Arrival Transfer from Juan Santamaría International Airport to your Hotel in San José.
Lodging at Sleep Inn Hotel: Standard Room.
Sleep Inn Hotel
is conveniently located in the heart of the capital city, 15 Km from Juan Santamaria International Airport. This is an excellent location to visit some of the most important attractions of San Jose, such as the National Theatre, the Jade Museum, the Gold Museum and several public parks that are part of the national heritage.
The hotel offers 86 guest rooms including nine rooms specially equipped for people with reduced mobility, four Mini Suites and 12 connecting rooms. All rooms are elegantly decorated in a contemporary style and feature noise insulated windows, air conditioning, 25” Cable T.V., telephone, high speed internet access, coffee maker, mini refrigerator, microwave oven, safe deposit box, iron and ironing table and hairdryer.
The hotel has a breakfast lounge, where guests can enjoy a complimentary full American buffet breakfast from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Room service is available 24 hours with a variety of international dishes.
Sleep Inn offers its guests a gym, a souvenirs shop, a non-smoking Casino, a business center equipped with services for the executive traveler: free wireless internet, two computers, a printer and a scanner, all with up-to-date technology, and parking lot.
San José to Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Spring - Beakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included.
Few sites in Costa Rica inspire more respect and admiration than the Arenal Volcano. At 5437 feet, it’s tall and conical shape stands imposing over the pastured green hillsides that surround its base. Although currently in a resting phase, Arenal remains Costa Rica’s most active volcano for the past 43 years. Its history includes some eruptions – both major and minor – that have intimately affected the region and the people who live here. On the way to La Fortuna, a stop is made in Sarchi, the country's most famous crafts and souvenir town. As the trip continues, the group will pass by different plantations of tropical crops and ornamental plants and also cattle ranches. Lunch is taken in a cozy restaurant with an excellent view of the volcano. After lunch, a visit to the Arenal Lake is made. To end the afternoon, everyone will be able to relax in one of the best thermal water places in the area where they can enjoy a healthy and relaxing soak.
Hot springs are considered a natural expression of Earth's energy. Geologically speaking, Tabacon Resort's thermal natural springs are 97% rain-based and 3% magma-based. Rainwater enters the earth through fissures on the surface and is then heated by magma found in the earth's core. Once heated, the waters rise to surface, taking with them minerals found in the earth's rocky stratus. Tabacon is a completely natural resort. There are five different springs in the property, with temperatures ranging from 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) to 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit). Water flows by gravity throughout the property, forming in-river pools, waterfalls, and cascades. Hot springs provide many benefits thanks to various chemical, physical and biological effects; the most notable is a sensation of wellbeing coming from relaxing tense and tired muscles.
This tour includes: Transfer from San José, lunch, dinner and entrance to Tabacon Resort's thermal natural springs.
Recommendations: Comfortable shoes and clothing, swimwear, sunblock, insect repellant and camera.
Lodging at the Arenal Springs Hotel, STD room.
Arenal Springs Resort & Spa is located on the way to Arenal Lake, in a very quiet property, half a mile from the main road. The hotel has 87 Standard plus rooms, equipped with one King or two Queen size beds, air conditioning, ceiling fan, minibar, cable TV, telephone, coffee maker with complementary coffee and tea, safe deposit box, bath amenities and hair dryer. Each room has a private terrace with direct view to the active side of the Arenal Volcano, and a private parking area. There are also rooms specially designed for guests with reduced mobility and connecting rooms for families. Ti-Cain Restaurant offers a buffet breakfast and a la carte menu for lunch or dinner. Body wraps, hot stone or reflexology massages are some of the treatments offered in Natria Spa. There are also two hot spring swimming pools (one for adults and the other one for kids), with a wet bar and a special access for reduced mobility conditions. Other services and facilities include wireless Internet access throughout the hotel and computers available in the reception lobby, souvenirs boutique, laundry service and internal shuttle.
One-Day Tour: Sky Walk & Hanging Bridges - Breakfast Included
Morning visit to Sky Adventure for a Sky Walk, guide and transfers included.
