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Costa Rica`s Central Valley North is a spectacular location boasting the perfect year-round climate. The location puts you on nature`s doorstep in a visually stunning region with so much to offer including elegant forest lodges, intimate encounters with nature, hiking, bird watching, canopy tours, and peaceful waterfalls. This is a strikingly beautiful area to explore in a natural environment with plenty to see and do.

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Forest Lodges - Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio

8 nights itinerary

A Costa Rica`s holiday from the Mountains of the Central Valley to Palm Fringed Beaches!. From San Jose City Airport, travel to your forest lodge in the charming highlands of Costa Rica's Central Valley (known for its volcanoes, culture, handicrafts, and coffee); in The Central Valley North Area (where the Irazu Volcano and its National Park is one of the most famous in the country and the main attraction in the area). Continue to Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena. Is a place that begs to be explored; rivers wind through bountiful rainforests, waterfalls crash amidst inspiring canyons, and hot springs gurgle up beneath the base of an impressive volcano); and after that visit Manuel Antonio (home to a namesake national Park in Quepos; Manuel Antonio is a magical combination of rainforest, beaches, hills, and coral reefs, making it one of the most biodiverse areas in the world and one of the most visited in Costa Rica). Finish this trip with one night stay at the capital city San Jose City , before returning home. Connect these destinations with private airport/hotels/hotels/airport transfers. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

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  • Sarapiqui Rainforest

    Birdwatchers paradise and white water rafting one hour North of Central Valley.

  • Monteverde Cloud Forest

    SW of Arenal, across Arenal Lake, on the Tilaran Mountains range.

  • Rio Celeste

    Two hours North of Arenal, it is a unique river of turquoise waters.


  • Arenal Volcano

    NW of Central Valley North, Arenal Volcano area is Costa Rica's top attraction.

  • San Jose City

    Costa Rica's capital and gateway to the Central Valley.

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SUGGESTED Central Valley - North VACATION PACKAGES:

  • Forest Lodge - Sarapiqui - Arenal Volcano - Jaco Beach (Self Drive)
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  • Volcanoes, Jungle, Surf and Beach in Costa Rica!. Begin enjoying a stay in San Jose City(Costa Rica`s Capital city, known for its natural beauty); after that, drive to the charming highlands of Costa Rica's Central Valley (known for its volcanoes, culture, handicrafts, and coffee); in The Central Valley North Area (where the Irazu Volcano and its National Park is one of the most famous in the country and the main attraction in the area); and after that, to Sarapiqui (known for ecotourism, birding, wildlife, and adventure travel. Visitors go to Sarapiqui for thrills, drawn to the exhilaration of white water rafting on the Sarapiqui River, as well as relaxation and nature immersion in Tropical Rainforest tours). Continue to to Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena); and after that, sunny days await you in Jaco Beach (it is known for its gorgeous, picturesque beaches, nightlife and surfing). Have a last stay in San Jose City, before returning home. A Rental Car connect these destinations. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Rental Car for 11 days. Pick Up/Drop Off: San Jose Airport
    • Hotel for 1 night in San Jose City
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Central Valley North
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Sarapiqui
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Jaco Beach and Vicinity
    • Hotel for 1 night in San Jose City
    • Driving Time
      San Jose City - Central Valley North: 1 hrs. 35-45 mins. approx.
      Central Valley North - Sarapiqui: 1 hr. 35-45 mins. approx.
      Sarapiqui - Arenal Volcano: 1 hr. 40 mins. approx.
      Arenal Volcano - Jaco Beach: 4 hrs. approx.
      Jaco Beach - San Jose City: 2 hrs. 5 mins. approx.



  • Osa Peninsula - Arenal Volcano - Forest Lodge
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  • An Eco-Friendly Adventure in Costa Rica!. Enjoy a short stay in San Jose City (Costa Rica`s capital and main gateway); and from there, travel to Osa Peninsula (offering breathtaking, untouched scenery, secluded beaches, and abundant wildlife encompassing lush primary rainforestand a complex system of freshwater and marine resources as well the fantastic Corcovado National Park is located). Continue to Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena). Finish this trip at your forest lodge in the charming highlands of Costa Rica's Central Valley (known for its volcanoes, culture, handicrafts, and coffee); in The Central Valley North Area (where the Irazu Volcano and its National Park is one of the most famous in the country and the main attraction in the area). Combined transfers connects these destinations. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Hotel for 1 night in San Jose City
    • Air Transfer from San Jose City to Palma Sur Airport (Osa Peninsula)
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Osa Peninsula
    • Air Transfer from Palma Sur Airport (Osa Peninsula) to San Jose City
    • Transfer from San Jose Airport to Hotel in Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Transfer from Hotel in Arenal Volcano to Forest Lodge in Central Valley North
    • Hotel for 2 nights in a Forest Lodge in Central Valley
    • Transfer from Forest Lodge in Central Valley to Airport in San Jose City


