COSTA RICA ON YOUR WAY – AT THE MOST

Trip to Costa Rica 11 days

On Your Way

11 days visiting Tortuguero, Rincon de la Vieja and the most beautiful Guanacaste beaches. We offer you a trip into the lively and green nature of Costa Rica in a quiet route, but with the best excursions and last days of beach. A perfect trip for all types of public because we adapt the trip to your tastes and needs, including activities, changing the kind of hotels and giving all the necessary turns to find the trip you are looking for.
This is a very special circuit where we were selected the hotels, the location and the excursions very carefully. Tortuguero, Rincon de la Vieja and the Guanacaste beaches. 11 days of travel in Costa Rica are waiting for you.
Pura Vida!

Highlights of this trip:
  • Tour by canoes through the Tortuguero canals
  • Trekking through Rincon de la Vieja National Park and Rio Celeste
  • The best of La Fortuna
  • Stay in Playa Brasilito (Brasilito Beach)
Tour Price
$2.110 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

    Costa Rica arrival

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

    Arrival at Juan Santa Maria airport in San Jose and reception by our driver.
    Transfer to the hotel in San Jose. Night at Holiday Inn Express 4****



    El Tortuguero tour

    DAY 2. SAN JOSE - FLIGHT TO TORTUGUERO (Breakfast)

    First thing in the morning flight with arrival to Tortuguero.
    In Tortuguero the Lodge partners are waiting for you for the transfer to the hotel.
    At the hotel, they will prepare breakfast for you and after check in you can start sailing through the Tortuguero National Park.
    We start the route around 8:00am in the morning. A two-hour route in which you will cross the best of the National Park Canals.
    We leave the afternoon free for you to enjoy the town.
    Night at Ms. Junies Lodge 2**+




    visit canals of Tortuguero

    DAY 3. VISIT CERRO TORTUGUERO (Breakfast)

    Free morning and in the afternoon, around 3:00pm, we will take you to see Cerro Tortuguero. Cerro Tortuguero is the highest hill in a vast area that is comprised of completely flat plains. From Cerro Tortuguero you can appreciate the landscape surrounding the canals, the tropical rainforest, lakes and the Caribbean Sea. A beautiful tour of nature and adventure in the heart of Tortuguero.
    The walk lasts approximately two hours. The starting point is in the town of San Francisco, about 10 - 15 minutes by boat from Tortuguero town center.
    Night at Ms. Junies Lodge 2**+




    observatory lodge

    DAY 4. FLIGHT FROM TORTUGUERO TO LA FORTUNA - ARENAL (Breakfast)

    Your flight departs at midday, arrival at La Fortuna around 14:00pm.
    At this time, we take you directly to the observatory lodge so that you can enjoy the place with the stunning volcano facing you and a beautiful sunset.
    Night at the Observatory Lodge 4****



    waterfall la fortuna

    DAY 5: LA FORTUNA WATERFALLS AND TRANSFER TO RIO CELESTE AREA (Breakfast)

    Departure at 12:30pm in the afternoon to take course to San Carlos La Fortuna. Estimated arrival at the entrance of the waterfalls at 1:00pm. At this time, you can enjoy a good bath in the waterfalls. The descent to the Rio Fortuna Waterfall consists of 500 steps, through a recently remodeled trail and has rest areas. On your arrival, you will see a spectacular waterfall 70 meters high where you can swim and enjoy (always with caution).
    For lunch, we will take you to La Fortuna, and then we will head to Cataratas Rio Celeste Hotel.
    Night at Cataratas Rio Celeste Hotel 3***+


    celeste river

    DAY 6. TENORIO VOLCANO TRECKING AND RIO CELESTE (Breakfast)

    Breakfast in the hotel and departure to the region of Tenorio Volcano.
    Their blue river, their vivid colors, their charm, their waterfall... all in a forest very well preserved from the impact of the human being. It will take two hours by car to reach the Tenorio National Park, where the car will park to begin trekking on foot to the entry trail. This trail goes to the Rio Celeste waterfall, continuing with the road you reach the blue lake, the borbollones and teñideros, where two rivers come together to form the alchemy that produces this special color of Rio Celeste. (It is a walk of two and a half hours approx). If the weather allows it, you will see the Tenorio Volcano from the viewpoint.
    Night at the Cataratas Rio Celeste Hotel 3***+


     llanos del cortes waterfall

    DAY 7: RIO CELESTE - LLANOS DEL CORTES - RINCON DE LA VIEJA (Breakfast)

    After breakfast, we will take you to Rincón de la Vieja. On the way, we stop at the waterfalls of Llanos del Cortés.
    On arrival at the Lodge, we let you relax.
    Night at Cañon de la Vieja Lodge 3***


    DAY 8. TOUR IN THE RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA NATIONAL PARK (Breakfast)

