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Wellness in a Green Paradise

Treat yourself to a dream vacation in Costa Rica and enjoy the finest hotels in the country, deep into the jungle or along beautiful beaches.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Juan Santamaria Airport - Alajuela
  • Day 2: Alajuela - Poas Volcano - Alajuela
  • Day 3: Alajuela - Esterillos
  • Day 4: Esterillos
  • Day 5: Esterillos - Arenal Volcano
  • Day 6: Arenal Volcano
  • Day 7: Arenal Volcano - Papagayo Gulf
  • Day 8: Papagayo Gulf
  • Day 9: Papagayo Gulf
  • Day 10: Papagayo Gulf - Liberia Airport - Juan Santamaria Airport

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Juan Santamaria Airport - Alajuela

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.


Your English speaking guide welcomes you at the airport and will lead the way to your hotel.



Night at Xandari Resort & Spa.

Prima Villa Room.


Included : private transport, english speaking guide, continental breakfast , room

Day 2: Alajuela - Poas Volcano - Alajuela

Morning departure to the Poas Volcano.

Suggested activities - contact us:
- Poas Volcano
- Visit a coffee plantation
- Stroll around the gardens and waterfalls of La Paz
- INBIO - National Institute of Biodiversity
- Costa Rican traditions and folklore show

You will visit the Poas Volcano National Park, which with a crater 1.6 km in diameter and 300 meters deep is one of the largest active craters in the world.
Then visit the small center of vulcanology and the National Park. A large terrace offers a breathtaking view of a caldera (collapsed crater) giving off sulfurous fumes.

Visit a coffee plantation at the heart of the Central valley and learn everything on the Costa Rica coffee, from the seed to the cup!
With a professional you will understand all the processes (seeding, picking and delivery of the seed to the client), and taste sweets and coffee liqueurs.
Then you will visit the butterflies garden and a sugarcane plantation.

Approximate duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.


Night at Xandari Resort & Spa.

Prima Villa Room.


Included : entrance fees, local guide, excursion (shared), continental breakfast , room, private transport

Day 3: Alajuela - Esterillos

Morning departure towards the Costa Rican Pacific coast.
You will pass through Alajuela, the city of mangoes, then through San Mateo and Orotina a pretty mountain road before reaching the Pacific coast. Arrive in the Rio Tarcoles region where huge crocodiles thrive. Then continue until the Esterillos beach, place of departure for many activities.
Arrival at the hotel.

Note 1: 2 to 3 hour drive.

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

Day 4: Esterillos

Leisure day to enjoy the area as you wish. We recommend a walk in the Manuel Antonio National Park, which combines beautiful beaches with amazing coral reefs, plus varied flora and fauna.
You can also visit the Carara National Park, which, although quite small (52km2), offers the greatest biodiversity in the country.

Meals not included.

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

Day 5: Esterillos - Arenal Volcano

In the morning, depart towards the area of La Fortuna and the impressive Arenal volcano (1.635 elevation). Depending of the timing there is the opportunity on the way to watch crocodiles in the Rio Tarcoles or to visit the National Park Carara which despite its size (only 52 m2) is one of the most biodiverse of the country. When arriving to Cañas you may stop at Las Pumas de Cañas Rescue Center, whose mission is to rehabilitate and ensure good conditions for endangered wildlife in Costa Rica, and encourage society's respect and appreciation for wildlife through these actions.
Arrive at the perfectly conical shaped hotel near Arenal.
Food not included.

Note: 5 to 6 hour drive.


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.



Night at the Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens.

Casita Deluxe Room.


Included : entrance fees, breakfast buffet , room

Day 6: Arenal Volcano


A 3 kilometer path will lead you through the primary forest. In total safety you will enjoy a stunning view of the tropical vegetation and of the Arenal volcano, while crossing over 8 fixed bridges and 6 hanging bridges over the canopy.


Remember to bring walking shoes, otherwise, you will not be able to enter the park.



Night at the Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens.

Casita Deluxe Room.


Included : entrance fees, breakfast buffet , room

Day 7: Arenal Volcano - Papagayo Gulf

Morning departure to the region of Guanacaste, land of the sabaneros , proud and colorful local cowboys.
On the way you will pass through a variaty of landscapes, and also through Liberia, the "white city".
If time allows it, you can stop Guaitil, famous for its ceramic handicrafts made with the oldest Chorotega tradition (pre-Columbian culture).
Then, a transfer will take you to your ocean side hotel.
The end of day is free to relax on the beach.


Night at the Four Seasons Resort.

Terraza Room.


Included : room & breakfast

Day 8: Papagayo Gulf

Three days during which you can relax on one of the hotel's two beaches, each assigned to separate pleasures. On the side of the Bay, Blanca Beach subjected to winds is dedicated to the numerous non-motorized water sports, to practice freely. A few meters away unveils the beautiful Virador Beach. Protected from the wind by the highlands, turquoise waters live with the white sand. From the hotel, many excursions are offered in the Guanacaste province, even to neighboring Nicaragua.


Night at the Four Seasons Resort.

Terraza Room.


Included : room & breakfast

Day 9: Papagayo Gulf

Three days during which you can relax on one of the hotel's two beaches, each assigned to separate pleasures. On the side of the Bay, Blanca Beach subjected to winds is dedicated to the numerous non-motorized water sports, to practice freely. A few meters away unveils the beautiful Virador Beach. Protected from the wind by the highlands, turquoise waters live with the white sand. From the hotel, many excursions are offered in the Guanacaste province, even to neighboring Nicaragua.


Night at the Four Seasons Resort.

Terraza Room.


Included : room & breakfast

Day 10: Papagayo Gulf - Liberia Airport - Juan Santamaria Airport

You will have a private transfer frmom your hotel to the Liberia airport.
You will take a domestic flight between Liberia and San Jose.
Note: between 45min to 1:00 flight

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 : private transport, domestic flight

Xandari Resort & Spa   Alajuela

Level : 4*
Included : continental breakfast , room

The Xandari Resort & Spa is a hotel that combines luxury and originality with a great decoration and a personalized staff. In one of its 24 villas, you can relax and enjoy the hotel facilities and its view of the Central Valley.

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.

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.

Four Seasons Resort   Papagayo Gulf

Level : 5* sup
Included : room & breakfast

A breath of fresh air has blown through our Pacific coast hillside oasis overlooking two golden sand beaches. Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, the only Forbes 5 Star rated resort in Central and South America, has ushered in a new era in luxurious guest experiences by combining the allure of eco-adventure with the enticement of delicious culinary offerings, tranquillizing spa, luxurious accommodations and the promise of a taste of Costa Rica's signature "pura vida" style.

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