Essential Costa Rica - Package With Manuel Antonio National Park

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4 Based on 4 Reviews
  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 10-99 yrs
  • max group size 30
  • guiding method Partially guided
  • Tour Code BM-31050
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English, Spanish
  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Tortuguero: This park is home to the nesting grounds of the green sea turtles, offering spectacular beaches and fantastic opportunities to spot wild animals and birds.
  • Arenal: Admire one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the country and its mesmerising park, dotted with trails and rich in wildlife.
  • Monteverde: Settled by American Quakers in the 1950s, this primary cloud forest is made out of six unique ‘life zones’, hosting many endangered species, as well as a variety of fascinating plants.
  • Manuel Antonio: This picturesque national park is the smallest one in Costa Rica but it is full of wild animals, lush vegetation, and beautiful beaches.
Starting and ending in San Jose, the tour "Essential Costa Rica - Package With Manuel Antonio National Park" is a self-guided active and outdoor trip that takes 10 days. You will travel through Manuel Antonio National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve, Manuel Antonio and 5 other destinations in Costa Rica. "Essential Costa Rica - Package With Manuel Antonio National Park" is a group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Uncover essential Costa Rica during this 10-day exotic adventure. Beginning and ending in the capital, San Jose, this tour offers you the chance to discover different aspects of this emblematic destination. Visit the most predominant natural areas of Costa Rica, including the Arenal Volcano National Park, and the cloud forest of Monteverde. Spend precious time visiting the Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most stunning conservation areas on the planet. During the trip, keep an eye out for a variety of animals, bugs, as well as plants and don’t forget to mingle with the friendly locals for a versatile experience.
  • Day 1: Arrival San Jose
  • Day 2: San Jose – Tortuguero (135km – 4 Hrs By Road / 2 Hrs By Boat)
  • Day 3: Tortuguero National Park
  • Day 4: Tortuguero – Arenal (210km – 5 Hrs By Road / 2 Hrs By Boat)
  • Day 5: Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Day 6: Arenal – Monteverde (60km – 2.5 Hrs By Road / 45 Min By Boat)
  • Day 7: Monteverde
  • Day 8: Monteverde – Manuel Antonio (185 Km – 3 Hrs)
  • Day 9: Manuel Antonio
  • Day 10: Manuel Antonio – Depart San Jose (160km – 3 Hrs)
  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • Hotel taxes
  • Standard Hotel Category = Sleep Inn or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Park Inn or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Hilton San Jose La Sabana or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Pachira Lodge or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Evergreen Lodge or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Aninga Lodge or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Arenal Montechiari or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Arenal Springs or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Arenal Kioro or similar 5*
  • Standard Hotel Category =Monteverde Country Lodge or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = Poco a Poco or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Fonda Vela Hotel or similar 4*
  • Standard Hotel Category = Villa Bosque or similar 3*
  • Superior Hotel Category = San Bada Hotel or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Parador or similar 5*
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches on days 2, 3, 4
  • 2 dinners on days 2, 3
  • Shared arrival transfer from San Jose airport to the hotel
  • Air-conditioned transportation as indicated in the itinerary on a shared basis
  • Shared return transfer to the San Jose airport
  • Tour guides do not accompany guests during transport
  • Operated with Bilingual Spanish and English-speaking licensed local guides on a shared basis. Please note you will be accompanied by local guides for the activities only. There is no guarantee that you will be part of a group, or part of the same group during the tour.
  • All monuments and visits as indicated: Guided visit to Tortuguero village plus guided boat tour through Tortuguero National Park canals and entrance fee to Tortuguero National Park, guided hike in Arenal Volcano National Park, guided hike in Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, guided hike in Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Meet and greet on Day 1
  • Post Night in San Jose:
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Airport taxes
  • Airport porterage
  • Optional tours
  • International and domestic flight tickets or visa fees and local taxes
  • Gratuities for drivers and guides
4 - Very Good
Based on 4 reviews
  • Letizia
  • On Apr 03 2023
4 - Very Good
Very Good
The tour was great, good hotels, confortable transport and visits organized to the main attractions. Everything was according to our expectations, we had a great time and would recommend this tour to others.
  • MomonMove
  • On Apr 04 2022
5 - Excellent
Destination Services provided excellent and responsive communication throughout our planning process. Their tour provided great value and good quality. All transfers went smoothly. Hotels were basic, but provided all we needed.... Read more
  • Stacie Lynn Bernardo
  • From Costa Rica
  • On Dec 28 2021
2 - Poor
My terrifying experience
The reason for poor the tour operator never emailed our schedule with all hotel info on it before we arrived we were held at airport because we had no idea what hotel we were going to from airport and extremely terrifying... Read more
A Bookmundi Travel Expert responded to this review:

Dear Stacie,

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We welcome your valuable feedback as this helps to review the areas that need improvement. We apologise for the inconvenience you experienced upon arrival and wish to emphasize that this is not characteristic of our company. Our standard procedure is to always provide a welcome letter before arrival with all information, a phone number and QR code to chat with us on WhatsApp.

We provided a printed copy of the welcome letter upon arrival and another updated copy during your stay to reflect the free Coffee Tour we provided as way of appreciation for your patience. In addition, we were able to assist you during your stay via phone calls with Martyn, who also provided you with information on where to do the departure PCR test.

We really hope that you have nonetheless been able to enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica! We hope to receive a new visit from you so we can show you a great and seamless experience.

Best regards from the Destination Services Team.

  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 08 2019
5 - Excellent
All superb! An uforgetable tour. Guide was so informative and made us feel very well looked after. We will recommend to all. Thank you!
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Essential Costa Rica - Package With Manuel Antonio National Park tour. You can cancel the tour up to 22 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 21 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 14 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 June 2024, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 21 days before trip departure.

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Essential Costa Rica - Package With Manuel Antonio National Park tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Essential Costa Rica - Package With Manuel Antonio National Park tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Know Before You Go

No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to tour contents without prior notice Manuel Antonio National Park is closed on Mondays. Recommended departure time from 15:00 hrs.  We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems, security reasons or Corona restrictions.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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