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 Arenal - Hidden waterfalls & volcanic vistas
Take a short drive into the Cordillera Central mountain range to Zarcero, a quaint countryside town known for its topiary garden. Next, onto the picturesque cloud-forested valley of Bajos del Toro. Hike to impressive waterfalls and watch hummingbirds flit by over a cup of local coffee. Dine al fresco at nearby farm-to-table gem Las Ventanas, then head northwest to La Fortuna. Check into Nayara Springs and spend the evening soaking tired muscles in your private geothermally heated plunge pool.
Day 3: Arenal - A bird’s eye view: hanging bridges & zip line thrills
Take a walk along rainforest trails and traverse bridges at treetop height with a naturalist guide. Discover the area’s unique ecosystem, spot exotic jungle wildlife, and admire panoramic volcano views before strapping in for a heart-quickening zip line adventure through the forest canopy.
Day 4: Arenal - Rainforest relaxation; a romantic dinner for two
Spend a leisurely day making the most of Nayara’s ample amenities. Catch a yoga class, wander the Perezoso Trail in search of resident sloths, or visit the award-winning spa. After dark, take a guided stroll through the gardens in search of the diminutive red-eyed tree frog. On your final night at Nayara, let the sparks fly with a private candlelit dinner for two, surrounded by rainforest.
Day 5: Arenal to Las Catalinas - Retreat to the beach
Trade jungle for coast, making your way to the pristine shores of Guanacaste for sun, sand & surf in one of Costa Rica’s most breathtaking locations. Check into Casa Chameleon and catch the first of several unforgettable sunsets – best enjoyed from your private saltwater plunge pool.
Days 6 & 7: Las Catalinas - Panoramic ocean views from your private plunge pool
Your days at Catalina are yours to spend how you wish. Sit back and soak in the sun all day from your private pool villa or get out and explore! Beaches, swells and warm waters make for fantastic swimming, snorkeling and stand-up paddle; if you turn your gaze toward land, you’ll find over 22 km (14 mi) of hiking trails waiting to be discovered.
Day 8: Las Catalinas - Take to the seas: a private catamaran sail
Spend the day cruising along the Guanacaste coast aboard a private catamaran, snorkeling at your own rhythm and catching beach time at the area’s most spectacular beaches. On your last night in Costa Rica, dine by candlelight at a private ocean-view table and enjoy one last romantic meal together beneath an expansive, starry sky.
Day 9: Las Catalinas to Liberia - Departure
This morning, a private car will take you to the Liberia airport for your onward travels. So long!