ARENAL AND GUANACASTE, COSTA RICA March 19 - 24, 2023
This WOMEN ONLY TRIP is an opportunity to explore nature and it's beauty in 8 days/7 nights. Enjoy two of Costa Rica's most visited destinations - Arenal Volcano and the Guanacaste beach area. Learn about the impressive surroundings walking through natural trails and hanging bridges that offer views of the volcano. Then continue to Guanacaste, where the warm water of the Pacific Ocean, await you. Guanacaste has amazing white-sanded beaches, live volcanoes, wide-open plains, a mountain range, and lots of cultural richness in between. There is an openness to Guanacaste that makes it unique and different to the rest of Costa Rica so come prepared for vast blue skies that contrast the drier, golden-tinted forests with the colorful folklore that evokes a sense of pride and happiness.
DAY 1 - WELCOME TO COSTA RICA
PURA VIDA - After you collect your luggage and clear customs, you will be met outside the terminal by our local representative who will be holding a sign with your name on it. You will be transferred by van to Arenal, a scenic 3.5 hour drive from San Jose. The road winds through the picturesque little towns of Alajuela Providence and through rolling green hills of patureland and coffee plantations. After going through the small town of Fortuna, you will anxiously await your first glimpse of the perfectly cone-shaped Arenal Volcano, which on a clear day is an unforgettable sight. Located at the foot of the volcano is beautiful Arenal Lake, a 24 mile long reservoir.
DAY 2 - ARRIVAL and adventure IN ARENAL
After breakfast, experience the tropical forest on your Ecoglide Canopy Tour. The canopy tour is not only a great adventure but also offers the opportunity to observe wildlife in its natural habitat. Each platform has been designed so that you can observe the forest from different angles allowing you to enjoy the impressing scenery. The canopy consists of 15 cables and 18 platforms divided into three sections plus the Tarzan Swing.
(Breakfast and Accommodations, Arenal)
DAY 3 - TABACON HOT SPRINGS
After breakfast, the day will be spent at the Tabacon Hot Springs with naturally flowing thermal mineral springs in Arenal’s largest and most beautiful private, rainforest reserve. This natural hydrotherapy is a surefire way to achieve proper relaxation. Guests tend to thoroughly enjoy exploring the numerous river pools, with temperatures range from 72 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit and with the perfect combination of high volume and mineral content. *Tabacon Hot Springs also offers Spa Treatments that can be booked independently.
(Breakfast and Accommodations, Arenal)
DAY 4 - ARENAL TO TAMARINDO, GUANACASTE
After breakfast (between 8:00 - 9:30 am) transfer by van from Arenal to Tamarindo, Guanacaste. Enjoy a drive into the picturesque lowlands of the North Pacific, the driest region in the country. After we check into our Villa, we will spend a day at the beach soaking in the rays of sunshine.
(Breakfast, Arenal; Accommodations, Guanacaste)
DAY 5 - ADVENTURE IN TAMARINDO
Enjoy a day of Tamarindo snorkeling day and Sunset Cruise on the spectacular Gold Coast with hopes to encounter whales, dolphins, turtles, flying fish, rays and wide variety of seabirds. Lunch will be served.
DAY 6 - ENJOY DAY IN TAMARINDO
After breakfast, an exciting adventure with a 35-minute kayak through lush mangroves and hike numerous trails, observing wildlife and exotic plants. We will climb to the top of an archaeological site, built by the ancient indigenous people of Costa Rica.
DAY 7 - LAST DAY TO ENJOY COSTA RICA
The last day in Costa Rica. We will have a luxurious and unique beach picnic with professional photographer onsite. The rest of the time will be spent in town finishing final souvenir shopping.
DAY 8 - GOODBYE COSTA RICA
After breakfast, private transportation will take you to the airport as a group to catch flights home.
Accommodations - Lodging Breakfast - Daily breakfast Welcome and Farewell Dinners Tours - Transportation and tour fees Photo Session - Professional Photographer Transportation - To and From the Airport
Airfare - Airfare, transfers. Please make arrangements ahead of time for transfers Visa/Passport Fees - Passports and VisasPlease check US Dept. of State Travelers Checklist at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/travelers-checklist.html Travel Insurance - Please consider purchasing international plan Health Insurance - Mandatory to enter the country. It must cover medical expenses but also safeguards against other travel related emergencies Gratuities - Pls consider at your own discretion Alcohol beverages - Not included Extras - Personal shopping, tours and transportation not included in the itinerary.