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Costa Rica Adventure Promotion - Liberia/Arenal/Monteverde

 

Travel Period:  December 2018 - March 2019

Price Per Person from as Low as $1,150

Promotion Includes:

  • Hotel Accommodations for 6 Nights
  • Transfers from and to Airport with Bilingual Driver
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Excursions as Described

See "Important Package Information" at the bottom of page for more information.

AND...We're Off On Another Amazing Adventure Opportunity!!!

 

Day 1:  You will be escorted by a bilingual speaking driver from the Liberia Airport to Arenal for three nights' stay at Hotel Lavas de Tacotel. 

Hotel Lavas de Tacotal

 

Escape the craziness from San José and get some rest in one of their Bungalows.  Take a walk in their beautiful Gardens and surroundings with the impressive Arenal Volcano as a frame of a beautiful walk.  La Fortuna is one of the most beautiful zones in Costa Rica and you can enjoy a full range of activities, from relaxing walks to Adventure and Extreme sports. You can do Rafting on the Sarapiquí River, Horse Riding, Thermal Pools, Canoe on Lake Arenal, Canyoning.

Day 2:  After your Costa Rican inspiring fresh breakfast, you will be escorted to Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge for a boat tour with lunch included.

Cabi Negro Wildlife Refuge

 

The Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge is of a mixed type, which means that part of the territory it covers belongs to the State and another percentage is in private hands.

It is located in the north of the country near the border with Nicaragua between the cantons of Guatuso and Los Chiles with an area of ​​9969 hectares. It was created to protect wetlands of great importance for wildlife, both terrestrial and aquatic and as a reservoir to perpetuity of unique species in the area.

The refuge was declared a RAMSAR site on December 27, 1991, because it is considered of international importance for the resources it protects, it is one of the first two for Costa Rica.

In December 1991, Wetland of International Importance was declared, especially as waterfowl habitat, becoming part of the RAMSAR Convention. The Caño Negro Refuge is also within the Territory of the Biological Corridor Ruta Los Malecu-Medio Queso and is a core area of ​​the Agua y Paz Biosphere Reserve declared by UNESCO in 2007. 

It is characterized by a tropical rainy climate, influenced by the masses of air from the Pacific and the trade winds that penetrate the Caribbean coast of the country, resulting in a humid tropical climate in one of the rainiest areas of the country and with a ecological diversity of great importance that serves as a refuge and source of food for a wide variety of species, including migratory birds, fish and mammals.
 
The avifauna is one of the most diverse and important zoological groups in the area. It is constituted by 307 species of which 206 are resident and 101 migratory species (Álvarez, 1999).
 

Day 3:  After a wonderfully fulfilling breakfast, you will embark on one of three excursions (your choice) as follows:

Arenal Volcano National Park

 

Arenal Volcano National Park is a protected area in northern Costa Rica. It’s known for its hot springs, active Arenal Volcano and wildlife, including jaguars and tree frogs. Las Coladas Trail winds through forest to a cooled lava field. Rainbow bass inhabit the waters of Lake Arenal, which is popular for water sports thanks to its reliable winds. Southeast, the crater of dormant Cerro Chato Volcano features a lake.

Arenal Hanging Bridges

The history of Mistico Park, where you can find Costa Rica’s famous hanging bridges, began at the beginning of the 20th century. Spouses Landelina Rodríguez Sánchez and Adrian Castillo, who were natives of La Fortuna, San Carlos, dedicated their time to working the land they had inherited from their parents in the foothills of the Arenal Volcano. 

In those times, this incredibly rich natural land was ignored as it was far from the city and difficult to access. However, the Castillo Rodriguez family had great vision, as they knew the true value of their land could be found in its natural resources. Thus, they made the decision to keep this wooded portion of the mountain intact.

At the beginning of the 21st century, the family decided to open this natural forest sanctuary to the public, and they hired a company in order to develop the Hanging Bridges of Arenal eco-tourism project, which would allow thousands of people to enjoy the forest’s beauty comfortably and safely. 

Twelve years later, as per the initial agreement, the development company returned the project to its owners, and the family’s third generation currently manages the nature reserve.

La Fortuna Waterfall

La Fortuna Waterfall is in central Costa Rica, in the Alajuela Province. In Spanish, it is known as Catarata Fortuna. The waterfall drops about 70−75 meters and is at the base of the dormant Chato volcano, about 5.5 km outside of the town of La Fortuna, near the Arenal Volcano.

