Coast to Coast Budget Vacation Costa Rica

Coast to Coast Budget Vacation

We didn’t think we could explore so much of Costa Rica with our budget, but Anywhere pulled it off amazingly. All the exciting excursions and relaxing days by the beach are in our memories forever.

18 Day Costa Rica Itinerary
2 Adults
$90 pp/night
$3071 total USD

The ultimate vacation in Costa Rica…

My partner and I were looking to book a long vacation in Costa Rica, exploring as much as we could with our limited budget. We went to Puerto Viejo de Limon, Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde, and Manuel Antonio. We were happy about Anywhere’s recommendations for budget lodgings that would allow us to splurge a day or two at Laguna Lodge Tortuguero.

The friendliest Ticos…

Our driver from Guapiles to Arenal was exceptional. Throughout the entire three hours, he was able to share a lot of interesting information about the country that entertained us for the whole trip. In Playa Espadilla, we met who we believe to be the friendliest and most open Ticos from the entire trip. Fernando and Carlos rent jet skis and inflatable boats on the beach. We had a great time chatting and they gave us great tips on how to have the most fun with water sports. I’d definitely recommend any travelers to try it out and have a chance to mingle with the locals.

Hotels

1nightSleep Inn
5nightsCoco Loco Lodge
2nightsLaguna Lodge
4nightsDepartamento Vista Al Volcan
2nightsMonteverde Inn
3nightsEl Faro Beach Hotel

Meals

Free Breakfast for 6 days
All Meals Included for 2 days

Transport

Free Airport Transport
shuttlePuerto Viejo to Tortuguero  
shuttleGuapiles to Arenal  
shuttleMonteverde to Manuel Antonio  
flightManuel Antonio to Alajuela & SJO Int'l  

DAY 1


San Jose

Sleep Inn - night 1 of 1

Sleep Inn
Sleep Inn
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Sleep Inn is located in the heart of downtown San José. This hotel has ample facilities and an unbeatable location.

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DAY 2


San Jose / Puerto Viejo

Sleep Inn

Coco Loco Lodge - night 1 of 5

Pacuare River Rafting Class III-IV

Coco Loco Lodge
Coco Loco Lodge
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Coco Loco Lodge is situated in Puerto Viejo de Limon, a town nestled against Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast. Puerto Viejo is a lively community that has developed amongst some seriously picturesque landscapes and enticing seascapes.

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Pacuare River Rafting Class III-IV
Pacuare River Rafting Class III-IV

Why not experience one of the most gorgeous river rafting trips in the world on the Pacuare River. It lives in the lush valley of Turrialba in the Central Valley of Costa Rica known for its exuberant beauty, wildlife and great rapids. This trip is excellent for those 14 years and up and for the adventurous beginner to the experienced rafter.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 6:05 am - 5:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 3


Puerto Viejo

Coco Loco Lodge - night 2 of 5

DAY 4


Puerto Viejo

Coco Loco Lodge - night 3 of 5

DAY 5


Puerto Viejo

Coco Loco Lodge - night 4 of 5

DAY 6


Puerto Viejo

Coco Loco Lodge - night 5 of 5

DAY 7


Puerto Viejo / Tortuguero

Coco Loco Lodge

Laguna Lodge - night 1 of 2

Puerto Viejo de Limon to Tortuguero

Puerto Viejo de Limon to Tortuguero
Puerto Viejo de Limon to Tortuguero
Shuttle transport type
8:25 am - 2:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
5.58 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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Laguna Lodge
Laguna Lodge
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Laguna Lodge lies along Costa Rica's northern Caribbean Zone, an exclusive location on a narrow strip of land between the sea on one side and the Tortuguero-Lagoon on the other. This Region is the most important nesting site in the entire Western half of the Caribbean for the green sea turtle. The Caribbean provides a unique mixture of cultures from the Indigenous to Jamaican influences bringing you a completely different side of Costa Rica.

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DAY 8


Tortuguero

Laguna Lodge - night 2 of 2

DAY 9


Tortuguero / Arenal

Laguna Lodge

Departamento Vista Al Volcan - night 1 of 4

Guapiles to Arenal

Guapiles to Arenal
Guapiles to Arenal
Shuttle transport type
1:30 pm - 4:50 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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Departamento Vista Al Volcan
Departamento Vista Al Volcan
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

From Departmento Vista El Volcán, you'll have a spectacular view of the Arenal Volcano. This apartment is in downtown La Fortuna, so guests will be a short distance from the town’s restaurants, bars, and transportation services.

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DAY 10


Arenal

Departamento Vista Al Volcan - night 2 of 4

El Silencio Mirador Trails & Eco Termales

El Silencio Mirador Trails & Eco Termales
El Silencio Mirador Trails & Eco Termales

During this tour visitors will experience a guided hike of the Mirador Reserve and learn about the flora and fauna of the reserve as well as the natural history of the Arenal Volcano. The second portion of the trip includes a visit to the Eco Termales Hot Springs.

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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 11


Arenal

Departamento Vista Al Volcan - night 3 of 4

DAY 12


Arenal

Departamento Vista Al Volcan - night 4 of 4

DAY 13


Arenal / Monteverde

Departamento Vista Al Volcan

Monteverde Inn - night 1 of 2

Taxi-Boat-Taxi Arenal to Monteverde

Monteverde Inn
Monteverde Inn
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The quaint Monteverde Inn sits in the Tilaran mountain range, found in the northern part of the Puntarenas province. For an incredible eco-adventure, visit this mountain paradise of Monteverde, renowned for its extremely beautiful Cloud Forest Reserve and abundance of bird species. There is a unique Quaker community that settled there in the 50s and began what is now the greatest milk and fine cheese production in Costa Rica. This is a stupendous vacation destination for those who wish to be surrounded by the beauty of nature.

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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 8:20 am - 12:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 14


Monteverde

Monteverde Inn - night 2 of 2

Selvatura Canopy Tour and Suspension Bridges

Selvatura Canopy Tour and Suspension Bridges
Selvatura Canopy Tour and Suspension Bridges

This Monteverde, Costa Rica tour combines adventure and tranquility as you zip line and walk across suspension bridges within a rainforest canopy.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 7:50 am - 12:30 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 15


Monteverde / Manuel Antonio

Monteverde Inn

El Faro Beach Hotel - night 1 of 3

Monteverde to Manuel Antonio

Monteverde to Manuel Antonio
Monteverde to Manuel Antonio
Shuttle transport type
7:55 am - 12:30 pm pickup/drop-off time
4.58 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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El Faro Beach Hotel
El Faro Beach Hotel
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

El Faro Beach Hotel is located on a hillside near the Manuel Antonio National Park. This hotel is constructed from shipping containers and has a unique, environmentally friendly design.

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DAY 16


Manuel Antonio

El Faro Beach Hotel - night 2 of 3

DAY 17


Manuel Antonio

El Faro Beach Hotel - night 3 of 3

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 7:50 am - 10:30 am start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 18


Manuel Antonio

El Faro Beach Hotel

Manuel Antonio to Alajuela - SJO Int'l

Manuel Antonio to Alajuela - SJO Int'l
Manuel Antonio to Alajuela - SJO Int'l
Flight transport type
11:15 am - 8:25 am pickup/drop-off time
-2.83 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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