Epic Coast to Coast Couple’s Journey Costa Rica

Epic Coast to Coast Couple’s Journey

We had a great time gliding across the top of the cloud forest. This was a 21-day trip with 6 different accommodations, 13 excellent tours, and 6 shuttles by land and water. Everything went off without a hitch.

22 Day Costa Rica Itinerary
2 Adults
$125 pp/night
$5248 total USD

The best trip we’ve had…

Costa Rica was awesome. We do a lot of traveling and this was one of our best trips ever. Ileana was wonderful. She planned an outstanding vacation for us. After a few iterations of the itinerary via email, we had exactly what we needed. Three weeks of Costa Rica with amazing times in the rainforest, cloud forest, beaches, and island excursions!

Relaxing at Tamarindo with howler monkeys!

Hotel Pasatiempo was a good accommodation. Our room was just off the pool area. They serve a great breakfast with a selection from 2 or 3 choices each morning. It's just a few blocks from the beach and dining. The highlight, however, was the regular morning visits from the howler monkeys running across our roof and through the trees!

One activity you should absolutely try…

We would highly recommend this canopy and suspension bridge tour in Monteverde. Although the weather was rainy, we had a great time gliding across the top of the cloud forest. Over 15 zip lines — the longest being 1 km (0.62 mi) in length! Quite an amazing time.

Meals

Free Breakfast for 21 days
All Meals Included for 3 days

Transport

shuttleTortuguero to Arenal  
shuttleMonteverde to Tamarindo  
shuttleTamarindo to Manuel Antonio  
shuttleManuel Antonio to Alajuela & SJO Int'l  

DAY 1


Alajuela & SJO Int'l

Adventure Inn Hotel - night 1 of 2

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

Adventure Inn Hotel - night 2 of 2

DAY 3


Alajuela & SJO Int'l / Tortuguero

Adventure Inn Hotel

Hotel Mawamba - night 1 of 3

Hotel Mawamba
Hotel Mawamba
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Mawamba is located in Tortuguero, on a piece of land between a canal and the ocean, just a short walk from the beach. Tortuguero is a network of lake and canals and is accessible only by boat or air. Because of its remote isolation, this hotel offers an exclusive look at a tropical environment that serves as an important nesting ground for sea turtles.

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DAY 4


Tortuguero

Hotel Mawamba - night 2 of 3

DAY 5


Tortuguero

Hotel Mawamba - night 3 of 3

DAY 6


Tortuguero / Arenal

Hotel Mawamba

Hotel La Pradera del Arenal - night 1 of 3

Tortuguero to Arenal

Tortuguero to Arenal
Tortuguero to Arenal
Shuttle transport type
8:50 am - 2:35 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 La Pradera del Arenal
Hotel La Pradera del Arenal
3:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel La Pradera del Arenal is situated in the northern lowland region of Costa Rica, near the town of La Fortuna. This region is surrounded by a tropical humid forest, lush flora and fauna and is blessed by the natural wonder of the Arenal Volcano. This is a fantastic place for avid nature lovers, bird watchers and eco-travelers. La Fortuna is a wonderful hub to venture out and see the many splendors of the area.

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DAY 7


Arenal

Hotel La Pradera del Arenal - night 2 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 2 persons in your party.
From 10:20 am - 5:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 8


Arenal

Hotel La Pradera del Arenal - night 3 of 3

Arenal Volcano Hike

Arenal Volcano Hike
Arenal Volcano Hike

During this tour, you'll enjoy a guided hike around one of Costa Rica's most famed attractions, the Arenal Volcano. Along the way, you'll enjoy beautiful views and have opportunities to spot wildlife.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 7:35 am - 12:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 9


Arenal / Monteverde

Hotel La Pradera del Arenal

Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde - night 1 of 2

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 8:30 am - 12:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 10


Monteverde

Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde - night 2 of 2

Don Juan Coffee, Chocolate & Sugar Cane

Selvatura Canopy Tour and Suspension Bridges

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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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 12:20 pm - 5:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 11


Monteverde / Tamarindo

Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde

Hotel Pasatiempo - night 1 of 5

Monteverde to Tamarindo

Monteverde to Tamarindo
Monteverde to Tamarindo
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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Hotel Pasatiempo
Hotel Pasatiempo
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Pasatiempo is located in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. This hotel has adorable rooms and a gorgeous pool area.

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DAY 12


Tamarindo

Hotel Pasatiempo - night 2 of 5

DAY 13


Tamarindo

Hotel Pasatiempo - night 3 of 5

Pura Aventura Horseback Riding

Pura Aventura Horseback Riding
Pura Aventura Horseback Riding

Located in the Guanacaste region, the 150 year-old horse and cattle ranch Hacienda La Norma offers a horseback riding tour to explore its 1,300 acres of natural terrain.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 10:15 am - 2:00 pm start/end time
Transport included

DAY 14


Tamarindo

Hotel Pasatiempo - night 4 of 5

Palo Verde National Park Tour

Palo Verde National Park Tour
Palo Verde National Park Tour

This tour will introduce you to Palo Verde's wildlife as well as its indigenous culture. Have your camera handy as you search the riverbanks for monkeys, crocodiles, and a myriad of birds on this nature cruise through the Palo Verde National Park.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 7:05 am - 5:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 15


Tamarindo

Hotel Pasatiempo - night 5 of 5

Barra Honda Caves

Barra Honda Caves
Barra Honda Caves

Indulge your adventurous side with a visit to the underground caves at Barra Honda National Park.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 7:05 am - 3:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 16


Tamarindo / Manuel Antonio

Hotel Pasatiempo

Hotel Karahe and Villas - night 1 of 5

Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio

Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio
Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio
Shuttle transport type
8:00 am - 2:30 pm pickup/drop-off time
6.50 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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Hotel Karahe and Villas
Hotel Karahe and Villas
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Karahe is located in front of Manuel Antonio Beach, and nearby the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park, in Costa Rica's Central Pacific. The area is blessed with gorgeous white sand beaches where the rainforest greets its sands making for a truly exotic experience. The nearby town of Quepos offers a selection of international and national restaurants, bars, shops and is known for its sports fishing excursions.

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DAY 17


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Karahe and Villas - night 2 of 5

DAY 18


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Karahe and Villas - night 3 of 5

Damas Island Mangrove Kayak Tour

Damas Island Mangrove Kayak Tour
Damas Island Mangrove Kayak Tour

The Damas Island estuary is just fifteen minutes outside of Manuel Antonio. Mangroves are born where ocean waters meet fresh water rivers, creating an underwater rooting system amongst the trees.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 1:50 pm - 6:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 19


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Karahe and Villas - night 4 of 5

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 7:45 am - 12:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 20


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Karahe and Villas - night 5 of 5

Manuel Antonio Catamaran

Manuel Antonio Catamaran
Manuel Antonio Catamaran

The Manuel Antonio Catamaran Tour is available in both Morning and Afternoon-Sunset tour full of beautiful views and marine exploration along the stunning pacific waters of Manuel Antonio.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 1:20 pm - 7:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 21


Manuel Antonio / Alajuela & SJO Int'l

Hotel Karahe and Villas

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 22


Alajuela & SJO Int'l

Adventure Inn Hotel

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