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Costa Rican Beaches, Volcanoes and Coffee

October 7, 2021 | 1 min read

Costa Rica is a country that has long been at the forefront of sustainable tourism and has now established itself as one of the most popular destinations for socially distanced travellers who want to avoid large crowds when they travel.

What we like

  • Easy entry requirements; frequent flights from Canada and the USA
  • World class healthcare facilities
  • Hospitality workers considered as essential workers and are fully vaccinated
  • Impeccably clean environments, safe, uncrowded spaces with unobtrusive health protocols
  • Little to no street solicitation
  • World class laid back fine dining and hotels and many exotic lodging options
  • Outdoors holidays
  •  Excellent food and beautiful scenery
  • Natural Hot Springs, Volcanoes with breathtaking views

Who is this destination for?

Ideal for couples, singles, friends and families.

Catering to all budgets, this destination is for those seeking a laid back , slow paced holiday. Costa Rica is for outdoor lovers ,  nature and animal lovers, light to intense adventure seekers, surfers,  wellness and spa seekers.

 

Hotel Oro San Jose
Breakfast area Hotel Oro
Queen Bed Hotel Oro
Bar and Dining Hotel Oro

Day 1: Arrival in San Jose

Depart Canada or USA and board your flight to San Jose.  Transfer by shared or private service  to your central hotel such as the Gran de Oro,  a converted Victorian mansion, now a luxurious Boutique hotel! An oasis in San José offering all the amenities, the warmth, and comfort of a private home. Check-in and relax and have dinner.

San Jose
Senda Hotel Monteverde
Senda Hotel Monteverde
Senda Hotel Monteverde

Day 2: Mini city tour in San Jose and Monteverde Cloud Forest

Go on your own or join one of the various tours with a local guide –  Visit the highlights of San José, the beautiful building of the National Theatre. Enjoy a cup of freshly ground coffee and different tapas or refresh yourself with a sip of Chicha, a traditional local drink.

Private transfer to Monteverde
Monteverde is located 172 km northwest of San José in the Cordillera de Tilarán, on the continental coast of Costa Rica at a height between 1400 and 1700 m. The resulting climatic and geological conditions are the basis for the enormous diversity of species and unique vegetation. A number of hiking trails allow visitors to discover the cloud forest. Approximately 400 bird, 490 butterfly, more than 100 mammalian, 2’500 plant and tens of thousands of insects were chosen here. Among the noteworthy animal species are Jaguar, Tapir, Lark, Umbrella Bird and the magnificent Quetzal.

MONTEVERDE HANGING BRIDGES

A fantastic opportunity to experience the cloud forest of Costa Rica from a special perspective, safely and at your own pace! On a hike over various bridges, you will discover the outstanding diversity of the flora and fauna of Monteverde and the worldwide unique biodiversity of the cloud forest. Overnight at Senda Hotel Monteverde.

Monteverde Canopy Tour

Day 3: Monteverde Cloud Forest and Canopy Tour

Located along the continental divide, Monteverde Cloud Forest is a lush and beautiful hiking experience. Animal lovers will find more than 100 species of mammal, approximately 1,200 varieties of amphibian and 400 varieties of birds in the reserve, as well as tens of thousands of unique insect types. Animals known to live in Monteverde include the Baird’s tapir, the three-toed sloth, the jaguar, the resplendent quetzal and the keel-billed toucan.

The Canopy Tour in Monteverde is one of the finest canopy tours in the country. It’s cables and platforms are built into the cloud forest rather than above it, allowing tour takers to feel truly immersed within the forested environment. Furthermore, there is a so-called “Tarzan Swing” at the end of the tour, a large, swing-like contraption that allows participants to swing out above the forest and truly feel like the man for whom it is named. Overnight Senda Hotel.

Nayara Tented Camps
Nayara Tented Camps Bedroom
Nayara Tented Camps Bathroom

Day 4: Transfer from Monteverde to Arenal Volcano

With its several protected areas, lakes, lagoons, volcanoes, rivers and waterfalls, the North of Costa Rica including famous the Arenal Volcano is perfect for nature-loving visitors who can enjoy the region’s many riches. The majestic volcano is covered with lush tropical rainforest and surrounded by hills. The region offers many types of accommodations such as the  Safari like luxury tented camps or more budget friendly options. Overnight in Arenal region.

Nayara Tented Camps
Nayra Tented Camps
Nayara Tented Camps Views

Day 5: Arenal Volcano Hike and Picnic

On this adventure, we trek through the rainforest at the base of the Arenal Volcano. Your guide will lead you along a 1.2-mile trail that passes through primary and secondary forests. As you make your way up to the volcano’s lava formations you will learn about the history of Arenal, identify flora and fauna while exploring one of Costa Rica’s most iconic landmarks… Not to mention be rewarded with majestic views of Lake Arenal as well as the continental divide.

In the evening enjoy the Tabacon hot springs!

Day 6: Transfer from Arenal to Papagayo

Inspired by the flora and fauna, the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort reflects the stunning nature and welcomes you in the Costa Rican jungle near Culebra. This luxurious Hotel is a minute walk from the beach in the vibrant Guanacaste community.

Day 7: Half Day Boat Charter Papagayo Peninsula

The most beautiful part of Costa Rica’s coastline is what is inaccessible by land. The Gulf of Papagayo offers year-round surprises… Today you get access to things not many people have seen. Overnight Casa Wild Indigo.

Casa Wild Indigo Views
Casa Wild Indigo

Day 8, 9, 10

Enjoy these days and beautiful evenings for soaking in the sun, sunsets and eating  amazing food. This is your total free time with no schedule. Overnight at Casa Wild Indigo.

Day 11: Transfer to Airport and Return Home

Early morning transfer today to the local airport. Board your international flight back to Canada and leave relaxed and regenerated by your Costa Rican experience.