Our Exotic Tropics offers you an affordable inclusive vacation showcasing two uniquely Costa Rican destinations that you won’t want to miss, Arenal Volcano and Papagayo. You will enjoy your choice of adventure, nature, or both during your days exploring the iconic volcano and remote Pacific beaches. Similar to the rest 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 $300!
The budget-friendly Exotic Tropics Inclusive Adventure will take you first to the foot of the majestic Arenal Volcano surrounded by tropical rainforest for a few days of hot springs, outdoor adventures, and nature exploration. Then off to the beautiful northwestern Pacific beaches of Papagayo to indulge in the amenities of an all-inclusive beachfront hotel. Or create an Exotic Tropics of your own as this fun-filled Costa Rica vacation is 100% customizable!
Number of nights: 6 (customizable)
Per person price from *$845
Our representative will be awaiting your arrival at Liberia International Airport and then provide you with a private transfer to the Arenal Volcano found near the town of La Fortuna. The village is a central tourist hub for all adventure and nature activities the Arenal area has to offer. With mild temperatures and mountainous rainforest, you’ll be surrounded by one of the most beautiful regions in Costa Rica, sure to be a highlight of your trip! You’ll be staying at the Arenal Paraiso Hotel, offering spectacular volcano views and onsite hot springs. Your days in Arenal will be filled with your choice of either nature or adventure activities. On the second day of your stay, you can choose between a nature hike at the Arenal Hanging Bridges or an exciting Canopy Zipline Adventure. On Day 3, you can choose either a Riverboat Safari at Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge or a Whitewater Rafting Adventure riding over Class II or III rapids down the Rio Balsa. You’ll also have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the lodge’s hot springs or explore the friendly town of La Fortuna.
After a few days, you’ll head over to Papagayo where you’ll stay at the Pacific beachfront Casa Conde del Mar Hotel enjoying the advantages of their all-inclusive plan. Here, you can take it easy relaxing at the hotel and exploring the shoreline on your own. Papagayo offers quiet, palm-studded beaches arranged in coves and you’ll find the calm water ideal for swimming. Nearby the beaches of Playa Hermosa and Playas del Coco offer souvenir shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. We are happy to help you add any additional activities you might like to enjoy in this area.
By design, the Exotic Tropics Inclusive Adventure includes affordable but value-packed hotels, offering you a memorable Costa Rican vacation at an accessible price.
Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica and on to Arenal Volcano!
After your meet and greet at the Liberia International Airport we will provide a private transfer to Arenal Volcano, where you will stay at the Arenal Paraiso Hotel. Enjoy the view and the lodge’s onsite hot springs during your stay!
Arenal Paraiso Hotel
Day 2: Choice: Canopy Zipline OR Canopy Hanging Bridges (B)
The Canopy Zipline offers a thrilling high-speed rainforest adventure, allowing you to soar over the jungle canopy from platform to platform on zipline cables. The Arenal Hanging Bridges provides a unique opportunity to walk along the forest floor as well as high up into the treetops hiking over suspended bridges. Surrounded by giant trees covered with vines and exotic air plants such as orchids and bromeliads, you might even see some of the resident animal life like monkeys, sloths, toucans, and other exotic species.
Arenal Paraiso Hotel
Day 3: Choice: Whitewater Rafting OR Riverboat Safari (B, L)
You can once again choose an exciting adventure activity OR a nature tour full of wonder. For adventure, shoot Class ll and lll rapids on the Whitewater Rafting Adventure while exploring the beauty of the Balsa River OR, choose the Riverboat Safari to cruise the wilderness area of the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge. Your naturalist guide will help you spot and identify many species of wildlife living here including caiman, monkeys, iguanas, and exotic water birds to name a few.
Arenal Paraiso Hotel
Day 4: Transfer to the Papagayo Gulf (B, D)
We’ll provide transportation to Playa Panama, one of the many beautiful beaches along the Papagayo Gulf. Here you’ll stay at the Casa Conde del Mar Hotel, a beachfront resort where you’ll enjoy their all-inclusive plan and some time to soak in the sun.
