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  • Explore the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and Manuel Antonio National Park with private guides.
  • Walk across hanging bridges, see the amazing La Fortuna waterfall, and stand at the base of Arenal Volcano.
  • Take an evening nature hike through Monteverde’s Hidden Valley.
  • Stay at a tropical lodge in the heart of Tortuguero National Park’s rainforest.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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For a country that’s smaller in size than West Virginia, Costa Rica packs an unbelievable amount of adventure into its 19,730 square miles. From the cloud forests of Monteverde to the stunning plant life and sparkling coastlines of Manuel Antonio National Park, from Arenal’s forested foothills to Tortuguero National Park’s abundant wildlife, this trip ensures you make the most of each action-packed acre.

After arriving in the capital of San José, head north to the small village of Tortuguero, gateway to one of Costa Rica’s most beloved national parks. There, you’ll spot exotic birds on an early-morning birdwatching tour, explore the park’s network of freshwater estuaries by boat in search of turtles and other wild creatures, and relax on the peaceful grounds of a resort on the edge of the rainforest. Later in the Arenal region, look down on the jungle from up above on a private tour of Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park with an eye peeled for sloths, boars, and howler monkeys, take a dip at the base of the astonishing La Fortuna waterfall, and follow a specialist guide through the trees to the foot of the mighty Arenal Volcano. After crossing Lake Arenal via private boat, the scene shifts to Monteverde. With a private guide, you’ll uncover the mysteries of the Hidden Valley and explore the majestic Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, home to a dazzling variety of tropical birds and hundreds of mammal and amphibian species. Your last stop is a special one: Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most gorgeous natural settings in an already beyond-beautiful country. Explore the park, unwind on its blissful beaches (any maybe be joined by some sun-loving monkeys), and take advantage of the stylish Parador Resort & Spa’s comforts before heading home. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 San José
    San José
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver
    • Costa Rica - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 San José to Tortuguero
    San José to Tortuguero
    • Shared Transfer - Airport Transfer (30 mins)
    • Air - Flight (30 mins)
    • Tortuguero National Park Fee - Park Fee
    • Activity - Tortuga Lodge - Inclusions
    • Shared Tour - Tortuga Garden Discovery Tour
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 Tortuguero
    Tortuguero
    • Shared Tour - 1/2 Day Early Morning Bird Watching (1 hr)
    • Shared Tour - 1/2 Day Wildlife Boat Excursion in Tortuguero National Park (3 hrs)
    • Shared Tour - 1/2 Day Tortuguero Village Tour (2 hrs)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Tortuguero to Guápiles to Arenal
    Tortuguero to Guápiles to Arenal
    • Shared Transfer - (1 hr)
    • Private Transfer - Guápiles - Arenal [3 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Natural Hot Springs - Kioro Suites and Spa
  • Day 5 Arenal
    Arenal
    • Private Tour - Explore Arenal - Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall & Arenal Volcano (with Lunch, 6-8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Arenal to Monteverde
    Arenal to Monteverde
    • Private Transfer - Arenal - Monteverde [4 hrs] - Vehicle/Boat/Guide
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Hidden Valley Night Tour (2.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 7 Monteverde
    Monteverde
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve Hike (3.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Monteverde at Leisure
  • Day 8 Monteverde to Manuel Antonio
    Monteverde to Manuel Antonio
    • Private Transfer - Monteverde - Manuel Antonio [6 hrs (with Lunch at Villa Caletas)] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 9 Manuel Antonio
    Manuel Antonio
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Manuel Antonio National Park Tour (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Parador Resort & Spa at Leisure
  • Day 10 Manuel Antonio
    Manuel Antonio
    • Private Transfer - Manuel Antonio - San José [Airport - 3 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: San José

For your added comfort, you will have an English-speaking assistant waiting for you outside of Customs, holding a sign with your name on it. Your representative will direct you to your luggage pickup and will provide you with details on locating your private driver and transportation for your transfer to your hotel.

