Costa Rica Honeymoon 17 days

Honeymoon in Costa Rica 17 days

A Honeymoon that embraces the best of Costa Rica; from the Caribbean to the Pacific passing through jungles, cloud forests, hanging bridges, mines, canals, trees and wild beaches. Do you think you'll miss them?

The adventure begins in the Caribbean where the beautiful beaches and good atmosphere of Puerto Viejo await you; from here we take you to explore life in the canals and on the shores of Tortuguero National Park. In Tortuguero we fly to La Fortuna where a hike around the Rio Celeste awaits you and then we pass Monteverde to see Costa Rica bird's eye view among bridges and trees of endless cloud forests. Finally, we propose you two first class beach destinations; Guiones Beach in Nosara and Santa Teresa in the Nicoya Peninsula, with a charming hotel only a few meters away from the beach.

This is our proposal, designed with heart and for a honeymoon in mind and we will be glad to hear your ideas to customize the trip according to your needs.

Trip Highlights:
  • The Tortuguero excursion
  • The best of Monteverde and surroundings
  • The Arrival of the Turtles
  • Santa Teresa Beaches

Tour Price
$3.235 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

    San José capital city of costa rica

    DAY 1. ARRIVAL IN 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 Hampton Inn Suites 4****



    Puerto Viejo tour

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

    Early in the morning, we prepare a flight that departs from San Jose and lands in Limon. At the Limon Airport our driver will be waiting for you for transfer of one hour to Puerto Viejo.
    Arrival in Puerto Viejo and we give you a day off to rest and enjoy the beautiful and authentic Costa Rican Caribbean.
    Night at Negra Banana Azul Beach // Congo Bongo Lodge in the jungle of Manzanillo


    Manzanillo and gandoca tour

    DAY 3. TOUR THROUGH 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, a two-hour hike through the jungle awaits you. There will be stops to explain the type of trees, leaves, animals...
    On your rrival at the viewpoint, we will take the boat from Manzanillo that will take you to Gandoca. On the way there will be a stop in Punta Mona where you can enjoy a good bath.
    We will get to Gandoca and leave the boat to go canoeing around the lake.
    We will have lunch in Gandoca and 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 Costa Rica's southern Caribbean with tropical forest, marine life and magical mangroves.
    We will leave you at the hotel around three o'clock in the afternoon.
    Night at Negra Banana Azul Beach // Congo Bongo Lodge in the jungle of Manzanillo


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

    turtles in Costa Rica

    Today we move back to Moin (near Limon). Our partner Luis go with you to take the boat that take you to Tortuguero. The transfer is about an hour by car to Moin 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 staff will be waiting for you for the transfer to the hotel.
    In the evening, we also take you to see the turtles nesting. Private tour.
    Night at Tortuguero Beach 2**


    tortuguero canals boat tour

    DAY 5. VISIT TO THE TORTUGUERO CANALS (Breakfast)

    Today, early in the morning, a taxi boat awaits you to take you to the place where you pay the entrance fees to the National Park. Our guide will also be waiting for you to start the tour.
    It will be about two and a half hours exploring the Tortuguero National Park canals. Something unique that you will enjoy with a expert guide.
    Back to the hotel.
    Night at el Tortuguero Beach 2**


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

    La Fortuna waterfalls

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


    DAY 7. TRANSFER TO MONTEVERDE (Breakfast and lunch)

    goldmines in Abangares

    Breakfast at the hotel and departure to the Monteverde area.
    At 8:00am, you will be picked up by the shared Jeep Boat Jeep bus and taken to the Arenal Lake shores. It will be a 40 minutes to get to the other side of the lake where our guide Victor will be waiting for you.
    Here awaits you an experience through which you will learn the important life history of the Ticos (Costa Ricans).
    Abangares is known as the Costa Rica mining Canton. This area has the largest gold mine Costa Rica has ever had. It was there that Minor Cooper Keith set up its 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 population of multiracial origins that 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 very high number of tunnels, narrow passages and galleries to extract the metal located 100 meters underground. With the mines, were built fields, factories, pharmacies, police stations, jails, refrigerators and windmills. Electricity was generated thanks to industrial technology from Europe and the United States, which served not only to generate electricity but mainly to extract and process the valuable mineral.
    In 1991, the Abangares Ecomuseum Mines was founded in the place where the gold processing plant used to be on a property of 45 hectares, rescuing buildings and machinery used at the time of the gold fever. The museum has photographs and models characteristic of mining practices. But this is not where we are going to take you because our friend Marvin is going to teach you everything related to this trade. You will see the whole area and he will show you at first hand how this mining world still survives and how the gold is worked and extracted from Abangares. 75% of the population of Las Juntas are dedicated to mining.
    Lunch will be ready at your house and then we will transfer you to Monteverde which is one hour away from Las Juntas (expected arrival in Monteverde around 3:30pm approx.).
    Los Pinos Cabañas y Jardines f
    It is a charming lodge within the Monteverde forest. They are dedicated only to the accommodation (they do not offer breakfast). For breakfast, there is a cafe 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.


