Welcome to Costa Rica!
As you leave the Juan Santamaria International Airport, our driver will be waiting to take you to the hotel. You can take this opportunity to ask him or her what you need to know, and/or if you want to communicate with our offices. He will facilitate the call for you.
The Juan Santamaria International Airport is located in the Great Metropolitan Area, where there are the main cities of Costa Rica and the most populated part of the country.
San Jose, the capital city, is a contrasting city between culture and eclectic architecture, small but vibrant, where it is worth to take a walk along its boulevards and visit, among other highlights, the museums of pre-Columbian art (especially the Gold and Jade museum), the Plaza de la Cultura, Costa Rica’s urban center, and the unfailing Central Market, where you may find exotic fruits, delicious foods, and the permanent smiles of Costa Ricans.
Upon arrival in Costa Rica, and after passing the migration zone within the airport facilities, a representative of CANATUR (Costa Rican Chamber of Tourism) will be waiting for you with a sign with your name and will let you know how to locate the Asuaire driver, in charge to take to your hotel.
Park Inn Hotel (or similar) - 1 night
Transfer Airport - San José
In one of the most popular regions of Costa Rica is the Tortuguero National Park. Being remote and full of rainforest and wildlife, it is only accessible by air (additional cost) or water. However, the trip through the stunning canals of Tortuguero, with its exuberant vegetation and abundance of birds and animals, is well worth the boat trip.
And between July and October is the nesting season for the turtles.
On this day you will depart in the morning (time will be previously indicated) with your transportation and certified guide to drive through the Braulio Carrillo National Park all the way to the region of Guápiles where you will enjoy a typical Costa Rican breakfast.
You will travel through banana plantations and picturesque small towns until you arrive to the small dock where your boat will be waiting for you.
As your boat departs the dock, you will start to witness the amazing forests that makes of this area one of the most visited by nature lovers from all over the World.
As you arrive in the lodge, a fresh fruit cocktail awaits you with the guidelines of your stay in the region.
After your included lunch buffet, your tour guide and captain will take you to the small village of Tortuguero. A unique town that has no cars, roads, nor traffic signs.
You will visit the Turtle Museum, see the beach where the turtles arrive every year and have your opportunity to go to the grocery store.
It is important to acknowledge that Tortuguero is a small village and you may not find specific items like medicines.
Pachira Lodge (or similar) - 2 nights
Full Board (alcoholic drinks or bottled water not included)
Land and boat transfer (San José - Tortuguero - Guápiles)
Visit to Tortuguero National Park and Tortuguero village
You will start this day to the sounds of howler monkeys, toucans and other wonders of the area.
Your tour guide and skipper will take you by boat into the Tortuguero National Park where you will be delighted with the breathtaking nature of the area.
There is the possibility for you to see three different species of monkeys (howlers, spider monkeys and capuchin white faced monkeys), several types of herons and egrets, several species of toucans, and if you are lucky you may even see sloths, anteaters, and neotropical otters.
Later in the day you will have more time to take it easy and enjoy the splendor of the rainforest right by the swimming pool. Or, if you like you can take an optional trip as kayak or a walk through the jungle.
In the evening you may join a tour to watch the amazing green sea turtles nesting on the Tortuguero National Park beach, this happens between July and October. This excursion has an additional cost and can be booked once you are in the area.
Tour of the canals
On this day you will enjoy your breakfast and leave the fascinating region of Tortuguero the same way you came in. At mid-morning, your boat will depart to go on the same route to the Guapiles area.
Here your tourist guide and transportation will stop for lunch, and this is where your car is waiting for you.
From the Caribbean plains you will drive to the region of Puerto Viejo.
The schedules and the order of the activities in Tortuguero are defined by the guide the first day depending on the conditions of the climate and the behavior of the animals.
Puerto Viejo of Talamanca is located near the border with Panamá, in the Caribbean south coast. It is an area with a rich afro-caribbean culture, where its gastronomy and music will bring out an additional charm. Only minutes to the south is the Cahuita National Park and to the north the Gandoca Manzanillo Reserve, which offer activities as hiking, diving, ciclying and horseback riding.
Namuwoki Lodge (or similar) - 2 nights
Rental car for 8 days (Unlimited Mileage, authorization for 2 drivers, GPS, full coverage insurance)
Day off! So you can enjoy the activities that the area has to offer or to enjoy from the hotel amenities.
For recommendations for activities in the area you can explore our website www.asuaire.com.
DAY 6 & 7
The area of the Arenal Volcano, its national park and the incredible offer of hotels, experiences, and landscapes of the region, will make it one of your favorite places of your vacations. Here you will find options as wonderful thermal waters, pristine waterfalls at mid rainforest and gorgeous rivers perfect for some rafting.
The volcano is situated in the flatlands of San Carlos, in the province of Alajuela. The major town is La Fortuna, 17 kilometers from the entry of the Arenal Volcano National Park.
Volcano Lodge (or similar) - 2 nights
DAY 8 & 9
Monteverde Region in Costa Rica is an extremely popular region in the Northwest area of Costa Rica.
Its cloud forests, its wonderful biodiversity and laying right on the Intercontinental Divide allows visitors from all over the world to fall in love with it and consider it a place to return over and over again.
It is a pure nature lovers’ destination. It is lush all year round, with fresh and delicious weather, breathtaking sceneries, and exceptional biodiversity as well as a great variety of activities.
A place to find your own activity as there is something for all ages and tastes. Monteverde is a place where you can find high-end resorts and small family lodges as well as strenuous adventures and mild walks. You just have to find what you like best!
Poco a Poco Hotel (or similar) - 2 nights
DAY 10 & 11
The Manuel Antonio region has world-class landscapes and beaches, bright white sand, deep blue, warm water, and breathtaking sunsets as you enjoy the gentle swaying of a hammock. You will feel the stress magically disappear from your body as it is soaked in the sunshine of Manuel Antonio.
Between the city of Quepos and the national park, there are numerous beaches, all surrounded by jungle. Places where monkeys play, iguanas rest and sloths are entertained. You can experience a great variety of activities such as walking in Manuel Antonio National Park, surfing, swimming or just relaxing while watching a dramatic sunset.
Manuel Antonio is one of the only two places in Costa Rica where you can see all four types of monkeys: howler, white face, spider and the endangered squirrel monkey, many of which can be seen in the premises of the hotel. The area is also an important destination for finding sloths, both inside and outside the national park.
This National Park is CLOSED on Mondays.
Costa Verde Hotel (or similar) - 2 nights
After having breakfast at the Manuel Antonio hotel, you will head back to San José where you will return the car at the Car Rental offices near the Airport.
The estimated time from Manuel Antonio to the Juan Santamaría International Airport is of 3 hours.
Rental car delivery
* Price in US dollars USD with taxes included (for contracted services).
* Hotel accommodantion based on standard rooms, except express indication, in the regime indicated in each case.
* Price based on Double Occupancy.
* Package subject to availability at time of booking.
* Important: The triple and quadruple occupancy rooms only have two double beds.
– Package valid for trips to be made during 2020-2021.
All taxes of law
11 nights of accommodation with breakfast included
4x4 Daihatsu Bego (or similar) model rental car for 8 days with Full Coverage Insurance *Ask your travel advisor about the insurance details
24 hour assistance from our office all days of the week and airport assistance the day of your arrival
Services and activities not indicated on the route