8-Day Glimpses of Costa Rica – From: $1,299 Adults / $377 Kids
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN SAN JOSE OR LIBERIA UNTIL DEC 7, 2018
Enjoy Costa Rica while visiting some of its more popular parks and reserves; from the Rainforest of the Highlands in Arenal, to the Cloud Forest in Monteverde, and the Wildlife Reserve in Cano Negro. Enjoy a soothing swim at the Thermal pools of the Ecotermales Spa. Top your Costa Rica vacation off with a relaxing stay in Tamarindo Beach.
Our Glimpses of Costa Rica one week vacation package with excursions to the Arenal Volcano Park, the Ecotermales Hot Springs, the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, and the Hanging Bridges and Zip Lines in the Monteverde Cloud Forest, and top it off with a relaxing stay in Tamarindo Beach at the resort of your choice.
- 7 nights hotel accommodations, 3 in Arenal, 1 in Monteverde and 3 in Tamarindo Beach at the Guanacaste Coast
- 9 meals (7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner)
- Private arrival transfer from either the Liberia or San Jose Airports to the Arenal Hotel of your choice.
- Shuttle van / bus transfer from Arenal to Monteverde
- Private transfer from Monteverde to the Guanacaste Coast
- Private transfer from your Guanacaste hotel to the Liberia International Airport
- Tour of the Arenal Volcano Park with an English-speaking guide
- Admission to the EcoTermales Hot Springs and Thermal Pools
- Guided Nature Cruise of the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge with lunch
- Canopy Zip Line at the Selvatura Adventure Park in Monteverde
- Hanging Bridges at the Selvatura Adventure Park in Monteverde
- Applicable Taxes and service charges
- Entrance Fees to all included attractions and activities
- English-speaking local hosts and guides
- All Transfers and Sightseeing in A/C vehicles
- Personalized service of our Costa Rica-based operational office
Day 1 | Bienvenidos to Costa Rica!
Your EcoAmerica Tours representative will greet you at either the Liberia or San Jose airport, assist you with your luggage, and provide you with a private van transfer to the Rainforest of the Highlands in the Arenal Park for a three-night stay in volcano view accommodations at the hotel of your choice, with breakfast and taxes included. Check-in is available after 2:00 PM. Balance of the day is at leisure enjoying the facilities of the hotel. We recommend a day time arrival.
- Standard Class: La Pradera Hotel
- First Class: Magic Mountain Hotel
- Superior Class: Arenal Manoa
- Deluxe Class: Tabacon Grand Spa & Hotel (Orchid Rooms)
Day 2 | Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge | B.L.
Today, your local guide will escort you on a full day land and water expedition. Begin your journey with a scenic drive to the northern village of Los Chiles, drive through the San Carlos plains enjoying the beautiful scenery of the side of the road, where a great variety of agricultural products are cultivated, such as: sugar cane, cassava (yucca), pineapples, bananas, papayas, orange trees, legumes, and other fruits and vegetables. Located near the border of Nicaragua, The Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge and Rio Frio (Frio River) are biological humid areas considered to be one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica where a great variety of flora and fauna can be observed.
The northern wetlands are considered among Costa Rica’s most eco diverse areas. Board your expedition boat and enjoy a Nature Cruise in search of exotic fauna. The Canals of the River “Rio Frio” and its breathtaking surroundings are home to thousands of animals, and with some luck you will have to opportunity to see monkeys, sloth, caimans, turtles, bats, and a great variety of birds living in their natural habitat. Return to the hotel after lunch.
Day 3 | Guided Tour of the Park & EcoTermales Hot Springs & Thermal Pools | B.D.
Morning at leisure to enjoy the grounds of the hotel. In the afternoon, meet your local guide and begin today’s activity: The adventure begins on the Western side of the volcano where you will partake on a guided easy hike on the Toucans Trail which traverses the rainforest and crosses over a large lava flow from 1992. It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife, and magnificent lava rock formations. Once on the top of the lava flow you will have a beautiful view of the Arenal Lake. During the tour, your guide will provide interesting and educational information regarding the history of the majestic mountain and the Arenal Volcano National Park. Afterwards, relax in the thermal hot springs and pools at the EcoTermales Thermal Pools. EcoTermales Fortuna is the crown jewel of a family owned and operated far, located on the foothills of the mighty Arenal Volcano, amidst the calm beauty of a lush tropical forest.
