Dense vegetation in Monte Verde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica

Luxuries of Costa Rica Vacation in Monteverde & Tamarindo: Cloud Forest, Hot Springs & More

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Countries Visited

Costa Rica

Places Visited

San Jose, Arenal, Monteverde, Tamarindo

Suggested Duration

9 Days

On this 9-day Costa Rica trip, you will find endless luxury wrapped in unparalleled landscapes. Listen to the tranquil sounds of crashing waves in the distance. Explore the landscape where the forest touches the clouds and indulge in natural thermal hot springs. The comforts of Costa Rica can be found in both cosmopolitan cities and the expanse of natural countryside, as you find charm, bliss, and beauty.

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Trip Highlights

  • Experience the luxuries and comforts of the opulent rainforests and immaculate beaches of Costa Rica
  • Explore the rainforest canopy of the renowned Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Indulge in the lavish hot springs around the lush landscape of Arenal Volcano
  • Witness the incredible mossy forest grounds and towering trees of the Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Settle into the pristine white sandy beaches of Tamarindo
  • Enjoy the endless activities around Tamarindo, from comforting spas to horseback riding in the rainforest

Detailed Description

Think of the rainforest and you may immediately imagine South America. When you think of pristine beaches you may conjure images of Tahiti or Jamaica. But the beauty of Costa Rica is equally as legendary. The luxuries of Costa Rica are found in the mountains and on the beaches, surrounded by rainforest and sitting at the foothills of active volcanoes. Settle into the rejuvenating waters of a natural hot spring and venture into the remarkable treetops of a celebrated cloud forest. Enjoy the private panorama of an ocean view and listen to opulent calls of the wildlife emanate from the trees.

Your luxurious exploration of Costa Rica begins with your arrival in San Jose, the energetic capital city. The cityscape is surrounded by magnificent mountains and is filled with a particular culture and energy. In Arenal you will understand the encompassing beauty of the countryside and the captivation it has cast over those who have visited the landscape before. The treetops house illustrious flora and fauna, from sloths to orchids, each displaying the definitive qualities of the rainforest.

Your accommodation is set at the foothills of the volcano where the subterranean temperature heats the natural springs. Enjoy a private guided tour of the Arenal Volcano National Park to view the charming rainforest and tremendous lava fields. In Monteverde you pass by traditional villages and a dairy farm constructed in the 1950s by relocating Quakers. Traverse the treetops of the famous Cloud Forest Reserve and witness the tremendous landscape that touches the clouds.

Venture to the beachside city of Tamarindo and find a combination of cosmopolitan comforts and serene beach seclusion. The days are at your leisure to enjoy the variety of activities and indulgent beauty. Snorkel around the calm coral reefs or traverse the forest trails on horseback. Zip line through the jungle or discover the sapphire Pacific on a catamaran. Return to the familiar extravagances of San Jose. The pleasures of the city come with charming restaurants and fabulous vibrancy. A private transfer will escort you to the airport the following day.

Starting Price

$2,101 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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