Flying into SJO and out from Liberia Airport (LIR)
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: Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, Rincón de la Vieja National Park, and Papagayo Gulf. You can explore and enjoy tropical nature, experience a few high-adrenaline adventures, indulge yourself in our warm waters, and take in some beach time too.
Day 1: Arrival and stay overnight in San Jose. Optional City Walk for early arrivals.
Day 2: 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 3: From San Jose to Arenal Volcano passing through Grecia, a picturesque hamlet considered one of the cleanest in Latin America and home of a gorgeous metal church; Sarchí, known as the Cradle of Costa Rican Artisans because the abundance of workshops that work in fine woods, and the outstanding Zarcero Topiary.
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 to Monteverde Cloud Forest via Van-Boat-Van across Arenal Lake, witnessing the dramatic changes from low-land rain forest to high-land misty forest locations, and saving 5 hours of driving around the lake. A night stroll in this mystical 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 your selected accommodation in Papagayo Gulf, on Northern Pacific, surrounded by unspoiled dry tropical forest and dazzling topography. 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 8: Day trip in the Rincon de la Vieja National Park to witness its spectacular volcanic elements: steam and sulphur pour out of natural fumaroles, clay pools bubble with boiling hot volcanic water, and mini mud explosions at the cauldrons. Delight in beach time afterwards.
Day 9: 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 10: Transfer out to Liberia Airport.