Day 4 | Arenal to the Monteverde Cloud Forest | B.
Breakfast at the hotel, followed by a scenic 3- 3 ½ hour shuttle van shared transfer to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Private Reserve. Check-in at the hotel of your choice for an overnight stay with breakfast and taxes included. Balance of the day is spent at leisure enjoying a visit on your own to the quaint town of Santa Elena.
- Standard Class: Monteverde Country Lodge
- First Class: Ficus Hotel
- Superior Class: El Establo Hotel (Deluxe Room)
- Deluxe Class: El Establo Hotel (Jr. Suite)
Day 5 | The Monteverde Cloud Forest Adventures at the Selvatura Park with Tree Canopy Zip Line and Hanging Bridges / Afternoon Private Transfer to Tamarindo Beach | B.
Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel, and get ready for today’s adventure at the Selvatura Park where you will enjoy a Canopy Tour flying through 15 cables and 18 platforms with amazing views of the forest. The tour usually takes between 2 ½ and 3 hours and can be done by adventurers from ages 4 and older. It is a safe adventure for everyone although restrictions may apply. You will also enjoy a “walk in the clouds” during your Monteverde Hanging Bridges Natural History Adventure. At the appropriate time, one of our local drivers will provide you with a private transfer to Tamarindo Beach for a three-night stat at the hotel of your choice with breakfast and taxes included.
- Standard Class: Pasatiempo Hotel
- First Class: Tamarindo Diria Beach Hotel (Lagoon Rooms)
- Superior Class: Tamarindo Diria Beach Hotel (Sunset Ocean View Rooms)
- Deluxe Class: Cala Luna Boutique Hotel and Villas (Deluxe Room)
Days 6 & 7 | Enjoying the Beach and Discovering the Natural Beauty of the Guanacaste Coastline | B.
Enjoy the beach at your own pace, venture into the countryside, or visit other nearby beaches and villages or just relax by the pool at the hotel.
Day 8 | Guanacaste / Liberia Intl. Airport / Home | B.
At the designated time, one of our local drivers will provide you with a private transfer to the Liberia airport to check-in for your onward flight.
PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – MINIMUM 2 GUESTS
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN SAN JOSE OR LIBERIA UNTIL DEC 7, 2018
|CATEGORY||DOUBLE||TRIPLE1||QUAD (2 BDR)||CHILD2||SINGLE SUPPLEMENT|
HIGH SEASON: JAN 2 TO APR 30 & JUL 1 TO AUG 31, 2018
LOW SEASON: MAY 1 TO JUN 30 & SEP 1 TO DEC 7, 2018
¹ Triple Occupancy: Share existing beds.
² Children policy: Maximum two children up to 11 year old sharing the same room and bedding arrangements with 2 adults. Maximum occupancy per room: 2 adults and 2 children OR 3 adults and 1 child.
GLIMPSES OF COSTA RICA LODGING
STANDARD CLASS HOTELS
In Arenal: La Pradera Hotel is a family establishment offering you a satisfying and memorable stay during your holiday in Arenal. The hotel gardens abound with many beautiful birds. Take a dip, cool off or just relax around a beautiful swimming pool and Jacuzzi. All rooms have a private terrace and a breathtaking view of the volcano. After a leisurely walk through the beautiful gardens, enjoy the best restaurant in the zone featuring national and international food. You may also share stories of your adventures over a cocktail or a variety of beers in the bar. To add to your comfort, amenities include air conditioning, cable TV and wireless Internet. La Pradera is located 2 km from the town of La Fortuna, on the road to the Arenal Volcano Park.
In Monteverde: Monteverde Country Lodge. Focused on family trips and looking forward to providing guests with the most typical Costa Rican lodging experience, Monteverde Country Lodge combines accessible prices with 20 years of tradition. The grounds’ neatly kept gardens, amenities and infrastructure create an experience of authentic Costa Rican hospitality. Gardens surround the wooden detailed rooms; patios, fountains and nice front corridors create an excellent combination for relaxation and enjoyment. Amenities include a charming restaurant, bar, and lush gardens to leisurely stroll through. Access to an indoor pool, a hot tub and a gym is available at a sister property. Free Wi-Fi keeps you in touch. Grab a book, a glass of wine or a pair of binoculars and forget about everything else!
