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Extended Stay Day to Day Itinerary 

The Extended Stay Itinerary is designed to let you hit some of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica, including some more remote ones. Visit the Caribbean Coast and explore Tortuguero National Park. Travel to the iconic destinations of Arenal and Monteverde to then head to the Central Pacific and Manuel Antonio. A wonderful bonus in this package, is a three day tour of the fables Osa Peninsula, one of the most remote and most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Let’s go!


Day 1:

San Jose at NightA representative from our company will be waiting outside of the airport in San Jose when you arrive with a welcome package. Your adventure trip in Costa Rica can begin. We will transfer you to your hotel in San Jose for the night where you can rest. Welcome!


Day 2 – 3: 

Mawamba Lodge kayak

Mawamba Lodge kayak in Tortuguero National Park

Leaving early in the morning you will catch a shuttle to Tortuguero. Tortuguero is located on the Caribbean side of the country and is a great place to spot wildlife like birds, crocodiles, caimans, monkeys and turtles. Enjoy the astonishing view and peaceful atmosphere that the area is all about. You will take a boat tour through the canals of the region and learn everything about this beautiful park and its inhabitants.


Day 4:

Hotel Arenal Lodge Volcano ViewYou will now hop onto another transfer taking you to the iconic Arenal Volcano towering over the charming town of La Fortuna. Arenal is one of Costa Rica’s active volcanoes and most famous for its hot springs, hanging bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall and lake Arenal – the biggest man-made lake in Costa Rica. The Fortuna waterfall is a great place to relax or even take a swim. Some even choose to rappel down the waterfall! Perfect for the adventure tourist!


Day 5:

Arenal Zip LiningDay 5 is here with some crazy fun for you! The Sky Trek is similar to a canopy tour and has a thrilling zip line circuit. This is the most thrilling zip line in the country. The Sky Tram, on the other hand, takes you on a smooth gondola ride through the lush rainforest, offering up endless views of Arenal National Park and beyond!


Day 6:

El Trapiche Coffee Tour NatureOn day six you will head from Arenal to Monteverde for an introduction into the coffee plantations that are scattered across the area. The El Trapiche tour is a Costa Rican Family project where you can see the working of the Tilapia fish project and enjoy the small forested area of the Monteverde zone where it is possible to see various flora and fauna. During the tour, you will get a chance to taste fresh coffee brewed from regional beans. After the tour you will be dropped off at your next hotel and spend a relaxing evening in Monteverde


Day 7:

Monteverde Cloud ForestIn Monteverde, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the rainforest and take a tour through the Santa Elena Reserve. Learn all about the phenomenon of the cloud forest, a pristine paradise full of flora and fauna. Avoid the crowds as you explore the boundless primary forest at the Santa Elena Reserve and discover the natural wonders that the cloud forest has to offer. You can take self-guided hike on the various trails and discover many species of birds like the elusive but stunning Resplendent Quetzal!


Day 8:

Manuel Antonio Beaches Aerial ViewTime to head to Manuel Antonio where you will spend a couple of nights in the smallest yet one of the most lively national parks in Costa Rica! Manuel Antonio Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica! This destination is awesome for beachgoers and surfers as well as those looking to take advantage of the stunning rainforest.


Day 9:

villas nicolas manuel antonioTake a hike through this stunning park! Manuel Antonio National Park contains a unique combination of distinct habitats including rainforest, mangrove swamp, beaches and coral reefs. The beaches are considered by many to be the most beautiful in the country and offer excellent snorkeling. The forest itself houses all kinds of exotic species. Get your camera ready! 


Day 10:

Quepos Costa Rica MarinaDeparting from the dock in Quepos, the day 10 tour takes you to the Planet Dolphins fleet of luxury catamarans to cruise the Manuel Antonio coastline. Spot coastal wildlife such as spotted the dolphins, humpback whales, endangered sea turtles, manta rays, sea birds and more. After touring the coastline, we will anchor in a protected cove of the crystal clear Biesanz Bay for 45 minutes of snorkeling. Then we will take a break and enjoy a gourmet lunch of fresh, grilled seafood and refreshing cocktails before heading back to the dock in Quepos. Relax and enjoy!


Day 11-13:

CorcovadoReady to take a walk on the wild side? Today, the shuttle will take you to Sierpe to stay at the next hotel and a three-day tour of the Osa Peninsula area. Start off by heading 15 kilometers out to Cano Island. This peaceful little island has lots to offer with wildlife and gorgeous scenery. Next, you will take a guided tour through the tropical rain forest. Corcovado National Park. Corcovado is a national park known for containing the highest level of biodiversity in the world. The flora and fauna you will encounter here are simply incomparable with what you might see elsewhere. Would you like to know to which degree exactly? Okay here we go … Within Corcovado you can find 13 major ecosystems and inhabiting those are all four species of monkeys, all four sea turtle species and over 40 frog species. In addition, there are 100 butterfly species, 10,000 insect species, several types of snakes, over 25 lizard species and all six feline species. There are tapirs, crocodiles, peccaries and over 400 bird species! Excited yet?


Day 14:

Today is last day of your trip, and you will fly out of Drake bay to then head back to San Jose. This doesn’t have to be the last trip to Costa Rica though! We hope you will travel with us again soon!


 

Costa Rica Vacations Classic Destinations

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Ideal for Families, Adrenaline Lovers, Couples

Destinations Visited

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Vacation At a Glance

Hotel Destinations
  • 1-night in San Jose
  • 2-nights in Tortuguero
  • 2-nights in Arenal Volcano
  • 2-nights in Monteverde
  • 3-nights in Manuel Antonio
  • 3-nights in Osa Peninsula

Tour packages

  • Tortuguero Canal Tour
  • Sky Trek/Sky Tram
  • El Trapiche
  • Santa Elena Reserve
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • luxury catamarans
  • Cano Island
  • Corcovado National Park

Domestic transportation

  • Private or Group Shuttles

All applicable taxes included, other perks are noted where they apply.

