The Discover Costa Rica Vacation is an incredible deluxe class getaway that includes everything you need to experience the treasures of Costa Rica! Discover the Arenal Volcano region where you’ll find exciting adventures and soothing hot springs. Explore the canopy of the mysterious cloud forest at Monteverde. Relax and unwind at an all-inclusive resort on the gorgeous Playa Conchal beach, one of the prettiest in Costa Rica. Similar to all of our amazing vacations, this value-packed itinerary can be 100% customized to your budget and needs. Check pricing notes for details. Take Advantage of Green Season Savings! Add a FREE NIGHT to your stay at Monteverde Country Lodge for the Affordable Value package or El Establo Mountain Hotel for the Affordable Deluxe category in September & October, 2023!
Explore three of Costa Rica’s top destinations, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, and Playa Conchal on this fun-filled, 100% CUSTOMIZABLE Costa Rica vacation that will leave you with lifelong memories!
Number of nights: 8 (customizable)
Category: Affordable Deluxe per person price from *$1,535 (as displayed below) and add a free night for September & October dates!
$100 Low Lifelong Deposit, No Charge Rescheduling**
While this vacation is 100% customizable, we recommend using the hotels included in this sample itinerary. These hotels have traveler-friendly policies, allowing for low down payments, easy rescheduling, and reasonable cancellation terms. Even so, we strongly recommend obtaining trip insurance to cover the unexpected.
Upon your arrival in CR, our friendly driver will be waiting at the airport to provide your private transfer to the town of La Fortuna at the base of the Arenal Volcano. This exotic and colorful region is known as the adventure capital of Costa Rica!
Your adventures will begin at the Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, where you can enjoy onsite thermal hot springs pools and incredible volcano views! Over the next couple of days, you’ll be taken on a number of amazing excursions including a guided hike through the jungle at the base of the iconic volcano. You’ll also be able to choose either a gentle riverboat safari cruise or a thrilling whitewater rafting adventure. Of course, there will be plenty of ME time to relax and unwind in the hotel’s hot springs, indulge in a spa service, or explore the area on your own!
After a few days in the Arenal area, you’ll be on your way up to the mountainous Monteverde region to stay a couple of nights at the El Establo Mountain Hotel. Positioned on a hillside overlooking the jungle below, this rustic hotel provides a peaceful basecamp for exploring the mysterious Monteverde Cloud Forest. In Monteverde, you’ll have your choice of a high-speed zipline adventure or the slower pace of hiking the hanging bridges across the tree canopy of a giant old growth cloud forest.
You’ll spend the last few days of your Costa Rican vacation unwinding at the all-inclusive, beachfront Westin Playa Conchal Resort and Spa located on the Pacific Ocean in Guanacaste Province. Offering 5-star amenities, the Westin is the perfect place to pamper yourself, relax, and enjoy taking in some fun in the sun…
Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica and on to Arenal Volcano!
Our representative will meet you at the Liberia International Airport and then provide a private transfer to Arenal Volcano near the town of La Fortuna. Here you’ll stay at the Arenal Springs Resort & Spa.
Arenal Springs Resort & Spa
Day 2: Arenal Volcano Natural History and Nature Tour (B)
Enjoy an easy hike through the rainforest at the base of Arenal Volcano. Your bilingual naturalist guide will point out wildlife and tell the history of Costa Rica’s iconic volcano. Once back at the hotel, you can relax in the volcanic hot springs pools.
Arenal Springs Resort & Spa
Day 3: Choice: Riverboat Safari or Rio Balsa Rafting (B, L)
You’ll have your choice of enjoying either a Riverboat Safari cruise or Rio Balsa Rafting adventure. The Riverboat Safari is in the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, near the Nicaragua border, where you’ll have the opportunity to see exotic birds and wildlife from a covered pontoon boat. Rio Balsa Rafting provides a thrilling Class II and Class III rapids ride down one of Costa Rica’s most popular whitewater rafting rivers.
Arenal Springs Resort & Spa
Day 4: Arenal Volcano to Monteverde (B)
The day starts off with a land transfer to Lake Arenal, where you and other travelers will take a scenic boat ride across the lake. When you reach the other side, you’ll continue with a land transfer to the mountains and cloud forests of Monteverde, where you will stay at the El Establo Mountain Hotel.
El Establo Mountain Hotel
Day 5: Choice Aventuras: Canopy Hanging Bridges or Zipline (B)
Take your choice of either a Canopy Zipline Adventure or a Hanging Bridges hike through the treetops at the Aventuras Monteverde Park. The high-speed Canopy Zipline is an awesome way to soar through the forest from platform to platform. The Hanging Bridges offer a more relaxed way to observe the sights and sounds of the cloud forest canopy, and look for the animals that inhabit it.
El Establo Mountain Hotel
Day 6: Monteverde to Playa Conchal (B, D)
A shared transfer will be provided taking you to the beachfront Westin Playa Conchal Resort and Spa in Guanacaste, where you’ll enjoy the all-inclusive accommodations for the remainder of your vacation.
Westin Playa Conchal Resort and Spa
Days 7 & 8: Enjoy the beach (All-Inclusive)
Playa Conchal is one of the prettiest beaches in Costa Rica, where you can relax by the beach and enjoy the resort amenities. If you wish to explore, we’d recommend checking out the nearby bustling town of Tamarindo, visit one of the national parks, or go snorkeling. The options are plentiful!
Westin Playa Conchal Resort and Spa
Day 9: Back to the airport (B)
All good things must come to an end! We’ll provide a private transfer back to the Liberia International Airport according to your flight schedule.
