Central America Roundtrip

This trip is designed for those that can not choose between these three amazing country’s in Central America. We will take you through Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua and will help you with the boarder crossing!

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION San Jose, Costa Rica
DURATION OF TRIP 22 Nights
ADVISED MONTHS OF TRAVEL All year around
INCLUDED
Airport Transfers
22 Nights Lodging w/Breakfast Included
2 Nights in San Jose
3 Nights in Puerto Viejo
3 Nights in Bocas del Toro, Panama
1 Night in Cahuita
2 Nights in La Fortuna
2 Nights in Rincon de la Vieja
3 Nights in Granada, Nicaragua
2 Nights in Ometepe, Nicaragua
3 Nights in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
All transfers between locations
24/7 Natural Mystic Travel Assistance
NOT INCLUDED
Flights
Meals other than included
Personal expenses and tips
Ferry to and from Ometepe

 

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Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival your driver will wait for you at the airport. He will bring you to your hotel downtown San Jose where you will spend your first night. Your hotel offers comfortable rooms and is located nearby many great restaurants and shops.
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Day 2: The Caribbean Coast

Today you will head to the beautiful Caribbean Coast line where you will be staying in the little town of Puerto Viejo for two days. The small village of Puerto Viejo is vibrant and there is always something happening; live music, many great restaurants and a night of dancing underneath the stars with your feet in the Caribbean sand will add to the Caribbean feeling. Your hotel for these two night will be Cariblue, located right in front of Cocles beach and nearby town for restaurants and shops.
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Day 3: Puerto Viejo

A full day in Puerto Viejo and around. The coast line spreads out from Cahuita all the way to Manzanillo Gandoca; into the Amistad national park. The beaches invite for sunbathing and the different bays each offer another activity; surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddling and swimming. A great way to move around is by renting a bike for just $5 a day.

Another great thing to do is to visit 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.

Koki Beach is without a doubt one of our personal favorite restaurants in town; wonderful food and a Caribbean stylish ambiance

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Day 4: Bocas del Toro, Panama

Today you will be picked up by the shared shuttle to bring you to the islands of Bocas del Toro in Panama. Your driver will guide you through the border formalities to make it easy for you to cross the border. Once you’re in Panama, you will hop back into the shuttle to drive to the boat dock. The last part of the trip is by speed boat, all the way to Isla Colon where you will take a taxi to your hotel Playa Tortuga.
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Day 5: The islands of Bocas del Toro

Two full days to enjoy all the beauty that Bocas del Toro has to offer. The archipelago of Bocas del Toro counts a dozen of small green islands and a crystal blue ocean. From the 80 different kind of corals that the Caribbean counts, you can find almost all of them here! This means great snorkeling and spotting of dolphins, starfish and many colorful fishes.

The boat docks offer many different tours to the different islands. We recommend to visit Cayo Zapatilla, Starfish Beach, Red Frog Beach and Dolphin Bay!

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Day 6: The islands of Bocas del Toro

Another day to visit some islands around! A nice place to hang out for drink is Aqua Lounge. They have some swings to junp in the water, as well as a fun trampoline and of course delicious cocktails to watch the sunset. Another great place to have some food is Bibi’s on the beach!
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Day 7: Cahuita National Park

To head back to Costa Rica, your boat taxi departs from the same place as you arrived. Your driver will again help you at the boarder and back on the other side, he will bring you to your next destination: Cahuita. You will spend one night here, which gives you some time to check out the amazing National Park full of wildlife. This park is easy to walk on your own and you will see lots of monkeys, sloths, snakes, raccoons, birds and many more species.
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Day 8: La Fortuna

Today you will be picked up by the shared shuttle to head to La Fortuna. A little town on the foot of the Arenal Volcano. As you come closer to La Fortuna you will see the perfectly shaped active Arenal Volcano from a distance. For the next two nights your hotel will be Arenal Springs Hotel; a beautiful lodge and rooms with a private terrace and a great view of the Arenal Volcano. You can relax in the Jacuzzi, swimming pool or in-house Hot Springs, stroll around the lodge in search for birds, monkeys and sloths or just enjoy the wonderful view of the majestic Arenal volcano.
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Day 9: Volcano Arenal and surroundings

Today you’ll have the whole day to discover the area. There is a lot to do here: a boat ride over the Cano Negro river, hanging bridges, canopy tour, rappelling from a waterfall, hot springs, the waterfall of La Fortuna…
Let us know if you would like to book a fun tour in advance or we can also add this later once you are here.
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Day 10: Rincon de la Vieja

From the Arenal Volcano you will head to the next volcano; Rincon de la Vieja. You will be staying at Buena Vista Lodge. This lodge won a price for its sustainability, everything you’ll eat here will come from their own farm. You will find lots of things to do here; mud bads, hot springs, hanging bridges and of course the longest slide of Central America right through the rainforest.
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Day 11: Buena Vista Lodge