  • Forest Lodge - Arenal Volcano - Punta Islita
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  • Stunning green scenery, tropical splendor of clear turquoise waters, white sand beaches in Costa Rica! . Begin enjoying a stay in the charming highlands of Costa Rica's Central Valley (known for its volcanoes, culture, handicrafts, and coffee); in The Central Valley North Area (where the Irazu Volcano and its National Park is one of the most famous in the country and the main attraction in the area). Continue to Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena); and then, sunny days await you in Punta Islita (from the charming and sophisticated to the luxurious and relaxing, with ample facilities for their guests with breathtaking views of the Guanacaste Area). Connect these destination with transfers. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into San Jose City and out of Liberia-Guanacaste
    • Transfer from San Jose Airport to Forest Lodge in The Central Valley
    • Hotel for 2 nights in The Central Valley North
    • Transfer from Lodge in Central Valley to Hotel in Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Transfer from Hotel in Arenal Volcano to Punta Islita
    • Hotel for 3 nights at Punta Islita
    • Transfer from Punta Islita to Liberia-Guanacaste Airport


  • Forest Lodge - Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio - Lapa Rios
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  • Costa Rica`s Knock-Out Package!. Begin enjoying a stay in the charming highlands of Costa Rica's Central Valley (known for its volcanoes, culture, handicrafts, and coffee); in The Central Valley North Area (where the Irazu Volcano and its National Park is one of the most famous in the country and the main attraction in the area). Continue to Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena); and then, sunny days await you in Manuel Antonio (home to a namesake national Park in Quepos; Manuel Antonio is a magical combination of rainforest, beaches, hills, and coral reefs, making it one of the most biodiverse areas in the world). After that, Lapa Rios (in the rainforest of the southern Pacific coast, Lapa Rios provides a high-end and authentic jungle experience in the Osa Peninsula Area); and the capital San Jose City are the last destinations to finish this fantastic trip!. Connect these destination with transfers. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight in and out of San Jose City
    • Transfer from San Jose Airport to Forest Lodge in The Central Valley
    • Hotel for 2 nights in The Central Valley North
    • Transfer from Lodge in Central Valley to Hotel in Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Transfer from Hotel in Arenal Volcano to Hotel in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
    • Transfer from Hotel in Manuel Antonio-Quepos to Hotel in Lapa Rios (Osa Peninsula)
    • Hotel for 3 nights at Lapa Rios (Osa Peninsula)
    • Air Transfer from Palma Sur Airport (Osa Peninsula) to San Jose City
    • Hotel for 1 night in San Jose City


  • Forest Lodges - Arenal Volcano - Rio Celeste - Monteverde - Guanacaste Beaches
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  • Incredible Costa Rica!. Start this trip, enjoying the charming highlands of Costa Rica`s Central Valley (known for its volcanoes, culture, handicrafts, and coffee); in The Central Valley North Area (where the Irazu Volcano and its National Park is one of the most famous in the country and the main attraction in the area). After that, visit Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena); and then, have a wonderful stay in Rio Celeste (known for it's divine hue of turquoise), that runs through the lush Tenorio Volcano National Park. The body of water's moniker stems from its striking color, which is caused by the interactions of chemicals and minerals linked to the region's volcanic activity. Continue to Monteverde (one of Costa Rica`s biggest attractions and famous Cloud Forest Reserve, perfect for anyone looking for an educational nature experience, adventure in the jungle or birdwatching). Finally, have a pleasant stay at Guanacaste Beaches (in northwestern Costa Rica bordering the Pacific; known as a tropical paradise with a pristine shoreline, beautiful mountain ranges and a number of volcanoes). Airport/hotel/hotel/airport transfers connect these destinations. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into San Jose City and out of Liberia-Guanacaste
    • Transfer from San Jose City Airport to Hotel in Central Valley
    • Hotel for 2 nights at a Forest Lodge in Central Valley North
    • Transfer from Hotel in Central Valley to Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Transfer from Hotel in Arenal Volcano to Rio Celeste
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Rio Celeste
    • Transfer from Hotel in Rio Celeste to Monteverde
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Monteverde Cloud Forest
    • Transfer from Hotel in Monteverde to Guanacaste Beaches
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Guanacaste Beaches
    • Transfer from Hotel in Guanacaste Beaches to Liberia-Guanacaste Airport


