Welcome to the Jungle
There’s no doubt about it, Costa Rica is a popular destination for many reasons. As a destination in Central America, it’s politically stable, ecologically diverse, affordable, and has some great temperatures (even if it does have a substantial rainy season). So while some of the more popular destinations are still must-sees, Costa Rica can still be balanced between tourist spots and off-the-beaten-path finds.
This itinerary from Traveloti shows off lots of Costa Rica’s best assets. Arenal Volcano is one of those touristy spots, but for good reason. The volcano itself is striking, and it’s a top spot to find unique flora and fauna and natural hot springs. And the hotel you would stay at has been ranked as the number 2 Hotel in the World by TripAdvisor. It’s a superb resort right in the heart of it all.
Retreat to some lesser-known locales later in the trip, such as Heredia, home of a coffee plantation. Here, you’ll stay on site at the Finca Rosa Blanca hotel. This boutique hotel will serve up some serious cups of joe right from the resort’s plantation. Later on, you’ll take a flight to the far reaches of Costa Rica to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. This 165-acre private reserve will be your playground. Snorkeling, kayaking, and yoga are all available to help you explore this remote paradise.
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Learn about the capital city of San José while you meander on your first night in Costa Rica. Check into your hotel for the night, and rest up for your transfer in the morning.
Pack up to head over to the majestic Arenal volcano region. The volcano rises above the treetops of the rainforest, begging to be photographed. Settle into your suite at Arenal Nayara, named one of the best hotels in the world and enjoy the views of this ecological marvel.
The Arenal area offers a plethora of activities and excursions of every sort. Visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls, the La Fortuna waterfalls, which are accessible on horseback or on foot through the national park and its beautiful collection of flora and fauna. Walk along hanging bridges in front of the volcano or coast through the air on an exciting canopy tour. Explore this lively and rich environment with its natural splendors. Be sure to check out the Arenal National Park to hike across suspension bridges facing the volcano.
The next stop is a must-do for coffee enthusiasts. The Finca Rosa Blanca Resort is a coffee farm plantation and luxurious inn that crowns the central valley mountain highlands of Costa Rica. Enjoy fresh coffee during your meals at the boutique hotel today.
Board a domestic air transfer to take you to the remote Playa Nicuesa. Playa Nicuesa’s location is amazingly unique, pristine, and private. Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is a 165-acre private preserve located within the Golfo Dulce/Osa Peninsula region, which has been called one of the most biologically diverse places on the earth. This area contains Central America’s largest remaining Pacific Coast rainforest. Playa Nicuesa is a roadless mecca for nature lovers and adventure sports enthusiasts of all levels.
The Nicuesa Lodge has plenty of activities to pique your curiosity and engage your adventurous side. Venture outside of the Lodge to partake in any of the many activities available on the 165 acre rainforest preserve. Snorkeling and kayaking opportunities abound as you can explore the waters off the beach. Additional half- and full-day tours may be arranged once at the hotel, including horseback riding, guided hikes, and ziplining.
Playa Nicuesa’s location is perfect for taking a yoga class. During dawn or sunset, connect to your inner self with an on-site yoga site. Enrich your experience through this cultivation of breath and movement and luxuriate in the sublime pleasure of being at one with nature. On this last full day, fit in any last-minute activities and take some time to savor your natural surroundings.
To book this trip, visit Traveloti.