A welcome package with your vouchers, a country map, and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Grano de Oro

Situated on a shady street just off Paseo Colon, San Jose’s main thoroughfare, Hotel Grano de Oro is a true oasis in the heart of the city. Converted from a Tropical Victorian mansion, the 40-room hotel maintains the warmth and comfort of a private home with all the amenities of a fine hotel. Hallways lined with period photographs and original art meander through the building and present lush tropical flower arrangements and luxurious plants at every turn. Service is paramount and the perpetually smiling staff of the Hotel Grano de Oro welcome guests to their “home away from home” time and again. Located 20 minutes from the international airport and 10 minutes from the domestic airport, this San José hotel is ideally located for exploring San José, it’s museums and other local sites as well as for enjoying a host of day trips to the rainforest, volcanoes or experiencing the thrill of white water rafting.

Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  San Jose
San Jose
Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grano de Oro Hotel
Grano de Oro Hotel

Day 2: San José - Tortuguero

Settle in for a shared transfer from your hotel in San Jose to Juan Santamaría International Airport. Approximate travel time is 30 minutes.

Board a flight in San Jose with direct service to Tortuguero. Approximate flight time is 30 minutes. Upon arrival to Tortuguero, you will be greeted by staff of Tortuga Lodge & Gardens and board a shared shuttle to the lodge.

This service confirms that upon your arrival to the Tortuguero National Park, the set park entry fee cost has been prepaid for your convenience.

Your stay at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens includes private accommodations, breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, shared excursions as per the offered program, transportation from San Jose by flight or bus, as well as mineral water during meals (beverages are not included). Please note: 1) All excursions are subject to weather conditions, 2) Although turtle nesting is most common between the months of July through September, witnessing nesting or hatching cannot be guaranteed, 3) Baggage restrictions require guests to bring no more than one piece of luggage weighing a maximum of 30 lbs.

Upon arrival to Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, take the time to settle into your room and then consider heading out on the optional 4pm discovery walk through the gardens of Tortuga alongside a naturalist guide, or perhaps slip into a hammock set between the rainforest and river.

Accommodation: Tortuga Lodge and Gardens

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens is situated on a sprawling private property in Costa Rica's northeast Caribbean coast. Discover the wildlife of Tortuguero National Park and explore its back water creeks and lagoons by boat with your Tortuguero naturalist guide while enjoying the comforts of your River View Deluxe Rooms or River View Penthouse Suite back at the resort. There are no roads to this property; instead, the only way to get there is by a combination of bus and boat, or via domestic flight. The lodges modern rooms are outfitted with all that is needed to ensure a comfortable stay in this tropical paradise, the top rated hotel in the Tortugero region.

Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sea Turtle near Tortuguero
Sea Turtle near Tortuguero
Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tortuga Lodge Grounds
Tortuga Lodge Grounds

Day 3: Tortuguero

Start the day at the crack of dawn and set out on an exploration of the gardens of Tortuga Lodge. Littered with exotic birds, reptiles and amphibians, discover the incredible range of wildlife found on the property alongside an expert naturalist guide. Meticulously tended, the gardens feature palms, heliconia plants and Mountain Almond Trees, the primary source of food for the great green macaw. Although every exploration is unique, howler monkeys, tiger herons, toucans and boa constrictors are commonly spotted on these early morning surveys.

Discover the lagoons and creeks of Tortuguero National Park on an eye-opening and informative boat tour. Over the course of three hours, your expert naturalist guide will help identify the sights and sounds emanating from the thick of the jungle. The timing of your outing will be determined by weather conditions, however, if heading out in the morning hours you’re likely to see animals including howler monkeys, northern jacanas, river otters and caimans on the prowl for food. In the afternoon, egrets and tiger herons return to their nests, white faced capuchin monkeys play in the trees, and the great symphony of the jungle comes into full effect. As the sun descends on Tortuguero an eerie silence sets in, broken only by the odd howler. In short, whether gliding through the park in the morning, afternoon or during dusk, the park offers a unique and impressive experience.

The village of Tortuguero, originally known as Turtle Bogue, is – geologically speaking – one of the youngest places on Earth. Learn about how the area surrounding the village, a flooded tropical rainforest, came to be with the help of your naturalist guide. The region is now the largest protected rainforest in Central America, helping to ensure the dazzling biodiversity that draws visitors year-round remains pristine. Learn about the production of cocoa beans, one of the economy’s central exports, and sample a traditional Aztec and Maya drink before heading into the village. Once a community known for logging, coconut and the turtle trade, it has refashioned itself in recent decades to focus primarily on tourism. Here, tour Tortuguero park headquarters, visit the general store and stroll down paths dotted with colourful homes, chatting with locals along the way.

