Arrival Transfer from the International Airport to Hotel
Overnight at Grano de Oro hotel.
Converted from a tropical Victorian mansion, Grano de Oro Hotel maintains the warmth and comfort of a private home. Hallways lined with ancient historical photographs of San José and original art meander through the building and present lush tropical flower arrangements and luxuriant plants at every turn.
The hotel has 45 rooms in three categories: standard, superior and deluxe, as well as three signature suites and excellent restaurant.
San José to Playa Cocles - Breakfast Included
Private ground transfer to the Caribbean Coast.
The fascinating Afro–Caribbean culture, a combination of Jamaican, Italian and Chinese immigrants, predominates in this region and fills the atmosphere with fragrances, tropical rhythms and brilliant colors, which mixes with the daily work of many of the inhabitants on the banana plantations and the ports of Limon and Moin.
Along this area you can observe small groups of houses among the plantations of cassava, annatto and bananas, as well as a vast number of beautiful beaches on the southern part of the coast, coral reefs, and protected areas with small trails which permit the access into the heart of the tropical forest.
In the Costa Rican Caribbean the options are so varied that they satisfy plenty of different tastes and interests of those who visit it, while experiencing the wonders of the swamps, the marine wealth, green lagoons, imposing rivers, wide canals, and exotic beaches. For those who love fishing, diving, surfing and snorkeling, this place is undoubtedly an earthly paradise.
Overnight at Le Caméléon Hotel: Deluxe room.
Visit to Cahuita National Parc and Puerto Vargas Beach.
Breakfast in the hotel.
Cahuita is the largest town in the South of Limon province. A four mile natural trail leads from Cahuita to Puerto Vargas, beyond Cahuita Point. The walk takes about two hours, but hikers will definitely want to stop frequently for a swim in warm Caribbean waters, to gape at the howler monkeys in the trees top high overhead or to focus their binoculars on a Green Ibis or a Rufous kingfisher.
The National Park was created to protect one of the last living reefs in Costa Rica. Unfortunately, sedimentation from expanding banana plantations, deforestation in the Talamanca Mountains and the last earthquake have killed much of the coral reefs near the shore. Snorkelers can try their luck near Cahuita Point or Puerto Vargas.
Tour includes: Transportation, snorkeling equipment, guide and box lunch. Overnight at Le Caméléon Hotel: Deluxe Room.
Day at leisure in Playa Cocles to enjoy the beach or to take optional tours. Breakfast in the hotel.
Overnight at Le Caméléon Hotel: Deluxe Room.
Playa Cocles to Arenal Area - Breakfast Included.
Private ground transfer to Arenal area.
San Carlos offers a landscape of exceptional beauty with its forests, lagoons, fields of crops, rivers with hot springs, and the most active volcano of Costa Rica: Arenal. In other words, sanctuaries where one can breathe peace, purity and the majestic power of nature.
Overnight at Arenal Kioro Hotel: Deluxe room.
This luxurious property is located at only 10 minutes from La Fortuna town and has one of the best views to the imposing Arenal Volcano. The hotel has 27 acres of undulating land, surrounded by two streams of crystalline waters.
It features 53 two-terrace suites equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, telephone, radio alarm clock, internet access, coffee maker, mini bar, safe deposit box, hair dryer and a jacuzzy for two, overlooking the volcano. Guests can enjoy and relax in their private thermal springs, five minutes away from the hotel. It also offers two international restaurants, lobby bar, 24 hour room service, temperate swimming pool, spa, gym, game room, gift shop, beauty parlor, conference facilities, internet access, laundry service and parking lot.
Arenal - Breakfast Included.
In the morning, natural history walk in Arenal Hanging Bridges.
Located within the corridor followed by birds migrating between North and South America, the trails and bridges of this project will bring the visitor as close as any person could ever imagine to observe the birds, the flowers and the lush vegetation of the primary rainforest. It is a 250?hectares primary forest property, made of paths and bridges built to maintain the utmost harmony between man made structures and nature.
