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7 Nights Itineraries

Itinerary #1

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Day 1 San José:

Arrival and reception at the airport, transfer to your city hotel in San José.

Day 2 San José - Caribbean Coast :

Pick Up the rental car in your hotel and drive through the Braulio Carrillo National Park to the Caribbean Coast. In the afternoon first option to meet the Caribbean Sea.

Day 3 Caribbean Coast :

Day at the beach, for example at the Cahuita National Park or another of the countless dream beaches.

Day 4 Caribbean Coast - La Fortuna:

Continue the journey inland, to La Fortuna at the Arenal Volcano.

Day 5 La Fortuna:

In the immediate surroundings of the volcano, which is calm right now, you can find a lot of different activities in a spectacular setting, today you can choose out of the following: Hiking, riding a bike, horseback riding, kayak, zip-lining, and much more. Enjoy!

Day 6 La Fortuna - Monteverde:

Next stop: Cloud forest. You’re driving around the dam lake Arenal until Tilarán and hike up to the cloud forest paradise Monteverde. The cold mountain breeze offers a magical forest that you’ll get to know these days.

Day 7 Monteverde:

There are differently formed epiphytes, moss, ferns and colourful birdlife as well as cool temperatures. Experience Costa Rica from another point of view, from above, on the hanging bridges in Selvatura Park!

Day 8 Monteverde - San José:

You return to the Central Valley where you drop off your car directly at the airport and travel home.

Itinerary #2

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Day 1 San José:

Arrival and reception at the airport, transfer to your city hotel in San José.

Day 2 San José - La Fortuna:

Pick up your rental car in your hotel and drive to the Northern Lowlands, to La Fortuna at the Arenal Volcano. Before, you can take a look around the capital city, take a coffee tour on the slopes of the Poás Volcano or visit the La Paz Waterfall Gardens in Vara Blanca.

Day 3 La Fortuna/Arenal:

In the immediate surroundings of the volcano, which is calm right now, you can find a lot of different activities in a spectacular setting, today you can choose out of the following: Hiking, riding a bike, horseback riding, kayak, zip-lining, and much more. Enjoy!!

Day 4 La Fortuna - Sarapiquí / Boca Tapada:

Drive to Sarapiquí or the further North located Boca Tapada, both worthwhile stops on your trip to get to know the rain forest in an authentic setting.

Day 5 Sarapiquí / Boca Tapada:

In Sarapiquí we recommend visiting the Tirimbina Reserve or the biological station La Selva, furthermore, a chocolate tour or a boat tour on the Río Sarapiquí offer impressive insights into the culture and nature of the country. In Boca Tapada you’re already in a protected zone being in your hotel. Here you can go on a hike, kayak, and if you want to go to spot birds and other animals in their natural habitat.

Day 6 Sarapiquí / Boca Tapada - Caribbean Coast :

Drive to the port town Limón and from there to the Southern Caribbean Coast. In the afternoon first option to meet the Caribbean Sea.

Day 7 Caribbean Coast :

Day at the beach, for example at the Cahuita National Park or another of the countless dream beaches.

Day 8 Caribbean Coast - San José:

You return to the Central Valley driving through the Braulio Carrillo National Park and drop off your car directly at the airport and travel home. Tip: Plan enough time for this drive because in the Braulio Carrillo National Park sometimes there are delays.

Itinerary #3

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Day 1 San José:

Arrival and reception at the airport, transfer to your city hotel in San José.

Day 2 San José - La Fortuna/Arenal:

Pick up your rental car in your hotel and drive to the Northern Lowlands, to La Fortuna at the Arenal Volcano. Before that, you can take a look around in the capital city, take a coffee tour on the slopes of the Poás Volcano or visit the La Paz Waterfall Gardens in Vara Blanca.

Day 3 La Fortuna/Arenal:

In the immediate surroundings of the volcano, which is calm right now, you can find a lot of different activities in a spectacular setting, today you can choose out of the following: Hiking, riding a bike, horseback riding, kayak, zip-lining, and much more. Enjoy!

Day 4 La Fortuna - Monteverde:

Next stop: cloud forest. You’re driving around the dam lake Arenal until Tilarán and hike up to the cloud forest paradise Monteverde. The cold mountain breeze offers a magical forest that you’ll get to know these days.

Day 5 Monteverde:

There are differently formed epiphytes, moss, ferns and colourful birdlife as well as cool temperatures. Experience Costa Rica from another point of view, from above, on the hanging bridges in Selvatura Park!

Day 6 Monteverde - Pacific Coast :

Drive to the Northern or Central Pacific Coast. To get to the beaches of Sámara and Tamarindo, you take the La Amistad bridge to the Nicoya Peninsula. To get to Tambor / Montezuma / Santa Teresa take the ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera, and for the Central Pacific Coast, you drive South after getting on to the Panamerican Highway.

Day 7 Pacific Coast :

Day at the Pacific Coast! In Manuel Antonio, you can connect it with a short stroll through the National Park.

Day 8 Pacific Coast - San José

You return to the Central Valley where you drop off your car directly at the airport and travel home. Tip: Plan enough time for this drive because from the North Pacific there are may be delays due to single-lane streets.

Itinerary #4

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Day 1 San José:

Arrival and reception at the airport, transfer to your city hotel in San José.

Day 2 San José - La Fortuna/Arenal:

Pick up your rental car in your hotel and drive to the Northern Lowlands, to La Fortuna at the Arenal Volcano. Before you can take a look around in the capital city, take a coffee tour on the slopes of the Poás Volcano or visit the La Paz Waterfall Gardens in Vara Blanca.

Day 3 La Fortuna/Arenal:

In the immediate surroundings of the volcano, which is calm right now, you can find a lot of different activities in a spectacular setting, today you can choose out of the following: Hiking, riding a bike, horseback riding, kayak, zip-lining, and much more. Enjoy!

Day 4 La Fortuna - Monteverde:

Next stop: Cloud forest. You’re driving around the dam lake Arenal until Tilarán and hike up to the cloud forest paradise Monteverde. The cold mountain breeze offers a magical forest that you’ll get to know these days.

Day 5 Monteverde:

There are differently formed epiphytes, moss, ferns and colourful birdlife as well as cool temperatures. Experience Costa Rica from another point of view, from above, on the hanging bridges in Selvatura Park!

Day 6 Monteverde - Rincón de la Vieja:

Drive to the northern province of Guanacaste near the Rincón de la Vieja National Park. Here you experience the dry forest and volcanic formations of the colossus up close.

Day 7 Rincón de la Vieja

On a trail on the Las Pailas sector in the national park, you see bubbling mud holes and fumaroles that smell a lot like sulfur. After the hike, a refreshing river or the thermal hot springs invite you to relax.

Day 8 Rincón de la Vieja - San José

You return to the Central Valley where you drop off your car directly at the airport and travel home. Tip: Plan enough time for this drive because there may be delays due to single-lane streets.

10 Nights Itineraries

Itinerary #1

Day 1 San José:

Arrival at the airport. You will be received at the airport and transferred to your city hotel in San José.

Day 2 San José - La Fortuna:

At the hotel, you receive the rental car and drive to the northern lowlands, specifically to La Fortuna at the Arenal Volcano. In the morning you still have the chance to discover the capital San José, take a coffee tour on the slopes of the Poás volcano or visit the La Paz waterfall gardens in Vara Blanca.

Day 3 La Fortuna:

In the area around the volcano, which is currently in a resting phase, there are plenty of activities you can enjoy today: hiking, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, ziplining and much more. Have fun!

Day 4 La Fortuna - Sarapiquí/ Boca Tapada:

The journey continues to Sarapiquí or further north to Boca Tapada. Both worthwhile stops to get to know the rainforest in authentic surroundings.

Day 5 Sarapiquí/ Boca Tapada:

In Sarapiquí we recommend visiting the Tirimbina natural reserve or the biological station La Selva. Additionally, a chocolate tour or a boat trip on the Sarapiquí River provide exciting insights into the culture and nature of the country. In Boca Tapada the hotels are already ubicated in the protected area. Here you can do hiking, kayaking and observe birds and other animals in their natural environment.

Day 6 Sarapiquí/ Boca Tapada - Bananito:

Your journey continues to the port city of Limón, and from there to the southern Atlantic coast to the village Bananito. The jungle lodge Selva Bananito is located nearby. You should contact the lodge beforehand and check if rooms are available and if direct access by 4x4 car is possible or if you need to be picked up in Bananito at "Salón Delia". Experience a pure adventure in the sustainable lodge!

Day 7 Bananito:

Be enchanted by the nature that surrounds you, be active and learn about the lodge's efforts for sustainable tourism and its active contribution to the conservation of biodiversity in this natural corridor between Costa Rica and Panama. For a surcharge, you can even stay on a platform in the middle of the jungle if you wish.

Day 8 Bananito - Caribbean Coast:

The journey continues from Bananito to the southern Caribbean coast. Discover the wonderful Caribbean Sea in the afternoon. On the way, you can visit the Cahuita National Park, where you can perfectly enjoy both, hiking and swimming.

