Who Needs the Beach?

Don't Want Sea and Sand? Why Not Explore Mountains, Rivers, and Jungle?



8 Nights /
$ $ $ $

‘Who Needs the Beach’ is perfect for:

Families with teens who want to explore the jungles and mountains of Costa Rica.

Our country has more to offer than beaches, and you will experience the wonders of its mountains and countryside in this Costa Rica eco-conscious vacation!

Caribbean Jungle & Rafting

Rest after your flight in a colonial mansion, and then begin your adventure by taking a trip to the heart of a tropical jungle, staying at the eco-friendly Pacuare Jungle Lodge.

Explore the stunning nature around you in the perfect place to disconnect and relax. Enjoy a delicious full meal plan, and splurge on a massage in the open-air bungalows, immersed in the surrounding nature.

Once you’re completely rejuvenated, it’s time for adventure! Speed down III and IV class rapids of the fast-paced river, revealing picture-perfect vistas with waterfalls, swim holes, and canyon gorges around every corner.

Luxury, Hanging Bridges, Sloths, and Canyons

Your journey will take you north, to the award-winning Nayara Gardens, with its private terraces featuring volcano views and an intimate jacuzzi, excellent dining, and stunning landscaped gardens.

The next day you will walk through the canopy on hanging bridges before relaxing in thermal hot springs. Then take a trip to a sloth sanctuary where you can walk and spot as many two and three-toed animals as possible. Finish your stay at Arenal with a canyoneering tour, and rappel along a river and its waterfalls for a dosis of adventure the whole family can enjoy.

Return to the Central Valley highlands and finish your Costa Rican vacation in style at the boutique Finca Rosa Blanca Inn & Coffee Plantation. If you have any questions, simply contact us and we’ll be happy to help!

What’s included in ‘Who Needs the Beach’?

Lodging & Meals:

  • 1 night at Grano de Oro Hotel
  • 2 nights at Pacuare Lodge—including three daily meals
  • 3 nights at Nayara Gardens—including breakfast
  • 2 nights at Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation & Inn—including breakfast

Private Transportation:

  • From the San Jose International airport to Grano de Oro (app. 30 min)
  • From Grano de Oro to Pacuare Lodge (app. 2.5 hours)
  • From Pacuare Lodge to Nayara Gardens (app. 3 hours)
  • From Nayara Gardens to Finca Rosa Blanca (app. 2.5 hours)
  • From Finca Rosa Blanca to the San Jose International airport (app. 30 min)

All private transfers include an English-speaking driver.

Tours and Activities:

Round transportation for tours is included in the rate.

  • Rafting out of Pacuare Lodge
  • Hanging bridges & hot springs tour at Arenal
  • Sloth-spotting hike at Arenal
  • Canyoning and waterfall rappelling tour at Arenal

You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us and share your travel dates. Final package pricing includes taxes, domestic transport, tours and lodging as described unless otherwise indicated. The package does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.