Explore Rainforests and Beaches in Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s diverse landscape and animal life make it an ideal destination for eco-tourism. You’ll see plenty of both on this vacation, which includes rainforest tours, visits to hot springs, and a cruise through crocodile-inhabited waters, and other adventures. On the last two days, you’ll get a chance to re-energize at an all-inclusive resort near the beach. Each trip includes:
One of our Ecoterra Costa Rica’s drivers will meet you at Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIB) at 3:00 pm; in order to drive you to the Arenal Volcano National Park Region; the transportation to Arenal takes about 3 hours. Lodging at Casa Luna Hotel or similar hotel. After checking in you will have off time for enjoying the pool or you can have a massage at Luna Spa, which you can arrange in advance with our reservations department or with the hotel’s front desk; if you pleased and you prefer to chill you can also simply relax in your balcony, enjoying the view of Arenal Volcano (when clear) or have a cocktail at the bar.
The tour starts in the morning, aprox 07:50 am after breakfast, so get ready for your first ride over the canyons, through lush forests, above Pino Blanco waterfall (160 feets) & La Fortuna waterfall (200 feets), beside the Arenal Volcano and experience the adrenaline rush of observing the landscapes over the tree tops. The zip line tour is an authentic adventure through the rainforest. A cart pulled by a tractor will pick you up and drive you 3 kilometers through a dirt road. You will arrive at a lookout point where you can see the rushing waters of the Pino Blanco waterfall. You may see several species of animals that inhabit this area such as toucans, monkeys and frogs. Seven cables with a full distance of 1.7 miles and lengths from 400 feet to 3280 feets; after the canopy tour, you will visit a representation of a Maleku Indigenous Village, members of a tribe dressed in traditional clothes greet you with a refreshing beverage and teach you about their culture, language and traditions. They share stories about animals and the environment, expressing their gratitude for nature. You will return to the starting point on cart. Near the entrance, there is a butterfly garden and a frog room, which we encourage you to explore. If you put some fruit juice on your finger, the butterflies will land on you and exhibit the vibrant colors of their wings. As an optional tour, you can visit La Fortuna waterfall by your own, the entrance to the Arenal World Adventure Nature Park include the option to visit the waterfall without any extra cost without guide. At the end of the tour, we will take the transportation back to the hotel. You will have some part of the afternoon off to enjoy the on your way.
You can visit our office and arrange optional activities according to you needs. We recommend you to book your activities before your travel date, therefore we offer 10% discount for any tour operated by Ecoterra you book in advance.
After breakfast at 08:00 am we begin the ride in comfortable mini-vans from La Fortuna towards Guanacaste, known as the Chorotega Region of Costa Rica, home of the dry tropical forest.
We will drive around the scenic Arenal Lake, renowned as the largest lake in Costa Rica, and considered a RAMSAR location of great hydroelectric importance; and in the small towns of Tilaran or Nuevo Arenal, we will take a short restroom break before continuing our journey.
Once we arrive in Cañas, we will visit the Los Pumas Rescue Center, a non-profit organization whose goal is to counter-effect the damages done by hunting, deforesting, and maintaining wild animals as pets. The idea of our visit is to learn about the importance of conservation in Costa Rica, and have the opportunity to see different animal species which have been rescued and taken to the Center, where the intention is to rehabilitate them and release them back into their natural habitats. You will see a large variety of felines, wild birds, and some other mammals like monkeys and deer.
After learning about the conservation programs, the maintenance of these wild animals, and a bit of environmental education we will be ready to head to the shores of the Corobici River for a delicious lunch, in a restaurant surrounded by nature and incredible views of the river and the Tenorio Volcano.
After lunch, we will make a quick visit to Los Llanos Cortés Waterfalls, next we’ll drive to Tamarindo Beach for drop you off in Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort for check in.
You can enjoy exciting activities for all ages, 3 outdoor swimming pools with Pacific Ocean view, 5 restaurants, 4 bars, casino, spa, wireless Internet and cable television with free movie channels in your room.
Also you can spend the day exploring the beautiful area surrounding the surfing town of Tamarindo Beach with variety of activities like Sport Fishing Tours, Surf Lessons, ATV’S, Nightlife and more.
Today, you have the shuttle back to Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia (LIB) at 10:00 am. Please consider this transfer takes about 1 hours to the airport, and you must be there at least 2 hours earlier your flight time for checking in; if you require a transportation on a different time we can arrange a private transportation for some extra bucks.