Accommodation: Tortuga Lodge and Gardens
Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Macaw
Macaw
Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tortuguero Boat
Tortuguero Boat

Day 4: Tortuguero - Guápiles - Arenal

After an incredible time at Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, it is time to bid farewell to the region. As part of a shared transfer, board a boat for a one hour ride to arrive at La Pavona in Guapiles.

Enjoy a private transfer from Guápiles to your accommodations in Arenal. Approximate travel time is three hours.

Take some time to soak in the deeply relaxing hot springs at Kioro Suites & Spa. A highlight of any trip to Costa Rica, the invigorating thermal waters are the ideal place to unwind, perhaps with a drink in hand. Strategically placed to ensure a continual flow of warm water and to capitalize on the jungles unique and exotic ambience, time at leisure to unwind in the springs is highly recommended.

Accommodation: Kioro Suites and Spa

Seated at the foot of the Arenal Volcano, near La Fortuna, the Hotel Arenal Kioro is blessed with spectacular gardens and a view of this gift of nature. The 53 rooms feature large beds and bathroom facilities, along with all the amenities of home. Dine at the hotel restaurant, Orchids, and sample a host of international and local specialties. Not far from the hotel, in La Fortuna, there are a number of other restaurants that share authentic Costa Rican fare. Test your limits with zip lining, or plan a butterfly hike. Later, play a game of ping pong or splash around the pool. Arenal Kioro offers a fabulous place with a natural viewpoint to the Arenal Volcano. The hotel has 27 acres of undulating land, surrounded by two streams (La Palma and Kioro) with crystalline waters that begin to flow in the Arenal Volcano National Park. It has two paths where plant species are identified, and private thermal springs surrounded by exuberant gardens.

Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Thermal Spring at Kioro Suites and Spa
Thermal Spring at Kioro Suites and Spa

Day 5: Arenal

Home to spectacular wildlife with natural wonders abound, join your specialist guide and driver on a private tour of Arenal’s quintessential highlights. Begin by tracking along hanging bridges high in the rainforest canopy and discover an incredible range of wildlife – from insects as small as leaf-cutter ants to mammals as large as howler monkeys, with sloths, boars, snakes, spiders and dart frogs in between – as you explore this renowned two-mile circuit. Transfer to La Fortuna Waterfall and hike down to the base of the falls to take in the sight and sounds of this stunning cascade, plunging some 200 feet into the picture-perfect landscape below. Be sure to have your bathing suit ready, as just beyond the falls is the ideal place to take a dip. After climbing to the top of the falls (via stairs), enjoy a replenishing lunch with the jungle as a backdrop. Fueled for another exploration, your specialist guide will lead the way around the base of Arenal Volcano. Between 1968 and 2010 it was among the most active in the world, but in recent years it has lay silent, today affording you the perfect opportunity to explore its unique ecosystem. This portion of the day’s adventure is not challenging; instead, it is an opportunity to spot wildlife and learn about the many rare and endemic species, plants included, that make the northern lowlands of Arenal one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth. Though every exploration is unique, capuchin monkeys, coati, toucans, sloths and ocelots may be spotted, along with an incredible array of bird life. Toward the end of your journey, catch the view from a lovely vista - complemented by an ice cold beverage – before being returned to your hotel. 

Accommodation: Kioro Suites and Spa
Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hiking in Arenal
Hiking in Arenal
Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Arenal Volcano
The Arenal Volcano

Day 6: Arenal - Monteverde

You will be warmly greeted by the driver of your private vehicle for the transfer to Lake Arenal. Observe the incredible scenic views of the Arenal Volcano as you ride a motor boat for 45 minutes across the lake. You will then ride comfortably in a private vehicle for your transfer to your hotel in Monteverde.  The entire transfer time between Arenal and Monteverde is approximately 4 hours.

