Discover boutique luxury away from the well-trodden trails and the crowded resorts during your Costa Rica tour that will celebrate the splendors found far from the familiar paths. Your customizable Costa Rica vacation will introduce you to the divine landscape of cloud, rain, and lowland forests while staying at remarkable Zicasso featured hotels nestled into the abounding natural beauty. Whether you are interested in adventurous rafting excursions or are eager to perfect your lotus pose near...
Alajuela – Arrive at your Luxurious Resort in the Costa Rican Rainforest
Arenal Volcano towers over the landscape on the horizon, visible from the runway of La Fortuna Domestic Airport. The conical peak of the volcano stands nearly 5,500 feet and shapes the skyline of the region, and offers visitors from around Costa Rica and the world a chance to see the majesty of nature and soak in the region’s natural pools heated by the geothermal activity. Before you can take it all in, your private transfer will greet you at baggage claim to escort you to your hotel.
You will travel through the rainforest to reach the luxurious Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel, a small eco-friendly resort hidden near the edges of Tenorio Volcano National Park. The intimate accommodation is just one hour away from Arenal and has a secluded ambiance with gorgeous, spacious rooms. The restaurant encourages interactions with the floral aromas of the surrounding forest through an open-air dining room, allowing you to view the vegetation and relax listening to the trickling water from the koi pond.
The restaurant serves delectable international cuisine, as well as delicious traditional Costa Rican flavors. The lush gardens accentuate the remote atmosphere, concealing three hot tubs, a wet bar, and the inviting cool waters of a crystal-clear pool. The friendly staff will welcome you with a refreshing fruit drink, and you will be able to hear the birds twittering in the canopy that hangs over the cobbled walkways of the hotel. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure to indulge in the soothing comforts of the hotel, and you could even rejuvenate your body and mind with a yoga class in the open-air studio.
Alajuela – Explore the Delicate Ecosystems of Tenorio Volcano National Park
Alajuela – Discover Fascinating Biodiversity in Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
Zarcero – Experience Zip Lining and Hot Springs en route to Zarcero
Zarcero – Relish a Day in Sarapiqui before Visiting Catarata del Toro
Zarcero – Indulge in the Comforts of your Lodge with a Day at Leisure
Carara – Enjoy a Coffee Tour and Fabulous Night Walk in the Rainforest
Carara – Delight in a Chocolate Tour and Visit Relaxing Playa Blanca
Carara – Spend Time on a Sea Kayaking and Snorkeling Expedition
Carara – Depart for Home
- Savor the luxuries of attentive service, gorgeous accommodations, vibrant landscapes, and seductive cuisine at Zicasso featured boutique hotels
- Explore the stunning biodiversity of a landscape shaped by geothermal activity on a guided tour of Tenorio Volcano National Park
- Scour the treetops in search of resplendent quetzals as you follow the trails on the private reserve connected to Bosque de Paz Lodge
- Soar through the treetops on a fascinating zip line tour of the rainforest canopy
- Discover the sensational colors of the tropical Pacific coast as you visit the white sand beach of Playa Blanca and enjoying a kayaking and snorkeling tour
- Bask the serene and thrilling experience of a boat excursion in Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge to find an abundance of aquatic and terrestrial wildlife
- Enjoy a whitewater excursion on the Sarapiqui River to blend excitement with the chance to see Costa Rica’s wildlife and pristine landscape
- Learn about coffee with an illuminating coffee tour at a private, organic plantation that will conclude with a satisfying tasting
- Find the roots of chocolate in Costa Rica during an informative and delicious tour that will trace the history of the bean to the delicious flavors of today
Costa Rica is a region unlike any other; learn more by seeing how our partner Costa Rica tour operators can personalize the experience for you. As a wonderland of natural beauty, Costa Rica brings the best of the world’s diversity spread across the volcanoes and beaches and attracts everyone from surfers to birdwatchers alongside travelers focused on luxury. Your 10-day Costa Rica vacation will embody the brightest of the country’s endless wonder away from the stereotypical excursions by highlighting the stunning accommodations hidden in the fascinating terrain. Whether indulging in the forest-covered mountains, hiking the slopes that lead to volcanic peaks, or discovering the morning call of howler monkeys, your tour of Costa Rica delights in the lesser-visited attractions while still offering unequivocal luxury.
Your Costa Rica tour will begin in the mountains near the border of Tenorio Volcano National Park at Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel. The magnificent grounds showcase the vegetation of the lush tropical rainforest through the walking paths, fabulous balcony views, and stunning pools shaded by the trees. Spend your time exploring the majesty of the property and discover the brilliance of your surroundings, from the wildlife and terrain of Tenorio Volcano National Park to the remarkable boat tour through the canals of Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, which host crocodile, caiman, and jaguars. Before reaching your lodge near Zarcero, you can enjoy an exciting zip-line excursion at Arenal, followed by a soothing plunge into the natural thermal baths.
Bosque de Paz Lodge offers a resort experience between the rain and cloud forests of Bajos del Toro. Embrace the charming ambiance of your luxury hotel that is connected to 1,00 acres of private reserve. Relish a chance to course the Sarapiqui River on a guided rafting tour and trek through the rainforest to view one of Costa Rica’s tallest waterfalls at Catarata del Toro. With a day at leisure, you could op to traverse the trails that wind through the property’s protected landscape or spend time at La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Outside of your accommodation, you will have a remarkable coffee tour on an organic plantation to introduce you to the nuances of growing, cultivating, and brewing coffee.
Your final accommodations at the Macaw Lodge offer luxury in an eco-friendly environment focused on sustainability. Enjoy a night tour in search of the fascinating frog life of Costa Rica, or indulge in the flavors found on a chocolate tour that offers the history of the sweet treat. Bask in the tropical sunlight on a nearby secluded beach before discovering the exquisite and transparent waters of the Pacific on a kayak and snorkeling tour. Your private transfer will greet you at your hotel and escort you to San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport with plenty of time to check in for your flight home.
Costa Rica is a region unlike any other; learn more by seeing how our partner Costa Rica tour operators can personalize the experience for you.
$1,795 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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