Destinations: La Fortuna, Playa Conchal
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. Enjoy the scenic 3 hour drive through the mountains as you make your way to Arenal Volcano. Stop in route for lunch/dinner before arriving to Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort. After you check into your room, head to Tabacon’s world famous natural hot springs to experience the perfect way to spend every afternoon and evening during your stay!
Fill up on a sprawling, delicious breakfast buffet before a morning on the Lake Arenal. Kayak, paddleboard, or fish along Lake Arenal in the mid-morning with unobstructed volcano views. Add on another half day activity in the afternoon or head back to Tabacon to enjoy a spa treatment and the hot springs.
Today you’ll horseback ride to the Fortuna Waterfall trailhead for a short hike. Cool off with a swim in the waterfall pool before your climb back up the hillside. Ride your horse to a nearby cabin to learn about the Maleku Indians, one of Costa Rica’s few remaining indigenous tribes that originates in the Arenal area. Ride back to the stables and soak any sore muscles from a day on horseback in the hot springs.
Enjoy a leisurely float trip for wildlife viewing opportunities as you make your way from Arenal to Guanacaste. Prefer a more adventurous ride? If so you can paddle class III-IV rapids on a whitewater rafting trip between the two destinations. A fresh and delicious lunch will be served after your water tour of choice. Arrive to the beach around sunset and check into your all-inclusive stay at The Westin Resort.
Today, explore all the amenities at The Westin Resort! Alternate your time between pool and beach while sipping on tropical drinks. Golfers can tee off at the Robert Trent Jones II championship golf course. For a pampering experience, an award-winning spa offers head-to-toe treatments with a large jacuzzi pool for spal guests to enjoy.
See the Pacific coastline from above (way above) with a Superman canopy zip-line that stretches nearly one mile and ranked as one of the top 5 zip-lines in the world!
Free day to enjoy the white sand beach. Enjoy the calm, blue waters with kayaks, Hobie Cats, and snorkel gear.
Take a private ground transfer to Liberia (LIR) for your international flight home.
- Enjoy a spa treatment at Tabacon, one of the leading spas in the world
- Hotel guests have free access to the world famous Tabacon Hot Springs
- Horseback ride and hike to La Fortuna Waterfall and swim in the waterfall pool
- Paddleboard or kayak above the sunken towns of Arenal and Tronadora on Lake Arenal
- Westin Playa Conchal features six restaurants and nightly live entertainment
- Walk along the soft, pink-sand beach composed of finely ground sea shells
- Superman on one of the world’s best ziplines, stretching just under a mile
Best for: Family, Couple, Group, Luxury, Wellness/Spa
Bucket list experiences: rainforest, volcano, hot springs, waterfalls, indigenous culture, wildlife, beach, snorkel
Accommodations & Location:
- Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, La Fortuna
- The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal
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