Sky Walk is a guided tour perfect for nature lovers
. It is the perfect combination between a hike through the lush rainforest of the Arenal area and the adventure of the suspended bridges. Until recently, little was known about life in the tropical forest canopy layer, as it was nearly impossible to reach.
Early explorers used ropes and pulleys or ladders carved into the trees’ trunks to make their way up
. Today, biologists use towers, suspension bridges and construction cranes to make the investigations. The sun that barely reaches the forest floor, strikes treetops, fueling the photosynthesis process. As a result, there is an abundance of leaves, fruit and seeds that attract many animals. Biologists now know that about 90% of all organisms live in the canopy.
Costa Rica’s rainforests have some of the world's most complex ecosystems
. The Sky Walk gives visitors the unique chance of observing this complex ecosystem up close.
This walk is not strenuous or muddy, as the trails are well maintained and generally very flat. Along the way, which is 3.6 km long, visitors can observe three waterfalls of 30 meters each
; a beautiful place where to take a break, admire de landscape, take pictures and recover the strength.
What is included: Transfers and naturalist guide.
Lodging at the Arenal Springs Hotel: Standard Room.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours.
What to bring: Light, comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, binoculars, camera, sunscreen lotion and insect repellent.
Arenal to Manuel Antonio - Breakfast Included
Morning shuttle bus from Arenal to Manuel Antonio.
The Central Pacific possesses the beaches closest to the capital city. Among the most popular are Herradura, Jaco, Hermosa, 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.
Lodging at El Parador: Garden Room.
About El Parador Hotel
Perched high above the sweeping Central Pacific coastline on twelve acres of tropical rainforest once inhabited by the Quepoa Indians, Hotel Parador is a secluded luxury beach hotel adjacent to the stunning sheltered cove of Playa Biezanz and just minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park
, the neighboring fishing village of Quepos, and the local airport.
The Resort is easily accessible from the capital of San Jose with a 20 minute domestic flight, or a 3 hour drive by car. It features 129 guestrooms of different categories; all rooms have cable TV, direct dial telephone, air conditioning, coffee and coffee maker, mini bar, safety deposit box, hair dryer, bath amenities, iron and ironing board, ceiling fan and balcony or terrace.
Facilities and services include two infinity swimming pools with swim up bar, one adults’ swimming pool with cascading waterfall, one relaxation pool at Pacífica Spa, tennis court, fitness center, minigolf, green areas and nature trails, free high-speed wireless Internet throughout the public areas, souvenir and gift shop, private parking, meeting room for up to 60 persons, laundry services, self-serve washing and drying machines, room service, baby sitting and medical service on request and shuttle service to Manuel Antonio beach.
Additionally, Parador offers an exclusive section for high-end guests with 28 one-bedroom Suites and two luxurious Master Suites located at the top section of the property, private adult-only infinity pool and Jacuzzi, casual dining in La Fragata Restaurant & Tapas Bar, a small meeting room, two elevators and a private concierge.
Each Suite features a large bedroom with a King size bed, a spacious living area, sleeper sofa, 42” Plasma TV, fully stocked mini-bar, table clock with I-Pod deck, safety deposit box, and coffee-maker. The exclusive artwork of renowned Costa Rican painter Victor Chavarría adorns the entire Suite and wall-of-glass doors lead to a private Jacuzzi on an ocean-view balcony.
All rooms are 100% smoke-free.
Day at leisure in Manuel Antonio - Breakfast Included
Please ask to our travel agents for the optional one-day tour in Manuel Antonio
During your stay, take a shared guided visit to Manuel Antonio National Park:
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, un-crowded, pristine beaches after or you can stay at the beach for a relaxing afternoon once the tour is over. Includes:Transfers, bilingual naturalist guide, entrance fee, fruits and water.
What to bring: Comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes, bathing suit, sunscreen, towel, hat and sunglasses.
Lodging at El Parador, Garden room.
Manuel Antonio to San José - Breakfast Included
In the afternoon share Shuttle Transfer back to San Jose.
Lodging at Sleep Inn Hotel: Standard Room.
Departure Transfer - Breakfast Included
Transfer from the hotel to the Juan Santamaría International Airport to take your flight back home.
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