Adventure honeymoon in Costa Rica
From 3610 $USD
Why choosing this trip ?
- The adrenaline rafting down the Pacuare River
- The perfect shape of the Arenal Volcano
- Our paradisiacal beaches at Nicoya Peninsula
- The combination of romance and adventure
Your “Costa Rica Honeymoon” trip has been specially created to offer you a unique and unforgettable honeymoon. Your arrival rafting in a lodge nestled in nature. The beauties of nicoya beaches, the romantic package and the incredible experiences of this trip will make your honeymoon unforgettable.
Let's create together the journey of your dreams in Costa Rica
Day 1: Arrival at San José
Your will arrive at the international exit and one of our representatives will be waiting for your to take you to your hotel. Once you do your chec in, our representative will provide you your roadbook with all details for your trip and contact information.
If your arrival time is early, you can take a walk in San José downtown and you might be able to visit our National Theater, National Museum, Gold Museum, etc.
Day 2 : Start your romantic adventure rafting down Pacuare River to your hotel.
A hotel representative will pick you up at your hotel to start the journey to the Caribbean side of the country. In route you will enjoy a typical breakfast.
After breakfast you will continue the journey to Pacuare River where you will enjoy a two night stay at one of our favorite´s eco lodge.
You will be able to combine adventure, rainforest and luxury at once.
You will raft down the river at rapids class III and IV.
Day 3 : Journée libre au bord de la rivière Pacuare
Pacuare river is considered one of the most beautiful rivers of Costa Rica. Worldwide is considered as one of the best for white water rafting.
You´ll wake up to bird song ans soothing sound of the river nearby. Then you will go to the main lodge to enjoy a homemade delicious breakfast.
This area of the country is surrounded by rainforest, and is home to a great variety of flora and fauna.
Today the day is perfect for walking the trails of the hotel and then relaxing at the lodge, while enjoying listening to the waters of the river or taking some of the activities offered by the hotel.
Some of the additional activities offered are: Zip line, rappel, visit to indigenous community, birdwatching and hiking. (Some of these activities have an additional cost)
During the afternoon you will be enjoying a couple massage.
Day 4 : Rafting Pacuare- Continue to La Fortuna
This morning you will enjoy breakfast at the lodge and you will depart by raft for an even more fun-filled day of white water rafting excitement, including a delicious picnic lunch along the river.
At the river take-out you will receive your car rental by the car rental company representative to continue your trip to La Fortuna.
The Arenal Volcano area is an exuberant destination, which combines adventure with nature.
During your visit to La Fortuna, you can not miss the relaxing hotsprings, the majestic Fortuna Waterfall or the extraordinary Arenal Lake.
Day 5 : Explore Arenal area
In the Arenal Volcano National Park, you can see the “lava flows of 1992”, you will be very close to the volcano and will enjoy the view of the lake and the Tilaran mountain range. Your day off at La Fortuna offer oyu several options of activities: explore the majestic waterfall of La Fortuna, enjoy a walk on the hanging bridges, take an adventure tour or visit a biological garden
- Horseback riding
- National Park hike
- Visit Rio Celeste, just 2 hrs away from La Fortuna
Day 6 : Drive to Playa Tambor
This small fishing village of Tambor is located not far from the Curú Wildlife Reserve, a very quiet community mixed by locals and retired foreigners, located in a valley of volcanic origin and surrounded by wooded hills. Swimming at Playa Tambor is exceptional, the surf is calm and the sea resplendent with translucent crystal clear water. There are day trips to the nearby Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve or the Guayabos and Negritos Islands allowing the visitors the opportunity to experience the remarkable wildlife of Nicoya.
Day 7 : Day off to explore Tambor
Located on the southern coast of the Nicoya Peninsula, Tambor involved the natural beauty of the region.
Tambor is really spectacular for visiting the beautiful beaches and the translucent waters, also home to a large amount of marine fauna. Tambor offers snorkeling and diving, as the most popular activity among visitors of this area, that visit to experience the beautiful waters of Costa Rica.
Some of the other activities you can enjoy at Playa Tambor, are surfing, swimming, sailing, kayaking, water skiing and sport fishing.
Day 8 : During the afternoon enjoy a boat trip and a romantic dinner!
Romanticism never goes out of style, let yourself go and enjoy this tour. You will board the boat just before the sunset in the scenic Tambor Bay, which you will then sail admiring the beauty of the mountains that surround it. The boat trip will take along the Pochote River all the way to the mangrove.
