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Trip Length:
10 nights/11 days
Trip Type:
Couples' Escape

Best of Costa Rica

$1,800.00
per person from:

$1,650.00

It’s no wonder Costa Rica’s name means “Rich Coast”. Every facet of this country captures the senses with natural scenery and vibrant culture. Mighty volcanoes, lush jungles filled with exotic wildlife, pristine beaches, and warm, friendly people make this country a paradise of peace and tranquility. Take a walk on the wild side in Tortuguero, get an adrenaline rush in Arenal, explore the swirling mists of the cloud forest, and then finally, wind down and catch your breath on the idyllic beaches of Manuel Antonio.

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Activity Type:
Experiences for Two
Romantic, unique escapes for two, featuring beautiful surroundings, plenty of downtime, and private, magical moments to make your trip truly unforgettable. Visit exotic locales, stay in premium accommodations brimming with local charm, and enjoy just the right mix of culture, nature and relaxation.
Trip Highlights:
  • exotic jungle & deserted beaches
  • volcano hike & hot springs with dinner
  • two wildlife boat safaris
  • night hike
  • zip line adventure
  • one private dinner for two
  • beach time
Trip Highlights:
  • exotic jungle & deserted beaches
  • volcano hike & hot springs with dinner
  • two wildlife boat safaris
  • night hike
  • zip line adventure
  • one private dinner for two
  • beach time

Day 1, San José:

After you arrive to San José’s Juan Santamaría International Airport, you’ll be met by your driver and whisked away to an oasis in the heart of the city – the charming Apartotel La Sabana. Take to the city on foot and discover historic architecture, tree-lined boulevards and the delightfully chaotic street-life of Costa Rica’s capital, or catch up on some well-deserved rest to prepare you for an action-packed day tomorrow.

Day 2, San José to Tortuguero:

Your jungle adventure begins today as you ride through the Costa Rican cloud forest and then the Caribbean lowlands to catch a boat to Tortuguero, an expansive national park characterized by a labyrinth of rivers and canals running through lush virgin rainforest brimming with wildlife. Check into your all-inclusive retreat at Laguna Lodge and enjoy a tropical lunch in the open-air restaurant overlooking the river.

Spend your afternoon poolside, exploring the self-guided lodge trails, checking out the beach, or heading into town to see how the locals in this area live.

Day 3, Tortuguero:

In a world where roads and trails don’t exist, the only way to explore is by boat. A day in Tortuguero isn’t complete without a meandering cruise through the canals that run through the 77 000 acre reserve. In the early morning hours, you’re likely to catch wildlife seeking their energy source for the day. Howler monkeys, Northern Jacanas, and even river otters will be out hunting, while caimans quietly wait for their next meal.

Head back to the lodge for lunch and a swim and then back out into the park for the afternoon, when you’re likely to catch egrets and herons moving toward their nests, and white-faced capuchins and spider monkeys cruising through the rainforest canopy until sunset. As the afternoon light dims, the cacophony of the forest comes to a climax, and then as if on cue, quiet.

If you’re traveling between June & September, ask us about adding a turtle nesting tour to your package.

Day 4, Tortuguero to La Fortuna:

Today you'll transfer to La Fortuna, Costa Rica’s adventure capital. Check in to the beautiful Arenal Observatory Lodge, and spend the afternoon exploring the magical setting that you will call home for the next two days. Take a complimentary tour of the grounds, catch some rays by the pool, or simply enjoy the spectacular volcano views from your private deck.

Day 5, La Fortuna:

Today, spend the morning relaxing, or catch a ride into town to visit La Fortuna Falls. In the afternoon, set out for a leisurely hike of Arenal Reserve to take in stunning views and spot rainforest wildlife along trails that skirt the volcano’s base. Next, head to the luxe Tabacón Hot Springs for dinner and some R&R, as you soak your tired muscles in dozens of warm pools of varying sizes, temperatures, and degrees of privacy, and let the sounds of the cascading waterfalls lull you into a state of deep relaxation.

