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8-Day Beachy

8-Day Beachy

8 Days | 7 Nights - From $1,650 USD* per person

Destinations Visited: Arenal, Flamingo, Monteverde, Papagayo, Playa Conchal, Samara, Tamarindo

Get ready for sun-filled days, warm temperatures and rainforest jungle. Rappel down waterfalls, raft the II and II rapids of Balsa River, relax on hot springs, hike along the rolling fog of the cloud forest, zip through cloud forest-draped mountains, experience life on the treetops on the hanging bridges and explore Guanacaste coastline a peaceful dry-forest paradise of pink, golden-brown, white and wild-black sand beaches.

Highlights

  • 7-night standard accommodations on standard hotels in double occupancy
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Private Transportation from Destination to Destination & Hotel to Hotel
  • Shared Transportation from Arenal to Monteverde

Activities Included

  • Waterfall Rappelling in Arenal
  • White water Rafting in Arenal
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Guided Hike
  • Zip Line & TreeTop Self-Guided Nature Hike in Monteverde
  • Kayak or SUP to Chora Island & Snorkeling
  • Beach hopping Tamarindo, Flamingo & Conchal
  • Beach hopping Papagayo Coves
  • Tempisque River Float Experience or ATV Papagayo Tour

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 Transfer & Hot Springs

Our bilingual driver will pick you up from the Liberia airport and whisk you away on a journey through Costa Rica's rolling hills to your hotel in Arenal.

At night, relax your body on thermal waters feed from Arenal Volcano to start your vacation.

Overnight: Arenal, mid-range hotel
Meals: None

Day 2: Waterfall Rappel in the Lost Canyon & Rafting in the Balsa River

Rise and shine to start your Lost Canyon waterfall rappelling and Balsa River rafting combo:

You won't find Lost Canyon on any map. Hidden under the rainforest canopy, you can't see it from the air. In some places, the canyon walls squeeze so close together you can reach out and touch them with both hands. At others, the gorge opens wide exposing waterfalls plunging more than 200 feet to the river below.

Bright orange flowers fall from the Poro trees that line the banks of the Balsa River. Shaped like tiny machetes, the orange flowers cling to the sides of the raft and slide off in the rapids. Rafting the Balsa takes first-timers through the Costa Rican countryside on class II and III rapids along a seven-mile stretch of river.

Overnight: Arenal, mid-range hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 3- Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Nature Walk

Take in all the views of Arenal Volcano and Cerro Chato as you cross the man-made Lake Arenal by boat on your way to Monteverde.

Clouds curl over the continental divide drifting through the forest creating one of the most unique habitats on the face of the earth. Inside the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, three-hundred-year-old trees twist toward the skies, weighed down with layers of bromeliads and moss in a spectacular scene at the heart of every childhood fantasy; one where at every moment you expect a fairy to pop out from a hollowed log.

Accommodation: mid-range hotel in Monteverde
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Zip Line, Hanging Bridges & Escape To Samara

Plunge into the canopies of the wet, vibrantly green cloud forest surrounding the 13 cables, 18 platforms and 25-foot Tarzan swing that make up a two-hour zip line tour. The tour begins in the middle of the forest with you zipping through the canopy and landing on platforms built around massive tree trunks hundreds of feet in the air. As the tour progresses, the lines get longer and higher until guests are soaring out over valleys above the forest canopy.

Explore the different layers of the rainforest on Selvatura's treetop loop; a trail meandering 1.5 miles through the cloud forest over eight different suspension bridges ranging from 150 to more than 500 feet long; some reaching heights of 180 feet above the forest floor. Standing on the bridges, you have the opportunity to look inside the canopies of some cloud forest's tallest trees – a unique habitat for thousands of species plants and home to monkeys, coatis, snakes and frogs.

Accommodation: mid-range in Samara
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Enjoy Samara Beach on your own in the morning and Kayak to Chora Island & Snorkeling

Explore the exotic surfside town of Samara, get caught up in the local flavors by eating at a soda and enjoy the beach.

Kayak through the Pacific to Chora Island. Don a mask, snorkel and some flippers then head out among the rocks and reef off the island. Look closely among the coral and you might see giant blue and tropical parrotfish, silver jack, damselfish, queen angelfish, grouper and parrotfish. Regain your energy, munch on some fresh fruit, take in the scenery and prepare for the trip back. Trip includes experienced local guides, equipment, a snack and round-trip transportation from your hotel.

Accommodation: mid-range hotel Samara
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Explore Tamarindo, Conchal, Flamingo

Explore the coves and bays along the northern coastal dry forest of Guanacaste with pink, golden-brown, white and wild black sand beaches. Stroll along Flamingo Beach, experience the serene Potrero Bay, enjoy the lively beaches of Tamarindo. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuits, towel, and sunscreen!

Accommodation: 1 Villa in Brasilito/Cochal Beach
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Explore the Papagayo Peninsula Beaches & Choose Your Level of Excitement!

Soak up the sun in the Papagayo Peninsula exploring the quaint coves and calm beaches.

Tempisque River Float

Float down the Tempisque River on a raft chasing wildlife and its calm waters. Relax at the reflection of the waters of one of the largest river of the province that province where most wildlife comes to zip water.

Or,

ATV Papagayo Tour
Explore Papagayo natural beauty on ATV among river canyons in a private farm.

Accommodation: 1 Villa in Brasilito/Cochal Beach
Meals: None

Day 8: Enjoy Playa Conchal in the morning & Airport Transfer

Enjoy your last few hours of relaxation at the beach and get ready for your transfer to Liberia Airport.

Meals: None

* 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 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

Liberia

Month Average Highs Average Lows Average Rainfall Humidity
  F C F C in. mm %
Jan. 91 33 69 21 0.04 1 66
Feb. 95 35 69 21 0.04 1 64
Mar. 95 35 71 22 0.35 9 61
Apr. 96 36 73 23 0.87 22 63
May 93 34 79 26 9.25 235 74
Jun. 89 32 73 23 12.28 312 84
Jul. 89 32 73 23 5.28 134 80
Aug. 89 32 73 23 8.11 206 82
Sep. 87 31 71 22 12.8 325 86
Oct. 87 31 71 22 11.22 285 87
Nov. 87 31 89 32 4.09 104 81
Dec. 88 31 89 32 0.51 13 72

Source: National Weather Services of Costa Rica

Monteverde

Month Average Highs Average Lows Average Rainfall Humidity
  F C F C in. mm %
Jan. 68 20 53 12 6.3 160 n/a
Feb. 89 32 53 12 3.82 97 n/a
Mar. 71 22 53 12 1.65 42 n/a
Apr. 71 22 55 13 4.8 122 n/a
May 71 22 57 14 13.7 348 n/a
Jun. 71 22 57 14 16.54 420 n/a
Jul. 69 21 57 14 14.13 359 n/a
Aug. 69 21 57 14 18.03 458 n/a
Sep. 71 22 55 13 19.41 493 n/a
Oct. 69 21 57 14 16.77 426 n/a
Nov. 68 20 57 14 16.89 429 n/a
Dec. 69 21 57 14 12.99 330 n/a

Source: National Weather Services of Costa Rica

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