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Day 1 - SAN JOSE
Arrival in San Jose, pick up at airport and transfer to HOTEL GRANO DE ORO for welcome drink and overnite stay. Check-in to your room and leisure time on your own to relax or explore your surroundings. A true oasis in the center of San Jose, this hotel exudes the charm and character of a stately mansion with the comfort and amenities of a fine hotel. Warmly decorated rooms and suites (all non-smoking), a secluded garden terrace with large jacuzzi, and courtyards with fountains and abundance of tropical plants and flowers in a quiet area west of the town center. Delicious meals and desserts served in the intimate dining room, adjacent sunroom and tropical courtyard.
** Accommodations in standard double room

   
 

DAY 2 - TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK -
Early morning pick up at hotel for ground and boat transportation to MAWAMBA LODGE. Mawamba Lodge is located in the midst of Tortuguero National Park, a tropical rainforest, and a navigable network of lakes and channels that crosses the area from southeast to the northwest. This allows a great diversity of fauna and flora of the region to be observed close at hand. Additionally, it is the most important nesting site in the western half of the Caribbean for the Green Turtle. Located on a sand bar between the Tortuguero Lagoon and Caribbean Sea, the lodge has 40 comfortable rooms all with private baths with hot water, ceiling fans, a dock on the canals, swimming pool, family-style restaurant with international and local cuisine, nature trails, walking beach access, and a conference room where daily lectures on Costa Rica's natural history are presented.
(B) (L) (D)

 
   
 

Day 3 - TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK -
Early next morning, nearby howler monkeys often provide a natural alarm clock at first light, and for those interested in birds, this is the time to see many species of hummingbirds, parrots, toucans, woodpeckers, and finches that abound around the lodge. After breakfast, board your boat with local guide for a day of tours on Tortuguero's network of lakes and channels. Optional nightime tour to observe the nesting of the leatherback turtles. Overnite at Mawamba Lodge
(B) (L) (D)
   

 
 
 

Day 4 - ARENAL
Leave Mawamba and our driver will meet you to drive you to the Arenal Volcano area. Visit the Tabacón Hot Springs around mid-afternoon then have time to relax and enjoy the hot springs before we have a relaxing dinner at this wonderful Spa.  Overnight at Hotel Montaña de Fuego 4*  (B, D)

 
   
 

Day 5 - ARENAL
Breakfast, and travel to the most extraordinary view of the Arenal Volcano on a gentle hike along the base of this marvelous “Mountain of Fire”. The hike begins on the active side of the volcano and will take you through a dense forest, over recent lava flows. Overnight Montaña de Fuego 4* - (B)

 
   
 
Aerial view of El Ocotal Beach Resort

Day 6 - GUANACASTE/OCOTAL
After breakfast, leave Arenal for 4 1/2 hour drive to the north pacific coast of Costa Rica and PLAYA OCOTAL. Overnite at EL OCOTAL BEACH RESORT.  Balance of day is on your own with free time to relax, enjoy the beach and explore.Ocotal is a four-star beachfront resort, a luxurious hideaway, known for its outstanding style, comfort and service, where visitors relax and enjoy the marvels of the Pacific Ocean with summer weather all year round.  Only two miles away is Playas del Coco a small fishing and tourist village where you can find supermarkets, bank, pharmacy, restaurants, stores, bars and nightlife. Liberia’s International Airport is a short 25 minutes drive away.
(B)

 
   
 

Day 7 - GUANACASTE/EL OCOTAL
On your own to relax on the beach and enjoy the many services and activities the hotel has to offer. (B) 

 
   
 
Surfing in Costa Rica!!

Day 8 - OCOTAL/SAN JOSE
Breakfast, free time to relax, swim in the ocean, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Early afternoon transfer back to San Jose. Overnight at HOTEL GRANO DE ORO - (B, L)    

 
   
 

Day 9 - SAN JOSE
After breakfast, San Jose city tour. Visit the University of Costa Rica, the National Museum, and the National Theater, built as a miniature version of the Paris Opera House in 1897 by the coffee barons. The tour concludes with a visit to a typical local crafts market.  Overnight at Hotel Grano de Oro. (B)

 
   

Day 10 - RETURN HOME
Transfer to airport for return flight home and the end to an unforgettable vacation/adventure - (B)

 

TOTAL COST:

$1,900.00 per person based on double occupancy. ("Green" Season May 16 - Nov 14, 2012)
$2,150.00 per person based on double occupancy. (High Season Nov 15, 2012 - May 14, 2013)

** Except Christmas Season (Dec. 20, 2012 to Jan 6, 2013). Please consult for pricing during this time.

** Please inquire about discount international air available from most U.S. cities

 
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PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • 9 nights accommodations
  • All taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • All meals where indicated (B) breakfast, (L) lunch, (D) dinner
  • Round trip ground and boat transportation to Mawamba Lodge
  • Tortuguero guided tours
  • Entrance to Tabacon Resort and Spa
  • Tour to the volcano lava fields
  • Ground transportation between destinations
  • San Jose city tour