Who said adventure and comfort can not be complemented ? Discover some of the most adventurous places in Costa Rica through this Costa Rica Comfort tour itinerary, that will take you through nice and cozy lodges and hotels providing all comfort and top service you demand.
Day 1 - Arrival in San José. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to the Xandari hotel. Xandari
Day 2 - (B, L, D) Early morning pick-up for the flight to Palmar Sur. Once there, transfer by land to Sierpe River followed by a boat ride to Casa Corcovado Lodge located in the Osa Peninsula next to Corcovado Nationa Park. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities or explore the private reserve of the hotel. Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge
The hotel is next to the Corcovado National Park - a short distance from the ocean - and is surrounded by virgin rainforest and fruit trees attracting birds, monkeys and other animals. There are 6 deluxe bungalows, 4 Junior Suites, and 4 Honeymoon Suites, all with a private bathroom, hot water and ceiling fans. The restaurant offers interesting meals, Nouvelle Costa Rican cuisine (elegantly served), an observatory bar, and two swimming pools. There is also a reception center in Sierpe “La Hacienda” (an hour from the hotel) where the guests arrive. This property has bathrooms and offers guests a welcome cocktail. Since it is in a very remote region of the country, access requires a combination of ground, air and boat transportation. The entire journey lasts around 4 hours.
The lodge is surrounded by lush vegetation, and supplied by mountain spring water. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day by hydroelectric power and a solar system. Activities at Casa Corcovado include: snorkeling at the Caño Island, guided tours to Corcovado National Park (where there is a beautiful little waterfall), Sporfishing, Horseback riding, kayaks, birdwathching and diving tours (PADI diver’s license required).
Excellent option for nature lovers seeking a top service option in the heart of the jungle. The scenery is among the most beautiful in the country, with dense vegetation and a crystal-clear ocean. A very romantic place - ideal for couples.
Day 3 - (B, L, D) Today you will have the chance to explore the impressive Corcovado National Park. Accompanied by en experienced naturalist guide, you will hike along a trail that connects the lodge with the neighboring ranger station of San Pedrillo. During this hike you will witness why Corcovado is recognized by National Geographic for being one of the most biologically intense place on earth. Afternoon at leisure to rest in the pool of the lodge or wander around in the nearby beach. Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge
Day 4 - (B) Early in the morning boat and ground transfer to Palmar Sur, where you will take a flight back to San Jose. Once in San José transfer to Arenal Nayara Hotel. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities or visit the nearby town of La Fortuna. Lost Iguana
A premiere, upscale retreat nestled gently in the jungle, the Lost Iguana Resort only offers rooms with large private balconies overlooking the Arenal Volcano and Arenal River Gorge. All rooms are spacious and well appointed with first-class furnishings, artwork and full amenities (air-conditioning, telephone, cable TV, pillow-top mattresse with 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and more). There are 10 Standard rooms with double bed, 11 Standard Rooms with King size bed, 14 luxury Suites, and 4 Celebrity Villas. All rooms include coffee service, mini bar, refrigerator, safety deposit box, satellite TV, air conditioning and ceiling fans. Other services offered are complimentary yoga classes for all ages and nature guides for walks through their private trails (at extra cost) Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gift shop, “Gecko Spa” including gym, and sauna, laundry service and transportation.
Ideal for guests with high standards wishing to be immersed in a lush natural landscape.
Day 5 - (B) Today you can take an optional guided excursion to the Arenal Volcano Nat. Park, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, Safari Boat trip on the Peñas Blancas River, La Fortuna Waterfall, Canopy tour (zipline), etc. Lost Iguana
Day 6 - (B) Early morning transfer to Villa Blanca Cloud Forest & Hotel located about one hour drive from La Fortuna near the city of San Ramón. Villa Blanca Hotel features cozy independent villas with a Costa Rican design and great comfort. The hotel lies amid an evergreen cloud forest full of wildlife. You will have the chance to take a nice hike along the trails of the private reserve and discover the beauty of this natural ecosystem. Villa Blanca
The hotel was built to generate the revenue needed to protect the Los Angeles Cloud Forest. Thus the conservation of nature and Costa Rican traditions has been the hotel’s “raison d’etre”. Because Villa Blanca was conceived as a nature conservation project, visitors will marvel at the power of its natural surroundings.
