About this Tour

Beginning in the Arenal region, our Costa Rica trip takes you through the river, and up and over Mistico Park’s hanging suspension bridges. Warm up with a hike around the Arenal Volcano or a dip in the Baldi Hot Springs. There’s something for everyone as we will visit a Wildlife Refuge, and a Butterfly Farm.

Kick back and finish your trip with a relaxing week at the Dreams Las Mareas, the all-inclusive resort; a perfect place to bask in the beauty of Costa Rica.

Activity Level

Level One

What's Included

  • Visit to artisan town of Sarchí
  • The Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge & the Rio Frio
  • Arenal Hanging Bridges
  • Arenal Volcano Hike
  • Baldi Hot Springs with dinner
  • Private boat ride on Lake Arenal
  • Trapiche Farm Visit with lunch
  • Curicancha Private Reserve

*Airfare including one bag per person*

*Included meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners, plus 7 nights All-Inclusive at the Dreams Las Mareas*

Dates & Pricing

February 08, 2019 – February 22, 2019 Sold Out

Weather Varies

We wish we could control the weather, but on the day this tour begins you can expect temperatures (°C) within this range:

Monteverde

Highs28
Lows16

La Fortuna

Highs27
Lows16

Guanacaste

Highs34
Lows23

Reviews of this tour

We loved everything, the week at the beach was amazing. It was a great balance of planned events and free time. Doug & Debbie Bailey - Penticton, BC

Itinerary

Beginning in the Arenal region, our Costa Rica trip takes you through the river, and up and over Mistico Park’s hanging suspension bridges. Warm up with a hike around the Arenal Volcano or a dip in the Baldi Hot Springs. There’s something for everyone as we will visit a Wildlife Refuge, and a Butterfly Farm.

Kick back and finish your trip with a relaxing week at the Dreams Las Mareas, the all-inclusive resort; a perfect place to bask in the beauty of Costa Rica.

Day 1 – Home Cities to San Jose, Costa Rica

Travel from your home city to San Jose today. Transfers to the hotel are included. (D)

Day 2 – San Jose to Arenal Area

We will start our trip driving north on the Pan American Highway towards Sarchí, which has earned the name of the birthplace of Costa Rica’s Artisans. As we continue our trip, we will go through diverse plantations with agricultural products, ornamental plants and cattle ranches until we reach La Fortuna. (B, D)

Day 3 – Arenal Area

Today we make our way to the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge & the Rio Frio. Both are biological humid areas and are some of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica. Here you can find a great variety of resident & migratory birds plus three different species of monkeys and many more unique species. (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Arenal Area

Guided by a local naturalist, we will enjoy the fascinating and colourful tropical rain forest this morning at Arenal Hanging Bridges.  This series of static and suspension bridges, ranging from 8 to 98 meters long, allow views of the forests at different levels, imposing vistas of the volcano, and great bird-watching opportunities, making for an unforgettable experience!  This afternoon, join our guide for a gentle hike along the base of Arenal Volcano before enjoying a relaxing soak at Baldi Hot Springs followed by a delicious dinner with views of Arenal Volcano in the background. (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Arenal to Monteverde

After breakfast, we will continue our journey to the Monteverde area, famous for its cool, gray, misty cloud forest and perfect for nature lovers!  On our scenic boat ride across Lake Arenal, we will enjoy breathtaking views of the northern plains of Costa Rica as our guide tells us the history of the local area.  After checking into the hotel, the rest of our day is free to enjoy.  You may wish to take a canopy tour of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, visit a local butterfly farm or frog pond, or relax and enjoy the beautiful views and amenities of our hotel. (B, D)

Day 6 – Monteverde

Today is a free day.  You may wish to take part in an optional tour, or perhaps just relax and enjoy the pool, mineral springs, and trails surrounding our hotel. (B, D)

Day 7 – Monteverde

This morning we will visit a family-owned Trapiche Farm where we will learn about the production and cultivation of sugar cane, coffee, bananas, plantains, arracacha, macadamia nuts, and oranges on our guided tour.  We will also see all three types of typical trapiches (sugar cane mills) used on the farm, before enjoying a delicious lunch.  In the afternoon, enjoy a guided nature walk through a spectacular ecosystem and encounter many incredible species of flora & fauna at the Curicancha private reserve. (B, L, D)

Day 8 – Monteverde to Guanacaste

Today we depart the cloud forest, and head west for Guanacaste, famous for its beaches and home of Costa Rica’s dry tropical forest.  Along the way, we will enjoy amazing views and learn the history of the local towns.  Our home for the next 7 nights is the oceanfront Dreams Las Mareas All-Inclusive Resort located on the sands of the Pacific Coast. (B, D)

Day 9 – Guanacaste (Day 9-15)

