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First Costa Rica Experience

First Costa Rica Experience

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Rates Valid from December 1st 2023 to November 30th 2024*. Plus 13% tax.

Day 1 – Private transfer from Juan Santamaría airport to your hotel

At your arrival, Costa Rica Guides and Expediciones Tropicales will have a representative past the immigration point at the end of the ramp, waiting for you, holding a visible placard with your last name. The representative will not be able to provide assistance with your luggage inside the airport, as you’re the only person permitted to do so.

Once you have exited the airport, our driver will gladly assist you with your luggage and private transportation to the hotel in San Jose.

Lodging in San José.


Day 2 – Combo Tour: Poás Volcano National Park /Doka Coffee Tour / La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Breakfast included at the hotel.

To get to the different attractions included during this excursion we will drive by the city of Alajuela.

As we ascend towards the Poás Volcano we will notice the change in temperature and vegetation; we will see coffee plantations as well as fern, flower, and strawberry farms along the way, creating a beautiful landscape.

On the way to the volcano, we will visit Doka Coffee Tour for a delicious breakfast and a coffee tour, in an actual coffee plantation where we will learn about the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce one of the best coffees in Costa Rica.

After the coffee tour we will continue to Poás Volcano where we will not only admire the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles.

The total stay at the park will be 1:30 hours approximately walking on the trek to get to the crater viewpoint and visit to Botos Lagoon.

Due to the altitude and activity of the Poás Volcano, this tour is not recommended to any person with heart conditions, high blood pressure, people who have had a recent surgery, pregnant women, or children.

Following the visit to the volcano we will continue to La Paz Waterfall Gardens for lunch and nature tour. On arrival to the La Paz, we will walk through a trail, leading to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the park we will also visit the impressive hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the bird house and the frog ́s exhibit.

Recommendations: hat -jacket-Walking Shoes-Insect Repellent-Binoculars-Camera.

Lodging in San José.


Day 3 – Shared transfer from San José to Arenal.

Breakfast included at the hotel.

The Arenal Volcano, located 91Km from San José, is one of the youngest and most active volcanoes in Costa Rica, it is in the province of Alajuela, near the town of La Fortuna. The area is considered a paradise for lovers of adventure and nature.

Ask for our tours available not included in this package.

Lodging in La Fortuna de Arenal.


Day 4 – Day at leisure in Arenal, Area to enjoy Arenal and its surroundings.

Breakfast included at the hotel.

Ask for our tours available not included in this package.

Lodging in La Fortuna de Arenal.


Day 5 – Shared transfer from Arenal to Monteverde.

Breakfast included at the hotel.

Monteverde means Green Mountain in Spanish, and rightly so, as it is a lush, misty, and cloudy small town nestled in the North Region at the edge of the Tilarán range, 110 miles from San Jose, but well worth the trek, as it is considered a premiere ecotourism destination. Newsweek recently named it as one of the 100 Places to Remember before They Disappear, appearing as the Americas’ No. 14. National Geographic has named it the “the jewel in the crown of cloud forest reserves.” It is no surprise that tourists and naturalists flock to this region to experience the captivating natural beauty, and unrivaled biodiversity that is Monteverde.

The Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve was created in 1972, and is a 10,500-hectares region, composed of 90% untouched virgin forest, and thus considered one of the regions most prized travel locations.

Monteverde´s variable climate and high altitude has helped to produce an extremely high level of biodiversity. It is home to 2500 plant species – containing an unprecedented 34 out of 500 species worldwide, the highest concentration in any area.

The region boasts 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, 120 reptilian and amphibian species, and thousands of insects.

Afternoon at leisure to enjoy Monteverde and its surroundings.

Lodging in Monteverde.

Day 6 – Day at leisure to enjoy Monteverde and its surroundings.

Breakfast included at the hotel.

Ask for our tours available not included in this package.

Lodging in Monteverde.


Day 7 – Shared transfer from Monteverde to San Jose & day at leisure in San José.

Breakfast at your hotel in Monteverde.

Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy San José and its surroundings.

Lodging in San Jose.


Day 8 – Airport Transfer.

Transfer from your hotel in San Jose to the International Airport for your flight home.


Package includes:

  • •Private round-trip airport transfers
  • •VIP service assistance at the airport on your arrival date provided by Expediciones Tropicales).
  • •07 breakfasts, and 01 lunch.
  • •08 days and 07 nights: 03 nights in San Jose, 02 nights in Arenal and 02 nights in Monteverde.
  • •Breakfast included.
  • •Combo Tour (Entrance fee to Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Tour, and La Paz Waterfall Garden).
  • •Shared transportation to Arenal.
  • •Shared transportation to Monteverde.
  • •Shares transportation to San José.


Not included:

  • •Meals not mentioned.
  • •Airline ticket.
  • •Airport Departure taxes.
  • •Alcoholic beverages.
  • •Hotel extras (phone calls, laundry, room service, etc.).
  • •Tips (not mandatory but appreciated).

•Transfer SJO Airport- Hotel- SJO Airport (A/C vehicle).

•VIP airport service assistance upon arrival.

•08 días y 07 noches: 03 noches en San José, 02 noches en Arenal y 02 noches en Monteverde. Desayuno incluido.

•1 tour included:

•Combo Tour: Poas Volcano, La Paz Waterfall, and Doka Coffee Tour (Tour details)

•7 breakfasts, and 01 lunch.

•Entrance fees to Doka State and Poás Volcano.

Rates Valid from December 1st 2023 to November 30th 2024 *

Rates plus 13% tax

Rates are per person according to hotel category.

*Rates are not valid for holidays such as Easter, and from December 23rd, 2023, to January 03rd 2024.


First CR Experience 08D / 07 N

ET –01 01/12/23 to 30/11/24

Rates per person according to hotel category


Plus 13% taxes.

  • Hotels may vary and are subject to availability.
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