Knockin' on Paradise's Door Costa Rica

Knockin' on Paradise's Door

Sun, sand, and adventure –– the vacation you deserve is waiting for you in beautiful Costa Rica, where you’ll enjoy catamaran sailing, whitewater rafting, nature hikes, and more.

15 Day Costa Rica Itinerary
2 Adults
$217 pp/night
$6064 total USD

What we think you will like most about this trip…

That it’s the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, education and fun. You’ll explore Costa Rica’s great outdoors and learn about each landscape’s ecosystem. From the jungle to the ocean, we’ve designed this Signature Trip to let you explore all that Costa Rica has to offer.

3 ways this trip will excite and delight you…

  1. A sky walk through the cloud forests of Monteverde gives you a view of nature and wildlife usually reserved for researchers. 2.Get a thrill when you hike around Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall.
  2. Float down the Penas Blancas River on an exciting aquatic safari.

You’ll always remember this trip because…

It’s a time to immerse yourself in the ‘Tico’ way of life and live ‘Pura Vida.’ Awesome adventures will take you through the country, but the free time built into your itinerary ensures that you have the chance to slow down, soak up your surroundings, breathe, and just be.

Meals

Free Breakfast for 12 days
All Meals Included for 5 days

Transport

Free Airport Transport
private driverAlajuela & SJO Int'l to Monteverde  
shuttleArenal to Guapiles  
flightTortuguero to Alajuela & SJO Int'l  
flightAlajuela & SJO Int'l to Golfito  
private driverGolfito to Manuel Antonio  
private driverTo Boca Naranjo Airfield (Sansa #5765 at 8:45AM) in Manuel Antonio  
flightManuel Antonio to Alajuela & SJO Int'l  

DAY 1


Monteverde

Hotel Trópico Monteverde - night 1 of 2

Alajuela and SJO Airport to Monteverde

Alajuela and SJO Airport to Monteverde
Alajuela and SJO Airport to Monteverde
Private transport type
1:45 pm - 5:45 pm pickup/drop-off time
4.00 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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Hotel Trópico Monteverde
Hotel Trópico Monteverde
12:30 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Trópico Monteverde is a 5-minute drive from the small town of Santa Elena, which serves as the gateway to the surrounding cloud forest reserves. Here you can find bars, upscale restaurants, and small grocery stores. The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Monteverde’s famous cloud forest.

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DAY 2


Monteverde

Hotel Trópico Monteverde - night 2 of 2

Sky Walk Guided Tour Monteverde

Sky Walk Guided Tour Monteverde
Sky Walk Guided Tour Monteverde

The Sky Walk tour is a 2-hour hike along a network of trails and suspension bridges in the cloud forest of Monteverde. Many visitors don't realize it, but the rainforest canopy is actually one of the most diverse spots in the rainforest. This guided tour is an opportunity to learn about the wildlife of the canopy from a knowledgable guide.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 11:35 am - 3:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 3


Monteverde / Arenal

Hotel Trópico Monteverde

Casa Luna Hotel and Spa - night 1 of 3

Taxi-Boat-Taxi Monteverde to Arenal

Casa Luna Hotel and Spa
Casa Luna Hotel and Spa
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Casa Luna Lodge is a brand new hotel that has the goal of becoming an ecological model of sustainability within the Arenal Area. Situated at the base of the Arenal Volcano about 1 kilometer away from the La Fortuna waterfall and the bustling town of La Fortuna Casa Luna Lodge is in a privileged location.