Day 9 + 10 Caribbean Coast:

Beach day, e.g. in the Cahuita National Park or at one of the other numerous dream beaches.

Day 11 Caribbean Coast - San José:

Return to the Central Valley via the Braulio Carrillo National Park, where you can drop off your rental car at the airport and start your journey home. Tip: Plan plenty of time for the return journey. Sometimes delays occur in the Braulio Carrillo National Park.

Itinerary #2

Day 1 San José:

Arrival at the airport. You will be received at the airport and transferred to your city hotel in San José.

Day 2 San José - La Fortuna:

At the hotel, you receive the rental car and drive to the northern lowlands, specifically to La Fortuna at the Arenal Volcano. In the morning you still have the chance to discover the capital San José, take a coffee tour on the slopes of the Poás volcano or visit the La Paz waterfall gardens in Vara Blanca.

Day 3 La Fortuna/Arenal:

In the area around the volcano, which is currently in a resting phase, there are plenty of activities you can enjoy today: hiking, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, ziplining and much more. Have fun!

Day 4 La Fortuna - Monteverde:

Next stop - cloud forest. You drive around the reservoir Arenal to Tilarán and continue to the cloud forest paradise around Monteverde. The cool mountain climate creates a magical magic forest that you will discover during these days.

Day 5 Monteverde:

You can expect colourful and diverse epiphytes, moss and ferns, as well as colourful birdlife and cool temperatures. Experience Costa Rica from a different perspective, e.g. from above, on the hanging bridges in Selvatura Park!

Day 6 Monteverde - Rincón de la Vieja:

Your journey continues to the northern region of Guanacaste at the foot of Rincón de la Vieja National Park. In this dry forest, you can experience the volcanic phenomena of the colossus (the Rincón de la Vieja volcano) up close.

Day 7 Rincón de la Vieja:

On the circuit at the sector Las Pailas of the National Park, you will pass by bubbling mud holes and sulfur smelling fumaroles. Enjoy cool river or hot pools, filled with thermal water and relax after the hike.

Day 8 Rincón de la Vieja - Pacific Coast:

The journey continues to the North or the Central Pacific coast. To reach the beaches of Sámara and Tamarindo you pass by Liberia. To reach Tambor / Montezuma / Santa Teresa you take the ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera. And to get to the Central Pacific coast you simply drive south as soon as you come across the Pan-American Highway.

Day 9 + 10 Pacific Coast:

Beach days at the Pacific Coast! In Manuel Antonio, you can also enjoy a short hike in the national park.

Day 11 Pacific Coast - San José

Return to the Central Valley where you return the rental car at the airport and start your journey home. Tip: Plan enough time to get to the airport, as there sometimes occur delays on the route, which is mostly single-lane.

Itinerary #3

Day 1 San José:

Arrival at the airport. You will be received at the airport and transferred to your city hotel in San José.

Day 2 San José - Orosi - Turrialba

At the hotel, you receive the rental car and drive through the former capital Cartago to the Orosi Valley. You may spend the night in Orosi or in Turrialba, ubicated further east. On the way, it’s worthwhile to visit the church of pilgrimage Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles in the centre of Cartago. Your way will lead you through Paraíso, close to the Lankester Botanical Gardens which are a highlight for plant lovers.
To visit Costa Rica’s highest volcano, the volcano Irazú with 3432, you should start in the morning. At this time of the day, chances are best to see the crater lake cloudlessly.

Day 3 Valle de Orosi / Turrialba – San Gerardo de Dota

Both the small village of Orosi and the small town of Turrialba are authentic centres of life outside the Greater San José area. Here we recommend exploring the centre on foot and to get to know the daily lives of the locals. In addition, the following excursions are possible:

Orosi: Hike in the Tapantí National Park, tour around the Cachí Reservoir, ruins of Ujarrás, visit the local Thermal Springs.

Turrialba: Rafting in various categories on the rivers Pejibaye (rather leisurely) or Pacuare (rather strong), hike in the private reserve La Martha, hike and/or Canopytour in the park "Paraíso entre volcanoes". Close to this you may find a frequented Paraglider launching site, the possibility to visit a cheese dairy or to visit of the Agricultural University CATIE with its botanical garden.

Then you continue on the Pan-American Highway until kilometre 80, where you turn right into the high valley San Gerardo de Dota. Here you have different possibilities of accommodation.

Day 4 San Gerardo de Dota

Here in the cloud forest, it is worth getting up early to experience the awakening of nature and the singing of the birds. Not only the Quetzal but many other colourful birds can be spotted here. Furthermore, the region is ideal for hiking and many of the lodges offer their own trails on the hotel grounds. There’s nothing better than to try fresh river trout, the speciality of the place, after a walk.

Day 5 San Gerardo de Dota - South Pacific

Your journey continues to the southern Pacific Ocean, which offers a lot of adventures in addition to beautiful wild beaches.

Day 6 + 7 South Pacific:

Swim in the pool of stunningly refreshing waterfalls, watch whales and dolphins on a boat tour through the Marino Ballena National Park, or swim in one or more of the beautiful rugged beaches protected by this National Marine Park, discover the native Costarrican tribe Borucas or take photos The "whale fin" that the beach in Uvita (at low tide and from above).

If you want to visit the peninsula Osa, you can park the car in Sierpe and continue to Drake Bay by boat (the pick up of the various providers usually takes place at about 10:30 clock). Alternatively you can drive over Chaquarita around the Golfo Dulce to Puerto Jiménez (ubicated west of the Corcovado National Park).

Day 8 South Pacific - Central Pacific

On the coastal road La Costanera you can reach the Central Pacific at Quepos / Manuel Antonio or Jacó / Tárcoles, located a little further north, fastly.

Day 9 + 10 Central Pacific

The beaches of the Central Pacific are more easily accessible than those of the South Pacific, but also more frequently visited. The region’s highlight is undoubtedly the Manuel Antonio National Park, which you should visit early, as access is limited and demand is relatively high, especially at weekends and during national school holidays. The park is closed on Tuesdays. There are also surf spots in the region! The red macaw Macao parrot can be spotted here, and a boat or kayak tour through the mangrove forests is highly recommended

Day 11

You drive back to the Central Valley, passing through highway 27. Especially on Sundays, there can be more traffic, so we recommend planning enough time for the return journey.

Itinerary #4

Día 1 San José:

Arrival at the airport. You will be received at the airport and transferred to your city hotel in San José.

Día 2 San José - Caribbean Coast:

At the hotel you receive your rental car and then start your journey to the Caribbean coast of the Caribbean Ocean, driving through the Braulio Carillo National Park. Discover the wonderful Caribbean Sea in the afternoon. On the way, you can visit the Cahuita National Park, where you can perfectly enjoy both, hiking and swimming.

Día 3 Caribbean Coast:

Beach day, e.g. in the Cahuita National Park or at one of the other numerous dream beaches.

Día 4 Caribbean Coast – Orosi/ Turrialba:

Today you continue your journey back inland. At Siquirres turn off in direction Turrialba / Orosi Valley.

To make the best use of the day, visit the Cahuita National Park this morning. At the parking lot at the sector "Puerto Vargas", there are rudimentary but functional showers.

Día 5 Valle de Orosi/ Turrialba

Both the small village of Orosi and the small town of Turrialba are authentic centres of life outside the Greater San José area. Here we recommend exploring the centre on foot and to get to know the daily lives of the locals. In addition, the following excursions are possible:

Orosi: Hike in the Tapantí National Park, tour around the Cachí Reservoir, ruins of Ujarrás, visit of the local Thermal Springs.

Turrialba: Rafting in various categories on the rivers Pejibaye (rather leisurely) or Pacuare (rather strong), hike in the private reserve La Martha, hike and/or Canopytour in the park "Paraíso entre volcanes". Close to this you may find a frequented Paraglider launching site, the possibility to visit a cheese dairy or to visit of the Agricultural University CATIE with its botanical garden.

Día 6 Valle de Orosi / Turrialba – San Gerardo de Dota

Before you continue your journey to the cloud forest of San Gerardo de Dota, you could for example visit Costa Rica’s highest volcano. To visit the volcano Irazú, which is 3432m high, you should start in the morning. At this time of the day, chances are best to see the crater lake cloudlessly.

Then you continue on the Pan-American Highway until kilometre 80, where you turn right into the high valley San Gerardo de Dota. Here you have different possibilities of accommodation.

Día 7 San Gerardo de Dota

Here in the cloud forest, it is worth getting up early to experience the awakening of nature and the singing of the birds. Not only the Quetzal but many other colourful birds can be spotted here. Furthermore, the region is ideal for hiking and many of the lodges offer their own trails on the hotel grounds. There’s nothing better than to try fresh river trout, the speciality of the place, after a walk.

Día 8 San Gerardo de Dota - South Pacific

The journey continues to the southern Pacific Ocean, which offers a lot of adventures in addition to beautiful wild beaches.

