Flying into Liberia Airport (LIR) and out from SJO
This itinerary packs a lot into a 10 days-long vacation. This route takes you to 4 of the most celebrated tourist destinations in Costa Rica: sublime Nicoya Peninsula beaches, fascinated Arenal Volcano, mystical Monteverde, and the world-class gateway Manuel Antonio. You can explore and enjoy awesome tropical nature, experience a few high-adrenaline adventures, indulge yourself in our warm waters, and take in some beach time too.
Day 1: Arrival in Liberia and transfer to Flamingo, Brasilito or Conchal Beach, one of the few Pacific Coast beaches with crystal clear water, due the billions of tiny crushed shells that composes its sand.
Day 2: You could either enjoy a relaxation day in the most exquisite beaches of North Pacific coast, or take a River Safari through Palo Verde National Park to spot wildlife and visit an Ancient Pottery Crafter Hamlet. Also you can choose something more adventurous, such a day trip Horseback riding on dirt roads through hills, forests, pastures, rivers. Then you’ll switch to modern ATV to discover the best routes in countryside that you never thought you’d see from the beautiful tropical dry forest to the altitudes of the mountains surrounded by panoramic views of striking coastline.
Day 3: From Conchal Beach area to Arenal Volcano, on the Northern plains. Rising above the rainforest that surrounds its base, this perfect cone shaped and inactive volcano frames the skyline with impeccable symmetry. On the way we will stop in the acclaimed Llanos del Cortéz Waterfalls and a Wildlife Rescue Center that provides a temporary home for wild cats and other animals that have been injured, orphaned, or confiscated in the illegal pet trade.
Day 4: Day trip on a shared transport around Arenal Volcano which immediate area hosts a wealth of activities. You could be pleased with a Whitewater Rafting, Canoe Floating safari, Rio Celeste Rainforest Hike, and Caño Negro Wildlife Trip.
Day 5: From Arenal to Monteverde Mountains via Van-Boat-Van shared service across Arenal Lake, witnessing the dramatic changes from low-land rain forest to high-land cloud forest locations, and saving 5 hours of driving around the lake. A night stroll in the Cloud Forest could be organized upon arrival (optional $25 per person).
Day 6: Day trip to visit Monteverde Cloud Forest Adventure Park. A shared shuttle offers transfers for this adrenaline combo: the highest Suspension Bridges over the forest canopy, an amazing Aerial Tram to reach the highest point of this mist forest to start descending in the safest and most thrilling Zip Lining in the country.
Day 7: From Monteverde to enchanting Manuel Antonio at Central Pacific coast, set high above the celebrated National Park, boasting world-class views and beaches. We will stop on the way in the famous Crocodile Bridge and also in the cosmopolite Jaco Boulevard for a drink to stretch the legs.
Day 8: Day trip in the National Park spotting plenty wildlife: monkeys, sloths, iguanas, toucans, and more; plus free beach time afterwards. Just imagine sparkling white sandy beaches, shimmering blue water and the fresh ocean breeze. In the afternoon you will find plenty options for adventure on the public Manuel Antonio beach, including a Catamaran for enjoy the sunset in the ocean.
Day 9: From Manuel Antonio to San José with an optional stop half way for a smooth Aerial Tram trip among jungle canopy.
Day 10: Depart from San José Airport.