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9-Day Costa Rica As You Like It – Starting at $1,349.00 Adults / $499.00 Children

AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN SAN JOSE UNTIL DEC 7, 2017

    The Costa Rica as You like It is a locally hosted Classic Collection Travel Program, which allows you to explore the diverse eco-systems and enjoy an amazing holiday experience with the freedom and flexibility available only through our Classic Collection. Begin your adventure with a scenic drive to Arenal. Enjoy a guided visit to the National Park, relax in a soothing bath and dine at the world famous Tabacon Hot Springs and Thermal Pools. Spend three wonderful days partaking on the Adventure of your Very Own Choice. Select one daily activity from an extensive menu: A thrilling River Rafting Expedition; a wonderful Nature Cruise on the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge; Canyoning and Waterfall Rappelling; an ATV Countryside Adventure; Zip Lining at the Sky Park. Afterwards relax at the beach resort of your choice enjoying the rugged beauty of the Guanacaste Coast in the Northern Pacific. This too is an ideal one-of-a-kind holiday adventure for Friends and Family.

    Our Costa Rica as You like It, 9 day vacation package, begins in Arenal Volcano Park and offers you opportunities for River Rafting, Kayaking, Canyoning and Waterfall Rappelling, ATV rides, Zip Lining, a nature cruise in Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, Tabacon Hot Springs and ends relaxing on the beach of the Guanacaste Coast.

     
    • 8 nights at your choice of hotels (1 in San Jose, 4 in Arenal, and 3 at the beach)
    • 12 meals (8 breakfast, 3 lunches and 1 dinner)
    • All applicable entrance fees
    • Private Airport / Hotel Transfer on arrival in San Jose
    • Shared Van transfer from San Jose to Arenal
    • Guided visit to the Arenal Volcano Park
    • Visit to the Tabacon Hot Springs and Thermal Polls with buffet dinner
    • English-speaking guides during tours

    • Three Adventures of your own choice during your stay in Arenal: River Rafting on the Sarapiqui, Kayaking in Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, Canyoning and Waterfall Rappelling, ATV Countryside Adventure, or Zip Lining at the Sky Park
    • Shared Van transfer from Arenal to the Beach in the Guanacaste Coast
    • Private Hotel / Liberia Intl Airport Transfer on departure from the beach
    • Personalized service of our Costa Rica-based operational office.
    • All applicable taxes.

    Day 1 | Bienvenidos to San Jose, Costa Rica!


    Your EcoAmerica Tours representative will greet you at the airport, assist you with your luggage and provide you with a private van transfer to the Wyndham Herradura Hotel for an overnight stay. Check-in is available after 2:00 PM. Balance of the day is at leisure enjoying the facilities of the resort-like hotel.

    • Standard Class: Wyndham Hotel
    • First Class: Wyndham Hotel
    • Deluxe Class: Costa Rica Marriott Hotel

    Day 2 | San Jose to Arenal / Arenal Volcano Park & Tabacon Hot Springs and Thermal Pools | B.D.


    After an early breakfast at your San Jose hotel, meet your local driver for a shared shuttle transfer to the Arenal Volcano Park Area for a four-night stay with volcano view accommodations at the hotel of your choice. After you have checked-in, your local host will call for you at the hotel to begin your adventure.

    • Standard Class: La Pradera Hotel
    • First Class: Magic Mountain Hotel
    • Deluxe Class: Royal Corin Hotel

    Arenal Volcano National Park Afternoon Exploration. Enjoy a guided visit to the active northwest side of the volcano. The tour begins with a hike and depending upon which side of the volcano the lava is flowing, we go either to the trail Los Tucanes at the National Park or to Mirador El Silencio. It is possible to observe a great variety of plants, wildlife, magnificent lava rock formations and the beautiful Arenal Lake just in time for sunset!

    After your exploration of the park, you will visit the world-famous Tabacon Hot Springs and Spa, the only hot springs in the Arenal Volcano area that is completely natural. Water flows by gravity throughout the property, forming in-river pools, waterfalls, and cascades and filling in the pools throughout the resort. As the underground Tabacon River flows through the magma in the volcano, the springs absorb minerals. Hot springs provide many benefits stemming from various chemical, physical and biological effects, the most notable is relaxing tense and tired muscles. While at Tabacon Hot Springs you will also enjoy a scrumptious buffet-dinner, the perfect treat to complete your visit to the Arenal Volcano National Park region. After dinner, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

    Days 3, 4 & 5 | Enjoy one activity of your choice each day | B.L.


    During these three full days, you will enjoy one activity of your choice each day. Lunch, transportation and entrance fees are included for all activities. Please make your selection at booking time.

