Simply the Best of Costa Rica Tour

1 Week of Essential Costa Rica!

Take a one week tropical break in Costa Rica to discover the green countryside as you hike nature reserves, jump into a waterfall, encounter wildlife and relax in thermal waters! 

 

D I S C O V E R,   R E L A X,   R E C O N N E C T

Length of stay: 7 days

Kind: Must-see Tours in Costa Rica

Fix: For all public

Countries visited: Costa Rica

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Day 1 : Juan Santamaria Airport

Welcome to Costa Rica !

Your driver will be waiting for you at Juan Santamaria International Airport, near San Jose, at 1,150 meters above sea level in the heart of the Central Valley to take you to your hotel. Meet your private Spanish speaking driver who will accompany you during this portion of your stay. Drive from San Jose to Arenal.

Departure to reach the region of La Fortuna and the majestic Arenal volcano (1,635 meters).

*Approximate driving time: 3 hours.* Relaxation at the Baldi thermal center

Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation and fun at the Baldi thermal center. Enojy the various thermal baths, swimming pools, waterfalls and slides. The warm waters come directly from the natural hot springs of the Arenal volcano!

*Approximate duration: 4 hours.* Dinner included. Night at Arenal Springs Resort & Spa.

Junior Suite Room.

*By staying at the Arenal Springs, you have access to the thermal baths and to a free daily course of yoga – Don’t miss out!*

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Day 2 : Arenal Volcano

Canoe Safari

Explore Costa Rica’s lush nature by boat. You’ll canoe down the Peñas Blancas rive.

A paradise for nature lovers!

Throughout your journey, you may encounter different species of exotic birds, frogs, curious insects and perhaps even caimans or monkeys!

*Approximate duration: 5 hours including 3 hours of navigation.*

 

Above the Treetops

A 3 kilometer loop through the forest with suspension bridges above the canopy. The canopy is defined as the summit of the forest, where the highest part of the trees meet the atmosphere. You’ll be completely safe, as you enjoy the stunning views of the tropical vegetation and the Arenal Volcano, while crossing over 8 fixed bridges and 6 suspension bridges!

*Approximate duration: 2.5 hours.* Night at Arenal Springs Resort & Spa.

Junior Suite Room.

*By staying at the Arenal Springs, you have access to the thermal baths and to a free daily course of yoga – Don’t miss out!*

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Day 3 : Arenal Volcano

Meet your private Spanish speaking driver who will accompany you during this portion of your stay. Drive from Arenal to Monteverde.

Departure to the alpine pasture landscapes of the Monteverde region in the heart of the Tilarán mountain range. Monteverde is world famous for it’s tropical cloud forest. In addition to giving Costa Rica it’s reputation as an eco-friendly country, it also shelters extraordinary flora and fauna

*Approximate driving time: 4 hours.* Wildlife comes out at night !

Discover the region’s wildlife on a night hike through the forest. Your local guide will help you spot frogs, nocturnal birds, snakes, spiders and much more…

*Approximate duration : 1.5 hours.* Night at El Establo Hotel.

Junior Suite.

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Day 4 : Monteverde Reserve

Go zip-lining!

Thrill guaranteed in complete safety. Explore the tree tops by zip-lining along cables from one platform to another. The canopy has a total of 14 platforms built on top of the trees !

You will also have the opportunity to do the Tarzan Swing and to try the Superman !

*Approximate duration: 3 hours.* A tour of Don Juan’s coffee bean finca

Learn all about how coffee beans are grown, harvested and transformed into delicious coffee. Monteverde is in fact one of Costa Rica’s most famous coffee regions.

*Approximate duration: 2 hours.* Lunch included with the tour. Transfer from your hotel to the activity center included. Night at El Establo Hotel.

Junior Suite.

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Day 5 : Monteverde Reserve

Meet your private Spanish speaking driver who will accompany you during this portion of your trip.

*Info: The services provided by your Spanish speaking and all related expenses are included (transportation, gas, accommodation, meals etc).* Drive from Monteverde to Tamarindo.

You’ll take the famous inter-American highway to reach Tamarindo on the Pacific coast.

*Approximate driving time : 3 hours.* Night at Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort.

Tropicana Poolview Room.

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Day 6 : Tamarindo

Coastal kayaking and snorkeling around Tamarindo Bay

Paddle your kayak through the blue crystal clear waters surrounding Tamarindo and admire the beautiful colors of the underwater coral reef and exotic fish.

*Approximate duration : 2 hours.* Night at Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort.

Tropicana Poolview Room.

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Day 7 : Tamarindo

Meet your private Spanish speaking driver who will accompany you during this portion of your trip.

Info: The services provided by your Spanish speaking and all related expenses are included (transportation, gas, accommodation, meals etc).

Drive from Tamarindo to San José.

In the morning, departure for the capital.

On the way, you can take the Puente (bridge) Tempisque to cross the Gulf of Nicoya before joining the Interamerican highway.

Arrival in the central valley.

*Approximate driving time : 4.5 hours.*

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