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7-Day Steamy Greenie

7-Day Steamy Greenie

7 Days | 6 Nights - From $1,699 USD* per person

Destinations Visited: Arenal, Manuel Antonio, Osa Peninsula

Experience the most famed and biologically diverse forests (3% of the world) and pristine beaches of Costa Rica: day-and-night wildlife watching above and below the sea in the Osa Peninsula; swim, sunbathe and play in the waves in pristine beaches in the mangrove delta of Osa Peninsula. Hear the roar of Nauyaca Falls and swim in its clear waters or explore Manuel Antonio National Park. Zip through the verdant mountains in the rainforest, experience life on the treetops on the hanging bridges and relax and rejuvenate after your adventure in hot springs.

Highlights

  • 6-Night Standard Accommodations
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner or additional lunch
  • All Ground and Water Transportation from Start to End of Travel Journey

Activities Included

  • Frog Trail Night Hike
  • Snorkeling Trip to Caño Island
  • Corcovado National Park – San Pedrillo Ranger Station Boat Tour
  • Manuel Antonio National Park Self-Guided Walk or Nauyaca Waterfall Visit by Truck
  • Zip Line & TreeTop Walk
  • Hot Spring Day Pass with One Meal

Remarks

Age Range

Everyone is old enough to take our vacation packages! We can customize the package with alternative tours/hotels that can suit anyone's age.

Guides

Although you will have a tour guide during all the tours that are planned in your itinerary, you will find a bilingual driver will escort you during your car or bus rides between locations. Our itineraries are such that packages detailed on the site provide you with the option to start the trip at any of the planed tours.

Transportation

All ground transportation is on recent van/coach models, insured starting at $200,000USD, driven by an experienced bilingual driver, and equipped with air conditioning and a Wi-Fi Enabled Device (Wi-Fi connectivity is subject to carrier coverage).

Complimentary stops to photograph views, spots or dine; and bottled water included in the services.

Accommodations

Accommodations in the hotels and lodges are rooms with either a king, a queen bed or two queens or a queen and a single/double bed, and a private bath or shower. Triple rooms are usually two beds, sometimes with a cot or rollaway.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival & Escape to Osa Peninsula & Frog Night Hike

Meet your bilingual driver at SJO airport in Alajuela and jump in a private van for a journey to the Osa Peninsula. Drive south by Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Dominical and further from Uvita until Palmar Sur where you exit toward the gates of the Osa Peninsula!

Check in to your hotel room and relax!

Pack your adventurous side, cross the Sierpe River and hike the Frog Trail at dawn see species of nocturnal reptiles, birds, butterflies, bugs, crabs, frogs and other amphibians. Trip includes experienced local guides, and round-trip transportation from your hotel.

Trip includes experienced local guides, snack and round-trip transportation from your hotel.

Meals: None
Accommodations: Mid-range hotel

Day 2: Snorkeling Trip to Caño Island

Strap on goggles, snorkel and life vest then jump into the water. Minnows and yellow/black striped sergeant major fish swim right up to your mask. Beneath you, fish straddle and wriggle colorful rock and coral outcroppings. Dazzlingly colorful parrotfish parole the bottom while butterfly fish swim below the shade of the rocks. Every once in a while, you may catch the shimmering flash from of a large blue jack speeding past.

You'll explore two different snorkeling areas varying in depth from just a few feet to 15 or 20 with a break to enjoy the Cano Island beach in-between excursions.

Trips include experienced local guides, snorkeling equipment, meals and round-trip transportation from your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch
Accommodations: Mid-range hotel

Day 3: Corcovado National Park – San Pedrillo Ranger Station Boat Tour

Frolic in the San Pedrillo waterfall pool while you wander in the old-growth rainforest and soft-sand pristine beaches - keeping your eyes peeled for the bountiful wildlife – of the San Pedrillo Ranger Station in Corcovado National Park.

Trip includes experienced local guides, meals and round-trip transportation from your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch
Accommodations: Mid-range hotel

Day 4: Glide Through the Mangrove Forest to Relax at Playa Blanca, a Deserted Beach in the Delta

Explore the mangrove forest canal and delta a peaceful wildlife paradise of water canals and golden-brown, black and white sand beaches. Glide through the Sierpe River mangrove forest, see iguanas sunning their cold-blooded bodies, colorful birds perching high and low, and spider monkeys leaping daringly back and forth across the river occupy the branches of tall Mangrove trees that surround you.

Relax, soak up the sun, play in the waves or stroll the white sands of Playa Blanca! Let the captain know when you feel ready to return to your hotel!

Picnic lunch served at the beach.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch
Accommodations: Mid-range hotel

Day 5: Choose One Free Activity & Escape to Arenal

Manuel Antonio National Park Self-Guided Walk Grab a towel, a pair of binoculars and some hiking shoes and discover Manuel Antonio National Park on a self-guided walk and end it playing in the waves; 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.

Or,

Nauyaca Waterfall Visit Spring water tumbles down the falls, over 140 feet, crashing into the plunge pool below. Underneath the first waterfall, whitewater clatters down the steps of a second, 60-foot cascade into a deep pond. It's the perfect spot for a swim after the horseback or truck ride through the rainforest on the Nauyaca Waterfall visit by truck.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Standard room in Arenal

Day 6: Hanging Bridges, Zip Line & Hot Springs and Escape to San Jose

The anticipation builds as you ascend more than 4,000 feet above Arenal in Sky Adventure's gondolas. Below you, Lake Arenal spreads out over the horizon while Arenal volcano looms above. From the observation platform at the top, you'll have incredible views of Arenal's peak and your first look at SkyTrek's zip lines.

Experience life in a tropical humid forest as birds, monkeys, and sloths up high in the upper part of towering trees where most of the flowering and fruiting take place, above water springs, by a waterfall bursting out of a mountainside, SkyWalk Hanging Bridges Trail.

After a day of adventure, unwind on hot springs pools and when you feel ready your driver will take you to San Jose or depending on your flight's departure time you may stay in Arenal and leave early morning to San Jose airport.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Standard room in San Jose or Arenal

Day 7: Airport Departure Transfer

Enjoy your last few hours of relaxation and get ready for your transfer to San Jose Airport.

Meals: Breakfast

* 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. costarica.com reserves the right to suspend a tour based on non-complying conditions and provide an alternative tour.

Local Weather

Arenal

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

Corcovado

Month Average Highs Average Lows Average Rainfall Humidity
  F C F C in. mm %
Jan. 91 33 72 22 6.26 159 n/a
Feb. 92 33 71 22 5.75 146 n/a
Mar. 92 33 73 23 8.07 205 n/a
Apr. 91 33 73 23 11.02 280 n/a
May 90 32 73 23 18.9 480 n/a
Jun. 89 32 72 22 17.48 444 n/a
Jul. 89 32 71 22 18.9 480 n/a
Aug. 89 32 71 22 20.91 531 n/a
Sep. 90 32 71 22 21.97 558 n/a
Oct. 89 32 71 22 27.68 703 n/a
Nov. 89 32 71 22 22.28 566 n/a
Dec. 90 32 71 22 11.57 294 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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