Boscov’s Costa Rica Quest

Highlights

Soaking in the thermal hot springs of Arenal Volcano, searching for the elusive quetzal bird in the cloud forest, watching the sun set over the Pacific.

Nature called you to Costa Rica—now here you are, suspended in the jungle canopy, locking eyes with a curious monkey. This action-packed tour of Costa Rica’s highlights is perfect for the adventurer with limited time who wants to explore the region’s diversity. Get your adrenaline pumping, follow a trail to the base of a waterfall, melt away in thermal springs or bliss out on a beach—our CEOs will help you find the secluded spots only the locals know.


ITINERARY


DAY 1 SAN JOSÉ
Arrive in San José and group transfer to hotel. Check into our hotel and enjoy the city. Please try to arrive before 6pm for an important group meeting where you can meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members.
 

DAY 2-3 LA FORTUNA / ARENAL (2B)
La Fortuna, the town near the foot of Arenal Volcano is an excellent base for adventure. Optional activities in this area abound. Hike the area’s nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or go canyoneering (rappelling) and catch a bird’s eye view of the forest greenery. Other optional activities include full-day white water rafting on the Toro or Balsa Rivers, mountain biking, caving, horseback riding, or a tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Like much of Costa Rica, the area is a birders’ paradise, with over 600 species as permanent residents. Finally, after a long day of exploring, enjoy an included soak in one of the area’s natural thermal baths and rivers under the shade of the surrounding canopy.

Estimated Travel Time: 4 hours
Approximate Distance: 150 km
 

DAY 4-5 MONTEVERDE (2B)
From La Fortuna travel up the picturesque mountains into the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Don’t forget your camera because the backdrop for this adventure is the stunning Nicoya Peninsula. Spend two days exploring Monteverde and the Forest Reserve, with a guided walk of Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Local guides are extremely knowledgeable about the area and passionate about conservation of this precious ecosystem. The unique community has several local co-operatives worth visiting including artist collectives and a cheese factory. If you’re there at the right time of year, you may be lucky enough to see the Resplendent Quetzal, one of the most beautiful and elusive birds in the world. Optional activities include walking across a series of suspension bridges through the jungle canopy, a butterfly garden and a thrilling canopy zip line.

Estimated Travel Time: 4 hours
Approximate Distance: 50 km


DAY 6-7 PLAYA DOMINICAL (2B)
Continue on to the Pacific coast and enjoy a visit to Manuel Antonio National Park. We stay in Playa Dominical on the Pacific coast, a great place to relax and enjoy the sun and nearby sea. A short distance away, Manuel Antonio National Park offers excellent hiking, spectacular views, and abundant wildlife viewing. As well as beautiful white sand beaches and the warm turquoise water is ideal for swimming, fishing, kayaking, boogie boarding, sailing or surfing.

Estimated Travel Time: 4 hours
Approximate Distance: 220 km
 

DAY 8 SAN JOSÉ (1B)
Travel back to the capital, San José and opt to head out for a final night on the town.

Approximate Distance: 190 km
 

DAY 9 SAN JOSÉ (1B)
Group departure transfer to the airport.

Inclusions

•  Arrival and departure group transfers
•  Visit to hot springs, Guided visit to Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, Guided visit to Manuel Antonio National Park
•  8 Breakfasts (Allow USD270-370 for meals not included)
•  Comfort Hotels (8 nts)
•  Bus, van, walking
•  Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
•  Small group experience; Max 22

Exclusions

•  Entrance fees not listed
•  International air (also applies to trans-border flights)
•  Applicable tourist visas
•  Incidentals
•  Insurance
•  Airport taxes
•  Tips or gratuities
•  Beverages
•  Meals not mentioned above
•  Optional tours or optional admissions

Contact Details

Boscov’s Travel
travelrequest@boscovs.com
800-755-8020