Traveling Solo In Arenal and Monteverde Costa Rica

Traveling Solo In Arenal and Monteverde

Most of my vacation activities would be considered more adventurous for some, but definitely recommended if you’re traveling solo and want to meet people on the way! I love Costa Rica and plan to return again.

11 Day Costa Rica Itinerary
1 Adult
$173 per night
$1729 total USD

Traveling solo, but not alone…

On this Costa Rica vacation I was traveling alone, but I was pretty confident that I would be participating in tours and excursions where I would get to meet other travelers experiencing the country as well. I was looking for a balance of activities, relaxation, and some nightlife during my trip. Alejandra from Anywhere was wonderful. She answered all of my questions, handled my concerns, AND always answered my questions promptly.

The highlight of this trip…

My favorite part of the trip was the Pacuare River rafting trip that was 2-days with an overnight stay at Rios Tropicales. It was a great experience overall! The guides were all smart, skilled, and fun. The rafting trip, jungle side-trips, and lunches were all Lovely. Rios Tropicales Lodge was both beautiful and casual. The cabins were great, as were the premises. Dinner and breakfast were too. I can't say enough good things. I'd definitely do it again. Another fun thing to do in Arenal was the hanging bridges at Mistico; the views are stunning.

The beauty of Monteverde…

In Monteverde, I really enjoyed the horseback riding experience. My guide was wonderful, and I saw a coyote, 2 owls, a vulture, and a lot of pretty orchids on the way. The scenery of Monteverde is beautiful and I’d recommend it to anyone.

Meals

Free Breakfast for 9 days

Transport

private driverAlajuela & SJO Int'l to San Jose  
private driverMonteverde to Alajuela & SJO Int'l  

DAY 1


San Jose

Fleur de Lys - night 1 of 1

Alajuela and SJO Airport to San Jose

Alajuela and SJO Airport to San Jose
Alajuela and SJO Airport to San Jose
Private transport type
1:30 pm - 2:00 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 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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Fleur de Lys
Fleur de Lys
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Fleur de Lys is a boutique hotel in a Victorian mansion. Guests can choose from 31 individually decorated rooms in the midst of downtown San Jose.

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DAY 2


San Jose

Fleur de Lys

Pacuare River Two Day Trip

Pacuare River Two Day Trip
Pacuare River Two Day Trip

This multi day Rafting excursion allows visitors to get in more rafting and spend more time relaxing and to enjoy the Pacuare River Valley including a 1-night stay at the Rios Tropicales Lodge.

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Included for 1 persons in your party.
From 6:10 am - 5:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 3


Arenal

Las Colinas Arenal Hotel - night 1 of 5

Las Colinas Arenal Hotel
Las Colinas Arenal Hotel
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Only one block from La Fortuna central park and a 40 minute drive to the famous Arenal Volcano, Las Colinas Arenal Hotel is conveniently located and provides truly local hospitality. Homey style accommodations in a small hotel setting make this family run Northern Lowlands establishment a simple and affordable stay.

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DAY 4


Arenal

Las Colinas Arenal Hotel - night 2 of 5

Mistico Hanging Bridges Walk

DAY 5


Arenal

Las Colinas Arenal Hotel - night 3 of 5

Don Tobias Horseback Tour

Don Tobias Horseback Tour
Don Tobias Horseback Tour

The Don Tobias horse tour is an adventurous horseback ride through forests and fields with stunning views of the Arenal Volcano.

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Included for 1 persons in your party.
From 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 6


Arenal

Las Colinas Arenal Hotel - night 4 of 5

Arenal Volcano Walk & Tabacon Hot Springs

Arenal Volcano Walk & Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano Walk & Tabacon Hot Springs

On this exciting tour, you'll hike through the secondary rain forest around the Arenal Volcano National Park, the site of the 1968 eruption that awoke this previously dormant volcano. After exploring the national park, you will go to the Tabacon Hot Springs for an evening of relaxation.

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Included for 1 persons in your party.
From 2:00 pm - 8:30 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 7


Arenal

Las Colinas Arenal Hotel - night 5 of 5

Ecoglide Canopy

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 1 persons in your party.
From 9:30 am - 12:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 8


Arenal / Monteverde

Las Colinas Arenal Hotel

Claro de Luna Hotel - night 1 of 3

Ride Costa Rica Taxi-Boat-Taxi

Claro de Luna Hotel
Claro de Luna Hotel
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Claro de Luna Hotel is situated in the Tilaran Mountain Range in beautiful Monteverde. Monteverde is a treasure for those seeking a true nature experience in the midst of the magical Cloud Forest surrounded by lush vegetation. This zone is very special as you will find a unique mixture of ticos , Quakers and scientists all living amidst eachother sharing the commitment of preserving this very special place for future generations.

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Ride Costa Rica Taxi-Boat-Taxi
Ride Costa Rica Taxi-Boat-Taxi

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

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Included for 1 persons in your party.
From 8:30 am - 12:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 9


Monteverde

Claro de Luna Hotel - night 2 of 3

Monteverde Horseback Riding

Monteverde Horseback Riding
Monteverde Horseback Riding

A horseback riding tour is a wonderful way to experience Monteverde's green, mountainous countryside. Until recently, horseback riding was the most common form of transport in the region, and considering the state of the roads, some would argue that it is still the easiest way to get around.

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Included for 1 persons in your party.
From 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm start/end time
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DAY 10


Monteverde

Claro de Luna Hotel - night 3 of 3

Suspension Bridges

Cafe de Monteverde Coffee Tour

Suspension Bridges
Suspension Bridges

The suspension bridges is the ideal cloud forest experience for those who wish to explore the beauty of the canopy at their own pace and appreciate the incredible array of vegetation and exotic bird life that the region has to offer.

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Included for 1 persons in your party.
From 10:30 am - 12:30 pm start/end time
Transport included
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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 1 persons in your party.
From 1:15 pm - 4:30 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 11


Monteverde

Claro de Luna Hotel

Monteverde to Alajuela and SJO Airport

Monteverde to Alajuela and SJO Airport
Monteverde to Alajuela and SJO Airport
Private transport type
8:00 am - 12:00 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 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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