Costa Rica 101: A Solo Adventure

8 Day Costa Rica Itinerary

You don’t have to travel with anyone to see the world — think of all the people you’ll meet along the way. Treat yourself to an epic solo adventure through Costa Rica.

Why take your next vacation in Costa Rica?

We’ve designed this Signature Trip to be a true adventure in paradise. You’ll visit some of the nation’s most popular destinations where you’ll enjoy waterfalls, cloud forests, beaches and more. The best part? All of these landscapes can be experienced in the span of a single vacation!

3 reasons you’ll have fun…

  1. Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall — enjoy awesome hiking and breathtaking natural features.
  2. Manuel Antonio National Park — don’t go to a zoo! See animals healthy and thriving in their natural habitat.
  3. Walking tours — let your feet take you to suspension bridges and colorful gardens.

Designed for you, crafted by Anywhere.

Take the burden out of solo travel when you let your Anywhere Local Expert manage your accommodations, tours, and transportation. You’ll still enjoy the pleasure of exploring Costa Rica at your own pace, and also have a trusted friend you can count on when you need us.

Meals

Free Breakfast for 7 days

Transport

Free Airport Transport
private driverAlajuela & SJO Int'l to Arenal  
shuttleMonteverde to Manuel Antonio  
shuttleManuel Antonio to Alajuela & SJO Int'l  

Trip Overview




DAY 1

Arenal

Hotel La Pradera del Arenal
- night 1 of 2

Alajuela - SJO Int'l to Arenal

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Hotel La Pradera del Arenal
Hotel La Pradera del ArenalArenal

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 ...

DAY 2

Arenal

Hotel La Pradera del Arenal
- night 2 of 2

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.


from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Transport included

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DAY 3

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 MonteverdeMonteverde

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.

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 ...


from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Transport included

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DAY 4

Monteverde

Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde
- night 2 of 2

Ziplines, Bridges, Butterflies & Hummingbirds

Ziplines, Bridges, Butterflies & Hummingbirds
Ziplines, Bridges, Butterflies & Hummingbirds

The Canopy Tour, Tree-Top Suspension Bridges walking tour, Butterfly garden and the Hummingbird Gallery are a great combination of adventure, tranquility and beauty in the tropical cloud forest of Monteverde.


from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Transport included

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DAY 5

Monteverde / Manuel Antonio

Hotel Cala Lodge Monteverde

Hotel Plaza Yara
- night 1 of 2

Monteverde to Manuel Antonio

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Hotel Plaza Yara
Hotel Plaza YaraManuel Antonio

2:00 pm check-in
1 room

Hotel Plaza Yara is found on the Central Pacific Coast along a road connecting the fishing town of Quepos to Manuel Antonio Park. With its world-class beaches, the Manuel Antonio area is one of the most ...

DAY 6

Manuel Antonio

Hotel Plaza Yara
- night 2 of 2

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, ...


from 7:15 am - 11:45 am
Transport included

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DAY 7

Manuel Antonio / Alajuela & SJO Int'l

Hotel Plaza Yara

Santa Maria Inn
- night 1 of 1

Manuel Antonio to Alajuela - SJO Int'l

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE
Santa Maria Inn
Santa Maria InnAlajuela & SJO Int'l

2:00 pm check-in
1 room

The Santa Maria Inn is a charming hotel located just five minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica&s central valley. Though close to the airport, guests will find themselves ...

DAY 8

Alajuela & SJO Int'l

Santa Maria Inn

OPEN DAY TO EXPLORE

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