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San Jose, Tortuguero, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde

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San Jose

About the city

San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, has a very different vibe than most of Latin America with a lot more American influenced architecture and a Mediterranean climate. San Jose is a town in the middle of nature. Located in the Central Valley, the city is surrounded by the most varied forms of wildlife as well as the volcanos, Poás and Irazú. It is also the central point from where you can reach the country’s rich National Parks, its gorgeous beaches, its amazing rivers and its pristine mountains.San José has certain attraction on its own like the National Theatre, the Central Market, the National Museum or the Metropolitan Cathedral. Moreover, its friendly people give a lively vibe to the city, something you can appreciate in the city’s many restaurants and bars. Some museums and buildings give away their colonial past and European artistic influences. San Jose also has much to offer and it is a city of great historical and cultural significance.

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Palma Real Hotel & Casino

  • Calle 50,Ave 9,200 Metros Norte del ICE,
  • 506-22905060
Services:
Rooms:
DOUBLE SUPERIOR (1) - BED AND BREAKFAST
1 Tours+Transfers
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Parque Nacional de Tortuguero

day 1 - Tortuguero National Park
Reúnase con el guía cuando le recojan en el hotel de San José y haga una parada para el desayuno en Rancho Roberto en Guapiles. Después, viajará a través del Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, uno de los mayores de Costa Rica. Pasará junto a numerosos ríos, cascadas y montañas cubiertas de densos bosques durante el trayecto, hasta llegar a una plantación bananera.

Allí, subirá a bordo de un barco y zarpará con destino al Parque Nacional de Tortuguero. Puesto que no hay carreteras en el parque desde la localidad de Tortuguero, el acceso a esta amplia red de lagunas de agua dulce y arroyos se hace por barca. El trayecto dura aproximadamente una hora hasta llegar a los canales; no pierda de vista todas las especies de aves entre la exuberante vegetación a lo largo del camino.

Tortuguero, que significa "cazador de tortugas", está formado por un archipiélago de islas volcánicas, donde la lluvia creó una serie de humedales de gran diversidad biológica, ideal para los amantes de la naturaleza. Durante su recorrido en barco de 3 horas por el Parque Nacional de Tortuguero, el guía experto estará dispuesto a hablar de la fauna y flora mientras navega de un islote a otro entre aguas pantanosas.

A mediodía, dispondrá de tiempo para hacer una parada y almorzar en el Evergreen Lodge, situado a tan solo cinco minutos en barco de la entrada al parque. Disfrute del ambiente acogedor que proporcionan los altos techos de salón principal, que se complementa con el paisaje de la jungla que lo rodea.

Obtenga una visión cercana de la gran variedad de flora y fauna del parque mientras recorre los canales. Si tiene suerte podrá avistar especies como el caimán de anteojos, la nutria de agua dulce y, posiblemente, incluso el manatí antillano, en peligro de extinción. El parque también es hogar de perezosos, monos aulladores y monos capuchinos, ranas diminutas e iguanas verdes.

Las apartadas playas de arena negra del Parque Nacional de Tortuguero son una de las áreas de reproducción más importantes para la tortuga verde. Estos antiguos reptiles estuvieron a punto de extinguirse ya que se cazaba a los adultos por la carne y se robaban los huevos. Podrá ver dónde anidan las tortugas verdes y conocer los esfuerzos del parque por proteger esta especie tan importante de la mano de su guía.

Después de explorar el parque nacional, podrá disfrutar de un paseo en barco de 1 hora a tierra firme y, luego, subir a bordo de un autobús para el viaje de regreso a San José, donde le dejarán en su hotel por la noche.

Las paradas para recoger a viajeros en sus hoteles comienzan antes de esta hora. Debe ponerse en contacto con el proveedor local del servicio para averiguar la hora exacta en que pasan por su hotel.

Recibirá confirmación en el momento de efectuar la reserva
Los precios para niños solamente son válidos si estos no ocupan un asiento.
Es necesario un mínimo de dos personas para poder comenzar la visita. Existe la posibilidad de que se cancele la reserva después de la confirmación si no hay suficientes pasajeros; en el caso que esto ocurriese, se le ofrecerá una alternativa o se le devolverá el importe total
Para esta actividad puede presentar un bono impreso o un bono electrónico.

Se regresa al punto de partida original aproximadamente a las 18.30 h

16/05/2017

San Jose

Tortuguero

16/05/2017 18/05/2017

Tortuguero

About the city

Tortuguero is a small fishing village in the far northwest corner of Costa Rica located on a narrow spit of land between the Caribbean Sea and the Tortuguero Canal. Tortuguero is one of the most remote places in Costa Rica and is only accessible by boat or plane. The main reason why most people travel to Tortuguero is to see turtles lay eggs on the beach and to visit Tortuguero National Park. Tortuguero National Park is one of the most visited national parks in Costa Rica.Tortuguero is the perfect tropical rainforest, mosaic of little canals and deltas, wealth of exotic wildlife, stretch of seemingly endless expanse of sandy beach, peace and quiet. Tortuguero is true nature.

