Epic Journey With a Friend Costa Rica

Epic Journey With a Friend

This is one of the greatest thrills of my life! Anywhere found all the right locations, accommodations, and tours to make our 16 days in the country simply amazing.

18 Day Costa Rica Itinerary
2 Adults
$155 pp/night
$5260 total USD

A very special friendcation…

My friend and I travel together a lot, and for our 40th we decided to make Costa Rica the next destination to explore. We wanted a blend of adventure, nature sights, and some downtime on a beach. Alejandra was patient with my many questions, offered frank, honest advice on accommodations, and was responsive to our needs. And, I appreciated that if I needed something on her days off, another team member always got back to me quickly.

Amazing memories at Arenal…

The Arenal Volcano history walk tour was awesome! The tour guide for the walk was great and made the walk all about surviving in the forest, so it was particularly interesting. The views were great. Tabacon Hot Springs blew my mind. Sitting in a hot river and then being able to sit inside one of the falls was amazing. Arenal is a destination that could offer everything a visitor to Costa Rica would need if they only had time for one stop.

I’ll never forget this...

The Selvatura canopy excursion was a day to remember! The superman zipline was probably one of the greatest thrills of my life. It was AMAZING! The whole experience and the staff/guides were great. Loved the canopy walk at our leisure, the butterfly gardens were nice, and to have hummingbirds sit on my fingers while they fed was a moment I will never forget.

Places

3nightsSan Jose
4nightsArenal
2nightsMonteverde
2nightsMonteverde
5nightsManuel Antonio
1nightAlajuela & SJO Int'l

Activities

4thdayDoka Coffee & Poas Volcano Tour
6thdayWaterfall Rapelling and Rafting Tour
7thdayArenal Volcano Walk & Tabacon Hot Springs
10thdayDon Juan Coffee, Chocolate & Sugar Cane
10thdaySky Tram & Sky Walk Night Tour
11thdayZiplines, Bridges, Butterflies & Hummingbirds

Meals

Free Breakfast for 13 days

Transport

private driverAlajuela & SJO Int'l to San Jose  
private driverAlajuela & SJO Int'l to San Jose  
private driverLa Paz Waterfall to Arenal  
shuttleArenal to Monteverde  
shuttleMonteverde to Manuel Antonio  
shuttleManuel Antonio to Alajuela & SJO Int'l  

DAY 1


San Jose

Hotel Presidente - night 1 of 3

Hotel Presidente
Hotel Presidente
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.

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DAY 2


San Jose

Hotel Presidente - night 2 of 3

Alajuela and SJO Airport to San Jose ** DENNE MOORE**

Alajuela and SJO Airport to San Jose ** DENNE MOORE**
Alajuela and SJO Airport to San Jose ** DENNE MOORE**
Private transport type
2:00 pm - 2:30 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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DAY 3


San Jose

Hotel Presidente - night 3 of 3

DAY 4


San Jose / Arenal

Hotel Presidente

Hotel Los Lagos - night 1 of 4

Doka Coffee & Poas Volcano Tour

La Paz Waterfall to Arenal

La Paz Waterfall to Arenal
La Paz Waterfall to Arenal
Private transport type
4:00 pm - 7:00 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 Los Lagos
Hotel Los Lagos
3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Los Lagos, featuring very comfortable accommodations, is one of a few hotels on the foothills of the Arenal Volcano. Hotel Los Lagos offers jacuzzis fed by natural hot springs, 4 pools with thermal waters and 3 with cold water, water slides, a volcano shaped kids pool, Butterfly Garden, Frog Pond, restaurant, and crocodile farm.

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Doka Coffee & Poas Volcano Tour
Doka Coffee & Poas Volcano Tour

This tour will make sure you're fueled for the full-day adventure ahead of you. Spend eight hours in Costa Rica's exquisite central valley of Alajuela, where you'll discover how the perfect cup of Costa Rican coffee is produced at the Doka Coffee Estate, and explore a volcanic region at Poás Volcano National Park.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 6:00 am - 4:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 5


Arenal

Hotel Los Lagos - night 2 of 4

DAY 6


Arenal

Hotel Los Lagos - night 3 of 4

Waterfall Rapelling and Rafting Tour

Waterfall Rapelling and Rafting Tour
Waterfall Rapelling and Rafting Tour

Combining two of the country’s most adrenalin-packed activities, this tour will have you rappelling down waterfalls and surging over white-water rapids! Set in Costa Rica’s Northern Lowlands near the base of the Arenal Volcano, the scenery for this tour couldn’t be any more beautiful.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 7:20 am - 4:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 7


