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Arenal Volcano - Monteverde - Nosara Beach (Self Drive)
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
A Costa Rican Road Trip Getaway; from Wild Nature the beach!. Pick up the Rental Car at San Jose City Airport to start this trip along the country, visiting: 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); after that, drive 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, enjoy the beaches of Nosara (a small town famous for itsyoga, surf and a world-class white sand beaches with quaint hotels hide among the stands of trees and beautiful gardens and vibrant flora) and Samara (a picturesque resort town, with a traditional fishing and farming industry. Samara is known as one of the safest beaches in all of Costa Rica). Drive to Liberia-Guanacaste Airport to drop of the car, and catch your flight back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 7 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into San Jose City and out of Liberia-Guanacaste
  • Assistance at the Airport
  • Rental Car for 8 days. Pick up: San Jose Airport - Drop off: Liberia-Guanacaste Airport
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Arenal Volcano
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Nosara-Samara Beaches
  • Driving Time
    San Jose City Airport - Arenal Volcano: 2 hrs. 35 mins. approx.
    Arenal Volcano - Monteverde Cloud Forest: 2 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
    Monteverde Cloud Forest - Nosara-Samara Beaches: 3 hrs. 30 mins. approx.
    Nosara-Samara Beaches - Liberia-Guanacaste Airport: 2 hrs. 30 mins. approx.


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San Jose City (94)     Arenal Volcano (99)     Monteverde Cloud Forest (47)     Nosara and Samara Beaches (4)    
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3. Nosara and Samara Beaches
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2 nights in Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano is located in north-western Costa Rica, around 55 miles of San José, in the province of Alajuela and it's a must-do while in Costa Rica. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the country and in the world. Arenal`s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer`s dream with abundance of outdoor activities.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's: Lake Arenal, Arenal Natura Ecological Park, Hanging Bridges, Hot Springs, Lava Trail, Danta River and Waterfall, Chocolate Farm.




2 nights in Monteverde Cloud Forest

Monteverde Cloud Forest is one of the most extraordinary and important nature reserves in the world. With thousands of species of animals, birds, and plants, including over 300 types of orchids alone, this fantasy land for nature lovers covers more than 26,000 acres that support a massive diversity of plant and animal life and an inexhaustible variety of outdoor activities.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's: Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Selvatura Park, Curi Cancha Wildlife Refuge, Butterfly Gardens, Orchid Garden.




3 nights in Nosara and Samara Beaches

The ideal beach destination for travelers and nature lovers is Nosara-Samara brimming with scenic stretches of spectacular secluded beaches. Nestled on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica dotted with quaint hotels and luxurious resorts surrounded beautiful vibrant gardens and tropical trees. Nosara is an authentic fishing village with fishermen bringing in fresh catches daily. The beaches are great for swimming and surfing and long walks on the beach, they`re also the location where Olive Ridley Sea Turtles come to lay their eggs. This is a great place to unwind and let your worries melt away.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's: Ostional Wildlife Refuge, Guiones Beach, Pelada Beach, Garza Beach, Sibu Sanctuary.





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Arenal Volcano
Day 1
Arrive to Arenal Volcano
Overnight in Arenal Volcano   23 hotels offered
Optional   346 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Arenal Volcano   23 hotels offered
Optional   346 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Arenal Volcano
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Monteverde Cloud Forest
Day 3
Arrive to Monteverde Cloud Forest
Overnight in Monteverde Cloud Forest   17 hotels offered
Optional   49 Things to do
Day 4
Overnight in Monteverde Cloud Forest   17 hotels offered
Optional   49 Things to do
Day 5
Departing from Monteverde Cloud Forest
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Nosara and Samara Beaches
Day 5
Arrive to Nosara and Samara Beaches
Overnight in Nosara and Samara Beaches   9 hotels offered
Optional   11 Things to do
Day 6
Overnight in Nosara and Samara Beaches   9 hotels offered
Optional   11 Things to do
Day 7
Overnight in Nosara and Samara Beaches   9 hotels offered
Optional   11 Things to do
Day 8
Departing from Nosara and Samara Beaches

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country of blazing volcanoes, dense rainforests, and glistening beaches. The staggering array of landscapes, unique microclimates, and wide range of elevations have produced one of earth's richest plant and wildlife habitats, and made Costa Rica an epicenter of eco-tourism, as well as the most popular and alluring destination in Central America. Perfect for nature enthusiasts, surfers, sun worshipers, and adventure seekers of all types, Costa Rica's slogan "Pura Vida" (pure life) says is all.
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Arenal Volcano
Arenal Volcano is located in north-western Costa Rica, around 55 miles of San José, in the province of Alajuela and it's a must-do while in Costa Rica. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the country and in the world. Arenal`s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer`s dream with abundance of outdoor activities.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's: Lake Arenal, Arenal Natura Ecological Park, Hanging Bridges, Hot Springs, Lava Trail, Danta River and Waterfall, Chocolate Farm.

Sample Itinerary Hotel Zones FAQ Getting Around The Volcano The Hot Springs La Fortuna Waterfall Sky Tram Sky Trek Hanging Bridges Tipping in Costa Rica When to Go
Monteverde Cloud Forest
Monteverde Cloud Forest is one of the most extraordinary and important nature reserves in the world. With thousands of species of animals, birds, and plants, including over 300 types of orchids alone, this fantasy land for nature lovers covers more than 26,000 acres that support a massive diversity of plant and animal life and an inexhaustible variety of outdoor activities.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's: Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Selvatura Park, Curi Cancha Wildlife Refuge, Butterfly Gardens, Orchid Garden.

Sample Itinerary Hotel Zones FAQ Getting Around Tipping in Costa Rica When to Go
Nosara and Samara Beaches
The ideal beach destination for travelers and nature lovers is Nosara-Samara brimming with scenic stretches of spectacular secluded beaches. Nestled on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica dotted with quaint hotels and luxurious resorts surrounded beautiful vibrant gardens and tropical trees. Nosara is an authentic fishing village with fishermen bringing in fresh catches daily. The beaches are great for swimming and surfing and long walks on the beach, they`re also the location where Olive Ridley Sea Turtles come to lay their eggs. This is a great place to unwind and let your worries melt away.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's: Ostional Wildlife Refuge, Guiones Beach, Pelada Beach, Garza Beach, Sibu Sanctuary.

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