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Essential Costa Rica Pura Vida 8 Days / 7 Nights

Take in your memory some brushstrokes of the essence of Costa Rica, visiting the majestic Arenal Volcano, learning about the diversity in flora and fauna that the unique Monteverde Cloud Forest offers and enjoy one of the most visited beaches in the country Manuel Antonio on the Costa Peaceful where you can relax and enjoy the wildlife.

per adult from

$1,408

AUD

Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Lodging
    • Transport
    What's excluded :
    • Activities not indicated in the program and tips

  • Day 1: SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA (20 MINUTES APPROX.) 16.9 KMS

    Stop At: San Jose, San Jose, San Jose Metro, Province of San Jose
    Welcome to San José, Costa Rica.

    Reception at Juan Santamaría airport and transfer to hotel in San José.

    The capital of San José is located in the middle of the Central Valley and in the center of the country, considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Latin America. The city is located in a strategic point near the main tourist attractions such as: historical buildings, museums, theaters, craft markets, beautiful parks, shopping centers and offers a varied gastronomic offer.

    Accommodation at the hotel of your choice.


    Duration: 10 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tourist Category: Wyndham Escazú Superior Category: Crowne Plaza Corobicí

    Day 2: SAN JOSÉ - ARENAL VOLCANO (3 HOURS APPROX.) 135 KMS

    Stop At: Arenal Volcano National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
    In the morning transfer or delivery of a 4x4 rental car at the hotel, towards the North Plains. There, the impressive Arenal Volcano awaits you, one of the natural wonders of the country for its majesty. Today there are no lava eruptions, but you can see the smoke or ash that is thrown off the top of the volcano and you can enjoy the hot springs in the area. Along the way and until you reach La Fortuna town, you will be able to appreciate agricultural plantations, ornamental plants and cattle farms.

    Accommodation at the hotel of your choice.

    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Tourist Category: Fire Mountain Superior Category: Arenal Springs

    Day 3: ARENAL VOLCANO

    Stop At: Arenal Volcano National Park, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
    Depart in the morning for the walk inside the Arenal Volcano National Park, where it will take you through vegetation and changing terrain of the ancient lava rivers called las coladas.
    Later, hike to Río Fortuna Waterfall, located in a biological reserve of pre-montane transitional humid tropical forest that is part of the Arenal Volcano National Park. The path has 530 steps, with comfortable rest areas. Finally you can take a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of the Fortuna River followed by lunch.

    Accommodation at the hotel of your choice.

    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Tourist Category: Fire Mountain Superior Category: Arenal Springs

    Day 4: VOLCANO ARENAL - MONTEVERDE (3.5 HOURS APPROX.) 120KMS

    Stop At: Monteverde, Monteverde, Province of Puntarenas
    Transfer to Monteverde, with an extension of rainy and cloud forests and a spectacular biodiversity. Monteverde is home to one of the rarest and most unique habitats on the planet and an astonishing variety of flora and fauna. With its unique position on the continental divide between the Caribbean and the Pacific coasts, cloud forests offer a very particular microclimate for the many species that inhabit this area. During the journey, you will observe really beautiful landscapes and will cross some typical localities of the country.

    Accommodation at the hotel of your choice.

    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Tourist Category: Monteverde Country Lodge Superior Category: El Establo

    Day 5: GREEN MOUNT

    Stop At: Monteverde, Monteverde, Province of Puntarenas
    Depart in the morning to Selvatura Park where you will walk through the hanging bridges, to admire the canopy of the cloud forest at your own pace. They will have the opportunity to appreciate a wide variety of flora and fauna and observe the endemic biodiversity of the cloud forest canopy, which is not found anywhere else in the world. Suspension bridges offer the best vantage point to enjoy the beauty of the cloud forest at all levels. Later, they will be able to appreciate the hummingbird garden with more than 14 species.

    Accommodation at the hotel of your choice.


    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Tourist Category: Monteverde Country Lodge Superior Category: El Establo

    Day 6: MONTEVERDE - MANUEL ANTONIO / PUNTA LEONA (4.5 HOURS APPROX. / 3.5 HOURS APPROX.) 185KMS / 112KMS

    Stop At: Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas
    This morning you will begin your journey descending from the mountains towards the warm coast of the Central Pacific.

    If your choice is Manuel Antonio, this park is the smallest of the national parks in Costa Rica but also one of the most visited for its beautiful beaches between mountains, forests and the wildlife in its natural habitat that it offers.

    If Punta Leona is your choice, this is a fascinating place for nature and bird watching lovers who are exposed to Costa Rica's rich biological diversity.

    Accommodation at the hotel of your choice.

    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Tourist Category: San Bada Resort & Spa / Punta Leona Superior Category: Shana by the Beach

    Day 7: MANUEL ANTONIO / PUNTA LEONA

    Stop At: Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio, Province of Puntarenas
    Departure in the morning for the walk in the Manuel Antonio Park, which is considered one of natural jewels for its abundant diversity of wildlife. It is the smallest of the national parks in Costa Rica but also one of the most visited for its beautiful beaches. It has several trails for walking, viewpoints and the probability of crossing with animals in their natural habitat. At various points in the park, the trails branch off and lead to four separate beaches: Espadilla Sur, Manuel Antonio, Escondida, and Playita.

    Accommodation at the hotel of your choice.

    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Tourist Category: San Bada Resort & Spa / Punta Leona Superior Category: Shana by the Beach

    Day 8: MANUEL ANTONIO / PUNTA LEONA - SAN JOSÉ (3.5 HOURS APPROX./1.5 HOUR APPROX.) 155KMS / 85.7KMS

    Stop At: San Jose, San Jose, San Jose Metro, Province of San Jose
    Departure transfer to Juan Santamaría Airport in San José. If your flight leaves before 16:00 and your transportation is regular shared, you will require a private transfer for an additional amount.

    Happy return trip, we hope to have you visit again.


    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, San Jose Costa Rica
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Tourist & Regular Transportation 12/25/2020 - 3/27/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    3/28/2021 - 4/4/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    4/5/2021 - 11/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Superior & Rental Car 12/22/2020 - 1/3/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    1/4/2021 - 4/15/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    4/16/2021 - 6/30/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    7/1/2021 - 11/30/2021
    Monday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Wednesday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Thursday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Friday:12:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Best of Costa Rica DMC

Activity ID: V-230807P13

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