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Our #1 Self Drive Itinerary in Costa Rica! . A fun route to experience Costa Rica. From San Jose Airport drive along the country visiting: Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano); 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). Drive back to San Jose Airport to catch your flight back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into and out of San Jose City
  • Assistance at the Airport
  • Rental Car for for 7 days. Pick up and Drop off: San Jose City Airport
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Arenal Volcano
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
  • Driving Time
    San Jose City Airport - Arenal Volcano: 2 hrs. 37 mins. approx.
    Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio-Quepos: 4 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
    Manuel Antonio-Quepos - San Jose City Airport: 2 hrs. 36 mins. approx.

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Experience all the attractions in Costa Rica with this exciting package!. Start with a short stay in San Jose City (Costa Rica`s capital and main gateway); and from there, travel to Tortuguero (located northeast of Costa Rican territory and is one of the main tourist icons of the country, since it is internationally recognized for protecting the most important green turtles nesting beach in the Western Hemisphere); next, Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano). Continue to Monteverde (one of Costa Rica's biggest attractions and famous Cloud Forest Reserve, perfect for anyone looking for an educational nature experience, adventure in the jungle or birdwatching; one of the best places to spot the elusive Resplendent Quetzal, a mythical bird in Costa Rica and other Central American countries); and finally, 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); with combined hotels/hotels/airport transfers. This is a flexible vacation 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 Hotel in San Jose to local dock followed by a Boat Ride and a Shuttle to Hotel in Tortuguero National Park.
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Tortuguero. Including: Roundtrip Transfer from San Jose, main meals and selected tours.
  • Transfer from Hotel in Tortuguero to local dock followed by a Boat Ride and a Shuttle to Hotel in Arenal Volcano
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
  • Transfer from Hotel in Arenal Volcano to Arenal Lake Dam followed by a Boat Ride and a Shuttle to Hotel in Monteverde
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Transfer from Hotel in Monteverde to Hotel in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
  • Transfer from Hotel in Manuel Antonio-Quepos to Airport in San Jose City



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A wildlife lovers` paradise in Costa Rica; visiting: Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano) and Monteverde (one of Costa Rica's biggest attractions and famous Cloud Forest Reserve, perfect for anyone looking for an educational nature experience, adventure in the jungle or birdwatching; one of the best places to spot the elusive Resplendent Quetzal, a mythical bird in Costa Rica and other Central American countries). These destinations are connected by private airport/hotels/hotels/airport transfers. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into and out of San Jose City
  • Transfer from San Jose Airport to Hotel in Arenal Volcano
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Arenal Volcano
  • Transfer from Hotel in Arenal Volcano to Arenal Lake Dam followed by a boat ride and a shuttle to Hotel in Monteverde
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Transfer from Hotel in Monteverde Cloud Forest to Airport in San Jose City



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A Costa Rica`s holiday from the Mountains of the Central Valley to Palm Fringed Beaches!. From San Jose City Airport, travel to your forest lodge in the charming highlands of Costa Rica's Central Valley (known for its volcanoes, culture, handicrafts, and coffee); in The Central Valley North Area (where the Irazu Volcano and its National Park is one of the most famous in the country and the main attraction in the area). Continue to Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano); and after that visit 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 with one night stay at the capital city San Jose City , before returning home. Connect these destinations with private airport/hotels/hotels/airport transfers. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into and out of San Jose City
  • Transfer from Airport in San Jose City to Hotel in Central Valley North Area
  • Hotel for 2 nights at in Central Valley North Area
  • Transfer from Forest Lodge in Central Valley North Area
  • to Hotel in Arenal Volcano
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
  • Transfer from Hotel in Arenal to Hotel in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
  • Transfer from Hotel in Manuel Antonio to Hotel in San Jose City
  • Hotel for 1 night in San Jose City



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A taste of Costa Rica`s Volcano and Beaches!. From San Jose City Airport with private transfers discover: Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano). After that, continue to Guanacaste Beaches (in northwestern Costa Rica bordering the Pacific, is known as a tropical paradise with a pristine shoreline, beautiful mountain ranges and a number of volcanoes). Finally, a last transfer will transports you to the Liberia-Guanacaste airport to take your flight back home. 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
  • Transfer from San Jose Airport to Hotel in Arenal Volcano
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Arenal Volcano
  • Transfer from Hotel in Arenal Volcano to Hotel in Guanacaste Beaches
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Guanacaste Beaches
  • Transfer from Hotel in Guanacaste Beaches to Liberia-Guanacaste Airport



