Destinations: La Fortuna, Uvita
Duration: 8 days
*Price Range: $$$
*Rates inclusive of full vacation experience – hotels, tours, domestic transfers, and tax (excluding international airfare). Actual price based on length of travel, number of travelers/rooms, seasonal rates (high, low, peak), number of tour activities, and mode of domestic transportation.
$$$: At or under $1,200 per person.
$$$: $1,200 – $1,800 per person.
$$$: $1,800+ per person
Fly into Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) where one of our local airport representatives will meet you before immigration holding a sign with your name on it. They will guide you through an expedited immigration process and to baggage claim. Outside the airport you’ll find your private transfer that will be waiting to help you with your luggage. Drive three hours north through the mountains and into the rainforest at the base of Arenal Volcano. Check into the most luxurious hotel in all of Costa Rica, Nayara Springs. Have a delicious, gourmet dinner at Amor Loco and then return to your intimate villa to soak in your private plunge pool fed by natural mineral hot springs.
Wake up and harmonize with nature during a complimentary yoga session in the open-air pavilion. Breakfast is served a la carte in the privacy of your villa. Afterwards, soar from the rainforest canopy on a zip-line tour. Return to Nayara Springs and indulge in a late afternoon or early evening couple’s massage treatment. End the day by sipping on wine or cocktails while listening to nightly live music at the piano bar.
Walk along the rainforest canopy and listen to the jungle come alive on an early morning nature walk over the hanging bridges. Next, hike down to La Fortuna Waterfall and cool off with a swim in the waterfall’s pool. Enjoy the rest of your day at Nayara Springs by splurging on another spa treatment or soaking in the privacy of your own mineral hot springs.
Fly from Arenal to Quepos on a 45 minute domestic flight. Enjoy aerial views of rolling mountains blanketed with thick rainforest and golden coastline. Take a 4×4 ground transfer from Quepos to the small town of Uvita and up the hillside to Kura Design Villas (an hour’s drive). Arrive in time to catch one of the most breathtaking sunsets overlooking Kura’s infinity pool.
Wake up to the sound of birds and ocean breezes. Enjoy a delicious poolside, ocean view breakfast. Today you’ll visit the spectacular Nauyaca Waterfalls via horseback. Two cascading waterfalls, 150 ft. and 65 ft., create a set of gorgeous pools for a refreshing swim. Return to Kura in time for sunset in front of the infinity pool while receiving a complimentary foot massage. Have a romantic, rooftop dinner under the stars and return to your candlelit villa.
Today you’ll likely see three different monkey species, sloths, coatis, crocodiles, and scarlet macaws within the most biodiverse national park in Costa Rica, Corcovado National Park. You’ll start your journey as you depart from the largest mangrove in Costa Rica on an 1.5 hour boat ride. Once you arrive to Corcovado, you’ll hike through the most biodiverse place on earth with an expert naturalist guide to see an array of wildlife like nowhere else in the country.
Enjoy your last day in paradise with a couple’s massage. Sip on tropical drinks poolside and enjoy the underwater sound system as you swim laps in the infinity pool.
Take a ground transfer (1 hour) to Quepos airstrip followed by a 25-minute domestic flight to San Jose for your international flight home.
- Stay at two of Costa Rica’s most intimate, adult-only hotels with personalized service and unparalleled amenities
- Nayara Springs is one of the the top luxury hotels and spas in the world
- Enjoy therapeutic hot springs in your private plunge pool
- Dine at the top restaurants in Arenal during your stay at Nayara Springs
- Enjoy nightly sunsets overlooking the best infinity pool in Costa Rica at Kura
- Hike through Corcovado National Park and snorkel/dive at Cano Island
Best for: Romance, Honeymoon, Nature Lover, Couple, Wellness/Spa, Eco-Tourism, Luxury
Bucket list experiences: volcano, hot springs, rainforest, waterfalls, wildlife, birding, beach, dolphin & whale watching, scuba diving, snorkeling, Corcovado National Park, Cano Island
Accommodations & Location:
- Nayara Springs, La Fortuna
- Kura Design Villas, Uvita
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