- Arenal Volcano
- Boat Tours
- Caribbean Beaches
- Costa Rica
- Extreme Sports
- Family Friendly
- Pacific Beaches
- Shuttle Transfers
- Swimming Pool
This trip is designed for those that would like to see the highlights of Costa Rica without the hassle of having to drive yourself. Natural Mystic Travel designed a trip that winds along the most beautiful places with all transfsers and a lot of tours included.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||San Jose, Costa Rica|
|DURATION OF TRIP||12 Nights|
|ADVISED MONTHS OF TRAVEL||All year round|
|Customize Your Trip||Change Destinations, Add Destinations, Add Tours, Modify Lodging, Upgrade Rental Car|
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: The Caribbean Coast
Day 3: Discover Puerto Viejo and surroundings by bike
Once you start cycling towards Manzanillo, you will pass by the Jaguar Rescue Center. This center is a great place to visit as you will be able to see the animals from very close. They are open 2 times a day; 09:30 and 11:30 for a tour and has an entrance fee cost of $20 per person. By visiting the Jaguar Center, your donation will go directly to caring for our rainforest guests.
Day 4: Cahuita National Park
Day 5: Pacuare River Rafting
Day 6: Arenal Volcano
Let us know if you would like to book a fun tour in advance or we can also add this once you are here.
Day 7: Monteverde Cloudforest
After your arrival you can opt for a coffee and chocolate tour, or a twilight walk to see the animals that are active after sunset! We can make reservations for your preferred tours.
Santa Elena has some very nice dining options. We love to have dinner in the excellent Treehouse; a memorable dinner in the top of a tree!
Day 8: Flying like Tarzan
In the afternoon you can explore the Monteverde National Park or the Santa Elena reserve. The trails are well marked and lead through the ancient cloud forest; a beautiful piece of preserved nature!
Day 9: On to the Pacific Coast
Day 10: Manuel Antonio National Park
Day 11: Trimaran Sailing & Snorkeling Trip
Day 12: Back to San Jose
Day 13: Flight back home
EXTENSION TIP: If you would like to extend your travels, add Tortuguero or Corcovado National Park to your itinerary. Contact us for more details!
This trip is designed for those that would like to see the highlights of Costa Rica without the hassle of having to drive yourself.
You will start off at the Caribbean Coast to relax at the beach and discover wildlife at Cahuita National Park and the Jaguar Rescue Center. From here you will head over to La Fortuna by rafting the famous Pacuare River. In La Fortuna, you will stay at the foot of the Arenal Volcano. A beautiful transfer by boat will then bring you to the cloudforest of Monteverde where you will fly like Tarzan between the trees. To end your trip, we choose the beautiful beach and National Park of Manuel Antonio, where you will stay for 3 more nights. You will sail and snorkel on your last day with dinner and drinks included and might even spot some dolphins before heading back to San Jose.
The Hotel Sleep Inn, a four star hotel in downtown San Jose, located only 20 minutes from the San Jose Airport, is a good place place to start and end your vacations in Costa Rica.
Due to the central location you’ll find the central market, the parks, churches and other sights of San Jose in close proximity, as well as many restaurants.
Hotel Sleep Inn features a restaurant, casino, gym and spa.
Azania Bungalows is located in Cocles Beach, referred to locally as the “Beach Break” because there is no coral reef here and the waves break directly on the beach, which makes this a perfect spot for surfers on the north end and the cool sweet water of the Río Cocles to the south.
Nested in a tropical garden, just steps from the beach, Azania offers spacious bungalows, a nice pool, Jacuzzi, restaurant en friendly local staff; a perfect spot!
Arenal Montechiari is a cozy small hotel, offering bungalows at just 400 meters from to La Fortuna center, yet offering a beautiful view of the Arenal Volcano. A swimming pool is nested in the tropical garden.
The charming rooms have an exterior terrace from which you can view birds, butterflies that flutter amongst the flowers and plant life in the hotel gardens. You can read your favorite book or simply breathe in the tranquility that you feel at this hotel.
The bungalows are spacious enough for families; a good option to stay in La Fortuna at the slopes of the Arenal Volcano.
Monteverde Country Lodge offers a traditional and cozy ambience, environmental responsibility, high quality conveniences and the kindness you can find only in Costa Rica.
The lodge offers comfortable room, a bar & restaurant and in addition, guests are able to use the indoor heated pool at the sister property Hotel Poco a Poco free of charge, as well as its exercise room, kids club and Jacuzzi.
Hotel Costa Verde; just three hundred yards from the beach overlooking the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Verde features 3 cliff-side pools with sundecks and spacious rooms, studios and bungalows. All guestrooms offer balconies with a bird’s-eye view of the Park’s majestic coastline or rainforest canopy vistas dotted with toucans, sloths, coatis and monkeys.
Costa Verde also boosts private walking trails, an exciting adventure center, a wellness spa and multiple restaurants on-site.
Note: All selected lodges subject to availability, let us know if you would like to see different lodging options or upgrade your stay!