Day 6, La Fortuna to Monteverde:

In the morning, head west on a shuttle and boat transfer across Lake Arenal to Santa Elena, a quiet rural town set against rolling hills. Ascend into the lush cloud forest that carpets the slopes of the Monteverde Reserve, to a charming Tico-owned guesthouse, Casa Batsú. Pay a visit to the hanging bridges, kick back with a book on your private deck, or set out to try to catch a glimpse of the Resplendent Quetzal, a beautiful bird with an iridescent green body, red breast, and long tail plumes.

Day 7, Monteverde:

Begin the day with a hearty breakfast before riding into the mists of the cloud forest to get a taste of adrenaline in the place where zip lining began! Monteverde’s Original Canopy Tour, developed in 1992, was the first zip line in the world designed to be a recreational activity for travelers. Get your heart racing on a thrilling series of 15 zip lines that crisscross over 1 200 acres of private virgin cloud forest preserve.

Day 8, Monteverde to Manuel Antonio:

Today, you’re off to the enchanting Central Pacific Coast, where jungle meets sea. Settle into serenity at the Falls Resort, and acclimatize to the laid-back beachy vibe of Manuel Antonio while enjoying lush forest views from your balcony while monkeys play in the trees overhead.

Day 9, Manuel Antonio:

Enjoy the day at your leisure today. Take a dip in the pool, or walk down to Manuel Antonio National Park to experience some of the most picturesque beaches that Costa Rica has to offer – the park boasts three private, protected coves with powdery white sand and calm, turquoise and blue water. Then, enjoy your last spectacular Pacific sunset from El Mirador Restaurant, where you'll dine at a romantic, candlelit table for two as the stars come out. Indulge in exotic flavors, tropical smoothies and warm breezes to wrap up a truly memorable vacation.

Day 10, Manuel Antonio to San José:

Take a last walk down the beach, or a dip in the ocean after breakfast. Then, ride back along the coast from Quepos to San José and head back to the Apartotel La Sabana to rest up before your travel day tomorrow. Adios!

Day 11, Departure:

Transfer to the international airport to embark on your journey home. Adios!

After you arrive to San José’s Juan Santamaría International Airport, you’ll be met by your driver and whisked away to an oasis in the heart of the city – the charming Apartotel La Sabana. Take to the city on foot and discover historic architecture, tree-lined boulevards and the delightfully chaotic street-life of Costa Rica’s capital, or catch up on some well-deserved rest to prepare you for an action-packed day tomorrow.

In a world where roads and trails don’t exist, the only way to explore is by boat. A day in Tortuguero isn’t complete without a meandering cruise through the canals that run through the 77 000 acre reserve. In the early morning hours, you’re likely to catch wildlife seeking their energy source for the day. Howler monkeys, Northern Jacanas, and even river otters will be out hunting, while caimans quietly wait for their next meal.

Head back to the lodge for lunch and a swim and then back out into the park for the afternoon, when you’re likely to catch egrets and herons moving toward their nests, and white-faced capuchins and spider monkeys cruising through the rainforest canopy until sunset. As the afternoon light dims, the cacophony of the forest comes to a climax, and then as if on cue, quiet.

If you’re traveling between June & September, ask us about adding a turtle nesting tour to your package.

In a world where roads and trails don’t exist, the only way to explore is by boat. A day in Tortuguero isn’t complete without a meandering cruise through the canals that run through the 77 000 acre reserve. In the early morning hours, you’re likely to catch wildlife seeking their energy source for the day. Howler monkeys, Northern Jacanas, and even river otters will be out hunting, while caimans quietly wait for their next meal.

Head back to the lodge for lunch and a swim and then back out into the park for the afternoon, when you’re likely to catch egrets and herons moving toward their nests, and white-faced capuchins and spider monkeys cruising through the rainforest canopy until sunset. As the afternoon light dims, the cacophony of the forest comes to a climax, and then as if on cue, quiet.

If you’re traveling between June & September, ask us about adding a turtle nesting tour to your package.

Today you'll transfer to La Fortuna, Costa Rica’s adventure capital. Check in to the beautiful Arenal Observatory Lodge, and spend the afternoon exploring the magical setting that you will call home for the next two days. Take a complimentary tour of the grounds, catch some rays by the pool, or simply enjoy the spectacular volcano views from your private deck.

