Whether with your partner or your best friend, your children, or on your own, you will journey through this Costa Rican vacation that caters to the adventurer in everyone. Paddle down river through the Pacuare Gorge and kayak around the mangrove estuary on Damas Island. Scour volcanic summits and watch the steam rise directly out of the crater. Watch waves form perfect barrels or search beneath the ocean’s surface on a scuba or snorkeling excursion. Costa Rica offers captivating landscapes and...
San Jose – Dynamic Capital
San Jose is a lively city, filled with a charming energy that underlies the bustling crowds. Children play soccer in La Sabana Park. The names of their favorite players, both nationally and internationally renown, are bannered across their backs. The particular aroma of Eucalyptus trees drifts through the park. A small lake offers a cool mist in the warm breeze. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to your fantastic hotel located in a spacious refurbished colonial mansion. The historic neighborhood recalls its past with the elegant architecture patroned by coffee barons in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Central Market was constructed in the 1880s and continues to encompass an entire city block. Pathways divide over 200 shops and stalls. The ambiance is uniquely Costa Rican. Locals smile as they display their wares, from woodcrafts to sensational tropical fruits. Humungous watermelons stare back at you from a fruit stand as a large bunch of bananas dangle from the rafter. The aromas are enticing and the people are jovial. Exploring the city allows you to experience the collective cultures from around the country, preparing you for the fabulous and creative adventure to come.
San Jose – The Activities of a Volcano
Pacuare River – Calling on the River
San Jose – The Rush of the River
Manuel Antonio – Riverside to Beachside
Manuel Antonio – The Allure of the Ocean
Manuel Antonio – View from the Treetops
San Jose – Depart to Home
- Venture around the land and sea at your own leisure to experience the endless adventures of Costa Rica
- Traverse the renowned rapids of the Pacuare River and Gorge on a whitewater rafting tour
- Visit the towering, active crater of Poas Volcano to see the simmering steam and its bubbling crater lake
- Journey through the jungle canopy on an aerial tour around Arenal Region
- Discover the diverse landscape and remarkable lava fields around Arenal Volcano
- Indulge in the opulent seaside of Manuel Antonio National Park
From the rushing waters of the Pacuare River to the elegant charm of Manuel Antonio National Park, this adventurous tour of Costa Rica combines the natural beauty of the landscape with the allure of the wildlife. Witness the exceptional rising summits of active volcanoes and leisure in the cool, calm waters of the Pacific Ocean. This vacation is tailored to your particular interests and preferences, making your time in Costa Rica one of ultimate exploration and luxurious natural wonders.
Your exciting vacation begins with your arrival in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. The city combines the cultures from throughout the country, spreading from Atlantic to Pacific oceans. Outside of the Central Valley Region you will spend the day exploring Poas Volcano National Park. The area is home to an abundance of both active and extinct volcanoes. Look down into the active crater of Poas Volcano and visit the exceptional crater lake in the extinct volcano of Botos.
From San Jose, a semi-private transfer will take you to the banks of the Pacuare River for your journey down the celebrated whitewater. Hop on your raft and follow your guide alongside pristine rainforest and towering cliffs. Visit waterfalls and enjoy an evening beneath the jungle canopy at a luxurious lodge in the wilderness. Return to San Jose for a cosmopolitan evening before making your way by private transfer to Quepos. The town sits on the edge of Manuel Antonio National Park, home to the famous beaches that line the edge of the rainforest canopy.
The combination of wildlife, landscape, and beachside bring a unique atmosphere and unparalleled panorama. Spend time luxuriating on the white sand beaches. Discover the unique subaquatic world of various coral reefs. Horseback ride under the rainforest canopy or kayak along the Damas Island estuary. Return to San Jose for the evening and your private transfer will escort you to the airport the following morning. The adventures in Costa Rica are endless, allowing you the chance to experience and explore.
$1,435 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.
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