Natural Costa Rica

Natural Costa Rica

$2800 per person

Journey through Costa Rica to discover a wealth of natural delights. From the highlands of San José, visit a coffee plantation and a unique biological research park where you’ll learn of the country’s ecological richness.

In Tortuguero, a national park situated off the Caribbean coast and breeding ground to the Green Turtle (July to October), you travel by boat through rainforests home to exotic birds such as toucans and macaws as well as monkeys and rare manatees. In the Lake Arenal area overlooked by a massive volcano where thermal hot springs are found, you’ll visit an important wetlands region as well as enjoy many exciting, optional adventure excursions.

Accommodations:

Magic Mountain Hotel

Location: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano Costa Rica

Hotel Magic Mountain a Colonial Modern Hotel, located in La Fortuna facing the Arenal Volcano
Our scenic location provides visitors with a stunning view of the colossal Volcano Arenal.
Rounded by an exotic tropical zone, lush foliage and magnificent scenery.
This property offers a prime location, panoramic Volcano views, luxury accommodations and unrivaled service.
We are nearby to down town shops, souvenirs and other points of interest as well as the "hot springs".
The Hotel Magic Mountain offer 36 guest comfortable rooms and 6 Deluxe Junior Suites, spectacular scene, access to our Swimming pools, Jacuzzi’s, Panoramic Volcano view elevator. And provides guests with a Spa, Meeting and Conference space, one of the city’s most impressive venues for Weddings and Receptions, and innovative International cuisine at Lina’s Restaurant and Magic Sport’s Bar.
Hotel Magic Mountain staff will always make every effort to create our guest experience an unforgettable one.

Facilities:
- Bar / Lounge
- Free Breakfast
- Restaurant
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Children Activities
- Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
- Free Parking
- Shuttle Bus service
- Wheelchair access

Evergreen Lodge

Location: PO Box 1818-1002, San Jose, Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Everygreen is located in the northeastern corner of Tortuguero, 5 minutes by boat from the main entrance to Tortuguero National Park, and accessible only by air and water. Evergreen Lodge is the ideal location from which to explore this unique and magical area, surrounded by towering trees and exuberant vegetation. This lodge has 55 comfortable rooms, all are spacious with comfortable beds, private bathrooms, hot water, and ceiling fans.

Facilities:
- Restaurant
- Bar
- Outdoor Pool
- Spa
- Wi-Fi
- Free Parking
- Sun Deck
- Terrace

Park Inn San Jose

Location: Calle 28, San José, Costa Rica

Situated three blocks from Paseo Colón, the city's main avenue, and walking distance of downtown, the Park Inn hotel's location in San José is perfect for vacations and business trips. Sample local and international cuisine at RBG Bar & Grill, and enjoy a dip in the shimmering outdoor pool. After a long day exploring San José, Costa Rica, this hotel's comfortable accommodations are just what you need to relax. In-room amenities like free wireless Internet access and 42-inch flat-screen televisions make it easy to unwind after your adventures in the city. This hotel's property in San José provides you with all the features you need for a perfect stay.

Facilities:
- Business center
- Convenience Store
- Complimentary underground parking
- Gym
- Outdoor pool
- Room service

