Caribbean, Mountains, & Pacific Beaches Costa Rica

Caribbean, Mountains, & Pacific Beaches

We wanted to show our two 18-year-old nephews the best of Costa Rica on this special vacation. From the Caribbean coasts to Monteverde cloud forests, we did it all!

11 Day Costa Rica Itinerary
4 Adults
$193 pp/night
$7731 total USD

Costa Rica re-imagined

My wife and I have been to Costa Rica twice before, but this time, we were bringing two 18-year-old nephews for their first time. We wanted to show them Tortuguero National Park area, Arenal Volcano area, Monteverde Cloud Forest, and some time to relax on the Pacific Coast side. We’re an adventurous family and were not disappointed by the excursions and activities we were able to do on this trip.

Our favorite part of the trip…

This was our second time in Tortuguero and it was again a great trip. Brought the two boys along with us this time and they loved it as well. Flying into Tortuguero this time was a big timesaver, and it was fun to see the jungle from the air on the way in. Turtle Beach Lodge was wonderful, and the beds were surprisingly the most comfortable of our whole trip. Our guide (Jonathan) was excellent! We would recommend him to anyone else traveling to Costa Rica.

Unforgettable experience through the canopies…

At Arenal, we added the Ecoglide Canopy Tour last minute. The two of us had done it before during a previous trip to Arenal. As before, the zip lines were a fantastic experience with very professional and safe staff. We also want to thank Anywhere for the flexibility to add this one the day before and handle all of the payments through the credit card that was already on file. Both the trip planning and the trip itself were pleasant experiences. I appreciated the ability to customize the trip to our desires.

Meals

All Meals Included for 2 days
Free Breakfast for 4 days

Transport

flightAlajuela & SJO Int'l to Tortuguero  
private driverGuapiles to Arenal  
private driverMonteverde to Santa Teresa  
private driverSanta Teresa to Alajuela & SJO Int'l  

DAY 1


Tortuguero

Turtle Beach Lodge - night 1 of 2

Alajuela - SJO Int'l to Tortuguero

Alajuela - SJO Int'l to Tortuguero
Alajuela - SJO Int'l to Tortuguero
Flight transport type
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
0.50 hours duration

Costa Rica is about the size of West Virginia, but ground transportation can take many hours on its rough, windy, and mountainous roads. Depending on your travel route, domestic flights may be the most convenient and sensible option. Traveling between some destinations can take up to 8 hours by ground, while a domestic flight can cut that travel time to 35 minutes - a major time saver, especially if you have only a short time in Costa Rica.

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Turtle Beach Lodge
Turtle Beach Lodge
12:00 pm check-in
2 rooms.

Turtle Beach Lodge is located in the Province of Limon in the Tortuguero National Park. Getting to Tortuguero is a wondrous trip as you need to use a plane or boat to arrive there. It's about a three and a half hour boat ride from Puerto Limon, where you can find an active night life, restaurants and bars. A unique difference from this town compared to the rest of Costa Rica is its heavy Afro- Caribbean influence and culture.

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DAY 2


Tortuguero

Turtle Beach Lodge - night 2 of 2

DAY 3


Tortuguero / Arenal

Turtle Beach Lodge

Arenal Manoa - night 1 of 2

Guapiles to Arenal

Guapiles to Arenal
Guapiles to Arenal
Private transport type
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm pickup/drop-off time
3.00 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 or identifiable landmark in Costa Rica. All the vehicles used for private transportation are air conditioned, well-maintained minibuses driven by reliable and punctual Costa Rican professionals, who are eager to help your group move safely about the country.

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Arenal Manoa
Arenal Manoa
2:00 pm check-in
2 rooms.

Arenal Manoa is located just outside the town of La Fortuna, near the Arenal Volcano. This area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Costa Rica thanks to the Arenal Volcano, the area's main attraction.

