- Arenal Volcano
- Caribbean Beaches
- Celeste Tenorio
- Costa Rica
- Local Cuisine
- Meals included
- Nicoya Beaches
- Rental Car included
This trip is especially designed for those that like to enjoy the culinary highlights of Costa Rica.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||San Jose, Costa Rica|
|DURATION OF TRIP||12 Nights|
|ADVISED MONTHS OF TRAVEL||All year around|
|Customize Your Trip||Change Destinations, Add Destinations, Add Tours, Modify Lodging, Upgrade Rental Car|
Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Southern Caribbean
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
Day 3: Puerto Viejo and surroundings
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.
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.
At night you will have a reservation for dinner at Koki Beach. This is without a doubt one of our personal favorite restaurants in town; wonderful food and a Caribbean stylish ambiance!
Day 4: Caribbean Cooking Class
Day 5: On to the Volcano
Day 6: Arenal and surroundings
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: To Celeste Tenorio
Day 8: Celeste Tenorio
Day 9: On to the beaches of Nicoya
You will spend your last 3 nights at Ylang Ylang Resort, right outside of the small beach town of Montezuma. You will be staying in your own beach bungalow, right on the beach, nearby deserted sand and blue ocean. A secluded getaway where your delicious breakfast and dinner will be cooked for you with a lot of love while being surrounded by monkeys in the trees!
Day 10: Montezuma and surroundings
Ylang Ylang Beach Resort offers access to Costa Rica tours for the Curú Wildlife Refuge, snorkeling, scuba diving and horseback riding. For those that want to live in the moment through meditation, Ylang Ylang has some of the best ocean view yoga in Costa Rica. Others may simply choose to have their breath taken away with the exhilaration of canopy flying or experiencing the thrills of Costa Rica nightlife.
We can also help you with hiking, quadracycling, boating, and fishing tours, and ofcourse you will also have access to local shopping and cuisine!
Day 11: Last day in paradise
Day 12: Back to San Jose
Day 13: Back home
This trip is especially designed for those that like to enjoy the culinary highlights of Costa Rica. Starting your vacation off at one of San Jose’s most beloved restaurants; at the Grano de Oro Hotel, from where you will head out to the Caribbean Coast to learn all about the Caribbean Culture and amazing cuisine while having a cooking class.
A destination (and especially your stay here) not to miss is La Fortuna. For two days you will be pampered at the amazing Nayara Hotel with great food and wine while having a view of the Arenal Volcano. Your Casita Deluxe has an out door hot tub and shower, making you not to want to leave…
After La Fortuna you will head to Celeste Tenorio, where you will have all of your meals included for the next 2 days. Your gourmet meals will be cooked by a great Costa Rican Cheff, making sure you only get the best! The celeste waterfall close to the lodge will give you the opportunity to spot 1 of Costa Ricans wonders within just a short hike from your stay.
Your last, but definitely not least, destination of your trip will be the white sand beaches of Nicoya. Ylang Ylang Resort will make sure to end your stay in Costa Rica with a big boom, as you will be able to walk right to the water from your own beach bungalow. Unwind with a long hike along the coast line, and enjoy a great meal with candle lights, with the sounds of the waves crashing in the back ground…
Set off a bustling thoroughfare, this upscale, boutique hotel is a 9-minute walk from Museo de Arte Costarricense and 2 km from La Sabana Metropolitan Park.
The modern, elegant rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and desks. They also offer seating areas and minibars, along with coffeemakers. Room service is available. Upgraded rooms add terraces, while suites have private gardens. Upgraded suites have living areas with sofas, as well as whirlpool tubs.
There’s an upscale restaurant with courtyard seating, a cozy bar and lounge, and a terrace with 2 hot tubs. Massages are available (fee), and parking is free. Highly recommended for dining or the famous High tea!
Shawandha Lodge offers peaceful and relaxing eco-friendly accommodations in the heart of the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.
14 tranquil jungle bungalows nestled amongst the living tropical rainforest, a swimming-pool with waterfalls, beautifully set in a lush tropical garden, and only 200 meters from the beach. The lodge sits on a 5 acres lush forest – preserving it’s own eco system of wildlife.
A pleasant bar and restaurant are on site with friendly staff.
Nayara offers all for a luxury stay at the Arenal Volcano; remarkable restaurants for international and local meals, a pool bar, and a wine and tapas bar; all with excellent service. A pool to refresh, a Spa to relax and rejuvenate, a hot tub and a gym add to your comfort.
Nayara resort is committed to sustainable tourism and the first-class facilities and amenities seamlessly blend in with the tropical surroundings without sacrificing the quality and luxury.
Nayara Springs is a new ultra-exclusive boutique hotel located in the Arenal Volcano National Park. Sitting on an unspoiled mountain, the cluster of secluded luxury villas are surrounded by the lush vegetation of Costa Rica’s pristine rainforest, and bounded by a creek and underground mineral thermal springs. For an upmost luxury stay!
The views from the Celeste Mountain Lodge are impressive, with the surrounding mountains and volcanoes Miravalle and Tenorio. The lodge sits on a hectares protected primary rainforest.
Around the building and on the private Celeste Trail in the primary forest, wildlife abounds, often allowing to spot and observe local fauna such as monkeys, an extensive bird species list such as toucans, hummingbirds or parrots and even rare species, also butterflies and mammals as the tapir roams the property. One will also enjoy the rich diversity of the vegetation with centennial trees or vines.
The staff is excellent, the food is outstanding (all gourmet meals are included during your stay) and the grounds are stunning; a wonderful lodge for your stay in the beautiful Celeste area!
Ylang Ylang Beach Resort; just a short walk on the beach from the town of Montezuma, this hidden gem thrives with lush tropical gardens, white sand beach and the stirring beauty and harmony of nature. A secluded getaway for travelers who want a casual resort and love the sounds of the ocean.
The services at the Ylang Ylang Beach Resort include breakfast and candle-lit dinner for your romantic Costa Rica vacation at the Montezuma beach…
Note: All selected lodges subject to availability, let us know if you would like to see different lodging options or upgrade your stay!