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COSTA RICA WONDERS (ILA)

COSTA RICA WONDERS (ILA)
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COSTA RICA WONDERS (ILA)

Pura Vida—“pure life.” It sounds like a popular song, but it’s actually one of Costa Rica’s most popular greetings, and you’re sure to hear it on this vacation. And while Monograms can’t give you “the pure life” back home, we can promise you pura vida on this 7-day vacation, because we’ve taken care of all the details for you. Your package includes hotel reservations, sightseeing, daily breakfast (plus one lunch and one dinner), and transportation between cities. We’ve also arranged for you to have the services of a Local Host®—someone who is there for you to answer questions, offer suggestions, let you in on little-known secrets, and help your vacation run smoothly.

When you arrive, Monograms can whisk you from the airport to your selected hotel, allowing you to start your vacation immediately. At your hotel, your Local Host will give you helpful materials for your vacation, so you won’t waste time trying to figure out where to go and what to see. The next day, after your included breakfast, your journey will take you to the town of La Fortuna. Here is the Arenal region, you’ll stay two nights, and witness Arenal Volcano, considered one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Enjoy a guided walk through the lava trails; visit Tabacón Hot Springs, where you can relax in the natural thermal springs surrounded by waterfalls and lush, tropical forest; and take a boat ride across Arenal Lake. You’ll surely think you’re living the pura vida!


We’ll then transfer you to Monteverde Cloud Forest, home to over 3,000 plant species, roughly 120 mammal species, 400 bird species, and 1,200 species of amphibians and reptiles. Here, you’ll stay two nights and join an expert for a guided evening walk to search out the jungle’s nocturnal creatures. In both Arenal and Monteverde, you’ll have a free day to explore on your own. In Arenal, perhaps enjoy a horseback ride, go river rafting, or visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges, a network of suspension bridges. In Monteverde, visit Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, home to forest fauna such as jaguars, resplendent quetzals, monkeys, ocelots, and many species of birds—not to mention the large diversity of plant species. Finally, we’ll transfer you to San José, where you’ll have time to explore on your own. Perhaps visit one of the many museums or discover the Central Market. Be sure to ask your Local Host for the best place to eat a typical Costa Rican meal with gallo pinto, or black beans and rice.

And did we mention that in addition to the services of a Local Host, we’ve included your sightseeing, breakfasts, and transportation between towns? Think of the headaches and hassles involved with planning, organizing and getting to each destination on your own! So what are you waiting for…now’s your chance to experience Pura Vida!

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms vacation package to Costa Rica includes a guided nature walk with a Naturalist just before nightfall in Monteverde’s Cloud Forest. Be on the lookout for the two-toed sloth, coatis, tree frogs, and more.


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Day 1
SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA

Arrive in San José, where you will be met by your Local Host.

Day 2
SAN JOSÉ - –ARENAL

This morning, transfer to the town of La Fortuna in the Arenal Volcano area, where you will stay two nights. This afternoon, visit the famous TABACÓN HOT SPRINGS and take a dip in the natural springs and pools of mineral waters surrounded by lush, tropical forest. Enjoy dinner at the hot springs.

Breakfast - Dinner

Day 3
ARENAL

Today is at your leisure to explore on your own. Perhaps visit the Arenal Hanging Bridges, a network of suspension bridges, platforms, and trails built in the cloud forest. From here, explore the forest canopy with a bird’s-eye view, giving you a different perspective of the forest’s wildlife. Alternatively, you may choose a rafting adventure, horseback riding, or spelunking in nearby Venado Caves.

Breakfast

Day 4
ARENAL - MONTEVERDE

This morning, your transfer begins with a short BOAT RIDE across Arenal Lake to admire different species of birds that visit and call the area home. Continue through incredible mountain scenery and the MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST, home to over 3,000 plant species, approximately 120 mammal species, 400 bird species, and 1,200 species of amphibians and reptiles. This evening, venture into Monteverde’s Cloud Forest just before nightfall with an expert Naturalist for a GUIDED NATURE WALK to search for the jungle’s nocturnal creatures, like sloths, foxes, agoutis, frogs, and many more!

Breakfast

Day 5
MONTEVERDE

Enjoy a day to do as you please. Maybe wake up early and visit Santa Elena Cloud Forest to best experience the animals in their natural forest habitats. Discover this misty and surreal wildlife sanctuary full of mosses, ferns, flowers, and other indigenous plant life. Also, notice how the combination of climatic and geographic factors create temperature and humidity gradients, changing dramatically over just a short distance, or you could visit a local family’s farm to learn about sugar cane, coffee, and tilapia farming.

Breakfast

Day 6
MONTEVERDE - SAN JOSÉ

Return to San José today.

