Best of Costa Rica

7 Day 6 night $2995


Arrival Day


Arrive in San Jose and overnight at our favorite downtown hotel (included), amidst the nightlife of Costa Rica's capital.


Day One


A 7:00am departure from your hotel (included) begins your van tour of mountains, cloud forests and a banana plantation to the end of the jungle road. Then you'll board a riverboat for an exciting trip upriver to the island paradise known as Jungle Tarpon Lodge. Fishing fills the afternoon until it is time for happy hour, followed by excellent local cuisine and evening alligator spotting. Overnight at the lodge.


Day Two


Skim along the shoreline in search of large Tarpon feeding on baitfish. Casting lures above a feeding group, your heart will pound with excitement when you feel the mighty fish engulf your small lure! After setting the hook, 60 to 150 pounds of pure muscle will scream to the surface in one of the most amazing sights in all of sportfishing. Should the weather preclude comfortable ocean fishing, the target will be Snook or one of the many other smaller species available in Rio California and lagoons within the jungle. Even if the weather is fine, this is fishing that shouldn't be missed!


Day Three


Follow a nature trail reserve that borders the ocean on one side and the river on the other, spotting Howler Monkeys, Iguana, Sloth, and the wild birds of the rainforest canopy. An afternoon optional sightseeing trip to the Caribbean port of Limon will give you the real Caribbean feel.


Day Four


Tarpon fishing offshore and inside the jungle for those who want some more. For the rest, we'll spend the day exploring Tortuguero National Park. This is the treasured home of the Loggerhead, Green, Hawksbill and Leatherback Sea Turtles. If egg-laying occurs during your stay, you may choose to stay up late to witness the incredible spectacle of watching the turtles fulfill their ages-old duty. We may also fish for Guapote with ultralight spinning or fly outfits under the jungle canopy.


Day Five


A day of exploration on several of the lesser-known jungle rivers and exceptional natural environs. We'll wake later in the morning and enjoy a great breakfast before heading out on the boat, and in the afternoon we'll walk sand beaches and catch some rays. A great day.


Day Six


Rise late to the growl of the ever-present Howler Monkeys and have breakfast before heading to Mount Arenal by van to view this amazing active volcano. Your day includes natural hot pools, hiking, dinner and viewing one of the world's most active volcanoes. Overnight in a hotel near the volcano


Day Seven



Enjoy breakfast and an afternoon van tour of the artisan community of Saarchi with lunch en route. This area is famous for its coffee, woodworking and creative people that make some great handicrafts. Return San Jose.

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