Día 9 + 10 South Pacific

Swim in the pool of stunningly refreshing waterfalls, watch whales and dolphins on a boat tour through the Marino Ballena National Park, or swim in one or more of the beautifully rugged beaches protected by this National Marine Park, discover the native Costarrican tribe Borucas or take photos The "whale fin" that the beach in Uvita (at low tide and from above).

Día 11 South Pacific - San José

Return to the central valley. You have the choice whether you take the coastal road via Quepos and Orotina or the winding pass road back to San José.

14 Nights Itineraries

Itinerary #1

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Day 1 San José:

Arrival at the airport. You will be received at the airport and transferred to your city hotel in San José.

Day 2 San José – Rincón de de la Vieja

At the hotel, you receive your rental car and drive to the sunny side of the country, to Guanacaste. There you continue to the northern region of Guanacaste, specifically to the foot of the Rincón de la Vieja National Park. In this dry forest, you can experience the volcanic phenomena of the colossus up close.

Day 3 Rincón de la Vieja

On the circuit at the sector Las Pailas of the National Park, you will pass by bubbling mud holes and sulfur smelling fumaroles. Enjoy cool river or hot pools, filled with thermal water and relax after the hike.

Day 4 Rincón de la Vieja – Monteverde o Tenorio National Park:

Next stop - cloud forest. You drive through Liberia and Cañas to Las Juntas, where you turn off towards Monteverde and take the winding road into the cloud forest paradise. On the way, there are beautiful views of the Gulf of Nicoya. The cool mountain climate creates a magical magic forest that you can discover these days.

Alternatively, if you prefer to visit a less travelled destination instead of Monteverde and want to experience the enchanting "Celeste", the turquoise-blue river in the Tenorio National Park, you can visit the town of Bijagua and plan a hike in the Tenorio National Park the next day. In this case, you would not be in the cloud forest, but in the lower dry forest.

Day 5 Monteverde:

You can expect colourful and diverse epiphytes, moss and ferns, as well as colourful birdlife and cool temperatures. Experience Costa Rica from a different perspective, e.g. from above, on the hanging bridges in Selvatura Park!

Day 6 Monteverde – La Fortuna:

Departure to Tilarán. From here you drive around the artificially created Arenal lake until you reach the dam at the foot of the volcano. Between the dam and the village of La Fortuna, there are already some of the hotels that we offer. Afterwards, you’ll reach La Fortuna at the foot of the Arenal Volcano.

Day 7 La Fortuna:

In the area around the volcano, which is currently in a resting phase, there are plenty of activities you can enjoy today: hiking, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, ziplining and much more. Have fun!

Day 8 La Fortuna - Sarapiquí/ Boca Tapada:

The journey continues to Sarapiquí or further north to Boca Tapada. Both worthwhile stops to get to know the rainforest in authentic surroundings.

Day 9 Sarapiquí/ Boca Tapada:

In Sarapiquí we recommend visiting the Tirimbina natural reserve or the biological station La Selva. Additionally, a chocolate tour or a boat trip on the Sarapiquí River provide exciting insights into the culture and nature of the country.

In Boca Tapada the hotels are already ubicated in the protected area. Here you can do hiking, kayaking and observe birds and other animals in their natural environment.

Day 10 Sarapiquí/ Boca Tapada - Bananito:

Your journey continues to the port city of Limón, and from there to the southern Atlantic coast to the village Bananito. The jungle lodge Selva Bananito is located nearby. You should contact the lodge beforehand and check if rooms are available and if direct access by 4x4 car is possible or if you need to be picked up in Bananito at "Salón Delia". Experience a pure adventure in the sustainable lodge!

Day 11

Be enchanted by the nature that surrounds you, be active and learn about the lodge's efforts for sustainable tourism and its active contribution to the conservation of biodiversity in this natural corridor between Costa Rica and Panama. For a surcharge, you can even stay on a platform in the middle of the jungle if you wish.

Day 12 Bananito - Caribbean Coast

The journey continues from Bananito to the southern Caribbean coast. Discover the wonderful Caribbean Sea in the afternoon. On the way, you can visit the Cahuita National Park, where you can perfectly enjoy both, hiking and swimming.

Day 13 + 14 Caribbean Coast

Beach day, e.g. in the Cahuita National Park or at one of the other numerous dream beaches

Day 15 Caribbean Coast - San José:

Return to the Central Valley via the Braulio Carrillo National Park, where you can drop off your rental car at the airport and start your journey home. Tip: Plan plenty of time for the return journey. Sometimes delays occur in the Braulio Carrillo National Park.

Itinerary #2

Day 1 San José:

Arrival at the airport. You will be received at the airport and transferred to your city hotel in San José.

Day 2 San José - Caribbean Coast

And the hotel you receive your rental car and then start your journey to the Caribbean coast of the Caribbean Ocean, driving through the Braulio Carillo National Park. Discover the wonderful Caribbean Sea in the afternoon.

Day 3 Caribbean Coast:

Beach day, e.g. in the Cahuita National Park or at one of the other numerous dream beaches

Day 4 Caribbean Coast – Sarapiquí/ Boca Tapada:

You continue to the inland, to Sarapiquí or to Boca Tapada, which is ubicated further north. Both worthwhile stops on your journey to get to know the rainforest in authentic surroundings.

Day 5 Sarapiqupí/ Boca Tapada:

In Sarapiquí we recommend visiting the Tirimbina natural reserve or the biological station La Selva. Additionally, a chocolate tour or a boat trip on the Sarapiquí River provide exciting insights into the culture and nature of the country.

In Boca Tapada the hotels are already ubicated in the protected area. Here you can do hiking, kayaking and observe birds and other animals in their natural environment.

Day 6 Sarapiquí/ Boca Tapada – La Fortuna/ Caño Negro:

In the area around the volcano, which is currently in a resting phase, there are plenty of activities you can enjoy today and tomorrow: hiking, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, ziplining and much more. Have fun!

For those seeking the highlights as well as the hidden treasures of the country, we recommend a detour to Caño Negro, a wetland north of La Fortuna. There are optimal conditions for spectacular birdwatching and boat trips through narrow canals. It is possible to sleep here far from tourist crowds or to book a day trip from/to La Fortuna.

Day 7 La Fortuna / Caño Negro:

There exists a wide range of day trips in La Fortuna, such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, ziplining and much more. Enjoy the surroundings and spend the day actively!

Day 8 La Fortuna/ Caño Negro – Monteverde o Río Celeste/ Tenorio

Next stop - cloud forest. You drive around the reservoir Arenal to Tilarán and continue to the cloud forest paradise around Monteverde. The cool mountain climate creates a magical magic forest that you will discover during these days.

Coming from Caño Negro, you drive via Bijagua and Cañas to Las Juntas, from where you continue to Monteverde. On this route, you have the possibility to visit another national park: the Tenorio National Park near Bijagua, where the magical "Río Celeste" (translated turquoise river) flows. Either you enjoy the hike in the park today and then travel on to Monteverde or you decide to stay near Bijagua and do the hike the day after. Bijagua has a lot to offer and is a well-organized destination even though it is less visited!

Day 9 Monteverde

You can expect colourful and diverse epiphytes, moss and ferns, as well as colourful birdlife and cool temperatures. Experience Costa Rica from a different perspective, e.g. from above, on the hanging bridges in Selvatura Park!

Day 10 Monteverde or Río Celeste/ Tenorio – Rincón de la Vieja

Your journey continues to the northern region of Guanacaste at the foot of Rincón de la Vieja National Park. In this dry forest, you can experience the volcanic phenomena of the colossus (the Rincón de la Vieja volcano) up close.

Coming from Monteverde you take the exit to Las Juntas and then continue on the Panamerican Highway until Rincón de la Vieja, passing by Liberia.

Coming from Bijagua we recommend joining the highway in Bagaces and take the route via Liberia.

Day 11 Rincón de la Vieja

On the circuit at the sector Las Pailas of the National Park, you will pass by bubbling mud holes and sulfur smelling fumaroles. Enjoy cool river or hot pools, filled with thermal water and relax after the hike.

Day 12 Rincón de la Vieja - Pacific Coast

The journey continues to the North or the Central Pacific coast. To reach the beaches of Sámara and Tamarindo you pass by Liberia. To reach Tambor / Montezuma / Santa Teresa you take the ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera. And to get to the Central Pacific coast you simply drive south as soon as you come across the Pan-American Highway.

Day 13 + 14 Pacific Coast:

Beach days at the Pacific Coast! In Manuel Antonio, you can also enjoy a short hike in the national park.

Day 15 Pacific Coast - San José

Return to the Central Valley where you return the rental car at the airport and start your journey home. Tip: Plan enough time to get to the airport, as there sometimes occur delays on the route, which is mostly single-lane. If you prefer to take it easy or have a morning flight, we recommend spending the last night in San José.

Itinerary #3

Day 1 San José:

Arrival at the airport. You will be received at the airport and transferred to your city hotel in San José.

Day 2 San José - La Fortuna / Caño Negro:

At the hotel, you receive the rental car and drive to the northern lowlands, specifically to La Fortuna at the Arenal Volcano. In the morning you still have the chance to discover the capital San José, take a coffee tour on the slopes of the Poás volcano or visit the La Paz Waterfall Gardens in Vara Blanca.

