Pura Vida Wilderness
10 Days / 9 Nights
Visit the impressive Arenal Volcano, then head to Manuel Antonio to enjoy the sun and the beach, in addition to Manuel Antonio National Park. After this you will discover the “jewel of Costa Rica”, the Corcovado National Park. The southern lowlands of Costa Rica are home to the last rainforests of the Central American Pacific Coast, making it a unique experience.
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Day 1. Arrive San José (-/-/-)
Welcome to San José, Costa Rica. Meet your driver and transfer to your hotel. Explore the city and its charms, its theatres, museums, shopping, or just enjoy a coffee while watching the daily life of the "Ticos".
Day 2. San José - Arenal Volcano (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Awaiting you in the Northern Plains is the impressive Arenal Volcano, a natural wonder offering you the chance to witness the cone-shaped crater. Along the way there, you will see various agricultural and ornamental plantations and cattle ranches, until you reach the town of La Fortuna. The town is worth visiting to walk around and to have lunch or dinner. Your hotel is strategically located to appreciate the Volcano.
Day 3. Arenal Volcano (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. The resorts with hot springs and spas are one of the biggest attractions to enjoy in this region. Another claim to fame in the area is the amount of activities available: canopy tours, suspension bridges, aerial trams, a visit to the La Fortuna Waterfall either by walking or horseback riding, as well as other activities on Lake Arenal.
Day 4. Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning your journey will take you to the warm central Pacific, en route observe beautiful landscapes and picturesque villages typical of the country, do not forget to stop on the bridge over the Tarcoles River to watch the giant crocodiles. The evergreen landscape consists of rice plantations and oil palm.
Day 5. Manuel Antonio (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel . Free day to enjoy the sun and the beach, in addition to Manuel Antonio National Park. In the area excursions such as zip lines, horseback riding, white water rafting on the Savegre and catamaran tours for whale and dolphin watching are offered. Also in the surroundings you can enjoy a wide variety of cuisine for all budgets.
Day 6. Manuel Antonio - Corcovado (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. We will transfer you from the hotel to Sierpe village, where you will find the “jewel of Costa Rica”, the Corcovado National Park. Upon arrival to Sierpe, we will travel by boat down the Sierpe River to the hotel of your choice. You will encounter a spectacular wetland characterized by vegetation and wildlife that is so unique to the environment. Enjoy the diversity of landscapes and abundant biodiversity of the area during your journey.
Day 7. Corcovado (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you can enjoy a hike in the Corcovado National Park, or visit the Caño Island Biological Reserve, or explore the surroundings of your hotel and enjoy bird watching. A delicious lunch will be included in your tour (location dependent upon which tour you choose). The southern lowlands of Costa Rica are home to the last rainforests of the Central American Pacific Coast, making it a unique experience. Dinner included at the hotel.
Day 8. Corcovado (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Depending on what you did yesterday, today you can enjoy a hike in the Corcovado National Park, or visit the Caño Island Biological Reserve, or explore the surroundings of your hotel and enjoy bird watching. A delicious lunch will be included in your tour (location dependent upon which tour you choose). The waters around Caño Island have one of the most extensive coral reefs in excellent condition on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. On land at the island, you will find remains of stone spheres created by ancient indigenous civilizations. Dinner included at the hotel.
Day 9. Corcovado - San José (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. We will transfer by boat from the hotel in Corcovado to the airstrip for a domestic flight from Palmar Sur or Drake Bay to San Jose.
Day 10. San José - Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS FROM £1,420 per person + flights
based on 2 people travelling together with shared transfers
The price includes:
Transfer in from the airport to the hotel
1 night accommodation in San José. Breakfast included
Shared Transfer from San José to Arenal Volcano
2 nights’ accommodation in Arenal. Breakfast included
Shared Transfer from Arenal Volcano to Manuel Antonio
2 nights’ accommodation in Manuel Antonio. Breakfast included
Shared Transfer from Manuel Antonio to Sierpe
Regular Boat Transfer from Sierpe to Corcovado
3 nights’ accommodation in Corcovado. All meals are included
Hike to the Corcovado National Park
Entrance fee to Corcovado National Park
Caño Island Snorkeling
Shared Transfer from Corcovado to Palmar Sur or Drake Bay Airstrip
Regular flight from Palmar Sur or Drake Bay to San José
Transfer from the airport to hotel in San José
1 night accommodation in San José. Breakfast included
Transfer out from the hotel to the Juan Santamaría International Airport
The price does not include:
Return flights from the UK to Costa Rica. Request a quote from us.
Anything not specifically mentioned above.
Optional tours, camera fees.
Tips to the guide and driver, porters and waiters.
Personal costs such as drinks, laundry, etc.
Peak season surcharges
Private transfer surcharges if required
Full cover insurance in case of self drive option
Prerequisites for self drive option:
Valid driver's license. The foreign license is valid in Costa Rica for 90 days from the date of entry into the country
Minimum driver age of 21 years
The driver must carry the driver's license of the country of origin
The driver must present a passport
The driver must present a valid credit card for the security deposit (USD 750 approximately)
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