(San José, Pacuare, Arenal, Rio Celeste)
Marriage is the biggest adventure you’ll ever go on. This is the second biggest.
Discover Costa Rica’s beautiful beaches, lush rainforests and steamy hot springs are the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Spend the day chasing one adventure after another, or relax with the one you love, the choice is yours. Stroll along the pristine beaches at sunset, experience the thrill of whitewater rafting, laze in the thermal hot springs, and discover breathtaking waterfalls that seem to plummet from the sky. In the evenings, enjoy your privacy in boutique accommodations with sumptuous surroundings
Explore the lush rainforest near the Arenal Volcano and catch a glimpse of howler monkeys and vividly-colored toucans. Soak in the hot mineral baths in preparation for an afternoon of ziplining high above the rainforest canopy. If you haven’t gotten your fill of thrills, choose to go horseback riding or rapelling. Head to the Rio Celeste, the Light Blue River, and experience a bit of magic. Here, there is a point where two clear streams come together, and when their waters combine, the new water turns sky blue. A gorgeous chemical reaction from the many volcanic minerals in the water, the Rio Celeste symbolizes two lives coming together and creating a whole new life with as many possibilities as the infinite blue sky.
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Upon arrival you will be met by our local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.
Enjoy a private airport transfer with vehicle, and professional driver. The transfer is approximately 30 mins (22km/14mi).
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, and any other touristic information that you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival.
Family Welcome Package based on 2 parents with children. (2 parents + 1 child = 3 pax).
Grano de Oro is the hotel of choice for those who visit San Jose, with a reputation for hospitality and fine quality. The 35 rooms are magical and full of allure, with each possessing a carefully chosen color scheme and theme. Pleasant features such as a fountain or balcony add to the appeal of each room. Grano de Oro's restaurant is recognized for its culinary success, surpassing the expectations of even the most critical guest. Set under a high ceiling, or in the romance of the outdoors, each dish is prepared with local and international influences. The subtle ambiance of the restaurant is what makes visitors return. Spend time lounging on the lawn beds of the rooftop garden terrace. Otherwise, sink into relaxation in the Jacuzzi.
6:00 -7:00 am: Early morning pick-up in your hotel lobby. Shared transportation service (approximately 2½ hours) to Pacuare River put-in. Then, it's an exciting 1-1½ hour river rafting tour to the Pacuare Lodge (class II-III rapids) where you will enjoy a two night stay at Costa Rica’s premier eco-lodge.
Arrival at the Pacuare Lodge 12:00 – 1:00 pm.
After lunch participate in an optional canopy tour (not included) or waterfall hike, or simply relax in your private bungalow or suite. Dine on gourmet delicacies by candlelight and then visit our upstairs lounge for a cocktail or refreshment before retiring to a restful night’s sleep.
The Pacuare River forms the northern border of Central America’s most important network of national parks and reserves and offers some of the finest white water in Latin America. The spacious bungalows on-site contain the following amenities: a canopy king size bed, futon couch, hardwood flooring, private terrace, and a spacious private bathroom adorned with copper fixtures, private alfresco shower with solar heated water, and a nearly 360º rainforest view—all within an area seemingly removed from time and the worries of the outside world, yet just two and a half hours from San José, Costa Rica’s capital city.
You’ll wake up to bird chirping and the soothing sound of the river nearby. Make your way over to the main lodge for a delicious breakfast of home-made breads, tropical fruits, yogurt, eggs, pancakes, cereal and juice and coffee.
The lodge employs a resident naturalist guide who will provide you with unique insights into the plant and animal world. Choose from exciting optional tours that include guided hikes through an emerald rainforest, the Cabecar Indian tour - where visitors may participate in a cultural exchange with a shaman and our Adventure Canopy Tour – where visitors glide amid a tropical rainforest canopy.
Departure between 9:00-10:00 am.Depart by raft for an even more fun-filled day of white water rating excitement (approximately 3½ hours over class III-IV rapids), including a delicious picnic lunch along the river. At our river take-out you will have a chance to change at our private facilities before being transferred back to your hotel.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Arenal.
