Local Culture, Volcanoes & Tropical Beaches (Jelena Bakovic x2 )

      San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

      Duration: 6 days
      Group size: 2 - 4
      Local Culture, Volcanoes & Tropical Beaches (Jelena Bakovic x2 )
      San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

      Duration: 6 days
      Group size: 2 - 4

      About this trip

      Explore Costa Rica from the breathtaking highlands to the South Pacific beaches, and the Arenal volcano in this 06 day adventure.

      Embark on an amazing nature and culture adventure. Throughout the 06 day trip you will stay in local lodges, boutique hotels, and explore an indigenous community where you will learn about sustainable farming, medicinal plants, and the traditions behind ancient mask carving and weaving.

      Enjoy a few relaxing days in  Dominical where you will have the opportunity to explore beautiful beaches, go on a mangrove tour, and  spend time in the tranquility of a small Costa Rican town.

      You will finish your trip by visiting the Arenal Volcano; one of Costa Rica´s most active volcanoes.

      ***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!

      Trip Highlights

      - Eat delicious, home cooked meals

      - Visit an Indigenous community

      - Learn how to make chocolate

      - Carve your own ancestral wooden mask

      - Enjoy delicious, home made meals

      - Relax on beautiful beaches

      - Kayak & snorkel in Marino Ballena National Park

      - Horseback riding

      - private English-speaking guide and a driver throughout the trip

      Cancellation Policy

      If trip is cancelled: 

      • 45+ days in advance - 100% will be refunded
      • 15 - 44 days in advance - 50% will be refunded
      • 8-14 days in advance - 30% will be refunded
      • 0-7 days in advance - 0% will be refunded

      High Season Cancellation Policy

      If your trip falls during peak season (Easter Week, 2021 or December 20, 2020 - January 10, 2021) the following cancellation policies apply:

      If trip is cancelled: 

      • 90+ days in advance - 100% will be refunded
      • 45-89 days in advance - 50% will be refunded
      • 14-44 days in advance - 30% will be refunded
      • 0-13 days in advance - 0% will be refunded


      All diets are compatible with this trip, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free. Just let us know!

      What’s included

      • Accommodations
        Lodging each night is included in your choice of boutique hotels or ecolodges (except for the first two nights where there is only one option). Recommendations are included in the day-by-day itinerary
      • Tours & Activities
        Unique experiences available daily. See the day-by-day itinerary for recommended tours and additional options available.
      • Local Guides
        English speaking local & specialized guides during activities
      • Ground Transportation
        Private/Shared Shuttles to get you between destinations (Renting a car is also an option but not as recommended)
      • Entrance Fees
        To National Parks
      • Food
        Included meals are noted in the itinerary: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, BL= Boxed Lunch, D= Dinner
      • 24/7 assistance
        In country assistance in English during the whole trip
      • Airport Transfers
        Transportation arranged to get you to/from the airport
      • International Flights
      • Optional Activities
      • Not specified meals
      • Alcoholic drinks
      • Tips
      • Travel Insurance


      Day 1
      Welcome to Costa Rica! Drive to the Mystic Highlands (-/-/D)

      Welcome to Costa Rica, one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth! Once you arrive to the San Jose airport you will be greeted by your driver and head towards the Providencia community (approx. 2 hours), where you will spend the next two nights. Once you arrive to Providencia you will enjoy a big welcome dinner!

      Providencia is an impressive forest of high altitude with abundant nature, waterfalls, coffee plantations and giant oaks.

      Transportation: 2 hour drive from San Jose Airport to Providencia.

      Accommodation Options: Tami Lodge (3 star hotel), Rivera Lodge  (2 star hotel), or Homestay.

      Your Organizer

      Lokal connects travelers to local, sustainable tourism experts around the globe to plan incredible personalized adventures. From wildlife expeditions to stunning indigenous-run ecolodges in the Amazon to workshops with master artisans in Laos, every trip includes unique travel experiences that also support local livelihoods, protect the environment and preserve cultural traditions. Happy travels!