Natural Wonders of Costa Rica with Guanacaste 2025 - 11 days from San Jose to Guanacaste

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Natural Wonders of Costa Rica with Guanacaste 2025

11 days from San Jose to Guanacaste

Tour Description:

If you were the type of kid who always marched to your own drum, this bold tour of Costa Rica is just the escape for you. Wide-open spaces, multi-hued creatures, and bright, vivid scenery welcome you with open arms and a no-holds-barred spirit. As you make your way through Costa Rica, lava trails, cloud forests, and high-in-the-sky suspension bridges invite you to take a walk on the wild side while scenic boat rides, nature walks, and natural hot springs beckon you to leisurely soak in the views. Frolic among hundreds of species of butterflies, birds, reptiles, and wildlife in the most vibrant rainforests, and feast on your own delicious Costa Rican creations in an authentic cooking class. With visits to an active volcano and exotic fruit plantations, plus several meet-and-greets with the native macaws and monkeys, this vacation to Costa Rica is bananas! If there’s ever a time to imitate the slow-moving sloth, it would be in its native country. A change of scenery and speed await on Costa Rica’s lush, northwestern shore. Add the seaside resort of Guanacaste to your tour of Costa Rica to catch marlin, mahi or just some mellow rays on the beach.

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Dates & Pricing

Start Dates Listed Below are US departure dates, please verify specific dates with your Pavlus Travel Planner

Friday 10 Jan 25 — Tuesday 21 Jan 25Starting at $3,349 Get a Quote
Friday 31 Jan 25 — Tuesday 11 Feb 25Starting at $3,349 Get a Quote
Friday 07 Feb 25 — Tuesday 18 Feb 25Starting at $3,349 Get a Quote
Friday 14 Feb 25 — Tuesday 25 Feb 25Starting at $3,349 Get a Quote
Friday 21 Feb 25 — Tuesday 04 Mar 25Starting at $3,349 Get a Quote
Friday 28 Feb 25 — Tuesday 11 Mar 25Starting at $3,349 Get a Quote
Friday 07 Mar 25 — Tuesday 18 Mar 25Starting at $3,349 Get a Quote
Friday 21 Mar 25 — Tuesday 01 Apr 25Starting at $3,349 Get a Quote

Destination & Sightseeing

Prime viewing season for endangered green turtle nesting and egg laying in Tortuguero National Park occurs mid-July to mid-October.


Day 1
Upon arrival, you will be met by your tour director!

Day 2
Journey east to the Caribbean shore and Tortuguero National Park. On the way, pass by several banana plantations and see one of Costa Rica’s main exports being harvested. Later, board a motor launch for your cruise along the Tortuguero Canals, waterways crisscrossing a national park dedicated to the protection of endangered turtles. The trained eyes of your guide and boatman help you spot freshwater turtles, caimans, herons, toucans, egrets, and monkeys. An afternoon at leisure lets you explore your jungle lodge until you meet for an informative slideshow presentation on the area

Day 3
A local Naturalist accompanies you on a leisurely boat ride along remote, unspoiled sections of the park’s waterways, explaining the bountiful flora and fauna. Enjoy a fascinating stroll through an accessible portion of the nearby rainforest. During the peak nesting season (mid-July to mid-October) you may be lucky enough to observe an endangered green turtle laying her eggs under the starlight on an optional tour. Later this afternoon, meet a local Naturalist for an informative presentation on the ecology of the area

Day 4
A morning boat transfer begins your journey to the Sarapiqui area. Tour a [LF] pineapple farm, owned by a local family, and learn about the history, cultivation, and industry of pineapples and other indigenous crops. Continue to your hotel in the lush town of Arenal, located in the shadow of Arenal Volcano. After settling in, experience the magic of the resort before dinner at your hotel

Day 5

Day 6
After breakfast, continue to Monteverde, where you will enjoy two days in the cloud forest. This afternoon, take a guided tour on the Sky Walk Hanging Bridges, which combines trails and suspension bridges through the canopy of Monteverde Cloud Forest, to search for flora and fauna

Day 7
This morning, visit Santa Elena Cloud Forest for a guided walking tour. Over 600 species of butterflies and 400 species of birds have been recorded inside this private reserve, along with 100 reptile and 120 mammal species that hide within the dense vegetation. Later, visit a family-owned Ecological Sanctuary, where you will explore the trails through the forest filled with endemic wildlife and beautiful scenery. After the walk, enjoy a cooking class focusing on permaculture, conservation, and local traditions. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner, toasting an unforgettable discovery of Costa Rica

Day 8
Take a morning drive to Guanacaste. Arrive in Costa Rica’s North Pacific region which offers hundreds of unspoiled beaches lining the shores, making Guanacaste an extraordinary beach destination

Day 9
Enjoy a free day today

Day 10
Enjoy a free day today

Day 11
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.


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Cariari Hotel San Jose
Superior First-Class

San Antonio De Belen, Heredia San Jose Costa Rica

This sustainable Costa Rica hotel is typical of San Jose colonial hacienda architecture and offers spacious, comfortable guestrooms and suites with the latest amenities. Enjoy total convenience in its location, personalized services, delicious cuisine, and facilities like the pool and fitness center. Let the friendly staff help you relax while catering to your needs and helping you see all that Costa Rica has to offer.