Tucked into the hills of Arenal, with its famed volcano looming in the background, the Arenal Nayara is a picturesque choice of Costa Rica accommodations. Beautifully maintained grounds surround the 26 deluxe casitas, each offering either a king size bed or two full size beds. Private and tranquil, guests revel in features such as an outdoor shower and front balcony with a view. Sumptuous meals of fresh produce and an array of meats are served at the hotel restaurant, Altamira. Later, admire the tropical environment while sipping on a cocktail, or lounge by the pool with a good book.
You will be picked up at your hotel and driven to the Hanging Bridges in Arenal for your private guided tour. You will have plenty of contact with nature during this tour (exotic birds, plants, howler monkeys). The trails have been designed for the transit of all types of people and covers 3100 meters of length located inside the mountainous zone. The trails are constructed with concrete bricks which offer tourists a safe passage. As a plus the security railings are always present on the passages where the floor presents irregularity. Morning or Afternoon Departure, Duration 3.5 Hours (approximately)
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the rainforest close to the Arenal Volcano. Enjoy a leisurely hike for 1.5 hours through the rainforest while your private guide offers the history of the Arenal Volcano. This park is located at the base of the Arenal Volcano and is filled with wildlife including monkeys, toucans, coati and a large variety of bird species. Conclude the tour at the Springs Resort - soak in the hot mineral baths and enjoy! After a soothing soak in the hot springs, enjoy a lovely dinner at The Springs Resort, prepared in a colonial style rustic kitchen. Enjoy the local cuisine - a true authentic experience. Return to your hotel in the evening after a delicious dinner (included in the tour cost).
Pick-up: 3:45 , Duration Approximately 6 hours
Sleep in this morning and relax at your hotel.
You will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the tour start point. This journey through the top of the rainforest will have you "fly" from one platform to another by zipping on steel cables, while enjoying the beautiful landscapes of this primary forest from a different angle. Move through the rain forest, above the Arenal River Canyon. This tour offers an unforgettable encounter with nature. At the end of the tour you can chose to do a horseback ride and rappel. (147 ft. high) Recommended: Closed shoes, light and comfortable clothes, and in case you decide to ride a horse, wear long pants. Return to your hotel in the afternoon. Morning/Afternoon Departures, Duration 3 Hours (approximately)
•13 platforms reaching up to 130 ft. In height
•9 cables reaching up to 230 ft. high
•9 cables with a maximum length of 1033 ft.
•1 68 ft. long hanging bridge between platforms.
Meet your driver-guide for a private vehicle transfer from Arenal/La Fortuna to Rio Celeste.
Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel is a boutique, gourmet, ecological orientated hotel that provides a uniquely natural experience. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, each one of its 26 spacious casitas provides an exclusive retreat in which guests can relax amidst the breathtaking rainforest. Rio Celeste Hideaway casitas have been designed to provide the ultimate comfort and style while maintaining a close contact with the natural surroundings. With the guest´s experience in mind, the hotel has built a unique concept of individual casitas separated from each one by exuberant tropical landscaping.
A legend tells that after God was done painting the sky, he washed his brushes in the river that now bears the name of Rio Celeste (Light Blue River). You will start the walk at the Lodge at 08:00 am, until get to the park. After paying the park entry’s fee, we start the hike through this Humid Forest ecosystem, with the chance to observe various animal species and exuberant flora surrounding us. Along the walk we will discover the magnificent Rio Celeste waterfall, and also the place where the river dyes itself into that amazing light blue coloration and finally the natural hot springs (bathing allowed only at the springs) Walk: 4 to 5 hours, total 7 kms.
What to bring: Swimming suit, hiking shoes, sandals, change of clothing, binoculars, camera, sun block, money and hat.
We include: Water bottle, fruit, guide, and admission fee to the park.
Note on the Rio Celeste: It is possible that during extreme weather conditions of constant, long-lasting, heavy rains, the river may lose its coloration due to mud carried in the water. However, a few hours (5 or 6) of calm weather can restore the expected coloration. With this eventual exception mentioned above, The Rio Celeste can be visited any time of the year.
Departure time: 08:00 or 1:30hrs
Return: 12:30 or 18:00 hrs
In the afternoon, enjoy some time on your own to relax.
Transfer by private vehicle with English speaking driver from Rio Celeste to San Jose.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Costa Rica for the most up to date visa information.
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