Captivating Costa Rica Itinerary

All the wonders of Costa Rica

Departing April 2, 2017  (Sold Out)

Departing April 27, 2017

It helps when more than a quarter of your country is protected rainforest with more biodiversity than USA and Europe combined, and the rest is a jaw-dropping combo of bubbling volcanoes, Pacific surf beaches and laid-back towns like Quepos and Sarapiqui. Costa Rica tours are all about nature putting on a show –you’ll quickly become a pro at spotting keel-billed toucans in the cloud forests of Monteverde or listening out for the distant whoop of white-faced capuchins – but really it’s the pace of life here that gets you. ‘Hustle’ and ‘bustle’ aren’t really in Costa Rica’s vocab. Pretty much what you’d expect from a country’s whose unofficial motto is pura vida (the pure life)

 

DAY 1, (Thursday) April 27th – Depart for Costa Rica

Depart for Costa Rica. Arrive in San Jose and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Rest, relax and get ready for your adventure in eco-rich Costa Rica, often called “Pura Vida” – the country with a relaxing and happy lifestyle
Overnight: San Jose

DAY 2 -(Friday) April 28th  Travel to Arenal

Today, enjoy a brief panoramic tour of San Jose, with sights of the city including historic & government buildings and La Sabana, the public park. Next, depart for Arenal, enjoying the views of coffee and sugarcane plantations along the way. En route stop in Sarchi, an artisan town, where traditional colorful oxcarts and souvenirs can be found. If time permits there may be a visit to a local school on the way to Arenal. Later this evening after checking into your hotel, join the group for dinner at a local restaurant in Arenal.
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast,  Dinner

DAY 3  (Saturday) April 29th – Full Day in Arenal

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Arenal, famous for the Arenal Volcano. As Costa Rica’s youngest volcano, it gained international notoriety in 1968 for its sudden eruption. Spend the day on t Cano Negro Boat Tour to learn more about the flora and fauna that inhabit the area. Tonight, enjoy an evening at the renowned Eco Termales Hot Springs that includes a home-cooked traditional dinner
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 (Sunday) April 30th – Travel to Monteverde Cloud Forest

In the morning, embark on a brisk two mile walking tour of the Las Coladas trail in Arenal National Park to learn more about the flora and fauna while enjoying scenic views of the volcano. At the end of the trail, you may choose to participate in a rugged hike over the ancient lava rocks before continuing to Monteverde. Stop for lunch on your own en route to Monteverde; time permitting a guided walking tour acquaints you with the lovely surroundings. Tonight, an option to be transferred into town for a dinner at your choice of local restaurants.
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5  (Monday) May 1st – Full day in Monteverde

Enjoy this morning at leisure, or join us on your included  tours of the Selvatura Canopy and Hanging Bridges adventures. This stunning Cloud Forest boasts an extraordinarily diverse ecosystem, being home to 120 species of reptiles and amphibians, 130 species of mammals, and an astounding 500 species of birds, not to mention more than 3,000 species of plants. This afternoon enjoy lunch and a tour of a traditional Costa Rican coffee farm. Learn about how one of Costa Rica’s top exports is grown in this tropical region and its importance in the socioeconomic development of the country Tonight, dine at a local Monteverde restaurant.
Overnight: Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 (Tuesday) May 2nd – Travel to Manuel Antonio

Drive along the shores of the striking Pacific Coast to Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most beautiful places in the country with an exotic combination of exquisite beaches and an exuberant tropical forest. Travel through the scenic mountains to the ocean’s shores – it’s not unusual here to see iguanas and white-faced monkeys on the beach! Arrive in the bustling town of Jaco, a surfer’s paradise, for free time to stroll and perhaps sample some of the local cuisine for lunch. Afterwards, continue to Manuel Antonio. The rest of the day at leisure to enjoy all of the delights of this popular beach area. In town tonight, you’re sure to find great food, music, trendy bars and lots of activity.
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7 (Wednesday) May 3rd – Full Day Manuel Antonio

Enjoy a day at leisure in Manuel Antonio. This morning we will board a Catamaran Cruise as it sails along the coast with picturesque views of the wildlife and vegetation. You can relax in one of the two Jacuzzis, or have fun on the two giant trampolines or water slides. Time at Biesanz Beach for snorkeling while you have up-close sightings of colorful tropical fish in their natural habitat.
Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8 (Thursday) May 4th – Manuel Antonio National Park tour

Today, tour Manuel Antonio National Park, one of Costa Rica’s most visited conservation areas. Its large land and marine biodiversity and beautiful coral reefs make this one of the world’s most impressive natural habitats. Your Tour Manager will lead you through the paths of this tropical paradise with opportunity to discover the mangrove swamps, 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds, beach vegetation and lagoons. Observe several species of monkeys, iguanas, and birds and possibly even the three-toed sloth. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the best of nature and the peace and tranquility.  Tonight, dinner together at one of the most popular restaurants in Manuel Antonio.

Overnight: Manuel Antonio
Meals: Breakfast,  Dinner

DAY 9 (Friday) May 5th – Travel to San Jose

Today, travel back to Costa Rica’s capital city, San Jose. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the balance of the day at leisure. Perhaps explore the city independently and try one of over 50 restaurants, bars, night clubs, art galleries and museums or consider stopping at some of the various local stores to pick up souvenirs,  Final Farewell dinner
Overnight: San Jose
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10 (Saturday) May 6th

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Your trip will include the following:

  • 9 Nights
  • 10 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 5 Dinners
  • Drinking water (purified)
  • All Transportation while in Costa Rica per Itinerary
  • All lodging
  • All guides and tours as indicated in itinerary

 

Your are responsible for Meals not listed drinks other than water, your personal expenses, gratuities above the bare minimum and your Flight to and from your home to Miami, Florida If Air was purchased through 3rd Rock Adventures

If you have any questions about the suggested gear you should bring, or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact us via our toll free number. We look forward to seeing you in Costa Rica for the adventure of a lifetime.

Starting as low as $2,200.00  Including Air from Miami (subject to availability at time of booking)

  • Limited to 30 People
  • 10 days/ 8 Nights
  • Per person based on double occupancy
  • Includes 16 meals

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