Costa Rica – Honeymoon Adventure

Costa Rica is a fantastic destination for a honeymoon. It is safe, friendly and easy to travel around. We will see tropical rainforests; see some magical sights and breathtaking flowers and wildlife, even check out the stunning Arenal volcano. A perfect itinerary to allow you to experience Costa Rica and its remarkable flora and fauna at the same time as having a relaxing honeymoon with some downtime on the beach.

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HONEYMOON ADVENTURE ITNERARY

Day 1: San José

Meeting and greeting at the San José International Airport by our staff followed by a private transfer to  your Hotel in San Jose. Our staff will help you with  the check- in and will give you the Welcome Kit with important information about your trip and will review the itinerary with you.

Hotel includes: 2 hours open bar, free international phone calls – WiFi- daily breakfast.

Lodging at Best Western Irazu– Standard Room or similar

 

Day 2:  Tortuguero National Park (B,L,D)

Early pick up at the Hotel to take you to Tortuguero, breakfast on the way. Arrival to Caño Blanco pier and 2 hours motor boat transfer. Arrival to the lodge for lunch. Afternoon visit to Tortuguero Town and Turtle Center.

Meals and Tours included.

** For today we recommend taking the tour to see turtles, it has to be arranged at the front desk of the hotel ( cost $35 per person). You can also book it for the second night in case that you don’ t have any luck on the first night.

Lodging at Mawamba or Pachira Lodge – Standard Room or similar

Day 3: Tortuguero National Park (B,L,D)

Day in Tortuguero, visit to the canals. (Entrance fee to the National Park is not included, as this has to be paid directly at the park, $10 per person). Tour can be in the morning or afternoon, it will depend on the itinerary.

Today you can also visit the butterfly garden, frog garden and the trails around the hotel. Optional tours are offered at the lodge

Lodging at Mawamba or Pachira Lodge – Standard Room or similar

Day 4: Siquuirres – San Martin (B,L,D)

Breakfast at the Hotel

2 hour motor boat to the pier where you board the bus for your return drive to Siquirres.  You will be dropped off at a restaurant where the rafting company Rios Tropicales will be waiting to take you to their  Operations Center where lunch will be served.  You’ll then depart for our private rafting put-in on the Pacuare River in San Martin. There your professional guides will load your gear into dry bags, prepare all the rafting equipment, give you complete safety and paddle instruction.

The first day’s Class III rapids welcome you to the Pacuare gorge’s charm as you raft deep in the heart of primary rainforest. Along its course lie several densely vegetated gorges sheltering many animals, including sloths, river otters, and anteaters, and an incredible variety of birds—toucans, egrets, herons, kingfishers, sunbirds, and trogons.

Before you know it, you’ll arrive at our unique Rios Tropicales Lodge where you can spend the afternoon relaxing, hiking or soaking in our waterfall and pools. Nestled in the jungle on our 2,000-acre private reserve, the Lodge offers you all the comforts you need in “Cabecar Indian” style bungalows.

Dinner and overnight at Rios Tropicales Lodge

 

Day 5: Forest Tour – Rapids – La Fortuna (B,L)

Breakfast at the hotel.

This morning, enjoy a four-platform canopy tour through the forest. Hike on a trail high above the rainforest canopy for sweeping view of the river corridor below. After the hike we will pack up and load the rafts in preparation for paddling down the Pacuare gorge past gushing waterfalls, serene pools and pounding rapids. A snack stop by the riverside lets you explore more waterfalls and natural waterslides. An adrenaline-packed afternoon running rapids like Double Drop, Upper Huacas, Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montañas and many more, will have you cheering ecstatically.  We take out near the town of Siquirres and come back to the Operation Center where you can take a shower and get ready for the transfer to La Fortuna, home of the famous Arenal Volcano.

Lodging at Montaña de Fuego – Standard room or similar

Day 6: La Fortuna Adventure – Baldi Hot Springs  (B,D)

After a delicious breakfast your adventure begins. Get ready to fly! through the rain forest on one of the best zip lines in La Fortuna. You will ride an open-air gondola from the ground to the heights where you’ll be dropped off at an observation deck for fantastic views of the volcano and land below. From the observation deck, return to the ground below by riding down on a circuit of zip lines stretching across canyons and between treetops.

In the evening you will travel to the Baldi Hot springs where you can relax on the eighteen free form, landscaped pools that provide a great views of the volcano and a multitude of options. With temperatures ranging from 83  ̊F to 103 ̊F and environments that vary from raging waterfalls to tranquil forest experiences you can find the perfect pool for their mood and the current weather conditions. Dinner is included at the hot springs. Transportation is not included but you can coordinate a taxi from the front desk of the hotel.

Lodging at Montaña de Fuego – Standard room or similar

 

Day 7: Arenal Volcano (B)

Breakfast included at the hotel.

Today you have a shared transfer to Monteverde. Your 3 hours transfer starts with a ground transfer, then continues from where you will admire the exotic wildlife that  lives within this zone while enjoying the transition from the rain forest to the cloud forest, reaching the  best view point of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve and an impressive panoramic view of the Arenal Volcano. The scenic transfer ends on the other side of the Lake, where a jeep ride will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel.

