Costa Rica: Exploring Arenal Volcano & Carrillo Beach

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Costa Rica: Exploring Arenal Volcano & Carrillo Beach
Welcome to Costa Rica. Explore the volcanic region of Arenal and the pristine beaches dotted with palm trees in Playa Carillo. Take in hikes to La Fortuna waterfall, a visit to Tabacon Hot Springs or daily yoga as you look out over Arenal Volcano. Costa Rica is perfect for the traveler looking for relaxation, wellness or adventure!

Hotels:

  • Arenal Springs Thermal Resort & Spa Hotel, Arenal
  • Nammbú Beachfront Bungalows, Carrillo Beach

Included:

Meals:
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners
Activities:
  • Mistico hanging bridges nature walk
  • Ocean Kayak Chora Island & Snorkeling
  • Visit to Tabacón Hot Spring with dinner
  • Chocolate Tour
  • La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Cooking Classes with traditional Costa Rician dinner
  • Stand up paddle boarding mangrove tour
  • Sunset boat with Snorkeling
Other Services:
  • Airport transfers on a private basis in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation on a private basis in an air-conditioned vehicle during the tours mentioned on the program
  • Official English-Speaking guide service during the mentioned program
  • Entrance fees, Road tolls, Vat;

Not Included:

  • Tips for porters, guide and driver- the value of the tip is up to the client
  • All other services not mentioned as included
  • Personal expenses
  • International airfare throughout the program
  • International airport taxes, airport porter and extra baggage
  • Hotel early check-in and late check-out
  • Alcoholic drinks, personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
  • Arrival or departure taxes from Costa Rica
  • Travel insurance

Notes:

  • Traveler to arrive into San Jose International Airport (SJO) and depart out of Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR)

Day 1

Arrival to Costa Rica

Welcome in Costa Rica! The country’s best adventures and attractions are all yours to enjoy on this 8 day adventure.
We will meet you at the San Jose International Airport and transfer you to your hotel at the foot of the Arenal volcano, a natural wonder with an iconic cone-shaped crater. Along the way there, you will see plantations of various agricultural crops, ornamental plants, and cattle ranches before reaching the town of La Fortuna.
In the evening, you will visit the Tabacón Hot Springs where you can relax in its natural thermal pools at different temperatures.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Arenal Springs Resort & Spa



Costa Rica
Day 2

Arenal Volcano

Early this morning you can enjoy breakfast and a gentle yoga class. Once you finish, you will visit the Mistico Adventure Park and do a walking tour through its incredible hanging bridges. From the treetops you will be able to appreciate an amazing view of the forest and see many of the species housed by this spectacular biological corridor.
Once you finish the hanging bridges tour you will do a chocolate tour, where you will learn everything about chocolate and its processes of sowing, harvesting and production.  
The rest of the day remains at your disposal to relax in the pools of your hotel or to complement your visit with some other activity.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Arenal Springs Resort & Spa.

Costa Rica
Day 3

Arenal Volcano

In the early morning, enjoy complementary yoga class. After breakfast, you will visit the impressive 70 meters high waterfall La Fortuna. You will walk a path of approximately 530 steps, which will guide you to the clear waters of the Fortuna River. Upon reaching the bottom, take a refreshing swim and listen to the powerful waterfall coming down behind you.
Enjoy lunch and a few hours of leisure at the hotel. Later this evening, freshen up and head out to experience the cultural tour of “Vida Campesina”, where you will have the opportunity to prepare a typical Costa Rican dinner with fresh organic products harvested from the property and cooked on a wood stove.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Arenal Springs Resort & Spa
Costa Rica
Day 4

Arenal Volcano- Carrillo Beach

Set the tone for a wonderful day of exploration with a sunrise yoga class. After breakfast, your journey will take you to the warm Pacific Coast. Playa Carrillo near Samara offers a beautiful white sandy beach and sunny climate to enjoy for the remainder of the trip. The rest of the day remains at your disposals to relax at the beach or to enjoy the accommodation of your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Nammbú Beachfront Bungalows

Coffee
Day 5

Carrillo Beach

After breakfast, set your intentions for the day with a morning yoga class. Once freshened up, you will head to the beach for your kayak tour. This incredible experience will take you to Isla Chora, where you will snorkel and discover the many ocean treasures around you!
The rest of the day remains at your disposal to relax at the beach or explore.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Nammbú Beachfront Bungalows
Costa Rica
Day 6

Carrillo Beach

After breakfast, choose to get a morning stretch in during your yoga class. We will then head down to the water for a stand up paddle mangrove tour and explore the beauty of this area! Samara will amaze you with its diversity in the mangroves, and abundant wildlife. Don't forget to pack a camera to capture all the different types of animals you might spot during your tour.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore or relax at the hotel and beach.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Nammbú Beachfront Bungalows
Costa Rica
Day 7

