Our 7-night Costa Rica Highlights Holiday vacation package combines Arenal Volcano and the lush Central Pacific Coast with two different sets of dates to choose from! Experience adventure at Arenal Volcano on an aerial tram and zipline, Balsa River rafting, hanging bridges, and hot springs excursion. Discover regional highlights of the Central Pacific on a hike through Manuel Antonio National Park and a cruise around Tortuga Island.
Transfer to Hotel Arenal Manoa, Arenal
Today you will be picked up and driven approximately 3 1/2 hours to Arenal Manoa Hotel at Arenal Volcano for overnight. Surrounded by well-maintained gardens, Arenal Manoa has beautiful views of Arenal Volcano visible right from your outdoor private sitting area.
Aerial Tram & Zipline
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. Overnight Arenal Manoa Hotel.
Arenal Hanging Bridges Hike & Tabacon Hot Springs
To start, explore a private reserve with animals, birds, vegetation, and hanging bridges overlooking the forest canopy. Enjoy views of Arenal Volcano in the distance. The reserve consists of eight fixed and six hanging bridges built with the latest techniques. Don't miss the waterfall extension tour at the end of the trail. Then, visit Tabacon Hot Springs for a relaxing soak. The highlight of the Tabacon property is the extensive all-natural hot spring gardens naturally heated by Arenal Volcano. Overnight Arenal Manoa Hotel.
Rio Balsa Whitewater Rafting Class II-III
The Balsa River has a range of class III rapids for the first-time and experienced paddler. The river has continuous class III rapids with small pools in between for the first half of the excursions. After this point, the rapids are more spread out and less intense - fantastic for wildlife watching! The Balsa River is set in the lowland tropical rainforest with breath-taking views and abundance of mammals, tropical birds, and lush jungle foliage. Overnight Arenal Manoa Hotel.
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.
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.
Tortuga Island Cruise
This morning, you will be met and driven to Puntarenas for your cruise through the Gulf of Nicoya to Tortuga Island. Enjoy breakfast at the dock before boarding the catamaran. Spend the day snorkeling, swimming, and relaxing in the sand on Tortuga Island. Savor a tropical lunch on the island before returning back to shore. 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.
Please call one of our experts at 800-827-9046 to discuss your travel details.