15 DAYS / 14 NIGHTS

SAN JOSE / GOLFO DULCE / MANUEL ANTONIO / BAJOS DEL TORO / ARENAL VOLCANO /  PENINSULA DE NICOYA


Highlights:

Golfo Dulce

Manuel Antonio National Park

Bajos del Toro – Cloudforest

Arenl Hanging Bridges

Cultural Tour at Arenal

                                                                       Peninsula de Nicoya


This is the trip for you if you love exclusive properties, out of the bitten path with first class service and live nature and wildlife first hand. Experience a taste of paradise and unimaginable wildlife at Golfo Dulce, enjoying spectacular views of Manuel Antonio, staying at an eco-luxury hotel in Costa Rica’s tropical cloud forest, enjoying the Arenal Volcano from a secluded luxury villa and relaxing in one of the most secluded beaches in Costa Rica.

 

DAY 1  ARRIVE SAN JOSE

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

Overnight at Hotel Grano de Oro.  No meals

 

DAY 2  SAN JOSE – GOLFO DULCE

You will take a local flight in the morning to Puerto Jimenez where the boat is waiting for you to transport you to Playa Cativo Eco Lodge which is nestled in the tranquil waters of Golfo Dulce.  Here you will experience the paradise and the imaginable wildlife adventure that surrounds the hotel set on 1000 acres of private tropical rainforest reserve surrounded by the Piedras Blancas National Park, a former extension of the Corcovado National Park.

Jet seat back  and relax for the remaining day and enjoy to beautiful view to the Golf from every part of the hotel, definitely a magical place.

Overnight at Playa Cativo Lodge.   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

DAY 3 & 4 GOLFO DULCE

You will enjoy some wonderful days at leisure in the middle of the rainforest. This whole area contains a very large extension of tropical jungle. You will enjoy the observation of many species of birds (among them toucans and scarlet macaws), monkeys and a whole wildlife scenario to appreciate. Take one of the tours offered from the lodge or just explore on your own the beauty of this area.

Overnight at Playa Cativo Lodge.   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

DAY 5 GOLFO DULCE –  MANUEL ANTONIO

For today it is programmed a transfer to one of the most popular destinations of the country, Manuel Antonio. In Manuel Antonio, you will discover a beach destination that offers the opportunity of interacting with Mother Nature. Arenas Del Mar is nestled in a rainforest with wildlife aplenty. At the hotel, you will not only hear the exciting sounds of the jungle but also experience and see wildlife all around you.

Overnight at Hotel Arenas del Mar.   Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 6 MANUEL ANTONIO

Today you’ll have a guided tour of Manuel Antonio National Park. Walking through the forest keep your eyes open for monkeys, sloths, iguanas and birds. Later you can rest on one of the sandy beaches, soaking up some sun.

Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel Arenas del Mar.   Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 7 MANUEL ANTONIO – BAJOS DEL TORO

Today we continue to El Silencio Lodge located at Bajos del Toro. This area is located in Alajuela Province, between the Poas Volcano and the Juan Castro Blanco National Parks, an ideal place for soft adventure, perfect for nature enthusiasts who wish to enjoy an intensely uplifting experience. The hotel offers 500-acres of private reserve with gently flowing rivers and hidden waterfalls.

Overnight at El Silencio Lodge.  Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

 

DAY 8 BAJOS DEL TORO

After breakfast, you can enjoy the ecology of this piece of paradise during the Mystic tour, a hike around the area guided by the Eco-concierge, where you will learn about the local culture and natural surroundings and see the attractive waterfall. The rest of the day is at leisure; you can just relax and hear the nice sounds of the forest or explore on your own the property trails.

Overnight at El Silencio Lodge.  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

DAY 9 BAJOS DEL TORO –  ARENAL VOLCANO

Today the journey continues on towards the northern lowlands. On the way, it is possible to admire diverse agricultural plantations, ornamental plants and cattle ranches until arrive to the Arenal Volcano area, where you will be staying the next two nights at Arenal Nayara. This place offers a fabulous natural viewpoint to the Arenal Volcano and is surrounded by beautiful gardens.

Overnight at Hotel Arenal Nayara.    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

 

DAY 10 ARENAL VOLCANO

Today you will visit, Arenal Hanging Bridges. This is a 250 hectares reserve of primary forest.  You can enjoy of 15 bridges from 5 to 100 meters long, they were friendly designed along 3 km rain forest circuit of interpretive trails. The imposing vistas of the Volcano from the hanging bridges over the forest created a perfect combination for an unforgettable experience. In the afternoon a cultural experience is waiting for you where you can learn more about the sugar cane, coffee and about the tropical vegetables and fruits.

Overnight at Hotel Arenal Nayara.    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

 

DAY 11 ARENAL VOLCANO – PENINSULA DE NICOYA

After breakfast we will continue to Peninsula de Nicoya where you have the last days on your own to relax on the beach. Here you can find endless beaches surrounded by diverse vegetation and abundant wildlife.  This area has been recently discovered as one of the top four places in the world to be categorized as blue zones.

Overnight at Hotel Tango Mar.  Meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 12 & 13 PENINSULA DE NICOYA

These days are at leisure for optional activities. Feel free to explore the forest, or simply spend time relaxing on the secluded beach of the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel Tango Mar.     Meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 14 PENINSULA DE NICOYA – SAN JOSE

During the morning, you will have a domestic flight back to San Jose for your last night in country.

Overnight at Hotel Grano de Oro.   Meals: Breakfast

 

DAY 15 SAN JOSE

Breakfast at the Hotel.  Transfer from the Grano de Oro Hotel to the Juan Santamaria International Airport for your departure flight.


 

Hotel Details

LocationHotel NameCategoryType of RoomCST
San JoséGrano de OroBoutiqueDeluxe5
GolfoDulcePlaya Cativo LodgeBoutiqueDeluxeN/A
Bajos del ToroEl Silencio LodgeBoutiqueRiver Suite5
Arenal VolcanoArenal Nayara4 starsCasitas Deluxe5
Peninsula NicoyaTango Mar4 stars Beach Front3