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Tropical Breeze & All Inclusive in Jaco

Costa Rica in 8 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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A weeklong discovery of Costa Rica! From the capital San José, to the jungles of the Arenal, and paradise Jaco beach, this all-encompassing itinerary has it all.

Trip Highlights

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    Arenal
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    Jacó
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    San Jose

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

Availability

  1. Departures available until December 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers from + $460

  4. Add up to 3 nights to your stay

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  1. shuttle transfers included

  2. self-drive from + $200

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
  • HYUNDAI Grand i10 sedan or similar (manual gearbox).

Accommodation: 7 Nights

Itinerary

Discover Costa Rica’s abundant ecosystem on this essential trip, the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation. Immerse yourself in the rich diversity of the country's rainforests and feel the strength of the Arenal Volcano. Explore the beautiful beaches and sunshine in the tropical paradise of Jaco Beach. Finally, end your trip strolling the historic streets of San Jose.

1st Day: US - San José

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Ready to discover the vibrant landscapes and abundant natural treasures of Costa Rica? Arrive at your US departure airport to board a flight to San José.* Land in the capital of Costa Rica and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in San José.

 

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Barceló San Jose or similar
tripadvisor rating

2899 Reviews

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2nd Day: San José - Arenal

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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, you begin your advenure heading to the verdant region of the immense Arenal Volcano, the perfect place to get in touch with nature! Once you arrive, relax at your leisure, enjoying the facilities of the hotel or exploring the local town.

 

In the afternoon, set off on a guided hike of the Arenal Volcano. Learn about the abundant flora, wildlife and the history of this region on-route. Follow the ancient lava trails and look out for toucans, monkeys and tropical birds. After an introduction to the natural beauty of Costa Rica, return to the hotel and enjoy the evening at your leisure. Alternatively, we recommend an optional visit to the local hot springs, just right after a hike!* Overnight stay in Arenal. 

 

*Optional Paradise Hot Springs Experience: Discover the natural hot springs of Arenal and immerse yourself in their warm, healing waters! Enjoy entrance to the Paradise Hot Springs complex, home to a variety of pools nestled in tranquil natural surroundings. Dinner at the hot springs is also included.

 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Eco Arenal Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

280 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Guided hike to the Arenal Volcano

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Optional
Paradise Hot Springs Pass

Light

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3rd Day: Arenal

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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, set off on an exciting excursion on the tranquil Peñas Blancas River, floating on inflatable rafts. Relax as float along, led by a bilingual naturalist guide and safari adventure expert. He will provide a safe environment and point out the beautiful flora and fauna of this region. Look out for an array of local wildlife, including hundreds of tropical birds.

 

In the evening, don't miss the chance to view adorable sloths in their natural habitat with our optional sloth observation excursion!* Overnight stay in Arenal.

 

*Optional Sloth Observation Excursion: Witness sloths in the wild on an exciting sloth observation excursion! Head to 'Sloth Territory', located within a family-run eco-project, to explore the untouched natural environment accompanied by an expert guide! Spot both two-toed and three-toed sloths and observe their adorable behavior without disturbing their habitat, a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience for wildlife lovers!

 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Eco Arenal Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

280 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Peñas Blancas River Adventure

Light

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Optional
Sloth Observation Excursion

Light

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4th Day: Arenal

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Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful natural environment, explore at your own pace or relax in the abundant hot springs. We recommend a thrilling hike to the La Fortuna Waterfall* or a hanging bridges excursion** to get to know the abundant rainforest of Arenal. Overnight stay in Arenal.

 

*La Fortuna Waterfall Optional Excursion: This guided adventure will give you the opportunity to spot exotic birds, get to know the local flora, and encounter endless natural beauty as you hike toward the crystal pool of the La Fortuna waterfall. Don't forget your bathing suit! 

 

**Hanging Bridges Optional Excursion: Admire the beauty of the forest and the backdrop of the Arenal Volcano and gain valuable insight into the native plant and animal species from your expert guide. Return to the hotel and enjoy an afternoon at your leisure, exploring at your own pace or relaxing in the abundant hot springs. Overnight stay in Arenal.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Eco Arenal Hotel or similar
tripadvisor rating

280 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Cloud Forests Excursion

Moderate

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Optional
Guided-Walk to the La Fortuna Waterfall

Moderate

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5th Day: Arenal - Jacó

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Breakfast at the hotel. Early this morning, leave the jungle behind, and set off toward Jaco Beach. Well known for its surfing, beaches, incredible sunsets, and nightlife, this beautiful spot on the Central Pacific Coast awaits. Arrive at your all-inclusive hotel, and spend the rest of your day at leisure, exploring the surroundings and making use of the facilities. We recommend an exciting optional horseback riding excursion* or an optional canopy adventure**. Overnight stay in Jaco Beach.

 

Half-day horseback riding excursion: Begin from Herradura, where you’ll be equipped with horse riding gear. Head off towards beautiful pools and waterfalls, passing farms as you ascend into the rainforest. Look out for toucans, scarlet Macaws and Cariblanco Monkeys. On arrival, enjoy fresh fruit as you relax by the waterfalls and the natural slide.

