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9 days full of activities including hot springs, Tortuguero national park (the amazon of Costa Rica), domestic flight and land transfer to Manuel Antonio national park.

Day 1 Arrival

Your Costa Rica adventure begins! One of our representatives will meet you at the Juan Santamaria International Airport to take you to the hotel.
Depending on the time of your flight, you will have some free time to enjoy optional tours in the capital city of San Jose or its surroundings.
Overnight at Best Western Irazu Hotel.

Optional activities:
City Tour including Gold Museum or Typical Dinner at Gran Luna Restaurant

Day 2 Day Tour Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs

Breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast, start the journey to the Northern Region of the country, where is located the impressive Arenal Volcano – a natural phenomenon that attracts thousands of tourists every year. In order to get to this natural wonder, you will pass by the famous town of Sarchi, the birthplace of Costa Rica’s artisans, where it’s possible to buy local handicrafts and to observe the largest oxcart of the world.
As you continue your trip, you will go through diverse plantations with agricultural products, ornamental plants, and cattle ranches.

Once you arrive at La Fortuna, you will take lunch in a cozy restaurant right in front of the volcano. The excellent location will allow the best views in order to catch the best photos. Before entering the beautiful gardens where the thermal springs are located, you will make a short visit to the Arenal Lake.
Once you get to Tabacon, relax in one of the best thermal water places in the area. To end this amazing day, a wonderful dinner will be served with a great view of the volcano and after that, you will begin the trip back to San Jose. (B, L, D)
Overnight at Best Western Irazu Hotel.

Day 3 Tortuguero National Park

After an early departure from San Jose, driving through the spectacular Braulio Carrillo National Park, stop in El Ceibo private restaurant for a delicious typical breakfast. The bus ride continues through banana plantations to the pier. A two-hour boat ride through the canals will take you to Pachira Lodge… just in time for lunch. In the afternoon, a guided visit to the small town of Tortuguero is included. Before dinner, free time to enjoy the pool or just to relax in a hammock. Dinner is served in the pool restaurant from 7:30 pm.

From July to September Optional night tour (not included in the package) to observe the turtle nesting. (B, L, D), Overnight at Pachira Lodge.

Day 4 Tortuguero

This day discovers the nature and wildlife of Tortuguero in a different way. Tortuguero National Park has to be visited by boat. Enjoy nature at its best as you undertake a journey through the canals at dawn, and take your best shot of a real Caribbean sunrise. Breakfast included at Pachira Lodge. After breakfast time at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities. Guided hike through the gardens after breakfast.  Following lunch, take your time to enjoy our private trails, ride a boat through the canals, or just relax. Optional night tour: If conditions are favorable, a night walk on the beach with a naturalist to see the Green Turtles nesting. Pachira Lodge, Tortuguero, CR (B, L, D)

Day 5 Local Flight Tortuguero – San Jose & Land Transfer to Manuel Antonio

After breakfast, shared boat transfer to Tortuguero airstrip to take a local flight to San Jose for 25 minutes. Our driver will be waiting for you at the airport for a private land transfer to Manuel Antonio.

Playa Espadilla Hotel is located 200 m away from the main entrance of Manuel Antonio National Park, and therefore, from the beach. In the afternoon, you can enjoy the facilities of the hotel, spend some time at the beautiful white sand beach, or walk around in the small town looking for a good place to have dinner or buy some souvenirs. (Box Breakfast)
Overnight at Playa Espadilla Hotel.

Day 6 & 7 Manuel Antonio

Breakfast at the hotel.
You can choose between spending the whole day enjoying the facilities of the hotel, sunbathing in the beautiful Manuel Antonio public beach, or taking one optional tour.
Optional tours, not included in the price

Manuel Antonio National Park
visit Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most popular attractions of Costa Rica and has been named several times as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Combining a white sand beach and a lush forest, this national park is a special place for the observation of flora and fauna.
First, make an exciting hike in the company of a bilingual guide, to see monkeys, birds, and some amphibians; then, enjoy the rest of the day in the crystal waters of this Central Pacific beach. (B)
Overnight at Playa Espadilla Hotel

Day 8 Transfer to San Jose – Overnight Irazu Hotel

Breakfast included at the hotel.
After breakfast, a shared transfer from Manuel Antonio to San Jose, passing by other beautiful beaches such as Jaco. (B)
Duration of the transfer: 3.5 hours
Overnight at Best Western Irazu Hotel.

Day 9 Transfer to the Airport

Breakfast at the hotel.
Private transfer to International airport
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