For those seeking the highlights as well as the hidden treasures of the country, we recommend a detour to Caño Negro, a wetland north of La Fortuna. There are optimal conditions for spectacular birdwatching and boat trips through narrow canals. It is possible to sleep here far from tourist crowds or to book a day trip from/to La Fortuna.

Day 3 La Fortuna:

In the area around the volcano, which is currently in a resting phase, there are plenty of activities you can enjoy today: hiking, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, ziplining and much more. Have fun!

Day 4 La Fortuna/ Caño Negro – Central Pacific:

Your journey continues to the Central Pacific coast. From La Fortuna we recommend the route via San Ramón. Coming from Caño Negro we recommend the route via the Pan-American Highway, which you reach in Cañas. Accommodation options are available between the village of Tárcoles and Quepos / Manuel Antonio.

Day 5 Central Pacific:

The highlight of the region is undoubtedly the Manuel Antonio National Park. If you want to hike here and visit the beautiful beaches, we recommend starting early, as access is limited and demand is relatively high, especially at weekends and during national school holidays. The park is closed on Tuesdays. In this region, there are even surf spots! The red macaw Macao parrot can be spotted here, and a boat or kayak tour through the mangroves is highly recommended.

Day 6 Central Pacific – South Pacific:

Your journey continues to the southern Pacific Ocean, which offers a lot of adventures in addition to beautiful wild beaches.

Day 7 South Pacific:

Swim in the pool of stunningly refreshing waterfalls, watch whales and dolphins on a boat tour through the Marino Ballena National Park, or swim in one or more of the beautifully rugged beaches protected by this National Marine Park, discover the native Costarrican tribe Borucas or take photos The "whale fin" that the beach in Uvita (at low tide and from above).

If you want to visit the peninsula Osa, you can park the car in Sierpe and continue to Drake Bay by boat (the pick up of the various providers usually takes place at about 10:30 clock). Alternatively you can drive over Chaquarita around the Golfo Dulce to Puerto Jiménez (ubicated west of the Corcovado National Park).

Day 8 South Pacific – San Gerardo de Dota

Today you take the Panamerican highway until kilometre 80, where you turn left into the high valley of San Gerardo de Dota. Here you have different options for accommodation.

Day 9 San Gerardo de Dota

Here in the cloud forest, it is worth getting up early to experience the awakening of nature and the singing of the birds. Not only the Quetzal but many other colourful birds can be spotted here. Furthermore, the region is ideal for hiking and many of the lodges offer their own trails on the hotel grounds. There’s nothing better than to try fresh river trout, the speciality of the place, after a walk.

Day 10 San Gerardo de Dota – Orosi/ Turrialba

Driving on the Panamerican highway, you’re journey leads you to the Central Valley today. Passing through Cartago you could for example visit the volcano Irazú. To visit Costa Rica’s highest volcano, with 3´432m, you should start in the morning. At this time of the day, chances are best to see the crater lake cloudlessly.

Afterwards, you drive to the picturesque Orosi Valley or to Turrialba.

Day 11 Orosi/ Turrialba

Both the small village of Orosi and the small town of Turrialba are authentic centres of life outside the Greater San José area. Here we recommend exploring the centre on foot and to get to know the daily lives of the locals. In addition, the following excursions are possible:

Orosi: Hike in the Tapantí National Park, tour around the Cachí Reservoir, ruins of Ujarrás, visit of the local Thermal Springs.

Turrialba: Rafting in various categories on the rivers Pejibaye (rather leisurely) or Pacuare (rather strong), hike in the private reserve La Martha, hike and/or Canopytour in the park "Paraíso entre volcanes". Close to this you may find a frequented Paraglider launching site, the possibility to visit a cheese dairy or to visit of the Agricultural University CATIE with its botanical garden.

Then you continue on the Pan-American Highway until kilometre 80, where you turn right into the high valley San Gerardo de Dota. Here you have different possibilities of accommodation.

Day 12 Orosi/ Turrialba – Caribbean Coast

Passing by Siquirres, you continue to the port of Limón and then further to the Southern Caribbean Coast. Discover the wonderful Caribbean Sea in the afternoon.

Day 13 + 14 Caribbean Coast:

Beach day, e.g. in the Cahuita National Park or at one of the other numerous dream beaches.

Day 15 Caribbean Coast - San José:

Return to the Central Valley via the Braulio Carrillo National Park, where you can drop off your rental car at the airport and start your journey home. Tip: Plan plenty of time for the return journey. Sometimes delays occur in the Braulio Carrillo National Park. If you prefer to take it easy or have a morning flight, we recommend spending the last night in San José.

Itinerary #4

Day 1 San José:

Arrival at the airport. You will be received at the airport and transferred to your city hotel in San José.

Day 2 San José - La Fortuna:

At the hotel, you receive the rental car and drive to the northern lowlands, specifically to La Fortuna at the Arenal Volcano. In the morning you still have the chance to discover the capital San José, take a coffee tour on the slopes of the Poás volcano or visit the La Paz Waterfall Gardens in Vara Blanca.

Day 3 La Fortuna:

In the area around the volcano, which is currently in a resting phase, there are plenty of activities you can enjoy today: hiking, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, ziplining and much more. Have fun!

Day 4 La Fortuna - Sarapiquí/ Boca Tapada:

The journey continues to Sarapiquí or further north to Boca Tapada. Both worthwhile stops to get to know the rainforest in authentic surroundings.

Day 5 Sarapiquí/ Boca Tapada:

In Sarapiquí we recommend visiting the Tirimbina natural reserve or the biological station La Selva. Additionally, a chocolate tour or a boat trip on the Sarapiquí River provide exciting insights into the culture and nature of the country.

In Boca Tapada the hotels are already ubicated in the protected area. Here you can do hiking, kayaking and observe birds and other animals in their natural environment.

Day 6 Sarapiquí o Boca Tapada - Caribbean Coast:

You continue to the port of Limón and then further to the Southern Caribbean Coast. Discover the wonderful Caribbean Sea in the afternoon.

Day 7 Caribbean Coast:

Beach day, e.g. in the Cahuita National Park or at one of the other numerous dream beaches

Day 8 Caribbean Coast – Orosi/ Turrialba:

Today you continue your journey back inland. At Siquirres turn off in direction Turrialba / Orosi Valley.

 

To make the best use of the day, visit the Cahuita National Park this morning. At the parking lot at the sector "Puerto Vargas", there are rudimentary but functional showers.

Day 9 Valle de Orosi / Turrialba

Both the small village of Orosi and the small town of Turrialba are authentic centres of life outside the Greater San José area. Here we recommend exploring the centre on foot and to get to know the daily lives of the locals. In addition, the following excursions are possible:

Orosi: Hike in the Tapantí National Park, tour around the Cachí Reservoir, ruins of Ujarrás, visit of the local Thermal Springs.

Turrialba: Rafting in various categories on the rivers Pejibaye (rather leisurely) or Pacuare (rather strong), hike in the private reserve La Martha, hike and/or Canopytour in the park "Paraíso entre volcanes". Close to this you may find a frequented Paraglider launching site, the possibility to visit to a cheese dairy or to visit of the Agricultural University CATIE with its botanical garden.

Day 10 Valle de Orosi / Turrialba – San Gerardo de Dota

Before you continue your journey to the cloud forest of San Gerardo de Dota, you could for example visit Costa Rica’s highest volcano. To visit the volcano Irazú, which is 3432m high, you should start in the morning. At this time of the day, chances are best to see the crater lake cloudlessly.

Then you continue on the Pan-American Highway until kilometre 80, where you turn right into the high valley San Gerardo de Dota. Here you have different possibilities of accommodation.

Day 11 San Gerardo de Dota

Here in the cloud forest, it is worth getting up early to experience the awakening of nature and the singing of the birds. Not only the Quetzal but many other colourful birds can be spotted here. Furthermore, the region is ideal for hiking and many of the lodges offer their own trails on the hotel grounds. There’s nothing better than to try fresh river trout, the speciality of the place, after a walk.

Day 12 San Gerardo de Dota - South Pacific

The journey continues to the southern Pacific Ocean, which offers a lot of adventures in addition to beautiful wild beaches. Alternatively, you can visit the Peninsula de Osa or the Central Pacific.

Day 13 + 14 South Pacific, Osa or Central Pacific

Swim in the pool of stunningly refreshing waterfalls, watch whales and dolphins on a boat tour through the Marino Ballena National Park, or swim in one or more of the beautifully rugged beaches protected by this National Marine Park, discover the native Costarrican tribe Borucas or take photos The "whale fin" that the beach in Uvita (at low tide and from above).

If you want to visit the peninsula Osa, you can park the car in Sierpe and continue to Drake Bay by boat (the pick up of the various providers usually takes place at about 10:30 clock). Alternatively you can drive over Chaquarita around the Golfo Dulce to Puerto Jiménez (ubicated west of the Corcovado National Park).

