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Costa Rica Pacific & Caribbean Coast to Coast

Costa Rica Pacific & Caribbean Coast-to-Coast Package

Your cross-country tour of the enchanting country of Costa Rica will lead you through mysterious tropical rainforests to the incredible beaches of the Pacific Coast. Hop on a riverboat and make your way through the lush jungle to the turtle-nesting site of Tortuguero, located on the Caribbean Coast. Take a midnight stroll on the black-sanded beaches and discover the exotic flora and before heading to the awe-inspiring Arenal Volcano.

Hike through the rainforest and cross hanging bridges before soaking in the natural hot springs of the Volcano. Bathe in the pristine waters of the La Fortuna Waterfalls and step into the eerie cloud forest of Monteverde where you will soar through the treetops on exhilarating ziplines.

Sail with dolphins on a 60-foot catamaran and bring your unforgettable journey to a perfect end with a day of fun and relaxation on the white sandy beaches of Manuel Antonio!

Per person from
$2344
CR4K Adult discount
$ 0
Per child from
$610
CR4K Child discount
$ 0

Based on quadruple occupancy.
Single Supplement and Family Pricing Available
Price listed based on Low-Season Pricing

12 Days 11 Nights
San José (1NT), Tortuguero (2NT), Arenal (3NT), Monteverde (2NT), Manuel Antonio (3NT)
Trip Designed by Travel Expert Vanessa Willing
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Included services

  • 11 Nights Accomodation - San José (1NT), Tortuguero (2NT), Arenal (3NT), Monteverde (2NT), Manuel Antonio (3NT)
  • Meet & Greet Transfer- San José Airport to San José hotel
  • Group Transfer and Boat Trip to Tortuguero
  • Visit Tortuguero Village & Turtle Museum
  • Guided Boat Tour of Tortuguero Canals
  • Private transfer from Guapiles ( Tortuguero meeting spot) to Arenal
  • Arenal Volcano Highlights: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Volcano hike and Hot Springs
  • Lake Crossing from Arenal to Monteverde
  • Afternoon Coffee and Chocolate Plantation Tour
  • Cloud Forest Canopy Zip - Line
  • Private Transfer from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio
  • Catamaran Ocean Cruise
  • Private Guided Manuel Antonio National Park Hike
  • Breakfasts (11) Lunch (5) Dinner (2)

Is this trip right for me?

Travel Style: Family Friendly

All activities and transportations are easily accessible

Activities: Moderate

Recommended for the whole family

Accommodation notice: Howler monkey alert!

Some hotels in this package may include noisy neighbors, but don't worry is a perfect alarm to remind you to go out and explore!

Transportation notice: River crossing

We will sail through extensive natural channels

Possibility to see animals: High!

This package is full of fantastic places and you will have many opportunities to meet wildlife

Expert opinions

Trip Designed by Travel Expert Vanessa Willing
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Trip Highlights

  • Breathe in the rainforest beauty
  • Explore Tortuguero
  • Exploring trails!

Itinerary

DAY 1:

Day 1- Welcome to Costa Rica

  • Arrival to San José, Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)
  • Private Ground Transfer to your San José Hotel.
  • Free time for sightseeing

DAY 2:

Day 2- San José – Tortuguero

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Early morning departure from the hotel.
  • Boat ride into "The Amazon of Costa Rica" - Tortuguero
  • Check in at your ecolodge located on the waterway canals
  • Enjoying a delicious dinner
  • Schedules may be reversed or modified, depending upon your day of arrival

DAY 3:

Day 3-Tortuguero

  • Breakfast at the ecolodge
  • Explore the canals of Tortuguero in search of wildlife
  • This afternoon you will be free to hike, explore, rent a kayak or get out the binoculars for some great wildlife viewing on the property.
  • Enjoying a delicious dinner

DAY 4:

Day 4-Tortuguero – Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • Leave Tortuguero's jungle waterways and head to Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)
  • Relax in thermal waters

DAY 5:

Day 5-Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Hike to Mistico Hanging Bridges & La Fortuna Waterfall
  • During the evening you will have some time to explore the town

DAY 6:

Day 6-Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Your day- your choice! Free time to explore
  • Time to relax around the pool

DAY 7:

Day 7- Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna) - Monteverde Cloud Forest

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer from Arenal to Monteverde including a boat trip across the beautiful Lake Arenal
  • Visit to a local coffee and cacao plantation

DAY 8:

Day 8- Monteverde Cloud Forest

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Canopy tour over the Cloud Forest

DAY 9:

Day 9- Monteverde - Manuel Antonio Beach

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Relax on a private transfer to Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast after leaving Monteverde

DAY 10:

Day 10- Manuel Antonio Beach

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Cruise the Coastline - By a Catamaran cruise

DAY 11:

Day 11- Manuel Antonio Beach

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Manuel Antonio National Park guided hike

DAY 12:

Day 12- Departure

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Private transfer to the airport

DAY 1:

Day 1- Welcome to Costa Rica

You have arrived and are eager to start exploring. Meet your driver as you exit the airport. He will be waiting with a personalized name sign for an easy connection.  Relax as a driver whisks you away to your San Jose Hotel.

