Come and enjoy Pura Vida on this beautiful trip through Costa Rica. 14 days of fun ending in the beautiful North Pacific beaches. During this trip we will take you to know the Caribbean with excursions through Puerto Viejo and also through Tortuguero. In all the tours you will have an expert guide who will show you the most popular of each destination but also those places that only a local people knows very well. Walks like Tenorio Volcano and Rio Celeste will make you immerse yourself in nature and you will be able to explore all the wildlife that exists in that area. The last days we leave you to relax and enjoy the luxury of beaches like Potrero. Guanacaste is famous for its spectacular beaches on the Pacific coast with more than 200 km in length. Fishing, swimming, surfing or just sunbathing are some of the many things you can do. Do not forget to try the delicious sea fruits collected by local fishermen and enjoy them in a dinner under a starry sky, or simply in a lunch with a comforting breeze. We offer you another way to travel where adventure and relaxation mix, and where you can get into the most alive nature of Costa Rica.
Puerto Viejo and Tortuguero in the Caribbean
Tenorio Volcano and Rio Celeste
Guanacaste Beaches. Potrero Beach
DAY 1. ARRIVAL IN THE CAPITAL OF COSTA RICA
DAY 2. FLIGHT TO LIMON AND TRANSFER TO PUERTO VIEJO
DAY 3. TOUR THROUGH MANZANILLO AND GANDOCA
DAY 4. FREE DAY IN PUERTO VIEJO
DAY 5. FROM PUERTO VIEJO TO MOIN AND FROM MOIN TO THE CENTER OF TORTUGUERO BY BOAT
DAY 6. VISIT THE TORTUGUERO CANALS
DAY 7. FLIGHT FROM TORTUGUERO TO LA FORTUNA - ARENAL AND VISIT TO THE WATERFALLS
DAY 8. VISIT THE SLOTHS AND TRANSFER TO THE RIO CELESTE AREA
DAY 9. TREK TENORIO VOLCANO AND THE RIO CELESTE
DAY 10. TRANSFER TO THE COSTA RICA BEACHES
DAYS 11 & 12. COSTA RICA BEACHES
DAY 13. LIBERIA - FLIGHT TO SAN JOSE
DAY 14. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT BACK
We are flexible with our trips, because you can adapt and customize them to your needs.
$ 2.415 per person Private Trip for 2 people
We are flexible with our trips, because you can adapt and customize them to your needs.
On your arrival at the Juan Santa María International Airport, our driver awaits you to deliver the documentation for the transfer to the hotel. Night at the Hampton Inn 4****
DAY 2. FLIGHT TO LIMON AND TRANSFER TO PUERTO VIEJO (Breakfast)
At the first hour in the morning, we prepare a flight that leaves from San Jose and lands in Limon. At the Limon Airport, our driver waits for you to transfer one hour to Puerto Viejo. Arrival in Puerto Viejo and we leave you the day off to rest and enjoy the beautiful and authentic Costa Rican Caribbean. Night at Villas del Caribe 3 *** +
DAY 3. TOUR THROUGH MANZANILLO AND GANDOCA (Breakfast and lunch)
At 7:30am our guide in Talamanca will pick you up at your hotel for the transfer to Manzanillo. Here in Manzanillo a two-hour walk through the jungle awaits you. There will be stops for explanations about type of trees, leaves, animals ... Arrive to the viewpoint and 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 can enjoy a good swim. We will arrive to Gandoca and leave the boat to tour the lagoon by canoe. We will have lunch in Gandoca and we will walk back along the beach to take the boat that will take you 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 leave you at your hotel about three in the afternoon approx. Night at Villas del Caribe 3 *** +
DAY 4. FREE DAY IN PUERTO VIEJO (Breakfast)
We leave you the day off so you can enjoy the Puerto Viejo beaches, Cahuita ... etc. We will send you documentation of what to do in the Caribbean of Costa Rica. Night at Villas del Caribe 3***+
DAY 5. FROM PUERTO VIEJO TRANSFER TO MOIN AND FROM HERE TO THE CENTER OF TORTUGUERO BY BOAT (Breakfast)
Today we take you back near Limon, to Moin. Our partner Luis will accompany you to take the boat that will take you to Tortuguero. The transfer by car to Moin is about an hour, and from Moin to Tortuguero takes three and a half hours by boat. Departure at 10:00am, arrival in Tortuguero at 1:30pm approx. In Tortuguero the companions of the Lodge await you for the transfer to the hotel. Today at night, we will also take you to see the Turtles nesting. Private tour Night at the Tortuguero Beach 2 **
DAY 6. VISIT THE TORTUGUERO CANALS (Breakfast)
Today at the very first hour in the morning, a taxi boat awaits you to take you to the place where the tickets to the National Park are paid. Here our guide will also wait for you to begin the journey. It will be about two and a half hours touring the Tortuguero National Park canals. Something unique that you will enjoy with a specialist guide. Return to the hotel. Night at the Tortuguero Beach 2**
DAY 7. FLIGHT FROM TORTUGUERO TO LA FORTUNA - ARENAL AND VISIT THE WATERFALLS (Breakfast)
