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 5 nights at an all-inclusive resort; a perfect place to bask in the beauty of Costa Rica.

Get a jump on the crowd by making a risk free deposit. As this trip is still in the planning stage, your pre-reservation entitles you to be notified as soon as the full itinerary, with firm dates and pricing, is posted. We do this so you can see what will be offered in the coming months/year.

Activity Level

Tours require a greater level of physical activity. Walking tours of cities are leisurely but you should be prepared to be on your feet for several hours and walk longer distances which may be over uneven ground and steps, climb in and out of zodiacs or small boats without assistance. This tour may include some activities not suitable for people with mobility restrictions.

What's Included

  • 12 Nights Accommodation
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • 25 Meals Included: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 12 Dinners
  • Artisian Town of Sarchi
  • Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
  • Floating Safari on Rio Frío
  • Arenal Hanging Bridges
  • Arenal Volcano Hike
  • Baldi Natural Hot Springs
  • El Trapiche Coffee Plantation Tour
  • Curi-Cancha Private Reserve
  • 3-night stay in Arenal
  • 3-night stay in Monteverde
  • 5-night stay at Tamarindo Beach Resort
 

Dates & Pricing

February 21, 2024 – March 02, 2024 Space Available

Weather Varies

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

Arenal

Highs30
Lows20

Monteverde

Highs28
Lows16

Guanacaste

Highs34
Lows22

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 5 nights at an all-inclusive resort; a perfect place to bask in the beauty of Costa Rica.

 

Day 1 – Home Cities to San Jose, Costa Rica

Arrival San Jose International Airport. After you clear customs, your local guide will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Meet your fellow travellers at our WestWorld Tours Welcome Dinner this evening.

Day 2 – San Jose to Arenal Area

Your trip starts with a drive north on the Pan American Highway over rolling hills of sugar cane and coffee plantations. With a must make a stop in the famous town of Sarchí, with international fame; it has earned the name of the birthplace of Costa Rica’s Artisans. After a bit of time to explore, continue through diverse plantations with agricultural products, ornamental plants, and cattle ranches until we arrive to La Fortuna located in the Arenal area of Costa Rica, known as a gateway to Arenal Volcano National Park. Check into your hotel for the next two nights. During your stay, enjoy warm, personalized service at every moment. Sneak away for a massage, spa therapy or beauty treatment at Neidin Spa, or ride the free shuttle to Titokú hot springs, with complimentary admission to the heated hot springs pools.

Day 3 – Arenal Area

Today explore the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and Rio Frío biological humid areas considered to be one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica. Named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2007. Here you can find a wide variety of resident and migratory birds plus three varied species of monkeys, also iguanas, sloths, turtles and caymans. You will begin your adventure at Los Chiles village only 4 kms from the Nicaraguan border, there begin a two-hour floating safari through the Tropical Rain Forest and pastures until we arrive at the marsh before returning to relax at your rainforest resort with magnificent volcano views.

Day 4 – Arenal Area

Discover all the wonderful secrets hidden in the forest with your naturalist guide exploring the Arenal Hanging Bridges. The trails and bridges provide a unique place for observing species spotted along the way. Your naturalist guide will point out the different layers of the rainforest, from the treetops, the understory, and the forest floor; this way you can truly appreciate many of the species housed by this spectacular biological corridor. Enjoy 15 bridges, 6 of them hanging, your guide, who through the natural history will open the doors of a fascinating and colorful Tropical Rain Forest world. The imposing vistas of the Volcano from the hanging bridges over the forest make a perfect combination for an unforgettable experience. After lunch, enjoy the most extraordinary view of the Arenal Volcano on a gentle short hike, via a trail close to the volcano area, with a stop at Baldi Natural Hot Springs for a healthy and relaxing soak. Enjoy a delicious dinner before heading back to your hotel.

