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Costa RicaAdventure in Arenal Volcano National Park

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Since sustainable development became a priority in Costa Rica - economical dynamism, entrepreneurship, and research & development are utilized to protect the environment. For the traveler, it means preserved jungles, spectacular volcanoes, and wild beaches. Embark on an exploration of the "Pura Vida" lifestyle beginning with a mix of adrenaline pumping activities and nature immersion in La Fortuna...

Since sustainable development became a priority in Costa Rica - economical dynamism, entrepreneurship, and research & development are utilized to protect the environment. For the traveler, it means preserved jungles, spectacular volcanoes, and wild beaches. Embark on an exploration of the "Pura Vida" lifestyle beginning with a mix of adrenaline pumping activities and nature immersion in La Fortuna & Arenal Volcano National Park. Discover vibrant wildlife, soak in soothing hot springs, go river rafting down the Balsas River, gaze over the tree tops during a canopy walk and explore dense jungles on guided hikes. Finish in Jacó, known for its surf, beaches & nightlife

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Trip highlights
  • Lake
    Lake
  • White water activities
    White water activities
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Botanical observation
    Botanical observation
  • Jungle
    Jungle

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Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica!

• Arrival at Juan Santamaria International Airport in San José

Transfer to La Fortuna (4h) (departures at 7am or 2:15pm)

• Reach the San Carlos Valley and check in at the hotel near the Arenal Volcano

Visited:
Juan Santamaría International Airport, San JoséArenal Volcano
Accommodation
Night at Arenal Observatory Lodge (Arenal Volcano)

Day 2: Rafting adventure

• Set off on a half day rafting excursion on the Balsas river

Swim in natural pools and take in the sounds of the surrounding tropical forest

• Don't leave without a rich lunch (included) to gain back some energy!

• Later, relax in the thermal center of Baldi Hot springs. Sit down for dinner at the center (included)

Suggestion: combine rafting with an ATV tour, zip-lining or canyoning to make it a full day of fun! 

Visited:
Arenal Volcano
Accommodation
Night at Arenal Observatory Lodge (Arenal Volcano)

Day 3: Arenal & Monteverde

• Transfer by vehicle and then board a boat to cross the lake to Monteverde (3h30) (departures at 8:15am & 2:15pm)

• Once there, transfer to your hotel in Monteverde, a place of cloud forests and coffee plantations, monkeys, mist and friendly locals

• The town of Santa Elena is small and quaint, filled with tasty restaurants and artisan shops

Visited:
Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, Monteverde Reserve
Accommodation
Night at the Hotel Fonda Vela (Monteverde)

Day 4: Monteverde Reserve

Choose from a variety of optional activities...

Go for a hike in the reserves of Monteverde and Santa Elena

• Set off on a zip-line excursioncanopy walk over bridges suspended on wires

• Discover the jewels of the rainforest at Selvatura Park

Visit La Lechería, a cheese factory created in 1953 by Quakers from the United States

Horse-back riding and canyoning are other great options

Accommodation
Night at the Hotel Fonda Vela (Monteverde)

Day 5: Transfer to Jaco

• Take a group transfer at 8am to Jaco (3h)

• Spend the rest of the day at leisure

Visited:
Monteverde ReserveJaco'
Accommodation
Croc's Resort & Casino (Jaco')

Day 6: Leisure day at Jaco

• We suggest some of these optional activities for your free day in Jaco:

• Take some surf lessons or visit Isla Damas by kayak or boat

• Go on a photo safari on the Rio Tarcoles

• Set off on a Tortuga Island excursion

• Visit the Carara National Park

Visited:
Jaco'
Accommodation
Croc's Resort & Casino (Jaco')

Day 7: Adios Costa Rica

We hope you've enjoyed your trip!

Group transfer to San José (3h)

Visited:
Jaco', San José

Juan Santamaría International AirportSan JoséArenal VolcanoMonteverdeMonteverde ReserveJaco'

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The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

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  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
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  • Airport transfers
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  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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