Iconic Highlights of Costa Rica

Travel from the Caribbean to the Pacific with Adventures in Arenal and Nature Tours in Monteverde.



14 Nights /
$ $ $ $

‘Iconic Highlights of Costa Rica’ is perfect for:

Families or groups who want an adventure-fueled holiday in Costa Rica.

Seize your family vacation time and explore Costa Rica from one coast to the other, visiting all the highlights that make her famous while getting a generous dose of adventure and nature for all ages.

Seclusion in the Caribbean

After spending a night in the city of San José, start early the next day and head to the Caribbean coast. This area is often less visited than its Pacific counterpart, but it has plenty to offer.

Aninga Lodge is hidden away among the jungle that populates Tortuguero, a protected area full of natural canals. Wildlife awaits on every corner, and it’s the perfect way to disconnect from the outside world.

Arenal Adventures & Nature

The Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna town are one of Costa Rica’s most iconic destinations. Stay at Arenal Manoa, a kid-friendly hotel with expansive views of the volcano, and rest between the activities that wait here for you.

Go on a safari float tour along the river and visit a resort for a day full of action: horseback riding, river tubing, kayaking, or a guided tour of an animal sanctuary are among the options.

Monteverde’s Cloud Forest

After enjoying a couple of days in Arenal, cross Arenal Lake in a boat, and then drive across the mountains in your journey West. The next stop is Monteverde, renowned for its unique cloud forest habitat.

Here you stay at Senda, a peaceful hotel surrounded by gardens To immerse yourself in nature, take a tour of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest, a private reserve that showcases some of the best flora and fauna in the area.

Beach Time at Manuel Antonio

It’s time to go to the beach again. Take a transfer to Manuel Antonio, the place where the rainforest and ocean meet. El Parador is your home for your five-night stay in the area. Gardens, pools, and easy access to the nearby beaches make this an ideal and charming destination.

Visit the unmissable Manuel Antonio National Park in a guided tour to spot wildlife and admire the thriving vegetation and wildlife. To end your stay, sail into the Pacific in a catamaran tour.

Snorkel, kayak, swim, and sunbathe while traversing the waters near the coast. Return to San José city for a last night before going back home with a chest of memories that will last a lifetime.

This Costa Rican vacation can easily be personalized for you. Simply tell us what you want, and we’ll be happy to help you!

What’s included in ‘Iconic Highlights of Costa Rica’?

Lodging & Meals:

  • 1 night Hilton Garden Inn—including breakfast.
  • 2 nights at Aninga Lodge—including three daily meals.
  • 3 nights at Arenal Manoa Hotel—including breakfast.
  • 2 nights at Senda Monteverde—including breakfast.
  • 5 nights at El Parador Resort & Spa—including breakfast.
  • 1 night Gran Hotel Costa Rica—including breakfast.

Private Transportation:

  • From the San José International Airport to Hilton Garden Inn (app. 30 minutes)
  • From Hilton Garden Inn to Aninga Lodge (app. 3 hours)
  • From Aninga Lodge to Arenal Manoa Hotel (app. 4 hours)
  • From Arenal Manoa Hotel to Senda Monteverde (app. 3 hours)
  • From Senda Monteverde to El Parador Resort & Spa (app. 3.5 hours)
  • From El Parador Resort & Spa to Gran Hotel Costa Rica (app. 3 hours)
  • From Gran Hotel Costa Rica to the San José International Airport (app. 30 minutes)

All private transfers include an English-speaking driver.

Tours and Activities:

Round transportation for all tours is included.

  • Tortuguero Canals guided boat tour
  • Safari float tour in the Peñas Blancas River
  • Day-pass to an adventure resort with various activities to choose from (wall climbing, horseback riding, etc)
  • Children’s Eternal Rainforest Reserve guided hike

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.