Arenal

Hotel Los Lagos - night 4 of 4

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 2 persons in your party.
From 2:10 pm - 8:30 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 8


Arenal / Monteverde

Hotel Los Lagos

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens - night 1 of 2

Arenal to Monteverde

Arenal to Monteverde
Arenal to Monteverde
Shuttle transport type
8:40 am - 12:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
3.33 hours duration

Shuttle service is a shared transportation option in an air-conditioned minibus between popular destinations. Shuttle routes operate daily, and in some cases there are multiple departure times throughout the day. However, shuttles are by no means a public bus. They are subject to availability and must be reserved in advance.

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Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The gorgeous Monteverde Lodge & Gardens is situated up in the Tilaran Mountain range in Monteverde. Monteverde is world renowned for its mystical primary cloud forest reserve. The reserve houses an abundance of bird species, mammals, and diverse vegetation. This is a true paradise for nature lovers and eco-travelers looking to be surrounded by nothing but untouched natural beauty.

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DAY 9


Monteverde

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens - night 2 of 2

DAY 10


Monteverde

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens

Don Juan Coffee, Chocolate & Sugar Cane

Sky Tram & Sky Walk Night Tour

Don Juan Coffee, Chocolate & Sugar Cane
Don Juan Coffee, Chocolate & Sugar Cane

It’s no secret that Costa Rica is famous for coffee. On this tour, you’ll be exposed to the wonderful world of coffee, including its history, tradition and present-day production. You'll also learn about the growing, harvesting, and production of chocolate and sugar cane.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 7:40 am - 10:00 am start/end time
Transport included
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Sky Tram & Sky Walk Night Tour
Sky Tram & Sky Walk Night Tour

This tour leads travelers along aerial trams and suspension bridges during a nighttime exploration of the rainforest in Monteverde. It is a great way to get a unique perspective of the rainforest and also see some nocturnal creatures.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm start/end time
Transport included

DAY 11


Monteverde

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens - night 2 of 2

Ziplines, Bridges, Butterflies & Hummingbirds

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.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 7:55 am - 1:00 pm start/end time
Transport included

DAY 12


Monteverde / Manuel Antonio

Monteverde Lodge & Gardens

Hotel Costa Verde - night 1 of 5

Monteverde to Manuel Antonio

Monteverde to Manuel Antonio
Monteverde to Manuel Antonio
Shuttle transport type
8:00 am - 2:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
6.00 hours duration

Shuttle service is a shared transportation option in an air-conditioned minibus between popular destinations. Shuttle routes operate daily, and in some cases there are multiple departure times throughout the day. However, shuttles are by no means a public bus. They are subject to availability and must be reserved in advance.

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Hotel Costa Verde
Hotel Costa Verde
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Costa Verde is a Costa Rican tropical paradise, just a few minutes from the entrance of the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. For those seeking adventure travel, ecotourism, sports fishing or just the tranquility of white sand beaches and magnificent ocean views, this popular destination is for you.

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DAY 13


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde - night 2 of 5

DAY 14


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde - night 3 of 5

DAY 15


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde - night 4 of 5

DAY 16


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde - night 5 of 5

DAY 17


Manuel Antonio / Alajuela & SJO Int'l

Hotel Costa Verde

Adventure Inn Hotel - night 1 of 1

Manuel Antonio to Alajuela - SJO Int'l

Manuel Antonio to Alajuela - SJO Int'l
Manuel Antonio to Alajuela - SJO Int'l
Shuttle transport type
1:45 pm - 5:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
3.25 hours duration

Shuttle service is a shared transportation option in an air-conditioned minibus between popular destinations. Shuttle routes operate daily, and in some cases there are multiple departure times throughout the day. However, shuttles are by no means a public bus. They are subject to availability and must be reserved in advance.

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Adventure Inn Hotel
Adventure Inn Hotel
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Adventure Inn Hotel is found in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. San José is a central hub, and makes a good home base for exploring Costa Rica's culture and adventure activities.

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DAY 18


Alajuela & SJO Int'l

Adventure Inn Hotel

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