When to Travel

The high season in Costa Rica runs from December through April. The dry season is a month or two shorter along the southern Pacific coast. July also tends to be a dry month on the Pacific slope.


From Christmas until the end of the first week in January, and Easter week are doubly busy periods with lots of international travelers.

The rainy season, or winter in Costa Rica (May through November). Welcome rains during the rest of the year bring about a general greening and freshen the countryside. Rains usually come in afternoon thunder-storms, leaving the mornings sunny and the night sky filled with stars.

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Costa Rican Honeymoon- Tailor made tour

This relaxed tour allows you to take in the mesmerising natural beauty of Costa Rica, from its turquoise reefs and verdant rain forest’s to hot springs, idylic waterfalls and majestic volcanoes. All the while staying in carefully chosen properties with first class spa facilities. Whether you wish to explore or simply lie back and be pampered or just chill out on the beach, this honeymoon package is perfect for those wanting a romantic retreat away from it all.

Highlights

  1. Experience some of the incredible biodiversity and beauty of Costa Rica

  2. Visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges, keeping an eye out for the abundant birdlife.

  3. A birdwatchers paradise, from the colourful hummingbirds to the resplendent Quetzal or regal ornate hawk eagle.

  4. Relax on the beautiful Tango Mar beach and also on the Quizales beach on the Nicoya Peninsula

  5. Relax in style and be pampered in any of the spa’s in your hotels


Day 01:    Arrival

Private arrival transfer to your hotel in San José.

Night in San José, according to chosen option.



Day 02:    Poas Volcano, Doka coffee plantation and the rural towns of Sarchí and Grecia.

Breakfast. One day tour to Poas Volcano, Doka coffee plantation and Sarchí and Grecia, rural towns


To get to the different attractions included during this tour, we will drive by the city of Alajuela passing by the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria and the famous Mango Park.

As we ascend towards the Poás Volcano we will notice the change in temperature and vegetation; we will see coffee plantations as well as fern, flower and strawberry farms along the way, creating a beautiful landscape. The Poas is one of the most spectacular volcanoes of the country, with its enormous crater measuring one kilometer in diameter and 314 meters deep. Next visit will be Doka Coffee Estate, authentic coffee plantation, where you will learn about the careful process involved on the cultivation, harvesting and roasting of the Golden Bean. We will be visiting Grecia and its famous metal church architecture and Sarchi, the “cradle of Costa Rican handicrafts”.  Lunch included.

Night in San José, according to chosen option.


Day 03:    Irazu Volcano, Lankester Gardens and Orosi Valley.

Breakfast. One day tour to Irazu Volcano, Lankester Gardens and Orosi Valley.


The province of Cartago offers three of the foremost attractions combined in this tour: appreciate the majesty of the imposing Irazu Volcano, delight yourself with the exotic orchids in the Lankester Gardens and observe the panoramic beauty of the Orosi Valley.

Lunch included.

Night in San José, according to chosen option.


Day 04:    San José - Arenal

Breakfast. Morning private transfer to Arenal region.


San Carlos offers a landscape of exceptional beauty with its forests, lagoons, fields of crops, rivers with hot springs, and the most active volcano of Costa Rica: Arenal. In other words, sanctuaries where one can breathe peace, purity and the majestic power of nature.

Night in Arenal, according to chosen option.



Day 05:    Arenal

Breakfast. Guided visit to Arenal Hanging Bridges. The trails and bridges of this project will bring you as close as any person could ever imagine to observe birds, flowers and the lush vegetation of the primary rain forest. It consists of paths and bridges especially designed to maintaining the utmost harmony between man-made structures and nature. It covers an area of approximately 250 hectares of primary forest. The property has an impressive view to the Arenal Volcano and the huge Arenal lake, which feeds the largest hydroelectric plant in Costa Rica.

