This itinerary will show you the best way to relax and experience being in the jungle and have the best experience of your life.
You’ll be scouting a wide range of forests, each one with its own qualities and attractions: Cloud Forest, Rain Forest, and Dry Forest. Few tours are involved for you to have a better chance to take this adventure at your own rhythm.
Starting 1 night at San Jose downtown, 2 nights at Tortuguero, 2 nights Bajos de Toro, 2 nights at Arenal, ending up with 3 nights at Nosara Beah, Guanacaste Province. 10 Nights Total.
Please let us know if there is any modification you would like to make to suit your travel expectations better. It will be an honor assisting you with proper logistics.
- Isolated Island
- Natural History Boat Excursion
- Mystic Hike
San José is the capital, and it is in the Central Valley. The city offers many options for hotel accommodations and has several historic buildings such as the Melico Salazar Theater, National Museum, Metal Building, Children’s Museum, Costa Rican Art and Design Museum, Museum of Jade (recently renovated).
Tortuguero National Park
Tortuguero National Park is a protected wilderness area on Costa Rica’s northern Caribbean coast.
Its beaches are famous nesting grounds for sea turtles, including endangered green turtles. The park’s freshwater creeks and lagoons, which can be navigated. You can find more than 320 species of birds including all six species of kingfishers found in the new world, three species of toucans, eight species of parrots, and other neotropical species such as the Slaty-tailed Trogon, White-collared Manakin and the Purple-throated Fruit crow.
The marked trail along the beach is used mostly for observing turtle nesting. Turtle Nesting Seanson is from mid -July to September.
Bajos del Toro Amarillo
Bajos del Toro Amarillo is cultural heritage site, located between volcanoes, nestled in tropical rainforest surroundings, characterized by valleys, waterfalls wet & rainy climate. Bajos del Toro is a farming area, so cows and crop fields are seen along the way. It’s one of the places in the country that is really a must visit attraction.
Arenal Volcano National Park
Its flora and fauna are abundant and very peaceful along with the ethos of nature. Truly a unique panoramic view!
The Arenal volcano is currently dormant but still a magnificent sight to behold and one of the most popular destinations because of the numerous tours and activities available. You can enjoy the amazing natural thermal hot springs at spas, resorts, and water parks. The Arenal Volcano will amaze you!
Nosara Beach, Guanacaste Province
Nosara beach is the least crowded of all Nosara’s beaches. Located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica in the Guanacaste region, the traditional village of Nosara sits six kilometers inland, and it’s characterized by its peaks and shallow rock reef lefts
Hotel Grano de Oro
Hotel Grano de Oro is situated on a shady street just off Paseo Colon, near Sabana Park in downtown San José. All rooms are equipped with free Internet, fully equipped mini bars, safety deposit boxes, flat screen TV with cable, ceiling fans, and telephones with direct access to international calling.
A rooftop garden terrace with lawn beds and 2 Jacuzzis provides secluded lounging from 9am to 10pm. Additional services include laundry and dry cleaning, luggage storage, currency exchange, massages, fax and mail service and secure parking are available. Restaurant Grano de Oro combines Costa Rican with European cuisine. Room service is available 6am to 10pm.
Deluxe rooms are the most popular room category, these spacious rooms offer a small private garden, luxurious king-size mattresses, luxurious bedding, and all the necessary amenities.
In-Room: Air-conditioning & ceiling fan, free wireless internet, fully equipped mini bar, electronic safe (which will fit most laptops), safety deposit boxes, flat screen TV with cable, hair dryer, and telephones with direct access to international calling.
Tortuga Lodge & Gardens
Exotic wildlife and exhilarating eco-adventures, has captivated travelers for generations. On the island’s Caribbean coast, tucked between the Tortuguero River and gorgeous plantation-style gardens, Tortuga Lodge & Gardens offers an award-winning getaway unlike any hotel in Costa Rica. Just outside your door, the pristine rainforest surroundings beckon you to explore the mysteries of this complex ecosystem.
A rustic river lodge built in harmony with its tropical environment, our hotel offers a tranquil, relaxing, and exclusive experience. Each of the rooms features sweeping views of the Tortuguero River and luxury amenities.
Mr. Mishak Suite
Reminiscent of the Caribbean Victorian era from times past, these elegantly orchestrated suite combines classic dark-wood furniture with bright tropical accents. Each room features the finest linens and amenities, delightful king-size and daybed, and spacious bathrooms with solar-heated rain showers, Eco-fans, and AC. The generous layout imbues relaxation complemented by the richness and beauty of the flora and fauna of the Tortuguero canals. From the sliding-glass screened terrace outside your room.
In-Room: Air-Conditioning & ceiling fan, King-sized bed with plush inens & pillows, daybed, spacious terrace with seating area naturally sourced luxurious amenities (body cream, shampoo, and conditioner), high-Speed WIFI, laptop size safe, turndown service, hairdryer, bathrobes, telephone, wellies for hiking and exploration.
El Silencio Lodge & Spa
El Silencio Lodge & Spa is one of the most secluded, tranquil, and relaxing hotels in the mountains of Costa Rica. The eco-lodge hotel was created to be a sustainable yet luxury retreat for travelers who seek out unique and authentic experiences and a deep connection to nature.
In- Room: Bathrobes & Slippers, mini fridge, electric heater, cozy living, room king pillow, top bed, organic personal care products, hair dryer, safe, coffee maker, bathroom with double sink, comfortable sofa bed, mini bar, heated outdoor Jacuzzi.
