Overview

  • Type: Affordable
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    1. Affordable

    This category is for you who is travelling with more of a limited budget and wants to spend more on excursions and experiences while in Costa Rica. These packages in general include shared transportation and hotels that are in the three- or four-star range.

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  • Location: Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde cloud forest, San Jose, Tortuguero
  • Duration - 11 days
  • Starting at 1595 USD /person

This is a great package for you who wants to discover the beautiful nature and animals of Costa Rica! After arriving in the capital San Jose and spending your first night there we will take you to amazing Tortuguero on the northern Caribbean coast. Tortuguero means “place of the turtle” and is often referred to as “Little Amazonas” because of its stunning nature. If you are here during turtle season you can add an additional tour to watch the turtles lay their eggs (July-October, February-April). Individual turtles can be seen all year around. During your 3-day stay here you will experience three different excursions such as a riverboat tour, hike in the rainforest, and visit Tortuguero town to interact with the locals. The animals that can be seen here are crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, sloths, many different species of birds, and a lot more!

When we have enjoyed the Caribbean coast, we travel on to the cozy mountain town of La Fortuna and the majestic volcano Arenal. The town itself offers nice restaurants, both domestic and international. La Fortuna and Arenal are also great locations to spot the very cute animal, the sloth. While staying here, we will take you on an adventurous full-day tour that includes horseback riding (or car) to the 229 ft (70 m) high waterfall of La Fortuna. After lunch we meet up again for a hike with our guide around the world-famous Arenal volcano. We will learn the history and present of the volcano and the rainforest. We finish our day with swimming in naturally heated mineral hot springs where we also enjoy our dinner before heading back to the hotel.

Our next stop on our trip is the magical rain forest of Monteverde. This great rainforest has more than 2,500 plant species and is great for hiking. We will have a beautiful adventure as we hike on the hanging bridges through the rainforest with our professional guide. We will also visit the butterfly garden, the hummingbird garden before we finally get to go on an adrenalin-pumping zipline tour! Monteverde is also a bird-watcher’s paradise as there are more than 365 species of birds and it’s also Costa Rica’s and maybe the world’s most famous habitat for the mystical and beautiful bird Quetzal.

After our visit to Monteverde we travel on to the cozy beach town of Manuel Antonio. Here you can relax on the beautiful beach for three days and also make a visit to the amazing national park that gives you the chance to watch many exciting animals such as monkeys, iguanas, sloths, birds, and a lot more. Manuel Antonio is located right next to beach town Quepos, which is a great place if you want to go out to enjoy some of Costa Rica’s world-class fishing.

From Manuel Antonio we’ll take you to the airport and say goodbye for this time!

Included

  • 10 nights in 5 different hotels
  • Breakfast every day
  • 4 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • 5 guided tours
  • Shared transportations between all destinations
  • We will Carbon neutralise your trip free of charge
  • All taxes and fees
  • Not included: gratuities, national park fees in Tortuguero, meals when not mentioned.

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    Itinerary

    1
    Day 1

    When you arrive at the airport you will be picked up by the hotel’s shuttle service. After you have checked in you can enjoy one of the hotel’s restaurants, pool area, spa, or why not have a tropical drink in one of the bars? If you arrive early you can go to San Jose center to discover the country’s capital or visit the more luxurious areas of Escazu or Santa Ana for a meal or shopping.

    2
    Day 2

    We start this day early in the morning and there is time for a delicious buffet breakfast before the lodge’s transportation picks us up. The transportation will be in a modern tourist bus and we will be passing some beautiful nature and banana plantations. The last part of the transportation will be on boat for about 45 minutes on the river delta until we arrive at the hotel. After the check-in we will do our first tour, which is a visit to Tortuguero town where we get to interact with the locals and visit the Caribbean Sea.

    3
    Day 3

    This day starts early as well as we join our guide to go on a river boat tour where we can see a large number of animals such as crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, many different species of birds, and if we are lucky, sloths too. After our exciting river boat tour, we get to relax for a while and enjoy our lunch. After lunch we will once again join up with our guide and go for a rainforest hike to see more nature and animals.

    4
    Day 4

    As this day begins we enjoy our breakfast before we check out and start our next part of our journey towards La Fortuna and Arenal volcano. This transportation itself will show us much beautiful scenery and if we are lucky we get to see more wild animals before we enter the town of La Fortuna and get to see the majestic volcano loom as an amazing backdrop. We will arrive in the afternoon and if you are interested you can additionally reserve a night hike or just enjoy your evening.

