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Bocas Del Toro + Costa Rica Deluxe Vacation

InformationOur ProgramHotels
DAY LOCATION HOTEL ROOM MEALS TRANSFERS ACTIVITIES
1 San José Grano de Oro Standard   Private transfer San José International Airport – Hotel  
2 San José Grano de Oro Standard Breakfast & Lunch   Combo Tour: Poás Volcano National Park / Doka Coffee Tour / La Paz Waterfall Garden
3 Bocas del Toro Eclypse de Mar Bungalow   Transfer Hotel – Airport.  Flight to Bocas del Toro. Transfer Airport – Hotel  
4 Bocas del Toro Eclypse de Mar Bungalow Breakfast   Zapatilla Cay tour
5 Bocas del Toro Eclypse de Mar Standard Breakfast    
6 San José Grano de Oro Standard Breakfast Transfer Hotel – Airport.  Flight back to San José. Transfer to your hotel  
7         Private transfer to the San José International Airport  

Included services:

  • Lodging, meals and tours as described above
  • Lodging and meals taxes.
  • Transport as described above in transfers in A/C minivan.
  • Welcome package including detailed itinerary for your trip, vouchers for the reserved services, welcome letter, Costa Rica Map, Information and tips for your visit.
  • Meet and Greet ant your arrival in order to explain you personally your trip itinerary and answer any questions or doubts you might have. (This visit will depend of your arrival schedule)
  • All your services will be confirmed three times before your arrival in order to guarantee you won’t have any problems during your trip.
  • 24/7 Support service

Not included:

  • International Airfare
  • Airport Taxes (US$29 per person)
  • Arrival and departure fee Bocas del toro: Passengers departing from the Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose in route to Bocas del Toro, must pay a $29 international departure fee in cash at the airport as required by the Costa Rican government. A $3 international arrival fee will be charged in cash upon arrival to Bocas del Toro. When departing the Bocas del Toro airport, all travelers must pay a $15 departure fee as required by airport authorities in US dollars.
  • Transportation, Meals, Optional Tours and entrance fees not specified above.
  • Bastimentos National Marine Park entrance fee (US$ 10 per person).
  • Alcoholic Beverages,
  • Personal Expenses
  • Extras in Hotels (laundry, phone calls, room service
  • Gratuities
  • For car rentals, insurance is not included unless described above
  • Luggage weight permitted in local flights is 25 pounds per person. Excess luggage will incur extra fees

Important Notes:

  • Price may vary depending of availability. if we cannot confirm the original hotels, rooms and/ or services, customers will be notified prior to any price change
  • Prices are subject to change without previous notice
  • All children rates vary according to age and will be priced by your travel agent.
  • Room and /or Car Rental Upgrades are available inquire with your travel advisor for pricing.
  • For packages traveling during Christmas and New Year’s there may be an extra cost for mandatory dinners and parties, please check with your travel advisor

Day 1, Welcome

Arrival at the San José International Airport.

Private transfer to the hotel

We will meet you after your international flight at the SJO Airport at the arrivals area and drops you off at your hotel. When you leave the arrivals building after you clear immigration and pick up your luggage, look for a representative holding a sign with your name on it and follow his lead.

Pick up:  pm - San José International Airport.

Drop off: pm approx. – Grano de Oro hotel

Lodging: Grano de Oro hotel – San José. Meals Included: None

Standard room

The most economical of our categories, these rooms offer the experience of staying in a cozy guest bedroom of a turn of the century mansion, with the luxuries of a fine hotel. Our standard rooms offer a pillow top queen bed and the same amenities as all our other classes of rooms.

Day 2, San José

COMBO TOUR: POÁS VOLCANO, DOKA COFFEE TOUR & LA PAZ WATERFALL GARDEN

Pick up: am – Grano de Oro hotel

Drop off: pm – Grano de Oro hotel

Estimated Departure from San José: 7:30 am Estimated Return to San José: 5:30 pm

The Combo tour is an intense fun filled set of excursions where you will embark on three distinct adventures.

To get to the different areas we will traverse the city of Alajuela, passing the Agriculture Monument, as well as the Monument to Juan Santamaria named after a folk hero and the famous Mango Park a favorite among visitors alike.

As we ascend the terrain and near the Poás Volcano we will notice a change in temperature and vegetation; we will see coffee plantations as well as fern, flower and strawberry farms along the way, creating a beautiful array of colors and textures.

