Escape to the heart of Costa Rica's natural wonders and luxurious retreats on our Lapa Luxury Romantics Costa Rica Vacation. This extraordinary journey combines the thrill of adventure with the indulgence of exceptional accommodations. Get ready to explore the wilds of the Osa Peninsula and bask in the beauty of the South Pacific coast, all while staying at remarkable destinations like Oxygen Jungle Villas, Lapa Rios, and Xandari Resort. By the end of this adventure, your Instagram feed will be the envy of all your friends!
Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica
Arrival at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) marks the beginning of your unforgettable journey. Our aiport representative will extend a VIP Airport Greeting to ensure your smooth transition to the exotic world of Costa Rica. For guests arriving at other airports, please contact us for personalized details.
Hotel Grano de Oro: Your Oasis in San Jose
Hotel Grano de Oro, nestled in the heart of San Jose, Costa Rica, is an elegant and inviting boutique hotel that effortlessly blends historical grandeur with contemporary comforts. Housed within a meticulously restored Victorian mansion, the hotel exudes warmth and sophistication. Each thoughtfully appointed room and suite provides a haven of tranquility adorned with tasteful furnishings and luxurious amenities. Dining at the hotel's renowned restaurant is a culinary delight, with gourmet cuisine crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Lush tropical gardens adorned with vibrant flowers and serene fountains create an oasis in the heart of the city. Guests can indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments, unwind on the rooftop terrace, or savor cocktails at the cozy bar. Hotel Grano de Oro's central location allows for easy exploration of San Jose's cultural attractions, museums, and bustling markets. With its timeless charm, exemplary service, and meticulous attention to detail, Hotel Grano de Oro offers an unforgettable experience for discerning travelers seeking a refined and intimate escape in San Jose, Costa Rica. Your stay includes a Standard Room featuring an in-room Jacuzzi, internet access, mini-bar, in-room safe, cable TV, ceiling fans, and a telephone. Read more...
Day 2: Oxygen Jungle Villas - A Jungle Oasis in Uvita
Journey to Uvita, Costa Rica, and discover Oxygen Jungle Villas, an exquisite sanctuary nestled in the lush rainforest. This eco-friendly resort is designed to harmoniously blend with its natural surroundings, offering private villas as your oasis. Each villa features spacious interiors with floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing abundant natural light and an immersive experience in the surrounding tropical landscape. The open-air design seamlessly integrates indoor and outdoor spaces, fostering a profound connection with nature. Private terraces with plunge pools provide seclusion and breathtaking views of the jungle and the Pacific Ocean beyond. Contemporary tropical decor adds elegance and comfort to the overall ambiance. The resort boasts an array of amenities and services to cater to your every need, including a tranquil infinity pool, a gourmet restaurant serving delectable cuisine, and a rejuvenating spa with luxurious treatments inspired by local traditions. Beyond the resort lies Marino Ballena National Park, renowned for pristine beaches, vibrant marine life, and the captivating natural spectacle of whale watching. Oxygen Jungle Villas promises an idyllic retreat for nature enthusiasts and discerning travelers seeking serenity amidst Costa Rica's natural beauty. Hotel amenities include a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, clubhouse, spa, yoga platform, and internet. Please note that access to this hotel requires a 4x4 vehicle. Read more...
Jungle View Villa: Your Private Retreat
While at Oxygen Jungle Villas, indulge in the serenity of a Jungle View Villa. These all-glass villas offer a modern experience in the Costa Rican jungle, providing an authentic connection with nature while delivering simple luxuries for an unforgettable holiday. Highlights of your villa include air conditioning, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, proximity to the waterfall trail, a king-sized bed with luxurious linens, a rainfall shower, and enhanced privacy compared to the Ocean View Villas.
Day 3: Free Day - Beach Bliss at Playa Uvita
Embrace the tranquility of Playa Uvita on your free day. Lounge on the palm-studded beaches, perfect your tropical tan, or consider additional activities available upon request. Free days are designed for self-guided exploration and do not include specific services.
Day 4: Combo Tour - Snorkeling, Caves, and Whale Watching
Set off on an exhilarating half-day combo tour that takes you to various areas in search of humpback whales, bottle-nosed dolphins, and vibrant schools of tropical fish. You'll also have the opportunity to snorkel (snorkeling is only available during the dry season, December through April) in two renowned spots, including a natural underwater cave. Dolphins are presenyt year round, while humpback whales are present from the end of December through the begining of April and July through the beginning of November. Read more...