The options are endless!  For the next 7 nights, you’ll have time to relax by the pool, wander on the beach, and enjoy the many services of the All-Inclusive Dreams Las Mareas. Our guide will also have some optional tours for those who wish to see more of Costa Rica!  On our final morning, we will be transferred to Liberia for our flight home. (B, L, D)

 

Hotel Amentities - Dreams Las Mareas

•  Unlimited Luxury Experience

•  447 suites

•  Private, furnished balcony or terrace with hot tub

•  Mini-bar refreshed daily

•  In-room safe

•  8 restaurants (Mexican, Fusion, Seafood, Italian, international & more)

•  6 bars (pool x 2, disco, swim-up, lobby, oceanside)

•  Dreams Spa by Pevonia ($)

•  Daily & nightly entertainment 

•  Non-motorized watersports 

•  2 swimming pools & whirlpool

•  Free Wi-Fi & free international calling to Canada

What you will experience on this tour

Beginning in the Arenal region, our Costa Rica trip takes you through the river, and up and over Mistico Park’s hanging suspension bridges. Warm up with a hike around the Arenal Volcano or a dip in the Baldi Hot Springs. There’s something for everyone as we will visit a Wildlife Refuge, and a Butterfly Farm.

Kick back and finish your trip with a relaxing week at the Dreams Las Mareas, the all-inclusive resort; a perfect place to bask in the beauty of Costa Rica.

Visit to an artesian town

Visit the quaint little town of Sarchi, known throughout Costa Rica for its beautiful and intricate arts and crafts and souvenirs. It is most widely recognized for its colorful and decorative oxcarts that have been made here for over a century.

Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge & Rio Frio

This is a biological humid area considered to be one of the richest in biological diversities in Costa Rica. Here you can find a great variety of resident and migratory birds, plus 3 different species of monkeys, also iguanas, sloths, turtles and caimans. Enjoy a floating safari through the tropical rainforest.

Arenal Hanging Bridges

If you love nature, you will love these 15 bridges from 5 -100 metres long. Walk along 3 km of interpretive trails guided by a naturalist.

Arenal Volcano Hike

Enjoy spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano on a gentle hike of about 1 hour along the base of the volcano. This short hike will give you a chance to enjoy the forest.

Baldi Hot Springs

At the hot springs you can enjoy a relaxing soak after your hike. Amidst the tropical rainforest, Baldi hot springs is beautiful, with 25 pools ranging in temperature.

Private boat transfer across Lake Arenal

Sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views of the northern plains of Costa Rica during our boat ride across Lake Arenal.

Curicancha Private Reserve

 A bird watchers paradise. Over 200 species of birds have been observed making their home here. Frequently sighted mamals include armadillo, coati, ocelot, two-toed sloth, monkeys and many more.

Trapiche Farm Visit & tour

At this locally owned farm, you will be guided through plantations of bananas, plantains, macadamia, oranges, sugar cane and coffee.

Dreams La Mareas

Engage in adventurous activities or relax oceanside at this luxury resort in the Guanacaste Area.

Airfare

Your airfare from Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton & Vancouver is included.

Dates & Pricing

Beginning in the Arenal region, our Costa Rica trip takes you through the river, and up and over Mistico Park’s hanging suspension bridges. Warm up with a hike around the Arenal Volcano or a dip in the Baldi Hot Springs. There’s something for everyone as we will visit a Wildlife Refuge, and a Butterfly Farm.

Kick back and finish your trip with a relaxing week at the Dreams Las Mareas, the all-inclusive resort; a perfect place to bask in the beauty of Costa Rica.

February 08, 2019 – February 22, 2019 Sold Out


Canadian Dollars

$6,315 Double

Single $7,650


*All prices are per person and include airfare from Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton & Vancouver

Prices includes:

  • Costa Rica Airport Departure Tax
  • One airline checked bag per person

Not included in price: 

  • Taxes and fees of $311.25 per person
  • Airline baggage fees for additional or over-sized luggage
  • Airline Fuel Surcharges if there is a change in fuel prices


U.S. Dollars

USD pricing will be available soon.

Reviews

We loved everything, the week at the beach was amazing. It was a great balance of planned events and free time. Doug & Debbie Bailey - Penticton, BC

We always wait with anticipation to see the next exciting trip that WestWorld offers, as we always enjoy their choice of wonderful destinations. The highlight of the tour for us was the excitement and overall experience of sleeping at the base of a volcano and its imposing vistas at Arenal. Also the experience of the 15 Arenal hanging bridges. Richard and Sharon Biffart - Medicine Hat, AB - 2016

This has been a truly amazing tour. It has far surpassed my expectations. I certainly will recommend this tour to my friends and family. I am so glad I took the opportunity. Gail Tricker - Edmonton, AB - 2016

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