March 15 -- Arrive & Drive to Turrialba (Casa Turire - Suite)
Today we will meet you at the airport with your private guide and transportation and drive you to the beautiful Casa Turire Hotel. This is a small hotel that sits on a lake and offers one of the best views of the only smoking volcano in Costa Rica, the Turrialba Volcano.
Assuming you do not show up to San Jose during rush hour this will be a two hour drive through the mountains to Turrialba. The hotel is a special spot and not in a crowded touristy area and it offers some of the best meals of any hotel in Costa Rica. (Meals: None)
March 16 -- Rafting Pacuare with River Lunch (Casa Turire- Suite)
Today we will try the River Rafting. If your daughter is not looking for the big rapids we will operate a section of the Pacuare River that is small class I & II rapids. We will raft for around two hours and stop and take some hikes to waterfalls along the way. This is your private river trip and we will take our time and enjoy the day on the river.
We will stop the rafting at our private lodge that sits on the waterway with some of the best views of the Pacuare River. Here we will have lunch with the views and then head back to the Casa Turire Hotel for the night.
In the evening you will have the option to eat dinner at the hotel or after you shower up we can take you to a local village for a delicious typical Tico dinner. The village of Sitio de Mata is set high in the mountains with vast views of the Turrialba valley and volcano. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)
|Easy Section of the Pacuare River|
March 17 --- Travel to Arenal Volcano (Tabacón Suite)
Today we will make the drive to the Arenal Volcano area after breakfast. We will arrive around lunch time to the famous Tabacon Resort. I have to say I like The Springs but because of availability we were not able to get rooms. We did find availability in the Tabacon Resort and comparing it to The Springs, it does have hotsprings that are just as good if not better. The waterslide at Tabacon has a little extra bend in it which offers more speed than the ones at The Springs (Mitch, this might be something only guys really notice and care about but thought I would mention).
The hotsprings at Tabacon are an actual natural river as compared to the pool style springs at The Springs. Tabacon is not as large as The Springs and does not boast of the view that the Springs has. They are both 5-Star level hotels and high end resorts. (Meals: Breakfast)
March 18 -- Sky Trek / La Fortuna Falls (Tabacon Resort)
Today we will get ready for my favorite zipline in all of Costa Rica. Last I heard there are over 75 different ziplines in Costa Rica and I believe it. I have not done all of them but I have done a good number and SkyTrek is still by far my favorite for the views, the 700ft cable, safety and fun.
After the zipline we will have the chance to visit the La Fortuna Waterfall which is a hike on 500 steps and a chance to some pictures and swim in front of one of Costa Rica's most scenic waterfalls. (Meals: Breakfast)
March 19 -- Flight to Manuel Antonio Beach (Arenas del Mar - Ocean Breeze Suite)
Today you will get a flight to the Manuel Antonio area. This is one of the finest beaches you will find in the America's, filled with wildlife, and home to probably my favorite hotel in all of Costa Rica. The Arenas del Mar Resort sits on the edge of the Pacific with expansive views, luxury, excellent service, all shared with a large number of monkeys.
|Manuel Antonio National Park|
You will fly to the Manuel Antonio area avoiding the long four hour drive. The hotel will pick you up on upon arrival and you will say good-bye to your private driver today until the 22nd when he picks you up from the hotel Arenas del Mar and takes you to the San Jose Airport (If you would like we can be available for your days at the beach if you request). This will allow you to sleep-in at Tabacon and still arrive early afternoon to the beach. (Meals: Breakfast)
March 20 -- Arenas del Mar - Ocean Breeze Suite
Today is your day to relax at the beach. There are some optional activities that your daughter and you might enjoy such as surf classes, horseback, mangrove kayak to see wildlife, or catamaran sunset tours. (Meals: Breakfast
March 21 -- Arenas del Mar - Ocean Breeze Suite
Today is another day to enjoy the beach and relax with your feet in the sand or do some optional activities. (Meals: Breakfast)
March 22 -- Drive to San Jose Airport and Fly Home!
Today we will pick you up at the Arenas del Mar Resort and make the two hour drive back to the San Jose Airport. (Meals: Breakfast)