Another day to enjoy all that this beautiful lodge has to offer. You can decide to make a horseback ride, or just relax at the hot springs that are also included during your stay here. Also, don’t forget to check out the Sunset Bar for the most incredible sunsets you will ever see
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Day 12: Granada, Nicaragua

Time for the next country: Nicaragua. You will be picked up in the morning to head to the boarder; Penas Blancas. On the other side of the boarder you will find your next transfer to bring you to Granada in about an hour. Granada is a beautiful colonial city where you will stay for three nights. Hotel Colonial offers comfortable rooms as well as a nice swimming pool to cool off after a day in this hot city!
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Day 13: Granada

The city of Granada is beautiful to walk around and discover. Don’t forget to visit Calle Calzada, full with great restaurants for in the evening. Other things to do around: the volcano Massaya, the old fort, volcano Mombacho, the markets and the lake of Apoyo.
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Day 14: Granada

Another day to stroll around in this beautiful city! If you wish to book some tours, just let us know and we can help you!
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Day 15: Ometepe Island

After breakfast, your driver will pick you up to bring you to the little harbor. Here you will take the ferry to Ometepe Island on your own ($10 per person). This trip will feel like a step back in time…everyone here still lives in traditional ways. You will see people still washing their clothes in the river and farmers walking around with their animals on the streets. You will stay at Xalli Beach Hotel, located at a small beach centrally located to discover the whole island and the two volcano’s Madeira and Concepcion.
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Day 16: Ometepe Island

A full day at Ometepe Island today! Take a trip with the local bus and visit one of many waterfalls…
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Day 17: San Juan del Sur

Today you will be picked up in the morning to head to the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua; San Juan del Sur. San Juan del Sur is a very popular beach destination for international travelers and surfers in Nicaragua. The little town consists of little Victorian Houses and has a big statue of Christ that you will recognize of many pictures!
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Day 18: San Juan del Sur

Two full days to relax on one of the beautiful beaches of San Juan del Sur. There are beautiful waves around for if you would like to surf, many great restaurants with good and very cheap food and great souvenirs shops!
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Day 19: San Juan del Sur

One more day to relax on the beach…
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Day 20: Back to San Jose, Costa Rica

Today you will head back to Costa Rica, to spend one more night in San Jose before your flight back home. The ride back to San Jose is long but will be done by a very comfortable shared shuttle with stops in between for bathrooms and food.
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Day 21: Flight back home

At time for your flight, your driver will pick you up to bring you to the airport for your flight back home.

Your Natural Mystic Trip at a glance

This trip is designed for those that can not choose between these three amazing country’s in Central America. We will take you through Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua and will help you with the boarder crossing!

Your vacation starts off in Costa Rica San Jose. From here you will head to the Caribbean Coast for 2 amazing nights in the small town of Puerto Viejo. There are many things to do around here: rent a bike, visit the Jaguar Rescue Center, take a surf lesson, or just simply relax on one of the beautiful beaches.

From Puerto Viejo it is just a short trip to Bocas del Toro in Panama by shuttle and boat. A beautiful trip as you will also cross the famous bridge while getting to the other side. We will have our driver help you while crossing the boarder to make it easier and faster for you. Once you arrive in Bocas, you will see it is true paradise. You will have 3 full days to explore all the islands around, our favorites are: Red Frog Beach, Cayo Zapatilla, Starfish Beach, Bird Island and Dolphin Bay.

When heading back to Costa Rica, you will stay one night in the National Park of Cahuita. The National Park of Cahuita is a great place to spot wildlife as the park is easily walkable without guide!

From Cahuita you will head to the Arenal Volcano. There are many great activities to do around here (that’s why they also call it the capitol of adventure). You can choose to visit the hot springs, walk over the hanging bridges, visit the La Fortuna Waterfall, make a canyoning adventure or an exciting canopy tour!

After la Fortuna you will head to the next volcano: Rincon de la Vieja. Here you will stay in the Canon de la Vieja Adventure Lodge; with big pool, wetbar, mud spa and a beautiful location at the side of the Colorado River. A lot of fun activities here like river rafting and tubing, canopy tour, horseback ride and for sure a visit to the Rincon de la Vieja national park.

Then it is time to visit Nicaragua! You will start off in Granada, an amazing colonial city where you can enjoy the culture, buildings and restaurants with amazing food!

From Granada it is just a short trip to Ometepe Island. A great destination where it looks like the time has stand still..Ometepe offers great views on the volcano and will make you feel at home in Nicaragua.

Your last destination will be San Juan del Sur. Three days of relaxing on the beach after such an active vacation. You can also choose to take a surf lesson as waves here are great!

Your Selected Lodging for this trip

Imagine experiencing San Jose, Costa Rica like a local: strolling the downtown avenues, relaxing in the parks and feeling the vigorous energy and buzz provided by the edgy new boutiques, bars and restaurants opening just about every day.  At Hotel Presidente, this dream becomes reality. Our full-service hotel offers an incomparable location in the center of it all, literally seconds away from the city’s most legendary landmarks, as well as a flourishing cultural vibe.

