8-Day Costa Rica A-la-Carte – From $1,798.00 Adults / $885.00 Children
AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN LIBERIA OR SAN JOSE
The Costa Rica A-la-Carte is a locally hosted Classic Collection Travel Program, which allows you to explore the diverse eco-systems and enjoy an amazing holiday experience with the freedom and flexibility available only through our Classic Collection. Begin your adventure with a scenic drive to Arenal. Enjoy a guided visit to the National Park, relax in a soothing bath, and dine at the world famous Tabacon Hot Springs and Thermal Pools. Spend three wonderful days partaking on the Adventure of your Very Own Choice. Select one daily activity from an extensive menu: A thrilling River Rafting Expedition; a wonderful Nature Cruise on the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge; Canyoning and Waterfall Rappelling; an ATV Countryside Adventure; Zip Lining at the Sky Park, Horseback Riding at the foot of the volcano. Afterwards relax at the beach resort of your choice enjoying the rugged beauty of the Guanacaste Coast in the Northern Pacific. This too is an ideal one-of-a-kind holiday adventure for Friends and Family.
Our Costa Rica A-la-Carte, a one-of-a-kind one-week vacation program that includes a great selection of adventures in the Arenal Volcano Park, to chose from: River Rafting, Canyoning & Waterfall Rappelling, ATV countryside rides, Zip Lining, Horseback Riding, a nature cruise in the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, plus a visit to the world famous Tabacon Hot Springs. This program ends with relaxing time in Tamarindo Beach in the Guanacaste Coast.
- 7 nights at your choice of hotels (4 in Arenal, and 3 at the beach)
- 11 meals (7 breakfast, 3 lunches and 1 dinner)
- All applicable entrance fees
- Private arrival transfer from either the Liberia or San Jose Airports to the Arenal Hotel of your choice (daytime arrivals)
- Visit to the Tabacon Hot Springs and Thermal Polls with buffet dinner
- Three Adventures of your own choice during your stay in Arenal: River Rafting on the Sarapiqui, Nature Cruise on the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, Canyoning and Waterfall Rappelling, ATV Countryside Adventure, or Zip Lining at the Sky Park, or Ziplining and Horseback Riding, or River Tubing at the Go Adventure Park.
- Semi-Private Van Ride from Arenal to the Beach
- English-speaking guides during tours
- Private van transfer from Guanacaste Coast Hotel to the Liberia Intl Airport
- Personalized service of our Costa Rica-based operational office.
- All applicable taxes.
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 four-night stay in standard 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 Hotel
- Deluxe Class: Hotel Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa (Couple’s or Family Suites)
(*) Chosen hotels are subject to availability at time of booking; if not available, similar hotels in category and price range will be offered.
Days 2, 3 & 4 | Enjoy one activity of your choice each day | B.L.
During these three full days, you will enjoy one activity of your choice each day. Lunch, transportation, and entrance fees are included for all activities. Please make your selection at booking time. Also included on the night of your choice is a visit to Tabacon Hot Springs for dinner and a swim in the Thermal Pools. Please indicate the night of your choice at booking time.
Tabacon Hot Springs and Spa, the only hot springs in the Arenal Volcano area that is completely natural. Water flows by gravity throughout the property, forming in-river pools, waterfalls, and cascades and filling in the pools throughout the resort. As the underground Tabacon River flows through the magma in the volcano, the springs absorb minerals. Hot springs provide many benefits stemming from various chemical, physical and biological effects, the most notable is relaxing tense and tired muscles. While at Tabacon Hot Springs you will also enjoy a scrumptious buffet-dinner, the perfect treat to complete your visit to the Arenal Volcano National Park region. After dinner, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Sarapiqui Whitewater River Rafting Expedition, Class II – III: Early breakfast at your hotel. Meet your river guide and begin your journey to the lowlands of the San Carlos Valley in the Caribbean basin, home to the Sarapiqui River. After a safety talk given by the head guide, we will start our journey down 7.5 mile river. Throughout the vibrant journey, enjoy swimming and refreshing yourself in several peaceful ponds in addition to the thrill of defying rapids. At the end of the rafting trip enjoy a delicious Costa Rican style lunch. Ages: 8+years old and in good physical condition. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Balance of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Arenal at your own pace.
Nature Cruise on the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge: The Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Rio Frio are biological humid areas considered to be one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica. Here you can find a great variety of resident and migratory birds. Your floating safari will take you through tropical rain forest, pastures, and marsh, where you can see howler monkeys, spider monkeys, white-faced monkeys, the three-toed sloth, reptiles like caimans, the Jesus Christ lizard, turtles, and an almost endless selection or birds. Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time, meet your local guide to begin your tour to this beautiful region of Costa Rica. You will travel north to Los Chiles, a rustic village just three kilometers from the Nicaraguan border. Then we begin the guided cruise adventure. On your water ride to the wetlands, you will see many bird and animal species. Around noon we will stop along the river for a typical Costa Rican lunch before heading back to Los Chiles to take the bus back to Arenal.
The Ultimate Canyoning and Waterfall Rappelling Adventure: In the early morning, we pick you up at your hotel, and take you on an exciting 4×4 ride on a mountain road to our first ranch house. We put your gear on; give you a short safety and rappelling explanation and then a short trek on a beautiful rainforest trail to the first waterfall rappel where you will descend into to a canyon! Our 5 rappels range in heights of 13 mts. (25 ft.) to 55 mts. (165 ft.). Our Monkey Drop Zip Line is approx. 25 mts. (82 ft.) long. After rappelling down the first waterfall you will climb up the side of the canyon wall, 10 mts. (20 ft.), to a short trail. Then zip line across the canyon and rappel down from the cable 25 mts. (82 ft.) to the canyon floor again. Then continue on short trails from waterfall to waterfall through the canyon, it’s like being in a National Rainforest Park! Then a short trek out of the canyon to the second ranch house where you meet up with the 4×4 vehicles and then back to our base offices for a delicious Costa Rican style lunch with a view of the famous Arenal Volcano. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy Arenal at your own pace. This Activity is Family Friendly- No Experience Necessary.
