Special #1

Package #1 (09days/08 nights) -San Jose – Arenal Volcano- Monteverde Cloud Forest-Manuel Antonio beach- San Jose

Recommended for May and June

This itinerary takes you to some of the beautiful destinations in Costa Rica from the amazing Pacuare river rafting to the active Arenal Volcano and the hot springs, the magical Monteverde Cloud forest and Manuel Antonio National Park with white sand beaches ideal for swimming, and forest trails snake along the coast to breathtaking lookout points, this area is one of the best places in the country for viewing wildlife.

Day 01: San Jose

Upon arrival at Juan Santamaria airport, our driver will meet and transfer you to San Jose city. Overnight at KC Hotel, located just 10 minutes by car from San Jose downtown, it offers comfortable rooms, restaurant, and swimming pool.

 kc san jose hotel https://www.costaricabudgettravel.com/index.php/packages/season-specials/167-special-1 

Day 02: San Jose/ Pacuare River rafting/ Arenal

We will pick you up at your hotel and head through Costa Rica's colonial capital city of Cartago before rising up through the fertile countryside that surrounds the base of Turrialba Volcano. We'll stop for a delicious breakfast along the way. Once we arrive at the verdant banks of the Pacuare River, our professional guides will instruct you on paddling techniques and safety procedures before you don your helmets, grab you paddles and climb aboard the inflatable rafts for an unforgettable adventure. The Pacuare is a swift flowing river that offers visitors a unique and exciting rafting experience within one of Costa Rica's most unspoiled wilderness areas. In fact, expert rafters call the Pacuare one of the world's best white-water runs. Once in the river, you'll battle powerful rapids and rolling waves that spill over the sides of the raft drenching everyone with excitement and fun. Lunch on the way. Continue to Arenal area. Overnight at La Pradera Hotel, located in front of the volcano, with nice mountain cabins, with air conditioning, hot water, private bathroom, La Pradera offers swimming pool with jacuzzi, and restaurant.

 pacuare river adventure included in this package

Day 03: Arenal/ Tabacon Hot Springs

After breakfast you will have a free morning, in the afternoon you will enjoy a hiking in the Arenal Volcano National Park trails, and you will visit the exotic and relaxing Hot Springs nearby, to sit back and relax in the volcanic water and sooth every aching muscle. Buffet dinner included. Overnight at La Pradera hotel.

hotel la pradera and relax in Tabacon resort

Day 04: Arenal/ Monteverde

Breakfast. In the morning, you will travel to Monteverde by land and boat transportation crossing the Arenal Lake. Monteverde is the Costa Rica's premier cloud forest. This 26,000-acre reserve is home to an astonishing diversity of plant and animal species. Overnight at Los Cipreses hotel. It offers comfortable rooms with spacious, private bathroom with hot water.

Monteverde. Fresh area to spend a relaxing time.

Day 05: Monteverde/  Canopy tour

After breakfast, you will be taken to Selvatura park has one of the most beautiful views of the area, that can be observed during the tour. You will feel exciting emotions when doing the big tarzan swing,  and feeling fantastic distance of each one of the cable. then you will have free afternoon to enjoy other attractions of the area. Overnight at Los Cipreses.

 Adrenaline on top running Selvatura canopy

Day 06: Monteverde/ Manuel Antonio

Breakfast. Departure to Manuel Antonio National Park. Overnight at Plaza Yara Hotel, offering you a great value in a tropical setting and family friendly environment, conveniently located between Manuel Antonio National Park and Quepos town. It offers beautiful suites with queen bed, air conditioning, swimming pool.

Hotel in Manuel Antonio near the beach and with a great pool in contact with the forest

Day 07: Damas island mangrove tour

Breakfast. Mangrove kayaking tour: Explore the wonderful world of mangroves just 15 minutes from Manuel Antonio area. Discover a variety of amazing wildlife within the mangrove forests. You will float under a lush canopy of rainforest, silently watching a spectacular variety of birds, snakes, crocodiles, ant eaters, and many groups of white face monkeys. The tour includes lunch or dinner and the pick up time depends on the tides. Overnight at Plaza Yara hotel.

Manuel Antonio, kayaks tour in Damas

Day 08: Manuel Antonio/ San Jose

Breakfast. Free morning to enjoy the beach. In the afternoon transfer to San Jose city with the shuttle bus. Overnight at KC Hotel.

Day 09: Flight back home

Breakfast. Transfer to the International Airport.



Private transfer International Airport - San Jose hotel- International Airport

Transfer from San Jose to Arenal with the tour

Land and boat transportation from Arenal to Monteverde 

Transfer from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio beach with the shuttle bus

Transfer from Manuel Antonio to San José with the shuttle bus

02 nights of lodging in San Jose

02 nights of lodging in Arenal

02 nights of lodging in Monteverde

02 nights of lodging in Manuel Antonio

08 breakfasts, 02 lunches, 01 dinner


Pacuare river rafting
Hiking in Arenal Volcano National Park trails
Entrance fee to Tabacon Hot Springs
Selvatura canopy tour
Damas Island mangrove kayaking tour
Hotel taxes

Rate: $879.00 per person based on double occupancy

Rate in US dollars valid just for this quotation

Valid from May to November

Price per person, double occupancy accommodation and includes domestic transportation, hotel accommodation, tours and all taxes and charges.

International airfare is not included.

Departure taxes $29 per person

These prices do NOT include Easter week, Christmas and New Year week, peak season, For dates outside this ranges, please contact us for a special quotation.

For upgraded or cheaper accommodations, or a different type of car, please contact us.

Not included in the rate:

All the meals not included on the program

Beverages and alcohol

All the activities mentioned as “optional”

Personal expenses

Travel insurance