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Green Honeymoon Itinerary

InformationOur ProgramHotels
DAY LOCATION HOTEL ROOM MEALS TRANSFERS ACTIVITIES
1 Varablanca Peace Lodge Deluxe   Private transfer San Jose International airport – hotel  
2 Varablanca Peace Lodge Deluxe Breakfast   La Paz Waterfalls
3 Varablanca Peace Lodge Deluxe Breakfast

 

Poas Volcano
4 Drake Bay Copa de Árbol Luxury Cabina Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner AM Private transfer to the airport. Flight to Drake Bay  
5 Drake Bay Copa de Árbol Luxury Cabina Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.   Snorkeling tour at the Caño Island.  Includes: fruits & refreshments, transportation to/from hotel.
6 Drake Bay Copa de Árbol Luxury Cabina Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.     Corcovado National Park tour. Includes: fruits & refreshments, snack, transportation to/from hotel.
7 San José Grano de Oro Standard DBL Breakfast AM Flight to San Jose, transfer to your hotel  
8       Breakfast 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)
  • Transportation, Meals, Optional Tours and entrance fees not specified above.
  • 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 Peace lodge

We will meet you after your international flight at the SJO Airport at the arrivals area and drops you off at the lodge. 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: am - San José International Airport.

Drop off: pm approx. – Peace lodge

Lodging: Peace Lodge – Alajuela. Meals Included: None

Deluxe room

Accommodates 2 guests - possible rollaway for children. King Size Canopy Bed, Garden Bathroom with Jacuzzi and Garden Shower, Second Jacuzzi on Balcony, Fireplace.

For those who desire the feel of the Rain Forest even when they are inside, this is the room for you. This 800 square foot room has an unbelievable garden bathroom designed for the true nature lover. A seven-foot waterfall comes to life as you soak in the Jacuzzi tub in the garden. There is also a garden shower and enclosed shower. All of this is surrounded by beautiful indoor landscaping and illuminated by a skylight. The room also has a Jacuzzi tub and hammock on the balcony for those picture perfect star gazing nights. A grand gas fireplace to view from the king size canopy bed makes the room complete. There is also satellite TV, stereo system, refrigerator, coffee maker and room safe.

Day 2, Vara Blanca

Lodging: Peace Lodge – Alajuela. Meals Included: Breakfast

La Paz Waterfalls Gardens

Pick up: am – Peace Lodge

Drop off: pm approx. – Peace Lodge

La Paz Waterfall Gardens is the #1 Most Visited Privately Owned Ecological Attraction in Costa Rica featuring the best hiking near San José, the most famous waterfalls in Costa Rica, rescued wildlife preserve with over 100 species of animals and an environmental education program.

When you think about Costa Rica, you probably imagine lush tropical rain forest, flowing white rivers, spectacular waterfalls, birds, butterflies, monkeys, sloths, snakes, frogs and jaguars. At La Paz Waterfall Gardens, you are guaranteed to see all that and more.

Waterfall Gardens is open year round from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with our last shuttle pick up from the exit trail at 5:00 p.m. We recommend our last visitors to enter the park at 3:00 p.m. to insure that they have enough time to walk the primary trails. Reservations are not necessary. We can accommodate earlier arrivals and later departures with an advance request.

With over 3.5 kilometers of walking trails and 10 animal exhibits to enjoy, we recommend a minimum of 2 hours for your visit. However, if you would like to see every trail and thoroughly enjoy the time spent in the Butterfly Observatory, Hummingbird Garden, Serpentarium, Frog Exhibit, Tica House, Trout Lake and our bird watching areas, you will probably want to stay the whole day.

Waterfall Gardens is primarily a self-guided tour allowing our visitors to proceed directly to their areas of interest. However, we highly recommend the guided tour (as available) to receive the most information and impact from your visit.

“What if it rains?” This is the Rainforest for goodness sake! Seriously, sometimes it does rain here and sometimes it doesn’t stop! However, we do offer raincoats for sale and our trails are designed so you will have places to stop and take cover. However, we do not offer ‘rain days’ for paid tours.

What should you bring? A DIGITAL MEMORY CARD WITH A LOT OF SPACE!! No, that’s just our biased opinion. We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes (preferably with a thick tread for hiking the trails and hundreds of stairs), shorts or comfortable pants and a lightweight jacket or raincoat. Please keep in mind that the park ranges in altitude from 5,200 feet to 4,200 feet so it can get chilly when the clouds roll in.

Our Attractions

Five waterfalls, cloud forest and rain forest, safe hiking trails, aviary with 40 species of birds, toucan feeding, marmoset monkeys, insect exhibit, butterfly observatory and butterfly gardens, butterfly laboratory, two-toed sloths, Capuchin (white-faced) monkeys, black-handed spider monkeys, hummingbird garden with 26 documented species, hummingbird hand feeding in the mornings and afternoons, serpentarium (snake exhibit), Jaguar, pumas, ocelots, jaguarundi, margays, casita de la paz with petting zoo and ox cart, ranarium (frog exhibit), orchid exhibit, heliconia exhibit, bromeliad exhibit. All of these offered at one place makes us the best eco park in Costa Rica.

