3 Week Costa Rica Getaway
Visit seven different destinations in three weeks!
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Number of nights: 21
You can never get enough of Costa Rica. For those who want to make the most of our country’s awe-inspiring beaches, evergreen mountains and rich biodiversity, this three-week tropical Costa Rica getaway is the ideal vacation.
Tortuguero: This Only Begins
Your first night in Costa Rica will be spent at Grano de Oro, one of the finest hotels in the city. On the morning after your arrival, you will take a scenic drive through the beautiful Braulio Carrillo National Park as you make your way to the Caribbean Coast. You’ll be lodged at the Manatus Hotel in Tortuguero. Don’t forget to explore the town around, which is famous for its rainforest, mangroves, lagoons and swamps. The wide variety in habitats allow for great opportunities to see wildlife!
Arenal: From The Treetops To The River
Besides your six-day stay at the Arenal Kioro, you will experience every different level of the rainforest. Glide through the treetops with our zip lining tour and observe the intense jungle evergreen as you walk through one of the hanging bridges. Complete your Arenal adventure by exploring the Class II-III whitewater rapids!
Monteverde: In The Middle Of The Cloud Forest
Do you think your adventure is over? You are only halfway! After checking out all that Arenal has to offer, you’ll board a boat and cross Lake Arenal. A private transfer will to Monteverde Lodge Gardens, located just 15 minutes from the Monteverde Cloud Forest and walking distance to town. You’ll have the chance to take a guided hike through Monteverde’s stunning cloud forest, the perfect activity for anyone who has a true love of nature.
Manuel Antonio: It’s Time For The Beach
You will head to one of Costa Rica’s most famous beaches: Manuel Antonio. Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the country, your stay includes a visit to the Manuel Antonio National Park and an exhilarating Catamaran tour through the Pacific Ocean. When you’re not at the beach, Si Como No Resort and Spa offers plenty of options to relax and enjoy.
Osa Peninsula: Jungle Jewel
Your last stop is the dense, biodiversity-rich Osa Peninsula. You’ll unwind at the Aguila de Osa Inn, a captivating little eco-lodge on the outskirts of Corcovado National Park. The area, known for having 10% of the mammal population in Latin America, will grand you limitless access to its treasures.
Your Three-week Tropical Costa Rica Getaway includes:
Exclusive airport “meet and greet” service—we’ll greet you off the plane so going through customs is stress-free
Lodging at the following hotels—breakfast included:
- One-night at Grano de Oro Hotel
- Two-night lodging at Manatus Hotel
- Six-night lodging at Arenal Kioro
- Three-night lodging at Monteverde Lodge Gardens
- Six-night stay at Si Como No Resort & Spa
- Three-night lodging at Aguila de Osa Hotel— all meals included
- One-night lodging at Finca Rosa Blanca Inn and Coffee Plantation
The following tours
- Zip lining tour
- Hanging bridges tour
- Class II-III White Water Rafting tour
- Cloud Forest tour
- Manuel Antonio National Park guided tour
- Catamaran tour on the Pacific Ocean
Private transfer to every hotel listed
*Prices reflect our best approximation of low and high season rates and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us. The rates listed here, are per person, double occupancy accommodation and include taxes, domestic transport, tours and hotels as described, unless otherwise indicated. Price does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.
Prices stated in GBP, EUR or CAD are calculated by exchange rate on xe.com and should be used as guidelines only; final price might vary at the time of booking. Discounts, special offers and others are expressed in US dollars unless indicated otherwise.
DAY BY DAY
Day One: First Day in Paradise
Your holiday begins on the minute you land in Costa Rica. One of our representatives meet at the airport, guide you through customs and take you to your private transfer. You’ll spend your first night at Grano de Oro Hotel, an elegant oasis in the concrete jungle of San José. End your first day by dining at the hotel’s restaurant, considered one of the finest in the capital.
Grano de Oro Hotel
Day Two: One Ticket to Manatus
An air-conditioned van will pick you up from Grano de Oro and drive you through the stunning Braulio Carrillo National Park. You’ll stop for a traditional casado, one of Costa Rica’s signature dishes, at the Suerre Hotel before gliding through the Caribbean canals of Tortuguero. Your final destination is Manatus Hotel, a boutique hotel located deep in the jungle.
