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Costa Rica Deluxe: Thermal Springs & Eco-Luxury

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,450

DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: On this weeklong adventure, relax in volcano fed thermal springs, explore the jungle by night, and set out on a private-guided tour of Arenal Volcano, all before settling in for 3 nights at an idyllic retreat, eco-luxury resort.


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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,450

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Day 1

Arrive Costa Rica

Upon arrival to Costa Rica, pass through Customs and claim your baggage. After reaching the exit to the Arrivals terminal please find your local representative, who will be holding a sign with your name on it. Your guide will review your travel details with you and then drive you to your hotel. The drive from the airport to the hotel takes approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

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    Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort



    Featuring hot spring baths, sauna, massages services, luxury spa treatments and 5 swimming pools, Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is 15 minutes' drive from the Arenal Volcano National Park. Activities such as volcano tours, rappel, hiking through suspension bridges and rafting are also available. This …

    Featuring hot spring baths, sauna, massages services, luxury spa treatments and 5 swimming pools, Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is 15 minutes' drive from the Arenal Volcano National Park.

    Activities such as volcano tours, rappel, hiking through suspension bridges and rafting are also available.

    This complex is a 20 minute drive from La Fortuna main square and 1 hour drive from Venado Caves. Juan Santamaria International Airport is 2 hours' drive away.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar(s)
    • Doctor on Call
    • Free WiFi
    • Health Club
    • Hot Spring
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Spa
    • Tour Desk
    • Valet Parking

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Day 2

Thermal Springs & Night Tour

This morning, relax and enjoy the facilities at your hotel. The Tabacón experience includes access to the natural hot springs. Gravity propelled throughout the property, forming in-river pools, waterfalls and cascades, these natural pools are located along walking trails surrounded by steaming tropical gardens. Located in a secluded section, Shangri-La Gardens is an area of six natural thermal mineral spring water pools, exclusively for adults. Later in the day, as sunset approaches, meet your private driver-guide in the hotel lobby and set off for the small town of La Tigra. Once you arrive, amble down a trail into a small patch of rainforest that is in the process of regeneration. Here, among mirrored lakes, you can expect to see a range of nocturnal birds and mammals, insects, amphibians, bats, and more. Further along the trail you’ll reach a frog sanctuary, which is an area dedicated to the regeneration and natural reproduction of an incredible range of species such as the dart frog and the bull frog, the smallest and largest species in Costa Rica, as well as the spectacular Red Eyed Tree Frog and the beautiful Glass Frog. After the tour, settle in for a tasty Costa Rican dinner prepared on a wood burning stove, dining while taking in night-lit views of the San Carlos Valley. After dinner, your driver-guide will return you to your hotel. It is highly recommended to bring hiking shoes or durable sneakers, comfortable dark clothing, a rain coat, and insect repellent.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 3

Exploring Arenal Volcano

The biggest attraction in the north of Costa Rica, by far, is Arenal volcano, so why not enjoy it to the fullest on a private-guided and picturesque tour? This outing combines the enjoyment of a boat ride, a walk through the National Park forest and unsurpassed views of the colossus. The tour will begin with a short walk in the Peninsula Sector of the Arenal Volcano National Park, near Lake Arenal. It is an accessible trail of that takes approximately 1 hour to explore. During the walk, take in excellent views of the lake and the Tilarán volcanic mountain range from the different observation points along the way. Perhaps the nicest observation deck, about 10 meters (33 feet) high, will allow you to admire the volcano closely and here you will learn about the history, active cycles and geological formation of the region. At the end of the hike, enjoy some fresh tropical fruits and then board a boat for a ride along the gorgeous lake. Navigating the lake you’ll observe the rainforest, islands, water fowl and many of the animals that call this area home. After a 45-minute boat ride, you will arrive at the Arenal Lake boat station, disembark, and be transferred back to your hotel.

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Day 4

Arenal to Punta Islita

After breakfast, gather your belongings and baggage, then meet your driver-guide in the hotel lobby. Soon after, you’ll transfer from Arenal to Punta Islita, an unforgettable, idyllic retreat. The drive from Arenal to Punta Islita takes approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Punta Islita

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    Hotel Punta Islita



    Developed in full synergy with its neighbouring communities, Hotel Punta Islita is a premium beachfront getaway featuring the charm, culture, and bewildering natural biodiversity of Costa Rica and its Guanacaste province. This destination is perfect for family vacations, romantic getaways, honeymoons, and relaxation escapes.

