Arrive and transfer to Arenal
Your shuttle will be waiting for you just outside the arrivals terminal with a sign with your names on it. Check in to your hotel in La Fortuna, Hotel Los Lagos. This comfortable three star hotel is set in lush tropical gardens with a series of hot springs, a warm swim up bar and high speed water slide. Its a large resort with excellent facilities and in a great location only a short way from the main town. You will have a volcano view from your room! Overnight Hotel Los Lagos.
Lost Canyon Adventures and Venado Caves
Talk about getting the most out of your time on your Costa Rica honeymoon. There`s nothing like a shot of adrenaline as you wake up – more effective than coffee! Today is the Lost Canyon Adventure, rappelling down a series of waterfalls, climaxing with a 200ft assisted rappel. Enjoy a typical local “casado” lunch before setting off for the next part of your adventure. Spend the afternoon exploring Earth’s inner-depths during a 2-hour trek past underground waterfalls and through smooth, stone passageways. You will see prehistoric marine fossils and exotic cave formations and be given a full explanation about how they were made and the approximate age of the caves. Overnight Los Lagos. Breakfast and lunch included.
Cerro Chato Hike
This is a tough but rewarding 4-5 hour hike through lush rainforest to the rim of the crater of the extinct volcano called Cerro Chato. Once you arrive at the crater, you then drop down to an emerald green lagoon. You`ll get great views of the majestic Arenal Volcano along the way. On the way back down you can stop at the La Fortuna Waterfall and have a swim in the fresh cool pool at the base before returning to your hotel. This hike is only recommended for people in good shape and willing to hike in extreme conditions. Overnight Los Lagos. Breakfast and lunch included.
In the morning you will take a mountain bike tour to experience the amazing local scenery up close. The moderate to challenging option takes you along backroads and windy hills as you pass through quaint, little country-side villages with stops at some fun swimming holes to cool off and take a breather. The Arenal Volcano area is ripe with amazing backroads for some fun rides. You`ll end with a nice snack and swim in a local river. You`ll cover about 16 miles on this picturesque ride. Overnight Los Lagos. Breakfast included.
Enjoy a day completely to yourselves. Maybe relax and enjoy the hotel`s amenities or head into the town of La Fortuna for some souvenir shopping. Overnight Los Lagos. Breakfast included.
Transfer to Monteverde, Coffee tour
This morning you will enjoy a fun transfer by jeep-boat-jeep to Monteverde and the famous cloud forest by way of Lake Arenal. It`s a fun way to change locations and nice to travel over the lake. You get a different view and it beats sitting in the minivan for 4 hours! Check in to your hotel in Monteverde, Cala Lodge. Costa Rica FloraThis afternoon you will get a taste of the local culture and history. The Don Juan Coffee Tour will give you the chance to learn about the growth and process of coffee beans in a volcanic area, and how the authentic coffee used by our grandparent`s generation was made, a tradition that has made this country one of progress and peace. Check into Cala Lodge, a nice B&B close to the main town in Monteverde. Located adjacent to the world renowned Children`s Eternal Rain Forest, Cala Lodge offers cozy accommodations surrounded by beautiful forest and easy access to all the main attractions of the area. Overnight Cala Lodge. Breakfast included.
Hanging Bridges and Ziplines
This is the best way to see and learn about the beautiful Monteverde cloud forest. Your private bilingual guide will be there to tell you all about the flora and fauna of this unique region as you wander across the hanging bridges and fly through the jungle on a zipline. After the tour you have entrance and time to visit the Hummingbird Gardens, Reptile and Insect Exhibitions, Serpentarium and Butterfly Farm, before being transferred back to your hotel. You can spend as much time as you like in the park and will even have lunch there. Overnight Cala Lodge. Breakfast and lunch included.
Transfer to Manuel Antonio
Your guide will drive you the scenic route through the hills heading down to Manuel Antonio. As you get closer to the coast, feel the temperature rise and get ready for some hot lazy days. Check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing. La Posada is located only a minute from the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park with a beautiful pool, tropical gardens, private courtyards and a buffet breakfast. Overnight La Posada. Breakfast included.
Surfing, National Park
In the morning you will hit the beach for a one on two surf lesson with a private instructor at the Surf School. Costa Rica is known worldwide for its beautiful beaches perfect for surfing and it is a fun sport to learn. Lessons with a local surf school will make sure that you learn the basics of surfing in a smooth and safe way. The surf lessons are given according to the tides and in an introductory surf lesson you will learn the basics of surfing such as standing, paddling, turning, tides as well as ocean awareness and surf ethics.
In the afternoon you will visit the Manuel Antonio National Park. It is the best place for wildlife viewing and you are almost guaranteed to see sloths, iguanas and several species of monkeys, as well as other exotic creatures. Your naturalist guide will pick you up from your hotel and lead you along the well-kept trails to hidden beaches, all the while pointing out interesting things along the way. Enjoy a dip in the sea and sink your toes in to the soft sand of the beautiful Pacific beaches before returning to your hotel later in the afternoon to relax by the pool, have a couple of sunset cocktails or explore a little of Manuel Antonio. Overnight La Posada. Breakfast included.
