Sightseeing in Costa Rica

8 days

Our sightseeing in Costa Rica trip is perfect for those who want to get off the beaten path and who are looking for an Eco-experience. You’ll visit Tortuguero National Park, one of the most important nesting areas in the western hemisphere of the endangered green turtle.

Arenal Volcano woke up 400 years ago and has been constantly active since then. Tabacon thermal natural springs, where you can take time to rest and rejuvenate; and Manuel Antonio National Park to relax at the amazing white beaches and enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna.

Jungle rivers

Hike in rain forests

Tortuguero National Park

Dazzling beaches

Highlights

Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano, hot springs, Manuel Antonio National Park, and a banana plantation.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival

You will arrive at San Jose International Airport, and you will be transferred to your hotel in downtown San Jose.

Day 2. Tortuguero

After breakfast, a shuttle will pick you up at the hotel and take you to Tortuguero for the first tour of your Costa Rica adventure. Discover a variety of biological settings such as rain forests, swamps, lagoons, and beaches. These beaches are the homes of several kinds of sea turtles. At the canals in the park, one can even see manatees, caimans, crocodiles, and the Tropical Car, known as a living fossil.

Jaguars, three-toed sloths, and monkeys live in the forest, along with many other animals. Around 375 species of birds live together in the park with kingfishers, peacocks, and parrots. And more than 400 species of trees and 2200 species of plants. 

On route to Tortuguero, you will drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park where you will visit a banana plantation and learn everything about banana processing. Next, go on a boat to Caño Blanco. When you arrive at your lodge, enjoy a refreshing cocktail and delicious lunch. Finally, visit a picturesque town, the green turtle museum and the beach.

Day 3. Boat tour

First, walk through the trails of Tortuguero Park. Before lunch, you will have some free time. Then, in the afternoon, explore the canals of the park in small open boats, and have the best view to exploring nature. When traveling between July and September, you can choose an optional night walk tour to see the nesting of the green turtles.

Day 4. Arenal National Park

After breakfast, we will have a boat transfer back to Caño Blanco. Once you arrive here, you will take a shared shuttle transfer to Siquirres and from there a shuttle bus to Arenal National Park. En route, you will enjoy a delicious lunch.

Day 5. Volcano and hot springs

Our Costa Rica highlights trip has everything for your comfort and joy. First, you will have free time during the morning. In the afternoon, you will visit Arenal Volcano and relax at Tabacon hot springs. Relax at a thermal natural spring, which is one of the best thermal water places in this area.

It is an ideal place to relax in the hot springs amid 500 species of plants and flowers. Tabácon Resort has five different pools with temperatures ranging from 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) to 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) all in an Eco-friendly environment.

Day 6. Manuel Antonio

A driver will pick you up at your hotel to go on a shared shuttle bus to Manuel Antonio National Park. This park has amazing white beaches where you can relax and let all the experiences sink in. Soak up the sun and take a dip in the blue water and let all the stress relief. Manuel Antonio National Park also offers great places to spot wildlife. Even though it is the smallest national park, it is one of the most wonderful parks in Costa Rica.

Day 7. Discover

After breakfast, you will have a guided tour through the Manuel Antonio National Park where you can enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna. In the afternoon, you will have free time to rest and relax. 

Day 8. Return Home

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and at noon you will go on a shared shuttle to San Jose.

map, expenses & price

Sightseeing in Costa Rica

Expenses included:
-Door-to-door transportation.
-Seven nights of hotel accommodations.
-Professional certified guides.
-Tours and excursions as listed.
-All Park entrance fees.
-Daily breakfast.

Per person starting at $1,850

Extension

Parasailing and water sports, Manuel Antonio

An extraordinarily particular adventure, you will have the best views of the beach and surroundings. All you have to do is take some steps on the beach to promptly be flying over the air. Once the time of the circuit is up, we will lightly land you in the nice water where the staff will pick you up by Jet Ski to take you to the beach shore. It is certainly amusing, secure, and accessible. An eye of a bird view of the delightful coast from up to 600 feet over the imposing Pacific Ocean. Duration from: 1 hour. Price per guest from $95

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