Comfortable
Adventure
in Costa Rica

A COLORFUL JOURNEY
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WHY DO WE RECOMEND THIS TRIP ?

-For its completeness, from Corcovado to Guanacaste through two active volcanoes
-For the unusual "off the beaten track" while keeping the great essentials
-For the “stay in a comfortable villa” mix and the “discovery roadtrip” part in high end hotels
-For the ecotourism and very complete side of the program.
ASK FOR THE PROGRAM:

Day 1 - San José

Arrival at Juan Santamaria airport in San José, welcomed by your guide, transfer to your hotel.

Selected hotel :
Radisson Europa ****, San José Centro

Included :
Hotel night - welcome and transfer from the airport to the hotel.

Day 2 : Cartago, Orosi valley, Irazu volcanoe and Dota valley/Los Quetzales

Departure for Cartago, the first historical capital of the country and visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels, a major religious pilgrimage site in Costa Rica. Continuation of the day with a visit to the Irazu Volcano National Park. The Irazu volcano is the highest active volcano in Costa Rica and rises to 3432m. Short hike to the crater of this stratovolcano which dominates the central valley. After the visit, you will take the road towards Orosi, a magnificent valley surrounded by the Reventazon river. Stop at the watchtower and take a photo break.

In the afternoon, you will go up the Pan-American and you will settle in the mountain village of Providencia de Dota, bordered by Los Quetzales National Park, name given in reference to the mythical bird that has taken up residence in the mountain avocado trees. of the region.
Dota valley is also famous for one of the finest coffee in the world.

Mid afternoon, you will visit a biological coffee plantation.

Transfer to the Tami lodge for an incredible experience in the middle of nature. Immersion in furnished tents with breathtaking views of Los Quetzales National Park and Bosque Nuboso.

Selected hotel :
Tami Lodge***

Included :
Night at the lodge - private minibus transfers - English speaking accompaniment - entry to Volcan Irazu National Park - breakfast / dinner - Coffee plantation visit.

Day 3 : San Gerardo de Dota - Corcovado

For early risers, a morning birding walk is scheduled to attempt to observe the famous resplendent quetzal. This little piece of paradise in Costa Rica is one of the last ecological sanctuaries in the world where you can still observe this bird in the wild. Road to the South Pacific (4h30 drive) marked with photo stops in open places, along the Pan-American, on the breathtaking views of the valley of San Isidro El General.

Arrive in the afternoon at your ecolodge on the edge of the Corcovado jungle.

Possible optional activities (to be coordinated and paid for on site via our team): Mangrove kayaking, Bio luminescence Sunset Tour kayak, Sunset Kayak tour on the Golfo dulce / dolphin watching.

Selected hotel :
Finca Köbö Ecolodge**

Included :
Night a the lodge– private minibus transfers - English speaking accompaniment - breakfast / dinner – morning walk to observe the quetzal.

Day 4 : Parc national Corcovado

Day hike in Corcovado National Park.

You will take the direction of "Los Patos" station and hike in the eastern part of Corcovado National Park. This park was recently voted by National Geographic as the site with the greatest biodiversity in the world. You will trek through the rainforest in search of monkeys, sloths, tapirs, macaws, toucans and many other animal species that abound in this park.

Selected hotel
Finca Köbö Ecolodge***

Included :
Night a the lodge– private minibus transfers - English speaking accompaniment - breakfast/lunch box/dinner - entrance to the PN Corcovado.
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Day 5 : De Corcovado à Manuel Antonio

Road to Manuel Antonio. Once again, you will follow the Golfo Dulce and head back to the Central Pacific to take the direction of the small, but no less famous area of Manuel Antonio.

Visit of the National Park Manuel Antonio. This coastal park is a little gem: not only because of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world, but also a multitude of trails offering you several watchtowers across the Pacific. Coatis, Sloths, raccoons, hinds, agoutis, capuchin monkeys and squirrel monkeys are very easy to see there.