The beaches of the Central Pacific are more easily accessible than those of the South Pacific, but also more frequently visited. The region’s highlight is undoubtedly the Manuel Antonio National Park, which you should visit early, as access is limited and demand is relatively high, especially at weekends and during national school holidays. The park is closed on Tuesdays. There are also surf spots in the region! The red macaw Macao parrot can be spotted here, and a boat or kayak tour through the mangrove forests is highly recommended.

Day 15 South and Central Pacific - San José

Return to the Central Valley. You have the choice whether you take the coastal road via Quepos and Orotina or the winding pass road back to San José.

If you prefer to take it easy or have a morning flight, we recommend spending the last night in San José.

21 Nights Itineraries

Itinerary #1

Day 1 San José:

Arrival at the airport. You will be received at the airport and transferred to your city hotel in San José.

Day 2 San José – Orosi/ Turrialba:

At the hotel, you receive the rental car and drive through the former capital Cartago to the Orosi Valley. You may spend the night in Orosi or in Turrialba, ubicated further east. On the way, it’s worthwhile to visit the church of pilgrimage Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles at the centre of Cartago. Your way will lead you through Paraíso, close to the Lankester Botanical Gardens which are a highlight for plant lovers. To visit Costa Rica’s highest volcano, the volcano Irazú with 3´432, you should start in the morning. At this time of the day, chances are best to see the crater lake cloudlessly.

Day 3 Valle de Orosi/ Turrialba – San Gerardo de Dota

Both the small village of Orosi and the small town of Turrialba are authentic centres of life outside the Greater San José area. Here we recommend exploring the centre on foot and to get to know the daily lives of the locals. In addition, the following excursions are possible:

Orosi: Hike in the Tapantí National Park, tour around the Cachí Reservoir, ruins of Ujarrás, visit of the local Thermal Springs.

Turrialba: Rafting in various categories on the rivers Pejibaye (rather leisurely) or Pacuare (rather strong), hike in the private reserve La Martha, hike and/or Canopytour in the park "Paraíso entre volcanes". Close to this you may find a frequented Paraglider launching site, the possibility to visit a cheese dairy or to visit of the Agricultural University CATIE with its botanical garden.

Then you continue on the Pan-American Highway until kilometre 80, where you turn right into the high valley San Gerardo de Dota. Here you have different possibilities of accommodation.

Day 4 San Gerardo de Dota

Here in the cloud forest, it is worth getting up early to experience the awakening of nature and the singing of the birds. Not only the Quetzal but many other colourful birds can be spotted here. Furthermore, the region is ideal for hiking and many of the lodges offer their own trails on the hotel grounds. There’s nothing better than to try fresh river trout, the speciality of the place, after a walk.

Day 5 San Gerardo de Dota - South Pacific

The journey continues to the southern Pacific Ocean, which offers a lot of adventures in addition to beautiful wild beaches.

Day 6 South Pacific

Swim in the pool of stunningly refreshing waterfalls, watch whales and dolphins on a boat tour through the Marino Ballena National Park, or swim in one or more of the beautifully rugged beaches protected by this National Marine Park, discover the native Costarrican tribe Borucas or take photos The "whale fin" that the beach in Uvita (at low tide and from above).

If you want to visit the peninsula Osa, you can park the car in Sierpe and continue to Drake Bay by boat (the pick up of the various providers usually takes place at about 10:30 clock). Alternatively you can drive over Chaquarita around the Golfo Dulce to Puerto Jiménez (ubicated west of the Corcovado National Park).

Day 7 South Pacific - Central Pacific

On the coastal road La Costanera you can reach the Central Pacific at Quepos / Manuel Antonio or Jacó / Tárcoles, located a little further north, fastly.

Day 8 Central Pacific

The beaches of the Central Pacific are more easily accessible than those of the South Pacific, but also more frequently visited. The region’s highlight is undoubtedly the Manuel Antonio National Park, which you should visit early, as access is limited and demand is relatively high, especially at weekends and during national school holidays. The park is closed on Tuesdays. There are also surf spots in the region! The red macaw Macao parrot can be spotted here, and a boat or kayak tour through the mangrove forests is highly recommended.

Day 9 Central Pacific - Rincón de la Vieja

Today you drive to the sunny side of the country, to Guanacaste. There you continue to the northern region of Guanacaste, specifically to the foot of the Rincón de la Vieja National Park. In this dry forest, you can experience the volcanic phenomena of the colossus up close.

Day 10 Rincón de la Vieja

On the circuit at the sector Las Pailas of the National Park, you will pass by bubbling mud holes and sulfur smelling fumaroles. Enjoy cool river or hot pools, filled with thermal water and relax after the hike.

Day 11 Rincón de la Vieja – Monteverde o Tenorio National Park:

Next stop - cloud forest. You drive through Liberia and Cañas to Las Juntas, where you turn off towards Monteverde and take the winding road into the cloud forest paradise. On the way, there are beautiful views of the Gulf of Nicoya. The cool mountain climate creates a magical magic forest that you can discover these days.

Alternatively, if you prefer to visit a less travelled destination instead of Monteverde and want to experience the enchanting "Celeste", the turquoise-blue river in the Tenorio National Park, you can visit the town of Bijagua and plan a hike in the Tenorio National Park the next day. In this case, you would not be in the cloud forest, but in the lower dry forest.

Day 12 Monteverde:

You can expect colourful and diverse epiphytes, moss and ferns, as well as colourful birdlife and cool temperatures. Experience Costa Rica from a different perspective, e.g. from above, on the hanging bridges in Selvatura Park!

Day 13 Monteverde – La Fortuna:

Departure to Tilarán. From here you drive around the artificially created Arenal lake until you reach the dam at the foot of the volcano. Between the dam and the village of La Fortuna, there are already some of the hotels that we offer. Afterwards, you’ll reach La Fortuna at the foot of the Arenal Volcano.

Day 14 La Fortuna:

In the area around the volcano, which is currently in a resting phase, there are plenty of activities you can enjoy today: hiking, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, ziplining and much more. Have fun!

Day 15 La Fortuna - Sarapiquí/ Boca Tapada:

The journey continues to Sarapiquí or further north to Boca Tapada. Both worthwhile stops to get to know the rainforest in authentic surroundings.

Day 16 Sarapiquí/ Boca Tapada:

In Sarapiquí we recommend visiting the Tirimbina natural reserve or the biological station La Selva. Additionally, a chocolate tour or a boat trip on the Sarapiquí River provide exciting insights into the culture and nature of the country.

In Boca Tapada the hotels are already ubicated in the protected area. Here you can do hiking, kayaking and observe birds and other animals in their natural environment.

Day 17 Sarapiquí/ Boca Tapada - Bananito:

Your journey continues to the port city of Limón, and from there to the southern Caribbean coast to the village Bananito. The jungle lodge Selva Bananito is located nearby. You should contact the lodge beforehand and check if rooms are available and if direct access by 4x4 car is possible or if you need to be picked up in Bananito at "Salón Delia". Experience a pure adventure in the sustainable lodge!

Day 18

Be enchanted by the nature that surrounds you, be active and learn about the lodge's efforts for sustainable tourism and its active contribution to the conservation of biodiversity in this natural corridor between Costa Rica and Panama. For a surcharge, you can even stay on a platform in the middle of the jungle if you wish.

Day 19 Bananito - Caribbean Coast

The journey continues from Bananito to the southern Caribbean coast. Discover the wonderful Caribbean Sea in the afternoon. On the way, you can visit the Cahuita National Park, where you can perfectly enjoy both, hiking and swimming.

Day 20 + 21 Caribbean Coast

Beach day, e.g. in the Cahuita National Park or at one of the other numerous dream beaches.

Day 22 Caribbean Coast - San José:

Return to the Central Valley via the Braulio Carrillo National Park, where you can drop off your rental car at the airport and start your journey home. Tip: Plan plenty of time for the return journey. Sometimes delays occur in the Braulio Carrillo National Park. If you prefer to take it easy or have a morning flight, we recommend spending the last night in San José.

Itinerary #2

Day 1 San José:

Arrival at the airport. You will be received at the airport and transferred to your city hotel in San José.

Day 2 San José – Orosi/ Turrialba:

At the hotel, you receive the rental car and drive through the former capital Cartago to the Orosi Valley. You may spend the night in Orosi or in Turrialba, ubicated further east. On the way, it’s worthwhile to visit the church of pilgrimage Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles in the centre of Cartago. Your way will lead you through Paraíso, close to the Lankester Botanical Gardens which are a highlight for plant lovers.

To visit Costa Rica’s highest volcano, the volcano Irazú with 3´432, you should start in the morning. At this time of the day, chances are best to see the crater lake cloudlessly.

Day 3 Valle de Orosi/ Turrialba

Both the small village of Orosi and the small town of Turrialba are authentic centres of life outside the Greater San José area. Here we recommend exploring the centre on foot and to get to know the daily lives of the locals. In addition, the following excursions are possible:

Orosi: Hike in the Tapantí National Park, tour around the Cachí Reservoir, ruins of Ujarrás, visit of the local Thermal Springs.

