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Essential Costa Rica Selfdrive (8 days / 7 nts)

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Places Visited:
v/   San Jose
v/   Arenal
v/   Manuel Antonio
v/   Dominical
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Experience the active Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio with its beautiful national park and beaches and verdant green hills reaching up into the mountains, and to top it off with many different activities
Day 1:Arrival
Day 2:Arenal
Day 3:Arenal - Manuel Antonio
Day 4:Manuel Antonio
Day 5:Manuel Antonio - Dominical
Day 6:Dominical
Day 7:Dominical - San Jose
Day 8:San Jose

Hotels used in this tour
(hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
Rincon del Valle
Rincon del Valle
San Jose
50mts Este y 50mts Sur colegio de medicos
40 rooms
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Arenal Springs Resort
Arenal Springs Resort
La Fortuna
San Carlos
65 rooms
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El Parador
El Parador
Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio
80 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Crystal Ballena
Crystal Ballena
19 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Day 1:  Arrival
Upon arrival our representative will be waiting for you at the airport and will then take you to your hotel, located in San Jose near La Sabana Metroplitan Park. During the transfer, you can take advantage of your bilingual driver and ask this person any questions you may have regarding your arrangements. Overnight at Rincon del Valle hotel.

(Meals included : N / A )
Day 2:  Arenal
This morning a rental car representative will deliver your car (Toyota Rav4 or similar) at the hotel. Then you will start driving towards Arenal.  This scenery offers a landscape composed by forests, lagoons, fields of crops, rivers, hot springs, and the most active volcano of Costa Rica: Arenal.  Afternoon tour to the Arenal Volcano and tabacon hot springs (with Dinner). Overnight at Arenal Springs hotel.

(Meals included : Breakfast ).
Day 3:  Arenal - Manuel Antonio
After breakfast, you will be driving for about five hours from Arenal to Manuel Antonio.  Some of the features, which have made Manuel Antonio one of the places most preferred areas by the visitors, are its white sand beaches, the national park, cliffs, rivers, rain forests, and the variety of adventure activities. Overnight at hotel El Parador in Manuel Antonio.

(Meals included : Breakfast ).
Day 4:  Manuel Antonio
A local bilingual guide will take you to Manuel Antonio National Park, See how many different kinds of flora and fauna you can spot just in the span of a two and a half hours nature walk or hike.  And at the end, enjoy some local fresh fruits and refreshments as you pause to savor your adventure thus far.  Afternoon drive from Manuel Antonio to Dominical area. Dominical is considered one of the best places for surfing. From its turquoise green water to its fiery red and gold sunsets, the natural beauty of the area is second to none. One of the most striking features of Dominical can be found while swimming in the water, the town simply disappears. All you see are the tall beach palms and mangroves surrounded by verdant green hills reaching up into the mountains. Overnight at El Parador.

(Meals included : Breakfast ).
Day 5:  Manuel Antonio - Dominical
Early morning, you will drive from Manuel Antonio to the smaller coastal town of Dominical. rest of day at leisure. Overnight at Crystal Ballena Hotel.

(Meals included : Breakfast ).
Day 6:  Dominical
After breakfast, our representative will meet you in the lobby of your hotel to take you on a full day snorkeling trip to Isla del Caño. Overnight at Crystal Ballena hotel.

(Meals included : Breakfast, Lunch ).
Day 7:  Dominical - San Jose
Enjoy breakfast, then take a morning three and half hours drive back to San Jose via. Upon arrival at the Rincon del valle hotel you are then have a  free afternoon in the city which is ideal to do some exploration on your own and to check out local handicrafts as gifts to take home.  Overnight at Rincon del Valle. 

(Meals included : Breakfast ).
Day 8:  San Jose
Today after breakfast, drive to the rental car office located near the Juan Santamaria international airport to drop off your rental car. The distance is 30min, and also make sure to leave at least 2 hrs prior to your departure time. Once you return your car, the agency will give you a lift to the international airport departure entrance so you can take your flight back home.

(Meals included : Breakfast ).
Trip type:
  Private service