  • Forest Lodges - Arenal Volcano - Rio Celeste - Guanacaste Beaches
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  • All in one trip along Costa Rica!. Enjoy a stay in the charming highlands of Costa Rica`s Central Valley (known for its volcanoes, culture, handicrafts, and coffee); in The Central Valley North Area (where the Irazu Volcano and its National Park is one of the most famous in the country and the main attraction in the area). Continue to Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena); and after that, have a wonderful stay in Rio Celeste (known for it's divine hue of turquoise), that runs through the lush Tenorio Volcano National Park. The body of water's moniker stems from its striking color, which is caused by the interactions of chemicals and minerals linked to the region's volcanic activity. Finally, sunny days await you in Guanacaste Beaches (in northwestern Costa Rica bordering the Pacific; known as a tropical paradise with a pristine shoreline, beautiful mountain ranges and a number of volcanoes). Airport/hotel/hotel/airport transfers connect these destinations. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into San Jose City and out of Liberia-Guanacaste
    • Transfer from San Jose City Airport to Hotel in Central Valley
    • Hotel for 2 nights at a Forest Lodge in Central Valley North
    • Transfer from Hotel in Central Valley to Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Transfer from Hotel in Arenal Volcano to Rio Celeste
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Rio Celeste
    • Transfer from Hotel in Rio Celeste to Guanacaste Beaches
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Guanacaste Beaches
    • Transfer from Hotel in Guanacaste Beaches to Liberia-Guanacaste Airport


  • Forest Lodges - Arenal Volcano - Rio Celeste - Monteverde Cloud Forest
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  • Experience the richness of Costa Rican Nature! . Have an unforgettable stay at the charming highlands of Costa Rica`s Central Valley (known for its volcanoes, culture, handicrafts, and coffee); in The Central Valley North Area (where the Irazu Volcano and its National Park is one of the most famous in the country and the main attraction in the area). After that, visit Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena). Continue this trip in Rio Celeste (known for it's divine hue of turquoise), that runs through the lush Tenorio Volcano National Park. The body of water's moniker stems from its striking color, which is caused by the interactions of chemicals and minerals linked to the region's volcanic activity; and finally, explore Monteverde (one of Costa Rica`s biggest attractions and famous Cloud Forest Reserve, perfect for anyone looking for an educational nature experience, adventure in the jungle or birdwatching). Airport/hotel/hotel/airport transfers connect these destinations. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Transfer from San Jose City Airport to Hotel in Central Valley
    • Hotel for 2 nights at a Forest Lodge in Central Valley North
    • Transfer from Hotel in Central Valley to Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Transfer from Hotel in Arenal Volcano to Rio Celeste
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Rio Celeste
    • Transfer from Hotel in Rio Celeste to Monteverde
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Monteverde Cloud Forest
    • Transfer from Hotel in Monteverde to San Jose City Airport


  • Forest Lodges - Arenal Volcano - Santa Teresa Beach
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  • The Perfect Escape in Costa Rica!. Begin with an unforgettable stay at the charming highlands of Costa Rica's Central Valley (known for its volcanoes, culture, handicrafts, and coffee); in The Central Valley North Area (where the Irazu Volcano and its National Park is one of the most famous in the country and the main attraction in the area). Then is Arenal Volcano (youngest and one of the most active stratovolcano in Costa Rica, near Lake Arena). Continue to Santa Teresa (an area that is attracting beach lovers and surfers to its broad, white-sand beaches with epic surf breaks, romantic tropical landscapes and spectacular sunsets). Finish with one night stay in the capital San Jose City, before returning home. Combined transfers connect these destinations. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of San Jose City
    • Transfer San Jose Airport to Forest Lodge in The Central Valley
    • Hotel for 2 nights in The Central Valley North
    • Transfer from Lodge in Central Valley to Hotel in Arenal Volcano
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
    • Transfer from Hotel in Arenal Volcano to Hotel in Santa Teresa
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Santa Teresa Beach
    • Transfer from Hotel in Santa Teresa to Tambor Airport
    • Flight from Tambor to San Jose City
    • Hotel for 1 night in San Jose City


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