Best Of Arenal And Manuel Antonio

Best of Arenal and Manuel Antonio

Arenal Volcano La Fortuna

  • Poas Volcano is a highlight of your vacation with Desafio.
  • Arenal Volcano is a highlight of your vacation with Desafio.
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Costa Rica is full of wildlife!

FROM: $ 895


The Best of Arenal and Manuel Antonio -- 7 day and 6 nights of the very best to see at the Arenal Volcano and on Costa Rica's famous beach of Manuel Antonio

Come and see the most beautiful parts of Costa Rica all in one trip--mountains, rainforests, waterfalls, beaches. You will love this active Costa Rica adventure! Go rafting, canyoning and waterfall rapelling, hiking, and then snorkeling on the Pacific Ocean as you visit the Arenal Volcano area and the picturesque beach of Manuel Antonio, This is the perfect vacation for couples or families looking for great adventures in Costa Rica! 

DAY 1 San José

Fly into San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). There is plenty to explore in San José! Let us book you on a really cool San Jose City Tour to see some behind the scenes fascinating things about the capital city of Costa Rica!

Get ready to explore Costa Rica on this well-rounded, fun Costa Rica Vacation. This itinerary offers you the opportunity to see and do amazing things in our favorite places to visit in Costa Rica – starting with the bustling Capital City of San José!

HOTEL: Park Inn by Radisson or similar


DAY 2 Arenal - Poas Volcano Viewing + Coffee Drinking + Waterfall Awe-ing

You’ll take the Desafío Adventure Connection: you'll be picked up by your guide and then travel through the windy roads up to the elusive Poas Volcano for a short walk; then you’re on to a coffee plantation to learn about one of Costa Rica’s most-delicious industries and drink some nice, warm Java and have a great lunch; we’ll then have a photo op at La Paz as you head to the Arenal Volcano and check in to a hotel with awe-inspiring views of the volcano.

HOTEL: Volcano Lodge and Springs or similar B


DAY 3 Arenal - COMBO: Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoneering & Zilplining Tour

Discover the thrill of waterfall-rappelling and canyoneering! Descend a series of tropical waterfalls, ending with a 200-foot vertical cascade. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings as you traverse one gripping descent to the next. Tuck into a typical Costa Rican lunch in a rainforest tree house. In the early afternoon, head to a fun canopy tour where 8 zipline cables (one stretching a half mile!) send you flying past a smoking Arenal Volcano. End your day with hot springs at your hotel.

HOTEL: Volcano Lodge and Springs or similar B


DAY 4 Manuel Antonio - Whitewater Rafting & Manuel Antonio National Park

You will take the Desafío Adventure Connection and go whitewater rafting on your way to the Manual Antonio National Park area! You’ll do class 2-3 rafting on the Río Balsa with lots of whitewater and wildlife – paddle through fun rapids like “Rock Around the Croc!” and then finish up with a nice lunch! (Instead of rafting, you can choose a hike in the Carara National Park or a boat ride on the Tarcoles River to see Costa Rica's famous huge crocodiles!) You’ll then continue on to your choice of Manuel Antonio beach hotel with great views of the rainforest that surrounds you! Now’s the time to stick your toes in the sand and relax!

HOTEL: Manuel Antonio Hotel or similar B, L


DAY 5 Manuel Antonio - Catamaran and Snorkeling = Relaxing

You’ve seen the mountains - now it’s time for the beach! Be blown away by the contrast of dark lush rainforest against the deep turquoise Pacific Ocean! And… Monkeys – Monkeys EVERYWHERE! This is the ideal place for a sunset sail! Keep your eyes trained on the horizon - Manuel Antonio is known for excellent dolphin and whale watching – you may glimpse humpback whales, bottlenose and spotted dolphins, and even the occasional killer (orca) whale on your Catamaran tour.

HOTEL: Manuel Antonio Hotel or similar B


DAY 6 Manuel Antonio

Chill Out and Breathe Deeply There is still so much to see and do in Costa Rica, especially in the Manuel Antonio area. But you’ve just finished several intense days of travel and adventure – you deserve a nice soak in the sun and a jump in the waves. You can choose an additional optional tour at an extra charge such as a guided hike of the National Park, sea kayaking, surf lessons, tour of an organic vanilla farm and much more – or just enjoy your last few moments on this amazing Pacific beach of Costa Rica!

HOTEL: Manuel Antonio Hotel or similar B


DAY 7 Airport Transfer

ADIOS Amigos! We hope you enjoyed your time in Costa Rica and that you’ll take plenty of memories and souvenirs back with you! We will now take you on an airport transfer to return to San José (SJO) in time to catch your flight home!


Your Best of Arenal and Manuel Antonio Costa Rica Vacation Includes:

+ Desafío Adventure Connection transfer from San José to the Arenal Volcano
+ Desafío Adventure Connection transfer from La Fortuna to Manuel Antonio
+ Airport transfer from Manuel Antonio to SJO (please let us know your flight info)

+ Visit the Poas Volcano, go on a Coffee Tour and get photo ops of the impressive La Paz Waterfall
+ Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoning
+ Ziplining Tour near the Arenal Volcano
+ Rafting Class 2-3 on the Río Balsa
+ Catamaran and snorkeling tour in Manuel Antonio

+ Five breakfasts included = B
+ Two lunches included on Adventure Connections = L
+ One lunch included on Canyoning Tour = L



Long pants for riding
Sweater or light jacket
Keen or Teva type sandals
Light hiking boots or tennis shoes
Rain jacket
Sun screen
Insect repellent
Any personal medication
Swimming suit
Travel insurance
Passport with 6 months until expiration
And a credit card. 


Several meals


7 Days


1-99 Years


All of our trips are private and fully customizable vacations. Prices start from per person prices for double occupancy and reflect listed low season accomodation rates (or comparable). We are happy to put together a custom itinerary with pricing for you based on your interests and travel dates. So start planning now!

The hotels we have chosen for this Costa Rica vacation are hotels we like to work with and have personally inspected. Feel free to shop around - sometimes online booking sites offer attractive hotel rates, but may have strict cancellation policies and some hidden costs.

Our vacation packages offer a high-level of customization and flexibility and you can easily substitute hotels options, tours and transport. We can also provide ALL-INCLUSIVE Costa Rica vacation options with all hotels, tours, transport and meals included. We offer the service of a personal bilingual professional guide to accompany clients during their vacations at an additional charge per day. Please be sure to let us know if you'd like to add this service to your itinerary.

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