8-Day The Gems of Costa Rica – From: $1,455 Adults / $545 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 visit to the Manuel Antonio National Park and a relaxing stay at a resort in Manuel Antonio Beach; the Rainforest by the Sea.
Our Gems 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 Manuel Antonio Beach at the resort of your choice.
- 7 nights hotel accommodations: 3 in Arenal, 1 in Monteverde and 3 in Manuel Antonio Beach.
- 9 meals (8 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 Manuel Antonio Beach
- Tour of the Arenal Volcano Park with an English-speaking guide.
- Admission to the EcoTermales Hot Springs and Thermal Pools
- 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
- Tour of the Manuel Antonio National Park with an English-speaking guide
- Applicable Taxes and service charges
- Entrance Fees to all included attractions and activities
- English-speaking local hosts and guides
- Departure transfer from Manuel Antonio Beach to San Jose Intl. Airport; Choice of surface transfer via private van; or one way airfare for flight from Quepos (Manuel Antonio). Please make selection at booking time; no changes are allowed.
- Personalized service of our Costa Rica-based operational office
- All Transfers and Sightseeing in A/C vehicles
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 Manuel Antonio 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 Manuel Antonio Beach for a three-night stat at the hotel of your choice with breakfast and taxes included.
- Standard Class: Tabulia Tree Hotel
- First Class: Costa Verde Hotel (Efficiency Room)
- Superior Class: La Mariposa Hotel (Ocean View Standard Room)
- Deluxe Class: Parador Resort (Premium Ocean View Room)
Day 6 | Half Day Morning Guided Visit to the Manuel Antonio National Park | B.
Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel, followed by a guided visit to the park. During your visit, you will observe, learn about – all in its natural and breathtaking habitat, the secrets of a tropical rainforest. Watch sloths and numerous species of monkeys travel through the tree canopy, hunt for nocturnal silky anteaters and several types of monkeys or iguanas resting in the tropical rain forest, and listen to the songs of the various birds as they glide above your group, curiously looking for adventure. And if you are lucky, you might spot one of the only 1,000 remaining endangered Mono Titi or squirrel monkey, which live in only one location in the world, in our Manuel Antonio National Park biological corridor. If you so desire, hike additionally through the trails and enjoy unspoiled, un-crowded, pristine beaches after your guided educational adventure ends, and maybe even snorkel after the hike on your own. If you opt to remain on the park on your own, you will provide your own transportation back to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.
Note: The Park is close on Mondays.
Day 7 | Enjoying the Beach and Manuel Antonio | B.
Enjoy the beach at your own pace, venture into the countryside, visit the village of Quepos, or just relax by the pool at the hotel.
Day 8 | Manuel Antonio National Park / San Jose / Home or next destination | B.
At the appropriate time, departure transfer from Manuel Antonio hotels to San Jose Intl. Airport – choice of surface transfer via private van; or one way airfare for flight from Quepos (Manuel Antonio). Please make selection at booking time; no changes are allowed.
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.
THE GEMS 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 Manuel Antonio: Tabulia Tree hotel is a cozy family hotel in the Manuel Antonio region of Costa Rica. Featuring completely renovated rooms overlooking the forest and noted for the luxurious beds and modern amenities including Wi-Fi. The simple but tasteful decor will make you feel in paradise. The famous Bambu Jam Restaurant features a wide variety of international dishes of the highest quality. The gorgeous outdoor pool is stunning set against the backdrop of spectacular sunset views. Take a leisurely walk through the gardens that feature flowers and exotic plants which are indigenous to Costa Rica. Do not be too surprised if you have monkeys visiting you during your stay!
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 Manuel Antonio: Costa Verde Hotel (Efficiency Room) Just three hundred yards from the beach overlooking the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Verde features 3 cliff-side pools with sundecks, and spacious rooms, studios and bungalows. All rooms offer balconies with a bird’s-eye view of the Park’s majestic coastline or rainforest canopy vistas dotted with toucans, sloths, coatis and monkeys. Costa Verde Hotel has been developed and refined so guests can enjoy a unique brand of tropical luxury. This jungle oasis is perfect for families, groups or couples offering accommodations with a variety of options for vacation living; on-site spa, personalized services, and four unique restaurants to suit all tastes.
Costa Verde Hotel is just 3 miles from the village of Quepos and 2 hours by car from San Jose International Airport. Costa Verde is a perfect destination for either a short stay or for those seeking a comfortable base camp for adventure travel, ecotourism, sport fishing, surfing or the peace and tranquility of Manuel Antonio’s legendary white sand beaches and National Park.
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 Manuel Antonio: La Mariposa Hotel. Located in one of the world’s most magnificent settings, Hotel La Mariposa stands majestically atop the highest point in Manuel Antonio, from where 360 degree views overlook the Pacific Ocean, spectacular sunsets and the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park. Nature and charm combine flawlessly to create 62 well-appointed rooms of Spanish-Mediterranean architectural design, surrounded by tropical gardens, with walkways and trails, meticulously landscaped to reflect the natural beauty of Costa Rica’s abundant flora and fauna. Offering the most inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean, from your private balcony, relax and hear the sounds of the surf and gaze at the breathtaking Panoramic Ocean Views or experience some of the most incredible Sunsets in the world.
Sunset Village: Located directly on the beach, offers guests unforgettable ocean front sunset views. Feel the gentle breeze from the sea on your face from one of our sunset ocean-view rooms, just few steps away from the ocean. The spacious seafront area has been completely gardened to take full advantage of Costa Rica’s most famous beach. The experience is simply astonishing.
DELUXE CLASS HOTELS
In Manuel Antonio: Parador Resort & Spa. (Premium Ocean View Room)This resort offers panoramic ocean views on 12 acres of wildlife-rich tropical rainforest. Surrounded by expansive jungle, Parador features well-appointed rooms and suites, various restaurants featuring an international array of cuisines, multiple bars and lounges, a world-class spa, tennis court, and three ocean-view pools. Every room and suite is equipped with cable TV, mini-bar, coffee maker, A/C and ceiling fans, safety deposit boxes, iron and board, hair dryer, and telephone. Guests at Parador Resort can spend their days lounging in the sun by the resort’s three pools (two adults only) or on one of Manuel Antonio’s white sand beaches, including Playa Biesanz adjacent to the hotel. Winding nature trails cover the expansive grounds from where you can watch migrating whales or schools of dolphins, exotic birds, three species of monkeys, sloths, coatimundi, and a variety of reptiles.
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