Special Destinations of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is an amazing destination for many reasons, find out why with this special combination of our best destinations

10 Days / 9 Nights

Special Destinations of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is an amazing destination for many reasons, find out why with this special combination of our best destinations

10 Days / 9 Nights

San José – Puerto Viejo – Arenal – Monteverde – Manuel Antonio

Discover the most amazing destinations, discover and enjoy many activities, this is Costa Rica!

Costa Rica is an amazing destination for many reasons. Where else can you see so many different monkeys, a three-toed sloth, hundreds of species of birds, crocodiles and more, as well as engage in many outdoor activities? This is a wonderful Costa rica vacation package for those who want to combine nature and adventure with a relaxing beach holiday experience. Complete car insurance coverage is included. This trip can also be booked with shuttle transfers.
Day 01
Arrival to 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: Bougainvillea Hotel (1 Night)
Room Type: Garden View Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast

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

Day 02
After breakfast, you receive your rental car and Self drive to Puerto Viejo de Limón

Located in Limon province on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a beach lover’s paradise. Here, amidst the exotic flora and fauna, lies a vibrant seaside town with gorgeous beaches, crystal clear blue waters, and some of the most amazing surfing opportunities. Formerly a quiet little fishing village, Puerto Viejo has a charm that is all its own. With its relaxed atmosphere and its own unique blend of Latino, Afro-Caribbean and Bribri indigenous cultures, Puerto Viejo is a lively place to have a fun relaxing vacation. With its gold sand beaches, tropical vegetation and many interesting attractions nearby such as the Cahuita National Park, Talamanca Indian Reserve and Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, visiting Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a great opportunity to experience Costa Rica at its best. One can also indulge in horseback tours of the area, as well as snorkeling, diving, mountain biking, kayaking or boogie boarding. Whether you are looking forward to having a good time or just a laidback retreat, the shores of Puerto Viejo are a great place to kick back and soak in the sun!

Offering a beautiful tropical forest setting, Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel is a walking distance from Cocles beach in Puerto Viejo. This luxurious resort features a beach club, an outdoor swimming pool and a spa. The chic rooms and suites at Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel have minimalist, white décor and terraces overlooking the forest. Creative, international cuisine is served in the Beach Club Noa. The Jungle Spa offers a range of treatments including facials, body scrubs, body wraps and massage.

Option A: Azania Bungalows Hotel (2 Nights)
Room Type: Standard Bungalow
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Option A: Le Caméléon Boutique Hotel (2 Nights)
Room Type: Superior Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Day 03
Free Day at Puerto Viejo de Limón

Visit nearby Cahuita National Park, Kekoldi Indigenous Reserve and Veragua Rainforest. Other activities include excursions to cocoa plantations and sloth sanctuaries, rainforest canopy tours, snorkeling and dolphin and turtle watching trips.

Puerto viejo
Day 04
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 to adventure and Eco-discovery, where you can embark in 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. Feel transformed by the beauty and variety of our wildlife and tropical jungle. Get ready for a life changing adventure!

In the heart of Costa Rica’s tropical rainforest, you will find the luxurious and award-winning independent villas of Nayara Springs. Set against the backdrop of the Arenal Volcano, the property is home to a fabulously lush world of flora and fauna. The spa overlooking the forest is a true sanctuary of serenity. Perfect for a romantic retreat, you will also find this to be a land of adventures set amid the forest canopy, toucans, sloths, and lava fields.

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

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

Day 05
 Free Day at Arenal volcano /La Fortuna

Traverse hanging bridges and trek over dry lava fields to examine pristine rainforests. Discover waterfalls and crystal blue rivers, and soak in hot springs. Stand in the shadows of huge trees, the centuries-old guardians of the forest. Enjoy your day relaxing at your hotel and surroundings or ask your travel consultant about the many optional activities that are offered in the area.

Day 06
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. Some of the famed birds found in the cloud forest are the bare-necked umbrella birds, the endangered Bellbird, quetzals and over 30 species of hummingbirds.

