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Tour de dos costas: San Jose, Manuel Antonio, Arenal y el Caribe

Our 11 day / 10 night Bi-Coastal Tour offers you the Best of Coast Rica, taking you from the majestic Pacific Coast, inland, to the awe-inspiring slopes of Arenal Volcano, and on to the pristine shores of the Caribbean. We have designed this package with you in mind. The standard hotels offered are either exclusively gay or gay-friendly. Your days are filled with exciting tours as well as time for relaxation.

This package is self-guided but with us taking care of your transportation, hotel reservations and tours, all you need to do is be ready when it's time to leave for your next adventure!

This 11 day / 10 night package starts at only $1315 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

Itinerario:

Day 1

Arrival in San Jose
Piscina a Colours Oasis Airport pick-up for transportation to your chosen hotel. Enjoy time in the city -- shopping, museums, restaurants, bars, discos, and saunas. The staff are more than happy to assist you with information about places to visit in town.

Standard package includes a 2-night stay in a Classic Comfort room at the exclusively gay Colours Oasis Resort (located a short taxi ride from downtown San Jose) or the gay-friendly Studio hotel, located just outside of San Jose in the suburb of Santa Ana (may increase package price). Other hotel options include the exclusively-gay Casa Rainbow Canyon (may increase package priced depending on room selected; this hotel is located in a beautiful natural setting a 15 min cab ride from San Jose downtown).
Day 2

Waterfall and Volcano
Get picked up from your hotel and enjoy a day tour today. From San Jose to the amazing Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens, this tour includes transportation, entrance fees, lunch, and guide. Not to worry -- you will arrive back in time to get cleaned up for another night on the town.
Day 3

Manuel Antonio
The famous Manuel Antonio National Park and the gay beach at Playita await you! We'll pick you up at your San José hotel and bring you directly to Hotel Villa Roca, in the center of Manuel Antonio's gay scene. With stunning views overlooking the park and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, stay 3 nights in a King bed room. This hotel is exclusively for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and their friends. Other hotel options, all at an additional cost, include the luxury, gay-owned Contempo, the super-luxurious gay-owned Gaia Hotel and Reserve, gay-friendly La Mansion Inn or Costa Verde.

Day 4

Manuel Antonio
Spend the morning on a guided tour exploring Manuel Antonio National Park. Your experienced guide will lead you through this magnificent park. This is recommended as the best way to encounter as much variety of wildlife as possible. Tour includes transportation, entrance fee, and guide. In the afternoon, enjoy time at any of Manuel Antonio's beautiful beaches, relax poolside at your hotel, or explore the area on your own. Be sure to check out Manuel Antonio's exciting nightlife.
Day 5

Manuel Antonio
Another morning to relax on the beach or by the pool. In the late afternoon, experience Manuel Antonio aboard a catamaran for a Sunset Cruise. And, snorkel among the fishes in a bay just off beautiful Bizans Beach. Tour includes transportation and a light snack with beverage. Snorkelling equipment is provided.
Optional

Add-on
Monteverde
Optional add-on to Monteverde — from just $61 per person.

Monteverde, a lush Cloud Forest region, renowned for its beauty and abundant wildlife. We'll pick you up in Manuel Antonio, bring you to your hotel for a one-night stay. Choose from our standard hotel Claro de Luna, or for a bit more luxury, Hotel Belmar. You can explore on your own or do the highly recommended Sky Trek tour.

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

Day 6

Arenal
Silencio del Campo Comfortable minibus shuttle to Arenal. Stay 2 nights at Hotel Silencio del Campo, our preferred gay-friendly option, the Arenal Manoa, another gay-friendly option, or the friendly gay-owned B&B La Fortuna Suites located in town (this selection will reduce your cost).

In the evening, you'll be picked up for a Nighttime Volcano Tour and a visit to the famous Tabacon Hot Springs and Spa. Enjoy the many natural thermal pools followed by a delicious buffet dinner.

Day 7

Arenal
Choose either a free day to explore the area, go to Lake Arenal, or add an amazing tour like the Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoneering or Sky Trek and Sky Tram Arenal.

