Best of Arenal and Manuel Antonio



  • Trip Summary
  • Itinerary
  • Lodging
Come and see the most beautiful parts of Costa Rica all in one trip: mountains, rainforests, waterfalls, and beaches! You will love this Costa Rica adventure. Go rafting, canyoning, and ziplining near the Arenal Volcano before heading over to the picturesque beach of Manuel Antonio to go snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean. This is the perfect vacation for couples or families looking for great adventures in Costa Rica! 

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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!Arenal to Manuel Antonio RaftingManuel Antonio Beach

Arrival Day

San Jose and the Central Valley
Fly into San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). This itinerary offers you the opportunity to experience some of our favorite places to visit in Costa Rica – starting with the bustling capital city of San José! Get ready to explore Costa Rica on this well-rounded and fun Costa Rica vacation.

Day 2 Transfer to Arenal

La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
It's time for your Desafío Adventure Connection! You'll be picked up at your San Jose hotel before travelling along winding roads up to the Poas Volcano for a short walk. You'll have a photo op at the beautiful La Paz waterfall before heading to a coffee plantation to learn about one of Costa Rica's most-delicious industries. Drink some nice warm Java and have a delicious lunch before heading to your Arenal Volcano hotel, complete with awe-inspiring views of the famous volcano.

Day 3 Adventure in Arenal!

La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
Discover the thrill of waterfall rappelling in the Lost Canyon! Descend a series of tropical waterfalls, ending with a 200-foot vertical cascade. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings as you traverse one gripping descent after another. Once you've finished your adventure, 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. Finally, end your day with some well-deserved relaxation in the hot springs at your hotel.

Day 4 Transfer to Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio Beach
It's time for another Adventure Connection as you go whitewater rafting on your way to the Manual Antonio area! You'll do class 2-3 rafting on the Río Balsa with lots of whitewater and wildlife to enjoy. Paddle through fun rapids like "Rock Around the Croc!" and finish up with a nice lunch. (Instead of rafting, you can also choose a hike in the Carara National Park or a boat ride on the Tarcoles River to see Costa Rica's biggest crocodiles!) You'll then continue on to your Manuel Antonio hotel where you'll get to stick your toes in the sand and relax!

Day 5 Manuel Antonio Boat Tour

Manuel Antonio Beach
You've seen the mountains, now it's time for the beach! Be blown away by the contrast of lush rainforest against the deep turquoise Pacific Ocean. And don't forget about the monkeys – there are monkeys EVERYWHERE! This is the ideal place for a sailing tour. Keep your eyes trained on the horizon - Manuel Antonio is known for its dolphin and whale watching. You may catch a glimpse of bottlenose and spotted dolphins, and, in season, humpback whales!

Free Day!

Manuel Antonio Beach
Chill out and breathe deeply! There is still so much to see and do 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 romp in the waves! You can choose an optional tour at an extra charge, such as a guided hike of the National Park, sea kayaking, surf lessons, and much more, or just enjoy your last few moments on this amazing beach.

Departure Day

Manuel Antonio Beach
ADIOS Amigos! We hope you enjoyed your time in Costa Rica and that you'll take plenty of memories back with you. Travel by private transfer to the San José airport to catch your flight home!

Day 1 Arrival Day

San Jose and the Central Valley
Fly into San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). This itinerary offers you the opportunity to experience some of our favorite places to visit in Costa Rica – starting with the bustling capital city of San José! Get ready to explore Costa Rica on this well-rounded and fun Costa Rica vacation.

Day 2 Transfer to Arenal

La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
It's time for your Desafío Adventure Connection! You'll be picked up at your San Jose hotel before travelling along winding roads up to the Poas Volcano for a short walk. You'll have a photo op at the beautiful La Paz waterfall before heading to a coffee plantation to learn about one of Costa Rica's most-delicious industries. Drink some nice warm Java and have a delicious lunch before heading to your Arenal Volcano hotel, complete with awe-inspiring views of the famous volcano.

Day 4 Transfer to Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio Beach
It's time for another Adventure Connection as you go whitewater rafting on your way to the Manual Antonio area! You'll do class 2-3 rafting on the Río Balsa with lots of whitewater and wildlife to enjoy. Paddle through fun rapids like "Rock Around the Croc!" and finish up with a nice lunch. (Instead of rafting, you can also choose a hike in the Carara National Park or a boat ride on the Tarcoles River to see Costa Rica's biggest crocodiles!) You'll then continue on to your Manuel Antonio hotel where you'll get to stick your toes in the sand and relax!

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Desafio Adventure Company
Behind the central chuch in La Fortuna San Carlos, Alajuela 21007 CR
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