8 Days / 7 Nights - Starting at $729
San José - Tortuguero National Park - Caribbean Beaches in Puerto Viejo
Total savings of $200 per person are included in this special price
Daily departures from January through April 2014
- 2 Nights in San José, 3 Nights in Puerto Viejo
- 2 Nights in Tortugero National Park with transportation, boat tour, english speaking guide and all meals
- Rainforest Hike & Snorkeling tour in Cahuita National Park
- Daily breakfast & all taxes
|From New York||$1229|
|From Los Angeles||$1199|
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN SAN JOSE - At your arrival in San José a representative will be waiting for you at the International Airport and will provide all the travel documents. A private transportation service will take you to your town hotel in San José.
DAY 2: SAN JOSE - TORTUGUERO - You will be picked up at your hotel in San José at around 6:30 a.m. and will be driven on the main route to the Caribbean, crossing the pristine mountains of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Stop for a Costa Rican style breakfast at a Restaurant in Guápiles. This private facility features a comfortable dining room and a butterfly garden. Departure to the dock where you will board the boat for a 15 mile ride on a system of jungle waterways and rivers until your reach your lodge located in the heart of Tortuguero National Park. After lunch you will depart for a guided walk in the tropical surroundings of the lodge. Overnight at the selected lodge in Tortuguero. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
DAY 3: TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK - After breakfast you will take part in a boat tour along the canals of the Tortuguero National Park. This tour introduces visitors to the incredible rainforest ecosystems and its great array of wildlife: parrots, spider monkeys, toucans, sloths and caimans are just a few of the animal species that will amaze you this morning. After this exciting tour you will visit the picturesque town of Tortuguero and the beach where thousands of marine turtles lay their eggs every year from July through October before you return to the lodge for lunch. The afternoon is free to enjoy the facilities at the lodge. Overnight at the selected lodge in Tortuguero. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
DAY 4: TORTUGERO - PUERTO VIEJO DE LIMON - After breakfast your boat will take you back to. You will continue by bus to Siquirres where you will connect with a shuttle transportation service that will take you to the Caribbean Coast. You drive by the Port of Limón and continue along the Caribbean coast heading south until you reach the colorful Rasta-town of Puerto Viejo in the afternoon hours. Overnight at the selected hotel in Puerto Viejo. Breakfast included.
DAY 5: CAHUITA NATIONAL PARK SNORKELING & HIKING TOUR - Cahuita National Park has the largest system of Coral Reefs in Costa Rica, including six species of coral, a wide range of colorful tropical fishes and the occasional encounter of a harmless reef shark or sting ray. This beach has a horse shoe shape, with the entrance of the park at one end and beautiful Punta Cahuita at the other end. You start with a scenic 20 minute boat ride after which you will enjoy two snorkeling sessions. Then you get dropped off at Punta Cahuita to enjoy a delicious fruit and snacks break at the beach followed by a one hour guided hike in this wonderful coastal forest: monkeys, sloths, birds, poison dart frogs, iguanas and other interesting encounters are common. Villas del Caribe Hotel in Puerto Viejo. Breakfast included.
DAY 6: CARIBBEAN BEACHES NEAR PUERTO VIEJO – Day at leisure to relax in one of the surrounding Caribbean beaches like Punta Cocles or Playa Chiquita. Nature lovers can wander the Manzanillo Wild Life Refuge and look for sloths and monkeys. You can also take a kayak or canoe tour to explore tropical rivers and the ocean or just take a walk and enjoy a drink by the ocean at the little town of Puerto Viejo. Overnight at the selected hotel in Puerto Viejo. Breakfast included.
DAY 7: PUERTO VIEJO - SAN JOSE – Today you will have some time in the morning to enjoy at your convenience in the Puerto Viejo Area. In the afternoon your shuttle will drive you through the Province of Limón and the Central Mountain Range back to San José. Overnight at the selected hotel in San José. Breakfast included.
DAY 8: SAN JOSE - INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – Private transfer to the International Airport and return flight to the USA. Breakfast included.
JUN 01, 2013 - NOV 30, 2013
| HIGH SEASON:
DEC 01, 2013 - APR 30, 2014
DBL= Double occupancy SGL= Single occupancy TPL=Triple occupancy
*All government taxes and fees are included.
All hotel reservations are subject to availability. If room is not available for the desired dates we will confirm a new hotel in the same category and location within 24 hours after your inquiry is received.
- 0-2 years – free of charge
- 3-11 years 50% off sharing the room with their parents. Max. 2 children per room.
SPECIAL SEASON FEE of 10% on the total price applies to all reservations for passengers arriving to Costa Rica on any of the following dates:
- Christmas Season: December 18 thru 31, 2013
- Easter Season: April 6 thru 13, 2014
Prices in triple occupancy (TPL) are based on lodging in units with 2 double beds (full or queen size) or one twin bed and one double bed. Rooms with three beds might not be available in some hotels or lodges.
