An Adventure of a Lifetime

17 Day Costa Rica Itinerary

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!

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

9thday

Arenal Volcano History Walk

10thdayBalsa River Half Day Rafting
11thdayArenal to Monteverde Horseback Lake Route
12thday

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

13thdayCafe de Monteverde Coffee Tour
15thdayBahia Aventuras Combo Tour

Meals

Free Breakfast for 10 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  

Trip Overview




DAY 1


Alajuela & SJO Int'l

Adventure Inn Hotel
- night 1 of 1

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
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.

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

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
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 ...

DAY 3


Puerto Viejo

Azania Bungalows
- night 2 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 4


Puerto Viejo

Azania Bungalows
- night 3 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 5


Puerto Viejo / Tortuguero

Azania Bungalows

Turtle Beach Lodge
- night 1 of 3

Puerto Viejo de Limon to Tortuguero

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
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 ...

DAY 6


Tortuguero

Turtle Beach Lodge
- night 2 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 7


Tortuguero

Turtle Beach Lodge
- night 3 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 8


Tortuguero / Arenal

Turtle Beach Lodge

Los Lagos
- night 1 of 3

Tortuguero to Arenal

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Los Lagos

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 ...

DAY 9


Arenal

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.


from 7:10 am - 12:00 pm
Transport included

DAY 10


Arenal

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.


from 10:15 am - 5:00 pm
Transport included

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DAY 11


Arenal / Monteverde

Los Lagos

Cabanas Los Pinos
- night 1 of 3

Arenal to Monteverde Horseback Lake Route

Cabanas Los Pinos

Cabanas 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 ...

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.


from 7:15 am - 12:15 pm
Transport included

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DAY 12


Monteverde

Cabanas 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 ...


from 7:50 am - 12:30 pm
Transport included

DAY 13


Monteverde

Cabanas 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 ...


from 7:40 am - 11:00 am
Transport included

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DAY 14


Monteverde / Manuel Antonio

Cabanas Los Pinos

The Falls at Manuel Antonio Resort
- night 1 of 3

Monteverde to Manuel Antonio

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
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 ...

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.


from 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
Transport included

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DAY 16


Manuel Antonio

The Falls at Manuel Antonio Resort
- night 3 of 3

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

DAY 17


Manuel Antonio

The Falls at Manuel Antonio Resort

Manuel Antonio to Alajuela and SJO Airport

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

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