Costa Rica Ultra Luxury Vacation

Costa Rica Ultra Luxury: In this week long package you’ll experience two iconic destinations while enjoying two of Costa Rica’s ultra-luxurious, award-winning hotels.  You’ll start with three nights at the Arenal Volcano in one of the best hotels in the country, Nayara Springs.  But don’t just take our word for it because this exquisite jungle oasis has won countless awards from top names like Conde Nast Traveler (#1 hotel in Central & South America) and Travel+Leisure (#2 hotel in the world)!  After your complimentary yoga session, spend your mornings adventuring and exploring the diverse rainforest region around Arenal, your afternoons in Nayara’s lavish spa, your evenings dining on gourmet meals at the piano bar, and the night soaking in your private hot spring plunge pool with a bottle of wine from the Nostalgia Wine Bar.  The second half of your package is at the ultra-chic Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, one of the newest resorts to grace the Gulf of Papagayo’s elite mix of guests.  This beachfront resort offers daily rotating activities such as mixology classes, ceviche making, nature walks and dance lessons to help guests mix-up their time between relaxing poolside, swimming along the beach, or golfing the nearby Arnold Palmer Championship Golf Course.

*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

  1. Day 1

    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.  Enjoy the scenic views as your private transfer takes you through misty mountains and local villages on your way to Arenal Volcano.  Feel free to stop for lunch/dinner, scenic photo opportunities, or to simply stretch your legs along the journey.  Once you’ve arrived to Arenal, you’ll check into the the intimate, adults-only Nayara Springs, a luxurious, ultra-exclusive boutique hotel at the base of Arenal Volcano.  Tonight, have a delicious, gourmet meal at Amor Loco before retiring to your villa with private plunge pool fed by thermal hot springs.

  2. Day 2

    Enjoy complimentary yoga in the open-air pavilion before or after a delicious a la carte in-room breakfast.  Make today your day of exploration with a visit to the rainforest canopy during a guided hanging bridges nature hike.  Your expert naturalist guide will help point out various species of birds, mammals, insects, and more with his/her expertly trained eye.  Afterwards, enjoy a light snack and continue your day of exploration with a swim in La Fortuna Waterfall.  Return to Nayara Springs in time for lunch followed by a mid-to-late afternoon spa treatment.  Unwind with a cocktail at the piano bar and enjoy another delicacy for dinner at one of Nayara’s five different restaurants.

  3. Day 3

    Today is a day of adventure!  Choose one or two of the following adventure activities – canopy zip-line, waterfall rappelling, whitewater rafting, or Gravity Falls waterfall jumping.  If you can find time between all the adventure and relaxation, squeeze in another delightful spa treatment at Nayara Springs.

  4. Day 4

    After another delicious breakfast and complimentary yoga session, make your way from Arenal to the exclusive Papagayo Peninsula.  Here you’ll check into the chic Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort.  After checking into your roomy suite, dive into the adults-only, infinity edge pool overlooking the bay.  Make sure to check out the week’s rotating schedule to see which of the nature, cultural, or athletic activities you’d like to partake!  Tonight, see if there is a mixology course or ceviche class before your gourmet dinner.

  5. Day 5

    Enjoy a free day to relax and enjoy the resort.  Swing from a hammock between palm trees on the beach with a tropical drink in hand or pamper yourself at Onda Spa with a rejuvenating spa treatment.  Explore the entire Papagayo Peninsula with Andaz’s complimentary shuttle service that can take you to/from the Four Seasons’ restaurants and the Arnold Palmer, 18-hole golf course.

  6. Day 6

    Enjoy a full day or half day activity in the surrounding Guanacaste region – sunset catamaran with snorkeling, ATV backroad exploring, nature hikes, horseback riding, scuba diving, and more!  Dine in one of Andaz’s three gourmet restaurants for dinner or try something new by dining at the Four Seasons Resort.

  7. Day 7

    Soak up the sunshine on your last full day in paradise!  Golf 9 or 18 holes, splurge on another spa day, or simply enjoy the fine art of doing nothing at all.

  8. Day 8

    Take a private ground transfer to Liberia (LIR) for your international flight home.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Stay in one of the top hotels in the world, Nayara Springs
  • Relax in natural hot springs within the privacy of your villa’s plunge pool
  • Experience the rainforest canopy on a guided nature walk over hanging bridges
  • Create your own drink concoction or ceviche dish in a mixology or cooking class at Andaz
  • Dine at the Four Seasons’ restaurants or The Prieta Beach Club, both located on the peninsula via a complimentary shuttle service at Andaz

Best for: Couple, Wellness/Spa, Romance, Honeymoon, Luxury  

Bucket list experiences: volcano, rainforest, hot springs, wildlife, beach, snorkeling, championship golf

Accommodations & Location:

  • Nayara Springs, La Fortuna
  • Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort, Papagayo

Every Central America Vacation itinerary includes 24/7 in-country support.  We’re here with you every step of the way to insure the best experience possible, from the initial planning stages to the moment you’re on your flight home!