The lodge excels in offering personalized attention, excellence in consumer service and authentic Monteverde hospitality. Located less than 10 minutes away from the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve and in walking distance from downtown Santa Elena, Monteverde Country Lodge is the perfect option for those who are looking for cozy lodging, nice rest and easy access to all the activities Monteverde has to offer. Monteverde Country Lodge rooms have cable TV, safe deposit boxes, coffee makers, and a hot water shower.
In Tamarindo Beach: Pasatiempo Hotel is a charming bed & breakfast situated in a luxurious tropical garden beneath the shade of hardwood, palm and mango trees. Located in the quiet part of town, it is only a five-minute walk to the beach. Although each room is surrounded by nature, you are only short walking distance from everything in town. Relax at the pool, enjoy a cocktail or a nice fresh meal at Monkey La-La, our full service bar/restaurant. Both Standard Rooms and Family Deluxe Rooms offer quiet comfort and unsurpassed value. They are fitted with the decorative and functional amenities usually found in more expensive rooms. You will be delighted to find the air-conditioning is new and quiet for your utmost comfort and complimentary Wi-Fi will keep you in touch with your loved ones back home.
Family Deluxe have a winding teak deck leading to the rooms located under the shade of an enormous mango tree towards the back of the property. These rooms are completely new and offer a large comfortable space. Stretch out on your private terrace and watch the hummingbirds while listening to the breeze strum the royal palm and mango trees, or relax on the living room sofa and enjoy a good read. The bedding has orthopedic queen mattresses, a private bathroom with shower and unlimited hot water, hair dryer, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV with cable, safe deposit box, oversize closet, iron & ironing board, AC with 12,000 BTU high efficiency, and a private terrace with chairs made from local hardwood.
FIRST CLASS HOTELS
In Arenal: Magic Mountain Hotel is a colonial modern hotel, located in La Fortuna facing the Arenal Volcano providing visitors with a stunning view of the colossal Volcano Arenal. It is surrounded by an exotic tropical zone, lush foliage and magnificent scenery. This property offers a prime location, panoramic volcano views, luxury accommodations and unrivaled service. We are nearby to downtown shops, souvenirs and other points of interest as well as the “hot springs”. All guest rooms feature an outdoor balcony or terrace that overlook the Volcano and are impeccably furnished with tiled private bathrooms, desk, and either a king bed or two double beds. For your convenience, all guest rooms are equipped with high-speed wireless internet access, telephone line and an in-room safe. The hotel has swimming pools, Jacuzzis, elevator, Spa, meeting and conference space, and innovative international cuisine at Lina’s Restaurant and at Magic Sport’s Bar. Hotel Magic Mountain will leave you with an unforgettable experience while making plans to return!
In Monteverde: Ficus Hotel is a very modern, beautiful hotel located in the heart of Monteverde. Set on the hillside, it offers views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the surrounding Cloud Forest. Each suite at the hotel provides a very modern, comfortable and peaceful feel. Relax in your spacious and tastefully decorated suite. Brilliantly finished wood and the artwork of Peruvian painter Batista greet you after a day of adventure. Large modern bathrooms, beautifully decorated queen size beds, air conditioning, and an open balcony with a second sitting area provide all the ingredients for the best night’s sleep. An eclectic menu of tantalizing seafood, mouth-watering poultry, and delicious vegetables grown in the local garden await you at Antawara Restaurant. Enjoy an incredible sunset as you relax on your balcony while taking in a one of a kind view of the stunning town of Monteverde!
In Tamarindo Beach: Tamarindo Diria Hotel (Lagoon Rooms) is the iconic vibrant beach getaway for couples, families and singles to enjoy an unforgettable Costa Rica vacations in a privileged location. This genuine beach resort sits on 5 acres of beautifully manicured beachfront gardens along a stretch of sugar-white sand beach and surrounded by lush green mountains and national parks. Guests of all ages enjoy an authentic Costa Rica vacation featuring watersports, golf at two nearby world-class courses, land activities, tours and excursions, four swimming pools a whirlpool, five bars and six different restaurants including a steakhouse. The Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort appeals to a wide range of travelers because of the equally wide range of things to do in and around the Resort – including the fine art of doing nothing at all!
