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Costa Rica Wonders

From $1699 $231 taxes

Pura Vida—“pure life.” It sounds like a popular song, but it’s actually one of Costa Rica’s most popular greetings, and you’re sure to hear it on this vacation. And while we can’t give you “the pure life” back home, we can promise you pura vida on this 7-day vacation, because we’ve taken care of all the details for you. Your package includes hotel reservations, sightseeing, daily breakfast, one dinner and transportation between cities and the airport. We’ve also arranged for you to have the services of a Local Host®—someone who is there for you to answer questions, offer suggestions, let you in on little-known secrets, and help your vacation run smoothly.

Travel Best Bets Package Includes:

  • Round trip airfare from Vancouver to San Jose
  • 2 nights hotel in San Jose at Country Inn and Suites or similar
  • 2 nights hotel in Arenal at Magic Mountain Hotel or similar
  • 2 night hotel in Santa Elena at Monteverde County Lodge or similar
  • Local Host In San Jose
  • Meals: Buffet breakfast (B) daily, 1 three-course dinner (D)
  • Sightseeing with a Local Guide, inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE
  • Transportation: Round trip airport transfers; As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary
  • Hotel baggage portage

Travel Best Bets Exclusive!

January 1 – March 10, 2018
Vancouver from $1699 + $231 tax
Victoria, Kelowna from $1949 + $231 tax
Add 2 nights in Manuel Antonio click here for details from $450 more
Please inquire about rate departing from another city!
DAY 1 ARRIVE SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA

Arrive in San José, where you will be met by your Local Host.
Hotel:  San Jose at Country Inn and Suites

DAY 2 SAN JOSÉ–ARENAL (B,D)

This morning, journey to the artisan town of Sarchi before stopping for a typical Costa Rican lunch in La Fortuna. Continue to the Arenal Volcano area, where you will stay two nights. In the afternoon, take a guided WALK through the lava trails of the volcano and appreciate how nature has found a way to recover from past lava flows. After the walk, visit the famous TABACÓN HOT SPRINGS and take a dip in the natural springs and pools of mineral waters surrounded by lush, tropical forest. Enjoy dinner at the Hot Springs.
Hotel: Magic Mountain Hotel

DAY 3 ARENAL (B)

Today is at leisure to explore on your own. Perhaps visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges, a network of suspension bridges, platforms, and trails built in the cloud forest. From here, explore the forest canopy with a bird’s-eye view, giving you a different perspective of the forest’s wildlife. A great opportunity for nature lovers and birdwatchers! Alternatively, you may choose a rafting adventure, horseback riding, or spelunking in nearby Venado Caves. Hotel: Magic Mountain Hotel

DAY 4: ARENAL–MONTEVERDE (B)

This morning, begin with a short BOAT ride across Arenal Lake and admire different species of birds that visit and call the area home. Continue through incredible mountain scenery and the MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST, home to over 3,000 plant species, approximately 120 mammal species, 400 bird species, and 1,200 species of amphibians and reptiles. This evening, venture into Monteverde’s Cloud Forest just before nightfall with an expert Naturalist for a guided NATURE WALK to search for the jungle’s nocturnal creatures, like sloths, foxes, agoutis, frogs, and many more! Hotel: Monteverde County Lodge

DAY 5: MONTEVERDE (B)

Enjoy a day to do as you please. Maybe wake up early and visit Santa Elena Cloud Forest to best experience the animals in their natural forest habitats. Discover this misty and surreal wildlife sanctuary full of mosses, ferns, flowers, and other indigenous plant life. Also notice how the combination of climatic and geographic factors create temperature and humidity gradients, changing dramatically over just a short distance, or you could visit a local family’s farm to learn about sugarcane, coffee, and tilapia farming.
Hotel: Monteverde County Lodge

DAY 6: MONTEVERDE–SAN JOSÉ (B)

Return to San José today
Hotel:  San Jose at Country Inn and Suites or similar (1 night)

DAY 7: SAN JOSÉ (B)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home


Call for details: 1-877-523-7823

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All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes $30 per adult Booking Management Fee.  Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method.Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287