Get ready to observe the fascinating natural wonders hidden within the beautiful Costa Rican forest during this unique evening hike! Located near the Cerro Plano area between Santa Elena and the Monteverde Reserve, the Hidden Valley trail offers the ideal forest and elevation to view the incredible wildlife of this tropical location. This guided tour begins just before nightfall, allowing you to see a wide variety of nocturnal creatures. After enjoying the beautiful sunset, you will be amazed at how the forest seems to awaken during this transitional period into evening. Your naturalist guide will explain many of the unique features of the forest and insight regarding the creatures that inhabit it, all whilst navigating the trails. The tour ends at 7:30 p.m. A return transfer to the hotel is provided at the conclusion of the tour.

Accommodation: Monteverde Lodge & Gardens

With overwhelming positive reviews, and a feature in 2012’s National Geographic Tours of a Lifetime, the spectacular Monteverde Lodge & Gardens raises the bar for active travelers looking to balance adventure and comfort.  Situated just 15 minutes from the Monteverde cloud-forest, each day spent in this utopia presents opportunities for hiking treks, bird watching outings, wildlife viewing and horseback riding. The rooms reflect the vibe from outside; with soft wood paneling, space that mirror the freedom of the forest and outstanding views of the wilderness beyond. At El Jardin Restaurant you can both begin and end your day, with a menu that includes the freshest local produce and some of the best South American Wine’s that can be offered. After a day of activity, you are sure to appreciate a soak in the 15-person jacuzzi located in an enclosed atrium. Sheer natural beauty, elegantly designed accommodations, mouth-watering menu options, and exciting adventures await you during your stay at this special property!

Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Blue Jean Poison Dart Frog
Blue Jean Poison Dart Frog
Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hummingbird
Hummingbird

Day 7: Monteverde

A privately driven vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for a transfer to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Arguably the main attraction in Costa Rica, the massive 10,500 hectares draws 70,000 tourists a year. It is known as the site with the largest number of orchids in the world with 34 of its 500 species newly discovered. Over 60 species of amphibians, including the golden toad, have been found in Monteverde. This area is also a stop for 91 species of migratory birds. The famed quetzel resides here seasonally. The mammals of Monteverde include representatives from both North and South America as endemic species.  After your tour we will make a stop at the hummingbird garden. At the end of the tour, you will be brought back to your hotel. Includes Reserve entrance fees, naturalist guide, transportation to and from the reserve.

Described by National Geographic as “the jewel in the crown of cloud forest reserves,” Monteverde is a paradise for nature lovers. More orchids grow here than anywhere else in the world, it is home to 58 species of amphibians, and nearly a hundred unique species of birds migrate through the area annually. Roughly 4,600 feet above sea level, the climate is typically humid, misty and windy, creating a rarefied atmosphere, somewhat mystical in feeling. Today, enjoy some time at leisure to relax at your lodge or set out to explore the land, declared in 2007 to be one of Costa Rica’s Seven Wonders.

Accommodation: Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve
Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve
Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Scarlet Macaw
Scarlet Macaw

Day 8: Monteverde - Manuel Antonio

Settle in for a private transfer from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio, stopping along the way to enjoy lunch (included) at Villa Caletas Anfiteatro Restaurant where, in addition to a delicious three-course meal, you will take in impressive views of the Pacific coast. Following lunch, you will be driven to your hotel in the Manuel Antonio National Park area. Approximate travel time, including lunch, is six hours.

Accommodation: Parador Resort & Spa

Parador Resort & Spa is the only full-service resort located in Manuel Antonio. Parador Resort has earned a number of prestigious awards not only for it's world-class service and a­­menities, but also for the passionate commitment to both the environment and the community. Parador Resort & Spa is an oasis of calm with soaring views surrounded by lush rainforest, where you’ll spend your Costa Rica vacation blissfully isolated from the hustle and bustle of the main drag, but just minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park, miles of white sand beaches, restaurants, the local airport and the village of Quepos.

Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Villa Caletas Anfiteatro Restaurant
Villa Caletas Anfiteatro Restaurant
Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Manuel Antonio Beach
Manuel Antonio Beach

Day 9: Manuel Antonio

After being warmly greeted in the morning by your driver, you will be transferred to Manuel Antonio National Park to begin a privately-guided tour of this incredible reserve. Get ready to relax on beaches with troops of monkeys that frequent the area. The park consists of mangrove swamps, 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". For your convenience, morning or afternoon departures are available. The tour will span approximately three fun-filled hours and a return transfer to the hotel is provided at the conclusion of the tour.