Day 3, Vara Blanca

Lodging: Peace Lodge – Alajuela. Meals Included: Breakfast

Poás Volcano half day tour

Pick up: am – Peace Lodge

Drop off: pm approx. – Peace Lodge

We will take the Pan-American Highway towards the city of Alajuela. In route we will go visit the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria and the famous Mango Park. As we ascend towards the volcano we will stop for a brief explanation on our golden bean the coffee, and then continue our trip through fern, flower and strawberry farms.

There is a noticeable change in temperature and vegetation, preparing us for the pleasure of the exuberant cloud forest of Poas Volcano.

At the Volcano we will have time to enjoy the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, and hike on a trail to the beautiful Botos Lagoon as we learn about the different ecosystems in the park.

Tour includes:

  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Entrance fee to Poás Volcano National Park

Recommendations:

  • Light jacket
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Binoculars
  • Camera

Day 4, Vara Blanca - Drake Bay

Private transfer to the airport

Pick up: am – Peace Lodge

Drop off: am – San José International Airport

Flight transfer to Drake Bay

Pick up: am – San José International Airport.

Drop off: am – Drake bay airport

After your arrive, you will have the transportation to your hotel.

Luxury Cabina

Nestled amongst the trees, each cabina blends seamlessly into the natural backdrop. Constructed using recycled materials and reforested wood such as teak, cypress and melina; all of our accommodations feature ocean and rainforest views, balconies with seating areas, pillow-top orthopedic mattresses, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, and tiled bathrooms with walk-in showers. You'll be within 100 yards of the beach, with the rhythmic sounds of the ocean and rainforest to lull you to sleep.

Day 5, Drake Bay

Lodging: Copa de Árbol hotel – Drake Bay. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Snorkeling tour

Caño Island has been a biological and archaeological reserve since 1978 and plays a significant part in Costa Rica’s natural and indigenous history. Ten nautical miles from the resort, this beautiful island and marine sanctuary, with waters containing vast amounts of coral-building organisms, and some of the most varied and abundant marine life on the planet, is a world-class diving and snorkeling site. Offering good to excellent visibility all year round (it can reach up to 80 feet during the dry season months of December through April), the island’s reefs provide an underwater landscape of caves, cliffs and canyons, and are home to 19 species of corals, including brain, head and sea fans, 60 species of mollusks, lobsters, giant conchs, white-tipped reef sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, devil rays, large schools of jackfish, parrotfish, snappers, damsels, eels, barracuda, puffers, surgeonfish, tangs, needlefish, sponges, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, octopus, starfish, and various crustaceans.

We offer guided snorkel trips to the island with experienced and knowledgeable local guides. And with the warm waters around the Osa and Caño drawing mating sea mammals and other pelagic fish, as well as resident dolphins, the boat ride to the island affords additional and excellent viewing opportunities. Guests are picked up from the Copa De Arbol beach for a 45 minute boat ride to the island. The day includes snorkeling, a picnic lunch on the beach, and some leisure time to explore, swim, sunbathe or just relax.

Day 6, Drake Bay

Lodging: Copa de Árbol hotel – Drake Bay. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Corcovado National Park tour at the San Pedrillo Station

Located on the pacific side of southern Costa Rica, the 300,000 acre Osa Peninsula is home to the largest and most significant tract ofuntouched, coastal tropical rainforest in Central America, and the core of Costa Rica’s national park system – the Corcovado National Park and Isla Del Caño biological reserve. This remote and secluded area of the peninsula is known worldwide as a top destination forresearchers, conservationists and those seeking tranquility and nature as well as ocean and rainforest adventures. With bi-lingual guides and our professional staffwe are fully committed as a team to ensure that your stay with us not only meets but exceeds all of your expectations.

Corcovado National Park

Established in 1975, the 105,000 acre Corcovado National Park is widely considered the “crown jewel” in Costa Rica’s extensive system of national parks and biological reserves. With13 different types of ecosystems in such close proximity supporting an abundant and stunning variety of wildlife, it has been named by National Geographic "the most biologically intense place on Earth”, and has been featured in numerous wildlife and nature shows and documentaries. Corcovado containing one of the few remaining virgin, coastal, tropical lowland rain forests in existence, is an unrivaled, species-rich, botanist’s and biologist’s dream, and a keystone for science, education and ecotourism, attracting scientists and researchers from all over the world.

We offer spectacular day hikes to the park with experienced and knowledgeable local guides. The wide array of plants and animals that hikers may come across include endangered and iconic species such as the Baird’s tapir, jaguar, puma, scarlet macaw, and squirrel monkey, as well as toucans, howler monkeys, two-toed and three-toed sloths, agoutis, giant anteaters, black hawks, spectacled owls, hummingbirds, golden-orb spiders, numerous types of butterflies, coatimundis, spider monkeys, capuchin monkeys, crocodiles, peccaries (wild pigs), 4 species of turtles (green, Ridley, hawksbill and leatherback), snakes, lizards, and insects. If you’re lucky, and depending on the season, you may even see dolphins and/or humpback whales during the spectacular boat rides along the coastline to and from the park.

