The entire trip went completely on schedule, and Costa Rica was amazing. I feel that we got a very good mix of things to see on our first trip to your country. I was very impressed with everything Costa Rica is doing to preserve its rain forests, rivers, oceans, etc.
Exploring Costa Rica for the first time…
My husband and I are in our late 50s/early 60s. We have never been to Costa Rica, and on this trip, we wanted to learn about the country, the beautiful rainforests, waterfalls, volcanoes, and maybe be brave enough to trip zip lining! The entire trip went completely on schedule, and Costa Rica was amazing. Lester made sure that the itinerary had a good mix of things to experience on our first trip to Costa Rica.
Memorable tours and experiences in Monteverde…
In Monteverde, we took a sky tram and sky trek tour. Andres was our guide on this tour. On our 2-hour walk, he pointed out lots of flora and fauna and the five hanging bridges were great. The sky tram ride was fun and the views from the top were beautiful but not clear enough to see Arenal or the ocean. I really enjoyed the coffee tour. Alex gave a very informative tour, we got to taste cocoa beans, chocolate, coffee, and sugar cane. He explained the whole process for growing and processing all these products.
The beautiful sunsets we’ll always remember…
Hotel Costa Verde in Manuel Antonio was amazing. We really enjoyed the pool and the pool deck was great for watching incredible sunsets. We took a Damas Estuary boat trip, which was nice. Ricardo and Tono gave us a great tour in the estuary. We were able to see white-faced monkeys who came right on our boat. Our guide also explained about agriculture and the local economy which was interesting. The lunch provided at the end was very good as well.
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Arenal Volcano Inn - night 1 of 3
Alajuela and SJO Airport to Arenal
Arenal Volcano Inn - night 2 of 3
Natural History Walk Hanging Bridges
Arenal Volcano Inn - night 3 of 3
Penas Blancas Safari Float
Arenal Volcano Walk & Tabacon Hot Springs
Arenal / Monteverde
Arenal Volcano Inn
Cloud Forest Lodge - night 1 of 2
Don Juan Coffee, Chocolate & Sugar Cane
Arenal to Monteverde
Cloud Forest Lodge - night 2 of 2
Sky Tram Monteverde
Monteverde / Manuel Antonio
Cloud Forest Lodge
Hotel Costa Verde - night 1 of 3
Monteverde to Manuel Antonio
Hotel Costa Verde - night 2 of 3
Damas Estuary Boat Trip
Hotel Costa Verde - night 3 of 3
Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Tour