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Located in the shadow of the magnificent Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna is a small village that caters to adventure tourists from all over the world. Known as the Adventure Capital of Central America, visitors will be amazed at the wide range of rainforest adventures and outdoor nature activities found here. Of course, a visit to the thermal hot springs is a must as well! View this destination…
Some animals that live in Arenal… (actual images may have been taken in other locations)
Ecotourists will love the primeval beauty of Monteverde’s mountainous terrain, old growth forests, and surrounding cloud cover. Located at nearly 1,500 meters above sea level, the wild jungles of Monteverde are nearly always shrouded in mist, creating a tropical greenhouse effect. Life abounds in the cloud forest with smaller plants, such as orchids, covering the trees, hundreds of bird species, and other animals including pizote, kinkajou, sloths, monkeys, and more. View this destination…
Some animals that live in Monteverde… (actual images may have been taken in other locations)
Located between the bustling tourist village of Tamarindo and the quieter Flamingo Beach area, Playa Conchal offers an oasis of tranquility and a soft white sand shell beach located on the Pacific Ocean in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The tree studded beach is perfect for lounging, swimming or snorkeling. Guests of the Westin can visit the small nearby village of Brasilito for local flavor or take a 15 minute drive down to Tamarindo for shopping, dining, nightlife, surfing, and more. View Tamarindo… or view Flamingo…
Some animals that live in Guanacaste… (actual images may have been taken in other locations)
Ideally located across from Arenal Volcano, Arenal Springs Resort has the advantage of gorgeous views and volcanic hot springs. This bungalow-style eco-resort offers guests tropical gardens surrounding naturally fed hot springs pools, comfortable rooms, and everything you’d need for a relaxing stay at Arenal Volcano. View this hotel…
El Establo Mountain Hotel offers guests rustic, yet comfortable accommodations for exploring the Monteverde Cloud Forest region. The hotel provides great value for families or couples seeking this off-the-beaten-path cloud forest destination. View this hotel…
Located on the Pacific, the Westin offers guests luxurious all-inclusive accommodations at Playa Conchal along the Guanacaste coast. Enjoy gorgeous beaches, nearby shopping, activities galore, and all around fun in the sun at one of Costa Rica’s best all-inclusive resorts! View this hotel…
Enjoy a walk through the rainforest at the base of Arenal Volcano with a bilingual naturalist guide. Your guide will tell you all about the history of this majestic volcano and point out wildlife as you hike along the trails. The path leads to a wonderful viewing point where (weather and clouds permitting), you’ll be able to take amazing photos of the magnificent volcano. View this tour…
Whether you are seeking quiet refuge in nature or a thrilling adventure, we have you covered! Choose between a Riverboat Safari at the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge with chances of seeing monkeys, sloths, caiman, iguanas, and many water birds, OR go for an exciting whitewater rafting ride down Class II and III rapids on the Rio Balsa. View this tour…
Nearly 90% of the wildlife in Monteverde’s cloud forest lives in the canopy. On this day, you will be able to choose to either zip through the treetops on a high-speed adventure, OR go on a guided hike through the jungle canopy on suspension bridges with a bilingual naturalist guide. Either is an amazing way to discover the natural beauty and exotic wildlife of the cloud forest! View this tour…
Your Package Includes: (remember; you can customize any aspect!)
Award-Winning VIP Service
Hotels & Resorts (hotels can be substituted at an adjusted rate)
Tours, Activities & More (tours can be substituted at an adjusted rate)
Transportation (a rental car or other transportation options can be substituted at an adjusted rate)
Meals & Drinks (based on hotel and tour selections)
Affordable Deluxe Category (displayed above): This vacation has been priced recently for as low as $1,535 per person, double occupancy for October 2023 dates. In order to offer the lowest prices possible, we work with a combination of contract and dynamic rates. These rates fluctuate daily, based on the season and hotel availability.
Affordable Value Category (not displayed above): For supreme value, we substitute Magic Mountain Hotel & Spa in place of Arenal Springs Resort, Monteverde Country Lodge in place of El Establo Mountain Hotel, and Margaritaville Resort in place of the Westin in the affordable value category for a new total of $1,285 per person, in the month of October 2023. Note that hot springs are not included in this version, though can be added for an additional price. In order to offer the lowest prices possible, we work with a combination of contract and dynamic rates. These rates fluctuate daily, based on the season and hotel availability. Please mention in your inquiry that you are interested in the affordable value deal if you would like this offer. Click here >> to view the Affordable Value version of Discover Costa Rica!
The free night offer is valid only in September & October 2023, subject to limited promotional availability and only available at either Monteverde Country Lodge or El Establo Mountain Hotel.
*Your vacation will be 100% customized to your needs. After inquiring with us, you will receive an exact price based on your custom itinerary. Please include special requests in the comments section. The rates listed here include current taxes, hotels, tours and transfers as described unless otherwise indicated. Rates may vary based on your travel dates, room occupancy, and type of transportation selected. Green season pricing and offers listed above are for select travel dates only and restrictions may apply. Inquire for details. Prices are subject to change at any time and do NOT include international airfare, travel insurance or any other services that are not expressly mentioned.
If you delay or cancel your trip for any reason, your deposit will be valid until you are ready to go. It is also transferable to a friend.
No Charge Rescheduling & Modifications
For travelers with existing bookings and for new bookings, we will waive modification fees for those that wish to change their travel dates to future travel dates for all booking plans.Restrictions may apply. Please review our policies for details.
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