Pavones Southern Rainforest and Arenal
Travel South of the Osa Peninsula to some of Costa Rica’s most secluded and un-crowded beaches, Pavones and Punta Banco. Here you will have the chance to explore the natural tide pools or take surf lessons along the Pacific shores near Panama. Also you can take optional yoga lessons in the jungle or by the ocean at Casa Marea Alta’s unique studio! Nearby you can hike in the rainforests within the 800 acre Tiskita Reserve and Tropical Fruit Farm, where wildlife is abundant such as monkeys, sloths, iguanas, macaws and colorful butterflies and birds. Later flight back to San Jose and travel in north central Costa Rica near the town of La Fortuna, where Arenal Volcano rises majestically above the lowland plains surrounding it. You will enjoy a rainforest hike with amazing volcano views and a “zip line” tour during your stay in Arenal. Many optional activities are also possible in your free time at the “Adventure capital of Costa Rica!!
Duration: 8 days/7 nights
Departs: Daily with a minimum of 2 participants
Destination: Pavones, Arenal Volcano
FACTS & HIGHLIGHTS
- The Costa Rica’s most secluded and un-crowded beaches
- Optional Yoga lessons at Casa Marea Alta
- Surf lessons near Pavones
- Arenal Volcano lava hike
- Canopy exploration
- Small groups
- Go with the best guides!
Day 1: San José arrival transfer to Hotel Corobici
As you exit the airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Flight to Golfito and land transfer to Hotel Casa Marea Alta (B)
This morning take a flight to the Southern Pacific Coast. Then you will be transferred by taxis south of Pavones to
Casa Marea Alta. Walk and look for animals on the grounds surrounding the hotel and the coconut palm lines along the Punta Banco beaches.
Day 3: Rainforest hike in Punta Banco (B)
Wake up early if you want to look for toucans and macaws! After a nice tropical breakfast explore with your guide the tropical forest and local crops typical of this region of Costa Rica.
Day 4: Day at leisure. Optional activities of horseback riding, yoga or surf lessons (B)
Some of the most famous waves are here in Punta Banco, ideal for pro and beginner surfers. Endless trails and beaches are also perfect for horseback riding tours. Casa Marea Alta is a yoga retreat, so try one of the many sessions they have to offer in their yoga Studio!
Day 5: Flight to San José and transfer to Arenal Volcano. Hotel Fortuna Suites (B)
Flight back to San José from the beautiful and scenic Golfito airstrip surrounded by rainforest! Back in the central mountains travel to the northern plains of San Carlos toward the Arenal Volcano. Afternoon to explore the area or take an optional tour.
Day 6: Mundo Aventura ZipLine Canopy (B)
You will enjoy a “zip line” tour in the rainforest canopy near Arenal Volcano. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 7: El Silencio rainforest hike (B)
Take a hike with your naturalist guide at El Silencio lookout. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 8: Departure transfer to International Airport (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, and transfer to San Jose International Airport.
Included: Lodging, transportation and meals as specified in the above itinerary where B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner, entrance fees to National Parks and Private Reserves, tours, guide services, applicable taxes, service fees and in-country ground operator support.
Not Included: International airfare, meals not specified in the itinerary, alcoholic beverages, personal equipment, extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, room service), gratuities, or costs associated with changes in your itinerary for reasons beyond our control.