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8-Day Best of Northwest Costa Rica from San Jose: Arenal Volcano National Park, Alajuela and Guanacaste provided by Central American Tours

8-Day Best of Northwest Costa Rica from San Jose: Arenal Volcano National Park, Alajuela and Guanacaste

8-Day Best of Northwest Costa Rica from San Jose: Arenal Volcano National Park, Alajuela and Guanacaste
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About
Discover the best of northwest Costa Rica on this 8-day tour including Arenal Volcano National Park, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge and Vida Aventura Nature Park in Guanacaste. Visit some of the most popular destinations and explore the wonders of nature in this small country inhabited by approximately six percent of the world’s biodiversity. You’ll see Arenal Volcano as you relax in a thermal hot spring, enjoy a floating safari through a tropical rainforest, go horseback riding and try a mud bath – with two days to relax at your leisure or continue adventuring with multiple options.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • Make the most of your time in Costa Rica with his expertly curated 8-day tour of northwest highlights. All lodging, transport and activities are arranged by professionals so you can skip the stress of logistics and focus on enjoying your vacation.   The tour begins in San Jose and concludes in Liberia, with an optional transfer back to San Jose if you’d like to end your journey there (additional expense). Choose from 3.5-star or 4-star hotels to suit your style and budget. The mix of destinations and activities allows you to experience northwest Costa Rica’s diverse landscapes, including the geothermal peaks of Arenal Volcano National Park, the marshlands of Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, the famous white-sand beaches of Guanacaste and lush rain forest at Vida Aventura Nature Park.  Enjoy a balance of adrenaline-pumping adventure and relaxation, plus two days of leisure time to explore Guanacaste on your own or book optional day tours (own expense). See Itinerary for a detailed tour description. Included meals are noted with initials in each day’s description. It’s a fantastic way to experience Costa Rica’s pura vida spirit!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • Make the most of your time in Costa Rica with his expertly curated 8-day tour of northwest highlights. All lodging, transport and activities are arranged by professionals so you can skip the stress of logistics and focus on enjoying your vacation.   The tour begins in San Jose and concludes in Liberia, with an optional transfer back to San Jose if you’d like to end your journey there (additional expense). Choose from 3.5-star or 4-star hotels to suit your style and budget. The mix of destinations and activities allows you to experience northwest Costa Rica’s diverse landscapes, including the geothermal peaks of Arenal Volcano National Park, the marshlands of Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, the famous white-sand beaches of Guanacaste and lush rain forest at Vida Aventura Nature Park.  Enjoy a balance of adrenaline-pumping adventure and relaxation, plus two days of leisure time to explore Guanacaste on your own or book optional day tours (own expense). See Itinerary for a detailed tour description. Included meals are noted with initials in each day’s description. It’s a fantastic way to experience Costa Rica’s pura vida spirit!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5766SJ8DAY
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • 1 nights accommodation in San Jose
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation in La Fortuna
  • 4 nights accommodation in Tamarindo
  • Shared airport transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan in Arenal/Guanacaste
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Optional activities in Guanacaste (Liberia city tour, Nicaragua in a day, Sky walk Tenorio, etc.
Duration
8 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • During all the package, clients will be picked up at their hotels for activities and transfers, pick up times will be according to itinerary.
  • Airports:
  • Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, San Jose Costa Rica
Additional information
  • Please note: you can book the optional tours while in destination
  • If you would like to end your tour in San Jose, a private transfer can be arranged and be paid on the day of travel (approx. USD $205 per person)
  • Note: single rooms are only available for 1 person, double rooms for 2 and triple rooms for 3. If you book additional passengers in the rooms, your booking will be rejected and a full refund will be processed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • 1 nights accommodation in San Jose
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation in La Fortuna
  • 4 nights accommodation in Tamarindo
  • Shared airport transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan in Arenal/Guanacaste
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Optional activities in Guanacaste (Liberia city tour, Nicaragua in a day, Sky walk Tenorio, etc.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • During all the package, clients will be picked up at their hotels for activities and transfers, pick up times will be according to itinerary.
  • Airports:
  • Juan Santamaria Intl Airport, San Jose Costa Rica
Duration
8 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Please note: you can book the optional tours while in destination
  • If you would like to end your tour in San Jose, a private transfer can be arranged and be paid on the day of travel (approx. USD $205 per person)
  • Note: single rooms are only available for 1 person, double rooms for 2 and triple rooms for 3. If you book additional passengers in the rooms, your booking will be rejected and a full refund will be processed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 6 Jul 2020
A note from 8-Day Best of Northwest Costa Rica from San Jose: Arenal Volcano National Park, Alajuela and Guanacaste
Disinfecting mat available before entering vehicles. Drives requiere to disinfect luggage before entering vehicles.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
9 stops
Day 1
Welcome to Costa Rica
Day 2
Arenal Volcano Area
Day 3
Arenal Area
Day 4
Guanacaste Area
Day 5
Guanacaste area
Day 6
At leisure
Day 7
At Leisure
Day 8
Departure
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David Y
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awesome trip, CATours was great!
Feb 2019 • Family
Everything was great! The tours, activities, animals, beach, and hotels were great! The service through CATours was amazing. We accidentally left our passports in a hotel that was 4 hours away, and they brought them back to us the next day! The service was amazing and the people of Costa Rica are kind/good/hard working individuals.

