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Day 1 : Arrive Costa Rica, make way to El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Visiting: Arrive Costa Rica & El Silencio Lodge

Today, make your way to El Silencio.

Optional Transfer Service: Upon arrival in San Jose, you are met by your driver outside the customs gate and escorted to your waiting car. We recommend arrival by mid-afternoon (or earlier). You will arrive at the lodge after an approximately 60 - 90 minute journey by road. Settle in and enjoy your first night at this premier mountain property in Costa Rica. The 2017 rate for a private vehicle, for up to 4 travelers, is only US$140 total.

With just 23 suites, this award-winning & stylish eco-retreat is the definitive spot to de-stress. Besides the luxurious sleek decor that blends seamlessly into the quiet cloud forest around you, there is a phenomenal spa on-site and each party will enjoy having their own "eco-concierge" to handle any questions or needs. In addition to sublime R&R, there is a full slate of unique and fun activities on offer at additional cost including a cultural discovery tour, a Sarchi arts and shopping trip, visits to nearby Poas Volcano, mountain biking, a zipline and rafting trip on the Sarapqiue River (Class III), horseback riding, and more.

  • Meals: None
  • Luxury Lodging: El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Day 2 : Adventures at El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Visiting: El Silencio

Enjoy a full day in this richly rainforested part of the Central Valley.

*** Included in your package during your stay at El Silencio:

  • Guided Hiking Adventure
  • Hidden Treasure Adventure
  • Adventure Park Canopy and Rappel Thrill
  • Horseback riding or the waterfall hike

We hope you take the time to enjoy the included guided hike through the lodge's 500-acre tropical cloud forest preserve.

*** Hidden Treasure Adventure

The town of Toro Amarillo is embedded in a secluded region of Costa Rica’s central volcanic range. One of its rarest gifts is the Desague River, a body of water that reflects blue color due to its volcanic mineral content. Discover this natural wonder as it flows through the landscape, unraveling in a mesmerizing waterfall of sky tonalities. For extra-adventure, you can take a soak in a refreshing cold water natural pool.

*** Horse ride

Bajos del Toro’s bucolic landscapes are best appreciated on horseback. A relaxed pace lets riders fully take in mist-covered mountains, Poas volcano’s rugged slopes, cyan streams, and beautiful waterfalls. The adventure provides a serendipitous chance to meet and greet members of the local community as riders traverse local farms and hidden trails.

*** Rappel

The deep cloud forest challenges you to a session of thrilling dares! Perfect for fit adrenaline enthusiasts. Intense raw hiking trails cut through the rugged terrain to enjoy a Waterfall Rappel Course and Zip-Line Tract.

  • Rappel Course: 4 lines
  • Max Height: 124 ft
  • Zip-Line Tract: 4 lines
  • Max Length: 930 ft

*** Del Toro Waterfall hike

Enjoy a natural masterpiece! A staggering 400 foot drop cascades onto an extinct volcanic crater. Trimmed by a broad multicolored canyon where shades of red clay blend with green moss and dense vegetation to create an otherworldly landscape. A winding narrow trail takes you to the very bottom to enjoy exciting close-ups of the roaring mist.

After your activities, enjoy the balance of your day as you please and be sure to wander the grounds and discover why El Silencio earned the highest rating of Costa Rica's Certification of Sustainable Tourism program.

*** Optional: Tonight enjoy a private forest sundown romantic dinner for two (at extra cost).

  • Meals: B
  • Luxury Lodging: El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Day 3 : More Adventures at El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Visiting: El Silencio

In concert with your eco-concierge at El Silencio, be sure to plan an included activity or two today. As noted on Day 2, included activities during your time at El Silencio include:

  • Guided Hiking Adventure
  • Hidden Treasure Adventure
  • Adventure Park Canopy and Rappel Thrill
  • Horseback riding or the waterfall hike

There are also other activities on offer, for extra cost, and a unique tree planting activity, included complimentary, that you can schedule.

  • Meals: B
  • Luxury Lodging: El Silencio Lodge & Spa

Day 4 : Make your way to the Pacific Ocean

Visiting: Arenal - Nicoya Peninsula

Make you your way to Punta Islita today. If you have rented a car, head out with directions from the front desk. If you choose not to rent a car, we can arrange a private transfer.

Optional Transfer Service El Silencio – Punta Islita (2017 rates):

  • $320 – total: for the vehicle, up to 4 people / direct route from El Silencio to Punta Islita
  • $390 – total: for the vehicle, up to 4 people / via the Arenal Volcano area

On arrival at Punta Islita, enjoy a complimentary cocktail as you're introduced to the property.