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DAY 4


Arenal

Arenal Manoa - night 2 of 2

Ecoglide Canopy

2 in 1 La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike

Ecoglide Canopy
Ecoglide Canopy

Located near the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano, the Arenal Ecoglide Canopy Tour offers visitors a fast-flying, adrenalin-filled day of fun.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 7:40 am - 10:00 am start/end time
Transport included
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2 in 1 La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike
2 in 1 La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike

This combination tour includes hiking in the Arenal Volcano National Park and a visit to the stunning La Fortuna Waterfall. It’s a great introduction to the Arenal area.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 11:00 am - 5:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 5


Arenal / Monteverde

Arenal Manoa

Hotel Fonda Vela - night 1 of 2

Taxi-Boat-Taxi Arenal to Monteverde

Hotel Fonda Vela
Hotel Fonda Vela
2:00 pm check-in
2 rooms.

Hotel Fonda Vela is situated in the gorgeous Tilarán Mountains Range, in the community of Monteverde. Monteverde is renowned for its stunning cloud forests and extreme bio-diversity. Scientists, bird watchers and nature lovers from around the world flock to this enchanted oasis to observe the splendid wildlife and primary cloud forests found amongst the areas exuberant natural beauty.

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

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

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 8:40 am - 12:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 6


Monteverde

Hotel Fonda Vela - night 2 of 2

Cafe de Monteverde Coffee Tour

Sky Tram, Trek and Sky Walk

Cafe de Monteverde Coffee Tour
Cafe de Monteverde Coffee Tour

This coffee plantation doesn’t just produce an incredible cup of coffee, it’s also a vitally important part of the community. Learn how family, sustainability, and attention to detail all combine to nurture coffee from cherry, to bean, to brew on this educational tour that’s part local history and part culture. Yes, you will enjoy samples!

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 8:00 am - 11:30 am start/end time
Transport included
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Sky Tram, Trek and Sky Walk
Sky Tram, Trek and Sky Walk

This is the ultimate combo tour for experiencing the cloud forest. Walk along suspension bridges with an expert guide, ride a silent tram up through the canopy, and finally fly across the canopy on zip lines.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 7


Monteverde / Santa Teresa

Hotel Fonda Vela

Nautilus Hotel - night 1 of 4

Monteverde to Mal Pais - Santa Teresa

Monteverde to Mal Pais - Santa Teresa
Monteverde to Mal Pais - Santa Teresa
Private transport type
8:00 am - 2:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
6.00 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 or identifiable landmark in Costa Rica. All the vehicles used for private transportation are air conditioned, well-maintained minibuses driven by reliable and punctual Costa Rican professionals, who are eager to help your group move safely about the country.

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Nautilus Hotel
Nautilus Hotel
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Nautilus is found in Santa Teresa, a leisurely beach town along the Nicoya Peninsula where visitors can enjoy surfing, scuba diving and more.

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DAY 8


Santa Teresa

Nautilus Hotel - night 2 of 4

DAY 9


Santa Teresa

Nautilus Hotel - night 3 of 4

Tortuga Island Tour

Tortuga Island Tour
Tortuga Island Tour

Take an adventurous, all-inclusive tour of the gorgeous coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. Along the way, you’ll have ample opportunity for spotting wildlife as well as relaxing in the natural beauty of Tortuga Island. This is an all-day tour—your boat departs at 9 AM from Montezuma and returns at 4 PM.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 8:00 am - 3:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 10


Santa Teresa

Nautilus Hotel - night 4 of 4

DAY 11


Santa Teresa

Nautilus Hotel

Mal Pais - Santa Teresa to Alajuela and SJO Airport

Mal Pais - Santa Teresa to Alajuela and SJO Airport
Mal Pais - Santa Teresa to Alajuela and SJO Airport
Private transport type
7:00 am - 1:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
6.00 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 or identifiable landmark in Costa Rica. All the vehicles used for private transportation are air conditioned, well-maintained minibuses driven by reliable and punctual Costa Rican professionals, who are eager to help your group move safely about the country.

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