Our 9-night Private Island Escape vacation package begins with a night in San Jose before visiting the remote island of Isla Chiquita. End your escape on the warm, unspoiled beaches of Punta Islita overlooking the rainforest-rich coastline.
Transfer to Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belen, Costa Rica
Upon arrival in San Jose, meet your driver for transfer to your hotel.
Arrive at the Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belen Hotel for overnight. This colonial-style hacienda is nestled within a 30-acre coffee plantation surrounded by the colorful landscape of the Central Valley mountains. Unique architecture and elegant antiques paired with excellent service make this a truly unique stay not far from the hustle and bustle of Costa Rica's capital city.
Transfer to Isla Chiquita, Nicoya Peninsula // Nightscapes Bioluminescence & Marine Life Tour
Today you will transfer by ground for approximately 2 hours to Puntarenas.
Upon arrival, you will transfer by private boat for about 1 hour to Isla Chiquita. Located on the Gulf of Nicoya, this unique eco-glamping resort is tucked away on a rarely visited corner of the Nicoya Peninsula. The property has a seaside restaurant serving up a variety of Costa Rican, American, and vegetarian dishes. Please note: Isla Chiquita relies on island and ocean breezes for cooling rather than A/C.
This evening, discover this incredible natural phenomenon in which the ocean lights up on very dark nights. Produced by high concentrations of light-emitting plankton, bioluminescence imbues the sea with a starry night effect. Experience this one-of-a-kind evening spectacle by kayak or boat in the waters around Isla Chiquita. Overnight Isla Chiquita.
The waters around Isla Chiquita are ideal for a kayaking adventure. Connect with the ocean and marvel at crustaceans and other marine life while gliding over the water. Overnight Isla Chiquita.
Curu Bio Reserve
Curu Bio Reserve is the first biological reserve in Costa Rica. Explore wild forest trails looking for monkeys, birds, and other exotic wildlife. This hike is accessible for all fitness levels. Just talk to your guide to set your preferred pace! Overnight Isla Chiquita.
Tortuga Island Cruise
The white sand beaches bordering the crystal clear ocean make up the quintessential picture of Tortuga Island. For many, it is one of the most beautiful islands South of the Nicoya Peninsula, and it is less than thirty minutes from Isla Chiquita. Enjoy the views, snorkeling, and a-la-carte paid activities like hiking, kayaking, and banana boat rides. During your stay, enjoy access to an exclusive area with special amenities. Overnight Isla Chiquita.
Transfer to Hotel Punta Islita, Nicoya Peninsula
This morning you will take a short boat transfer to the dock in Paquera. Here, you will meet your driver and transfer approximately 3 hours to Hotel Punta Islita for overnight.
Situated on a hill overlooking a secluded cove and the untamed Nicoya Peninsula, Punta Islita is one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection and is one of the best hacienda-style boutique hotels in the country.
Punta Islita Free Day
Relax by the beach or plan additional activities. A wide variety of on-site experiences are available to make your stay as tranquil or exciting as you desire!
Punta Islita Free Day
Resort experiences include zip-lining, cooking lessons, yoga, birdwatching, horseback riding, and much more. Guests can also enjoy the resort’s tennis courts, spa, and 9-hole golf course. *Some activities have an extra cost; inquire with your concierge at check-in for the weekly activity schedule. Overnight Hotel Punta Islita.
Punta Islita Free Day
Enjoy your last day in Costa Rica by the beach or pool, or book a massage at the spa! Overnight Hotel Punta Islita.
Depart Liberia, Costa Rica
This morning you will transfer by ground for approximately 2.5 hours to the international airport in Liberia for your afternoon 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.
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