Suites at El Silencio Lodge & Spa are terraced along the hillside granting extra privacy and picture-perfect mountain, forest, or river views. Each spacious suite is equipped with premium amenities, including a private outdoor viewing deck with traditional handcrafted rocking chairs and soothing heated outdoor jet-pool. All rooms offer cloud-comfort king sized beds for the most regenerative sleep experience in Costa Rica. Floor-to-ceiling windows guarantee amazing views of the mist-covered cloud forest surroundings.
Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens
Arenal Nayara is one of the most luxurious in the entire region, a true oasis surrounded by Costa Rican Rainforest. Voted one of Central and South American’s most romantic getaways, this hotel is opulent and unceasingly beautiful. The hotel property is surrounded by tropical rainforest and along the lower ridge there is a small creek that attracts tropical birds. Nayara’s colorful tropical architectural style blends perfectly with Costa Rica’s vibrant natural surroundings.
Casita Deluxe Room
A free-standing private casita includes a secluded garden with an outdoor shower. Averaging 79.5sqm / 856sqft.
In-Room: Air-conditioning, private hot water bathroom, safe deposit box, cable TV, DVD player, mini fridge, coffee maker, private garden shower, balcony, and an outdoor Jacuzzi with volcano.
This property has a simple elegance that results very soothing, the perfect place for a conscious practice. It has open air yoga studio in the healing center with no walls and no mirrors, surrounded by verdant jungle and a lily-filled pond. Silence is broken only by the ocean sounds and an occasional bird or playful monkey. The studio is open to the public for group classes with many options every day. Once a week they have a community class in Spanish in case you want to practice your Spanish skills. There are also private classes from 1 to 10 people, workshops, and retreats. The private session is customized to your needs with analysis of your practice, and the introduction of new techniques. Breathwork, assisted stretching and hands-on therapeutic massage will be integrated.
One-bedroom bungalows are situated throughout the property, nestled into our lush native plant gardens. Each bungalow has a private outdoor deck or patio with a shower, hammock, and seating area. In addition to a king-sized bed, bungalows also have a comfortable day bed for lounging and sleeping, so these rooms can accommodate up to 3 people comfortably. Bathroom amenities feature Red Flower shampoo, conditioner and body wash made with sustainably sourced, biodegradable ingredients.
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. Driving time is approximately 50 minutes.
Early morning pick up by your transfer Guide at Hotel Grano de Oro (6:00am approx.) Private transfer to the airport where you will board a 25 -minute flight to Tortuguero National Park.
The Park: Originally intended to protect a major nesting beach of the Atlantic Green Sea Turtle. Eleven habitats are found in the park. Three species of monkeys, with more than 320 species of birds including all six species of kingfishers found in the new world, three species of toucans, eight species of parrots, and other neotropical species such as the Slaty-tailed Trogon, White-collared Manakin and the Purple-throated Fruit crow.
Leave early morning the lodge by boat (shared with other guests) with your naturalist guide to explore the creeks of the National Park or join one of the available experiences included in your program which can take you deeper into the rainforest or to the nearby town.
Return to the lodge in time for lunch.
In the afternoon journey back through time and glimpse the fascinating history and culture of Tortuguero Village, first known as Turtle Bogue or treat yourself to the only birds-eye view of the majestic Caribbean lowlands on a two-hour intermediate-level hike up Cerro Tortuguero. Return to the lodge by boat.
After breakfast, 3-minute river boat crossing to Tortuguero airport where you will board a 25 -minute flight back to San José. Upon arrival, your private driver will transfer you to Bajos del Toro Amarillo. Length of the transfer is approximately 2 hours.
Day to enjoy and explore the area and surroundings. Mystic Hike, onsite complementary tour.
A time for intention and meditation. The perfect chance to experience the cloud forest from a different and holistic perspective. Take an in-spired walk through a magical knot garden, hidden paths that embrace nature’s elements and our delightful hummingbird garden. You’ll be led by an Eco-concierge through a short yet inspiring walk through the four-element trail as it focuses on consciousness, and happiness.
Mid morning private ground transfer with Spanish Speaking Driver to the area of La Fortuna, Arenal. Driving time would take 2 hours approximately.
After breakfast, 3-hour adventure, kayaking across the waters of the Arenal Lake, Costa Rica’ largest and most breathtaking lake. Paddling these calm waters will give you the opportunity to enjoy the wildlife that surrounds the lake such us monkeys, iguanas and a large number of tropical birds. A snack of fresh local fruit is included.
Today, your English-Speaking Driver will meet you, and will transfer Nosara Beach, Pacific side. Transfer time is approximately 4 hours.
Two full promising days at playa Nosara.
There are many different excursions, and activities with varying degrees of adventure for those who want excitement as well as for those who prefer relaxation instead.
If you like surfing, or would like to improve it, Playa Guiones (about 2 minutes walking distance from Harmony Hotel) is the ideal place to start with.
The hotel offers one yoga class per day, bikes, and surf boards complementary, but if you would like private experiences, you can either schedule one on one yoga sessions at the Harmony’s Heal Centre (focused on yoga, meditation, & wellness) or surfing lessons as many as you would like to.
Your Spanish Speaking Driver will pick you up and will transfer you from Nosara-Hotel Harmony to Liberia, International airport (2.5 hours approximately).
You will be on time at the airport 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.
- 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.
- 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)