    Developed in full synergy with its neighbouring communities, Hotel Punta Islita is a premium beachfront getaway featuring the charm, culture, and bewildering natural biodiversity of Costa Rica and its Guanacaste province. This destination is perfect for family vacations, romantic getaways, honeymoons, and relaxation escapes.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Fishing Facilities
    • Horseback Riding
    • Massage Treatments
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa
    • Surfing
    • Watersport Activities

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Day 5

Experience Punta Islita

Beyond the incredible natural beauty of Punta Islita, this unique eco-resort also offers a range of engaging activities. Today, consider heading out on a horseback ride along the shoreline or perhaps participate in a cooking class to learn some new culinary techniques. Looking for something else? From art lessons to zip-lining, the team at Punta Islita have activities and ideas in mind that are sure to please.

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Day 6

Another Day in Paradise

Today is your last full day in Punta Islita. Whether you wish to simply kick your feet up and relax or participate in further resort activities, the choice is yours!

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Day 7

Depart Costa Rica

Following breakfast, it’s time to pack up and prepare for your return flight back home. At the pre-arranged time, meet your driver-guide in the hotel lobby and settle in for a private transfer to the airport. The drive from Punta Islita to Liberia Airport takes approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes. Bon voyage and pura vida!

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 3 nights in deluxe accommodations in Arenal
  • 3 nights in deluxe accommodations in Punta Islita
  • Private-guided evening trail tour with local dinner
  • Private-guided tour of Arenal Volcano including hike & boat ride
  • Private transfer from Arenal to Punta Islita
  • Select optional activities at Punta Islita (max 10 guests)
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1), 1 dinner

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season (advertised pricing based on 19 November 2021 departure – alternative dates available). Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Dietary Restrictions: In order to provide the best possible service, please inform us about any dietary restrictions and any other special conditions we should know about as soon as possible.

Smoking: By law it is prohibited to smoke in all private and public facilities, as well as in all protected areas throughout the national territory. It is important that the guests and participants are aware of this regulation in order to avoid inconveniences during your stay in the country.

Yellow Fever Vaccine: Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory for all tourists coming from geographical areas considered at risk. All passengers should have received a vaccine at least 10 days before arrival and must show a valid certificate of vaccination to be allowed in the county. This requirement does not apply for: Children under 9 months old. Tourists having only transited through the airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. Tourists coming from a country at risk that have spent more than 6 days in another country not at risk before arriving in Costa Rica and have not developed yellow fever. Tourists having a proven medical exemption for the yellow fever vaccine.

Things to Consider for a Trip to Costa Rica: Copies of passport. Sunscreen and insect repellent. Shirts: Cotton or light synthetic, long- and short-sleeved. Dry fit clothing: Cotton or light synthetic pants and shorts. Bring at least 2 sets of clothes that dry quickly (jeans not recommended and too slow to dry). Footwear: Waterproof, light-weight hiking boots, river sandals (Teva-type sandals), tennis shoes/running shoes. If you do not bring hiking boots, make sure you bring two pairs of tennis shoes. If you are going to observe the turtle nesting at any of the nesting areas in the country, bring dark pants, shirt and closed-toe shoes. Socks: Bring extra pairs in case feet get wet. Rain gear: Rain poncho and/or umbrella. Hat(s) with visor for rain and sun protection. Flashlight with spare batteries and bulb (a must for Corcovado area). Camera and extra batteries, charger and plenty of memory. Zip-lock plastic bags for personal belongings protection in case of rain. Extra prescription glasses and medication (if applicable). Small day pack or fanny pack for hikes. Sweater or light jacket. Sunglasses. Swimwear.

Costa Rica General Facts: The sunset in Costa Rica is between 17:45 p.m. to 18:00 p.m. all year around. In Costa Rica, water is safe to drink. Most of hotels have also water dispensers where guests can refill the bottles. Credit cards accepted: Visa, Master Card & American Express. USD$ are well accepted at restaurants and stores. (Preferably $10 & $20 bills). The electrical current throughout Costa Rica is the same as US-110-volt AC. Outlets are generally 2-pronged. A voltage converter is necessary in order to use 240/250-Volt AC-powered items. Weather: Dry season: From December to April. Rainy season: From May to November (if visits are near forests, there are more chances of rain).

Operational and Other Considerations: The operation of the itinerary is subject to weather conditions; Goway and our local providers will make any necessary changes in order to guarantee safety and enjoyment.


19 Nov 2021
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