If your time is limited or you just want more time at the beach, you can choose to eliminate days 6 and 7 from your itinerary, and, instead, do them as a day trip from San Jose. This day-trip includes a Nighttime Volcano Tour and a visit to the Tabacon Hot Springs and Spa, including buffet style dinner.
Day 8

Whitewater Rafting

Arrival Caribbean Coast
In Arenal, we'll pick you up early to take you to the Caribbean for a spectacular Whitewater Rafting adventure on the Pacuare River, Costa Rica's premier rafting river. You will be served breakfast at the rafting center. Your luggage and belongings will safely be stored there, too. Then it's a full-day river trip with lunch served along the river. At the end of the day, you will be transported to Puerto Viejo.

Stay 2 nights at Cabinas Guarana

Day 9

Puerto Viejo

Enjoy your stay in this Caribbean coastal town. Rent a bike to explore on your own — there are many beautiful beaches to choose from, a fun shopping area, and a wide variety of international restaurants. Our favorite is the gay-owned Koki Beach restaurant, bar and lounge.

Or, choose from one of our optional activities:
• Our 3 in 1 includes the Animal Rescue Center (entrance fee included), a visit to the Chocolate Lady, and a short hike to an amazing Waterfall.
• The Cahuita National Park Hike and Snorkel Tour includes a guided hike with a naturist and a boat ride for snorkelling in the reef.
• Enjoy the rush! Fly through the jungle tree tops on the Canopy/Zipline Tour.
• Let us arrange a massage for you at the Pure Jungle Spa or beachfront at Banana Azul.

Optional

Add-on
Tortuguero

Optional add-on to Tortuguero starting at $159 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 opportunities 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.
Day 10

San Jose

Transportation to San Jose by minibus shuttle for a 1 night stay at one of our preferred gay owned or gay friendly hotels.

Afternoon/evening on your own to explore.

Standard package includes a 1 night stay in a Classic Comfort room at the exclusively gay Colours Oasis Resort. Or choose Studio Hotel or Casa Rainbow Canyon. All 3 hotels are located about 15 to 20 minutes from the airport in case you have an early flight the next day.
Day 11

Departure
Transportation to the airport for your departure.

Or, let us know if you'd like to add additional destinations or nights onto your package

Información de Paquete:

Duración: 11 days / 10 nights. Additional nights can be added or we could also shorten the trip if you don't have enough time. Please let us know!
Precio por persona: From $1315 USD per person based on double-occupancy for the standard options and low season hotel rates but you can customize the package in so many ways please enter your information on our booking form and let us come up with a price quote for you.
Incluye: ● Airport transfers (with standard hotel choice; may be extra with different hotel choices)
● Microbus Transportation to/from all destinations
● Three nights of lodging at Colours Oasis Resort in San Jose (two on arrival, one on departure)
● Three nights lodging in a King room at Hotel Villa Roca in Manuel Antonio
● Sail/Snorkel tour in Manuel Antonio
● Two nights lodging at Silencio del Campo 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
● Two nights lodging at Cabinas Guarana in Puerto Viejo
● Breakfast daily except while in Puerto Viejo at all standard hotels (other hotels may not include breakfast)
● All taxes
● GTA service charge
No Incluye: ● 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.

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Tour de dos costas: San Jose, Manuel Antonio, Arenal y el Caribe - 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:
Notes on arrival:
And what you want to do in San Jose
Number of Nights San Jose at beginning of trip:
¿Cual San José Hotel? Colours Oasis Resort: Classic Comfort
What activities do you want planned during your stay in San Jose?
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Notes on San Jose (other things you'd like to do, questions, etc):
Manuel Antonio - Beautiful beaches, jungle, animals, surfing, snorkel, diving and monkeys. Plus gay nightlife and the gay beach!
Number of Nights Manuel Antonio:
Base package price includes 3 nights Manuel Antonio. Your package price will be adjusted up or down depending on nights chosen.
Manuel Antonio Hotel Choice: Hotel Villa Roca: King Room
Manuel Antonio Activities:
Mantenga presionada la tecla Ctrl mientras hace clic para seleccionar varios elementos
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 Silencio del Campo. Other options will increase or decrease the total package price and package length accordingly.
Arenal hotel choice: Silencio del Campo: Cabin
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.
Numero de noches al Caribe:
The base package price includes 2 nights hotel on the Caribbean Coast.
Hotel prefiere por el caribe: Cabinas Guarana: Standard Room
Tours en el Caribe: 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:
End of trip hotel choice: Colours Oasis Resort: Classic Comfort
Notes on end of trip (other things you'd like to do, questions, etc):
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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.
I agree to the above terms and conditions

Tour de dos costas: San Jose, Manuel Antonio, Arenal y el Caribe - 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.