Arenal + Monteverde

Northern plains

Cloud and rainforests land of volcanoes tropical plantations.

4 Days

4 days / 3 nights visiting two top destinations in Costa Rica.

$ 425

During this 4 days trip you will learn to understand the reason why Costa Rica is such a popular touristic destination: its unequaled diversity on such a small surface.

In this short lapse of time you will hike a volcano, enjoy rain- and cloud forests, walk suspension bridges and relax in natural hotspings. You will be transferred by shuttle buses and by boat crossing Lake Arenal. Astonishing views await you descending the highlands; temperatures may vary between cool and hot.

It is absolutely a recommended tour.

Lodge: Lomas del Volcán (La Fortuna), Cala Lodge (Monteverde) or similar.

Price: From US$ 425 per person (based on double room, double occupancy)



All transfer by bus and boat


Lodging with breakfast


Dinner at the hotspings


Tours as mentioned in the program


Entrance fees


Bilingual guides during excursions



DAY 1 - From San José to Arenal

You will picked up from your hotel in San José by shuttle van for Arenal. The transfer to Arenal takes about 3hour and 30 minutes. Check in to your hotel in La Fortuna which offers fantastic views of the Arenal volcano. In the afternoon your guide will pick you up for a visit of National Park Arenal. You will hike its flanks to an old lava flows from which you will enjoy amazing views of the volcano and lake Arenal. This will take about two hours. After the hike you will be transferred to the natural hot springs where you can relax for a couple of hours. You will finish this first day here with a delicious dinner before being transferred back to your hotel.

DAY 2 - From Arenal to Monteverde

Prepare yourself for a scenic journey to the cloud forests of Monteverde. The first stage is by van to the shore of the lake Arenal. You will cross this lake by boat and enjoy its beautiful views of the volcano. At the other side of the lake a van is waiting for you to take you to the little town of Santa Elena in the Monteverde area. After check in at your hotel you will have the afternoon at leisure. May be you opt for an organic coffee tour or an exciting twilight walk.

DAY 3 - Monteverde

Early wake up for breakfast. Your transportation to Selvatura Park will pick you up at your hotel and will drive you up the mountains. Here you will start your spectacular guided walk over suspension bridges. This easy hike gives you the opportunity to enjoy the cloud forest from different perspectives. The rest of the day is free for optional activities. If you are in for some activity; the ziplining tour at Selvatura park is really a good option!

DAY 4 - From Monteverde to San José

A shuttle van will bring you back to San José or you can choose another destination for your onward travels.

“Zipping across canyons with the Arenal Volcano in the background was just fab…The whole country is just lovely.”


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