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Costa Rica Two Oceans Tour

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Costa Rica is a tropical paradise with misty volcanoes, wild rivers and verdant jungles teeming with wildlife - it's an eco-tourist's dream destination. For decades, Costa Rica has stood out for its stability and has benefited from the most developed welfare system in Latin America.

  • Enjoy a relaxing stay on the beach Enjoy a relaxing end to your tour after an action packed tour with an All Inclusive stay on the beach
  • Visit Costa Rica - A magical destination Costa Rica is a tropical paradise with misty volcanoes, wild rivers and verdant jungles teeming with wildlife - it's an eco-tourist's dream destination
  • Highlights of this tour During this tour you will experience various inclusions such as Tortuguero National Park and a Nicaragua and Granada Sightseeing Excursion along with much more

Our idea is to offer a diverse experience; taking in the capital city of San Jose, opportunities for turtle nesting (July to September) at famous Tortuguero National Park, rainforest experience at the active volcano of Arenal, amazing colours of Rio Celeste and finally some relaxation time on the beautiful beaches of the North Pacific coastline. Certainly a journey of exploration with the perfect combination of comfort and adventure.

The tour starts in the capital of San Jose and ends at Conchal Beach in the North Pacific Coast Guanacaste Province, with access to several great beaches, for a total of 14 nights and 15 days of eco-adventure.

Highlights of Costa Rica Two Oceans Tour:

  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Canals Boat Tour
  • Sky Walk Hanging Bridges
  • Nature Walk to Rio Celeste Waterfall 
  • Las Pumas Wildlife Rescue Centre
  • Nicaragua and Granada Sightseeing Excursion

Day 01 Arrival to Costa Rica 

Arrival to San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport located 20km away from San Jose City. After completing immigration formalities and baggage collection, and customs, CRT Team representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal building and transfer you your hotel for check-in. Evening and dinner at leisure

You will spend 1 night in San Jose at the Crowne Plaza Corobici Hotel or similar on Breakfast Board in a Deluxe room

Day 02 Tortuguero

Early morning departure (6:20AM) on ground and boat transfer to Tortuguero National Park area on the North Caribbean Coast. Breakfast on route (8AM) and lunch on arrival to hotel (1PM). Afternoon visit to Tortuguero town and Caribbean Conservation Corporation. Dinner included at the lodge restaurant.

Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero is the most important nesting site (July thru September) in the entire western half of the Caribbean for the green Turtle. The leatherback and hawksbill also nest along these beaches. A natural system of canals and navigable lagoons, of great scenic beauty cross the park from southeast to the northwest forming the habitat for seven species of land turtles, the manatee or the seacow and the crocodile. This is one of the rainiest and most biologically diverse regions in the country.

You will spend 2 nights in Tortuguero at Evergreen Lodge or similar on Full Board American Plan in a Standard room

Day 03 Tortuguero 

Breakfast at the lodge and morning is at leisure to explore the local trails or complementary use of kayaks on the lagoon and canals. Lunch is included at the lodge restaurant. Afternoon canals boat tour. Dinner is included at the lodge. Night Turtle Nesting Observation at national park beach is available on an extra cost for passengers traveling from July to September only.

Day 04 Arenal

Breakfast at the lodge. Morning departure from Tortuguero on boat and ground transfer to the Arenal Volcano Area with stop on route for lunch. Evening and dinner at leisure.

Arenal Volcano

At 5,437 feet, the Arenal Volcano looms large and ominous over the pastured green hillsides that surround its base. Although currently in a resting phase, Arenal remained the country’s most active volcano for the past 43 years. In many ways, Lake Arenal is just as monumental as the volcano that rises above its eastern shoreline. With a surface of over 33 square mile (85 square km) and a depth of some 200 ft (60 m), it is Costa Rica’s largest landlocked body of water. As such, it provides ample opportunities for activities such as windsurfing, fishing, boating and more. You will spend 2 nights in Arenal at Arenal Manoa Hotel or similar on Breakfast Board in a Jr.Suite room

Day 05 La Fortuna

Breakfast included at the hotel. Morning excursion to Sky Walk hanging bridges with great views of the volcano and the lake (weather permit). Afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities or discover the area of La Fortuna including a possible visit to down town or optional excursions. Lunch and dinner are on your own.

Sky Walk Hanging Bridges

Sky Walk uses trails and a series of suspension bridges for a more relaxing introduction of the flora and fauna of the forest canopy. It allows a vision of the forest from a different perspective which starts with a hike on the ground and then taking you to explore the treetops, a hardly discovered habitat called the “canopy” with a naturalist guide. In Costa Rica, the pioneer in building hanging bridges, with the introduction of Sky Walk, to admire the forest from unique viewpoints. Sky Walk’s bridges span across canyons and bring visitors face to face with the upper level of the forest canopy.

Day 06 Tenorio  

Breakfast included at the hotel. Departure from Arenal on ground transfer to the Tenorio Volcano National Park with nature hike to Rio Celeste Waterfall. After hike lunch is included in a local restaurant and transfer to hotel for check-in and relax. Dinner is at leisure.