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens offers a setting that feels like a natural oasis worlds apart from civilization. All guest rooms are framed by designer gardens and a private cloud forest reserve teeming with exotic local wildlife.  All rooms feature breathtaking forest views and are appointed with many comforts. The ambiance throughout the hotel is tranquil and relaxing with the rustic design and wood fireplace offering a touch of rustic warmth.

Option A: Poco a Poca Hotel & Spa (2 Nights)
Room Type: Standard Bromelias Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Option B: Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Room Type: Forest View Balcony Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Day 07
Free Day at Monteverde

During your stay at Monteverde Lodge, a host of diversions awaits. Explore the beautiful gardens. Lounge by the solar-heated, free-form pool or get inspired with a yoga or a meditation session on the deck. Suggested activities in the area are hiking or bird watching with an experienced naturalist guide, horseback riding and zip-lining through the cloud forest canopy.

Day 08
Self-drive to Quepos/Manuel Antonio National Park

A place of swaying palms and playful monkeys, sparkling blue water and a riot of tropical birds, Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio is the country’s smallest and most popular national park. It’s a truly lovely place; the clearly marked trail system winds through rainforest-backed white-sand beaches and rocky headlands, the wildlife (iguanas, sloths, monkeys) is plentiful, and the views across the bay to the pristine outer islands are gorgeous. Manuel Antonio National Park combines the rainforest with breathtaking white-sand beaches, among the most beautiful in Costa Rica. The Manuel Antonio Region has received plenty of coverage in travel magazines, earning it the distinction of one of the 10 most beautiful places in the world! Manuel Antonio’s humid tropical forest remains green year-round. The town itself is spread out across a hilly and curving road. Along this main road, near the top of the hill, are the area’s most luxurious hotels and fine-dining restaurants, surrounded by rain forest with amazing views of the beaches and offshore islands. From Manuel Antonio you can experience whitewater rafting, guided rainforest waterfall walks, horseback riding, snorkeling and sports fishing.

Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort: With most hotels in Manuel Antonio, you’ll have to choose between the view and the beach. At Arenas Del Mar, they’re blessed with both! Beachfront. Ocean views. Rainforest. Wildlife. Manuel Antonio National Park on your doorstep. Adventure at your fingertips. On hillsides sloping down to two pristine, almost-deserted beaches, chic and elegant rooms have huge private terraces with comfortable outdoor seating. Amenities include two pools and a spa, and the surrounding forest is alive with wildlife. It’s not uncommon to be visited by a monkey at your breakfast table!

Option A: Playa Espadilla Hotel (2 Nights)

Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Option B: Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort (2 Nights)
Room Type: Ocean Breeze Superior Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Day 09
Free Day at Quepos/Manuel Antonio

The most popular thing to do of course is a hike inside Manuel Antonio National Park. Another no less spectacular tour is the one that will allow you to go in search of humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins. It is no utopia. Dolphins live permanently in the region and it is easy to see them. The whales are more dependent on migrations, they are in the area from late July to early November and then from mid-December to April. This trip can also take you snorkeling to see many colored fish in their habitat and, if you are lucky, sea urchins and starfish.  The offer of activities also includes surfing, kayaking, sport fishing, rafting and zip lining.

Guided Hike to Manuel Antonio National Park
Day 10
Departure from Manuel Antonio to the International Airport.

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

Drop Off car at rental car office and transfer to airport.

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    • All services indicated in the itinerary above.
    • Personalized information, complete voucher list.
    • Local Travel Program Support, 24-hour emergency service.
    • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.
    • 09 nights of accommodation in hotels specified in the proposal.
    • Breakfast at all hotels and taxes included.
    • 09 days car rental. Suzuki Vitara 4×4 Auto
    • Free mileage.
    • Free GPS System,  A rechargeable SIM card, to use on your own mobile phone, for local calls
    • 1st additional driver free of charges.
    • Coverages: 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.Bring plenty of sunblock. Also include insect repellent, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and a swimsuit.
  2. 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.Pack separate clothes for evenings. Simple dresses are great for women, while men will do well in long shorts and a button-down shirt.
  3. 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.
  4. Take an umbrella if you plan to travel between May and November – Costa Rica’s wettest period.
  5. A rain slicker will come in handy while hiking.
  6. Take an electric converter and adapter.