On this 10-night Active Costa Rica Adventure vacation package, venture the length of the country in order to take advantage of some of the most adventurous options available. Begin your adventure in the bustling capital city of San Jose. Then, spend two days white water rafting. Visit Arenal Volcano, where you’ll experience canyon rappelling, mountain biking, and stand-up paddle boarding. Bask in the beauty of the temperate and pristine Monteverde, where you’ll ride and soar above the forest canopy on a zipline and tram. Round out your experience with a visit to Tamarindo Diria Hotel, where the sunsets seem painted and the sand and surf await.
Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica
Upon your morning or midday arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica transfer just 30 minutes to the Gran Hotel for overnight. The newly renovated Gran Hotel is located in the heart of Costa Rica's capital city, perfect for people watching and discovering markets, museums, and cuisine.
Pacuare River Overnight Rafting
This morning, you will be met and transferred to the Pacuare River for your whitewater rafting adventure! Once at the river guides will load your gear into bags, prepare the equipment and give you complete safety and paddle instruction. The first day's Class III rapids welcome you to the Pacuare gorge's charm. Before you know it, you'll arrive at the Tropical Rivers Lodge where you can spend the afternoon relaxing, hiking, or soaking in the waterfalls and pools. Then fall asleep to the roar of the river.
Transfer to Arenal / La Fortuna
After breakfast and loading the rafts, you'll prepare to paddle down the Pacuare gorge. A snack stop by the riverside lets you explore more waterfalls and natural waterslides. An adrenaline-packed afternoon running rapids will have you cheering ecstatically. Hot lunch will be served at the Tropical Rivers Operations Center. Showers, changing rooms, cold and hot drinks and snacks are also available.
Transfer about 3 hours to Arenal Volcano and arrive at Hotel Arenal Manoa, the perfect place for relaxation. While close to many of the main attractions, Hotel Arenal Manoa is an intimate and private hotel with spacious gardens.
Pure Trek Canyoning Tour
This is one tour where you're guaranteed to get wet! A 30 minute drive in a 4x4 begins your adventure. Trek through the forest to discover some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country. After a brief safety talk, you'll get to try out canyoning, or rappelling down the sides of cliffs. There are 5 rappels, 4 of which are along waterfalls. Overnight Hotel Arenal Manoa.
Pedal & Paddle Tour
This morning you will get to experience two great tours for exploring around the Arenal area! First off, explore the countryside via mountain bike! You will pass by farms, villages, and mountains on this trek! Next up, try out Stand-up Paddleboarding! This activity is growing in popularity around the world. The calm water and surrounding lush greenery are beautiful backgrounds to your adventures.
Lake Arenal Boat Transfer to Monteverde Cloud Forest
Early this morning you will be picked up at you hotel for transfer to the boat launch at the Arenal Dam. Passengers will board a pontoon boat for a 45-minute ride to the dock at Rio Chiquito, a small town on the shore of Lake Arenal. Upon arrival passengers will ground transfer approximately 1 1/2 hours to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. This forest, literally in the clouds, is a must-see destination for wildlife observation and hiking. Arrive at Hotel El Establo, a boutique hotel neighboring the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. This charming hotel has two heated pools, a casual and fine dining restaurant, and a spa.
Monteverde Sky Tram & Sky Trek
Today transfer to Costa Rica Sky Adventures operations center. The tour starts with a ride on the cable with a guide where you will have a bird’s eye view of the cloud forest. The Sky Tram ends at a wide observation platform where the Sky Trek begins. This is one of the most extensive canopy tours in the country with 2 very long cables and 11 cross-sectional zip lines. After zipping through the treetops you will have time to relax and enjoy the views of San Carlos, Puntarenas and Guanacaste. Afterwards return to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel El Establo.
Transfer to Tamarindo, Guanacaste
This morning, transfer about 5 hours to the Tamarindo Diria Resort. One of Costa Rica's most iconic, Tamarindo Diria is perfect for a truly authentic vacation! The resort features direct access to one of the country's most amazing white sand beaches. In addition to having amazing views over the ocean, guests delight in access to a variety of pools, restaurants, bars and more!
Tamarindo Free Day
Five acres of beautifully manicured gardens create the background for a relaxing experience like no other at Tamarindo Diria. Every aspect of the resort is catered to hospitality. Even the pools, of which there are five, are divided into categories - Quiet (Adult), Children's, Scenic, Beachfront, or Whirlpool. The shady palm trees and abundant lounge chairs mean a day at the pool is divine! Overnight Tamarindo Diria.
Tamarindo Free Day
Looking for excitement while visiting Tamarindo Diria? An array of activities are available for thrill-seekers! Tamarindo Beach is world-renowned for amazing surfing. Both experienced waveriders and beginners will find their spot! Surfing lessons are available in the area, as are board rentals. Overnight Tamarindo Diria.
Depart Liberia, Costa Rica
Today transfer about 1 hour by ground 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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