    Sarapiqui Whitewater River Rafting Expedition, Class II – III: Early breakfast at your hotel. Meet your river guide and begin your journey to the lowlands of the San Carlos Valley in the Caribbean basin, home to the Sarapiqui River. After a safety talk given by the head guide, we will start our journey down 7.5 mile river. Throughout the vibrant journey, enjoy swimming and refreshing yourself in several peaceful ponds in addition to the thrill of defying rapids. At the end of the rafting trip enjoy a delicious Costa Rican style lunch. Ages: 8+years old and in good physical condition. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Balance of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Arenal at your own pace.

    Nature Cruise on the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge: The Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge and the Rio Frio are biological humid areas considered to be one of the richest in biological diversity in Costa Rica. Here you can find a great variety of resident and migratory birds. Your floating safari will take you through tropical rain forest, pastures, and marsh, where you can see howler monkeys, spider monkeys, white-faced monkeys, the three-toed sloth, reptiles like caimans, the Jesus Christ lizard, turtles, and an almost endless selection or birds. Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time, meet your local guide to begin your tour to this beautiful region of Costa Rica. You will travel north to Los Chiles, a rustic village just three kilometers from the Nicaraguan border. Then we begin the guided cruise adventure. On your water ride to the wetlands, you will see many bird and animal species. Around noon we will stop along the river for a typical Costa Rican lunch before heading back to Los Chiles to take the bus back to Arenal.

    The Ultimate Canyoning and Waterfall Rappelling Adventure: In the early morning, we pick you up at your hotel, and take you on an exciting 4×4 ride on a mountain road to our first ranch house.  We put your gear on; give you a short safety and rappelling explanation and then a short trek on a beautiful rainforest trail to the first waterfall rappel where you will descend into to a canyon! Our 5 rappels range in heights of 13 mts. (25 ft.) to 55 mts. (165 ft.). Our Monkey Drop Zip Line is approx. 25 mts. (82 ft.) long. After rappelling down the first waterfall you will climb up the side of the canyon wall, 10 mts. (20 ft.), to a short trail.  Then zip line across the canyon and rappel down from the cable 25 mts. (82 ft.) to the canyon floor again.  Then continue on short trails from waterfall to waterfall through the canyon, it’s like being in a National Rainforest Park!  Then a short trek out of the canyon to the second ranch house where you meet up with the 4×4 vehicles and then back to our base offices for a delicious Costa Rican style lunch with a view of the famous Arenal Volcano.  Afternoon at leisure to enjoy Arenal at your own pace. This Activity is Family Friendly- No Experience Necessary.

    ATV Countryside Adventure Tour: Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time, meet your driver for a transfer to the ATV locale. First of all become familiar with the Honda ATV’s while the professional bilingual guides give you safety & security instructions, followed by an intense practice. Savor the powerful presence of the Volcano as you visit the beautiful La Fortuna Waterfall look-out point and ride through exotic tropical plantations. Continue your quest by cooling off in natural, crystal-clear waters at the famous “El Salto” River and Tarzan Swing and cascades all year round. Enjoy a filling local meal at the Arenal Vida Campesina, finish your tour driving on scenic trails and visit typical villages like La Guaria and Platanillo. This off-road volcano experience cannot be beaten! Don’t miss this unique opportunity while in Costa Rica. If traveling with children, the ATV will be a double seat. Minimum ages: For Drivers 16 years, for passengers 6 years).

    Sky Tram & Sky Trek at the Sky Park Adventure Center: Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time, meet your driver from the Adventure Center for a transfer to the attraction to begin your adventure. Zipping along nearly two miles (three kilometers) of cables, you will see the rain forest as well as get a panoramic view of the volcano and lake from a whole new perspective. There are currently ten zip line cables and they range in height from 30 meters to 200 meters and in length from 200 meters to 750 meters. This private reserve is near El Castillo, on the north-facing slopes of the Cordillera de Tilaran offers phenomenal volcano views, to be enjoyed from an aerial Sky Tram that rises 236 meters in a 1250 meters ride, taking visitors up to a Mirador (lookout point) where starts the Sky Trek zip line circuit. Before leaving the main building to start your tour, you will be fitted with all of the necessary safety equipment (harness, helmet, gloves), which the guides will take care to properly adjust. Afterwards the guides will deliver a safety speech detailing proper form and the innovative braking system. Return to your hotel after lunch. Note: For Sky Trek Minimum height is 4 Ft.

    Day 6 | Arenal / Tamarindo Beach in the Coast of Guanacaste | B. 


    After an early breakfast at the hotel, meet your local driver for a shared (shuttle van) ride to the Northwest Coast of Guanacaste for a three-night stay at the beach hotel of your choice.  Balance of the day is at leisure enjoying the pool or the beach.