Night in Arenal, according to chosen option


Day 06:    Arenal –  Beach

Breakfast. Morning private transfer to Tango Mar Beach Resort, in Quizales Beach or JW Marriott, in Mansita Beach.

Night at the beach, according to chosen option.



Day 7 and 8:    Days at the beach

Breakfast. Free days to relax and enjoy the beach or take an optional tour.

Night at the beach, according to chosen option.


Day 09:        Beach – San Jose

Breakfast. Transfer to local airstrip to take a local flight to San Jose. Transfer to hotel.

Night in San José, according to chosen option.


Important

Maximum luggage for local flights 25 pounds per person.



Day 10:        Departure

Breakfast. Departure transfer from the hotel to the international airport. Check in at airline counter must be done three hours prior flight departure.



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Please enquire regarding extensions.



Option 1


Selected Hotels:


  1. 4 nights in Hotel Grano de Oro, Sup Room

  2. 2 nights in Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens, Casita Nayara Suite

  3. 3 nights in Tango Mar Beach Resort ,Tiki Suite


Grano de Oro Hotel


It is situated on a shady street just off Paseo Colon, only 20 minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport.  Converted from a tropical vVictorian mansion, this hotel maintains the warmth and comfort of a private home.  Grano de Oro features three suites and 35 guestrooms in three different categories. All of the rooms are individually decorated and they are all equipped with fan, cable TV, telephone, safe deposit box and mini bar. Grano de Oro’s restaurant serves exquisite dishes that combine Costa Rican tropical flavours with European cuisine. In addition, the hotel has a bar as well as a rooftop garden terrace with jacuzzi.


Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens

It is located between de town of La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano National Park, 20 minutes from the main attractions of the area, including hot springs, waterfalls and the National Park main entrance. Every room at the Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens has been designed to provide the upmost in comfort and style while maintaining a close contact with the natural surroundings. Each of the 44 spacious casitas (bungalows) features a secluded garden with an outdoor shower and a beautiful terrace with a private, intimate Jacuzzi for two. They are equipped with one king or two full-size beds, plasma 27” Cable TV, DVD/CD player, IPod Stand, internet access, safe box (laptop capacity), air conditioning, mini bar and coffee maker and a spacious and modern bathroom and shower with all amenities. The Altamira Restaurant offers an exceptional vista of the active volcano and houses a lounge area to enjoy a drink in a stylish and comfortable ambiance. Guests can also have tropical cocktails, fresh fruit juices and light snacks at Kali-Kali wet bar, near the pool.  The Spa, perched above the tropical rain forest, allows guests to enjoy the best of Costa Rica’s natural healing ingredients, from coffee scrubs to volcanic mud. Nostalgia is an entirely new concept wine bar, where guests can sip and sample the best of Latin American and Spanish vintages using a unique Italian wine dispensing system. Other services include access to unlimited free high-speed wireless Internet throughout the hotel, laptops availability and unlimited free calls to the United States and some European countries. The hotel has gained 3 levels out of 5 in the Certification for Sustainable Tourism – CST– a national accreditation program designed to differentiate hotels that comply with a sustainable model of natural, cultural and social resource management


Other services include access to unlimited free high-speed wireless Internet throughout the hotel, laptops availability and unlimited free calls to the United States and some European countries. The hotel has gained 3 levels out of 5 in the Certification for Sustainable Tourism – CST– a national accreditation program designed to differentiate hotels that comply with a sustainable model of natural, cultural and social resource management


Tango Mar Beach Resort

It is located in the exclusive Quizales Beach in the Peninsula of Nicoya.  It offers 18 ocean front rooms, 12 tropical suites, five tiki suites and four private villas (two of them with swimming pool). All the rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, coffee maker, mini bar, safety box and hair dryer.  The facilities offered are: two restaurants, two bars, four swimming pools, jacuzzi, a sea side Executive Golf Course (9 holes), two tennis courts, mini spa (yoga classes and massage services), wireless internet access and parking.  A perfect place for honeymoons.


