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Example package: Relaxation and Nature

Perfect for those who want to relax a bit and experience a great selection of what Costa Rica has to offer. Some activities available for this package are:

  • Manuel Antonio beach
  • Rainforest canopy zip-line
  • Mangrove boat ride
  • Nature walks
  • Monteverde hanging bridges
  • Insectarium, butterfly farm, reptile exhibition
  • Thermal hot springs
  • Horseback riding
  • Souvenir shopping

What's included:

  • Tours and activities.
  • All transportation starting and ending at the airport, and everywhere in between. Transportation is done by shuttle bus, 4WDs, river boats, taxis or domestic air travel.
  • Accommodation every night at a recommended hotel of your desired star category
  • All meals, wherever possible. You also have the option to pick your own restaurants in locations where it is convenient, lowering your package price.

Sample itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Costa Rica

Be met at the airport and shuttled to Adventure Inn, if you have time perhaps take a short bus or taxi into San Jose and its Central Market and pedestrian walkway, start to acclimatize yourself to Costa Rica, and adjust your baggage for the tour about to begin early the next morning. We have free luggage storage if you want to leave a few unnecessary items behind.

Day 2 - Your real adventure begins

After breakfast you leave Adventure Inn at 7:30 am will be shuttled over the inland mountains and along the Pacific coast for two nights at Costa Rica's most famous beach resort village, Manuel Antonio, with its wonderful beaches, jungle setting and colorful Tico lifestyle. Spend the rest of the day exploring the beaches and abundance of restaurants buried in the jungle.

Day 3 - Activities around the Manuel Antonio area

After breakfast, you have the choice of a zip-line tour over and through the rainforest canopy, or a guided boat ride to the exotic and nature filled mangrove canals of Damas Island, or a guided and educational nature walk through the Manuel Antonio rainforest, all three with lunch provided. The rest of the day you are free to wander around Manuel Antonio, and soak up the laid back atmosphere.

Day 4 - Off the Monteverde, Costa Rica's famous Alpine community

After breakfast, leave by shuttle bus along the Pacific coastline and then climb the rugged mountain to the cloud forest region of Santa Elena and Monteverde, Costa Rica's unique alpine environment, and two cozy nights accommodations.

Day 5 - Activities around Monteverde

After a great Tico breakfast and get an early 7 am start on the Monteverde Reserve Guided Hike when you will told about the history of the region, and have explained the interesting flora and fauna, maybe see some whiteface and howler monkeys, lots of varieties of birds, and interesting vegetation. They stop at a great little bakery restaurant where you buy your own lunch, rest your legs, then get ready for the afternoons activities. You will be shuttled to the famous Monteverde Hanging Bridges to walk through and high above the original growth cloud forest. Then you have a choice of a cloud forest canopy zip-line tour or the insectarium plus a butterfly farm plus a snake and reptile exhibition. Choose from several restaurants in the area for dinner, then relax back at your hotel for the night.

Day 6 - Down the mountain and across the lake to Arenal Volcano

After a full breakfast, you are picked up in a 4WD vehicle which takes you down a rugged mountain road to catch a boat to cross Lake Arenal then another 4WD vehicle to your hotel in La Fortuna / Arenal Volcano for two more nights in modern accommodations at the base of majestic and ominous Arenal Volcano. Enjoy the rest of the day in and around the Arenal area and the bustling little town of La Fortuna or just relax at your hotel pool and Jacuzzi, with the ever constant view of mighty Arenal.

Day 7 - The most relaxing day of your life

The next morning after a hearty breakfast, and often the best time of the day to view the top of ominous Arenal, (laying quiet since February 2011) we shuttle you by taxi to world famous Tabacon Hot Springs for a full day of basking in the therapeutic warm mineral waters. Enjoy acres of exotically manicured gardens and pathways leading to countless volcano heated waterfalls, cataracts and swimming pools, swim up bars and restaurants, paradise if ever there was one. A delicious lunch and exotic buffet dinner are provided right on the Tabacon property. Taxi back to your hotel any time up to 10 pm when Tabacon closes.

Day 8 - Arenal in the morning then transfer to Adventure Inn

After a hearty breakfast, you can opt to visit the hanging bridges, horseback ride to a waterfall or take a guided history nature hike then in the early afternoon be met at your hotel and shuttled back to Adventure Inn in the afternoon over the scenic Cordillera de Tilaran and back into the lights of the Central Valley and Adventure Inn for a nice evening dinner in our MoonGlow Restaurant, pack, relax, catch up on your diary, email the folks at home and have a great night's sleep.

Day 9 - Good-bye until next time!

After breakfast, depending on your flight departure time, maybe check out San Jose's Central Market, or a museum, or pick up some last minute souvenirs then we shuttle you back to the airport.

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