• Arenal Volcano
  • Monteverde
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
Arenal Volcano1 Monteverde2 Manuel Antonio National Park3



Natural Costa Rica
8 days / 7 nights

Letter Codes: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, OT = Only Transfer, LG = Local Guide, PT = Private Transfer

Please find below a suggested itinerary Natural Costa Rica. The package includes private transfer in, shuttle transfer from / to each area, 1 night in San Jose, 2 nights in Arenal, 2 nights in Monteverde and 2 nights in Manuel Antonio and details of the tours and meals described in the program. "Experience the marvelous in Costa Rica"


Day 1: Arrival San José, Costa Rica

Arrive at Juan Santa Maria International Airport. After passing through Immigration you will be met by an Extreme Costa Rica Tours representative who will give you a sticker to facilitate clearing customs. When you are exiting the building, look for an Extreme driver in a white shirt holding a sign with your name on it. He or she will take you to your hotel.

Overnight at the Buena Vista Hotel; Standard Room with Balcony. (No Meals) (PT)



Day 2: San Jose / Arenal Volcano

After breakfast, you will meet a Spanish Speaking Driver for the approximately 4 1/2 -hour drive to Arenal. Arenal this almost perfect cone, which soars 1,633 meters above sea level, has a crater 140 meters deep formed over an ancient caldera. From time to time loud explosions are heard and a mushroom cloud of gray, brown, orange or blue smoke billows out of the top. Although the volcano is capable of inspiring intense fright and awe in visitors, inhabitants of nearby Fortuna, San Carlos and the dairy farms at its base seem to live with relative peace of mind.

Overnight at the Magic Mountain Hotel; Standard Room. (B,OT)



Day 3: Arenal

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will have the opportunity to choose many excursions to discover Arenal area. You will enjoy any additional excursion with extra cost; please review our Arenal Excursions in our site by Arenal Region.

We will recommend a morning visit to Arenal Hanging Bridges (not included), a project that consists of eight fixed bridges, ranging in length between 8 and 22 meters, and six hanging bridges, built with the latest techniques and designed with an eye for both beauty and safety.

Overnight at the Magic Mountain Hotel; Standard Room. (B)



Day 4: Arenal / Monteverde

After breakfast, you will be transferred to a boat at Arenal Dam to cross the lake (15-30 minutes depending on wind conditions). The boat will dock at Rio Chiquito, a small town on the shore of Arenal Lake, where you will board an air-conditioned van for a 2 1/2 -hour drive to your hotel in Monteverde. Total transfer time from Arenal to Monteverde via Arenal Lake is about 3 hours.
Overnight at the Ficus Sunset Suites; Deluxe Room. (B,OT)



Day 5 Monteverde Cloud Forest / Butterfly Garden

After breakfast, you will enjoy the surroundings or just take any additional excursion with extra cost. We will recommend a guided excursion in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (not included). Founded in 1972, the Reserve extends down both slopes of the Tilaran Mountains, encompassing six different ecological life zones and protecting more than 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds and 1,500 species of plants. From January to July, depending upon your luck and patience, you may observe in its natural habitat the Resplendent Quetzal. Other species include the Three-wattled Bellbird, the Emerald Toucanet and White-faced and Howler Monkeys.
Return to the hotel for lunch (not included).

Afternoon; you will visit to the Butterfly Garden where butterflies and other insects are raised and displayed in shade cloth enclosures with tropical gardens.

Overnight at the Ficus Sunset Suites; Deluxe Room. (B)



Day 6: Monteverde / Manuel Antonio  

After an early breakfast, you will meet your shuttle Minivan with your Spanish Speaking Driver for about 4 hours drive to Manuel Antonio. Manuel Antonio National Park; People of Costa Rica decided to preserve, for future generations, one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse areas in the world. Although it is the country's smallest national park, the stunning beauty and diversity of wildlife in its 683 hectares are unequaled. Manuel Antonio contains a charming combination of rain forest, beaches and coral reefs. This park is the most beautiful in the country.

Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at the Casitas Eclipse Hotel, Standard Room. (B, OT)



Day 7: Manuel Antonio National Park

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will enjoy any additional excursion with extra cost; please review our Manuel Antonio Excursions in our site by Manuel Antonio Region.

We recommended visit our beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park (closed on Mondays). White-sand beaches, cliffs, promontories, ravines, rivers, rainforests, varied wildlife, beautiful seascapes and a hot climate all describe Manuel Antonio National Park. Located on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast 4.3 miles (7 kms) south of Quepos Harbor, some consider the Park to be overdeveloped and crowded. Indeed, Manual Antonio remains one of Costa Rica's most popular beach destinations and is sometimes compared to Key West.

Overnight at the Casitas Eclipse Hotel, Standard Room. (B)



Day 8: Manuel Antonio / San Jose / Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and you will meet your shuttle transportation with your Spanish Speaking Driver for about 4 ½ back to San Jose to the International Airport Juan Santamarìa. Remember you have to be at the airport 3 hours prior departure flight.





High Season Rate DBL
Rate per person

Module: Shuttle Bus
Valid From / To

January 3 to April 15


Low Season Rate DBL
Rate per person

Module: Shuttle Bus
Valid From / To

April 16 to November 15



Important Note

Easter Week & Christmas & New Year rates are not included

Please, advise if you decide to take other type of transportation for this program private transportation or by 4x4 vehicle.

Program Includes

Lodging:  Described in the program and mentioned above.
 Daily Breakfasts - Additional meals according to the above itinerary

Private transfer from International Airport to the San Jose Hotel
Shuttle transfer from San Jose to Arenal
Shuttle transfer Lake crossing from Arenal to Monteverde
Shuttle transfer from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio
Shuttle transfer from Manuel Antonio to San Jose

Activities: (transportation, entrance fee, guide & all equipment included)

Activities are not included in the program; you will find our recommendations in the program or in our site in Tours by Region.

Prices do not include

Transportation and meals not specified / Personal expenses / Activities or Tours and parks entrance fees not specified / Tips / International Flights / Costa Rica Tax $29 per person.


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