We completely customize this package to fit your needs and interests. While staying in quality accommodations, this package also includes exciting activities and adventure you will treasure for a lifetime.
Base package is 10 days/9 nights. Additional days and destinations can be added.
Cost per person:
Prices starting at $1,619 Per Person in Low season
What is included:
• Airport transfers (with standard hotel choice; may be extra with different hotel choices)
• Microbus Transportation to/from all destinations
• Three -nights lodging at Garden inn La Sabana in San Jose (two upon arrival, one on departure)
• Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Plantation and la Paz Waterfall Tour
• Two-nights lodging at Costa Verde in Manuel Antonio
• Sail/Snorkel tour in Manuel Antonio
• Two-nights lodging at San Bosco in Arenal
• Night tour to the volcano view point
• Entrance to, and dinner at, The Springs Hot Springs and Resort
• Whitewater river rafting on the Pacuare River includes breakfast & lunch
• Two-nights lodging at Banana Azul in Puerto Viejo
• One of our CFT Daily Tours! (Tour selection will vary depending on day of the week)
• Daily breakfast at all standard hotels (other hotels may not include breakfast)
• Supplement for single room or discount for triple/quad room
• Optional gratuities
• Modifications from standard base package
Optional location add-ons
What to bring:
Bathing suit, sunglasses, sunscreen, towel. Important: Be sure to bring your passport and onward ticket leaving Costa Rica (or Panama if you are ending the tour there) for proof, at border crossing.
Pacific Coast Costa Rica
Caribbean Coast Costa Rica
Arrival: San José International Airport (other possible option: Liberia Airport)
First, head to Garden Inn La Sabana or select other hotel for 2 nights in the San Jose area. Spend the rest of the day by the pool, or take a cab into central San José and explore the city. If you arrive early in the day, there are many additional activities we can suggest. We also have many other hotel options if you prefer, such as Hotel Don Carlos or Grano de Oro
Some of our tour recommendations are the amazing Poas Volcano half-day tour, or the beautiful La Paz Waterfalls tour which is included .
San Jose is central to many destinations, so it is the perfect place to begin many day trips. Other great options are the Irazu Volcano and Orosi Valley or full day Isla Tortuga Tour.
We’re off to the Pacific—to the famous Manuel Antonio National Park and its beautiful beaches. We’ll pick you up at your San José hotel and bring you directly to Costa Verde where you will enjoy some of the best views in Manuel Antonio for a 2-night stay.
Other hotel options include the luxury Gaia Resort, or La Mansion Inn or just let us know what you’re looking for. Additional nights can be added.
In Manuel Antonio: We’ll pick you up at your hotel and take you out on a sailing and snorkeling tour, one of the best ways to see the area above and below the water! Spend the rest of your day exploring the park, the beautiful beaches or just relaxing by the pool. If you would like, we can add an optional Guided Tour of the park. This is highly recommended, as the guides are trained for spotting wildlife.
Optional add-on to Monteverde:
Monteverde is famous for its world-renowned cloud forest. In this high-altitude rain forest, you can experience many varieties of unique flora and fauna. Those who visit this region often comment on its magical qualities.We’ll pick you up in Manuel Antonio and take you to your Monteverde hotel for a one-night stay at Rustic Lodge or upgrade to Hotel Belmar. While here, you can explore the area on your own, or do the highly-recommended Sky Trek Zipline tour, or go on a hiking tour to at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve?. The following morning you’ll travel by van and boat across beautiful Lake Arenal to La Fortuna and Arenal Volacano.
On to Arenal Volcano! A comfortable minibus shuttle is available to take you to Arenal, where you can spend two nights at San Bosco in La Fortuna or upgrade to a resort-style hotel out/ on the outskirts of town like Arenal Manoa or Arenal Nayara in Arenal. In the evening, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for a Night Time Volcano Tour and then on to the famous The Springs Resort, Hot Springs and Spa where you can enjoy the many different pools and amenities of the resort. Enjoy a delicious dinner while taking in an excellent view of the volcano.
San Bosco Inn
The next day, you can choose either a free day to explore the area on your own, a visit to Lake Arenal, or add an Arenal Waterfall by Horseback half-day tour. Other amazing tour options include the Losta canyon Canyoning tour and the very exciting Sky River Drift. Sky Trek and Tram or Hanging Bridges. Let us know what you will like to add
Get ready for the most exciting time you’ll ever have getting wet!! Whitewater Rafting on the famous Pacuare River to the Caribbean. With an early pickup at your hotel in Arenal, you’re on your way for an all-day adventure on Costa Rica’s most popular river. You’ll begin with a hearty breakfast at the rafting center. Your luggage is stored in a locked container. Then, it’s a full-day trip on this most beautiful and exhilarating river. Lunch is included.