OPTION 1 PRICE FROM:

£1439 Per Person Sharing (based on 2 people traveling and excludes international flights)

Subject to Change & Availability


Option 2


Selected Hotels:


  1. 4 nights in Costa Rica Marriott, STD Deluxe Room

  2. 2 nights in Arenal Kioro, Suite Room

  3. 3 nights in JW Marriott, One bedroom Suite Ocean front


Costa Rica Marriott

Set on a splendid 30-acre coffee plantation, this luxurious property is only ten minutes away from Juan Santamaria International Airport and 20 minutes from San Jose downtown.  The hotel features 244 guestrooms including six master suites, a presidential suite and a private villa. All rooms are elegantly decorated and equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, two telephones, voice mail, internet connection, coffee maker, mini-bar, electronic safe deposit box, iron, ironing board, bathroom with bathtub, bathrobe and hair dryer.  Costa Rica Marriott offers its guests two restaurants, a coffee shop and 24-hour room service. In addition, the property has two swimming pools, Jacuzzi, fitness center, sauna, spa, three tennis courts, a golf training course, beauty parlor, souvenir boutique, jewelery shop and parking lot. Other services available: wireless internet access in public areas, executive floor, laundry service and business center.


Arenal Kioro

This luxurious property is located at only 10 minutes from La Fortuna town and has one of the best views to the imposing Arenal Volcano. The hotel has 27 acres of undulating land, surrounded by two streams of crystalline waters. It features 53 two-terrace suites equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, telephone, radio alarm clock, internet access, coffee maker, mini bar, safe deposit box, hair dryer and a jacuzzy for two overlooking the volcano. Guests can enjoy and relax in their private thermal springs, five minutes away from the hotel. It also offers two international restaurants, lobby bar, 24-hour room service, temperate swimming pool, spa, gym, game room, gift shop, beauty parlor, conference facilities, internet access, laundry service and parking lot.


Option 2

JW Marriott

The hotel offers the ultimate sumptuous Costa Rica vacation. With 310 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, this beautiful resort is situated on a secluded beach in a prime location within Costa Rica’s renowned central coast. It features a free flowing pool that covers more than 7000 metres of area that provides a combination of private alcoves for couples and fun filled excitement for families. The full service Spa includes 22 treatment rooms, beauty parlor, serenity lagoon with deluxe palapas for outdoor massages and a state of the art two-level gym. An 18-hole championship golf course neighbors the hotel and features a challenging experience with breathtaking views of flourishing landscapes and the Pacific Ocean.


OPTION 2 PRICE FROM:

£1884 Per Person Sharing (based on 2 people traveling and excludes international flights)

Subject to Change & Availability



Your Honeymoon package includes

  1. Our representative to meet you at the airport

  2. 4 nights in San José

  3. 2 nights in Arenal region

  4. 3 nights in the beach

  5. All ground transfers within Costa Rica

  6. Daily breakfast

  7. Other meals according to day by day description

  8. Poas Volcano, Doka Cofee, Sarchí and Grecia One Day Tour, lunch included

  9. Irazu Volcano, Lankester Gardens and Orosi Valley One Day Tour, lunch included

  10. Guided visit to Arenal Hanging Bridges

  11. One way local flight to San Jose. - Internal Flights - Whilst these are included in the price, our ground agent will issue the ticket and a local payment to them will be required. The amount you need to pay for internal flights will come off the quoted price and you will pay that to our ground agent.


  12. All hotel taxes.


What is not included

  1. Meals and beverages not mentioned in the program

  2. International flights

  3. Optional tours or ground services not specified in the itinerary

  4. Tips to tour guides & drivers

  5. Local and/or international phone calls

  6. Personal and/or medical expenses

  7. Costa Rica departure tax (us$28,00 per person)

  8. Air tickets to/from Costa Rica

  9. Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident of illness)