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Costa Rica & All its Splendor

San Jose, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde & Manuel Antonio package

Private 10 Day / 9 Night itinerary



Arrive into San Jose at (Time TBC) and be transferred by your private transporter directly to your luxury hotel, located only 15 minutes away from the international airport, across the largest and most modern shopping mall in the country, and just ten minutes from downtown San José. Spend the afternoon/evening shopping or visiting the city's monuments like the National Theater and the Plaza de la Estación, or simply relax enjoying the amenities of your deluxe hotel.
* Optional: Should your flight arrive early, direct departure to the Arenal region or taking part in one of our tours in and around San Jose is also possible.

GROUND TRANSPORT: Private transfer from San Jose Int. Airport at (Time TBC) - Please look for driver with a sign with your name on it

LODGING: 1 night - 1 Deluxe Double Room - Real InterContinental Costa Rica
* Includes breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and depart at 9:00 a.m. in a private air conditioned mini bus or SUV for breathtaking Arenal Volcano at Lake Arenal (~ 2.5 hr drive) Arrive at your amazing resort around lunch time. Ancient Greek myths once spoke of the paradise called Iskandria, which was surrounded by luxurious gardens and awe-inspiring waterfalls. According to legend, it was there that the gods of myth met to enjoy a wonderful time of relaxation. Arising from the warm currents of the Tabacón River, in the lap of the spectacular Arenal Volcano, Iskandria – the spa at Tabacón Resort – offers you everything you need to achieve the balance of body and soul so sought by the ancient gods. Spend the afternoon visiting the hot springs or simply relaxing, sun bathing, swimming, and much more... For more on what to do in the breathtaking Arenal Volcano region of Costa Rica, please click here and visit our page with Recommended Day Tours.

GROUND TRANSPORT: Pick up from hotel at 9:00 am for private transfer in deluxe air conditioned mini van or SUV to Fortuna at Arenal Volcano (~ 2.5 hour drive)

LODGING: 2 nights - 1 Superior Room - Tabacon Hot Springs Resort & Spa

Free day to enjoy the many attractions the Arenal Volcano Region has to offer. We recommend a hike to Arenal Volcano, where you will have the opportunity to see the lava paths and possibly observe some of the exotic inhabitants of Arenal National Park, like toucans, monkeys, boas, poisonous frogs etc., or you could visit the La Fortuna Waterfall close by. The resort also offers a variety of other tours in the area, like canopy rides, horseback riding, kayaking, mountain biking, fishing, rafting and much more. For more information on the tours & activities offered by the Tabacon Resort, please click here. In the evening enjoy a lovely dinner at the resort, or perhaps visit the charming village of La Fortuna for dinner.

Enjoy breakfast overlooking the lush gardens of the Tabacon Resort. Be picked up at hotel at 9:00 a.m. for your private transfer via minibus and boat to Monteverde. The region is well known for its Monteverde Biological Reserve, and also features a variety of other natural places, picturesque paths, flora- and fauna-watching opportunities, natural landscapes and more. Arrive at your lodge just minutes from the Monteverde cloud forest around lunch time and enjoy your afternoon exploring the amazing flora and fauna of the area.

GROUND TRANSPORT: 9:00 a.m. pick up from Arenal Volcano hotel for private transfer in deluxe air conditioned mini van or SUV to Monteverde (2.5 hour drive approx.)

LODGING: 2 nights - 1 Standard Room - Fonda Vela Hotel
* Includes Breakfast

Free day to enjoy the many attractions the Monteverde Region has to offer. We recommend a visit to one of the protected areas in the region, like the Monteverde Cloud forest Preserve, the Santa Elena Rain Forest Reserve or the Bajo del Tigre Trail. In addition to these are canopy tours, slide shows, the Butterfly Garden and the Serpentarium, horseback riding, mountain biking, the local Cheese Factory Tour, artists' studios and gift shops featuring items handmade by local artisans. The concierge at your hotel will be happy to help you find the right activity for you. Enjoy dinner at the hotel's restaurant which is known for the creativity, variety, flavor, freshness, and presentation of its food or one of the other restaurants this region offers.

