Luxury Caribbean Adventure
Jungle & Beach Pampering with a Dose of Excitement
- DAY BY DAY
‘Luxury Caribbean Adventure’ is perfect for:
Nature-loving families with teens who want to experience off-the-beaten-path luxury
Costa Rica’s Caribbean is ripe with opportunities to enjoy both an off-the-grid experience and a peaceful beachtown atmosphere.
With fewer visitors a year, less noise, and expansive views, it’s a great location to discover the best the Caribbean has to offer and escape into a luxurious jungle experience with your family.
Pacuare: A Jungle Retreat
After a short overlay in the city, take a scenic route across the mountain ranges, national parks, and farmlands of Costa Rica’s countryside. Dive into the lush jungle of the Caribbean plains to stay in one of the most secluded hotels in the country.
Listed by National Geographic as one of their Unique Lodges of the World, Pacuare Lodge is the perfect place to disconnect from the outside world in your own cabin. It’s a high-end accommodation with plenty of opportunities to relax and on-site activities to get your teens their fix of adrenaline.
Sit back in your terrace while listening to the river gliding by, or spot the birds singing in the trees that surround you. To finish the stay with a blast, prepare to head out on a rafting adventure across level III-IV rapids. Follow the river, spot wildlife, and waterfalls, and enjoy a great adventure before heading to the beach.
Aguas Claras: Beachtown Fun
Leave behind the secluded Pacuare Lodge and the rainforest, and continue to Aguas Claras, to the south of Puerto Viejo. The hotel is in a calm area surrounded by gardens and trees, conveniently located only steps away from the beach.
Enjoy the unique Caribbean-Victorian architecture and locally sourced decorations as well as the vegetation peeking out of every corner. Take the short walk to the beach and relax under the sun or practice watersports. Attend the yoga classes every morning to balance your body and mind.
Take the short walk to the beach and relax under the sun or practice watersports. Do a snorkeling tour to explore the underwater wonders of theCahuita National Park, visit a rescue center for jaguars, and go on a chocolate tour with the local indigenous population to learn more about the nature and culture of Costa Rica.
Aguas Claras is a great combination of exercise and relaxation by the ocean. In the end, return home with memories that will last a lifetime.
What’s included in ‘Luxury Caribbean Adventure’?
Lodging & Meals:
- One night at Hilton Garden Inn—Breakfast included.
- Two nights at Pacuare Lodge—Three daily meals included.
- Four nights at Aguas Claras—Breakfast included.
- From San Jose International Airport-Hilton Garden Inn (app. 30 minutes)
- From Hilton Garden Inn-Pacuare Lodge (app. 3 hours)
- From Pacuare Lodge-Aguas Claras (app. 3 hours)
- From Aguas Claras-San Jose International Airport (app. 4.5 hours)
All private transfers include an English-speaking driver.
Tours and Activities:
- Whitewater rafting (class III-IV rapids) at Pacuare Lodge
- Jaguar rescue center & chocolate tour combo at Aguas Claras
- Snorkeling & boat tour in the Cahuita National Park
Costa Rica Vacations luxury itineraries include:
- Rescheduling Coverage*
- Dedicated 24/7 in-country concierge line
- VIP Airport Meet & Greet Service, we meet you as you get off the plane
- 0% Interest Payment Plans
- Changes up to two weeks before arrival, no change fee*
* Restrictions may apply.
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.
DAY BY DAY
Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica!
Arrive to Costa Rica and start your vacation with a personalized greeting. One of our representatives waits for you at the airport and helps you through customs, taking you to a private transfer.
Take a short trip to the Hilton Garden Inn, which overlooks the city, one of the largest parks in town, and the national stadium. This is a quick stop to relax and recharge before heading to your luxury Caribbean adventure the next day.
Stay at Hilton Garden Inn
Day 2: Countryside Scenery
After breakfast, another private transfer takes you across a scenic route to the Caribbean plains. As the journey progresses, the true immersion into nature starts. Pacuare Lodge is a high-end hotel hidden away in 850 acres of rainforest, on the banks of Pacuare River.
Enjoy the peace of the forest as well as the delicious food, and hike around the property’s trails to immerse yourself into nature.
Stay at Pacuare Lodge
Day 3: Jungle Retreat
Pacuare Lodge offers a series of opportunities to explore the rainforest around you in depth. This day is the perfect opportunity to get an extra tour and discover the wonders of the Caribbean jungle.
Go on a zip lining tour along the canopy trees, or head out to do some canyoning in nearby stone gorges, or visit a waterfall to take a refreshing dip into the water. There’s also opportunity to visit an indigenous village to learn more about the local lifestyle and culture.
If you prefer to take it easy, the lobby and terraces are perfect to lounge with a tropical cocktail in hand.
Stay at Pacuare Lodge
Day 4: Whitewater Rafting
Leave Pacuare Lodge behind in a flare of adventure. Raft out of the property and experience level III-IV rapids while admiring the forests, cliffs, and wildlife along the river. Enjoy lunch in the riverside, and then leave for the beach.
Aguas Claras Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel tucked into gardens and surrounded by trees. The atmosphere is peaceful and laid-back, good to get rest after the rafting adventure.
Stay at Aguas Claras
Day 5: Jaguar Rescue Center & Chocolate Tour
Make the most of the day with this combo tour. Firs visit the Jaguar Animal Rescue Center, where many local animals are protected and rehabilitated. Wild cats, monkeys, sloths, and more are available for photos.
Then head to the local Bri Bri community, where you get to experience firsthand how they create organic chocolate from scratch. Finish the day with a short hike and a dip in a waterfall!
Stay at Aguas Claras
Day 6: Snorkeling in Cahuita
The Cahuita National Park is a protected area in the Caribbean that covers the coastline and part of the sea. Hop on a boat and sail to the coral reefs, where you get to spot the colorful fish and marine life in the area.
Then hike in the rainforest of the park to try and spot more animals. Tropical birds, iguanas, frogs, monkeys, and all matter of other animals live among the leaves. It’s an adventure that’ll have you feeling like an explorer!
Stay at Aguas Claras
Day 7: Wellness by the Beach
This is the time to take it all in as your days are filled with beachside relaxation.
Participate in the morning yoga class at the open-air yoga studio before going to the beach to sunbathe and receive the ocean breeze. Then take the complimentary snorkeling gear and explore the ocean floor to discover underwater sights.
If you prefer, relax at the pool, where the nearby restaurant can supply your favorite cocktails. Life abounds in the gardens, so keep your eyes open for beautiful vegetation as well as elusive creatures like sloths, monkeys, or colorful insects that share the space.
If you want something more active, borrow a bike and visit the town of Puerto Viejo, or book a tour to visit a local rescue center, national parks.
Stay at Aguas Claras
Day 8: So Long Costa Rica
After a luxurious stay at the beach and jungle, it’s time to go back home. Say goodbye to Costa Rica with chestfull of new memories that will last a lifetime!
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