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Deluxe in Costa Rica
22 Days / 21 Nights
Day 01 Arrive to San José

Welcome to Costa Rica! For your added comfort, once you have passed immigration and customs and stepped out of the airport doors, you will have one of our representatives waiting for you outside with a sign with your name on it. He will drive you to your hotel in San José.  You will receive a welcome package with your vouchers, a country map, and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful

 

Option A: Parque del Lago (1 Night). Standard Room. Breakfast.
Option B: Grano de Oro Hotel (1 Night). Standard Room. Breakfast.


Day 02 Bus & Boat Transfer to Tortuguero

Prepare for a day of adventure this morning as you board a comfortable, shared touring bus at your hotel in San Jose.  Marvel at the spectacular scenery as you make your way through the city to Braulio Carrillo National Park. En route you’ll pass through the agricultural region of the Limon Lowlands, where crops of pineapples, paddies of rice, and various forms of cattle flourish.  An opportunity to enjoy a delicious, typical Costa Rican breakfast presents itself along the way. Once you’ve arrived at the port, you will be transferred by boat to the lodge. Here is your chance to experience the beautiful Tortuguero River and Tortuguero National Park canals.  The total transfer time including stops along the way is approximately 6.5 hours across a distance of 267 kilometers. All included transfers and activities in Tortuguero are offered on a shared basis with other guests of the lodge. You will be warmly welcomed to the lodge as you enjoy a deliciously prepared lunch. Relax and settle into your room.

 

Option A: Pachira Lodge (1 Package). Standard Room. Meals Included.
Option B: Manatus Hotel (1 Package) Deluxe Room. Meals Included.


Day 03 Programmed activities at Tortuguero

Rise and shine bright and early this morning, where you have a chance to enjoy a famous Costa Rican coffee, or tea at the restaurant before heading out in search of adventure. You have the opportunity of enjoy by your own a walk at the hotel trails or take an optional excursion (not Included). In the afternoon join a guided Canal Tour to experience the jungle which surrounds the nearby canals. Through an infinite network of river canals and mangroves you will experience a truly unique contact with nature. Your guide will explain what they’ve learnt about this beautiful jungle flora and fauna.  Their experience in the field has provided them with plenty of knowledge about the many species of wildlife that call this jungle home.

 

Option A: Pachira Lodge (1 Package). Standard Room. Meals Included.
Option B: Manatus Hotel (1 Package) Deluxe Room. Meals Included.


Day 04 Boat & Bus transfer to Guapiles. After Lunch, pick up your car rental and Self drive to Puerto Viejo de Limón

Located in Limon province on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a beach lover’s paradise. Here, amidst the exotic flora and fauna, lies a vibrant seaside town with gorgeous beaches, crystal clear blue waters, and some of the most amazing surfing opportunities. Formerly a quiet little fishing village, Puerto Viejo has a charm that is all its own. With its relaxed atmosphere and its own unique blend of Latino, Afro-Caribbean and Bribri indigenous cultures, Puerto Viejo is a lively place to have a fun relaxing vacation. With its gold sand beaches, tropical vegetation and many interesting attractions nearby such as the Cahuita National Park, Talamanca Indian Reserve and Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, visiting Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a great opportunity to experience Costa Rica at its best.

 

Option A: Namuwoki Lodge (2 Nights). Deluxe Room. Breakfast.
Option B: Banana Azul Hotel (2 Nights). Villas Banana Verde. Breakfast.


Day 05 Free Day at Puerto Viejo de Limón

Enjoy your day relaxing at your hotel and surroundings or ask your travel consultant about the many optional activities that are offered in the area.

 

Option A: Namuwoki Lodge (2 Nights). Deluxe Room. Breakfast.
Option B: Banana Azul Hotel (2 Nights). Villas Banana Verde. Breakfast.


