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Forest Lodges - Arenal Volcano - Rio Celeste - Monteverde Cloud Forest
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Experience the richness of Costa Rican Nature! . Have an unforgettable stay at 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). After that, visit Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena). Continue this trip in Rio Celeste (known for it's divine hue of turquoise), 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; and finally, explore 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). Airport/hotel/hotel/airport transfers connect these destinations. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 8 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into and out of San Jose City
  • Transfer from San Jose City Airport to Hotel in Central Valley
  • Hotel for 2 nights at a Forest Lodge in Central Valley North
  • Transfer from Hotel in Central Valley to Arenal Volcano
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
  • Transfer from Hotel in Arenal Volcano to Rio Celeste
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Rio Celeste
  • Transfer from Hotel in Rio Celeste to Monteverde
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Transfer from Hotel in Monteverde to San Jose City Airport

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San Jose City (94)     Arenal Volcano (99)     Monteverde Cloud Forest (47)     Central Valley - North (13)     Rio Celeste (17)    
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1. Central Valley - North
  6 hotels
2. Arenal Volcano
   (22 hotels)
3. Rio Celeste
   (4 hotels)
4. Monteverde Cloud Forest
   (17 hotels)
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2 nights in Central Valley - North

Visit the Central Valley North area where you can find seclusion, romance, and nature can be found in the breathtaking Cloud Forest of Costa Rica. This region is the heart and soul of Costa Rica overflowing with lush green landscapes that go on for miles. There is so much to experience here including a fascinating culture, arts, nature encounters, romantic getaways and pristine surroundings with the perfect climate. Maximize your experience in enchanting forest lodges, go hiking through the trails of the beautiful Los Angeles Biological Reserve and the Villablanca Cloud Forest, enjoy birdwatching, take a canopy tour and soak in the surreal scenic surroundings.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See's:
Poas Volcano, Sarchi Artisan Town, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley, Lankester Gardens, and so much more!



2 nights in Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano is located in north-western Costa Rica, around 55 miles of San José, in the province of Alajuela and it's a must-do while in Costa Rica. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the country and in the world. Arenal`s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer`s dream with abundance of outdoor activities.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's: Lake Arenal, Arenal Natura Ecological Park, Hanging Bridges, Hot Springs, Lava Trail, Danta River and Waterfall, Chocolate Farm.




2 nights in Rio Celeste

The stunning area of Rio Celeste is described by the local saying; when god finished painting the sky blue, he washed his paintbrushes in Rio Celeste. The Rio Celeste (Blue River) has a magnificent deep turquoise blue color due to a chemical reaction of volcanic minerals and a privileged location and a striking waterfall. The mystical river is set amidst lush verdant rainforests where ecological trails lead you to waterfalls, hot springs, and mud baths. Visitors can watch the waters changed color from clear to an intense shade of blue where two streams merge causing the chemical reaction.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See`s:

Tenorio Volcano, Tenorio Volcano National Park, Celeste River Waterfall, Celeste River, and so much more!




2 nights in Monteverde Cloud Forest

Monteverde Cloud Forest is one of the most extraordinary and important nature reserves in the world. With thousands of species of animals, birds, and plants, including over 300 types of orchids alone, this fantasy land for nature lovers covers more than 26,000 acres that support a massive diversity of plant and animal life and an inexhaustible variety of outdoor activities.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's: Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Selvatura Park, Curi Cancha Wildlife Refuge, Butterfly Gardens, Orchid Garden.