Carrillo Beach

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel followed by a yoga class. The rest of the morning remains at your disposals to relax at the beach or to enjoy the amenities of your hotel.
In the afternoon, we will depart for a fantastic sunset tour. Enjoy a cocktail while you look out for wildlife like dolphins, whales, and sea turtles. If you feel like jumping into the water to swim, the snorkel gear is ready for you. End your day with a beautiful farewell dinner at a local Costa Rican restaurant and toast a fantastic experience.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Nammbú Beachfront Bungalows
Beach
Day 8

Carrillo Beach-Liberia International Airport

After breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure before you head to Liberia International Airport and bid farewell to Costa Rica.
Meals: Breakfast



The activity Level for this tour is:

Average - Some tours may include hiking or potential higher elevation hiking, biking, SUP, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking on uneven surfaces or for longer periods of time.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival to Costa Rica

Welcome in Costa Rica! The country’s best adventures and attractions are all yours to enjoy on this 8 day adventure.
We will meet you at the San Jose International Airport and transfer you to your hotel at the foot of the Arenal volcano, a natural wonder with an iconic cone-shaped crater. Along the way there, you will see plantations of various agricultural crops, ornamental plants, and cattle ranches before reaching the town of La Fortuna.
In the evening, you will visit the Tabacón Hot Springs where you can relax in its natural thermal pools at different temperatures.
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Arenal Springs Resort & Spa



Costa Rica
Day 2

Arenal Volcano

Early this morning you can enjoy breakfast and a gentle yoga class. Once you finish, you will visit the Mistico Adventure Park and do a walking tour through its incredible hanging bridges. From the treetops you will be able to appreciate an amazing view of the forest and see many of the species housed by this spectacular biological corridor.
Once you finish the hanging bridges tour you will do a chocolate tour, where you will learn everything about chocolate and its processes of sowing, harvesting and production.  
The rest of the day remains at your disposal to relax in the pools of your hotel or to complement your visit with some other activity.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Arenal Springs Resort & Spa.

Costa Rica
Day 3

Arenal Volcano

In the early morning, enjoy complementary yoga class. After breakfast, you will visit the impressive 70 meters high waterfall La Fortuna. You will walk a path of approximately 530 steps, which will guide you to the clear waters of the Fortuna River. Upon reaching the bottom, take a refreshing swim and listen to the powerful waterfall coming down behind you.
Enjoy lunch and a few hours of leisure at the hotel. Later this evening, freshen up and head out to experience the cultural tour of “Vida Campesina”, where you will have the opportunity to prepare a typical Costa Rican dinner with fresh organic products harvested from the property and cooked on a wood stove.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Arenal Springs Resort & Spa
Costa Rica
Day 4

Arenal Volcano- Carrillo Beach

Set the tone for a wonderful day of exploration with a sunrise yoga class. After breakfast, your journey will take you to the warm Pacific Coast. Playa Carrillo near Samara offers a beautiful white sandy beach and sunny climate to enjoy for the remainder of the trip. The rest of the day remains at your disposals to relax at the beach or to enjoy the accommodation of your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Nammbú Beachfront Bungalows

Coffee
Day 5

Carrillo Beach

After breakfast, set your intentions for the day with a morning yoga class. Once freshened up, you will head to the beach for your kayak tour. This incredible experience will take you to Isla Chora, where you will snorkel and discover the many ocean treasures around you!
The rest of the day remains at your disposal to relax at the beach or explore.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Nammbú Beachfront Bungalows
Costa Rica
Day 6

Carrillo Beach

After breakfast, choose to get a morning stretch in during your yoga class. We will then head down to the water for a stand up paddle mangrove tour and explore the beauty of this area! Samara will amaze you with its diversity in the mangroves, and abundant wildlife. Don't forget to pack a camera to capture all the different types of animals you might spot during your tour.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore or relax at the hotel and beach.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Nammbú Beachfront Bungalows
Costa Rica
Day 7

Carrillo Beach

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel followed by a yoga class. The rest of the morning remains at your disposals to relax at the beach or to enjoy the amenities of your hotel.
In the afternoon, we will depart for a fantastic sunset tour. Enjoy a cocktail while you look out for wildlife like dolphins, whales, and sea turtles. If you feel like jumping into the water to swim, the snorkel gear is ready for you. End your day with a beautiful farewell dinner at a local Costa Rican restaurant and toast a fantastic experience.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Nammbú Beachfront Bungalows
Beach
Day 8

Carrillo Beach-Liberia International Airport

After breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure before you head to Liberia International Airport and bid farewell to Costa Rica.
Meals: Breakfast



The activity Level for this tour is:

Average - Some tours may include hiking or potential higher elevation hiking, biking, SUP, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking on uneven surfaces or for longer periods of time.

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