Today, spend the morning relaxing, or catch a ride into town to visit La Fortuna Falls. In the afternoon, set out for a leisurely hike of Arenal Reserve to take in stunning views and spot rainforest wildlife along trails that skirt the volcano’s base. Next, head to the luxe Tabacón Hot Springs for dinner and some R&R, as you soak your tired muscles in dozens of warm pools of varying sizes, temperatures, and degrees of privacy, and let the sounds of the cascading waterfalls lull you into a state of deep relaxation.

In the morning, head west on a shuttle and boat transfer across Lake Arenal to Santa Elena, a quiet rural town set against rolling hills. Ascend into the lush cloud forest that carpets the slopes of the Monteverde Reserve, to a charming Tico-owned guesthouse, Casa Batsú. Pay a visit to the hanging bridges, kick back with a book on your private deck, or set out to try to catch a glimpse of the Resplendent Quetzal, a beautiful bird with an iridescent green body, red breast, and long tail plumes.

Begin the day with a hearty breakfast before riding into the mists of the cloud forest to get a taste of adrenaline in the place where zip lining began! Monteverde’s Original Canopy Tour, developed in 1992, was the first zip line in the world designed to be a recreational activity for travelers. Get your heart racing on a thrilling series of 15 zip lines that crisscross over 1 200 acres of private virgin cloud forest preserve.

Today, you’re off to the enchanting Central Pacific Coast, where jungle meets sea. Settle into serenity at the Falls Resort, and acclimatize to the laid-back beachy vibe of Manuel Antonio while enjoying lush forest views from your balcony while monkeys play in the trees overhead.

Enjoy the day at your leisure today. Take a dip in the pool, or walk down to Manuel Antonio National Park to experience some of the most picturesque beaches that Costa Rica has to offer – the park boasts three private, protected coves with powdery white sand and calm, turquoise and blue water. Then, enjoy your last spectacular Pacific sunset from El Mirador Restaurant, where you'll dine at a romantic, candlelit table for two as the stars come out. Indulge in exotic flavors, tropical smoothies and warm breezes to wrap up a truly memorable vacation.

Take a last walk down the beach, or a dip in the ocean after breakfast. Then, ride back along the coast from Quepos to San José and head back to the Apartotel La Sabana to rest up before your travel day tomorrow. Adios!

Transfer to the international airport to embark on your journey home. Adios!

Day 1, San José:

After you arrive to San José’s Juan Santamaría International Airport, you’ll be met by your driver and whisked away to an oasis in the heart of the city – the charming Apartotel La Sabana. Take to the city on foot and discover historic architecture, tree-lined boulevards and the delightfully chaotic street-life of Costa Rica’s capital, or catch up on some well-deserved rest to prepare you for an action-packed day tomorrow.

Day 2, San José to Tortuguero:

Your jungle adventure begins today as you ride through the Costa Rican cloud forest and then the Caribbean lowlands to catch a boat to Tortuguero, an expansive national park characterized by a labyrinth of rivers and canals running through lush virgin rainforest brimming with wildlife. Check into your all-inclusive retreat at Laguna Lodge and enjoy a tropical lunch in the open-air restaurant overlooking the river.

Spend your afternoon poolside, exploring the self-guided lodge trails, checking out the beach, or heading into town to see how the locals in this area live.

Day 3, Tortuguero:

In a world where roads and trails don’t exist, the only way to explore is by boat. A day in Tortuguero isn’t complete without a meandering cruise through the canals that run through the 77 000 acre reserve. In the early morning hours, you’re likely to catch wildlife seeking their energy source for the day. Howler monkeys, Northern Jacanas, and even river otters will be out hunting, while caimans quietly wait for their next meal.

Head back to the lodge for lunch and a swim and then back out into the park for the afternoon, when you’re likely to catch egrets and herons moving toward their nests, and white-faced capuchins and spider monkeys cruising through the rainforest canopy until sunset. As the afternoon light dims, the cacophony of the forest comes to a climax, and then as if on cue, quiet.