Turrialba: Rafting in various categories on the rivers Pejibaye (rather leisurely) or Pacuare (rather strong), hike in the private reserve La Martha, hike and/or Canopytour in the park "Paraíso entre volcanes". Close to this you may find a frequented Paraglider launching site, the possibility to visit a cheese dairy or to visit of the Agricultural University CATIE with its botanical garden.

Then you continue on the Pan-American Highway until kilometre 80, where you turn right into the high valley San Gerardo de Dota. Here you have different possibilities of accommodation.

Day 4 Valle de Orosi / Turrialba - Bananito

Passing by Siquirres, you continue to the port of Limón and then further to the small village Bananito. The jungle lodge Selva Bananito is located nearby. You should contact the lodge beforehand and check if rooms are available and if direct access by 4x4 car is possible or if you need to be picked up in Bananito at "Salón Delia". Experience a pure adventure in the sustainable lodge!

Day 5

Be enchanted by the nature that surrounds you, be active and learn about the lodge's efforts for sustainable tourism and its active contribution to the conservation of biodiversity in this natural corridor between Costa Rica and Panama. For a surcharge, you can even stay on a platform in the middle of the jungle if you wish.

Day 6 Bananito - Caribbean Coast

The journey continues from Bananito to the southern Caribbean coast. Discover the wonderful Caribbean Sea in the afternoon. On the way, you can visit the Cahuita National Park, where you can perfectly enjoy both, hiking and swimming.

Day 7 + 8 Caribbean Coast:

Beach day, e.g. in the Cahuita National Park or at one of the other numerous dream beaches.

Day 9 Caribbean Coast – Sarapiquí/ Boca Tapada:

You continue to the inland, to Sarapiquí or to Boca Tapada, which is ubicated further north. Both worthwhile stops on your journey to get to know the rainforest in authentic surroundings.

Day 10 Sarapiqupí/ Boca Tapada:

In Sarapiquí we recommend visiting the Tirimbina Natural Reserve or the biological station La Selva. Additionally, a chocolate tour or a boat trip on the Sarapiquí River provide exciting insights into the culture and nature of the country.

In Boca Tapada the hotels are already ubicated in the protected area. Here you can do hiking, kayaking and observe birds and other animals in their natural environment.

Day 11 Sarapiquí/ Boca Tapada – La Fortuna/ Caño Negro:

You continue to the region around the volcano Arenal. In the area around the volcano, which is currently in a resting phase, there are plenty of activities you can enjoy today and tomorrow: hiking, cycling, horse riding, kayaking, ziplining and much more. Have fun!

For those seeking the highlights as well as the hidden treasures of the country, we recommend a detour to Caño Negro, a wetland north of La Fortuna. There are optimal conditions for spectacular birdwatching and boat trips through narrow canals. It is possible to sleep here far from tourist crowds or to book a day trip from/to La Fortuna.

Day 12 La Fortuna/ Arenal

There exists a wide range of day trips in La Fortuna, such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, ziplining and much more. Enjoy the surroundings and spend the day actively!

Day 13 La Fortuna – Monteverde

Next stop - cloud forest. You drive around the reservoir Arenal to Tilarán and continue to the cloud forest paradise around Monteverde. The cool mountain climate creates a magical magic forest that you will discover during these days.

Day 14 Monteverde

You can expect colourful and diverse epiphytes, moss and ferns, as well as colourful birdlife and cool temperatures. Experience Costa Rica from a different perspective, e.g. from above, on the hanging bridges in Selvatura Park!

Day 15 Monteverde - Rincón de la Vieja:

Your journey continues to the northern region of Guanacaste at the foot of Rincón de la Vieja National Park. In this dry forest, you can experience the volcanic phenomena of the colossus (the Rincón de la Vieja volcano) up close.

Day 16 Rincón de la Vieja

On the circuit at the sector Las Pailas of the National Park, you will pass by bubbling mud holes and sulfur smelling fumaroles. Enjoy cool river or hot pools, filled with thermal water and relax after the hike.

Day 17 Rincón de la Vieja - Pacific Coast

The journey continues to the North or the Central Pacific coast. To reach the beaches of Sámara and Tamarindo you pass by Liberia. To reach Tambor / Montezuma / Santa Teresa you take the ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera. And to get to the Central Pacific coast you simply drive south as soon as you come across the Pan-American Highway.

Day 18, 19, 20, 21 Pacific Coast:

Beach days at the Pacific Coast! In Manuel Antonio, you can also enjoy a short hike in the national park.

Day 22 Pacific Coast - San José

Return to the Central Valley where you return the rental car at the airport and start your journey home. Tip: Plan enough time to get to the airport, as there sometimes occur delays on the route, which is mostly single-lane. If you prefer to take it easy or have a morning flight, we recommend spending the last night in San José.


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Testimonials

  • LG Daniel, Jana und Theo

    • "Ein großes Dankeschön, Ihr habt unseren Urlaub gerettet!
      Wo fange ich/ wir an? Bereits in Deutschland hat die Kommunikation sehr gut funktioniert. Die Hilfe von Euch insbesondere durch Aline ist hier zu erwähnen. Diese war von der ersten WhatsApp Nachricht bis zur letzten fantastisch. Wir kennen Costa Rica bereits, daher wussten wir was wir wollen und was nicht. Trotzdem war AraTours für uns ein wichtiger Ansprechpartner. Gerade weil unser eigentlicher Reiseanbieter 36 Stunden vor Abflug unsere Reise gecancelt hatte, sind wir Aline sehr dankbar. Sie hat sofort alles für uns organisiert. Ob Hotel im schönen Punta Leona, ob die Touren in die Nationalparks, selbst der Shuttleservice mit dem großartigen Fahrer Guillerno Ortega muss hier erwähnt werden. Wir sind Dir, liebe Aline, aber auch dem gesamten AraTours Team sehr dankbar. Auch Ihr habt unsere knapp 3-wöchige Reise nach Costa Rica wieder unvergesslich werden lassen. Wir kommen gerne wieder und werden dann natürlich wieder über AraTours buchen."
    • "A big thank to you, you saved our vacation!
      Communication already worked very well in Germany. The help from you, especially through Aline, should be mentioned here. This was fantastic from the first WhatsApp message to the last. We already know Costa Rica, so we knew what we wanted and what not. Ara Tours was an important point of contact for us. We are very grateful to Aline precisely because our actual travel agent cancelled our trip 36 hours before departure. She immediately organized everything for us. Whether the hotel in beautiful Punta Leona, the tours to the national parks, even the shuttle service with the great driver Guillerno Ortega has to be mentioned here. We are very grateful to you, dear Aline, but also to the entire Ara Tours team. You too made our almost 3-week trip to Costa Rica unforgettable again. We would love to come back and of course we will book through Ara Tours again."
    • "Un gran agradecimiento, ¡nos han salvado las vacaciones!
      ¿Por dónde empiezo/empezamos? Ya desde Alemania la comunicación funcionó muy bien. Debo mencionar la gran ayuda de ustedes, especialmente a través de Aline. Esto fue fantástico desde el primer mensaje de WhatsApp hasta el último. Ya conocíamos Costa Rica, así que sabíamos lo que queríamos y lo que no. Sin embargo, ARA Tours fue un contacto importante para nosotros. Especialmente porque nuestro actual proveedor de viajes había cancelado nuestro viaje 36 horas antes de la salida, por eso estamos muy agradecidos con Aline porque inmediatamente organizó todo para nosotros. Desde el hotel en la hermosa Punta Leona, en las excursiones en los parques nacionales, incluso el servicio de transporte con el gran conductor Guillerno Ortega debe ser mencionado también. Te estamos muy agradecidos, querida Aline, pero también a todo el equipo de ARA Tours. También han hecho que nuestro viaje de 3 semanas a Costa Rica fuera inolvidable. Estaremos encantados de volver y, por supuesto, reservaremos de nuevo a través de ARA Tours."
  • Wolf Family

    • "Danke, es hat wirklich alles prima geklappt. Super Organisation und zu jeder Zeit schnelle Infos/Hilfe/Unterstützung von Euch!
      Es hat uns sehr gefallen. Der Abschluss in Quepos war krönend. Der Strand im Nationalpark Manuel Antonio gefiel uns sehr. Wir wären gerne länger geblieben, nehmen jedoch zahlreiche wunderschöne, unvergessliche Eindrücke mit Nachhause. PURA VIDA!
      Vielen Dank an Dich Aline! Wir empfehlen Euch gerne weiter."
    • "Thank you, everything really worked out great. Super organization and at any time quick info / help / support from you!
      We liked it very much. The conclusion in Quepos was crowning. We liked the beach in the National Park Manuel Antonio very much. We would have liked to stay longer, but we take home many wonderful, unforgettable impressions. PURA VIDA!
      Many thanks to you Aline! We will gladly recommend you to others."
    • "Gracias, todo ha salido muy bien. ¡Super organización y en todo momento tuvimos su ayuda y apoyo de usted, la información siempre fue rápida!
      Nos ha gustado mucho. La conclusión en Quepos fue la "cereza en el pastel". Nos gustó mucho la playa del Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio. Nos hubiera gustado quedarnos más tiempo, pero nos llevamos a casa muchas impresiones hermosas e inolvidables. ¡PURA VIDA!
      ¡Muchas gracias a ti Aline! Los recomendaremos con gusto a otros".
  • Neumann

