Tropical Costa Rica with Collette Vacations

Tropical Costa Rica with Collette Vacations

9 Days * 13 Meals:8 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners


9 Days * 13 Meals:8 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

Paradise and Wildlife Galore

Lush forests and stunning waterfalls… rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines… Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Luxuriate at a resort for two nights in Tamarindo Beach, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches. Spend two nights in Monteverde’s fascinating cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on hanging bridges nature walk. Explore part of the 20,000 acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a river boat adventure. Relax in the mineral-rich waters of a hot springs with views of Arenal Volcano. Explore San Jose’s Plaza de Cultura and the magnificent National Theatre.

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Departure Date:

Saturday, March 30 - Sunday, April 7, 2019

Day 1

San Jose, Costa Rica - Tour Begins
Explore lush forests and stunning waterfalls. ...exotic wildlife and endless coastlines. Your tour opens in the colorful capital city of San Jose, the perfect place to relax and soak up the sights as your adventure begins.

Day 2

San Jose - Coffee Plantation - Guanacaste
Welcome to the Central Valley. Begin with a tour of a local coffee plantation highlighting the history and cultivation of this driver of the Costa Rican economy. This afternoon, arrive in breathtaking Guanacaste, known for its fine sandy beaches. Settle in for a relaxing 2-night stay at your resort and take in the mesmerizing ocean views.

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Day 3

Fun in the sun is in store. Spend a free day exploring the nearby town and beaches, or simply relax by the pool and take advantage of the resort's lovely amenities.


Day 4

Guanacaste - Monteverde
You won't believe your eyes. It’s off to the secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest, where trees grow to heights of 100 feet! Set off on a nature walk through this spectacular ecosystem. Along the way you are sure to encounter many incredible species of flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled and you may be lucky enough to spot the elusive quetzal!

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Day 5

It's your choice! Explore one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens and a dazzling gallery containing more than 100 beautiful hummingbirds. Then, join an expert for a leisurely paced "Hanging Bridges" walking tour to gain a different perspective of the cloud forest’s lush ecosystem -OR- take an exhilarating ride on one of the longest canopy zip line tours in Costa Rica. If you would like to do both the hanging bridges and the zip line tour, you may purchase the second as an option on tour. This evening, take part in an expert-led discussion about the migratory birds that flock to Costa Rica.

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Day 6

Monteverde - Lake Arenal Cruise - Arenal
Uncover the importance of conservation in Costa Rica during a visit to a tree nursery. Learn about indigenous trees and Monteverde’s reforestation efforts. Cross through beautiful mountainous landscapes to Arenal, where spectacular views of the famous volcano await. Enjoy a delightful cruise on Lake Arenal, Costa Rica’s largest and most important lake. Later, check in for another 2-night stay at a lodge overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano.

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Day 7

Arenal - Cano Negro - Arenal
What’s next? Embark on a Cano Negro guided riverboat trip in a covered canoe known as a panga. These 20,000 acres are home to the largest viewable collection of indigenous wildlife in all of Costa Rica. Go in search of crocodiles, river otters, sloths, river turtles, exotic birds and rare butterflies. Later, return to Arenal for the chance to relax during an optional spa visit.


Day 8

Arenal - Zarcero - San Jose
Today we get a little whimsical as we journey to the charming town of Zarcero to explore its fanciful topiary garden. Continue to San Jose to see the treasures of the city on a panoramic tour. See the bustling Plaza de Cultura. This evening, it's time to say farewell to paradise over a wonderful dinner with your fellow travelers.

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Day 9

San Jose - Tour Ends
Today you depart for home with fabulous memories of your Costa Rican adventure.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Cost Per Person:

$3199.00 pp Double Occupancy

$3169.00 pp Triple Occupancy

$3849.00 Single Occupancy


Package Includes:

·    Round trip Motor Coach Transportation to Philadelphia Intl Airport

·    Round trip air from Philadelphia Intl Airport

·    Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges

     (subject to increase until paid in full)

·    Hotel Transfers

·    Hotel Accommodations/Hotel Taxes

           1 Night-Doubletree Cariari Hotel, San Jose

           2 Nights-Esplendor Tamarindo, Guanacaste

           2 Nights-El Establo, Monteverde

           2 Nights- Arenal Springs Resort, Arenal

           1 Night-Doubltree Cariari Hotel, San Jose

     (On some dates alternate hotels may be used

·    Sightseeing and Admission Charges (as outlined in itinerary)

·    Baggage Handling

·    8 Breakfasts

·    5 Dinners

·    Tour Escorted by a Collette Vacations Tour Manager


***Collette Vacations optional Cancellation Waiver and Insurance $315.00 PP

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
R & J Lot R & J Lot, RT 183, Cressona, PA
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