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Manuel Antonio National Park

Tropical Rainforests & Beach Escape

Costa Rica in 12 Days • 11 Nights in Destination

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Our classic tour of Costa Rica, discover the landscapes and hot springs of Arenal, the cloud forests of Monteverde and the sun-kissed beaches of Tamarindo!

Trip Highlights

  1. Arenal
  2. Monteverde
  3. San José
  4. Tamarindo

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers.

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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Accommodation: 11 Nights

Day 1 to 2
Barceló San José
Location
San José
Category
Nights
1

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*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: Holiday Inn Aurola San Jose, Park Inn by Radisson San Jose, Sleep Inn Hotel Paseo Las Damas, Wyndham Garden.

Discover the abundant nature of Costa Rica and enjoy the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation. Stroll through the historic streets of San Jose, discover the rich diversity of the country's rainforests and feel the strength of the Arenal Volcano. Explore the abundant cloud forests of lush Monteverde and enjoy the Guanacaste sunshine in the tropical paradise of Tamarindo. 

12 days trip including flights*

12 days and 11 nights in destination

1

YTO - SJO

San José

2

Arenal

3

Arenal

4

Arenal

5

Monteverde

6

Monteverde

7

Monteverde

8

Tamarindo

9

Tamarindo

10

Tamarindo

11

San José

12

SJO - YTO

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: Canada- San Jose

Arrive at your Canadian departure airport to board a flight* to San José. Arrive in the capital of Costa Rica and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in San Jose.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: San Jose - Arenal

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off early in the morning towards Arenal, passing by the lush landscapes of the interior of the country. Arrive and check-in to the hotel. In the afternoon, meet your guide in the hotel lobby and embark on a guided hike to the Arenal Volcano. Enjoy a hiking experience through trails marked with the remains of previous lava flows of the impressive and majestic Arenal Volcano. The main attraction of La Fortuna is the Arenal Volcano with its nearly perfect cone shape and a height of 1633 meters. Along the hike you will discover the abundant flora and some fauna which inhabits the rainforest under re-generation; your guide will tell you all about the Arenal Volcano history and activity. After the hike, you may choose two different options to experience the popular hot springs in the area to relax in the warm waters, heated by the volcano (optional extras).* Overnight stay in Arenal. 

* Paradise Hot Springs Pass: Enjoy an evening of indulgence with a pass to the Paradise Natural Hot Springs, heated by the Arenal Volcano. Enjoy access to three different hot pools and two hydromassage hot tubs, perfect for relaxing in the beautiful tropical surroundings. 

Included
Guided hike to the Arenal Volcano
Optional
Paradise Hot Springs Pass
3rd Day: Arenal

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for an exciting morning of rainforest activity. Enjoy a Hanging Bridges Excursion through the lush, abundant rainforest of Arenal. Admire the beauty of the forest and the backdrop of the Arenal Volcano and gain valuable insight into the native plant and animal species from your expert guide. Return to the hotel and enjoy an afternoon at your leisure, exploring at your own pace or relaxing in the abundant hot springs. Overnight stay in Arenal.

Included
Hanging Bridges of Arenal
4th Day: Arenal

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the tranquillity of this beautiful natural environment. We recommend the optional horseback ride excursion.* Overnight stay in Arenal.

Optional Half-Day Horseback Ride Excursion: Set off on a scenic horseback ride to appreciate the beauty of nature and the sounds, colour and energy of the rainforest. Ascend to a viewpoint where you will have an impressive view of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal. Lunch included. 

Optional
Half-Day Horse Riding Excursion
5th Day: Arenal - Monteverde

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, set off towards Monteverde, travelling along the banks of Lake Arenal for breathtaking views of the volcano. Cross the lake on a shared boat service*and continue by road for the remainder of the journey. Arrive in Monteverde, one of the richest and diverse rainforests in the world, home to extensive trails, abundant wildlife including several monkey species, and astounding natural beauty. Check-in to the hotel and enjoy an afternoon at your leisure. Overnight stay in Monteverde. 

Please note: The shared boat service across the lake may be replaced by a road transfer around the shore of Lake Arenal.

6th Day: Monteverde

Breakfast at the hotel. Get up close to the wildlife of Costa Rica this morning on an excursion to Monteverde Cloud Forest. Explore the rich cloud forests and extensive nature trails of Monteverde Cloud Forest. Observe wildlife ranging from jaguars to butterflies and quetzals as you traverse a number of different trails through 8 different ‘life-zones’ ranging from swamps to cloud forests. In the afternoon, return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. We recommend an optional Canopy Tour.* Overnight stay in Monteverde.

Optional Monteverde Canopy Tour: Explore the canopy on one of the longest cables in the country and cross suspension bridges and zip lines of more than 900 feet high, from where you can explore the treetops and the wide biological diversity of the rainforest. We recommend wearing long trousers, a light jacket and comfortable shoes.

Included
Excursion to Monteverde Cloud Forest
Optional
Monteverde Canopy High Ropes Tour
7th Day: Monteverde

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the day at your leisure, relaxing in the tranquil surroundings or exploring the diverse eco-system of this magical place. As the sun sets, set off on a Night Walk in Monteverde. Discover the abundant wildlife of Monteverde as you take several different trails around the well-preserved reserve. Your guide will provide you with the necessary equipment for the best chance of spotting the unique wildlife in the reserve, especially the hard to spot nocturnal species. After an evening of exciting wildlife spotting, return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Monteverde. 

Included
Monteverde Night Walk
8th Day: Monteverde - Tamarindo

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Tamarindo, in the province of Guanacaste, known for its beautiful beaches and surfing. Arrive at the hotel and begin to enjoy your stay surrounded by idyllic beaches, bathed in Guanacaste sunshine. Overnight stay in Tamarindo.

