Explore Costa Rica with this affordable adventure
Discover Costa Rica’s ample natural and cultural offerings with this family-friendly, 8-day, affordable adventure vacation package. Enjoy three full days of white-sand beach time and natural discovery (there are monkeys, raccoons and exotic birds aplenty!) at Manuel Antonio National Park.
This exciting multi-day itinerary includes comfortable lodgings.
· An 8-day Costa Rica budget adventure itinerary.
· Delve into Costa Rica’s vast natural wonders.
· Bed down in comfy lodgings throughout.
· Ideal for families.
· 2-night accommodation at Autentico Hotel in San Jose or similar.
· 2-night accommodation at Arenal Montana de Fuego or similar.
· 3-night accommodation at California Hotel in Manuel Antonio or similar.
· Adventure Connection from San Jose to Arenal, You can choose: White water rafting or Visit La Paz Waterfall
Gardens and Coffee Tour on the way to Arenal
. Hike in the Forest
. Visiting a Farm
. Visit Maleku Reserve
. Special Dinner San Jose By Night
· Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner).
. Shuttle Transportation: from Arenal to Manuel Antonio and Manuel Antonio to San Jose
· Small-group tour.
· Airport taxes.
· Gratuities (optional).
· Other services not mentioned in the itinerary.
· Extra beverages and alcoholic drinks.
· Meals, souvenirs and other local and personal expenses not specified in the itinerary.
***+13% Taxes and Fees *Prices in US Dollars
· Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.
· A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
· This itinerary is designed for minimum 12 years old people.
· Please note: optional activities can be purchased while in Costa Rica.
· Not recommended for participants with cardiac situations or special medical conditions.
· Not recommended for pregnant women.
· Please be aware that a minimum physical condition is required.
. Not accessible by wheelchair.
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Day 1: Arrival in San José
Receive a warm, Costa Rican welcome transfer to your hotel.
Overnight at Autentico Hotel or similar.
Day 2: Adventure Connection from San Jose to Arenal
Today we travel from San José to Arenal: you can choose
White water rafting Balsa River Class II/III
After getting picked up from your hotel, we’ll drive through the beautiful Costa Rican back roads to our private put-in at the Balsa River, equipped with bathrooms and change rooms. Your professional guide will start the day off by providing paddling and safety instructions and then suiting you up with safety gear to prepare for your adventure! Challenge yourself as you paddle down 10 kilometers of exciting rapids with names like “Congo Loco” and “Rock around the Croc”. As you descend down the river, you’ll have a chance to admire the lush greenery, vines, and different types of insects, birds and animals, like monkeys and sloths.
About half way down the river you’ll have a chance to see the river rapids from the shore, while enjoying fresh tropical fruit and relaxing with the rest of your group! When your rafting adventure is finished, enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch at a lovely restaurant. After your day full of nature, adventure and delicious food, we’ll drive you to your new vacation destination in our comfortable air-conditioned vans.
Or you can choose:
Visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Coffee tour on the way to Arenal:
Visit the breathtaking La Paz waterfall for some amazing photo ops and spot birds, butterflies, monkeys, and maybe even some sloths. We will then move on along the winding mountain roads. You’ll notice a change in altitude as the temperature gets cooler and the type of vegetation changes–there are a lot of coffee, flower, fern and strawberry plantations higher in the mountains.
We then arrive to a local coffee farm cooperative. Enjoy an interesting tour at a coffee plantation where you will learn about the history and importance of coffee in Costa Rican culture. You will also enjoy a delicious traditional Costa Rican lunch before continuing on to the Arenal Volcano.
Please note: the Poas Volcano National Park is temporarily closed and we have changed the logistics of this Adventure Connection and have replaced the Poas Volcano visit with a visit to the Arenal Volcano National Park Peninsula. Once the Poas Volcano is reopened, we will no longer include the Arenal Volcano National Park Peninsula visit.
Overnight at Arenal Montana de Fuego or similar . Meals: B-L
Day 3: Full Day: cultural and adventure day
After savor an early morning cup of Costa Rican coffee and a hearty breakfast, at the reception our guide will be waiting for you, to start an incredible walk along the trails, surrounded by the lush flora and native fauna of the area, which will lead us to discover a Indian reserve hidden in the hearth of these mountains. The village of Palenque Arenal says capi capi and welcomes you to an amazing experience of nature, cultural immersion and ancestral art. Learn about the medicinal uses of plants from the rainforest, create your own colorful traditional artwork and even learn a few Maleku´s words.
Overnight at Montaña de Fuego Hotel. Meals: B
Day 4,5,6 : Manuel Antonio Beach
After exploring Arenal for 2 days, it is time to go to the beach and have fun! After breakfast at your hotel you will be transferred to Manuel Antonio beach where you will have time to explore the surroundings, go sailing, or simply relax by the pool of the hotel.
Overnight at California Hotel or similar. Meals: B.
Day 7: Back to San Jose
Enjoy one final swim in the ocean or walk on the beach before being transferred to San Jose. This evening, join your guide for a guided tour through San José city. On this tour, you will visit the central Market and the central avenue, giving you the chance to see how Costa Ricans live their daily routine while enjoying some goodies at the market.
Overnight at Autentico. Meals: B-D
Day 8: Flight Back.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight back home.
Note: You will check-in 3 hours before your scheduled flight home according to the regulations imposed by the airport.