Costa Rica from Ocean to Ocean | Intineraries


San Jose – Tortuguero – Arenal – Monteverde and Manuel Antonio

Day by day Itinerary

Overnight San Jose

Today our staff will meet and greet your group at the San José International Airport. After you have picked up your luggage and clear customs you will be transferred to your San José Hotel.

Hotel: Country Inn and Suites or similar

Tortuguero National Park             Overnight Tortuguero

A very early departure from our hotel in San José will have us passing though Braulio Carrillo National Park, one of the largest Nationals Parks in Costa Rica.From Braulio Carrillo we will head towardsTortuguero National Park located on the Caribbean Northeast and known for its canals that cross over the National Park. A stopover for breakfast is included prior to our arrival in the town of Guapiles. Following breakfast, you will be transferred to the Pier and take a 1-hour boat ride thru to the town of Tortuguero, during the ride keep your eyes open for all kinds of birds and wildlife. After checking into our accommodations at Tortuguero we will enjoy lunch.This afternoon we will meet our guide and visit the local townofTortuguero. Our tour will include a walk through the town which has a lot of shops, restaurants and other attractions. At the southern end you will find the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) research center at whose visitor center you will learn about its history and the important work they do for the conservation of the sea turtle.

Hotel: Pachira Lodge or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tortuguero National Park            Overnight Tortuguero

 Early morning, we will take you to visit the Tortuguero National Park and explore by boat. Your boat ride consists of a tour of the world famous Tortuguero canals.You will discover the unique maze of natural waterways that wind through the Tortuguero National Park. Among the species that can be observed are monkeys, sloths, otters, river turtles, tiger herons, aninga, green basilisk. As well as species of trees like the poponjoche, guácimo and gavilán. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy the pool area, souvenir shop, hammocks and walking trails! Entrance fee to National Park is included.


Hotel: Pachira Lodge or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arenal                                           Overnight Arenal Area

Today we leave the Caribbean Sea behind us and head west across Costa Rica. Our route today will have us traveling a different route north of San Jose. We will stop in the small town of Guapiles for a delicious lunch. From here, it would take 2 ½ hours until we arrive to the Arenal National Park Area and check in to your hotel.


Hotel: Arenal Paraiso or Similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Arenal                                           Overnight Arenal Area


Enjoy your day at the Arenal Volcano Area. There are many optional activities you can add during your stay. Contact our representative to book your day activity.


Hotel: Arenal Paraiso or Similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

06Monteverde                              Overnight Monteverde


After breakfast, we will continue our journey to the Monteverde Cloud Forest known for its biological reserve, Monteverde protects a large variety of endanger species including amphibians, mammals and birds. On a spectacular drive of 4 hours approximately, you will enjoy breathtaking views of Arenal Lake and the northern plains of Costa Rica.


Hotel: Cloud Forest Lodge or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Monteverde                                  Overnight Monteverde  


Enjoy your day at the Monteverde Area. There are many optional activities you can add during your stay. Contact our representative to book your day activity.


Hotel: Cloud Forest Lodge or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Manuel Antonio                            Overnight Manuel Antonio

After enjoying two of the best destinations in Costa Rica for nature lovers it is time to visit Manuel Antonio, Quepos. Famous for the best beaches andthe rain forest meeting the beach. Manuel Antonio National Park is the most visited park in Costa Rica, so a must do destination. This trip will take approximately 4 hours and you will enjoy the amazing views and the history of the local towns.


Hotel: El Parador or Similar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Guanacaste                  Overnight Guanacaste


Enjoy your day at the Manuel Antonio Area. There are many optional activities you can add during your stay. Contact our representative to book your day activity.


Hotel: El Parador or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast.


Our rep will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel to transfer you to SJO International Airport.

Make sure you have all your belongings with you.


TRAVEL DATES: 2020 and 2021 YEAR (Subject to travel dates, peak season not included)


  • US $1645 on SGL Occupancy
  • US $1100 on DBL Occupancy
  • US $925 on TPL Occupancy
  • US $465 for  Child rate


-Net rates per person

**Rates apply for travel dates listed only.

**Hotels subject to availability at time of booking.

** Child Rate up to 12 years old max 2 per booking.



  • Modern A/C deluxe transportation
  • Meals as describe
  • All Taxes


Not included:

  • Meals and activities not included in the tour’s description.
  • Gratuities to guide and driver.

Payments & cancellation Policies:

 Central American Tours offers free cancellations on bookings up to 30 days prior to arrival day.

Central American Tours offers $0 change fees for your bookings.   

Notes and recommendations

What kinds of clothes should I bring?

Pack light and bring comfortable clothing. T-shirts and shorts are acceptable in San José (during the day, if planning to go out in the evening slacks are highly recommended as some restaurants won’t admit you in shorts or sandals). Loose-fitting long-sleeved shirts and pants are recommended if you want to avoid sun. Bring a large hat to block the sun from your face and neck. Pack a light sweater or jacket for the A/C of the bus might get cool. Sturdy sneakers or hiking boots are essential if you plan to do a lot of sightseeing and hiking. Waterproof hiking sandals or other footwear that lets your feet breathe are good for strolling about town, and also for beach walking, fording streams, and navigating the myriad mud holes you’ll find on rain and cloud forest trails.


How is the weather in Costa Rica?

The climate is idyllic. In the lowlands, which are dry in the Pacific Northwest and humid elsewhere, daytime temperatures range in the eighties to nineties F° (high twenties to mid-thirties C°). Usually in the seventies F° (low to mid-twenties C°) at middle elevations, the mercury can fall as low as the forties and fifties F° (five to mid-tens C°) at the top of the mountains. Costa Rica can be broadly categorized into four major climatic zones:


Language: The official language is Spanish, although the tourist will find that English is widely spoken particularly in places such as hotels, travel agencies, banks, rental car companies, restaurants, etc.

Time: In Costa Rica daylight savings time is not used, but in order to have an idea of the approximate time of this country, it can be related to the U.S. Eastern Standard Time:

From October to April: Costa Rica is one hour behind Eastern Standard Time.

From April to October: Costa Rica is two hours behind Eastern Standard Time


Electricity: It is the same as in the U.S. 110 volts., 60 cycles.


Credit cards: All major credit cards are accepted in almost all hotels, stores, restaurants and car rental agencies. Outside San Jose and in some places the tourist should be prepared to pay in local currency; especially if the store, hotel, etc. is planning to include a service charge fee for the use of the credit card.


INSURANCE: Our passengers, while transported in vehicles owned by CENTRAL AMERICAN TOURS, are covered by insurance from the Instituto Nacional de Seguros.


CENTRAL AMERICAN TOURS as a recognized tour company, acts only as an agent for the passenger in regard to travel, whether by car, motor coach, railroad, boat or plane and assumes no liability during such travel for injury damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned whether by reason or defect in any vehicle or for any reason whatsoever, or through the acts of default of any company or person engaged in covering the passenger or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour. CENTRAL AMERICAN TOURS cannot be held responsible for losses or additional expenses due to delay, hotel or airline irregularities, sickness, weather or any other causes. CENTRAL AMERICAN TOURS assumes no liability for the loss of personal effects or baggage. The right is reserved to cancel or change any tours, schedules and rates and to cancel or substitute stops on any tour without notice, and to use the services of affiliated companies as deemed necessary.


NOTE: When other individuals or companies are used to provide services, their insurance payment and cancellations policies will apply.

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