This was an amazing experience for my entire family.

Thank you Trip Advisor and CATours!
Written 14 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your review. We am very glad to know that you enjoyed your Costa Rica Vacation with Catours. Creating unforgettable memories for our clients is our main goal and its great to know that our staff is doing a good job. We hope to have the privilege of serving you again in the future. Jorge Taylor President / Owner
Written 20 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gen5591
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Best vacation ever!
Apr 2018
This 8 day tour of Costa Rica was the perfect balance of activities and free time. We landed in San Jose and the first part of the trip was spent in the rainforest, which included many exciting sights and experiences. The lodging was comfortable but not luxurious. However the second half of the trip was spent in Tamarindo in the Guanacasteregion. The resort where we stayed was the Tamarindo Diria and it was located right on the beach, extremely clean and modern,, staff was excwllent, centrally located to shops restaurant and bars all within walking distsnce. A very comfortable transport picked us up on the days that we had activities planned and of course brought us back to the resort at the end of the day. Costa Rica .s such a beautiful place, the people are very friendly and peaceful, and it's so beautiful the way they co-exist with nature. We usually travel international or domestic a coupleuple of times a year. I have to say this was the best vacation so far. Everything was great.
Written 21 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your review!! We are so glad you enjoyed your Costa Rica Vacations with Catours. We pride ourselves in providing outstanding sevens and creating unforgettable memories for our visitors. We hope to have the privilege of serving you again in a not to far future. Jorge Taylor President / Owner
Written 22 August 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Central American Tours
biserkad2019
biserkad2019
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excellent
It was awesome. CATOURS really is a wonderful company.. on time, knowledge guides, . Love it when, I go back to
anaish328
anaish328
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Quero Regresar!
Sight seeing is gorgeous and perfectly scheduled throughout the trip! Nature Lovers must experience!! You start wit
345aleahl
345aleahl
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Amazing Experience!
This was a great trip! It is certainly a long day and I would bring Dramamine if you get car sick easily because it
holidaygrl
holidaygrl
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First class service!
I used CA Tours for private transfer to and from Liberia Airport to our Arenal hotel. Our driver Mauricio was exce
craigo47
craigo47
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Private transportation
Stayed 9 days in Costa Rica. CAT provided all the transportation. From airport to JW, to The Springs, to El Mangroo
Mnlcsmith04
Mnlcsmith04
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Worth the trip!
This is an all day excursion-but so worth it, the rainforest walk was really cool lots of animals, volcano viewing.
KathrinaO91
KathrinaO91
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Organized, Customer Focus, and Flexible Tour Operator offering Interesting Tours
Central American Tours arranged our transfers and several of our tours during our recent visit to Costa Rica. Thei
nsrfwilk1
nsrfwilk1
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Awesome tour company !
Could not have asked for more. CAT Tours went above and beyond and made our trip an unforgettable adventure ! Our
mgill013
mgill013
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Amazing experience
Highly recommend this trip! It’s definitely an all day event so plan accordingly but the experience was well worth
rachelcF4829MX
rachelcF4829MX
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Fantastic stay!
This is one of the best Hotels we have stayed at. Not a single detail was overlooked over our entire stay. The food
G897GIrebeccaw
G897GIrebeccaw
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Unforgettable
We were hesitant to book because of $ but it was worth every penny. Ana in the booking department was extra helpful
Vanelinda
Vanelinda
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Awesome Experience
My husband and I stayed at Riu Guanacaste hotel and we found this travel agency inside the hotel which it was very
dadkdg
dadkdg
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Incredible vistas
This is a nice hike back to a gorgeous waterfall of blue water. The hike continues back to where the blue water mix
darleneb623
darleneb623
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Overall great service, but they need compassion
We traveled from Liberia airport to a resort in Guanacaste. When we left the airport, we had to walk a long way wit
jmichaelp2016
jmichaelp2016
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Palo Verde & Coffee Tour
My wife and I had our first visit to Costa Rica in January. This tour gave us an opportunity to see a beautiful Par
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