  • Destination
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
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Day 1 Arrive San José, Costa Rica
Upon arrival to San Jose’s International airport a a MYESCAPADES representative will meet and greet arriving guests, followed by the transfer to selected hotel. Guests will also receive travel documents and a complete explanation on the following day’s activities.
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Day 2 Poas Volcano National Park & Doka Coffee Tour
Passengers will enjoy a great buffet breakfast at the hotel and get ready for the day activities. 07:00 am Pick up at the lobby of the hotel for the transfer to Poas Volcano National Park area for tour and lunch. Departing from San Jose, en route we will see the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria and the popular Mango Park. Then we will continue our trip through the fern, flower and strawberry farms taking in the scenic vistas along the way. There is a noticeable change in temperature and vegetation, so be prepared to experience the cool and exuberant cloud forest of Poas Volcano National Park. At the volcano we will have time to enjoy the impressive main crater with its fumaroles, and then go on a light hike traversing a trail to the beautiful Botos Lagoon to learn about the different ecosystems. Journey continues with lunch on arrival at the coffee estate restaurant “La Cajuela” DOKA Estate is a real working Coffee plantation, located on the slopes of the Poás Volcano, offering a fantastic learning opportunity, for participants to be guided through all the coffee production stages, from the plant on the coffee field where first choice beans are hand picked and after a selection process these are turned into a fabulous cup of coffee. Walk through the planted fields at their breathtaking panoramic view location, see the “beneficio” (coffee mill) and smell the aroma emitted by sun bathed patios where the beans are sun dried every morning. Finally you will be able to sample all of the roasts and purchase unique gifts at the “Casa de Artesania”, while gaining a new perspective about Costa Rica’s coffee Culture! Included Meals: BL
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Day 3 Tortuguero Experience
Early morning pick up at hotel, followed by transfer to Caño Blanco dock with a stop en route in Guápiles for a traditional breakfast. On arrival to the dock visitors will board a boat, which will take them through canals to the Tortuguero National Park (approx. 2 hours). On the way they may observe different flora, fauna and wildlife. Arrival to the lodge on time for lunch and to check the schedule for local activities with the hotel guides Visitors will be at leisure in the afternoon to experience the local culture developed in this lush tropical environment, visit some of the area's natural attractions, walk the nature trails or just relax in comfort on a hammock from a location overlooking the lush canals. Included Meals: BLD
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Day 4 Tortuguero National Park
After a family style breakfast at the lodge, begin the day with a nature walk trip, returning to hotel on time for lunch. Tortuguero is situated on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The park covers 18,947 hectares and protects green turtle egg-laying grounds (July to September) and lowland rainforest which is home to a wealth of wildlife – 300 species of birds including toucans, herons, hummingbirds and green macaws, and other animals including monkeys and the rare manatee. The plant life in the area is also particularly rich due to the very high annual rainfall. You can explore the wildlife from the canals. Afternoon canal boat tour followed by dinner at the lodge Optional activities available • Early morning boat tour for wildlife observation on the Tortuguero canals scheduled from 06:00 am to 08:00 am • Night Walk through the private trails to observe the nocturnal wildlife • Kayaking tour of the waterways and canals Included Meals: BLD
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Day 5 Enroute to Arenal with Chocolate Tour
After an early morning breakfast, participants will be collected from the lodge and taken back to Caño Blanco, where land transportation will be waiting for them. Stop on route for lunch at a local restaurant in Guapiles, and change bus to continue the route to Arenal with stop on route to learn more about our local products with the Chocolate Tour at Tirimbina Biological Reserve. The Chocolate Tour: Discover the wonders behind one of the world’s most tantalizing foods — chocolate! The cacao tree originated in Mesoamerica and has a rich and extraordinary history, being one of the most important products for Mayan and Aztec civilizations, as well as other Central American cultures. The discovery of the Americas led European explorers to introduce chocolate to Europe, which transformed it into the delicious product known today. In this activity you will discover the marvels of one of the favourite foods of humankind - chocolate. The tour includes a guided hike across the Tirimbina suspension bridge to a cacao plantation, as well as to a forested section where you will observe forest species of cacao and how the product originally developed there. During the hike, the natural and cultural history of the cacao tree is explained. Onsite, you will learn about the process by which cacao is processed into chocolate (harvesting, fermentation, drying, milling). There also you may taste different types of chocolate, made from organic chocolate grown by the Association of Amazilla Women of the Caribbean, a group of rural women from Pueblo Nuevo de Guácimo dedicated to the production of organic chocolate. Arrival to the hotel in Arenal in the evening for rest at leisure and enjoy the hotel facilities like the spa and pool. Dinner is at leisure on own. Included Meals: BL
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Day 6 Arenal Area
Breakfast is included at the hotel. Participants will have this complete day at leisure to explore the surroundings or just enjoy the hotel facilities such as spa treatments. Always remember that optional tours may be available for those more adventurous, such as: • Rio Balsa White Water Rafting • Stand Up Paddle • Lost Canyon Adventure • Conservation, Culture & Community Experience… and further more Included Meals: B
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Day 7 Sky Trek & Tram
Breakfast included at the hotel. Guests would be picked up at the lobby of the hotel in order to start today’s activity. Enjoy a different perspective of Arenal Volcano on the Sky Adventures Park. First you will start with the tram that reaches an observation area at the highest point of the Arenal Reserve, from where you can admire the natural beauty of the rain forest, the volcano and lake. Once you have reached the observation deck, you will feel the adrenaline and enjoy magnificent views on the Sky Trek. This is a tour of adventure full of adrenaline high above the treetops, allowing you to observe the rainforest at its best and stunning views of the Arenal Volcano and the Arenal Lake. The tour includes 8 cables with distances up to 2460 feet and a maximum height of 660 feet. Return to hotel after lunch on your own with ample time at leisure to rest or enjoy the hotel facilities. Dinner is on your own. Included Meals: B
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Day 8 Good Bye Costa Rica
After breakfast (if flight schedule permit), departure on transfer back to international airport to fly back home… OR Continue the adventure with a travel extension to another unique destination within Costa Rica. Included Meals: B
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InclusionsNot Included
Private guided arrival airport transferInternational airfares
Shared ground & boat guided transfer: San Jose to – Dock – Tortuguero - GuápilesItems of a personal nature
Private guided ground transfer from Guápiles to ArenalEntry visa fees (if applicable)
Private guided ground transfer from Arenal to San Jose Int. AirportTravel insurance
Full Day Private Poas Volcano National Park & Doka Estate Coffee TourTortuguero National Park entrance fee to be paid locally at $10 per person
Visit to Tortuguero Village & Turtle MuseumTurtle Museum fee to be paid locally at $ 2 USD per person
Tortuguero Nature WalkCosta Rica government departure airport tax USD$ 29.00 per person
Tortuguero Canals Boat TourMeals, beverages or activities not specified on the itinerary
Chocolate Tour at Tirimbina Biological ReserveGratuities and any other surcharge applicable
Sky Trek (Zip Line) & Sky Tram (Aerial Tram)
Costa Rica government taxes on F&B (13% sales + 10% service)
All activities include transportation, bilingual local guide, entry fees (exceptions apply) and meals as per itinerary