On the way to the volcano we will visit the Doka Coffee Estate for a delicious breakfast. Then we will be treated to a coffee tour in an actual coffee plantation where we will learn the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce some of the best coffee in Costa Rica and around the world. The careful process involved in the cultivation, harvesting and roasting of the Golden Bean will then be illustrated, very hands-on, and then we will savor the delectable end product.

After the coffee tour we will continue to the Poás Volcano where we will not only admire the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, but also learn about the different ecosystems in this unique and protected national park.

Following the visit to the volcano we will continue to the La Paz Water Fall Garden for a scrumptious lunch and tour. As we arrive to La Paz, we will walk through a trail, leading to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the park we will also visit the hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the bird house, the butterfly garden and the frog’s exhibit; to be enjoyed by those of all ages.

So go ahead and call us to find out more about this exciting and unforgettable tour.

Tour includes:

  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Entrance fee to Poás Volcano National Park
  • Entrance fee to La Paz Waterfall Gardens
  • Entrance fee to Coffee Tour
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Recommendations:

  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Walking shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Raincoat

Day 3, San José - Bocas del Toro

PRIVATE TRANSFER TO THE SAN JOSÉ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Pick up: am – Grano de Oro

Drop off: am approx. –  San José International Airport

During the day you will have a transfer to the San José International Airport to take your flight to Bocas del Toro.

FLIGHT TO BOCAS DEL TORO

Pick up: am - San José International Airport

Drop off: am approx. – Bocas del Toro airport

After your arrival at Bocas del Toro, you will take a local taxi from the Airport to "Bastimentos boat dock", located only at 5 minutes by car, only at 7 blocks from the airport). Once you will get to "Bastimentos boat dock", then you will take a water taxi (local boat) to Eclypse de Mar Acqua Lodge, located in Bastimentos island. Only 10 minutes ride by boat.

IMPORTANT:

·AIRPORT CHECKING

  • Check in is 2 hour prior to scheduled departure for flights to/from Bocas del Toro.
  • Valid Passport for foreigners must be presented at all airports to guarantee boarding.

BAGGAGE POLICY

Checked Baggage:

  • All passengers have the right to check one bag with a maximum size not exceeding 50 linear inches / 127 cm. (length + width + height). Any luggage exceeding weight allowance and/or size will be subject to space availability and charged according to the excess luggage fees. Over-sized luggage or bags exceeding 60 pounds will be charged as cargo and subject to space availability.
  • Surfboards, golf clubs, fishing equipment, baby car seats, bicycles, musical instruments and other items are subject to space availability at the time of check in and there will be additional charges.
  • Payment of excess baggage fees does not guarantee baggage will be transported on the same flight as the passenger, and may be put on next available flight. Collection of late arriving baggage is the responsibility of the passenger. All baggage is subject to space availability.

Carry-On Baggage:

• All passengers may bring one piece of carry-on luggage as long as it does not exceed the 10 lbs. weight limit and a maximum size not exceeding 33 linear inches / 84 cm. (length + height + width). Any carry-on luggage exceeding the maximum weight and/or size will be considered and charged as excess luggage.

3 NIGHTS AT BOCAS DEL TORO

Bocas Del Toro province is located in the northwest part of the Panama’s isthmus and west of Costa Rica’s border. It is bordered to the south by the Chiriqui province and to the east by the Ngöbe Buglé Indian Reservation.

Travelers come from all over the world to explore the ecological paradise of Bocas del Toro, famous for its pristine coral reefs, uninhabited islands and exotic wildlife.

Bocas del Toro has tropical weather. We recommend you bring light clothing, a bathing suit, sunscreen and sandals or sneakers. 

Lodging: Eclypse de Mar Acqua lodge – Bocas del Toro. Meals Included: None.

Bungalow

The bungalows are fully equipped for 4 people. One of the rooms has a Queen size bed with ceiling fan, while the other room has two twin size beds, also ceiling fan. Both rooms are connected to a private terrace with access to the water. Each Bungalow has a private bathroom with hot shower and filtered water (Low Flow system). They have glass windows on the floor from where you can see the marine life under your feet. All our Bungalows have a privileged sunset view. The electricity comes from Solar Panels, while the fresh filtered water comes from a natural spring located in our Natural Reserve. (Safety box also available).

