Monday, March 21, 2011

Costa Rica Luxury Adventure Itin

 Day 1 ---------- Arrive and Drive to Casa Turire (Casa Turire)

Today we will meet you at the airport and drive you to the first hotel. This is a beautiful area of Turrialba which is in a valley and you will have a great view of the erupting volcano of Turrialba which has been smoking from the top for the last year. The hotel has a great place to eat and is one of my favorites in the country. (Meals: None)

Day 2 ---------- Raft Pacuare (Casa Turire)

Arenal Volcano
Today we will raft the famous Pacuare River. This is listed as one of the top 5 on the planet by National Geographic and we will have our own private raft and be going at our pace. This is a beautiful day and we will stay at the Casa Turire for a second night being back at the hotel for some time to relax. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 3 ---------- Drive to Arenal (Nayara Resort)

Today we will drive to the Nayara Resort which is located with great views of the Arenal Volcano. This is without a doubt one of the nicest hotels in the area and might even be my favorite in the country. We will drive straight to the hotel as this is a day of travel but we will make some stops along the way to make it interesting. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 4 ---------- Zipline &/or Gandola Ride (Nayara Resort)

Pacuare River
Today we will zipline and for those that are not up for the zipline can go on the gandola ride. This is in my opinion the best zipline in the country and not only the fastest, highest, but also the safest. I take most to all of my groups on this one as it has the best views of the Arenal lake and the Arenal Volcano.  In the afternoon you could have time to relax at the Nayara resort or we could take you to the hotsprings. The hotsprings here in Costa Rica are often very luxurious pool areas just so you know. Many people expect natural hot springs but it often does not look like such. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 5 ---------- Fly to Quepos (Arenas del Mar)

Today we will fly to the beach area and you will be staying at the Manuel Antonio beach. This is quite the touristy area and if you are looking to get off the touristy path I could take you down 40 minutes south from this area to the Cuna del Angel hotel and less crowded beaches. But if you decide you might want to stay in the Manuel Antonio area the views do not get any better than Arenas del Mar. The in-country flights in Costa Rica are very reputable and are often used for cutting driving time way down.  (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 6 ---------- Spice Tour (Arenas del Mar) 

Virgin Rainforest
Today you can have some time at the beach but we will also take you to the Spice Tour. This spice tour is fairly new and the people just love it. It is a tour on the spices of the rainforest and the best part is that you get to snack on the spices. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 7 ---------- Tour Park (Arenas del Mar)

Today we will visit the National Park of Manuel Antonio. This is a great little area that I still think has more monkeys than tourist. It also is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

Day 8 ---------- Fly Home!

Today we will make the drive on the new highway to the airport which is only around a 2 hour drive now.

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