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Essence of Costa Rica (15 days / 14 nts)

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Places Visited:
v/   San Jose
v/   Tortuguero
v/   Puerto Viejo
v/   Arenal
v/   Manuel Antonio
v/   Dominical
v/   Palo Seco
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Visit Rainforests, Active Volcanoes, Afro-Caribbean Culture, Atlantic & Pacific Oceans, this is truly the Essence of Costa Rica
Day 1:San José
Day 2:San José - Tortuguero
Day 3:Tortuguero
Day 4:Tortuguero - Puerto Viejo
Day 5:Puerto Viejo
Day 6:Puerto Viejo - Arenal
Day 7:Arenal
Day 8:Arenal - Manuel Antonio
Day 9:Manuel Antonio
Day 10:Manuel Antonio - South Pacific (Dominical)
Day 11:Dominical
Day 12:Dominical - Central Pacific (Esterillos)
Day 13:Central Pacific
Day 14:Central Pacific - San José
Day 15:San José- Departure


Hotels used in this tour
(hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
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San Jose
Hotel Grano de Oro, San Jose
Grano de Oro
40 rooms
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Hotel Rincon del Valle, San Jose
Rincon del Valle
40 rooms
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Tortuguero
Hotel Pachira Lodge, Tortuguero
Pachira Lodge
34 rooms
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Hotel Pachira Lodge, Tortuguero
Pachira Lodge
34 rooms
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hotel site
Puerto Viejo
Hotel Azania Bungalows, Puerto Viejo
Azania Bungalows
8 rooms
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Hotel Azania Bungalows, Puerto Viejo
Azania Bungalows
8 rooms
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hotel site
Arenal
Hotel Arenal Kioro, Arenal
Arenal Kioro
52 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Arenal Manoa, Arenal
Arenal Manoa
80 rooms
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hotel site
Manuel Antonio
Hotel El Parador, Manuel Antonio
El Parador
80 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel El Parador, Manuel Antonio
El Parador
80 rooms
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hotel site
Puntarenas
Hotel Cuna del Angel, Puntarenas
Cuna del Angel
25 rooms
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Hotel Cuna del Angel, Puntarenas
Cuna del Angel
25 rooms
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Esterillos
Hotel Alma del Pacifico, Esterillos
Alma del Pacifico
23 rooms
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hotel site
Hotel Monterey del Mar, Esterillos
Monterey del Mar
27 rooms
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hotel site
Day 1:  San José
Upon arrival in Costa Rica, transfer from the international airport to San José. Overnight at San Jose.

(Included meals : N / A)
Day 2:  San José - Tortuguero
At 6:00 a.m. departure from the Hotel to Tortuguero National Park. Crossing the Braulio Carrillo National Park, we arrive to the Suerre Restaurant, located at Guapiles zone, where an excellent breakfast awaits for you. After breakfast we continue our way to Caño Blanco pier to take the boat to Tortuguero. Upon arrival, lunch and in the afternoon tours to the Museum and Village of Tortuguero. Dinner and overnight at Pachira Lodge.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch Dinner)
Day 3:  Tortuguero
After breakfast, departure to Tortuguero National Park, exploration of the canals and the nature that surrounds you. The reserve is also included in the Humedal Caribe Noreste, a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.The park is located in the Limón Province of northeastern Costa Rica. The area can only be reached by airplane or boat. The park has incredible biological variety, due to the existence within the reserve of  eleven different habitats, including rainforest, swamps, beaches, and lagoons. It is located in a tropical climate, is very humid, and receives up to 250 inches (6,400 mm) of rain a year. Dinner and lunch in the hotel. Overnight at Tortuguero.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch Dinner)
Day 4:  Tortuguero - Puerto Viejo
After breakfast, get ready to leave Tortuguero, the boat will lead you to the bus, that will take you to the to the Caribbean Coast, and laid back town of Puerto Viejo - Limon. Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a coastal town in the Talamanca Canton in Limón Province. The town is located in southeastern Costa Rica. Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is known simply as Puerto Viejo to locals, and may confuse visitors.

