Costa Rica·March 25 - 31 2023
Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna, Manuel Antonio, and Los Suenos
Visit amazing Costa Rica including visiting Arenal Volcano National Park, an organic farm Arenal Vida Campesina, the Fortuna hot springs, La Fortuna Waterfall, Canyoning, ATV rides, hiking Manuel Antonio National Park, sea kayaking, and snorkeling . All this and more on your adventure in Costa Rica.
San Jose is perched at an elevation of 1150m, with the Poas, Barva, and Irazu volcanoes rising gracefully over the city to the north, and the rugged Talamanca mountains to the south. San Jose’s magnificent Teatro Nacional, outstanding museums, colorful markets, modern street art, and beautiful plazas are within walking distance of one another.
Hotel Arenal Montechiari
For four decades, Arenal was one of the world's most active volcanoes, but it has been in a peaceful state of slumber since 2010, producing only the occasional plume of smoke. The perfectly conical volcano may be dormant, but it still provides a majestic backdrop for endless activities in the rugged and varied Arenal Volcano National Park. Hiking trails follow old lava flows, and sloths, coatis, monkeys and anteaters can be spotted on the way. There is horseback riding, biking and ziplining, as well as relaxing dips in volcano-heated hot springs.
Arenal Vida Campesina
We will visit the small, family-owned organic farm Arenal Vida Campesina, where we will gain insight into traditional, sustainable farming practices. Our host will welcome us with a fresh fruit juice, and then it's time for some hands-on farming. We will learn how to milk a cow, gather fruit and vegetables, collect water from the well, mill sugar cane, and make tortillas. We will then enjoy a typical, organic Costa Rican lunch, cooked on a woodstove with ingredients from a farm.
Hike at Arenal Volcano National Park
Ecotermales Fortuna Hot Springs Dinner
The springs consist of five free-flowing pools set in a natural river gorge. Water temperature ranges from 100ºF (38ºC) to 109ºF (43ºC) depending on the pool. An assortment of blended smoothies and cocktails are prepared at the bar located in the pool area (at an additional cost). A Costa Rican Home style meal is included.
Hotel Arenal Montechiari
Hike to La Fortuna Waterfall
Canyoning & ATV
This combination of off-road vehicles and canyoning will allow you to explore the Costa Rican countryside, the lush rainforest and the mighty rivers of Costa Rica.
- Includes: Transportation, lunch, certified guides, high quality equipment and snack.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Costa Rica's smallest national park packs in an assortment of natural attractions, from wildlife sheltered by rainforest to tranquil beaches and coral reefs teeming with marine life. Meandering trails framed by mangrove and silk-cotton trees serve as refuge to squirrel monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, coatis, iguanas and sloths. The views from the hills overlooking the park are spectacular, as the rich, deep green of the rainforest sweeps down to the golden beaches and the blue Pacific.
Los Sueños Canopy Tour
This canopy is a project designed not only as an extreme adventure, but a way to enjoy nature without harming the environment; our property boasts spectacular views of the Herradura Bay and Island, as well as the Nicoya Gulf. Within the property, you will have the opportunity to view the Scarlet Macaws, Chest nut mandible Toucans and white-face monkeys. The property rests on 80 acres of land... 50% of which is primary forest, where the canopy is located. The adventure starts on a 15 minute ride aboard our specially designed 40 passenger tractor. Once we arrive to the top of the mountain we then descend to the bottom via a series of zip lines, including 15 platforms and 14 cables with a total cable distance of 3.5 kilometer including the longest cable in the area of 2400 ft.
Sea Kayaking & Snorkeling
At the pier in Quepos we will board our kayak (single or double), and paddle along the Pacific coastline, on the lookout for dolphins, manta rays, and sea turtles. The islands that dot the sea are surrounded by volcanic rock, and they are the nesting grounds of pelicans, boobies and ibises. Halfway we will make a 30-minute stop at the sheltered cove of Playa Biesanz for some snorkeling and chilling, before paddling back to the pier in Quepos. A delicious lunch awaits us at base camp. Includes: Transfer from/to hotel, snack at beach, snorkeling equipment, lunch, English-speaking guide. Duration: 4 hours (2.5 hours kayaking).
Hike at Manuel Antonio National Park
Transfer to San Jose to catch return flight
Don't Forget to Purchase Travel Insurance
This is not required in order to travel with us but it is recommended to protect you if anything were to happen on the trip. Here are a few options, however please purchase wherever you prefer. https://www.travelinsurancecenter.com/ https://sevencorners.com/ https://www.travelguard.ca/ https://www.travelguard.com/
You'll Be Staying Here
Auténtico Hotel is committed to creating a unique concept, away from the big chain schemes, preserving the style and family hospitality!
Everything is in the details! Our daily goal is to offer every guest a unique and different service that contains elements of our Costa Rican culture while learning more about our traditions and customs! We are the best option for family travel, business or pleasure. We are waiting for you!
Hotel Arenal Montechiari
Arenal Montechiari Hotel once started as a restaurant called El Sesteo, they fed hungry tourists after they walked in the Arenal National Park. After multiple customer requests, they started construction in 2004. Now years later the hotel has grown to a 41 cabins hotel, with two pools and a bar, that accompany the restaurant.
All cabins have a private terrace with a spectacular view of the bird and butterflies in the gardens. Next to this, all are equipped with air conditioning, hot water, cable television, a mini refrigerator and a coffee maker. Wireless internet is also available throughout the whole hotel.
Arenal Montechiari Hotel provides adventure seekers with packages that can include: rafting, stand up paddling or canyoning. Might you be more interested in culture and animal welfare, the hotel also provides tours to Chachagua and an animal rescue facility.
Karahé Hotel is located just in front of the beautiful beach of Manuel Antonio in the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Our place is known for providing an experience that goes beyond a room in a beach hotel. Our food, location, personnel, and 30 years of providing quality service in Manuel Antonio, makes us the ideal choise to unplug from the routine and enjoy a personal connection with nature.