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Costa Rica Pura Vida Romance

8 Days

8 Days

Costa Rica Pura Vida Romance

Welcome to Costa Rica! Your will be amazed and truly astounded by the beauty, culture and diversity of wildlife and geographical locations during this once in a lifetime trip!

8 Day Sample Journey

Trip at a Glance

Let's go on an adventure!

Day 1

Arrive into San Jose, Costa Rica

Day 2 - 4

Paddle into a pristine rainforest and immerse in the local culture while enjoying outdoor adventures, with an inclusive 3-night package on the Pacuare River

Day 5

Raft your way out of the jungle and travel to Puerto Viejo

Day 6

Hike & snorkel the best-known National Park on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast

Day 7

Get a close encounter with nature on a bike, hike, and kayak adventure

Day 8

Depart Costa Rica

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Day 1: ARRIVE SAN JOSE / ARENAL

Welcome to Costa Rica!

Your romantic adventure begins with a stay in downtown San Jose.

  • Accommodations: Hotel Grano de Oro
  • Meals Included: None Today
Days 2-4: SAN JOSE / TURRIALBA

Your rainforest adventure begins

Paddle into pristine rainforest and immerse in the local culture while enjoying outdoor adventures, with an inclusive 3-night package on the Pacuare River.

Your adventure begins with an early morning drive through the countryside, stopping en route for a traditional Costa Rican breakfast. Arrive the Pacuare River put-in and prepare for the exciting river-rafting trip past vibrant rainforest scenery to the lodge. The unparalleled location and serenity of the forest is the ideal romantic escape. Your 3-night stay includes daily adventures, a spa treatment, and all exquisite cuisine for all meals. You can take it easy or begin enjoying some of the lodge’s outdoor experiences which can take you deeper into the forest, or to the closest communities. Nature lovers may want to start before breakfast with a daybreak birdwatching tour.
Other options are to visit the nearby Cabécar Indian palapa, for an introduction to the local indigenous culture, or hike to the closest farming community to experience a bit of rural Costa Rican life. Outdoor adventure options include the Canopy Adventure Tour, which takes you gliding between treetop platforms on cables, or Tropical Canyoning, which combines hiking, rock climbing and rappelling. If you prefer the water, you can paddle down a stretch of the Pacuare River in an inflatable duckie. Hikers have several options to choose from: the Cabécar Indian Hike, a more demanding hike to an isolated indigenous home deep in the forest; or the Ancient Trail and Hidden Waterfall Hike, which heads higher into the mountains to a waterfall, and takes most of the day.

  • Accommodations: Pacuare Lodge
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Day 5: TURRIALBA / PUERTO VIEJO

Raft your way out of the jungle and travel to Puerto Viejo.

After another great breakfast, you will depart by raft for an exhilarating day of whitewater rafting past gorgeous tropical scenery. This stretch of the Pacuare River flows through canyons and past waterfalls and virgin rainforest. Enjoy a deli-style lunch on the riverbank en route. You will have a chance to change into dry clothes and then depart on a drive to the Caribbean coast.

  • Accommodations: Hotel Aguas Claras
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 6: PUERTO VIEJO

Explore the Cahuita National Park

Hike & snorkel the best-known National Park on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast.

Explore the Cahuita National Park. Home to the largest system of coral reefs in Costa Rica, explore them and the abundant marine life they shelter including harmless reef shark and stingray on a scenic boat ride and two snorkeling sessions. Once onshore, enjoy a 1-hour guided hike through Cahuita’s coastal rainforest in search of monkeys, sloths, birds, and the many other critters that call this Caribbean Coast home.

  • Accommodations: Hotel Aguas Claras
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 7: PUERTO VIEJO

Hike to the spectacular waterfalls

Get a close encounter with nature on a bike, hike, and kayak adventure.
Head to nearby Punta Uva for an excursion that brings together three different ways to soak up the best of Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. Peddle past the palms on a scenic coastal bike ride. Kayak in the calm waters of Eduardo Creek spotting monkeys, sloths, toucans and river turtles along the way. And to finish on a high, hike your way up to the popular lookout for magical views far down the coastline and out to sea, they seldom disappoint.

  • Accommodations: Hotel Aguas Claras
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 8: DEPART COSTA RICA

End of your Costa Rica trip

Travel to San Jose for your departure flight from Costa Rica.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
FOR TRIP PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Contact a Costa Rica Travel Specialist

Desire a perfect trip? With the help of our travel specialists, this journey can be customized around your specific interests, tastes and preferences. We will provide helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.

CONTACT US ABOUT THIS TRIP
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