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  • Arenal Volcano - Monteverde - Jaco Beach

    7 nights from $1,426* 22 Customer Reviews

    Volcano, Jungle and Beach Adventure in Costa Rica!. Enjoy: Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano); after that, discover Monteverde (one of Costa Rica's biggest attractions and famous Cloud Forest Reserve, perfect for anyone looking for an educational nature experience, adventure in the jungle or birdwatching; one of the best places to spot the elusive Resplendent Quetzal, a mythical bird in Costa Rica and other Central American countries); and finally, visit Jaco Beach (major beachside destination near the capital city of San Jose. It is known for its gorgeous, picturesque beaches, nightlife and surfing). Private transfers will take you between San Jose City Airport/Hotels/San Jose City Airport. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

    Included:

    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Assistance at the Airport
    • Rental Car for for 7 days. Pick up and Drop off: San Jose City Airport
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
    • Driving Time
      San Jose City Airport - Arenal Volcano: 2 hrs. 37 mins. approx.
      Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio-Quepos: 4 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
      Manuel Antonio-Quepos - San Jose City Airport: 2 hrs. 36 mins. approx.

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  • Arenal Volcano and Jaco Beach (Self Drive)

    6 nights from   6 Customer Reviews

    Volcano and beach in Costa Rica!. Pick up your Rental Car from San Jose Airport and drive to visit: Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano); and after that, to Jaco Beach (major beachside destination near the capital city of San Jose. It is known for its gorgeous, picturesque beaches, nightlife and surfing). Drive back to San Jose City (is Costa Rica`s Capital city known for its natural beauty. An urban space like most contemporary cities: full of hipster Costa Rican coffee shops and craft beer bars) for one last night stat, before heading back home!. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

    Included:

    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Assistance at the Airport
    • Rental Car for for 7 days. Pick up and Drop off: San Jose City Airport
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
    • Driving Time
      San Jose City Airport - Arenal Volcano: 2 hrs. 37 mins. approx.
      Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio-Quepos: 4 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
      Manuel Antonio-Quepos - San Jose City Airport: 2 hrs. 36 mins. approx.

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  • Tortuguero - Arenal Volcano - Monteverde

    7 nights from $2,148* 20 Customer Reviews

    A Jungle Journey in Costa Rica!. Start with a short stay in San Jose City (Costa Rica`s capital and main gateway); and from there, travel to Tortuguero (located northeast of Costa Rican territory and is one of the main tourist icons of the country, since it is internationally recognized for protecting the most important green turtles nesting beach in the Western Hemisphere); next, Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano); and finally, to Monteverde (one of Costa Rica's biggest attractions and famous Cloud Forest Reserve, perfect for anyone looking for an educational nature experience, adventure in the jungle or birdwatching; one of the best places to spot the elusive Resplendent Quetzal, a mythical bird in Costa Rica and other Central American countries). These destinations are connected by combined airport/hotels/airport/transfers. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

    Included:

    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Assistance at the Airport
    • Rental Car for for 7 days. Pick up and Drop off: San Jose City Airport
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
    • Driving Time
      San Jose City Airport - Arenal Volcano: 2 hrs. 37 mins. approx.
      Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio-Quepos: 4 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
      Manuel Antonio-Quepos - San Jose City Airport: 2 hrs. 36 mins. approx.

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  • Arenal Volcano - Jaco Beach - Manuel Antonio

    6 nights from $1,408* 11 Customer Reviews

    Essence of Nature in Costa Rica!. Enjoy: strong>Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano); and after that, visit Jaco Beach (major beachside destination near the capital city of San Jose. It is known for its gorgeous, picturesque beaches, nightlife and surfing). Finally, spend a wonderful stay in 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). Combined transfers will take you between destinations from /Airport/Hotels/Hotels/Airport. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

    Included:

    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Assistance at the Airport
    • Rental Car for for 7 days. Pick up and Drop off: San Jose City Airport
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
    • Driving Time
      San Jose City Airport - Arenal Volcano: 2 hrs. 37 mins. approx.
      Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio-Quepos: 4 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
      Manuel Antonio-Quepos - San Jose City Airport: 2 hrs. 36 mins. approx.

