8 Days / 7 Nights - Starting at $565
4WD Adventure - Arenal Volcano - Monteverde Cloud Forest - Beach of your choice: Tamarindo or Manuel Antonio
Daily departures from January through April 2014
- 1 Night in San José
- 2 Nights at the Arenal Volcano
- 2 Nights at Monteverde Cloud Forest
- 2 Nights in Manuel Antonio or Tamarindo Beach
- 7 days of car rental & mandatory CDW/LDW insurance
- Daily breakfast & all taxes
|From New York||$1065|
|From Los Angeles||$1035|
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN SAN JOSE - At your arrival to San José, an agent from the car rental company will pick you up at the airport and twill transfer you on a shuttle service to the car rental office where you pick up your all-terrain vehicle. The 7-day rental of a Daihatsu Bego and mandatory CDW insurance are included in your package. The agent will assist you with directions and safety driving instructions before you start the journey. Overnight at the selected hotel in San Jose. Breakfast included.
DAY 2: SAN JOSE - LA FORTUNA - Today you will drive to the Arenal Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. On the way we recommend to visit the Poas Volcano with its impressive crater and tropical cloud forest. After this visit you can continue driving down the mountains and across the northern plains of the country until you reach La Fortuna in the afternoon hours. Overnight at the selected hotel in La Fortuna. Breakfast included.
DAY 3: ARENAL VOLCANO - Day at leisure in the area for activities. You can visit the old lava fields at the Arenal Volcano National Park, take a walk to the Fortuna Waterfall or enjoy one of the relaxing Hot Springs Resorts in the area. Overnight at the selected hotel in La Fortuna. Breakfast included.
DAY 4: LA FORTUNA - MONTEVERDE - After breakfast you will continue your trip driving the road around the spectacular Lake Arenal towards the town of Santa Elena, in the Monteverde Area. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve will astound visitors with its beauty, bounty and great amount biodiversity. Wind-sculpted elfin woodlands give way to rainforests where tall trees – festooned with orchids, bromeliads, ferns, vines and mosses – rise high into the sky. Overnight at the selected hotel in Monteverde. Breakfast included.
DAY 5: MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST - Day at leisure in the area for activities. The local attractions range from private nature reserves and hiking options to canopy tours, suspension bridges over the cloud forest, hummingbird galleries, frog ponds and more. Overnight at the selected hotel in Monteverde. Breakfast included.
DAY 6: MONTEVERDE - PACIFIC BEACHES – TAMARINDO OR MANUEL ANTONIO – Today you will drive down a dusty road and will continue on the Panamerican Highway towards the beautiful beach of your choice. Overnight at the selected hotel in Tamarindo or Manuel Antonio. Breakfast included.
DAY 7: PACIFIC BEACH - Day at leisure to explore and enjoy the beaches around Tamarindo or Manuel Antonio National Park. Breakfast is included.
DAY 8: CAR RETURN AT THE AIRPORT - Today you will drive back to San Jose and will return your car at the Airport location of the car rental company. A shuttle service will take you to the main terminal to check in for your return flight to the USA. Breakfast included.
Guests flying out of San Jose before noon on DAY 8 will require an additional night in San Jose (add $45 per person taxes included).
GPS rental is available at an additional daily rate. The service must be paid directly to the car rental company.
| HIGH SEASON:
DEC 01, 2013 - APR 30, 2014
DBL= Double occupancy SGL= Single occupancy TPL=Triple occupancy
*All government taxes and fees are included.
All hotel reservations are subject to availability. If room is not available for the desired dates we will confirm a new hotel in the same category and location within 24 hours after your inquiry is received.
- 0-2 years – free of charge
- 3-11 years 65% off sharing the room with their parents. Max. 2 children per room.
SPECIAL SEASON FEE of 10% on the total price applies to all reservations for passengers arriving to Costa Rica on any of the following dates:
- Christmas Season: December 18 thru 31, 2013
- Easter Season: April 6 thru 13, 2014
Prices in triple occupancy (TPL) are based on lodging in units with 2 double beds (full or queen size) or one twin bed and one double bed. Rooms with three beds might not be available in some hotels or lodges.
- International airfares
- Full cover insurance protection for the rented car, personal insurance or any other service or fee related to the car rental.
- Airport departure fees or entry taxes. For more information on Costa Rica's customs, currency & airport tax regulations click here.
- Tips and gratuities of any kind.
