_Adventuring Solo, TOUR PACKAGE_
We will arrange a rental car, so you can travel the country, from the northern plains to the Pacific coast.
Your incredible adventure begins with the picturesque landscapes of the northern zone and its imposing Arenal volcano, where you can relax in the hot springs or go for a swim at an incredible river while admiring a beautiful waterfall. Continue driving through stunning landscapes, towards the slopes of the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, known by its beautiful waterfalls, pristine rivers with blue-turquoise waters and rural environment.
Later on, visit the Costa Rican Pacific Coast, to explore the charming beaches of Sámara and Santa Teresa in the Northern area, before finishing your trip in Manuel Antonio in the central Pacific and its iconic national park.
Arrival at the Juan Santamaría International Airport where we will deliver a 4×4 rented car, full cover insurance included. You must sign a deposit of $100.00 for you to start your exciting adventure.
Transfer on your own to the beautiful area of La Fortuna, home of the well-known Arenal Volcano. This drive takes about 2 ½ hours from the airport. Logging at your hotel, standard room for 3 nights, breakfasts included.
La Fortuna, where the iconic Arenal Volcano is located is an area that simply has it all. This picturesque city has been awarded internationally on multiple occasions for different reasons, the last being by the renowned “Tripadvisor” as the number one destination in “Travel Experience” in 2022.
When the sky is clear you can admire the majestic Arenal with its naturally perfect shape. The area offers the traveler endless activities, of course a visit to the Arenal Volcano National Park is one of them. You can also visit hanging bridges, canyoning, rafting, zip lines, hikes to impressive waterfalls, bird watching, underground caverns, hot springs, and much more. It is undoubtedly the best area of Costa Rica to treasure unforgettable adventure experiences.
Breakfast included, enjoy the comforts and facilities of the hotel in Arenal, then we suggest you to take an adventure tour: canopy, exploring Rio Fortuna and waterfall, rafting, Caño Negro refuge, horseback riding, hanging bridges, visiting an Indigenous community, etc.
RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA
Is time to travel towards the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano Region, where you will stay in 1 standard room, for 2 nights with breakfast included.
We recommend to hit the road early so that you can add an important stop, at the must-see Rio Celeste, before continuing to your hotel at Rincón de la Vieja.
Tenorio National Park is located in the Volcanic Mountain Range in Guanacaste, and its unique Río Celeste, (Celeste River), offers a mystic senary. This natural spectacle of turquoise pristine dyed water, looks like something one could only dream of. The tale says that when God was painting his blue skies, he dipped his paintbrush in the river creating the brilliant blue waters.
One of its highlights is the Rio Celeste Waterfall, which is 30 meters tall. Followed by the blue Lagoon, which is a small pool of intense color. Previously, it was a believe that the color in the water was due to a high concentration of sulfate, calcium carbonate and sulfur, minerals found in the water, because of its proximity to the Tenorio Volcano, however what makes Rio Celeste such an interesting place is that the color is a product of an optical phenomenon that occurs as a result of the aluminosilicates that cover the rocks along the bottom of the river. This mineral, (a combination of aluminum, silicon, and oxygen), cannot absorb the color blue, which is why it reflects the blue in the sunlight creating this breathtaking illusion of stunning blue water. Is important to mention that to protect this natural jewel, swimming is not allowed.
Also, there are about 7 Km of well-marked trails that will take you through primary and secondary rain forest. The first one, will lead you to a small hanging bridge towards the waterfall. There is a staircase that goes all the way down to the river, as you descent the lush green jungle keep your eyes open to discovered its secrets.
RINCON DE LA VIEJA
Enjoy the comforts and facilities of the hotel in Rincón de la Vieja. We suggest you fill your day with the activities offered by the hotel.
Today you will start your drive to the north Pacific coast, to Sámara beach, where you will stay in 1 standard room for 3 nights including breakfasts.
Sámara is a characterful beach town, with many small restaurants located along the sand. Although to some extent it can be considered developed, you can still feel its local atmosphere.
Sámara is full of life, restaurants, small fashion boutiques, charming little hotels, tourist guides, surf schools, etc. The area is surrounded by jungle, so you can see monkeys, iguanas and all kinds of birds. Although its greatest attraction is undoubtedly its beautiful beach. The coastline is about 5km long (3 miles) so even when it gets busy there is always plenty of beach for everyone to enjoy without feeling overcrowded.
Sámara is a few hours from the Liberia International Airport, and the road is in excellent condition.
Breakfast included, enjoy the comforts and facilities of the hotel in Sámara, we propose you visit the town or take advantage of any of the tours available in the area, such as: snorkeling, horseback riding, visiting Ostional Refuge, among other activities. Very close to Sámara is Playa Carrillo, a beautiful white sandy beach bordered by palm trees, and calm waters, perfect to go for a swim.
This day you will travel from Sámara to the Gulf of Nicoya to the stunning area of Santa Teresa, where you will stay in 1 standard room for 2 nights with breakfast included.
This beach area is famous for two things: gorgeous orange sunsets and, of course, great surfing!
The beach is surrounded by jungle, from time to time you can hear the howler monkeys in the distance and depending on where you stay, they can even wake you up. The dry season runs from November to April. Although it could rain for days during the rainy season, on average mornings are sunny followed by heavy downpours in the afternoons or evenings. If you’re not afraid of rain, keep in mind that surfing conditions can improve a lot during this time.
If you have never surfed but are looking to learn, Santa Teresa is a great place to do it. There are several surf camps and shops that offer classes and all the necessary equipment to start this adventure.
The day is all yours to enjoy the comforts and facilities of the hotel or perhaps to take a tour to the famous Montezuma Waterfall, or maybe going Horseback Riding, or visiting the Curu Refuge. Another great day tour is a catamaran experience to Tortuga Island, or maybe a bioluminescence tour, etc.
This day you will drive from the Gulf of Nicoya to the beautiful area of the central Pacific coast in Manuel Antonio, where you will stay in 1 standard room, for 3 nights with breakfast included. First destination: Paquera, where you will take a ferry to Puntarenas, this to significally shorten the traveling time, we recommend booking your ferry tickets in advance online.
Manuel Antonio, located in Quepos, with its green mountains, white sand beaches and exotic wildlife, is a promise to captivate your senses. This is where the jungle meets the beach and offers you a unique landscape.
Manuel Antonio is a small picturesque town, offering a variety of hotels, restaurants, nightlife, culture and nature activities, as well as the famous National Park.
Enjoy the comforts and facilities of the hotel in Manuel Antonio. There are many activities available in this area, even a walk to explore this little beach town has its charms. The main activities are: Snorkeling, ATV, Hiking at Manuel Antonio Park, visiting the Rainmaker Reserve, Kayaking in a Manglar, among others. You could also travel to the south, to visit Dominical, Ballena, Uvita and maybe booking a whale observation tour from the Marino Ballena National Park to spot humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins.
DEPARTURE FROM THE COUNTRY
Time to drive back to the international airport Juan Santamaria, drop off the rented car, followed by catching your flight back home.
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