Afternoon Chocolate & Coffee Tour. On the tour you will be completely immersed for 30 minutes within the world of chocolate enjoying its delicious aromas and learning about its history.You will participate in the chocolate making process and have the opportunity to taste the fruit of the cacao and observe how the small cocoa beans are magically converted into a rich tasting chocolate drink.

You will get an insight into the traditional methods that our ancestors used to roast the beans, separate the husks and grind the beans. At the end of the tour you can enjoy the taste of the chocolate you’ve made in a variety of forms; liquid chocolate, plain chocolate, spiced chocolate and of course, coffee chocolate.

Lodging at Monteverde Country Lodge – Standard room or similar.

 

Day 8: Selvatura Park, Monteverdi Cloud Forest (B)

Breakfast included at the hotel.

Selvatura Park is a nature and adventure park where visitors can enjoy the beauty of the Monteverde Cloud Forest today you will enjoy of the Hanging Treetop Walkways Bridges, Selvatura’s Tree Top Walkways consist of a 1.9 mile (approximately 3 kilometer) trail that crosses through the Monteverde Cloud Forest.  Here visitors will walk on eight different bridges with various lengths ranging between 150 feet ( 50 meters ) up to 510 feet ( 170 meters ) and altitudes ranging between 36 feet ( 12 meters ) up to 180 feet ( 60 meters ).

Each bridge has a width of five feet, the widest bridges in Costa Rica, and also a capacity of up to 80 people per bridge making them both the longest and strongest bridge systems in the Monteverde Cloud Forest.  The duration of the hike usually takes between 1.5 and 2 hours we recommend  the early morning tour so you can have more chance of observing more wild life. After that, visit to the Butterfly garden of Selvatura. Afternoon, shared transfer to Rincon de la Vieja.

Lodging at Hacienda Guachipelin – Standard room or similar. 

 

Day 9: Rincon de la Vieja National Park (B)

Breakfast included at the hotel

Today you have a guided hike to Rincon de la Vieja National Park – Las Pailas section. The Las Pailas section of the Rincón de la Vieja National Park is located very near Hacienda Guachipelín’s ranch. On this loop trail of about 2.5 miles (3.5 km), you can enjoy the best views of the active Rincón de la Vieja Volcano without climbing the main crater. Here you can find a great variety of vegetation and trees, and the Park is home to mammals like raccoons, white-nosed coatis, Central American agoutis, armadillos, tapirs and three species of monkeys, as well as birds such as the Blue-crowned Motmot, the Crested Guan and the Emerald Toucanet.

The most impressive and spectacular features of the National Park are its volcanic elements. Steam and sulphur pour out of the yellow and rust-colored ground at natural fumaroles. Clay and coffee-colored pools bubble with boiling hot volcanic water. Smooth grey volcanic mud froths and explodes upward at the “Cauldrons” (“Las Pailas” in Spanish), for which this section of the Park is named. You’ll also find beautiful little rushing rivers and small waterfalls crisscrossing the trails.

The rest of  the day is at leisure (you can choose an option to visit the Hot Springs and relax with the volcanic mud – not included in package)

Lodging at Hacienda Guachipelin – Standard room or similar. 

Day 10: To the beach! (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Today we say goodbye to Rincon de la Vieja and we head to the beach! Or Hotel for the next days will be the Tamarindo Diria Hotel.

Lodging at Tamarindo Dira Hotel

 

Days 11-14: At the beach! (B)

Breakfast included at the hotel

These days are for you to enjoy of the beach and the facilities of the hotel, they offer golf, surfing lessons, beach club and many activities more. You can also visit Tamarindo town.

 

Day 15:  Transfer from Beach to San José (B)

Breakfast at the Hotel

Share transfer from Tamarindo beach to San José

Lodging at Best Western Irazu

 

Day 16: Irazu Volcano (B)

Breakfast at the hotel

Today we take part in a tour to Irazu Volcano. The Irazu Volcano (Volcán Irazú) is situated in the Cordillera Central just a few kilometers from Cartago, and it is a relatively short and pleasant drive from the Capital city of San Jose. The trip begins by ascending the breathtaking summit of the Irazu Volcano, passing all types and forms of vegetation, from coffee plantations, to ferns, depending on the elevation.

The trip leads up to a spectacular view of the massive crater which is home to a lagoon with a mystical green hue surrounded by jagged rocks. It should be mentioned, that on a clear day you can actually see both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans! After an exciting tour of the volcano, we will descend to the historical city of Cartago. Here will visit the mysterious ruins of the old Parish and take in the beautiful Basilica of our Virgin of Los Angeles (Virgen de los Angeles) with rich displays of carvings, statues and other art.

Back to the hotel at the end of the tour

Lodging at Best Western Irazu

 

Day 17: Transfer to Airport (B)

Breakfast included

Transfer to the airport. The hotel offers free shuttle to the airport, you can coordinate with the front desk the best time for you to go. Be advised that you need to be 2,5 hours before your flight at the airport to do the necessary arrangements and to buy the departure taxes ($29 USD per person) which you obtain at the airport

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by Di Clemente on Pioneer Expeditions
Tailormade Honeymoon

Everything was just perfect - thank you all!

  • Duration17 days/16 nights
  • Price£1,843$2,220
    Based on 2 pax with hire car or shared transfers.
  • Tailormade DeparturesJan-Dec

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