Experience Costa Rica

From: $1,39500
per diver*

This ten-day adventure is a great way to see some of the highlights of Costa Rica combined with some great scuba diving in the Guanacaste region. Experience Costa Rica both above and below the water on this great adventure combo. Heading to Dive Cocos Island? This combo adventure is a great compliment to any liveaboard trip as a pre or post extension.  You will enjoy five days of discovery through coffee plantations, cloud forests, the legendary Arenal volcano finishing off with scuba diving the volcanic pinnacles of Guanacaste teaming with marine life.

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Description

Trip Code: BBCR9-105F
This ten-day adventure is a great way to see some of the highlights of Costa Rica combined with some great scuba diving in the Guanacaste region. Experience Costa Rica both above and below the water on this great adventure combo. Heading to Dive Cocos Island? This combo adventure is a great compliment to any liveaboard trip as a pre or post extension.  You will enjoy five days of discovery through coffee plantations, cloud forests, the legendary Arenal volcano finishing off with scuba diving the volcanic pinnacles of Guanacaste teaming with marine life. There is so much to explore in the rainforest full of wild monkeys, treetop sloths, tropical toucans, and much more. This nine-night Costa Rica Experience Package starts in San José and can end back in San José or we can drop you off at the pier in Puntarenas, where you will meet the liveaboard ship.

Not a diver? If you are not a certified scuba diver – there’s no problem! Costa Rica is the optimal spot for you and your new spouse to take the plunge together and earn your Open Water Diver certification course or you can take a non-certification “Discover Scuba Diver” course and experience the underwater world together – who knows it may lead to many, many more scuba diving vacations!

Our Commitment to Wellness: Proactive Safe Travel  Standards 

Our priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of all our guests and team members which has involved some changes in the way we offer some of our services. We have been  busy during the past few months making alterations to our tours and operating procedures based on the safety and enjoyment of our guests. These proactive wellness measures range from implementing rigorous cleaning and sanitation practices, enhanced hygiene and physical distancing protocols and regular training of our team to ensure proper awareness of healthy practices and procedures. Even with our new guidelines in motion, we know that the magic of Costa Rica will be even greater than ever!

Highlights

  • Dive Guanacaste reef sharks, turtles, sea horses, eels, octopus and enormous schools of fish
  • Easy to add additional dive days or tanks, upgraded dives or night dives
  • Relax in the naturally heated volcanic hot springs at the Arenal Volcano
  • Choose your adventure day in Arenal: Heart-pumping rafting or relaxing wildlife cruise.
  • Walk the lush tropical rainforest and waterfall trails of the La Paz Waterfall gardens

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica!

Arrival at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). You will be met by one of our representatives as you exit the San José Airport and will head to your hotel near San José. Depends on your flight time you may have time to visit some of the capital of Costa Rica. You can visit the National Theater, a replica of the Paris Opera, the Jade or Gold Museum, or just find a local cafe and enjoy an afternoon cup of coffee with the locals. Pura Vida!
Overnight at San José Hotel

Day 2: Shuttle to Arenal & relax in the Hot Springs

Your shuttle transfer will take you from your San José Area Hotel to La Fortuna. After checking in to your hotel, you will be on your way to a local coffee plantation tour. Learn more about the history of this golden bean of Costa Rica and the important connection to this country’s history and family traditions.

After your coffee tour spends the evening relaxing in the mineral-rich, therapeutically valuable, thermal pools of the world-famous Tabacón Hot Springs, surrounded by exotic gardens, and enjoy a wide variety of culinary delights at the extensive buffet in a tropical outdoor setting.
Overnight at La Fortuna Arenal Volcano area (B, D)

Day 3: Activities in Arenal Volcano area

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today you have your choice of adventure and how you want to experience La Fortuna. Spend the day on an action-packed adventure or take a guided nature boat trip. Choose 1 of 3 great trips! After your trip, you will have time to relax with a tropical drink by the hotel pool or explore the grounds in search of birds, sloths, and monkeys.

White Water Rafting (Class 2 & 3): On the way to the river, your rafting crew will tell you interesting stories about the history and the people of Costa Rica, the country they love so much. Arriving at the river, you will receive equipment and a safety briefing before paddling down this tropical river. Monkeys, sloths and frogs live on the picturesque riverbanks.

Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge: Located near the border with Nicaragua, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is considered one of the most important wetlands in Costa Rica. Caño Negro is a freshwater lagoon with over 800 hectares between the Pacific Lowlands and the Caribbean Coastal Zone, creating a region of great biological importance with an immense variety of flora and fauna.

Waterfall Canyon Rappelling: Start your adventure with a 4×4 off-road tour of your tour start, where your guides will prepare you for an exciting climbing adventure with five descents and the famous “Monkey Drop” zip line. Your tour includes a delicious local lunch with organic Costa Rican cuisine.
Overnight at La Fortuna Arenal Volcano area (B, D)

Day 4: Heading to the cloud forest

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today you leave the tropical rain forest and head into another climate zone in the fresh mountain air of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. A van picks you up and brings you to the Arenal Lake, where you board a boat and drive with fantastic views of the Arenal Volcano towards Monteverde.