Your flight departs at 12:45PM, arrival in La Fortuna at 1:10pm. Our driver picks you up at the El Tanque airport in La Fortuna and takes you to visit the Rio Fortuna Waterfalls. There is a good restaurant there for lunch. Give you time to have lunch and then go to the waterfalls to bathe. The descent to the Rio Fortuna Waterfall consists of 500 steps, through a recently remodeled path and has rest areas. On arrival, a spectacular waterfall 70 meters high awaits you where you can swim and enjoy (Always with caution) Night at El Secreto de La Fortuna 3 ***
DAY 8. VISIT THE SLOTHS AND TRANSFER TO THE RIO CELESTE AREA (Breakfast)
Today at 6:00am in the morning, the companions await you for a route of exploration of wildlife in the area of La Fortuna - Arenal. The Arenal area is well known for its diverse wildlife and also for the 2 species of sloths: the two-toed sloth and the three-sloth sloth. Other species that are most sought after for their colors, unique characteristics and history are the multicolored toucan and the Blue Jeans frog. In search of these three beautiful animals, our expert guide will take you, along with other travelers, through the beautiful observation areas of La Fortuna, to be able to witness more wildlife. Birds, iguanas and monkeys are some of the animals that you can find. * Breakfast will be prepared by those in charge of this tour. You will be back at the hotel about 9:00am in the morning. About 12:00pm you will check out and we will transfer you to the Rio Celeste River area. Night at the Sueño Celeste Hotel 4****
DAY 9. TREK TENORIO VOLCANO AND THE RIO CELESTE (Breakfast)
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to the Tenorio volcano region. Departure about 8:00am. Its celestial river, its bright colors, its charm, its waterfall ... all in a forest very well preserved from the impact of the human being. It will be two hours by car until you reach the Tenorio National Park and where the car will park to start walking along the entrance path. This path goes towards the cascade of the Rio Celeste, continuing with the path we arrive at the blue lake, the borbollones and the teñideros, site where two rivers mix to form the alchemy that produces this so special color of the celestial river. (It is about a walk of two and a half hours). If the weather allows it, you can see the Tenorio volcano from the viewpoint. Night at the Sueño Celeste Hotel 4****
DAY 10. TRANSFER TO THE COSTA RICA BEACHES (Breakfast)
After a few days of adventures and wildlife, we are getting closer to relaxing on the best beaches in Costa Rica. If you are thinking of a tropical beach with crystal clear waters and white sand Playa Potrero is your place. We offer you this small resort on the beach so you can enjoy the tranquility and scenery of the endless of Costa Rica beaches. Night at the Sugar Beach Resort 3 *** +
DAYS 11 & 12: COSTA RICA BEACHES (Breakfast)
We leave you these days to enjoy the best beaches in Costa Rica. Night at the Sugar Beach Resort 3 *** +
DAY 13. LIBERIA - FLIGHT TO SAN JOSE. (Breakfast)
Transfer to Liberia airport to take the flight to San Jose. In San Jose, they await you for the transfer to the airport. Night at the Hampton Inn 4 ****
DAY 14. INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT BACK (Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport to take the international flight back home.
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.
We are absolutely sure that there is always a possibility to explore a country in another way, even if it is as popular and well-known as Costa Rica. To plan yours, you will need to tell us about your preferences, ideas, and your budget. We will adapt to these factors and design a personalized trip to Costa Rica that you will never forget. You will return home with the unforgettable memories of traveling the beautiful land of the Ticos and your stay there.
This is a small country but with great travel offers. Just thinking about crossing interminable nature trails and forests where sometimes you are surprised by the white noise of waterfalls and water splashes.
There are two climatic zones in the country, first, we have the central valley area that along with the Pacific watershed have defined a rainy season between May and November and a dry season between December and April.
Our trips are private, this allows us to customize the tours and get out of the established routes. That way we are not subject to any specific schedule and we can adjust to the preferences of each traveler.
Costa Rica is a country that stands out for offering activities related to nature and wildlife, but a trip would not be complete without the possibility of interacting with their people. In Rutas we have excursions that introduce the traveler into the most traditional Costa Rica.