Our 7-night Costa Rica Holiday Highlights vacation package combines Arenal Volcano, the Monteverde Cloud Forest, and the lush Central Pacific Coast! Experience adventure at Arenal Volcano on a hike over hanging bridges and to La Fortuna Waterfall. Uncover the biodiversity of the cloud forest. Discover the rainforest beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica’s favorite little national park.
Transfer to Hotel Royal Corin, Arenal
Today you will be picked up and driven approximately 3 1/2 hours for overnight at Hotel Royal Corin, a modern hotel with picturesque views of Arenal Volcano from every room.
Arenal Hanging Bridges & La Fortuna Waterfall Hike
Begin the day on a hanging bridges hike within a 1500-acre private reserve. Discover the forest canopy from a series of eight fixed and six hanging bridges within view of Arenal Volcano. Don't miss the waterfall extension trail at the end of the hike! After the hanging bridges, enjoy lunch.
Then, head to La Fortuna Waterfall. Take in the cascade surrounded by lush rainforest foliage from the lookout before heading down the paved staircase to the base of the waterfall. Don't forget to wear your swimsuit. Swimming at the base of the waterfall is not permitted for safety reasons, but you take a refreshing dip just downstream! Overnight Hotel Royal Corin.
Transfer to Hotel El Establo by Boat
Early this morning you will be picked up for a transfer to the boat launch at the Arenal Dam. Passengers will board a comfortable pontoon boat for a 45-minute ride to the dock on the shore of Lake Arenal. Upon arrival, passengers will transfer approximately 1 ½ - 2 hours to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. During the rainy season, this transfer may take longer. This high-elevation forest is great for hiking and wildlife observation – especially bird watching.
Arrive at Hotel El Establo, a boutique hotel neighboring Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve for overnight. The property features two heated pools, a spa, and both a casual and fine dining restaurant.
Monteverde Reserve Hike
Transfer to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve on the continental divide for a trek through the misty forest’s dense vegetation and majestic trees. You will see giant prehistoric tree ferns and many of the species of birds that call Monteverde home. After the hike, you will be transferred back to Hotel El Establo for overnight.
Transfer to Villa Caletas, Herradura Beach
Today you will be met and driven approximately 3 1/2 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 breathtaking sunsets.
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.
Central Pacific Free Day
Free day to enjoy your time at Villas Caletas by the pool or down by the beach. Overnight Villa Caletas.
Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today ground transfer approximately 2 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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