Costa Rica Fun, Sun & Adventure tour.

Our Fun, Sun and Adventure package was especially designed for those travelers wanting to experience variety of Costa Rica`s highlights and ecosystems. After one night in San Jose, start your exciting vacation with a relaxing cruise to beautiful Tortuga Island, on the Pacific Coast. Particularly enchanting for it's beauty, Tortuga Island is known for its immaculate white sand beach and turquoise waters, a perfect stop for swimming, snorkeling and Calypso's famous lunch. For passenger safety and convenience Manta Raya has a bow ramp which allows her passengers to disembark directly onto the beach. At the end of this tour we will take you directly to Monteverde where you will stay for 3 days. This area boasts some of the world’s last remaining tracts of cloud forest, and provides an ideal habitat for birds such as the resplendent quetzal and bell bird. Continue your adventure at the amazing Arenal Volcano area, one of Costa Rica`s most active volcanoes. Here, besides having the chance of watching an eruption, you will enjoy a relaxing time at one of the natural hot springs of the area. Now, heading to the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica, 2 nights will be offered at one of the enchanting hotels of Puerto Viejo Beach. Feel the rhythm of Calypso music, while relishing a typical rice and beans and tropical cocktail within the exuberant evergreen vegetation of the zone and the white sand Caribbean beach. End your vacation with one more night in San Jose.

ITINERARY: 11 Days / 10 Nights

(Day 1) Arrival - San Jose
Upon arrival to international airport, our guide/driver will pick you up and will take you to your hotel in San Jose.
Depending on flight times, we use the HOTEL BUENA VISTA or the ADVENTURE INN.

(Day 2) Tortuga Island Tour - Monteverde

Early morning you will be picked up by a Calypso Catamaran Yacht tour operator who will transfer you in a luxury bus with a/c to Puntarenas dock. You will be able to leave your luggage at the bus in Puntarenas and take only the necessary items such as towels, bathing suite, sandals, suntan lotion and a hat. Upon arrival, you will board the famous Calypso Catamaran Yacht which includes 2 Jacuzzis and lots of room to sunbath on your way to Tortuga Island. The yacht has an air-conditioned area also. Light breakfast with fruits, bread & coffee and a full lunch plus Non-alcoholic beverages incl. Get prepared for a relaxing yacht trip through the Nicoya Gulf. Around 1.1-2 hours and you will be at the Tortuga Island, known for its white sand beach and turquoise water. You will stay here during five hours, so take your time to swim, snorkeling, and then enjoy a succulent and delicious lunch. On the way back to Puntarenas, the Catamaran will pass near the islands of San Lucas, Gitana, Pan de Azucar, Jesusita, Cedros and the Guayabo Island National Park. Upon arrival to Puntarenas, a van from Hotel Heliconia will waiting for you to take you to the beautiful area of Monteverde. Check in and overnight at Hotel Heliconia. (B /D)

(Day 3) Canopy Tour
After breakfast, a guide will pick you up and will take you to Selvatura, where you will enjoy an exciting canopy tour. Selvatura is a conservation project located in Monteverde, a location world famous for its cloud forest. Our Canopy Tour has 12 cables and 14 platforms which add up to a total of 2.3 miles of total cable length. It also has the longest cable in the country with a length of half a mile. Selvatura’s Canopy Tour is also the only canopy tour built entirely inside the virgin cloud forest and does not go through pasture land of on the sight and over public roads. While in Selvatura, you can also have any of the optional tours such as hanging bridges, butterfly farm, insect museum, hummingbird gallery and reptiles. In the afternoon, you can have any of the optional tours like horseback riding, visit to the Santa Elena village or you may just want to walk around the mountain village. (B /D)

(Day 4) Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs
After breakfast, a van from Hotel Heliconia will take you to the Arenal Lake, where you will board a boat heading to the amazing Arenal Volcano. The Jeep-Boat-Jeep transportation is a comfortable type of transportation which takes you to Arenal in only 2 & 1/2 hours allowing views of the beautiful scenery including the transition from Cloud Forest to the Rain Forest and the waters of Lake Arenal. Lodging will be offered at one of the newer hotels of the area,
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Arenal Springs which offers spacious, comfortable room with panoramic views to the volcano. Enjoy the marvelous spot for viewing the incredible Arenal Volcano directly from your room. Arrival to Arenal will be around 11:00 a.m. and free day to enjoy the hotel`s facilities or for taking any of the optional activities of the area. Each suite is designed to give its guest the most impressive views to the Volcano and the manicured gardens are refuge to many species of butterflies and birds native to the Arenal area. The swimming pools are also surrounded by lovely gardens and have a view to the Volcano and include a thermal hot springs river (99 to 104 ° F and pH 6.70). (B)

