15 DAYS COSTA RICA AND NEW YORK

Honeymoon in Central America 15 days

Costa Rica and New York

Here is a different, fun and exciting honeymoon. A trip that combines Costa Rica's green nature with the New York City urban jungle.

We begin the trip getting to know the best of the country of Pura Vida; from the Caribbean to the central Pacific, passing through Puerto Viejo, Tortuguero and arriving in La Fortuna. The trip through Costa Rica ends with two days in Monteverde where we have prepared the best excursions for you to live unique experiences. After soaking up the gorgeous beaches, stunning forests and lots of wildlife, it's time to get to know one of the most vibrant cities in the world, New York. Here we have prepared two days of tours for you to know the most popular places and streets of the Big Apple with a private guide. Then we give you a day off to make your own adventures.

Hardly a 15-day trip could live so many different things; from skyscrapers to jungles and wonders builts by man to the unique miracles created on the planet.

Trip Highlights:
  • Visits the Big Apple
  • Nestning of turtles and Tortuguero canals
  • Monteverde and environment
  • Tenorio Volcano and Río Celeste
Tour Price
$ 3.240 per person
Private Trip for 2 people

We are flexible with our trips, because you can adapt and customize them to your needs.
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TRIP OUTLINE

  • Trip Outline

    Llegada a Costa Rica

    DAY 1. ARRIVAL IN THE CAPITAL OF COSTA RICA. SAN JOSE

    Arrival at Juan Santa Maria airport in San Jose, you will be welcomed by our partner.
    Transfer to the hotel in San Jose.
    Night at Hampton Inn Suites 4****



    DAY 2. FLIGHT TO LIMON AND TRANSFER TO PUERTO VIEJO. (Breakfast)

    Cahuita

    First in the morning we prepare a flight from San Jose to Limon. At Limón Airport our driver will be waiting for you for the transfer to Puerto Viejo ( approx. one hour).
    Today would be a good option to visit the area of Cahuita, which is 15 minutes from Banana Azul (10 usd by taxi +/-). The excursion through the Cahuita National Park is perfect for you making it yourselves, that way you can do stops and take a splash wherever you want.
    Night at Villas of the Caribbean hotel.


     Manzanillo tour

    DAY 3. TOUR OF MANZANILLO AND GANDOCA (Breakfast and lunch).

    At 7.30am, our guide in Talamanca will pick you up at the hotel for the transfer to Manzanillo. Here in Manzanillo you will take a two-hour hike through the jungle. There will be stops for explanations about the species of trees, leaves, animals...etc.
    Arrival at the viewpoint. From Manzanillo we will take the boat that will take you to Gandoca. On the way there will be a stop at Punta Mona where you will enjoy a good bath.
    We will get to Gandoca and leave the boat to explore the lake by canoe.
    We will have lunch in Gandoca and walk back along the beach to take the boat back to Manzanillo.
    It will be a full day of exploration of the southern Caribbean of Costa Rica with tropical forest, marine life and magical mangroves.
    We will leave you at the hotel about three o'clock in the afternoon.
    Night at Villas of the Caribbean hotel.


    DAY 4. FROM PUERTO VIEJO TRANSFER TO MOIN AND FROM HERE TO THE CENTER OF TORTUGUERO BY BOAT (Breakfast)

    Tortuguero tour

    Today we are taking you back near Limon to Moin. Our partner Luis is going with you to take the boat that will get you to Tortuguero. The transfer by car to Moin is about an hour and from Moin to Tortuguero the boat takes three and a half hours. Departure at 10.00am, arrival in Tortuguero at 1:30pm approx.
    In Tortuguero the Lodge's partners are waiting for you for the transfer to the hotel.
    Tonight, we will also take you to see the nesting of the turtles. Private tour.
    Night at Tortuguero Beach 2**


    Tortuguero boat tour

    DAY 5. VISIT THE TORTUGUERO CANALS (Breakfast)

    Today, at mid-morning, our guide awaits you in a taxi boat to begin the tour through the Tortugero National Park canals.
    It will be about two and a half hours touring the canals of the Tortuguero National Park. Something unique that you will enjoy with a special guide.
    Back to the hotel.
    Night at Tortuguero Beach 2**


    DAY 6. FLIGHT FROM TORTUGUERO TO LA FORTUNA - ARENAL AND VISIT TO THE WATERFALLS (Breakfast)

    waterfalls of la fortuna

    The flight leaves at 12:45pm, arrival in Fortuna at 1:10pm.
    Our driver will pick you up at the El Tanque airport in La Fortuna and take you to visit the Rio Fortuna Waterfalls.
    Right there is a good restaurant for lunch. It will be enough time for you to bathe in the waterfalls.
    The descent to Rio Fortuna Falls consists of 500 steps, through a recently remodeled trail and rest areas. A spectacular 70 meter high waterfall awaits you at your arrival where you can swim and enjoy (always with precaution).
    Night at the El Secreto de La Fortuna 3***


