Known as the safest and most peaceful country in Central America, Costa Rica has become a popular spot for travelers from all over the world. And not without reason! The potent combination of sights and activities, accessibility and relative safety makes this beautiful country a not-to-be-missed destination. Because of its lush rain- and cloud forests, smoldering volcanoes, long sandy beaches and a stunning biological diversity, Costa Rica is the prime ecotourism destination in Central America. Every year thousands of visitors come to explore the extreme biodiversity offered by its 161 parks and reserves, and to undertake some of the many adventurous activities the country has on offer: zip lining, rafting, hiking, climbing volcanoes, surfing, swimming, and many more. Besides, it also has a lot to offer to travelers who are more interested in culture. Costa Rica comprises idyllic colonial towns and is home to distinct local cultures, such as the Afro-Caribbean rhythms of Cahuita and Limón, also known for their Creole cuisine and Caribbean English, the traditional values embodied by the sabaneros (cowboys) of Guanacaste, or the indigenous reserves of the Bribrí.

In sharp contrast to the turbulence experienced by many of its neighbors, the country has become synonymous with stability and prosperity. Costa Ricans enjoy the highest rate of literacy, health care, education and life expectancy in the entire isthmus. The country also has a long democratic tradition of free and open elections, it doesn’t have a standing army (it was abolished in 1948) and it even has a Nobel Peace Prize to its name, won by former president Oscar Arias for his efforts in ending the Nicaraguan civil war.

If you are looking for a peaceful destination that seems almost unfairly blessed with natural attractions, make sure you don’t miss this wonderful country!

Our driver will meet you at Juan Santamaría International Airport, to bring you to your hotel in San José. He will also handle you a package with useful information: Costa Rica & San José maps, the vouchers for all services included in your program, and some additional useful tips.

Our hotel choice: Hotel Presidente (standard room, breakfast included) or similar.

http://www.hotel-presidente.com/default-es.html

Early in the morning, our local driver will pick you up from your hotel to start your journey to Tortuguero. After 1.5 hours of driving, you will make a stop in Guápiles town, to enjoy a delicious Costa Rican breakfast. Later you will continue in the mini-van until you reach the dock of Tortuguero, where a boat will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel.

In the evening, our local guide will meet you to start a guided walk along the small town of Tortuguero.

Our hotel choice: Evergreen Lodge (standard room, all meals included), or similar. http://www.evergreentortuguero.com/

Wake up early with the sounds of hundreds of birds and get ready for a sunrise canoe trip along the canals of Tortuguero National Park. With our local guide, you will be able to explore the impressively diverse wildlife of this jungle.

You will be back in your hotel just in time to enjoy a delicious breakfast. Later, take the morning to explore the trails of your hotel by yourself.  After lunch, you will be able to take a second boat trip, in a different section of the National Park Tortuguero.

Our hotel choice: Evergreen Lodge (standard room, all meals included), or similar. http://www.evergreentortuguero.com/

Right after enjoying a delicious Costa Rican breakfast, you will go back to Guápiles town. This time, typical lunch will be served for you at a charming restaurant. Afterwards, our local driver will pick you up and bring you to your hotel located in La Fortuna town. Probably the first thing you will notice here is the impressive Arenal Volcano, which rises up to 1.655 meters from sea level.

You have a free afternoon to explore the different interesting spots around La Fortuna town: The Central Park, La Fortuna Waterfall, or the natural water pond “El Salto”, just to mention some a few.

Our hotel choice: Lomas del Volcán (bungalow room, breakfast included) or similar.

http://www.lomasdelvolcan.com/

Take a scrumptious typical breakfast, and take the morning to enjoy Arenal’s natural beauty. In the afternoon, our local guide will be meeting you in your hotel to start an exciting hike around Arenal Volcano. Explore the rainforest and its rich biodiversity, and learn about the history of the city and its magnificent volcano.

Because Arenal is such an active volcano, many hyper-thermal phenomena take place at its surroundings. For this reason, in La Fortuna we can find natural hot rivers from magmatic origin. After the hike, we will visit the hot springs of La Fortuna, to relax in its naturally-heated water which is filled with minerals. It is believed that contact with this water has many benefits for the skin and helps against anxiety and mental fatigue.

After the bath, enjoy a delicious Costa Rican lunch, and get ready to go back to your hotel.

Our hotel choice: Lomas del Volcán (bungalow room, breakfast included) or similar.

http://www.lomasdelvolcan.com/

Right after breakfast, our local driver will pick you up in your hotel, to start the fun ride to the cloud forest of Monteverde. First, the mini bus will take you to Arenal dock, where you will cross the lake in a boat. Once on the other side of the lake, you will take the minibus again, this time to go directly to your hotel in Monteverde.

In the evening, our local guide will be picking you up to discover the cloud forest at night. In this 2-hours hike you will immerse yourself in the cloud forest, and learn the secrets of millenary trees and magical animals of the area.

After the walk, you will be back in your hotel to rest a little and get ready for your next destination.

Our hotel choice: Poco a Poco (bromelia room, breakfast included), or similar.

http://www.hotelpocoapoco.com/

Early in the morning, our local guide will meet you in your hotel to show you the cloud forest from a very unique perspective. First, enjoy an impressive gondola ride above the cloud forest, which will bring you up to 600m above sea level. Then, take a walk along the hanging bridges of Monteverde to enjoy the most breathtaking views of the cloud forest.

You will be back in your hotel just in time for lunch.