    Canopy in Monteverde

    DAY 8: MONTEVERDE: BRIDGES AND CANOPY (Breakfast and lunch)

    In the morning, we will take you to a reserve where a tour of the biggest suspension bridges in Latin America awaits you.
    At the end of the day, our friends in charge of the best Canopy tour are waiting for you to enjoy the skies of Costa Rica along the longest wires in Latin America.
    Los Pinos Cabañas y Jardines


    DAY 9: TRANSFER TO SANTA TERESA (Breakfast)

    transfer to santa teresa beaches

    Around 7:00am there We will take you to Puntarenas to take the 11:00am ferry to Cóbano. In Cóbano they are waiting for the transfer to Santa Teresa, one of the paradises of Costa Rica.
    Monteverde - Puntarenas by Ferry. 2h and a half about.
    Puntarenas to Cóbano- 45 min.
    Cóbano - Santa Teresa Beach (Nicoya Peninsula) - 1h
    At Santa Teresa we leave you in a resort on the same beach.
    Night at Banana Beach. Bungalow on the beach


    Santa Teresa Beaches

    DAYS 10 AND 11. FREE DAY IN SANTA TERESA (Breakfast)

    We'll send you contacts and options on what to do in this area.
    The best thing is to rent a couple of quads and leave from Santa Teresa to Montezuma one of the days, crossing the Cabo Blanco National Park.
    We have a contact in the area who will help you with everything. We will send you all the information.
    Night at Banana Beach. Bungalow on the beach


    Liberia

    DAY 12. TRANSFER TO TAMBOR AND FLIGHT TO LIBERIA (Breakfast)

    At the time specified, there will be a transfer of about 40 minutes to Tambor to take the flight to Liberia.
    In Liberia we take you to the Cañón de la Vieja Lodge hotel.
    You can enjoy the hot springs surrounded by nature.
    Night at Cañon de la Vieja Lodge 3***


    DAY 13. RINCON DE LA VIEJA NATIONAL PARK TOUR (Breakfast)

    Rincon de la Vieja national park

    Around 7:00am we pick you up and start a walk along the Las Pailas trail that will take us to La Cangreja Waterfall.
    It is a moderate walk of 4 km, starting with a beautiful green forest and half way through the trail 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, a blue lake (as its name says) very attractive and accessible for bathing.
    A tour that takes all day where we will include a picnic lunch.
    It is recommended to bring comfortable clothes for walking and bathing, as well as repellent, camera, water, appropriate shoes for walking and a raincoat in the rainy season.
    For those who don't want to walk 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 by an area in which secondary volcanic activity is appreciated (little volcanoes of mud and fumaroles) in addition to the already mentioned flora and fauna.
    For those who stay in the Rio Perdido, you can also choose between different trails that start right there. One of our favorites is the Las Tumbas – Panoramic Viewpoint.
    There is a 5km round trip with the option of a 10km longer circuit for those who want a more challenging hike. The rock formations of volcanoes eroded in this area are fascinating.
    For both options we will include expert guide in each area, entrance fees and packed lunch.
    Night at Cañon de la Vieja Lodge hotel 3***


    Turtles in Nosara

    DAY 14: TRANSFER TO NOSARA. GUIONES BEACH (Breakfast)

    For the last days, we leave you in a very special place. In Nosara a few meters from the beautiful Guiones Beach.
    We are going to organize a night excursion to see the arrival of the Turtles to this zone.
    Night at Olas Verdes Hotel 4****


    day off in Nosara

    DAY 15. DAY OFF IN NOSARA (Breakfast)

    We will send you all the information so that you can take advantage of this day off in Nosara.
    Night at Olas Verdes Hotel 4****




    San José city tour

    DAY 16. TRANSFER TO LIBERIA AIRPORT AND FLIGHT TO SAN JOSE (Breakfast)

    An hour transfer to Liberia airport and you will be arriving in San Jose in 40 minutes.
    Night at the Hampton Inn 4****




    trip to Costa Rica

    DAY 17: TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT AND INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT (Breakfast)

    Transfer to the airport to take the international flight. The transfer will be at the hotel's charge.




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  • The price of these 17-day trip in Costa Rica

    Private trip for 2 people. $ 3.235 / person

    THE PRICE INCLUDES:

    • Certified guides for excursions in Tortuguero, Arenal, Monteverde, Puerto Viejo, Rincón de la Vieja and Nosara
    • All private transfers except the Jeep Boat Jeep, the transfer to Moin and The Ferry of Puntarenas
    • Hotels mentioned are based on double room
    • The meals indicated. We will recommend you about some restaurants...
    • Entrances fees to all National Parks
    • Entrances fees for activities on horseback, canopy, bridges, hot springs...
    • Domestic Flight to San Jose – Limon and Tortuguero – La Fortuna. Tambor – Liberia – San Jose
    • International Travel and Cancellation Insurance Consult coverages

    EXCLUDED SERVICES:

    • International Flights
    • Foods and beverages are not mentioned before
    • Domestic flight taxes (between 2 and 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.

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.

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