Nature Trip with Friends

10 Day Costa Rica Itinerary

Costa Rica is a wonderful destination with many microclimates and great awareness of the environment. A very beautiful country with so much diversity — we would definitely recommend to others who love the natural world.

This is the best trip of our lives...

Costa Rica is a wonderful destination with many microclimates and great awareness of the environment. We wanted this trip to be an ecotour filled with educational hikes, birdwatching, adventure, and some relaxing times by the beach too. When we were researching the country, we came across a lot of information and resources, and it was extremely helpful to have Anywhere help us navigate and whittle it all down to a perfect plan.

The absolute highlight of this trip…

In Monteverde, we stayed at the Trapp Family Lodge — great woodsy feel with comfortable beds and a nice sitting area. It was at a great location for us, close to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. We had a birding tour in the park, and a Quetzal sighting right from the parking lot! Finally, when we were in Manuel Antonio, we stayed at Hotel Costa Verde. We were surprised at the amount of property of this hotel, and the abundant wildlife on the lush grounds. We saw lots of monkeys and a great variety of birds. The rooms were spacious and comfortable; the balconies had a great view of the ocean, which we spent some lovely times swimming in. The beach in the park was beautiful, and we had a great guided walk.

A beautiful destination with amazing guides

The private drivers that took us from one location to another were all awesome. As well as being efficient and professional, our driver stopped to let us look at the alligators along the way. We also stopped at a fantastic restaurant with a covered patio and delicious local food of good value. All of our guides were helpful and knowledgeable and conveyed the ideas of sustainability. Costa Rica is a very beautiful country with so much diversity — we would definitely recommend to others who love the natural world.

Meals

Free Breakfast for 9 days

Transport

private driverAlajuela & SJO Int'l to San Gerardo de Dota  
private driverSan Gerardo de Dota to Manuel Antonio  
private driverManuel Antonio to Monteverde  
private driverArenal to Alajuela & SJO Int'l  

Trip Overview




DAY 1


San Gerardo de Dota

Dantica Lodge and Gallery
- night 1 of 2

Alajuela and SJO Airport to San Gerardo de Dota

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Alajuela and SJO Airport to San Gerardo de Dota
Alajuela and SJO Airport to San Gerardo de Dota

Private transport type
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm pickup/drop-off time
2.00 hours duration

Private transport service offers a safe, convenient, and flexible way to travel anywhere within Costa Rica. Private transport can be scheduled anytime you wish and from any airport, hotel, private home ...

Dantica Lodge and Gallery

Dantica Lodge and Gallery

2:00 pm check-in
2 rooms.

Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge is an eco-boutique hotel. It's located on top of a hill in the Los Santos Forest Reserve — rooms here offer a breathtaking view of the cloud forest. This lodge has an eco-friendly ...

DAY 2


San Gerardo de Dota

Dantica Lodge and Gallery
- night 2 of 2

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 3


San Gerardo de Dota / Manuel Antonio

Dantica Lodge and Gallery

Hotel Costa Verde
- night 1 of 3

San Gerardo de Dota to Manuel Antonio

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
San Gerardo de Dota to Manuel Antonio
San Gerardo de Dota to Manuel Antonio

Private transport type
10:00 am - 2:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
4.00 hours duration

Private transport service offers a safe, convenient, and flexible way to travel anywhere within Costa Rica. Private transport can be scheduled anytime you wish and from any airport, hotel, private home ...

Hotel Costa Verde

Hotel Costa Verde

2:00 pm check-in
3 rooms.

Hotel Costa Verde is a Costa Rican tropical paradise, just a few minutes from the entrance of the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. For those seeking adventure travel, ecotourism, sports fishing ...

DAY 4


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde
- night 2 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 5


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde
- night 3 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 6


Manuel Antonio / Monteverde

Hotel Costa Verde

Trapp Family Lodge
- night 1 of 1

Manuel Antonio to Monteverde

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Manuel Antonio to Monteverde
Manuel Antonio to Monteverde

Private transport type
9:30 am - 1:35 pm pickup/drop-off time
4.08 hours duration

Private transport service offers a safe, convenient, and flexible way to travel anywhere within Costa Rica. Private transport can be scheduled anytime you wish and from any airport, hotel, private home ...

Trapp Family Lodge

Trapp Family Lodge

2:00 pm check-in
3 rooms.

The Trapp Family Lodge is located near the entrance of the gorgeous and unique Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Here you'll discover verdant pastures, hillsides and the unparalleled beauty of the bio-diverse ...

DAY 7


Monteverde / Arenal

Trapp Family Lodge

Hotel Royal Corin
- night 1 of 3

Taxi-Boat-Taxi Monteverde to Arenal

Hotel Royal Corin

Hotel Royal Corin

2:00 pm check-in
3 rooms.

The hotel Royal Corin is a luxury resort in La Fortuna Arenal, with views of the majestic Arenal volcano. This large and modern hotel is a perfect place to stay at whilst you explore this area. With its ...

Taxi-Boat-Taxi Monteverde to Arenal
Taxi-Boat-Taxi Monteverde to Arenal

The Monteverde to Arenal taxi-boat-taxi service operates year round, making connections between Monteverde and Arenal twice per day, with great views of the Costa Rica highlands and the Arenal Volcano ...


Included for 6 persons in your party.
From 1:45 pm - 5:30 pm start/end time
Transport included

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DAY 8


Arenal

Hotel Royal Corin
- night 2 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 9


Arenal

Hotel Royal Corin
- night 3 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 10


Arenal

Hotel Royal Corin

Arenal to Alajuela and SJO Airport

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Arenal to Alajuela and SJO Airport
Arenal to Alajuela and SJO Airport

Private transport type
9:00 am - 12:30 pm pickup/drop-off time
3.50 hours duration

Private transport service offers a safe, convenient, and flexible way to travel anywhere within Costa Rica. Private transport can be scheduled anytime you wish and from any airport, hotel, private home ...

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