The property has impressive views to Arenal Volcano and to the lake that feeds the largest hydroelectric plant in Costa Rica.
Hanging bridges and trails are safe and easy to walk. Transfers and guide included. Overnight at Arenal Kioro Hotel: Deluxe room.
Day at leisure in Arenal to relax or to take optional tours.
Breakfast in the hotel. Overnight at Arenal Kioro Hotel: Deluxe room.
Arenal to Manuel Antonio - Breakfast Included.
Private ground transfer to Manuel Antonio.
The Central Pacific possesses the beaches closest to the capital city. Among the most popular are Herradura, Jaco, Dominical and the ones at Manuel Antonio National Park. They enjoy the characteristics of a very hot and humid climate, with a season of brilliant sunshine from December through the end of April and warm waters all year long. Hills covered with green forests compose the common landscape of the area.
Some of the features which have made Manuel Antonio one of the places most preferred by the tourists are the white sand beaches, cliffs, rivers, rain forests, the large variety of animal life and climate. The Manuel Antonio National Park is home of the White Faced, Mantled Howler and Red backed Squirrel monkeys, Two and Three Toad sloths, among other mammals, as well as a number of species of birds.
Punta Catedral (cathedral point), the bay of Puerto Escondido (hidden port), and the beautiful beaches with blue green waters represent some of the main attractions of this park.
Overnight at Parador Hotel: Suites.
Parador Resort & Spa is located in the most pristine and tranquil area of Manuel Antonio, yet within minutes from the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park, the picturesque fishing town of Quepos, and the local airport.
Guests can relax and read their favorite book at the adult pool or just lounge for hours at the infinity swimming pool, gazing at the incredible views, while sipping on their favorite cocktails. It features 108 guestrooms of different categories; all rooms have cable TV, direct dial telephone, air conditioning, coffee and coffee maker, mini bar containing snacks, sodas, alcoholic drinks, and bottled water, safety deposit box, hair dryer, bath amenities, iron and ironing board, celing fan and balcony or terrace.
The facilities included are: two infinity swimming pools with swim up bar, one adults' swimming pool with cascading waterfall, one adults' infinity pool at Las Suites, one relaxation pool at Pacífica Spa, tennis court, fitness center, miniature golf, green areas and nature trails, free high speed wireless internet throughout the public areas, souvenir shop and gift shop, private parking, meeting room for 60 persons, laundry service, room service, baby sitting and medical service on request and shuttle service to Manuel Antonio beach.
Additionally, this resort offers an exclusive section for high end customers with 30 stunning Suites and two Master Suites located at the top section of the property. This private area provides a peaceful atmosphere and selected services for the guests.
The resort is easily accessible from the capital of San Jose with a 20 minute domestic flight, several times a day, or a 3 hour drive by car.
In the morning, visit to Manuel Antonio National Park. Breakfast Included.
Watch sloths and monkeys moving through the tree canopy, hunt for nocturnal silky anteaters, surprise iguanas resting on a tree and listen to the songs of the various birds. And if you are lucky, you might spot one of the 1,000 remaining endangered Mono Titi or squirrel monkey that live in Manuel Antonio National Park biological corridor.
See how many different kinds of flora and fauna you can spot just in the span of a 2 ½ hour nature walk and enjoy some local fresh fruits and refreshments at the end of the trail. If you like, you can hike additionally through the trails and enjoy unspoiled, uncrowded, pristine beaches after or you can stay at the beach for a relaxing afternoon once the tour is over.
Bring water, a camera, sunscreen, bug spray, binoculars. Transportation, bilingual, naturalist guide, entrance fee, snacks and refreshments included.
Overnight at Parador Hotel: Suites.
Day at leisure in Manuel Antonio to enjoy the beach or to take optional tours. Breakfast Included.
Overnight at Parador Hotel: Suites.
Manuel Antonio to International Airport - Breakfast Included.
Private departure transfer to Juan Santamarina International Airport. Check in at airline counter must be done three hours prior to flight departure.
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