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Costa Rica`s Central Valley North is a spectacular location boasting the perfect year-round climate. The location puts you on nature`s doorstep in a visually stunning region with so much to offer including elegant forest lodges, intimate encounters with nature, hiking, bird watching, canopy tours, and peaceful waterfalls. This is a strikingly beautiful area to explore in a natural environment with plenty to see and do.

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  • Sarapiqui Rainforest

    Birdwatchers paradise and white water rafting one hour North of Central Valley.

  • Monteverde Cloud Forest

    SW of Arenal, across Arenal Lake, on the Tilaran Mountains range.

  • Rio Celeste

    Two hours North of Arenal, it is a unique river of turquoise waters.


  • Arenal Volcano

    NW of Central Valley North, Arenal Volcano area is Costa Rica's top attraction.

  • San Jose City

    Costa Rica's capital and gateway to the Central Valley.

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SUGGESTED Central Valley - North VACATION PACKAGES:

  • Forest Lodges - Arenal Volcano - Guanacaste Beaches
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  • A Little Bit of Something for Everyone! Forest, Volcano and Beach! Stay at your forest lodge in the charming highlands of Costa Rica's central volcanic range; Central Valley North, to have an intimate encounter with nature, continue to Arenal Volcano for the perfect introduction to countless outdoor activities and possibly a dip in its hot springs. Finish your trip at the Guanacaste Beaches for fun in the sun and relaxation surrounded by vegetation. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

    Included:
    • Flight into San Jose City and out of Liberia-Guanacaste
    • Transfer from San Jose Airport to Hotel in Central Valley
    • Hotel for 2 nights at a Forest Lodge in Central Valley
    • Transfer from Hotel in Central Valley to Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Transfer from Hotel in Areanal Volcano to Guanacaste Beaches
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Guanacaste Beaches
    • Transfer from Hotel in Guanacaste Beaches to Aiport


  • Forest Lodge - Sarapiqui - Arenal Volcano - Jaco Beach (Self Drive)
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  • Surf and Jungle!. Fly to San Jose and drive up to your secluded hotel in the charming highlands of Costa Rica's central volcanic range; Central Valley North, to have an intimate encounter with nature. Continue to Sarapiqui, a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and adventurers, who are drawn to the exhilaration of white water rafting on the Sarapiqui River. Next, visit one of Costa Rica's must see destinations: Arenal to enjoy its active Volcano and hot springs. After your stay in Arenal continue driving up to Jaco Beach, a bustling beach town known for its party-like atmosphere and laid-back attitude; finish with a stop in San Jose City before heading back home. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

    Included:
    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Rental Car for 11 days. Pick up Drop off: San Jose Airport
    • Hotel for 1 night in San Jose City
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Central Valley - North
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Sarapiqui
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Jaco Beach
    • Hotel for 1 night in San Jose City


  • Osa Peninsula - Arenal Volcano - Forest Lodge
    8 nights from $1,976*
  • An Eco-Friendly Adventure You will Never Forget. Fly to San Jose for a short stay at Costa Rica's capital and main gateway. Then, travel off the beaten path into the wild rainforest of Osa Peninsula, where the fantastic Corcovado National Park is located. Continue to Arenal to enjoy its active Volcano and hot springs. Finish this trip at your forest lodge in the charming highlands of Costa Rica's central volcanic range; Central Valley North, to have an intimate encounter with nature. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Hotel for 1 night in San Jose City
    • Transfer from San Jose City to Palma Sur Airport (Osa Peninsula)
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Osa Peninsula
    • Transfer from Palma Sur Airport to San Jose City
    • Transfer from San Jose Airport to Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Transfer from Arenal Volcano to Central Valley-Forest Lodge
    • Hotel for 2 nights in a Forest Lodge-Central Valley
    • Transfer from Forest Lodge to Airport in San Jose City


  • Forest Lodge - Arenal Volcano - Punta Islita
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  • Stay at your forest lodge in the charming highlands of Costa Rica's central volcanic range; Central Valley North, to have an intimate encounter with nature, continue to Arenal Volcano for the perfect introduction to countless outdoor activities and possibly a dip in its hot springs. Next, enjoy the Punta Islita Beach with transfer between cities. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

    Included:
    • Flight into San Jose City and out of Liberia - Guanacaste
    • Transfer from San Jose Airport to Central Valley North
    • 2 nights in Central Valley North
    • Transfer from Central Valley North to Arenal Volcano
    • 2 nights in Arenal volcano
    • Transfer from Arenal Volcano to Punta Islita
    • 3 nights at Punta Islita
    • Transfer from Punta Islita to Liberia Airport


  • Forest Lodge - Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio - Lapa Rios
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  • Costa Rica Knock-Out Package! Stay at your forest lodge in the charming highlands of Costa Rica's central volcanic range; Central Valley North, to have an intimate encounter with nature, continue to Arenal Volcano for the perfect introduction to countless outdoor activities and possibly a dip in its hot springs. Next, enjoy the National Park of Manuel Antonio with its Jungle Lined Beaches and lots of wildlife. Continue with a nature reserve spread over 1,000 acres of Central America's last remaining lowland tropical rainforest in Costa Rica's wild Osa Peninsula, Lapa Rios is paradise for lovers of wildlife, birding, nature and beaches. Finish with a stop in San Jose City before heading back home.