    • - Die Route war super geplant, erst am Strand Zeit zum Ankommen und dann erst ab Monteverde mit Ausflügen im Inland etc. und am Ende nochmal Strand – perfekt!
      - Betreuung von Ara Tours war SEHR gut!! Durch die Whatsapp erreichbarkeit war der Service prima, sehr schnelle Antworten / sehr flexibel, gute Vorschläge etc. Auch beim Arzt hat Ara Tours geholfen mit Übersetzungen per Telefon – das war wirklcih sehr, sehr gut!
      - Der Home Stay Tag war absolutes Highlight – sehr authentisch – so haben sie die Einheimischen RICHTIG kennengelernt, die Familie war super freundlich und sehr offen und haben über alles gesprochen. Überhaupt nicht touristisch wahrgenommen, Sie durften dort sich auch das Haus ansehen und Frau Neumann fand es für ihre Kinder auch eine tolle Erfahrung
    • - The route was super planned, first time to arrive at the beach and then from Monteverde with excursions inland etc. and at the end again beach - perfect!
      - Support from Ara Tours was VERY good!!! Through Whatsapp reachability the service was great, very quick answers / very flexible, good suggestions etc. Also with the doctor Ara Tours helped with translations by phone - that was very, very good!
      - The Home Stay day was absolute highlight - very authentic - so they got to know the locals REAL, the family was super friendly and very open and have talked about everything. Not at all touristy perceived, you were also allowed to look at the house there and Mrs. Neumann found it also a great experience for their children
    • - La ruta estaba super planificada, primero para llegando a la playa y luego hacia Monteverde, con excursiones por el interior, ect y al final otra ves a la playa, perfecto!
      - ¡¡¡El - ¡El apoyo de Ara Tours fue Muy bueno!!! A través de la accesibilidad del WhatsApp el servicio fue genial, respuestas muy rápidas / muy flexibles, buenas sugerencias etc.! ¡También con el médico de Ara Tours, nos ayudó con las traducciones por teléfono - eso fue muy bueno!
      - El día de la estancia en la casa de huéspedes fue absolutamente el punto culminante- muy auténtico- por lo que llegué a conocer a los lugareños REALMENTE, la familia era super amable y muy abiertos y han hablado de todo. No se percibe en absoluto una zona turística., también se nos permitió mirar la casa allí y la señora Neumann encontró también una gran experiencia para sus hijos
  • Marine & Bruno Serra

    • Hallo
      Wir wollten Ihnen persönlich für diese sehr schöne Reise danken, die Sie für uns organisiert haben und für die Nachbereitung, die Sie während des gesamten Aufenthalts gemacht haben. Ein großes Dankeschön auch an Jennifer d'Ara tours! Nochmals vielen Dank und eine gute Woche
    • Hello
      We would like to thank you personally for this beautiful trip that you organised for us and for the follow-up that you did throughout the stay. A big thank you also to Jennifer d'Ara tours! Thank you again and have a great week!
    • Hola
      Queríamos agradecerte personalmente este viaje tan bonito que nos has organizado y el seguimiento que has hecho durante toda la estancia. ¡Un gran agradecimiento también a Jennifer d'Ara tours! Gracias de nuevo y que tengan una buena semana
    • Bonjour
      Nous tenions à vous remercier personnellement pour ce très beau voyage que vous nous avez organisé ainsi que pour le suivi que vous avez effectué tout au long du séjour. Un grand merci également à Jennifer d Ara tours! Merci encore et bonne semaine
  • WALTER EGGENSCHWILER

    • Deine (fast) täglichen Updates aus Costa Rica zum Thema Covid und damit verbundene Problemstellungen haben wir sehr geschätzt. Das war ein Highlight im Vergleich zu anderen Incoming Agents weltweit! Wir bedanken uns für euren Effort und wünschen euch, dass ihr die kommende Zeit gut bewältigt und gesund bleibt.
    • We really appreciated your (almost) daily updates from Costa Rica on Covid and related issues. That was a highlight compared to other incoming agents worldwide! We thank you for your effort and wish you that you manage the coming time well and stay healthy.
    • Tus actualizaciones (casi) diarias desde Costa Rica sobre Covid y temas relacionados fueron muy apreciadas. ¡Eso fue un punto culminante en comparación con otros agentes entrantes en todo el mundo! Le agradecemos su esfuerzo y le deseamos que lleve bien el tiempo que viene y que se mantenga sano.
  • RONALD RAADSHEER

    • Unser großes Kompliment dafür, dass Sie uns jeden Tag über die Entwicklungen auf dem Laufenden halten. Wir wünschen Ihnen alles Gute und behalten Sie sich und Ihre Familien in dieser beispiellosen Zeit in guter Gesundheit und Stimmung!
    • Our great compliments for keeping us informed every day on the developments. We wish you all the best and keep yourself and families in good health and mood during this unprecedented period!
    • Nuestra gran felicitación por mantenernos informados cada día sobre los acontecimientos. Le deseamos todo lo mejor y que se mantenga a sí mismo y a su familia con buena salud y ánimo durante este periodo sin precedentes.
  • KATHRIN VONSCHILLER

    • Ihr seid wirklich super! Es ist beeindruckend, wie Ihr die Krise mit Eurem super Informationsfluss und der tollen Rückabwicklung meistert. Hut ab!
    • You are really super! It is impressive how you manage the crisis with your super flow of information and the great reversal. Hats off!
    • ¡Eres realmente super! Es impresionante cómo gestionas la crisis con tu súper flujo de información y la gran inversión. Me quito el sombrero.
  • MICHAEL WITTE

    • Guten Tag, wir waren ab dem 27.11. auf einer Rundreise in Costa Rica, welche über BigXtra gebucht und von ihnen organisiert wurde. Wir möchten uns auf diesem Wege sehr herzlich bedanken. Die Rundfahrt war einfach der Hammer !! Die Betreuung durch Carlos war eifach nur Spitze. Wir haben schon viele Reisen gemacht, aber diese ist Dank Carlos zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis geworden. Carlos spicht sehr gut deutsch und konnte und sehr einfühlsam Costa Rica, die unvergleichliche Natur und die tollen, freundlichen Einwohner nahe bringen. Pura Vida wurde für uns ein Begriff für das Lebensgefühl in Costa Rica. Bitte grüßen sie Carlos von uns und nochmals eine riesiges Dankeschön an ihn im Namen der ganzen 8-köpfigen Gruppe. Wir wünschen ihm nur das Beste für seine Zukunft.
    • Hello, we were on a round trip in Costa Rica from 27.11., which was booked through BigXtra and organised by them. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much. The tour was simply amazing! The support by Carlos was just great. We have done many trips before, but this one was an unforgettable experience thanks to Carlos. Carlos speaks very good German and was able to sensitively introduce us to Costa Rica, its incomparable nature and its great, friendly inhabitants. Pura Vida became for us a term for the attitude towards life in Costa Rica. Please say hello to Carlos from us and once again a huge thank you to him in the name of the whole group of 8. We wish him only the best for his future.
    • Hola, estuvimos desde el 27.11. en un viaje de ida y vuelta en Costa Rica, que fue reservado a través de BigXtra y organizado por ellos. Nos gustaría darles las gracias. ¡El viaje de ida y vuelta fue simplemente impresionante! El apoyo de Carlos fue simplemente genial. Ya hemos hecho muchos viajes, pero este se ha convertido en una experiencia inolvidable gracias a Carlos. Carlos habla muy bien alemán y fue capaz de introducirnos con sensibilidad en Costa Rica, la incomparable naturaleza y los grandes y amables habitantes. Pura Vida se convirtió para nosotros en un término para la actitud hacia la vida en Costa Rica. Por favor, saluda a Carlos de nuestra parte y una vez más un enorme agradecimiento a él en nombre de todo el grupo de los 8. Le deseamos lo mejor para su futuro.
  • EVELYNE THOMMEN

    • Wir haben gerade eine 4-wöchige Reise in Costa Rica gemacht, die von ARA Tours organisiert wurde und es hat uns sehr gut gefallen - gut gemacht Ara Tours! Wir hatten auch einen Reiseleiter - sein Name ist Enrique. Sein Deutsch ist wirklich gut und er weiß viel über Costa Rica und er hat uns viele Tiere gezeigt. Wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit mit ihm - vielen Dank Enrique!
    • Wie just did a 4 week trip in Costa Rica which was organised from ARA tours and we really liked it - well done Ara Tours! We also had a guide - his name is Enrique. His German is really good and he knows a lot about Costa Rica and he showed us a lot of animals. We had a wonderful time with hime - thank you so much Enrique!
    • Acabamos de hacer un viaje de 4 semanas en Costa Rica organizado por ARA Tours y nos ha gustado mucho. También tuvimos un guía - su nombre es Enrique. Su alemán es muy bueno y sabe mucho sobre Costa Rica y nos mostró muchos animales. Lo pasamos muy bien con él - ¡muchas gracias Enrique!
  • TANJA WEBER

