Costa Rica Pura Vida
Embark on an unforgettable journey through the natural wonders and vibrant culture of Costa Rica. This carefully curated vacation package invites you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and unique experiences that make Costa Rica a sought-after destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.
Day 1 Arrival Costa Rica
Welcome! A local representative from Eco Tours Costa Rica will be waiting for you at the exit of the international airport. You will be transferred to your hotel in a private vehicle. This marks the beginning of your journey to explore the beauty and hospitality of Costa Rica.
- Accommodation Hotel Presidente
Day 2 Transfer to Puerto Viejo
Today, you will embark on a transfer to the vibrant town of Puerto Viejo de Limón. Prepare for a scenic journey through the picturesque landscapes of Costa Rica. Your shared transportation will take you on a route that showcases the country’s natural beauty, passing through charming towns and captivating vistas along the way. Upon arrival in Puerto Viejo de Limón, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the unique culture, stunning beaches, and lively atmosphere of this coastal paradise. Check in to your chosen accommodation and get ready to explore the wonders that Puerto Viejo has to offer. This transfer sets the stage for your exciting adventures in this vibrant part of Costa Rica.
- Accommodation Hotel Shawandha or similar
Day 3 Snorkeling & Hike Cahuita National Park
Get ready for a day of exploration and underwater wonder as you head to Cahuita National Park. After a hearty breakfast, you’ll venture to this biodiverse paradise for an unforgettable snorkeling and hiking experience. Put on your snorkeling gear and dive into the crystal-clear waters teeming with marine life. Discover vibrant coral reefs, colorful fish, and other fascinating aquatic creatures that call this park’s waters home. Following your snorkeling adventure, the excitement continues as you embark on a guided hike through Cahuita National Park’s lush and enchanting rainforest. Traverse well-maintained trails that wind through the diverse ecosystem, offering glimpses of various wildlife, tropical flora, and ancient trees. Your knowledgeable guide will share insights about the park’s ecological significance and point out hidden treasures along the way. As you explore both underwater and on land, be sure to keep your camera ready to capture the stunning natural beauty that surrounds you. After a day of snorkeling and hiking, you’ll return to Puerto Viejo de Limón with a deeper appreciation for Costa Rica’s incredible biodiversity and a collection of memorable experiences to cherish.
Day 4 Transfer to Tortuguero National Park
Today, your journey takes you to the enchanting Tortuguero National Park. After breakfast and bidding farewell to Puerto Viejo de Limón, you’ll embark on a transfer that will lead you to this unique and biodiverse coastal haven. Your adventure begins with a scenic drive that showcases the diverse landscapes of Costa Rica. As you travel, you’ll witness the changing scenery, from lush rainforests to picturesque villages, all while getting a taste of the country’s rich culture and vibrant spirit. Upon reaching your destination, you’ll find yourself at the gateway to Tortuguero National Park, known for its stunning network of canals, abundant wildlife, and pristine beaches. Prepare to be immersed in a captivating world of natural wonders as you settle into your accommodation in Tortuguero. The anticipation builds as you look forward to exploring the park’s waterways and forests, where you may encounter howler monkeys, colorful birds, and perhaps even nesting sea turtles depending on the season. Your transfer to Tortuguero National Park marks the beginning of an exciting and unforgettable chapter of your Costa Rican adventure.
- Accommodation Pachira Lodge or similar
Day 5 Tortuguero
Prepare for a day of thrilling wildlife discovery in the mesmerizing Tortuguero National Park, a haven accessible solely by boat. The magic begins early as your first excursion sets sail around 5:45 am, the optimal time to witness creatures in their natural habitats. As dawn breaks, you’ll embark on a boat tour, immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of this unique ecosystem.
During the approximately 2-hour boat tour, you’ll be treated to a captivating display of wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for a wide array of species, including birds, reptiles, monkeys, and perhaps even elusive jaguars. The tranquil waters of the canals provide a perfect vantage point to observe these creatures going about their morning routines.
After the tour, a return to the lodge awaits, where a hearty breakfast awaits to recharge your energy. With renewed vigor, you have the option to continue your explorations. You might choose to embark on another boat trip, this time venturing into a different sector of the park, or opt for a guided hike through the hotel’s gardens.
Day 6 Transfer to Arenal Volcano
Prepare for an exciting change of scenery as you bid farewell to Tortuguero and set out on a combined boat and land transfer to the iconic Arenal Volcano region.
