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Diamante Falls

Highlights

Costa Rica has always been a nature-lover’s paradise. Residents, known as “Ticos”, are eager to share their beautiful home with all visitors. Volcano-heated hot springs, cloud forests, white sandy beaches, lush river valleys and wildlife including monkeys, sloths, an abundance of bird species, dolphins and whales to name a few, have long enticed adventurers to experience “La Vida Pura”

Below is an option for a 10-day adventure tour. Travelers will have an array of experiences. Costa Rica hailed as an adventure traveler’s haven, is the ideal playground for singles, couples and those looking for adventure and romance!

What to Expect

This trip is designed for those who like to travel a bit off-the-beaten-track. Accommodations are high-end, eco-friendly and have many options to enjoy nature whether you like your travel active or more relaxed. There are many group activities and times to choose to relax or take in some more activities. You can choose more adrenaline filled ones such as rappelling or jet skiing or some calmer ones such as artisan fishing. We’ve selected some of the best destinations Costa Rica has to offer. Not only will you enjoy your trip, but your adding to Costa Rica’s vibrant economy and meeting locals along the way.

Isla Chiquita

Blending the exhilaration of camping with the rich comforts and services of a beach hotel, Isla Chiquita was created to offer travelers and adventure seekers a deep connection to the land, ocean, cuisine and down-to-earth lifestyle of The Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica. Costa Rican’s call it “glamping”, an intense back to nature getaway.  This is a truly special place, where visitors not only enjoy unforgettable activities and adventures, but depart feeling transformed by their experience in one of our 15 premium tents.

https://www.islachiquitacostarica.com/

Isla Chiquita beach

Quepos

As a tropical inlet backed by rainforest, Quepos, the gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park, is a small booming harbor town famous for being one of the best places in the world for big-game sport fishing as well as the gateway to Manuel Antonio. With a variety of outdoor adventure and nightlife, the village center composes six blocks of restaurants, bars, hotels, art galleries and gift shops, all resting beside the main beach and sport fishing fleet. 

Diamante Falls

With 4 destinations on your journey the adventure is beautifully split up with an organic garden tour serving as the first big stop just an hour from base camp. The Cave acts as the second stop for those who may want less of a challenging hike while the rest of the group can head to the largest pool above the cave first. The Cave acts as your home base, as well as your playground and relaxation station, located behind the most powerful waterfall on the tour. Next go to the 600 foot fall located below the cave where you will enjoy to most spectacular lookout. The trail while steep is professionally maintained with steps most of the way and takes you directly through the cloud forest with amazing wildlife and a mystical atmosphere that cannot be put into words. In all, the trail covers over 3 kilometers (1.6 mi) and approximately 800 meters of elevation literally taking you through and above the clouds.

Diamante Falls is a series of 10 waterfalls which cascade down the mountain, ending in the spectacular 600 foot Diamante Falls, the tallest waterfall in Costa Rica.  Standing on the top of the falls, guests can take in the breathtaking views that stretch all the way to the Pacific coast and beyond.  The other waterfalls above provide beautiful opportunities for swimming in magnificent natural pools, cliff jumping, and relaxing to the tranquil sounds of the water.

https://www.pacificjourneyscr.com/

Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park has impressive landscapes and several coves with many white sand beaches and lush foliage amidst great mountains and forests that reach the beaches. Additionally, it is located in the tropical forest.

Known for its excellent climate and scenic beauty, it is visited by large number of national and international tourists. There are numerous trails and 4 beaches

Although Manuel Antonio National Park is Costa Rica’s smallest national park, the diversity of wildlife it’s unequaled with 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds. Inside lives the brown-throated three-toed sloth and Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth, the mantled howler monkey, Central American squirrel monkey, and white-headed capuchin monkey, the black spiny-tailed iguana, green iguana, common basilisk, white-nosed coati and many snake and bat species, to name a few. There are also dolphins as well as the occasional migrating whale, bin the fall months.

Scuba diving, snorkeling, sea kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking provide opportunities to experience the tropical wildlife that enriches Manuel Antonio.

sloths

Itinerary

Duration: 10 days with 

Countries: Costa Rica

Experiences: touring, island beaches

Ages: All ages

Costa Rica

Project Description

 Day  Activity

1

  • Arrive San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Evening: Welcome, briefing at the hotel   
  • Overnight at Barceló San Jose Palacio

2

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Departure to La Fortuna (3 hr bus drive)
  • Lunch in La Fortuna
  • Afternoon at Tabacón hot springs
  • Dinner at Tabacón
  • Check in to Rancho Margot for an overnight stay.

