Nature in Unique Ways - 9 Days

Overview

Along of this 9 Days – 8 Nights journey, you will learn, and experience the impressive biodiversity of two remote places, and will end up resting at the beach site, wonders of nature wilderness that promise to captivate, and encourage your sense of adventure.

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Hightlights

  • Beach, and tropical forest walks,
  • Snorkeling
  • Corcovado National Park
  • Caño Island Biological Reserve

Alajuela – Central Valley

Alajuela is the second largest city in Costa Rica, it’s located in the Central Valley 20 km. northwest of the capital city of San Jose. It is easily accessible since it has enough bus routes constantly entering and leaving Alajuela. Its surroundings are an outstanding cattle trade center and sugar industries. Alajuela is considered a fantastic summer area due to its fabulous climate which remains warm throughout the year

Osa PenĂ­nsula – South Pacific Side

Osa Peninsula is known as one of the most fabled and most remote destinations in Costa Rica. It’s a serene paradise in Costa Rica that provides an untouched place for nature-lovers and adventurers. With an abundance of wildlife and jungle.

The long stretches of pristine white sand are set against shimmering, turquoise waters. Many of the wildlife species found here are unique to this area. In fact, the Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica is one of the most important areas because of the existence of extraordinary biodiversity of the wildlife and plant life. Corcovado is home to over 400 species of birds alone. With hundreds of types of exotic mammals. No wonder that National Geographic declared Osa Peninsula as one the most diverse and wild places on the planet.

Drake Bay- Southern Pacific side

Bahía Drake is a one of the most beautiful bays in Costa Rica. Blessed with a great spot, the adventurer and explorer’s dreamland. There are few places on Earth offering such natural bliss and peace. Exploring this area is so rewarding—discover miles of deserted coastline and pristine beaches that are rocky and with a scenic beauty without equal.

In addition to the wildlife that inhabits these lands are also known for its nearby attractions such as swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, horseback riding, mountain bike riding, and hiking are all on the menu. Also, go sportfishing, whale and dolphin watching, or birdwatching.

Manuel Antonio National Park- Central Pacific coast

A bridge between the sea and the land! Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica’s most popular national parks. It offers everything people love about Costa Rica: spectacular beaches, calm turquoise water, lush rainforest, and abundant wildlife. Best of all, the park is incredibly accessible. Walking trails surrounded by wildlife and resting on paradisiacal beaches are options that promise to captivate your senses.  The magic of the beach and the greenery of the forest come together in one place, and the result is a natural paradise.

In addition to beaches, the Park offers a very humid tropical forest where species of flora and fauna in danger of extinction coexist, a mangrove, marine environments, islands, and a lagoon of 14 hectares. You will also have stunning views of the sea and you can enjoy the wildlife that is possible to find at any time.

Trapp Family Country Inn

The Trapp Family Country Inn is located only 1 mile from Juan Santamaría International Airport. We offer comfortable accommodations along with genuine family service in a peaceful atmosphere. This colonial style hotel is surrounded by beautiful gardens with centenary fig trees.

From the private balcony of your room, in the terrace or by the pool, you will enjoy nature and relax with the musical sound of the birds. A true oasis in the middle of the city.

Superior Room

Superior Rooms are spacious units with private balcony overlooking the pool, gardens, and two queen beds sized beds.

Luna Lodge Eco Resort

Luna Lodge is a hideaway in the Osa. It’s a reality on the 60 acres of tropical wilderness. Over 75 % of the lodge’s property is primary virgin rainforest.

The lodge is amid the tropical rainforest, nestled hide among the trees.

Secluded in a beautiful garden alongside the main lodge rests a natural rock-encrested pool perfect for sunbathing, cooling off from a vigorous tour, or just sitting and enjoying the surrounding rainforest.

The spacious deck is ideal for birdwatching, stargazing, or just absorbing the energy of the rainforest. Comfortable rocking chairs and hammocks line the perimeter of the main lodge.

Bungalow

Six of the bungalows feature two double beds, a private deck, and a private bathroom with shower and bathtub. Large windows and a high-beamed roof provide for ample air circulation, while walls of bamboo add a decorative rustic touch.

One of the attractive and unique parts of the bungalow is the lush private garden just off the shower, smoothing the transition to the rainforest outside, yet keeping it all protected with a handcrafted stone wall.

La Paloma Lodge

La Paloma Lodge is situated on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, backed by lush tropical forest and just a short walk from secluded beaches and the Agujitas River.  The gorgeous grounds of the hotel are embellished by brightly colorful tropical flowers of all sorts of shapes and sizes. While relaxing on one of the hammocks, you can enjoy the tranquil yet stunning view of the bay. You can let time slip by as you let yourself be captivated by this view until you’re surrounded by the gold, fire, and intense violets of our sunset.

Superior Room

Superior Rooms offer private balconies with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. Set amongst the jungle you can watch for monkeys playing in the nearby trees, while relaxing in your hammock. One king bed, and extra single bed can be added.

In Room: Air-conditioning, ceiling fans, orthopedic beds, luxurious sheets, hot water, hair dryer, biodegradable shampoo & conditioner, hot water, hair dryer, daily room tidy, smoked free rooms, filtered water carafes.

