From Cloud Forests to Beaches Costa Rica

From Cloud Forests to Beaches

I would recommend Costa Rica to friends. Our 17-day holiday is the perfect combination of volcano adventures and beach relaxation. The trip was excellent and the hotels were just what we wanted.

17 Day Costa Rica Itinerary
2 Adults
$152 pp/night
$4876 total USD

A tropical getaway we needed…

My husband and I had been thinking about a tropical getaway, and Costa Rica was on the top of our list. Through Anywhere, we were able to put together a 17-day holiday throughout the country. We visited not only the traveler favorites: Arenal, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio, but also detoured to Santa Teresa because we heard the beaches there were amazing too.

We’ll always remember the beauty of Costa Rica’s nature…

It was pretty rainy when we were in Monteverde, but it felt amazing to be surrounded by so much nature and foliage. We loved staying at Hotel Cala lodge because you can even see wildlife not too far from your room. The staff were pleasant and accommodating as well.

My favorite part of the vacation…

I’m glad we made Manuel Antonio our last stop — four relaxing days on the beach after all the tours and adventures. La Mansion Inn Hotel was everything we could ask for. Breathtaking views, beautiful rooms, and only a short drive away from the beach! We didn’t want to leave.

Activities

3rddayEl Silencio Mirador & Tabacon Hot Springs
4thdayLa Fortuna Waterfall Maleku Horseback Ride
5thdayArenal Night Hike
6thdayTaxi-Boat-Taxi Arenal to Monteverde
7thdayA day with Nature: Suspension Bridges, Butterfly Garden, Amphibian & Snake Exhibits, Lunch
10thdayTortuga Island Tour
13thdayManuel Antonio National Park Guided Tour
14thdayDamas Estuary Boat Trip

Meals

Free Breakfast for 13 days

Transport

shuttleAlajuela & SJO Int'l to Arenal  
shuttleMonteverde to Santa Teresa  
shuttleSanta Teresa to Manuel Antonio  
shuttleManuel Antonio to Alajuela & SJO Int'l  

DAY 1


Alajuela & SJO Int'l

Adventure Inn Hotel - night 1 of 1

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 2


Alajuela & SJO Int'l / Arenal

Adventure Inn Hotel

Casa Luna Hotel and Spa - night 1 of 4

Alajuela and SJO Airport to Arenal

Alajuela and SJO Airport to Arenal
Alajuela and SJO Airport to Arenal
Shuttle transport type
8:20 am - 11:30 am pickup/drop-off time
3.17 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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Casa Luna Hotel and Spa
Casa Luna Hotel and Spa
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Casa Luna Lodge is a brand new hotel that has the goal of becoming an ecological model of sustainability within the Arenal Area. Situated at the base of the Arenal Volcano about 1 kilometer away from the La Fortuna waterfall and the bustling town of La Fortuna Casa Luna Lodge is in a privileged location.

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DAY 3


Arenal

Casa Luna Hotel and Spa - night 2 of 4

El Silencio Mirador & Tabacon Hot Springs

El Silencio Mirador & Tabacon Hot Springs
El Silencio Mirador & Tabacon Hot Springs

This Combo tour includes a guided hike at the El Silencio Mirador reserve and a visit to the Tabacon Hot Springs. El Silencio is a series of hiking trails and nature reserve located 7.4 miles from La Fortuna and 3 miles from the Arenal Volcano National Park.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 4


Arenal

Casa Luna Hotel and Spa - night 3 of 4

La Fortuna Waterfall Maleku Horseback Ride

La Fortuna Waterfall Maleku Horseback Ride
La Fortuna Waterfall Maleku Horseback Ride

This tour gives you a comprehensive introduction to the territory that surrounds La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano. You'll go horseback riding, hiking, and swimming.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 8:25 am - 12:30 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 5