Pick up at 10:00 am at your hotel for transfer to the lovely city of Quepos in the Northern Puntarenas Region which offers spectacular scenery of Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Puntarenas' coasts are decked by plenty of islands, inlets, beaches and beautiful natural treasures, which make it a travel destination by excellence. Besides its beautiful beaches the most spectacular areas in Northern Puntarenas are its National Parks. Spend the afternoon hiking the nature trails in the lush tropical forest with crystalline cascade and stunning lookout points of the Manuel Antonio National Park. Or simply recline by the pool or on the beach sipping a tropical cocktail while watching that great golden ball slip slowly into the horizon. For more ideas on what to do, please visit our page with Recommended Day Tours.

GROUND TRANSPORT: 10:00 am pick up from your hotel in La Fortuna for private transfer to Quepos (~ 4 hrs drive)

LODGING: 3 nights - 1 Standard Bedroom with breakfast - Si Como No Hotel

Another free day to explore this wonderful region. Discover some of Puntarenas beautiful beaches or take part in the vast number of activities offered in the Quepos–Manual Antonio area, like horseback riding, hiking, cycling, mangrove swamp boat tours, visiting butterfly gardens, dolphin- or bird-watching, sport-fishing or enjoying an ultralight flight. After an exciting day enjoy the spectacular view of the colorful sunset at the hotel's restaurant as the tropical sun dips into the pacific ocean.

Another free day to enjoy the many wonders of this region, take a walk along the beach or stroll through the large gardens of the resort, you can choose among different activities, like horseback riding, hiking, cycling, mangrove swamp boat tours, dolphin- or bird-watching, sport-fishing, etc For more information about this region please click here.

Last free morning to enjoy the many wonders of this region. Your drive will pick you up at 11:00 am to take you back to San Jose. You can use the afternoon/evening to enjoy the amenities of your hotel, go shopping or sightseeing. For example, why not stop by at the Gold Museum or visit a concert at the Temple of Music? Please visit our page with tours in and around San Jose for further options.
*Another option is catching an international flight from Liberia Airport straight to the US or back to San Jose. Please let us know should this be of interest to you.

GROUND TRANSPORT: Pick up from Hotel at 11:00 am for private transfer in air conditioned mini bus or SUV to San Jose (~ 5 hr drive)

LODGING: 1 night - 1 Deluxe Double Room - Real Intercontinental Costa Rica
* Includes breakfast

Last free morning to enjoy the many wonders of this region or buy some presents for the beloved ones at home. Be picked up at (Time TBC) by private transporter that will take you to San Jose International Airport for your departure flight home.

GROUND TRANSPORT: Your private transporter will pick you up at (Time TBC) to take you to San Jose International Airport (~ 15 min drive)


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$US 2,240
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Low Season

$US 1,860.00
est. per person
Low Season

$US 1,815.00
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Low Season

$US 1,815.00
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Low Season

$US 2,455
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High Season

$US 2,075
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High Season

$US 2,030
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High Season

$US 2,030
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High Season


Price Includes:

• All Taxes • Ground transfers in air-conditioned vehicle • Domestic flights, accommodation, tours and meals as per itinerary

Price Excludes:

• International flights • Passport and visa fees • All items not specifically shown as included in package • Travel & cancellation insurance (highly recommended, please click here for more info. • Gratuities (recommended 10% for transporters

Payment Terms:

• Prices nor availability or rooms or booking are guaranteed until payment is received • Payments accepted via Wire Transfer, Check or Credit Card
• A deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 45 days prior to arrival date (60 days for Christmas/New Year and Easter reservations) • Cancellations must be made in writing 45 days prior to arrival date (60 days for Christmas/New Year and Easter reservations) for full refund, subject to any cancellation fees that may be charged by the hotel and the administrative fee identified herein below. If cancellations are not made in writing within 45 days (60 days for Christmas/New Year and Easter reservations), penalties may be equal to the total invoiced amount (hotel terms will apply.) • All cancellations received at any time will be charged a minimum $100 US administrative fee • Airline tickets are non-refundable once deposit is received (airline terms apply)

Please Note:

• Prices based on low season rates. Final pricing details provided upon booking • Please note all our tours are private; we can customize this tour to meet your specific choice of hotels, tours of interest, number of days, budget, etc • Tropical Discovery is a Bonded Florida Seller of Travel (Reg. #ST35634) and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau.