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Taxi-Boat-Taxi Monteverde to Arenal
Taxi-Boat-Taxi Monteverde to Arenal

The Monteverde to Arenal taxi-boat-taxi service operates year round, making connections between Monteverde and Arenal 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 7:45 am - 11:30 am start/end time
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DAY 4


Arenal

Casa Luna Hotel and Spa - night 2 of 3

2 in 1 La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike

2 in 1 La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike
2 in 1 La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike

This combination tour includes hiking in the Arenal Volcano National Park and a visit to the stunning La Fortuna Waterfall. It’s a great introduction to the Arenal area.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 11:20 am - 5:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 5


Arenal

Casa Luna Hotel and Spa - night 3 of 3

Penas Blancas Safari Float

Penas Blancas Safari Float
Penas Blancas Safari Float

Experience the serenity and lush rainforest backdrop of the Peñas Blancas River on a calm water rafting expedition.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 7:55 am - 11:30 am start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 6


Arenal / Tortuguero

Casa Luna Hotel and Spa

Pachira Lodge - night 1 of 2

Arenal to Guapiles

Arenal to Guapiles
Arenal to Guapiles
Shuttle transport type
5:30 am - 8:00 am pickup/drop-off time
2.50 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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Pachira Lodge
Pachira Lodge
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

The Pachira Lodge is located on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica near the National Park of Tortuguero. The lodge is surrounded by a network of very scenic canals and is considered one of the most exotic regions of the world, characterized by its rich flora and fauna. Arriving at this paradise is an exciting and unique experience as it consists of either flying or busing into the coast near Limon and then taking a short boat ride to Tortuguero.

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DAY 7


Tortuguero

Pachira Lodge - night 2 of 2

DAY 8


Tortuguero / Alajuela & SJO Int'l

Pachira Lodge

Hotel Buena Vista - night 1 of 1

Tortuguero to Alajuela - SJO Int'l

Tortuguero to Alajuela - SJO Int'l
Tortuguero to Alajuela - SJO Int'l
Flight transport type
12:40 pm - 1:50 pm pickup/drop-off time
1.17 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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Hotel Buena Vista
Hotel Buena Vista
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Buena Vista offers comfortable rooms in Alajuela, which is a suburb of San José. It’s only a 15-minute drive from the hotel to the Juan Santamaría Airport.

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DAY 9


Alajuela & SJO Int'l / Golfito

Hotel Buena Vista

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge - night 1 of 3

Alajuela and SJO Airport to Golfito

Alajuela and SJO Airport to Golfito
Alajuela and SJO Airport to Golfito
Flight transport type
5:35 am - 6:43 am pickup/drop-off time
1.13 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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Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Set on its own private bay, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is located on the most southern part of the Osa Peninsula. This secluded wonderland is home to many of the country's rare and endangered animals such as wild cats, the Harpy Eagle and Scarlet Macaw. This area has been named one of the most biologically diverse places on earth and contains Central America's largest remaining Pacific Coast Rainforest. Here you'll discover jade waters and endless lush green vegetation amongst unspoiled remote beaches truly a sight to behold and treasure for a lifetime.

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DAY 10


Golfito

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge - night 2 of 3

DAY 11


Golfito

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge - night 3 of 3

DAY 12


Golfito / Manuel Antonio

Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge

Hotel Costa Verde - night 1 of 3

Golfito to Manuel Antonio

Golfito to Manuel Antonio
Golfito to Manuel Antonio
Private transport type
11:00 am - 2:00 pm pickup/drop-off time
3.00 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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Hotel Costa Verde
Hotel Costa Verde
2:00 pm check-in
1 room.

Hotel Costa Verde is a Costa Rican tropical paradise, just a few minutes from the entrance of the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. For those seeking adventure travel, ecotourism, sports fishing or just the tranquility of white sand beaches and magnificent ocean views, this popular destination is for you.

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DAY 13


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde - night 2 of 3

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking
Sea Kayaking

On this sea kayaking adventure you’ll take a tour of Manuel Antonio National Park’s Pacific coastline.

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Included for 2 persons in your party.
From 7:30 am - 12:00 pm start/end time
Transport included
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DAY 14


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde - night 3 of 3

DAY 15


Manuel Antonio

Hotel Costa Verde

Manuel Antonio to Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio to Alajuela - SJO Int'l

Manuel Antonio to Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio to Manuel Antonio
Private transport type
7:25 am - 7:55 am pickup/drop-off time
0.50 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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Manuel Antonio to Alajuela - SJO Int'l
Manuel Antonio to Alajuela - SJO Int'l
Flight transport type
8:45 am - 9:15 am pickup/drop-off time
0.50 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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