On the other side of the lake, another van will take you to your hotel in Monteverde. This area was developed by Quakers who wanted to lead a peaceful life. They stayed in Monteverde, where they made cheese and ice cream that is now very popular throughout Costa Rica. You will find a species-rich animal life in the heart of the cloud forest overlooking the Nicoya Peninsula, along the continental divide.
Overnight at hotel in Monteverde (B)

Day 5: Monteverde Cloud Forest

Experience the cloud forest with an adventure of your choice. Choose between an adventurous Canopy Zip Line adventure or a cloud forest walk over the Hanging Bridges. Your visit also includes a walk through the largest butterfly garden and a relaxing walk through the hummingbird garden to more than 14 different hummingbirds.
Overnight at San José Hotel

Day 6: Guanacaste

After breakfast at the hotel, your shuttle transfer will take you from your Monteverde Area Hotel to Guanacaste. After checking in at your hotel you will have the afternoon to relax by the pool or enjoy the spectacular Guanacaste sunset.
Overnight at hotel in Guanacaste (B)

Day 7: Guanacaste

Breakfast at Hotel – Meet your dive group and Scuba Diving (Local) 2-Tank Dives (Divers) with a great variety and abundance of marine life. Return to the hotel for the afternoon by the pool or arrange an outside adventure.
Overnight at hotel in Guanacaste (B)

Day 8: Guanacaste

Breakfast at Hotel – Meet your dive group and Scuba Diving (Local) 2-Tank Dives (Divers). Afternoon free to relax at the hotel or enjoy the beach.
Overnight at hotel in Guanacaste (B)

Day 9: Guanacaste

Free day to enjoy on the beach before continuing to your next destination or on your dive safari trip.
Overnight at hotel in Guanacaste (B)

Day 10: Departure

Breakfast at your hotel. Private Transfer from your Guanacaste Hotel to San José or to the Puntarenas and to the dock where you will meet the Dive Safari Ship. (B)
Departure (B)

Prices

Hotels:

  • San Jose – Parque del Lago or similar (Standard)
  • La Fortuna – Casa Luna or similar (Standard)
  • Monteverde – Jaguarundi or similar (Standard)
  • Guanacaste – Villa del Sueno or similar (Superior)
From To Diver Non-Diver Diver (Special) Non-Diver (Special) Offer ends  
Aug 01, 2020Nov 15, 2020$1,459$1,269$1,395$1,205Book by Nov 30, 2020ENQUIRE NOW
Nov 16, 2020Dec 20, 2020$1,889$1,699$1,805$1,615Book by Nov 30, 2020ENQUIRE NOW
Jan 09, 2021Apr 30, 2021$1,889$1,699$1,805$1,615Book by Nov 30, 2020ENQUIRE NOW
May 01, 2021Jun 30, 2021$1,459$1,269$1,395$1,205Book by Nov 30, 2020ENQUIRE NOW
Jul 01, 2021Aug 31, 2021$1,510$1,320$1,444$1,254Book by Nov 30, 2020ENQUIRE NOW
Sep 01, 2021Nov 15, 2021$1,459$1,269$1,395$1,205Book by Nov 30, 2020ENQUIRE NOW
Nov 16, 2021Dec 20, 2021$1,889$1,699$1,805$1,615Book by Nov 30, 2020ENQUIRE NOW

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Hotels

  • San Jose – Presidente or similar (Standard)
  • La Fortuna – Arenal Manoa or similar (Jr Suite)
  • Monteverde – Poco a Poco or similar (Bromelia)
  • Guanacaste – Bosque del Mar or similar (Jr Suite)

Want even more luxury? Contact one of our local experts  to “upgrade” your upgrade!

Want to make a change? Customizing the perfect dive vacation
At Bill Beard Costa Rica, we work with you to make sure your dive vacation is absolutely perfect. Our local knowledgeable staff will assist you with planning and customizing your trip so it is the perfect fit.

From To Diver Non-Diver Diver (Special) Non-Diver (Special) Offer ends  
Sep 01, 2020$1,785$1,595$1,699$1,509Book by Nov 30, 2020ENQUIRE NOW
Jan 07, 2021$2,038$1,848$1,945$1,755Book by Nov 30, 2020ENQUIRE NOW
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Includes

  • 9 nights – San José (1), La Fortuna (2), Monteverde (2), Guanacaste (4)
  • Private transfer from SJO Airport to San José Hotel
  • Shuttle transfer San José to Arenal
  • Coffee Plantation Tour
  • Tabacón Hot Springs Entrance & Transportation with Dinner
  • Choice of one (1) La Fortuna Adventure: (1) White Water Rafting Class 2 & 3 Rapid or (2)Caño Negro Wildlife Boat Tour or (3)Waterfall Canyon Rappelling
  • Van, boat, van lake transfer from La Fortuna to Monteverde
  • Choice of one (1) Monteverde Adventure: (1) Canopy Zip Lines (2) Hanging Bridges Walk
  • Visit the Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden
  • Shuttle transfer Monteverde to Guanacaste
  • 4 Dives – (2 Days of 2 tanks AM Boat Dives in Papagayo – weights, belt, and tanks included) – More diving can  be added – just ask your local agent
  • Private transfer from Guanacaste to San José OR the Puntarenas Dock to meet your liveaboard ship

What to bring

Once your trip is booked your local expert will send you a list of recommended items on what to bring on your vacation.

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