Costa Rica: Cloud forest and sparkling ocean (3 Weeks)
Day 1-6 San Jose
Surrounded by beautiful countryside and protected National Parks, the Costa Rican capital can be quite a culture shock if you’ve just arrived from the countryside. Linger a while, however, and this sprawling city grows on you. Check out the Spanish colonial architecture of the National Theatre and the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum before you leave.
Transfers to Arenal Volcano National Park 3h06m
Day 7-11 Arenal Volcano National Park
Chill out on the slopes of one of Costa Rica’s most active but most predictable volcanoes. Lava bombs and pyroclastic ejections are a common sight, but the geothermal heat from this mountain also supplies the nearby Hot Springs. Other activities to try include zip lining, kayaking, white water rafting and fishing.
Transfers to Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve 3h06m
Day 12-16 Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
Immerse yourself in the beauty and majesty of one of the most incredible cloud forests to be found anywhere in the world. Bromeliads, orchids, mosses, vines and ferns are just a few of the 2,500 species of plants you might encounter. Traverse suspension bridges, ride zip lines, visit the frog pond, butterfly garden, serpentarium or bat jungle and take a horseback tour of the area to get the best out of your visit.
Transfers to Manuel Antonio 3h49m