Day Three: Explore Around!
Why not spend the day getting to know that small, wonderful part of Costa Rica? Relax on the hotel’s swimming pool or pamper yourself at the spa. You may also visit the surrounding town of Tortuguero, known for its wide variety of habitats – from rainforests and mangroves to lagoons and swamps. If you’re a fan of fishing, don’t miss out on this popular activity!
Day Four: Ready for Arenal?
Your next transfer will take you to one of the country’s most iconic destinations: the Arenal Volcano. Your hotel, the Arenal Kioro, is located just in the outskirts of La Fortuna, the town closest to this majestic natural monument. This hotel is a fantastic option for anyone looking for a quaint mountain-style resort experience.
Day Five: The Quintessential Rainforest Experience
Begin your Arenal adventure by zip lining at the edge of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest! Take in the spectacular views of the volcano on your 20-minute drive to the site. Once you arrive at Canopy Vista, you will be given your safety equipment and a thorough safety talk about the tour. Spend an adrenaline-filled 2 hours sailing above the rainforest canopy.
Day Six: A Trail Through the Rainforest Treetops
Take a tour through the Arenal Hanging Bridges, the perfect activity for couples or families. One of our guides will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Mistico Park. This beautiful, environmentally-friendly nature project located near the volcano cover a total of about 2 miles. You will be able to admire the great diversity of flora and fauna found in the tropical rainforest.
Day Seven: Down Time
Why don’t you explore along the hotel’s well-manicured gardens, steamy hot springs and admire its impressive views of the towering Arenal Volcano? After two action-packed days, you can enjoy the pool-side Orquideas Restaurant; enjoy a drink at the hotel’s bar, El Higuerón or savour a delicious meal at Heliconias, Kioro’s main restaurant. Enjoy the hotel’s amenities or explore around the La Fortuna.
Day Eight: It’s Time for Some White Water Rafting!
The River Balsa is perfect for beginners! Although it offers Class II-III rapids, it is still a challenging and exciting adventure. Before starting your white water journey, the professional guides will give you a safety talk and paddling instructions. For two and a half hours, you will paddle along the scenic river where you can see lots of wildlife – including monkeys, sloths and tropical birds!
After completing all of them, you will have time to swim in the river pools in an isolated rainforest river canyon setting! Take a quick walk to the river house to enjoy a delicious, home-cooked Costa Rican meal before setting off back to your hotel.
Day Nine: Crossing the Puddle
What is the fastest way to get to Monteverde? By crossing the lake! Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Arenal, where you will enjoy a 30-minute scenic boat ride to cross the lake. Then you’ll take an hour-and-a-half drive to your hotel, the Monteverde Lodge and Gardens.
Monteverde Lodge Gardens
Day Ten: Monteverde Cloud Forest Tour
Located along the Cordillera de Tilarán Mountain Range, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve spans over 10,500 hectares of tropical forest and rich biodiversity.
You will be driven from your hotel to the reserve. Your local naturalist guide will take you on a three-and-a-half hour nature tour through the mountainous forest, where you will experience nature’s incredible interconnectivity. At the end of your hike you visit the local women’s handicraft cooperative, where you can view and purchase locally made crafts.
Monteverde Lodge Gardens
Day Eleven: Coffee and Chocolate
Can you imagine anything better than coffee or chocolate? In this tour, you will first take a look at the history of Costa Rican coffee and it’s fascinating life cycle. Next, it’s time for a complete immersion into the world of chocolate. You will learn about its history and participate in the chocolate making process. The tour ends with a taste of some of the chocolate you’ve made, a hot cup of coffee and a Costa Rican snack.
Monteverde Lodge Gardens
Day Twelve: The Road to Manuel Antonio
Enjoy you four-and-a-half hour private transfer drive to Manuel Antonio, located in the Central Pacific coast. You will be spending the following nights at the Si Como No hotel. Nestled in the exuberant rainforest, guests can enjoy the jungle charm with complete amenities. End your day by dining at one of its two onsite restaurants or having a drink at the pool-side bar.
