COSTA RICA – JUNGLE, BEACHES & VOLCANO

A SAMPLE ITINERARY

08 DAYS – 07 NIGHTS

SAN JOSÉ – TORTUGUERO – ARENAL – MANUEL ANTONIO

Day 1.

No meals included.

        Assistance at the Juan Santamaría (SJO) International Airport. Customs clearance.

        Transfer on private basis to your hotel in San José and check – in process.

        Rest of the day at leisure.

        Additional activities under additional cost.

San José is the capital of Costa Rica and has the highest concentration of population. The temperature ranges between 18ºC and 24ºC. For travellers arriving in the country during the morning hours, we recommend a guided tour to the city of San José in the afternoon, where you can visit the main attractions of the capital such as the National Theatre, the Gold Museum and the Central Market.

Located on a shady street just off Paseo Colón, San Jose’s main thoroughfare, Hotel Grano de Oro is a true oasis, a sanctuary in the heart of a bustling city.  Converted from a Tropical Victorian mansion, the hotel maintains the warmth and comfort of a private home. The hotel`s charming atrium terrace and corridors have sparkling fountains and lush tropical planting, and the rooftop deck offers soothing Jacuzzis and a spot for secluded sunbathing.  Member of Small distinctive hotels of Costa Rica.

Day 2.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

        06:00hrs. (aprox.) Transportation with other guests of Tortuguero hotel.

        Breakfast on route.

        Arrival to Pavona Docks and transportation on boat tour to the hotel.

        Check – in and lunch time at the hotel in Tortuguero.

        14:30hrs. (aprox.) Departure to visit the Tortuguero Town.

* Both land and boat transfers are shared with other guests of the Tortuguero hotel.

Tortuguero is an exotic and unique place. You will feel transported to a remote time, discovering unexplored places with unparalleled wildlife around you. A small but colourful town for which tourism is a fundamental pillar in the economy.

The Hotel Manatus offers a unique combination of VIP services in the area: the comfort and luxury of its rooms and facilities, a restaurant with international and gourmet cuisine that offers the best of Caribbean fusion food and a variety of exciting adventure tours, all just steps from the world-renowned Tortuguero National Park.

 

Day 3.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

        Breakfast at the lodge.

        Today you will enjoy the visit of the Tortuguero Canals.

Consisting of an exuberant and paradisiacal network of wonderful and scenic navigable canals, the Tortuguero area is considered one of the richest regions in flora and fauna, and one of the wildest areas with the most biological diversity in Costa Rica. It is also the most important area of the entire western half of the Caribbean for the spawning of the Green Turtle, an endangered species of the Western Hemisphere that nests on the beaches of Tortuguero every year from July to October.

Day 4.

Breakfast and lunch included

        Breakfast at the hotel.

        Transportation from your hotel to Pavona´s Dock and to Guapiles area.

        Lunch at local restaurant in Guapiles.

        Transportation on private basis from Guápiles to your next destination at La Fortuna, Arenal – Check – in.

Known simply as La Fortuna, it is a charming and peaceful town that has developed on the slopes of the Arenal Volcano. Located in the province of Alajuela, the area of the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica is home to the abundant rainforest and is an exuberant destination that perfectly combines adventure and nature activities.

Featuring luxury interior furniture and amenities, this boutique hotel is an oasis of tranquillity surrounded by lush tropical gardens and offering spectacular view of the Arenal volcano from each bungalow´s deck.  The hotel’s deluxe tropical architecture mirrors the beauty of Costa Rica’s natural wonders and gives the opportunity to enjoy the best of the authentic Costa Rican hospitality.  Its tropical grounds woven with rich gardens create the perfect setting to rest and enjoy nature.

Day 5.

Breakfast included.

        Day at leisure to enjoy the beauties of the area – Optional activities are   available at additional cost not included on programme rates.

Recommendations:

During your days of stay in the Arenal area we recommend the excursion to the Arenal Volcano National Park where you can walk the trails for about 2 hours and / or walk on the suspension bridges.

These activities can be combined with a visit to the hot springs of your choice. Adventure activities such as canopy, rapids class II-III-IV, and ATV are also at your disposal.

 

Day 6.

Breakfast included.

        Transportation on private basis from Arenal to Central Pacific Coast, Manuel Antonio.

        Check – in.

