Arrival to Costa Rica, Transfer to your hotel in Alajuela
Welcome to Costa Rica! Once you have passed immigration and customs and stepped out of the airport doors, you will meet one of our travel representatives with a sign reading your name. He will drive you to your hotel in Alajuela and give you your welcome kit.
Private Transfer from International Airport to Xandari
Xandari Resort & Spa (1 Night)
- Room Type: Prima Room
- Meals Plan: Continental Breakfast and Taxes Included.
Private transfer to El Silencio Lodge, Bajos del Toro
Bajos del Toro is still very much an undiscovered area among rainforests and dairy farms. The area has awe-inspiring waterfalls with chilly swimming holes. Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and canopy tours are popular activities to enjoy here! Perhaps the most spectacular waterfall in Costa Rica, Cataratas del Toro, is located within Bajos del Toro and a top priority if you want to appreciate the country’s terrific natural landscape. Upon descending to the base of the waterfall, you will be able to see plants that are often referred to as Sombrillas, or umbrella plants. Hiking around the waterfall is a wonderful experience as you will be able to view some other incredible plant and animal species.
El Silencio Lodge & Spa features 500 acres of private tropical forest reserve. It offers a spa and stylish Suites with stunning mountain views. The Esencia spa offers relaxing massages, facials and body wraps. There is also a spacious yoga deck. The area is ideal for hiking, birdwatching, yoga and meditation. This eco-luxury hotel is close to Juan Castro Blanco National Park and the Poas Volcano National Park.
Private Transfer from Xandari to El Silencio Lodge
El Silencio Lodge (2 Nights)
- Room Type: Suite Room
- Meals Plan: Breakfast Not Included. Taxes Included
Bajos del Toro Cultural Experience -Private tour
The hometown of El Silencio Lodge, Los Bajos del Toro Amarillo is a thriving rural community with rich traditions, unsurpassed landscapes, and intriguing flora. This guided tour pays a visit to local orchid enthusiast, Don Martin Porras and his private garden. His collection features more than 400 orchid species, from fun shoe-shaped specimens to tiny varieties of Lilliputian beauty. A magnifying glass is provided for a unique micro-safari. Followed by a stroll through the local town and a fun stop at Doña Olga’s Pulpería where you can palm fresh tortillas and buy local pastries.
Included: Bilingual guide & Transportation.
Private transfer to Quepos/Manuel Antonio
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 is a four-star hotel located on the outskirts of Manuel Antonio National Park. This remarkable location is combined with impressive eco-conscious practices and upscale amenities. It’s almost impossible not to spot exotic wildlife while dining at one of the resort’s restaurants or lounging by the pools. Not only is it one of the few hotels in the area located on the beach, it has access to two different beaches. The resort’s 38 guest rooms are subtly stylish, offering minibars stocked with generous supplies of Costa Rican treats.
***Note that Manuel Antonio National Park is closed on Tuesdays
Private Transfer from Bajos del Toro to Manuel Antonio
Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort (2 Nights)
- Room Type: Garden Superior Room
- Meals Plan: Breakfast and Taxes Included
Private Guided Hike to Manuel Antonio National Park
Transportation is provided and you will be picked up at your hotel to start your ride to the Manuel Antonio National Park. A very knowledgeable nature guide will walk you through the Manuel Antonio National Park explaining the mysteries of the rainforest. The trail you will take is flat and picturesque and loops through the park making your course about 2 miles long with moderate difficulty. One of the highlights of this tour is that Manuel Antonio hosts 3 of the 4 existing tropical primates living in Costa Rica. Throughout the hike you are likely to see sloths, birds and reptiles as well as orchids, butterflies and tropical trees.
Included: Transportation, bilingual guides, park entrance fee and snacks.
Private transfer to Alajuela
Set amid a tropical forest and offering stunning mountain views, Xandari Resort features a spa village, yoga lessons, outdoor pools and hot tubs and 4 km of natural trails. This eco-friendly hotel grows its own organic fruit and provides free WiFi access. The villas at Xandari Resort & Spa are spacious with plenty of natural light. They are decorated in a rustic-style and colourful way and you will find terraces with views of the gardens and mountain.
The restaurant and bar at Xandari Resort & Spa serve local and international-style cuisine. The views from the restaurant are spectacular!
This Hotel lies just a few minutes away from the Juan Santamaria International Airport.
Private Transfer from Quepos/Manuel Antonio to Xandari
Xandari Resort & Spa (1 Night)
- Room Type: Prima Room
- Meals Plan: Continental Breakfast and Taxes Included
Departure from Alajuela 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 Xandari to International Airport
· 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.
· 06 Nights lodging at hotels indicated in the above itinerary. Breakfast and local taxes.
· Private Transfers between destinations included:
· Private Transfer from Xandari to El Silencio Lodge
· Private Transfer from Bajos del Toro to Manuel Antonio
· Private Transfer from Quepos/Manuel Antonio to Xandari
Excursions Included: (Private tours)
· Bajos del Toro Cultural Experience -Private tour. Included: Bilingual guide and transportation.
· Private Guided Hike to Manuel Antonio National Park. Included: Transportation, bilingual guides, park entrance fee and snacks.
- Is there anything missing that you would like to include? We offer you following options. You can also contact your destination expert;
- Hotel upgrades / Car upgrades / local flights
- Optional excursions or activities at each destination
- Meals, special gifts
- A bilingual guide and / or driver
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Take an umbrella if you plan to travel between May and November – Costa Rica’s wettest period. A rain slicker will come in handy while hiking.
- Take an electric converter and adapter.