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Best of Costa Rica & Guanacaste
PARTIALLY ESCORTED

9 days
From $1,045
TOUR ONLY
From $1,395
TOUR + FLIGHTS
per person, double occupancy*

San Jose - Arenal - Montiverde - Guanacaste -

Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart for Costa Rica

Depart for Costa Rica. Arrive in San Jose and transfer to your hotel. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 pm on the day of arrival. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 5 pm on Day 1 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible

Accommodation: Crowne Corobici Hotel (or similar)
Overnight: San Jose
Day 2 - Travel to Arenal

Morning departure for Arenal, enjoying the views of coffee and sugarcane plantations along the way. En route stop in Sarchi, an artisan town, where traditional colorful oxcarts and souvenirs can be found. If time permits, there may be a visit to a local school on the way to Arenal. Later this evening, a Welcome Dinner celebrates your arrival.

Accommodation: Arenal Manoa Hotel (or similar)
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast - Dinner
Day 3 - Full Day in Arenal

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Arenal, famous for the Arenal Volcano. As Costa Rica's youngest volcano, it gained international notoriety in 1968 for its sudden eruption. Perhaps, spend the day on the optional full day Cano Negro Boat Tour to learn more about the flora and fauna that inhabit the area. Tonight, enjoy an optional evening at the renowned Eco Termales Hot Springs that includes a dinner.

Accommodation: Arenal Manoa Hotel (or similar)
Overnight: Arenal
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 - Arenal National Park, Travel to Monteverde

In the morning, embark on a brisk 2 mile walking tour of the Las Coladas trail in Arenal National Park to learn more about the flora and fauna while enjoying scenic views of the volcano. At the end of the trail, you may choose to participate in a rugged hike over the ancient lava rocks before continuing to Monteverde. Stop for lunch on your own en route to Monteverde; time permitting a guided walking tour acquaints you with the lovely surroundings.

Accommodation: El Establo Hotel (or similar)
Overnight: Montiverde
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5 - Full Day in Monteverde

Enjoy this morning at leisure, or choose to participate in one of the optional tours including the Selvatura Canopy and Hanging Bridges adventures. This stunning Cloud Forest boasts an extraordinarily diverse ecosystem, being home to 120 species of reptiles and amphibians, 130 species of mammals, and an astounding 500 species of birds, not to mention more than 3,000 species of plants. This afternoon enjoy lunch and a tour of a traditional Costa Rican coffee farm. Learn about how one of Costa Rica's top exports is grown in this tropical region and its importance in the socioeconomic development of the country Tonight, dine at a local Monteverde restaurant.

*Passengers can participate in both optional tours if desired

Accommodation: El Establo Hotel (or similar)
Overnight: Montiverde
Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 6 - Travel to Guanacaste

Today, depart Monteverde for Guanacaste. See a huge contrast in scenery as you arrive in the tropical paradise of Guanacaste, located in the northwestern part of the country along the Pacific Coast with its sun-splashed beaches. The rest of the day is yours to discover the many options in this coastal paradise. Enjoy an evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort (or similar)
Overnight: Guanacaste
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7 - Full Day in Guanacaste

A day at leisure in picturesque Guanacaste, strikingly beautiful with its exotic bays, exquisite beaches and admire the most beautiful natural scenery. Don't miss the optional Panache Sailing Tour. Spend a relaxing afternoon sailing along Costa Rica's coast in a Catamaran, passing beautiful offshore islands and isolated beaches. Return to land after watching the magnificent sunset.

Accommodation: Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort (or similar)
Overnight: Guanacaste
Meals: Breakfast - Dinner
Day 8 - Travel to San Jose

Travel back to San Jose today stopping to shop for local crafts and souvenirs to bring back home. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city independently, revisit some of the galleries and museums or linger at a lovely restaurant for dinner tonight. Perhaps, join the optional San Jose City Tour with dinner. Take a panoramic city tour of San Jose including visits to the Gold museum, where more than 1600 pre-Columbian artifacts are displayed and the National Theater, the principal jewel of San Jose. Conclude the tour with an authentic Costa Rican dinner at a popular restaurant in the city.

Accommodation: Crowne Corobici Hotel (or similar)
Overnight: San Jose
Meals: Breakfast
Day 9 - Depart Costa Rica

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation

Crowne Corobici Hotel

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Rooms

Polished rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minibars, desks and safes. Suites add sitting areas. Upgraded suites provide separate living rooms, dining areas and whirlpool tubs. Room service is available 24/7

Facilities
  • Casino
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor swimming poolMassage

 

Resturant

Japanese cuisine in served in the hotel’s Fuji restaurant, while El Tucán serves local and international dishes. You can also relax in the lounge bar.

Amenities
  • Free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Carpeted floor
  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Babysitting/Child services

Arenal Manoa Hotel

Featuring an extensive garden, a sun terrace with swimming pool, spa treatments and free Wi-Fi throughout, this hotel is 10 minutes’ drive from the Arenal Volcano National Park and from La Fortuna Town Centre.

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Rooms

The suites offer modern décor, air conditioning, a desk, safety box and satellite TV. A coffee maker and a fridge are provided and the bathrooms are private with free toiletries. Some of them have a terrace with Arenal Volcano views.

