Immerse yourself in some of northern Costa Rica’s most spectacular natural and cultural destinations on this 7-day itinerary from Liberia. Get your adrenalin pumping while zip-lining and white water rafting in Rincón de la Vieja, learn about the local artisan traditions of Guaitil and go wildlife spotting in the biodiverse mangroves and subtropical forests of Nosara.
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Arrival Liberia - Rincón De La Vieja
Arrive into the Liberia International Airport where you will be met by one of our representatives and transferred to the Hotel Hacienda Guachipelín in Rincón de la Vieja. This spectacular natural region is famed for its five active volcanoes, together with an impressive diversity of flora and fauna. Experience its beautiful waterfalls, relaxing hot springs and freshwater lagoons which make it the perfect base for adventurous travelers.
Take advantage of the adventure activities at Hacienda Guachipelín, beginning on their Canyon Canopy Tour which will see you rappelling down a canyon, rock climbing and swinging through the jungle. Then enjoy a horseback ride through the property’s dry forest and pastures as you head to the start of your river tubing adventure down the Rio Negro. Finish the day soaking in the volcanic mud baths and thermal hot springs of Rincón de la Vieja which are famed for their therapeutic properties.
For those wanting a more relaxed day, you can opt for a nature hike and visit to the serpentarium and butterfly garden, before ending with a soak in the volcanic mud baths and thermal springs.
Rincón de la Vieja National Park
This morning you’ll be met by your private naturalist guide who will be spending the next couple of days with you. Head out on a nature hike through the dry tropical forests of Rincón de la Vieja National Park to spot a myriad of bird species, together with butterflies and native mammals, and witness the active fumaroles and boiling mud pits of its volcanic landscape.
In the evening you’ll visit the local town of Curubandé to enjoy a traditional Costa Rican dinner in a local homestead.
Rincón De La Vieja – Nosara
This morning you’ll make the journey from Rincón de la Vieja to Nosara in Guanacaste, stopping to visit the town of Guaitil en route which is renowned for its beautiful ceramics and pottery. Learn about the local artisan traditions and perhaps purchase a unique souvenir to take back home. Then continue on to the beach of Nosara and the boutique Lagarta Lodge which nestles within its own nature reserve. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the infinity pool, indulge in a spa treatment or perhaps take a restorative yoga class.
Embark on a guided hike through Lagarta Lodge’s Reserva Biológica which lies along the edge of the Rio Nosara. Your naturalist guide will explain about the native flora found within its subtropical dry forests and mangrove thickets while keeping an eye out for howler monkeys, anteaters, coatis, iguanas and raccoons.
Experience the Guanacaste lowlands on a kayaking tour through the wildlife-rich mangrove systems of the Río Nosara and Río Montaña. Get an up-close perspective on the animals and plants which call this region home as you slowly paddle along its tranquil waterways.
Nosara - Liberia International Airport
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Nosara and driven to the Liberia International Airport for your return flight home.
Dates & Rates
Price- $2515 per person based on 2 persons sharing double accommodations.
Single Supplement - $800
Holiday Supplement - $300 per person
(Dec 15 - Jan 05) and Easter week (April 14 - 20)
Year round departures offered for 2 or more people
• Transportation and guide services
• All meals as outlined in the itinerary
• Equipment needed for all included activities
• Local fees and taxes
• Full service of our Adventure Consultants
• Airfare to and from Costa Rica
• Travel insurance
• Meals or lodging not specified on the itinerary
• Alcoholic beverages
• Items of a personal nature (hotel extras, souvenirs)
FAQ & More
Spanish is the official language in Costa Rica. Because Tourism is one of the principal industries in the country, today many ticos speak English as well. If you feel like using your Spanish while traveling, go ahead! Ticos love to practice Spanish with visitors. It doesn't matter if it is poor or very good, just give it a try and add more words to your Spanish vocabulary.
The Costa Rica National currency is the colon. Credit cards (VISA - MASTER CARD) are widely accepted. US dollars are accepted in almost every part of the country. It is always good to take at least $300 per person, in case of any emergency, as well as for souvenirs and tipping.
Costa Rica is a tropical country situated between 8 and 11 degrees above the equator. It has only two seasons: dry and green. The dry season runs between late December and April and the green or rainy season lasts the rest of the year May through November, and still offers sunny mornings. The Caribbean coast stays green all year round due to the humidity. Average temperature ranges in San Jose are from 57 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit in December to 63 to 81 ° F in May. The coasts are much hotter, with the Caribbean averaging 70° F at night and over 86° F during the day. The Pacific side is a few degrees warmer still, but due to a lower humidity it tends to be more comfortable.
U.S. Citizens traveling to Central America are required to carry a valid U.S. passport. Your passport must also be valid for six months after your return date from Central America to the U.S. If you are not a U.S. Citizen, contact the embassy, consulate or national airline of the country you are traveling to for entry requirements.
Wherever you go in Costa Rica, the abundance of fresh fruit, vegetables and grains will make of your meal a "must to eat it all experience". Many people think the cooking is like the way Mexican people cook, the answer is No. The ingredients we use are similar but the difference is that in a Costa Rican meal, rather than a spicy/ hot flavor, the food has the freshness of all of the ingredients in each bite. The Typical Costa Rican breakfast is called "Gallo Pinto". A mixture of rice and beans, cilantro and spices will be always on any menu in the country. Beef, chicken and seafood are also part of the Tico's diet.
• 13% tax and 10% gratuity are already added to restaurant bills.
• $1 per bag at check-in and check-out and for bellboys.
• $5.00 - $15.00 per person, per day for guides.
• $3.00 - $5.00 for drivers, transfer guides and river guides per person, per day
• $1.00 - $2.00 per night for housekeeping personal.
For example, for a 4-day trip with a private driver and guide for two people, an average tip would be $80 for the guide, and $40 for the driver.
A $29.00 departure tax has to be paid when leaving the country. Before your check- in process, go to the bank counter inside the airport and pay the fee; the amount could be paid by cash / credit card. Complete the form on the back of the document and present it at the airline counter.
Estimated pick up times are indicated in your itinerary. Please note that sometimes, the final confirmation for the pickup time might not match the one you have in your itinerary, as in certain occasions is necessary to change it due to bad traffic, or other type of situation that might affect that specific logistic. The pickup times have been scheduled based on avoiding rush hours, with extra cushion for any delay along the road, stops for lunch etc. If you decide to make any changes to the pickup times scheduled, it would be under your responsibility.
There is a 40 lb. per person baggage weight limit for transportation on domestic airline flights and small boat trips within your itinerary, though you are allowed one small carry-on and a small personal purse, or camera bag. The airline and boat operators enforce these limitations on your checked baggage for safety reasons. If you have extra luggage, you can leave it behind with the operator, and on the way back from that portion of the trip you will get it back. Please let us know before hand so we can coordinate logistics.you are traveling to for entry requirements.
When you book your reservation you will receive a full packing list with your reservation materials.