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Taste of Costa Rica

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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.

  • Explore all that Costa Rica has to offer Costa Rica is a tropical paradise with misty volcanoes, wild rivers and verdant jungles teeming with wildlife
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi in all hotels during the tour
  • Enjoy various great activiites on this tour During your time in Costa Rica enjoy many great experiences including a Doka Coffee Tour, Arenal Hanging Bridge Sky Walk and much more

The Taste of Costa Rica Tour offers a diverse experience; taking in the capital city of San Jose, rainforest experience at the tent suites in Sarapiqui and the active volcano of Arenal, truly a natural escape. Designed for those with a passion for nature, dramatic scenery and opportunities to view rare wildlife, the Taste of Costa Rica Tour offers a journey of exploration with the perfect combination of comfort and adventure.

The tour starts in the capital of San Jose and ends in Arenal and back to San Jose for a final night, for a total of 07 nights and 08 days of eco-adventure.

Taste of Costa Rica Tour Highlights

  • San Jose Capital City
  • Doka Coffee Tour / Grecia City & Sarchi Oxcart Factory
  • Sarapiqui River Rafting Class OR Chocolate Tour at Tirimbina Biological Reserve
  • 1 activity to chose from Nature Walk, Zip Lining, Rappel or Horseback riding at Hacienda Pozo Azul
  • Sky Walk Arenal Hanging Bridges   

Day 1 - Arrival in Costa Rica (No Meals)

On arrival in Costa Rica, a representative will welcome you and provide the transfer from Juan Santa Maria International Airport to the hotel in San José. En-route, you will receive a complete explanation of your itinerary and the following day's activities.

Day 2 - San Jose (Breakfast & Lunch) 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel followed by the Doka Coffee Tour. The Doka-Grecia and Sarchi tour is a relaxing yet very enjoyable tour. The tour begins with a wonderful drive through some of the largest coffee and sugar cane plantations (Doka). Then you will arrive in Grecia, and you will see the famous metal church. The church that has a rare architecture, with high ceilings, ornate stained glass windows, and classical lines. Next you will move on to the arts and crafts factories of Sarchi recognized all over for their skilled labour and talented artistry. To end a beautiful time spent, a delectable typical lunch will be served. 

Day 3 - San Jose – Sarapiqui with River Rafting Class on route (Breakfast & Lunch)

After breakfast meet with your transportation at the reception of your hotel to depart on a river rafting adventure and then continue to drop off at your hotel in Sarapiqui, a beautiful area surrounded by rainforests. On your way, admire the amazing scenarios while crossing the cloud forest of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Lunch is included with the excursion.  The rafting activity can be substituted by a Chocolate Tour at Tirimbina Biological Reserve if requested in advance.  The Sarapiquí River is known as the scenic river of Costa Rica's tropical rain forest. After the check in you will enjoy the afternoon at leisure. 

Day 4 - Sarapiquí (Breakfast)

After breakfast at the hotel you may choose the tour you will like to take part in between a nature walk, rappel tour, zip lining or horseback riding and make it your activity of the day. (CHOICE OF TOUR 1 OF 4)

In the afternoon enjoy your hotel facilities and relax.

Day 5 - Sarapiqui – Arenal (Breakfast)

After breakfast meet with your transportation at the reception of your hotel to continue the route to Arenal Volcano area at the town named La Fortuna.  Afternoon is at leisure to discover or visit any of the different options of thermal hot springs in the area.

At 5,437 feet, the Arenal Volcano looms large and ominous over the pastured green hillsides that surround its base.  

Day 6 - Sky Walk Arenal Hanging Bridges (Breakfast)

After breakfast at the hotel, meet with your transportation at the hotel parking area to depart on an amazing guided walk through the tree tops. Admire the beautiful scenarios from a different perspective on the Sky Walk hanging bridges guided visit. Enjoy great views of the volcano and the lake from the adventure center balcony, certainly a picture you will never forget. 

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, Sky Adventures was 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 7 - La Fortuna – San Jose (Breakfast)

Transfer from La Fortuna (Arenal) back to San José.

Day 8 - Back Home (Breakfast)

According to the international flight departure time transfer from the hotel in San Jose to the International airport to take the flight back home.

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Tranport and transfer service was good. The so called Superior room at the Gran Hotel San Jose was tiny and dreary, on the particularly noisy side of the hotel. We particularly loved the Safari River Floating near Arenal and had an excellent young...

Mrs Maureen Langford, reviewing Taste of Costa Rica

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 Day 1 to 8

Taste of Costa Rica

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  • Day 1Arrival in Costa Rica
  • Day 2San Jose
  • Day 3San Jose – Sarapiqui with River Rafting Class on Route
  • Day 4Sarapiquí
  • Day 5Sarapiqui – Arenal
  • Day 6Sky Walk Arenal Hanging Bridges
  • Day 7La Fortuna – San Jose
  • Day 8Back Home

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