Costa Rica Cloud Forest, Volcano & Beach

Explore Costa Rica’s must see places and must do activities before unwinding at a premium All Inclusive beach resort.

Can’t decide between adventure in the tropics or an upmarket All Inclusive beach holiday? In Costa Rica you don’t have to! Spend your first few days seeing the country’s key sights, and then enjoy quality time on the west coast (popular with surfers) at one of the best beach resorts in the country.

Tour highlights

    • Stay in La Fortuna, a tiny town near the base of Arenal Volcano, for natural hot spring visits and a hiking tour 
    • Go zip lining walk along the tree top walkways (hanging bridges) of the bio diverse Monteverde cloud forest 
    • Experience Unlimited-Luxury® at the premium All Inclusive Secrets Papagayo with three a la carte restaurants, five bars, non-motorised watersports and two swimming pools 
    • Direct flights available with British Airways from London Gatwick (regional departures also possible) 
    • Itinerary can be tailor-made to your requirements, including a longer stay at the beach or upgrading to Preferred Club at Secrets Papagayo for superior amenities and an exclusive lounge

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in San José and Transfer to Arenal

Arrival in San José and Transfer to Arenal

Meet and greet at San Jose International Airport. Transfer to your hotel. Driving time: 3 hours and 30 minutes (approximately) 

In a secluded location, Arenal Springs Resort & Spa Hotel features two hot spring swimming pools, a restaurant and a spa. Each room has a private terrace with direct (distant) views of the active side of Arenal Volcano.

Night at Arenal Springs Resort & Spa. Standard Room.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 2 Arenal with a Volcano Hiking Tour

Enjoy Arenal with a Volcano Hiking Tour

Few sites in Costa Rica inspire more respect and admiration than Arenal Volcano. At 5437 feet, its tall and conical shape stands imposing over the pastured green hillsides that surround its base. Although currently in a resting phase, Arenal has been Costa Rica's most active volcano for the past 43 years. Its history is charged with eruptions - both major and minor - that have intimately affected the region and people who live here. This tour will allow you to enjoy extraordinary views of Arenal Volcano during a gentle two and a half hour hike along the lower slopes of the colossus.

You'll have free time in the afternoon to relax at the hotel, visit the town of La Fortuna, or if feeling more energetic head off on a hike closer to the volcano, or follow nature trails to beautiful waterfalls.

Night at Arenal Springs Resort & Spa Hotel. Standard Room.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 3 Monteverde Cloud Forest

Monteverde Cloud Forest

After breakfast, depart the hotel and drive to Lake Arenal Dam for a 30 minute scenic cruise across the tranquil lake taking in views of the commanding volcano, a mountain range and bird spotting opportunities. Following the boat trip sit back and enjoy an impressive drive up the mountainside on a steep road admiring stunning views of the lush valley and varied landscape to reach the town of Monteverde, located at the south end of the cloud forest. Here the climate is cooler, with an average of 17ºC (60ºF).

Night at Trapp Family Lodge. Standard Room.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 4 Cloud Forest Canopy: Hanging bridges & Zip L

Monteverde Cloud Forest Canopy: Hanging bridges & Zip Lining

This morning visit Selvatura Park, for a canopy and walkways tour - after a briefing you will be kitted out to 'fly' through 12 cables and 18 platforms with an optional Tarzan Swing at the end of the adventure. Selvatura Park is one of the longest canopy tours in Costa Rica and the only one located inside Monteverde Cloud Forest. Following this thrill there will be the chance to experience the tree top walkway along a range of bridges of various lengths and altitudes.

Spend the afternoon at leisure, walking round the quaint village of Monteverde or heading off on an optional excursion - night tours are popular in this area.

Night at Trapp Family Lodge. Standard Room.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 5 Gulf Of Papagayo, Pacific Coast

Gulf Of Papagayo, Pacific Coast

After breakfast, take a four and a half hour transfer to the Guanacaste province and northwestern coast of Costa Rica journeying through varied countryside with glimpses of happy 'Ticos' to the Gulf of Papagayo.

Secrets Papagayo is set in the exclusive Gulf of Papagayo, close to the Marina Papagayo with its world-class sport fishing, pedestrian village, gardens and artisan walkway.

6 Nights at Secrets Papagayo. Standard Room.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - 10 Gulf Of Papagayo, Pacific Coast

Gulf Of Papagayo, Pacific Coast

The next few days are yours to spend at leisure. Active seekers can speak to the hotel's activity desk for optional fishing, golfing, scuba diving and whitewater rafting experiences (please note these are at an additional charge).


Secrets Papagayo offers excellent dining at a selection of restaurants and bars on site, with unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits. It has a choice of swimming pools and access to two beaches, with wait service, plus watersports. There is also a nature trail within the hotel grounds.

INCLUDES : All-Inclusive

Day 11

Transfer to San José for departure back to UK

Sit down to one final breakfast before your private transfer to San José's Juan Santamaria International Airport, approximately 4 hours and half hours away. Please note that check in at the airline counter must be done three hours prior to flight departure.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Hotels

Pricing

1st September 2017 - 18th October 2017

Supplements

  • Single occupancy (price on request)
  • Upgrade to Preferred Club status at Secrets Papagayo (price on request)

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