Beaches of Costa Rica

Get away with your family, and enjoy two of Costa Rica's best beach destinations with enough activities to keep you active, but enough free time to enjoy your beach accommodations fully. Manuel Antonio National Park continues to be Costa Rica's premier beach for visitors seeking a secluded stretch of sand, surrounded by verdant green tropical jungle. A variety of adventure activities are available here, and this itinerary takes full advantage of them. Playa Quizales, on the other hand, is the perfect relaxing beach. Time here is meant for laying back and enjoying the sunsets with your travel partners.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: San Jose Arrival

San Jose Arrival
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Accommodation: Park Inn by Radisson San Jose

Today, you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Check in and enjoy the rest of the day free. The transfer time is 30 minutes approximately.

San Jose

Historic neighborhoods in Costa Rica are laced with delicious international restaurants and bustling shopping streets. The city's art scene is popping and huge colorful murals blend harmoniously beside small unique art galleries. Like many Latin American capitals, it's the colonial architecture that truly gives the streets of San Jose their charm, and is a welcome break from the ever-modernizing city attributes. As a city that primarily hosts travelers arriving and departing from Costa Rica specifically, San Jose fills its role perfectly. An introduction, a gateway and a welcoming!

Day 2: San Jose - Manuel Antonio

San Jose - Manuel Antonio
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: 9:15 AM Internal Transfer
  • Tour: Jungle River & Crocodile Adventure
  • Accommodation: Costa Verde Hotel
  • Meals: B, L

In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel in 4:00PM and transferred to your accommodations in 4:00PM. En route, you will enjoy an interesting adventure.

Jungle River & Crocodile Adventure

Located on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, the Estuary of Guacalillo and the Tarcoles River offer the opportunity to observe one of the largest populations of American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in America, also discover the mangrove area with a high percentage biodiversity among which there is a large number of waterfowl and one of the most important conservation area of the Scarlet Macaw in the country.

Boats with up to 25 people will take you for a ride extensive mangrove ecosystem composed impressive four mangrove species, all of them represent an important nesting ground for birds that inhabit it, so that in turn represent their shelter and nutrients area for many fish and invertebrates also mangrove swamps are extremely important for marine productivity.

After your tour you will continue to your hotel in Manuel Antonio.

*Transfer Duration: San Jose to Hacienda Nosavar is approximately 1.30 hours.
*Transfer Duration: Hacienda Nosavar to El Parador is approximately 1.30 hours.

Manuel Antonio National Park

If there is a heaven for beach lovers, it is surely taking notes from Manuel Antonio! There is a reason that this rugged coast of small bays and secluded beaches is one of Central America's most popular destinations. Dense jungle sits directly adjacent to pristine sandy beaches in this national park, forming unique, funky coves that each offer picture perfect photo opportunities in their own right. If these scenic landscapes aren't enough to keep you captivated, then you might make the most of the wildlife viewing activities. Iguanas, howler monkeys, sloths and several birds parade through here daily.

Day 3: Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio
Daily Summary
  • Tour: 7:30 AM Half Day Manuel Antonio National Park Tour
  • Accommodation: Costa Verde Hotel
  • Meals: B

Half Day Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

This morning, you'll enjoy a half day guided visit to Manuel Antonio National Park (shared basis), arguably the country's most beautiful and popular protected coastal area. The national park contains pristine white-sand beaches, hidden coves ideal for snorkeling, trails through tropical forest filled with wildlife and the landmark Punta Catedral, and towering high above the deep blue Pacific Ocean.

This afternoon, you'll be transferred back to your accommodation in Manuel Antonio to enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Day 4: Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio
Daily Summary
  • Tour: 6:30 AM Damas Island Kayaking
  • Accommodation: Costa Verde Hotel
  • Meals: B

Damas Island Kayaking

This morning you'll meet your local guide for a kayak tour through the mangroves of Damas Island (shared basis).

Kayaking through a mangrove forest to Damas Island offers a half day tour through a unique and fascinating world of tall mangroves, known as a natural nursery for fish and crustaceans, where sloths and three species of monkeys travel through the tree canopy. This paddling adventure gives you the opportunity to see the rare silky anteater, and several types of non-poisonous snakes and marine birds close up. Mid way through the trip, stop with your adventure guide and enjoy tropical fresh fruit and refreshments at a stop on the banks of Damas Island.

Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Day 5: Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio
Daily Summary
  • Tour: 8:30 AM Morning Catamaran Tour & Snorkeling
  • Accommodation: Costa Verde Hotel
  • Meals: B, L

Morning Catamaran Tour & Snorkeling

This morning you will sail with us in the giant Catamaran Ocean King, the most unique, fun and hip cruise excursion in Manuel Antonio (shared basis). The Ocean King catamaran is the largest and most advanced in the country at 100 meters in length. Our professional guides will provide excellent service as you enjoy a show, the bar and music.

We stop for a refreshing dive right out off the Manuel Antonio coast for snorkeling. Our friendly and professional staff ensures the safety of everyone aboard. Keep your eye open for dolphins! Around mid-day enjoy lunch on board before returning to port and on to your hotel.

*Please Note: Sunset Catamaran Tour (afternoon departure) is on request. In the event that spaces become available you will be notified.