It is also home to beautiful beaches, such as Playa Chiquita, Playa Negra, and Punta Uva, which are a few of Costa Rica"s most spectacular beaches which can be found between Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo. Overnight in Puerto Viejo.

(Included meals : Breakfast )
Day 5:  Puerto Viejo
Breakfast in Azania Bungalows, free day to enjoy the beaches and all the fun activities that the Puerto Viejo offers, like surfing, snorkeling, or simply do nothing. Overnight at Puerto Viejo.

(Included meals : Breakfast )
Day 6:  Puerto Viejo - Arenal
After breakfast get ready to leave the coast, for your next next destination, the Arenal region. On the way to Arenal, we will make a stop for an adrenaline dose in the Reventazon River Rafting with 2-3 level rapids, on of Costa Rica"s funnest rivers to experience. Once the rafting concludes, continue our road trip to Arenal, after a small lunch and rest. Upon arrival to La Fortuna Overnight at Arenal.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 7:  Arenal
Breakfast in the hotel. Next up is the Sky Tram which gondolas that smoothly through the rainforest, offering up endless views during their mountainous ascent. Accompanied by a bilingual guide, tour takers will have the ability to stop the tram at any point, a feature that allows for magnificent, one-of-a-kind photographs to be captured and tropical birds to be spotted. Then experience the Sky Trek which gives guests a bit if an adrenaline rush as you soar thru tree tops and from platform to platform with a genuine birds eye view of the forest.  In the afternoon we get ready to visit Tabacón Hot Mineral Springs & Natural Spa, where you will bathe in the natural pools that Arenal Volcano streams offers. Dinner inside Tabacón Hot Mineral Springs-Spa and overnight at Arenal.

(Included meals : Breakfast, Dinner).
Day 8:  Arenal - Manuel Antonio
After breakfast, assistance and departure for your collective shuttle bus to the Central Pacific, and the coastal town of Manuel Antonio. Upon arrival, you will be taken to the doorstep of the  hotel. Overnight at Manuel Antonio. Rest of day at leisure.

(Included meals : Breakfast )
Day 9:  Manuel Antonio
Breakfast in Parador Hotel. Free day. Manuel Antonio National Park entrance, enjoy and relax  in the wonderful white sand beaches. Overnight at Manuel Antonio.

(Included meals : Breakfast )
Day 10:  Manuel Antonio - South Pacific (Dominical)
Breakfast in Parador Hotel. Departure to the South Pacific Coast, after 2 hours we arrive in Dominical. The town sits on the Pacific ocean bordered to the north by the Rio Baru, on the east by three thousand foot high mountains and to the south by dark, coffee brown, beaches and coves. One of the most striking features of Dominical can be found while swimming in the water, the town simply disappears. All you see are the tall beach palms and mangroves surrounded by verdant green hills reaching up into the mountains. Overnnight at Dominical.

(Included meals : Breakfast )
Day 11:  Dominical
Breakfast in Cuna del Angel Hotel.  At 6:00 a.m.  get ready to departure for the tours at Corcovado National Park, after 1 hour on the road, we arrive at the Sierpe pier  to take the boat.  Cruise into the mangroves of Sierpe River and then along the ocean coast we arrive to Corcovado peninsula. The Corcovado National Park holds about 70% of the costarrican flora and fauna. After the tour in the park you will enjoy an excellent lunch. We will be back when the afternoon falls. Overnight at dominical.

(Included meals : Breakfast )
Day 12:  Dominical - Central Pacific (Esterillos)
Breakfast in Cuna del Angel Hotel. Departure to Palo Seco region, located in the Central Pacific region. Overnight at Esterillos Beach.

(Included meals : Breakfast )
Day 13:  Central Pacific
Breakfast in Timarai Hotel. Free day to enioy the beach, the lagoon and all the activities that the hotel offers. Overnight Esterillos Beach.

(Included meals : Breakfast )
Day 14:  Central Pacific - San José
Departure back to San Jose, we will be arriving in the afternoon, overnight atSan Jose.

(Included meals : Breakfast )
Day 15:  San José- Departure
Transfer from the Hotel to the International Airport of San José. Fly Home!

(Included meals : N / A)
 
Trip type:
  Shared service
(can be done privately also)
Departures:
   Daily