Mother Nature!

Costa Rica: Volcanoes, Mangroves & Beaches

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8 Nights
Limited Time Special Offer

Explore Costa Rica's incredible landscapes

Where else in the world can you see active volcanoes one day and lush mangroves the next? In this 8-night vacation, experience Costa Rica's stunning natural diversity with the freedom of your own car. From Poas Volcano to Tamarindo beach in Guanacaste, travel across Central America's jewel, discovering one natural wonder after another.

What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare into San Jose (SJO), out of Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR)
  • Automatic 4x4 car rental for 8 nights including unlimited mileage (Intermediate SUV - Hyundai Tucson or similar)
  • 1 night in Naranjo at Chayote Lodge, or similar
  • 2 nights in the Arenal Volcano area at Hotel Arenal Springs, or similar
  • 2 nights in Puerto Humo at Rancho Humo, or similar
    • Lunch and dinner daily while in Puerto Humo
  • 3 nights in Guanacaste/Tamarindo at the Wyndham Esplendor Tamarindo, or similar
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches & 2 dinners
Great Ways to Explore
  • Watch smoke and steam rise from Poas Volcano, one of Costa Rica's largest and most active volcanoes!

  • Get your adrenaline pumping in the Arenal Volcano area which has an abundance of activities from zip lining to hiking.
  • Explore ecological wetlands and mangroves at Rancho Humo and spot a variety of birds like egrets and herons.

  • Explore the Guanacaste province and see why Northwestern Costa Rica truly has it all!

  • Travel by car to the most beautiful waterfall in Costa Rica, Llanos de Cortes, and take a dip in the pond.

Package Overview

Drive across Costa Rica and experience its many natural wonders, from steamy volcanoes to white sand beaches. See why Costa Rica is a top ecotourism destination and fall in love with the country's famously laid-back attitude and easygoing lifestyle.

Land in San Jose then drive about an hour to Naranjo, where you'll spend one night. Cruise along coffee and flower farms until you reach the bubbling Poas volcano, then explore the fascinating volcanic landscape. Continue your journey north to Arenal Volcano, another of Costa Rica's famous volcanoes. See Arenal's tropical rainforest as you catch 360 degree views of the dormant volcano.

You'll then continue to Rancho Humo, a private natural reserve home to the country's ecological wetlands and mangroves! Relax in this serene locale on the Tempisque River and see the region's varied wildlife peeking out of the trees.

Conclude your trip in Guanacaste province in Northwestern Costa Rica, home to volcanoes, rainforests, and beaches! See the stunning Llanos de Cortes Waterfall, lounge in peace at Playa Hermosa, and explore volcanic craters at Rincon de la Vieja National Park. 

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Please note that some recommendations in the following suggested itinerary may not be included in your package. Check What's Included above for full details on inclusions.

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