Starting in San Jose or Arenal, Caribbean Highlight has the option to change destinations, visiting Rio Pacuare, Puerto Viejo & Tortuguero.
- Day 1: Pick up in San Jose or Arenal. Rafting Pacuare River. Drop off Puerto Viejo area.
- Day 2: Day in Puerto Viejo. Optional activities available
- Day 3: Day in Puerto Viejo. Optional activities available
- Day 4: Transfer from Puerto Viejo drive and boat into Tortuguero. Afternoon Tours.
- Day 5: Morning Tours and transfer to Arenal or San José
4 nights of lodging, all transport, all breakfasts, rafting Rio Pacuare, local Tortuguero tours (1 canal tour, 1 Naturalistic Canoe Tour and 1 tour of Tortuguero Village).
$499 per person in double occupancy. Single supplement available for an extra $139
**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.
Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast has a unique blend of culture, wildlife and stunning natural beauty. We will visit the best and most beautiful destinations in this pristine coast, this trip is for the ones that don’t mind a bit of mud, forests, sand and a bit of reggae. Let us get your adrenaline flowing.
See the Itinerary tab for a day by day description.
Preferred Hotels :
Depart from San José or Arenal (La Fortuna)
We will pick you up from your hotel reception and head to the Pacuare River for a day of rafting. The Pacuare River is the best choice 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 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 / 30 kilometer one day run includes a total of 52 rapids, class III IV.
After rafting we will drop you off in the beautiful south Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo.
Today is a free day to relax and enjoy the sand, surf and sun. Clear water, coconut palms 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 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!
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).
Morning Tours and Departure
A guided Naturalistic Canoe Tour before leaving for your choice of destination: San José, La Fortuna, close to the Arenal Volcano.
Hotel La Isla Inn (Puerto Viejo)
La Baula Lodge (Tortuguero)