Traveling Solo In Arenal and Monteverde

11 Day Costa Rica Itinerary

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.

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  

Trip Overview




DAY 1


San Jose

Fleur de Lys
- 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
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 ...

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.

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.


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

Hotel Las Colinas
- night 1 of 5

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Hotel Las Colinas

Hotel Las Colinas

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 ...

DAY 4


Arenal

Hotel Las Colinas
- night 2 of 5

Mistico Hanging Bridges Walk

Mistico Hanging Bridges Walk
Mistico Hanging Bridges Walk

Discover the rainforest surrounding the Arenal Volcano from an unrivaled perspective on the Arenal Hanging Bridges tour.


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

DAY 5


Arenal

Hotel Las Colinas
- 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.


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

Hotel Las Colinas
- 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 ...


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

Hotel Las Colinas
- 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.


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

Hotel Las Colinas

Claro de Luna
- night 1 of 3

Ride Costa Rica Taxi-Boat-Taxi

Claro de Luna

Claro de Luna

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 ...

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 ...


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
- 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 ...


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

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DAY 10


Monteverde

Claro de Luna
- 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 ...


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 ...


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

Monteverde to Alajuela and SJO Airport

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
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 ...

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