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Explore Rainforests and National Parks 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 tours of the Arenal Volcano National Park's rainforests and the canals and wetlands of Tortuguero National Park. There's also some adventurous activities planned—you'll soar through treetops on a zipline and relax in natural hot springs. Along the way, you'll stay at hotels with tons of amenities like private gardens, pools, spas, and bars. The trip includes:
1 night at the Best Western Irazu in San Jose or similar
2 nights at Laguna Tortuguero in Tortuguero
Guided walk on hotel trails and botanical garden
Boat tour to Tortuguero National Park
Trip to Tortuguero town
3 nights at Casa Luna Hotel & Spa in La Fortuna
Zipline tour over tropical rainforest and waterfalls
Arenal Volcano National Park tour
Arenal Hot Springs trip
5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners
Optional auto-guided tour of 20-ft. La Fortuna Waterfall
Happy hour from 5-6pm at Best Western Irazú
See full itinerary here
Days 1–3: San Jose and Tortuguero
After your flight, you'll head straight to your San Jose hotel. Depending on when you arrive, you may have time to explore Costa Rica's capital city, where you can soak up the colonial architecture and sample tamales, pupusas (stuffed flatbread), and other street food.
After breakfast the next morning you'll leave for Tortuguero. While here you'll stay at Laguna Tortuguero, whose restaurants, bars, and pools are nestled on a 6-acre garden between the Tortuguero Lagoon and Caribbean Sea. Day three is filled with activities, outlined below.
Tortuguero National Park: Hop on a boat tour after breakfast to explore canals, lagoons, and wetlands inhabited by endangered turtles and manatees.
Go into town: There are no streets in this quiet little village, but the sandy pathways and rare cement sidewalks will lead you to plenty of restaurants, artist-owned shops, and the Sea Turtle Conservatory Museum.
Days 4–5: La Fortuna
On day four, you'll arrive at Casa Luna Hotel & Spa, a rustic, colonial-style hotel near the Arenal Volcano. The next day is filled with adventurous activities, as follows:
Zipline tour: You'll whiz past colorful birds in lush rainforests and over waterfalls.
Arenal Volcano National Park: At this roughly 30,000-acre park, you'll find hiking trails, fertile rainforests, and a wide variety of plants and animals. Keep your eyes peeled for parrots, howler monkeys, and orchids.
Arenal hot springs: Soothe tired muscles in warm pools created by the volcano's geothermic activity.
Days 6–7: La Fortuna and Return to U.S.
Since day six has no set itinerary, you can spend your time as you please, enjoying a drink at the hotel's Luna Bar or indulging in a relaxing Swedish massage with volcanic mud. Alternatively, you can book activities through the hotel, such as cave explorations, rappelling, and canopy tours. The next day, you'll have breakfast before heading back to the airport for your return flight to the United States.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? Santamaría Airport (SJO). Ecoterra guides will meet you at the airport to take you to the hotel.
2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon? The Groupon covers two guests. Adding occupants above standard is $399 for guests 12 or older and $299 for kids aged 5-11
3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Groupon customers are never obligated to attend a sales presentation. If you are approached and decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your Groupon or have to pay additional fees.
4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? No additional resort credits are offered with this deal.
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