Day 5: Another Free Day at Playa Uvita
Extend your beachside relaxation with another free day to explore Playa Uvita at your own pace. Whether you seek relaxation or adventure, the choice is yours. Free days provide the freedom to create your ideal experience.
Day 6: Lapa Rios Eco Lodge - Nature's Paradise in Cabo Matapalo
Embark on a journey deep into the wilderness of the Osa Peninsula, where you'll discover Lapa Rios Eco Lodge. This unique lodge is part of the prestigious Cayuga Collection of sustainable eco resorts and is recognized as one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World. Situated on a ridge 350 feet above sea level, the lodge features individual high-end thatched roof bungalows. Surrounded by 1,000 acres of pristine lowland rainforest, each bungalow offers a private balcony deck with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the jungle. Lapa Rios provides a host of amenities, including shuttle service from the local Puerto Jimenez airport, two guided hikes, a swimming pool, a happy hour slide show, and three daily meals sourced from organic ingredients served in an on-site restaurant. Activities at the lodge range from guided hikes and horseback riding to ocean adventures and tours to Corcovado National Park. Children aged 6 and over are welcome. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included daily. Read more...
Deluxe Bungalow: Your Private Retreat in Nature
During your stay at Lapa Rios Eco Lodge, enjoy the comfort and luxury of a Deluxe Bungalow. These bungalows feature natural ventilation, a large ceiling fan, an in-room laptop-sized safe, a spacious indoor bathroom with two showers, a private outdoor deck with a rain shower, hammocks, lounge chairs, and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
Days 7 and 8: Free Day - Beach Exploration at Cabo Matapalo or Go On a Guided Tour
Savor a free day at Cabo Matapalo, where wildlife thrives! While animal sightings cannot be guaranteed, you're likely to encounter multiple troops of monkeys, possibly sloths, toucans, and more in their natural habitat. Cabo Matapalo is renowned as the best place in Costa Rica for wildlife observation. Alternatively, you can bask in the tropical sun on the palm-studded beaches of the Pacific coast.
Did we mention that your stay at Lapa Rios includes activities? Well it does and they are great options. You can choose from any of the following options: Early Birdwatching Tour, Wild Waterfalls, Local Medicine Tour, Rainforest Ridge Hike, Osa Trail Hike, Matapalo Tour, Sunset Birdwatching Tour, Night Walk Tour, Plant a Tree.
Day 9: Xandari Resort and Spa - Tranquil Retreat in Alajuela Suburbs
You will take a domestic flight to San Jose, where our driver will pick you up and drive you to Xandari Resort. Journey to Alajuela, Costa Rica, and discover Xandari Resort and Spa, a luxurious and peaceful retreat nestled in a lush natural setting. The resort offers spacious villas and suites with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and gardens. Each accommodation is beautifully designed with a blend of contemporary style and local elements, creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Guests can indulge in the resort's spa, which offers a range of rejuvenating treatments and therapies, or take a dip in the stunning infinity pools overlooking the valley. The on-site restaurant serves delicious farm-to-table cuisine made with fresh ingredients sourced from the resort's own organic gardens. With its serene ambiance, stunning vistas, and top-notch amenities, Xandari Resort and Spa provides a perfect escape for relaxation and rejuvenation. The resort features two lap swimming pools, a heated outdoor jacuzzi, a central dining room with panoramic views of the Central Valley, a spa village offering holistic services, two gift shops, four kilometers of trails and waterfalls, a TV room, an internet room, and wireless internet connection in the main building. Read more...
Prima Villa: Your Private Haven
During your stay at Xandari Resort and Spa, enjoy the comforts of a Prima Villa. These villas offer a private gated garden entrance and private back gardens, along with a mini-bar, coffeemaker, safety deposit box, hairdryer, telephone, alarm clock, desk and table with chairs, and a chaise lounge on a private terrace. Villas provide panoramic views of the Central Valley, with the exception of the Palm roof villa.
Day 10: Farewell - Until We Meet Again
As your remarkable journey comes to a close, remember that memories last a lifetime. Transportation will be provided to San Jose International Airport, scheduled to arrive three hours before your departure flight.
We hope your Lapa Luxury Romantics Costa Rica Vacation has left you with unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for the beauty of Costa Rica's natural wonders.
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