La Pradera del Arenal Hotel
La Pradera del Arenal is a small boutique hotel that has become a favorite of visitors to La Fortuna. It offers great views of the volcano, well equipped rooms and incredible personal service. This cozy hotel has restaurant, private parking, a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and lovely gardens overlooking the Arenal Volcano. All rooms have private bathroom, hot water, hair dryer, Cable TV, coffee maker, air conditioning and terrace with volcano view.
San Bosco Hotel
While you enjoy your vacation in la Fortuna, the strategic location San Bosco Hotel allows easy access to all attractions of the town and at the same time is close to all natural beauties that the Arenal Volcano has to offer. The hotel amenities include beautiful gardens, two swimming pools, private parking, free wireless Internet, balconies and buffet breakfast. The hotel has 34 comfortable well equipped rooms ready to provide you with rest and enjoyment at the same time.
La Foresta Nature Resort
Nestled on 180 acres of virgin rainforest within the low lands of Costa Rica is the stunning La Foresta Nature Resort, a boutique adventure resort offering 14 junior suites, 7 bungalows and 3 villas. Uniquely developed in a striking natural setting, the resort offers exceptional, personalized service for those desiring to take part in an experience of a lifetime. Steps from the tranquil, relaxing environment of the hotel there is an untouched jungle within the shadows of the famed Manuel Antonio National Park. Beautifully designed jungle trails surround the resort providing guests an intimate experience with nature.
Cabinas Espadilla Hotel
Espadilla Cabins is located just 500 yards from the main entrance of ManuelAntonio National Park and also the same walking distance to the main beach (Playa Espadilla) as well as restaurants, bars and shops. The property offers a versatile choice of accommodation, which combines standard rooms with kitchenette equipped units. All rooms have air conditioning, safe, cable TV, wireless internet access, coffee maker with daily supply of coffee and refrigerator. There is also a swimming pool and tennis court included.
Los Cipreses Hotel
Owned by a family of the area, the Hotel Cipreses has become the picked hotel among travelers in recent times for its proximity to the cloud forest reserve and commercial area. Lying in a quiet and safe side, it offers complete comfort in rooms and price. This eco-friendly hotel, strives daily to make the least possible impact on our environment. The comfortable rooms are located facing a beautiful tropical garden and offer good views of the surrounding mountains. The hotel is located within a walking distance from Santa Elena’s bars, restaurants and shops.
Claro de Luna Hotel
Nestled beside a family-owned horse farm and surrounded by beautiful scenery with views to the Gulf of Nicoya and the mountains of Monteverde you will find the Hotel Claro de Luna. Rooms are set in a Swiss-style chalet. The downstairs rooms have faux-adobe walls, wood floors and furnishings with tasteful lighting and sweet bathrooms.
BW Tamarindo Vista Villas
Let your cares melt away at the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas, your home away from home on Costa Rica's Pacific Gold Coast. All villas and most of the rooms have gorgeous ocean views, air-conditioning, telephone and cable TV. The resort offers a beautiful ocean-view swimming pool with waterfall, swim-up bar, and open-air poolside restaurant. Guests are able to enjoy many activities such as snorkeling, sports fishing, surfing, boogie boarding, golf, horseback riding, bird watching, jungle nature cruise, sailing, diving and beach combing along the miles of Tamarindo's pristine golden beach.
Hotel Pasatiempo is a charming boutique hotel in Playa Tamarindo just 5 minute walk to the beach in the quiet part of town. The freshly remodeled hotel features a central pool area with a natural stone and teak deck, a full service restaurant in a natural palm rancho, and a spa. The hotel is situated in a tropical garden beneath the shade of hardwood, palm and mango trees. All of the rooms feature high efficiency AC and hot water, flatscreen televisions with cable, orthopedic mattresses, safe, and a clock radio.
Rincón del Valle Hotel
The property is strategically located by La Sabana Metropolitan Park, very close to the heart of the city of San José. The hotel offers a comfortable and friendly environment where guests can enjoy the peacefulness and security of the area. The hotel was newly refurbished and is decorated in minimalist contemporary style. The Etnico Restaurant is open every day and offers international fusion cuisine. All rooms wireless Internet access, air conditioning, hair dryer, telephone, safe, coffee maker and minibar.
Country Inn & Suites San José by Carlson
An inviting atmosphere, quality services and a convenient location near San Jose International Airport makes the Country Inn & Suites the perfect place for San Jose visitors to land. This hotel's location in Costa Rica offers thoughtful amenities designed to encourage rest and relaxation with two swimming pools, an on-site Fitness Center, an on-site restaurant and spacious guest rooms featuring attractive decor and home comforts. The hotel is perfect for leisure travelers, families or newlyweds as it is conveniently located near San Jose´s major attractions.