Casa Conde del Mar Hotel
Days 5 & 6: Beach Days (AI)
Enjoy a couple of days at Playa Panama’s quiet beach with gentle waves, ideal for swimming and relaxing. For a little more action, you can venture south to either Playa Hermosa or Playas del Coco for some souvenir shopping, seafood restaurants, nightlife, and more.
Casa Conde del Mar Hotel
Day 7: Transfer back to the airport (B)
We’ll provide you with a private transfer back to the Liberia Airport, scheduled according to your individual flight itinerary.
Casa Conde del Mar Hotel
You’ll enjoy hot springs, adventure, and the spectacular natural beauty of Arenal Volcano! Looming large over the town of La Fortuna, the volcano offers an awesome background for your selfie collection. The Arenal area, often called the Adventure Capital of Costa Rica, is best known for its extraordinary variety of rainforest adventure and nature tours. Your days are sure to be filled with memorable experiences, and by night you can relax soaking in the volcanic hot springs! A visit to the village of La Fortuna is always fun for souvenir shopping, dining, local art galleries, and local culture. View this destination...
Some animals that live in Arenal… (actual images may have been taken in other locations)
Visitors to Papagayo will find quiet beaches with warm calm waters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Take a stroll on the beach or lie in a hammock and read a book. The days are languid and easy at Papagayo. Nearby Playa Hermosa and Playas del Coco offer souvenir shopping, dining options, and a lively vibe. View this destination…
Some animals that live in Guanacaste… (actual images may have been taken in other locations)
Enjoy a unique eco-resort experience at the Arenal Paraiso Hotel. Spread among lush tropical gardens, the individual and connected bungalows offer incredible volcano views from every patio. You can relax in one of the many onsite hot spring fed mineral pools or enjoy lounging around the swimming pool. View this hotel...
This small beachfront hotel offers guests superior value at an affordable price. Set on Playa Panama, the all-inclusive hotel is nestled within beautifully landscaped tropical gardens with shady trees and comfortable walkways plus refreshing pool and pool bar. The attractive open-air restaurant offers an outdoor seating option. Guest rooms are split up between a charming traditional Costa Rican section and a newer, modern building with all rooms offering comfortable amenities. View this hotel…
The Canopy Hanging Bridges tour takes you on a guided hike through the rainforest with an informative bilingual naturalist guide. You’ll explore the forest floor on terrestrial trails as well as walk across suspension bridges high up in the canopy for a different perspective with spectacular views. A great tour for nature enthusiasts as you’ll learn all about the jungle plus the unique wildlife that inhabits it. With a little luck, you may spot animals such as monkeys, sloths, toucans, poison dart frogs, pizotes, and tropical birds.
The Canopy Zipline is an awesome adventure tour that takes you to new heights soaring at high speeds through the rainforest canopy. Your guides will hook you up to the steel cables via wheel and harness and see you off at each platform. You’ll zip from one platform to the next on cables of varying height and length. While in the treetops you’ll experience the awe of being so close to nature and enjoy stunning aerial views. View this tour…
The Riverboat Safari will take you on a guided cruise through the jungle in an open-air, covered boat in search of exotic wildlife. As you pass quietly through the waterways of the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, your guide will help you find and identify many species of animal life such as iguanas, caimans, monkeys, sloths, and tropical water birds living in this remote area near the Nicaraguan border.
Go on an adventurous Whitewater Rafting tour down the scenic Rio Balsa. The river is known for its intermittent Class II and III rapids and beautiful views of the sun-speckled forest. You’ll be accompanied by bilingual rafting guides that will help you navigate and who will cheer you on as you shoot the rapids of this epic adventure. 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 $845 USD* per person double occupancy, $763 USD* pp for triple occupancy, or $1,425 USD* pp for single occupancy for the lodges listed above. High season 2019 rates start at $1,031 USD* per person double occupancy, $937 USD* pp for triple occupancy, or $1,730 USD* pp for single occupancy for the same lodges. Low Season 2019 rates start at $890 USD* per person double occupancy, $804 USD* pp for triple occupancy, or $1,501 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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