    • Standard Class: Tamarindo Diria Beach Hotel (Classic or Standard Room)
    • First Class: Tamarindo Diria Beach Hotel (Tropicana Pool View Room)
    • Deluxe Class: Cala Luna Boutique Hotel and Villas (Deluxe Room)

    Days 7 & 8 | Enjoying the Beach and the facilities of your selected beachfront hotel | B. 


    These are two full days at leisure at the beach. Slow down, enjoy and indulge in a great Costa Rica beach getaway, you’re worth it! Our San Jose office is only a phone call away if you need additional information and/or further assistance.

    Day 9 | Guanacaste Coast / Liberia Intl. Airport / Home | B. 


    At the designated time, one of our local drivers will provide you with a private transfer to the Liberia airport to check-in for your onward flight.


     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – MINIMUM 2 GUESTS REQUIRED

    AVAILABLE FOR DAILY ARRIVALS IN SAN JOSE UNTIL DEC 7, 2017

    CATEGORY SINGLE DOUBLE TRIPLE QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD2
    HIGH SEASON: JAN 2 TO APR 30 & JUL 1 TO AUG 31, 2017
    STANDARD CLASS $2,055.00 $1,385.00 $1,205.00 $1,320.00 $499.00
    FIRST CLASS $2,439.00 $1,557.00 $1,349.00 $1,490.00 $499.00
    DELUXE CLASS $3,835.00 $2,255.00 $1,915.00 $2,189.00 $695.00
    LOW SEASON: MAY 1 TO JUN 30 & SEP 1 TO DEC 7, 2017
    STANDARD CLASS $1,910.00 $1,349.00 $1,179.00 $1,285.00 $499.00
    FIRST CLASS $2,051.00 $1,359.00 $1,168.00 $1,298.00 $499.00
    DELUXE CLASS $3,120.00 $1,897.00 $1,675.00 $1,835.00 $695.00
    ¹ Triple Occupancy: Share existing beds.
    ² Children policy: Maximum two children up to 11 year old sharing the same room and bedding arrangements with 2 adults. Maximum occupancy per room: 2 adults and 2 children OR 3 adults and 1 child.

    Costa Rica As You Like It Lodging

    STANDARD CLASS HOTELS

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    In San Jose: Wyndham Plaza Herradura Hotel: Is a full-service 4 star resort, standing apart from the rest of San Jose Costa Rica hotels. Just 5 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), and 15 minutes away from San Jose downtown, the Wyndham Plaza Herradura’s location is idyllic for both business and leisure travelers. A true tropical experience coupled with Costa Rican charm, this hotel features 229 guestrooms and suites, with private terraces overlooking exotic floral gardens. The open corridor hotel has 3 sparkling outdoor pools and Jacuzzis, 3 restaurants, one fashionable bar and onsite Casino.


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    In Arenal: La Pradera Hotel: Is a family establishment that wants to offer you a completely grateful and memorable lodging. For your convenience we offer you a bar and restaurant service. A large and save parking the 24 hours, for you can enjoy the presence of the exuberant Arenal Volcano, besides, explore the beautiful gardens that seduce many birds. Located at 2 km from La Fortuna, on the way to Arenal Volcano, at 5 min from Tabacon and Baldi Hot Springs. Our Facilities have: Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Restaurant, Volcano view in all rooms, 24 hours security, Wireless internet, Private parking.


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    In Guanacaste Coast: Tamarindo Diria (Classic or Standard Room): Spend your vacation in a peaceful tropical setting with all of the excitement and adventure that you desire, at the Hotel Tamarindo Diria on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Relax in the refreshing pool, or take a refreshing dip in the warm clear waters of the resplendent Tamarindo shoreline. Each air conditioned room features two double beds, cable television, direct dial telephones and mini bar. Active guests won’t want to miss the abundant nearby excursions, including horseback riding through the tropics, surfing, fishing, wildlife reserve expeditions and so much more. Fine dining includes international gourmet cuisine and a tempting full breakfast buffet, and you can end your day watching the sunset from the spectacular ocean terrace. Make the Hotel Tamarindo Diria a part of your vacation plans in the paradise that is Guanacaste.

    FIRST CLASS HOTELS

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    In San Jose: Wyndham Plaza Herradura Hotel: Is a full-service 4 star resort, standing apart from the rest of San Jose Costa Rica hotels. Just 5 miles away from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), and 15 minutes away from San Jose downtown, the Wyndham Plaza Herradura’s location is idyllic for both business and leisure travelers. A true tropical experience coupled with Costa Rican charm, this hotel features 229 guestrooms and suites, with private terraces overlooking exotic floral gardens. The open corridor hotel has 3 sparkling outdoor pools and Jacuzzis, 3 restaurants, one fashionable bar and onsite Casino.


