Senior Couple's Self Driving Adventure

12 Day Costa Rica Itinerary

We knew we wanted to see Costa Rica but we didn't know where to start. You guys did great! The people we talked to were intelligent and happy to be living in Costa Rica.

A chance to explore Costa Rica ourselves…

We knew we wanted to see Costa Rica but we didn't know where to start. Especially since we’re both near retirement, we thought this would be a good opportunity to scout out what Costa Rica is like. Hugo really helped us through hashing out the details and making sure the activities fit our needs and capabilities. We rented a car through Anywhere and began our adventure through the country!

I’ll never forget this experience...

At Tamarindo, we stayed at a great hotel — Tamarindo Daria. The howler monkeys climbing up the trees and looking in our bedroom window was AMAZING! I can’t stop talking about Costa Rican cuisine — the food was SO good and fresh. We even bought some Lizano sauce to bring home.

We want to come back again…

Monteverde was beautiful; the weather was cool and comfortable. To be honest, I wish we had arranged to stay here for a few more days. On the last day, we stayed at Vara Blanca and were simply blown away by the environment and the view. This was the most magnificent way to end our vacation and head back to Alaska. Anywhere did a great job arranging this trip! The people we talked to were intelligent and happy to be living in Costa Rica.

Places

1nightSan Jose
3nightsArenal
4nightsTamarindo
2nightsMonteverde
1nightVara Blanca

Activities

3rdday4-in-1 Safari Float, Waterfall, Volcano Walk, and Eco Termales
8thdayBeach Tour and Snorkeling
10thday

Ziplines, Bridges, Butterflies & Hummingbirds

Meals

Free Breakfast for 11 days

Transport

private driverAlajuela & SJO Int'l to San Jose  
Rental Car10 Days Daihatsu Bego (or similar). Automatic transmission.  

Trip Overview




DAY 1


San Jose

Hotel Presidente Costa Rica
- night 1 of 1

Alajuela and SJO Airport to San Jose

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Alajuela and SJO Airport to San Jose
Alajuela and SJO Airport to San Jose

Private transport type
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
0.50 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 ...

Hotel Presidente Costa Rica

Hotel Presidente Costa Rica

2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Presidente is a large hotel with spacious rooms. There is plenty of entertainment at the hotel itself, as well as in the surrounding downtown area and in the central valley of Costa Rica.

DAY 2


San Jose / Arenal

Hotel Presidente Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano Inn
- night 1 of 3

Rental Car
- day 1 of 10

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Daihatsu Bego (or similar). Automatic transmission.
Daihatsu Bego (or similar). Automatic transmission.

Arenal Volcano Inn

Arenal Volcano Inn

3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Arenal Volcano Inn is located in the Fortuna district of San Carlos, just minutes from the Arenal Volcano. The town of La Fortuna offers a variety of local and international restaurants as well as ...

DAY 3


Arenal

Arenal Volcano Inn
- night 2 of 3

4-in-1 Safari Float, Waterfall, Volcano Walk, and Eco Termales

Rental Car
- day 2 of 10

4-in-1 Safari Float, Waterfall, Volcano Walk, and Eco Termales
4-in-1 Safari Float, Waterfall, Volcano Walk, and Eco Termales

If your time in Arenal is limited, or if you just want to pack lots of action in to a single day, then the 4-in-1 Arenal tour is just what your itinerary needs. This is an all-day tour, and includes many ...


Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 7:40 am - 8:30 pm start/end time
Transport included

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DAY 4


Arenal

Arenal Volcano Inn
- night 3 of 3

Rental Car
- day 3 of 10

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 5


Arenal / Tamarindo

Arenal Volcano Inn

Tamarindo Diria
- night 1 of 4

Rental Car
- day 4 of 10

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Tamarindo Diria

Tamarindo Diria

3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

This luxurious four star Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort is located in the Province of Guanacaste, in Tamarindo. This province is made up of dry tropical forest, long stretches of white sand beaches and blue ...

DAY 6


Tamarindo

Tamarindo Diria
- night 2 of 4

Rental Car
- day 5 of 10

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 7


Tamarindo

Tamarindo Diria
- night 3 of 4

Rental Car
- day 6 of 10

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 8


Tamarindo

Tamarindo Diria
- night 4 of 4

Beach Tour and Snorkeling

Rental Car
- day 7 of 10

Beach Tour and Snorkeling
Beach Tour and Snorkeling

The Guanacaste region has some of Costa Rica’s most famous beaches. This tour highlights some of the activities you might want to try while you’re near the shore. You’ll get to snorkel, see coastal wildlife, ...


Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 9:10 am - 4:00 pm start/end time
Transport included

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DAY 9


Tamarindo / Monteverde

Tamarindo Diria

Cloud Forest Lodge
- night 1 of 2

Rental Car
- day 8 of 10

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Cloud Forest Lodge

Cloud Forest Lodge

2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Cloud Forest Lodge is a peaceful, quiet sanctuary in Monteverde, situated on about 70 acres of primary and secondary forest and alive with the chorus of birds and howler monkeys. Walk along the miles ...

DAY 10


Monteverde

Cloud Forest Lodge
- night 2 of 2

Ziplines, Bridges, Butterflies & Hummingbirds

Rental Car
- day 9 of 10

Ziplines, Bridges, Butterflies & Hummingbirds
Ziplines, Bridges, Butterflies & Hummingbirds

The Canopy Tour, Tree-Top Suspension Bridges walking tour, Butterfly garden and the Hummingbird Gallery are a great combination of adventure, tranquility and beauty in the tropical cloud forest of Monteverde.


Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 7:45 am - 1:00 pm start/end time
Transport included

DAY 11


Monteverde / Vara Blanca

Cloud Forest Lodge

Poas Volcano Lodge
- night 1 of 1

Rental Car
- day 10 of 10

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Poas Volcano Lodge

Poas Volcano Lodge

2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Poas Volcano Lodge is situated in Costa Rica’s Central Valley outside the capital city of San José. Nestled between the Poás and Barva volcanoes at an elevation of 6,000 ft , this rural area of Costa ...

DAY 12


Vara Blanca

Poas Volcano Lodge

Rental Car

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

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