Discover Costa Rica

Discover the cloud forest of Monteverde, the hot springs at the base of Arenal volcano and the beautiful beaches of the pacific coast at Playa Tamarindo!

8 Days / 7 Nights

Discover Costa Rica

Discover the cloud forest of Monteverde, the hot springs at the base of Arenal volcano and the beautiful beaches of the pacific coast at Playa Tamarindo!

8 Days / 7 Nights

San Jose-Arenal Volcano-Monteverde-Tamarindo-San José

Discover the most amazing destinations in Costa Rica!

Discover the most beautiful destinations in Costa Rica. Enjoy the cloud forest of Monteverde, the natural hot springs of the Arenal Volcano area, and the beautiful beaches of the pacific coast of Costa Rica. This amazing trip has been specially designed for the mind of the adventurer who likes to drive a car, for people to discover paradise in some of the most beautiful places Costa Rica has to offer!
Day 01
Arrival San José. 

Welcome to Costa Rica! Once you have passed immigration and customs and stepped out of the airport doors, you will have one of our representatives waiting for you outside with a sign with your name on it. He will drive you to your hotel in San José.

Private Transfer from International Airport to San José

Option A: Parque del Lago Hotel (1 Night)
Room Type: Standard Room
Meal Plan: Breakfast

Option B: Grano de Oro Hotel (1 Night)
Room Type:
Standard Room
Meal Plan:

Day 02
Rental car reception and Self-drive to Arenal Volcano /La Fortuna

The Northern Plains of Costa Rica showcases some very scenic countryside towns. Small agriculture communities and cattle ranches cover rolling hills and deep valleys. The plains, rainforests and rivers make the north-central a must-see in any Costa Rica program.  The main attraction is the iconic Arenal Volcano. The Arenal Volcano area is Costa Rica’s premier region of exploration and excitement: Arenal is synonymous with adventure and Eco-discovery, where you can embark on a wide variety of activities. Enjoy the thrill of whitewater rafting or canyoning, or combine adventure with ecological discovery in a canopy tour. Hike the volcano or explore the rainforest strolling through hanging bridges.

Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Nayara Gardens.

Nayara Gardens is a luxury boutique hotel and spa set against the panoramic backdrop of the Arenal Volcano, surrounded by the Costa Rican Rainforest. Guests at Nayara Gardens can book a safari through the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, or a horseback ride to the Fortuna Waterfall. They can also hike along the Celeste River. For relaxation, the spa at Nayara Gardens offers coffee scrubs and volcanic mud treatments. Guests can unwind with an exotic cocktail from the outdoor pool and wet bar. The bamboo decked restaurant offers 360-degree gardens views and serves Costa Rican cuisine, while the wine bar features a selection of South American and Spanish wines and canapés.

Option A: Arenal Volcano Inn (2 Nights)
Room Type: Deluxe Room
Meals Plan: Buffet Breakfast

Option B: Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens (2 Nights)
Room Type: Casita Deluxe
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Day 03
Free Day at Arenal volcano /La Fortuna

Without a doubt, one of the main attractions of La Fortuna is its hot springs. There are several areas of hot springs in La Fortuna such asTabacón and Baldí. However, you can also opt for something quieter like Paradise Hot Springs, a much less crowded complex that has several pools at different temperatures. Located about 6 km from La Fortuna and very close to the Arenal Volcano National Park you will find the La Fortuna river waterfalls. Like the hot springs, we highly recommend visiting this waterfall. It is a waterfall about 70 meters high surrounded by bathing areas and equipped with the most diverse services!

Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs
Day 04
Self-drive to Monteverde

A startling haven for all that is living and natural, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve promises a journey that will make you one with nature–at a whole new level. Located in the Cordillera de Tilarán, Monteverde is one of the top ecotourism destinations the world over, being one of the most spectacular wildlife sanctuary and nature reserve in the world. It is actually home to some of the most endangered species in the planet. Its elevation is from 600 meters to 1800 meters above sea level in some isolated areas. It currently houses about 2,000 plant & tree species, 400 bird species, 100 species of mammals and around 1,200 amphibians and reptiles as well as hundreds of unique fern and orchid species. Birds are one of the main attractions in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve as a lot of them would migrate there and a variety of species are for everyone to see alive and freely hovering.

