Costa Rica Cloudforest & Coast
Enjoy giant volcanoes, tropical rainforests, beautiful beaches, and an exotic array of wildlife in Costa Rica- Latin America’s hottest and most ideal vacation destination! After landing in San Jose, your adventure will begin in Bajos del Toro- a small, rural village on the outskirts of the cloud forests. You’ll enjoy the incredible beauty of the Desague River while hiking amidst volcanoes, before tucking into a delectable al fresco dinner. Later, you’ll wake early for a once-in-a-lifetime birdwatching tour and nature hike around the region’s most noteworthy volcanoes. You’ll continue your journey with a mesmerizing whitewater rafting opportunity down the Balsa River, before transitioning to Punta Islita for some zip-lining and photo opportunities with the renowned howler monkeys. Relax on any of the gorgeous beaches, enjoy a restorative spa treatment, and take full advantage of the amenities offered for your leisure. This is a trip you won’t forget!
3 Days in Bajos Del Toro
2 Days in Arenal
3 Days in Punta Islita
Day 1 San Jose - Bajos Del Toro (airport transfer)
Enjoy a transfer from the airport to Bajos Del Toro today. For your convenience, an English-speaking assistant will escort you from your flight. Upon arrival in Bajos Del Toro, you’ll receive a number of welcome packages, vouchers, and a map to assist you.
Day 2 Bajos Del Toro (Half Day Tour, Dinner)
Enjoy a private hiking tour in the town of Toro Amarillo. Located in a secluded paradise near Costa Rica’s volcanic range, the town boasts the renowned Desague River- a lone body of blue water within the Poas volcano. Experience its beauty as you traverse the landscape. For dinner, try a storybook dining experience like no other- a ways off a secret path, enjoy al fresco dining at the hands of a fantastic chef.
Day 3 Bajos Del Toro - Arenal (Half Day Tour, Transfer)
In the morning, enjoy a tour of some of the region’s most exotic birds- including tiny hummingbirds, endangered black guans, and quetzals. Novices and birding enthusiasts alike will enjoy this experience! Later, enjoy a short drive to Arenal. After settling in at your hotel, you’ll be transferred to the Arenal Volcano for some awesome photo opportunities. Explore the surrounding wildlife trails, and keep your eyes peeled for fascinating animals!
Day 4 Arenal (6 Hour Tour)
Enjoy a white-water rafting adventure like no other today! Accompanied by expert guides and other rafting enthusiasts, you’ll take on the powerful current of the Balsa San Carlos River for two to three hours, before taking a break for a light snack. Head back out on the water for a few more hours of fun, before drying off and travelling to a nearby estate for a delicious Costa Rican lunch.
Day 5 Arenal - Punta Islita (4.5 Hour Tour)
Board a private vehicle for your 6-hour transfer to Punta Islita today.
Day 6 Punta Islita (2 Hour Shared Tour)
Explore the forest canopy from a steel cable zipline today! Your adventure will take place from ground platforms and cross a deep canyon for spectacular views and a real adrenaline rush. Keep an eye out for the highly social howler monkey as you zip through the air- though with a call that can be heard over three miles, it’s likely you’ll hear him first!
Day 7 Punta Islita (Self Guided)
Enjoy today at your leisure today. With activities like hiking, zip lining, horseback riding, surfing, bird watching, cooking lessons, monkey quests, and more, we guarantee you won’t be bored! When you grow tired, relax at a freshwater pool, grab some rounds at the golf course, play a few sets at the tennis courts, or, of course, bask in the sun at the beach!
Day 8 Punta Islita (airport transfer home)
Enjoy a transfer to Liberia’s airport, where you’ll board a plane for your journey home.
Bajos Del Toro:
Catarata Del Toro Adventures, Poas Volcano, Juan Castro Blanco National Park
La Gavilana Herbs and Art, Proyecto Asis, Butterfly Conservatory
The Ara Project, Casa Spa, Bejuco Authentic
San Jose by Night
Enjoy a three course dinner and wine pairing in this tour of Costa Rica’s capital. Learn about the nuances of local Costa Rican flavor, travel to the luxe Pasea de la Luz, and more.
Rainforest Adventure Atlantic Aerial Tram Tour
Gaze at Costa Rica’s unique and beautiful rainforests with an aerial tram ride through the forest canopy of Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Weather and climate
An average temperature of 70 - 81 degrees Fahrenheit means Costa Rica has no real summer or winter. The rainy season is from May to November, and the dry season is from December to April.
Cuisine & Wine