9th Day: Tamarindo

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning enjoy a boat safari in Las Baulas National Park to discover the unique flora and fauna which inhabit the lush mangroves. Look out for noisy howler monkeys, crocodiles and iguanas, whilst appreciating the colourful birdlife above. Slowly travel along the channels, so as not to disturb the wildlife, and admire the wonderful natural beauty of the reserve. Return to the hotel and the remainder of the day is at your leisure to relax on the paradise beaches of the Pacific Coast. Overnight stay in Tamarindo.

Included
Boat Safari on Tamarindo Estuary
10th Day: Tamarindo

Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy this tropical Costa Rican paradise located on the Pacific North Coast, with dreamy beaches bathed by the Guanacaste sun. We recommend an optional morning Catamaran Tour.* Overnight stay in Tamarindo.

* Optional Catamaran Tour: Set off in the morning on a relaxing catamaran tour. The route is the same as the afternoon but with much less boat traffic. Look out for marine life such as whales, dolphins and rays, and enjoy snorkelling in the clear waters. Buffet brunch included. 

Optional
Tamarindo Catamaran Excursion
11th Day: Tamarindo - San Jose

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer back to the capital, to spend your last night in San José. We suggest taking a stroll through this beautiful city, visiting the National Theatre of Costa Rica or enjoying a delicious dinner at a local restaurant. For a great overview of the city, we recommend an optional city tour of San Jose.* Overnight stay in San José.

* Optional San Jose City Tour: Visit the most prominent sights of the city such as the National Theater, the Art Museum, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the charming Central Market, among other places. Traditional dinner included. 

Optional
San Jose City Bus Tour
12th Day: San Jose - Canada

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to board your flight* back to Canada. Arrive in Canada and end your trip.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Included activities

Included
Included activity for day 2 in Arenal
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Guided hike to the Arenal Volcano

Take a guided hiking excursion to the Mirador el Silencio to discover the abundant landscapes of the incredible Arenal Volcano! Discover the rich flora and fauna of the rainforest and learn about one of Costa Rica's most iconic natural wonders.

What's included: Transfer, bilingual guide, entrance to the park

more information
Included
Included activity for day 3 in Arenal
Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:50 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Hanging Bridges of Arenal

Enjoy a Hanging Bridges Excursion through the lush, abundant rainforest of Arenal. Admire the beauty of the forest and the backdrop of the Arenal Volcano and gain valuable insight into the native plant and animal species from your expert guide.

What's included: Entrance to the bridges

more information
Included
Included activity for day 6 in Monteverde
Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:45 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Excursion to Monteverde Cloud Forest

Explore the rich cloud forests and extensive nature trails of Monteverde Cloud Forest. Observe wildlife ranging from jaguars to butterflies and quetzals as you traverse a number of different trails through 8 different ‘life-zones’.

more information
Included
Included activity for day 7 in Monteverde
Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 17:45 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Monteverde Night Walk

Discover the abundant wildlife of Monteverde after dark as you take several different trails around the well-preserved reserve. Your guide will provide you with the necessary equipment for the best chance of spotting nocturnal species!

What's included: Flashlight

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
Suggested activity for day 2
Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 17:30 Approx
Physical rating:
Light

Paradise Hot Springs Pass

Enjoy an evening of indulgence with a pass to the Paradise Natural Hot Springs, heated by the Arenal Volcano. Enjoy access to three different hot pools and two hydromassage hot tubs, perfect for relaxing in the beautiful tropical surroundings.

What's included: Transportation - Entrance to the hot springs - Dinner

more information
Optional
Suggested activity for day 4
Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 10:00 Approx
Physical rating:
Moderate

Half-Day Horse Riding Excursion

Set off on a scenic horseback ride to appreciate the beauty of nature and the sounds, colour and energy of the rainforest. Ascend to a viewpoint where you will have an impressive view of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal.

What's included: Transportation - Bilingual guide - Equipment - Horseback riding

more information
Optional
Suggested activity for day 6
Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 7:45 / 13:45 Approx
Physical rating:
Active

Monteverde Canopy High Ropes Tour

Explore the canopy on one of the longest cables in the country and cross suspension bridges and zip lines of more than 900 feet high, from where you can explore the treetops and the wide biological diversity of the rainforest.

What's included: Transportation - Bilingual guide - 13 zipline cables and 15 platforms

more information
Optional
Suggested activity for day 10
Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:20 / 12:50 Approx
Physical rating:
Light

Tamarindo Catamaran Excursion

Experience a catamaran tour of a special kind. In addition to beautiful landscapes over the water, enjoy snorkelling and an included buffet brunch.

What's included: Transportation - Bilingual guide - Catamaran ride - Sancks Buffet - Beverages - Snorkeling equipment - Paddle Board - Kayak

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The price includes

  • premium care
    Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - San Jose - Canada.
  • 11 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
    See hotels included
  • 11 Breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
    See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Boat safari in the Tamarindo Estuary.
  • Exclusive access to Langosta Beach Club. *
    more information
  • English speaking guide only during the excursions.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* As a guest of Wyndham Tamarindo you have exclusive access to Langosta Beach Club, located in Tamarindo, on the road to Playa Langosta.

  • Entry requirements
    Your passport must be valid for at least 1 month beyond the date of expected departure from Costa Rica.
  • Visa
    Visa not required for stays up to 30 days.
  • Currency
    Costa Rican Colon
  • Language
    Spanish
  • Electricity
    110 V. Adapter required.
  • Health
    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.
  • Time zone
    UTC - 06:00
  • Other useful information
    Local emergency number 128
  • Tourist Office website
    https://www.visitcostarica.com/en

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

Children: 2 - 10 years.

Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.

If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +1 778 807 9750 or via our contact form.

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