Cloud Forests to Golden Coasts
See two amazing and beautifully different parts of Costa Rica, with this truly customizable itinerary. Start off in Monteverde, surrounded by gorgeous mountains and cloud forest, and then end up in the famous beach town of Tamarindo! We provide the transport, standard hotels, and give you the options for what you would like to do! Rafting, hiking, chocolate farms, horseback riding, surfing, and catamaran tours are some of the options available to you on this trip
A representative will meet you at the airport (San José SJO or Liberia LIR) to take you to your first destination, the Cloud Forests of Monteverde. The transfer will take approximately 4 hours while you take in all the beautiful and lush hillsides along the bumpy road up to the top of this enchanting mountain town. Tonight you will enjoy your choice of hotel overlooking the Cloud Forests with dinner on your own. There is something magical about visiting a new place and eating in local restaurants. This itinerary offers a great mix of these wonderful opportunities.
Monteverde is famous for its fresh, hearty cuisine, you’ll love your night out. After dinner, head back to your hotel to enjoy a nice evening surrounded by the lullaby of the Cloud Forest! You’ll be glad you had us help you decide where to travel in Costa Rica because this itinerary has all the best elements for an amazing vacation in Costa Rica!
How often do you get the opportunity to really get to know the local culture & enjoy the beauty of the country you’re visiting? Here in Monteverde, you’ll be taken in as family and experience first-hand why Costa Rica is considered the world’s “Happiest Nation”
Today’s choice of activities are half-day so you’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy a relaxing afternoon or go out and explore the town. Choose from:
Sky Adventures Sky Trek & Tram Canopy Zipline Tour
Selvatura Hanging Bridges: Explore the beautiful cloud forest by wandering through hanging bridges.
Don Juan Coffee & Chocolate Tour – your chance to learn about coffee-processing industry.
Horseback Riding into the clouds with a true, local Costa Rican cowboy!
One of the most quintessential tours to do in Costa Rica is rafting! Today you’ll go river trip as you travel on your way to one of Costa Rica’s most-beautiful, golden beaches: Playa Tamarindo. Get ready to experience one of Costa Rica’s most exuberant rivers for rafting that finishes with the amazing 12-ft waterfall rapid called “Cascabel Falls!” or do a relaxing Safari Float along a lush, canopied river. On either tour, the beauty is stunning and you’ll get the chance to see plenty of wildlife like iguanas, tropical birds, & monkeys. This is an unforgettable adventurous journey!
Upon arriving to the golden Tamarindo beach, check in to your hotel and explore the nightlife. Eat at the restaurant of your choice as you relax from a full day of adventure. Be sure to check out our Restaurant Guide on Tamarindo restaurants and enjoy your night out on the town! You’ll love this vibrant beach and fun atmosphere!
Take your time enjoying breakfast because you’ll be staying at this famous Pacific beach for the next 2 nights! So kick off your shoes and dig your toes into the soft, warm sand of the Golden Guanacaste Coast. There are a myriad of things to see and do at the beach so make time to fit it all in!
After your breakfast, you have a choice of one of the following activities:
Surfing Lessons – a local guide will pass on his passion for surfing as you brave the waves.
Catamaran – This just might be your chance to see dolphins and other sea-faring creatures as you get to try snorkeling and swimming off of this enchanting boat.
Vida Aventura Adventure Park with canopy and waterslide.
Palo Verde National Park boat ride along an area with an unbelievable amount of wildlife and then make a visit to Guatíl Pottery shops.
Have a relaxing breakfast at your hotel and then have a nice walk or swim along the white sandy beaches of Tamarindo. You won’t want to miss out on going shopping and getting to know some of the local culture. Take in the breathtaking beauty of the picture-perfect sunset as you enjoy Costa Rican cuisine. There is even a local brewery for some home-brewed Costa Rican beer on tap! And if you’re up for it, you can add on a guided night walk to see the sea turtles come up on shore to lay their eggs during nesting season in Costa Rica at Baula National Park – truly an amazing and memorable experience! And don’t forget to have your camera handy because the setting sun is a sight to behold – you won’t believe the range of colors in the sunset to golden oranges, to yellows and even purple as it contrasts against the celestial blue skies and the deep blue and green hues of the Pacific Ocean and beyond! Relax to the sound of the crashing waves and feel the warmth of the local people in Costa Rica Tamarindo.
ADIOS Amigo! We hope you enjoyed your time in Costa Rica and that you’ll take plenty of memories and souvenirs back home with you to share with your friends and loved ones!
We will now take you on a private transfer to return to San José (SJO) in time to catch your flight home!
Incl. / Exl.
Transportation and Adventure Connections as mentioned in the itinerary
Stay in Hotels of your choice
Tours as per the itinerary
Meals as indicated
Meals for kids under 2 years old
Clothes to get wet in
Change of clothes
secure shoes (strap sandals, water shoes, tennis shoes or hiking boots), no flip flops
Extra spending money to buy your photos a t-shirt or other souvenirs.
Restrictions: Pregnant women, people with heart problems, back problems or recent surgeries cannot participate in this activity