Our 8-night Cloud Forest & Beach Escape vacation package is the perfect escape from the cold this holiday season. Discover the unique ecosystems and flora of the Monteverde Cloud Forest before heading to the rainforest beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park, a region teeming with wildlife!
Transfer to Koora Hotel, Monteverde
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica you will meet your drive for ground transfer about 3 hours to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Arrive at Koora Monteverde Hotel, a stylish ecolodge in the cloud forest. Offering 10 inviting suites and bungalows, this unassuming boutique hotel is an ideal choice for a nature escape, a romantic rendezvous, or a family expedition. Immerse yourself in the enchantment of the cloud forest while savoring coffee or indulging in a nighttime beverage on your personal balcony perched amidst Costa Rica's lush canopy. Savor delightful meals at the on-site Restaurant Kiré, and delight in the included privilege of exploring the Aguti Reserve.
Am Monteverde Reserve Hike / PM Night Hike
This morning, embark on a journey to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, where you'll be led on a high-altitude forest hike by experienced naturalist guides. Traverse through the misty woods with their lush vegetation and towering trees, encountering colossal prehistoric tree ferns, bromeliad-adorned trees, and an array of avian residents native to Monteverde. Be on the lookout for the elusive Resplendent Quetzal as you explore this captivating realm.
Your guide will elaborate on the distinctive features of the cloud forest's nighttime environment, revealing that the majority of nocturnal inhabitants are relatively diminutive, including insects, frogs, snakes, and owls. The tour proceeds at a unhurried pace to ensure each participant has the opportunity to closely observe the wildlife and uncover traits that remain hidden in the daytime. Overnight Koora Monteverde Hotel.
AM Aerial Tram & Zipline / PM Don Juan Coffee Plantation Tour
This morning, embark on an enthralling journey aboard the TreeTram cable car. Ascend to one of Monteverde's elevated points, soaring 5,700 feet above sea level, and initiate your exploration of the cloud forest. Next, partake in one of Costa Rica's most exhilarating canopy adventures, where you'll glide through the forest canopy on seven zip lines, each varying from 460 to 2460 feet in length, for an astonishing zipline experience extending 1.9 miles in total.
This afternoon, discover the realms of coffee, chocolate, and sugarcane cultivation in Costa Rica. The journey commences with an exploration of the coffee plant's life cycle, delving into the techniques of harvesting coffee cherries, the initial pulp extraction process, and visits to the drying patio and storage facility. Subsequently, dive into the captivating history of the cocoa pod, craft your own chocolate using traditional recipes, and savor the delectable results. Experience the traditional Costa Rican method of extracting sugarcane juice and indulge in taste tests. To conclude, return to the restaurant for a cup of coffee and peruse a selection of culinary keepsakes. Overnight Koora Monteverde Hotel.
Selvatura Hanging Bridges, Sloths, & Butterflies
Begin your adventure with a stroll along the Treetop Walkways, encompassing 1.9 miles of natural trails featuring eight suspended bridges. As you traverse these bridges, you'll have the chance to admire a diverse array of plant life and wildlife while witnessing the unique biodiversity inherent to the cloud forest canopy. Following your self-guided exploration of the cloud forest, your next destination is the Selvatura Butterfly Garden, enclosed within a grand dome structure housing over 30 butterfly species from different altitudes and climates across Costa Rica. Here, you'll also discover the Sloth Sanctuary, a natural exhibit where sloths freely navigate between specially designed pathways, allowing them to roam among the trees and lush vegetation within the display. Overnight Koora Monteverde Hotel.
Transfer to Arenas del Mar Beach Resort, Manuel Antonio
Today transfer by ground approximately 4 hours to the Manuel Antonio for overnight at Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort. breathtaking eco-luxury resort nestled in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. This remarkable beachfront retreat spans 11 acres of lush forest, offering private nature trails, access to two stunning beaches, and a strong commitment to sustainability and conservation.
Manuel Antonio Free Day
Relax on the beach just steps from the hotel or unwind by the pool. Overnight Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort.
Manuel Antonio Free Day
The day is your to enjoy! Arrange surf lessons, tours in the area, or book a spa appointment. Overnight Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort.
Manuel Antonio Free Day
A multitude of activities can be arranged right on the hotel property. Ask the concierge to show you the menu of activities on arrival. Overnight Arenas del Mar Beach & Nature Resort.
Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
This morning you will transfer by ground approximately 3 hours to the international airport in San Jose for your afternoon or evening departure.
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.
Please call one of our experts at 800-827-9046 to discuss your travel details.