For some vacationers, the common plan isn’t very much fun. If you’ve visited the tourist traps before, or would rather have a quieter vacation, The Road Less Traveled Vacation is for you. Night one is spent at the Buena Vista Hotel, with amazing pool, restaurant, bar, and more! Next up, 3 nights at the Oxygen Jungle Villas will set you right. This adults-only resort holds a maximum of 24 visitors, guaranteeing both privacy and good service. Alma del Pacifico is next on the list, where the vibrant artwork and unique architectural design are almost as fascinating as the nearby beaches. Lastly, relax in the forest bungalows of Rio Perdido Hotel and spend a few days rejuvenating in the Rio Perdido Thermal River.
Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica
Upon your midday arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica transfer to Hotel Buena Vista. Just minutes from the airport and with views of the Poas, Barva, and Irazu Volcanos, Hotel Buena Vista is the perfect first stop for a Costa Rican adventure. Take a walk down their nature trails, check the gift shop for anything you may have forgot, and enjoy the excellent restaurant and bar.
Transfer to Playa Uvita, Costa Ballena
This morning a 4x4 rental vehicle will be delivered to the hotel. Then drive about 4 - 5 hours to the Oxygen Jungle Villas located on a stunning mountainside overlooking the Pacific. This small-scale Balinese style resort hotel guarantees personalized service, and they allow a maximum of 24 guests (adults only) at a time. The villas are only minutes from stunning beaches and are located between Costa Rica's most beautiful National Parks.
Playa Uvita Free Day
At Oxygen Jungle Villas, the spa is not to be missed! All the oils and ingredients used in any spa service are raw, local, and organic. Experience a sugar body rub - either coca mocha or vanilla nutmeg. A couples' massage is a great choice as well, with enticing aromatherapy and the option of having the massage in the ocean-view massage room. Overnight Oxygen Jungle Villas.
Playa Uvita Free Day
Oxygen Jungle Villas is also a great spot for adventure tours. A number of plant and animal species can only be found in this beautiful area. Explore via horseback, kayak, or hiking, or head out in a boat for dolphin & whale watching. For true excitement, consider a whitewater rafting trip! Overnight Oxygen Jungle Villas.
Transfer to the Central Pacific Coast
This morning, drive about 1 1/2 hours to Alma del Pacifico Hotel. This is the ultimate seaside escape! A beautiful beach and the steep cliffs form the backdrop to the pleasant villas that make up Alma del Pacifico. The tropical flora, herb, and vegetable gardens attract a myriad of animal life, including the endangered Scarlet Macaw as well as colorful butterflies and inquisitive iguanas.
Central Pacific Coast Free Day
Excitement-seekers should visit the nearby town of Jaco. World-renowned for its waves, both experienced and beginner surfers will delight in the beach. In the opposite direction, travelers will find the Manuel Antonio National Park, one of Costa Rica's most intensely diverse parks. A visit is well worth it - just don't forget a swimsuit! Manuel Antonio has three of the country's most beautiful white sand beaches. Overnight Alma del Pacifico.
Transfer to Rio Perdido Thermal River, Guanacaste
Today, transfer about 3 hours to Begaces for overnight at Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River. Undisturbed nature is the byword of Rio Perdido, and they do it well! The unique beauty of this area is complimented by the hotel and bungalows, which merge into the wilderness rather than overcoming it. Three thermal mineral pools, a delectable restaurant, and hot springs bring rejuvenation into this untouched beauty.
Rio Perdido Free Day
Just steps from your forest bungalow you will find spectacular scenery and fascinating activities. The expansive trail network around Rio Perdido is perfect for everything from a simple hike to bird or animal watching. Overnight Rio Perdido Hotel.
Rio Perdido Free Day
For something a bit different, guests at Rio Perdido can visit the spa. The 'volcanic mud body-painting' is a ton of fun - both for couples and friends! With well-known healing and energizing properties, use a couple of paint brush to coat yourself with mud! Or simply relax with a deep tissue massage. Overnight Rio Perdido Hotel.
Depart Liberia, Costa Rica
This morning, drive approximately 3 hours to Liberia Airport. Upon your arrival return your 4x4 vehicle before your international 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.
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