Si Como No
Day Thirteen: Manuel Antonio National Park Tour
Despite being the smallest national park in Costa Rica, it has been consistently listed as one of the 12 most beautiful parks in the world. In this guided tour, your English-speaking naturalist will point out everything, from the famous white-faced monkey to brilliantly colored birds. Spend the rest of the day sunbathing at some the region’s most exclusive, untouched beaches.
Si Como No
Day Fourteen: Free time in Manuel Antonio
Spend the day enjoying the stellar boutique hotel you are in. Take advantage of the swimming pools or indulge in a spa treatment. You can also visit the hotel’s Butterfly Botanical Atruim or even add in another tour!
Si Como No
Day Fifteen: Free time in Manuel Antonio
There is plenty to do around the Si Como No hotel. Your room is located within a 24-acre private wildlife refuge, which offers plenty of self-guided tours. You can also explore the town of Manuel Antonio and its local scene.
Si Como No
Day Sixteen: Ocean King Catamaran Tour
The Ocean King Catamaran boat trip is a wonderful way to spend a few hours out of sea. A Private transfer will pick you up and take you to the Pez Vela Marina in Quepos. Once on board, you can snorkel and look out for fish, sunbathe on the deck, and enjoy the boat’s amenities. Enjoy your lunch or dinner while looking out for the dolphins!
Si Como No
Day Seventeen: Free time in Manuel Antonio
Spend this day as you wish. Check out the town of Manuel Antonio, relax in one of Si Como No’s two pools or book another tour. There is plenty to choose from!
Si Como No
Day Eighteen: The Corcovado Jungle Experience
A private ground transfer will take you on a two-and-a-half hour drive to Aguila de Osa hotel. This captivating eco-lodge is perfect for families and couples looking for a relaxing jungle retreat. It’s 28-acres of protected rainforest, rustic-style furnishings make this an unforgettable stay.
Aguila de Osa
Day Nineteen: Another Day in the Jungle
Aguila de Osa consists of eleven rooms and two suites are terraced up the lush cliffside overlooking the picturesque bay. Besides the lovely experience of dining at the Rio Selva Restaurant, the community hour before dinner is a highlight for many. Hotel guests gather around music, appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks to share the day’s exciting encounters.
Aguila de Osa
Day Twenty: Green Retreat
Besides exploring the hotel’s impressive property, feel free to visit the Corcovado National Park, one of the country’s crown jewels. One of Costa Rica’s largest, it encompasses 10% of the mammals found in the Americas. You may also book another tour or enjoy the complimentary use of kayaks to explore the river.
Aguila de Osa
Day Twenty-one: Finca Rosa Blanca
Board a short flight from Drake Bay to San Jose. Once at the airport, you will board a private ground transfer to Finca Rosa Blanca Inn and Coffee Plantation. Just 20 minutes away from the San Jose Airtport, this intimate inn is set in a coffee plantation that oversees the Central Valley. Enjoy a steamy cup of coffee as you enjoy the sunset!
Finca Rosa Blanca Inn and Coffee Plantation
Day Twenty-two: Head home
A private transfer will take you to the SJO airport in plenty of time for your flight home.
This package includes these hotels:
Grano de Oro Hotel is a surprising oasis in downtown San Jose downtown, offering boutique-style services, luxury accommodations, and one of the finest restaurants in the country.« View Hotel »
Disconnect from the hectic life in the comfortable, tranquil atmosphere of the boutique Manatus hotel, featuring great personalized service & A/C!« View Hotel »
Arenal Kioro offers fabulous accommodations with the best view of the Arenal Volcano in the entire country.« View Hotel »
A great place to relax and unwind after a day full of hiking, birdwatching, and enjoying other Monteverde adventures.« View Hotel »
Si Como No Resort Spa & Wildlife Refuge is a Central Pacific coast hotel, nestled in the jungle-covered hills above Manuel Antonio National Park.« View Hotel »
Perfect for couples looking for a relaxing jungle retreat with limitless access to the surrounding rainforest, ocean, and wildlife, while socializing with other guests in a communal atmosphere.« View Hotel »
Experience a taste of Costa Rica—either literally—in a coffee cup or on a dining plate, or figuratively—the lush life of its tropical surroundings. This boutique hotel is a perfect getaway for travel connoisseurs!« View Hotel »
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