Honeymoon in Costa Rica
Visiting:
Tortuguero * Arenal * Guanacaste
Day 01 / Arrival Day - San José

As you enter the International Airport in San José (SJO) one of our representatives will be waiting for you outside at the arrivals area with a sign.  You will be able to clear any kinds of doubts, get answers to your questions and a full explanation of your program on site. You will meet your “Tico” driver (Tico is a colloquial word for Costa Rican), who is going to take you to the Grano de Oro Hotel or similar. In Costa Rica, the term “Grano de Oro” is used to refer to the coffee bean, our “Golden Bean.” The founders of this boutique hotel fell in love with the idea of such a small fruit being so valuable.

Lodging at Grano de Oro Hotel in a superior room or similar.

Dinner not included.

Day 02 / Tortuguero Three nights in the Tortuguero area

Early in the morning by 6:00 a.m. you’ll have a transfer to Tortuguero, we will enjoy breakfast on our way at Rio Danta Restaurant. Your journey will proceed to the dock at either La Pavona in Guapiles or Caño Blanco rivers in the town of Siquirres (La Pavona is our main port of operation, but depending on weather conditions it might be necessary to change to Caño Blanco).

11:00 a.m.  After arriving at the pier, we’ll have a restroom stop and you will board Mawamba’s boat for a one hour ride to Tortuguero and your hotel (times might vary depending on river’s water level). On the first part of the journey, you ́ll be navigating on “La Suerte” River, and, as you get closer to the Tortuguero area, you will get into the wider Tortuguero river.

12:15-1:00 p.m.  Arrival to the hotel. Welcome by the manager, and check-in to your room. Afterward, you’ll meet your tour guide and the group at the Restaurant for a buffet lunch (lunch available 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.).

2:30 – 3:00 p.m. You’ll visit the Village of Tortuguero after lunch, walk along with your guide and group. Through this visit, you will learn the lifestyle of the local residents of Tortuguero, a small town of approx. 1300 people. After the visit back to the hotel, leisure time, we will return to the Lodge walking by the beach trail. In case you’d rather not walk, please inform your tour guide who will arrange boat transportation back for you.

7:30 p.m. Meet your guide and group at the restaurant for dinner, served from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Lodging at Mawamba Lodge in a superior room or similar.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 03 - Tortuguero

Breakfast will be available from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. You will enjoy a morning tour with your naturalist guide (usually around 9.30 a.m.), we will visit the “Mawamba Nature Park”, that has butterflies gardens, frog garden, bio-digester and river turtle’s area. The bio-digester is used to treat the residual waters of the Lodge to transform them into a natural source of methane gas to warm up the stoves, 30% of the gas use at the Lodge comes from the bio-digester. Afterward, we’ll a walk in the trails at the Lodge.

12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at the restaurant by the pool from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

2:00 pm Tour to Tortuguero National Park. We will visit one of the park’s canals by boat and discover with your guide the extraordinary local biodiversity. We recommend you bring your windbreaker or rain gear.  Rain can always be expected in the rainforest! We will be back to the Lodge by 4:15 p.m and have leisure time before dinner.

7:00 p.m. Private dinner in a Gazebo located in the tropical garden of the Lodge.

Lodging at Mawamba Lodge or similar.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 04 / Tortuguero - Arenal

7:30 a.m. Breakfast at the Lodge. Please check out of your room around 8:30 a.m., and gather around the reception/souvenir shop area for departure at 9:00 a.m.

11:00 am. Arrival to La Pavona, we’ll have a restroom stop before taking our van for our drive to Arenal

1:00 p.m. Stop for lunch at Mawamba’s Río Danta Restaurant in the town of Guápiles, where your “Tico driver” will be waiting for you to take you to your next destination; Arenal.  You will be arriving at the Arenal Kioro Hotel and Spa by around 5:00 p.m.

Lodging at the Arenal Kioro Hotel and Spa or similar.

Meals included: breakfast and lunch and dinner.

Day 05 / Arenal

Breakfast at the Arenal Kioro Hotel and Spa.

This morning you will visit the rainforest through trails at the Hanging Bridges for a wildlife tour.  Next, visit La Fortuna Waterfall and enjoy a traditional Lunch in town, then walk over the old lava flows at Arenal Volcano hike. Then, Hot Springs, the ultimate Arenal Volcano Experience.

A small description of each activity:

Hanging Bridges: These are over 2.5 km of trails through the rainforest, 15 bridges from 5 to 100 m long and some over 70m high. This trails are full of flora and fauna and wondrous views of the Arenal Volcano.  

La Fortuna Waterfall: After hiking the Hanging Bridges, we’ll drive to La Fortuna Waterfall for a view of the 70-m high waterfall on a 600m hike to the natural pool at the base, a chance for a refreshing bath in the pristine waters, (bring swimming suits and towels). Then well visit the town of Fortuna for lunch.

Arenal Volcano National Park: hike around the rainforest and the remains of ancient lava flows.

Tabacon Resort: By the end of the day we will take you to the relaxing hot springs baths at Tabacon Resort.

Lodging at the Arenal Kioro Hotel and Spa or similar.

Dinner included at Tabacon Resort.

Day 06 - Arenal

Breakfast at the Arenal Kioro Hotel and Spa.

After breakfast, your “Tico driver” will take you to the Zip Line tour at Sky Trek in Arenal.

Departure to your next hotel located in the province of Guanacaste.

The Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort Costa Rica is an iconic lively beach getaway for families, couples, and singles to enjoy a memorable Costa Rica.

Lodging at the Tamarindo Diria Hotel in an ocean view room or similar.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch on the way.

Day 07 / Guanacaste

Breakfast at the hotel.

Leisure day at the Tamarindo Diria Hotel.

Lodging at the Tamarindo Diria Hotel in an ocean view room or similar.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 08 / Guanacaste

Breakfast at the hotel.

Leisure day at the Tamarindo Diria Hotel.

Lodging at the Tamarindo Diria Hotel in an ocean view room or similar.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 09 / Guanacaste – San José

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast, your “Tico driver” is going to pick you up for your transfer back to San Jose.

Lodging at the Xandari Hotel in a suite or similar.

Meals included: Breakfast at the hotel.

Day 10 / Departure Day – San José

You have to be at the airport three hours before the plane departure time.

Meals included: Breakfast at the hotel.

Tours Included

Entrance fee to the Tortuguero National Park

Private romantic dinner at the Mawamba Lodge or similar

4 in 1 Tour in Arenal

Zip line Tour

Entrance fee to the Arenal National Park

Private Transportation: Included all the way.

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