At a Glance
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Day 1: San José - Arrival
Check into the charming, historic Grano de Oro Hotel in San José to freshen up before setting out to discover the city on foot, from its tree-lined boulevards to its historic architecture and delightfully chaotic street-life.
Day 2: San José to the Pacuare Gorge - Whitewater rafting in the rainforest
Start your day with an adrenaline-inducing whitewater rafting ride along the rapids of the Pacuare River. Check into your luxurious suite at Pacuare Lodge and spend the afternoon relaxing beside your private plunge pool
Day 3: Pacuare Gorge - Birdwatching, indigenous hike & romantic lunch in the treetops
Take advantage of the early morning hours with a guided nature walk filled with hummingbirds and butterflies - it's one of the most active times in the jungle! Lunch with a bird's eye view in "The Nest", then, hike meet the son of a local shaman to learn about the culture and customs of the Cabecar Indians.
Day 4: Pacuare Gorge to Arenal - Hanging bridges: a bird's eye view
Ride to La Fortuna where your journey continues in the shadow of the magnificent Arenal Volcano. Take a walk along rainforest trails and traverse bridges at treetop height with a naturalist guide to discover the area’s unique ecosystem, spot exotic jungle wildlife, and admire panoramic volcano views.
Day 5: Arenal - Sunrise volcano views by hot air balloon
Rise before the dawn for an unforgettable experience cruising the skies above rainforest, pineapple plantations and volcanoes. Watch the sky turn pink and the sun appear on the horizon, then spend the afternoon relaxing beside your private plunge pool.
Day 6: Arenal to Manuel Antonio - The beach is calling
Trade rainforest for coastline today with a ride to blissful Manuel Antonio for sun, sand & solitude at one of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches. Check into your luxurious pool villa at Makanda by the Sea and catch the first of many beautiful Pacific sunsets.
Days 7 to 9: Manuel Antonio - Blissful white sand beaches
Your final days in Costa Rica are yours to spend as you wish, whether laid out beside your private plunge poo, or on the beach. If you’re up for a day of adventuring, Manuel Antonio National Park can’t be missed. Within its boundaries, you’ll find some of the best beaches in the country – turquoise water and white sand fringed by jungle. Enjoy your last breathtaking Pacific sunset at a romantic candlelit table for two.
Day 10: Manuel Antonio to San José - Departure
Bid adios to the tropics with a quick 30-minute flight back to San José’s international airport for your onward travels.