(San José, Arenal, Manuel Antonio)
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Costa Rica is celebrated for its stunning scenery, natural wonders and vast biodiversity. From mangrove swamps to emerald green jungles and pristine white sand beaches, the country offers travelers adventure, fun and relaxation. Journey through cloud forests in search of howler monkeys and toucans. Explore the capital city surrounded by lush rolling hills dotted with coffee plantations, rainforests and pineapple farms. At night, unwind in comfortable and luxurious accommodations.
The adventure starts immediately as you whitewater raft down the Balsa River toward your accommodation. Your adrenaline will continue to pump as you find yourself rappelling down a magnificent waterfall in the shadow of Arenal Volcano. At the bottom, hike through dense rainforest in search of howler monkeys, toucans and other species that call the forest home. Visit the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge for a chance to get up close and personal with sloths, turtles, iguanas and monkeys. Experience a river safari, hike ancient mangrove swamps and hit one of the best surfing beaches for a surfing lesson. You won’t soon forget this amazing Costa Rican adventure!
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Please note: From May 1st - June 30th and Sept 1st to November 14th we're offering 9 nights for the price of 6 with these fantastic properties: Villa Blanca, Royal Corin and Si Como!
Upon arrival you will be met by our local representative who will help you locate your vehicle.
Private transfer from San Jose to Villa Blanca Cloudforest Reserve (approx 1 hr- 70km/43Mi).
This current promotion is extended to guests who book three nights for the price of two! Dates are: May 1 - June 30 and Sept 1 - Nov 14 2013. Includes: Entrance to the Biological Research Station, complimentary use of Wellness Center, (Gym, Jacuzzi, Sauna), V.I.P. movie pass to the private THX theatre and free entrance to our Self Guided Nature Trails
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).
Escape into the lush tropics of Costa Rica's Cloud Forest, where the Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Spa rests. Each of the 25 casitas are blessed with stunning views of the region as well as privacy and all the comforts of home. Meals may be taken at the hotel restaurant, in a romantic, casual setting. Enjoy a host of delights from the Costa Rican culture as well as European favorites from around the world. In your free time, wander around the vast property, or roam through the hills. Visit the Cloud Forest, or take a hike through the hills and get to know the fluttery insects and birds that inhabit the area.
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Pan-American Highway towards the city of Alajuela. En route you will go to visit the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria and the famous Mango Park. As you ascend towards the volcano you will stop for a brief explanation at the Golden Bean Coffee plantation. You will then continue through fern, flower and strawberry farms. There is a noticeable change in temperature and vegetation, which will prepare you for the pleasure of the exuberant cloud forest of Poas Volcano. At the Volcano you will have time to enjoy the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles. After visiting the volcano, we will have time to enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the typical Costa Rican restaurants of the area. Your next stop will be in beautiful Grecia. Considered one of the cleanest towns of Latin America, it is home of the only Metal Church in Central America and a national monument that fills its inhabitants with pride. In order to catch a glimpse of local lifestyle there will be a brief visit to the central market area. Your last stop is Sarchi, known as the Cradle of Costa Rican Artisans because of its fine workshops. Here you will have time to enjoy the artistic work of the local artisans as they create the famous typical oxcart and you will be able to shop for that special souvenir to take home. Morning Departure, Duration 6 Hours, Return to the hotel after the tour.
Optional activities available at your lodge: cloudforest reserve tour, nocturnal nature hike, guided horseback riding and spa treatments (to be arranged locally, not included).
Don’t lose a day to travel! Enjoy a great day of rafting on the way from San Jose to La Fortuna. A shared van will pick you up in San Jose and then you will raft some of Costa Ricas best whitewater, on the Balsa river (Class 2/3 rafting). After your rafting trip we will drop you off in La Fortuna.Great way to save on transportation costs and time in an adventurous way! Minimum age required: 8 years old.
For more adrenaline, you might want to try rafting on the Pacuare or Toro rivers.
Located in Arenal, Costa Rica, with a glowing and clear view of the Arenal Volcano, the Royal Corin Resort & Loto Spa sits surrounded by pools and bathed in relaxation. The Royal Corin Resort & Loto Spa has 54 rooms with an elegant design, quiet atmosphere in harmony with natural wealth of the area of the majestic Arenal volcano. Each room has a fantastic view of the volcano mainly because of the excellent architectural design. Royal Corin Resort & Loto Spa is the best answer if you are looking for a comfortable and luxurious destination in one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica.
Waterfall repelling is known as "canyoning". You will be picked up from your hotel and begin your adventure with a 30-minute 4x4 drive into the tropical rain forest outside the town of La Fortuna, in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano. This adventure includes 5 rappels, 4 of which are alongside or right in waterfalls, and one dry rock face. After this sensational adventure you will return to the base camp to enjoy lunch. Return to the hotel after the tour has finished. You are required to be in good physical condition to participate. Morning departure, duration 4 hours approx.
Recommended list of items to bring: easy dry clothes, bathing suit, secure shoes (sports sandals and water shoes are best), change of clothing for after the tour and sunscreen.
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
The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Rio Frío are humid areas considered to be among the richest in biological diversity in Costa 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 in Central America and 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 Manuel Antonio. Along the way stop at the "crocodile bridge" to watch the local wildlife.
Includes: Scheduled Manuel Antonio beach shuttles. V.I.P. movie pass and free entrance to Wildlife Refuge Rainforest Butterfly Botanical Gardens.
In the afternoon, enjoy some time on your own to relax.
Seated on a magical hilltop in Manuel Antonio is the Hotel Si Como No, where the stunning coastline nudges shoulders with the deep shades of the rainforest. The 58 rooms offer wondrous views of these surroundings, and are complemented by all the amenities and care of home. There is no TV but there is a DVD theatre for all to use. Dining open air, with all sorts of exotic creatures passing by, allows for experiences that are truly down to earth. Others dine outside the resort, to check out the area. Hotel Si Como No holds ecotourism very close, and has a private wildlife refuge onsite, as well as a lot of wandering animals to befriend. Also make sure to try kayaking and diving nearby, both very popular activities with visitors.
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Manuel Antonio National Park for a private, guided tour. This scenic park attracts over 160,000 people each year to its wide beaches with troops of monkeys that frequent the area. The park consists of mangrove swamps, primary rainforests and marshy woodlands and is bordered by the clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. It is a haven for over 100 mammal species including the highly endangered squirrel monkey, or mono titi. Morning/Afternoon Departures; Duration 3 Hours (approximately) When the tour is complete you will return to your hotel after the tour.
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to one of the best surfing beaches in the area for a 4 hour surf lesson. Your pick-up time will depend on the tides to be sure that you will catch the best waves possible (the exact time and beach will be confirmed the night before by calling your hotel or immediately when you book your lesson). Surfing equipment is included in the lesson. Morning/Afternoon Departures; Duration 3 Hours (approximately)
Enjoy time at leisure in Manuel Antonio. There are many optional activities you can choose from during your stay here. Please let us know if you wish to add any of the following optional activities (not included in tour price): white water rafting, zip canopy tour, Nauyaca Waterfalls by horseback, catamaran sunset sail, ATV rentals and more!
Meet your driver for a private transfer to San José.
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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