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Beaches & Nature Adventure 8D/7N

Itinerary

Beaches & Nature Adventure 8D/7N

Day 1: San Jose, Costa Rica

Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your accommodation. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring the city.

Welcome to Costa Rica
Upon arrival, our representative will greet you at the airport and hand you your travel information. Afterwards you'll be taken to your hotel for the first night. Spend the evening at your leisure, you can visit the Central Market, the outskirts of the National Theater and La Plaza de La Cultura.

Day 2: San Jose - La Fortuna, Costa Rica

In the morning after breakfast you'll head towards La Fortuna, the village on the foot of the world-famous Arenal Volcano.

From the Central Valley to La Fortuna de San Carlos (B)
After breakfast, the driver will meet you at your hotel to start your journey to La Fortuna. Generally known simply as La Fortuna, the town of La Fortuna de San Carlos is the gateway to the magnificent Arenal Volcano. La Fortuna de San Carlos is located in the province of Alajuela and connects the Arenal Volcano area with the cloud forest of Monteverde and Santa Elena and the northern lowlands of the country. La Fortuna, a charming and quiet town offers spectacular scenery of Arenal, one of the most beautiful volcanoes in Costa Rica.

Day 3: La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Enjoy a free morning exploring the village, then take a guided hike of the Arenal Volcano National Park in the evening. After that you'll visit the hot springs to relax in the therapeutic waters.

Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall (B/L)
Costa Rica is a magical land, with an impressive volcanic activity, more than 120 volcanic hotspots have been identified, most of them very old and extinct. But nine of them are still active, and the perfect and majestic cone is right in front of your eyes, the Arenal Volcano.
You will walk through primary forest and solidified lava that reminds us of the change in natural landscapes after volcanic eruption. From the El Silencio viewpoint, you will have extraordinary views of Lake Arenal and the lava flows from the 1968 eruption. You will be able to refresh your morning in the crystalline waters of the Fortuna River Waterfall.
After lunch your guide will return you back to the hotel, from this moment enjoy La Fortuna at your own pace, tomorrow more adventures await you.
In case you want to do an extra activity, we recommend you to relax in the hot springs, Baldi, Ecotermales or Tabacon are an excellent option.

Day 4: La Fortuna - Monteverde, Costa Rica

Today your adventure will continue to the Cloud Forest Region Monteverde. Cross a lake to your accommodation and enjoy a free afternoon - why not visit the nearby Santa Elena village?

Lakecrossing to Monteverde (B)
Today your adventure will continue to the Cloud Forest Region Monteverde. After breakfast you will be picked up by a shuttle that will take you to a small dock in Arenal Dam, from there, you will board a boat that will take you to the other side of the lake while admiring the beautiful landscapes depicted in this scene when on the other shore, another shuttle will take you to your hotel in Monteverde.
In the afternoon, you will have time to visit Santa Elena village and enjoy a cup of coffee while seeing the beautiful sunset in the cloud forest.

Day 5: Monteverde, Costa Rica

Today it is time to immerse yourself in the cloud forest. You'll be able to pick from some optional activities to enjoy Monteverde to the fullest.

Ziplining in Monteverde (B)
After breakfast, the local guide will be waiting for you to take you to an unforgettable experience.Located in the heart of the cloud forest, in a private reserve, this canopy tour allows contact with nature and a combination of activities that will fill you with adrenaline:
- Tarzan swing
- 9 horizontal shots
- 1 Vertical shot (RAPPEL -45mtrs)
- Climbing the hollow tree, ficus tree

Day 6: Monteverde - Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Enjoy breakfast and heads towards Santa Teresa - a small beach town that attracts a lot of surfers and yogis with its beautiful white sand beaches and waves that put a smile on the faces of surfers all year round.

Today you are going to continue your Costa Rican adventure towards Santa Teresa. (B)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Sitting on the western edge of the Nicoya Peninsula, Santa Teresa is a small beach town that attracts a lot of surfers and yogis in recent years, this quiet city has become a booming tourist destination for surfers and yoga lovers Despite its size, Santa Teresa has been hailed as a world-class surfer in Costa Rica - with beautiful white sand beaches and waves that put a smile on the faces of surfers all year round.

Day 7: Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Take a full free day to enjoy Santa Teresa relaxing, picking from optional activities, or taking an action-packed adventure to the nearby Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. You can explore the beaches and villages or try your hand at surfing.

Free day in Santa Teresa! (B)
Santa Teresa offers a variety of things to do. Many of the visitors enjoy horseback riding, hiking and canopy tours. This town could not be better to spend some relaxing couple time on its cozy beaches. However, if you are looking for adventure, be sure to take a day trip to the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, 5 kilometers away. As the first protected area in the country, this park covers 1,270 hectares of mixed forest with 150 species of birds, such as brown pelicans, reidoras gulls, osprey eagles and brown boobies. In fact, this end of the peninsula is an important sanctuary for seabirds. You will also find forest trails and the stunning sea views that await your visit. To explore the beaches and villages, you can rent a bike or an off-road vehicle in the city. Mal Pais, another ideal place to surf, is less than 3 kilometers away. If you want a change in surfing, this small coastal community is perfect for both beginners and experienced surfers.

Day 8: Santa Teresa - San Jose, Costa Rica

After breakfast, you'll be taken back to Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO). We wish you a safe flight back home.

Back to San Jose (B)
Enjoy breakfast with views of the Pacific ocean and prepare to say goodbye to Santa Teresa. In the morning you will be taken back to Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO). We wish you a safe flight back home. Please note that Santa Teresa is 5 hours away from the Juan Santamaria Airport, so please book a late flight after 16:00 in order to arrive on time.

Summary

What’s included?

Extra expenses at the destination
No Local Payment

Accommodation

7 night(s) accommodation included

Local transport

  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Shuttle transfer San José - La Fortuna
  • Shuttle transfer La Fortuna - Monteverde (lake crossing)
  • Shuttle transfer Monteverde - Santa Teresa
  • Shuttle transfer Santa Teresa - San José

Meals

  • 7 Breakfast(s)
  • 1 Lunch(es)

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