Day 4,Bocas del Toro

Lodging: Eclypse de Mar Acqua lodge – Bocas del Toro. Meals Included: Breakfast.

ZAPATILLA CAY TOUR

Pick up: am – Eclypse de Mar Acqua lodge

Drop off: pm – Eclypse de Mar Acqua lodge

From Eclypse de Mar Acqua-Lodge, a forty-minute boat ride through Bastimentos National Marine Park takes you to Zapatilla Cay. Panama's first marine park established in 1988, conserves marine and coastal ecosystems including wetlands, mangroves, coral reefs, white-sand beaches and more than 200 species of tropical fish. The tiny but beautiful gems of the archipelago are the Zapatillas Cay, (where the film “Survivor” was shot) are located within the limits of the Bastimentos National Marine Park.

The calm ocean waters in this area are extremely clear and the marine life is wonderful.

Dolphins and mantas usually surprise the tourist during the boat ride.

Amazing plentiful coral reefs make snorkeling near these beautiful islands simply a fascinating experience. Every year thousands of marine turtles return instinctively to these protected beaches to lay their eggs. Here you can also see many species of tiny dart frogs, iguanas, a wide variety of birds and two different kinds of sloths.

Recommendations: Comfortable shoes, swimsuit, sunscreen. Insect repellent, sunglasses, hat and camera.

We recommend you to bring your own water. A good restaurant is found on the way back. (*) Beach towells are not provided.

Entrance fee to the Bastimentos National Marine Park is NOT included (US$ 10 per person).

Day 5, Bocas del Toro

Lodging: Eclypse de Mar Acqua lodge – Bocas del Toro. Meals Included: Breakfast.

AT LEISURE!

Please feel free to ask about adventure activities at Bocas del Toro.

Day 6, Bocas del Toro - San José

Breakfast at the hotel.

TRANSFER TO BOCAS DEL TORO AIRPORT

Pick up: am – Eclypse de Mar Acqua lodge

Drop off: am approx. –  Bocas del Toro Airport

During the day you will have a transfer to the Bocas del Toro airport to take your flight to the San José International Airport.

FLIGHT TO THE SAN JOSÉ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Pick up: am – Bocas del Toro airport

Drop off: am approx. – San José International Airport

PRIVATE TRANSFER TO SAN JOSÉ HOTEL

Pick up: am – San José International airport

Drop off: pm – Grano de Oro hotel

Lodging: Grano de Oro hotel – San José. Meals Included: None

Day 7, Departure

During the day you will have a private transfer to the San José International Airport to take your International flight back home.

It is required to be at the Airport three hours before your flight, remember to have your departure taxes handy, $29 per person.

It has been a real pleasure for me to assist you, do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Have a safe journey back home!

Grano de Oro Hotel

Situated on a shady street just off Paseo Colon, San Jose’s main thoroughfare, Hotel Grano de Oro is a true oasis in the heart of the city.  Converted from a Tropical Victorian mansion, the 40-room hotel maintains the warmth and comfort of a private home with all the amenities of a fine hotel. Service is paramount and the perpetually smiling staff of the Hotel Grano de Oro welcome guests to their “home away from home” time and again.

Hallways lined with period photographs and original art meander through the building and present lush tropical flower arrangements and luxurious plants at every turn.  The entire Hotel is non-smoking.

Located 20 minutes from the international airport and 10 minutes from the domestic airport, this San José hotel is ideally located for exploring San José, it’s museums and other local sites as well as for enjoying a host of day trips to the rainforest, volcanoes or experiencing the thrill of white water rafting.

The hotel is also home to one of Costa Rica’s finest restaurants which is open daily from 7 am until 10pm.

Eclypse de Mar Acqua Lodge

Eclypse de Mar Acqua-Lodge is a young enterprise, committed to the environment and biodiversity and aimed at proving that communities are able to live in harmony with nature.

Eclypse de Mar Acqua-Lodge is an Eco-Resort, with exclusive individual bungalows carefully furnished and built.

Our guests could take any local taxi from the Airport to "Bastimentos boat dock", located only at 5 minutes by car, only at 7 blocks from the airport). Once you will get to "Bastimentos boat dock", then you will need to take a water taxi (local boat) to Eclypse de Mar Acqua Lodge, located in Bastimentos island. Only 10 minutes ride by boat.

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