A rented car offers the flexibility of exploring Costa Rica on your own like in no other country in Latin America. Our staff will be more than glad to help you in the route selection. Here are the general terms and conditions for car rental in Costa Rica:
Driver: The driver must be at least 23 years old and no older than 75 years. A valid national or international driving license is required. It must be valid for at least one more year. Depending on the car rental company type is an additional driver fee of $3 to $6 per day. A maximum of three drivers will be allowed in every rental agreement. Also a valid passport and a major credit card are required. Payment of additional insurance coverage or services like can be made through the credit card or in cash advance directly.
Rental Period: A rental day corresponds to a period of 24 hours. A full day of rental will be charged if you would return the car more than 4 hours later than agreed. In this case it is more convenient to book the car for one more day. Basically there is one day free for every seven days of rental.
Deposit: All car rental companies in Costa Rica will require a safety deposit on a major credit card (preferred are AMEX, Master Card and VISA). The credit card holder will be responsible for the rental agreement and will also appear as the main driver.
Insurance & Deductible: Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) are mandatory insurance coverage. The deductible in case of accident will be an amount between $750.00 and $1,500.00, depending on the car type. You can also purchase a Super Loss Damage Waiver (SLDW) that will cover all damages to the vehicle except for tires or damages caused by the driver´s negligent actions.
Damages to third parties: Your basic insurance will cover up the damages caused to third parties (liability).
Passenger occupant protection: Some car rental companies offer a passenger protection, which can also be completed and all persons including driver protection for personal injury.
1. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI).
2. Speeding or carelessness of vehicle’s driver.
3. Violating traffic laws, disrespecting traffic signals.
4. Driving on the beach, into the ocean or through rivers which may lead water to seep into the engine or damage braking systems.
5. Leaving keys on ignition or doors unlocked while away from the vehicle.
6. Parking in areas where burglary or vandalism may be encouraged.
7. When the number of passengers exceeds the capacity permitted or specified by the manufacturer.
Mileage: Unlimited mileage is included in all rental agreements.
Vehicle pick-up and return: Car rental companies have different pick-up and drop-off points in the vicinity of San Jose International Airport as well as near the Liberia International Airport. There are no drop-off fees if you pick up or drop off the car in their offices or in hotels located in the San Jose Metropolitan Area. Outside this area every one-way rental will be subject to specific drop off fees.
Refueling & Road Assistance: You will receive the car with a full tank of gasoline. Please make sure that you return the car the same way, otherwise a fuel charge will apply. In case of a mechanical failure you should immediately call the car rental company, so that they can organize the repair or an eventual car replacement.
Reservations: When booking through our travel agency, you will receive a service voucher, which is a confirmation of the payment of car rental services. It will show many days are reserved and also which insurance is included. Since all reservations are prepaid, there is no refund for an early return of the rented car. The car rental company reserves the right to offer an upgrade if the reserved vehicle is not available. Additional cost of insurance and fuel will be covered by the customer. Location or license plate fees might apply in some car rental companies.
Responsibility: The car rental company will not assume responsibility for any damage, loss or harm to people or properties derived directly or indirectly by acts of Nature, detainment, delays due to strikes, quarantines, civil disturbances, government regulations and restrictions, road closings or any other situation that the company has no direct control of.
|Sample prices are per person, based in double occupancy, in US dollars and are not guaranteed until fully paid. Prices with airfare portion include all applicable taxes, charges and government imposed fees. (U.S. departure taxes, federal excise tax of $3.30 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger's itinerary; up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges and September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport). Additional charges such as insurance, cancellation penalties, change penalties, last minute booking fee, weekend surcharge, delivery charges, holiday blackout dates and other restrictions are NOT included. The airfare portion of the itinerary price is based on economy class and midweek departure. Air taxes and surcharges vary by airports used and destination. Air fuel surcharge is included in pricing but is subject to increase without notice. Fares and fees are subject to change without prior notice and are not guaranteed until final payment is completed. We do not control prices (airlines and hotel reservation systems do). Prices may change dynamically and at times significantly numerous times during any given day. Therefore, we highly recommend booking in advance to get the best price possible. Likewise, we recommend travel insurance for international trips and verification of tourist visa requirements for your destination. Foreign departure taxes are not included in our tour prices and must be paid prior to departure to the appropriate foreign airport authority.|