    This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight in and out of San Jose City
    • All transfers between cities
    • 2 nights at a Forest Lodge in Central Valley
    • 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • 3 nights in Quepos-Manuel Antonio
    • 3 nights at Lapa Rios in Osa Peninsula
    • 1 night in San Jose City


  • Forest Lodges - Arenal Volcano - Rio Celeste - Monteverde - Guanacaste Beaches
    10 nights from $2,166*
  • Incredible Costa Rica Stay at your forest lodge in the charming highlands of Costa Rica's central volcanic range; Central Valley North, to have an intimate encounter with nature. Next, go to The Arenal Volcano area with its impressive views and activities. Continue to Rio Celeste a zone with a river that runs through the lush Tenorio Volcano National Park. The body of water's moniker stems from its striking color, which is caused by the interactions of chemicals and minerals linked to the region's volcanic activity. Next; unique fauna and adrenaline filled activities in the Monteverde Cloud Forest and relaxation surrounded by vegetation at the Guanacaste Beaches.

     

    This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into San Jose City and out of Liberia/Guanacaste
    • Airport transfers
    • All transfers between cities
    • 2 nights at a Forest Lodge in Central Valley
    • 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • 2 nights in Rio Celeste
    • 2 nights in Monteverde
    • 2 nights in Guanacaste Beaches


  • Forest Lodges - Arenal Volcano - Rio Celeste - Guanacaste Beaches
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  • Forest, Volcano, River, Beach and great adventures in between! Stay at your forest lodge in the charming highlands of Costa Rica's central volcanic range; Central Valley North, to have an intimate encounter with nature, continue to Arenal Volcano for the perfect introduction to countless outdoor activities and possibly a dip in its hot springs. Next, go to Rio Celeste a zone with a river that runs through the lush Tenorio Volcano National Park. The body of water's moniker stems from its striking color, which is caused by the interactions of chemicals and minerals linked to the region's volcanic activity. Finish your trip at the Guanacaste Beaches for fun in the sun and relaxation surrounded by vegetation.

     

    This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into San Jose City and out of Liberia/Guanacaste
    • Airport transfers
    • All transfers between cities
    • 2 nights at a Forest Lodge in Central Valley
    • 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • 2 nights in Rio Celeste
    • 3 nights in Guanacaste Beaches


  • Forest Lodges - Arenal Volcano - Rio Celeste - Monteverde Cloud Forest
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  • Experience the richness of the Costa Rican Nature! Stay at your forest lodge in the charming highlands of Costa Rica's central volcanic range; Central Valley North, to have an intimate encounter with nature. Next, go to The Arenal Volcano area with its impressive views and activities. Continue to Rio Celeste a zone with a river that runs through the lush Tenorio Volcano National Park. The body of water's moniker stems from its striking color, which is caused by the interactions of chemicals and minerals linked to the region's volcanic activity. Next; unique fauna and adrenaline filled activities in the Monteverde Cloud Forest, end this trip with a night in San Jose City before heading back home.

     

    This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight in and out of San Jose City
    • Transfer Airport in San Jose to your selected Lodge in Central Valley
    • 2 nights at a Forest Lodge in Central Valley
    • Transfer Lodge in Central Valley to Hotel in Arenal
    • 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Transfer Hotel in Arenal to Hotel in Rio Celeste
    • 2 nights in Rio Celeste
    • Transfer Hotel in Rio Celeste to Hotel in Monteverde
    • 2 nights in Monteverde
    • Transfer Hotel in Monteverde to San Jose airport


  • Forest Lodges - Arenal Volcano - Santa Teresa Beach
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  • The Perfect Escape! Stay at your forest lodge in the charming highlands of Costa Rica's central volcanic range; Central Valley North, to have an intimate encounter with nature, continue to Arenal Volcano for the perfect introduction to countless outdoor activities and possibly a dip in its hot springs. Next visit Santa Teresa - Mal Pais Beaches an area that is attracting beach lovers and surfers to its broad, white-sand beaches with epic surf breaks, romantic tropical landscapes and spectacular sunsets. and finish with a stop in San Jose City before heading back home.

    This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight in and out of San Jose
    • Transfer San Jose International Airport to your selected Forest Lodge in Central Valley
    • 2 nights at a Forest Lodge in Central Valley
    • Transfer Lodge in Central Valley to Hotel in Arenal
    • 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Transfer Hotel in Arenal to Hotel in Santa Teresa
    • 3 nights in Santa Teresa Beach-Mal Pais
    • Hotel in Santa Teresa to Airport in Tambor
    • Flight Tambor to San Jose City
    • 1 night in San Jose City


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