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 3 celebrated tourist destinations in Costa Rica: one of the most attractive Nicoya Peninsula beaches, evolving Arenal Volcano, magical Tortuguero National Park, and magnificent Poas Volcano. You can explore and enjoy lush tropical nature and diverse wildlife, take in some beach time, experience a few jungle adventures, and indulge yourself in our warm waters too.
Day 1: Arrival in Liberia and stay overnight at Tamarindo Beach, the most developed and accessible town on the North Pacific West coast featuring unspoiled beaches and incredible biodiversity.
Day 2: Leisure day in the most stunning beach of North Pacific coast where you could catch a Catamaran to silently glide along Guanacaste Gold Coast while passing some of exotic bays, white sand beaches and tropical jungles. Stop in a tranquil bay; drop anchor and frolic in the blue Pacific. Snorkel in the bay or run down the deserted white sand beach. If you prefer the afternoon trip, the Catamaran will set sail and you will hear the waves slide along as the sunsets, illuminating the clouds left in the sky.
Day 3: From Tamarindo Beach 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 in Arenal Volcano. We offer the service of one full day of transportation from your accommodation to selected variety of attractions, such as the magical Fortuna waterfall nested into a canyon covered by rainforest, hike old lava trails in the slopes of Arenal Volcano, take a horseback ride through impressive landscapes, enjoy a rainforest chocolate tour, immerse yourself into Costa Rican farm culture in an organic cultivate land, visit a wildlife refuge or take a rainforest canopy bird view through amazing walk ways hanging from the trees. Our staff will be available from 8 am until 5 pm to drive you around but the entrance fees are not included in this offer.
Day 5: From Arenal Volcano we will cross the pastures, and farmlands of Northern Region to Guapiles, in the middle of Banana County and a gate to Tortuguero National Park waterways. Along the route a brief stop will be done at the Iguanas Bridge to stretch the legs and enjoy an ice cream. As well, you could learn all the whereabouts the Cocoa harvesting in an remarkable Chocolate Tour.
Day 6: Shared transportation from Guapiles to Tortuguero, also called “the Amazon of Costa Rica”, visiting a Banana Plantation on the way. Then enjoy a River Boat through gorgeous canals to reach Totuguero Village. (Optional night turtle watch from July to October).
Day 7: Jungle canals exploration early in the morning with great chances to spot caimans, tortoises, sloths, toucans, parrots, immersed in the most incredible and lush greenery. Then catch a River Boat back to banana plantations and the bus to San José.
Day 8: Scenic drive via large coffee plantations to celebrated Poas Volcano, the largest active crater in the world, and to impressive La Paz Waterfall Gardens, where beyond magnificent cascades, tour includes rescued wildlife exhibits in a rainforest setting with monkeys, butterflies, hummingbirds, toucans, frogs, wild cats, and many birds and animals.
Day 9: Day trip to this hilarious Coffee Tour, where lead by professional actors who explain how Costa Rica’s unique climate and diverse landscapes provide perfect growing conditions for gourmet coffee beans. Afterwards we’ll drive you to Downtown San José to begin our exploring the pedestrian street to the iconic Central Market: a complex of narrow alleys with over 200 shops, stalls, cheap restaurants, souvenirs, and local handcrafts.
Day 10: Depart from San Jose Airport.