12-days Trip to Costa Rica whith the Caribbean

Trip to Costa Rica 12 days

The best of the Caribbean

We present these 12 days of travel where you can enjoy the best of the Caribbean and the Pacific in a short time. The adventure begins at the best Puerto Viejo beaches and continues through the Tortuguero Canals. A boat tour will take you to discover all the hidden life in these canals. From the Caribbean, we fly to La Fortuna to admire the Volcano Arenal on one side and the La Fortuna waterfalls on the other. From here we continue to a picturesque and magical place called Monteverde; the best destination to cross the forests from the top with their bridges and canopy. To finish we offer you a more classic and relaxing route on the Manuel Antonio beaches.
All this trip in private, with your driver and English speaking guide. Respecting your travel plans, you will be able to see the Arenal Volcano and the La Fortuna waterfalls.
A trip through Costa Rica totally modifiable and adaptable to your tastes. All you have to do is call us and we are sure that we will find a way for you to enjoy the best of Costa Rica. We are here!

Highlights of this trip:
  • Puerto Viejo and Punta Uva tour
  • Tortuguero Canals at Rutas Style
  • Monteverde experience
  • The best of Manuel Antonio

Tour Price
$ 2.490 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

  • Detailed Itinerary

    Costa Rica Holidays

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

    On your arrival at the international airport, our staff will be there to welcome you and give you all the documentation.
    The transfer to the hotel is with the transport of the same hotel.
    Night at Hampton Inn Suites 4****



    transfer to Puerto Viejo

    DAY 2. TRANSFER TO PUERTO VIEJO (Breakfast)

    We'll take a flight very early in the morning San Jose - Limon.
    In Limon our driver will be waiting for you for the transfer to Puerto Viejo // Cahuita.
    We leave you the day off with some ideas of what to do in Puerto Viejo.
    Night at Banana Azul 4****


    DAY 3. PUNTA UVA SNORKEL AND KAYAK (Breakfast and light Lunch)

     Punta Uva Caribbean

    The morning begins with a scenic tour to the southern end of the bay where kayaking begins in the Caribbean Sea. If we are lucky we can also see the marine turtles that usually appear in this area. After a short kayak trip through Punta Uva, we approach the Punta Uva river mouth. This is where wildlife becomes more intense. You can usually see howler monkeys and families of sloths in the treetops.
    After the kayak, there will be a break to enjoy delicious fresh fruits and you can take a dip in the Caribbean before starting the hike. Hiking trails cross the range around Punta Uva and lead to a breathtaking view of the bay. The tour is not difficult and is a half-day tour that includes kayaking and hiking.
    Night at Banana Azul 4****


    caribbean

    DAY 4. DAY OFF TO ENJOY THE CARIBBEAN (Breakfast)

    We leave the day off to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Caribbean.
    Among other things, you can take advantage of this day to take a walk through the Cahuita National Park; if you are a rafting lover, we can organize a rafting route along the Pacuare River; if you like the animal world, in Puerto Viejo you can visit the Jaguar Rescue Center and if you like to know the cuisine of the country you visit, we will be happy to organize a fun Caribbean cooking class.
    Night at Banana Azul 4****


    tortuguero

    DAY 5. FROM PUERTO VIEJO TRANSFER TO MOIN AND FROM HERE TO TORTUGUERO DOWNTOWN BY BOAT (Breakfast)

    Today we transfer you back to Moin near Limon. Our partner will accompany you to take the boat that will take you to Tortuguero. The transfer to Moin is one hour by car and from Moin to Tortuguero the boat takes three and a half hours. Departure at 10:00am, arrival at Tortuguero at 1:30pm approx.
    In the evening, we wait for you at the hotel to see the turtles nesting. Pick up time will be around 7:30pm.
    Nigth at Tortuguero Beach


    tortuguero

    DAY 6: VISIT THROUGH THE TORTUGUERO CANALS (Breakfast)

