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Untamed Costa Rica

After an uncertain 2020 due to the pandemic, is finally time to go out, walk on green forests, feel the ocean breeze and be free with your loved ones!

Symbiosis in Ecology terms means living together! This definition usually suggests that interacting species do not harm one another.

And that is exactly what we would like to provide on your trip to Costa Rica, a healthy and safe vacation in a country with a solid and universal healthcare system resulting in a successful management of the pandemic in this small country.

The selected hotels in this itinerary are complying with cleanliness and hygiene standards/protocols by the Minister of Health of Costa Rica, we will be enclosing in your itinerary the guidelines for every property you stay at

  • Volcano National Park – Walk to the Crater
  • La Paz Waterfall
  • Scenic flight from San Jose to Drake Bay
  • Corcovado National Park and birds
  • Cano Island Biological reserve.
  • Main attractions of San Jose
Day 1
Bienvenidos a Costa Rica!

You will be met on arrival at San Jose International Airport by a bilingual representative of A&S Signature Journeys and transfer you to the hotel.

San Jose is located in the central valley of the country surrounded by vistas of volcanoes and fertile hillsides. At 3,770 feet above sea level, the city maintains a year-round moderate temperature.

Overnight at Hampton Inn Hotel by Hilton.

Day 2
Poas Volcano & La Paz Waterfall Gardens (B,L)

After a hearty breakfast, our day starts with a drive up thru coffee, strawberry and ferns fields. Upon arrival at Poas Volcano National Park, a gentle walk will take us from the visitor center to the main crater observation area.

Poas main crater is an enormous, gaping hole and 1.030,18 feet deep. At the bottom, there is a circular turquoise colored hot lake. This park protects various types of forests containing abundant epiphytes and parasite plants.

After visiting the volcano drive down to to Vara Blanca and La Paz Waterfall Gardens. This park offers five waterfalls along safe hiking trails, an aviary with 40 species of birds, toucan feeding, monkeys, insect exhibit, butterfly observatory and butterfly gardens.

A hummingbird garden with 26 documented species, hummingbird hand feeding in the mornings and afternoons, serpentarium (snake exhibit), Jaguar, pumas, ocelots, jaguarundi, margays, casita de la paz with petting zoo and ox cart, ranarium (frog exhibit), orchids, heliconias and bromeliad exhibits.

Enjoy a local lunch with views of the forests, mid-afternoon return to your hotel.

Overnight at Hampton Inn Hotel by Hilton

Day 3
San Jose to Corcovado (B,L,D)

Pick up at your hotel for a short transfer to the local airport for a scenic morning domestic flight from San José to Drake Bay area. Upon arrival welcome by your naturalist guide and drive down to the town of Drake to board the boat to the lodge. Bring your sandals to get change and have your feet wet by the warm Pacific waters.

Afternoon to explore the lodge trails and enjoy sunset from a lookout point.

Overnight at Casa Corcovado Lodge

Day 4
Corcovado National Park (B,L,D)

Starting out from the lodge with your naturalist guide, you journey into Corcovado National Park. The cool morning hours offer a good opportunity to spot wildlife and to observe some of the incredible variety of birds that abound in the park.

Along the trail, your guide will have a chance to tell you some of the fascinating stories about life in the rainforest and point many things out to you. Later, coming down through the forest you will find a river and then discover an incredible waterfall.

Now is your chance to cool off in one of the shaded pools of the rushing river. Afterwards, you wind your way down the river until reaching the Park Station at San Pedrillo. There under shade trees on the beach you will enjoy a sumptuous picnic with fresh fruit and ice-cold drinks.

After lunch, there will be time to explore the beach or just relax. In the afternoon, it is a short distance along the coastal trail to return to the lodge.

Overnight at Casa Corcovado Lodge

Day 5
Cano Island (B,L,D)

Located 10 miles or 45 minutes from Drake Bay, explore a world apart from the mainland – Cano Island Biological reserve.

Explore Cano Island clear blue, tropically warm waters and coralline reels snorkeling with your guide.

Cano Island was once an important ceremonial site and burial ground for the pre-Colombian Indians. It’s possible they abandoned the area when pirates began arriving – the first, according to legend, being Sir Francis Drake back in 1579. The island is now a National Park.

There are no facilities, and visitor access to the interior is prohibited while important infrastructure work is carried out. However our boat can take you close to the shore, and you are welcome to wade ashore and stroll along the beach.

A picnic lunch is laid out and served at the rancho on the Casa Corcovado long beach on your return.

Free afternoon to relax and enjoy the sunset from the lookout point of the lodge. As you watch the sun melt into the sea you can reflect upon the wonders of the most intricate and intense place on earth, the rainforests of the Osa Peninsula.

Overnight at the Casa Corcovado Lodge

Day 6
Corcovado to San Jose (B)

After breakfast you will board the boat for the transfer to Drake Bay. Upon arrival land transfer to the local airport to take the domestic flight back to San Jose.

Upon arrival at the local airport your private bilingual driver will be waiting for you to take on a sightseeing tour of the capital city of San Jose to check some of the main attractions (The National Stadium, La Sabana Metropolitan Park, downtown, The National Theater, Parque Nacional, Congress building, Parque Morazan among others).

We can stop you for lunch (at extra cost) upon our guide-driver recommendations.

Overnight at Hampton Inn Hotel by Hilton

Day 7
San Jose Departure – Adios Costa Rica! (B)

Take the hotel shuttle for the transfer to SJO International Airport to take your flight back home.

Please check with the airline your check in time process required.

  • Meet and greet on arrival at Airport.
  • Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner).
  • Entrance fees where applicable.
  • Tours as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Professional English-speaking guide/driver guide.
  • Transfers
  • Travel Protection is offered on all packages at an additional cost.