    5
    Day 5

    We wake up and hope that it will be clear skies so we can see the top of the great volcano Arenal. This day is going to be filled with activities. Our first one is horseback riding to the beautiful waterfall La Fortuna. If you prefer not to do horseback riding you can go by car. After the waterfall we have lunch on our own before we meet up again in the afternoon to join our guide to hike around the Arenal volcano. When we have finished the hike, we go to the hot springs where we enjoy the natural, mineral hot springs where we get to relax before we have our dinner.

    6
    Day 6

    Today we are leaving beautiful La Fortuna to continue our adventure as we set out for Monteverde and its lush rainforest. We will go by jeep or minivan to the Arenal lake where we get on our boat that will take us across the lake where we are picked up by another jeep or minivan. After we have checked in at the hotel we have the afternoon to explore the town of Santa Elena or you can additionally reserve a coffee tour.

    7
    Day 7

    Another great day for adventure! We enjoy our breakfast before we depart to experience the mighty rainforest of Monteverde. This guided day will include a hike on suspension bridges or hanging bridges as they are called here. On this hike we get to walk through and see many of the 2,500 plant species in the forest. We will also visit a butterfly garden, a hummingbird garden before we get to do one of Costa Rica’s best ziplines adventures! The night is open to discover one of Santa Elena’s many great restaurants.

    8
    Day 8

    Today we will get ready in the morning to move on to our next stop, the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio. We will travel through some amazing nature as we arrive first to fishing town Quepos before we get to Manuel Antonio. After your check-in you will have the afternoon to enjoy the beautiful beach located just 500 ft (150 m) from our hotel. Manuel Antonio offers a stunning sunset, a beautiful moment to share with your loved ones.

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    Day 9-10

    These two days are for you to enjoy and relax on the beautiful beach of Manuel Antonio. If you still feel like you want to discover more things and enjoy the great diversity of nature and wildlife, we recommend a visit to the national park located just 650 ft (200 m) from your hotel. If you like fishing this is a great place to be, located just 10-15 minutes away by car is the Quepos marina that offers world-class sportfishing!

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    Day 11

    This day of our itinerary starts off with a final Costa Rican breakfast with its black gold, the coffee. Your check-out will depend on your flight back home and we will arrange your transportation so you have plenty of time to get to the airport. This will be goodbye for this time but you are always warmly welcome back to Costa Rica!

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    Hotels / Lodging

    Barcelo San Jose Palacio

    Barcelo San Jose Palacio is the perfect hotel in San Jose upon your arrival to start your Costa Rican adventure. The hotel has a great location, restaurants, pool area, and a spa.

    Pachira Lodge

    Pachira Lodge gives you a unique experience of the Caribbean rainforest and all the animals that live here. Your amazing hotel room is located in the middle of the rainforest and don't get surprised if you wake up from the monkeys running on your roof. If you are lucky you can see an iguana, sloth, or toucan just outside your door in the tropical garden when you wake up.

    Montereal

    Montereal

    Montereal hotel is located right in the center of La Fortuna town. The hotel is next to a river, which makes the garden green year-round and full of tropical trees and flowers. This is a great place to relax and look out over Arenal volcano, and with some luck, have toucans and sloths sitting in the trees next to you.

    Ficus Lodge

    Ficus Lodge

    Monteverde is one of the most famous forests of Costa Rica. Ficus Lodge is a great hotel with its rustic and modern design, its location and views of beautiful Monteverde

    Hotel Villabosque

    Manuel Antonio is world-famous for its amazing national park and beautiful beach. Hotel Villabosque has a perfect location with walking distance between the beach and the park.

    Tours

    3 Excursions package Tortuguero

    During your stay at one of Aninga, Pachira, or Evergreen Lodges, you will have a 3-excursions package included. You will get to go on a riverboat tour, a hike, and visit the town.

    Volcano Arenal

    Come with us and enjoy one of Costa Rica’s most famous landmarks, Volcano Arenal. We’ll bring you to discover this eye-catching volcano as a half or full day with several optional activities.

    Selvatura adventure day Monteverde

    Selvatura in the amazing cloud forest of Monteverde is a great place to visit during your stay here. You get to experience zip-line, hanging bridges, hummingbirds, and butterflies

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