Last update 09/20/2023

Costa Rica Pacific Central 9 Days

Costa Rica Pacific Central 9 Days - Overview

The Central Pacific Region of Costa Rica is a narrow strip of coastal land that stretches from north of Jaco to south of Manuel Antonio. Sandy beaches and protected wildlife are two primary draws to this area. The magnificent beaches, flanked by spectacular cliffs, create an awe-inspiring landscape; and with its combination of ocean panorama and lush tropical vegetation, Costa Rica’s Central Pacific has scenery unlike any other.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and land transfer San Jose – Arenal

* private for 2 people

One of Costa Rica’s most notable natural features is the Arenal Volcano. This impressive volcano resides within the 29960-acre Arenal Volcano National Park.

Day 2: Am Tour Arenal hanging bridges

* fortuna type half day activity for 2 people
The visitor can enjoy 15 bridges from 5 to 100 meters long, friendly design along 3 km rain forest circuit of interpretive trails built with paving blocks to prevent slipping; guided by a naturalist, who through the natural history will open for you the doors of a fascinating and colorful Tropical Rain Forest world. The view of the Volcano from the hanging bridges over the forest make a perfect combination for an unforgettable experience. What to Bring: Camera, binoculars, comfortable shoes, long pants, light jacket. What’s Included: Transportation, tour guide and entrance fee.

Pm: Tour Arenal Volcano & Tabacon hot springs

* fortuna type full day activity for 2 people
A «must do» tour in Arenal for sure! This amazing light hike will take you to the very base of the volcano (still at a safe distance), to witness the magnificence of the almost perfectly conical 5479 ft tall Arenal Volcano. This giant is active since 1968, and even though it has been calmer lately it¿s an outstanding adventure. During the hike, our well informed guides, will explain you all about the volcano: its activity periods, a little bit of history related to it and will show you some landmarks that has left over the years. At the Hot Springs enjoy a healthy and relaxing soak. We will start this experience with a short walk in the surrounding of this majestic Volcano, then after we will enjoy a healthy and relax bath at the hot springs. What to Bring: Camera, bathing suit, comfortable shoes and towel. What’s Included: Transportation, tour guide dinner and entrance fee.

Day 3: Land transfer Arenal – Manuel Antonio

* private for 2 people
Quepos is a district and the capital of Aguirre canton in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica.
The district has a population of about 22,000 people.
The town is about 60 km. south (in a straight line) from Costa Rica’s capital, San José, but is 157 km from that city by road if going through the localities of Atenas, Orotina and Tárcoles.
Quepos is the gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park. The city is very tourism-oriented, having many bars and restaurants and a vivacious night-life.
The town is named for the native Quepo Indians who inhabited the place in the colonial era.
Quepos is well known thanks to being the gateway to a popular National Park and beaches in Costa Rica.

Day 4: Tour Superman Ziplinning / meals lunch included
Superman line, Central America’s longest double-cabled zipline. Over a kilometer in length, and reaching speeds of 40+mph, this exhilarating attraction, ridden in the style of the classic superhero, is not to be missed! This tour includes round-trip hotel transportation, as well as a full, traditional Costa Rican-style lunch.

Day 5: Guided Tour Manuel Antonio national park type half day activity for 2 people
This park is the most popular in Costa Rica with beautiful white sand beaches surrounded by emerald waters and jungle. Our naturalist guide will explain the history and geography of the area as well as help you get the most of your visit pointing out sloths, monkeys, birds and all kind of animals. What to Bring: Camera, sun lotion, repellent, swimsuit, towel, waking shoes. What’s included: Transportation, bilingual guide, entrance fee. Snacks & refreshments.

Day 6: Land Transfer Manuel Antonio – Jaco * private for 2 people
Jacó is a town on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, southwest of the capital city, San José. It’s known for its surf beaches and nightlife, and as a gateway to national parks. Rocky, gray-sand Jacó Beach is west of town. Southeast, Hermosa Beach has big waves. To the north, Carara National Park has crocodiles at Tárcoles River and scarlet macaws. Nearby, a path through rainforest leads to Bijagual Waterfall.

Day 7: Tour Coastal Catamaran adventure + snorkel from Jaco type half day
Enjoy an outstanding naturalist tour with amazing views of the Manuel Antonio National Park on board of our catamaran. Choose between our morning and afternoon tour .
The morning visit includes a freestyle diving adventure in a beautiful and secluded bay known as Playa Biezans. The afternoon tour is a truly amazing trip for nature lovers who can enjoy not only the experience itself but the breathtaking sunset on the Pacific Ocean. Get to experience humpback whales, dolphins and the beautiful marine wild life. On board we offer an excellent selection of snacks and natural juices. As you cruise along the coast, enjoy the sea breeze, the summer sunshine of Costa Rica and this unique tropical paradise at is best. No matter if with your entire family, your significant other or in a group of friends be sure to not to miss out on this unique and memorable journey! Sail with us, dive with us, slide down into the refreshing Pacific Ocean from our slide and get entertained by a live music show. Experience Manuel Antonio with us, the ones that really know. After the tour you will be taken back to your selected hotel.

Day 8: Free Day

Day 9: Land Transfer Jaco – San Jose

 

Program Includes

ARENAL

  • Transfer from airport to Arenal
  • 2 night stay in Arenal Lodge with breakfast included
  • Hanging bridges half day tour• Volcano hike + Hot Springs full day tour

MANUEL ANTONIO

  • Transfer from Arenal to Manuel Antonio
  • 3 night stay in Hotel Karahe with breakfast included
  • Superman ziplinning tour with transfers, lunch and motorized tour of our teak plantation included
  • Manuel Antonio National park guided visit with transfer, entrances fees and fruits and juice included

 JACO 

  • Transfer from Manuel Antonio to Jaco
  • 3 night stay in Crocs Resort with breakfast included
  • Catamaran + Snorkeling with transfers, snorkeling equipment, lunch on board with Costa Rican liquor and mini show with live music
  • Transfer out from Jaco to San Jose
  • Bilingual speaking guides
  • Taxes

*Be aware that for your transfer from San Jose airport to Arenal you guys have to be together at the airport for the pickup. As the price is based on one-way transfer, so please schedule your arrival times accordingly.

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