Day 5 – Arenal to Monteverde

After breakfast, your journey continues to the Monteverde Area, known for its nature reserve, perfect for nature lovers. On a beautiful drive take in the breathtaking views of the northern plains of Costa Rica. Your local guide will tell you the importance of each habitat and the history of each town passing by. Arriving at your mountain resort, check-in and start relaxing your soul and enjoy your two-night stay with the best view of the Gulf of Nicoya.

Day 6 – Monteverde

The day is yours to enjoy at leisure, with optional tours available ($). You might enjoy spending time relaxing at the Spa or take a canopy tour through the cloud forest. After witnessing a magnificent sunset, you might like to check out the exuberant ‘nightlife’ of the forest as professional guides instruct you on the mysteries and curiosities of the rain forest after dark.

Day 7 – Monteverde

Visit El Trapiche Farm, owned by a Costa Rican family,  for a natural experience of coffee, chocolate, and sugar cane, YUM! Beginning with a guided tour of the farm to observe the different plantations located therein, cross a small patch of forest where occasionally wildlife can be spotted. In the span of the walk, learn about the process involved in sugarcane cultivation, the natural history and sample some of the sugar cane and its derivatives. Then learn about the coffee process, from planting to crushing, peeling, and roasting as well as the various stages of processing cocoa. See all three types of typical trapiches (sugar cane mills) in use on the farm, culminating at the place where artisanal sugar cane candy is made. Enjoy a delicious lunch before your next adventure, exploring a spectacular ecosystem at Curi-Cancha Private Reserve. Stroll along beautiful trails with a naturalist guide, see varied species of birds, mammals, and incredible displays of flora.

Day 8 – Monteverde to Guanacaste

After enjoying two of the best destinations in Costa Rica for nature lovers it is time to visit Guanacaste, one of the most popular provinces in Costa Rica. Guanacaste has gained a name for itself as a tropical paradise with a pristine shoreline, beautiful mountain ranges and home of the Dry Tropical Forest. Enjoy amazing views and hear all about the history of the local towns enroute to the charming beach town of Tamarindo and you home for the next 5 nights. Welcome to one of Costa Rica´s most iconic beachfront resorts, Tamarindo Diria located right in the heart of Playa Tamarindo, your home for the next five nights! This family owned and operated beachfront resort has been especially designed for guests seeking a relaxed atmosphere, while enjoying unparalleled service and amenities.

Day 9 – Guanacaste (Day 9-12)

Tamarindo Diria offers you a truly welcoming hospitality, based on Costa Rica´s main slogan “Pura Vida,” which translates to PURE LIFE! Located in the heart of the charming beach town of Tamarindo it is also placed directly on Playa Tamarindo, one of Costa Rica´s most famous beaches. This unique location invites you to explore the vibrant beach town life with all its restaurants, bars, and shopping, while offering pure relaxation in ocean front gardens or the 3 kms of white sandy beach, just a few steps from your room. Optional tours and activities are available ($)

 

 

Day 10 – Costa Rica to Home

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. This morning transfer to Liberia airport for your flight home.

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 5 nights at an 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.

Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort

Welcome to one of Costa Rica´s most iconic beachfront resorts, located right in the heart of Playa Tamarindo! While Tamarindo Beach Resort is located in the heart of the charming beach town of Tamarindo it is also placed directly on Playa Tamarindo, one of Costa Rica´s most famous beaches. Guests can explore an impressive array of different cuisine with many unique dining options. Tamarindo Diria Resort consists out of three different pool areas. Each one featuring its own style and beauty. 

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 5 nights at an all-inclusive resort; a perfect place to bask in the beauty of Costa Rica.

February 21, 2024 – March 02, 2024 Space Available


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Secure your seat with a $700 deposit!

Get a jump on the crowd by making a risk free deposit. As this trip is still in the planning stage, your pre-reservation entitles you to be notified as soon as the full itinerary, with firm dates and pricing, is posted. We do this so you can see what will be offered in the coming months/year. 


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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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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 5 nights at an all-inclusive resort; a perfect place to bask in the beauty of Costa Rica.

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