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Coast-to-Coast Package: Pacific & Caribbean plus Mountains

Our Coast-to-Coast package brings you the best of Costa Rica — the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the spectacular Arenal Volcano and central valley in-between. Costa Rica may be only 122 km (76 miles) wide (from Pacific to Caribbean) at its narrowest point but between that is some of the the world's most biodiverse landscape with an incredible variety of animal and plant life. And some of the friendliest people you'll meet anywhere!

This 9 day / 8 night package starts at only $877 based on double-occupancy and is completely customizable to become a perfect fit for you!  It includes quality accommodations in highly recommended hotels and is loaded with activities and adventure.

Day Activity    
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Arrival San José International Airport (Liberia Airport also possible) then head to Adventure Inn.

You can spend the rest of the day by the pool or take a cab into central San José and explore the city. Or, if you arrive early enough or want to add days in San José there are many additional activities we can add in San Jose. Some of our recommendations are the Poas Volcano half day tour or the La Paz Waterfalls tour. San Jose is central to many sights so is the perfect place to do many day trips.

We also have lots of other hotel options if you prefer such as Grano de Oro and Casa Bella Rita.


San José Downtown

Adventure Inn

La Paz Waterfall

Poas Volcano
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The famous Manuel Antonio National Park and its beautiful beaches await you! We'll pick you up at your San José hotel and bring you directly to Hotel Villa Bosque, just a few steps from Manuel Antonio National Park, for a 2 night stay.

Other hotel options include the luxury Si Como No, Gaia Resort, Costa Verde or just let us know what  you're looking for.


Manuel Antonio Beach

Room at
Si Como No
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Manuel Antonio. We'll pick you up and head out on a sail and snorkel tour, one of the best ways to see the area above and below the water.

Spend the rest of your day exploring the park or the beautiful beaches or just chill by the pool. 

You can also add an optional guided tour of the park, recommended as the way to see the most animals.



Go sailing and snorkeling

White-faced monkeys in park
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Optional add-on to Monteverde from just $61 per person.

Monteverde is famous for its cloud forest, a rain forest high in the clouds with almost a middle earth feel and unique flora and fauna.

We'll pick you up in Manuel Antonio, bring you to your Monteverde hotel for a one-night stay. You can explore on your own or do the highly recommended Sky Trek zipline tour or a hiking tour to the refuge.  

The next morning you'll travel by van and boat across Lake Arenal to La Fortuna.


Sky Walk at Monteverde

Ziplining in Monteverde

Crossing Lake Arenal
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Arenal. Comfortable minibus shuttle to Arenal. Two nights at Hotel San Bosco in La Fortuna or upgrade to a resort-style hotel out of town like the Arenal Volcano Inn or Silencio del Campo

In the evening we'll pick you up for a night time volcano tour and then to the famous Tabacon Hot Springs and Spa where you can enjoy the many different pools and amenities of the resort followed by a buffet dinner with a view of the volcano.


Arenal Volcano

Tabacon Hot Springs & Spa
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Arenal. Choose either a  free day to explore the area, head to Lake Arenal or add a half-day tour to the Arenal Waterfall by horseback.

If your time is limited or you just want more time at the beach, you can choose to eliminate days 3 and 4 from the itinerary and just do them as a day trip from San Jose on day 2 including Tabacon and the nightime volcano tour.


Arenal by horseback

Arenal Volcano at night
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Whitewater Rafting on the Pacuare River to the Caribbean.

We'll pick you up early in Arenal for an all-day adventure on Costa Rica's most popular river. You'll get breakfast at the rafting center where your luggage is stored. Then it's a full day river trip with lunch on the river.

At the end of the day, you are transported to Puerto Viejo for a 2 night stay at your choice of hotels in Puerto Viejo (or add more nights, we love this place!)


Pacuare River canyon

Surfing in Puerto Viejo
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Puerto Viejo. The Caribbean coast has a wide variety of beaches and activities. Perhaps rent a bike and spend the day exploring on your own.

Or choose an optional activity such as the Cahuita National Park Hike and Snorkel tour. Or, the Animal Rescue Center/Chocolate Lady and Waterfall combination tour lets you get close to and learn about wild cats, monkeys and snakes as well as learn about the process of traditional chocolate making. For the adventurous, the All Day Jungle Adventure includes rappelling, tree climbing and zipline. Or let us arrange a massage for you!


Cahuita National Park underwater

Rapelling during the Jungle Adventure tour

Animal Rescue Center
Photo © Lori Sorrentino

Massage on the beach
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Optional add-on to Tortuguero starting at $150 per person.

Tortuguero National Park is an isolated area on the north part of the Caribbean coast reachable only by boat or by air. Unspoiled nature, turtle watching and jungle canals await you.

We'll pick you up at your Puerto Viejo hotel, bring you to Tortuguero by mini-bus and boat for a  1 night stay at a lodge. All your meals are included as are tours of the canals and town. Boat and shuttle transport to San Jose on the following afternoon.