Si Como No

Located along Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast, Si Como No is a uniquely special Manuel Antonio Resort and Wildlife Refuge that sits atop one of the most idyllic hillsides in Manuel Antonio. The resort’s lush jungle terraces and brilliantly vivid gardens overlook the sparkling ocean just above world-renown Manuel Antonio National Park.

Superior Room

Superior Rooms offer partial Jungle and Ocean View. Comfortable split-level designs, our superior rooms offer private balconies with partial ocean and jungle views, showers, fully stocked mini-bar menu, king size bed + double sofa bed or two queen size beds

In Room: Air-conditioning, ceiling fans, security box, telephone, hair dryer, Cable TV.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in San José Costa Rica (TG) (SSD)

Welcome to Costa Rica!

After passing through migration and customs, you can meet your Costa Rica Travel Adventures Transfer Guide and your Spanish Speaking Driver.  You will easily recognize your guide because He/She will be holding a sign with your name on. Transfer to your hotel afterwards: 10 minutes drive approximately.

Day 2
Alajuela - Puerto Jiménez - Carate - Luna Lodge (BLD) (SSD)

Early morning transfer by Trapp Country Inn to the international airport where you will board an approximately 45-minute Sansa domestic flight to Puerto Jiménez. You will continue your journey to Carate, Luna Lodge by private taxi ground transfer to Carate (2 ½ hours approximately).

Day 3
Osa PenĂ­nsula (BLD) (LG)

Full day to enjoy and explore the area. During your stay the following activity is included.

Corcovado National Park-Shared Tour

Half-hour beach walk from Carate brings you to the Corcovado National Park entrance. Hike with your guide through tropical lowland rainforest to the beautiful Madrigal River. Learn about the flora and fauna.

Take a dip in the river and meander down the river to arrive at the beach. Leisurely walk back to Carate along the beach or duck back onto the rainforest trail.

Includes: Round-trip transfers to the Carate beach, park entrance fee, and  picnic lunch. 

Day 4
Luna Lodge -Carate- Palmar Sur -La Paloma Lodge (BLD) (ESD)

After breakfast, your Spanish Speaking Driver will meet you for the private Transfer to Palmar Sur (4-hour drive approximately). Upon arrival at RĂ­o Sierpe, boat ride to La Paloma Logde, 2 hours boat ride approximately).

Day 5
Drake Bay (BLD) (LG)

Full day to enjoy and explore the area. During your stay the following activity is scheduled.

Caño Island 

Isla del Caño is an island of considerable geographical and archeological importance. The Costa Rican Park service offers one small beach for visitors. There is a ranger station house, restrooms, a picnic area, and shade trees. This full day tour includes a picnic lunch, transportation to and from the Island, snorkeling equipment, and guide.

Day 6
La Paloma - Sierpe - Manuel Antonio (B) (SSD)

After breakfast, boat ride from back to Sierpe. Upon arrival depart in a private ground taxi transfer from to Manuel Antonio. Driving time is approximately 2 hours.

Day 7
Manuel Antonio National Park (B) (LG)

Full day to enjoy and explore the area. During your stay the following activity is scheduled.

Greentique’s Manuel Antonio National Park Shared Tour.

Early morning departure (7:00am), to explore one of the most famous National Parks in the Costa Rican Park system. All along this moderate three-hour walk, your Greentique Certified Guide will share the secrets of the Coastal Wet Forest and the wonders of the park and the region’s natural history.

Day 8
Manuel Antonio- Quepos- San José (B) (SSD)

Today you will be transferred from Si Como No to the Quepos airport (30-minute ground transfer) where you will board a 30-minute Sansa domestic flight back to San José.  Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for an overnight.

Day 9
Departure San José Costa Rica (B) (TG) (SSD)

 

Your Transfer Guide and your Spanish Speaking Driver will be on time to get you to Juan SantamarĂ­a International Airport; 3 hours before your scheduled departure flight for check in purposes

Important Note: When flying or traveling by boat within Costa Rica a maximum of 30 pounds of luggage is allowed per person.

We’d be happy to assist you with the arrangements of your luggage excess.

Included

Included

  • Accommodations, as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Meals, as mentioned in the itinerary. (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Transfers included as indicated. Unless tours are specifically indicated as private all tour transportation are shared with other passengers and with a Spanish speaking driver.
  • When the service of a guide is listed (LG) (SG) He/ She will accompany you from A to B. They will meet and greet you on arrival at the International Airport, accompany you on some legs of your trip and then meet you again for your departure transfer. They are all Costa Rican and are happy to share their insight on with you.
  • Porterage: When the tour includes international airport transfers, the handling of two bags per person is included.
  • Taxes & Entrance Fees:
  • Hotel taxes, meal taxes (when meals are included), entrance fees to National Parks, museums and places of interest are included unless otherwise specified.
  • Sightseeing: As specified in the itinerary.
  • Pick up time: Tentative times have been added however, the exact time and additional details related to the activity are going to be confirmed to you a day prior of the activity.

Not included

  • Costs of obtaining passports, visas, or tourist cards.
  • Excess baggage fees.
  • Personal expenses such as room service, beverages, and laundry.
  • Personal communications charges.
  • International airfare.
  • Sightseeing or meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Personal insurance coverage (strongly recommended)
  • Gratuities.

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Nature in Unique Ways