(Day 5) Hiking tour and Hot springs

Breakfast, free morning. In the afternoon, around 3:00 p.m. a guide will pick you up and will offer a guided walking tour to El Silencio Trail and a stop at El Miradora where you will be witness of the strength of this amazing mountain of fire. For over 400 years Arenal volcano’s forest-covered cone sat alone and silent on the edge of the San Carlos plains, exhibiting only a little fumaroles activity in its single, dormant crater. In 1968 it erupted violently without warning, spewing molten rock and ash high into the sky, destroying the village of Pueblo Knave, killing 78 people, and forming three new craters. It has been active ever since with more or less regular eruptions of lava and ash providing fiery demonstrations that draw curios onlookers from all parts of the world. Arenal’s constant activity has covered the two lower craters on the western, rocky slope. Viewed from north or south its two remaining craters appear as twin peaks belching ash and rock. After this, he will take you to Eco Termales Hot springs for 3 relaxing hours at the natural swimming pools surrounded by exotic rainforest and a delicious dinner. Back to your hotel around 9:00pm. (If desired, other local tours can be substituted.) (B)

(Day 6) Tortuguero

Early breakfast and private transportation to Siquirres where you will continue your exciting experience at the World-famous Tortuguero National Park. Once in Siquirres, a van from Mawamba or Laguna Lodge will pick you up to take you to this amazing National Park. Be our special guest in a banana processing and packing plant and learn more about one of Costa Rica’s prime products (subject to availability). Board a comfortable boat upon arrival to the port and let this extraordinarily exotic paradise enchant you, as you travel along the Tortuguero Canals. Have a one-in-a-lifetime experience in this unique place surrounded by a great variety of flora and fauna of breathtaking beauty. A refreshing cocktail and delicious lunch will welcome you to your hotel. After lunch, a visit to the museum, the beach area and the small and picturesque town of Tortuguero is included. (B/L/D)

(Day 7) Tortuguero - Boat tour to the Canals
6:30 a.m. Optional morning tour: Enjoy nature at its best as you undertake a journey through the canals, a network of navigable waterways of great scenic beauty crosses the park from southeast to northwest. The canals and marshes are the habitat of 7 species of tortoise. They also provide shelter to the endangered West Indian manatee (Trichchus manatus) and the rare crocodile (Crocodylus ac
utus). Back to the lodge for breakfast. Get ready to hike Tortuguero Hill or travel along the well-known Tortuguero Canals and have the experience of your life in this unique paradise of magnificent flora and fauna. After lunch, take your time to enjoy our private trails, ride a boat through the canals, swim at our turtle-shaped swimming pool, or just relax. Dinner and overnight. (B/L/D)

(Day 8) Puerto Viejo - Caribbean Coast
After breakfast, please board the boat back to the port and then continue the trip to the beautiful Puerto Viejo Beach where you will stay at Azania, Namuwoki or Cariblue Bungalows for 2 nights. A natural blend of adventure and serenity, in a laid-back Caribbean Villa envisioned in dream’s Azania Bungalows is located in front of Cocles Beach (awarded with the Costa Rican Government Blue Flag for clean beaches), 1,5 km south of Puerto Viejo of Talamanca, on the road to Manzanillo, South Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. Just a few steps from the Caribbean sea, with the
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tropical rainforest in background, the spacious and tastefully decorated bungalows are privately set apart amidst lush gardens full of color and natural beauty. Designed and crafted in a unique style that blends traditional materials, exotic woods and thatched-palm roofs, with a modern building concept, each bungalow has a particular atmosphere. (B)

(Day 9) Puerto Viejo
Free day in Puerto Viejo. Breakfast included. Day at leisure to enjoy surroundings, for relaxing or taking any of the optional tours available. We recommend taking the Boat and hiking tour to Cahuita National Park. Lodging at Azania or Cariblue Boungalows. (B)

(Day 10) San Jose
Breakfast included. Shutlle transportation to San Jose or domestic flight from Limon to San Jose. Lodging at The Hotel Radisson, Tryp Sabana, or Presidente, or similar. (B)

(Day 11) Departure
Breakfast and transportation to international airport. (B)

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