Breakfast

Day 7
SAN JOSÉ

Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Your Choice of Hotels - We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.
  • Sightseeing & Activities - Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features.
  • Local Host - In San José
  • Baggage Handling - Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.
  • Meals Included - Your Choice of Hotels - We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.
  • Sightseeing & Activities - Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features.
  • Local Host - Local Host & Destination Guides with city maps.
  • Baggage Handling - Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.
  • Meals Included - Buffet breakfast daily; 1 three-course dinner
  • INCLUDED HOTELS
  • SAN JOSE: COUNTRY INN AND SUITES
  • ARENAL: MAGIC MOUNTAIN HOTEL
  • MONTEVERDE: MONTEVERDE COUNTRY LODGE
  • Other Hotel Options
  • Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

INCLUDED HOTELS

SAN JOSÉ,

COUNTRY INN AND SUITES

San Antonio de Belen
San Jose, Costa Rica

 

A welcoming haven in a bustling San Jose, the Country Inn & Suites is conveniently located near many attractions and provides quality service, comfortable accommodations, and all the elements you need to relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel offers a large pool, fitness facilities, a full-time business center, and an on-site restaurant.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
This hotel is conveniently located near downtown San Jose and major attractions, yet still designed with peace and comfort in mind. With all the comforts of home, tastefully decorated facilities and rooms, this hotel is an ideal place to stay.

OPTION - WYNDHAM HERRADURA

Autopista General Canas, Heredia
San Jose, Costa Rica

The Wyndam San Jose Herradura sets itself apart from other properties, offering refined casual luxury in a relaxing setting. Only 15 minutes away from San Jose downtown, its location is idyllic - a tropical experience coupled with Costa Rican charm. With 3 sparkling outdoor pools, 3 restaurants, bar and on-site casino, you will never be without something to do. Enjoy excellent service and first class amenities at this tropical getaway, in the heart of the Central Valley.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
This 230-room hotel is a restful retreat in the Central Valley. Remarkable service and sophisticated amenities complete the feeling of relaxation, just minutes from downtown and the bustle of exciting San Jose.

OPTION - REAL INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL & CLUB TOWER

Prospero Fernandez Hwy Escazu
San Jose, Costa Rica

This luxury hotel is situated in the heart of San Jose and only minutes away from trendy shops and restaurants. The hotel features a full service health and fitness center, renowned spa, beauty salon, outdoor tennis courts, business center, two modern style bars.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
This well-appointed hotel is located in a suburb os San Jose.

ARENAL

MAGIC MOUNTAIN HOTEL

La Fortuna de San Carlos
Arenal, Costa Rica

This colonial-modern hotel facing Arenal Volcano offers panoramic views and is surrounded by lush foliage. Facilities include an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, restaurant with international cuisine, sports bar, and relaxing spa. Air-conditioned rooms feature a balcony or terrace with views of the volcano, in-room safe, cable television, and wireless internet access.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Facing the colossal Arenal Volcano and surrounded by tropical forests, the hotel is located nearby downtown shops and restaurants.

OPTION - ARENAL MANOA

La Fortuna
Arenal, Costa Rica

Arenal Manoa Hotel is a place to rest, relax and enjoy the amazing view of the Arenal Volcano. Its surrounded by gardens, pastures and animals. Each room has been designed so that it offers a panoramic view of the volcano. Take advantage of the spacious gardens and enjoy a nice walk and have the opportunity to see the daily operations of a typical Costa Rican farm.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Situated within a natural and private environment surrounded by the La Palma River and home to a great diversity of birds, mammals, and lizards, as well as a large variety of plants.

OPTION - ARENAL KIORO SUITES & SPA

La Fortuna
Arenal, Costa Rica

Framed with lush vegetation and beautiful views, this hotel features memorabilia of Costa Rican life from the beginning of the 19th century. Facilities include a restaurant, private hot springs, pool, spa, game room, gift shop, laundry, and gym.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
The Arenal Kioro is ideally located in front of the majestic Arenal Volcano and offers some of the best views from its rooms' terraces.

MONTEVERDE

MONTEVERDE COUNTRY LODGE

300 Mts Sureste de la Escuela de Cerro Plano
Santa Elena, Costa Rica

The hotel maintains the essence of traditional rustic lodging while assuring guests maximum comfort. Guestrooms feature complementary Wi-Fi, cable TV, in-room safe, private bathroom, and daily housekeeping.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Surrounded by mountains, forests, and beautiful gardens.

OPTION - FICUS LODGE

Santa Elena
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Tucked away in the heart of Monteverde, amidst lush forest and Costa Rica's landscapes, the Ficus Lodge welcomes guests with friendly service and spacious, comfortable accommodations. Simple and modern amenities offer a nice touch along your Costa Rican journey, as well as great local cuisine at the hotel restaurant and bar.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Surrounded by natural tropical gardens and rich scenery, the Hotel Ficus Lodge sits right in the heart of Monteverde and offers up impressive local cuisine, friendly staff and easy access to the town center below.

OPTION - EL ESTABLO MOUNTAIN LODGE

San Pedro
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Set on a private 150-acre farm adjacent to the Monteverde Reserve, El Establo Mountain Lodge offers guests a home base of relaxation and activity. Amenities include tennis, basketball, and soccer courts, two indoor pools, two restaurants, two bars, gym, and spa.

LOCATION & HIGHLIGHTS
Located 90 kilometers from Puntarenas and 4 kilometers to la Reserva de Monteverde.

 

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