Costa Rica Pura Vida

San Jose / Puerto Viejo / Cahuita / Tortuguero / Arenal / Monteverde

Day 1 – Arrival

Meet & greet at Juan Santamaria International Airport. Private land transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay

hotel presidente lobby

Day 2 – San Jose to Puerto Viejo

Today, you will enjoy a nice drive to the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Passing through the Braulio Carrillo National Park. On the way, you will see different crops such as cattle ranchos, banana fields and pineapple plantations. Upon arrival, you will be welcome by the staff! Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the facilities.

Puerto viejo beach-limon

Day 3 – Snorkel & Hike in Cahuita National Park

In the morning our driver will drive you to Cahuita National Park to enjoy a snorkeling tour and a guided hike in the park. Cahuita coral reef covers 242 hectares, where you can observe 123 species of fish, 3 species of shark, 6 species of moray eels, 3 species of urchins, 140 species of mollusks, 44 species of crustaceans, 128 species of seaweed and sea turtles. The tour starts by the entrance of the park where you will board a covered boat to the reefs. Our guide, will provide you with mask, tubes and fins. After snorkel, we will drive back to the shore to enjoy a snack based on tropical fruits and water. After some rest, we will continue the tour with a guided hike through the park. On this hike, you can see monkeys, snakes, iguanas, sloths, small rodents, birds among others.

snorkeling cahuita tour - eco tours costa rica

Day 4 – Transfer to Tortuguero National Park

Today, we will pick you up early in the morning to drive you to Guapiles and then to Tortuguero. In Guapiles, you will change transportation to continue to la Pavona, where you will take the boat to Tortuguero. The boat ride takes 1 hour and 30 minutes. Upon arrival, you will be welcome by the staff with a welcome drink. In the afternoon, you will visit the town of Tortuguero with your guide to learn all about regarding their history. Lunch and dinner at the lodge

boat transfer to tortuguero

Day 5 – Boat Trips Around Tortuguero Canals

Today, you will discover the wildlife of Tortuguero National Park by boat. Access to Tortuguero canals is only by boat. The first excursion starts around 5:45 am which is the best time to see animals in their natural habitat. The boat tour last approximately 2 hours. After the tour, we will drive you back to the lodge to enjoy breakfast. After breakfast, you can take another boat trip in a different sector of the park or take a guided hike in the gardens of the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner at the lodge

tortuguero canals

Day 6 – Tortuguero to Arenal Volcano

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge before you make your way back to Arenal Volcano area. Arenal is considered as one of the most popular destinations in the country and home to a large variety of plants and animals. After tortuguero, we will make a stop in Guapiles to enjoy lunch before Arenal. Then, we will drive you to Arenal for 2-hours to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure for optional activities.

Hotel Arenal Manoa-rooms

Day 7 – Guided Hike to Arenal Volcano

In the morning our driver will pick you up to drive you to Arenal volcano. Once in the park, you will have the chance to explore its flora and fauna with a naturalist guide who will explain about the natural history of the volcano and its eruptive cycles. This walk offers stunning views of the Arenal volcano and the Arenal lake. On this walk, you can see old lava flows from 1968, sandy soils, pyroclastic rocks, birds, insects, reptiles and small rodents.

a person hiking in lava trail 1968

Day 8 – Arenal to Monteverde Cloud Forest

Get ready! after breakfast to continue to Monteverde. Monteverde is a small town located in the mountains of Tilaran near the continental divide. Today, you have a special transfer because you will take a boat across the Arenal lake to Rio chiquito, Here, another transport will drive you to Monteverde to your hotel

Hotel poco a poco-swimming pool

Day 9 – Hike to Hanging Bridges

The suspension bridges tour is a popular activity among visitors. This hike include 9 suspension bridges with different lengths and heights. it covers 3 kilometers of trails that crosses the cloud forest. On this walk, you will have the chance to see the canopy of the forest and learn how animals interact with other layers of the forest.

monteverde forest

Day 10Transfer to International Airport – End of services

Breakfast at your hotel
Private land transfer to international airport for your international flight – End of services

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