Day 6: Manuel Antonio - Playa Quizales

Daily Summary
  • Transportation: 9:00 AM Internal Transfer
  • Accommodation: Tango Mar Boutique Hotel
  • Meals: B

This morning you will be met by your private driver and transferred to Peninsula de Nicoya and on to Playa Quizales. This day the transfer will include a ferry transfer from Puntarenas to Paquera in Peninsula de Nicoya.

*Transfer Duration: Manuel Antonia to Puntaarenas (in order to puck up the Ferry) is approximately 2 hours.
*Transfer Duration: Ferry Ride from Puntaarenas to Paquera is approximately 2.15 hours.
*Transfer Duration: Paquera to Playa Quizales is approximately 30 minutes.

** Please note that the ferry fee is not included and must be paid for directly (approx $1.70 per person).

Day 7: Playa Quizales

Daily Summary
  • Accommodation: Tango Mar Boutique Hotel
  • Meals: B

Enjoy this free time at your leisure.

Days 8 - 10: Playa Quizales

Daily Summary
  • Accommodation: Tango Mar Boutique Hotel
  • Meals: B

Enjoy this free time at your leisure.

Day 11: Playa Quizales - San Jose

Playa Quizales - San Jose
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: 12:00 PM Transfer - Domestic Flight - Transfer
  • Transportation (Air): 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Domestic Flight
  • Accommodation: Hampton Inn & Suites San Jose Airport
  • Meals: B
Domestic Flight
Puntarenas - San Jose
Flight #: TBD
Departs: TBD
Arrives: TBD

In the afternoon, you will be picked up at your hotel in 4:00PM and transferred to the Tambor airstrip in good time to board your domestic flight to 4:00PM. Upon arrival in 4:00PM, you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

The transfer time to Tambor Airstrip is 20 minutes approximately.
The local flight from Tambor to San José is 45 minutes approximately.
The transfer time to the hotel in San Jose is 30 minutes approximately.

Day 12: San Jose Departure

San Jose Departure
Daily Summary
  • Transportation: Airport Transfer
  • Meals: B

Today, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport. Please remember you will need to check in for your flight a least 3 hours prior to departure.

We hope you enjoyed your time in Costa Rica and we wish you a pleasant flight home.


Park Inn by Radisson San Jose

Park Inn by Radisson San Jose

Positioned only three blocks from Paseo Colón, San José's main avenue, and walking distance from downtown, the Park Inn by Radisson San José, is the perfect spot for a relaxing and comfortable vacation. It's modern and quirky decorations, keep the property unique and colorful. Guests can unwind with dinner and drinks at the hotel's RBG Bar & Grill, or take a dip in the outdoor pool. With 125 spacious rooms, that include complimentary wireless Internet and 32-inch flat screen televisions, the hotel provides guests with all the features you need for a pleasurable and memorable stay.

Costa Verde Hotel

Costa Verde Hotel

On a coastal rainforest bluff, nestled between Manuel Antonio National Park and breathtaking Pacific Ocean vistas, Costa Verde is a vacation adventure, unlike anything you have ever experienced! Wake up to the gentle sounds of birdsong and step outside your room to see a monkey swing through the trees in front of you. Costa Verde prides itself in having built a facility that invites both humans and rainforest wildlife to live in peace and harmony. Due to the property's extraordinary location beside the National Park, you will be fully exposed to the rich ecological diversity, including monkeys, sloths, iguanas and many species of birds and butterflies.

Tango Mar Boutique Hotel

Tango Mar Boutique Hotel

Through mountains, forests, charming towns and panoramic ocean views, this charming place is found on the sunny Nicoya Peninsula, in Northern Guanacaste, just a few steps away from the quiet Quizales Beach. It´s manicured grounds and fine accommodations blend with exuberant jungle vegetation and exotic fauna, balancing nature and refinement. The rooms are decorated with handcrafted furniture made of fine wood grown in their farm and are equipped with modern and comfortable amenities. Whether beach front or garden rooms, Tropical or Tiki suites, this is a fabulous beach retreat. Cristobal Restaurant, overlooking the ocean with its casual, romantic setting serves fresh seafood, international cuisine and native Costa Rican dishes. Tropical cocktails can be enjoyed at Tango Bar, the ocean side deck or at the beach and poolside rancho grill "El Pirata". Refreshing pool, tennis courts, 9-hole golf course, horseback riding, fishing, spa, yoga lessons and relaxing massages are some of the activities to enjoy in this hotel that vibrates with its natural surroundings or …just sit by the beach, fringed with thick groves of palms and swaying hammocks.

Hampton Inn & Suites San Jose Airport

Hampton Inn & Suites San Jose Airport

The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose Airport is ideally located in the Central Valley. Arrive with ease, via the property's complimentary 24-hour shuttle service from San Jose Airport and receive a warm welcome by the friendly staff. This modern and comfortable hotel is the perfect starting or ending point for your trip. Make the most of your spacious guest room or suite and surf the web using the hotel's free internet access. You may also want to keep up your fitness routine with a workout in the fitness center or relax with a refreshing swim in the tranquil outdoor pool. The Central Valley of Costa Rica is rich in tourist, cultural and natural attractions, and is home to Costa Rica's best museums. You will also find charming picturesque rural towns, large coffee plantations, sugar mills, and dairies.

Pricing and Details

Starting from $ 3,268 per person

*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.

Price Includes

  • Full support before, during & after your trip
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Tours/activities as mentioned
  • Transport as mentioned

Price Excludes

  • International & domestic flights
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides, drivers
  • Taxes and fees

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