Please note the following in regards to the Corcovado tours:

  • Park fees are included in the tour price.
  • As access to the park is limited, we highly advise booking these tours as early as possible to ensure availability.
CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK – SAN PEDRILLO STATION

Guests are picked up from the Copa De Arbol beach for the approximately 30 minute boat ride to the San Pedrillo ranger station - the northernmost station in the park. There is a wet landing, and once on the beach, you will have the opportunity to change into more appropriate footwear. The day includes hiking along park trails and stream beds, with your guide pointing out all of the dazzling wildlife and allowing plenty of time for photographs, a picnic lunch at the station, and a stop at an inviting rainforest waterfall, where you can cool with a swim if you wish.

DURATION: 6-7 hours

WHAT TO BRING: secure sandals, tennis shoes or hiking boots (depending on the tide, you may have to walk across the wet / rocky reef), lightweight long pants, hat, bathing suit, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera, extra water).

Day 7, Drake Bay - San José

Breakfast at the hotel.

During the day you will have a transfer to the Drake bay airport to take your flight to the San José International Airport.

Private transfer to the Drake bay airport

Pick up: am – Copa de Árbol hotel

Drop off: am – Drake bay Airport

Flight transfer to San Jose airport

Pick up: am – Drake bay Airport

Drop off: am – San José International Airport.

Private transfer to San Jose hotel

Pick up: am – San José International airport

Drop off: am – 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 8, Departure

Breakfast at the hotel.

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

Pick up: am – Grano de Oro hotel

Drop off: am – San José International airport

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!

Peace Lodge

Located less than one hour from the San José (Juan Santamaria) Airport, the Peace Lodge is the perfect place to begin or end your vacation. You don’t need to spend your first or last day in a city hotel. Please come spend them in the rain and cloud forest with us and still be close to the airport. We are also only 20 minutes from the Poás Volcano, another “must see” attraction in Costa Rica.

Capture the Essence of Costa Rica

Welcome to the Peace lodge, the ultimate awakening of your senses. Here every magical sight, wondrous smell and sensual touch create irreplaceable memories of a journey you wish to take again and again. We pride ourselves on offering our guests the most unique luxury mountain lodge experience in Costa Rica.

Located on the grounds of La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park just one hour from the San José International Airport, the award winning Peace Lodge introduces its guests to a symphony of purely Costa Rican experiences celebrating the natural wonders of the rain forest and the splendid creatures that inhabit this magical environment.

The ultra upscale accommodations are uniquely themed to complement the inherent beauty of its rain and cloud forest setting and the detailed architecture exudes a natural elegance and sophistication with every room boasting a Jacuzzi tub and stone fireplace along with showers that transform into waterfalls with the turn of a knob. Picture perfect views of the La Paz River Valley and the towering Poás Volcano complete the experience.

The Peace Lodge was recently featured on the Travel Channel’s “Honeymoon Hotspots International” program as one of the eight most romantic honeymoon destinations in the world outside of the United States. In addition to being the best honeymoon rain forest hotel destination, the Peace Lodge is one of the famous boutique hotels of the Small Distinctive Hotels of Costa Rica.

La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park

La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park was the only privately owned park to be nominated by the readers of La Nacion Newspaper (the largest newspaper in Costa Rica) to be one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of Costa Rica”. The Park has also been featured on the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and over twenty International travel and nature programs. You will also see the Peace Lodge and its sister property The Springs Resort & Spa featured as the Costa Rican Dream vacations on The Wheel of Fortune.

Copa de Arbol Hotel

A New Eco-Luxury Drake Bay Resort: Experience the Costa Rica of your dreams

Copa De Arbol Beach and Rainforest Resort is a luxury beachfronteco- resort set among 70 acres of pristine rainforest reserve. We are located in Southern Pacific Costa Rica on the Osa Peninsula, perfectly situated between Drake Bay and the Corcovado National Park in an area known as “Caletas” (small coves). This area of the Osa Peninsula is accessible by boat only and is one of the most remote and untouched places on Costa Rica’s entire Pacific coastline. Our luxurious Drake Bay resort accommodations sit near the ocean, immersed in the rainforest for an experience you won’t forget.

During your stay, you will be surrounded by the diverse melody of the tropical rainforest and peaceful rhythm of the ocean. White-faced monkeys swing from the trees while toucans and scarlet macaws circle overhead. Endless small coves and beaches, fresh-water lagoons, and miles of hiking trails that wind through the rainforest make this the perfect spot to simply relax all day or embark on an eco-adventure experience second to none.

What sets Copa De Arbol apart from other Drake Bay hotels:

  • 100% commitment to exceptional customer service & attention to detail
  • 30 person staff to accommodate a maximum of 24 guests
  • Beachfront 4 level infinity pool & Jacuzzi
  • Fully appointed, beachfront open air bar / restaurant
  • Very private boat access only location, 2 miles west of Drake Bay
  • No car, motorcycle, disco or party noise from the town of Drake Bay
  • Luxury air conditioned cabinas just a stone’s throw from the beach
  • 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.

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