If you’re traveling between June & September, ask us about adding a turtle nesting tour to your package.

Day 4, Tortuguero to La Fortuna:

Today you'll transfer to La Fortuna, Costa Rica’s adventure capital. Check in to the beautiful Arenal Observatory Lodge, and spend the afternoon exploring the magical setting that you will call home for the next two days. Take a complimentary tour of the grounds, catch some rays by the pool, or simply enjoy the spectacular volcano views from your private deck.

Day 5, La Fortuna:

Today, spend the morning relaxing, or catch a ride into town to visit La Fortuna Falls. In the afternoon, set out for a leisurely hike of Arenal Reserve to take in stunning views and spot rainforest wildlife along trails that skirt the volcano’s base. Next, head to the luxe Tabacón Hot Springs for dinner and some R&R, as you soak your tired muscles in dozens of warm pools of varying sizes, temperatures, and degrees of privacy, and let the sounds of the cascading waterfalls lull you into a state of deep relaxation.

Day 6, La Fortuna to Monteverde:

In the morning, head west on a shuttle and boat transfer across Lake Arenal to Santa Elena, a quiet rural town set against rolling hills. Ascend into the lush cloud forest that carpets the slopes of the Monteverde Reserve, to a charming Tico-owned guesthouse, Casa Batsú. Pay a visit to the hanging bridges, kick back with a book on your private deck, or set out to try to catch a glimpse of the Resplendent Quetzal, a beautiful bird with an iridescent green body, red breast, and long tail plumes.

Day 7, Monteverde:

Begin the day with a hearty breakfast before riding into the mists of the cloud forest to get a taste of adrenaline in the place where zip lining began! Monteverde’s Original Canopy Tour, developed in 1992, was the first zip line in the world designed to be a recreational activity for travelers. Get your heart racing on a thrilling series of 15 zip lines that crisscross over 1 200 acres of private virgin cloud forest preserve.

Day 8, Monteverde to Manuel Antonio:

Today, you’re off to the enchanting Central Pacific Coast, where jungle meets sea. Settle into serenity at the Falls Resort, and acclimatize to the laid-back beachy vibe of Manuel Antonio while enjoying lush forest views from your balcony while monkeys play in the trees overhead.

Day 9, Manuel Antonio:

Enjoy the day at your leisure today. Take a dip in the pool, or walk down to Manuel Antonio National Park to experience some of the most picturesque beaches that Costa Rica has to offer – the park boasts three private, protected coves with powdery white sand and calm, turquoise and blue water. Then, enjoy your last spectacular Pacific sunset from El Mirador Restaurant, where you'll dine at a romantic, candlelit table for two as the stars come out. Indulge in exotic flavors, tropical smoothies and warm breezes to wrap up a truly memorable vacation.

Day 10, Manuel Antonio to San José:

Take a last walk down the beach, or a dip in the ocean after breakfast. Then, ride back along the coast from Quepos to San José and head back to the Apartotel La Sabana to rest up before your travel day tomorrow. Adios!

Day 11, Departure:

Transfer to the international airport to embark on your journey home. Adios!

After you arrive to San José’s Juan Santamaría International Airport, you’ll be met by your driver and whisked away to an oasis in the heart of the city – the charming Apartotel La Sabana. Take to the city on foot and discover historic architecture, tree-lined boulevards and the delightfully chaotic street-life of Costa Rica’s capital, or catch up on some well-deserved rest to prepare you for an action-packed day tomorrow.

In a world where roads and trails don’t exist, the only way to explore is by boat. A day in Tortuguero isn’t complete without a meandering cruise through the canals that run through the 77 000 acre reserve. In the early morning hours, you’re likely to catch wildlife seeking their energy source for the day. Howler monkeys, Northern Jacanas, and even river otters will be out hunting, while caimans quietly wait for their next meal.

Head back to the lodge for lunch and a swim and then back out into the park for the afternoon, when you’re likely to catch egrets and herons moving toward their nests, and white-faced capuchins and spider monkeys cruising through the rainforest canopy until sunset. As the afternoon light dims, the cacophony of the forest comes to a climax, and then as if on cue, quiet.