Your day begins with a morning departure from Tortuguero, as you embark on a boat journey that will navigate the scenic waterways of the park. As you cruise along the canals, take in the natural beauty that surrounds you, and perhaps catch a glimpse of some final wildlife sightings before leaving this enchanting coastal paradise. Upon reaching the designated point, you’ll transition to a land transfer that will take you on a route showcasing the diverse landscapes of Costa Rica. As you journey towards Arenal, be captivated by the changing scenery, which may include lush rainforests, charming towns, and picturesque vistas. Arriving in the Arenal Volcano area, you’ll find yourself in the midst of a captivating landscape dominated by the majestic Arenal Volcano. Check in to your chosen accommodation and take a moment to relax and rejuvenate after the day’s travel. As evening falls, enjoy the serenity of the Arenal region and prepare for the adventures that await you in the days ahead.
- Accommodation Hotel Arenal Manoa
Day 7 Guided Hike Arenal Volcano (Lava 1968)
Get ready for an awe-inspiring adventure as you embark on a guided hike along the remarkable Lava 1968 trail in the Arenal Volcano region. After a satisfying breakfast, you’ll set out on this captivating trail, which offers an up-close encounter with the dramatic aftermath of the Arenal Volcano’s historic eruption in 1968. The trail winds through a landscape that was transformed by lava flows, revealing the volcano’s power and the forces of nature at play. As you journey along the trail, your expert guide will provide insights into the geological history, ecological significance, and the incredible flora and fauna that have emerged in the wake of the eruption. Keep your eyes peeled for signs of life, from monkeys swinging through the treetops to unique bird species and possibly even glimpses of other wildlife that have made this dynamic environment their home. Throughout the hike, you’ll be treated to spectacular panoramic views of Arenal Lake and the surrounding lush terrain.
Day 8 Transfer to Monteverde
Your journey takes another exciting turn as you prepare for a land and boat transfer across the picturesque Arenal Lake, en route to the captivating cloud forest of Monteverde. After a hearty breakfast, you’ll depart from Arenal and embark on a land transfer that will guide you through the scenic landscapes of the region. As you travel, you’ll have the opportunity to absorb the stunning vistas, charming towns, and lush terrain that define the journey. Upon reaching the shores of Arenal Lake, the mode of transportation transitions to a boat, which will carry you across the serene waters of the lake. This tranquil boat journey offers a unique perspective of the surrounding beauty, with panoramic views of the lake and the surrounding greenery. As you approach the other side of Arenal Lake, your anticipation grows for the enchanting destination that awaits you—Monteverde. Known for its mystical cloud forest and rich biodiversity, Monteverde promises a unique and immersive experience amidst the mist-shrouded trees and diverse wildlife.
- Accommodation Hotel Poco a Poco
Day 9 Guided hike to the Suspension Bridges
Today, immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Monteverde’s cloud forest with a guided hike through the renowned Selvatura Hanging Bridges. After a satisfying breakfast, your day begins with anticipation and excitement. You’ll head to Selvatura Park, a sanctuary that offers an exceptional opportunity to explore the treetops and diverse ecosystems of the cloud forest. The hanging bridges provide a unique perspective, allowing you to walk above the forest floor and experience the rich biodiversity from a different angle. Accompanied by an experienced guide, you’ll embark on a captivating hike along the network of hanging bridges. Traverse through the misty canopy, catching glimpses of exotic flora, towering trees, and a symphony of bird calls echoing through the air. Along the way, you’ll encounter a series of bridges suspended at varying heights, granting you access to breathtaking views and close encounters with the forest’s inhabitants. As you venture deeper into the heart of the cloud forest, your guide will share insights into the unique characteristics of this remarkable ecosystem, highlighting the intricate relationships between plants, animals, and the delicate balance of life. After your guided hike among the hanging bridges,
Day 10 Transfer to the Airport
Breakfast at your hotel
Private land transfer to international airport for your international flight – End of services
- Private land transfer upon arrival
- Overnight Presidente Hotel
- 2 Nights Shawandha Hotel or similar
- 3 Days / 2 nights Tortuguero – all inclusive
- 2 nights Arenal Manoa
- 2 nights Hotel Poco a Poco or similar
- Daily breakfast
- Tours according to itinerary
- Personal expenses
- Optional tours
- Tortuguero Park fee
- Alcoholic drinks
- International flight
- Departure tax $29