Arenal

Casa Luna Hotel and Spa - night 4 of 4

Arenal Night Hike

Arenal Night Hike
Arenal Night Hike

More than 60% of the wildlife found in tropical rainforest’s is nocturnal. Many of Costa Rica’s hidden treasures can only be found in the darkness and with the aid of an experienced guide visitors will explore the forest around the slopes of the Arenal Volcano in search of wildlife. The location of the tour inside the Arenal Sanctuary Reserve.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm start/end time
Transport included

DAY 6


Arenal / Monteverde

Casa Luna Hotel and Spa

Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde - night 1 of 3

Taxi-Boat-Taxi Arenal to Monteverde

Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde
Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Cala Lodge is located in Monteverde. Set within Costa Rica’s rich central highlands, this area is replete with bountiful rainforests, rolling hills, and a spectacular amount of biodiversity.

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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 2 persons in your party.
From 8:15 am - 12:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 7


Monteverde

Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde - night 2 of 3

A day with Nature: Suspension Bridges, Butterfly Garden, Amphibian & Snake Exhibits, Lunch

A day with Nature: Suspension Bridges, Butterfly Garden, Amphibian & Snake Exhibits, Lunch
A day with Nature: Suspension Bridges, Butterfly Garden, Amphibian & Snake Exhibits, Lunch

For visitors interesting in having a day of relaxation surrounded by the tropical cloud forest of Monteverde and all of the vibrant species within it then this is a great tour option. If you are interested in adding an adrenaline element to this tour we suggest the adding the Selvatura Canopy Tour.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 10:20 am - 3:00 pm start/end time
Transport included

DAY 8


Monteverde

Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde - night 3 of 3

DAY 9


Monteverde / Santa Teresa

Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde

Hotel Tropico Latino - night 1 of 3

Monteverde to Mal Pais - Santa Teresa

Monteverde to Mal Pais - Santa Teresa
Monteverde to Mal Pais - Santa Teresa
Shuttle transport type
8:15 am - 1:30 pm pickup/drop-off time
5.25 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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Hotel Tropico Latino
Hotel Tropico Latino
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Trópico Latino has incredible grounds, which are landscaped to show off the tropical flora. It’s also a short distance from the white-sand beach of Playa Carmen.

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DAY 10


Santa Teresa

Hotel Tropico Latino - night 2 of 3

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 2 persons in your party.
From 8:00 am - 3:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 11


Santa Teresa

Hotel Tropico Latino - night 3 of 3

DAY 12


Santa Teresa / Manuel Antonio

Hotel Tropico Latino

La Mansion Inn - night 1 of 4

Mal Pais - Santa Teresa to Manuel Antonio

Mal Pais - Santa Teresa to Manuel Antonio
Mal Pais - Santa Teresa to Manuel Antonio
Shuttle transport type
7:00 am - 12:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
5.00 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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La Mansion Inn
La Mansion Inn
3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Nestled in one of the last remaining "natural zoos" of the world, Oceans Two Resort is located in Manuel Antonio, on Costa Rica's central Pacific coast. The inn is situated on the mountainside, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the famous Manuel Antonio National Park.

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DAY 13


Manuel Antonio

La Mansion Inn - night 2 of 4

Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Tour

Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Tour
Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Tour

Tour one of Costa Rica’s most stunning national parks on the Manuel Antonio National Park hike. An experienced guide, while taking you through this natural world of wonder that is bursting with biodiversity, will point out several species of monkeys, sloths, coatimundis and much more.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 7:20 am - 12:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 14


Manuel Antonio

La Mansion Inn - night 3 of 4

Damas Estuary Boat Trip

Damas Estuary Boat Trip
Damas Estuary Boat Trip

The Damas Estuary Boat Trip takes you on a covered boat tour through the complex and beautiful estuaries and mangroves surrounding Damas Island. Damas Island got its name because it is said that the shape of the island resembles a woman.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 15


Manuel Antonio

La Mansion Inn - night 4 of 4

DAY 16


Manuel Antonio / Alajuela & SJO Int'l

La Mansion Inn

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
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
3.50 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 17


Alajuela & SJO Int'l

Adventure Inn Hotel

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