The Lava and Rasta Getaway will send you first for an amazing experience exploring the rainforest activities surrounding Arenal Volcano. Then you’ll visit stunning Caribbean coast beaches for some quality ME TIME. 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 Discounts of up to $190!
Our new Lava and Rasta Getaway offers the perfect balance of volcano and rainforest exploration with some quality ME TIME at the beach, and great hotels. You’ll visit Arenal Volcano for adventure and nature before finishing off your Costa Rica vacation with beach time along the gorgeous Southern Caribbean coast. This trip is 100% customizable, so you can make changes to create the perfect vacation that’s right for you!
Number of nights: 7 (customizable)
Per person price from *$1,088
The adventure begins when you arrive at the San Jose Airport. A Pacific Trade Winds representative will be waiting for you and then we’ll provide a private transfer through the mountains and countryside to the village of La Fortuna at the foot of Arenal Volcano. This is one of the most beautiful rainforest regions in Costa Rica and also an ecotourist’s paradise.
You’ll stay at the popular eco-resort, Arenal Manoa Hotel, which offers hot spring-fed pools, personal service, and incredible volcano views. The next day, you’ll go on a guided trip to see the magnificent La Fortuna Waterfalls, where you can either observe from various platforms or hike all the way down to the base of the falls. On your third day, you’ll have a choice of going either on a high-speed Canopy Zipline Adventure OR on a guided nature hike over the Arenal Hanging Bridges.
The next day you’ll be on your way to the Southern Caribbean coast by land transfer. You’ll stay at the stylish Hotel Le Cameleon, which is across the street from one of the prettiest beaches in Costa Rica! The next two days will be full of ME TIME, for you to relax and play along the gorgeous Caribbean seashore while enjoying the area’s famous reggae vibe.
After a few days on the Caribbean, we’ll provide a transfer back to San Jose, where you’ll spend your final night at the Park Inn by Radisson. The next day, a transfer will take you back to the airport according to your individual flight schedule.
Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica and on to Arenal Volcano!
We’ll meet you at San Jose Airport and provide a private transfer to the Arenal Manoa Hotel in La Fortuna near the iconic Arenal Volcano.
Arenal Manoa Hotel and Spa
Day 2: La Fortuna Waterfalls Tour (B)
You’ll go on a guided visit to the spectacular La Fortuna Waterfalls. Whether you choose to take in the beauty from an observation platform or hike down to the base, this is sure to be a memorable highlight of your trip! Be sure to indulge in the hotel’s hot springs pools after your tour!
Arenal Manoa Hotel and Spa
Day 3: Choice: Canopy Hanging Bridges or Zipline (B)
Today you can choose either a nature or adventure tour. The Canopy Hanging Bridges nature tour includes a naturalist guide who will take you hiking across the rainforest on suspended bridges looking at wildlife. The Canopy Zipline tour is a must for any spirited adventurer visiting Costa Rica!
Arenal Manoa Hotel and Spa
Day 4: Transfer to the Southern Caribbean (B)
A transfer will be provided through the Costa Rican countryside, then down the Caribbean coast just past the town of Puerto Viejo. Here you’ll stay at the Hotel Le Cameleon directly across from the beach.
Hotel Le Cameleon
Days 5 & 6: Beach Days (B)
These two days are your ME TIME to soak in the sun and explore the gorgeous beaches of the Southern Caribbean. Be sure to set aside time to visit the nearby town of Puerto Viejo to experience the laid back reggae culture and spicy cuisine. If you would like to add on tours, we are always ready to assist.
Hotel Le Cameleon
Day 7: Transfer to San Jose (B)
Transportation will be provided to the Park Inn by Radisson in San Jose, where you’ll spend your last night in Costa Rica.
Park Inn by Radisson
Day 8: Transfer to San Jose Airport (B)
Back to reality… We’ll provide a private transfer back to the airport according to your flight schedule. Vacations are always too short but after this one, you’ll have memories that will last a lifetime!
Arenal Volcano just may be the coolest destination in Costa Rica and the town of La Fortuna, sitting at its base, offers many unique rainforest and volcanic activities. Hot springs resorts dot the landscape and there are more adventure and nature tours in the Arenal area than anywhere else in the country. Exploring this beautiful temperate region is sure to create lasting memories of your Costa Rica vacation! View this destination...
Some animals that live in Arenal… (actual images may have been taken in other locations)
Puerto Viejo and the Southern Caribbean are known for its turquoise water, light sand beaches, lush jungle, and an unmistakable Reggae vibe. Colorful houses and shops line the streets of Puerto Viejo where you’ll also find steel drum music, lots of local restaurants, bars, and nightlife. View this destination...
Some animals that live in the Caribbean… (actual images may have been taken in other locations)
San Jose is the capital and cultural center of Costa Rica. Visitors can explore many interesting museums, the National Theater, historic churches, and visit the Artisan or Farmer’s Market. High-end shopping malls and trendy restaurants can be found in the upscale Escazu area. View this destination...
Guests of the Arenal Manoa Hotel will enjoy incredible service, hot spring fed swimming pools, and a fantastic view of Arenal Volcano. Take advantage of onsite offerings including walking trails among tropical gardens or relaxing in the poolside lounge area. Did I mention they have a pool bar with a volcano view? View this hotel...
Located across the street from the gorgeous Playa Cocles, Hotel Le Cameleon delivers style and sophistication unlike any other hotel in the region. This boutique style hotel offers guests a charming open airrestaurant and beachside lounge area. The grounds are covered with tropical plants and flowers creating a colorful canvas around the unique buildings and swimming pool. View this hotel...
Located just three blocks from Paseo Colon in downtown San Jose, the Park Inn offers guests a modern hotel and base from which to explore San Jose. View this hotel...
At the base of the dormant Cerro Chato Volcano, the La Fortuna Waterfall cascades over 200 feet creating a gorgeous pool below. The spectacular falls are surrounded by emerald green jungle, unforgettable picturesque views, and remarkable scenery. On this guided tour, you can take in the beauty from the observation platforms near the top or you can hike down several hundred steps to enjoy the pool and river. View this tour…
Do you prefer nature or adventure? It’s your choice, either a quiet guided nature hike over The Arenal Hanging Bridges OR an action packed Canopy Zipline Adventure.
The Arenal Hanging Bridges offer visitors groomed trails within the rainforest and suspension bridges through the canopy, so you can explore both levels. A naturalist guide will accompany you and tell you all about the intricacies of the rainforest and animals that inhabit it. Monkeys, sloths, pizotes, toucans, and peccaries are among the species you may have a chance to see on this inspiring and enlightening tour.
The Canopy Zipline is possibly Costa Rica’s most popular adventure tour. Unlike the Hanging Bridges, the Zipline is a high-speed, adrenaline pumping activity through the rainforest canopy that will leave you speechless zipping from platform to platform via wheel and harness assembly along strong steel zipline cables. 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)
Low Season 2018 rates start at $1,088 USD* per person double occupancy, $942 USD* pp for triple occupancy, or $1,908 USD* pp for single occupancy for the lodges listed above. High season 2019 rates start at $1,121 USD* per person double occupancy, $951 USD* pp for triple occupancy, or $1,971 USD* pp for single occupancy for the same lodges. Low Season 2019 rates start at $1,121 USD* per person double occupancy, $951 USD* pp for triple occupancy, or $1,971 USD* pp for single occupancy for the same lodges. You can upgrade or downgrade hotels to match your preferences and budget.
*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.
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