Rainforest Romance in Arenal & Guanacaste

  • Trip Type
  • Indulgent
  • Length
  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • When to Go
  • November-August

  • From verdant jungles to pristine white-sand beaches

    Embark on a fun-filled adventure in paradise on this anything-but-ordinary couples’ escape to the lush rainforest and blissful beaches of Costa Rica. Experience the contrast of wild adventure and pure serenity with days spent seeking out thrills – zip lines, hikes through wildlife-filled jungles and catamaran cruises along wind-swept beaches – and evenings hand in hand at our most intimate, luxurious hideaways. Watch unforgettable sunsets from your private spring-fed plunge pool and dine by candlelight beneath the stars. It doesn’t get more magical than this.

    Trip Highlights

    • Exotic wildlife, lush jungles & pristine beaches
    • Hike to hidden waterfalls in the Cordillera Central mountain range
    • Zip lines, volcanoes & a private mineral spring plunge pool in Arenal
    • A private catamaran sail of the Guanacaste coast
    • Beach relaxation & a private ocean-view plunge pool in Las Catalinas

    similar trips per person from:

    $4,340.00 low season (May - Oct)
    $4,995.00 high season (Nov - Apr)
    prices vary based on departure season.


    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!


    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
    • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 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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