The mangrove it´s the perfect place surrounded by nature and serenity where you can enjoy the birds in their beautiful sanctuary.
At this time is when champagne and appetizers will be served and you can get lost this unique romantic momento while navegating down the river.
Sunset will be when you are departing the mangrove area to go back to the bay where different sky colors will meet you while you can enjoy the sun hidding slowly behind the mountains.
Day 9 : Return to Alajuela
Enjoy breaksfast and then start the journey back to Alajuela.
The elegant Xandari Resort and Spa is located in the central Valley, just 20 minutes away from the international airport. The Central Valley is surrounded by volcanoes, exhuberant plantations and an amazing weather.
The resort is located in 40 acres of tropical gardens, that offers you serenity and a tranquil ambience. You will be able to explore their private trails that will take you to the river and enjoy the beautiful waterfall that invites you to get in the water to refresh.
Relax at their unique design rooms, and spend time at the amazing private terrace to enjoy a panoramic view of the central valley.
Day 10 : Return car rental and flight home
Beakfast at hotel. This last day you will enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then you will drive to the car rental office close to the airport to return your car. At their office you will take a shuttle that will bring you to the airport to take your international flight back home.
of your trip
– 9 nights in the recommended establishments or equivalent with hotel taxes included.
– 7 days car rental with basic insurance, GPS, roadside assistance and unlimited kilometers
– All breakfasts in the mentioned hotels and 5 additional meals (3 lunches + 3 dinners see the description of the itinerary.)
– Rafting tour in and out the lodge
– Hiking tour at Pacuare Lodge
– Couple massage and bottle of wine at Pacuare Lodge
– One candle light dinner at Pacuare Lodge
– Entrance to Tabacón hotsprings
– Sunset boat trip and dinner
– Travel Assistance by Morpho Evasions 24h / 7d.
– Transfers from the airport to the hotel at your arrival (with travel documents)
Price do not includes :
– Services not mentioned in “your trip includes”
– International flights
– Departure tax of Costa Rica ($ 29 / per) or of any country of origin of the client
– Meals and drinks not mentioned above
– Any additional service proposed “as optional” or as a suggestion
– Personal purchases and souvenirs.
– Transport taxes or temporary entrances (Entrance for private property, for example).
– Tips to guides or drivers.
– National parks or natural reserves entrances not indicated as included.
– The fuel or tolls of the rental vehicle.
The hotels selected for this tour are of category 3 stars or lodges of charm by putting forward the intimacy and the comfort.
The water is drinkable all over the country except in some remote areas such as Corcovado or Tortuguero where the hotels will provide you with drinking water at will. Other options are frequently offered such as continental breakfast (hot drink, pastry, side dish and cold drink). The vast majority of Costa Rican dishes are rice and black beans. The most popular dish is called “casado” (married man) which includes besides these two foods, cooked bananas, salad and choice of chicken, meat or fish.
PASSPORT / VISA
US nationals do not require an entry visa to Costa Rica. However, they must have a current valid passport and a return ticket to exit Costa Rica within 90 days. (Either to return to your country or to go to another country). US passport must be valid for a minimum of one day from the day you enter Costa Rica. As a tourist US nationals cannot stay more than 90 days. For a stay longer than 90 days a residence permit must be established.
To rent a vehicle you will need a credit card (valid for at least six months) with the driver’s name + a passport + a valid driver's license (not necessarily an international permit). A deposit (often around $ 1000) will be blocked on the card. The basic insurance is always included in the daily rate of the rental, if you want the "full" insurance or other complementary services, you can subscribe when taking possession of the vehicle. Attention, you are not allowed to leave the country with a rented car.
Costa Rica has a quite well-developed road network. The country counts two "highways", the Caldera which connects the capital San Jose to Tarcoles (Pacific) and the "Panamericana", which crosses the country from north to south. One-lane national highways connect the rest of the country. In general, except for the two main roads, the national roads are often damaged (potholes, pavements that need repairing, bridges, etc.). Secondary roads are for the most part dirt or stone. In times of heavy rain these roads are more difficult to access. This is why a 4WD (4 Wheel Drive) is often recommended on this kind of road,
Long live the adventure! Those roads are sometimes responsible for the long duration of certain trips. To get an idea of the distance between two points, do not hesitate to contact us.
The Road rules are identical to the French ones although the signaling system is less developed. There are not often signs indicating the arrival in a village, but to know where you are, find landmarks, churches, above the bus stops, the name of sodas (typical restaurants) or sometimes the school’s names.