    DAY 7. WALK THROUGH TENORIO VOLCANO AND RIO CELESTE (breakfast and lunch)

    celeste river

    Breakfast at the hotel and departure to the region of Tenorio Volcano around 7:00am.
    Río Celeste, their bright colors, their charm, their waterfall ... all in a forest very well preserved despite the impact of humans on nature. It will take two hours by car to reach Tenorio National Park and where the car will be parked to start walking the entrance road. This road goes towards the waterfall of the Río Celeste, continuing along this road you reach the Laguna Azul, the "borbollones" and the "teñideros", where two rivers are mixed to form the alchemy that produces this special color of the Río Celeste (a walk of two and a half hours approx). If the weather allows it, you can see the Tenorio Volcano from the viewpoint.
    There will also be a chance to swim in a special place and we have prepared a lunch that you will love.
    Night at the El Secreto de La Fortuna 3***


    DAY 8. TRANSFER TO MONTEVERDE. JUNTA DE ABANGARES. (Breakfast and lunch)

    goldmine in abangares village

    Breakfast at the hotel and departure to the Monteverde area. At 8:00 a.m. the Jeep Boat Jeep shared bus will pick you up and take you to the shores of Lago Arenal. There will be 40 minutes of transfer until arriving at the other side of the lake where our guide Victor will be waiting for you.
    Here awaits you an experience through which you can learn an important part of the life history of the Ticos (Costa Ricans). Abangares is known as the Costa Rica mining Canton. This area has the biggest gold mine that Costa Rica has ever had. It was there that Minor Cooper Keith set up his gold processing plant "Gold Fields of Costa Rica".
    During the "gold fever" in Costa Rica (1884 to 1931) many people came to this city in search of fortune, some of them came from Jamaica, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Russia, creating a multiracial population which is not present in other cities of Guanacaste. In fact, this immigration of Costa Ricans and people of other nationalities gave birth to the city of Abangares.
    The mines consisted of a vast number of tunnels, narrow passages and galleries to extract the metal located 100 meters deep into the ground. With the mines, were built camps, factories, pharmacies, police stations, police stations, coolers and mills. Electricity was generated thanks to industrial technology from Europe and the United States that served not only to generate electricity, but mainly to extract and process the valuable mineral.
    In 1991, the Eco-museum of the Abangares Mines was founded on the site where the gold processing plant used to be on a 45-hectare property, buildings and machinery used at the time of the gold fever were rescued. The museum has photographs and models of mining practices. But this is not where we are going to take you because our friend Marvin will teach you everything related to this trade. You will see the whole area, he will show you how this mining world still survives and how the gold is worked and extracted from Abangares. 75% of the population of the Las Juntas are dedicated to mining.
    So, lunch will be ready at your house and then we will take you to Monteverde which is one hour from Las Juntas (expected arrival in Monteverde around 3:30pm approx).
    Los Pinos Cabañas y Jardines
    It is a charming lodge within the Monteverde forest. They do not offer breakfasts and are dedicated only to lodging. For breakfast, there is a cafeteria right in front of the Lodge that has everything. On the other hand, as the rooms are equipped with a kitchen, you can prepare your own breakfast You like.


    DAY 9: MONTEVERDE: BRIDGES AND CANOPY + HORSEBACK RIDING AND HOT SPRINGS (Breakfast and lunch)

    horses riding in santa helena reserve

    In the morning, we will take you to a reserve where a tour of the largest suspension bridges in Latin America awaits you.
    At the end of the day our friends in charge of the best Canopy tour will be waiting for you to enjoy the skies of Costa Rica along the longest cables in Latin America.
    After this beautiful experience we will take you for lunch to a very original place in Monteverde.
    In the afternoon, we will have prepared a route on horseback and you will see the most beautiful landscapes of Monteverde.
    Los Pinos Cabañas y Jardines


    San José city

    DAY 10: TRANSFER TO SAN JOSE CAPITAL

    After lunch we wait for you at the hotel reception for the transfer to San Jose.
    *** We leave the day off in the morning and recommend the best hikes in Monteverde.
    The transfer from Monteverde to San Jose is approximately 3 and a half hours.
    Night at Hampton Inn Suites 4****


    DAY 11. TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT TO TAKE THE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT (Breakfast)

    tour in new york

    Check out and at the appointed time transfer to the airport to take the international flight to New York.
    *** The theme of the Juan Santa Maria - New York flights will be quoted once the dates have been determined.
    Arrival in New York
    Ok your arrival in New York, we will have a taxi ready to take you to the city center. At the entrance to the hotel, our partner Marc will be waiting for you to provide you with all the travel documents and explain what the next few days in New York will consist of.
    We have prepared a route thinking of a traveler who visits New York for the first time and who wants to keep the most emblematic of the city. But luckily, we are talking about a city that has everything and there are routes for all tastes. If you prefer other visits than those we have prepared, do not hesitate to tell us and we will send you different options that you can enjoy New York as you like.
    Night atte the Riu Plaza New York hotel 4****