Day 06 Self drive to Sarapiquí

Sarapiqui is not a popular tourist destination yet, but boasts an amazing amount of biodiversity and should be on every nature lover’s list. A great place to enjoy Costa Rica’s amazing natural beauty, Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is perfect for those who enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, white water rafting. What’s unique about the Sarapiqui region is that it sits relatively low in elevation and has several large rivers which converge in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, the largest town in the area. Around these rivers is a mixture of farmland and protected tropical forest. It’s in these vast swaths of humid jungle that a lot of environmental research takes place.

 

Option A: SarapiquiS Rainforest Lodge (1 Night). Deluxe Room. Breakfast.
Option B: Selva Verde Lodge & Rainforest Reserve (1 Night). Standard Room.


Day 07 Self drive to Arenal/Fortuna

Arenal Volcano located in La Fortuna, is the most iconic volcano in Costa Rica. For most of modern history, Volcán Arenal was just another dormant volcano surrounded by fertile farmland. But for about 42 years the volcano was an ever-active and awe-striking natural wonder, producing menacing ash columns, massive explosions and streams of glowing molten rock almost daily. The fiery views are gone for now, but Arenal is still a worthy destination, thanks to the dense forest covering her lower slopes and foothills, and her picture-perfect conical shape up top. This area is rugged and varied, rich with wildlife and laced with trails.

 

Option A: Arenal Volcano Inn (2 Nights). Deluxe Room. Buffet Breakfast.
Option B: Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa (2 Nights). Suite Room. Buffet Breakfast.


Day 08 Free Day at Arenal/Fortuna

Enjoy your day relaxing at your hotel and surroundings or ask your travel consultant about the many optional activities that are offered in the area.

 

Option A: Arenal Volcano Inn (2 Nights). Deluxe Room. Buffet Breakfast.
Option B: Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa (2 Nights). Suite Room. Buffet Breakfast.


Day 09 Self drive to Rincón de la Vieja

Rincon de la Vieja National Park is located about 25 km (15 miles) northeast of Liberia, the capital city of Guanacaste. Rincon de la Vieja National Park is a special place because it sits in a part of Guanacaste where the flat plains meet the jungle-filled mountains. For this reason, in dry times of year the area will remain green and vibrant. Since there is more vegetation, there are also better chances to spot wildlife. Another big draw of Rincon de la Vieja National Park are the many volcanic elements. Active steam vents and bubbling mud pots can be seen right along the trails. Boasting fantastic sceneries, beautiful waterfalls, soothing hot springs, boiling mud pits, a fresh water volcanic lagoon, picnic areas and long-winding trails that one can hike or horseback ride, the Rincon de la Vieja National Park is paradise for hikers.

 

***Note that the Rincón de la Vieja National Park is closed on Mondays.

 

Option A: Hacienda Guachipelin Hotel (2 Nights). Superior Room. Breakfast.
Option B: Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa Hotel (2 Nights). Villa Room. A la Carte Breakfast.


Day 10 Free Day at Rincón de la Vieja

Enjoy your day relaxing at your hotel and surroundings or ask your travel consultant about the many optional activities that are offered in the area.

 

Option A: Hacienda Guachipelin Hotel (2 Nights). Superior Room. Breakfast.
Option B: Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa Hotel (2 Nights). Villa Room. A la Carte Breakfast.


Day 11 Self drive to Tamarindo

Tamarindo, with its glorious beaches, offers outstanding surfing opportunities for beginners, intermediate and experienced surfers. Sport fishing tours are a great way to get out into these blue waters for the chance to catch Sailfish, Yellow Fin Tuna and Dorado. Watch the majestic leatherback turtles come upon shore to nest at Playa Grande or enjoy an early bird watching tour. Take a kayak snorkeling tour, horseback ride along beautiful beaches, or zip through the canopy of the tropical dry forest on a canopy tour.

 

Option A: Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort Hotel (2 Nights). Lagoon Poolview. Breakfast.
Option B: Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas (2 Nights). Deluxe King. Breakfast.