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Caribbean Paradise Eco-lodge

Popularity:
  • 80% General
    63
  • Laguna Penitencia
Rooms:
Double Room (1) - ROOM ONLY
18/05/2017

Tortuguero

Arenal

18/05/2017 20/05/2017

Arenal

About the city

Arenal is situated north of San Jose. An active volcano, waterfalls, hot springs, and a big lake is what makes Arenal an interesting place to visit. The volcano is visible from all parts of the Arenal area and you can actually feel the volcano too, there are tremors and small eruptions constantly. There is a very nice, safe path through the rain forest. The scenery is beautiful along with all the animals and nature. It is relaxing just taking in the sights. The volcano is the area’s main draw, but there are plenty of things to do around the Volcano. Enjoying the beauty of the hot springs, water rafting, visiting the Arenal Butterfly Conservatory and going on one of the many hiking tours, which display all the natural beauty and wildlife. In one of the hiking tours you can go unguided and follow the path which leads to a beautiful waterfall. It is quite lovely to cool off in the waterfall after that long hike.

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Casa Luna Hotel & Spa

Popularity:
  • 90% General
    1312
  • LA FORTUNA DE SAN CARLOS, ARENAL,
  • 24797368
Services:
Rooms:
Standard Room (1) - ROOM ONLY
1 Tours+Transfers
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Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs

day 4 - Transportation, Entrance and Lunch
Your trip to Costa Rica will not be complete without visiting the magnificent Arenal Volcano and its thermal waters Tabacon. Feel and see the power of being in the presence of an active volcano while hiking old lava fields then afterwards soak your body into therapeutic waters of the Hot Springs while watching the volcano if the weather let us. \n

Meeting point: Pick-up at La Fortuna´s hotels.
Duration: Approx. 3-and-a-half hours.
Start/opening time: 8am and 3pm.
Languages: English and spanish.
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20/05/2017

Arenal

Monteverde

20/05/2017 22/05/2017

Monteverde

About the city

Monteverde is located in the northern central part of Costa Rica and famous for its cloud forests, which are one of Costa Rica’s premier destinations. Beautiful cloud forests and rainforests are surrounded by green mountains.Monteverde reserve encompasses everyone's idea of a rain forest. It contains more than 100 species of mammals including 5 species of cats, over 400 species of birds including 30 kinds of hummingbirds, tens of thousands of insect species and 2,500 species of plants. The area is acclaimed as one of the most outstanding wildlife refuges in the New World Tropics. There are many activities to do. Rafting, zip-lining, canopy tours, coffee tours, and you can visit a frog museum and Insectarium.Monteverde and Santa Elena settlements are separated by a muddy road but neither has a clear downtown. Shops, restaurants, tours and hotels are sown along the road. In Monteverde region you will experience a unique and beautiful nature.

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Monteverde Cloud Forest Lodge

  • SANTA ELENA - MONTEVERDE P.O. Box 531-1000,
  • 506-26455058
Services:
Rooms:
Family Room (1 King, 1 Single, And 1 Sofa Bed) (1) - BED AND BREAKFAST
1 Tours+Transfers
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Selvatura Park: Hummingbird Garden and Insect Museum Tour

day 6 - Selvatura Park: Hummingbird Garden and Insect Museum Tour
Imagine yourself in a beautiful garden with over 100 beautiful hummingbirds flying cheerfully around you. More than 14 species of hummingbirds will amaze you with their incredible aerial maneuvers and bright lively colors for a photography fan’s treat. No matter what mood you are in, these small daredevils will cheer you up and give you an unforgettable air show. 

Afterwards, visit the on-site private insect collection. Take a close look at thousands of insects, butterflies and other wondrous species from all over the world, presented in a way never seen before anywhere else. The exhibition is called “Jewels of the Rain Forest”, and is curated by world renowned entomologist Dr. Richard Whitten who has been collecting insects for decades. The video for the exhibition is projected in the cinematic auditorium throughout the tour, and features insects from all over Costa Rica, most of which can be found at Selvatura Park.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A small amount of walking is involved
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Selvatura Park in Monteverde
22/05/2017

Monteverde

San Jose

22/05/2017 23/05/2017

San Jose

About the city

San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, has a very different vibe than most of Latin America with a lot more American influenced architecture and a Mediterranean climate. San Jose is a town in the middle of nature. Located in the Central Valley, the city is surrounded by the most varied forms of wildlife as well as the volcanos, Poás and Irazú. It is also the central point from where you can reach the country’s rich National Parks, its gorgeous beaches, its amazing rivers and its pristine mountains.San José has certain attraction on its own like the National Theatre, the Central Market, the National Museum or the Metropolitan Cathedral. Moreover, its friendly people give a lively vibe to the city, something you can appreciate in the city’s many restaurants and bars. Some museums and buildings give away their colonial past and European artistic influences. San Jose also has much to offer and it is a city of great historical and cultural significance.

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Pension De La Cuesta

Popularity:
  • 70% General
    100
  • Ave 1, Calles 11 y 15 50m oeste del costado sur de TSE
  • +506 2256-7946
Rooms:
Room - Breakfast Included Share Bathroom (1) - BED AND BREAKFAST
23/05/2017

San Jose

San Francisco Intl

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