An Insider’s Costa Rica
Take the Road Less Traveled and See Something New.
- DAY BY DAY
‘An Insider’s Costa Rica’ is perfect for:
Couples or small groups who want to explore Costa Rica’s nature off the beaten path.
To say you’re a true Costa Rican insider, you have to visit places that escape other travelers’ eyes. This is why this boutique Costa Rica vacation takes you to Rio Celeste and an island near the Nicoya Peninsula—two of the country’s most unique locations.
A Boutique Stay in the Skirts of a Volcano
Rio Celeste is home to a turquoise waterfall and river that you have to see to believe, and the hotel that bears its name is just as stunning. The rooms are luxurious and feature flat screen TVs and amazing bathroom products. There is an exquisite restaurant on-site serving local cuisine with a twist and ample paths to wander and see the wildlife.
Glamping on an Island
From jungle delights to a hotel secluded on an island: we take you to one of Costa Rica’s most unique experiences—Isla Chiquita Glamping Resort. Here you’ll stay on a high-end tent tucked in the hills covered by dry forest, where you can enjoy seclusion from the outside world and endless ocean views. What’s not to love? These hidden gems are awaiting your discovery!
What’s included in ‘An Insider’s Costa Rica’?
Lodging & Meals:
- 2 nights at Rio Celeste Hideaway—including breakfast.
- 4 nights at Isla Chiquita—including three daily meals.
- Private ground transfer from the Liberia International Airport to Rio Celeste Hideaway (app. 1.5 hours)
- Private ground transfer from Rio Celeste Hideaway to Isla Chiquita (app. 4 hours)
- Private ground transfer from Isla Chiquita to Tambor airstrip (app. 1 hour)
- Flight transfer from Tambor airstrip to the San José International Airport (app. 45 minutes)
All private transfers include an English-speaking driver.
Tours and Activities:
- Complimentary use of kayaks and stand up paddles at Isla Chiquita.
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!
Fly into Liberia International Airport, where one of our representatives will meet you and show you to your private transfer. Travel to the lovely Rio Celeste Hideaway Boutique Hotel.
Stay at Rio Celeste Hideaway Boutique Hotel
Day 2: Explore the area
Rio Celeste is one of Costa Rica’s most stunning natural landmarks, and the Hideaway Boutique Hotel is just a walk away from the breathtaking river and national park. Use this day to go on a tour!
Rio Celeste Hideaway Boutique Hotel
Day 3: From Rio Celeste to the Gulf of Nicoya
A private transfer takes you to the pier where you board a boat on the way to the charming Isla Chiquita, where your glamping experience starts. The island where the hotel is located is called Jesusita Island, and is a five-minute boat ride from the Paquera pier (included with the rate).
Stay at Isla Chiquita
Days 4, 5 & 6: Enjoy the Island
Isla Chiquita is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural abundance of the area. The dry tropical forest is home to a variety of wildlife like monkeys, sea birds, and lizards.
Walk the trails around the island to spot them all. If you prefer to rest, sit on your tent’s porch to hear the sounds of nature, or stay inside the tent to enjoy the top-of-the-line amenities.
To have a quiet time by the ocean, go to the beachfront bar where you can see local fishermen and the coastline. If you want something more exciting, this is the perfect opportunity to explore the ocean. Take one of the kayaks or stand-up paddleboards the hotel lends you and head to the sea.
Stay at Isla Chiquita
Day 7: Head Home
Take a boat ride to Paquera, and then a private transfer to the Tambor airstrip. A short flight puts you back on the San José International Airport. There you will board your international flight and return home with memories that will last a lifetime!