Important, buses always have priority, in the capital, they have a priority lane and in the rest of the country, they have the right to stop anywhere to pick up passengers. So be careful when you follow a bus! We advise you to avoid driving at night due to lack of lighting on the secondary roads.
Parking is fairly easy in Costa Rica, almost all hotels have parking and in towns and villages you will find paid, supervised car parks. Most of the time, it as a single day fare that remains cheap. If you park in the street, guards wearing a fluorescent vest monitor your vehicle in exchange of a tip. You can give what you want, usually 100 to 500 colones (about 0.50 €) depending on the duration of parking. Be careful when it comes to tourist areas where the price of parking can vary from single to double only 500m away.
The addresses in Costa Rica are based on a geographical orientation system, neither numbering nor street name, your hotel will be for example 100m north of the Church and 150m west of San Juan College.
BUDGET AND EXCHANGE
National currency: the colon (1 $ USD= 570 colones). For your everyday purchases (eg drinks, food, souvenirs, etc.); we recommend paying in Colones. Colones can be picked up on arrival at the airport, at currency exchange offices or at ATMs (Visa / MasterCard) in major cities across the country.
The US Dollar remains a reference currency and we advise you to bring Dollars in small denominations with you.
When you leave the country, you will have to pay an airport tax (US $ 29).
For meals, plan between $5 and $15 per person for a typical hot meal.
This is a usual and not mandatory practice. Depending on your satisfaction, at the end of a service or at the end of your trip, it is customary to tip your guide and the local team. It must be adapted to the standard of living of the country and the duration of your stay. It is your gesture of appreciation in relation to the service received.
On the other hand, in some establishments, prices do not include taxes (13%) or service (10%).
110V, 60 Hz, American style flat plugs.
Tropical, usually humid and warm. The average temperature is 23 ° C in San José, 31 ° C on the coast and north, only slightly cooler at night and this all year round. At altitude, the temperature drops quickly: at 3000m, it is 5 to 15 ° C. There are two distinct seasons in Costa Rica: winter, humid from May to November (short but torrential rain), summer, from December to April (sun and clear sky).
You can travel to Costa Rica all year long, because it never rains the whole day.
Each period of the year has its advantages:
- From January to April: sun, wind and drought on the Pacific side. Beware, the dry season is less marked on the Caribbean side.
- In April-May: it’s spring, the rainy season starts at the end of May.
- In June-July: it's the "veranillo", the little summer! Rainfall is decreasing throughout the country.
- From August to October: Beautiful sunny periods on the Caribbean coast.
- October to December: sunny periods interrupted by showers. December, the return of the dry season announced by trade winds on the Pacific.
We advise you to take light luggage, especially as it is easy to wash clothes on site. As a precaution, remember to bring in your cabin luggage, your basic requirements for a couple of days in case your luggage does not arrive at the same time as you!
We propose to you a short packing list meant only as a guideline:
- Light cotton clothing
- Canvas trousers
- Long sleeve shirts against mosquitoes
- A vest / sweater
- A waterproof windproof jacket
- Rain cover or umbrella
- Shorts and t-shirts
- Chapeau / cap
- Solar cream
- Mosquito repellent
- Flash light
- Closed walking shoes
- A light backpack for excursions
- An alarm clock
Avoid bringing valuable jewellery, leather clothing or bags, and bulky, solid suitcases that are less convenient to carry than soft bags during tours.
FOOD - WATER
The water is drinkable all over the country except in some remote areas such as Corcovado or Tortuguero where the hotels will provide you with drinking water.
If you eat fruits bought by roadside, remember to wash them with drinking water.
The majority of Costa Rican dishes are rice and black beans. The most popular dish is called "casado" (married man) which includes in addition to these two foods, cooked bananas, salad and choice of chicken, meat or fish
The most famous fish is called Tilapia and is most frequently eaten fried. Other dishes such as chicharones "fried beef" or chifrijo "beans, rice, tomato, avocado, cooked beef, are eaten as tapas in bars.
Make yourself a basic first aid kit (Analgesic, anti-diarrheal, laxative, antacid, disinfectant, bandages, sterilized compresses ...)
Dengue: The risk of contagion by mosquito bites is low. It is advisable to protect yourself by applying repellent cream or spray. We do not encourage the use of preventive treatments when they are not needed.
No vaccine is required to enter Costa Rica.
If you are traveling through a country in South America (Colombia, Panama,), check that the airline does not recommend you to take the yellow fever vaccine to enter Costa Rica.
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