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Central Valley - North
Day 1
Arrive to Central Valley - North
_San Jose International Airport to Hotel in Central Valley North
Overnight in Central Valley - North   6 hotels offered
Day 2
Overnight in Central Valley - North   6 hotels offered
Day 3
_San Jose International Airport to Hotel in Central Valley North
Departing from Central Valley - North
Transportation to next city by: _Hotel in Central Valley North to Hotel in Arenal.
Arenal Volcano
Day 3
Arrive to Arenal Volcano
Overnight in Arenal Volcano   22 hotels offered
Optional   236 Things to do
Day 4
Overnight in Arenal Volcano   22 hotels offered
Optional   236 Things to do
Day 5
Departing from Arenal Volcano
Transportation to next city by: _Hotel in Arenal to Hotel in Rio Celeste.
Rio Celeste
Day 5
Arrive to Rio Celeste
Overnight in Rio Celeste   4 hotels offered
Day 6
Overnight in Rio Celeste   4 hotels offered
Day 7
Departing from Rio Celeste
Transportation to next city by: _Hotel in Rio Celeste to Hotel in Monteverde.
Monteverde Cloud Forest
Day 7
Arrive to Monteverde Cloud Forest
Overnight in Monteverde Cloud Forest   17 hotels offered
Optional   49 Things to do
Day 8
Overnight in Monteverde Cloud Forest   17 hotels offered
Optional   49 Things to do
Day 9
Departing from Monteverde Cloud Forest

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Central Valley - North Hotels (6 total)
Arenal Volcano Hotels (22 total)
Rio Celeste Hotels (4 total)
Monteverde Cloud Forest Hotels (17 total)


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Tours in Arenal Volcano (236 total)
Tours in Monteverde Cloud Forest (49 total)


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Costa Rica is a country of blazing volcanoes, dense rainforests, and glistening beaches. The staggering array of landscapes, unique microclimates, and wide range of elevations have produced one of earth's richest plant and wildlife habitats, and made Costa Rica an epicenter of eco-tourism, as well as the most popular and alluring destination in Central America. Perfect for nature enthusiasts, surfers, sun worshipers, and adventure seekers of all types, Costa Rica's slogan "Pura Vida" (pure life) says is all.
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Central Valley - North
Visit the Central Valley North area where you can find seclusion, romance, and nature can be found in the breathtaking Cloud Forest of Costa Rica. This region is the heart and soul of Costa Rica overflowing with lush green landscapes that go on for miles. There is so much to experience here including a fascinating culture, arts, nature encounters, romantic getaways and pristine surroundings with the perfect climate. Maximize your experience in enchanting forest lodges, go hiking through the trails of the beautiful Los Angeles Biological Reserve and the Villablanca Cloud Forest, enjoy birdwatching, take a canopy tour and soak in the surreal scenic surroundings.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See's:
Poas Volcano, Sarchi Artisan Town, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley, Lankester Gardens, and so much more!
Tipping in Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano is located in north-western Costa Rica, around 55 miles of San José, in the province of Alajuela and it's a must-do while in Costa Rica. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the country and in the world. Arenal`s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer`s dream with abundance of outdoor activities.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's: Lake Arenal, Arenal Natura Ecological Park, Hanging Bridges, Hot Springs, Lava Trail, Danta River and Waterfall, Chocolate Farm.

Sample Itinerary Hotel Zones FAQ Getting Around The Volcano The Hot Springs La Fortuna Waterfall Sky Tram Sky Trek Hanging Bridges Tipping in Costa Rica When to Go
Rio Celeste
The stunning area of Rio Celeste is described by the local saying; when god finished painting the sky blue, he washed his paintbrushes in Rio Celeste. The Rio Celeste (Blue River) has a magnificent deep turquoise blue color due to a chemical reaction of volcanic minerals and a privileged location and a striking waterfall. The mystical river is set amidst lush verdant rainforests where ecological trails lead you to waterfalls, hot springs, and mud baths. Visitors can watch the waters changed color from clear to an intense shade of blue where two streams merge causing the chemical reaction.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See`s:

Tenorio Volcano, Tenorio Volcano National Park, Celeste River Waterfall, Celeste River, and so much more!

Tipping in Costa Rica
Monteverde Cloud Forest
Monteverde Cloud Forest is one of the most extraordinary and important nature reserves in the world. With thousands of species of animals, birds, and plants, including over 300 types of orchids alone, this fantasy land for nature lovers covers more than 26,000 acres that support a massive diversity of plant and animal life and an inexhaustible variety of outdoor activities.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's: Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Selvatura Park, Curi Cancha Wildlife Refuge, Butterfly Gardens, Orchid Garden.

Sample Itinerary Hotel Zones FAQ Getting Around Tipping in Costa Rica When to Go

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