Costa Rica Diver’s Paradise

Costa Rica is not only a green country, it is also a blue country. Discover Costa Rica above and below the water! Costa Rica is true Diving Paradise!

14 Days / 13 Nights

Price from US$ 2,135.00 p.p.

Costa Rica Diver’s Paradise

Costa Rica is not only a green country, it is also a blue country. Discover Costa Rica above and below the water! Costa Rica is true Diving Paradise!

14 Days / 13 Nights

Price from US$ 2,135.00 p.p.

San Jose-Arenal-Flamingo-Monteverde-Uvita-Drake Bay

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US$ 2,135.00 p.p.
Costa Rica is not only a green country, it is also a blue country. A destination without equal for the adventurers and lovers of diving. You can experience at first hand the ocean life that hides beneath the shores of our beaches where you can see sharks, giant rays, octopus, whales and much more of life on the reefs. Undoubtedly one of the most unique experiences to treasure for the rest of the life.
Day 1
Arrival to San Jose

Welcome to Costa Rica! For your added comfort, 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 Jose

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

Day 02
Reception rental car at your hotel in San José 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 to 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. Feel transformed by the beauty and variety of our wildlife and tropical jungle. Get ready for a life changing adventure!

Hotel Arenal Volcano Inn is located next to Arenal Volcano National Park and 7 minutes’ drive away from La Fortuna town center. It features a garden spa and swimming pool. Air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi offer cable TV, a private bathroom and terrace. Activities like canoeing, hiking and horseback riding can be done in the surrounding green areas and are provided by the hotel. The Hotel Arenal Volcano Inn offers a restaurant and a pizzeria.

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

Day 03
Free Day at Arenal volcano / La Fortuna

Without a doubt one of the main attractions of La Fortuna are its hot springs. There are several areas of hot springs in La Fortuna such as Tabacón 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!

Days 04
Self drive to Flamingo

Playa Flamingo, known for its brilliant white sands and turquoise waters is located in the North Pacific coast of Guanacaste. This sugary, postcard-worthy white-sand and shell beach is glorious. Kissed by a serene blue sea with the rugged keys of the Catalina islands floating off in the distance, it attracts a local Tico scene along with tourists. Flamingo beach is a mixture of wonderful landscape (white sand and few rocks) covered of luxurious houses on the highest mountains and their yachts just chilling on the clear water. This place stands out for being ideal to go fishing. Flamingo beach has cafeterias and restaurants. The beach allows visitors to enjoy a variety of activities such as snorkelling, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, sea kayaking, sailing and more!

Margaritaville Beach Resort, Playa Flamingo (3 Nights)
Room Type: Poolview Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Days 05 & 06
Diving Excursions- certified divers 2 tank dive with full diving gear.

We start the boat ride with a briefing from your guides regarding dive safety and procedures. During the ride, keep your eyes open for signs of dolphins, whales, mating turtles and the amazing jumping rays. Depending on the weather & daily conditions, we choose 2 dive sites to perform 60ft max dives exploring the Catalina Islands in the Pacific Ocean, one of the best places to dive in Costa Rica. With the possibility of seeing White Tip Reef Sharks, Spotted Eagle Rays, Giant Manta Rays, Nudibranchs, Octopus, Big schools of fish, Eels and maybe even a Seahorse, the variety of life in this ocean is outstanding and never boring as it changes so much during the year. A refresher course can be undertaken before the boat leaves for those who have not been diving in a long time or who do not have much experience.

Included: -Diving equipment

– Land transportation.

– Boat ride to Catalina Islands.

– Two floors boat, full equipped with bath room, lockers and solarium.

– Refreshment on board: Non- alcoholic drinks, water, seasonal fruits & cookies.

Day 07
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.

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

Guided Tour to Monteverde Reserve
Day 08
Free Day at Monteverde

What’s there to do in Monteverde? ( Note, activities are optional if not included in our proposal ) Tours are available for all nature lovers or first-time nature explorers alike. Considering the size of the reserve, hanging bridges and trails are good for hiking and sight-seeing. There is even a special private birding tour if you’re interested in learning more about such famous flying species as the Quetzal. For the more active we offer zip lining! As the weather here is quite chilly and misty, due to the village being high up in the Tilaran Mountain Range, do bring some thick clothes and a light jacket to stay warm.

