Caribbean Costa Rica is a Tour for those travelers who enjoy the versatility of places and like the contrasts. Costa Rica is a country full of natural beauties that you visit in a few days without leaving aside the rest and enjoyment in each place. The South Caribbean, the emerald jewel of Costa Rica. This is one of the most spectacular areas, with its variety of culture and beaches. We can find white sand beaches and dark sand beaches, and we can visit it in one or two days. In Talamanca is possible to visit some of the indigenous communities and experience with them daily activities. In this tour, we will share with "The Chocolate Women", a group of enterprising women who decided to join and rescue some of their traditions. In Tsirushka (its name in Bribri) the chocolate activity is more than a Tour, it is an experience where in addition to learning of the original and manual process, we will share with these exemplary women. Being part of your environment for a day is one of the most enriching experiences. We invite you to know more about Costa Rica and the Chocolate Women on this trip!
Places to Visit:
➣ Caribe Sur
➣ Manuel Antonio
➣ Lots of wildlife (flora and fauna)
➣ Tortuguero National Park
➣ Caribbean South beaches
➣ Cultural Tour
➣ Arenal National Park & Rio Celeste at Tenorio National Park
➣ Manuel Antonio National Park
Price US $1,173 per person. Could change depending on seasons.
✓ Airport transfer - hotel and assistance
✓ 1 night at San Jose Hotel
✓ 2 nights at Tortuguero Hotel
✓ 3 nights at Puerto Viejo Hotel
✓ 2 nights at Arenal Hotel
✓ 2 nights at Manuel Antonio Hotel
✓ Daily breakfast
✓ Full American Plan in Tortuguero
✓ Car rental and required transfers according the program
✓ Tortuguero Canals Tour
✓ Chocolate Tour, Caribbean South
✓ Rio Celeste Tour, Arenal
✓ Service and hotel taxes
✓ Price from US $ 1,173 per person. Could change depending on seasons.
➣ Meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary
➣ Optional Tours
➣ Local and international calls
➣ Personal medical expenses
➣ Departure taxes (US$29 per person)
➣ Air tickets from and to Costa Rica
➣ Car rental insurance
DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO COSTA RICA
Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel in San Jose. Accommodation.
DAY 2: SAN JOSE – TORTUGUERO
Departure. Breakfast on route. Continue to the dock to take the boat that will take you to the hotel through the Tortuguero Canals tour. Accommodation.
DAY 3: TORTUGUERO
Breakfast. Departure by boat and visit of Tortuguero National Park by the canals. Accommodation.
DAY 4: TORTUGUERO – PUERTO VIEJO
Breakfast. Departure by boat to the dock, once on land the hotel transportation takes you back to Guapiles for lunch and continue your trip to Puerto Viejo. Accommodation.
DAY 5: CHOCOLATE TOUR IN TALAMANCA
Breakfast. Early departure to the Chocolate Tour in Talamanca.
The Women of Chocolate Tour began with the departure of Cahuita or Puerto Viejo at 8 am after breakfast in your hotel. Take road towards the Bribri village to reach Shiroles village. The trip lasts approximately 40 minutes, and you will enjoy the landscapes of the route of the surrounding banana plants and emerald green forests characteristic of the Costa Rican South Caribbean. Arriving at Shiroles and in front of the soccer field will be waiting the hosts of the Tour. The chocolate women will guide through the process, how it started from the tree, take out the seed, dry it, toast it, and process it until it becomes pure Cocoa, as well as chocolate. The processes they use is organic and sustainable with the environment. Includes: lunch and guided tour. Recommendations: sunblock, repellent, cap or hat, walking shoes. Accommodation.
DAY 6: PUERTO VIEJO
Breakfast. Day for enjoying the beaches or optional activities. Optional activities: Gandoca – Manzanillo Wild Life Refuge Tour, Cahuita National Park Tour, Snorkelling Tour in Cahuita, Canopy Tour. Accommodation.
DAY 7: PUERTO VIEJO – ARENAL
Breakfast. Departure to Arenal Volcano. Accommodation.
DAY 8: RIO CELESTE & TENORIO VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK TOUR
Breakfast. Departure to the Celeste River Tour. Rio Celeste is one of the most popular rivers in Costa Rica and recognized worldwide for its coloration that goes from light blue to turquoise. Its true name is Buena Vista river, which includes a mountain river that joins with a brook in a point that has been denominated popularly like "Teñideros". Rio Celeste is located within the Tenorio Volcano National Park. Its main attractions are the waterfall, collapsed fumaroles, hot springs, and thermal waters. The flora is very varied, includes the palms, heliconias, ferns, bromeliads, and orchids; trees such as aguactillos, zapotes, pylons and danto jícaro. Among the fauna present is: the puma, barefoot lion, tapir, saino, monkey white, manigordo, guatusa, caucel, tepezcuinte, tolomuco, pava, bird parasol, the sunbird, and several species of snakes. The walk along the trails of the Tenorio Volcano National Park takes about 3 always accompanied by your guide. Includes: breakfast, lunch and guide. Recommendations: walking shoes, water shoes, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, comfortable clothing. Accommodation.
DAY 9: ARENAL – MANUEL ANTONIO
Breakfast. Departure to Manuel Antonio in the Central Pacific. Accommodation.
DAY 10: MANUEL ANTONIO
Breakfast. Optional activities: enjoying the beaches and take a Tour in Manuel Antonio National Park. You can enjoy a Sunset Sail Tour. Accommodation.
DAY 11: RETURN
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Juan Santamaria International Airport.