The 8-Day / 7-Night Volcano & All-Inclusive Beach Getaway provides an outstanding opportunity for families with limited travel time to sample some of the country's highlights on their Costa Rica vacation. Our Costa Rica travel experts have designed a convenient way to enjoy the Arenal Volcano region, with its hot springs and rainforest, as well as the Pacific beaches, featuring a stay at an all-inclusive Costa Rica resort in Guanacaste.
Day 1: Arrive at the San Jose International Airport. A contact person will pick you up in the customs area and take you to meet your driver. Board the van to start the drive to the Arenal Volcano Region. Enjoy the drive up the northern mountains of the Central Valley then down towards the flatlands of San Carlos. Check in to your hotel in Arenal.
Days 2: Start your nature activities by selecting one of the following signature tours in Costa Rica’s Adventure Capital.
- Visit the Fortuna River Waterfalls, located about three miles from town. Here, magnificent waterfalls cascade into the rainforest. If you wish you will have the opportunity to hike and swim in the river.
- Go rafting on the Sarapiqui River. The river has Class III and IV rafting for adventure amateurs and Floating Safari Class II rafting for slower paced, nature lovers. Both are excellent tour choices featuring amazing scenery, interesting wildlife and thrilling adventure.
- Try canyoning, one of the country’s top adventure activities. Rappel down 5 waterfalls inside the rainforest, truly, an unforgettable experience!
- Experience the thrill of zip lining through the canopy of the rainforest on the Sky Trek and Aerial Tram, one of Costa Rica’s top canopy tours. A great way to experience the rain forest and real adrenaline rush!
Day 3: Enjoy the Arenal Volcano region. Optional activities not included.
Day 4: Check out of the hotel. Board the van for the transfer to the Guanacaste region. This drive takes you around Lake Arenal into the town of Tilaran, transferring you from lush rainforest to the tropical dry forests of the Guanacaste savannah and on to the Pacific shores. Check in to your all-inclusive beach resort.
Days 5 - 7: Enjoy the Guanacaste region. Optional activities not included. You can choose any activity from the following list: exploring the beaches, boat trips down the Palo Verde National Park, canopy tours, hikes and mud baths in the Rincón de la Vieja National Park, golf at Hacienda Pinilla or Reserva Conchal courses, estuary and ocean kayaking tours, snorkeling, diving, and sport fishing. Overnight at your all-inclusive Guanacaste beach resort.
Day 8: Check out of the hotel and board the van for your transfer to the Liberia International Airport. Check in to your return flight.