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Pure Costa Rica Experience

6 days/5 nights - from $999 per person Land Only Guaranteed Departures

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Take a 6-day trip to the heart of Central America and experience the best of Costa Rica. Start in San Jose, where the international airport is located. Travel to the live Arenal Volcano and enjoy hot springs that the volcano provides. From there, transfer to the Pacific coast and stay at a resort in the Manuel Antonio National Park, which encompasses rugged rainforest, white-sand beaches and coral reefs. Finally, transit through San Jose on your way back to the US. Two levels of hotels are featured. Prices starting from $999 per person, land only, with daily guaranteed departures.

Day 1 - Arrive San Jose (20 minutes – 11 miles)
Reception at the Juan Santamaria International Airport and transfer to your hotel in San Jose. The capital city of San Jose, considered to be one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Latin America, is located in the middle of the Central Valley in the center of the country. The city features popular tourist attractions, such as historical buildings, museums, theaters, artisan markets, beautiful parks, shopping centers, and a varied gastronomic scene. (Crowne Plaza Corobici/Park Inn by Radisson)

Day 2 - San Jose/Arenal Volcano (3 hours – 84 miles)
In the morning, you will transfer by shared transport to the Arenal Volcano in the Northern Plains region. Majestic in its grand stature, the volcano is one of the country’s natural wonders. While the volcano is quiet these days and there are no lava eruptions, you can still see clouds of smoke or ash emanating from the top of the cinder cone. As well, you can enjoy the plentiful hot springs in the area. Along your journey to the town of La Fortuna, at the base of the volcano, you will see agricultural plantations, large ornamental plant nurseries, and cattle farms. (Arenal Springs/Montana de Fuego) (B)

Day 3 - Arenal Volcano
This morning, you’ll hike trails in the Arenal Volcano National Park. You’ll see how the forest vegetation and terrain have been affected by volcanic activity, including old lava flows. Afterward, you’ll visit the Río Fortuna Waterfall, located in a biological reserve of transitional humid tropical forest that is part of the Arenal Volcano National Park. The path to the waterfall’s base winds down 530 steps, and there are several areas along the way where you can stop and rest. At the bottom, you can take a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of the Fortuna River. Lunch will follow the tour. (B/L)

Day 4 - Arenal Volcano/Manuel Antonio (4.5 hours – 137 miles)
This morning, you will descend from the mountains to the warm coast of the Central Pacific. Manuel Antonio, you will enjoy being next to one of Costa Rica’s favorite national parks. Manuel Antonio is one of the smallest parks, yet it is the most visited for its beautiful beaches between coastal foothills, lush forest, and abundant wildlife. (Shana by the Beach/San Bada). (B)

Day 5 - Manuel Antonio
In the morning, you’ll walk the trails in the Manuel Antonio National Park, often called a natural jewel for its picturesque beauty and abundant wildlife diversity. There are several trails for walking with many viewpoints, and there is a high probability of seeing animals in their natural habitat. At various points, the trails branch off and lead to four separate beaches: Espadilla Sur, Manuel Antonio, Escondida, and Playita, where you can swim in crystal clear, warm water. (B)

Day 6 - Manuel Antonio/San Jose (3.5 hours 96 miles)
Today you depart to the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose. If you are traveling by shared transfer, and your flight leaves before 16:00, you will require a private transfer for an additional amount. (B)

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Land Only *Single Supplement
September 1 - November 30 09/01 - 11/30
$ $0
$999 S$999 S
$1199 FC$1,199 FC
$599 S$599 S
$799 FC$799 FC
2023
January 15 - March 31 01/15 - 03/31
$ $0
$999 S$999 S
$1199 FC$1,199 FC
$599 S$599 S
$799 FC$799 FC
  • Airfare from Miami to San Jose is estimated at $300 to $500 per person.
  • Airfare from all US cities is available
  • Rates are not valid for Easter, Christmas, New Year, or some other holidays.
  • Triple occupancy and children's rates are available

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 Tour Features

  • Round trip airport transfers on shared basis
  • Overland transfers with sightseeing stops as per itinerary
  • Total 5 nights stay in a double occupancy room in San Jose (1 night), Arenal Volcano (2 nights), and Manuel Antonio (2 nights)
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Land transfer between cities by coach/car/boat as per itinerary
  • Breakfast daily at hotel

Rates do not include

  • Activities not indicated in the program.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Any item not mentioned above 

Remarks

  • Hotels are S - Standard, Tourist class or 3-star hotels; FC - First Class, Superior Tourist Class or 4-star hotels as follows: San Jose - Park Inn by Radisson (S), Crowne Plaza (FC); Arenal Vacano - Montana de Fuego (S), Arenal Springs Resort & Spa (FC); Manuel Antonio - San Bada (S), Shana by the Beach (FC)
  • if above hotels are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category could be used. Prices may differ.
  • During Easter, Christmas and New Year’s Days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase.
  • Ticket(s) must be issued and full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Change and cancellation penalties ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, air upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all other destinations, and add-on air fares from various US cities are available
from $999
General information about the region
San Jose. Costa Rica
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 78.8 80.2 82.2 83.1 81.7 80.6 80.4 80.6 80.4 79.7 79.2 78.6
Average Low 64 64.4 64.6 65.8 66.2 66 66.2 65.8 64.8 64.8 65.5 64.9
Average Rainfall 0.248 0.402 0.543 3.146 10.535 11.028 7.146 10.902 13.98 13.016 5.335 1.319
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-06:00)
Voltage
110-120V
Health requirements
Currency
Costa Rican Colón
$1.00 USD = 533.30 CRC
Visa requirement
No
Arenal Volcano. Costa Rica
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 84 84 85 86 86 86 85 86 87 87 85 84
Average Low 70 70 71 72 74 74 74 74 73 73 72 71
Average Rainfall 10.4 7.5 7.0 6.7 12.5 9.2 15.6 9.9 4.4 6.3 12.2 13.7
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-06:00)
Voltage
110-120V
Health requirements
Currency
Costa Rican Colón
$1.00 USD = 533.30 CRC
Visa requirement
No
Manuel Antonio National Park. Costa Rica
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 87 87 89 89 89 87 87 86 86 86 86 86
Average Low 69 69 71 71 71 71 69 69 71 71 71 69
Average Rainfall 2.83 1.42 2.36 6.57 15.43 17.05 18.15 18.82 20.79 25.35 15.28 6.65
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT-06:00)
Voltage
110-120V
Health requirements
Currency
Costa Rican Colón
$1.00 USD = 533.30 CRC
Visa requirement
No
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