The Mango Madness itinerary, one of our most popular Costa Rica adventure vacations, starts with spending three days in the awesome rainforest at Arenal Volcano soaking in hot springs and experiencing exciting jungle activities. Then we transport you to the all-inclusive Margaritaville Beach Resort, to chill at beautiful Playa Flamingo on the Pacific coast. It’s the perfect vacation balance, unforgettable adventures, and barefoot sunsets. This tantalizing tropical vacation is fully customizable, so you can change any aspect to match your personal preferences.
Number of nights: 6 (customizable)
Per person price from *$982
When you arrive at Liberia International Airport, in the Pacific northwest, our representative will be there waiting for you. After a quick meet and greet, we’ll provide a private transfer to Costa Rica’s adventure and hot springs capital, the Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna. This is one of the most scenic rainforests in Costa Rica, so bring your camera! You’ll stay at the Arenal Manoa Hotel and Spa, complete with onsite hot springs, swimming pools, spectacular volcano views, and well-appointed guest bungalows. During the next few days, you’ll soar through the rainforest on an exciting high flying canopy zipline adventure then go whitewater rafting down Rio Balsa’s Class II and III rapids. You’ll still find plenty of ME TIME to relax afterwards back at the four-star resort with both cold and hot spring-fed pools, a swim-up bar, plus a full-service spa. You might like to explore the lively village of nearby La Fortuna offering a variety of restaurants, souvenir shopping, and local art galleries.
After an adventurous stay in the beautiful Arenal area, we’ll provide a transfer to Playa Flamingo over on the Nicoya Peninsula off the northwestern Guanacaste coast. Here, you’ll spend a few days at Jimmy Buffett’s all-inclusive Margaritaville Beach Resort enjoying the many activities of the upscale resort as well as relaxing under the coconut palms. Located across a small street from the beach, Margaritaville lives up to its lyrics as a great place to unwind and relax. You will be staying in one of the Garden Pool Side rooms with tropical decor. Playa Flamingo’s light sand and gentle surf is perfect for long walks, swimming, and boogie boarding. To top it off, you’re sure to catch some amazing Pacific sunsets! You can spend your time exploring the quiet town of Flamingo or choose to add an offshore fishing or diving tour. You could also visit the nearby tourist town of Tamarindo, just 20 minutes away, offering some serious shopping, a variety of specialty restaurants, and beachfront nightlife.
On your seventh day, we’ll provide a private transfer back to the Liberia Airport, according to your personalized flight schedule.
Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica and on to Arenal Volcano!
We’ll meet you at the Liberia International Airport then provide a private transfer to the Arenal Manoa Hotel and Spa located in La Fortuna at Arenal Volcano. The hotel offers onsite, natural hot springs fed pools – enjoy!
Arenal Manoa Hotel
Day 2: Canopy Zipline – Ecoglide (B)
You’ll go for a thrilling zipline adventure soaring through the rainforest at the base of Arenal Volcano. Afterwards, be sure to enjoy the resort’s cold and hot springs fed pools plus swim up bar!
Arenal Manoa Hotel
Day 3: Whitewater Rafting Rio Balsa (B, L)
This whitewater rafting adventure is sure to be a highlight of your trip! The tour takes place along the beautiful Rio Balso featuring Class II and III rapids. After rafting, lunch will be provided at a local farm, where you can learn more about Costa Rican culture.
Arenal Manoa Hotel
Day 4: Transfer to Flamingo Beach (B, D)
A transfer will be provided to Playa Flamingo, located on the Pacific northwest coast, where you’ll stay at the all-inclusive Margaritaville Beach Resort. Here you can enjoy relaxing in the sun by the pool or beach and taking advantage of the resort’s many amenities. Enjoy the sunsets!
Margaritaville Beach Resort
Days 5 & 6: Beach Days (AI)
This is your time to kick back and enjoy a couple of unscheduled days unwinding at the quiet beach plus participating in the resort activities. We also recommend the nearby beach town of Tamarindo if you want to find more shopping, restaurants, and an exciting nightlife.
