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Day 1 : Arrive Costa Rica and make way to beautiful El Silencio

Visiting: El Silencio, Central Cloud Forest

Today, make your way to El Silencio. An arrival anytime mid-morning to mid-afternoon as best, as it is an approximately 90 minute drive to El Silencion from San Jose International Airport (SJ).

Optional transfer service - airport to El Silencio - easy to arrange: Upon arrival to San Jose, you are met by your driver outside the customs gate and escorted to your waiting car. Arrive at the lodge, settle in and enjoy your first night at this premier mountain property in Costa Rica.

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. To book these adventures, you can decide when you get there, just speak to your eco-concierge.

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

Day 2 : Guided Cloud Forest Hike / Community Tour

Visiting: El Silencio, Central Cloud Forest

Enjoy a full day in this richly rainforested part of the Central Valley. Included in your fees is a guided naturalist hike through the lodge's 500-acre tropical cloud forest preserve. 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.

Later, enjoy a unique guided tour of the local community - a great chance to see and experience real Costa Rican mountain culture.

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

Day 3 : Free day at El Silencio / Complimentary Wine Tasting and Massage

Visiting: El Silencio, Central Cloud Forest

Today either relax at the lodge or enjoy an optional activity (extra charges apply). Activities on offer include a horse ride, rafting trip, or a canopy zip line tour (you can decide on site, the day before, and the eco-concierge will make the arrangements).

in your visit here, we include a complimentary coffee or wine tasting - your choice - be sure to schedule that some time today if you did not do it the previous day.

Be sure to schedule your relaxing aromatherapy massage today too (it's included!).

Tonight enjoy a private 'farewell to the cloud forest' dinner in the forest on us!

  • Meals: BD
  • Luxury Lodging: El Silencio Lodge and Spa

Day 4 : Transfer to Pacific Coast / Arrival Cocktail and Sunset

Visiting: Hotel Punta Islita, Northern Pacific Coast

Today transfer by air-conditioned vehicle from El Silencio to Punta Islita. We include an "inspirational cocktail" complimentary at the hotel. Remainder of day is yours to relax and enjoy the sunset.

** Optional / extra cost: Visit to Arenal Volcano area. Today enjoy a private scenic drive to the Pacific Ocean, by way of towering Arenal Volcano, making your way to the North Pacific coast, specifically to your luxury beach resort, Hotel Punta Islita. En-route, stop at a classic hot spring in Arenal to soak up the views, have lunch, and break up the drive a bit. (Lunch, hot spring entrance fees included)

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.

Optional activities include guided excursions into the neighboring landscape including visits to small fishing villages nearby & shopping for locally made handicrafts; naturalist walks; horseback riding; sport fishing; surfing lessons; a local zipline; and more. Seasonal activities include careful sea turtle excursions (September-early November) during the nesting season, easy river kayaking on the gentle Ora River, and sea kayaking in the mangroves.

  • Meals: B
  • Luxury Lodging: Hotel Punta Islita

Day 5 : Guided Tour to the Local Fishing Village / Beach R&R

Visiting: Hotel Punta Islita, Northern Pacific Coast

Today enjoy a guided cultural tour featuring the local Islita community, a chance to see and experience the interesting local fishing village and the easy-going way of life on the coast.

  • Meals: B
  • Luxury Lodging: Hotel Punta Islita

Day 6 : Beach R&R / Wellness Massage at Casa Spa

Visiting: Hotel Punta Islita, Northern Pacific Coast

Today enjoy relaxing on the beach or pool-side, or indulge in one of the many activities offered at Punta Islita. When the time is right, head to the Spa for your massage today, included in the package.

  • Meals: B
  • Luxury Lodging: Hotel Punta Islita

Day 7 : Beach R&R / Private Beach Garden Dinner

Visiting: Hotel Punta Islita, Northern Pacific Coast

Free day on the beach. Tonight enjoy an ocean-side farewell dinner with just you and your friends.

  • Meals: BD
  • Luxury Lodging: Hotel Punta Islita

Day 8 : Depart Costa Rica

Visiting: Depart Costa Rica

After breakfast, depart Hotel Punta Islita - end of services.*

* We can arrange a private door to door transfer between the hotel and Liberia International Airport (LIR), an approximately 2 hour drive by road. Alternately, buy a seat for you on a scheduled shuttle service to LIR. Plan a departure flight no earlier than 12 noon. We can also arrange a transfer/local flight service to San Jose International Airport on request (for additional charge). Plan a late afternoon flight with that service, and a long drive to San Jose. Adios Costa Rica!

  • Meals: B

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