    Perdido River

    Around 7:00am, we pick you up and start with a walk along the trail Las Pailas that will take us to La Cangreja Waterfall.
    It is a walk of 4 km of moderate road, starting with green forest and halfway through the journey changes to dry forest. It is an interesting trail with varied flora and fauna with the main attraction that is the waterfall called La Cangreja and La Poza Lago Azul with its attractive blue color accessible for bathing.
    This is a full day tour where we include a picnic lunch. It is recommended to bring comfortable clothes for walking and bathing, also repellent, camera, water, shoes suitable for walking and a raincoat in the rainy season.
    For those who do not like walking much, we can make a shorter walk without reaching the waterfalls. It would also be a trekking through the trail Las Pailas. It is a circuit of 3 km, through an area in which secondary volcanic activity is appreciated (mud little volcanoes and fumaroles), besides its interesting flora and fauna.
    For those who stay at Rio Perdido, you can also choose between different trails that begin there. One of our favorites is Las Tumbas - Mirador Panorámico.
    It has a 5km round trip with the option of a longer circuit of up to 10km, for those who want a more challenging hike. The volcanic rock formations eroded in this area are fascinating.
    For both options, we will include an expert guide in each area, entrance fees and packed lunch.
    Night at Cañon de la Vieja Lodge 3***


    Panama Beach

    DAY 9. TRANSFER TO BRASILITO BEACH IN GUANACASTE (Breakfast)

    Today we will take you to the coast near Cañon de la Vieja. In one hour, you will be enjoying the Guanacaste beaches.
    Night at the Cochal Hotel 3***+



    Beaches in costa rica

    DAY 10. ENJOYING THE COSTA RICA BEACHES (Breakfast)

    Free days to enjoy of sun and beach.
    Night at the Cochal Hotel 3***+




    Travel to Costa Rica

    DAY 11. TRANSFER TO LIBERIA AND FLIGHT TO SAN JOSE TO TAKE THE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT (Breakfast)

    About check out time, we transfer you to Liberia airport to take the flight to San Jose.
    Flight Liberia - San Jose
    Connection with international flight.

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  • The Price for this 11-days Trip in Costa Rica

    $ 2.110 /person Private Trip for 2 adults. 3* and 4* Hotels

    THIS TRIP INCLUDES:

    • Certified guide for excursions in Tortuguero, Rincón de la Vieja, Rio Celeste
    • All private transfers are in private.
    • Indicated meals.
    • Entrances fees to all National Parks
    • Domestic flight San Jose – Tortuguero, Tortuguero y Liberia – San Jose
    • International travel and cancellation insurance See Coverages

    THIS TRIP EXCLUDES:

    • International flights
    • Meals and drinks are not indicated before

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    Information About the Trip:

    A peaceful tour where you can enjoy the time of each destination to visit. A route through Tortuguero is essential. The route will be by boat and on foot because we have included the visit to Cerro Tortuguero. In Tortuguero we recommend Ms. Junies for its location in the same town, but at the same time you are on the beach and next to the river. The rooms are basic and without air conditioning, although the property is a nice place where the breeze runs, and there are fans inside the rooms. We have put you the rooms of the floor of above, the best.
    You arrive at Tortuguero in a local flight of 30 minutes from San Jose avoiding long hours by car and boat, in half an hour you are in one of the most alive destinations of Costa Rica.
    From Tortuguero we take you on another spectacular flight to the area of La Fortuna - Arenal. Here we leave you in the best location to appreciate the magnitude of Arenal Volcano.
    In La Fortuna, we will visit the waterfalls and we will take you to the Tenorio Volcano and the Rio Celeste. Little by little, we will take you to the Rincon de la Vieja National Park, passing through beautiful places such as the Llanos del Cortes waterfalls.
    In Rincón de la Vieja you will have time to enjoy the hot springs and trekking through the national park. In this destination, we have chosen the Cañon de la Vieja Lodge just a few steps from the Rincon de la Vieja National Park with all the comforts and excellent service and treatment. Perfect for those who want to reserve the touch of luxury for the Guanacaste beaches area.
    To enjoy the beaches to the full we will take you to Playa Brasilito in Guanacaste in a charming boutique hotel 2 minutes’ walk from the beach.
    These are our proposals, as usual, adaptable to tastes, travel days and budgets.
    We are at your disposition.
    Pura Vida!


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Discover a new way to travel with Rutas Costa Rica!

Travel to Costa Rica with RUTAS

At Rutas Costa Rica, we try to include the best quality-price ratio to accommodate your trip and budget. Not only do we appreciate the proximity of the hotel as well as the flexibility and kindness of their staff, but also that the establishment can be a part of the total trip experience, either by the privileged location or by the particularity of your hosts.

On the other hand, private trips allow us to personalize our tours and choose our own routes. Because of this, we are not bound to fixed schedules so we can adjust them according to the preferences of each traveler.

Traveling in Costa Rica usually takes time as not all roads are asphalted and their maximum allowed speed is usually 80 km/h. From San Jose to Tortuguero, the trip can take about 5-6 hours between car and boat and the same amount of time is needed to go from Tortuguero to La Fortuna. The same is the case with traveling from San Jose to Puerto Viejo de Limon in the Caribbean area of Costa Rica. It usually takes 4-5 hours if we are lucky and don’t find any accident or other problem on the road. We keep such factors in mind in order to make the most of the days and reduce the traveling time as much as possible. Sometimes, we use domestic flights as well as other private transport that allow us to organize the trip and stops just the way we want it.

When there is no choice than to spend a few more hours on the road, we try to make that time pass in the utmost comfort and privacy we can provide. For such journeys, we recommend that you be patient and don’t stop looking through the window as the magnificent green views of the Tico’s landscape might surprise you.

The relationship created with the guide in a private trip is much stronger and enriching than the guide in a group tour. In most of our trips, you will cross national parks, volcanoes, and rivers together with your guide, an expert eco-guide who will tell you many stories about the country.

Our trips include tickets to national parks as well as domestic flights with allowed luggage and international travel insurance.

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