Amazing Costa Rica-In 10 Days
Arrive in San Jose, and stay for 2 days. While you are there take a tour of Turtle Island, then go to the Arenal Region, and visit the Arenal Volcanoe and Tabacon Springs. After three days go on to Quanacaste for a beach holiday or go water rafting, then go ...Read Full Description
- Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
- Trip Length:
- 10 days
- Best Time to Go:
- Any time.
- Recommended for:
Children (2 - 5)
Children (6 - 8)
Children (9 - 11)
Children (12 - 14)
Children (15 - 17)
Adults (18 - 20)
Adults (21 - 24)
Adults (25 - 29)
Adults (30 - 39)
Adults (40 - 64)
Family Trip, Spring Break, Summer Vacation
Detailed Trip Description
Arrive in San Jose, and stay for 2 days. While you are there take a tour of Turtle Island, then go to the Arenal Region, and visit the Arenal Volcanoe and Tabacon Springs. After three days go on to Quanacaste for a beach holiday or go water rafting, then go on to the Puntarenas Region and go on a ATV tour or enjoy sports fishing. (there are so many more options for a wonderful family vacation)
Day 1 - San Jose
Check into the Doubletree Cariari by Hilton San Jose
Day 2 - San Jose
Turtle Island Tour
The day begins at your hotel where you will be greeted by a bilingual guide, seated on an air-conditioned bus and served a continental breakfast. The bus ride takes you from 5000 ft. to sea level, to the pacific port of Puntarenas. This is an excellent opportunity to view the coffee, sugar plantations, volcanic mountains and the unique Brahman cattle that form an ever-changing panorama. Upon arrival in Puntarenas you will board Calypso's super catamaran, Manta Raya. Manta Raya features an underwater viewing window, fresh water showers and full bar. The spacious air-conditioned main salon combines with an expansive deck area which includes 2 jacuzzi pools, offering an amazing level of cruising luxury and comfort in 100% Calypso style. Once underway the Manta Raya will cruise past the lush mangroves, canneries and stilt houses of Puntarenas. As she makes her way to the Gulf of Nicoya her white clad crew pampers guests with fresh tropical fruits and drinks. The catamaran will pass the islands of San Lucas, Gypsy, Sugar Loaf, Guayabo; Jesusita, Cedros and Negritos with Tortuga Island as the destination. Tortuga Island is known for its immaculate white sand beach and turquoise waters, a perfect stop for swimming, snorkeling and Calypso's famous lunch. Sip cold wine in the shade of white umbrellas at tables covered with white linen and be served a fantastic midday feast.
Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, sightseeing, catamaran cruise w/crew, sunbathing, exploring, swimming, relaxing, snacks, lunch, beverages
Departure: 6:00am from your hotel
Duration: 14 hours Recommendations: Casual clothes, shorts, swim suit, suntan lotion, camera, sun glasses, hat/visor, sandals, tennis shoes, towels.
Day 3 - Costa Rica
Hotel Magic Mountain
Hotel Magic Mountain -special breakfast
Day 4 -
Arenal Volcano Hike & Tabacon + Dinner Tour
01 Dec 2008-30 Nov 2009 Adults: $117.00 / Children: $0.00
Your trip to Costa Rica would not be complete without visiting the magnificent Arenal Volcano and world-famous Tabacon Hot Springs. Feel and see the power of being in the presence of an active volcano while hiking old lava fields. Then afterwards soak your body in therapeutic waters of the hot springs while watching for the burst of lava from the top of the Volcano. Enjoy sumptuous Costa Rican dinner buffet at Tabacon Hot Springs.
Includes: Transportation, English speaking guide, Entrance fees, Dinner, Bottled Water
Return: 7:30pm (approx)
Recommendations: Shorts, hiking boots or tennis shoes, binoculars, camera, swimsuit, water shoes, sunscreen lotion, insect repellent and poncho
Day 5 -
Independant travel or just relax
Day 6 -
Day 7 -
Enjoy the beach
Day 8 -
Palo Verde River RideTour
Adults: $80.00 / Children: $0.00
A must for nature lovers! Take a early leisurely riverboat ride along the largest river in Costa Rica. Look out for all types of wildlife, including iguanas, monkeys, a huge variety of birds and even crocodiles.
Includes: Air-conditioned coach transportation, bilingual guide, drinks and refreshments
Recommendations: Sunscreen, insect repellent, money for shopping, camera
Half day tour
Day 9 -
Two Hour ATV Tour
Adults: $65.00 / Children: $0.00
If you crave a truly exhilarating adventure this ATV tour is the answer! Prepare to get dirty! An exciting and fun, enjoyable and challenging outdoor adventure into the rainforest. Climb past several great look-out points where you will appreciate views of some of Costa Rica's most popular and spectacular beaches and their surroundings. Winding down rainforest trails you will descend towards world famous surfing beach Playa Hermosa, before returning to Jaco.
Recommendations: Suntan lotion, sunglasses, waterproof camera, bathing suit and beach towel, and change of clothes (optional)
Rating: Difficult (age restrictions may apply)
Pick-Up Times: 7:30am / 11:30am / 2:00pm
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