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  • Arenal Volcano and Monteverde (Self Drive)

    5 nights from $739* 36 Customer Reviews

    A Nature Road Trip Escape in Costa Rica. Pick up your car at San Jose City Airport and drive to Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano); and after that, to Monteverde (one of Costa Rica's biggest attractions and famous Cloud Forest Reserve, perfect for anyone looking for an educational nature experience, adventure in the jungle or birdwatching; one of the best places to spot the elusive Resplendent Quetzal, a mythical bird in Costa Rica and other Central American countries). Finally, drive back to spend one last night stay in San Jose City (is Costa Rica`s Capital city known for its natural beauty. An urban space like most contemporary cities: full of hipster Costa Rican coffee shops and craft beer bars). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

    Included:

    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Assistance at the Airport
    • Rental Car for for 7 days. Pick up and Drop off: San Jose City Airport
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
    • Driving Time
      San Jose City Airport - Arenal Volcano: 2 hrs. 37 mins. approx.
      Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio-Quepos: 4 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
      Manuel Antonio-Quepos - San Jose City Airport: 2 hrs. 36 mins. approx.

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  • Osa Peninsula - Arenal Volcano - Guanacaste Beaches

    8 nights from $4,647* 2 Customer Reviews

    See the best of Costa Rica!. Enjoy a short stay in San Jose City (Costa Rica`s capital and main gateway); and from there, travel to Osa Peninsula (offering breathtaking, untouched scenery, secluded beaches, and abundant wildlife encompassing lush primary rainforest and a complex system of freshwater and marine resources as well the fantastic Corcovado National Park is located). Continue to Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena). Finish this trip in Guanacaste Beaches (in northwestern Costa Rica bordering the Pacific, is known as a tropical paradise with a pristine shoreline, beautiful mountain ranges and a number of volcanoes). Combined transfers connects these destinations. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

    Included:

    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Assistance at the Airport
    • Rental Car for for 7 days. Pick up and Drop off: San Jose City Airport
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
    • Driving Time
      San Jose City Airport - Arenal Volcano: 2 hrs. 37 mins. approx.
      Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio-Quepos: 4 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
      Manuel Antonio-Quepos - San Jose City Airport: 2 hrs. 36 mins. approx.

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  • Arenal Volcano - Monteverde - Guanacaste Beaches (Self Drive)

    8 nights from $1,925* 56 Customer Reviews

    A fantastic Road Trip Adventure, across Costa Rica!. From San Jose City (capital city and main gateway), drive along the country discovering these fantastic destinations: Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano); and up next, continue to Monteverde (one of Costa Rica's biggest attractions and famous Cloud Forest Reserve, perfect for anyone looking for an educational nature experience, adventure in the jungle or birdwatching; one of the best places to spot the elusive Resplendent Quetzal, a mythical bird in Costa Rica and other Central American countries); and finally, Guanacaste Beaches (in northwestern Costa Rica bordering the Pacific, is known as a tropical paradise with a pristine shoreline, beautiful mountain ranges and a number of volcanoes). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

    Included:

    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Assistance at the Airport
    • Rental Car for for 7 days. Pick up and Drop off: San Jose City Airport
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
    • Driving Time
      San Jose City Airport - Arenal Volcano: 2 hrs. 37 mins. approx.
      Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio-Quepos: 4 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
      Manuel Antonio-Quepos - San Jose City Airport: 2 hrs. 36 mins. approx.

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  • Arenal Volcano and Guanacaste Beaches (Self Drive)

    6 nights from $1,920* 16 Customer Reviews

    Experience the beauty of Costa Rica with a Rental Car!. From San Jose City Airport pick up your car and drive to Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano). After that, continue to Guanacaste Beaches (in northwestern Costa Rica bordering the Pacific, is known as a tropical paradise with a pristine shoreline, beautiful mountain ranges and a number of volcanoes). Drive to Liberia-Guanacaste Airport to drop the car and catch your flight back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

    Included:

    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Assistance at the Airport
    • Rental Car for for 7 days. Pick up and Drop off: San Jose City Airport
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
    • Driving Time
      San Jose City Airport - Arenal Volcano: 2 hrs. 37 mins. approx.
      Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio-Quepos: 4 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
      Manuel Antonio-Quepos - San Jose City Airport: 2 hrs. 36 mins. approx.

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  • San Jose - Arenal Volcano - Monteverde Cloud Forest

    6 nights from $1,313* 122 Customer Reviews

    A wildlife lovers` paradise in Costa!. From San Jose City (is Costa Rica`s Capital city known for its natural beauty. An urban space like most contemporary cities: full of hipster Costa Rican coffee shops and craft beer bars); with private transfers, visit the country main destinations: Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano); and up next, continue to Monteverde (one of Costa Rica's biggest attractions and famous Cloud Forest Reserve, perfect for anyone looking for an educational nature experience, adventure in the jungle or birdwatching; one of the best places to spot the elusive Resplendent Quetzal, a mythical bird in Costa Rica and other Central American countries). Get back to the capital city, San Jose City to finish enjoying what the city has to offer. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

    Included:

    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Assistance at the Airport
    • Rental Car for for 7 days. Pick up and Drop off: San Jose City Airport
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
    • Driving Time
      San Jose City Airport - Arenal Volcano: 2 hrs. 37 mins. approx.
      Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio-Quepos: 4 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
      Manuel Antonio-Quepos - San Jose City Airport: 2 hrs. 36 mins. approx.