Margaritaville Beach Resort
Day 7: Back to the airport (B)
After an amazing week and unforgettable vacation in Costa Rica, we’ll provide a private transfer for you back to the Liberia International Airport according to your flight schedule.
Flamingo Beach Resort and Spa
If you are looking for adventure, hot springs, or beautiful natural rainforest scenery, Arenal Volcano should be at the top of your destination list when visiting Costa Rica! Located in the northern central part of Costa Rica near the town of La Fortuna, the Arenal area is readily known as the adventure and hot springs capital of Central America. Visitors will find amazing jungle adventures, awesome photo ops in front of the massive volcano, colorful tropical scenery, a temperate elevation, thermal hot springs resorts, and loads of ecotourism activities for nature lovers of all kinds! View this destination...
Some animals that live in Arenal… (actual images may have been taken in other locations)
One of Guanacaste’s most beautiful beach destinations, Playa Flamingo is conveniently located on the Pacific just 45 minutes northwest of the Liberia Airport. Internationally acclaimed as a Blue Flag designated beach for water quality, sustainable tourism, and safety conditions, Playa Flamingo features a long stretch of light sand beach and gentle tides ideal for walking, swimming, sunning, and boogie boarding. You’ll find plenty of shade too. The small quiet village has a few local shops and restaurants. Offshore fishing and deep sea diving are popular here. Tamarindo, only a 20 minute drive south, offers a vibrant nightlife, boutiques, and plenty of dining options. View this destination…
Some animals that live in Guanacaste… (actual images may have been taken in other locations)
One of the most popular hotels in the region, Arenal Manoa Hotel and Spa is always a favorite among guests. The hotel is located across from the iconic Arenal Volcano, providing amazing volcano views from every bungalow. It also offers both cold and volcanic hot springs fed swimming pools, including one with a volcano view, swim up bar! The comfortably equipped guest room double bungalows are spread throughout the expansive tropical gardens. Truly a delightful eco-resort! View this hotel…
Only steps from the ocean, the all-inclusive Margaritaville Beach Resort located at Playa Flamingo, delivers everything you need for a laid-back beach stay with lots of onsite recreational activities. Numerous amenities include yoga classes and salsa dancing plus volleyball, lighted tennis courts, several swimming pools, Jacuzzi, and a family game room complete with a movie theater! The main Banana Wind Restaurant has both indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the Pacific. For variety, there’s a pizza bistro serving up delicious pasta, pizza, and salads. The 5 O’clock Somewhere Bar opens in time to celebrate beautiful sunsets while the swim-up pool bar stays open during the day. An array of on-site spa services are available for purchase. View this hotel…
Set in the rainforest at the base of Arenal Volcano, the Ecoglide Canopy Zipline provides an awesome, high-flying adventure! After a guide suits you up with a harness and safety gear, you’ll soar through the jungle from platform to platform on steel cables of varying lengths and heights. A thrilling way to explore the rainforest! View this tour…
The Rio Balsa offers a thrilling Class II and III river rapids ride down one of the most popular whitewater rafting rivers in Costa Rica! This adventure starts off up in the hills as you navigate your way down through the jungle before reaching the open scenic countryside. After the rafting adventure, you’ll head over to a local farm where you’ll be treated to a hearty lunch and enjoy a local cultural experience. 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 $982 USD* per person double occupancy, $852 USD* pp for triple occupancy, or $1,615 USD* pp for single occupancy for the lodges listed above. High season 2019 rates start at $1,363 USD* per person double occupancy, $1,095 USD* pp for triple occupancy, or $2,275 USD* pp for single occupancy for the same lodges. Low Season 2019 rates start at $1,104 USD* per person double occupancy, $923 USD* pp for triple occupancy, or $1,759 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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