Night at Playa Bejuco

Selected hotel
Hotel Playa Bejuco***

Included :
Night a the lodge– private minibus transfers - English speaking accompaniment - breakfast/dinner - entrance to the PN Manuel Antonio.

Day 6 : Volcan Arenal

Road to the Arenal volcano. Unmissable! majestic ! Magic ! There are so many superlatives to describe this volcanic colossus that dominates the Arenal region and the lake of the same name.

On the schedule this afternoon, visit the Arenal Hanging bridges. This + - 3km trail will take you to the treetops and you will enjoy superb views of the canopy and the Arenal Volcano.

Selected hotel
Ceiba Tree Lodge***

Included :
Night a the lodge– private minibus transfers - English speaking accompaniment - breakfast/dinner - entrance to the hanging bridge of ARENAL

Day 7 : PN Volcan Arenal

Visit to Arenal National Park.

On the program for this morning: hike in Arenal National Park, a trail that will allow you to get as close as possible to the bottom of the volcano, to observe a lava flow of 1992 and also to climb to the panoramic tower which offers a 360° view on the panorama of the lake.

Relaxing evening at the Arenal hot springs where the geothermal energy of the volcano offers you a moment of relaxation at 40 ° while driking a cold cocktail.

Selected hotel
Ceiba Tree Lodge***

Included :
Night a the lodge– private minibus transfers - English speaking accompaniment - breakfast/dinner - entrance to the PN Volcan Arenal – entrance to the Arenal Hot Springs

Day 8 : Rio Celeste – Playa Negra

This morning, you will take the road to Guanacaste through the PN Tenorio.

Visit of Tenorio National Park. Home to the legendary Rio Celeste waterfall, Tenorio National Park will offer you extraordinary photos where the sparkling blue of the waterfall will mark your spirits and be part of your fondest memories.

Road to Playa Negra.
Arrival at Playa Negra in the evening.

Selected hotel :
Los Nancites Eco Villas

Included :
Night a the lodge– private minibus transfers - English speaking accompaniment - breakfast - entrance to the PN Tenorio.

Day 9 : Playa Negra and surroundings

You leave just after breakfast to discover the picturesque secret island Beach: relaxation, paddle boarding or snorkeling near the famous rocks protecting the hidden treasures of this place, choices are yours !

Anyhow, you will be in adventurous mode and almost alone in this little paradise !
It is also the perfect place to lay down the towels, let yourself go and admire the scenery.
On the way back you stop at a local town, where you will have a lunch break in a very famous little Soda, where the meal is hearty and really affordable.

Then shopping session in Tamarindo where you will find all the souvenir shops, surfshops, jewelry, clothes as well as banks and supermarkets if you want ... Caroline knows all the good deals to find clothes and souvenirs

Selected hotel :
Los Nancites Eco Villas

Included : 
Night a the lodge– private minibus transfers - English speaking accompaniment - breakfast / dinner – paddle excursion to Bahia Piratas 
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Day 10 : Playa Negra and surroundings

Short running session in the early morning with our local coach if you're motivated !
Then, relax day near the pool or the secluded beaches.

Several optional activities will be offered (Surf lessons, Horseback riding at the Sunset on the nearby beaches, massage at home, zip lines above the canopy), but it is also an opportunity to taste the Pura Vida spirit by simply letting yourself live, and enjoying a delicious smoothie with seasonal fruits in a hammock under a palm tree.

Selected hotel :
Los Nancites Eco Villas

Included : Night at the lodge, breakfast / dinner - private shuttle transfert - English speaking guides
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J11 : Playa Negra/San José

Transfer to San Jose airport in private shuttle / Or Extended program for a few days.

Please note: Arrival at San José airport is expected around 12:00 (noon) local time, plan a return flight from Costa Rica in the afternoon. In the event of an international flight scheduled in the morning, an overnight stay in San José and an additional transfer must be booked.

Included : Shuttle Playa Negra-San José airport
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