Spend 8 nights in Costa Rica on our Christmas Value Vacation package. Explore the Arenal Volcano region on a private Arenal Lake kayaking excursion, hanging bridges hike, and coffee and chocolate tour. Visit Manuel Antonio rainforest beaches and waterfalls. See the picturesque coast by boat on a sunset catamaran tour and explore Damas Mangrove Estuary by boat.
Transfer to Mountain Paradise Hotel, Arenal Volcano
Upon your morning or afternoon arrival in San Jose, transfer by ground approximately 3 hours to the Arenal Volcano / La Fortuna area. Arrive at Hotel Mountain Paradise for overnight. This charming retreat is set against the backdrop of the Arenal Volcano. Offering a selection of elegant and well-appointed rooms, this hotel provides guests with comfortable accommodations and volcano views. Its lush grounds, thermal hot springs, and spa services create a relaxing atmosphere for visitors seeking to unwind and rejuvenate in the midst of Costa Rica's natural beauty.
Private Lake Arenal Kayaking
Embark on a tranquil kayaking adventure across the serene Arenal Lake, the largest in Costa Rica. This idyllic setting offers excellent opportunities for birdwatching, both for resident and migratory species, while allowing you to immerse yourself in the lush plant life and wildlife. Using fundamental kayaking techniques, paddle leisurely on the lake's calm waters, all while savoring breathtaking vistas of the majestic volcano that serves as a dramatic backdrop to your day on the water. Overnight Hotel Mountain Paradise.
Private Tropical Hanging Bridges Hike
The Arenal hanging bridges are set on a private reserve with a multitude of animals, flowers, and vegetation. Walk into the forest canopy on hanging suspension bridges and discover beautiful trails with spectacular views of Arenal Volcano. The bridges consist of six hanging and eight fixed hanging bridges constructed with the latest techniques. Overnight Hotel Mountain Paradise
Vida Campesina Coffee, Chocolate, & Sugarcane Tour
The Vida Campesina farm tour provides a deep dive into the farm's heritage and operations. Guests embark on an engaging journey through five distinct stations, each showcasing a unique facet of the farm's activities. These stations include a coffee plantation, hands-on sugar cane processing, a delightful cocoa fruit tasting, and an intriguing coffee roasting demonstration. Visitors gain insights into diverse coffee varieties, actively engage in the harvest, and witness the art of roasting. The tour culminates with a communal tasting session, allowing guests to savor the farm's coffee alongside traditional Costa Rican snacks. Overnight Hotel Mountain Paradise.
Transfer to Hotel Costa Verde, Manuel Antonio
Today, you will be met and driven approximately 3 hours to the Manuel Antonio region for overnight at Hotel Costa Verde. Guests can enjoy breathtaking ocean views, a picturesque dining experiences, and the thrill of staying in comfortably appointed accommodations.
The afternoon excursion is an excellent option for those who appreciate nature and desire a picturesque journey along the Pacific coastline. From the catamaran's deck, guests can often spot humpback whales, dolphins, and other magnificent marine creatures, all while relishing a selection of snacks and beverages with the stunning Manuel Antonio coastline as a tropical panorama. Travelers have the choice to partake in a leisurely snorkeling experience or simply unwind and bask in the paradisiacal cruise. As the tour concludes, it aligns perfectly with a breathtaking Pacific sunset. Overnight Hotel Costa Verde.
Full Day Waterfalls Tour
Experience it all, just like a local! Dive into the full-day adventure, where the ocean, jungle, beach, waterfalls, and refreshing swimming holes await your exploration. This tour is all about going "off the beaten path," and it includes visits to three unique waterfalls, each featuring its own inviting swimming hole, with one even boasting a thrilling 20-foot natural water slide. Depending on the weather conditions, you'll also have the opportunity to visit one of the region's finest local beaches, nestled within a captivating landscape of caves and palm trees. Overnight Hotel Costa Verde.
Damas Mangrove Estuary Boat Cruise
Embark on a captivating journey with a naturalist guide through the enchanting Isla Damas estuary mangrove. Watch in awe as wildlife reveals itself and observe the migration of monkeys through the mangrove, as well as tropical birds and fascinating reptiles. While gliding through vast acres of Costa Rican estuary, your knowledgeable guide will unveil the stories, past and present, of this crucial mangrove ecosystem for Costa Rica and the world. Your expedition culminates with a satisfying and soothing meal. Overnight Hotel Costa Verde.
Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today you will be picked up and transferred approximately 3 hours to the San Jose 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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