- International airfares
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- Additional expenses such as laundry, alcoholic beverages, excess baggage charges, baggage insurance, meals (except as indicated in itineraries) or items of a personal nature.
- Tips and gratuities of any kind.
Rincón del Valle Hotel
The property is strategically located by La Sabana Metropolitan Park, very close to the heart of the city of San José. The hotel offers a comfortable and friendly environment where guests can enjoy the peacefulness and security of the area. The hotel was newly refurbished and is decorated in minimalist contemporary style. The Etnico Restaurant is open every day and offers international fusion cuisine. All rooms wireless Internet access, air conditioning, hair dryer, telephone, safe, coffee maker and minibar.
Country Inn & Suites San José by Carlson
An inviting atmosphere, quality services and a convenient location near San Jose International Airport makes the Country Inn & Suites the perfect place for San Jose visitors to land. This hotel's location in Costa Rica offers thoughtful amenities designed to encourage rest and relaxation with two swimming pools, an on-site Fitness Center, an on-site restaurant and spacious guest rooms featuring attractive decor and home comforts. The hotel is perfect for leisure travelers, families or newlyweds as it is conveniently located near San Jose´s major attractions.
Nestled in the lush rainforest, this is the ideal hideaway for nature lovers and the perfect place to discover the wonders of the Tortuguero National Park. The Lodge is a 15-acre beach front property located on the right side of Tortuguero, offering nice views to the Tortuguero Lagoon and the canals. The beautiful gardens and rustic accommodations blend with the exuberant jungle vegetation, exotic birds and wildlife creating the perfect balance of nature. The pool area is surrounded by beautiful gardens where you can enjoy a delicious tropical cocktail. All the spacious and comfortable rooms are built in fine woods and are equipped with either one double and one single bed or three single beds. All feature a private bathroom with hot water and ceiling fans and offer tranquil garden views.
Laguna Lodge in Tortuguero is located on a small peninsula between the Caribbean Sea and the Tortuguero Lagoon on the northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Through its direct access to the beach, the hotel offers an ideal location to observe the nesting of the endangered green sea turtle between June and October. Furthermore, the open restaurant is decorated with beach timber and offers a direct view of the Tortuguero Lagoon and the nearby rainforests. The hotel offers 100 comfortable rooms, all with a view to the gardens and the hotel's own jungle and feature two double beds, a bathroom with hot water, ceiling fans, reading lights and rocking chairs in front of the room to enjoy lush vegetation of the gardens.
Villas del Caribe
Life is at its tranquil best at Villas del Caribe Beach Hotel. The days go something like this: You wake to the sound of bird songs and a view from your bed of silvery palms and clear blue sea. You throw open the sliding doors and take to the hammock on the balcony for a little rest, refreshed by the ocean breeze. You may now be ready to take a dip in our swimming pool and enjoy the elevated thatched Jacuzzi for a relaxing massage. All units are bright, fresh and clean, have private bathrooms and have been designed in modern Caribbean style which catches the coastal prevailing breezes for effective cross ventilation. All have ceiling fans and/or air conditioning. Most units have large eaves that guarantee a nice temperature inside. They are tastefully designed, decorated and furnished for comfort, with lamps, cushions, loungers and hammocks.
Namuwoki Lodge is located in the south Caribbean of Costa Rica near the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, in an area where you will find the most beautiful beaches in the country. Namuwoki means "the house of the jaguar" in Bri-bri indigenous language. This lovely place is unique because of its biodiversity. The owners put in your hands their infrastructure and expertise, so that you can discover on your own the true essence of the fascinating beaches and surrounding tropical forests. The hotel offers seven houses completely involved in their natural environment. Nearby is Playa Chiquita with its lush tropical setting.
|Sample prices are per person, based in double occupancy, in US dollars and are not guaranteed until fully paid. Prices with airfare portion include all applicable taxes, charges and government imposed fees. (U.S. departure taxes, federal excise tax of $3.30 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger's itinerary; up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges and September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport). Additional charges such as insurance, cancellation penalties, change penalties, last minute booking fee, weekend surcharge, delivery charges, holiday blackout dates and other restrictions are NOT included. The airfare portion of the itinerary price is based on economy class and midweek departure. Air taxes and surcharges vary by airports used and destination. Air fuel surcharge is included in pricing but is subject to increase without notice. Fares and fees are subject to change without prior notice and are not guaranteed until final payment is completed. We do not control prices (airlines and hotel reservation systems do). Prices may change dynamically and at times significantly numerous times during any given day. Therefore, we highly recommend booking in advance to get the best price possible. Likewise, we recommend travel insurance for international trips and verification of tourist visa requirements for your destination. Foreign departure taxes are not included in our tour prices and must be paid prior to departure to the appropriate foreign airport authority.|