The Paradise Discovered vacation brings you the best of Costa Rica dipping into hot springs, going on jungle adventures, and exploring wildlife around the iconic Arenal Volcano before ending with a luxurious stay at the all-inclusive Westin Playa Conchal Resort and Spa on one of Guanacaste’s most beautiful beaches. This travel package includes great hotels, tours, most meals and drinks, plus transfers. Discover the fun at Arenal Volcano then relax by the beach taking in the fresh sea breezes. 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!
Paradise Discovered is the perfect name for this amazing Costa Rica vacation! The trip starts off at one of Arenal Volcano’s beautiful hot springs resorts surrounding you with rainforest, adventure, and exotic nature. The second half will bring you to an all-inclusive luxury beachfront resort in Guanacaste where you can relax and unwind. Best of all, this package is 100% customizable to your needs!
Number of nights: 6 (customizable)
Per person price from *$1,089
$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
Our representative will be waiting for your arrival at Liberia Airport and then we’ll provide a private transfer through the scenic countryside to Arenal Volcano. Arenal is not only the Adventure and Hot Springs Capital of all of Central America but also one of the most beautiful places to visit in Costa Rica! You’ll stay at the Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, which is an eco-resort with onsite hot springs and spectacular volcano views. Over the next couple of days, you’ll be able to choose two adventure or nature tours depending on your preference. The choices for Day 2 include a guided hike at Arenal Hanging Bridges where you will explore the rainforest from the ground up as you walk through the treetops over suspension bridges observing wildlife, OR a high-speed Canopy Zipline Adventure soaring on cables through the jungle. On Day 3 you can choose either a Riverboat Safari cruise down a wilderness river looking at wildlife living within the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, OR go on a thrilling Whitewater Rafting Adventure down the Class II and III rapids of Rio Balsa. You’ll also have plenty of ME TIME to explore this unique area as well as immerse yourself in the onsite hot springs at Arenal Springs Resort.
Next, you’ll be on your way to Playa Conchal in Guanacaste, where you’ll stay at the all-inclusive beachfront Westin Playa Conchal Resort and Spa. Playa Conchal is one of the prettiest beaches on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and the Westin offers everything you need for a relaxing stay at the beach. Nothing is planned over the next couple of days, so you can relax, unwind, and enjoy this all-inclusive portion of your vacation. If you decide to explore the area, we recommend checking out nearby Playa Tamarindo for beach shops, surfing, restaurants, nightlife, and more. You may also enjoy visiting the nearby national parks with many tours available in the area should you decide to fill your days with extra activities.
Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica and on to Arenal Volcano!
We will be waiting for your arrival at Liberia Airport and then provide you with a private transfer to Arenal Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal Volcano. Enjoy the resort’s hot springs and amazing volcano views!
Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
Day 2: Choice: Canopy Hanging Bridges OR Zipline (B)
Choose between a guided nature hike at the Arenal Hanging Bridges, OR go on a thrill-seeking Canopy Zipline Adventure tour. Afterwards, come back and enjoy a relaxing soak in the onsite hot springs.
Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
Day 3: Choice: Riverboat Safari or Rio Balsa Rafting (B, L)
You’ll once again be able to choose either a nature tour, Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge Riverboat Safari, OR an adventure tour, Whitewater Rafting on the Rio Balsa.
Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
Day 4: Transfer to Playa Conchal, Guanacaste (B, D)
We’ll provide transportation from Arenal Springs Resort to the Westin Playa Conchal Resort and Spa at Playa Conchal, Guanacaste. Here you can indulge in the resort’s all-inclusive features and sink your feet into the soft shell beach sand at this gorgeous scenic beach!
Westin Playa Conchal Resort and Spa
Days 5 & 6: Beach Days (All-Inclusive)
Enjoy some quality ME TIME exploring the beach at Playa Conchal. The all-inclusive plan at the Westin includes select, non-motorized watersports to pass the time, or just relax on a blanket under a shady tree.
Westin Playa Conchal Resort and Spa
Day 7: Back to the Airport (B)
We’ll provide a private transfer back to the Liberia Airport according to your flight schedule. Vacation time is never long enough but your memories of discovering paradise on this selected trip will last a lifetime!
A trip to Costa Rica wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Arenal Volcano! Arenal offers uniquely beautiful landscapes with volcanic backdrops ideal for photos, the best selection of adventure and nature activities, and of course, thermal hot springs to dip into after a day of exploring. Visitors to the friendly town of La Fortuna will discover the central park a perfect hub for souvenir shops, local culture, restaurants, and more. View this destination…
Some animals that live in Arenal… (actual images may have been taken in other locations)
One of the prettiest beaches in Guanacaste, Playa Conchal is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and enjoy a day of fun in the sun. This unique beach consists of tiny soft shells and crystalline waters with plenty of shade trees. You can walk to nearby Brasilito for a laid back cultural experience with small local markets. Bustling Playa Tamarindo is only twenty minutes down the road where you’ll find surfing, sidewalk cafes, live music, specialty restaurants, and shopping all along the beach. Several of Costa Rica’s national parks are within a reasonable drive as well, making Playa Conchal a great base for your beach stay. View Tamarindo… or view Flamingo…
Some animals that live in Guanacaste… (actual images may have been taken in other locations)
Arenal Springs Resort and Spa offers guests an amazing place to relax and unwind between adventures! Guests can enjoy amenities such as onsite thermal hot springs, swimming pools, and even a swim up bar with volcano views! Bungalows are set amongst lush tropical gardens where you can gaze at the giant volcano from your front porch or balcony, everything you need for a unique, comfortable experience. View this hotel…
The Westin Playa Conchal Resort and Spa offers guests all the pampering you need for an all-inclusive beach vacation. Set along the inviting waters at beautiful Playa Conchal, the Westin provides luxury amenities and the perfect tropical beach paradise experience that will make you the envy of all your Instagram followers! View this hotel...
Choose between an engaging, enlightening nature tour, or the excitement of an all-thrills adventure tour…
The Arenal Hanging Bridges tour takes visitors hiking through the rainforest on both terrestrial trails and suspended bridges crossing the forest canopy. Your naturalist guide will lead the way telling you all about the rainforest and pointing out different forms of wildlife, including orchids and epiphytes. With a little cooperation from Mother Nature, you may be fortunate enough to see monkeys, sloths, poison dart frogs, toucans, and other interesting creatures!
The Canopy Zipline Adventure tour will send you soaring over the rainforest along strong cables that allow you to zip from platform to platform through the treetops at different speeds via wheel, harness, and galvanized steel ziplines. The Canopy Zipline is Costa Rica’s most popular adventure tour – try it out and you’ll know why!
You will once again be able to choose between an adventure tour OR a nature tour.
The Rio Balsa is an awesome river for Whitewater Rafting! You’ll be thrilled with Class II and III rapids as your professional guide navigates you through the Costa Rican backcountry and farmlands on this epic adventure!
Located near the Nicaragua border, the remote Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge is one of the best places in Costa Rica to observe wildlife in their natural habitat. As you cruise quietly along the winding river in an open air but covered pontoon boat, your naturalist guide will point out and tell you about the many animals that inhabit the refuge. You never know exactly what you’ll see on any given day, maybe caimans, monkeys, iguanas, or a host of exotic tropical birds will appear on your day of discovery.
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 2020 rates start at $1,089 USD* per person double occupancy. High season 2021 rates start at $1,492 USD* per person double occupancy (less $ for triple occupancy, more $$ for single occupancy). 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.
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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