If you’re traveling between June & September, ask us about adding a turtle nesting tour to your package.

In a world where roads and trails don’t exist, the only way to explore is by boat. A day in Tortuguero isn’t complete without a meandering cruise through the canals that run through the 77 000 acre reserve. In the early morning hours, you’re likely to catch wildlife seeking their energy source for the day. Howler monkeys, Northern Jacanas, and even river otters will be out hunting, while caimans quietly wait for their next meal.

Head back to the lodge for lunch and a swim and then back out into the park for the afternoon, when you’re likely to catch egrets and herons moving toward their nests, and white-faced capuchins and spider monkeys cruising through the rainforest canopy until sunset. As the afternoon light dims, the cacophony of the forest comes to a climax, and then as if on cue, quiet.

If you’re traveling between June & September, ask us about adding a turtle nesting tour to your package.

Today you'll transfer to La Fortuna, Costa Rica’s adventure capital. Check in to the beautiful Arenal Observatory Lodge, and spend the afternoon exploring the magical setting that you will call home for the next two days. Take a complimentary tour of the grounds, catch some rays by the pool, or simply enjoy the spectacular volcano views from your private deck.

Today, spend the morning relaxing, or catch a ride into town to visit La Fortuna Falls. In the afternoon, set out for a leisurely hike of Arenal Reserve to take in stunning views and spot rainforest wildlife along trails that skirt the volcano’s base. Next, head to the luxe Tabacón Hot Springs for dinner and some R&R, as you soak your tired muscles in dozens of warm pools of varying sizes, temperatures, and degrees of privacy, and let the sounds of the cascading waterfalls lull you into a state of deep relaxation.

In the morning, head west on a shuttle and boat transfer across Lake Arenal to Santa Elena, a quiet rural town set against rolling hills. Ascend into the lush cloud forest that carpets the slopes of the Monteverde Reserve, to a charming Tico-owned guesthouse, Casa Batsú. Pay a visit to the hanging bridges, kick back with a book on your private deck, or set out to try to catch a glimpse of the Resplendent Quetzal, a beautiful bird with an iridescent green body, red breast, and long tail plumes.

Begin the day with a hearty breakfast before riding into the mists of the cloud forest to get a taste of adrenaline in the place where zip lining began! Monteverde’s Original Canopy Tour, developed in 1992, was the first zip line in the world designed to be a recreational activity for travelers. Get your heart racing on a thrilling series of 15 zip lines that crisscross over 1 200 acres of private virgin cloud forest preserve.

Today, you’re off to the enchanting Central Pacific Coast, where jungle meets sea. Settle into serenity at the Falls Resort, and acclimatize to the laid-back beachy vibe of Manuel Antonio while enjoying lush forest views from your balcony while monkeys play in the trees overhead.

Enjoy the day at your leisure today. Take a dip in the pool, or walk down to Manuel Antonio National Park to experience some of the most picturesque beaches that Costa Rica has to offer – the park boasts three private, protected coves with powdery white sand and calm, turquoise and blue water. Then, enjoy your last spectacular Pacific sunset from El Mirador Restaurant, where you'll dine at a romantic, candlelit table for two as the stars come out. Indulge in exotic flavors, tropical smoothies and warm breezes to wrap up a truly memorable vacation.

Take a last walk down the beach, or a dip in the ocean after breakfast. Then, ride back along the coast from Quepos to San José and head back to the Apartotel La Sabana to rest up before your travel day tomorrow. Adios!

Transfer to the international airport to embark on your journey home. Adios!

