Experience rugged jungles, pristine beaches, and the surprising luxuries found deep in nature during your custom tailored best-of Costa Rica tour. The idyllic destination combines fascinating adventure with relaxing comforts alongside access to spectacular adventures that send you deep into the untamed wilderness. Whether flying on a zip-line, kayaking a secluded estuary, or wandering through the cloud forest canopy on aerial bridges, your spectacular Costa Rica vacation will embrace discovery...
Arenal – Arrive in San Jose and Travel to Arenal to Enjoy Hot Springs
The city of San Jose holds hidden charms in historical neighborhoods that boast of elegant colonial mansions as well as delicious local gastronomy that celebrates the diversity of Costa Rica’s tropical, locally grown ingredients. The multidimensional capital city will welcome you to the country by way of Juan Santamaria International Airport, where your private transfer will greet you upon your arrival. The vibrant activity along the city streets brings art galleries and museums, parks and artisan studios.
Your driver will take you outside of the bustling capital en route to Arenal. You will soon reach the inviting comforts of your luxury hotel with a sensational view to the eponymous volcano that stands 5,479 feet above sea level. The region of Arenal is known for the unique volcano, the distinctive wildlife, the protected landscape, and the soothing waters of natural hot springs that are fed by the geothermal activity. Indulge in the natural heat that is connected to the grounds of your hotel, which hosts a variety of pools that reach up to 102 degrees Fahrenheit. The thermal waters contain a number of vitamins absorbed through volcanic soil offering stunning benefits including boosting blood circulation, reducing stress, relieving joint pain, and helping with skin ailments.
Arenal – Discover Fascinating Wildlife on a Tour of CaÃ±o Negro Refuge
Monteverde – Transfer by Taxi Boat to Monteverde for a Coffee Tour
Monteverde – Explore Monteverde Cloud Forest and Canopy Walkways
Manuel Antonio – Venture to the Coast at Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio – Traverse Damas Island Estuary and the Local Beaches
Manuel Antonio – Depart for Home
- Enjoy the thrill of searching for the exclusive and elusive tropical wildlife of Costa Rica on a boat tour of Caño Negro Refuge
- Search for flora and fauna on protected trails that wind around the legendary dense trees and lush, untamed floors of Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
- Glide along the tranquil canals shaped by the dominant mangrove trees that form Damas Island Estuary on a kayak excursion in search of spider monkeys and caiman
- Soar through the fabulous jungle canopy on a guided zip-line excursion with spectacular aerial views of La Fortuna Waterfall
- Indulge in the celebrated soft sands, pristine turquoise waters, and luxurious ocean views of Manuel Antonio National Park
- Learn about the genesis of the coffee bean in Costa Rica before discovering the dynamic flavors and complex aromas of different regional beans
- Bask in the soothing and revitalizing comforts of natural hot springs connected to your luxury accommodations in Arenal
Natural history only accentuates the grandeur of the wildlife and the landscape during your 7-day tour that will immerse you in the best of Costa Rica. The wonderland of natural beauty embraces eco-friendly travel by protecting the vibrant tropical rainforest and enchanting jungle, unique cloud forest, and spectacular coastline. The best of Costa Rica will take you to the region of Arenal and the Cloud Forest of Monteverde, as well as the tropical rainforest and beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park featuring the perfect destinations for wildlife enthusiasts, thrill seekers, and sunbathers.
Your best-of Costa Rica tour will begin with your arrival in Arenal, the adventurous capital of the country celebrated for the gorgeous rainforest and soothing thermal springs fed by the eponymous volcano. Two nights in Arenal bring an immersive introduction to the comforts of the revitalizing hot springs while also providing time to explore the wilderness of the Caño Negro Refuge. The refuge protects captivating wildlife like caiman, howler monkeys, and stunning avifauna. The journey to Monteverde will take you on a taxi boat across Arenal Lake for sensational views of the volcano and of wildlife before reaching the gorgeous terrain of the Cloud Forest for two nights. Discover the charms of a working coffee plantation with a lesson in proper etiquette for sampling different types of quality coffee.
Traversing the Cloud Forest Private Reserve will highlight the exotic flora and fauna that has developed the unique ecosystem. Enjoy the possibility of seeing a quetzal or finding prints of the elusive jaguarundi before taking to the canopy for exceptional views from the aerial bridge walkways. Travel next to Manuel Antonio National Park for two nights that will encapsulate the natural grandeur of the tropical rainforest as you border the azure waters of Pacific Ocean. You can lounge on the golden sands of the celebrated beaches and relax poolside on the luxury property alongside the water, and then kayak through the canals shaped by the mangrove trees of the Damas Island Estuary in search of boas, caimans, monkeys, and more than 200 species of avifauna capping Costa Rica’s outstanding wildlife panoramas. Consider learning more about our travelers’ favorite Costa Rica travel experiences by reading their Costa Rica travel reviews.
$1,633 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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