Tortuguero Canal

Tortugero Town

Tortuguero lodge

Baby turtle hatching on the beach
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Morning or afternoon transportation to San Jose by minibus shuttle for a 1 night stay at Adventure Inn.

Evening on your own to explore. Or stay on in San José and ask about all the other tours and activities available.

   
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Departure

   

Package information:

Depatures: Daily from San Jose or Liberia airports. You could also begin the packages from almost any other location in the country but this may affect the cost and schedule. Return to Liberia airport is additional cost.
Duration: Base package is 9 days/8 nights. Additional days and destinations can be added.
Cost per person: Rates for the 8 night package start at $877 USD per person based on double occupancy, low season rates with default hotel, tour and transport options chosen. Modifying default choices will change the price (up or down). You can customize the package in so many ways, so please enter your information on our booking form and let us come up with a price quote for you.
Includes: • Airport transfers (with standard hotel choice; may be extra with different hotel choices)
• Microbus Transportation to/from all destinations
• Two nights of lodging at Adventure Inn in San Jose (one on arrival, one on departure)
• Two nights lodging at Hotel Villa del Bosque in Manuel Antonio
• Sail/Snorkel tour in Manuel Antonio
• Two nights lodging at Hotel San Bosco in Arenal
• Night tour to the volcano view point
• Entrance to and dinner at Tabacón Hotsprings and Resort
• Whitewater river rafting on the Pacuare River incl breakfast & lunch
• 2 nights lodging at your choice of hotels in Puerto Viejo
• Breakfast daily at all standard hotels (other hotels may not include breakfast)
• All taxes
• GTA service charge
Not included: • Supplement for single room or discount for triple/quad room
• Optional gratuities
• Modifications from standard base package are done simply on a cost basis - we deduct the cost of any services / hotels /  destinations you don't want and add the costs of those you do.

Monteverde add-on details:

Duration: One day/One night. Additional days can be added.
Cost per person: From $61 per person as an add-on to package depending on hotel and dates chosen
Accommodations: Includes accommodations at Arco Iris, Claro de Luna or similar. If you have a particular hotel request, let us know and we'll advise if we can book that for you and what the price difference would be.
Includes: ● Minibus transport from San Jose to Monteverde
● One night of lodging at a hotel in Monteverde (private bath, hot water, breakfast)
● Van/Boat/Van transportation to your Arenal hotel
Tour options: ● Add guided hike of Monteverde Cloud Forest - $67 pp
● Add Sky Adventures canopy/zipline tour including hotel pickup - add $77.5 pp
Not included: ● Supplement for single room

Tortuguero add-on details:

Duration: Two days/One night. Additional days can be added.
Cost per person: Standard room with swimming pool and open buffet meals $150 per person if you choose shuttle transporation for the main package. Otherwise $199 per person
Additional nights can be added, select your preferred stay on the reservation form for pricing. There is no single supplement for the Tortuguero add-on.
The 2 day/1 night package Includes: ● Transportation from Puerto Viejo with drop-off in San Jose
● One night of lodging
● Five great meals (2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner)
● Two canal tours in the national park, in search of a close up view of the wildlife.
● One guided hike in the national park
● One trip to the interesting town of Tortuguero with a visit to the Caribbean Conservation Corporation.
Not Included: ● National park entrance fees ($10)
● Optional night turtle tour (June-September $35)
● Alcoholic beverages
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Coast-to-Coast Package: Pacific & Caribbean plus Mountains - Booking Form

