Whoever has been in Costa Rica knows that from one coast to the other, specially in the sunny season, there are big differences. Both sides are exotic and mega-diverse, however the Pacific Coast sunny season, starts in November and by March, the effects of the dry months show on every landscape you see, turning hills and plains into dusty colors and feelings.
On the Caribbean coast, as well as on the Northern Plains (Sarapiqui and Arenal areas) on the other hand, it rains until the end of February… And it also shows… Specially in March and April when the showers stop and the sun and heat come out together with the buzz of birds and the irrefutable sound of the howlers monkeys.
There is not a single time when we can say… Costa Rica is better! All the time is better… In some months for some reasons, in others… there are other reasons. But, in March and April, chicks and babies are coming out of the nests, and everything is showing an almost uncontrollable life explosion.
It is the time of year to see life coming out in its best dress!Caribbean side… anytime of year
In order to see this amazing life burst, Camino Travel has designed a program to enjoy at its best, the biodiversity, the rain forest and the warm Caribbean waves. The Tropical Adventure is made for adventurers who want to go for the less traveled road… But, remember! Everything can be tailored.. and you can go for your own version of any program we make!
Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your San José hotel.
After breakfast, you will depart to the area of Sarapiquí, located about 1 ½ hour drive from San José. Once there, you will board a boat for a 2-hour guided tour along the Sarapiquí River, known for its exuberant wildlife and natural beauty. During the boat ride our guide will talk about the different animal species that inhabit the forest along the river. After the boat ride you will be transferred to your nature lodge. Free afternoon to rest by the pool.
At your nature lodge. After breakfast visit to La Selva Biological Station. This center, which belongs to the Organisation for Tropical Studies, is a very well known study place for researchers and students from around the world. A specialist guide will walk you along their different trails, where you will have the chance to learn about the region’s ecological characteristics. Return to the hotel around midday. Rest of the day at leisure.
Early in the morning departure towards Villas del Caribe, located in Puerto Viejo on the southern Caribbean coast about 3½ hours drive from Sarapiquí.
All our travel days are designed to be a tour on its own and our tour guide will show you the highlights of the areas you pass by on the way to the next destination.
On the South Caribbean the hotels are surrounded by beautiful gardens with tropical plants, and open-air restaurants facing the sea. It is one of those privileged regions where the jungle meets the ocean.
After breakfast, meet your guide for a snorkeling tour on one of the Caribbean’s largest coral reefs in the Cahuita National Park, ground and boat transportation, box lunch, equipment and entrance fee included. Return to the hotel by the afternoon and simply take it easy or go for an optional bike ride or hike in this luscious region.
Day at leisure to rest at the beach or to sign on the optional activities (not included) such as kayaking, biking, hiking or fishing.
Free morning to enjoy the beach. At around noon travel back to San José.
Overnight at a hotel close to the international airport.
Transfer to the international airport.