(San José, Arenal, Punta Islita)
Discover paradise in one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world.
Known for its myriad natural wonders and slower pace of life, Costa Rica offers visitors a vacation of a lifetime. Trek through emerald green jungles in search of howler monkeys and whimsical toucans. Meander winding, cliff-side roads that offer breathtaking vistas of the lush valley below. Stroll along pristine white sand beaches and witness kaleidoscopic sunsets that will blow your mind. At night, experience serenity and relaxation in some of Costa Rica’s finest resorts and lodges.
Ascend Iztaru Volcano and observe the massive crater as well as the panoramic views of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Visit Lankester Gardens to see over 800 species of orchids and other exotic plants. Head to the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge for close encounters with sloths, iguanas, turtles and three different species of monkey. Take a wild river safari through rainforests and pastures to spot the endangered jabiru, the largest bird in Central America, as well as monkeys, turtles and Jesus Christ Lizards that actually walk on water. Down time in beautiful Punta Islita offers the chance for snorkeling, scuba diving or being pampered with numerous spa treatments on offer.
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Upon arrival you will be met by our local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.
Airport transfer with private vehicle and professional driver. The total transfer time is approximately 1 hour (70km/43mi)
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).
Xandari Resort & Spa is situated in Alajuela, Costa Rica, near San Jose, and is considered one of best value vacations in the world. The 21 villas are exceptionally well-kept, providing mindblowing views of San Jose while still keeping to the privacy and seclusion that makes this resort so appealing. The chefs are first class, preparing culinary surprises that just keep getting better and better with each morsel. Try hiking through the resort’s private trails, which is the sort of jungle that you could truly get lost in. Enjoy every second of it.
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Panamerican Highway South, to start ascending the large “Iztaru”. The winding road travels through fertile lands cultivated with all kinds of vegetables as we observe a lovely panoramic view. On the top of the volcano you can observe the main craters and on a clear day both Atlantic and Pacific Oceans can be seen. As we descend to the city of Cartago we will stop at the Virgin of the Angels Basilica that according to religious custom is a peregrination site for many believers. After visiting the Basilica we will stop at Lankester Gardens, a University of Costa Rica Center for investigation that protects more than 800 species of orchids, bromeliads and countless species of other plants. We will continue to the Valley of Orosi where creation overflows in unparallel beauty. We will be able to visit one of the few remaining colonial churches and we will stop for lunch in one of the local restaurants. During our tour we will be able to observe La Casa Del Soñador an example of Costa Rican primitive art. Morning Departure, Duration 6 Hours, Return to the hotel after the tour.
Private transfer between San Jose and Arenal. Stop at the La Fortuna Waterfall en-route (entrance included). Head to the entrance of the waterfall, where you will have spectacular views of the Volcano. Near the waterfall there is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the forest and wildlife while you swim in the crystalline waters of the river (not recommended for travellers with sensitive knees).
Entrance fee included to the La Fortuna Waterfall as part of your enroute visit to Arenal.
You will be picked up at your hotel and driven to the entrance of the micro rainforest near the Arenal Volcano. Enjoy a leisurely 1.5 hour hike through the rainforest while your English speaking 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. Observe lava flow at the end of the tour (lava and weather permitting). Return to the hotel in the evening. Duration: 3.5 Hours (Approximately) Pick up is usually at 3:45PM.
With a spectacular view of Arenal Volcano, natural hot and cold springs, four unique dining experiences, and an impressive full service Spa, The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal promises to overwhelm you in every aspect of quality, service and design. Crafted with children, families and the young at heart in mind, this award winning luxury resort makes for a kidtastic Costa Rica adventure. The resort is perched one thousand feet above the Arenal Valley on a mountain ridge just six kilometers north of the active volcano. The higher altitude relative to other hotels in the area allows for not only incomparable views of the volcano, the lush valley and the surrounding towns that sparkle at night, but also access to the area’s famous prevailing breezes. In fact, the name Arenal is an indigenous word meaning “Window of the Wind”. With an average daytime high temperature of 80°F in the shade and nighttime lows averaging 70°F, you are sure to enjoy countless comfortable hours in your balcony hammock, al fresco dining, or sipping a frothy tropical cocktail in one of their spring pools.
The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Rio Frío are humid areas considered to be among the richest in biological diversity inCosta Rica. Here you can find a great variety of resident and migratory birds, plus iguanas, sloths, turtles, caimans and three different species of monkeys. The tour starts when we pick up all “Nature Lovers” from the hotel in a very comfortable bus for the 1-½ hour transfer to Los Chiles, a culturally mixed village only 4 km from the Nicaraguan border. Here your boat waits for your river adventure, a 2 ½ hour floating safari through tropical rain forest and pasture. An experienced English - Spanish speaking guide leads the tour. Some birds are residents in the area and it is possible to see hundreds of them, especially during the dry season. Watch for anhinga (also called snakebird), wood storks, roseate spoonbill (which can often be seen feeding at the river’s edge), the jabiru - the largest bird inCentral Americaand very endangered - and the olivaceous cormorant, which makes its nest in the area. Along the river we can see howler monkeys, spider monkeys, white-faced monkeys, three-toed sloths, caimans, Jesus Christ lizards (named for its ability to run on water) and turtles.
This daytrip includes a typical Costa Rican lunch, regional fruit, natural juices and coffee, all served for your comfort at our new Restaurant Río Frío; canned drinks, natural juices, bottled water and cookies are also included during the boat tour. Departure: 7:30am. Approx. duration: 8 hours.
Recommendations: Bring light clothing, comfortable shoes, camera, binoculars, sun screen, insect repellent.
Meet your driver for a private transfer to Punta Islita.
The Hotel Punta Islita is seated in the Nicoya Peninsula, in Guanacaste, a rich and unique Costa Rican cultural gem. It is a resort that truly embraces serenity and relaxation, in its quiet location. The 33 rooms are clean and accompanied by mouth-dropping views. One may lounge outside their room, in complete privacy, and absorb the surrounding waters, sky, and vegetation. Feast on everything from gourmet culinary creations to home-cooked meals and pub food at the hotel restaurants. Feel free to take a trip into town, if you have the time, and try out the local eating joints. Also plan a village trip to get an idea of the surrounding communities, or plan a zip lining trip and traverse the forest from above.
Breakfast included daily at your hotel. Optional activities available in the Guanacaste area include snorkelling, scuba diving, spa treatments, nature exploring, bird watching, hiking, canopy tours and more!
Meet your driver for a private transfer to the Liberia Airport.
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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