The Eco Xtreme Adrenaline will not only satisfy your thirst for adventure, it will treat you to the top destinations found in Costa Rica. Even more awesome than it sounds, it is this writer's favorite. You’ll be whitewater rafting and canyoning waterfalls by day while in the verdant rainforest area of Arenal Volcano, then unwinding at night soaking in soothing volcanic hot springs. On to the high mountainous region of Monteverde, you’ll blaze trails on a radical cross-country ATV ride and soar by assorted ziplines through the giant trees of the majestic cloud forest canopy. From there you’ll hit the beach to learn some surfing moves at Manuel Antonio on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches where you can also enjoy finding exotic wildlife. As with all our trendsetting vacations, this value-packed itinerary can be 100% customized to fit your budget and personal preferences. Check pricing notes for details. Take Advantage of Green Season Discounts! Add a FREE NIGHT to your stay at La Vela Boutique Hotel (La Vela free night is available for all Low Season dates until December 14, 2024) and Monteverde Country Lodge in September & October for the Affordable Value category or a free night at El Establo Mountain Hotel in September & October Affordable Deluxe category!
Eco Xtreme Adrenaline combines awesome adventures, amazing destinations, comfortable lodging, and total transportation in one easy to do epic Costa Rica adventure vacation! If you’re a thrill seeker, put this trip at the top of your list! Did we mention that it is fully customizable to your preferences and budget? You read that right, you can trick out this itinerary to make it your perfect dream vacation.
Number of nights: 9 (customizable)
Category: Affordable deluxe: $$$ (as displayed below) and add a free night at El Establo in Sep & Oct!
Category: Affordable value: $$ (see pricing notes for details) and add a free night at both Monteverde Country Lodge & La Vela in Sep & Oct OR a free night at La Vela for all Low Season dates now through Dec 14!
$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.
Eco Xtreme Adrenaline combines awesome adventures, amazing destinations, comfortable lodging, and total transportation in one easy to do epic Costa Rica adventure vacation! If you’re a thrill seeker, put this trip at the top of your list! Did we mention that it is fully customizable to your preferences and budget? You read that right, you can trick out this itinerary to make it your own personal dream vacation.
Your trip kicks off when we greet you as you arrive at the San Jose International Airport. Afterward, we’ll provide a private transfer to the small village of La Fortuna located at the base of Arenal Volcano. Lively and colorful, La Fortuna is known as the epicenter of adventure in Costa Rica! Surrounded by tropical rainforest, this area offers more ecotourism activities than any other destination as well as having the best selection of hot springs and adventure tours. Arenal Springs Resort and Spa will be your home base while discovering all the excitement of the beautiful region. You’ll stay in the Junior Suite which provides a spacious room and bath plus patio. This eco-resort has fabulous volcano views from every bungalow and onsite thermal hot springs. Over the next couple of days, you’ll go on a wild whitewater rafting ride over Class II and III rapids down the awe-inspiring Rio Balsa and on to an epic canyoning and waterfall rappelling tour deep in the heart of the jungle! Be sure to set aside time to soak in the resort’s comfortable hot springs after your adventurous days!
Monteverde Cloud Forest is next up on the list. To get there, you’ll be taken by van to Lake Arenal where you’ll enjoy stunning scenery as you cross the beautiful lake by boat. On the other side, you’ll continue by land transfer up into the mountainous region of Monteverde. You’ll stay at the El Establo Mountain Hotel, offering an authentic Costa Rican mountain lodge experience with onsite amenities including a heated swimming pool, work out gym, tennis courts, and great restaurants. Your room will be the Deluxe, spacious with high ceiling and large picture window, including mini-fridge and coffeemaker. During the next two days high up on the Continental Divide, you’ll go soaring by zipline over the unique cloud forest landscape and on a high-speed ATV adventure exploring the scenic mountainous countryside.
After a few days in the high altitude cloud forests of Monteverde, you’ll undoubtedly be ready for some fun and sun at the beach! A transfer will be provided that will take you down the mountains and over to the beautiful Central Pacific coastal town of Manuel Antonio. This area is world renowned for its beautiful beaches, abundant tropical wildlife, and spectacular juxtaposition of jungle and shoreline. You’ll stay at the Shana Hotel, positioned on the hills above the small beach town of Manuel Antonio. Your room will be the Standard, including a/c, wifi, coffee maker, and private patio with jungle or garden view. The next day, you’ll take a professional surf lesson and then the remainder of your time you can spend relaxing at the beach until it is time to return home. If you’d like to add additional activities while in this area, we can help you easily customize your itinerary.