Our hotel choice: Poco a Poco (bromelia room, breakfast included), or similar.

http://www.hotelpocoapoco.com/

Get yourself some new energy with a Costa Rican breakfast and meet or local driver at the reception of your hotel. This time, you will be taken nearly 165km North of Costa Rica, to Tamarindo town.

Tamarindo is home to one of the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica: white clean sand, clear water and many palm trees to lie under.

Our hotel choice: Pasatiempo (standard room, breakfast included), or similar.

http://www.hotelpasatiempo.com/

Take the day to relax at the beautiful Tamarindo beach.

Our hotel choice: Pasatiempo (standard room, breakfast included), or similar.

http://www.hotelpasatiempo.com/

Enjoy your last morning at Tamarindo beach, and get ready to go back to San José. Our local driver will pick you up right after lunch time.

Our hotel choice: Hotel Presidente (standard room, breakfast included) or similar.

http://www.hotel-presidente.com/default-es.html

Our local driver will pick you up from your hotel, to take you to Juan Santamaría International Airport.

  • 10 nights of logging according to program, in the hotels mentioned (subject to availability).
  • Delicious Costa Rican breakfast every morning.
  • Arenal Volcano walk + entrance to the hot springs + dinner (bilingual local guide and transportation included).
  • Night walk in the cloud forest of Monteverde (bilingual local guide and transportation included).
  • Aerial tram + hanging bridges walk in Monteverde  (bilingual local guide and transportation included).
  • Shared transportation in comfortable mini-van during your trip.

Price per person based on double occupancy: $1.045

Single supplement: $440

*For Easter & Christmas week, please add 10% to the rate mentioned above.

Our driver will meet you at Juan Santamaría International Airport, to bring you to your hotel in San José. He will also handle you a package with useful information: Costa Rica & San José maps, the vouchers for all services included in your program, and some additional useful tips.

Our hotel choice: Hotel Presidente (standard room, breakfast included) or similar.

http://www.hotel-presidente.com/default-es.html

Right after enjoying a delicious Costa Rican breakfast, our local driver will pick you up from your hotel. After about 3.5 hours of driving, you will arrive at La Fortuna town, also known as Arenal. Probably the first thing you will notice here, is the impressive Arenal Volcano, which raises up to 1.655 meters from sea level.

You have a free afternoon to explore the many interesting spots around La Fortuna town: The Central Park, La Fortuna Waterfall, or the natural water pond “El Salto”, just to mention some ideas.

Our hotel choice: Lomas del Volcán (bungalow room, breakfast included) or similar.

http://www.lomasdelvolcan.com/

Take a scrumptious typical breakfast, and take the morning to enjoy Arenal’s natural beauty. In the afternoon, our local guide will be meeting you in your hotel to start an exciting hike around Arenal Volcano. Explore the rainforest and its rich biodiversity, and learn about the history of the city and its magnificent volcano.

Because Arenal is such an active volcano, many hyper-thermal phenomena take place at its surroundings. For this reason, in La Fortuna we can find natural hot rivers from magmatic origin. After the hike, we will visit the hot springs of La Fortuna, to relax in its naturally-heated water which is filled with minerals. It is believed that contact with this water is very good for the skin and helps against anxiety and mental fatigue.

After the bath, enjoy a delicious Costa Rican lunch, and get ready to go back to your hotel.

Our hotel choice: Lomas del Volcán (bungalow room, breakfast included) or similar.

http://www.lomasdelvolcan.com/

Right after breakfast, our local driver will pick you up in your hotel, to start the fun ride to the cloud forest of Monteverde. First, the mini bus will take you to Arenal dock, where you will cross the lake in a boat. Once on the other side of the lake, you will take the minibus again, this time to go directly to your hotel in Monteverde.

In the evening, our local guide will be picking you up to discover the cloud forest at night. During this 2-hours hike you will immerse yourself in the cloud forest, and learn the secrets of millenary trees and magical animals of the area.

After the walk, you will be back in your hotel to rest a little and get ready for your next destination.

Our hotel choice: Poco a Poco (bromelia room, breakfast included), or similar.

http://www.hotelpocoapoco.com/

Renew your energy with a Costa Rican breakfast and meet or local driver at the reception of your hotel. This time, you will be taken nearly 165km North of Costa Rica, to Tamarindo town.

Tamarindo is home to one of the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica: white clean sand, clear water and many palm trees to lay under.

Our hotel choice: Pasatiempo (standard room, breakfast included), or similar.

http://www.hotelpasatiempo.com/

Take the day to relax at the beautiful Tamarindo beach.

Hotel alternatives: Pasatiempo (standard room, breakfast included), or similar.

http://www.hotelpasatiempo.com/

Enjoy your last morning at Tamarindo beach, and get ready to go back to San José. Our local driver will pick you up right after lunch time.

Our hotel choice: Hotel Presidente (standard room, breakfast included) or similar.

http://www.hotel-presidente.com/default-es.html

Our local driver will pick you up from your hotel, to take you to Juan Santamaría International Airport.

  • 7 nights of logging according to program in the hotels mentioned (subject to availability).
  • Delicious Costa Rican breakfast every morning.
  • Arenal Volcano walk + entrance to the hot springs + dinner (bilingual local guide and transportation included).
  • Night walk in the cloud forest of Monteverde (bilingual local guide and transportation included).
  • Shared transportation in comfortable mini-van during your trip.

Price per person based on double occupancy: $795

Single supplement: $390

*For Easter & Christmas week, please add 15 % to the rate mentioned above.