Costa Rica Volcano Jungle Beach

The best way to experience the hot spots of Costa Rica. Flexible and fun travel experience to the Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest and beautiful Guanacaste beach of Samara.

What's Included?

• All of your hotels
• Transportation
• Tours are included.


8 days

Destination Covered

Arenal Volcano National Park, Monteverde and Guanacaste

Best Suited

All, Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury, Solo travellers
Day 1: Volcano La Fortuna -- Shared-ride shuttle to the Arenal Volcano
One of our friendly drivers will pick you up at the airport, where he’ll be waiting and holding a sign with your name on it. Your shuttle transportation will last about 3 hours through rolling hills and enchanting valleys tucked away in lush rainforest. You’re bound to see some wildlife as we make our way to what is considered “The Epicenter of Adventure!” Check in to your hotel and be sure to rest up for your exciting week in Costa Rica!
HOTEL: San Bosco (or similar)

Day 2: Volcano La Fortuna -- Enjoying a Costa Rica river is one of the best ways to combine nature & adventure! Let us help you with your La Fortuna trip planning!
Today you have your choice of:
• Rafting Class 3-4 Jungle Run
• Rafting Class 2-3 Whitewater & Wildlife
• Safari Float Monkey Boat Tour
You’ll love any of our classic river trips! Your professional, experienced bilingual guides will give you a safety talk and paddling instructions. You'll get set-up with high-quality, adventure gear such as a life jacket, helmet and paddle and have one of your best days in Costa Rica!
HOTEL: San Bosco (or similar) B, L

Day 3: Volcano La Fortuna -- This town is teeming with activities. You get a choice of:
• Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoning: Experience the ultimate waterfall adventure! Rappel 4 tropical waterfalls, then downclimb & hike deep inside a gorgeous rainforest canyon
• Zipline Canopy Tour: You can't beat seeing the volcano from atop the canopy of the rainforest. Join us for a thrilling ziplining experience.
• Arenal Hanging Bridges: Enjoy the abundant biodiversity while you get to know the rainforest in a fun & educational way. The trails & suspended bridges are designed for all ability levels & cover a total of 3,100 meters.
HOTEL: San Bosco (or similar) B, L

Day 4: Jungle Monteverde -- A scenic and adventurous way to reach the Cloud Forest
Take the most- scenic way to travel from La Fortuna to Monteverde on the Desafio Adventure Connection Boat Transfer. Get several glimpses of our famous and iconic Arenal Volcano and then travel by van along lush cloud forest. This travel day is an adventure in and of itself because the road up to the Monteverde Cloud Forest is one of Costa Rica's rustic gravel backroads so enjoy the ride! After checking-in to your hotel, have a walk around this interesting cowboy town and then have a guided hike of a nature reserve at dusk to see the interesting creatures that inhabit the cloud forest.
HOTEL: Los Cipreses (or similar) B

Day 5: Beach Playa Samara
Vamos a la Playa! This morning you’ll do a shared-ride travel to the fun and dynamic beach town of Playa Samara to watch a Pacific sunset and chill out with the bohemian surf culture. Playa Samara is well known as being one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica – it’s perfect for body surfing, swimming, snorkeling, surf lessons and drinking Piña Coladas in one of the easy-going restaurants right on the beach!
HOTEL: Hotel Giada (or similar) B

Day 6: Beach Playa Samara -- This is your day to do an adventure at our favorite Costa Rica beach. Your choice of:
• Stand Up Paddle: Get ready to "Walk on Water!" Try the newest and easiest paddle sport ever… Stand Up Paddle - you stand up on a large, wide, super buoyant surfboard & use a long paddle. We’ll start you out with lessons and in no time you’ll be having a blast as you paddle out to Isla Chora!
• Sea Kayaking Tour: Choose to use a Sea Kayak for this amazing adventure as you paddle your way to Isla Chora!
HOTEL: Hotel Giada (or similar) B

Day 7: Beach Playa Samara -- FREE DAY!! Today you get to enjoy your time at the beach, relax and soak up the sun! You can also upgrade with these great options (at an extra charge):
• Surf lessons
• Dolphin Viewing + Turtle Observation
HOTEL: Hotel Giada (or similar) B

Day 8: Shared-Ride Airport Shuttle
ADIOS Amigos! It was great having you in Costa Rica! We hope you enjoyed your time in Costa Rica and that you’ll take plenty of memories and souvenirs back with you! We will now take you on a transfer to return to San José (SJO) or Liberia (LIR) in time to catch your flight home!
This 8-Day/7-Night Costa Rica adventure trip will introduce you to some of the best parts of Costa Rica: San Jose, Arenal, Monteverde, and Playa Samara! This is Desafio's classic, best-selling vacation where we show you the sights and sounds of our absolutely favorite places in Costa Rica in 7 nights and 8 days!

Must be pre-paid one-month in advance. Subject to availability of hotels.
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