for bird watching. In addition to an abundance of birds, Caño Negro is also home to many exciting animals, such as sloth, three types of monkeys, caimans, lizards, bats, and a variety of flora native of the wetlands. Our tour to this beautiful region leaves from La Fortuna and travels approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to Los Chiles, a rustic village just three kilometers from the Nicaraguan border. Then we begin our boat ride to the wetlands.
Return to hotel with great memories of an amazing day!
Overnight at your hotel.
Early in the morning travel between Arenal and Monteverde via crossing on the country’s largest man made lake, Lake Arenal. Once on the other side, we continuewith an adventurous drive up the mountain to reach the town of Monteverde. Check -in to the lovely FONDA VELA HOTEL Monteverde. Welcome to the Cloud Forest! Overnight.
After breakfast day free to enjoy all that Monteverde has to offer on your own or take today’s optional tour, The Monteverde Biological Reserve Guided Tour.
Optional: The Monteverde Biological Reserve Guided Tour
Tour departs in morning for a visit to the Monteverde Biological Reserve, a cloud forest rich in tropical flora and fauna. It stretches from the lush ferns and mosses which blanket the ground to the dark canopy formed from the tallest trees. It is composed of six different, highly diversified ecological communities of plants and animals. Then a visit to the Hummingbird Gallery to view nature photography at its best. Afternoon at leisure. Enjoy Monteverde’s quirky town vibe and check out the many restaurants and bars just near the hotel. Overnight Fondavela Monteverde Hotel. Meals B
After breakfast, depart from Monteverde to Guanacaste and the beautiful all inclusive beach hotel, Occidental Tamarindo. Check-in for a relaxing 3 night stay.
Everything is included. Enjoy a great variety in the main buffet serving breakfast, lunch and dinner or enjoy poolside snacks anytime at the oceanfront snack bar. Spirits and beverages included too!!
Located on Playa Langosta, truly one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches and a certified Blue Flag beach. Parlay that with a great location, this is the only all inclusive resort just next to the vibrant surfside town village of Tamarindo. Most all inclusive resorts in Guanacaste, Costa Rica are so far away from things that once you are there, you don’t leave. Enjoy the convenience snd value of an all inclusive beach resort stay plus access to the local culture & vibe of Costa Rica’s most famous beach town, Tamarindo.
Meals All Inclusive
Morning transfer to the Liberia International Airport (LIR) for your departure flight. Meals B.
- 2 nights Arenal with buffet breakfast daily, Deluxe Hotel Tabacon Resort
- 2 nights Monteverde Cloud Forest with buffet breakfast daily, First Class Hotel Fonda Vela
- 3 nights Guanacaste all inclusive beach resort, Occidental Tamarindo Hotel, beachfront on Langosta Beach (All meals, all beverages, snacks, resort activities & nightly entertainment included)
- 13 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunch and 3 dinners
- All transportation within Costa Rica
- All transfers and transportation within Costa Rica as outlined in itinerary
- Services of SLT local representatives
- 13% Costa Rica Government tax (VAT)
- Optional Tours
Tabacon Grand Spa & Resort – Arenal
Welcome to a unique Costa Rica vacation experience, unparalleled in the world. Tabacon Grand Spa offers the unique combination of the energy of the active Arenal Volcano, the heat of the Tabacon Hot Springs and the purity and mystic of the surrounding rainforest blend into what many have described as “paradise” or “the eight-wonder of the world”. The four elements of nature are present in this unique Arenal Volcano luxury hotel and resort, featuring the heat of the volcano, the flowing waters of the hot springs, the pure air of the rainforest and the fertile earth of the of the Fortuna de San Carlos Region.
Fonda Vela Hotel – Monteverde
Experience Hotel Fonda Vela’s natural approach to life — with style! Surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, our buildings are an attractive part of the lush, tropical mountainside. The rooms are cozy, yet elegant, spacious and comfortable. Each room is designed with the environment in mind. For example, large windows help to bring the outdoors inside. The Fonda Vela was built with the idea of being a nurturing experience, environmentally, culturally and spiritually. Our guests play an important part in fulfilling this dream.
With the mysterious veils of mist and phenomenal sunsets, Costa Rica has drawn us back to nature. It is the spirit and feelings that brought us here that we want to share with you, our guests.
Occidental Tamarindo – Langosta Beach
Located on Playa Langosta, truly one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches and a certified Blue Flag beach. Parlay that with a great location, this is the only all inclusive resort just next to the vibrant surfside town village of Tamarindo. Most all inclusive resorts in Guanacaste, Costa Rica are so far away from things that once you are there, you don’t leave. This package combines the convenience snd value of an all inclusive beach resort stay plus access to the local culture & vibe of Costa Rica’s most famous beach town, Tamarindo. Awarded a Four Star rating from Blue Flag for safe, clean beaches, and Three CST Stars, which are the Certification of Sustainable Tourism awarded by the Institute of Tourism and the Hospitality and Tourism Industry of Costa Rica .