Our 7-night Deluxe Rainforest & Volcano Holiday vacation package combines the rainforest coastline of the Central Pacific Coast and Arenal Volcano. Discover regional highlights of the Central Pacific like Manuel Antonio National Park and the hanging bridges nature preserve outside Carara National Park. Then, discover the volcano and hot springs of Arenal and experience a thrill on the Sky Aerial Tram & Zipline tour.
Dec 25: Transfer to Herradura, Central Pacific Coast
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica transfer by ground approximately 2 hours to Hotel Villa Caletas, located on the Central Pacific Coast north of Jaco Beach, for overnight. This private European hilltop mansion is perched over 1000 feet above with one of the most sweeping panoramic views in Costa Rica. Lush tropical rainforest tumbling into the Pacific complement some of the breathtaking sunset you will ever see.
Dec 26: Private Manuel Antonio National Park Hike
Explore the most popular national park in Costa Rica, Manuel Antonio National Park. This little coastal rainforest is packed full of over 109 species of wildlife including both sloth species and all four species of Costa Rican monkeys. A naturalist guide will you through the rainforest trails to the wild beaches of Manuel Antonio. Don't forget to wear your swimsuit! Overnight Villa Caletas.
Dec 27: Villa Lapas Sky Way Tour
Villa Lapas is a nature reserve that borders Carara National Park. The Sky Way tour has five hanging bridges, each 100 meters in length and 60 meters off the ground. Explore the primary and secondary rainforest throughout this hike. Keep an eye out for the mammals and bird species of the forest. Enjoy views of the Tarcoles River, a river famous for the abundance of crocodiles living there, and the Pacific Ocean. Overnight Villa Caletas.
Dec 28: Central Pacific Free Day
Free day to lounge by the pool, relax at the beach at a seaside cabana, or book a spa treatment. Overnight Villa Caletas.
Dec 29: Transfer to Arenal / La Fortuna
Today you will be picked up and driven approximately 3 1/2 hours to Tabacon Grand Spa & Thermal Resort at Arenal Volcano for overnight. The highlight of the Tabacon property is the extensive all-natural hot spring gardens naturally heated by Arenal Volcano. Enjoy unlimited access to this natural paradise.
Dec 30: Arenal Volcano Hike
Experience a beautiful view of Arenal Volcano with a gentle hike along the base of the volcano starting on the western side. The hike begins on one of the trails close to the volcano with flowering plants, birds, and various other animal species. Discover lava flow patches from the 1992 eruptions and the forest destroyed by the volcanic activity. At the top of the lava flow, enjoy an incredible view of Lake Arenal. Overnight Tabacon Grand Spa & Thermal Resort.
Dec 31: Aerial Tram & Zipline; New Year's Eve Dinner
Prepare for a thrill! The fun begins on an aerial tram up to an observation platform on the highest point of Arenal Reserve. Take in the bird's eye view of the Tilaran Mountain Range, Lake Arenal, and Arenal Volcano before beginning your zipline adventure. Observe the rainforest canopy from above the treetops on a series of 8 cross-sectional zip line cables with a total distance of 4.5 miles and lengths from 100 to 2460 feet and a maximum height of 660 feet. Return to the hotel after your morning adventure. This evening, enjoy a New Year's Eve dinner at Los Tucanes restaurant at Tabacon Thermal Resort. Overnight Tabacon Grand Spa & Thermal Resort.
Jan 1: Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today ground transfer 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.
Please call one of our experts at 800-827-9046 to discuss your travel details.