  • 2 nights Apartotel La Sabana, San José
  • 2 nights Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero
  • 2 nights Arenal Observatory Lodge, La Fortuna
  • 2 nights Casa Batsú Bed & Breakfast, Monteverde
  • 2 nights Falls Resort, Manuel Antonio
  • fresh, locally & sustainably-sourced breakfasts
  • 2 lunches, 2 dinners at Laguna Lodge
  • 2 wildlife boat safaris
  • guided tour of tortuguero town
  • volcano hike & hot springs with dinner
  • guided night hike
  • zip line excursion
  • private candlelit dinner for two
  • ground transportation
  • taxes (13% Costa Rican tourism tax)
  • international airfare
  • visa, tourist card, or other entry requirements
  • additional meals
  • additional activities & excursions
  • travel insurance
  • gratuities
  • 2 nights Apartotel La Sabana, San José
  • 2 nights Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero
  • 2 nights Arenal Observatory Lodge, La Fortuna
  • 2 nights Casa Batsú Bed & Breakfast, Monteverde
  • 2 nights Falls Resort, Manuel Antonio
  • fresh, locally & sustainably-sourced breakfasts
  • 2 lunches, 2 dinners at Laguna Lodge
  • 2 wildlife boat safaris
  • guided tour of tortuguero town
  • volcano hike & hot springs with dinner
  • guided night hike
  • zip line excursion
  • private candlelit dinner for two
  • ground transportation
  • taxes (13% Costa Rican tourism tax)
  • international airfare
  • visa, tourist card, or other entry requirements
  • additional meals
  • additional activities & excursions
  • travel insurance
  • gratuities
Accommodations
Apartotel La Sabana, San José
Room Type: Room A or B

Conveniently located in downtown San José a short walk from parks, grocery stores, and many of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, this lovely family-owned boutique hotel is a perfect home base to start (and end) your adventure. The charming, comfortable rooms, filled with art and lots of local character, are centered around a phenomenal outdoor pool, sun terrace, and gardens where you can relax and kick back. Friendly, accommodating staff will make you feel like one of the family, and the delicious local breakfast is one of the best in the city.

Amenities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Free wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace & gardens
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Massage services
  • Room service
  • Snack bar
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Currency exchange


Laguna Lodge, Tortuguero
Room Type: Standard Room

Nestled in the rainforest just outside Tortuguero National Park, on Costa Rica’s northern Caribbean coast, Laguna Lodge sits on a narrow strip of land 650 feet wide between Tortuguero Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea. Accessible only by boat and air, this unspoiled natural paradise is a wonder to behold, and the perfect spot to dip your toes into wildlife spotting. Set on six acres of manicured tropical gardens and rainforest preserve, with stunning views across the lagoon (best viewed from the open-air restaurant) and direct access to the beach. Each room features natural hardwood and tile mosaics, and an easy, rustic tropical décor that will have you feeling the pura vida vibe in no time.

Amenities
  • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Free wifi
  • Terrace & gardens
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry service
  • Safety deposit box


Arenal Observatory Lodge, La Fortuna
Room Type: Smithsonian Room

Perched high on a ridge at the end of a long, winding jungle road, the magnificent Arenal Observatory Lodge offers unparalleled views of Arenal Volcano and lake. The lodge, as beautiful as it is remote, is surrounded by 850 acres of tropical forest reserve, features unobstructed volcano views (right from your bed), and plays host to a wide diversity of wildlife that can frequently be seen passing through the property. With rustic design and tropical-infused décor in each suite, Arenal Observatory Lodge invites the outdoors in and provides a truly wild rainforest experience, while still delivering exceptional service and all the creature comforts you crave.

Amenities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Free wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Sun terrace & gardens
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Massage services
  • Full service spa
  • Full service restaurant
  • Room service
  • Packed lunches
  • Safety deposit box
  • Laundry service
  • Gift shop


Casa Batsú Bed & Breakfast, Monteverde
Room Type: El Quetzal Suite

Sometimes when traveling, you find a hotel or guesthouse that completely defines your experience of the country. Casa Batsú is this kind of place. Owner Carlos is warm and welcoming, and you’ll feel more part of the family here than just a visitor passing through. The guesthouse is located in the hills above Monteverde town, within easy walking distance of restaurants, sights, and activities.
Each colorful suite is different, with its own flavor and character and shared spaces – the garden and terrace where coffee and breakfast is served – are comfortable, airy and bright, like home sweet home, only better!