Day 12 Free Day at Tamarindo

Enjoy your day relaxing at your hotel and surroundings or ask your travel consultant about the many optional activities that are offered in the area.

 

Option A: Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort Hotel (2 Nights). Lagoon Poolview. Breakfast.
Option B: Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas (2 Nights). Deluxe King. Breakfast.


Day 13 Self drive to Monteverde

A startling haven for all that is living and natural, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve promises a journey that will make you one with nature–at a whole new level. Located in the Cordillera de Tilarán, Monteverde is one of the top ecotourism destinations the world over, being one of the most spectacular wildlife sanctuary and nature reserve in the world. It is actually home to some of the most endangered species in the planet. Its elevation is from 600 meters to 1800 meters above sea level in some isolated areas. Birds are one of the main attractions in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve as a lot of them would migrate there and a variety of species are for everyone to see alive and freely hovering.

Tours are available for all nature lovers or first-time nature explorers alike (Note, activities are optional if not included in our proposal). Considering the size of the reserve, hanging bridges and trails are good for hiking and sight-seeing. There is even a special private birding tour if you’re interested in learning more about these famous flying species. For the more active we offer zip lining!

 

Option A: Trapp Family Lodge Hotel (2 Nights). Superior Room. Breakfast.
Option B: Belmar Hotel (2 Nights). Peninsula Room. Breakfast.


Day 14 Free Day at Monteverde

Enjoy your day relaxing at your hotel and surroundings or ask your travel consultant about the many optional activities that are offered in the area.

 

Option A: Trapp Family Lodge Hotel (2 Nights). Superior Room. Breakfast.
Option B: Belmar Hotel (2 Nights). Peninsula Room. Breakfast.


Day 15 Self drive to Quepos/Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio National Park combines the rainforest with breathtaking white-sand beaches, among the most beautiful in Costa Rica. The Manuel Antonio Region has received plenty of coverage in travel magazines, earning it the distinction of one of the 10 most beautiful places in the world. From Manuel Antonio you can experience whitewater rafting, guided rainforest waterfall walks, horseback riding, snorkeling and sports fishing. Manuel Antonio National Park is the country's smallest national park at just over 683 hectares, but it is also one of its most amazing. Home to one of the last sizable population of the endangered Squirrel Monkey in the region, the park also houses White-headed capuchin and Howler monkeys.

Manuel Antonio National Park is where tropical rainforest meets the dazzling white sand of Playa Manuel Antonio — one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica and one of the top ten in the world.

 

***Note that Manuel Antonio National Park is closed on Mondays. 

 

Option A: Playa Espadilla Hotel (2 Nights). Standard Room. Breakfast.
Option B: Si Como No Hotel (2 Nights). Supirior Room.


Day 16 Free Day at Quepos/Manuel Antonio

Enjoy your day relaxing at your hotel and surroundings or ask your travel consultant about the many optional activities that are offered in the area.

 

Option A: Playa Espadilla Hotel (2 Nights). Standard Room. Breakfast.
Option B: Si Como No Hotel (2 Nights). Standard Room.


Day 17 Self drive to Sierpe, park your car rental. Boat Transfer from Sierpe to Drake Bay Area

The village of Drake Bay sits on the Pacific side of the peninsula but is well protected from ocean swells due to its position in a wide cove. One reason Drake Bay is so special is that it is difficult to access and gives you that feeling of being away from it all! Arriving via boat is a great experience. These boats are about 20 feet long and are covered for shade. They leave from the small riverside town of Sierpe and bring you down the beautiful Sierpe River, through mangroves, out to the ocean, and along the coastline to Drake Bay. Make sure to wear sandals or other footwear that can be easily taken off or get wet. Once you arrive in the village, nature surrounds you. Drake Bay is the kind of place where you could swing in a hammock all day and still see more amazing wildlife than almost anywhere else in the world. But to make the experience even better, there are lots of outdoor activities that will show you even more!

