Discover the Monteverde Cloud Forest and Santa Teresa Beach on the remote Nicoya Peninsula on this 7-night Authentic Costa Rica Holiday vacation package.
Dec 28: Transfer to Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica
Today transfer by ground approximately 2.5 hours to the Monteverde Cloud Forest for overnight at Senda Hotel, Monteverde's newest upscale hotel. Casual elegance, luxury amenities, and contemporary design create the only experience of its kind in this mountainous region. Senda Hotel's 24 guest rooms and suites feature open-air porches overlooking gardens and the Pacific Ocean in the distance.
Dec 29: Private Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Hike
Today you will be met and driven to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve on the continental divide for a hike through the high elevation forest lead by a professional naturalist guide. Discover blooming bromeliads, prehistoric ferms, and the birds that inhabit the cloud forest like the sky Resplendent Quetzal. Following your hike, explore the small, on-site hummingbird garden and enjoy fresh pastries and coffee before returning to your hotel. Overnight Senda Monteverde Hotel.
Dec 30: Monteverde Sky Tram, Trek & Walk Guided Tour
The Sky Tram is a cableway going through Monteverde Cloud Forest. The tour begins on the cableway where your guide will share the unique characteristics of the cloud forest flora and fauna. The Sky Tram ends on a platform where the Sky Trek begins. This is one of the more extensive zip line tours in the country with two long cables and eleven cross-sectional ziplines. Following the morning's adventure, relax and enjoy the views from two observation platforms with panoramic views of the Arenal landscape. Last, discover the 6-suspension bridge Sky Walk. Overnight Senda Monteverde Hotel.
Dec 31: Transfer to Santa Teresa, Nicoya Peninsula
Today you will be met and driven approximately 5 hours Nantipa Resort in Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula. The newest property in Santa Teresa, Nantipa is the only boutique, luxury beachfront hotel in the area with free-standing bungalows and direct access to a vibrant beach town with plenty of options for dining, shopping, and wildlife
Jan 1: Curu Wildlife Reserve
Established in 1983, Curu was the first wildlife refuge established in Costa Rica. The multitude of ecosystems within Curu are home to a verity of species that guests can easily spot on the trails. Look for white-faced capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys, agoutis, a variety of birds and other wildlife. Overnight Nantipa Resort.
Jan 2: Tortuga Island
The adventure begins with a 45-minute boat ride out to Tortuga Island. Be on the lookout for humpback and pilot whales, turtles, jumping manta rays, and dolphins. At Tortuga Island, snorkel in the volcanic rock reef, home to Porcupinefish, Spotted Eagle Rays, Angelfish, and more. Then, relax on the island's white sand beaches and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, feel free to hike, swim, rent a kayak, or lounge at the beach. Overnight Nantipa Resort.
Jan 3: Free Day Santa Teresa
Discover nearby beaches, schedule a spa treatment, relax by the pool, take a surf lesson, join a yoga class, or add local tours through the hotel concierge. Overnight Nantipa Resort.
Jan 4: Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today, you will be picked up and driven to the local Tambor airport for a short flight to San Jose where you will connect with your international 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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