A wonderful combination of adventure, nature and luxury accommodations in four of the country’s most visited regions. We have designed this 11-day / 10-night honeymoon package to feature many of Costa Rica’s highlights such as lush rainforest, active volcanoes, hot springs, and the mystical Cloud Forest. You will be able to observe wildlife, spend time on the shores of the Pacific Ocean and finish your trip with a two-day Class IV white water rafting expedition.
Day 1: Arrive at the San Jose International Airport. Upon clearing immigration and customs, exit the airport where you will be met by your driver who will transfer you to the Hotel Grano de Oro, one of the city’s top-rated bed & breakfasts. Check into a Superior Room and at night explore the dining, entertainment, and dancing options that San Jose offers.
Day 2: Early in the morning, the rafting company staff will pick you up from the lobby of the hotel to start the two-hour drive to the rafting operations centrer. Following breakfast, you will be transferred to the Pacuare River where your professional guides will load your gear into dry bags, prepare the equipment and give you complete safety and paddle instructions. The first day's Class III rapids welcome you to the Pacuare Gorge's charm as you raft deep in the heart of primary rainforest. Arrive at the award-winning Ríos Tropicales Lodge where you can spend the afternoon relaxing, hiking or soaking in waterfall and pools. The lodge offers you all the comforts you need in "Cabecar Indian" style bungalows.
Day 3: After a hearty breakfast, you'll prepare to paddle down the Pacuare Gorge past gushing waterfalls, serene pools and pounding rapids. A snack stop by the riverside lets you explore more waterfalls and natural waterslides. An adrenaline-packed afternoon running rapids like Upper and Lower Huacas, Cimarron, Dos Montañas and many more, will have you cheering ecstatically. Upon conclusion of the tour, your driver will be waiting to transfer you to the Arenal Manoa Hotel near the active Arenal Volcano. Check into Arenal Manoa Hotel.
Day 4: Have an adventure in nature! Choose from these spectacular activities in the Arenal Volcano region (one adventure activity included).
Visit the Fortuna River Waterfalls, located about three miles from town. Here, magnificent waterfalls cascade into the rainforest. If you wish, you will have the opportunity to hike and swim in the river.
Go rafting on the Sarapiqui River. The river has Class III and IV rafting for adventure aficionados and the slower paced Floating Safari Class II rafting for nature lovers. Both are excellent tour choices featuring amazing scenery, plenty of wildlife and thrilling adventure.
Try canyoning, one of the country's top adventure activities. Rappel down a waterfall inside the rainforest, truly an unforgettable experience!
Experience the thrill of zip lining through the canopy of the rainforest on the Sky Trek and Aerial Tram, one of Costa Rica’s top canopy tours. A great way to experience the rain forest and a real adrenaline rush!
Upon conclusion of the tour return to the hot springs. Overnight in a junior suite in Arenal Manoa Hotel
Day 5: Free day to explore the Arenal Volcano Region, embark on a new adventure in nature or stay at the resort for spa therapies. Overnight in a junior suite in Arenal Manoa Hotel
Day 6: Start this adventurous day with a splendid Costa Rican breakfast. Later, embark on a 15-minute boat ride across Arenal Lake, followed by a ride up the mountains to Monteverde. Witness the changes in vegetation and climate as you ascend from 900 meters to 1600 meters above sea level. Check into a Standard Room at Fonda Vela. In the afternoon, explore the Cloud Forest in the Monteverde National Park.
Day 7: Following an early breakfast, experience the thrill of the Sky Trek Canopy adventure or hike across the hanging bridges of the Sky Walk. The Sky Trek is a signature canopy adventure that consists of a series of platforms and lines that allow you to glide through the forest. The Sky Walk consists of a guided hike over suspended bridges spanning the Cloud Forest. Take in spectacular views of the volcano and the lake and explore the rainforest from three distinct perspectives: the ground level, the mid section and from above. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to embark on another activity in the Monteverde Region. Overnight in a Standard Room at Fonda Vela.
Day 8: Time to relax at the beach! Board the private transfer van for the four-hour journey through the mountains towards the Pacific Coast. Upon arrival in the Manuel Antonio Region, check into a Standard room at Hotel Si Como No. This boutique hotel is a member of the Green Hotels of Costa Rica. Located within the forest, the hotel features breathtaking views of the ocean from its balconies.
Day 9: The staff the tour company will pick you up at the lobby of the hotel for the short drive to the Manuel Antonio National Park. Enjoy this guided tour of one of the jewels of the Costa Rica National Park System. Spot three species of monkeys, sloths, iguanas, coatimundis and a wide range of birds and reptiles. Relax Relax at one of the country’s prettiest beaches—we recommend staying at the beach in the park until closing time at 4:00 pm. Return to the hotel. Overnight in a Standard room at Si Como No.
Day 10: Explore the Manuel Antonio Region. We recommend the following activities (not included):
Sport fishing in Quepos. Home to some of the world’s best sport fishing -- Boats with experienced crews and great service can be reserved on site.
Experience sea or estuary kayaking in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean, and get in a great workout at the same time!
Embark on a full day cruise to Tortuga Island. This white sand beach offers the opportunity to relax in the catamaran on the way to the island, and enjoy fun and relaxation under the sun. A succulent beach BBQ is served at lunchtime.
Enjoy an exciting open sea expedition in search for dolphins. Embark on a full day dolphin and whale watching tour in the deep blue Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of Manuel Antonio. If you prefer, embark on a relaxing sunset cruise aboard the catamaran for a romantic afternoon and evening off the shores of Quepos.
Marvel at the unspoiled beaches of Manuel Antonio and the mysterious islands that lie just offshore as you sail on a 37-foot catamaran over Central Pacific waters. Jagged rock formations and towering cliffs are nesting grounds to countless marine birds and their young. Look for spotted dolphins and keep an eye out for giant sea turtles and migrating humpback whales. The tour will stop in one of the many protected jungle coves to swim, snorkel and enjoy lunch or dinner.
Explore the mangroves guided by experts. This tour presents a unique opportunity to spot the local wildlife traveling by boat to this pristine ecosystem. Expect close encounters with white-faced monkeys, sloths and many bird species.
Overnight in a Standard Room at Si Como No.
Day 11: Free morning to relax in Manuel Antonio and perhaps embark on another adventure in the region. Check out of the hotel and transfer to the local airport. Check into the 25-minute flight to San Jose. Upon landing you will be transferred to San Jose International Airport for your return flight.
1 night in Superior Room at Grano de Oro
Pacuare River Class IV White Water Rafting - Two day / One night
3 nights in a Junior Suite at Arenal Manoa
2 nights in a Standard Room at Fonda Vela
3 nights in Standard Room at Si Como No
Private transfer San Jose Airport - Grano de Oro
Private transfer End of Pacuare Rafting - Arenal
Private transfer Monteverde - Manuel Antonio
One-way flight Quepos – San Jose
Lake crossing transfer Arenal - Monteverde
One Full day adventure in Arenal
Sky Trek Tour in Monteverde
Guided hike of Manuel Antonio Park
Daily breakfast at the hotels
Hotel & sales Taxes
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Customize the itinerary. Popular changes to the itinerary include room upgrades, adding spa treatments, adding tours, exchanging the private transfers for car rental, changing the recommended hotels in one or more regions. Many of these changes can be done through a free online honeymoon registry. Please call us toll free at (888) 928-3688 to inquire about this package or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org