At a Glance
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Day 1: San José - Arrival
Arrive to San José and transfer to Grano de Oro for a restful night's sleep before your adventure begins tomorrow.
Day 2: San José to Arenal - Whitewater rafting the Pacuare River
Get your heart racing on a thrilling whitewater journey down the Pacuare River, stopping for a riverside picnic lunch en route. Then, ride northwest to La Fortuna, Costa Rica’s adventure hub, where visitors from around the globe come to zip line, rappel, hike, and marvel at the silhouette of Arenal in the distance.
Day 3: Arenal - Exploration by ATV: ride jungle trails to the De Venado Caves
Hop onto an ATV today for a memorable all-day adventure through the jungles surrounding Arenal. Zip through countryside and forest and ford rivers on your way to the De Venado Caverns for a spelunking experience with a specialized guide.
Day 4: Arenal - Waterfall rappelling & natural hot springs
Venture into the rainforest to a place where few have had the privilege to roam. Hike a greenery-shrouded trail to a quiet canyon deep in the forest to rappel enormous waterfalls and sheer cliff faces. Spend the evening soaking in natural volcanic hot springs.
Day 5: Arenal to Monteverde - Monteverde's swirling mists on horseback
Head into the mountains to discover the cloud forests of Monteverde. Freshen up at Monteverde Lodge & Gardens and head to Finca El Rodeo, a former dairy farm. From here, gallop away on horseback and soak up the panoramic views of the Gulf of Nicoya, passing coffee and banana plantations along the way.
Day 6: Monteverde - Cloud forest hikes & zip line thrills
Embark on an adrenaline-packed day, starting with a hike through swirling mists of Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, then ascend to great heights for an afternoon zip line adventure.
Day 7: Monteverde to Dominical - Trade cloud forest for coastline
Head south to Dominical, a sleepy surf town lauded for year-round waves, long stretches of palm-fringed beach and breathtaking sunsets. Settle in at one of the beachfront bars and watch the surfers tackle the swell as the sun melts into the Pacific.
Day 8: Dominical - Snorkel amongst sea turtles in Caño Island Biological Reserve
Board your boat and navigate the waters to Caño Island, watching for pods of dolphins and humpback whales as you cruise along. Don a snorkel to swim with playful sea turtles and vast schools of tropical fish, then picnic on a secluded beach before exploring the island on foot.
Day 9: Dominical - Surf epic swells along the Central Pacific
Today, surf some of the best waves in Costa Rica. If you’re new to the sport, classes can be arranged; if you’re an old pro, grab a board and get out on the water!