Pura Vida Costa Rica Tour

DURATION: 15 Days / 14 Nights
INCLUDE: 14 nights lodging in high quality Hotels, all land transportation within Costa Rica, all airport/ hotel transfers on scheduled arrival/ departures dates only, specified meals, specified tours and taxes.
NOT INCLUDE: International air fare, airport departure taxes, meals not specified in the itinerary, alcoholic beverages, personal equipment, extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, and room service), gratuities, or costs associated with changes in your itinerary for reasons beyond our control.
WHAT´S TO BRING: Hiking Shoes, Bathing Suit, Binoculars, Camera, Beach Sandals, Suntan Lotion, Hat, Mosquito Repellent.

Our multiday vacation packages in Costa Rica had been designed considering the best standards of quality, service, locations and price in order to provide an unforgettable experience.

LETTER CODES: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1. WELCOME TO COSTA RICA. Arrival to the International Airport Juan Santamaria. Upon arrival at the San Jose airport, you will be met by one of our representatives how will explain your itinerary, answer any questions and provide you with a package of vouchers and information about your trip. Transfer to Hotel Aurola and free time at leisure.

Day 2. TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK (B, L, D) Begin our trip to Tortuguero early in the morning between 6:00 am to 7:00 am from San Jose. You will be traveling with a bilingual naturalist guide on an air conditioned bus. Drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park, where you have the opportunity to see beautiful views and abundant vegetation. On the way stop for breakfast. After breakfast continue the trip to Caño Blanco deck driving through banana plantations.

At Caño Blanco, you will board the covered boat for a 2 hours ride along the canals and rivers. This is the highlight of the tour, due Tortuguero Canal is pretty similar to the Amazon River or Pantanal Park in Brasil, where you will be able to admire the rich ecosystems of the Caribbean Region of Costa Rica and its abundant wildlife. Arriving to Pachira Lodge or similar by Noon, the lodge’s staff will be waiting for you with a refreshing cocktail. Your rooms will be assigned and the guide will explain the afternoon activities. After lunch, visit to the Turtle Museum of the C.C.C. (Caribbean Conservation Corporation) and to the colorful Tortuguero town, a typical Caribbean village. You will return to the lodge around 5:30 p.m. Free time to enjoy the pool, the bar service and prepare for your dinner. Dinner service from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and then rest of the night free to enjoy the surroundings, pool and bar.

Day 3. TORTUGUERO (B,L,D). Optional 6:15 am tour to admire the awakening of the wildlife of Tortuguero. Return for breakfast (service between 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m). Then another boat tour to admire the canals of Tortuguero National Park. This is a wonderful and interesting experience where you can see abundant flora and fauna of Tortuguero National Park. Return to the lodge for lunch and free time for a siesta, enjoy the pool or go for a walk to the beach. Then you have another optional tour to the canals or stay at the lodge to explore the private trails of the lodge and visit the open butterfly garden. Dinner at the lodge and free night. Note: Entrance fee to the National Park not included and it is $10 that has to be paid directly to the park’s administration.

Day 4 – TORTUGUERO – ARENAL VOLCANO.  (B, L)  After breakfast, hotel check out and transfer to our next destination. On the middle of the way and after lunch, you will meet your private transport or shuttle bus and proceed overland to Arenal, arriving at our accommodation for the next two nights. Our comfortable Hotel Volcano Lodge offers panoramic views of Arenal Volcano.

Afternoon visit to Baldi Hot Springs with buffet dinner included. Baldi is an amazing complex with multiple thermal pools, a giant steam room, water slides, wet bars, restaurants, Spa, souvenirs store and
many other special attractions for your enjoyment. You can visit Baldi at any time during this day and stay till 10:00 PM. Buffet dinner is served from 6:00 PM till 8:30 PM. Note: Transportation service is not included to Baldi, but is located only 5 minutes by cab from your hotel.

Day 5. A FREESTYLE DAY IN ARENAL (B). Customize your vacation with the included adventure of your choice. Please select one. This option will be added to your final itinerary. Note: Some options are half day, others full day with lunch included.

– Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge.
– Safari Adventure Boat.
– Horseback Riding to Arenal Volcano.
-Arenal Mundo Aventura Canopy Tour.
– Arenal Mountain Biking.
– La Fortuna Waterfall on Horseback.
– Arenal Volcano Hike.
– Arenal Hanging Bridges.
-Lake Arenal kayaking.
-Venado Caves.
– Safari Kayaking.
-Sky Tram & Nature Walk.

Afternoon: Free time. Lunch and dinner not included unless a meal is included in your tour selection.

Day 6. CAÑO NEGRO WILDLIFE REFUGE TOUR (B, L) The Caño 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, iguanas, sloth’s, turtles and Caymans. During this full day tour you will have a great ecological experience while enjoy the boat trip along the river. Dinner on your own.

Day 7. MONTEVERDE BY JEEP – BOAT – JEEP (B). After breakfast, you will start the trip to the next destination: Monteverde. The jeep and boat trip is not a usual tour but feels like one. It is actually an alternative transportation method if you want to quickly travel from Arenal to Monteverde or backwards. This trip starts in La Fortuna and after a short jeep trajectory you will get to the Arenal Lake where a boat will take you to Chiquito River. From the boat you will be able to admire beautiful scenarios including the impressive view of the Arenal Volcano. In Chiquito River a jeep will take you to Monteverde. This transportation service saves time and it is very pleasant. Once at Monteverde, drop off at Hotel El Establo. Free time.

