Tour to the Caribbean
Volcano Poás – National Park Braulio Carillo - canals of Tortuguero – Turtle beach – Puerto Limón - South Carribean beachas: Puerto Viejo, Manzanillo, Cahuita
1st day: Arrival in San José; airport pick-up and transfer to our Eco-and-art-hotel El Maranón in Ciudad Colón, located in a dense tropical garden with a wunderful view over the Central Valley towards volcano Poás.
2nd day: After breakfast presentation and discussion of the program and trip to Volcano Poás National Park, situated amidst dense cloud forests; walk to the crater – one of the biggest of the world - and to the Laguna Boto; hiking through the forest; afternoon at free disposal to relax in the tropical hotel garden or visit San José; dinner in our hotel.
3rd day: Trip through Cloud and Rain Forests of National Park Braulio Carillo into the Caribbean lowlands to Guapiles and boat trip to Tortuguero through endless banana plantations; in the afternoon visit of the village with its Caribbean flair and the Turle Museum; in the evening opportunity to observe the turtles; accommodation in Pachira or Samoa Lodge (full pension)
4th day: Guided boat tour through the canals of Tortuguero to observe wildlife; in the afternoon hike to Cerro (hill) Tortuguero enjoying the Lowland Rain Forest (full pension).
5th day: Boat trip to Moin and city tour through Puerto Limon, biggest port of the country, and continuation to Puerto Viejo to stay at the wooden bungalows La Costa de Papito, situated in a natural tropical park 100m from a fantastic Caribbean palm beach.
6th day: Day at free disposal; opportunities: swimming, surfing, snorkelling, diving, hiking in Cahuita or Gandoca-Manzanillo National Park, boat trip to watch dolphins; visit of the Indian reserve Keköldi, horse riding, cycling.
7th day: Morning at the beach; afternoon return to San José and stay at Hotel El Maranón.
8th day: End of module 2.
In case of a combination of Modules 1 & 2 the following program will be organized
(number of nights in brackets): Ciudad Colón/San José (2) > Monteverde (1) > Arenal (2) > Sámara/Pacific (2) > Ciudad Colón/San José (2) > Tortuguero (2) > Puerto Viejo (2) > San José (1).