14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS

SAN JOSE / TORTUGUERO / SARAPIQUI / ARENAL / MONTEVERDE / GUANACASTE


 

Highlights:

Tortuguero National Park

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui

Arenal Volcano

Monteverde Cloud Forest

Playa Hermosa Beach


This 13 nights Fly & Drive Program is a perfect combination for families where the whole family can interact with mother nature, looking for monkeys, sloths, caimans, birds and much more, explorer the rain forest at night, relaxing in the hot springs, learn about the flora and fauna of a cloud forest and enjoy the beach of Playa Hermosa where still the monkeys are watching at you swimming in the pool.

 

DAY 1  ARRIVE SAN JOSE

Welcome to San Jose! Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local representative and a transfer to your hotel.

Overnight at Hotel Balmoral. No meals

 

DAY 2  SAN JOSE – TORTUGUERO

Today it’s programmed an early transfer looking for the Northern Caribbean’s lowlands. In the first part of the trip you will admire beautiful evergreen mountains and beautiful landscapes of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Once in the Caribbean side the journey will continue by boat through the canals sheltered in the jungle of the rain forest. You will be able to admire the unique flora and fauna of this area. In the afternoon you will visit the village of Tortuguero where you will learn the lifestyle of local families.

Overnight at Laguna Lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

DAY 3  TORTUGUERO

Tortuguero is a great place for family.  During this day you will take a boat trip through the secondary canals of Tortuguero.  Your children will be fascinating looking for caimans, toucans and other species of birds, monkeys and sloths and much more.  Tortuguero offers a full contact with Mother Nature. Much of the National Park extends along its unspoiled beaches that serve as refuge for spawning of the sea turtles, this event occurs between the months of July to September.

Enjoy the free time at the lodge, exploring the butterfly garden, walking along the natural beach of Tortuguero or relaxing with your family at the pool of the hotel.

Overnight at Laguna Lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

DAY 4  TORTUGUERO – SARAPIQUI

After breakfast, the journey continues with a boat-transfer back to the local dock. Then, you will continue with a land-transfer to Siquirres where you get your rent a car.  You will drive to the Northern Lowlands of Costa Rica. Along this route you can admire the banana and pineapple plantations. Sarapiquí has been recognized as ecotourism destination. It serves as a biological corridor to the Braulio Carrillo National Park and the northern lowlands. It’s one of the best places for bird watching, including toucans and hummingbirds.

Overnight at La Quinta de Sarapiqui Lodge.  Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

 

DAY 5  SARAPIQUI

After the breakfast you will have the opportunity to arrange several activities offered in the area, some of these are the Chocolate tour at Tirimbina Biological Reserve, floating tour, a pineapple tour or learn more about the leaf ants. You can also explore the surroundings of the hotel where you can find different kind of interesting insects and amphibians.

Overnight at La Quinta de Sarapiqui Lodge. Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 6  SARAPIQUI – ARENAL VOLCANO

At mid-morning you will drive through the northern lowlands, specifically to the Arenal Volcano area. Primary cloud forest and rainforest covers the Arenal Volcano National Park, in it, flourish the flora and fauna, innumerable rivers, waterfalls and thermal hot springs. Enjoy the remaining afternoon at the pool and hot springs of the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel Arenal Springs. Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 7  ARENAL VOLCANO

This day is at leisure to enjoy optional activities in the area. Discover the old lava fields from the Arenal Volcano during a hike at the Nationalpark, or the rainforest canopy from an unrivaled perspective. The Natura Park with its different species of frogs, snakes and other amphibians is also a perfect family activity just a few meters away from the hotel. For adventures, we recommend the visit to Sky Tram & Trek, which is a mix of a tram ride and the zip line tour.

Overnight at Hotel Arenal Springs. Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 8  ARENAL VOLCANO – MONTEVERDE

Today continue your way to the Monteverde cloud forest. You will travel along the Arenal Lake through the Tilarán Mountain Range. The final portion of your journey is on gravel roads, giving you more time to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery. The cloud forest of Monteverde reveals you a lush green garden of mosses, ferns, flowers and epiphytes growing thickly on every tree. In the remaining afternoon you can visit the serpentarium or the frog pound.

Overnight at Hotel Monteverde Country Lodge. Meals: Breakfast.

DAY 9  MONTEVERDE

This day is at leisure to enjoy optional activities in the area. Visit the Monteverde Reserve, the hanging bridges or the Trapiche Tour a very interactive interesting tour, where you learn about coffee, cacao, sugar cane and can put hands on and prepare your own “tapa dulce” and enjoy a short oxcart ride.

Overnight at Hotel Monteverde Country Lodge. Meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 10 MONTEVERDE – PLAYA HERMOSA BEACH, GUANACASTE

Your journey across Costa Rica continues as you reach the Pacific coast. Hotel Bosque del Mar is on Playa Hermosa in the Gulf of Papagayo. A perfect place for family where you can enjoy a swim in the pool surrounded by fascinating trees and where you can go for a beach walk with your family or observe the sunset.

Overnight at Playa Hermosa Bosque del Mar.  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 11 & 12   PLAYA HERMOSA, GUANACASTE

Day at leisure at Playa Hermosa.  Enjoy and relax the beach or keep on discovering the surrounding, like visiting Coco Town.

Overnight at Playa Hermosa Bosque del Mar.  Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 13  PLAYA HERMOSA, GUANACASTE –  SAN JOSE

Drive back to San Jose for your last night.

Overnight at Hotel Balmoral. Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 14  SAN JOSE

Today you will be transferred to San Jose International airport for your flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast


Hotels Details

LocationHotel NameCategoryType of RoomCST
San JoséBalmoral3 StarsSuperior3
TortugueroLaguna LodgeLodgeStandardN/A
SarapiquiLa Quinta de Sarapiqui3 StarsStandard5
Arenal VolcanoArenal Springs3 StarsStandard5
MonteverdeMonteverde Country Lodge3 StarsStandard5
Playa HermosaPlaya Hermosa Bosque MarBoutiqueJr. SuiteN/A