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  • Tortuguero - Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio

    7 nights from $2,332* 11 Customer Reviews

    The Ultimate Nature Lover`s Holiday in Costa Rica! . Begins with a short stay in San Jose City (Costa Rica`s capital and main gateway); and from there, travel to Tortuguero (located northeast of Costa Rican territory and is one of the main tourist icons of the country, since it is internationally recognized for protecting the most important green turtles nesting beach in the Western Hemisphere); next, Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano); and finally, visit 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). Get back to Costa Rica City to catch your flight back home!. Connect these destinations with private hotels/hotels/airport transfers. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

    Included:

    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Assistance at the Airport
    • Rental Car for for 7 days. Pick up and Drop off: San Jose City Airport
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
    • Driving Time
      San Jose City Airport - Arenal Volcano: 2 hrs. 37 mins. approx.
      Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio-Quepos: 4 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
      Manuel Antonio-Quepos - San Jose City Airport: 2 hrs. 36 mins. approx.

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What is Costa Rica Known for?

Costa Rica is known for its stunning array of natural landscapes, unique microclimates, and biodiversity, with beautiful beaches, dense cloud forests, blazing volcanoes, wildlife, and national parks. The country produces delicious Costa Rican coffee and chocolate. A perfect destination for surfers, nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers and home to incredibly happy residents who greet one another with ‘Pura Vida’ (pure life). A small, yet incredibly diverse nation that features four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, countless National parks, 8 biological reserves, 200 volcanic formations, and 5% of the world`s biodiversity.

What are the best places to visit in Costa Rica?

San Jose City is the bustling capital city boasting spectacular museums, vibrant squares and fantastic cuisine. Arenal Volcano is one of the country`s main attractions and a stunning sight to see. Monteverde Cloud Forest is a magical natural location found in the verdant forest and a fantastic destination for nature lovers and bird watchers. The stunning sparkling coastline of Costa Rica is home to idyllic tropical beaches including the serene shores of Guanacaste Beaches and the deep blue waters of the Pacific. The mountainous heart of Costa Rica where the breathtaking Sarapiqui Rainforest brimming with flora and fauna along with the surrounding mountains provide endless outdoor activities including zip lining, tree top walks, zip lining and more.

When is the best time to visit Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is a great country to visit year-round and basically features two main seasons; Dry Season also known as High Season and Rainy Season which is also referred to as Green Season. The wettest months are from May through November and dryer months are November to April. The dry season is obviously a fantastic time to be outdoors and escape the harsh winters of the Northern hemisphere providing endless outdoor opportunities for travelers. Green Season is a wonderful time to see the country in bloom when flowers are blossoming and the forests and mountains are verdant green. The perfect season for nature lovers to explore the great outdoors and see a variety of animals and plant species.

How many days should I spend in Costa Rica?

We recommend 7-10 days based on what you want to see and do. We offer flexible vacation packages so you can select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel, and activities. We suggest a minimum of 3 nights in larger cities.

What is the best way to get around Costa Rica?

The best way for visitors to get around Costa Rica is to rent a car, this gives the opportunity to explore Arenal and the other amazing locations and countryside. Having your own vehicle allows you to go where you want, when you want and to create your own agenda with lots of freedom to explore. There are many rental car companies found at the main airports as well as in the major cities, renting a 4 wheel drive vehicle while in Costa Rica is highly recommended.

What is the currency in Costa Rica?

The currency of Costa Rica is the Colon. US dollars are not accepted. Please be sure to have the correct currency on hand or be prepared to exchange your dollars for colones upon arrival. Currency exchange desks can be found at the airport and many locations throughout the city. For more detailed information, consult our guide to tipping in Costa Rica

What is the language spoken in Costa Rica?

90 percent of Costa Ricans speak Spanish as their first language. English may be spoken at your hotel and in the tourist areas, but not everywhere. We suggest that you get a good English-Spanish dictionary and familiarize yourself with common phrases such as hello, goodbye, excuse me and numbers 1-10.