Overnight – San Jose Hotel

DAY 2:

Day 2- San José – Tortuguero

Tortuguero – The “Amazon” of Costa Rica. Early morning departure from the hotel. Your drive will take you alongside the extraordinary Braulio Carrillo National Park and through the Caribbean coast’s banana plantations before your boat ride into “The Amazon of Costa Rica” — Tortuguero in the northern Caribbean of Costa Rica.

Overnight at Tortuguero area Ecolodge| Meals: B L D

DAY 3:

Day 3-Tortuguero

Get ready to discover the canals that surround the area and the nature that hides between its waters and dense jungle in search of monkeys wildlife, birds, and reptiles with your experienced naturalist guide. . This afternoon you will be free to hike, explore, rent a kayak or get out the binoculars for some great wildlife viewing on the property.

Overnight at Tortuguero area Ecolodge| Meals: B L D

DAY 4:

Day 4- Tortuguero – Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)

Early morning birdwatching on the grounds before breakfast provides one of the best times to encounter many species. After breakfast you will leave Tortuguero’s jungle waterways and head to Arenal for an amazing volcano and rainforest experience, passing through the Northern lowlands toward the iconic Arenal Volcano. After checking in explore the beautiful gardens of the hotel or relax in the onsite thermo-mineral water pools.

Overnight  Arenal Volcano – La Fortuna| Meals: B L

DAY 5:

Day 5-Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)

Highlights of the Arenal Volcano Spend the day on this perfect adventure for nature lovers by hiking and swimming in La Fortuna’s beautiful waterfall. Combine two Arenal Volcano highlights in a single day: a guided rainforest walk over the Canopy Hanging Bridges, and a visit to the  La Fortuna Waterfall.

Overnight  Arenal Volcano – La Fortuna| Meals: B L

DAY 6:

Day 6- Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna)

Your Day – Your Choice! You have a free day to explore more of the beautiful nature, wildlife, and adventure that the Arenal Volcano has to offer.  Our local experts will help with ideas and inspiration for more area exploration.

Overnight  Arenal Volcano – La Fortuna| Meals: B

DAY 7:

Day 7- Arenal Volcano (La Fortuna) - Monteverde Cloud Forest

Leave the Arenal Volcano behind as you venture to the cloud forest village of  Monteverde and Santa Elena. Your transfer from Arenal to Monteverde includes a  boat trip across the beautiful Lake Arenal.  In the afternoon visit a local working coffee and cacao plantation to learn the ins and outs of local coffee culture and traditions.

Overnight Monteverde hotel | Meals: B

DAY 8:

Day 8- Monteverde Cloud Forest

Experience a birds-eye view of the canopy when flying high on the Cloud Forest Canopy Zip Line.  Zig-zag your way through the treetops on a state-of-the-art suspended cable course providing high thrills and breathtaking views. Available for  all ages and experience levels Overnight Monteverde  hotel | Meals: B

DAY 9:

Day 9- Monteverde- Manuel Antonio Beach

Relax on a private transfer to Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast after leaving Monteverde.  Soak in the sights and lean into the rainforest-meets-ocean landscape with vast ocean vistas and a lush jungle backdrop. The scenic beach of  Manuel Antoni is full of natural wonders, spectacular seafood, world-class fishing, and lots of fun adventures

Overnight Manuel Antonio area hotel | Meals: B

DAY 10:

Day 10- Manuel Antonio Beach

Cruise the Coastline  – A Catamaran cruise is A perfect way to take in the stunning views of the coastline. Relax on the deck while cruising the area in search of dolphins, turtles, and during some seasons humpback whales,  while the boat crew provides drinks, fresh fruits, and snacks.

Overnight Manuel Antonio area hotel | Meals: B and light meal on  Catamaran.

DAY 11:

Day 11- Manuel Antonio Beach

Beaches, Monkeys, and More! Explore this world-renowned reserve with your private guide today as you discover the wonders of the Manuel Antonio National park.  After your hike, take a dip in warm Pacific waters and visit the Titi monkeys, which frequent the area’s pristine beaches. Top off the evening by  enjoying a front seat  to  one last flame-colored sunset

Overnight Manuel Antonio area hotel | Meals: B

DAY 12:

Day 12- Departure

“Hasta Pronto”  A private vehicle will provide a transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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