    Today, very early in the morning, our guide awaits you for a tour through Tortuguero National Park by boat. We will use a paddle canoe that will allow us to go deeper into the canals. First we will go to the place where the entrance fees to the National Park will be already paid and from there we will embark on a beautiful and quiet adventure through nature.
    It will be about two and a half hours crossing the Tortuguero National Park canals. Something unique that you will enjoy with a expert guide.
    Night at Tortuguero Beach


    Observatory Lodge

    DAY 7. FLIGHT FROM TORTUGUERO TO LA FORTUNA - ARENAL (Breakfast)

    At the scheduled time, we will take a flight from Tortuguero to La Fortuna.
    Here in La Fortuna, our partners are waiting for you to take you to the entrance of the waterfalls.
    The Rio Fortuna waters and their small affluents, born in the mountains of the park give life to the Rio Fortuna Waterfall.
    The drop down to the Rio Fortuna Waterfall consists of 500 steps, through a recently remodeled trail with rest areas. On your arrival, a spectacular 70-meter high waterfall awaits you where you can swim and enjoy (always with caution).
    Arenal Observatory Lodge 4****


     la fortuna waterfall

    DAY 8. MORNING HIKE AND TRANSFER TO MONTEVERDE (Breakfast)

    Every morning the hotel offers a guided walk along the hotel's trails.
    In the afternoon, around 2:00pm we pick you up for the transfer to Monteverde.
    Arrival at Monteverde and night at Los Pinos Cabañas y Jardines.

    Los Pinos Cabañas y Jardines (Standard room)
    It is a charming lodge within the Monteverde forest.
    They do not offer breakfasts, only dedicated to accommodation.
    There is a cafe in front of the lodge that has everything for breakfast.
    On the other hand, as the rooms are equipped with a kitchen, you can prepare the breakfast you like best.



    DAY 9. MONTEVERDE: BRIDGES AND CANOPY

    Monteverde

    We will pick you up at the hotel and drop you off at the complex where you can enjoy the best bridges in Costa Rica and the best Canopy. First you will take a walk along the bridges from where you can admire the cloud forest so characteristic of Monteverde. When you feel at home, you will have the opportunity to see a little piece of Costa Rica from a bird's eye view with the canopies. You can launch into the best adventure on canopies crossing the skies of Costa Rica or you can walk and enjoy the hanging bridges from where you can see the beautiful Monteverde cloud forest.
    Los Pinos Cabañas y Jardines (Standard room)


    manuel antonio

    DAY 10. TRANSFER TO MANUEL ANTONIO WITH STOP IN TÁRCOLES AND STOP AT A BEAUTIFUL RESERVE

    If we depart early from Monteverde you will have time to make a nice stop in Tárcoles to enjoy its mangroves and crocodiles.
    It will be about 4 hours in total from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio with a stop included.
    Night at EL Faro Manuel Antonio Hotel.


    manuel antonio national park

    DAY 11. DISCOVERING MANUEL ANTONIO (Breakfast)

    First thing in the morning, our guide will pick you up at your hotel to begin the walk to the National Park. This is a walk of about two hours that ends on the beach.
    We let you enjoy the beach and the best way back is to take a taxi, so you will be free to return to the hotel whenever you want.
    Night at El Faro Manuel Antonio Hotel


    manuel antonio national park

    DAY 12. TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT AND INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT TO BACK HOME (Breakfast)

    Transfer to the airport at the appointed time to take the international flight.

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  • Pricing of 12-days Trip to Costa Rica

    $ 2,490 /person Private trip for 2 people. 3*** - 4**** Hotels
    $ 2,200 /person Private trip for 4 people. 3*** - 4**** Hotels

    THIS TRIP INCLUDES:

    • Certified guide for excursions in Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde and Puerto Viejo
    • All private transfers are in private.
    • Mentioned hotels based on two double rooms.
    • Indicated meals. We recommended some restaurants
    • Entrances fees to all National Parks
    • Entrance fees for activities on horseback, canopy, bridges, thermal baths...
    • Domestic flight Tortuguero – La Fortuna
    • International Travel and Cancellation Insurance Consult Coverages

    THIS TRIP EXCLUDES:

    • International flights
    • Meals and drinks are not indicated before
    • Flights rates, domestic flights (3 - 7 usd / person)

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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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