    DAY 12. KNOWING THE HEART OF NEW YORK. LOWER MANHATTAN (Breakfast)

    tour in newyork

    Today you will be accompanied by our guide and will tour around the financial district, Wall Street, Seaport, World Trade Center with the City Hall.
    Early in the morning, we will take you to the New York subway and Marc will show you how it works. You will take your tickets to the Ferry Terminal where you will take the ferry to Staten Island. From the ferry you will get a good view of Lower Manhattan and you will also pass near the Statue of Liberty so that you can take a souvenir photo of your visit to New York with Lady Liberty without having to queue.
    On the way back we will approach Lower Manhattan, where the city was founded in 1626. There are concentrated large skyscrapers that make up the "skyline", the old port now converted into a commercial center and the financial area.
    Our guide will tell you about the past and present of New York. Although the trace of that history was lost in two catastrophic fires, it is still possible to visit the place where Dutch settlers founded New Amsterdam. The visit is completed with a walk through the old port of the city and the town hall.
    We end this tour at the Chelsea market where you can choose a good place for lunch or drive crazy making shopping.
    You will return to the hotel on your own. We will explain how to get around in New York.
    Another good option for this first day could be to start getting to know the city following the trail of la¨Pequeña Italia¨, old traditional neighborhood of Italian immigrant families that has given way to restaurants and cafes still quite authentic. We would continue through Chinatown, a large neighborhood of very traditional Chinese families, full of stands selling fresh products in the street. Then we went down to the oldest city hall in the United States to visit the World Trade Center, one of the busiest office centers in the city. We finished the tour in the heart of finance, Wall Street, and near the ferry to see the views. We would finish here at lunchtime, it is a place where there is a nice street full of restaurants and terraces for lunch.
    Night at the Riu Plaza New York hotel 4****


    DAY 13. GETTING TO KNOW BROOKLYN. WILLIAMSBURG, THE ORTHODOX JEWISH NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE CENTER (Breakfast)

    tour newyork

    Today we will visit one of the most attractive districts of New York and take a tour of places like Williamsburg, the hipster neighborhood for excellence. They are more alternative areas with shops with a more personal style and that are different from the brands that can be seen in the Times Square area.
    Some areas of Brooklyn are also known for hosting the largest community of ultra-orthodox Jews in the United States. We'll take a walk through these streets and downtown Brooklyn. The guided tour ends in the Dumbo neighborhood where we will recommend places to enjoy the best pizzas in the city.
    From Dumbo you can easily access the Brooklyn Bridge and spend the afternoon there.
    Another option for the second day is to start walking along the High Line (an elevated green walkway and also park on the rails of an old railroad) and visit Chelsea Market. Then we go by subway to Wiliamsburg and the Jewish neighborhood to finish in Dumbo.
    *Keep in mind that the subway line that connects Chelsea with Brooklyn will stop operating for an entire year in April 2019.
    Night at the Riu Plaza New York Hotel 4****


    New york guided tour

    DAY 14. DAY OFF AT THE BIG APPLE (Breakfast)

    Today we give you the day off to experience the city by yourselves.
    Our guide in New York will give you all the ideas, but a good route could be the visit to Central Park in the morning, lunch near Times Square or near the hotel and in the afternoon and evening, visit to the Rockefeller Center from where you can enjoy the best views of the city. For shopping fans we recommend not to miss a walk in Soho.
    Night at Riu Plaza New York Hotel 4****


    new york city tour

    DAY 15. TRANSFER TO THE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT (Breakfast)

    At the scheduled time, transfer to the appropriate airport to take the international flight home.



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  • The price of these 15 day honeymoon through Costa Rica and New York

    $ 3.240 /person. Private trip for 2 people. Accommodations 3*** and 4****

    THE PRICE INCLUDES

    • Certified guides for tours in Tortuguero, Puerto Viejo, La Fortuna, Monteverde and New York.
    • All transfers are in private except Jeep Boat Jeep, transfer to Moin
    • The indicated meals. We will recommend you about sometida restaurants.
    • Entrance fees to all National Parks
    • Entrance fees to do the activities on horseback, canopy, bridges, hot springs...
    • Domestic flight San Jose - Limon and Tortuguero - La Fortuna
    • International Travel and Cancellation Insurance Consult coverages

    THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE:

    • International flights
    • Flights San Jose - New York
    • Domestic flight taxes (between 2 and 7 usd per person)
    • Foods and beverages are not mentioned above
    • Subway tickets in New York

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