Regional Information


Please find below extensive information on the areas you will be visiting on this tour. By clicking on each of the links or the images, you will arrive at a new page with loads of additional information to help you familiarize yourself with the area and its amenities.

Day 1 & 9 - SAN JOSE & CENTRAL VALLEY


San Jose is Costa Rica's capital and the main entryway to the country. It is well connected by air or ground transportation with the rest of the country and offers its visitors various extraordinary museums and architectural highlights. Not far from San Jose some of Costa Rica's impressive volcanoes and national parks can be found.


Images & Additional Info.:

San Jose and Central Valley, Costa Rica Capital, culture volcanoes The main entryway to the country, the Central Valley offers a variety of tourist, cultural and natural attractions, including Costa Rica’s best museums: the Gol... >>
San Jose and Central Valley, Costa Rica Capital, culture volcanoes

Day 2 & 3 - ARENAL VOLCANO


The northern plains in the Arenal Volcano region cover a wide variety of geographical features including protected areas like lakes, lagoons, volcanoes, rivers and waterfalls. The variety of tourist activities is immense and includes windsurfing, boating tours, bird watching, hiking, canopy tours and much more.


Images & Additional Info.:

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica Attractions, Tours, Hotels With its several protected areas, lakes, lagoons, volcanoes, rivers and waterfalls, the North of Costa Rica including famous the Arenal Volcano is undergoing a ... >>
Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica Attractions, Tours, Hotels

Day 4 & 5 - MONTEVERDE


The Monteverde Cloud Forest with its unique fauna and flora is the most important attraction in this region. There is a broad spectrum of natural sites, picturesque roads, spots for observing flowers and animals, natural scenery and other things to do. Activities usually involve nature appreciation and adventure, with a cultural accent, provided by the efforts of the community an its inhabitants.


Images & Additional Info.:

Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica Ecotourism Biological diversity in the mist The Monteverde region is known around the world for its conservation efforts and lifestyle centered around respect for nature. Santa Elena is the area’s main se... >>
Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica Ecotourism Biological diversity in the mist

Day 6, 7 & 8 - MANUEL ANTONIO NP / NORTHERN PUNTARENAS


All along the Puntarenas coastline, you will find beautiful beaches bathed by the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. The scenery along this coast is truly breathtaking. Its National Parks combine this with lush green vegetation and an exotic fauna.


Images & Additional Info.:

Northern Puntarenas, Costa Rica Islands, surfing and nature reserves Puntarenas is one of the most important tourist regions of Costa Rica. Its coasts are decked by plenty of islands, inlets, beaches and beautiful natural treasur... >>
Northern Puntarenas, Costa Rica Islands, surfing and nature reserves




What to Bring


Costa Rica:

At the Pacific Coast sunny days and cooler evenings await you, bring a sweater or jacket for the evening, but do not forget your sunscreen lotion!
In the mountains and cloud forest it does get colder and rain showers are more frequent which makes for the lush green fauna.
In the Central Valley, in which San Jose is situated, you will experience a mild climate and moderate temperatures for most of the year.
The Caribbean Coast is characterized by tropical fauna and flora at its best, but this also means warm and humid, so dress accordingly.

Please make sure to bring the following:

Mosquito repellent - Sunscreen - Hiking boots or good pair of tennis shoes - Rain gear - Bathing Suites - Rash guard for the water-sports people - Sun glasses





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