Puerto Viejo, Arenal, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio

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 Puerto Viejo, Arenal, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio

14 Days 13 Nights

Places & Activities

Punta Uva Beach, Gandoca Manzanillo Reserve & Beach, La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, Safari Boat Tour, Santa Elena, Monteverde Cloud Forest area, Manuel Antonio Park & Beach, Alajuela.

Day 1     An AAA Tours or hotel representative will be at the San Jose airport waiting for you to take you to your hotel. –If you have an early flight you can travel to your first destination.

Travel Time 10 minutes

Day 2       Travel to the Caribbean to the town of Puerto Viejo of Limon & Punta Uva Beach. You control what time to start EVERY Tour Day!

Puerto Viejo of Limon is a laid back Caribbean beach town located approximately 136 miles from San Jose, in the Limón providence. The Caribbean beaches of this area are known for beautiful crystal clear waters. Punta Uva beach is one of the best beaches for snorkeling, because of its visibility in the water and gentle waves. Explore a trail during a walk to Punta Uva (grape point).

Travel Time 4 Hrs.

Day 3    Visit Gandoca Manzanillo National park & beach

Gandoca Manzanillo National park & beach: This 32 sq. mile reserve extends out to sea, protecting a coral reef and 17 sq. miles of marine habitat where several species of turtles breed. On land the refuge has the only mangrove swamp on the Caribbean coast, Cativo forest, and tropical rain forest all swarming with wildlife. Manatees inhabit the lagoons and estuaries. There are coastal trails and inland trails here to walk and afford unparalleled opportunities for spotting mammals and an astounding diversity of birds (at least 358 species), amphibians, reptiles and the rare Tucuxí Dolphin.

Travel Time 20 mins.

Day 4    OPEN DAY

Open Day: This day is open … you get to choose what you want to do!

Travel Time ???

Day 5      Travel to Arenal Volcano & Hot springs in the evening

Arenal Volcano: This was until just recently, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The frequent eruptions have slowed down, but it is still an active volcano. Here you will enjoy majestic views of this colossal giant and the surrounding areas. Almost daily you can see smoking cinders tumbling down from the crater.

Hot Springs: Enjoy the thermal effects of flowing water coming from deep within the earth, rich with minerals from the volcano. The water is therapeutic for aching bones and joints.

Travel Time 4:30 Hrs.

Day 6   Safari Boat trip. This Tour is best done in the early morning to see the most wildlife!

Floating Safari Boat trip: Enjoy a two hour Safari Boat trip down one of Costa Rica`s beautiful rivers inside a wildlife reserve called Caño Negro. Caño Negro is a remote tropical everglade where you will see many water birds, caimans, iguanas, and maybe tree sloths. On a good day you may spot three species of Costa Rica’s monkeys: spider, capuchin and howlers along the shore!

Travel Time 1.5 Hrs.

Day 7    OPEN DAY

Open Day: This day is open … you get to choose what you want to do!

Travel Time ???

Day 8     Travel to Monteverde Cloud Forest area & open afternoon

Monteverde Cloud Forest: The cloud forest is named for the ephemeral mists that always envelop them. Costa Rica’s cloud forests are typically found at elevations above 3,500 feet. One of the highlights in the area of Monteverde is to spot the gorgeous Quetzal, one of the most beautiful birds of the world. Be sure to visit the canopy before leaving the cloud forest!

Travel Time 3.0 Hrs.

Day 9     Visit one of Monteverde areas Cloud Forest reserves

Monteverde area Cloud Forest reserves protect over 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds and 1,200 species of amphibians and reptiles. Here you might be able to spot a jaguar, ocelot, puma, margay, oncilla and jaguarondi. The reserve has trails for hiking and walking to enjoy spotting wildlife and birds of the cloud forest.

Travel Time 15 Mins.

Day 10    Travel to Manuel Antonio beach & open afternoon

Manuel Antonio beach: A beautiful, small beach town, located on the Pacific coast. Because it’s located at the base of a wooded mountainside, there is a lot of wildlife to see, including the white faced Capuchin monkey!

Travel Time 3 Hrs.

Day 11      Visit Manuel Antonio National park

Manuel Antonio National Park: This national park is a beautiful mix of forest and beach which affords one the opportunity to swim and relax and also observe up close iguanas, capuchin monkeys, raccoons, tree sloths, coatis … There are several trails in the park, one of which leads to a lookout point high above the ocean shore with beautiful views of the park below.

Travel Time 15 Mins.

Day 12    OPEN DAY

Open Day: This day is open … you get to choose what you want to do!

Travel Time ???

Day 13      For today you can choose a tour: Canopy, Rafting, or a Catamaran boat dolphin watching and snorkeling cruise, it’s included! Early in the afternoon start heading towards San Jose airport area to stay your last night in Costa Rica.

Travel Time 3 Hrs.

Day 14    Fly back home after a great time in Costa Rica!

This Vacation Package is…

Price $2,075.00 per person, double occupancy room 

Price $1,787,00 per person, double occupancy room (with only private transportation hotel to hotel service)

Hotels

Food

  • 13 breakfasts (B) At the hotels
  • 1 Lunch  (L) Included with the tour you pick on day 13
  • 0 dinners (D) 

Transportation

  • Private transportation, fuel, insurance and private bilingual driver is included.
  • Tour van with all the necessary permits to work in tourism in Costa Rica. 

Tours and Places

  • Alajuela
  • Puerto Viejo of Limon
  • Punta Uva beach
  • Manzanillo beach & reserve
  • La Fortuna
  • Safari Boat trip
  • Arenal volcano area
  • Cloud Forest in Monteverde
  • Santa Elena area
  • Manuel Antonio beach & National Park
  • Espadilla beach

Not included:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Optional side tours
  • Food not described in the itinerary
  • Departure taxes (At the airport, $29.00 per person)
  • Tips and gratuities

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