It should be noted that the Eco Xtreme Adrenaline adventure isn’t for everybody as it designed for those reasonably fit seeking adrenaline pumping outdoor activities. You’ll need to be at least 16 years old and able to present a valid drivers license to drive an ATV.
Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica and on to Arenal Volcano!
After your meet and greet at San Jose Airport, we’ll provide a private transfer to the town of La Fortuna at the base of Arenal Volcano. You’ll stay at the Arenal Springs Resort and Spa, which offers onsite hot springs.
Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
Day 2: Whitewater Rafting Rio Balsa (B, L)
You’ll go whitewater rafting on Class II and III rapids down the exciting Balsa River. After rafting, lunch and a cultural exhibition will be provided at a nearby local farm.
Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
Day 3: Canyoning Pure Trek Ultimate Adventure Rappel (B, L)
Get ready to scramble through a rainforest canyon and rappel down the waterfalls on today’s awesome adventure! You’ll be ready to soak in the resort’s comfortable hot springs after your Herculean effort!
Arenal Springs Resort and Spa
Day 4: Land Boat land Transfer to Monteverde (B)
Today a van will take you to Lake Arenal where you will board a boat to cross the beautiful lake before continuing on the other side, by land, to get to Monteverde. You’ll stay at the El Establo Mountain Hotel for the next few days.
El Establo Mountain Hotel
Day 5: Canopy Zipline – Aventuras (B)
Today’s Aventuras Canopy Zipline course is one of the best in Costa Rica! It includes 11 exciting zipline cables and a giant Tarzan Swing!
El Establo Mountain Hotel
Day 6: ATV Offroad Adventure (B)
Get revved up for today’s high-speed ATV ride through Monteverde’s mountainous back roads, cloud forest, and scenic open vistas!
El Establo Mountain Hotel
Day 7: Transfer to Manuel Antonio (B)
A transfer will be provided to take you down from the mountainous Monteverde region and over to the Pacific coastal town of Manuel Antonio. You’ll stay at the Shana Hotel to enjoy time at the beach for the next few days.
The Shana Hotel
Day 8: Surf Lesson (B)
Whether you’re a first-timer or an old pro, today’s surf lesson will have you learning some smooth moves riding your board across the ocean waves!
The Shana Hotel
Day 9: Beach Day (B)
Today is your day to take some time to relax and just unwind at the beach. Or, enjoy the Shana’s poolside lounge area, have a cool tropical drink, and take in the view.
The Shana Hotel
Day 10: Transfer back to the Airport (B)
We’ll provide a private transfer back to the San Jose Airport based on your flight itinerary.
Arenal Volcano is the ultimate destination for adventure travelers and ecotourists! Considered the Adventure Capital of Central America with the most concentration of hot springs in Costa Rica, Arenal’s tropical rainforest offers an astounding number of outdoor jungle activities and attractions. The small village of La Fortuna is all abuzz with restaurants, shops, local art, and more. View this destination…
Some animals that live in Arenal… (actual images may have been taken in other locations)
Some would say that the allure of Monteverde lies within its unusual natural beauty. While we agree, it’s also a pretty amazing place for adventure! The misty cloud forests of Monteverde created by the Atlantic and Pacific weather systems converging atop the Continental Divide are brimming with life. Enormous trees covered with unique air plants, ferns, and vines provide habitat for high elevation animals setting the stage for awesome ecotourism exploration and activities! The cool town center of Santa Elena perched way up in the mountains creates the perfect walking tour for shopping, restaurants, historical and cultural museums, plus a cheese factory! View this destination…
Some animals that live in Monteverde… (actual images may have been taken in other locations)
Manuel Antonio is world renowned for its gorgeous beaches, lush rainforest, and loaded wildlife. Much of the area is within protected forests, including Costa Rica’s most popular national park and several private reserves where exotic animals such as monkeys and sloths are abundant. It also has some of the best boutique hotels in the country and offers the most adventure activities of any Costa Rica beach town. View this destination…
Some animals that live in Manuel Antonio… (actual images may have been taken in other locations)
Guests of the lovely Arenal Springs Resort and Spa can enjoy onsite thermal hot springs, gorgeous tropical gardens, and stunning views of the iconic Arenal Volcano. The sustainable guest bungalows are comfortably equipped with everything you need for a memorable eco-vacation. In addition, the hotel has a sushi cafe, pizza restaurant, and a typical style Costa Rican restaurant offering delicious meals and tasty drinks. View this hotel…