 

Special Note: Please be advised that the lodges in Drake Bay operate with shared taxi boat transfers with locals leaving from Sierpe to Drake Bay. The entry is a crossing of open sea with strong currents. This sometimes may be a bumpy ride. Also the landing at the beach is wet and may be rough if there are high waves or bad weather, you will have to walk through water. There is no dock at the hotel. We do not recommend this destination for pregnant or handicapped persons. More upscale lodging does exist in Drake Bay with a dock for more comfort and more private transfer service.

 

Option A: Pirate Cove Hotel (3 Nights). Bungalow Room. Meals Included.
Option B: Aguila de Osa (1 Package). Corcovado Jungle Experience Standard Room. Meals Included.


Day 18 Corcovado National Park Tour, San Pedrillo Station

We will leave at 6 am, and the transfer takes around 30 minutes by boat. A visit to the Corcovado National Park is a must when on the Osa Peninsula. The National Park is one of the most beautiful conservation regions of the world.  Here you are likely to see ocelots, margay, jaguars, tapirs, red macaws, toucans, quetzals and lots more. There may be one hundred different types of trees in one hundred meters. At midday you stop to eat on a deserted beach or swim in San Pedrillo waterfall. The 3 km walk is not terribly difficult but be prepared for a lot of ups and downs through the uneven jungle. You will be ready for a shower and a snooze when you return to the hotel.

 

Option A: Pirate Cove Hotel (3 Nights). Bungalow Room. Meals Included.
Option B: Aguila de Osa (1 Package). Corcovado Jungle Experience Standard Room. Meals Included.


Day 19 Snorkeling at Caño Island

We leave each day at 7:00 a. m.  The transfer to the Island takes between 50 minutes to 1 hour. When the boat arrives to the Island, the instructor will go to the Minaet Station on the Island in order to give the register and show the documents with the reservation and the entrances fees. After that the snorkelers go in the boat with the guide to do snorkel in the points authorized for that.  The new regulation in the island is that is not allowed to do snorkeling from the beach. It is not allowed to eat on the island, neither are there toilets. We will do the first snorkeling and then you can rest on the beach of the Island - we offer water or natural juice - afterwards we will do the second snorkeling, followed by a lunch at the Pirate Cove. Our diving groups are small and always accompanied by a guide authorized for ICT and ACOSA.

 

Option A: Pirate Cove Hotel (3 Nights). Bungalow Room. Meals Included.
Option B: Aguila de Osa (1 Package). Corcovado Jungle Experience Standard Room. Meals Included.


Day 20 Boat Transfer to Sierpe, pick up back your car rental. Selfdrive to San Gerardo de Dota

San Gerardo de Dota is a little known destination in the remote mountains south of Costa Rica’s capital city, San Jose. The village is set deep in a valley, but is surrounded by the towering Talamanca mountains. Among the quiet forests of San Gerardo de Dota live a variety of animals and a wide selection of birds, including the famous Resplendent Quetzal and dozens of hummingbird species. Though San Gerardo de Dota is slowly becoming known for its superb bird watching, it remains home to just a handful of quaint eco-lodges and restaurants, making it the perfect escape. This area is a nature lover’s paradise, great for hiking and seeing countless different waterfalls and primary forests. San Gerardo de Dota is a great place to visit before heading back to the airport and will show you a completely different life zone: the cloud forest. Because San Gerardo de Dota is at a high altitude, the climate is much cooler and wetter than is the lowlands.

 

Option A: Trogon Lodge (1 Night). Standard Room. Breakfast.
Option B: Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge (1 Night). Standard Bungalow Room. Breakfast.


Day 21 Self drive to San José. Drop Off your car rental at your hotel.

