This 7-day Costa Rica vacation is perfect for the traveler who is short on time, but big on adventure. Start your travels by exploring Arenal Volcano National Park, followed by the beautiful Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve in search of capuchin monkeys, scarlet macaws, and two and three-toed sloths. Before leaving this lush cloudforest, climb into the rainforest canopy for a high-adrenaline adventure rope traverses of Monteverde. Visit Rincon de la Vieja National Park, where you can explore the many active options. Spend your final days, relaxing at one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, Playa Hermosa.
Enjoy magnificent views of volcanoes and Lake Arenal
Relax on some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica
Watch for unique bird life such as the quetzal and toucans in the cloudforest
Explore Rincon de la Vieja National Park, one of Costa Rica's hidden gems
Enjoy breakfast before being picked up to visit Costa Rica's celebrated Arenal Volcano, beginning with a 90-minute walk near the volcano. As you move through the forest, watch out for howler monkeys, bright tropical toucans, and listen to the rumbling sounds of the distant volcano. The walk ends with a magnificent view of Arenal, one of the most active volcanoes in the world since its massive eruption in 1968. With a bit of luck, you may see lava plummeting down the mountain's slopes.
Return to your hotel for lunch on your own
In the afternoon you are picked up and transferred to the Sky Tram gondolas. Enjoy a slow ride up the mountainside, taking in amazing views on the way, as well as keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife. You are accompanied by a bilingual guide who will point out flora and fauna and tell you about the unique ecosystem. At the top, enjoy magnificent views of volcanoes and Lake Arenal from the observation deck. You can spend some time exploring the top area before descending down to the base. One option is to ride back down the tram, but the more exciting option we will try is the zipline canopy tour. Enjoy a thrilling ride as you zip on cables running across two mountains all the way to the bottom!
After breakfast, spend the morning looking for a variety of bird species on your hike through the Selvatura Park in the Monteverde area. The hanging bridges tour consists of 8 bridges, ranging from 150 to 510 feet long. High above the cloud forest floor, you can see the flora and fauna below and the variety of plant life that exists here. As you make your way on this two mile hike, your guide will point out an array of bird life that make their homes in the cloud forest. You have a chance to see unique bird species such as the quetzal, toucan, wood creeper, flycatchers, orioles and grosbeaks. With any luck, you may see the three-wattled bellbird.
After a leisurely breakfast this morning your guide will pick you up and transfer you to Rincon de la Vieja National Park. This national park is considered one of Costa Rica's finest hidden treasures. Its andesitic stratovolcano is alive and active, one of five in the Guanacaste mountain range. This volcano, while remote, is highly accessible to travelers and rich in vistas and ecological wonders. Enjoy a free day in the park, exploring and taking advantage of the many activities offered onsite. Return to your hotel in the evening.
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