Step onto Central Avenue Pedestrian Boulevard and visit the myriad museums, churches, parks, and points of interest around the corner. Set off on a bar hopping adventure to sample the thriving artisan beer scene. All close at Hotel Presidente!

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The Cariblue Beach & Jungle Resort offers the relaxing environment of the untainted and colorful frequented Playa Cocles (together with the neighboring Playa Negra, Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva one of the most beautiful and most famous beaches facing to the Southern Caribbean Sea of Costa Rica – and certainly the most loved by surfers).

Enjoy the unforgettable experience of an eco-friendly lodging among centuries-old trees in the heart of the rainforest of Talamanca, near the Wildlife Refuge Gandoca – Manzanillo.

Thanks to this extraordinary location, the guest are treated to an optimal bird-watching opportunity too: about 120 species of birds are observable in the hotel garden as well as monkeys, sloths and iguanas that can be seen!

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Enjoy the beauty of Bocas del Toro at Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort. This beach front resort is the ideal place for visitors to discover the crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, abundant wildlife and infinite tropical beauty of one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world.

As the leading hotel in Bocas del Toro, Playa Tortuga is home to the largest oceanfront pool area on Colón Island. A beach volleyball court, poolside bar, separate child and adult pools and a shallow-water tanning area create the ultimate Caribbean paradise.

When you’re ready to go exploring, simply walk to the end of the private pier and local guides will take you diving, fishing, dolphin-watching, snorkeling, surfing or hiking through unspoiled island jungles. A free shuttle will also transport guests to the colorful capital of Bocas Town, about five minutes away.

Evenings are a perfect time to enjoy panoramic views of the sea from the hotel’s signature Baula Restaurant, located at the end of our private pier. Also be sure to try Naguas Restaurant, which serves a delicious fusion of International and Bocatorian cuisine.

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Atlantida Lodge offers Cahuita beach front location, lodging for all budgets, a big swimming pool and a beautiful tropical garden.

A bar and restaurant are on site and at short walking distance you are in the heart of the small Caribbean Cahuita village.

A great family lodge to explore all of the Caribbean Coast!

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Looking for a great location at the Arenal Volcano, a hotel with beautiful grounds, multiple fusion restaurants, in-house Hot Springs & Spa and excellent service.. this is your Arenal Hotel.

Fully sustainable and yet luxurious in all comfort with splendid views of the majestic Arenal Volcano.

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Cañon de la Vieja Adventure Lodge is surrounded by beautiful gardens just 8 kilometers from Liberia. A great lodge to enjoy the beautiful surrounding national parks in Guanacaste; Santa Rosa, Rincon de la Vieja and Palo Verde, that are all in close proximity.

The Adventure Lodge offers comfortable lodging in AC rooms, a big pool with wetbar and Jacuzzi, a beautiful tropical garden with spa & mud springs, a restaurant and a lot of fun tours! River tubing, canopy / zip-lining, rafting, rapelling, horseback riding as well as guided tours to the national parks are being offered.

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Hotel Colonial is a tranquil oasis located just 50 meters beside the Cathedral and lively Granada Central Park.

It opened his doors in 2000. The construction keeps in mind the beautiful Colonial style of the older houses in Granada.

The hotel has 36 rooms, and 10 of them are Suites. The rooms have various bed combinations. All rooms have A/C, fan, flat screen TV and a spacious bathroom. The Restaurant Harlequin offers you various “a la carte“ breakfast.

Take a break from the city in the lovely decorated indoor garden with refreshing pool.

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Xalli Ometepe Beach Hotel is an elegantly intimate 7-room hotel located beach-front along the sandy isthmus connecting Isla de Ometepe’s two spectacular volcanoes Maderas and Concepcion.

The Ometepe Beach Hotel facilities offer guests a high level of comfort & convenience and dedication to personalized service combined with an expert knowledge of the island that allows you to play hard and rest easy.

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Hotel Mango Rosa is the ultimate jump-off point for adventure and travel around San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

Situated seemingly in the middle of the jungle, but only a short drive from town, Mango Rosa is a full-service resort providing the perfect combination of comfort and escape. Located just minutes away from some of the area’s best beaches—Maderas, Marsella and Majagual of world class surfing fame—fishing and cruising aboard the La Panga Rosa (Mango Rosa’s 30′ custom panga fishing boat), partaking in countless other adventurous excursions, or simply enjoying a relaxing day with us on the Pacific are all immediate possibilities.

At day’s end, the friendly Mango staff invite you back to the intimate and luxurious setting of the Grand Rancho Bar and Grill, where stories are shared over an award-winning national rum and the fresh catch of the day. So whether you’re on a family vacation, romantic getaway, an ambitious surfing or fishing trip, or a solo traveler, you’ll feel right at home at ‘The Mango.’

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Note: All selected lodges subject to availability, let us know if you would like to see different lodging options or upgrade your stay!

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