Let's get started, we'll ask you a few questions about how you want to customize this package. Don't worry if you're not sure of the answer, just take your best guess and we'll work on answering your questions and get it exactly right for you before we confirm it.
First, tell us about your arrival
Where are you arriving/starting your trip from:
Do you need airport pickup?
Airport hotels include airport pickup, for others there will be an extra cost
Notes on arrival:
And what you want to do in San Jose (or Liberia if arriving Liberia)
Number of Nights San Jose (or Liberia) at beginning of trip:
San Jose (or Liberia) Hotel Choice: Casa 69 Bed and Breakfast: King Room
What activities do you want planned during your stay in San Jose (or Liberia)?
The base package price does not include a tour in San Jose. Selecting a tour will increase the total package price accordingly.
Notes on San Jose (other things you'd like to do, questions, etc):
Manuel Antonio - Beautiful beaches, jungle, animals, surfing, snorkel, diving and monkeys!
Number of Nights Manuel Antonio:
Base package price includes 2 nights Manuel Antonio. Your package price will be adjusted up or down depending on nights chosen.
Manuel Antonio Hotel Choice: Villa Bosque: Standard room
Manuel Antonio Activity(s):
The Trimaran Snorkel Cruise is included in base package price. Other options will decrease or increase the total package price accordingly.
Monteverde: enchanted cloud forests. Do you want to add one or more nights in Monteverde? Adding one night in Monteverde including transport from Manuel Antonio, onward transport to Arenal and 1 night hotel double starts at just $61 p/p
Number of Nights Monteverde:
Arenal Volcano - Stunning views, a must-see if you've never been before.
Number of nights Arenal:
The base package price includes 2 nights Arenal at Hotel San Bosco. Other options will increase or decrease the total package price and package length accordingly.
Arenal hotel choice: San Bosco: Superior Room (Cat A)
Arenal tour choices:
The base package price includes the Tabacon Hotsprings and volcano viewing tour. Other options will increase or decrease the total package price accordingly.
Notes on Arenal (other things you'd like to do, questions, etc):
Caribbean: Puerto Viejo or Cahuita. A great diversity of beaches, stunning nature and wildlife, tons to do, great dining
Getting to the Caribbean Coast:
The Pacuare River rafting trip is highly recommended, a day full of excitement and nature enroute to your Caribbean destination. This option is included in the base package price. Other options will change your package price accordingly.
Number of Nights Caribbean:
The base package price includes 2 nights hotel on the Caribbean Coast.
Caribbean Hotel choice: Please click Change Hotel
Caribbean tours: Hold down CTRL key while clicking to select multiple activities. There's so much to do on the Caribbean Coast why not add a few days here and see it all!?
Notes/Questions on Caribbean (other things you'd like to do, questions, etc):
Do you want to add one or more nights in Tortuguero? Tortuguero National Park is an isolated park on the Northern Caribbean coast. Reachable only by boat, the area is lush forests connected by rivers and canals and is prime habitat for animal sightings and of course the turtles which give the area its name. Only $150 per person to add the 1 night package (if using shuttle transport since Tortuguero packages include onward transport to San Jose)
Number of nights Tortuguero:
Tortuguero nights are in lodge accomodation near the park. All meals are included while you are there. As well the package will include tours of the canals and of the village. During turtle nesting season (Mar - Oct) as nighttime turtle tour can be added
End of trip — All good things must come to an end!
Where will you end your trip?
Number of nights hotel at end of trip:
A final night hotel in San Jose is included in the base package price. Other options will be priced accordingly.
End of trip hotel choice: Casa 69 Bed and Breakfast: King Room
Notes on end of trip (other things you'd like to do, questions, etc):
Now let's get your details from you.
Number of Persons:      
Number of rooms needed:
Do you prefer to have an
Air-Conditioned room?

We will try and take your preference for A/C into account but will give priority to your hotel and room choices made previously unless advised otherwise in the comments.
Your name*
Contact email*
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Terms and conditions
  1. Most tours and activities run daily but have reached capacity on your date or haven\'t reached a minimum number of persons required for the tour to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or refund your payment, less bank fees, promptly.
  2. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  3. For tours within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. Border crossing fees may apply.
  4. For multi-day packages, we require a minimum 50% deposit before we start confirming hotels, tours, etc. Full payment must be received three to four weeks before the start of your tour.
  5. Should we be unable to accomodate you at your requested accommodation choice, we will offer you choice of other accommodations and advise any price difference or we will refund your payment promptly (your choice).
  6. Prices are not valid for extra-high season weeks of Christmas, New Years or Easter. Please inquire for pricing and availability for those weeks.
  7. All cancellations of multi-day package bookings will incur a minimum $25 cancellation fee, increasing with the amount of time we spent on your booking plus any bank or vendor charges, as these require substantial staff and planning time.
  8. The client is also responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your tour and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to reaccommodate you.
  9. Any cancellation is subject to a 3 to 5% fee, depending on the payment type, to cover bank charges. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.
  10. Should you need to make date, time or route changes after we have started booking your trip, we are happy to help. A Gecko Trail service charge will apply plus any vendor change fees if applicable.
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Coast-to-Coast Package: Pacific & Caribbean plus Mountains - Terms and Conditions

  1. Most tours and activities run daily but have reached capacity on your date or haven\'t reached a minimum number of persons required for the tour to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or refund your payment, less bank fees, promptly.
  2. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  3. For tours within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. Border crossing fees may apply.
  4. For multi-day packages, we require a minimum 50% deposit before we start confirming hotels, tours, etc. Full payment must be received three to four weeks before the start of your tour.
  5. Should we be unable to accomodate you at your requested accommodation choice, we will offer you choice of other accommodations and advise any price difference or we will refund your payment promptly (your choice).
  6. Prices are not valid for extra-high season weeks of Christmas, New Years or Easter. Please inquire for pricing and availability for those weeks.
  7. All cancellations of multi-day package bookings will incur a minimum $25 cancellation fee, increasing with the amount of time we spent on your booking plus any bank or vendor charges, as these require substantial staff and planning time.
  8. The client is also responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your tour and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to reaccommodate you.
  9. Any cancellation is subject to a 3 to 5% fee, depending on the payment type, to cover bank charges. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.
  10. Should you need to make date, time or route changes after we have started booking your trip, we are happy to help. A Gecko Trail service charge will apply plus any vendor change fees if applicable.