VOLCANOES & NATURE

Springs and Clouds
An excellent senior vacation package to enjoy Nature and adventure!

FORESTS, VOLCANOES AND NATURAL ENERGY

The selection of hotels in the areas of San José, Monteverde and Arenal has been done looking to make your experience as pleasant and comfortable as possible. You will have the wonderful experience of discovering some of the Central Valley and the tropical rain and cloud forest, where you can see lots of flora and fauna in different types of ecosystems. The standards of service, quality and safety will always be the best.

The combination between Arenal and Monteverde areas is done continuously in the country, as they are attractive destinations that are relatively close and have very different activities and landscapes. During this trip you will experience the mysterious cloud forest and the interesting rainforest.

THE MONTEVERDE AND ARENAL PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 5 nights of accommodation including taxes.
  • Meals as specified in the program (B= Breakfast, L= lunch, D= Dinner).
  • Roundtrip airport transfers (SJO Intl. Airport – Hotel – SJO Intl. Airport).
  • Private air-conditioned transportation throughout.
  • Tours detailed in the itinerary and entrance fees to national parks and attractions.
  • English-Spanish speaking guide throughout the stay.
  • All room categories are standard unless otherwise indicated.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ADDITIONAL SERVICES:

  • Nurse companion during the whole stay.
  • Transportation provided Medical equipped (especially for transporting wheelchairs).
  • Special equipment: Walker or walking frame, walking sticks and others.

Rincón del Valle Hotel & Suites

The hotel is located in San José, across from La Sabana Park and very close to the main tourist and cultural areas. The hotel is renowned for its excellent reputation for convenience and facilities. It is also close to Museum of Costa Rican Art, Spirogyra Butterfly Garden, and Gold Museum; other points of interest nearby also include National Theater and Jade Museum.

Rincón del Valle Hotel & Suites offers 26 air conditioned Standard rooms that are decorated in the minimalist and contemporary style, making them ideal for resting after a long day of work or play. Rooms come equipped with: Desk, 29 inch screen T.V., Alarm clock, radio, Telephone, Electric room safe, Coffee maker with free Café Britt coffee, Minibar, Free wireless Internet.

Poco a Poco

The hotel offers a cozy atmosphere with a strategic location, in which almost all the area attractions are nearby, shops, restaurants and tourist services companies. The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, which contains one of the most famous cloud forests in the world, and also near Santa Elena Biological Reserve which is managed by the community, both are less than 10 minutes away. From the hotel, you can walk to many of the Monteverde attractions. The room has a large private bathroom with hot shower and hair dryer, equipped with international calling enabled phone, cable TV, DVD, coffee maker, safe and comfortable orthopedic beds.

Arenal Manoa

Hotel Arenal Manoa is a beautiful place to rest, relax and enjoy the marvelous view of Arenal Volcano. Surrounded by gardens, pastures and animal species, the facilities are designed so that each of them will not miss a single detail of the panoramic view of the volcano. It also has space available for walking and meditation around and has direct contact with the daily life of an authentic Costa Rican ranch.

Jr. Suite rooms at Arenal Manoa feature spacious bathrooms with a small garden and a terrace with beautiful views. They are all equipped with two queen beds, air conditioning, satellite television, private bathroom with hot water and hair dryer, telephone, refrigerator, safe and coffee maker.

Selvatura Park

Located in the heart of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, Selvatura Park provides a beautiful and unique experience that you will always remember.

Herpetarium: In our Reptile and Amphibian Exhibition you will find frogs, lizards, geckos and snakes, more than 30 species! In this guided tour, you will be able to observe live reptiles and amphibians inside terrariums with specialized climate control which provides these wonderful creatures a home-like habitat.

Insect Museum: Enjoy the third largest private collection. You will see thousands of insects, butterflies and other species from around the world, presented in a unique and original way.

Butterfly Garden: Step inside and explore a different world of butterflies. The site has more than 20 species of butterflies. Learn about their life cycle, their special abilities and behaviors that have helped them evolve over thousands of years.

Sky Adventures Arenal

The slow-paced Sky Tram gondolas soar smoothly through the rain forest, offering up endless views during their mountainous ascent. Ends in an observation deck at the highest point of the Arenal Reserve, where you can sit in comfortable chairs to enjoy the view. This tour is even for people with disabilities, thanks to the space of the gondolas that fit a wheelchair inside.

DAY 1:

(L) Arrival at Juan Santamaría International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon at leisure for optional activities. Lodging at Rincón del Valle Hotel & Suites or similar

DAY 2:

(B) After a hearty breakfast, transfer across the Aguacate Mountains and on through beautiful plains until you begin the ascension through a secondary road to arrive at Monteverde, one of the most diverse and richest tropical cloud forests in the world and home of the resplendent Quetzal. After check in, feel free to explore the beautiful surroundings. Lodging at Poco a Poco Hotel & Spa or similar.

DAY 3:

(B, L) Morning visit to the Selvatura Park, located in the heart of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The Selvatura’s Tree Top walkways is the ideal experience for those who wish to explore the beauty of the cloud forest at their own pace and appreciate the incredible array of vegetation and exotic bird life that the region has to offer. Discover the Butterfly Garden to learn more about the lifecycle of the most endemic species of butterflies of Costa Rica. Later visit the Insect Museum, the world's third largest private insect collection and also enjoy the Herpetarium with an impressive snakes and frogs exhibition. Lodging at Poco a Poco Hotel & Spa or similar

Day 4:

(B, D) Transfer passing the picturesque city of Tilarán and around the Arenal Lake to arrive at La Fortuna, town of the marvelous Arenal Volcano. In the evening you will enjoy the Hot Springs with its idyllic tropical gardens. A delicious buffet dinner is included in the program. Lodging at Arenal Manoa (Jr. Suite) or similar.

DAY 5:

(B, D) Morning visit to the Arenal Sky Adventures Park. Ride in the Sky Tram to explore the heights of the tropical rainforest and reach the top of the Arenal reserve! Afternoon at leisure for optional activities. Lodging at Arenal Manoa (Jr. Suite) or similar

DAY 6:

(B) Breakfast, transfer to the Juan Santamaría Intl. airport for your return flight.