The El Establo Mountain Hotel offers guests a true mountain lodge experience with gorgeous views and added amenities. Set high on a hillside overlooking the scenic Monteverde area, El Establo embraces its natural surroundings by practicing sustainable tourism. The lodge’s convenient amenities include a heated swimming pool, amazing spa, plus delightful restaurant and bar. View this hotel…
Set in the lush hillside resort area above Manuel Antonio, you’ll find the modern boutique Shana Hotel surrounded by jungle and colorful gardens. The hotel has a private natural trail leading down to Playa Biesanz 250 meters away. This beautiful beach offers calmer waters than some of the other local beaches, so is safer for swimming. Guests can also take a dip in the hotel’s infinity pool and soak in the Jacuzzi while overlooking the gorgeous Pacific coast. Enjoy legendary sunsets from the onsite Bella Vista Restaurant or order up some cold refreshing drinks from the Shana Lounge Restaurant Pool Bar. Private chef services and Spa services are available for purchase. View this hotel…
The Rio Balsa is one of Costa Rica’s most popular whitewater rafting rivers and for good reason! Starting up in the hills, the river winds down through the gorgeous forest, rural countryside and past fields as you splash and dash though Class ll and lll rapids. From the moment you receive instructions and are suited up with safety gear, you’ll be on your way navigating the winding river with a professional guide and safety kayakers. After rafting, lunch will be served at a local farm where you can experience being a part of the local culture. View this tour…
This ultimate adventure kicks off with an awesome 4x4 ride through the countryside, up a hill, and on into the jungle. Upon reaching the station deep in the rainforest, a guide will suit you up, provide a safety lesson, and help you on your way. As you scramble your way through the canyon, you’ll be wading in some sections, and rappelling down three waterfalls encountering canyon walls of varying heights. This epic adventure wraps up when you hike out of the canyon to enjoy the provided lunch before riding back out of the jungle. View this tour…
The Aventuras Canopy Zipline tour provides a totally awesome experience soaring through Monteverde’s amazing cloud forest on a course consisting of 11 ziplines of varying heights and lengths. Your guides will show you how to zip from platform to platform connected to steel cables by a wheel and harness. Before the tour ends you’ll go on the huge Tarzan Swing to cap off your adventure! View this tour…
Rev up your engines and get in gear for a high-speed adventure! This fast-paced ATV tour will take you through Monteverde’s mountainous back roads, cloud forests, and across fields with spectacular views. Your guide will lead the way as you race around the countryside. Be sure to wear clothes that can get muddy and be ready to take on a thrilling adventure! View this tour…
Beginners and seasoned surfers alike will learn a lot from the professional surf instructors who will give you surf lessons on the beautiful tropical beach at Manuel Antonio. If you’ve never surfed but always wished you knew how today’s your lucky day! Experienced surfers can learn how to perfect a new move or two. Your professional surf instructor has likely won a competition and practices daily, what a job! 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): $$$. To offer the lowest prices possible, we work with a combination of contract and dynamic rates. These rates fluctuate daily, based on the season and hotel availability.
Affordable Value Category (not displayed above): For supreme value, we substitute Magic Mountain Hotel & Spa in place of Arenal Springs Resort, Monteverde Country Lodge in place of El Establo, and La Vela Boutique Hotel in place of the Shana in the affordable value category for a new significantly reduced $$ price. Note that hot springs are not included in this version, though can be added for an additional price. 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 this itinerary!
The free night offer for the Affordable Deluxe category is at El Establo Hotel during the months of September and October 2024.
The free night offer for the Affordable Value category is at La Vela Boutique Hotel and Monteverde Country Lodge during the months of September and October 2024 OR at only La Vela Boutique Hotel for Low Season dates now through December 14, 2023.
*Free nights offers are subject to availability.
*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 who 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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