Mountain, Jungle & Beach Adventure.

Liberia | Monteverde | Arenal | Pacuare Lodge | Tamarindo
15 Days - 14 Nights
Get closer to Costa Rica with this two-week adventure that whisks you from the mountains to the rainforest to the beach. You’ll see cloud forests, rainforests, rare tropical dry forests, and wildlife galore. After the excitement of rafting the Pacuare River, you’ll enjoy four days of beachcombing and relaxation at Tamarindo.

Beaches, volcanoes, rivers, and rainforests: Liberia - Monteverde - Arenal - Pacuare - Tamarindo.

15 Days - 14 Nights

Experience Costa Rica’s amazing natural diversity on this two-week adventure that takes you from the mountains to the rainforest to the beach. Hike through a tropical dry forest at Rincón de la Vieja, a cloud forest in Monteverde, and rainforests at Arenal Volcano and the Pacuare River; enjoy the thrill of whitewater rafting; and spend four days on the beach at Tamarindo. This package gives you the freedom to move at your own pace and choose from an array of exciting outdoor activities while visiting some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful spots.

Day 1: 4WD adventure and active volcanoes

You’ll pick up a GPS-equipped 4WD vehicle at the airport and drive one hour northeast from the Liberia Airport over paved and unpaved roads to the western slope of Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, a volcanic peak covered with tropical dry forest and surrounded by ranchland. You’ll spend the next two nights in this wild and beautiful area. Overnight at Buena Vista Lodge (lake room) or similar.

Day 2: Waterfalls, hot springs, or whatever you want

After breakfast you can enjoy the hotel’s pool and hot springs, hike through the forest to the Salitral Waterfall, or take one of the optional tours (not included in package price) such as horseback riding, hanging bridges, or a canopy tour, which takes you gliding between treetop platforms on zip lines. Overnight at Buena Vista Lodge or similar.

Day 3: Drive to Monteverde

After breakfast, drive around four hours south to the town of Santa Elena, next to Monteverde, high in the Tilarán Mountain Range. Here you’ll enjoy luxuriant landscapes, wildlife, and breathtaking views of the Pacific lowlands and coast. Overnight at Poco a Poco Hotel (quetzal room) or similar.

Day 4: Explore Monteverde’s famous cloud forests

Rise early for your tour of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve – an enchanting, exuberant refuge that is home to colorful birds such as toucans, motmots, quetzals, and an array of other wildlife. Your afternoon activity options (not included in package price) include a butterfly garden, horseback riding, a coffee tour, or a night walk through the forest. Overnight at Poco a Poco Hotel or similar.

Day 5: Drive to the Arenal Volcano area

This day you’ll drive around four hours out of the mountains and around vast Lake Arenal to the Arenal Volcano area, moving from the country’s relatively dry Pacific Slope to its more luxuriant Caribbean Slope. You’ll spend the next two nights at a hotel near massive Arenal Volcano – an impressive sight that is surrounded by lush rainforest, crystalline rivers, waterfalls, and hot springs. Overnight at Arenal Springs Hotel (Junior Suite) or similar.

Day 6: Explore the Hanging Bridges of Arenal

After breakfast, you’ll be picked up for the Arenal Hanging Bridges tour, where you’ll experience the rainforest from varied perspectives – from the ground (like a jaguar), from the canopy (like a monkey), and from above (like an eagle). You’ll hike along a three-kilometer trail that includes 15 bridges and learn about some of the forest’s varied plants and animals. Overnight at Arenal Springs Hotel or similar.

Day 7: Drive to Siquirres and return your vehicle

This morning you’ll drive approx. 4 hours to the Pacuare Lodge operations center in Siquirres, where you’ll turn in your vehicle and be driven to the award-winning Pacuare Lodge. You’ll have time for a hike through the rainforest while you savor the natural beauty and tranquility of this remote spot. You’ll then enjoy an exquisite dinner by candlelight. Overnight at Pacuare Lodge (Garden Suite).

Day 8: Explore the area around Pacuare Lodge

On this day, you can explore this wild area on such exciting tours (not included in package price) as guided rainforest hikes, the Pacuare Canopy Adventure, Tropical Canyoning, visit a rural community or the Cabécar Indian palapa, or simply indulge in some rejuvenation at the lodge’s spa. Overnight at Pacuare Lodge.

Day 9: Whitewater rafting on the Pacuare River

After breakfast, you’ll depart by raft for a fun-filled day of whitewater rafting (approximately 3½ hours over class III-IV rapids) that will take you past waterfalls and gorgeous jungle scenery. You’ll enjoy a deli-style lunch on the riverbank and can change into dry clothing after the river trip, before you’re driven to San José. Overnight at the Park Inn by Radisson (standard room) or similar.

Day 10: Head to Tamarindo Beach

You’ll be driven from San José to the beach town of Tamarindo, on the Northern Pacific Coast, winding your way down out of the mountains and crossing the ranchland of Guanacaste Province. Overnight at Tamarindo Diriá Beach Resort (sunset ocean view room) or similar.

Days 11-14: Sun, sand, and surf at your leisure

Enjoy four days at this popular palm-lined beach where you can enjoy the sun, sand, sea, and pool and take advantage of the varied activities available (not included in package price) which include surfing, golf, or day trips to other beaches or national parks. Overnights at Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort or similar.

Day 15: Back to the airport

You’ll be picked up and driven to the airport in time to check in for your international flight.


Package includes:

• Seven days of car rental
• Breakfasts and some meals where specified
• Lodging as described above
• Ground transportation
• Tour of Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
• Bilingual guide for all tours and use of rafting equipment


2020 Rates:

Rates per person in Double Occupancy
Starting from $3,154

Rates subject to change based on travel dates, occupancy, and availability. Minimum nights may apply during the holiday season.


The Pacuare Lodge Rates Includes:


 Pacuare River rafting tour or ground transportation to the lodge (depending on preference) 
• Suite accommodation 
• 3 exquisite daily meals 
• Transportation from San José
• 9 onsite experiences (Night Hike, Canopy Tour, Tropical Canyoning Tour, Bird-Watching, Cabecar Indigenous Hike, Ancient Trail & Hidden Waterfall Hike, Sustainability Tour, Rural Experience, The Loop)
• Professional & bilingual guide and equipment