Please find a suggested itinerary, however, if you wish you can make any changes in order to meet your needs. We recommend reviewing this information as soon as possible, due to the popularity of the destination and season space at the hotels might be limited.
Day 1 - Pick up at Juan Santamaria International Airport Private transfer to Hotel in San Jose. Overnight.
Day 2 - Breakfast. Pick up at the lobby of the hotel.Transfer to local airport. Flight to Puerto Jimenez/Golfito. Transfer to hotel. Lunch. Overnight at Playa Nicuesa. Dinner
Day 3 - Breakfast. Selected activity. Lunch Overnight at Playa Nicuesa. Dinner
Day 4 to Day 7 - contact Time Travels for more details on many available options.
Day 8 - Breakfast. Transfer to local airstrip. Flight to San Jose. Transfer to La Fortuna, Arenal. Tabacon Thermal Hot Springs. Overnight at Tabacon Resort. Dbl Std Room.
Discover Costa Rica´s largest network of naturally flowing thermal mineral springs in Arenal’s largest and most beautiful private, rainforest reserve.
Tabacon is flanked by the beautiful Arenal Volcano at one end and the Arenal Volcano National Park on the other. The road here literally takes you to the heard of the jungle, so expect the sounds and sights of the native flora and fauna to flood your senses. This is where the thermal experience begins.
There are five main springs source highly mineralized water that is heated underground by the Arenal Volcano’s magma. Thousands of gallons of this perfect water naturally emanate every minute. The thermal water flows throughout the resort, forming the Tabacon River. You will find dozens of cascading waterfalls and warm pools along the riverbed, of varying temperatures, water flows and degree of privacy.
Many hot springs destinations in the Arenal Volcano Region and around the world drill wells and rely on pumps and mechanical systems to fill their pools. Others re-circulate and/or re-heat their supposed “thermal” waters, by means of gas boilers and other heating methods. All of Tabacon’s water has always been and will always be true, thermal water, naturally heated by the volcano and slowly mineralized, underground
Day 9 - Breakfast. Arenal Volcano Hiking Tour. Overnight at Tabacon Resort. Dbl Std Room
Hiking in Arenal National Park will get you the closest (legal) view of Arenal volcano. Hiking is only permitted on marked trails and due to safety concerns (this is an active volcano, after all), it is forbidden to hike near the crater at the top of Arenal volcano. The volcano is unpredictable and there is a strong possibility of death if you venture into restricted zones.
The park’s main lookout, which offers spectacular views of the volcano, Arenal Lake and the 1968 and 1992 lava flows, can be reached via a .93-mile walk from the Heliconias Trail (.62 miles), which begins at the ranger station. The Las Coladas Trail (1.24 miles) is a mostly-flat trail that wraps around the base of Arenal Volcano and offers views of old lava flows from the last major eruption in 1992. The Los Tucanes Trail begins where the Las Coladas Trail ends, continuing on for another 1.86 miles through the rainforest to old lava beds from past eruptions. The Los Miradores Trail begins at park headquarters and leads 1.2 kilometers to Lake Arenal. The closest hiking to the lava flows (and the only one offering hikes on the big lava flows), is the Arenal 1968 trail, which begins near the park entrance.
Day 10 - Breakfast. Private transfer to San Jose OR Liberia International Airport.