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Guided Tours
Volcano & Beach Lovers
8 (Days / 7 Nights)

A wide range of unforgetable experiences. From the exhilaration of seeing the lava of Arenal Volcano flowing down the mountain, to the perfect relaxation on Tamarindo's beach; from the rejuvenating effect that the hot springs provide; to the winding down on a balcony viewing the sunset.


 • -Meet & Greet at the airport 
 • -Transfers on an A/C motorcoach throughout the whole itinerary 
 • -Tour guided throughout the whole itinerary 
 • -2 Nts/ Hotel Colonial or similiar , standard room(B) 
 • -2 Nt/ Hotel La Pradera or similiar  cabañas room(B) 
 • -3 Nts/ Bahia del Sol or similiar, standard room(B) 
 • -All tours described above 
 • -Meals described above 
 • -All taxes and service charges

What to bring

Clothing: Costa Rica is a very informal and casual country. Formal attire is only used in the city of San Jose and on very special occasions (Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries) 
We recommend to bring a sweater for the highland areas, and light loose fitting shirts, pants or jeans, and shorts for the lowland areas. 
For the beach areas please dont forget to bring a hat or cap, sunscreen, and sun glasses. 
For the rainforest and the National Parks we recommend hiking boots, a small backpack, water bottle, pocket knife, flashlight, insect repellent, rainwear, and a pair of binoculars to observe animals.

Day 1 : Arrival-San Jose

Arrive by air into San Jose. A representative from Costa Rican Trails will meet you at the airport and provide transfer to the Hotel for your first night in Costa Rica.

Overnight at Hotel Colonial or similiar , Standard Room, breakfast included

Day 2 : Arenal Volcano (B-D)

Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer’s dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your “must-do in Costa Rica” list.

One of the nicest volcanoes in Costa Rica, cloud forests, a lake world-famous for windsurfing and an incredibly diverse population of wildlife is what you will find in this area.

Arenal Volcano Hike & Hot Springs
late afternoon visit to the trails of El Silencio and the volcanic thermal mineral pools at Tabacon Hot Springs , where you can enjoy a healthy and relaxing soak and enjoy of a delicious dinner. 

Overnight at La Pradera Hotelor similiar , cabaña room

Day 3 : Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge (B-L)

The Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Rio Frio are biological humid areas considered to be one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica. Here you can find a great variety of resident and migratory birds plus three different species of monkeys, also iguanas, sloths, turtles and caymans.

The tour starts when we you up at your hotel in a very comfortable bus for the 1,5 hour Transfer to Los Chiles, a culturally mixed village only 4-km from the Nicaraguan border. Here your boat waits for your river adventure, at that time we begin our 2,5 hour floating safari through Tropical Rain Forest and pastures until we arrive at the marsh. An experienced English - Spanish speaking guide leads the tour.

Along the river we can see howler monkeys, spider monkeys, white-faced monkeys, also the three-toed sloth and some reptiles like caimans, Jesus Christ lizard and turtles.

Overnight at La Padrera Hotel or similiar  Cabaña  room

Day 4 : Potrero Beach (B)

Time to relax on the beach!! Transfer to Potero Beach in Guanacaste. 

Nestled next to Playa Flamingo in the quiet fishing village of Potrero, Playa Potrero is tranquil and serene. This beach is located along the northwest Pacific coast of Guanacaste, surrounded by rolling hills, tropical vegetation and diverse wildlife. Visitors look out onto the gorgeous turquoise waters that stretch over the white sand beaches of the bay area. This beach community is ideal for watching the sun set in all its glory. Travelers who want to get away from all the hustle and bustle of modern life will find Playa Potrero to be the perfect destination. The weather in Playa Potrero is near perfect, as the temperatures stick around the 80s and 90s during the day. This region also receives less rain than other parts of Costa Rica, and its dry season spans from November to April. 

Overnight at  Bahia del Sol Hotel or similiar ,  Standard Room

Day 5 : Sunset Kuna Vela Sunset Cruise (B)

Pacific Ocean sunsets are not to be missed. Experience a relaxing and unforgettable sailing under breathtaking colors while enjoying great music, tropical rum punch and gourmet snacks. Make sure your camera is ready for the dolphin show! Unforgettable. Included: Boat pick up. Meals: Fruits, Gourmet snacks, Open bar (beers, sodas, rum punch, juices). Duration: 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Overnight at  Bahia del Sol Hotel  or similiar,  Standard Room

Day 6 : Free day (B)

Free days to relax or explore the area. You can enjoy any of the tours available in the area

Overnight at  Bahia del Sol Hotel or similiar ,  Standard Room

Day 7 : San Jose (B-D)

Return to San Jose. Farewell dinner. 
Overnight at Hotel Colonial or similiar  ,  Standard Room

Day 8 : Departure

Transfer will be provided to the International airport.
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This package includes all the Costa Rican essentials, an impressive volcano, tropical jungles and cloud forests boasting exuberant flora and fauna.