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Exploring the Caribbean 9 Days

9 Days

Trips Facts

  • Mitsubishi ASX with basic coverage and WiFi
  • San Jose Airport (SJO)
  • Breakfast
  • 3-4 Stars Hotels
  • July - September
  • English, Spanish, German
  • Double or Triple

Overview

Embark on an unforgettable 9-day adventure in Costa Rica, exploring some of its most enchanting destinations with the convenience of a rental car.

Your journey begins in Tortuguero, a renowned turtle nesting site where you can witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Next, head to the pristine beaches of Punta Cocles, where you can soak up the sun, surf, and indulge in delicious local cuisine. From there, travel to Sarapiqui, a lush region known for its tropical rainforests and thrilling outdoor activities such as zip-lining and white-water rafting. Finally, make your way to La Fortuna, home to the awe-inspiring Arenal Volcano and relaxing hot springs.

Immerse yourself in nature, visit stunning waterfalls, and enjoy the vibrant biodiversity Costa Rica is famous for. With the freedom of a rental car, you can explore at your own pace and make the most out of your incredible journey through this captivating country.

Trip Highlights

  • Biodiversity Paradise: Explore Costa Rica, home to 5% of the world's animal and plant species.
  • Safe Haven: Enjoy a secure and stable environment, offering a peaceful stay.
  • Emergency Support: Feel secure with our 24/7 emergency service and weekday support.
  • Direct Assistance: We're here for you – contact us anytime with inquiries about the program.
  • The best known highlight places in Costa Rica

Itinerary

Day 1 :
San José

Welcome to Costa Rica!

Upon arrival at San José Airport, our driver will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in the city. Upon arrival at the hotel a representative will be waiting for you, during this meeting we will explain you the details of your trip as well as expert tips.

  • Arrival transfer will be scheduled according to your arrival flight.

The “Costa Rica Amazon” is waiting for you.

Departure in the morning from San José. On the way you will stop to enjoy a typical Costa Rican breakfast. You will board the boat that will take you through this National Park along the main canal to a rustic lodge. Upon arrival at the lodge, a delicious lunch awaits you.

In the afternoon, with your local tour guide, you will go for a short hike in the village of Tortuguero.

After returning to the lodge, the rest of the afternoon can be relaxed by the pool or exploring the surroundings.

  • Pick up time in San Jose will be around 06.00 – 06.30hrs.
  • Arrival in Tortuguero around noon.
  • Turtle nesting season: July – September.
  • For the turtle nesting activity: bring dark clothes (long trousers, shoes, shirt or jacket).
  • Turtle nesting excursion: cannot be booked in advance, can only be done on site, payment in cash.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will visit with your guide one of the main attractions of the country: the Tortuguero National Park with countless lagoons and canals; the vegetation on the edges forms incredible tunnels, nature shows itself from its most beautiful side: high precipitation rates and an average temperature of 79° F favour the growth of palm trees, ferns and trees with supporting roots; parrots, monkeys, caimans and crocodiles as well as an immense variety of tropical birds live in this magical world of forest and water.

After dinner, during turtle season an optional night walk is offered: Walk along the beach and admire the nesting of the green turtles (from July to September).

  • Optional turtle nesting excursion (July – September).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you will leave Tortuguero around 9am by boat. Upon arrival at the small river port, you will continue the journey by bus to a typical Costa Rican restaurant ‘Senderos Rio Blanco’ near Guapiles for a delicious homemade lunch.

The rental company will deliver the car to you at the Senderos Rio Blanco Restaurant, after which you will drive to your next destination, Puerto Viejo.

Located in Limon province on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a beach lover’s paradise.

Here amidst the exotic flora and fauna, lies a vibrant seaside town with gorgeous beaches, crystal clear blue waters, and some of the most amazing surfing opportunities.

  • Arrival at Guapiles restaurant around 12:30 hrs.
  • Shared land and boat transfer from Tortuguero to Guapiles.
  • Renta car reception in Guapiles.

Breakfast, Lunch

Free day to explore the wonders of the area or enjoy an optional excursion.

  • You can always check for tours directly in our website.

Breakfast

At the agreed time drive to Sarapiqui region.

The Sarapiqui region forms the largest portion of the province of Heredia. It covers 85% of the total land area. Sarapiquí is known throughout Costa Rica for its amazingly rich biodiversity as well as being a dream destination for adventurous seekers. Located in the northeast of the country and bordered by Nicaragua in the north, Sarapiquí is now a popular getaway for families and excited prospectors.

Rest of the day free to enjoy the facilities and services in the hotel.

Day 7 :
La Fortuna

Continue your journey to the Arenal region. Located within the fertile lowlands of northern Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano is an unavoidable presence when travelling within this part of the country. It is tall and imposing and has a reputation that precedes it. Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a tourist’s dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to tick off your ‘things to do in Costa Rica’ list.

Day 8 :
La Fortuna

Free day to explore the area’s wonders or enjoy an optional excursion.

  • Discover What to do in La Fortuna and book your next experience with real-time confirmation.
  • Your bookings will always be protected by us.

Say Good-Bye to this paradise!

At the correct time drive from  Arenal to the renta car office to return the car, the office is located near to Juan Santamaría International Airport. The renta car will provide you the shuttle transfer to the airport.

If Departure Taxes ($29.00 per person) are not yet included (check with your airline), please remember to pay them before checking in.

According to airport policy, you must check in for your international flight at least 3 hours before departure.

Breakfast

Includes/Excludes

The Cost Includes

  • Private arrival transfer.
  • Meet&Greet in San Jose Hotel.
  • Shared transfer by bus and boat from San José - Guápiles - Tortuguero.
  • Visit to the village of Tortuguero.
  • Local guide during the excursions in Tortuguero.
  • Tortuguero National Park admission.
  • Boat trip through the canals of Tortuguero National Park.
  • Shared land and boat transfer from Tortuguero to Guapiles.
  • Renta car Mitsubishi ASX from day 4 to day 9 with basic coverage and WiFi.
  • Private departure transfer.

The Cost Excludes

  • Flight Tickets.
  • Gratuities.
  • Excursions.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Full cover for the renta car.

FAQs

What does Tierra Verde offer for a trip around Costa Rica?

Tierra Verde offers a package for an 9-day trip around Costa Rica that includes visits to popular destinations like La Fortuna, Sarapiqui, Tortuguero and South Caribbean. The package includes car rental and private transportation (airport) to ensure convenient and comfortable travel between the locations.

Are all other tours included in the itinerary?

No, all other tours in destinations such as Sarapiqui and La Fortuna are available upon request. This allows you to customize your experience and choose the specific excursions that interest you the most.

Are breakfasts included in the package?

Yes, breakfast is included throughout your 9-day adventure in Costa Rica. You can start your day with a delicious meal to fuel your exploration.

Can I extend or modify this 9-day trip?

Absolutely! If you wish to extend your stay or make any modifications to the itinerary, please let us know. We can assist you in tailoring the trip according to your preferences and desired duration.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Rates per person per package.
  • Supplement rates are per group.
  • Valid rates for a minimum of 2 people.
  • Rates valid for the above dates except Christmas, New Year and Easter Week.
  • Availability subject to change without prior notice at the time of booking.
  • Accommodation in the mentioned hotels or similar category.
  • For more than 4 people or single travelling, price upon request.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Exploring the Caribbean 9 Days
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