Costa Rica is fast becoming a hot spot scuba diving destination, particularly along its Pacific shores. From enticing shark encounters to run-ins with giant Manta Rays, Costa Rica’s volcanic pinnacles are filled with pelagic life. Divers frequently encounter sea turtles, stingrays, manta rays, moray eels, barracuda, tuna, and snapper. Schooling fish can be found on every dive site, as well as small critters like sea horses, frogfish, and harlequin clown shrimp. Sharks and dolphins are seen regularly, and humpback and pilot whales migrate twice seasonally. This package is designed to fly in and out of Liberia (LIR) International airport.
• Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater and explore the underwater world with sharks, turtles, sea horses, eels, octopus and massive schools of tropical fish.
• Experience the volcano and rainforest and relax in the famous naturally heated volcanic hot springs
• Navigate the tropical waters of the rainforest on a class 2/3 Rafting adventure.
• Soak in the bueatiful Pacific sunsets with relaxing and fun afternoons on the beach.
Accommodation & Meals:
• 3 nights at Arenal Kioro (Arenal Volcano) Family Suite – 2 Queen and a Sofa Bed —including breakfast.
• 4 nights at Bosque del Mar (Playa Hermosa) Garden Suite – 2 Queen and 1 Sofa Bed —including breakfast.
• From the Liberia International Airport to Arenal Volcano (app.3 hours).
• From Arenal Volcano to Guanacaste Hotel (app. 3.5 hours) .
• From Guanacaste Hotel to the Liberia International Airport (app.1 hours)
All private transfers include an English-speaking driver.
Tours and Activities:
• Raft + Volcano Hot Springs Combo ( including lunch and dinner)
• La Fortuna Highlights Day – Hanging Bridges, Waterfall ( including lunch)
• Discover Scuba Experience ( 2 Days)
• All Taxes
• In country support team.
Want more diving? No Problem! It’s easy to add additional dive days to this package. Please contact one of the local Bill Beard Costa Rica experts to add more diving to your package. Additional dive days, Night Dives or additional tanks are available for most packages.
Day 1 Welcome to Costa Rica
Fly into the Liberia airport where one of our representatives will meet you as you exit the airport and show you to your private transfer. Sit back and relax as you take in the scenery as you make your way to La Fortuna. Spend the next few days exploring Costa Ricas natural paradise with beautiful waterfalls, hanging bridges and volcanic hot springs. Overnight at La Fortuna Arenal Volcano area.
Day 2: La Fortuna “Highlights Combo – Arenal Volcano La Fortuna Highlights Tour – Hanging Bridges, Waterfall + Local Lunch
Get ready for fun! After breakfast at the hotel join your naturalist guide on an adventure to some of the best highlights of the area Our day starts with a guided walk via the hanging bridges while seeing what life is like up in the canopy. See exotic animals as your guide helps find some hidden rainforest residents and explains all about jungle life. Your next stop will be a visit to the impressive La Fortuna waterfall. Dropping 70 meters into a bright blue pool. After your hike out of the waterfall canyon we head to out to enjoy a delicious locally prepared Costa Rican lunch Overnight at La Fortuna Arenal Volcano area (B, L).
Day 3: Rafting + Hot Springs Combo – Arenal Volcano
Make a splash with this perfect combination of adventure, nature, and relaxation. This white water rafting combo followed by a visit to the volcanic hot springs at Ecotermales is the perfect one-day Arenal experience Overnight at La Fortuna Arenal Volcano area (B,L,D).
Day 4: Arenal Volcano to Playa Hermosa
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a private transfer from Arenal to Guanacaste, where you will spend the next 4 days exploring the underwater magic of the Pacific. Overnight at Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste (B).
Day 5: Discover Scuba Course Pool Sesson – Guanacaste
Ready to explore! After arriving to the dive center we will brief you about your scuba diving experience and outfit you with your equipment You will spend the time in the pool few basic skills in the water to prepare for your open water dives. Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it. Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater and you will learn basic skills, theory and safety rules so you are comfortable when you are ready to explore the ocean. Already Certified? No problem – we will change your Discover Scuba Course to 2 days of 2 tank boat dives. Overnight at Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste (B).
Day 6: Discover Scuba Course Open Water Dives - Guanacaste
Today we will put your newly learned skills into action as we head into open water with your dive instructor. Now feeling comfortable breathing and moving around underwater, you will board our dive boat and head out to our dive sites. You and your Dive Instructor will complete 2 exciting ocean dives at various sites. We will take you on an underwater tour looking for sharks, rays, octopus and a huge variety of marine fish that lives around the volcanic pinnacles of the Pacific. Overnight at Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste (B).
Day 7: Free Day to Enjoy the Beach or Add on additional Diving - Guanacaste
Day at Leisure. Spend the day exploring some of the topside adventures of the area or relax and hang out by the pool. You can also take a short walk to the beach for some kayaking or swimming. Overnight at Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste (B).
Day 8: Departure “ Hasta Luego”
A private transfer will take you to the Liberia Airport for your return flight home. Pura Vida!