This itinerary is the delightful union of the volcanoes and the consistently sunny north-western beaches of the Guanacaste Province. Seamlessly blending eco-adventure, wildlife viewing, and cultural experiences with the chance to relax and unwind.
Day 1: Arrival and stay overnight in San José. Optional City Walk for early arrivals.
Day 2: Scenic drive via large coffee plantations to celebrated Poás Volcano, the largest active crater in the world, and to impressive La Paz Waterfall Gardens, where beyond magnificent cascades, tour includes rescued wildlife exhibits in a rainforest setting with monkeys, butterflies, hummingbirds, toucans, frogs, wild cats, and many birds and animals.
Day 3: From San Jose to Arenal Volcano passing through Grecia, a picturesque hamlet considered one of the cleanest in Latin America and home of a gorgeous metal church; Sarchí, known as the Cradle of Costa Rican Artisans because the abundance of workshops that work in fine woods, and the outstanding Zarcero Topiary.
Day 4: Day trip in Arenal Volcano. We offer the service of one full day of transportation from your accommodation to selected variety of attractions, such as La Fortuna Waterfall nested into a canyon covered by rainforest, hike old lava trails in the slopes of Arenal Volcano, take a horseback ride through impressive landscapes, enjoy a rainforest chocolate tour, immerse yourself into Costa Rican farm culture in an organic cultivate land, visit a wildlife refuge or take a rainforest canopy bird view through amazing walk ways hanging from the trees. Our staff will be available from 8 am until 5 pm to drive you around but the entrance fees are not included in this offer.
Day 5: From Arenal Volcano to Monteverde Cloud Forest via Van-Boat-Van across Arenal Lake, witnessing the dramatic changes from low-land rain forest to high-land misty forest locations, and saving 5 hours of driving around the lake. A night stroll in this mystical forest could be organized upon arrival (optional $25 per person).
Day 6: Day trip to visit Monteverde Cloud Forest Adventure Park. Our private transportation will take you there, that place offers a nice combo: the highest Suspension Bridges over the forest canopy, an amazing Aerial Tram to reach the highest point of this mist forest to start descending in the safest and most thrilling Zip Lining in the country.
Day 7: From Monteverde to Manuel Antonio at Central Pacific coast, set high above the celebrated National Park, boasting world-class views and beaches. We will stop on the way in the famous Crocodile Bridge.
Day 8: Day trip in the National Park spotting plenty wildlife: monkeys, sloths, iguanas, toucans, and more; plus free beach time afterwards. Just imagine sparkling white sandy beaches, shimmering blue water and the fresh ocean breeze. There are plenty options for relaxation and adventure on the public Manuel Antonio beach.
Day 9: Leisure day at the beach, you can also take half a day trips in the area such: Kayak tour along magical coastline, Spice Tours into the forest, White Water Rafting, Jungle Horseback riding, or sail away in the ocean on a Catamaran for snorkel and dolphin watching in the morning or enjoy the sunset in the afternoon.
Day 10: back to San Jose Airport.
Volcanoes and Beach is the perfect combination to explore our beautiful country Costa Rica. This route takes you to the top 3 most renowned tourist destinations in Costa Rica: Poás Volcano & La Paz Waterfall Gardens Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud forest, and Manuel Antonio. You can explore and enjoy tropical nature, take in some beach time, and experience a few high-adrenaline adventures too.