Romantic Jungle & Beach Retreat

  • Trip Type
  • Discovery
  • Length
  • 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • When to Go
  • November-August

  • Where lush jungles & crystalline seas dominate the landscape

    Venture into the heart of Costa Rica on an unforgettable rainforest & beach escape of two of the most romantic locales in the country. Trek through rainforest, explore the coastline by ATV, wind down in natural volcanic hot springs and wander windswept beaches, hand in hand. Then, retreat to romantic, luxurious hideaways to pamper yourself with a soak in your volcano-view hot tub or a glorious sunset enjoyed from your private plunge pool. Adventure and relaxation with a heavy dose of romance thrown in – what a combination!

    Trip Highlights

    • Zip lines & hot springs in Arenal
    • Exotic wildlife & azure-colored rivers in Tenorio National Park
    • Hidden waterfalls & beaches by ATV
    • Stand-up paddle boarding in Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve
    • Beach relaxation, a private ocean-view plunge pool & dinner beneath the stars in Mal País

    similar trips per person from:

    $2,495.00 low season (May - Oct)
    $3,395.00 high season (Nov - Apr)
    prices vary based on departure season.


    At a Glance

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    • Day 1: San José - Arrival

      Upon arrival in Costa Rica, check into Hotel Grano de Oro, an urban oasis in the heart of San José. Take to the city on foot on a food tour beginning in the city’s Barrio Escalante neighborhood. Discover tree-lined boulevards, historic architecture, and traditional Costa Rican cuisine with a farm-to-table twist.

    • Day 2: San José to Arenal - Lush jungle & volcanic vistas

      After breakfast, begin your adventure with a ride through the scenic countryside of Costa Rica. Check into the Nayara Gardens, a breathtaking property nestled in the shadow of the majestic Arenal Volcano, and spend the afternoon acquainting yourself with one of Costa Rica’s most awe-inspiring landscapes.

    • Day 3: Arenal - Rio Celeste hike

      Hike through dense forest in Tenorio Volcano National Park to Rio Celeste, a river colored brilliant turquoise by volcanic minerals in the water. Spot monkeys and toucans as you wind your way to the Celeste Waterfall – still one of the best-kept secrets in Costa Rica. Bring your camera!

    • Day 4: Arenal - Zip lines & natural hot springs

      Start your day with a bird’s eye view and an adrenaline rush on a zip line adventure through the forest canopy. This afternoon, head to Tabacón Hot Springs for dinner and an evening soak. Explore dozens of warm pools of varying sizes, temperatures and degrees of privacy, and let the sounds of cascading waterfalls lull you into deep relaxation.

    • Day 5: Arenal to Mal País - Trade jungle for beach

      Head southwest for the quiet beachside town of Santa Teresa, arguably one of the most romantic locations in Costa Rica. Check in to your luxurious villa at Casa Chameleon, and spend the afternoon on the terrace or in your private plunge pool, soaking in the jaw-dropping ocean views with a cold cocktail in hand.

    • Day 6: Mal País - Wild waterfalls & hidden beaches by ATV

      Strap in for a day free to explore one of the most rugged and remote coastlines in Costa Rica. Cruise east to discover jungle waterfalls and the vibrant little hippie town of Montezuma, then spend the rest of your afternoon laid out on the powdery white sand of Playa Suecos or Secret Beach.

    • Day 7: Mal País - Stand-up paddle boarding in Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve

      It’s time to try stand-up paddle boarding! Spend the afternoon paddling along the coastline of breathtaking Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, returning to shore just as the sun melts into the horizon.

    • Days 8 & 9: Mal País - Beach time & panoramic ocean views from your private plunge pool

      Spend the rest of your time in Santa Teresa how you wish, whether at the beach, hiking rainforested trails, or beside your private plunge pool. For your last dinner in Costa Rica, dine on fresh local seafood at a private ocean-view table beneath the stars.

    • Day 10: Mal País to San José - Departure

      After breakfast, transfer to Tambor airport, board a quick flight to San José and continue on your onward travels.


    Accommodations

    What's Included?

    Your trip includes everything you want & need, plus a few surprises along the way. Unique, unforgettable destinations; tours with local experts; authentic local cuisine; lessons, demonstrations & new cultural insights; more adventure than you can handle; blissful relaxation; romantic touches; and a feeling of total freedom. ROAM takes care of everything so that you can enjoy a hassle-free journey without worrying about a thing.

    • Airport pickup
    • All hotel accommodation
    • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
    • Detailed maps and trip preparation guide
    • All special events and tours
    • All vehicle and regional air transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
    • All baggage transportation
    • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

    Know Before You Go

    • Itinerary prices are dependent on season of departure. Christmas, New Years and Easter (Semana Santa) are peak season, and prices during these periods are significantlky higher than other times of year. High season runs from November through April, and green season from May through September.
    • Arrival: hotel check-in times are at 3:00pm, but you may arrive at any time during the day. If you arrive prior to the scheduled check-in time, we will arrange for early check-in wherever possible.
    • Departure: hotel check-out times are at 9:00am. International flights on your departure day should be arranged to depart after 1:30pm.
    • All prices in USD.
    • For vaccination recommendations, please visit the CDC website.
    • For American, Canadian, and British citizens, a valid passport with 6+ months remaining is required for entry to Costa Rica.
    • Debit cards may not work in Central America, but most establishments accept major credit cards.
    • Please ensure you have immediate access to a minimum of USD $250 as an emergency fund to be used if circumstances outside our control (e.g. a natural disaster) require changes to your planned route.
    • If departing Costa Rica by air, most major airlines include exit taxes in the price of your airfare; if departing via ground or boat, departure tax is USD $29.
    • It is customary to tip service providers (waiters) around 10% depending on service. Tipping taxi drivers is not required.
    • Gratuities for guides and drivers are deeply appreciated, and provide an important supplement to their income. If you are pleased with the tour services you've received, a guideline for tipping in Central America is USD $8-10 per person per day for multiple-day tours, or USD $5-10 per person for day tours.

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    Getting There

    From North America: several airlines offer direct and connecting flights to Costa Rica’s two international airports: Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José (airport code: SJO) and Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport in Liberia (airport code: LIR). Including connection time, flights from the USA typically range from 2.5-9 hours in duration, while most flights from Canada range from 9-15 hours in duration.

    From the UK: there are currently no direct flights to Costa Rica from the UK, but there are several flight options connecting in the United States and/or Canada. Including connection time, flights from the UK typically range from 12-18 hours in duration.


    When you arrive in SJO or LIR, there will be an airport transfer waiting to take you to your hotel downtown, or in some cases, your next destination. If you have questions about flights, or require assistance booking, please contact us here. We're here to help!

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