Flying in and out from Liberia Airport (LIR)
This itinerary packs a lot into a 10 days-long vacation. This route takes you to the most celebrated tourist destinations in North-West Costa Rica: splendorous Nicoya Peninsula Beaches, fascinated Arenal Volcano, and magical Monteverde. 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 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 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 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: Travel on shared van from Monteverde Mountains to Santa Teresa, including ferry crossing of Nicoya Gulf. A green jungle with its mischievous monkeys lines the shore, and it is an excellent place to enjoy the incredible natural surroundings in relative peace. Shuttle departs once a day.
Day 8: Leisure day in the most isolated beaches of laid-back Nicoya Peninsula, and this stretch of beach is an excellent place to do just relax so be prepared to kickback and unwind.
Day 9: Shared van from Santa Teresa to El Coco or Hermosa Beach, both offering great tourism infrastructure, and white-grey sands sit in a horseshoe-bay. Shuttle departs once a day. In the afternoon you could catch a Catamaran where you will hear the waves slide along as the sunsets, illuminating the clouds left in the sky.
Day 10: Transfer from El Coco to Liberia Airport.