Option A: Trapp Family Lodge Hotel (2 Nights)
Room Type: Superior Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Option B: Monteverde Lodge & Gardens (2 Nights)
Room Type: Forest View Balcony Rooms
Meals Plan: Meals

Day 05
Free Day at Monteverde

Visit the Monteverde Cloud Reserve! This forest is special, it is wrapped in a permanent cloud that gives it a mystical touch. Although the clouds are only in some parts. The humidity is permanently around 100% throughout the year. The “cloudy forest” is different from the “rainforest” or the jungle. The trees are shorter and the fog causes more moss. The reserve is a primary forest with ferns. Only in this reserve of Monteverde, is 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity.

Day 06
Self-drive to Tamarindo 

The main attraction of Tamarindo is a nice long, white, sandy beach that stretches for 3.5 km along the main road. Here the beach is great for swimming, especially at high tide, relaxing, sunbathing, and offers plenty of good waves for beginners looking to give surfing a try. Wide and flat, the sand here is packed hard enough for easy walking and jogging.  Foodies will find some very nice restaurants. Its central location makes it a great base for exploring the northern peninsula with your car. Sportfishing tours are a great way to get out into the blue waters for the chance to catch Sailfish, Yellow Fin Tuna and Dorado. Watch the majestic leatherback turtles come upon the shore to nest at Playa Grande or enjoy an early bird watching tour. Enjoy a horseback ride along beautiful beaches, or zip through the canopy of the tropical dry forest. Diving is also very popular.

Option A: The Coast Beachfront Hotel (2 Nights)
Room Type: Junior Suite
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Option B: Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas (2 Nights)
Room Type: Deluxe 2 Queen Beds Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Day 07
Free Day at Tamarindo

Tamarindo is famous for its landscapes, particularly its coasts and protected mangrove forests. This landscape forms a dreamy backdrop for a horseback ride, which is one of the most popular ways to tour Tamarindo. In addition, a canoe tour is also recommended, so that you can get closer to the saltwater roots of the mangrove forests. Order a boat to go out to sea on a deep-sea fishing expedition; Or, continue your exploration of the Costa Rican coasts with some surf lessons. Tamarindo has an abundance of qualified instructors, and the Wyndham Tamarindo is just a short walk from an immaculate beach.

Day 08
Self-drive from Tamarindo to the International Airport. Drop off car at the airport.

After an amazing time of absolute highlights in our beautiful Costa Rica, it is time to return home.

Please note that the distance between Tamarindo and San José is approximately 5 hrs. If your flight leaves early in the morning, we strongly suggest to spend your last night in San Jose.

    • All services indicated in the above itinerary.
    • Personalized information, map of Costa Rica and vouchers list.
    • Local Travel Program Support, 24 hours emergency service.
    • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.
    • 7 Nights lodging at hotels indicated in the above itinerary. Breakfast and local taxes.
    • 7 days Car Rental Suzuki Vitara 4×4 (Manual transmission), or similar.  Free mileage 1st additional driver free of charges.
    • A rechargeable SIM card, to use on your own mobile phone, for local calls
    • Coverage: CDW-TP-TPL: collision damage waiver-theft protection-third party liability.


    • Other meals than indicated as included.
    • National Park Entrance fees.
    • Other excursions tours and activities indicated as optional or not included.
    • Airport taxes (US$ 29.00 per person not included).
    • International flights.
    • Personal expenses. Tips and extras at hotels.
    • Travel insurance.

The most important things to bring are your travel documents: a valid passport, flight and hotel information, health insurance card and driver’s license (if you plan on renting a car in Costa Rica). We advise you to make three copies of these documents. Put one copy in your carry-on bag, one copy in your suitcase and leave one copy at home.

Basic Tropical forests, colorful wildlife and spectacular beaches are part of daily life in Costa Rica. The climate varies depending on where you are, so pack accordingly.

  1. Prepare for hot, humid summers. Shorts, T-shirts, sundresses, skirts and tank tops in lightweight fabrics should keep you cool. Take a sweater for evenings at a higher elevation.
  2. Bring plenty of sunblock. Also include insect repellent, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and a swimsuit.
  3. Take rubber-soled sandals or hiking boots for journeys into the rain forests. Flip-flops and sandals are great for resorts and hanging out by the beach.
  4. Pack separate clothes for evenings. Simple dresses are great for women, while men will do well in long shorts and a button-down shirt.
  5. Prepare for cool winters, particularly in the northern regions and at higher elevations. Long pants and long-sleeved shirts are a must, while a fleece jacket or a sweater is advisable.
  6. Take an umbrella if you plan to travel between May and November – Costa Rica’s wettest period.
  7. A rain slicker will come in handy while hiking.
  8. Take an electric converter and adapter.