At the end of the day, you are transported to Puerto Viejo, on Costa Rica’s pristine Caribbean Coast, for a 2-night stay at Banana Azul. Add on additional nights if you’d like to stay longer. Puerto Viejo sits on the Caribbean coast—a charming, colorful town flanked by gorgeous, pristine beaches. You can experience many fun and exciting tours here or rent a bike and explore the area on your own.
Hotel Banana Azul
Today you can choose one of our exciting CFT Daily Tours! Choose from one of these popular tours like Our newest CariBeans Chocolate and Historical trail Tour on Mondays, or Cahuita National Park Hike and Waterfall Tour Tuesdays and Thursdays. or The Animal Rescue Center and Punta Uva on Wednesday and Friday , Manzanillo Reserve and Monkey Trail.on Saturdays!
The animal Rescue Center
Optional add-on to Tortuguero
Tortuguero National Park, located on the northern part of the Caribbean coast, is reachable only by boat or by air. In this unspoiled nature, jungle canals and turtle watching await you. We’ll pick you up at your Puerto Viejo hotel and bring you to Tortuguero by mini-bus and boat for a 1-night stay at a lodge. Included in this add on are tours of the canals as well as all your meals. Boat and shuttle will transport you back to San Jose the following afternoon.
Bocas del Toro Island Hop, 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.
Morning or afternoon transportation to San Jose by minibus shuttle for a 1-night stay at Garden Inn La Sabana or Grano de Oro. Evening on your own to explore.
Depart for San Jose Airport in one of our private taxis, this will all be arranged based on your departing flight times.
Departures are daily from San Jose or Liberia airports. You can also begin the packages from almost any other location in the country, but this may affect the cost and schedule. There is an additional cost for a return to Liberia airport.
Bocas del Toro Town
Hotels options listed in the package
Hotel Option San José:
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.
Hotel Option Manuel Antonio:
Villa Bosque Hotel is an exclusive small hotel next to Manuel Antonio Beach and National Park. Here you can take some time to yourself and relax in this amazing combination of beach and tropical rainforest. It’s the ideal starting point to visit some surrounding locations as the National Park, nearby rafting rivers and canopy tours, surfing or horseback riding. For those who prefer to relax, try Espadilla Beach, a soft white sand beach, or Villa Bosque’s beautiful pool.
Hotel Option Arenal/La Fortuna:
San Bosco Inn is located in the center of La Fortuna, near the Arenal Volcano.. This is the ideal location from which you can explore and enjoy nearby waterfalls, caves, thermal hot springs, and of course the amazing Arenal Volcano.
Hotel Option Puerto Viejo:
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.
Optional location Add-ons
Hotel in Monteverde:
A charming mountain lodge with a cozy atmosphere. We are situated in the centre of Santa Elena town, in the heart of Monteverde; within walking distance from the Santa Elena town, nearby the famous Canopy Tours, lookouts, scenic mountain, waterfalls, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and much more.
We offer a relaxed and friendly service as well as family hospitality. Monteverde has much to offer beyond mere escapism, as visitors will find when arriving to Monteverde a very rural and friendly atmosphere. Home to many natural museums, adventure tours, great home-made food and other attractions extolling the country’s history, Monteverde combines the best features of an international destination with the charming atmosphere of a natural eco-friendly town.
Tortuguero Hotel Options
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 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.
Bocas del Toro Hotels Options
Hotel Bocas del Toro
Bordering the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea, the Hotel Bocas del Toro offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. It has a restaurant opening onto the sea, and is a 20 minute walk from the airport. Elegantly decorated in nautical style, each room at the Bocas del Toro includes a flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning, and a coffee machine. Some of them have a balcony or patio. On a deck over the water, the restaurant has a menu based on seafood, and tropical and local dishes. A breakfast buffet is served every morning, and a snack bar with TV area is also available. The staff can arrange a tour along the archipelago and the coral reef, where diving, snorkeling and kayaking are also possible. After a busy day, guests can enjoy a variety of massages in their own room. The Carenero Island is a 10 minute boat ride away. An airport shuttle can also be arranged upon request.
Hotel Tropicale Suites
Within a 6-minute walk of the island’s ferry terminals, this all-suite, waterfront hotel is 2 km from Istmito Beach.
Featuring colorful artwork and wood furnishings, the casual studios provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes and living areas. All have whirlpool tubs, plus private balconies with sea views; a 2-bedroom suite adds a separate living room and a full kitchen. Freebies include parking, along with breakfast served in an adjacent cafe. Local tours are available.
The Only thing this places overlooks is the Sea! A big smile and warm welcome will greet you at the Hotel Palma Royale in Bocas del Toro, Panama. They have a great Main Street Location, 20 meters from the sea. Relax and enjoy a tropical and spacious feeling here with a host of personal touches.