Facilities
 Swimming pool
 Airport shuttle
 Spa and wellness centre
 Restaurant

Resturant

The restaurant at Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs serves international dishes and features a wet bar.

El Establo Hotel

The Hotel El Establo is set on a private 150-acre (60-hectare) farm that is adjacent to the Monteverde and Santa Elena reserves. Owned by a Quaker/Costa Rican family, this hotel has everything that one could ever need – restaurants, bars, swimming

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Rooms

Subdued rooms have balconies or terraces, and offer TVs, safes and separate soaking tubs. Suites add flat-screens, and tea and coffeemaking facilities, Some have sleeping lofts, while upgraded suites feature Jacuzzis.

Facilities

Swimming pool

Jacuzzi

spa

conference room

tennis/basketball/soccer courts

hiking trails

Resturant

El Establo’s two restaurants offer a wide range of options for both lunch and dinner. "Las Riendas" has more traditional Costa Rican food and international dishes, whereas the "Laggus" restaurant offers fine cuisine in an elegant atmosphere.

Amenities

Free breakfast

telephone

balcony

private bathroom

hot water

Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort

Featuring three outdoor swimming pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort has a beautiful setting on Tamarindo Beach. This large resort has 5 restaurants, 4 bars, a spa and a casino. The attractive rooms at Tamarindo Diria Beach

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Rooms

Split across 3 separate parts of the resort, the warmly decorated rooms come with free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, minifridges and satellite TV. Some have pool or ocean views. An adults-only area includes suites with terraces and living rooms.

Facilities
 Swimming pool
 Airport shuttle
 Restaurant
 Spa and wellness centre

Resturant

 Diriá Restaurant offers a varied buffet for breakfast and dinner, while Matapalo serves Costa Rican dishes, steak and seafood on its terrace. There is also a pizzeria, a beach bar, a cocktail lounge and a café.

Amenities


Free Wi-Fi

Free breakfast

Outdoor pool

Air-conditioned

Laundry service

Dates, Prices & Options

All prices listed are per person (based on double occupancy)

START/END DATES
TOUR & FLIGHT
AIRLINE
TOUR ONLY
Popular Departure
Sun
22 Sep 2019
Mon
30 Sep 2019

$1405
American Airlines MIA
$1045
Sun
06 Oct 2019
Mon
14 Oct 2019

$1545
American Airlines MIA
$1045
Popular Departure
Sun
13 Oct 2019
Mon
21 Oct 2019

$1405
American Airlines MIA
$1045
Popular Departure
Sun
27 Oct 2019
Mon
04 Nov 2019

$1585
American Airlines MIA
$1045
Popular Departure
Sun
10 Nov 2019
Mon
18 Nov 2019

$1595
American Airlines MIA
$1045
Sun
17 Nov 2019
Mon
25 Nov 2019

$1595
American Airlines MIA
$1045
Popular Departure
Sun
24 Nov 2019
Mon
02 Dec 2019

$1595
American Airlines MIA
$1045
Popular Departure
Sun
08 Dec 2019
Mon
16 Dec 2019

$1595
American Airlines MIA
$1045
Popular Departure
Sun
15 Dec 2019
Mon
23 Dec 2019

$1695
American Airlines MIA
$1045
Sun
29 Dec 2019
Mon
06 Jan 2020

$1695
American Airlines MIA
$1045
Popular Departure
Start Date: Sun 22 Sep 2019
End Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019
Tour & Flight: $1405
AirLine :
American Airlines MIA
Tour Only :
$1045
Start Date: Sun 06 Oct 2019
End Date: Mon 14 Oct 2019
Tour & Flight: $1545
AirLine :
American Airlines MIA
Tour Only :
$1045
Popular Departure
Start Date: Sun 13 Oct 2019
End Date: Mon 21 Oct 2019
Tour & Flight: $1405
AirLine :
American Airlines MIA
Tour Only :
$1045
Popular Departure
Start Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019
End Date: Mon 04 Nov 2019
Tour & Flight: $1585
AirLine :
American Airlines MIA
Tour Only :
$1045
Popular Departure
Start Date: Sun 10 Nov 2019
End Date: Mon 18 Nov 2019
Tour & Flight: $1595
AirLine :
American Airlines MIA
Tour Only :
$1045
Start Date: Sun 17 Nov 2019
End Date: Mon 25 Nov 2019
Tour & Flight: $1595
AirLine :
American Airlines MIA
Tour Only :
$1045
Popular Departure
Start Date: Sun 24 Nov 2019
End Date: Mon 02 Dec 2019
Tour & Flight: $1595
AirLine :
American Airlines MIA
Tour Only :
$1045
Popular Departure
Start Date: Sun 08 Dec 2019
End Date: Mon 16 Dec 2019
Tour & Flight: $1595
AirLine :
American Airlines MIA
Tour Only :
$1045
Popular Departure
Start Date: Sun 15 Dec 2019
End Date: Mon 23 Dec 2019
Tour & Flight: $1695
AirLine :
American Airlines MIA
Tour Only :
$1045
Start Date: Sun 29 Dec 2019
End Date: Mon 06 Jan 2020
Tour & Flight: $1695
AirLine :
American Airlines MIA
Tour Only :
$1045

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NOTE: Once your package is confirmed, the package price is guaranteed unless changes are requested.

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