This Costa Rica vacation tour package is all about peace & the love of nature. If you are yearning for nature’s healing effect, you are ready for this awesome semi private tour of one of the most biologically diverse places on earth.
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 11 day Costa Rica vacation adventure anytime of the year. This well paced program includes stays in the top 5 areas of interest: San Jose, Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest and Jaco Beach.
Welcome to Costa Rica. After clearing immigrations and customs follow to the exit and take the transfer to the hotel, less than 30 minutes away.
Check in and overnight at your selected hotel.
Coffee, volcano, waterfalls and rainforest come together in this fantastic full day tour. Starting with a drive by the city of Alajuela passing by the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria and the famous Mango Park we make our way out of the Central Valley. As we ascend towards the Poás
Volcano we will notice the change in temperature and vegetation, palm trees are replaced by pine and cool air overcomes the lowland heat. We will see coffee plantations as well as fern, flower and strawberry farms along the way, creating a beautiful landscape that paves the way to our next stop, The
Doka Estates Coffee Plantation.
Upon arrival at Doka Coffee Estate enjoy a delicious breakfast followed by a coffee tour, in the actual coffee plantation. Here, we will learn about the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce one of the best coffees in Costa Rica. Learn about the careful process involved on the cultivation, harvesting and
roasting of the Golden Bean.
Next, we will continue to Poás Volcano where we will not only admire the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, but also learn about the different ecosystems in this beautiful national park. The volcano’s active crater is one of the largest in the world. Poás Volcano National Park protects a spectacular cloud forest that offers tempting trails that lead you through the exotic flora of this unique environment.
Following the visit to the volcano we will continue to La Paz Water Fall Garden for lunch and tour. On arrival to the La Paz, we will walk through a trail, leading to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the park we will also visit the largest butterfly observatory in the country, the
impressive hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the bird house and the frog?s exhibit. La Paz has five magnificent waterfalls with nine viewing platforms allowing visitors an up close and personal view of the falls and the spectacular La Paz River.
Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at the terrace dining room before we return back to San Jose and your hotel. Meals BL
Early morning your trip to Tortuguero National Park will depart to Limon crossing Costa Rica from west to east, descending into the lowlands tropics of the Caribbean coast. Stop for breakfast before we continue through a variety of life zones to reach Port La Pavona. Here, we board our riverboat for an
exciting 1 & 1/2 hour trip where you will be able to observe various animals and vegetation. Mid-day arrival at your Hotel in time for a hearty lunch. Afternoon tour to Tortuguero town, starting at the entrance to the beach in front of the hotel. Visit the Caribbean Conservation Corporation Museum and the
village. Return by boat to the Hotel to enjoy the swimming pool, Jacuzzi, hammocks, nature trails and gardens. Tonight gather for a slide show presentation on the Tortuguero area, and the biodiversity it protects. Meals BLD
Optional tours available at 6:15am to admire the awakening of the wildlife of Tortuguero. Return for breakfast, then another tour to explore the Tortuguero National Park. Return for lunch and leisure time.
There is an optional afternoon tour to the canals.. Dinner and overnight. Meals BLD
After breakfast, depart by boat back to Port La Pavona , from there Laguna’s transportation brings us on the 1 & 1/2 hour drive to Selva Tropical Restaurant for lunch. Connection to private bus for the drive to La Fortuna, Arenal. Late afternoon arrival in Arenal, check in to the selected hotel. Meals BL
After breakfast, enjoy an early morning guided walk through the 30 hectares (75 acres) of primary and secondary forest, with many paths and trails that will bring you to a myriad of the most amazing and colorful bird species of Costa Rica.
Later this afternoon embark on your guided Arenal Volcano Hike. The Arenal Volcano tour transports guests to the active northwest side of the volcano. The tour begins with a hike and depending upon which side of the volcano the lava is flowing, we go either to the trail “Los Tucanes” at the National Park or Mirador El Silencio. As the evening approaches and your sense of hearing heightens, the hike takes on a surreal quality due to the amazing sounds the volcano makes in the distance. As you experience this tour, your well-trained bilingual guide will teach you a great deal about the activity and history of the volcano It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife, magnificent lava rock formations and the Arenal Lake just in time for sunset! The hike takes approximately 55 minutes on gravel like trails. Return to your hotel or continue on with Option Tabacon Hot Mineral Springs & Buffet Dinner ($135)
Optional Tabacon Hot Mineral Springs With Buffet Dinner :
After your hike, head for a bit of rest and relaxation at the beautiful Tabacon Resort! The indescribable hot springs and exotic tropical gardens will soothe your body and soul. When the sun sets, the show begins with the grace of clear skies permitting, and the sight of redhot lava boulders rolling down the volcano as you soak in the springs, will stun you. 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 80- 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! Locker keys and towels provided to all guests. Latter, a truly fabulous buffet is offered in the open air restaurant. Transfer back to your hotel for a good night’s sleep. Meals D.
