Destinations: Poas, La Fortuna, Playa Conchal
Duration: 9 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. Outside the airport your private transfer will be waiting to help you with your luggage. Drive an hour north into the mountains where comfortable temperatures accompany a misty cloud forest surrounding. Your luxurious stay at Peace Lodge blends rustic architecture with natural elements such as a waterfall stone showers and stone fireplaces. After a day of travel, unwind in your jacuzzi on the balcony overlooking the cloud forest ridge.
After breakfast travel just 20 minutes to Poas Volcano for a chance to view the lagoon inside the still active crater. Return for lunch at the Peace Lodge and spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the property. Ten animal exhibits house rescued animals such as birds, cats, and monkeys thus allowing an up-close, and in some instances, hands-on learning opportunity with the wildlife. Walk along over 5 miles of hiking trails but make sure you don’t miss the famous waterfall garden with numerous cascading waterfalls.
Continue north to The Springs Resort and Spa located at the famous Arenal Volcano. As soon as you check-in head to your room to change into a swimsuit for your first soak in one of several hot spring pools. Enjoy endless hours relaxing in therapeutic mineral springs with a tropical drink while the kids slide down a hidden waterslide.
Spend the day on site at Club Rio, an outdoor adventure center in front of the Arenal River. Work up a sweat climbing the rock wall and then cool off on a river tubing adventure. Rancho Club Rio serves snacks, lunch, and drinks so you’ll never have to leave the action. After lunch horseback ride through tropical rainforest or enjoy a guided nature walk. After your time down at Club Rio, soak in the hot springs while the kids head to the Game Lounge featuring table tennis, foosball, board games, and the latest video gaming consoles.
Treat yourself to a botanical spa therapy followed by a soak in the hot springs. Feel free to repeat as often as needed until fully relaxed and rejuvenated! Non-spa partakers can sign-up for one of many off-site activities such as waterfall rappelling or a canopy zip-line.
Time for some fun on the beach with your all-inclusive stay at The Westin Playa Conchal! This is one of the only white-sand beaches in Costa Rica and one of the only 5-star all-inclusive resorts in the country. Both a la carte and buffet-style meals are served at eight different restaurants and bars. Buen provecho!
Drop the kids off at the Kids’ Club while the adults tee off at the 18-hole championship golf course. Spa enthusiasts will enjoy the treatment options at The Westin’s award-winning, lavish spa.
Enjoy your last day in paradise on the beach or by the pool! Both half-day and full-day tours are available, including the popular combo tour to Rincon de la Vieja National Park where you can hike, horseback ride, and zip-line.
Take a private ground transfer to Liberia (LIR) for your international flight home.
- Hand feed rescued toucans and watch the feeding of big cats at Peace Lodge
- After a morning visit to Poas Volcano, walk along the waterfall trail at La Paz Waterfalls Gardens
- Enjoy countless hours relaxing in mineral hot springs at The Springs Resort & Spa
- Rock climb, horseback ride, river tube, and hike at Club Rio’s Outdoor Adventure Park
- Swim at Playa Conchal beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in all Costa Rica
- Enjoy a la carte, all-inclusive dining at The Westin Playa Conchal
Best for: Family, Couple, Group, Luxury, Wellness/Spa
Bucket list experiences: cloud forest, volcanoes, waterfalls, hot springs, wildlife, rainforest, beach, golf
Accommodations & Location:
- Peace Lodge, Poas
- The Springs Resort & Spa, La Fortuna
- The Westin Playa Conchal, Playa Conchal
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