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Costa Rica Winter Escape

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Trip Name: Costa Rica Winter Escape

Trip Date(s):
Saturday February 3rd 2018

Trip Length: 7 days

Destination Continent: South America

Destination Country: Costa Rica

Tour Fee: $2390

Tour ID: 131230T81dc

Upfront Deposit: $300

Trip Highlights

Welcome to Costa Rica- a paradise full of wonder and beauty. From the wild jungles of the Caribbean coast, to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, to the impressive Arenal Volcano, it is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. You can expect to see all kinds of cool animals and plants on your jungle adventure. Its rainforest is home to countless unique species of plants and animals while exploring an active volcano is an experience you will not soon forget.

Trip Daily Itinerary

Welcome to Costa Rica. Arrive at any time in San Jose, then check in and enjoy the beaches. Please try to arrive before 9:30pm for an important group dinner meeting where we'll meet with our Tour Guide and other group members.

Overnight stay at Radisson San Jose hotel or similar in San Jose


Spend your half day exploring the city and doing what you desire. We have a city tour of San Jose in morning, after lunch departure to Arenal, dinner at thermal waters of Tabacon

The perfect combination of volume, temperature and mineral content (low sulfur content to prevent strong odors) that is present in thermal waters of Tabacon is unique in Costa Rica and worldwide. Hot springs are considered a natural expression of Earth's inherent energy. Geologically, Tabacon'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.


Overnight stay at Hotel Castillo del Arenal hotel or similar in La Fortuna


At morning visit to Arenal Volcano National Park. Positioned within Costa Rica’s fertile northern lowlands, the Arenal Volcano is an unavoidable presence. It is tall and imposing and has a reputation that precedes itself. Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer’s dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your “must-do in Costa Rica” list. At 5,437 feet, the Arenal Volcano looms large and ominous over the pastured green hillsides that surround its base. Although currently in a resting phase, Arenal remained the country’s most active volcano for the past 43 years.


Overnight stay at Hotel Castillo del Arenal hotel or similar in La Fortuna


At morning, we visit to Monteverde cloud forest reserve and make our way through mountains and valleys, past banana plantations, towards the start of our rainforest adventure. Covering one of the largest areas of tropical rain forest in Central America, you will be immersed in an area full of colorful species of animals and vegetation.

From Panama to Pakistan, Cambodia to Costa Rica, cloud forests - whose Spanish name is bosque nuboso- cover some 1% of global woodland. These rare forests occur within tropical or subtropical mountainous environments where the atmospheric conditions allow for a consistent cover of clouds.

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve was established in 1972 with reach extends over 35,089 acres (14,200 ha) and encompasses eight life zones atop the Continental Divide. There are over 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, and 1,200 species of amphibians and reptiles living within its bounds. It’s one of the few remaining habitats that support all six species of the cat family- jaguars, ocelots, pumas, oncillas, margays, and jaguarundis- as well as the endangered three-wattled bellbird and resplendent quetzal. It has over 8 miles (13 km) of trails to explore.


Overnight stay at Hotel Castillo del Arenal hotel or similar in La Fortuna


Today we visit Manuel Antonio National Park. We spend the day exploring the park and relaxing on the beach at this beautiful national park.

Located 120 miles (192 km) from San Jose on the Pacific coast, Manuel Antonio National Park is internationally recognized as being one of the most biodiverse parks on the planet. Lush tropical forests, lagoons, mangroves and pristine white sandy beaches make up one of the most diverse ecosystems imaginable. Among the 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds, some of the frequently viewed residents include white-faced and howler monkeys, two and three toed sloths and iguanas. The endangered squirrel monkey calls the park home as well. The park has four beaches, Espadilla Sur, Manuel Antonio, Escondito and Playita, are some of the best in the country.


Overnight stay at Radisson San Jose hotel or similar in San Jose


Spend your entire last day exploring the city and doing what you desire.

Overnight stay at Radisson San Jose hotel or similar in San Jose


You can depart at any time.

Escorted Package Info

  • 6 nights First Class accommodations: 3 nights at Radisson San Jose hotel or similar in San Jose and 3 nights at Hotel Castillo del Arenal hotel or similar in La Fortuna
  • All transfers
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned van
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout.  
  • Services of English-speaking local guides.
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

    Note: transfers airport–hotel and hotel–airport are not included unless you take your inbound and outbound flight through Above Zest Company. 

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    Tour prices are LAND ONLY and double occupancy. The total tour fee for a single occupancy traveler is $2,890.
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