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16 Days / 15 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: Presidente Hotel. Standard Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Grano de Oro Hotel. Standard Room. Breakfast Included.


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. Standard Room. Meals Included.
Option B: Manatus Hotel. 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’ll join an early morning, guided Canal Tour with fellow vacationers to experience the awakening of the jungle which surrounds the nearby canals. These early morning hours are the most exciting times of the day in the jungle as the wildlife is most active. 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. Standard Room. Meals Included.
Option B: Manatus Hotel. Deluxe Room. Meals Included.


Day 04: Boat & Bus transfer to Guapiles. After Lunch, pick up your car rental and 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: Magic Mountain Hotel. Standard Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa. Suite Room. Buffet Breakfast Included.


Day 05: 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: Magic Mountain Hotel. Standard Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa. Suite Room. Buffet Breakfast Included.


Day 06: 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. Superior Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa Hotel. Villa Room. A la Carte Breakfast and Taxes Included.


Day 07: 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. Superior Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Borinquen Mountain Resort & Spa Hotel. Villa Room. A la Carte Breakfast and Taxes Included.


Day 08: Self drive to Flamingo

Playa Flamingo, known for its brilliant white sands and turquoise waters is located in the North Pacific coast of Guanacaste. Its crescent shape beach allows visitors to enjoy a variety of activities such as snorkeling, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, sea kayaking, sailing and more!

 

Option A: Margaritaville Beach Resort. Standard Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Margaritaville Beach Resort. Standard Room. Breakfast Included.


Day 09: Free Day at Flamingo

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: Margaritaville Beach Resort. Standard Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Margaritaville Beach Resort. Standard Room. Breakfast Included.


Day 10: 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. Superior Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Monteverde Lodge & Gardens. Forest View Downstairs Room. A la Carte Breakfast Included.


Day 11: 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. Superior Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Monteverde Lodge & Gardens. Forest View Downstairs Room. A la Carte Breakfast Included.


Day 12: Self drive to Tambor / Quizales

The Nicoya Peninsula is home to some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches.  Each beach has its own personality and attracts completely different kinds of visitors, from the bohemians of Montezuma, to the surfers of Santa Teresa and the more resort oriented to the beaches of Tambor.

 

Option A: Tango Mar Hotel Beach Spa & Golf Resort. Beachfront Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Tango Mar Hotel Beach Spa & Golf Resort. Tiki Suite Beachfront. Breakfast Included.


Day 13 and 14: Free Days at Tambor / Quizales

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: Tango Mar Hotel Beach Spa & Golf Resort. Beachfront Room. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Tango Mar Hotel Beach Spa & Golf Resort. Tiki Suite Beachfront. Breakfast Included.


Day 15: Self drive to Alajuela. Drop Off your car rental at your hotel.

As capital of Alajuela province, this city lies just a few minutes away from the Juan Santamaria International Airport. With easy access and plenty of bus routes, getting in and out of Alajuela is not a problem. A leading trade center for cattle and the sugar industries of the neighboring areas, Alajuela is also a fantastic summer getaway. This is in part due to the fabulous weather this city experiences throughout the year with its temperate climate.

 

Option A: Buena Vista Hotel. Deluxe Standard. Breakfast Included.
Option B: Xandari Resort & Spa. Prima Room. Continental Breakfast Included.


Day 16: Departure from Alajuela 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.
  • 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.
  • 15 Nights lodging at hotels indicated in the above itinerary. Breakfast and local taxes.
  • 12 days Car Rental Daihatsu Bego Standard.  Free mileage 1st additional driver free of charges. CDW Insurance Included.

 

 

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$ 1520,00

 

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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