Please note: If you would like to stay within the park, on your own, to enjoy the trails and/or beaches please ensure you bring cash with you to take a return taxi to the hotel later in the day.

There is no shortage of fun-filled activities to fill your day (or night) at Parador Resort & Spa. With three fantastic pools on the property - each overlooking the turquoise Pacific Ocean - you'll find the right one for you. The first is family friendly and features a swim-up bar and terrace while the other two are adults-only. A short walk from the resort is a small beach, Playa Biesanz, while a ten minute shuttle from the resort takes you to the miles-long beaches of Manuel Antonio which afford more privacy while swimming or sunbathing. As well, the resort is able to offer guests use of kayaks and snorkel gear (at additional cost, paid for on-site).

Accommodation: Parador Resort & Spa
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Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Beaches near Parador Resort & Spa
Beaches near Parador Resort & Spa

Day 10: Manuel Antonio

A privately driven vehicle will provide you with a transfer from Manuel Antonio to San José Airport today. The approximate travel time is three hours.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Grano de Oro: San José

Situated on a shady street just off Paseo Colon, San Jose’s main thoroughfare, Hotel Grano de Oro is a true oasis in the heart of the city. Converted from a Tropical Victorian mansion, the 40-room hotel maintains the warmth and comfort of a private home with all the amenities of a fine hotel. Hallways lined with period photographs and original art meander through the building and present lush tropical flower arrangements and luxurious plants at every turn. Service is paramount and the perpetually smiling staff of the Hotel Grano de Oro welcome guests to their “home away from home” time and again. Located 20 minutes from the international airport and 10 minutes from the domestic airport, this San José hotel is ideally located for exploring San José, it’s museums and other local sites as well as for enjoying a host of day trips to the rainforest, volcanoes or experiencing the thrill of white water rafting.

Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grano de Oro Hotel
Grano de Oro Hotel
Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Grano de Oro Hotel
Grano de Oro Hotel

Tortuga Lodge and Gardens: Tortuguero

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens is situated on a sprawling private property in Costa Rica's northeast Caribbean coast. Discover the wildlife of Tortuguero National Park and explore its back water creeks and lagoons by boat with your Tortuguero naturalist guide while enjoying the comforts of your River View Deluxe Rooms or River View Penthouse Suite back at the resort. There are no roads to this property; instead, the only way to get there is by a combination of bus and boat, or via domestic flight. The lodges modern rooms are outfitted with all that is needed to ensure a comfortable stay in this tropical paradise, the top rated hotel in the Tortugero region.

Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tortuga Lodge and Gardens
Tortuga Lodge and Gardens

Kioro Suites and Spa: Arenal

Seated at the foot of the Arenal Volcano, near La Fortuna, the Hotel Arenal Kioro is blessed with spectacular gardens and a view of this gift of nature. The 53 rooms feature large beds and bathroom facilities, along with all the amenities of home. Dine at the hotel restaurant, Orchids, and sample a host of international and local specialties. Not far from the hotel, in La Fortuna, there are a number of other restaurants that share authentic Costa Rican fare. Test your limits with zip lining, or plan a butterfly hike. Later, play a game of ping pong or splash around the pool. Arenal Kioro offers a fabulous place with a natural viewpoint to the Arenal Volcano. The hotel has 27 acres of undulating land, surrounded by two streams (La Palma and Kioro) with crystalline waters that begin to flow in the Arenal Volcano National Park. It has two paths where plant species are identified, and private thermal springs surrounded by exuberant gardens.

Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kioro Suites and Spa
Kioro Suites and Spa
Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kioro Suites and Spa - Pool
Kioro Suites and Spa - Pool

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens: Monteverde

With overwhelming positive reviews, and a feature in 2012’s National Geographic Tours of a Lifetime, the spectacular Monteverde Lodge & Gardens raises the bar for active travelers looking to balance adventure and comfort.  Situated just 15 minutes from the Monteverde cloud-forest, each day spent in this utopia presents opportunities for hiking treks, bird watching outings, wildlife viewing and horseback riding. The rooms reflect the vibe from outside; with soft wood paneling, space that mirror the freedom of the forest and outstanding views of the wilderness beyond. At El Jardin Restaurant you can both begin and end your day, with a menu that includes the freshest local produce and some of the best South American Wine’s that can be offered. After a day of activity, you are sure to appreciate a soak in the 15-person jacuzzi located in an enclosed atrium. Sheer natural beauty, elegantly designed accommodations, mouth-watering menu options, and exciting adventures await you during your stay at this special property!

Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Monteverde Lodge & Gardens

Parador Resort & Spa: Manuel Antonio

Parador Resort & Spa is the only full-service resort located in Manuel Antonio. Parador Resort has earned a number of prestigious awards not only for it's world-class service and a­­menities, but also for the passionate commitment to both the environment and the community. Parador Resort & Spa is an oasis of calm with soaring views surrounded by lush rainforest, where you’ll spend your Costa Rica vacation blissfully isolated from the hustle and bustle of the main drag, but just minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park, miles of white sand beaches, restaurants, the local airport and the village of Quepos.

Costa Rica Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Parador Resort and Spa
Parador Resort and Spa

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Donald N — May 30, 2019 — Central America

    Everything was first class and all transportation was on time and professional. Very good tour guide who was very knowledgeable and personable. I would love to take more tours through Kensington Tours.

  • Candice J — May 05, 2019 — Central America

    AMAZING!!! My husband and I went to Costa Rica to celebrate his 40th birthday. Our trip was FLAWLESS. From the moment our guide, Carlos picked us up at the airport we were completely carefree. I can't say enough great things about Carlos. He accompanied us for 3 days in Arenal. He is an excellent driver, teacher, guide, etc. We learned more about Costa Rica than we ever planned to learn. He was punctual, attentive, and had a great sense of humor. I was originally concerned about safety, BUT those concerns quickly faded after our arrival. I have recommended Kensington tours to 5 other friends in the past few weeks and we are already planning our next trip. If you want an enjoyable, carefree, hassle-free vacation- USE KENSINGTON TOURS.

  • Monica A — February 02, 2019 — Central America

    We had a wonderful time. Our tour guides Jay and Dennis were both exceptionally knowledgeable and courteous. We learned so much! Barbara, our rep did a lovely job of picking out the right tours and hotels for us. I hope to use Kensington Tours again as I like the way that the tours are private and can be customized. For us, because we are seniors who want to go at a slower pace (and don't want to be herded around in a large group), that is very important.

  • William D — February 08, 2019 — Central America

    This was a wonderful trip. Knowledgeable and fun to be with guides, excellent accommodations, and a really patient and attentive trip planner made this bucket list trip come true. This was not an easy trip to plan or execute and you pulled it off amazingly.

  • Richard A. — January 04, 2019 — Central America

    We had a great vacation and would definitely return to Costa Rica!

  • Beth D. — May 22, 2018 — Central America

    Our trip to Costa Rica couldn't have been more perfect! Everything and everyone was on time and ran smoothly. We will definitely use Kensington Tours again!

  • Carol R. — March 15, 2018 — Central America

    Our guides in Costa Rica were knowledgeable and very accommodating.

  • Christopher B. — December 28, 2018 — Central America

    Costa Rica was magical in every way...the hotels were spectacular and beyond our expectations! The tours - the chocolate experience, the coffee plantation, the lunch at the volcano (WOW!), the birthday dinner at El Silencio and the chef at Punta Islita - were all terrific! The trip was perfect, definitely a Kensington experience and will be forever etched in our memory!

  • Courtney S. — April 16, 2018 — Central America

    Every guide assigned to us were professional, warm and knowledgeable (especially Gabriel, Juan Carlo, Pablo and Wilbur). The accommodations were attractive and clean with great service & delicious food. The excursions were perfectly scheduled in duration and were as described in the itinerary.

  • Sandra N. — August 13, 2018 — Central America

    Our Arenal guide, Marcos Jinemiz, was particularly outstanding. Jasdiel, our guide at the Don Juan coffee plantation was also outstanding.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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