San José is the capital city of Costa Rica and is by far the largest city in the country. Due to its strategic location in the geographical heart of the country, San José is the ideal place to use as a base for taking daily excursions to a variety of sites and diverse regions. You will enjoy the excitement and beauty of volcanoes, rainforests, wildlife reserves, whitewater rafting and boat cruising; all combined with the entertainment and nightlife that a cosmopolitan city can offer. San José's main attractions include the National Theatre, the Gold and Jade Museums, shopping malls, fabulous restaurants, art exhibits, dance performances and opera.

 

Option A: Parque del Lago (1 Night). Standard Room. Breakfast.
Option B: Grano de Oro Hotel (1 Night). Standard Room. Breakfast


Day 22 Departure from San Jose to the International Airport

A privately driven vehicle will provide you with a transfer from your hotel to San José Airport today. Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.




Included

INCLUDED

 

  • All services indicated in the above itinerary.
  • Personalized information, map of Costa Rica and vouchers list.
  • Local Travel Program Support, 24 hours emergency service.
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.
  • 21 Nights lodging at hotels indicated in the above itinerary. Breakfast and local taxes.
  • Tortuguero Package included: Ground and boat transportation from San José / to Guápiles, tour to the Tortuguero canals by boat through the National Park (entrance fee not included US$ 15.00 per person) and Visit to Tortuguero Village.
  • 18 days Car Rental Daihatsu BeGo (Manual).  Free mileage 1st additional driver free of charges. Additional included: CDW Insurance and GPS Free of Charge.
  • Drake Bay Package. Included: All meals, boat transfers from Sierpe - Drake Bay - Sierpe, guided tour to Corcovado National Park, guided tour to Caño Island Biological Reserve and all taxes.

 

NOT INCLUDED

 

  • Other meals than indicated as included.
  • National Park Entrance fees.
  • Other excursions tours and activities indicated as optional or not included.
  • Airport taxes (US$ 29.00 per person not included).
  • International flights.
  • Personal expenses. Tips and extras at hotels.
  • Travel insurance.


The most important things to bring are your travel documents: a valid passport, flight and hotel information, health insurance card and driver’s license (if you plan on renting a car in Costa Rica). We advise you to make three copies of these documents. Put one copy in your carry-on bag, one copy in your suitcase and leave one copy at home.

Basic Tropical forests, colorful wildlife and spectacular beaches are part of daily life in Costa Rica. The climate varies depending on where you are, so pack accordingly.

 

  1. Prepare for hot, humid summers. Shorts, T-shirts, sundresses, skirts and tank tops in lightweight fabrics should keep you cool. Take a sweater for evenings at a higher elevation.
  2. Bring plenty of sunblock. Also include insect repellent, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and a swimsuit.
  3. Take rubber-soled sandals or hiking boots for journeys into the rain forests. Flip-flops and sandals are great for resorts and hanging out by the beach.
  4. Pack separate clothes for evenings. Simple dresses are great for women, while men will do well in long shorts and a button-down shirt.
  5. Prepare for cool winters, particularly in the northern regions and at higher elevations. Long pants and long-sleeved shirts are a must, while a fleece jacket or a sweater is advisable.
  6. Take an umbrella if you plan to travel between May and November – Costa Rica’s wettest period.
  7. A rain slicker will come in handy while hiking.
  8. Take an electric converter and adapter.

 

Important Note

What makes us different? You can customize your Costa Rica trip to fit your exact needs. Maximize fun time and minimize hassles, mistakes and travel time. Every detail from airport pick-up to adventure tours and activities are arranged by us to make sure the only thing you have to worry about is having fun. Use our quick and easy trip customization form and find out how affordable your dream Costa Rica vacation can be! With CRS you don´t just vacation in Costa Rica, you experience it!

Rate per person from: US$ 2515,00

 

Interested in this package? If you inquire we will send you a detailed proposal with a 100% accurate price. The rate listed here is per person, based on our low season rates, with double occupation, transportation, tours, meals, taxes, and service fees included as described, unless otherwise indicated. Not included in the price are travel insurance, personal expenses and international airfare. Remember that all our packages are customizable at no extra cost.

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