Located on the Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio is one of the most beautiful and popular areas of the country. This magnificent area includes the Manuel Antonio National Park, with its vast panorama of exotic flora and fauna and beaches with crystal clear waters. The ideal location for adults wishing to experience Costa Rica`s natural splendour and variety, while enjoying the comforts of first-class jungle lodging and hospitality. All of the Villas are contoured into the jungle and descending mountain terrain with the abruptly inclining hillsides allowing dramatic ocean views from all locations.

 

Day 7.

Breakfast included.

        Day at leisure to enjoy the amazing views from your hotel in between the jungle and the ocean.

Recommendations:

During your stay in Manuel Antonio, we recommend a visit to the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park (closed on Mondays) where you can enjoy a walk along the trails of the park and visit the Manuel Antonio & Espadilla Sur beaches. You will also have at your disposal activities such as catamaran, kayak, snorkelling, horseback riding, and much more.

 

Day 8.

Breakfast included

        Private transportation from Manuel Antonio, Quepos to Juan Santamaría  (SJO) International  Airport. Driving time 3 ½ hours one way.

END OF SERVICES

ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED:

BOUTIQUE HOTELS:

        Grano de Oro hotel (San José) – Superior room – http://www.hotelgranodeoro.com

        Manatus Hotel (Tortuguero) – Standard room – http://manatuscostarica.com

        Nayara Hotels (Arenal) – Casita deluxe room – http://www.arenalnayara.com

        Makanda Hotel (Manuel Antonio) – Luxury Villa – https://www.makanda.com/en-gb

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

        International and domestic flights OR Costa Rican departure taxes.

        Tips for locals, your driver and bilingual guides.

        Bottled water, alcoholic or soft drinks.

        Any service not mentioned on the programme.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

         The itinerary is based as per schedule; however, is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.

        The program is based on a minimum of 2 participants.

        Rates are subject to changes according to last minute modifications to the itinerary.

        If, a sales tax shall be ordered by Law, prices will increase in the same proportion.

        If a hotel property is not available at the time of confirmation, a similar  property will be used and a new quotation could apply.

        All tourists who come from South American countries must take the yellow fever vaccine 10 days before arrival to Costa Rica.

        All Russian tourists must have the Exchengen Visa or US Visa.

        Services not mentioned in this program are not included.

 

DECLARATION OF REJECTION AGAINST THE SEXUAL EXPLOTAITATION OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS, SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND THE USE OF ILLICIT SUBSTANCES

         At our Costa Rica DMC, they consider that the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents violates the fundamental objectives of tourism, which is why we maintain an agreement with our commercial partners to fight against minors the sexual exploitation, in adherence to the Law. 7899 Law against Sexual Exploitation of Minors and Law 8590 for the Strengthening of the Fight against Minors Commercial Sexual Exploitation.

        Our Costa Rica DMC also manifests its adherence to the laws 7476 Law against Sexual Harassment in Employment and Teaching and 8204 Law on Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances, Drugs of Unauthorized Use and Legitimization of Capitals, Law # 6703 National Heritage Protection, Law # 7504 Organic Environment, Law # 7575 Forestry, Wildlife Law # 731, Law # 6084 of National Parks, Regulation of Public Use of Wild Protected Areas, Adventure Tourism Regulation, Archaeological Heritage Marketing, Law # 7600 of Equal Opportunities and Law # 9078 of Transit of Costa Rica.

        Because breaking these laws is punishable by Republic of Costa Rica Law, our Costa Rica DMC will revoke the service contract that has subscribed with any company or person that in any way allows, provides or encourages activities that contravene such legislation.

ACCOMMODATION ATTRITIONS & CANCELATIONS POLICES – LOW SEASON

 * Cancellations made more than 45 days before arrival will not be penalized.

* Cancellations made less than 44 days before arrival are subject to penalization, according to our suppliers’ policies.

ACCOMMODATION ATTRITIONS & CANCELATIONS POLICES – HIGH SEASON

 * Cancellations made more than 65 days before arrival will not be penalized.

* Cancellations made less than 64 days before arrival are subject to penalization, according to our suppliers’ policies.

REFUND

In addition to the above mentioned attritions and cancellations policies, a 25% administrative fee applies to all cancelations.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

        Low Season Months: May, June, September & October.

        High Seasons Months: January, February, March, April, July, August   and November.

 

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