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Costa Rica Grand Spa Adventure

9 Days/8 Nights

San Jose, Tortuguero,
Arenal & Pacific Coast

From $2479*

Here is a suggested itinerary to Costa Rica,
which is designed to start on any day of the week.
This itinerary may be modified to suit the individual traveler.
Pacuare Lodge may be substituted for Manatus VIP Hotel
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Itinerary

Westin Playa Conchal Resort, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano viewed from Nayara Hotel & Gardens, Arenal, Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano viewed from Nayara
Hotel & Gardens, Arenal, Costa Rica
Day 1: Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica Transfer to your selected hotel.
Grand Spa Adventure #1, #2 & #3:
Marriot
Day 2: San Jose/Tortuguero Morning departure via motorcoach to the Caribbean coast, with a stop en route for breakfast. Then take a boat trip along the Tortuguero canals through densely vegetated areas in search of alligators, monkeys and birds. Arrival at Manatus VIP Hotel & Spa in time for lunch. After lunch visit the village of Tortuguero and the Turtle Research & Conservation Center. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Tortuguero All day at Tortuguero, including nature tours or optional fishing expeditions. During nesting season (JUL-OCT), you can go to observe the sea turtles laying eggs on the beach by night or see newly-hatched baby turtles scrambling toward the sea. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Tortuguero/Arenal Transfer by boat back to Matina Pier, where you board the Mawamba bus to San Jose. Before arriving in San Jose you will be dropped off at the town of Guapiles, where your van and driver will be waiting to transfer you to Arenal. The two-hour private transfer takes you through the beautiful San Carlos Valley. Overnight at your selected hotel. After checking into your hotel of choice you will have a late afternoon visit to Tabacon Resort, where you can enjoy the many different natural hot springs and pools. A delicious dinner included. (B, L)
Grand Spa Adventure #1: Nayara Hotel & Gardens (Deluxe Casita) or Kioro (Jr. Suite)

Garden Bridge, Tabacon Hot Springs, Arenal, Costa Rica
Garden Bridge
Tabacon Hot Springs, Costa Rica
Grand Spa Adventure #2: The Springs Resort & Spa (Vista Guest)
Grand Spa Adventure #3: The Springs Resort & Spa (Honeymoon Guest)

Day 5: Arenal Leisure day. (B)
Day 6: Arenal/Tamarindo Morning departure via shuttle service for a six-hour transfer to Tamarindo Beach in Guanacaste Province on the Pacific. Accommodations in selected hotel. (B)
Grand Spa Adventure #1:
Capitan Suizo (Air-conditioned room)
Grand Spa Adventure #2:
JW Marriott (Oceanview room)**
Grand Spa Adventure #3:
Westin Playa Conchal (Imperial Romance all-inclusive)
Days 7 & 8: Tamarindo Leisure days for optional tours. (B Daily)
Day 9: Depart Tamarindo Transfer to Liberia Airport. (B)

NOTE: You can substitute Pacuare Lodge for Manatus VIP Lodge. Supplement for substitution is quoted. (See below for detailed Pacuare Lodge itinerary)

Rates for all of the packages include:

• Airport/hotel/airport transfers via private shuttle vans
• Hotel accommodations as specified, including tax & service charge
• Breakfast throughout (B)
• Sightseeing, additional meals as indicated: (L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
• Transportation via Private Transfer Service.
• Triple/Single/Child rates are available upon request.

High Season
= NOV-APR & JUL-AUG.
Christmas, New Years & Easter Week not included

Low Season
= MAY-JUN & SEP-OCT
*Rates subject to change without notice.
**Early booking discounts may apply

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Tamarindo Beach, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful Pacific coast beaches in all of Costa Rica.
Tamarindo Beach, considered by many to be one of the
most beautiful Pacific coast beaches in all of Costa Rica.