Amenities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Free wifi
  • Terrace & gardens
  • Restaurant upon request
  • Concierge services


Falls Resort, Manuel Antonio
Room Type: Deluxe Room

Nestled amongst lush rainforest and carefully tended tropical gardens, the Falls Resort seamlessly mixes the surrounding natural splendor with modern comforts. Each inviting suite is large and bright, with natural stone accents, custom-made laurel and almond-wood doors, ceilings, and windows, and private covered terraces.

The property is centered around an oval-shaped pool, and the rooms are scattered throughout the hotel gardens, where more than a thousand plant species have taken root, including dozens of varieties of orchids, herbs, and fruit trees. Jasmine, gardenias and other blooming flowers bring color to the landscape and paint the air with divine tropical fragrances, while palm, apple and guarumo trees draw monkey and winged visitors in.

Amenities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free wifi
  • Cable & flat screen TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace & gardens
  • Full service restaurant
  • Bar & lounge
  • Spa services
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry services
Room Type: Room A or B

Conveniently located in downtown San José a short walk from parks, grocery stores, and many of the most popular tourist attractions in the city, this lovely family-owned boutique hotel is a perfect home base to start (and end) your adventure. The charming, comfortable rooms, filled with art and lots of local character, are centered around a phenomenal outdoor pool, sun terrace, and gardens where you can relax and kick back. Friendly, accommodating staff will make you feel like one of the family, and the delicious local breakfast is one of the best in the city.

Amenities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Free wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace & gardens
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Massage services
  • Room service
  • Snack bar
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Currency exchange
Room Type: Standard Room

Nestled in the rainforest just outside Tortuguero National Park, on Costa Rica’s northern Caribbean coast, Laguna Lodge sits on a narrow strip of land 650 feet wide between Tortuguero Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea. Accessible only by boat and air, this unspoiled natural paradise is a wonder to behold, and the perfect spot to dip your toes into wildlife spotting. Set on six acres of manicured tropical gardens and rainforest preserve, with stunning views across the lagoon (best viewed from the open-air restaurant) and direct access to the beach. Each room features natural hardwood and tile mosaics, and an easy, rustic tropical décor that will have you feeling the pura vida vibe in no time.

Amenities
  • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Free wifi
  • Terrace & gardens
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Bar
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry service
  • Safety deposit box
Room Type: Smithsonian Room

Perched high on a ridge at the end of a long, winding jungle road, the magnificent Arenal Observatory Lodge offers unparalleled views of Arenal Volcano and lake. The lodge, as beautiful as it is remote, is surrounded by 850 acres of tropical forest reserve, features unobstructed volcano views (right from your bed), and plays host to a wide diversity of wildlife that can frequently be seen passing through the property. With rustic design and tropical-infused décor in each suite, Arenal Observatory Lodge invites the outdoors in and provides a truly wild rainforest experience, while still delivering exceptional service and all the creature comforts you crave.

Amenities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Free wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Sun terrace & gardens
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Massage services
  • Full service spa
  • Full service restaurant
  • Room service
  • Packed lunches
  • Safety deposit box
  • Laundry service
  • Gift shop
Room Type: El Quetzal Suite

Sometimes when traveling, you find a hotel or guesthouse that completely defines your experience of the country. Casa Batsú is this kind of place. Owner Carlos is warm and welcoming, and you’ll feel more part of the family here than just a visitor passing through. The guesthouse is located in the hills above Monteverde town, within easy walking distance of restaurants, sights, and activities.
Each colorful suite is different, with its own flavor and character and shared spaces – the garden and terrace where coffee and breakfast is served – are comfortable, airy and bright, like home sweet home, only better!

Amenities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Free wifi
  • Terrace & gardens
  • Restaurant upon request
  • Concierge services
Room Type: Deluxe Room

Nestled amongst lush rainforest and carefully tended tropical gardens, the Falls Resort seamlessly mixes the surrounding natural splendor with modern comforts. Each inviting suite is large and bright, with natural stone accents, custom-made laurel and almond-wood doors, ceilings, and windows, and private covered terraces.

