Visit all of the most beautiful areas of Costa Rica on our 12-night Tropical Honeymoon. Discover the rainforest beaches and fabulous coral reefs at Cahuita National Park on the Caribbean Coast. Raft off-grid into the Pacuare River lodge. Experience Arenal Volcano by zipline and taste the flavors of the region on a coffee and chocolate tour. Finally, fly down to the remote Osa Peninsula, one of the most “biologically intense” places on Earth according to National Geographic.
One way San Jose international airport transfer.
1 night Hotel Grano de Oro, deluxe with king bed. Includes breakfast daily.
One way private ground transfer San Jose/Puerto Viejo.
3 nights Aguas Claras, 1 bedroom bungalow. Includes breakfast daily.
Cahuita Snorkeling and Rainforest Hike. Includes transfers, guide, entrance fee, snacks.
One way private ground transfer Puerto Viejo/Pacuare Lodge.
2 nights Pacuare Lodge, River View room. Includes transfer, lodging, 3 meals daily, rafting equipment, river guides, rafting class III-IV, and 2 (shared) on-site tours per day.
One way private ground transfer Pacuare Lodge/Arenal.
3 nights Amor Arenal, casita king. Includes breakfast daily.
Arenal Sky Tram & Sky Trek Zipline. Includes transfers, guide, entrance and equipment.
Coffee & Chocolate Tour. Includes transportation, bilingual guide, product tasting.
One way private ground transfer Arenal/San Jose.
Round trip domestic flights Puerto Jimenez.
3 nights Lapa Rios Lodge, deluxe bungalow. Includes 3 meals daily, roundtrip Puerto Jimenez ground transfers, and a selection of on-site guided tours.
One way San Jose international airport transfer.
24/7 IN-COUNTRY ASSISTANCE.
ALL HOTEL TAX INCLUDED.
All tours can be made private upon request and at an additional cost.
Arrive Hotel Grano de Oro, San Jose
Upon arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica you will be met and driven approximately 30 minutes to Grano de Oro Hotel in downtown San Jose for overnight. Set on a quiet side of one of the city's main thoroughfares, Grano de Oro offers the comfort of a private home with many of San Jose's restaurants, shops and other attractions within reach. The hotel's restaurant is one of the best in the city, enjoyed by guests and locals alike.
Transfer to Hotel Aguas Claras, Caribbean Coast
Today you will be met and driven approximately 4 hours to Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean Coast.
Arrive at Hotel Aguas Claras, a recently renovated boutique hotel with a collection of Victorian-style houses and suites set just outside the lively beach village of Puerto Viejo. Each house is a piece of art, incorporating Caribbean culture and local handicrafts.
Caribbean Coast Free Day
Relax at the pool, enjoy the beach at the hotel, or explore the Southern Caribbean beaches by foot, bike, or taxi. You can add tours in the area through the hotel concierge. Overnight Hotel Aguas Claras.
Cahuita Snorkeling & Rainforest Hike
Cahuita National Park has the largest system of coral reefs in Costa Rica, including six species of coral and a range of colorful tropical fish and occasionally the harmless reef shark or stingray. The beach has a horseshoe shape with the entrance of the park at one end and the beautiful Punta Cahuita at the other end. Your adventure begins with a scenic 20-minute boat ride for two snorkel sessions. After snorkeling, boat to the beach to enjoy fruit and snacks followed by a one-hour guided hike in the coastal forest. Monkeys, sloths, birds, poison dart frogs, iguanas, and other wildlife encounters are common. Overnight Hotel Aguas Claras.
Raft to Pacuare Lodge: Class III-IV Rafting
Depart for transfer by ground (with a stop for breakfast) to the river put-in point on the Pacuare River. Your river guides will help load your gear. Then, you'll paddle down the Pacuare gorge, rafting into the heart of the rainforest.
Arrive at the Pacuare Lodge. Spend the afternoon relaxing to the sound of the river, hiking the trails, or soaking in waterfalls. In its remote setting, the Pacuare Lodge is tucked away deep in the primitive rainforest - setting a new setting for nature experiences in Costa Rica!
Pacuare Lodge Free Day
Two on-site guided tours are included in your stay. Discuss the schedule of activities with the concierge when you arrive. Options include hiking, canyoning, zipline, birdwatching, hiking to a nearby Indigenous community, rural experiences, and the lodge's sustainability tour. Unwind at the riverside spa or relax with a good book at the main lodge. Add-ons like candlelight dinners are available at an additional cost. Overnight Pacuare Lodge.
Raft and Ground transfer to Amor Arenal, Arenal Volcano
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before you raft out. Paddle to the outbound stretch of the Pacuare past gushing waterfalls and gorgeous scenery. A picnic lunch will be served midway through the trip. Then, embark on the grand finale! At the river takeout, guests can change clothes and collect excess luggage.
Next, you will meet your driver for a private ground transfer for approximately 2 1/2 hours to Amora Arenal in the Arenal Volcano / La Fortuna region. This upscale rainforest lodge is nestled at the foothills of Arenal Volcano. Revel in volcanic hot springs, organic food, and a full-service spa. Each casita features a private thermal soaking pool and is surrounded by lush vegetation.
Aerial Tram & Trek Zipline Tour
Today, board the Aerial Sky Tram for a trip up through the forest canopy. Arrive at a wide observation platform at the highest point of the Arenal Reserve. Enjoy view of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal before setting off on your zipline adventure. The Sky Trek is the zipline portion of the tour which consists of 8 cross-sectional cables (4.5 miles total) and a maximum height of 660 feet. Overnight Amor Arenal.
Coffee & Chocolate Tour
This morning, enjoy an organic coffee tour at a family-owned farm. Discover the process of coffee production, its history, and why it is still so important for the Costa Rican economy. At the end of the tour, enjoy fresh traditional organic Costa Rican coffee and chocolate bars accompanied by a traditional snack. Overnight Amor Arenal.
Transfer to Lapa Rios Lodge, Osa Peninsula
This morning you will be picked up and driven to the local airport for a short flight to Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula.
Upon arrival, you will be met and driven by ground approximately 40 minutes to Lapa Rios Eco Lodge. This luxury rainforest ecolodge resort is set within a private nature reserve, spread over 1,000 acres of lowland tropical forest. High-end service and upscale tropical dining make for a truly unique stay. The lodge is set on a cliff with gorgeous views. Please be aware that stair climbing and mild "hiking" is part of the lodge experience.
Osa Peninsula Free Day
A variety of guided, on-site tours are included in your stay. Talk with the concierge when you arrive for the weekly activity schedule. Overnight Lapa Rios.
Osa Peninsula Free Day
The lodge also offers off-site tours at an additional cost. Book spa treatments, yoga, and other experiences with your hotel concierge. Overnight Lapa Rios.
Depart San Jose, Costa Rica
This morning transfer to the Puerto Jiminez airport for the scenic flight back to San Jose. Upon arrival, meet your driver for transfer to the international terminal 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.
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Our private vacation packages include accommodations, in-country transportation, and day tours to make your vacation hassle-free. Due to high demand, we are not offering individual day tours at this time. All vacation packages require a 7-day minimum.