9 Days 8 Nights


Pacuare River, Puerto Viejo, Tortuguero, Arenal, San José

Price p/p

$849.00 in double occupancy


Best of Costa Rica

Starting and ending in San Jose, Best of Costa Rica will take you visiting Rio Pacuare, Puerto Viejo, Tortuguero and Arenal.


  • Day 1: Pick up from San Jose airport.
  • Day 2: Rafting Pacuare River. Drop off Puerto Viejo area.
  • Day 3: Day in Puerto Viejo. Optional activities available.
  • Day 4: Day in Puerto Viejo. Optional activities available.
  • Day 5: Transfer from Puerto Viejo drive and boat into Tortuguero. Afternoon Tours.
  • Day 6: Morning Tours and transfer to Arenal.
  • Day 7: Day in Arenal, La Fortuna.
  • Day 8: Shared shuttle transfer from Arenal to your San Jose Hotel.
  • Day 9: Transfer from your hotel to the International Airport for departure flight.

NOTE: The drive from Arenal to the Airport is only 3 hours. Therefore if you can book an afternoon flight you can drive directly from Arenal to the airport and fly the same day. Your last night in San Jose can be used elsewhere in this itinerary, OR you can shorten trip by 1 day.

Package Includes

8 nights of lodging, all transport, rafting Rio Pacuare, activities in Tortuguero & all breakfasts.


$849 per person in double occupancy.+ Value Added Tax

$1139 on Single occupancy.+ Value Added Tax

**NOTE: Rates may vary if there is no availability in the hotels mentioned. Also, the rates can increase depending on the time of year. You will be informed of any change in the rates before confirming your reservation.


Get drawn toward Costa Rica’s most pure and untouched virgin forests. Raft the mighty waters of the Pacuare River and Swim in turquoise waters in Puerto Viejo. Ride through calm canals with lush forest and admire the exotic wildlife in Tortuguero and relax in the healing natural hot springs from the Arenal Volcano.

Preferred Hotels:

San Jose – Hotel 1492, Finca Escalante, or similar.

Puerto Viejo – La Isla Inn, Blue Conga, or similar.

Tortuguero – La Casona or similar.

Arenal – Campo Verde, Las Colinas, or similar.

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Airport Pick Up

Today we will have a private transport ready for you at the airport upon arrival.. We will bring you directly to your hotel in San Jose so you can relax.


Raft the Pacuare River

We will pick you up from your hotel reception and head to the Pacuare River for a day of rafting. The River is one of the best choices for your adventure treks in Costa Rica. It is world famous for its sheer beauty: A true river gorge flanked by steep, green walls. Here you enjoy the feeling of total isolation from urban life and the realness of being connected with nature. You see waterfalls cascade into the river from both sides as colorful, tropical birds fly right over your head.

The white water that is equally exciting. It is not an overly challenging river, but it has a lot of rapids, therefore giving you an adventure filled with lots of fun. The 18 mile one day run includes a total of 52 rapids, class III and IV.

After rafting we will drop you off in the beautiful south Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo.


Puerto Viejo

Today is a free day to relax and enjoy the sand, surf and sun. Clear water, coconut palms, great surf and a laid-back Caribbean atmosphere make Puerto Viejo a favorite among travelers. Located on the Caribbean Coast, about an hour south of Limón, Puerto Viejo is the center of activity between the smaller villages of Cahuita and Manzanillo. The relaxed, seaside town is framed by jungle, turquoise seas, banana plantations and scenic rivers.. Here amidst the exotic flora and fauna, lie vibrant seaside towns with gorgeous beaches and crystal clear waters. Optional Tours and activities available!


Puerto Viejo

Optional (not included) Tours and activities available, book with us and save:

  • Punta Uva Sea & River Kayaking with hike.
  • Jaguar Rescue Center, Chocolate Tour & Waterfall.
  • Snorkeling in Cahuita National Park with hike.

Transfer to Tortuguero

Time to embark on the most extraordinary jungle adventure, our 2 days / 1 night Tortuguero Expedition. This National Park is located on the northern Caribbean plain of the country. A navigable network of lagoons and canals parallel to the coast crosses the Park with great scenic beauty, home to a great number of species surrounded by lush tropical vegetation. Tortuguero is considered the most important nesting site on the western half of the Caribbean for the Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) that comes to the beach to nest every year from July to October. Breakfast, lodging and transportation are included.

Today we have a Tortuguero Village Tour included.

Not Included: Lunches, Dinner, National Park entrance ($15), Caribbean Conservation Corporation ($2), Turtle nesting night tour ($40 if you stay at La Baula Lodge for transportation)


Transfer from Tortuguero to Arenal

Do a morning canal Tour and a guided hike in the National Park , and head to Arenal! Costa Rica is a land of Volcanoes! Arenal is a breathtaking site, perfectly shaped Volcano standing at 1600 meters height, it’s an amazing photo. The volcano has an east green, vegetation covered side, and a west grey, forest less side. An ideal way to make the best of your day is to arrange an activity visiting the green side in the morning, like a horseback ride to the Fortuna waterfall, and another adventure covering the grey side, like the mandatory volcano hike with hot water springs.


Day in Arenal, La Fortuna


Shared shuttle back to San Jose

Today we have a shared shuttle service ready to pick you up in La Fortuna and drop you off in your San Jose Hotel. Morning and afternoon shuttles available.


Airport Drop off

Today we will have a private shuttle to pick you up at your hotel and bring you to the airport for your departure flight.

NOTE: The drive from Arenal to the Airport is only 3 hours. Therefore if you can book an afternoon flight you can drive directly from Arenal to the airport and fly the same day. Your last night in San Jose can be used elsewhere in this itinerary, OR you can shorten trip by 1 day.

La Baula Lodge (Tortuguero)