Once Upon a Time

Day 1: Arrival to Costa Rica


Welcome to Costa Rica, the most biodiverse country in the world! Upon arrival, your driver will be waiting for you outside the airport. He will give you all the information you need for your stay in Costa Rica, and then he will take you to your hotel (approximately 20 minutes from the airport, depending on traffic).


Hotel Studio or similar (meals not included)

Day 2: Arenal Volcano National Park


After breakfast, you will receive your 4WD vehicle at your hotel. Once you have your vehicle, you will drive to La Fortuna, one of the best places to enjoy the beauty of the majestic Arenal Volcano. In the town of La Fortuna, you can enjoy various activities. The area has a lot to offer and is considered by many to be one of the most spectacular places in Costa Rica. Travel time takes approximately 5 hours (depending on traffic).


Hotel Tabacón Resort or similar (breakfast and dinner included)

Day 3: Arenal Volcano National Park

Today is a free day. In the beautiful area of La Fortuna, you can do optional activities. For example, you can hike to Arenal Volcano National Park or you can visit the hanging bridges. You can also relax in the hot springs at your hotel. The hot springs, which are small, heated pools of water, are included and arguably the biggest tourist attraction in the area. Your options here are endless.

Hotel Tabacón Resort or similar (breakfast and dinner included)

Day 4: Monteverde Cloud Forest

Your next destination is the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Known for its natural beauty, Monteverde is the perfect place for nature lovers. The trip takes about 3-4 hours (depending on traffic). In the afternoon, you can relax at the hotel or you can visit the village and its surroundings.


Hotel Monteverde Lodge or similar (breakfast and dinner included)

Day 5: Monteverde Cloud Forest

Take advantage of your day off to relax and unwind in the hotel or enjoy some optional activities (not included). You can visit the hanging bridges - a platform of suspended bridges and trails through the forest - or you can go on a canopy tour - an adrenaline-filled adventure where you glide along cables in the middle of the tropical forest. You can also visit the snake sanctuary or butterfly garden. Monteverde is one of the most important places in Costa Rica for bird watching.


Hotel Monteverde Lodge or similar (breakfast and dinner included)

Day 6: Playa Quizales, Tambor

Today, after breakfast, you will continue your trip to Quizales beach, a magical place to enjoy in the company of a partner, friends, or family. It is an ideal place to relax and get away from the crowds. The hotel is located in the Central Pacific, south of the Nicoya Peninsula. From San José, you will take Route 27 until you reach the ferry in Puntarenas. The ferry ride takes about 90 minutes. The ferry schedule and rates are available at the following website: http://www.navieratambor.com/horarios-y-tarifas


Hotel Tango Mar or similar (breakfast and dinner included)

Days 7 & 8: Playa Quizales, Tambor

Free days! We recommend you do some optional activities (not included) like horseback riding, sport fishing, canopy tour, a tour to Tortuga Island, or just enjoy the pool and a walk on the beach.


Hotel Tango Mar or similar (breakfast, dinner)

Day 9: Return to San José

After your well-deserved vacation, you will return to the city of San José where you must return your rental vehicle before 4:00pm. The rest of the afternoon and evening is free for you to rest or visit the surrounding area.


Hotel Studio or similar (breakfast and dinner included)

Day 10: San José – See you soon!


A member of our team will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the airport.

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your great adventure. We wish you a safe journey home.

Services included:
 

Transportation:

  • Transfer upon arrival (Aeropuerto Juan Santamaria to Hotel Studio)

  • Transfer upon departure (Hotel Studio to Aeropuerto Juan Santamaria)

 

Lodging:

  • 1-night lodging at Hotel Studio or similar (meals not included)

  • 2 nights lodging at Hotel Tabacón Resort or similar (breakfast and dinner included)

  • 2 nights lodging at Hotel Monteverde Lodge or similar (breakfast and dinner included)

  • 3 nights lodging at Hotel Tango Mar or similar (breakfast and dinner included)

  • 1-night lodging at Hotel Studio or similar (breakfast and dinner included)

4WD Car Rental:

  • Toyota Bego or similar

  • Pick up: Hotel Studio

  • Drop Off: Hotel Studio at 4:00pm

  • Basic Insurance

  • GPS

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