    • perfekte tour perfekter reiseleiter pablo, alles sehr gut organisiert 👍👍👍👍🇨🇷🇨🇷🇨🇷 waren begeistert
    • perfect tour perfect tour guide pablo, everything very well organised 👍👍👍👍🇨🇷🇨🇨🇷 were thrilled
    • tour perfecto, perfecto guía turístico pablo, todo muy bien organizado 👍👍👍👍🇨🇷🇨🇨🇷 quedaron encantados
  • INES LECHNER

    • Herzlichen Dank und großes Lob an unseren Reiseleiter Mauricio und unseren Busfahrer Adrian! Wir haben uns in den 2 Wochen Costa Rica sehr wohl gefühlt. Sehr bewundernswert waren vor allem das breitgefächerte Wissen von Mauricio und die super Fahrkünste von Adrian. Dank der Adleraugen der Beiden, hatten wir die Möglichkeit eine Vielzahl der Tiere in Costa Rica zu beobachten. Danke für Alles!
    • Many thanks and great praise to our tour guide Mauricio and our bus driver Adrian! We felt very comfortable during the 2 weeks in Costa Rica. The wide-ranging knowledge of Mauricio and the super driving skills of Adrian were particularly admirable. Thanks to the eagle eyes of both of them, we had the opportunity to observe a variety of animals in Costa Rica. Thank you for everything!
    • ¡Muchas gracias y grandes elogios a nuestro guía turístico Mauricio y a nuestro conductor de autobús Adrián! Nos sentimos muy cómodos durante las 2 semanas en Costa Rica. Fueron muy admirables sobre todo los amplios conocimientos de Mauricio y las súper habilidades de conducción de Adrián. Gracias a los ojos de águila de ambos, tuvimos la oportunidad de observar una gran variedad de animales en Costa Rica. Gracias por todo.
  • SABINE SCHUMACHER

    • ARA Tours kann ich nur weiterempfehlen. Danke nochmal an Nicole für die tolle Ausarbeitung der Tour und die Betreuung. Auch unser Tourguide Peter Käser war einfach unglaublich (wandelndes Lexikon) auf alle Fragen rund um Flora und Fauna sowie über die Geschichte von CR hatte er immer eine Antwort. Unser Fahrer Julio hat meinen Vater auf Händen getragen wofür ich ihm sehr dankbar bin Auch für Rollifahrer ist CR jederzeit eine Reise wert ( natürlich mit ARA Tours ) Tausend Dank an das ganze Team
    • I can only recommend ARA Tours. Thanks again to Nicole for the great planning of the tour and the support. Our tour guide Peter Käser was simply incredible (a walking encyclopaedia) and always had an answer to all my questions about the flora and fauna and the history of CR. Our driver Julio carried my father on his hands, for which I am very grateful. CR is also worth a trip for wheelchair users at any time (with ARA Tours, of course).
    • Sólo puedo recomendar ARA Tours. Gracias de nuevo a Nicole por la gran preparación de la gira y el apoyo. También nuestro guía turístico Peter Käser era simplemente increíble (enciclopedia andante) en todas las preguntas sobre la flora y la fauna, así como sobre la historia de CR siempre tenía una respuesta. Nuestro conductor Julio ha llevado a mi padre de la mano por lo que le estoy muy agradecido También para los usuarios de sillas de ruedas CR siempre vale la pena un viaje (por supuesto con ARA Tours) Mil gracias a todo el equipo
  • FAMILIE THIEME

    • ,,Wir bedanken uns hiermit noch einmal für die Organisation der Reise [...] durch das wunderschöne Land Costa Rica. Unser besonderer Dank gilt unserem Reiseleiter Enrique, der uns mit seiner umfassenden Kenntnis von Flora und Fauna über sein Land dieses sehr nahe gebracht hat und den Wunsch geweckt hat, sogar ein zweites Mal zu kommen. Wir waren sehr froh und glücklich, mit ihm zu reisen, da er sich auch neben seiner kompetenten Funktion als Reiseleiter sehr für unsere Probleme vor Ort eingesetzt hat."
    • We would like to thank you once again for organizing our trip [...] through the beautiful country of Costa Rica. Our special thanks go to our tour guide Enrique, who with his extensive knowledge of flora and fauna about his country brought it very close to us and made us want to come even a second time. We were very glad and happy to travel with him, as he was also very committed to our problems on site, in addition to his competent function as a tour guide."
    • Nos gustaría agradecerles una vez más la organización de nuestro viaje [...] por el hermoso país de Costa Rica. Nuestro especial agradecimiento a nuestro guía turístico Enrique, que con sus amplios conocimientos de la flora y la fauna de su país nos acercó mucho a él y nos hizo querer venir incluso una segunda vez. Estuvimos muy contentos y felices de viajar con él, ya que también se implicó mucho en nuestros problemas locales, además de su competente función de guía turístico."
  • FAMILIE STALDER

    • Danke Euch von Herzen für Euren sensationellen Einsatz! Ich kenne keine so kompetente Reiseleitung wie bei Euch echt von nirgendwo sonst... und wir sind schon viel gereist... 🙏🏻🍀
    • Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sensational effort! I do not know such a competent tour guide as with you really from nowhere else... and we have already traveled a lot... 🙏🏻🍀
    • Gracias de todo corazón por su sensacional esfuerzo. No conozco un guía turístico tan competente como con usted realmente de ningún otro lugar... y ya hemos viajado mucho.... 🙏🏻🍀
  • Katja Stadelmann

    • ich wollte mich bei euch nochmals für die tolle Costa Rica Reise bedanken. Wir sind ganz glücklich und mit vielen tollen Eindrücken nach Hause zurückgeflogen. Ein Kompliment für die super Organisation. Es hat alles perfekt geklappt (bis auf die Übergabe des Mietwagens, was aber höhere Gewalt war...). Euch also nochmals vielen Dank und ich habe euch auch schon an Freunde weiterempfohlen:-)!
    • I wanted to thank you again for the great Costa Rica trip. We flew back home very happy and with many great impressions. A compliment for the super organisation. Everything worked out perfectly (except for the handover of the rental car, which was force majeure...). So thank you again and I have already recommended you to friends:-)!
    • Quería daros las gracias de nuevo por el estupendo viaje a Costa Rica. Estamos muy contentos y volvimos a casa con muy buenas impresiones. Un elogio para la súper organización. Todo funcionó a la perfección (excepto la entrega del coche de alquiler, que fue de fuerza mayor...). ¡Así que gracias de nuevo y ya os he recomendado a mis amigos:-)!
  • Conny Koch

    • Du und dein Team habt den Gästen eine tolle Reise und traumhafte Tage in eurem schönen Land organisiert und dafür danke ich dir/euch ganz herzlich!
    • You and your team have organized a great trip and wonderful days for the guests in your beautiful country and I thank you very much for that!
    • Usted y su equipo han organizado un gran viaje y unos días maravillosos en su hermoso país, ¡y se lo agradezco mucho!
  • Dénise Steiger

    • Vielen Dank für Ihre E-Mail und die Tickets. Wir wissen es wirklich sehr zu schätzen, wie schnell und effizient Sie sich um unsere Anfragen jeweils kümmern!
    • Thank you very much for your email and the tickets. We really appreciate how quickly and efficiently you deal with our requests each time!
    • Muchas gracias por su correo electrónico y sus entradas. Apreciamos mucho la rapidez y eficacia con la que atendieron nuestras peticiones cada vez.
  • Philippe

    • Hallo Christine Besten Dank für diese Infos. Der Support ist super👍 vielen dank Gruss
    • Hello Christine Thank you very much for this information. The support is super👍 many thanks Gruss
    • Hola Christine Muchas gracias por esta información. El apoyo es super👍 muchas gracias Gruss
  • Marianne & Stefan Gräub

    • Ansonsten war die geplante Reise ein voller Erfolg. Alles hat bestens geklappt und die von euch organisierten. Besuche waren alle sehr interessant und gaben uns einen tollen Einblick in die jeweiligen Themen. Dass die Ticos sehr freundlich und jederzeit hilfsbereit sind, hat sich voll bestätigt.
    • Otherwise, the planned trip was a complete success. Everything went well and the visits you organised were all very interesting. The visits you organised were all very interesting and gave us a great insight into the respective topics. The fact that the Ticos are very friendly and always ready to help was fully confirmed.
    • Por lo demás, el viaje previsto fue todo un éxito. Todo funcionó muy bien y las visitas organizadas por ustedes. Las visitas fueron todas muy interesantes y nos dieron una gran visión de los respectivos temas. El hecho de que los ticos son muy amables y serviciales en todo momento se confirmó plenamente.

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