Most Popular Vacation Destinations in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is among the most visited countries in Latin America, the Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest and Jaco Beach, are ones of the destinations you should visit when you think about your vacations traveling through Costa Rica. This 6-day package will take you to discover a part of the treasures we offer our guests

Location
  • Departure: Alajuela
  • Arrival: International Airport Juan Santamaria SJO
Duration
7 days / 6 nights
Category
Nature
Price
From: $1200 per person

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Itinerary

Arrive to Costa Rica - Arenal Volcano & La Fortuna

One of our Ecoterra Costa Rica drivers will meet you at International Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) at 8:30am or 3:00 pm; in order to drive you to the Arenal Volcano National Park Region; the transportation to Arenal takes about 3 hours. Lodging at Casa Luna Hotel or similar hotel. After checking in you will have off time for enjoying the pool or you can have a massage at Luna Spa, which you can arrange in advance with your Travel Planner; if you pleased and you prefer to chill you can also simply relax in the hotel gardens, enjoying the view of Arenal Volcano (when clear) or have a cocktail at the bar. Overnight at Casa Luna Hotel

Sloth Observation Tour and Arenal Volcano Expedition with Hot Springs

One of the most beloved animals of our country is the popular sloth. This animal captivates us with its tenderness and peculiar slow behavior. We cannot deny that we have envied their pace at sometimes in our own lives. The La Fortuna area is a unique place when it comes to sloths. Our climate, protection, availability of food, and the essential absence of predators make this privileged property an amazing natural oasis. Will pick you up at 7:30am at your hotel to begin the journey to Sloth Territory a small family ecological project just 5 minutes from La Fortuna. During the tour, we emphasize the importance of Sloth protection, due to its growing popularity, has increased the illegal trade of this species, so Ecoterra Expeditions together with the Rodriguez family, work to preserve a privileged space for their Protection. After two hours walking along the trails of this beautiful property, observing this wonderful specie, we will be back to the Hotel. In the afternoon, you will be greeted by our guide approx. at 02:30 pm at the front desk, to visit the El Silencio Private Reserve. Next, we will walk approximately 1 kilometer along a volcanic stone path with a moderate degree of difficulty, until we reach the viewpoint, the closest point to volcano permitted to access. At the viewpoint, our guide will provide relevant information on the formation of the Arenal Volcano, its periods of activity, as well as unpublished details of its first eruption in 1968. You can also enjoy the excellent views of the Green Lagoon and Lake Arenal. On the guide’s indication, we will begin our descent along the same trail. At the end of the day, the perfect place to relax will be at the Arenal Paradise Hot Springs. At about 9:00 pm you will be picked up to return to the hotel. Overnight at Casa Luna Hotel

La Fortuna to Monteverde Cloud Forest / Arenal Lake Crossing

After the breakfast we will drive up at 08:00 am towards the Arenal Lake where we’ will board a boat to cross the lake, observing along the way panoramic views of the Arenal Volcano, Chato Hill, Arenal Lake, the Tilaran mountain range, and more. Once across the lake we will again board a minivan to continue on to Monteverde and the hotel. This drive is about 2.5 hours. Lodging at Cloud Forest Lodge or similar hotel. After check-in you will enjoy the free afternoon, you will ask to your Travel Planner to recommend you some activities that you can do around Monteverde Cloud Forest area. Overnight at Cloud Forest Lodge

Zipeline over the Cloud Forest

After breakfast a driver will pick you up at your hotel. The zip-line tour built entirely in the cloud forest. In this popular activity, visitors cross through the unique cloud forest canopy suspended over the forest while attached to high weight-capacity cables and using the specialized climbing gear. This provides wonderful experience and sensations only comparable to flying through the forest. This tour not only combines the thrill of one of Costa Rica’s most safe and popular adventures, but also provides a unique vantage point of the cloud forest which in the past was reserved only for certain scientists brave enough to climb up to the forest canopy. The Canopy Tour features 13 cables, including a 1 km cable, 15 platforms and one Tarzan Swing. There is a total of 2.2 miles of total cable length. Overnight at Cloud Forest Lodge

Monteverde Cloud Forest to Jaco Beach

Today after breakfast, the driver will pick you up around 8:00am at your hotel towards Jaco Beach observing along the way panoramic views of the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, the Tilarán mountain range, and more. This drive is about 3 hours. Lodging at Oceano Boutique & Gallery Hotel or Best Western Hotel, according your deal. Overnight at Oceano Boutique Hotel & Gallery or Best Western Jaco

Free day for optional activities (not included)

Today you will have all, the day off to enjoy the day on your way. You can spend the day exploring the beautiful area surrounding the surfing town of Jacó Beach with a variety of activities like: ATV´s Tour – 3 hrs. with Waterfall Horseback Riding and Waterfall Tour Manuel Antonio National Park Combo Horseback Riding & ATV 2hrs Surfing Lessons Please contact your Travel Planner if you wish to add any extra activity to your itinerary. Overnight at Oceano Boutique Hotel & Gallery or Best Western Jaco

Departure day from Jaco Beach to Airport (SJO)

f you are departing from San Jose Airport (recommended): Last day from Jaco Beach to the International Airport the transportation is included at 10:00 am or 13:45 pm. Please consider this transfer takes about 2 hours to the airport, and you must be there at least 2 hours earlier your flight time for checking in; if you require a transportation on a different time we can arrange you a private transportation for some extra bucks.

Included

  • Free breakfast
  • Hot springs
  • Transportation from Airport to la Fortuna
  • Entrance fee
  • Experienced bilingual guide
  • Boat Transportation

Things to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Insect repellent
  • Bathing suit
  • Change of clothes
  • Sandals

Map

7 days / 6 nights
Departure: Alajuela
Arrival: International Airport Juan Santamaria SJO

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