Costa Rica Tropical in 9 days
Poas & Arenal & Manuel Antonio
You will stay the first night in the Central Valley, at the foot of Poas Volcano, then stay three nights in Arenal Volcano area, located on the northern plains. Later stay three nights in Manuel Antonio, beautiful area on the Pacific Ocean. You will return back to the Central Valley.
Day 1: Alajuela
Arrival at the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San José, our driver will welcome you to Costa Rica and take you to the Buena Vista hotel located 16 kilometers (10 miles) away. The hotel staff will accommodate you in the hotels Standard Room.
Day 2 -Alajuela, Sarapiquí, Arenal:
Enjoy a tropical breakfast at the hotel, then our driver-guide will go with you on a beautiful road nearby coffee plantations, driving up the highland in between Poas and barva volcanoes, with beautiful sceneries, a couple of stops to enjoy la Paz Waterfall and San Fernando Watefall, on the way down to the caribbean slope of Poas Volcano. Then walking tour at the lowlands of Sarapiquí, a walk into the rain forest of La Tirimbina Reserve, walking on one of the longest hanging bridges in Costa Rica ovobe The Sarapiquí River. Then we will continue the journey to reach the Hotel Los Lagos, where you will stay for 2 nights in a superior room. Los Lagos is located in the north of the country at the foot of the Arenal Volcano, surrounding by tropical rain forest. During the evening you will have access to Los Lagos Hot Water Springs, all natural and heated by volcanic activity. During the staying at Los Lagos you can visit the butterfly garden, the turtle pond, and the crocodile farm.
Day 3 – Full day in Arenal:
Breakfast buffet, then your driver-guide will take you on a tour of Aerial Tram and Zip Lines (canopy tour) in the park Sky Adventures (minimum age is 8 years old), you will board a cable car taking you to the top of a hill, spectacular views from the upper mountain and from there to drop in several cables until you return to the same point of departure. Then we will take you to park Arenal Hanging Bridges, which is a walk in the Tropical Rain Forest with a distance of about 3 kilometers (1.86 miles), along the route we will cross some suspension bridges giving you the opportunity to appreciate the treetops and upper forest. During the late evening you will return to Los Lagos Hot Springs and enjoy the hot springs again.
Day 4 Full day to Boat Safari in Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
Breakfast buffet, then our driver-guide will take you to The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, two hours driving to get there. This is one of the most attractive areas for bird watching tours, and many other wild animals observation, such as Caimans, River Turtles, Iguanas, and Monkeys. This is a boat safari tour for about 2.5 hours. After you will return back to Los Lagos Hotel and enjoy the hot springs again.
Day 5 - Arenal - Manuel Antonio:
Breakfast buffet, after breakfast our driver will take you to Manuel Antonio, located in the Central Pacific to about 4.5 hours away. Halfway through the ride, we will stop at the river Tárcoles, where you can see the majestic American Crocodile from the bridge. Upon arriving returning to Manuel Antonio you will be lodged in a garden plus type room for 3 nights at one of the best Hotel Parador. The private shuttle service ends here. You will be transport by the tour operator services and/or by the shuttle service of Hotel Parador.
Day 6 - Manuel Antonio National Park:
Breakfast Buffet, then you will be transported by the driver of Manuel Antonio Tours, there a interpreter will lead you on a hike on thru trails of the tropical rainforest of Manuel Antonio National Park, where you can observe many species of flora and fauna. At the end of the walk you can enjoy the beautiful third beach or also called Manuel Antonio Beach, with little or no waves is pleasant for swimming. After that event the driver will take you back to the Hotel Parador. During the afternoon could go swimming in the hotel pool with a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.
Day 7 - Manuel Antonio Catamaran:
Breakfast Buffet, then you will be transported by the tour driver of Iguana Tours to the sea dock where you will board a vessel for an adventure in the ocean, with tropical music, open bar, they will sail along the coast in search of dolphins or whales, and then, you will enjoy snorkeling and end it with an enjoyable delicious lunch. After that the driver of the tour operator will take you back the Hotel Parador. During the afternoon you could go swimming in the hotel pool or one of the beaches in the area.
Day 8 - Manuel Antonio - Alajuela:
Buffet Breakfast, then you will have a free morning. Around 3 pm our driver will transfer you back to Alajuela where you’re last night stay will be in the Hotel Buena Vista in a standard room.
Day 9 - Leaving the country of Costa Rica:
Enjoy a tropical breakfast. Trusting that you enjoyed our beautiful nation of Costa Rica, our driver, after breakfast, will take you to the international airport to return home.
The package includes:
· Transfer in Day 1.
· Transfer out Day 8.
· 4 days of private transportation with driver-guide, Days 2,3,4,5.
· Private Transportation from Hotel Parador to Hotel Buena Vista, Day 7.
· 2 nights at Hotel Buena Vista, breakfast and taxes are included.
· 3 nights at Hotel Los Lagos with 3 days full pass to the hot springs, breakfast and taxes are included.
· 3 nights at hotel Parador, breakfast and taxes are included.
· 3 guided tours to Tirimbina Reserve, Caño Negro Refuge, Manuel Antonio, entrance fees are included.
· 1 Sky Tram plus Sky Trek Tours (Aerial Tram plus Zip Lines).
· 1 Guided tour to the Hanging Bridges of Arenal.
· 1 Catamaran Tour, round trip transportation service, taxes, and lunch are included.
The package does not include:
· Flight tickets.
· Tips for the staff.