Flying in 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: splendorous Northern Pacific coastline, magical Cloud Forest Monteverde, and our fascinated volcanoes Rincón de la Vieja, and Arenal. 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 stay overnight at El Coco, Hermosa Beach at Papagayo Gulf, both offering great tourism infrastructure, and white-grey sands sit in a horseshoe-bay.
Day 2: Leisure day in one of 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: 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), plus beach time afterwards.
Day 4: From El Coco or Hermosa Beach to Monteverde Cloud Forest mountains, 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. A night stroll in the cloud forest could be organized upon arrival (optional $25 per person).
Day 5: 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 6: From Monteverde to Arenal Volcano via Van-Boat-Van shared service across Arenal Volcano Lake, witnessing the dramatic changes from high-land cloud forest to low-land rain forest locations, and saving 5 hours of driving around the lake. Rising above the rainforest that surrounds its base, this perfect cone shaped and inactive volcano frames the skyline with impeccable symmetry.
Day 7: 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 8: From Arenal to Flamingo, Potrero 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. Turquoise waters surround this mesmerizing beach, nested in a bay next to Playa Brasilito.
Day 9: Relaxation day in the clear waters of Conchal Beach, which make it a wonderful place for swimming or snorkeling with an array of tropical fish. If you are staying is during the rainy season (May through November), you could experience the exhilarating natural phenomenon of sea turtles nesting at Costa Rica’s north Pacific coast. According to moon phases, sea turtles return to the beach where they were born to lay hundreds of eggs beneath the sand under the night mantel.
Day 10: Depart from Conchal to Liberia Airport.