Friendcation with Wildlife and Nature Costa Rica

Friendcation with Wildlife and Nature

Anywhere.com was very helpful and responsive. From La Paz Waterfall to Drake Bay, they helped us refine our plans and made the best out of this memorable vacation.

11 Day Costa Rica Itinerary
4 Adults
$147 pp/night
$5897 total USD

A Friendcation filled with adventure…

We were a group of friends looking for nature exploration and adventure on this Costa Rica trip. We booked an itinerary that took us to La Paz Waterfall, Arenal, and Drake Bay. Anywhere.com was very helpful and responsive. They helped us refine our plans as we worked out the details for the 4 of us traveling together.

The evasive Arenal Volcano…

It’s too bad that we missed seeing Arenal Volcano during our time there because it was so cloudy. However, we did see it on our way in via the drive. The walk to the base was interesting and the guide knowledgeable. One of the highlights of the trip for us was the early morning bird walk with Raul from Jacamar tours; he was great, and a very good bird spotter! The Cano Negro tour on the Rio Frio was also very, very good.

We’ll never forget the wildlife we’ve seen!

The boat trip from Drake Bay to the frigate and brown booby rookery and then up the Sierpe River was wonderful, and Jorge was a very good guide. It was here that we saw the fourth species of Costa Rican monkey – a band of squirrel monkeys!

Places

3nightsLa Paz Waterfall
3nightsArenal
3nightsDrake Bay
1nightSan Jose

Hotels

3nightsPoas Volcano Lodge. Garden Room, 1 Queen
3nightsHotel Silencio del Campo
3nightsPirate Cove Hotel
1nightHotel Presidente

Meals

Free Breakfast for 7 days
All Meals Included for 3 days

Transport

private driverAlajuela & SJO Int'l to La Paz Waterfall  
private driverLa Paz Waterfall to Arenal  
private driverArenal to Alajuela & SJO Int'l  
flightAlajuela & SJO Int'l to Drake Bay  
flightDrake Bay to Alajuela & SJO Int'l  
private driverAlajuela & SJO Int'l to San Jose  
private driverSan Jose to Alajuela & SJO Int'l  

DAY 1


La Paz Waterfall

Poas Volcano Lodge. Garden Room, 1 Queen - night 1 of 3

Alajuela and SJO Airport to La Paz Waterfall

Alajuela and SJO Airport to La Paz Waterfall
Alajuela and SJO Airport to La Paz Waterfall
Private transport type
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
1.00 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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DAY 2


La Paz Waterfall

Poas Volcano Lodge. Garden Room, 1 Queen - night 2 of 3

DAY 3


La Paz Waterfall

Poas Volcano Lodge. Garden Room, 1 Queen - night 3 of 3

DAY 4


La Paz Waterfall / Arenal

Poas Volcano Lodge. Garden Room, 1 Queen

Hotel Silencio del Campo - night 1 of 3

La Paz Waterfall to Arenal

La Paz Waterfall to Arenal
La Paz Waterfall to Arenal
Private transport type
11:00 am - 2:00 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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Hotel Silencio del Campo
Hotel Silencio del Campo
3:00 pm check-in
2 rooms.

Hotel Silencio del Campo is located in majestic Arenal, near the quaint town of La Fortuna. This cozy accommodation is located at the foot of the world-famous Arenal Volcano. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and take in the sights of Lake Arenal, verdant mountainsides and the abundant bird and animal species. La Fortuna is a wonderful town with unforgettable views, shops and a variety of great restaurants.

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DAY 5


Arenal

Hotel Silencio del Campo - night 2 of 3

DAY 6


Arenal

Hotel Silencio del Campo - night 3 of 3

DAY 7


Arenal / Drake Bay

Hotel Silencio del Campo

Pirate Cove Hotel - night 1 of 3

Arenal to Alajuela and SJO Airport

Alajuela and SJO Airport to Drake Bay

Arenal to Alajuela and SJO Airport
Arenal to Alajuela and SJO Airport
Private transport type
10:00 am - 1:30 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 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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Alajuela and SJO Airport to Drake Bay
Alajuela and SJO Airport to Drake Bay
Flight transport type
2:40 pm - 9:00 am pickup/drop-off time
-5.67 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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Pirate Cove Hotel
Pirate Cove Hotel
2:00 pm check-in
2 rooms.

Pirate Cove Hotel lies along the Osa Peninsula in one of Costa Rica's most biologically diverse locations - Drake Bay. For the avid nature lover or the outdoor adventurer, a visit to Drake Bay is the trip of a lifetime, promising encounters with some of the world's most fascinating plant and animal species.

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DAY 8


Drake Bay

Pirate Cove Hotel - night 2 of 3

DAY 9


Drake Bay

Pirate Cove Hotel - night 3 of 3

DAY 10


Drake Bay / San Jose

Pirate Cove Hotel

Hotel Presidente - night 1 of 1

Drake Bay to Alajuela and SJO Airport

Alajuela and SJO Airport to San Jose

Drake Bay to Alajuela and SJO Airport
Drake Bay to Alajuela and SJO Airport
Flight transport type
9:00 am - 8:00 am pickup/drop-off time
-1.00 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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Alajuela and SJO Airport to San Jose
Alajuela and SJO Airport to San Jose
Private transport type
10:00 am - 10:30 am 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 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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Hotel Presidente
Hotel Presidente
2:00 pm check-in
2 rooms.

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.

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DAY 11


San Jose

Hotel Presidente

San Jose to Alajuela and SJO Airport

San Jose to Alajuela and SJO Airport
San Jose to Alajuela and SJO Airport
Private transport type
10:30 am - 11:00 am 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 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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