COSTA RICA PURA VIDA

10 Day/9 Night Itinerary
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You will experience the “Pure Life” (pura vida) of the Caribbean Coast, the Central Mountains, and the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. This tour highlights the beauty of several different ecosystems with stays at Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde, and Manual Antonio.

Notes:
1. You may start/end this tour at the airport in San Jose.
2. Regarding pricing, you have 2 choices on hotel accommodation options (A&B)
3. We can also operate the program with your choice of using a rental car for independent transfers and travel.
4. This program can be operated year-round and starting most any date for one or more persons. Group rates are available.


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Day 1: Arrival - SAN JOSE
Pick up and transfer from the International Airport to your selected hotel. Rest of the day on your own to enjoy the Hotel amenities and facilities.
Option A hotel: Real Intercontinental / Option B hotel: Crowne Plaza Corobici

Laguna Lodge 3
Day 2: SAN JOSE – TORTUGUERO

After breakfast you transfer to Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean Coast for two overnights. Driving out from San Jose, you travel through Braulio Carrillo National Park, known for its lush forests, tall mountains and immense number of rivers. Your then trip continues by boat for a two hour cruise up the rivers and canals to your destination hotel, the exotic Laguna Lodge. The lodge is built on a narrow strip of land, 650 feet wide, between Tortuguero´s main lagoon and the Caribbean Sea. After lunch, a visit to the town of Tortuguero is included. Dinner included at the lodge. (B, D)

Day 3: TORTUGUERO
Tortuguero boat tour

In the morning is boat ride through the canals of Tortuguero. The national park is renowned for its diversity of habitats that shelter seven species of turtle, a large variety of crustaceans and many species of fresh water fish. After lunch you are free to relax or stroll through the grounds and explore the hotel surroundings. Dinner included. (B, L, D)

Day 4: TORTUGUERO – ARENAL VOLCANO

Breakfast waterfront at the lodge. We will once again board the boat for transfer to the embarcadero and then continue by land to Guápiles, where you may enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch we continue onwards to the Arenal Volcano, one of the country’s most famous attractions for two overnights. Along the way you will observe the scenic beauty of the many picturesque towns and villages, and agricultural farms of the region. (B)
Option A hotel: Tabacón Grand Spa & Resort / Option B hotel: Montaña de Fuego

Arenal Volcano pic

Day 5: ARENAL VOLCANO
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Breakfast at your hotel. Time in the morning to advantage of the hotel facilities and amenities. Your afternoon will include a hiking tour through Arenal Volcano National Park. There you will be able to see remnants of the last eruption of the volcano and afterwards visit the hot springs and gardens at Tabacón Resort with dinner included. (B, D)


Day 6: ARENAL VOLCANO – MONTEVERDE
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to the Monteverde cloud forest for two overnights. The drive allows you to experience the views of Lake Arenal and many of the typical communities of the countryside. Afternoon on your own to enjoy the amenities of the hotel. (B)
Option A hotel: El Establo / Option B hotel: Don Taco
Monteverde National Park pic


Day 7: MONTEVERDE
In the morning you have a guided natural history hike through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Your expert guides will assist in interpreting the many natural wonders of this extraordinary ecosystem. (B)


Day 9: MONTEVERDE – MANUEL ANTONIO

After breakfast is a transfer to the Central Pacific Coast for two overnights. During the trip you can observe many of the typical communities in the countryside.
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Afternoon on your own to enjoy the amenities of the hotel. (B)
Option A hotel: Parador / Option B hotel: El Faro

Day 9: MANUEL ANTONIO
In the morning you have a tour to one of Costa Rica’s most renowned National Parks – Manuel Antonio. After the guided walk to the beach, you can relax for a couple of hours in the tranquil crystalline waters of the Pacific Ocean. The evening is free so you can rid yourself of any excess money by shopping or going to a casino. (B)

Manuel Antonio National Park pic

Day 10: MANUEL ANTONIO – SAN JOSE
Breakfast at your hotel. At the prearranged time,
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we will transfer you to the International Airport in time to board your return flight home. (B)

Includes:
● VIP Reception at the International Airport.
● Transfers as listed (unless taking the Rental Car option).
● Accommodation in planned or similar hotels, including breakfast and taxes.
Rental Car Option includes delivery of rental car to your San José or Liberia hotel. A Daihatsu Bego car rental from day 4 to day 10, with Basic Insurance. Rental car return is at the International Airport.

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