Get off the grid! Disconnect with your devices, beat the crowds, and reconnect with nature on our adults-only Off The Beaten Path Vacation package.
*We recommend a self-drive for some independent exploring. However, if you prefer not to drive, we can do the same itinerary with our private driver service. Inquire for pricing.
Transfer to Chayote Lodge, Cloud Forest
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica you will pick up your rental car before driving approximately 1 hour to Chayote Lodge for overnight.
Sitting on the outskirts of the Central Valley, Chayote Lodge features a unique combination of nature and Costa Rica's rich cultural history. It is ideally situated to act as a gateway to a plethora of activities including coffee tours, national parks, waterfalls, rural villages, and more. The nearby El Chayote Forest Reserve is a favorite for bird and animal watching.
Bajos del Toro Waterfall
After breakfast, depart for Los Bajos del Toro, a small village surrounded by cloud forests on the slopes of Poas Volcano and the home of Toro Amarillo Waterfall, on of the biggest and most scenic waterfalls in the country. After a beautiful drive and a short walk in the rainforest, descend approximately 400 steps to the base of the waterfall. Enjoy the look-out stations strategically located through the property that showcase the rock formations of this ancient volcanic crater. Overnight Chayote Lodge.
Naranjo Coffee & Town
Naranjo has some of the finest coffees produced in the world. Stop first at Espiritu Santo Coffee Tour where you will learn how the famous drink is made from seed to cup. Continue to the Municipal Market where fruits, vegetables, and meats are for sale. Afar a market lunch, visit Basilica of the Lady of Piedades, rebuilt after several earthquakes in the 40s. Then, discover the work of Carias, a local artisan nationally known for making statues of religious leaders and saints to decorate churches all over the country. Finally, visit a private home in town where orchid and bromeliad gardens are the pride of the family. Stop at Don Carlos' farm on the way back to the lodge for a fresh cup of coffee in his private home. Overnight Chayote Lodge.
Located in the Central Volcani Range two hours from Chayote Lodge, Poas boasts the widest volcanic crater in the world. The park includes a museum where you can learn about the geographic cycle of the volcano. Enjoy a short walk to the crater and continue to explore the trails of the park as a cloud forest surrounds you on your hike to the Botos Lagoon, a former crater. After visiting the volcano, descend to Fraijanes to enjoy a Costa Rican lunch. Continue back to Chayote Lodge, passing coffee and sugar cane plantations, with stops at the metal church of Grecia and the artisan village of Sarchi to conclude your day. Overnight Chayote Lodge.
Transfer to Hotel Three Sixty, South Pacific
Today, drive approximately 4 1/2 hours to Hotel Three Sixty in Ojochal, an off-the-beaten-path coastal town on the South Pacific Coast.
This adults only resort has sweeping views of both the ocean and rainforest from every angle. The resort features an open-air reception area, gourmet restaurant, infinity pool, and incredible views.
Sea Kayaking at Ballena Marine Park
Begin your tour at low tide as the waves go to one side of the Whale's Tail, which is a great spot for snorkeling. Paddling here will take 30-45 minutes. The snorkeling portion of the tour will be between 45 minutes and 1 1/2 hours and will give you the opportunity to see fish and coral species like the Giant Conch, Parrotfish, starfish, Snapper, Damsels, eels, Moorish Idol, Surgeons, and more. Then, enter a small mangrove forest within Ballena Marine Park and look for sea birds, toucans, and small reptiles. Overnight Hotel Three Sixty.
Corcovado National Park Full-Day Tour
Board a boat from Punta Uvita beach for a 1.5-hour journey to San Pedrillo Ranger Station in Corcovado National Park. On the way, look for whales (in season), turtles, dolphins, marine birds, and fantastic views of the Southern Pacific Coastline. On arrival, prepare to two guided hikes along two different trails within the park, where you will observe wildlife in the most biologically intense place on earth. The first hike will take 3 hours and the second hike will take about 1.5 hours. On the hikes, look for howler, spider, and white-faced monkeys, coatis, sloths, raccoons, tapirs, and a multitude of birds. Between hikes, enjoy a picnic lunch. Return by boat and arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight Hotel Three Sixty.
South Pacific Free Day
Relax at Hotel Three Sixty’s expansive wrap-around infinity pool, where you can take in views of the coastline all the way up to Manuel Antonio and down to the Osa Peninsula. Explore the inventive gourmet menu at the hotel restaurant or explore the burgeoning dining scene around Ojochal. Hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, and surfing are popular activities in the South Pacific region. Be sure to ask your concierge for their recommendations!
Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
Today, drive approximately 3.5 hours to San Jose international aiport to drop off your rental car before boarding your international flight.
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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