Rates Per Person*   Low Season
High Season
Hotel Category
Year
Per Person Double
Per Person Double
Grand Spa Adventure #1
  Marriott (Deluxe King)**
  Nayara Hotel & Gardens (Deluxe Casita) or Kioro (Jr. Suite)
  Capitan Suizo (Air-conditioned room)
2016
$2479
$2750
2017
$2610
$2899
Grand Spa Adventure #2
  Marriott (Deluxe King)**
  The Springs Resort & Spa (Alta Vista Guest)
  
JW Marriott (Oceanview room)**
2016
$2995
$3465
2017
$3150
$3645
Grand Spa Adventure #3
  Marriott (Deluxe King)**
  Nayara Hotel & Gardens (Spring Villa)
  Andaz by Hyatt (Andaz Room)
2016
$3299**
$3735
2017
$3575
$3930
*Rates subject to change without notice.
**Early booking and weekend discounts may apply
***Early booking discounts may apply

Rates for Substituting Mid-Pacific Hotels
Rates Per Person*   Low Season
High Season
Hotel Category
Year
Per Person Double
Per Person Double
Grand Spa Adventure #1
  Marriott (Deluxe King)**
  Nayara Hotel & Gardens (Deluxe Casita) or Kioro (Jr. Suite)
  Alma del Pacifico (Garden Villa)
2016
$2735
$2970
2017
$2879
$3130
Grand Spa Adventure #2
  Marriott (Deluxe King)**
  The Springs Resort & Spa (Alta Vista Guest)
  Los Suenos de Marriott (Deluxe Rainforest View room)***
2016
$3000
$3415
2017
$3160
$3595
Grand Spa Adventure #3
  Marriott (Deluxe King)**
  Alma del Pacifico (Beachfront Bungalow)
  Los Suenos de Marriott (Oceanview room)
2016
$3338
$3634
2017
$3515
$3826
*Rates subject to change without notice.
**Early booking and weekend discounts may apply
***Early booking discounts may apply

Rates for Substituting Quepos (Manuel Antonio) Hotels
Rates Per Person*
Low Season
High Season
Hotel Category
Year
Per Person Double
Per Person Double
Grand Spa Adventure #1
  Marriott (Deluxe King)**
  Nayara Hotel & Gardens (Deluxe Casita) or Kioro (Jr. Suite)
  Gaia Hotel & Reserve (Studio Room)**
2016
$2790
$3066
2017
$2940
$3229
Grand Spa Adventure #2
  Marriott (Deluxe King)**
  The Springs Resort & Spa (Alta Vista Guest)
  
Arenas del Mar (Superior Ocean Breeze room)**
2016
$3099
$3482
2017
$3262
$3645
Grand Spa Adventure #3
  Marriott (Deluxe King)**
  Nayara Hotel & Gardens (Spring Villa)
  Arenas del Mar (Superior Oceanview room)
2016
$3420
$3784
2017
$3600
$3985
*Rates subject to change without notice.
**Low season discounts may apply


Pacuare Lodge Itinerary
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Pacuare Lodge, Pacuare River, Costa RicaDay 1: Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica Transfer to your selected hotel.
Day 2: San Jose/Pacuare Lodge Early morning pick up in San Jose by a Costa Rica Nature Adventures representative and transfer (approximately 2½ hours) to the Pacuare River put-in including a typical Costa Rican breakfast in route. Exciting 1-1½ hour river rafting tour to the Pacuare Lodge (Class II-III rapids) where you will enjoy your stay at Costa Rica's premier eco-lodge. Arrival at the Pacuare Lodge 12:00-1:00 p.m. After lunch participate an optional canopy tour (not included in package price) or waterfall hike, or simply relax in your private bungalow or suite. Dine on gourmet delicacies by candlelight and then visit the upstairs lounge for a cocktail or refreshment before retiring to a restful night's sleep. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Pacuare Lodge You'll wake up to bird song and the soothing sound of the river nearby. Honeymoon Suite, Pacuare Lodge, Pacuare River, Costa RicaThen head over to the main lodge for a delicious breakfast of homemade bread, tropical fruits, yogurt, eggs, pancakes, cereal, juice and coffee. The lodge employs a resident naturalist guide who will provide unique insights into the plant and animal world. Choose from exciting optional tours (NOT included) that include guided hikes through an emerald rainforest, the Cabecar Indian tour - where visitors may participate in a cultural exchange with a shaman and the  Adventure Canopy Tour - where visitors glide amid a tropical rainforest canopy. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Pacuare Lodge/Arenal Departure between 9:00-10:00 a.m., and transfer to Rancho Robeto's Restaurant in Guapiles, where your driver will be waiting for you. After lunch your private vehicle and driver will be waiting for you to transfer you to Arenal. (B, L)

Rates Per Person Year Low Season
High Season
Supplement for substituting Pacuare Lodge for Manatus VIP Lodge
2016
$195
$185
2017
$205
$195

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