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    In Arenal: Magic Mountain Hotel: A colonial modern hotel, is located in La Fortuna facing the Arenal Volcano in a scenic location that provides visitors with a stunning view of the colossal Volcano Arenal. It is rounded by an exotic tropical zone, lush foliage and magnificent scenery. This property offers a prime location, panoramic Volcano views, luxury accommodations and unrivaled service.We are nearby to down town shops, souvenirs and other points of interest as well as the “hot springs”. All guest rooms features an outdoor balcony or terrace that overlook the Volcano and are impeccably furnished and feature tiled private bathrooms, desk, and either a king bed or two double beds. For your convenience, all guest rooms are equipped with high-speed wireless Internet access, telephone line and an in-room safe.


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    In Guanacaste Coast: Tamarindo Diria (Tropicana Pool View Room): Spend your vacation in a peaceful tropical setting with all of the excitement and adventure that you desire, at the Hotel Tamarindo Diria on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Relax in the refreshing pool, or take a refreshing dip in the warm clear waters of the resplendent Tamarindo shoreline. Each air conditioned room features two double beds, cable television, direct dial telephones and mini bar. Active guests won’t want to miss the abundant nearby excursions, including horseback riding through the tropics, surfing, fishing, wildlife reserve expeditions and so much more. Fine dining includes international gourmet cuisine and a tempting full breakfast buffet, and you can end your day watching the sunset from the spectacular ocean terrace. Make the Hotel Tamarindo Diria a part of your vacation plans in the paradise that is Guanacaste.

    DELUXE CLASS HOTELS

                

    In San Jose: Marriott Hotel. Drink in the unique architecture, elegant furnishings and luscious surroundings of Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose. Voted by Condé Nast as one of the best hotels in Central America, the Marriott San Jose is a beautiful colonial hacienda set on a 30 acre coffee plantation. This luxury hotel features captivating grounds, exceptional service and a relaxing ambiance. Whether here for business or an adventurous Costa Rica ecotourism activity, enjoy magnificent natural attractions such as volcanoes, rainforest excursions and canopy zip-line tours. Unwind in either of their two swimming pools, or take a stroll on their lush garden paths. The state-of-the-art fitness center or well-lit tennis courts are the perfect place to work up a sweat, while their full-service Kuö Spa will pamper you with luxurious treatments and services. Marriott Hotel in San Jose also offers a number of acclaimed restaurants, including La Castilla, where talented chefs prepare sushi right in front of guests, or, experience fine dining, exquisite tapas and wines at La Isabela, known as one of the best restaurants in San Jose. Sophisticated rooms and suites boast plush bedding and 24-hour room service. Book your stay for an unforgettable experience at Costa Rica Marriott in San Jose.


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    In Arenal: Royal Corin: Is the best answer if you are looking for a comfortable and luxurious destination in one of the most beautiful areas in Costa Rica. Located in La Fortuna Township, we offer great service with deluxe accommodation, fun & entertainment. The Royal Corin Resort & Spa has 54 deluxe rooms with an elegant design, quiet atmosphere in harmony with natural wealth of the area of the majestic Arenal volcano. Each room has fantastic view of the volcano mainly because of the excellent architectural design of this five stories hotel. Three floors are strictly for lodging. The Royal Corin means an excellent chance to rest and enjoy several sports with recreation options.Visitor here, experience invaluable moments and unexpected sensations meanwhile enjoys a casual chat in our Lava Bar. Guest also has the chance to improve their health into thermal waters or receive a relaxing massage in the Loto Spa.

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    In Guanacaste Coast: Cala Luna Boutique Hotel and Villas (Deluxe Room): We´re located on Playa Langosta, just a few steps from the world-renowned beach town of Tamarindo. Our guests enjoy easy access to the bustle of Tamarindo, while staying just a few minutes away from the popular town, its shops and restaurants. Instead, we´re ideally situated on a secluded slice of the pristine beach called Playa Langosta, where you can enjoy a sunset all to yourself as you watch the waves roll in from the Pacific ocean. Our hotel and villas are surrounded by tall indigenous trees that are home to families of howler monkeys, as well as tropical birds and butterflies. Here, you´ll feel the relief of knowing you´ve truly come back to nature without sacrificing comfort or quality.

    Whether your definition of luxury means lounging behind fluttering curtains in one of our poolside cabanas, soaking up the warm sunshine from your lounge chair on the secluded white sand beach, or sipping cocktails from our lounge or restaurant under the starlight, once you arrive at Cala Luna, you´ll know you´ve arrived where you belong.


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