The underwater environment at Manuel Antonio National Park is just as stunning as the land, with mind blowing volcanic formations and a multitude of tropical fish. The Manuel Antonio coastline with its 12 islands gives you the pick of numerous dive sites, most are between 35 and 60 feet, though there are deeper sites for more experienced divers. All dives are guided by a PADI professional who has extensive knowledge and experience so that you will see the most marine life and underwater formations.
Your tour includes two dives at different sites and all your equipment is provided. Dives typically last 45 minutes and you will see volcanic rock formations, with various hard and soft corals. There is an abundant marine life with schools of Snapper and Jacks, plus White Tip Reef Sharks, Angel Fish, Moorish Idols, Parrot Fish, Puffer Fish, Octopus, Eels, Crustaceans, Sea Turtles and the giant Manta Ray. During your surface interval you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Manuel Antonio National Park Coastline. You must have dive certification to participate in this tour, but if you are not certified you can do a Discover Scuba Diving course instead, and still dive at sea after some basic training. Overnight La Posada. Breakfast included.
Flat Water or Whitewater?
Your sea kayaking starts this morning and is a wonderful way to see the coast line at a leisurely pace. Experience Manuel Antonio`s breathtaking cliffs and beautiful rock formations from a vantage point only possible in kayaks as you follow the coastline. Your guide will lead you along past quiet coves and will point out the many shore birds nesting or gliding on the thermals created by the offshore winds that hit these rocky outcrops.
One of the cleanest rivers in Central America; the Savegre is an adventure: relaxation and pure action while enjoying the fantastic landscapes. This adventure starts with an early drive south of Quepos driving through african oil plantations, teak reforestation projects and incredible scenery to the river put-in. Once you arrive at the Rio Blanco you`ll receive a full safety briefing before starting to paddle through rapids like “Hurricane Rita”, “Boca Diablo” (Devil`s Mouth) and “Washing Machine”. There will be a stop for a short hike and nice swim at a waterfall before the final rapid, “Santo Domingo”. Overnight La Posada. Breakfast included.
Transfer to Drake Bay
Transfer in a private shuttle from Manuel Antonio to the Corcovado National Park area of Costa Rica. This remote rainforest is home to the most diverse wildlife of almost anywhere on the planet and is sure to be a highlight of your adventure honeymoon. Enjoy as much or as little activity as you like, or head down to the beach for the day. There is so much to do here that you are sure to be as busy as you want to be. The hotel can help you arrange local activities if you want. Pirate Cove is a small hotel, consisting of comfortable cabins and bungalows, located on Osa Peninsula, the least developed and most bio-diversified area of Costa Rica. Here, you will experience the true pristine and natural beauty of Costa Rica and nearby Corcovado National Park. Overnight Pirate Cove. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Today you have an entire day in the amazing Corcovado National Park with an experienced bilingual guide who will help you spot various creatures and teach you a little bit about the forest and its inhabitants. There are over 400 bird species in the area; the raucous Macaws are hard to miss but some of the others aren`t always so easy to spot among the dense primary rainforest, so binoculars and cameras are recommended. You can also find all four Costa Rican species of monkeys here. The white-faced monkeys are often quite friendly and will even follow you through the jungle but the howler monkeys are more often heard than seen. Your guide will show you strange and wonderful trees such as the “Leche de Vaca” which the Indians used to cure ulcers and the “Walking Tree” which actually moves several inches each year. He will explain more or less how this special ecosystem functions, although the greatest experts admit they may know less than half of the total species that live here.The 4-5 hour walk is not terribly difficult but be prepared for a lot of ups and downs through the uneven jungle. You will be ready for a shower and a snooze when you return to the hotel. Overnight Pirate Cove. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 14, 15 and 16
Some free days to do whatever you want or nothing at all! Drake Bay is an oasis of natural beauty and peace in our increasingly hectic world, but there is also plenty to do. You could go scuba diving or snorkeling at Caño Island, watch the dolphins and whales, try your hand at sport fishing, meet the monkeys in Corcovado National Park, see scarlet macaws and toucans on a bird watching tour, practice your sea kayaking skills, or just relax and enjoy life. Overnight Pirate Cove. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Transfer to San Jose
The calendar is free until you choose to head back to San Jose, so relax and enjoy the hotels facilities or explore the town and do some last minute shopping. Overnight Cariari Bed and Breakfast. Breakfast included.
Time to head home
Transfer to the airport in time for your international flights home. Breakfast included.
Intrepid Adventure Honeymoon
Accommodation and meals
5 nights Los Lagos
2 nights Cala Lodge
4 nights Cabinas Espadillas
5 nights Pirate Cove
1 night Cariari B&B
Meals Daily Breakfasts
All ground transfers within Costa Rica
Activities and Adventures
Zipline Canopy Tour
Hummingbirds and Butterfly Gardens
National Park Hike, Manuel Antonio
SCUBA Diving or Discover SCUBA if you are not certified.
Sea Kayaking or Whitewater Rafting
Hummingbirds and Butterfly Gardens
Corcovado National Park Hike