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Honeymoon in Costa Rica

Just married? Married for 50 yearrs? Or just lovers? Doesn't matter, this honeymoon trip will suit all of those who want to enjoy a luxurious Costa Rica, with all its offerings and pleasures.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Juan Santamaria Airport - San José
  • Day 2: San José - Arenal Volcano
  • Day 3: Arenal Volcano
  • Day 4: Arenal Volcano - Bajo del Toro
  • Day 5: Bajo del Toro - Esterillos
  • Day 6: Esterillos
  • Day 7: Esterillos - Sierpe - Drake Bay
  • Day 8: Corcovado National Park - Station La Sirena (Corcovado National Park) - Drake Bay
  • Day 9: Isla del Caño (Corcovado National Park) - Drake Bay
  • Day 10: Drake Bay - Drake Airport - Juan Santamaria Airport

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Day 1: Juan Santamaria Airport - San José

Welcome to Costa Rica ! Reception at the Juan Santamaria International Airport near San José, at 1150 meters above sea level in the heart of the Central Valley.


First contact with Costa Rica, your private driver will give you your travel documents and will take you to your hotel.



Night at Grano de Oro Hotel.

Standard Room.


Included : private transport, room & breakfast

Day 2: San José - Arenal Volcano


Leave early in the morning to go to the area of La Fortuna and its impressive Arenal volcano (1,635 meters).


On the way and if you have enough time, you will have the opportunity to discover the Poas volcano. It is the largest active crater in the world with its 1,6 km diameter and 300 meters deep crater.


Get back on the road to go to La Fortuna. At your arrival in San Carlos, you can relax at the hotel near the Arenal volcano.



Note 1: Pick up / Drop Off place and conditions on your rental car will be provided later.


Note 2: Approximately 4 hours driving.



Car rental :
/ Suzuki Jimny or equivalent (2 people)
/ Dahiatsu Bego or equivalent (3 people)
/ Hyundai Tucson or equivalent (4 people)
/ Hyundai Santa Fe or equivalent (5 people)
/ Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or equivalent (6 people)
/ Hyundai H1 or equivalent (7 to 9 people)

Including the following:
- Basic mandatory insurance included
- Unlimited mileage
- Additional driver - offered
- Rent of a Wi-Fi hotspot in your vehicle to benefit from an internet connection during your travel. Possibility of connecting up to 5 devices and consumption of data included.


In the late afternoon, treat yourself to a relaxing time in the spa resort of Ecotermales in an intimate setting. The warm waters of "Eco Spa" come directly from the hot springs of the Arenal volcano, without ever coming into contact with the magma. This exceptional site is preserved from mass tourism, what makes it a very peaceful place.



Have a romantic dinner at the restaurant of Ecotermales at the heart of the tropical jungle.


After enjoying your relaxing moment in the thermal waters, go to the reception and we will take you away from others to lead you to the heart of the tropical forest for a romantic dinner.






Night at the Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens.

Casita Deluxe Room.


Included : car rental, equipment rental, insurance, entrance fees, dinner, breakfast buffet , room

Day 3: Arenal Volcano

The visit of the rainforest canopy will start with a 15min cable car ride during which you will enjoy the spectacular views on the Arenal volcano ! If the weather plays along, you will be able to see other Costa Rican volcanoes (Tenorio, Miravalles, Orosi) and the Nicoya Gulf. Then, you will emerge in the rainforest walking on hanging bridges (5), from 20 to 37 meters high ! What a nice way to experience the Costa Rican wildlife !


Night at the Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens.

Casita Deluxe Room.


Included : local guide, equipment rental, excursion (shared), breakfast buffet , room

Day 4: Arenal Volcano - Bajo del Toro

Leave early the area of La Fortuna and its impressive volcano Arenal (1,635 meters).

On the way and if you have enough time, you will have the opportunity to discover the Poas volcano, which 1,6 km diameter and 300 meters deep crater is known as the biggest active crater in the world.
Visit the small volcano centre of the National Park. From a large viewing platform you will have an unbelievable view on a caldeira (collapsed crater) and its sulfur fumarolles. If the weather is clear you will also be able to see the Caraibe see and the Pacifique ocean.

Then arrive at Bajo del Toro and enjoy the fresh and pure air, and the green surroundings.

Note 2: approx. 4-hour drive.
Free day to explore the exotic and relaxing environment, hiking or horseback riding.
Several trails lead to waterfalls where you can observe the flora and fauna.

Suggested activities - contact us:
- Hiking and observation of tropical vegetation
- Birdwatching; Tour orchids and butterflies
- Trout fishing
- Rappel down waterfalls


Night at El Silencio Lodge.
Suite Room.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 5: Bajo del Toro - Esterillos

In the morning, you will leave Bajos del Toro and its amazing green nature for the Pacific Coast.
On the way, you will enjoy the views on the Pacific Ocean, and you'll finally arrive to Esterillos.
Note : approx. 3h30-drive.

Night at Alma del Pacifico Hotel.
Garden Bungalow Room.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 6: Esterillos


Day at leisure to enjoy the area, this place is the ideal starting point for many excursions.


You can take a walk in the Manuel Antonio National Park that combines beautiful beaches with coral reefs and a wonderful wildlife. Here you can go swimming in the crystal waters, relax on the sandy beaches, stroll through the tropical vegetation, etc. The site is ideal for the observation of many animals such as sloths and squirrel monkeys.


