Package Details

This Package includes some of the most amazing adventures of Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast in 4 days and 3 nights! You can also add a few extra days in Bocas del Toro, sunbathe at the famous Red Frog Beach or relax on your balcony overlooking the many islands of the area. Almost everything is included in this package, so you won’t need to plan a thing. Here’s what your days will look like:

Departure:

Daily from your hotel in San Jose, Arenal or Puerto Viejo.

Duration:

4 complete days/3 nights. Additional Days can be added.
Note: this package departs early morning on the first day and finishes late-afternoon/early evening of the last day. When planning your international flights you should arrive to San Jose at least the day before your departure and leave the day after the tour ends.

Cost per person:

Prices from  from $589 per person  in Low season based on double occupancy

Additional nights on the Caribbean Coast can be added.
* Rates are for double sharing / low season. For other dates and room types please enter your details on the booking form or inquire with us for a custom package quote.

Includes:

• Return transportation from Puerto Viejo, San Jose or Arenal; you can start and end in your choice of cities
• 3 nights of lodging (2 nights at Banana Azul , 1 night in Tortuguero Pachira or Evergreen Lodge)
• Tours and activities as described above
• Meals as described above
• All taxes and  service charge

Not Included:

• Optional accommodations in San Jose before or after your trip. If you’d like us to arrange this for you, please let us know
• Tortuguero National park entrance fees ($15)
• Optional night turtle tour (July-October $35)
• Alcoholic beverages
• Additional add-on Bocas del Toro

What to Bring:
Shoes or sandals that can get wet for rafting trip, sunscreen, pants, insect repellent, hiking boots/shoes, bathing suit, sunglasses, towel, Passport and onward ticket leaving Costa Rica (or Panama if you are ending the tour there) for border crossing.

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Day 1

Whitewater Rafting on the Pacuare River!

You will get picked up early from your hotel in San Jose (or Arenal area) for a thrilling whitewater rafting trip down Costa Rica’s most popular rafting river, Rio Pacuare! If you do not yet have a hotel for the night before you depart, we recommend the Hilton Garden Inn La Sabana.

This is our most popular rafting trip and Costa Rica’s premier river trip. The white water is equally exciting (rapids class III-IV). This is truly a memorable rafting trip and we can guarantee an awesome day with lots of laughs! All instruction and equipment is included. (This trip is suitable for ages 12 and over, if you have younger kids we’ll put you on a calmer river). Lunch is included on the shore of the river.

You’ll be back at the rafting company headquarters in time for a drink if you’d like and then transportation to your Puerto Viejo hotel is provided.

If you are looking to really maximize the rafting experience you can choose to spend an additional night on the river by upgrading your rafting choice to a 2-day rafting expedition with a night in a river lodge.This experience is definitely one that you will remember for years to come.

After the rafting trip you will arrive to our preferred hotel Banana Azul, where you will check in for 2 nights. The hotel is nestled in the jungle right on the shores of the famous Playa Negra region of Puerto Viejo. See for yourself  why   Banana Azul wins prestigious awards on Trip Advisor year after year.

Additional nights available at

Banana Azul starting at

$75.00 per person per night

 

Hilton Garden Inn La Sabana ( optional hotel )

Hotel Banana Azul

Day 2

Puerto Viejo –Jaguar Rescue Center and Punta Uva

This trip combines two activities: a visit to the Jaguar Rescue Center and a visit to Punta Uvas sightseeing point.

The Jaguar Rescue Center rehabilitates mistreated, injured and/or confiscated animals, which are then reintroduced to their natural habitat in protected areas. Visitors have direct contact with monkeys, wild cats, sloths, raccoons, anteaters, marsupials, reptiles, amphibians, etc.

What to Bring: Close Toed Shoes, comfortable clothes that can get dirty, repellent, sunscreen, Swimsuit, towels, camera,water and  a bit of cash for beverages at Jaguar Rescue Center.

Day 3

Parque Nacional Tortuguero

We will pick you up at your Puerto Viejo hotel  Banana Azul and take a boat ride to Tortuguero. Breakfast is provided en route. Your hotel in Tortuguero is complete with a private bath, swimming pool and buffet meals! Tours included are 2 different canal trips in the national park, 1 guided hike and 1 trip to see the village of Tortuguero as well as a visit to the Caribbean Conservation Corporation.

