An Adventure of a Lifetime Costa Rica

An Adventure of a Lifetime

17 days of travel, activities, and six accommodations — everything was exactly as planned, down to the minute. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday of a lifetime!

17 Day Costa Rica Itinerary
2 Adults and 2 Youth
$103 pp/night
$6579 total USD

A very special family vacation…

We wanted a family adventure. My son was finishing his exams and in reality, this may be the last holiday we have together for many years. We were counting on this vacation to be memorable and fun. Anywhere Costa Rica is amazing — they were efficient and so helpful; in spite of a very busy 18 days of travel, activities, and six accommodations, everything was exactly as planned, down to the minute.

What we loved about our accommodations…

We wanted to see wildlife and stay in a treehouse or an ecolodge for a couple of nights. Cabanas Los Pinos in Monteverde fit the bill perfectly. It’s a self-catering cabin set in its own garden, very private, and convenient for walking into the town where a local bakery was across the road. We saw an armadillo walking across the path to our cabin…wonderful!

The highlights of our trip…

My husband is a real coffee fanatic, so we had booked the Monteverde Coffee tour for him, but it was so much more — real sustainable farming, eco-friendly practices, animal husbandry, as well as coffee growing, roasting, and tasting! Very educational; we highly recommend it! Bahia Adventure tours was also an experience of a lifetime. We traveled by boat for a while, but it was worth it — we saw five humpback whales, a green turtle, a pod of dolphins, and also went snorkeling!

Activities

9thdayArenal Volcano History Walk
10thdayBalsa River Half Day Rafting
11thdayArenal to Monteverde Horseback Lake Route
12thdayA day with Nature: Suspension Bridges, Butterfly Garden, Amphibian & Snake Exhibits, Lunch
13thdayCafe de Monteverde Coffee Tour
15thdayBahia Aventuras Combo Tour

Meals

Free Breakfast for 7 days
All Meals Included for 3 days

Transport

shuttleAlajuela & SJO Int'l to Puerto Viejo  
shuttlePuerto Viejo to Tortuguero  
shuttleTortuguero to Arenal  
shuttleMonteverde to Manuel Antonio  
private driverManuel 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
2 rooms.

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 / Puerto Viejo

Adventure Inn Hotel

Azania Bungalows - night 1 of 3

Alajuela and SJO Airport to Puerto Viejo de Limon

Alajuela and SJO Airport to Puerto Viejo de Limon
Alajuela and SJO Airport to Puerto Viejo de Limon
Shuttle transport type
7:35 am - 10:30 am pickup/drop-off time
2.92 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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Azania Bungalows
Azania Bungalows
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Azania Bungalows is an exotically designed jungle’s edge hotel located at Cocles Beach in the South Caribbean Region. Visitors will be charmed when relaxing poolside or eating delicious Argentinian style food next to the tropical gardens and thatched roof buildings of Azania Bungalows.

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DAY 3


Puerto Viejo

Azania Bungalows - night 2 of 3

DAY 4


Puerto Viejo

Azania Bungalows - night 3 of 3

DAY 5


Puerto Viejo / Tortuguero

Azania Bungalows

Turtle Beach Lodge - night 1 of 3

Puerto Viejo de Limon to Tortuguero

Puerto Viejo de Limon to Tortuguero
Puerto Viejo de Limon to Tortuguero
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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Turtle Beach Lodge
Turtle Beach Lodge
12:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Turtle Beach Lodge is located in the Province of Limon in the Tortuguero National Park. Getting to Tortuguero is a wondrous trip as you need to use a plane or boat to arrive there. It's about a three and a half hour boat ride from Puerto Limon, where you can find an active night life, restaurants and bars. A unique difference from this town compared to the rest of Costa Rica is its heavy Afro- Caribbean influence and culture.