Day 4:  After breakfast at Hotel Lavas de Tacotel, you will take boat and ground transportation to Monteverde to experience a culture rich Trapiche Tour.

Trapiche Tour

 

El Trapiche tour, is owned by a costarican family. It begins with a tour around the farm providing you an opportunity to observe the different plantations located therein, besides crossing a small patch of forest where occasionally wildlife can be found.
 
During the tour of the farm there is a small tilapia pond, plantations of bananas, plantains, arracache, macadamia, oranges, sugar cane and coffee.
 
In the span of the walk around the farm, they will explain the process involved in sugarcane cultivation, natural history and also the opportunity to taste the sugar cane and its derivatives.
 
They will display the coffee process, which starts showing from planting and continues with the process of crushing, peeling and roasting by our machinery.
 
To finish the tour of the plantation, you’re invited to make a short trip in an oxen cart (not obligatory), it starts from sugar cane plantation and finishes at the building where the cocoa process is shown.

Day 4 Continued:  After learning more about local culture, you will be escorted to Hotel Montana Monteverde for a restful and peaceful evening.  You will spend two evenings in this luxurious property.

Hotel Montana Monteverde

High on the ridge above the coastal plain is the town of Santa Elena, and the adjacent farming colony and Cloud Forest Reserve of Monteverde.

At an altitude of over 4000 feet, the tropical woods are composed of six different ecological communities, which differ from those found in the other communities.

Consequently, the diversity of plant and animal life in the Monteverde region is extremely high. Over 2000 plant species are native of the area; more than 320 birds and 100 mammals have been observed.

Day 5:  This is a very special day as you get to take in the Monteverde Cloud Forrest. 

Monteverde Cloud Forrest

 

What exactly are the infamous cloud forests of Monteverde Costa Rica?  Often taking the form of fog, these clouds hover around the upper canopy of the forest before condensing onto the leaves of trees and dripping onto the plants below.

Understandably, the sun has a hard time breaking through this thick veil of clouds. This causes a slower rate of evaporation and thus provides the plants with a bounty of life-giving moisture. This moisture helps to promote a huge amount of biodiversity, particularly within the type of plants known as epiphytes.

These plants grow on other plants (including trees) non-parasitically, collecting their moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, and debris that surround them. Common examples include lichens, orchids, and bromeliads, all of which are abundant in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Cloud forests also tend to host a large number of endemic species, as their unique climates and specialized ecosystems create habitats that are not found anywhere else on Earth.

Day 6:  Off on a new Costa Rican adventure via a transfer to Canon de La Vieja to embark on one of two adventures (your choice) as follows:

Canopy Tour

 

Sky Trek is a unique system of trails, suspension bridges and zip lines that allows visitors to observe the rain forest from a variety of different vantage points – from above, below, and within the canopy itself.

Horseback Riding

Canyon de La Vieja Lodge offers you the beautiful experience of a horseback ride across that Guanacaste prairie in the company of a true Sabanero cowboy. This service can last between 1 and 2 hours, depending on your preference. You will be able to admire the beauty of the volcano and the view of its surroundings.

Day 6 Continued:  No place better for your last evening in Costa Rica than Hotel Canon de la Vieja.

Hotel Canon de la Vieja

 

Surrounded by beautiful gardens just 30 km from Papagayo Gulf, the hotel offers for the traveler a different way to live the natural beauties that surround the Guanacaste National Parks as Santa Rosa and Rincon de la Vieja.   The hotel is located 18 km East from Liberia International Airport , in the province of Guanacaste. 

Developed to help people disconnect from their daily lives and with a vision of sustainability, the Canon de la Vieja Lodge is a destination for relaxation and adventure. The nearby Rincon de la Vieja National Park, named after the 1,895m volcano within, has established trails that wind their way to the summit crater. This volcano, which commonly spews steam, is the largest of five that comprise the Cordillera de Guanacaste. Within this park lies the headwaters of innumerable rivers and ravines where crystalline waters plunge some 200 ft into blue lagoons.

Day 7:  All great things must come to an end and you need to go home start building that vacation fund for your next amazing adventure.  You will be escorted back to Daniel Oduber International Airport for your return home.

Important Package Information:
  • Pricing based on double occupancy rates (single rates available)
  • International Flights Not Included
  • Not included:  Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Food/Beverage (Breakfast Included)
  • Promotion Subject to Availability so get yours QUICKLY!!!