Experience four of Costa Rica's most exciting destinations: Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano, The Monteverde Cloud Forest, and Manuel Antonio. Several nights in each location will allow you to explore the local culture and soak up the amazing natural wonders of Costa Rica.
You’ll start the trip by going to Tortuguero National Park in Northeast Costa Rica, which is recognized internationally for protecting the most important green turtle nesting beach in the Western Hemisphere. Made up of an extensive network of rivers and canals, access is possible only through small boats. A place unlike any other; where the small communities surrounding the park still preserve their traditions, you’ll experience a true encounter with Caribbean culture.
Next you will head to La Fortuna, a tiny town located near the foot of Arenal volcano. The perfect place to kick back and enjoy the area’s superb beauty, La Fortuna still retains much of its original Tico charm. From La Fortuna you will explore the surrounding areas of the volcano, soak in thermal waters, and visit a nearby community where you will participate in local life for a day.
From the Arenal volcano you will continue to mystical Monteverde. It is home to one of the rarest habitats on Earth, the cloud forest. The Cloud Forest of the area is unique to other rainforests in Costa Rica, with a constant mist and hence its name. The high humidity at this point, 1,600 meters above sea level creates fog and provides a dense cloud cover over the area. Hiking, zip lining, and unique Costa Rican culture all await.
Your final nights will be spent at one of the smallest and most popular national parks in Costa Rica. Visitors to Manuel Antonio can enjoy a relaxing day on one out of four pristine beaches or take a hike through the vibrant, green rainforest. From tide pools alive with crustaceans to endangered monkey species to stunning scenic vistas, Manuel Antonio National Park is a spectacular destination to relax and spot wildlife.
***This itinerary is 100% customizable. Please let us know of any adjustments or changes to any activity, lodging option, length of trip, or region visited. We are here to help you plan your perfect trip!
- Eat delicious local cuisine
- Zip line the forest canopy in Monteverde
- Hike into Manuel Antonio park
- Participate in local lifestyle the Juanilama Community
- Relax on beautiful beaches
- Feel the adrenaline as you walk across suspension bridges at Los Campesinos
If trip is cancelled:
High Season Cancellation Policy
If your trip falls during peak season (The weeks of Easter, Christmas & New Years) the following cancellation policies apply:
If trip is cancelled:
All diets are compatible with this trip, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free. Just let us know!
Welcome to Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth! Upon arrival to San Jose, our local guide will welcome you at the airport for a private transfer to your hotel. Our guide will give you all the tips and recommendations to get the most out of your stay in Costa Rica. Free afternoon and evening to rest after the flight.
Optional activity: Take a city tour or cooking lessons with a local family.
Transportation: Approx. 45 minutes from the airport to your hotel
Accommodation options: Grand Hotel Costa Rica or similar