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Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio (Self Drive) (6 nights)

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Includes: Flight into and out of San Jose City, Assistance at the Airport, Rental Car for for 7 days. Pick up and Drop off: San Jose City Airport, Hotel for 3 nights in Arenal Volcano, Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos,

Driving Time
San Jose City Airport - Arenal Volcano: 2 hrs. 37 mins. approx.
Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio-Quepos: 4 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
Manuel Antonio-Quepos - San Jose City Airport: 2 hrs. 36 mins. approx.

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Tortuguero - Arenal Volcano - Monteverde - Manuel Antonio (9 nights)

Experience all the attractions in Costa Rica with this exciting package!. Start with a short stay in San Jose City (Costa Rica`s capital and main gateway); and from there, travel to Tortuguero (located northeast of Costa Rican territory and is one of the main tourist icons of the country, since it is internationally recognized for protecting the most important green turtles nesting beach in the Western Hemisphere); next, Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano). Continue to Monteverde (one of Costa Rica's biggest attractions and famous Cloud Forest Reserve, perfect for anyone looking for an educational nature experience, adventure in the jungle or birdwatching; one of the best places to spot the elusive Resplendent Quetzal, a mythical bird in Costa Rica and other Central American countries); and finally, 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); with combined hotels/hotels/airport transfers.

Includes: Flight into and out of San Jose City, Assistance at the Airport, Rental Car for for 7 days. Pick up and Drop off: San Jose City Airport, Hotel for 3 nights in Arenal Volcano, Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos,

Driving Time
San Jose City Airport - Arenal Volcano: 2 hrs. 37 mins. approx.
Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio-Quepos: 4 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
Manuel Antonio-Quepos - San Jose City Airport: 2 hrs. 36 mins. approx.


Arenal Volcano - Monteverde Cloud Forest (6 nights)

A wildlife lovers` paradise in Costa Rica; visiting: Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano) and Monteverde (one of Costa Rica's biggest attractions and famous Cloud Forest Reserve, perfect for anyone looking for an educational nature experience, adventure in the jungle or birdwatching; one of the best places to spot the elusive Resplendent Quetzal, a mythical bird in Costa Rica and other Central American countries). These destinations are connected by private airport/hotels/hotels/airport transfers.

Includes: Flight into and out of San Jose City, Assistance at the Airport, Rental Car for for 7 days. Pick up and Drop off: San Jose City Airport, Hotel for 3 nights in Arenal Volcano, Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos,

Driving Time
San Jose City Airport - Arenal Volcano: 2 hrs. 37 mins. approx.
Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio-Quepos: 4 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
Manuel Antonio-Quepos - San Jose City Airport: 2 hrs. 36 mins. approx.


Forest Lodges - Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio (8 nights)

A Costa Rica`s holiday from the Mountains of the Central Valley to Palm Fringed Beaches!. From San Jose City Airport, travel to your forest lodge in the charming highlands of Costa Rica's Central Valley (known for its volcanoes, culture, handicrafts, and coffee); in The Central Valley North Area (where the Irazu Volcano and its National Park is one of the most famous in the country and the main attraction in the area). Continue to Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano); and after that visit 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 with one night stay at the capital city San Jose City , before returning home. Connect these destinations with private airport/hotels/hotels/airport transfers.

Includes: Flight into and out of San Jose City, Assistance at the Airport, Rental Car for for 7 days. Pick up and Drop off: San Jose City Airport, Hotel for 3 nights in Arenal Volcano, Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos,

Driving Time
San Jose City Airport - Arenal Volcano: 2 hrs. 37 mins. approx.
Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio-Quepos: 4 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
Manuel Antonio-Quepos - San Jose City Airport: 2 hrs. 36 mins. approx.


Arenal Volcano - Guanacaste Beaches (6 nights)

A taste of Costa Rica`s Volcano and Beaches!. From San Jose City Airport with private transfers discover: Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano). After that, continue to Guanacaste Beaches (in northwestern Costa Rica bordering the Pacific, is known as a tropical paradise with a pristine shoreline, beautiful mountain ranges and a number of volcanoes). Finally, a last transfer will transports you to the Liberia-Guanacaste airport to take your flight back home.

Includes: Flight into and out of San Jose City, Assistance at the Airport, Rental Car for for 7 days. Pick up and Drop off: San Jose City Airport, Hotel for 3 nights in Arenal Volcano, Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos,

Driving Time
San Jose City Airport - Arenal Volcano: 2 hrs. 37 mins. approx.
Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio-Quepos: 4 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
Manuel Antonio-Quepos - San Jose City Airport: 2 hrs. 36 mins. approx.


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