You will also be able to visit the small National Carara Park which offers one of the largest biodiversity of the country. The birds population is amazing and impressive, especially the one of the scarlet macaw which migrates twice a day between the forest and the coastal mangroves.



Finally, around Dominical, you can enjoy the National Wildlife Refuge of Barú which is a tropical rainforest located along a beautiful beach at the mouth of the Rio Barú.


Suggested activities - contact us:

- Visit of the Manuel Antonio Park with a French-speaking guide

- Day on a catamaran

- Kayaking in the mangrove (Isla Damas)

- Surf initiation

- Zipline

- Night hiking




Night at Alma del Pacifico Hotel.
Garden Bungalow Room.
Included : room & breakfast

Day 7: Esterillos - Sierpe - Drake Bay


This morning, you will head south to the wild Osa Peninsula. During the drive, you will enjoy nice lookouts on the Pacific Ocean, and you will finally arrive at Sierpe, where you will drop your vehicle off.


Note : 3 hours driving



Reception at Sierpe and then transfer by boat to Bahia Drake, about 1h30 navigating through the heart of the Mangrove.



Night at Copa de Arból Hotel.

Luxury Room.



Dinner at the lodge.



Included : shared transport, room & breakfast, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks)

Day 8: Corcovado National Park - Station La Sirena (Corcovado National Park) - Drake Bay


Early in the morning, be ready for a full day of exploration of the Corcovado National Park which is considered as the treasure of the wet tropical reserves. You will stroll by boat and by foot through the biggest wet tropical forest of the American Pacific coastline with waterfalls and crystal water pools on the walking paths of San Pedrillo.

You will have the opportunity to observe a great variety of birds including the harpy and the scarlet macaw. This is also the better place to have the chance to see jaguars and tapirs on the beach at dusk.



Lunch included (lunch box).



Note 1: 1h navigation to get to the Sirena area from the lodge.


Note 2: For a private excursion, contact us.



Night at Copa de Arból Hotel.

Luxury Room.



Dinner at the lodge.



Included : lunch (no drinks), local guide, entrance fees, excursion (shared), room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks)

Day 9: Isla del Caño (Corcovado National Park) - Drake Bay


Discovery of the Biological Reserve of the Isla de Caño, a place formely sacred for the pre-Columbian Diquis Indians. The coral colored beaches are perfect to relax or to snorkel. Dolphins, wales and manta rays are present in the warm water off the coast.


You also have the opportunity to enjoy the walking paths through the surrounding nature.


Return to the hotel by boat in the afternoon.


Lunch included (Lunch box).


Note 1: 45 min of navigation to the site.


Note 2: For a private excursion - contact us.




Night at Copa de Arból Hotel.

Luxury Room.



Dinner at the lodge.



Included : lunch (no drinks), local guide, entrance fees, excursion (shared), room & breakfast, dinner (no drinks)

Day 10: Drake Bay - Drake Airport - Juan Santamaria Airport


In the early morning, transfer from your lodge to Drake Airport.
You will take a flight to San Jose.

Note 1: Flight duration 1 hour ; schedules and company specified at the time of booking.
Note 2: Warning - limited weight of luggage ( about 12 kg per person )

Three hours before departure time is the connection with your international flight.

Meals are not included

IMPORTANT: depending on the time of your international flight, plan to sleep the night before in San Jose.
Included : shared transport, domestic flight

Grano de Oro   San José

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Grano de Oro is located in a street close to San Jose main avenues. The hotel is a real oasis, a sanctuary in the heart of the city. It was a former Victorian house and is now a hotel which knew how to keep the quality of being an exclusive place.

Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens   Arenal Volcano

Level : 4*
Included : breakfast buffet , room

Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens is a boutique 5 star hotel renowned for being a romantic and serene destination offering high quality and personalized services. Boasting stunning views of the impressive Arenal Volcano, Nayara Hotel is an oasis of peace surrounded by a lush tropical forest offering guests all the comfort and luxury in the heart of nature. Nayara is an ideal place for couples or honeymooners seeking privacy, romance and a natural environment. Nayara adds a special touch with baths with rose petals or providing a dinner under canddle light to make your stay even more memorable. The romantic and cozy atmosphere of Nayara will captivate you and seduce your partner.

El Silencio Lodge   Bajo del Toro

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

El Silencio Lodge & Spa is the only Relais & Châteaux in Costa Rica. This is a luxury hotel in the heart of the region of Bajos del Toro. Perfect for honeymoons, relaxing getaway for nature lovers or family trips. This exclusive hotel has a private reserve of over 200 hectares and more than 8km of trails to explore the surrounding forest, crystal clear rivers and waterfalls. You can also enjoy the spa or a yoga session on their beautiful deck overlooking the forest.

Alma del Pacifico Hotel   Esterillos

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Alma del Pacifico Hotel is located on the beautiful beach of Esterillos, surrounded by green and lush vegatation as well as the mighty ocean. The hotel offers many services including spa, colourful and tasty rooms, and a fine restaurant with a beautiful view.

Copa de Arbol   Drake Bay

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast, lunch (no drinks), dinner (no drinks)

Copa de Arbol Hotel is a luxurious and wild paradise. You can imagine it as a refined and elegant lodge located between jungle and ocean. This will be an unforgettable stop on the Osa Peninsula for the framework, the comfort and the hotel services such as the welcomimg and the staff's attention. Only 11 rooms carefully decorated and personalized.

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