Transfer from Juan Santamaría International Airport to your Hotel in San José.
Night in San José
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.
Night in Arenal.
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.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours.
What to bring: Light, comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, binoculars, camera, sunscreen lotion and insect repellent.
Night in Arenal.
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.
Night in Manuel Antonio
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.
Night at Manuel Antonio.
Manuel Antonio to San José - Breakfast Included
In the afternoon share Shuttle Transfer back to San Jose.
Night at San Jose.
Departure Transfer - Breakfast Included
Transfer from the hotel to the Juan Santamaría International Airport to take your flight back home.
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