Tortuguero National Park has a humid and tropical climate receiving up to 250 inches of rain a year. Its beaches are key nesting grounds for endangered sea turtles, such as Hawksbills, Loggerheads, Green Sea Turtles and Leatherbacks.

The rivers within the park are home to sensitive populations of manatees, as well as caimans, crocodiles, and Tropical Garfish, which are considered to be living fossils. The forests are home to jaguars, three species of monkeys (spider, howler, and white-faced Capuchin), and three-toed sloths. Basilisk lizards and poisonous frogs also inhabit the area, along with 375 species of birds including kingfishers, toucans, blue herons, macaws, and parrots.

There are more than 400 species of trees and approximately 2,200 species of plants.

Day 4

On the afternoon of your last day, transportation will be provided from Tortuguero to your hotel in San José or the Arenal area. If you do not yet have a hotel for the night before you depart we recommend the Hilton Garden Inn La Sabana.

Puerto Viejo Hotel Option

Banana Azul:

Banana Azul is a small hotel north of town beachfront on Playa Negra. This small boutique hotel has been created with care using local products and a philosophy that emphasizes relaxation. Blooming gardens adorn the property, as do several freely-hanging hammocks and a meandering pond inhabited by fish and turtles. There is a restaurant, bar, pool and beach club.

The hotel consists of fourteen beautiful guest rooms with private baths, fans, and free wireless internet. Most rooms are on the second floor of the main building, and open onto a large veranda with sweeping ocean views and of the garden.

Tortuguero Hotel Options

Pachira Lodge:

The lodge is strategically located only 5 minutes away from the extraordinary Tortuguero National Park, and right across the main “canal” facing the town of Tortuguero. Surrounded by a network of very scenic canals, this is considered one of the most exotic regions of the world, characterized by its rich flora and fauna.

Evergreen Lodge:

Evergreen is located in the northeastern corner of Tortuguero, 5 minutes by boat from the main entrance to Tortuguero National Park, and accessible only by air and water. Evergreen Lodge is the ideal location from which to explore this unique and magical area, surrounded by towering trees and exuberant vegetation.

San Jose Hotel Option

Hilton Garden Inn la Sabana:

This upscale hotel, across the street from Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica stadium, is 4 km from live performances at the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica and 5 km from the exhibits at the Museo Nacional de Costa Rica.

The modern rooms come with floor-to-ceiling windows, free Wi-Fi and 102-cm flat-screen TVs, as well as mini fridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded quarters add balconies. Suites offer living rooms and wet bars. Room service is available.

Optional add-on to Bocas del Toro, Panama

Our Bocas del Toro trips include transportation from Puerto Viejo to Bocas del Toro, Panama, by way of shared van and boat ride to the islands. Choose your style of accommodations—either luxury option on the main island. Breakfast is included, and, depending on how many days you stay, an afternoon activity or a full-day tour with lunch as well. You also have the option to return to San Jose by land or air. For those staying only one night, you can either go snorkeling or deep boarding in the afternoon, before enjoying a lovely dinner in Bocas Town or at your lodge.

The following morning is your free day, to discover the islands or just relax on a secluded beach. At noon, you will begin your departure back to Puerto Viejo. If you choose to stay two nights, you will have the first day free to visit one of the nearby islands or just have a walk around town.

The second day, you will go on a tour to Cayo Zapatillo, where you can try out deep boarding, the new and fun way to snorkel. The tour includes snorkeling equipment and lunch. After a day of enjoying all the water fun, you can spend the evening in Bocas Town or at your lodge, and return to Puerto Viejo the next day after breakfast. If you would like an additional morning to explore the beautiful Bocas area, we can also schedule you for the afternoon shuttle back to Puerto Viejo or San Jose

Cayo Zapatillo

Hotel Bocas del Toro:

Our hotel offers a unique blend of simple elegance and historical ambiance of Caribbean exotic wood craftsmanship with the sparkling sea beneath. Nicely appointed with wood and nautical furnishings the 11 room boutique hotel offers the concept of comfort with 400-thread count cotton sheets, Wi-Fi , Flat Screen cable TV, air conditioning, telephones, coffee makers, ocean and town balcony views, ocean kayak rentals and in-room massage. The indoors and outdoors blend into a rare union, fulfilling your eternal dream come true: Paradise By the Sea.