 

Half-day canopy zip-line adventure: Exciting activity in a spectacular property with 80 acres of land. Spot scarlet macaws, nut-jawed toucans and white-faced monkeys in the forest that’s part of the property. Begin your adventure on a 40 passenger tractor! Once you reach the top of the mountain, the descent to the bottom commences! Travel along through a series of zip lines, including 15 platforms and 14 cables at a total distance of 2.5 miles including the longest cable in the area at 2400 feet!

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Best Western Jaco Beach A... or similar
tripadvisor rating

1865 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Los Sueños Canopy Tour

Moderate

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Optional
Horseback Riding in Jacó
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6th Day: Jacó

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All-included at the hotel. Enjoy another day at your own leisure today, relaxing by the beach, or trying one of the many water sports on offer. We recommend our optional excursion to the Manuel Antonio National Park*. Overnight stay in Jaco Beach.

 

*Optional Excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park: Embark on an exciting excursion into the Manuel Antonio National Park. Explore pristine natural beauty while looking out for exotic wildlife such as monkeys, sloths, birds, reptiles and butterflies. Enjoy a picturesque hike to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, surrounded by lush rainforest, where you can enjoy a swim in its crystal clear waters.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Best Western Jaco Beach A... or similar
tripadvisor rating

1865 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Manuel Antonio National Park Excursion

Light

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7th Day: Jacó - San José

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All-inclusive at the hotel. It’s time to bid farewell to Jaco beach. This morning, take a transfer back to the capital to spend your last night in San José. Why not make the most of your last evening, and enjoy our optional San José VIP bus tour*. Overnight stay in San José.

 

*Optional VIP San José City Tour (including dinner): Visit the most prominent sights of the city such as the National Theater, the Art Museum, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the charming Central Market, among other places. Traditional dinner included.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Barceló San Jose or similar
tripadvisor rating

2899 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
San Jose City Bus Tour

Light

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8th Day: San José - US

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Breakfast at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to bid farewell to Costa Rica as you take a shared shuttle transfer to San Jose airport and catch a flight back to the US. Arrive in the US and end your trip.

Included activities

Included
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Recommended: cap or hat, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, closed shoes and camera

Guided hike to the Arenal Volcano

Included activity for day 2 in Arenal

Take a guided hiking excursion to the Mirador el Silencio to discover the abundant landscapes of the incredible Arenal Volcano! Discover the rich flora and fauna of the rainforest and learn about one of Costa Rica's most iconic natural wonders.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Included
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It is recommended to bring a cap or hat, comfortable clothes, closed shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, camera and binoculars. This activity is not suitable for babies, if travelling with a baby the activity will be changed.

Peñas Blancas River Adventure

Included activity for day 3 in Arenal

Set off on an exciting river safari in an inflatable raft along the quiet Rio Peñas Blancas. Accompanied by an expert naturalist guide, travel through the abundant waterways, teeming with colorful flora and fauna!

Duration 04:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
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Towel, bathing suit and change of clothes

Paradise Hot Springs Pass

Suggested activity for day 2

Enjoy an evening of indulgence with a pass to the Paradise Natural Hot Springs, heated by the Arenal Volcano. Enjoy access to three different hot pools and two hydromassage hot tubs, perfect for relaxing in the beautiful tropical surroundings.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 17:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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Bring: Coat, Camera, Binoculars, Hiking shoes, Comfortable clothes and Insect repellent. All timings are approximate and dependent on different conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide.

Sloth Observation Excursion

Suggested activity for day 3 in Arenal

Get to know these beloved slow-moving animals, icons of Costa Rica. Head to the aptly named 'Lazy Territory', a small eco-project, home to a population of sloths. Follow the trails and spot both two-toed and three-toed sloths resting in the treetops

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional

Cloud Forests Excursion

Suggested activity for day 4 in Arenal

Take a guided tour through the trails and suspension bridges of the Arenal Volcano jungle. Explore its tropical fauna, such as the quetzal bird and, depending on the season, the characteristic mist that envelops its vegetation.

Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:50 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional
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There is another departure of this tour at 1:00 p.m.

Guided-Walk to the La Fortuna Waterfall

Suggested activity for day 4

Enjoy a guided nature-walk through the rainforest to the La Fortuna waterfall, where you can swim in its clear waters. Your expert guide will help to point our the numerous plant and bird species along the way!

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information

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The price includes

  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - San José - US.
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 7 breakfasts and ALL INCLUSIVE in Jacó.
  • All transfers
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
    See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English-speaking guide during the excursions only.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included. 

Please note that the times shown in the itinerary may be affected by operational reasons. Follow the guidance provided in-country by the local provider.

  • Entry requirements

    Valid passport with at least six months validity.

  • Visa

    Visa is not required for stays less than 90 days.

  • Currency

    Costa Rican Colon

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Electricity

    110 V. Adapter required.

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

  • Time zone

    UTC - 06:00

  • Other useful information

    Local emergency number: 128

  • Tourist Office website

    https://www.visitcostarica.com/en

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

 

Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

Booster seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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