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DAY 6


Tortuguero

Turtle Beach Lodge - night 2 of 3

DAY 7


Tortuguero

Turtle Beach Lodge - night 3 of 3

DAY 8


Tortuguero / Arenal

Turtle Beach Lodge

Hotel Los Lagos - night 1 of 3

Tortuguero to Arenal

Tortuguero to Arenal
Tortuguero to Arenal
Shuttle transport type
9:00 am - 2:45 pm pickup/drop-off time
5.75 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 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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DAY 9


Arenal

Hotel Los Lagos - night 2 of 3

Arenal Volcano History Walk

Arenal Volcano History Walk
Arenal Volcano History Walk

Discover the sights and sounds in the Arenal Volcano area. Here you can take a guided tour to get a first-hand experience of Costa Rica's most famed attraction.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 7:10 am - 12:00 pm start/end time
Transport included

DAY 10


Arenal

Hotel Los Lagos - night 3 of 3

Balsa River Half Day Rafting

Balsa River Half Day Rafting
Balsa River Half Day Rafting

You can reach the Balsa River after just a 50-minute drive from La Fortuna. During this tour you’ll cover Class II and Class III rivers.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 10:15 am - 5:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 11


Arenal / Monteverde

Hotel Los Lagos

Cabañas y Jardines Los Pinos - night 1 of 3

Arenal to Monteverde Horseback Lake Route

Cabañas y Jardines Los Pinos
Cabañas y Jardines Los Pinos
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Cabanas Los Pinos is situated just down the road from the world renowned Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Monteverde is home to hundreds of plants, mammals, insects and birds such as the Resplendent Quetzal and the Emerald Toucanet. This is an amazing eco-tourism destination for those seeking solitude in the beauty of nature. Though tucked away in the mountains, visitors can find all the modern conveniences in Santa Elena such as restaurants, cafes, shops, a supermarket and bank.

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Arenal to Monteverde Horseback Lake Route
Arenal to Monteverde Horseback Lake Route

The Arenal to Monteverde horseback riding tour is both adventure tour and transportation. This unique journey offers a timeless way to travel from La Fortuna to Monteverde.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 7:15 am - 12:15 pm start/end time
Transport included

DAY 12


Monteverde

Cabañas y Jardines Los Pinos - 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 4 persons in your party.
From 7:50 am - 12:30 pm start/end time
Transport included

DAY 13


Monteverde

Cabañas y Jardines Los Pinos - night 3 of 3

Cafe de Monteverde Coffee Tour

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 4 persons in your party.
From 7:40 am - 11:00 am start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 14


Monteverde / Manuel Antonio

Cabañas y Jardines Los Pinos

The Falls at Manuel Antonio Resort - night 1 of 3

Monteverde to Manuel Antonio

Monteverde to Manuel Antonio
Monteverde to Manuel Antonio
Shuttle transport type
8:00 am - 1:00 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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The Falls at Manuel Antonio Resort
The Falls at Manuel Antonio Resort
2:00 pm check-in
2 rooms.

The Falls Resort is situated in the town of Manuel Antonio, a popular destination that is located in the Central Pacific region of the country. Manuel Antonio is stunningly beautiful and has an ample amount of activities for visitors to enjoy.

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DAY 15


Manuel Antonio

The Falls at Manuel Antonio Resort - night 2 of 3

Bahia Aventuras Combo Tour

Bahia Aventuras Combo Tour
Bahia Aventuras Combo Tour

The Bahia Aventuras Combo Tour combines elements of some of the most popular tours - whale/dolphin watching and snorkeling - into one rip-roaring, exciting day of adventure.

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Included for 4 persons in your party.
From 7:00 am - 12:30 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 16


Manuel Antonio

The Falls at Manuel Antonio Resort - night 3 of 3

DAY 17


Manuel Antonio

The Falls at Manuel Antonio Resort

Manuel Antonio to Alajuela and SJO Airport

Manuel Antonio to Alajuela and SJO Airport
Manuel Antonio to Alajuela and SJO Airport
Private transport type
11:00 am - 2:15 pm pickup/drop-off time
3.25 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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