Volcano, Cloud Forest and Beaches
Welcome to Paradise
Your guide will be waiting outside the arrivals terminal with a sign with your names on it. He will then drive you to your hotel in La Fortuna. Check into the luxury Tabacon Grand Spa. The four elements of nature are present in this unique Arenal Volcano luxury hotel and resort, featuring the heat of the volcano, the flowing waters of the hot springs, the pure air of the rainforest and the fertile earth of the of the Fortuna de San Carlos Region. Overnight in the Tabacon Grand Spa and Resort in a Superior King Room. Unlimited entrance to the Hot Springs included in your stay.
Mountain Biking and SUP
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. In the afternoon, head to Lake Arenal for lessons and a session on Stand Up Paddle Boards. A hugely popular sport taking off around the world, SUPping is the new craze of water sports. You will get a few tips from an expert and then will be able to paddle across the lake’s surface seeing the different views all around. Overnight in Tabacon Resort. Breakfast included.
Rio Celeste National Park
Hike through the dense, tropical rainforest that surrounds the Río Celeste National Park. This is an amazingly beautiful place to hike to hidden waterfalls and swim in the turquoise water. The hike is approximately 3-miles long and considered intermediate. You and your naturalist guide can go at your own pace and you’ll learn interesting things about the rainforest along the way. You will return, walking back through the Rio Celeste National Park to the mud baths and take a moment to relax in the natural hot springs, before continuing on further to see the spectacular Río Celeste waterfall. This is a guided hike with lunch and a snack included. Overnight Tabacon. Breakfast and lunch included.
Transfer to Monteverde – Coffee Tour
Today you will enjoy a fun transfer by jeep-boat-jeep from La Fortuna to Monteverde, home of the famous cloud forests. Its a fun way to change locations and nice to travel over the lake. In the afternoon 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. Enjoy a hearty cup of locally grown and roasted coffee along with some homemade pastries or sweet treats. Overnight El Establo. Breakfast included.
Hanging Bridges and Ziplines
Sky Trek, Sky Walk, Sky Tram – the complete combo! Start with an informative and interesting walk along jungle trails and hanging bridges, with a naturalist guide, and learn all about the flora, fauna, the history and culture of the area. Afterwards ride the open gondola up through the dense rainforest to the unique volcano observation deck. From there you will have great photography opportunities with treetop views of the tropical rainforest. See the jungle from a different perspective and maybe see some different creatures that inhabit it. Return to the ground below by ziplining a series of cables across the tree canopies and canyons. This is an exhilarating fun way to see the rainforest and the beauty of the area. Overnight El Establo. Breakfast included.
Time to hit the beach
It is time to head to the beach for some sun, surf and sea. You will be driven along the scenic route through the hills heading down to sea level. As you get closer to the coast, feel the temperature rise and get ready for some hot lazy days. You’ll arrive at one of Costa Rica’s best beach destinations, where you’ll check into your hotel, Arenas Del Mar Eco Resort.
It is an extraordinary beachfront resort catering to travelers looking for more than just the typical luxury hotel experience. Being the first prestiges property awarded with the “Five Sustainability Leaf Award” and “Five Star Award” -highest ratings possible in both categories – by the Costa Rican Tourist Ministry, this Manuel Antonio hotel was designed and built with the utmost importance on sustainability along with deluxe accommodations. Overnight in Arenas Del Mar Eco Resort. Breakfast included.
Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Hike
Today 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 day to relax by the pool, have a couple of sunset cocktails or explore a little of Manuel Antonio. Overnight in Arenas Del Mar Eco Resort. Breakfast included.
Jet ski Snorkeling Tour
There is nothing quite like zooming across the ocean in search of the perfect beach. You will have one double jet ski to take you on an exciting and breathtaking tour along the coast of Manuel Antonio. This is a fun morning seeing the coastline from the water and stopping off at some excellent snorkeling locations where you will swim with exotic tropical fish and be able to check out the abundant marine life. Relax in the afternoon, take a stroll or perhaps try your hand at surfing. Overnight in Arenas Del Mar Eco Resort. Breakfast included
Time to head home…
Enjoy your last morning in the hot tropical sun before taking your private transfer to San Jose in time to catch your international flight home.
Volcano, Cloud Forest and Beaches
Manuel Antonio then back to San Jose
Accommodations and Meals
3 nights Tabacon Grand Spa, La Fortuna
2 nights El Establo, Monteverde
3 nights Arenas Del Mar, Manuel Antonio
Private ground transfers within Costa Rica
Domestic flights from La Fortuna to Quepos/Manuel Antonio
Domestic flights from Puerto Jimenez to San Jose
Activities and Adventures
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Rio Celeste National Park
Jet Ski Snorkel
Manuel Antonio National Park