Hotel Punta Islita, lying on a pristine patch of beach on the Nicoya Peninsula, is a premier, award-wining luxury seaside property with a strong sense of responsible community involvement. We're very pleased to offer this unique deluxe property to our guests, one that is a true trend-setter for beach hotels in the region with its commitment to the local community, the environment, and guests alike.

While here, stay in a Deluxe room; each spacious and well-appointed room features a private al fresco terrace with hammock for tropical-style lounging, A/C, en-suite bath, a King bed or 2 queens, an ocean view, and more.

Hotel facilities include a fine dining restaurant and lounge/bar, an infinity pool overlooking the sea, a full service spa, a well-equipped exercise room, a large swimming pool with swim-up bar, and more. Electric carts are available for rent. Tennis courts and a 9-hole golf course are nearby.

  • Meals: B
  • Luxury Lodging: Hotel Punta Islita

Day 5 : R&R on the beach or enjoy up to 4 activities today

Visiting: Arenal - Nicoya Peninsula

Included in your stay at Punta Islita are up to 4 included activities a day, on Days 5 and 6, plus the unique Twilight Canopy tour.

*** Brisk Morning Hike

The best way to greet the day! An energizing hike through Islita’s private trails and surroundings.

*** Bird watching Hike

For early birds who love birds! A leisurely walk through our trails to spot & photograph beautiful tropical species.

*** Dusk adventure Hike

Dusk time wakes up many regional critters. Our guides will help you spot the region’s nocturnal life.

*** Morning Horseback Riding

Riding like a local sabanero is a great way to explore our rugged surroundings. Flanked by breaking waves or up the mountain trails.

*** Canopy Zip-Lining

Fly through the treetops for a birds-eye-view of the forest. A thrilling adventure for daring souls.

*** Sunset Horseback Riding

A storybook adventure! Explore our rugged coastal landscapes on horseback. From beach cantering to riding up the mountains for scenic views of the day’s closing.

*** Monkey Quest Hike

Islita is populated by Howler, White-Faced, and Capuchin Monkeys. Enjoy their fun antics in the wild!

*** Sea Turtle Expedition

A magical celebration of life. Sea turtles lay their eggs in nearby Camaronal beach. Witness this miracle in person! Seasonal (approximately July through November)

*** Yoga

Yoga Islita’s gorgeous natural scenery will only enhance the experience of Pilates/Yoga.

*** Keychain making

The region’s seashells, pebbles, and unique seeds are perfect to create a beautiful keychain and a one-of-a-kind memento of your stay.

*** Golf Clinic

An all-around session to learn or improve.

*** Candle Art

Create beautiful sand-candle pieces to take home and enjoy. Includes a fun pick-up soccer game while the candles cool off.

*** Pick-Up Soccer

The best way to establish a fun connection with our local neighbors. Friendly game at the Islita soccer field.

*** Driving Range

Power up your game! Our Golf Pro will give you pointers to improve range and accuracy.

*** Golf Short Game

Don’t let your putting technique drag you down. Our Golf Pro to the rescue!

*** NOTE: Resort-included program activities are unavailable during the holiday period between December 20-January 2. Fees apply to all experiences during these dates.

  • Meals: B
  • Luxury Lodging: Hotel Punta Islita

Day 6 : R&R on the beach or enjoy up to 4 activities today

Visiting: Nicoya Peninsula

Enjoy a full day to relax on the beach or discover more of this mesmerizing area on up to 4 included activities today - see Day 5 for the options available.

Alternatively, enjoy time in the Spa, for example, a 60 minute couples massage that focuses on hands, feet and neck (Spa services are not included in the rates). Please schedule the time for any Spa services in advance with the front desk.

*** Optional: Enjoy a romantic beachside dinner tonight (not included in the fees but easy to arrange with the front desk)

  • Meals: B
  • Luxury Lodging: Hotel Punta Islita

Day 7 : Depart Costa Rica

Visiting: Nicoya Peninsula

After breakfast you are free to depart Punta Islita. The closest airport is Liberia International, located in the northwest corner of Costa Rica.

We can arrange an optional transfer to Liberia International or a ground transfer or a charter flight to San Jose's Pavas airport. The best option is a departure from Liberia.

*** Rates for transportation from Punta Islita to Liberia International Airport (LIR):

  • $200 – up to 4 people OR $50 per person for shared shuttle

Considerations for the shared shuttle: Since the earliest transfer departure from Islita is 5:00am, the earliest recommended flight departure time would be 10:00am. Driving time is estimated at 2-3 hours. The departure shuttle does not run before 5:00AM nor after 5:00PM

An additional option is a private transfer back to San Jose, however the drive is around 5 hours or more depending on road conditions and traffic. We can provide a quote on request.

  • Meals: B

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