Our 9-night Luxury Boutique Christmas vacation package is the perfect mix of beach and adventure. Begin your escape on sunny Papagayo beaches and discover Santa Rosa National Park. End your holiday at the Arenal Volcano, one of Costa Rica’s most beloved volcanoes, to experience the rainforest and soak in the natural hot springs.
Dec 22: Transfer to the Papagayo Peninsula, Guanacaste
Upon arrival in Liberia, Costa Rica you will be picked up and driven approximately 40 minutes to El Mangroove Hotel on the Papagayo Peninsula. This luxurious boutique hotel has a contemporary flare and is completely surrounded by lush tropical forest.
Dec 23: Full Day Santa Rosa National Park by Boat
Santa Rosa National Park is one of the oldest and largest national parks in Costa Rica. It is the last primary dry forest to be founded in 1972 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the famous Witches Rock surf spot and Nancite Beach, famous for olive ridley sea turtle nesting from September to November each year. Next, visit Bat's Island where you'll visit the El Refugio Ranger Station. The area is amazing for snorkeling. Take a short hike to the peaks of the island for views overlooking the archipelago. As you cruise along, look for whales, dolphins, and stingrays from the boat. Overnight El Mangroove Hotel.
Dec 24: Papagayo Free Day
Head to the beach and explore the shore! Kayaks and stand up paddle boarding are included in your stay. Overnight El Mangroove Hotel.
Dec 25: Papagayo Free Day
Book a wellness treatment at Bearth Spa like a volcanic massage or aromatherapy body polish. In the evening, unwind with sunset yoga. Overnight El Mangroove Hotel.
Dec 26: Papagayo Free Day
Enjoy your last day at El Mangroove doing exactly as you please! Overnight El Mangroove Hotel.
Dec 27: Transfer to Arenal / La Fortuna
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica transfer 3 hours to Arenal Volcano for overnight at Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens
. Each individual casita at this ward-winning luxury boutique hotel is surrounded by rainforest for the ultimate privacy.
Dec 28: Arenal Hanging Bridges & La Fortuna Waterfall Hike
Today's tour begins at the Arenal hanging bridges park, a 1500-acre private nature preserve with an abundance of flora and fauna to explore. A professional naturalist guide will lead you through the park across eight fixed an six hanging bridges built with the latest techniques. Toward the end of the hike, a short trail will lead you to a waterfall if you're feeling energetic! Next, visit La Fortuna Waterfall, a must-see in the area. A steep set of stairs will lead you to the base of the waterfall where you can enjoy the view and cool off with a refreshing swim. Overnight Arenal Nayara Hotel.
Dec 29: Farm to Table Tour
On this half day tour, discover the secrets of local, organic, and sustainable farming practices in the La Fortuna region. Upon arrival, enjoy fresh fruit and coffee "chorreado" as you discuss the lunch menu ingredients. Head out to the farm to pick your ingredients. Then, bring them back to the farmhouse to clean before taking a tour of the farm. Discover the seedlings, drying seeds, and peppercorns of the greenhouse. Finally, come back to the farmhouse to take the fruits of your labor. Overnight Arenal Nayara Hotel.
Dec 30: Arenal Volcano Hike
Your tour begins on the Western side of Arenal Volcano where you will embark on a hike traversing the rainforest and crossing over a lava flow from 1992. Observe flora, fauna, the lava rock formations. At the top of the lava flow, enjoy a beautiful view of Arenal Lake. Along the way, a professional guide will share interesting information about the history of Arenal Volcano National Park. Overnight Arenal Nayara Hotel.
Dec 31: Depart Liberia, Costa Rica
Today you will be met and transferred by ground to Liberia International Airport for 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.