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7 Day Arenal & Manuel Antonio

7 Day Arenal & Manuel Antonio

7 Days | 6 Nights - From $759 USD* per person

Destinations Visited: Arenal, Manuel Antonio

Highlights of Costa Rica from Arenal to Manuel Antonio


  • 6-night accommodations in standard hotels: 3 nights in Arenal & 3 nights in Manuel Antonio (efficiency room)
  • Hotel taxes
  • Private shuttle transportation from/to Juan Santamaria airport
  • Shared-ride shuttle from Arenal to Manuel Antonio

Activities Included

  • Arenal Volcano hike
  • Visit to a natural hot spring resort with a buffet-style dinner
  • Choose one: Class II-III rapids on the Balsa River, Class III-IV on the Toro River, or Safari float down the Peñas Blancas River
  • Manuel Antonio National Park hike tour


Day 1: Espace San Jose to Arenal

A shared-ride shuttle will pick you up from the Juan Santamaria airport near San Jose and whisk you away on a three-hour journey through Costa Rica's rolling hills to your hotel at the base of the Arenal Volcano outside the town of La Fortuna.
Overnight: Volcano Lodge and Springs (or similar) 

Day 2: Arenal Volcano hike & hot springs

Explore La Fortuna town in the morning on your own. In the afternoon, join your fellow travelers to  stroll through the forest at the base of Arenal Volcano, guests reach the rocky terrain leftover from the lava flow. Ascending the dark, lichen-covered rocks reach a viewpoint of the whole park. In one direction, the volcano towers over the park – the view is as close as you can get – and in the other direction Lake Arenal spreads out across the horizon. Then, head to a hot spring resort and soak in thermal waters.
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Overnight: Volcano Lodge and Springs (or similar) 

Day 3: Whitewater rafting in Arenal

Choose your level of excitement: raft down the Balsa River on Class II-III rapids through the verdant pastureland and secondary forest; Ride the adrenaline-pumping Class III-IV rapids of the Toro River or float down the Penas Blancas River while searching for Costa Rican wildlife like sloths, monkeys, caimans and iguanas. Trips include experienced locals guides, equipment, meals and round-trip transportation from your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: Volcano Lodge and Springs (or similar) 

Day 4 Escape Arenal to Manuel Antonio

A shared-ride shuttle will pick you up at your hotel and take you away on a four hour and a half journey through rolling hills and breathtaking coastline views to Manuel Antonio.
Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Hotel Costa Verde (or similar)

Day 5: Manuel Antonio National Park

Grab a towel, a pair of binoculars and some hiking shoes and join your guided tour at Manuel Antonio National Park; you'll want to cover as much ground as you can to explore the park's beaches, secondary and primary rainforests, mangroves, marshlands and rocky islands. Manuel Antonio Beach, the park's most popular destination, is a stunning tropical cove featuring white sands, and crystal blue waters. 
Meals: Breakfast
OvernightHotel Costa Verde (or similar)

Day 6: Quepos & Espadilla Beach

Explore the  town of Quepos, get caught up in the local flavors by eating at a soda, try your hand at surfing, sunbathe with piña colada in hand at Espadilla Beach.
Meals: Breakfast
OvernightHotel Costa Verde (or similar)

Day 7: Airport transfer

Enjoy those last few hours of relaxation with a private shuttle transfer back to the Juan Santamaria Airport near San Jose for your journey back to the real world. Make sure to schedule your flight to allow two extra hours to check-in at the airport.

* Price is for reference only, subject to availability and the confirmation at the time of booking.

All prices are per person (8 years old & above) based on double occupancy in standard rooms & traveling during a year except on Easter Week, the last two weeks of December and first two weeks of January.

Prices do not include airfare, fuel surcharges, airport taxes and fees, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.

Tours are subject to a two-passenger minimum (or management discretion), weather conditions and age limit. reserves the right to suspend a tour based on non-complying conditions and provide an alternative tour.

Local Weather

Arenal Volcano

Month Average Highs Average Lows Average Rainfall Humidity
  F C F C in. mm %
Jan. 83 28 68 20 7.48 192 n/a
Feb. 84 29 67 20 5.14 132 n/a
Mar. 86 30 69 20 3.58 92 n/a
Apr. 87 31 69 21 3.7 95 n/a
May 88 31 70 21 10.23 262 n/a
Jun. 86 30 71 22 16.15 414 n/a
Jul. 85 30 71 22 19.87 509 n/a
Aug. 85 30 72 22 17.05 437 n/a
Sep. 86 30 70 21 16.07 412 n/a
Oct. 85 30 70 21 16.98 435 n/a
Nov. 83 29 71 22 12 308 n/a
Dec. 82 28 70 21 10.1 259 n/a

  Source: National Weather Services of Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio

Month Average Highs Average Lows Average Rainfall Humidity
  F C F C in. mm %
Jan. 87 31 69 21 2.83 72 83
Feb. 87 31 69 21 1.42 36 81
Mar. 89 32 71 22 2.36 60 80
Apr. 89 32 71 22 6.57 167 84
May 89 32 71 22 15.43 392 87
Jun. 87 31 71 22 17.05 433 88
Jul. 87 31 69 21 18.15 461 88
Aug. 86 30 69 21 18.82 478 89
Sep. 86 30 71 22 20.79 528 90
Oct. 86 30 71 22 25.35 644 89
Nov. 86 30 71 22 15.28 388 89
Dec. 86 30 69 21 6.65 169 86

Source: National Weather Services of Costa Rica

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