Day 09
Self-drive to Uvita

Just 17km south of Dominical, this growing village consists of some a scattering of hotels in the jungle-covered hills above. Uvita has become quite a popular and buzzing travel destination thanks to its increasingly sought-after main attraction, Parque Nacional Marino Ballena. The marine reserve has become famous for its migrating pods of humpback whales and its virtually abandoned wilderness beaches, but there are also good waterfalls nearby. One of the country’s most important tourist events happens yearly in Uvita: An increasingly popular Whale and Dolphin Festival celebrating the arrival of the humpbacks. Recognizable about Marino Ballena national Park is a 1 km sand bar that reminds of the shape of a whale tail, a result of converging currents. Uvita is perfect for travelers that are looking for an off-the beaten path holiday as not many tourists are frequenting Uvita´s beaches. Don’t miss a visit to the nearby waterfalls Cascada Verde and the Catarata Pavon which are great for swimming in the crystal clear waters!

La Cusinga Lodge Hotel (1 Night)
Room Type: Ocean View Superior Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast and Taxes Included

Day 10
Self drive to Sierpe, park your car. Boat Transfer from Sierpe to Drake Bay Area. Diving Costa Rica

One of Costa Rica’s most isolated destinations, Bahía Drake is a veritable Lost World, bordered by Parque Nacional Corcovado to the south. In the rainforest canopy, howler monkeys greet the rising sun with their haunting bellows, while pairs of macaws soar between the treetops. Offshore in the bay, pods of migrating dolphins glide through turquoise waters near the beautiful Isla del Caño marine reserve. One of the reasons why Bahía Drake is brimming with wildlife is that it remains largely cut off from the rest of the country. The more remote corners of Bahía Drake are home to some of Costa Rica’s best wilderness lodges. One reason Drake Bay is so special is that it is difficult to access and gives you that feeling of being away from it all! Arriving via boat is a great experience. They leave from the small riverside town of Sierpe and bring you down the beautiful Sierpe River, through mangroves, out to the ocean, and along the coastline to Drake Bay. Once you arrive in the village, nature surrounds you. Drake Bay is the kind of place where you could swing in a hammock all day and still see more amazing wildlife than almost anywhere else in the world. But to make the experience even better, there are lots of outdoor activities that will show you even more!. (Note; if not included in our proposal, these activities are optional)

Pirate Cove Hotel (3 Nights)
Room Type: Bungalow Room
Meals Plan: Meals

Day 11

Scuba Diving at Caño Island

Pirate Cove is a member of PIRA (PADI International Resort Association).  Caño Divers, exclusively handles the diving for Pirate Cove. At Caño Island you will encounter both pelagic (open ocean) and Pacific reef fish. Many species are the same as in the Galapagos Islands. If you like sharks you will see 2-meter long white tipped reef sharks, bull sharks and very occasionally hammerheads Depending on the time of year we see humpbacks, Orcas and pilot whales. Dolphins include Pacific spotted, bottlenose and spinners. It is not uncommon to see manta rays leaping from the water and hundreds of lesser devil rays regularly pass by. There are too many other fish to list here but many divers especially enjoy meeting the free-swimming moray eels, which are often 2-meters long. We will do the first dive in the Island then we will rest in the beach of the Island and drink water. Then we will do the second dive, after that we will have the lunch in Hotel Pirate Cove.

Duration: 6 hours, Includes: Rent of equipment, 2 dives, PADI instructor, transport from Drake Bay, entrances fees, lunch.

Day 12

Corcovado National Park Tour, San Pedrillo Station

Corcovado National Park was established on 24 October 1975, National Geographic has called it “the most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity”. You can see all four Costa Rican species of monkeys here. Bring your bird book because there are over 400 species in the area. However, it’s not easy spotting them among the dense primary rainforest. Watch your step so you don’t get in the way of the army ants. 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.

  • Departure time: 6:00am. Trip Duration: 30 min by boat
  • Walk distance: 3 Km. Includes visit to San Pedrillo Waterfall
Day 13
Boat Transfer to Sierpe. Self-drive to San José. Drop off car at your hotel.

San José is the capital city of Costa Rica and is by far the largest city in the country. Due to its strategic location in the geographical heart of the country, San José is the ideal place to use as a base for taking daily excursions to a variety of sites and diverse regions.  San José’s main attractions include the National Theatre, the Gold and Jade Museums, shopping malls, fabulous restaurants, art exhibits, dance performances and opera.

Hilton Garden Inn San José La Sabana (1 Night)
Room Type: Standard Room
Meals Plan: Breakfast

Day 14
Departure from San Jose to the International Airport

A privately driven vehicle will provide you with a transfer from your hotel to San José Airport today. Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

Private Transfer from San José to International Airport

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