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Hotels Included

3 Stars from*

Holiday Inn San Jose Aurola

Holiday Inn Aurola

San Jose. Pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant. TV, Internet access / Wi Fi, Phone, Safe Box, Private Jacuzzi, Mini Bar / Fridge, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer. Concierge.
4
4
From: $125 - $200
Mawamba Lodge Aerial View

Mawamba Lodge

Tortuguero. Favorite. Nature Pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Shop, Walking / Hiking Trails. Internet access / Wi Fi, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service.
3
From: $125 - $200
Los Lagos Hotel Spa & Resort

Los Lagos Resort

Arenal. Favorite. Family Friendly, Adventure, Volcano Spa, Pool, Restaurant, Shop. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
3
5
From: $125 - $200
Trapp Family Lodge Garden

Trapp Family Lodge

Favorite. Adventure Restaurant. Phone, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Babysitting Service, Laundry Service, Concierge.
3
2
From: $125 - $200
Hotel Karahe Exterior

Hotel Karahe

Manuel Antonio. Favorite. Beachfront Pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant. TV. Concierge.
3
From: $125 - $200
View on Rancho Corcovado

Hotel Rancho Corcovado

Drake Bay. Nature, Adventure Restaurant.
3
From: Under $125


4 Stars from*

Hotel Grano de Oro Bedroom

Hotel Grano de Oro

San Jose. Favorite. Boutique Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Shop. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Private Jacuzzi. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
4
5
From: $200 - $300
Mawamba Lodge Aerial View

Mawamba Lodge

Tortuguero. Favorite. Nature Pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Shop, Walking / Hiking Trails. Internet access / Wi Fi, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service.
3
From: $125 - $200
Arenal Springs Aerial View

Arenal Springs Resort

Arenal. Favorite. Family Friendly, Adventure, Volcano, Hot Springs Spa, Pool, Restaurant, Shop. TV, Phone, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge.
4
5
From: $200 - $300
El Establo Exterior

El Establo Mountain Hotel

Monteverde. Favorite. Family Friendly, Adventure, Luxury Spa, Pool, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Shop, Facilities For Disabled, Business Center, Walking / Hiking Trails, Tennis. A/C, TV, Internet access / Wi Fi, Phone, Safe Box, Mini Bar / Fridge, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
4
1
From: $200 - $300
Hotel Si Como No Suite

Hotel Si Como No

Manuel Antonio. Favorite. Family Friendly, Adventure, Sustainable Ecolodge Spa, Pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant. TV, Safe Box, Private Jacuzzi. Concierge.
4
5
From: $200 - $300
Hotel Aguila De Osa Inn Balcony View

Aguila de Osa Inn

Drake Bay. Favorite. Boutique, Nature, Adventure Restaurant. Hair Dryer. Room Service.
4
From: Over $300


5 Stars from*

Real Intercontinental Costa Rica Entrance

Real InterContinental

Escazu. Luxury Spa, Pool, Restaurant, Shop. TV, Phone, Safe Box. Babysitting Service, Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
5
5
From: $200 - $300
Manatus Hotel View

Manatus Hotel

Tortuguero. Boutique, Nature, Luxury Spa, Pool, Fitness Room / Gym, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Walking / Hiking Trails. A/C, TV, Internet access / Wi Fi, Private Balcony / Terrace, Mini Bar / Fridge, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service.
5
From: Over $300
Tabacon Resort & Spa Jungle Pool

Tabacon Resort & Spa

Arenal. Favorite. Romantic, Luxury, Volcano, Hot Springs Spa, Pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Shop. TV, DVD Player, Phone, Safe Box, Hair Dryer. Babysitting Service, Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
5
4
From: Over $300
El Establo Exterior

El Establo Mountain Hotel

Monteverde. Favorite. Family Friendly, Adventure, Luxury Spa, Pool, Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Shop, Facilities For Disabled, Business Center, Walking / Hiking Trails, Tennis. A/C, TV, Internet access / Wi Fi, Phone, Safe Box, Mini Bar / Fridge, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer. Laundry Service, Concierge, Room Service.
4
1
From: $200 - $300
Bungalows in Tulemar

Tulemar Resort

Manuel Antonio. Favorite. Luxury, Signature, Best
5
From: $200 - $300
Hotel Aguila De Osa Inn Balcony View

Aguila de Osa Inn

Drake Bay. Favorite. Boutique, Nature, Adventure Restaurant. Hair Dryer. Room Service.
4
From: Over $300


Tour Options

Tours

Arenal Sky Trek Costa Rica

Arenal Sky Trek & Tram Ultimate Zip Lines

Arenal. Adventure, Nature
From: $75 - $100
Trapiche Coffee Tour Costa Rica

El Trapiche Coffee Tour

Monteverde. Cultural, Excursion Guide, Transfer, Entrance Fee.
From: Under $50
Santa Elena Reserve

Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve Hike

Monteverde. Adventure, Nature Guide, Drinks, Transfer.
From: $50 - $75
Manuel Antonio Monkey

Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

Manuel Antonio. Favorite. Family, Nature Guide, Drinks, Snack, Transfer, Equipment, Entrance Fee.
From: Under $50
Extended Stay

Extended Stay

Arenal, Drake Bay, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde, San Jose, Tortuguero. Families, Adrenaline Lovers, Couples.
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More than $2000 p.p.


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