Early in the morning travel between Arenal and Monteverde’ starting with drive around Lake Arenal then ascending on the mountainous drive to Monteverde. Check-in to your selected hotel. Welcome to the Cloud Forest! Overnight. Meals B
After breakfast we depart for a guided cloud forest tour.
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 at the Hotel. Meals B
Optional Monteverde Sky Tram & Trek Tour ($88)
Sky Tram – Gondola Panoramic Views: The Sky Tram gondolas rise smoothly through the rain forest, offering up endless views during their 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 natures 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 travel up the mountains to arrive in a wide observation platform on the highest point of the reserve, where you can enjoy the view and also have the possibility to walk a short trail.
Sky Trek – Ultimate Zip Lines: Sky Trek is a thrilling zip line circuit that’s located in both of our parks, Monteverde and La Fortuna. Your tour will start riding an open-air gondola from the ground to the heights where you’ll be dropped off at an observation area for fantastic views. From this area, 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.
Morning transfer to Costa Rica’s lively central pacific coast. The town of Jaco well loved by surfers is a bustling popular beach destination. You’ll enjoy walking the beach just steps from your room at the all inclusive beach hotel, Best Western Jaco Beach Resort. Here you’ll enjoy 3 meals a day snacks and national brand alcoholic beverages and a lively guest activity program. Meals: BLD – All Inclusive
A full leisure day of sun, sand and sea! Enjoy these famous pacific waters and remarkable sunset. Meals BLD – All Inclusive
Ready for departure in the lobby for the 1.5 hour drive to the San Jose International Airport for your departure flight. Meals B
- 2 nights deluxe hotel in San Jose with buffet breakfast daily
- 2 nights first class hotel in Arenal
- 2 nights at the comfortable lodge in Tortuguero National Park
- 2 nights at Monteverde Cloud Forest with buffet breakfast daily
- 2 nights all Inclusive Beach Resort, Jaco Beach
- 20 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
- Full day Combo Tour to Poas Volcano, Doka Estates Coffee Plantation and the Amazing La Paz Waterfall Gardens with lunch
- Tortuguero town village tour & conservation museum
- Tortuguero National Park Tour
Volcano Guided hike at dusk (Optional Add On: Tabacon Natural Hot
Mineral Springs entrance pass & buffet dinner $135 per person)
Monteverde Biological Cloud Forest Reserve tour (Optional Add On:
Monteverde Sky Tram & Trek Tour -zip lines $88 per person)
- National brand alcoholic beverages, snacks & resort activity program at Jaco Beach Hotel
- All transfers with baggage handling throughout
- Entrance fees to parks and all places of interest as indicated
transportation within Costa Rica
- 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.
MONTAÑA DE FUEGO, ARENAL
The hotel is immersed in 45 hectares of primary and secondary forest , at the foot of the majestic Arenal Volcano , which makes it a true oasis of peace, enriched by an exuberant vegetation and diverse fauna. Montaña de Fuego has become one of the most beautiful hotels in the area, with one of the most privileged panoramic views of the Arenal Volcano.
The small village of Tortuguero (translated as “Region of Turtles”) lies on the northeastern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, approximately 50 miles north of the principal Port of Limon. the village is comprised of a variety of cultures: Hispanic, Miskito Indian (Nicaragua), and Afro-Caribbean. Both Spanish and Creole English are spoken. The region surrounding Tortuguero is called the Tortuguero Plain, which is a vast low lying area of little topographic relief still covered by a large expanse of tropical rainforest.
JARDINES DE MONTEVERDE
Hotel Los Jardines, is located in the touristic spot of Monteverde Costa Rica. We are located 350 meters northeast of the public school in Cerro Plano, and just 2 Km from Santa Elena.
This is a hotel that opened its doors to the public in 2004. Here you will experience the charm needed to have an enjoyable time. We give personalized attention, which allows us to provide you with better service. From the patio garden, you can experience great sunsets with views of the Gulf of Nicoya.
BEST WESTERN JACO
This beachfront value priced all Incluive resort is located on the popular surfer’s beach of Jaco. This package includes round trip transfers from San Jose Airport, just 1 1/2 hours away.
Enjoy beachfront views, a relaxing tropical atmosphere and outstanding customer service all for a great value at the BEST WESTERN Jaco Beach Resort which is minutes away from the fun-filled surfing town of Jaco The BEST WESTERN Jaco Beach Resort boasts 126 guest rooms, each featuring cable satellite television and free wireless high-speed Internet access.