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Bird Lovers Paradise in Costa Rica!. From San Jose City Airport, pick up the Rental Car and drive to start this trip, at your forest lodge in The Central Valley South Area (the breathtaking Valley known as San Gerardo de Dota is where plethora of the Quetzals have made their home). From there, continue to your next destinations: 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) and 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). Drive back to enjoy a last stay in the county`s capital, San Jose City, before to drop the car at the airport and catch the flight back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 8 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into and out of San Jose City
  • Airport Assistance
  • Rental Car for 9 days. Pick up and Drop off: San Jose Airport
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Forest Lodge in the Central Valley South
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Manuel Antonio-Quepos
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Hotel for 1 night in San Jose City
  • Driving Time
    San Jose City Airport - Forest Lodge in Central Valley South: 2 hrs. 10 mins. approx..
    Forest Lodge in Central Valley South - Manuel Antonio-Quepos: 3 hrs. approx.
    Manuel Antonio-Quepos - Monteverde Cloud Forest: 3 hrs. 20 mins. approx.
    Monteverde Cloud Forest - San Jose City: 2 hrs. 40 mins. approx.


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San Jose City (94)     Monteverde Cloud Forest (47)     Manuel Antonio National Park (Quepos) (32)     Central Valley - South (5)    
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1. Central Valley - South
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2. Manuel Antonio National Park (Quepos)
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3. Monteverde Cloud Forest
   (17 hotels)
4. San Jose City
   (33 hotels)
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2 nights in Central Valley - South

Visit the breathtaking natural surroundings of Costa Rica`s Central Valley South situated just 55 miles away from the capital of San Jose. Experience striking surroundings amongst massive oak trees in thick forests where an abundance of diverse wildlife lives. If your lucky enough spot one of the forests famous inhabitants, the spectacular Quetzal, one of the most mythical and striking birds in the world. Nature lovers and bird lovers will rejoice in this true paradise filled with extraordinary eco-adventures and stunning natural wonders.


Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See`s:
Los Quetzales National Park, Savegre River, and so much more!




3 nights in Manuel Antonio National Park (Quepos)

The lush rainforest and translucent shoreline have helped to make Manuel Antonio National Park and nearby Quepos immensely popular destinations for sportsmen, outdoor enthusiasts, and animal lovers from the world over. Certanly, it's the most visited National Park in Costa Rica.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's: Damas Island, Espadilla Beach, Cathedral Point, Escondido Beach, Playitas Beach.




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.




1 nights in San Jose City

San Jose is Costa Rica`s capital city, and the central nervous system of the country, serving as both a destination unto itself, and as a convenient base of operations for visitors to its other spectacular locations and natural wonders.

Recommended Stay: At least 1 night

Must See's: National Theatre, Museo del Jade Marco Fidel Tristan Castro, La Sabana Metropolitan Park, Nataional Museum, Plaza de la Cultura, Central Market.





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Central Valley - South
Day 1
Arrive to Central Valley - South
Overnight in Central Valley - South   3 hotels offered
Day 2
Overnight in Central Valley - South   3 hotels offered
Day 3
Departing from Central Valley - South
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Manuel Antonio National Park (Quepos)
Day 3
Arrive to Manuel Antonio National Park (Quepos)
Overnight in Manuel Antonio National Park (Quepos)   25 hotels offered
Optional   76 Things to do
Day 4
Overnight in Manuel Antonio National Park (Quepos)   25 hotels offered
Optional   76 Things to do
Day 5
Overnight in Manuel Antonio National Park (Quepos)   25 hotels offered
Optional   76 Things to do
Day 6
Departing from Manuel Antonio National Park (Quepos)
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Monteverde Cloud Forest
Day 6
Arrive to Monteverde Cloud Forest
Overnight in Monteverde Cloud Forest   17 hotels offered
Optional   49 Things to do
Day 7
Overnight in Monteverde Cloud Forest   17 hotels offered
Optional   49 Things to do
Day 8
Departing from Monteverde Cloud Forest
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
San Jose City
Day 8
Arrive to San Jose City
Overnight in San Jose City   33 hotels offered
Optional   233 Things to do
Day 9
Departing from San Jose City

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Central Valley - South Hotels (3 total)
Manuel Antonio National Park (Quepos) Hotels (25 total)
Monteverde Cloud Forest Hotels (17 total)
San Jose City Hotels (33 total)


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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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Central Valley - South
Visit the breathtaking natural surroundings of Costa Rica`s Central Valley South situated just 55 miles away from the capital of San Jose. Experience striking surroundings amongst massive oak trees in thick forests where an abundance of diverse wildlife lives. If your lucky enough spot one of the forests famous inhabitants, the spectacular Quetzal, one of the most mythical and striking birds in the world. Nature lovers and bird lovers will rejoice in this true paradise filled with extraordinary eco-adventures and stunning natural wonders.


Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See`s:
Los Quetzales National Park, Savegre River, and so much more!

Tipping in Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio National Park (Quepos)
The lush rainforest and translucent shoreline have helped to make Manuel Antonio National Park and nearby Quepos immensely popular destinations for sportsmen, outdoor enthusiasts, and animal lovers from the world over. Certanly, it's the most visited National Park in Costa Rica.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights

Must See's: Damas Island, Espadilla Beach, Cathedral Point, Escondido Beach, Playitas Beach.

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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.

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San Jose City
San Jose is Costa Rica`s capital city, and the central nervous system of the country, serving as both a destination unto itself, and as a convenient base of operations for visitors to its other spectacular locations and natural wonders.

Recommended Stay: At least 1 night

Must See's: National Theatre, Museo del Jade Marco Fidel Tristan Castro, La Sabana Metropolitan Park, Nataional Museum, Plaza de la Cultura, Central Market.

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