In Costa Rica, the opportunity for discovery is endless. This 8-night whirlwind of exploration will bring you to Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Doka Coffee Plantation, Corcovado National Park, and Manuel Antonio National Park. At La Paz Waterfall Gardens, you’ll see the beauty of Costa Rica’s plant life, numberless hummingbirds, and a butterfly garden before heading the Doka Coffee Plantation, which has been voted the best coffee in the region. Next, head south to Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula to visit Corcovado National Park. The park covers over 100,000 acres and contains many of the world’s endangered species. Your last few days are at Manuel Antonio National Park, full of casual trails and with three beautiful beaches.
Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica you will bet met and transferred to Hotel Grano de Oro for overnight. Near the city's main thoroughfare, this converted Victorian mansion has all the comforts of a private home. Be sure to reserve a dinner in the hotel restaurant for a gourmet meal you won't soon forget.
Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, & Coffee Plantation Tour
Your action packed day begins at the authentic Doka Coffee Plantation. Discover the secrets of coffee production, do a tasting, and have breakfast. Then off to the Poas Volcano to see the mesmerizing sulfur fumaroles and the water-filled crater. Finally, visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens for lunch and a hike to the waterfall. But don't stop there! The Gardens include an aviary, hummingbird garden, frog exhibit, butterfly garden, and more! Overnight at the Hotel Grano de Oro.
Transfer to Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula
This morning you will transfer to the domestic airport in San Jose for the short scenic flight to Drake Bay on the remote Osa Peninsula. Upon arrival, you will transfer by ground & boat to Copa de Arbol Beach & Rainforest Resort, for overnight. Please have on shoes that are easily removable, or can get wet, as you will exit the boat into knee deep water and will get wet. Copa de Arbol is a luxurious yet eco-conscious paradise. You’ll be close enough to the beach to let the waves lull you to sleep.
Corcovado National Park Tour
Take a guided tour of Corcovado National Park, where you'll venture into the dense jungle. Cano Island is another top tour and considered by many to be one of the best spots in Costa Rica for scuba diving and snorkeling. The humpback whales that pass through the area between December and April are a huge draw, as are the migrating manta rays from February to June. Overnight Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort.
Cano Island Reserve Tour
Today, visit Cano Island Biological Reserve, a UNESCO world heritage site abundant with marine life such as hammerhead sharks, manta rays, humpback whales, and a multitude of other colorful sea creatures. The reserve is also said to have been a Pre-Columbian cemetery and a hideaway for pirates. Overnight Copa de Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort.
Transfer to Manuel Antonio / Quepos
This morning depart on a scenic boat ride along the Pacific Coast and Sierpe River. You will arrive in Palmar Sur where you will be transferred by ground approximately 2 hours to Manuel Antonio National Park on the Central Pacific Coast.
Arrive at Hotel Si Como No for overnight. This exemplary combination of barefoot luxury and environmentalism offers the Serenity Spa, Regalame Art Gallery, Gift Shop and Internet Cafe, Nature Farm, and Butterfly Garden. Hotel Si Como No is set on a hillside so some stair climbing and mild “hiking” may be a part of your stay.
Manuel Antonio Free Day
Explore the beaches of Manuel Antonio. Take the complimentary shuttle down to the beach for some fun in the sun. In the evening, book a jungle night walk that the kids will love through tropical aquatic gardens. Overnight Hotel Si Como No.
Manuel Antonio Free Day
To include additional tours, please visit our Manuel Antonio Tours
page for ideas. Overnight Hotel Si Como No.
Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
This morning transfer to the domestic airport for a flight to San Jose to connect with your afternoon 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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