3

Today is designed as a free day with numerous activities. You can do a 2 hour guided morning hike with the group, traversing from the rainforest to the cloud forest. You’ll see different kinds of forest ecosystems, tropical birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and diverse insects and plant species. The rest of the day can be filled with activities or relaxation, you choose.

  • Breakfast
  • 2-hour morning hike

Optional activities include:

  • 1-hour yoga class offered twice daily (7 am & 4pm) Included in cost
  • 2 hour guided ranch tour (Included in cost)
  • 2 hour Lake Arenal kayak tour (Included in cost)
  • 2 hour horseback riding tour ($55)
  • 1-hour night hike tour, hiking along rainforest paths after dusk, on this guided excursion, you will identify delight in the wildlife that emerges at night. ($25)

4

Your morning bus ride passes through some of Costa Rica’s beautiful scenery. Lunch on the waterfront and then take a scenic ferry ride to Isla Chiquita for  2 nights of “glamping”.

  • Breakfast
  • Travel to the Pacific coast (3 hr bus ride)
  • Lunch
  • Ferry to Paquera (1 ½ hour ferry ride)
  • Arrive late afternoon at Isla Chiquita
  • Dinner à la carte
  • Bioluminescent kayaking tour
  • Overnight at Isla Chiquita, Costa Rica

5

At Isla Chiquita, located in the middle of the Gulf of Nicoya, Puntarenas offers unbound eco-adventures on land and sea. Enjoy an engaging selection of excursions and thrills including ocean kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding, bird watching, sport and artisan fishing, sunset cruises, and island and beach hopping tours

  • Breakfast
  • Isla Tortuga Tour, snorkeling and lunch
  • Back to the hotel , the rest of the day for optional activities
  • Dinner à la carte
  • Overnight at Isla Chiquita, Costa Rica

Optional activities include:

  • paddle boarding
  • kayaking
  • sport fishing
  • artisan fishing
  • sunset cruise
  • bird watching
  • Curu Bioreserve hiking expedition

6

Travel along the beautiful Costa Rican coast and arrive at Quepos around 4pm. Head to the beach or enjoy the nightlife. There are six blocks of restaurants, bars, hotels, art galleries and gift shops, all resting beside the main beach and sport fishing fleet. 

  • Breakfast
  • Check-out
  • Ferry to Puntarenas (1 ½ hour ferry ride).
  • Lunch
  • Back on the road to Quepos (3 hr bus ride)
  • late afternoon check-in to the hotel
  • Dinner
  • San Bada Hotel

7

  • Breakfast
  • Depart to Diamante Waterfall
  • Arrival at the base in Las Tumbas Village.
  • Begin hike from base camp (3 km or 1.8 mi)
  • Arrival at garden, tasting seasonal fruits and learning of tropical medicinal and edible plants
  • Lunch
  • Hike to lower Diamante Falls and natural pool
  • 3pm return to cave
  • 3:30 Tea time
  • 06:30 Dinner
  • 08:00 evening activities

8

  • Breakfast
  • Begin hike to upper pools
  • Arrive at upper pools, swimming, cliff-jumping
  • Hike back to Casa de Piedra and prepare to leave
  • Arrive at the base, Las Tumbas village
  • Lunch in Quepos
  • Free afternoon, options include Manuel Antonio Beach, exploring Manuel Antonio town or relax at the pool
  • Dinner
  • Overnight at San Bada, Quepos

9

  • Breakfast
  • Visit to Manuel Antonio National Park 45min. walk through the rainforest
  • Beach time inside of the park
  • Walk back to the hotel
  • Lunch
  • Drive back to San José (3-3.5 hr drive, depending on traffic)
  • Farewell dinner
  • Overnight at Barceló San Jose Palacio

10

Breakfast

Depart San Jose

Please remember that this is a guide only and we typically customize each safari trip. 

Please contact us if you have any questions!

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Accommodations

All activities specified

Transportation with our own local guide

Transport for emergencies is available at all times

Breakfast & Lunches

Local Guide

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

Airfare to and from Costa Rica

Dinners unless specified

Activities listed as optional

Gratuities

Visa

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