ATV Countryside Adventure Tour: Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time, meet your driver for a transfer to the ATV locale. First of all become familiar with the Honda ATV’s while the professional bilingual guides give you safety & security instructions, followed by an intense practice. Savor the powerful presence of the Volcano as you visit the beautiful La Fortuna Waterfall look-out point and ride through exotic tropical plantations. Continue your quest by cooling off in natural, crystal-clear waters at the famous “El Salto” River and Tarzan Swing and cascades all year round. Enjoy a filling local meal at the Arenal Vida Campesina, finish your tour driving on scenic trails and visit typical villages like La Guaria and Platanillo. This off-road volcano experience cannot be beaten! Don’t miss this unique opportunity while in Costa Rica. If traveling with children, the ATV will be a double seat. Minimum ages: For Drivers 16 years, for passengers 6 years).
Sky Tram & Sky Trek at the Sky Park Adventure Center: Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time, meet your driver from the Adventure Center for a transfer to the attraction to begin your adventure. Zipping along nearly two miles (three kilometers) of cables, you will see the rain forest as well as get a panoramic view of the volcano and lake from a whole new perspective. There are currently ten zip line cables and they range in height from 30 meters to 200 meters and in length from 200 meters to 750 meters. This private reserve is near El Castillo, on the north-facing slopes of the Cordillera de Tilaran offers phenomenal volcano views, to be enjoyed from an aerial Sky Tram that rises 236 meters in a 1250 meters ride, taking visitors up to a Mirador (lookout point) where starts the Sky Trek zip line circuit. Before leaving the main building to start your tour, you will be fitted with all of the necessary safety equipment (harness, helmet, gloves), which the guides will take care to properly adjust. Afterwards the guides will deliver a safety speech detailing proper form and the innovative braking system. Return to your hotel after lunch. Note: For Sky Trek Minimum height is 4 Ft.
Zip Line and Horseback Riding Adventure at the Go Adventure Park: The Go Adventure Park at Montana de Fuego private forest reserve provides an awesome full day of activities. Imagine tubing a jungle river or going horseback riding to the base of giant Arenal Volcano! Add to that ziplining through the jungle and soaking in thermal hot springs! Your Adventure includes the choice of tubing or horseback riding plus ziplining and hot springs for a fun filled day of epic adventures. Your adventure takes place inside a primary and secondary forest, giving you the opportunity to enjoy excellent panoramic views of Arenal Volcano canyon and the rain forest. It is ideal for families as the adventures are recommended for both adults and children. During the journey, specialized nature guides will give you important information about the different species of animals and vegetation found along the way. The day begins with a transfer from your hotel, when you arrive, you’ll decide if you are going to go horseback riding to the volcano or tubing down the Rio Arenal. Once that decision is made, you’ll know your schedule for other included activities like Canopy Ziplining, Rappelling, and meeting the original descendants of the area on the Maleku Indigenous Experience, you can also relax in the resort’s thermal Hot Springs. During the day, lunch will be provided. The ziplining adventure is performed between a total of 13 platforms on 9 cables near the Rio Arenal. After flying high through the rainforest, it will be time to descend and what better way to do it than rappelling 50 meters down a riverbank! After the zipline be ready to continue your adventure on a horseback!
Healthy and well trained horses, are your companions and transportation for this this incredible guided adventure crossing rivers and through the trails in the rain forest, enjoying all the views of the San Carlos plains and the amazing lava paths of the majestic Arenal Volcano. Your river tubing choice will bring you down the Rio Arenal offering class I and II rapids. The river tubing lasts about 90 minutes and then, similar to the zipline tour, many choose to do a rappel afterwards. A local Indigenous native encounter can be enjoyed at Go Adventure Park. The Maleku Indians were the original inhabitants of the Arenal Volcano area. Although their numbers have greatly diminished, they have kept their traditions alive and strong. You will learn about these fascinating, nature honoring people, their customs and lifestyle, during the Maleku Indigenous Experience.
The Go Adventures Day Pass usually lasts around 8 hours and this fun filled day of adventure includes transportation, guide, entrance fee, lunch, and equipment.
Day 5 | Arenal / Tamarindo Beach in the Coast of Guanacaste | B.
After an early breakfast at the hotel, meet your local driver for a Semi Private van ride to the beach for a three-night stay at the selected hotel (*). Balance of the day is at leisure enjoying the pool or the beach.
- Standard Class: Pasatiempo Hotel
- First Class: Tamarindo Diria Beach Hotel (Pool-View Rooms)
- Superior Class: Tamarindo Diria Beach Hotel (Sunset Ocean View Rooms)
(*) Chosen hotels are subject to availability at time of booking; if not available, similar hotels in category and price range will be offered.
Days 6 & 7 | Enjoying the Beach and the facilities of your selected beachfront hotel | B.
These are two full days at leisure at the beach. Slow down, enjoy, and indulge in a great Costa Rica beach get-away, you’re worth it! Our San Jose office is only a phone call away if you need additional information and/or further assistance.
Day 8 | Beach Hotel / Liberia or San Jose Intl. Airports / Home | B.
Guests staying at one of the Guanacaste Coast hotels will be provided with a private transfer to the Liberia Intl. Airport.
PRICES PER PERSON STARTING AT US$1,798.00
– SHARING DOUBLE ACCOMMODATIONS –
Costa Rica As You Like It 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 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 Tamarindo Beach: Tamarindo Diria Hotel (Pool-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!
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 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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