This 9-day Costa Rica Adventure for Couples is specially designed for active romantic couples seeking more beach time but wanting a great experience in the country’s legendary rainforest too. Corcovado is the country’s premier wildlife reserve. In Manuel Antonio National Park, enjoy white sand beaches and clean Pacific waters set against a background of the deep green tropical jungle, where hikes reveal howler, squirrel, and white-faced monkeys, sloths, toucans, and more. In Arenal, enjoy Costa Rica’s most dramatic scenery and the nation’s adventure hub among hot springs and more.
Listed rates are based on green season travel from May 1 through November 30. If traveling in the high season between January 8 to April 30, just add $200/person.
Best times to go: Generally December through March, with April through November often seeing some rain in the afternoons, but mornings generally sunny and dry. The rainiest month is usually October.
Day 1: Arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica
Arrive in San Jose where the arrival manager meets you and transfers you to your San Jose hotel.
Day 2: Fly to Corcovado
Breakfast at your San Jose hotel. This morning, transfer to the local airport for your flight to Corcovado. On arrival, transfer directly to your lodge, the Aguila de Osa Inn. Check in at the front desk, with the rest of the afternoon free to enjoy the comfortable facilities of the hotel and your lush surroundings.
Day 3: Corcovado National Park
Breakfast at the lodge. This morning, enjoy a full day guided tour in the phenomenal National Park of Corcovado, Costa Rica’s premier wildlife reserve and one of the most biodiverse regions in the world.
Day 4: Corcovado – boat tour to Isla del Caño
Breakfast at the lodge. Today day, enjoy a boat tour to idyllic Isla del Caño.
Day 5: Transfer to Manuel Antonio
This morning, you’ll take a boat to Palmar Sur, where we’ll arrange a private van to take you the rest of the way (by van) to the beaches of Manuel Antonio. The balance of the day is free to take in the great views and enjoy some blissful R&R.
Day 6: Manuel Antonio National Park
This morning enjoy a naturalist-guided hike in famous Manuel Antonio National Park. This is a fantastic opportunity to see white-faced monkeys, sloths, iguanas, toucans, and much more. The park has several trails that lead you to several magnificent wilderness beaches so bring a day pack with a picnic lunch and your beach gear and enjoy more time in the park at your leisure. Overnight in Manuel Antonio.
Day 7: Travel to Arenal Volcano
Transfer from Manuel Antonio to Arenal Volcano. Overnight in La Fortuna, the gateway to the volcano, at the Hotel Manoa, which has attractive hot springs on-site and gorgeous views of the volcano right from the pool.
Day 8: Zipline at Arenal
Today, we’ll head to Sky Trek in Arenal to experience Costa Rica’s premier zip line. Your tour will start with a ride on an open-air gondola from the ground to the heights where you’ll be dropped off at the observation area (with fantastic views). From here, you start riding down on a series of breathtaking zip line tracks stretching across canyons and in between treetops, zip lining down the mountainside, ultimately returning you to the starting point. This is the most thrilling zip line in the country! The balance of the day is free at leisure to enjoy the hotel’s hot springs or enjoy an optional tour.
Day 9: Depart San Jose International
After breakfast private transfer to Juan Santamaría International Airport in time for your flight home. Plan a departure from around 1:30 pm and later, otherwise plan to have an overnight in San Jose and depart the following day (anytime would be OK).