Rio Celeste Nature Hike

The magnificent turquoise blue waters together with all the nature that surrounds them make of Rio Celeste a place to admire. Located in the outskirts of the Tenorio River, this one of a kind river awes visitors from around the world with its unique beauty. A circuit trail of 7 kilometers will take us through the forest, to various interesting places, starting with magical Rio Celeste Waterfall, the blue lagoon, a stretch of the calm river that makes a beautiful natural lagoon, followed by the observation deck of the Tenorio Volcano, which offers incredible views of the volcano and the surrounding mountains. Next come two more unbelievable attractions: “Las Ollas” which are fumaroles filled with boiling mud and finally the “Teñideros” or Dyers, which is the place where the river acquires it unique color due to a natural chemical reaction.

You will spend 2 nights in Tenorio Volcano National Park area at Rio Celeste Hideaway Hotel or similar on Breakfast Board in a Casita Forest room.

Travelling Distance approx. 62 km – Driving Time approx. 01 hour 30 minutes

Day 07 Tenorio  

Breakfast included at the hotel. Day at leisure to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities and the area. Lunch and dinner are at leisure.

Day 08 North Pacific Coast

Breakfast included at the hotel. Departure from Rio Celeste to the North Pacific Coast, with stop on route for visit to Las Pumas Wildlife Rescue Centre and lunch on your own. Continue on transfer to Conchal Beach. Dinner included at the resort.

Las Pumas Rescue Centre

The centre was funded on the 1960’s at the time when the deforestation was the highest in Guanacaste province. The habitat of wild species was reduced and many animals were captured by the locals of the area who kept them as pets or illegally sold them. The main objective of the Rescue Shelter is to take care of animals which were extracted from their natural habitat, seized by the authorities or brought to the shelter by people concerned about their well-being in order to ensure their recovery in a safe environment and their rehabilitation in their natural habitat. Animals which cannot be released back to the wild receive adequate medical care during all their life and live in the rescue shelter in dignified conditions. They are sometimes exhibited to the public to talk about issues like the protection of animals in their natural habitat.

You will spend seven ( 7) nights in the North Pacific Coast at The Westin Conchal Resort & Spa or similar on All Inclusive Board in a Deluxe Jr. Suite room

Travelling Distance approx. 155 km – Driving Time approx. 03 hours

Day 09 North Pacific Coast 

Free day to enjoy the beach and the hotel facilities, including the possibility of booking a massage or treatment at their great spa.
Some optional excursions available as follows:
- Tamarindo Surf Lessons
- Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour
- Sunset Catamaran Cruise & Snorkel

Day 10 Nicaragua

Early morning departure to full day excursion of Nicaragua, including sightseeing of Nicaragua Lake and visit to the colonial city of Granada, Masaya Volcano and artisans Markets in Masaya. Lunch included during the excursion. This is a long day (7am to 7 pm), but definitely worthwhile.

Nicaragua Volcanos & Colonial City

Nicaragua, Costa Rica’s northern neighbor, is extremely close to Guanacaste. A beautiful country with a rich culture and full history, Nicaragua offers travellers a unique contrast to Costa Rica. This journey begins early in the morning to avoid lines while crossing the border. Be advised, all tour participants need to have both their passport. Once across, you’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast near the city of Rivas. You’ll continue on until you reach Granada, one of the first cities founded by Europeans in America. A colourful, vibrant place, Granada was built with Spanish colonial architecture that remains in place today. In Granada, a horse-drawn carriage will take you to the city’s most notable attractions. You’ll visit the main church – known simply as “Catedral” – and the Plaza de España, where you can take in magnificent views of Lake Nicaragua. Nearby, you’ll have lunch at a nice restaurant with great views. After lunch, you will board the bus and drive to a viewpoint of Lake Masaya. This exceptional location allows you to take in stunning views of both the lake and the active Masaya Volcano. The tour wraps up with a visit to Masaya, a local town with an excellent pottery and souvenir market. Following this stop, you’ll return to Costa Rica and will be dropped off at your hotel.

Day 11 - 14 North Pacific Coast 

Free day to enjoy the beach and the hotel facilities, including the possibility of booking a massage or treatment at their great spa.

Day 15 Adiós Costa Rica

After breakfast, departure on ground transfer back to San Jose to take your return flight at Juan Santamaria International Airport.

Travelling Distance approx. 260 km – Driving Time approx. 04 hours 30 minutes

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Costa Rica Two Oceans Tour

costa rica two oceans tour
  • Day 1Arrival to Costa Rica
  • Day 2Tortuguero
  • Day 3Tortuguero
  • Day 4Arenal
  • Day 5La Fortuna
  • Day 6Tenorio
  • Day 7Tenorio
  • Day 8North Pacific Coast
  • Day 9North Pacific Coast
  • Day 10North Pacific Coast
  • Day 11North Pacific Coast
  • Day 12North Pacific Coast
  • Day 13North Pacific Coast
  • Day 14North Pacific Coast
  • Day 15Adiós Costa Rica

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