Its charming design is reminiscent of the small Costa Rican towns of the 19th century. It features 35 spacious bungalows or Casitas all built and decorated in the best folklore tradition, with a cozy fireplace for the cool comfortable nights that characterize the region’s tropical cloud forest. The rooms are divided into Deluxe, Superior, and Honeymoon options. All rooms include private bathroom, hot water, mini-bar, safety deposit box, satellite TV, telephone, and wireless internet access, a/c, and hairdryer. The Honeymoon Suites and Deluxe rooms also offer a Jacuzzi and a garden terrace.
To top it off, Villablanca's cooking incorporates all the native elements of the different regions within Costa Rica. People who have an interest in nature and the conservation process will have the opportunity to turn their visit into an educational experience. The hotel services include a formal dining area, lounge bar, game & T.V. room, conference room, gift shop, massage and therapeutic treatment Spa, Internet café, Multimedia DTS/DVD Private Theatre art gallery, bird watching platforms, laundry and parking area. In addition, clients may choose from a variety of tours such as guided nature walks, horseback rides and daily farm, bird watching tours, and cloud forest hikes as well as full day tours to the main Volcanos (Poas and Arenal).
Recommended for couples and small nature-orientated groups who enjoy keeping active, and are looking to complement their vacation with an educational experience, as well as those who are sensitive to the environment and support conservation.
Day 7 - (B) Today morning departure to the Tambor Beach area. Upon arrival check in at the hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Tango Mar
This hotel has a total of 35 rooms and 4 deluxe villas: 18 Oceanfront rooms, 12 Tropical Suites, 5 Tiki Suites, 1 Presidential Villa (with four rooms), 1 Royal Villa (with five rooms), and 2 beachfront Villas: Robinson Crusoe Villa with 2 rooms and the Mono Congo Villa with 2 rooms and its own outside oceanfront Jacuzzi. All rooms have cable TV, mini bar, air conditioning, telephone, bathroom with hot water, hair dryer, and safety deposit box.
Facilities include two restaurants (El Cristobal, formal and El Pirata, informal) as well as the Tango Mar bar. Further amenities and services include a Golf course (9 holes), Spa, Yoga Dojo, two private beaches, tennis court, 4 different swimming pools (one with ocean view and jacuzzi) gift shop, parking area, beautiful gardens, laundry service, private transportation, and wireless internet access at the lobby.
Activities include: strolling along the trails surrounding the property, guided tours to the National Parks and private wildlife reserves, Montezuma waterfalls, Pochote mangroves, sailing tours, scuba diving, horseback riding, beach volleyball and boogie boards.
Excellent for honeymooners, weddings, nature lovers and retired people who wish to relax in a place far removed from the bustling atmosphere of the discos and bars.
Day 8-9 - (B) Days at leisure in Tango Mar to enjoy the hotel facilities and explore the surroundings. Tango Mar
Day 10 - (B) Around mid-morning you will return to San José by plane (30-minute flight). Upon arrival, transfer to Hotel. Xandari
Day 11 - (B) Private transfer to the San José international airport.
Rates per person based on double occupancy in US$ dollars:
|High Season - 01/Nov/11-30/Apr/12
|Low Season - 01/May/12 -31/Oct/12
The program includes:
• Meet & greet upon arrival
• Accommodation in small deluxe hotels
• Ground transfer or rental car
• Guided tours as specified above
• Meals as specified each day: B, L or D
• Map and information kit
• All taxes
Does not include optional activities
* Private Transfers Alternative: A private driver will pick up the clients directly at the hotel and will take them to the next destination. The schedules can be flexible (unless they have to connect with other transfers or be in a certain place at a specific moment) and they do not have to wait for other clients, since this is a private service.
**Rental Car Alternative: Renting a car is a convenient way to move around the country as it gives you the freedom to explore at will. Our preferred car rental companies offer a complete list of services, including a modern fleet of vehicles and pick-up and drop-off services in San José as well as in the main tourist destinations. We would recommend a 4WD whenever possible and depending on the places you wish to visit, as they are more robust vehicles and a more reliable option for difficult roads. The rate provided does not include the Mandatory Insurance (USD 18.00 per day of rent). Clients will pick up the vehicle (Daihatsu Bego 4x4) on Day 04 and return it on Day 10.