Day 8. FREESTAYLE DAY IN MONTEVERDE. (B). Customize your vacation with the included adventure of your choice. Please select one. This option will be added to your final itinerary. Note: Some options are half day, others full day with lunch included.

-Rainforest Train.
-SkyTram & SkyTrek .

-Sky Walk & Sky Tram.

Horseback Riding Cloud Forest & Farms

Horseback Riding to San Luis Waterfall.

Monteverde Coffee Tour.

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Nature Walk.

Sugar Mill & Typical Farm Tour .

-Monteverde Night Walk

Afternoon: free time. Lunch and dinner not included unless a meal is included in your tour selection.

Day 9. QUEPOS – MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK (B) Breakfast at your hotel and transfer to the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific Coast. Arriving at Hotel Costa Verde by middle afternoon, you will have the chance to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings and relax in the swimming pool. Free evening. Lunch and dinner on your own.

Day 10. FREESTAYLE DAY IN MANUEL ANTONIO. (B). Customize your vacation with the included adventure of your choice. Please select one. This option will be added to your final itinerary. Note: Some options are half day, others full day with lunch included.

-Naranjo River rafting.
-Manuel Antonio Park Nature Walk.
-Canopy Safari
-Mangrove Kayaking
-Isla Damas Mangrove by Boat.
-Mountain Horseback riding.
-Mountain Biking.
-Catamaran Cruise.

Afternoon: free time. Lunch and dinner not included unless a meal is included in your tour selection.

Day 11- 12- 13. FREESTAYLE DAY IN MANUEL ANTONIO. (B). Free time.

 Day 14. SAN JOSE (B). During the morning, a great opportunity for explore the surroundings on your own and enjoy the beach. After lunch, land transfer to San Jose. Upon arrival, check in at Hotel Wyndham Herradura. Free time

Day 15. GOOD BY (B). Transfer to the International Airport according to your scheduled flight and good bye.


NOTES: *Rates based in double occupancy and Standard Rooms at selected hotels. Upgrades available.
*All land transfers by shuttle bus. For private transfer service please contact us for a quotation.
*For single travelers, a single supplement applies. Please contact us for a quotation.
*Children under 10 y/o sharing room with parents 10% discount of the regular rate.
*Passengers under 3 years old are considered infants and do not pay any fee. Parents will assume their expenses and provide their meals.
* Upgrade your package with a Car Rental. Contact us for a quotation.
* For Christmas, New Year and Eastern Week, please add 10% extra to the regular rate.
*All rates include taxes and are Net Rates.
* Not last minute changes allowed once the program is confirmed and the clients begin the trip.
SAN JOSE Aurola Holiday Inn – Wyndham Herradura / CATEGORY: 5 Stars / ROOM: Standard
TORTUGUERO Pachira Lodge / CATEGORY: 3 Stars / ROOM: Standard
ARENAL Volcano Lodge / CATEGORY: 3 Stars / ROOM: Standard
MONTEVERDE El Establo / CATEGORY: 5 Stars / ROOM: Standard
MANUEL ANTONIO Costa Verde / CATEGORY: 4 Stars / ROOM: Standard
SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE: The shuttle bus is a service where a maximum of 6-7 passengers travel in the same vehicle and to the same destination. By this way, we reduce the price of the transfer service and can arrange more economical packages. The service is very good, door to door, with recent model vehicles, full insured and A/C.
DEPARTURE DATES: All our options are available all year around and we just need your travel dates in order to check the hotel’s availability and arrange it.
HOW BIG THE GROUPS ARE: Our vacations are operated in an independent basis and you will not travel as part of a group unless you are part of a group. However, during the transfers and Daily Tours you will travel with other tourist we might have for that particular activity or service.
HOW TO RESERVE THIS PACKAGE: Please send an email to info@greenwaytours.com with as much as information you can about your desired vacation, number of participants, arrival dates, name of the package you are interested on and any other special requirements. Once you receive our confirmation form, a 20% deposit is due. Full payment due 45 days prior to departure.
CAN I CUSTOMIZE A PACKAGE: Yes, you can use our packages as a base and make any change on it. We are very flexible. If these packages do not fit on your desired vacation, just send an email to us and we can prepare a new option for you.
AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED: All our options includes the Land Portion only. Airfare must be on your own and indicate your arrival and departure dates to us in order to arrange the hotel’s bookings.
HOTEL CATEGORIES: All the hotels used by Greenway Tours had been selected considering the best standards of quality and service. Our Hotels are between 3 and 5 stars. All inspected by our company’s owners and managers in order to guarantee an excellent service. At least 50% of our lodging contractors had been certified as Green Companies by the Costa Rican Tourist Board (Certification in Sustainable Tourism CST).
AIRPORT TRANSFERS: All our packages include Airport – Hotel – Airport Transfers with a professional bilingual tour guide upon your flight arrival.
VOUCHERS & WECOME KIT: During the transfer service to your hotel, our tour guide will provide general information about your tour and give you a welcome kit with all the vouchers and documents you will need for your trip.


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