SUPERIOR CLASS HOTELS
In Arenal: Arenal Manoa Hotel is a destination resort created for you to enjoy the combination of a high-quality service and an exuberant natural beauty. Everything starts with our Jr. suites that combine modern and rustic architecture, with plenty of space for your comfort, where you can enjoy the view of the Arenal Volcano from your own bed, also a big bathroom with a little garden just to emphasize the natural beauty that surrounds our estate. While resting in your private terrace, enjoy impressive vistas of the mighty Arenal and the beautiful gardens of our property. Guests at Arenal Manoa can take advantage of the spacious gardens for walking and meditation as well as the opportunities to see the daily operations of a typical Costa Rican farm. Our Junior Suites have been designed in a way that you cannot fail to see any detail of the panoramic view of the Volcano from your own room. Each one is equipped with: Two Queen-sized beds, A/C, satellite television, private bath with hot water and a hair dryer, telephone, volcano-view terrace, refrigerator, safe-deposit box, coffee maker. Our services include: a lovely restaurant, a fun lounge, and a great swimming pool.
In MonteVerde: El Establo Hotel (Deluxe Room) is a family owned hotel nestled in the misty cloud forest of Monteverde, offering the best quality services that will make your trip an unforgettable experience. The family is half Costa Rican – half Quaker, allowing you to share the best of both cultures. The hotel employs the most charming staff and the best view in the area. You may practice your serve on the tennis court or shoot some hoops on the basketball court. There is a mini soccer court and hiking trails for those wanting to commune with nature. Soothe your aching muscles in one of the heated indoor pools and then pamper yourself at the spa. Each room features large bathrooms and a sitting area, wall to wall carpeting, telephone, coffee maker, safety deposit box, mini-bar, hair dryer and cable TV.
In Tamarindo Beach: Tamarindo Diria Hotel (Sunset Ocean View Rooms) is the iconic vibrant beach getaway for couples, families and singles to enjoy an unforgettable Costa Rica vacations in a privileged location. This genuine beach resort sits on 5 acres of beautifully manicured beachfront gardens along a stretch of sugar-white sand beach and surrounded by lush green mountains and national parks. Guests of all ages enjoy an authentic Costa Rica vacation featuring watersports, golf at two nearby world-class courses, land activities, tours and excursions, four swimming pools a whirlpool, five bars and six different restaurants including a steakhouse. The Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort appeals to a wide range of travelers because of the equally wide range of things to do in and around the Resort – including the fine art of doing nothing at all
DELUXE CLASS HOTELS
In Langosta Beach: Cala Luna Luxury Boutique Hotel & Villas (Deluxe Room). is located on Playa Langosta, just a few steps from the world-renowned beach town of Tamarindo. You will enjoy the bustle of Tamarindo, its shops and restaurants. Ideally situated on a secluded slice of the pristine beach called Playa Langosta, you can enjoy a sunset all to yourself as you watch the waves roll in from the Pacific Ocean. The hotel and villas are surrounded by tall indigenous trees that are home to families of howler monkeys, tropical birds and butterflies. Yoga classes and massages are offered in a lavish spa. Enjoy the outdoor pool and dine in the gourmet restaurant. Whether your definition of luxury means lounging behind fluttering curtains in one of the poolside cabanas, soaking up the warm sunshine from your lounge chair on the secluded white sand beach, or sipping cocktails from our lounge or restaurant under the starlight, once you arrive at Cala Luna, you´ll know you have arrived where you belong.
This upscale hotel offers direct access to Langosta Beach. It’s 2 km from Bolas Locas Mini Golf and 6 km from Tamarindo Airport. Here, overlooking Tamarindo Bay and the Pacific Ocean, you’ll feel the relief of knowing you have truly come back to nature without sacrificing comfort or quality. Elegant rooms and villas with patio terraces provide flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and safes. The villas add living areas, dining areas, and kitchens with microwaves and refrigerators plus gardens with private pools.
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