The property is centered around an oval-shaped pool, and the rooms are scattered throughout the hotel gardens, where more than a thousand plant species have taken root, including dozens of varieties of orchids, herbs, and fruit trees. Jasmine, gardenias and other blooming flowers bring color to the landscape and paint the air with divine tropical fragrances, while palm, apple and guarumo trees draw monkey and winged visitors in.

Amenities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free wifi
  • Cable & flat screen TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace & gardens
  • Full service restaurant
  • Bar & lounge
  • Spa services
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry services
Know Before You Go:
  • Itinerary prices are dependent on the season in which you choose to travel. In Central America, Christmas and New Years are considered peak season; prices during Christmas and New Years are significantly higher than other times of year. High season runs from November through April, and green season from May through September.
  • Arrival: check in time is 3:00pm, but you may arrive at any time during the day.
  • Departure: check out time is 9:00am, international flights on your departure day must be arranged to depart after 1:30pm.
  • All prices in USD.
  • For vaccination recommendations, please visit the CDC website.
  • Valid passport (with 6+ months validity remaining) required.
  • Consider your spending habits when determining how much cash to bring.
  • Debit cards may not work in Central America – bring a major credit card with you.
  • Please ensure you have access to at least USD $250 as an emergency fund to be used if circumstances outside our control (e.g. a natural disaster) require changes to your planned route.
  • If departing Costa Rica by air, most major airlines include exit taxes in the price of your ticket; if departing via ground, departure tax is USD $29.
  • It is customary to tip service providers (waiters) around 10% depending on service.
  • Gratuities for guides are deeply appreciated and are an important supplement to their income.
Getting There
From North America: several airlines offer direct and connecting flights to Costa Rica’s two international airports: Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José (airport code: SJO) and Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport in Liberia (airport code: LIR). Including connection time, flights from the USA typically range from 2.5-9 hours in duration, while most flights from Canada range from 9-15 hours in duration.

From the UK: there are currently no direct flights to Costa Rica from the UK, but there are several flight options connecting in the United States and/or Canada. Including connection time, flights from the UK typically range from 12-18 hours in duration.

When you arrive in SJO or LIR, there will be an airport transfer waiting to take you to your hotel downtown, or in some cases, your next destination. If you have questions about flights, or require assistance booking, please contact us here. We're here to help!

Terms & Conditions
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  • Itinerary prices are dependent on the season in which you choose to travel. In Central America, Christmas and New Years are considered peak season; prices during Christmas and New Years are significantly higher than other times of year. High season runs from November through April, and green season from May through September.
  • Arrival: check in time is 3:00pm, but you may arrive at any time during the day.
  • Departure: check out time is 9:00am, international flights on your departure day must be arranged to depart after 1:30pm.
  • All prices in USD.
  • For vaccination recommendations, please visit the CDC website.
  • Valid passport (with 6+ months validity remaining) required.
  • Consider your spending habits when determining how much cash to bring.
  • Debit cards may not work in Central America – bring a major credit card with you.
  • Please ensure you have access to at least USD $250 as an emergency fund to be used if circumstances outside our control (e.g. a natural disaster) require changes to your planned route.
  • If departing Costa Rica by air, most major airlines include exit taxes in the price of your ticket; if departing via ground, departure tax is USD $29.
  • It is customary to tip service providers (waiters) around 10% depending on service.
  • Gratuities for guides are deeply appreciated and are an important supplement to their income.
From North America: several airlines offer direct and connecting flights to Costa Rica’s two international airports: Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José (airport code: SJO) and Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport in Liberia (airport code: LIR). Including connection time, flights from the USA typically range from 2.5-9 hours in duration, while most flights from Canada range from 9-15 hours in duration.

From the UK: there are currently no direct flights to Costa Rica from the UK, but there are several flight options connecting in the United States and/or Canada. Including connection time, flights from the UK typically range from 12-18 hours in duration.

When you arrive in SJO or LIR, there will be an airport transfer waiting to take you to your hotel downtown, or in some cases, your next destination. If you have questions about flights, or require assistance booking, please contact us here. We're here to help!
By reserving your space with registration and payment, you are agreeing to the policies, terms and conditions in our Terms & Conditions Agreement.