Have you ever desired a vacation just so you can come back and feel brand new? Our Hot Springs Hideaway vacation is the perfect mix of adventure and indulgence. After an energetic start with whitewater rafting, spend the next two days appreciating the glory of nature around the Arenal Volcano. Try both the zip lines and the hanging bridges before travelling to Tamarindo the Pacific Coast. Continue the adventure with surf lessons and hiking, or settle in for a few days with the sand between your toes before heading back to the real world – with a new grasp on life!
Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica transfer to Hotel Grano de Oro for overnight. Once a Victorian mansion, this hotel features one of San Jose's finest restaurants and a stunning rooftop garden terrace with lounging chairs and two spa tubs. The ambiance and warmth of a private home comes through with period photographs, original artwork, and colorful tropical flora.
Pacuare River Whitewater Rafting: Class III-IV
Early morning pick-up from hotel and transfer to put-in point for breakfast and a brief safety talk before launching on an exhilarating 16-mile adventure! The Pacuare offers some of the best whitewater in the world – a tropical river that combines a beautiful ride deep into the virgin rainforest with pounding rapids. Paddle exciting rapids before take out where you will have a chance to dry off.
After the tour, you will transfer to the Tabacon Grand Spa & Thermal Resort. A traveler's favorite, Tabacon combines stunning views of the Arenal Volcano with an abundance of activities and unbeatable natural cool and hot springs. Besides having one of the world's best spas, this luxury resort has been repeatedly recognized for amazing service and an atmosphere than can only be described as "paradise."
Guided Arenal Hanging Bridges Walk
Located within a corridor followed by birds migrating between North and South America, these trails and miraculous hanging bridges will bring you closer than you could imagine to an array of wild animals, birds, flowers and lush vegetation of the primary and secondary rainforest. 8 fixed bridges and 6 hanging bridges form this intriguing exploration. Overnight Tabacón Grand Spa & Thermal Resort.
Arenal Reserve Zip Line Tour
On the Sky Tram you will get a bird’s eye view of the volcano, lake, and Tilaran Mountain Range. The Sky tram leads you to a wide observation platform at the highest point of the Arenal Reserve, where you can observe the rain forest, the Arenal volcano and lake. The Sky Trek is a tour of adventure above the treetops, which consists of a system of zip lines. This zip system gives you the opportunity to enjoy the rainforest in a fun, easy, and safe manner. After this adventure, you will have the remainder of the day free to relax or explore the region. Overnight Tabacón Grand Spa & Thermal Resort.
Transfer to Tamarindo Beach, Guanacaste
Today, transfer about 4 hours to Tamarindo, Guanacaste on the North Pacific Coast. Arrive at Esplendor Hotel for overnight. This luxury hotel combines upscale accommodations and breathtaking coastal views with Tamarindo adventure. Enjoy gorgeous ocean sunsets every night from your balcony or along Tamarindo beach.
Rio Perdido Thermal River Adventure
Pick up early this morning for a drive through Guanacaste to Rio Perdido Thermal River. Once you arrive, begin with a scenic guided hike, but wear your swimsuit! On the hike, you'll have the opportunity to take a dip in a variety of streams and pools with temperatures ranging from 90 - 115 degrees F. After exploring the springs, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. After lunch, discover the adventures of Rio Perdido. Cross a hanging bridge, lounge in thermal pools with a swim-up bar, and enjoy panoramic views of the dry forest and volcanic range. Rio Blanco Canyon is an adventure playground. It includes 15 aerial platforms, a Tarzan swing, a hanging bridge, via ferrates, and ziplines. Overnight Esplendor Hotel.
Tamarindo Mangrove Kayak
This 3 hour kayaking tour is a great way to discover the flora and fauna of this mangrove ecosystem. A professional naturalist guide will point out the wildlife native to Tamarindo. After paddling, enjoy a snack on the river bed before continuing on through the mangroves. Overnight Esplendor Hotel.
Tamarindo Free Day
Esplendor is a short walk from one of the best surf spots in Costa Rica, Tamarindo Beach. Relax by the sea or rent a board. Overnight Esplendor Hotel.
Depart Liberia, Costa Rica
This morning transfer approximately 1 hour to the Liberia international airport for your return flight home.
Pricing is valid through the date listed for each itinerary (all pricing is subject to change until booked and confirmed). Holiday season supplements apply for Christmas, New Years, Presidents Day, and Easter travel dates. Green season specials and/or lower rates may apply for May to November travel dates.
All itineraries are land only and international airfare is quoted separately. Itinerary adjustments may be necessary depending on your international flight schedule. For example a late arrival will usually require a night near the airport in San Jose.
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