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The scenic region of Costa Rica`s Central Valley South is one of the most beautiful in the country. This area offers a variety of natural attractions including volcanoes, lush rainforests, and never-ending nature and diverse wildlife. Eco-friendly lodges provide true creature comforts amongst unspoiled surroundings and lead to unforgettable experiences.

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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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  • Jaco Beach - Manuel Antonio - Home of Quetzal (Self Drive)
    7 nights from $991*
  • Three Stunning Locations in Costa Rica!. Enjoy a short stay in San Jose City (Costa Rica`s capital and main gateway); and from there, drive to you next destination in Jaco Beach (major beachside destination near the capital city of San Jose. It is known for its gorgeous, picturesque beaches, nightlife and surfing); and after that, to Manuel Antonio (home to a namesake national Park in Quepos; Manuel Antonio is a magical combination of rainforest, beaches, hills, and coral reefs, making it one of the most biodiverse areas in the world and one of the most visited in Costa Rica). Finish this trip at your forest lodge in The Central Valley South Area (the breathtaking Valley known as San Gerardo de Dota is where plethora of the Quetzals have made their home). Drive back to San Jose City Airport to drop the car and catch you flight back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Assistance at the Airport
    • Rental Car for 8 days. Pick up and Drop off: San Jose City Airport
    • Hotel for 1 night in San Jose City
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Jaco Beach and Vicinity
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
    • Hotel for 2 nights at a Forest Lodge in the Central Valley South
    • Driving Time
      San Jose City - Jaco Beach: 2 hrs. approx.
      Jaco Beach - Manuel Antonio-Quepos: 1 hr. 15 mins. approx.
      Manuel Antonio-Quepos - Forest Lodge in Central Valley South: 3 hrs. approx.
      Forest Lodge in Central Valley South - San Jose City Airport: 2 hrs. approx.

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