Barefoot Romance Costa Rica Escape

Trip Code: FMCR-7-HON1004
Turn your romantic dreams into reality and discover your perfect affordable luxury honeymoon when you let Costa Rica be the backdrop for your honeymoon. With beautiful and diverse landscapes, pristine beaches, warm ocean water, and all kinds of fun and adventurous things to do together at each destination, it is easy for active couples to plan their perfect romantic escape. Featuring volcanoes, numerous nature reserves, and abundant wildlife, tons of adventures to embark on, and the tropical white sand beach backdrop, a honeymoon in Costa Rica goes beyond the traditional honeymoon!

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This package is available with Value, Superior, and Deluxe Hotel options to fit your budget.

8 Days /7 Nights
From San José to Arenal
Trip Designed by Travel Expert Melissa Chacón
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What's Included

  • 1 night at San Jose Hotel
  • 2 nights at Arenal Volcano Hotel
  • 2 nights at Monteverde Cloud Forest Hotel
  • 2 nights at Manuel Antonio Beach Hotel
  • Private transfer from San José International Airport to San José Hotel
  • Private transfer from San José to Monteverde
  • Shared Van – Boat – Van Service Monteverde to La Fortuna across Lake Arenal
  • Private transfer from La Fortuna to Manuel Antonio
  • Private transfer from Manuel Antonio to San José
  • Round trip transportation for all included tours
  • Choice of Monteverde Adventure: Canopy Zip Line, Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden OR Guided Cloud Forest walk with Coffee Tour.
  • Choice of two (2) Arenal Adventures: Hanging Bridges Guided Hike, White Water Rafting, Arenal Volcano Hike, Bean to Bar Chocolate Tour, Rainforest Night Walk, La Fortuna Waterfall, Sloth Walk
  • Guided Natural History Walk – Manuel Antonio Park
  • Breakfast (7)
  • Visit Sarchí to see the painted oxcarts
  • Access to the onsite thermal hot springs at your Arenal Volcano hotel

Is this trip right for me?

Travel Style: Honeymoon & Romance

Activity Level: Moderate

Accommodations: Value, Superior or Luxury

Accommodations can range from refreshing cloud forest to warm ocean breezes

Temperature check: Yes

We will check your temperature before each transport

Mask Wearing: Yes

We will ask you to wear a mask in transport and other places

Expert opinions

Trip Designed by Travel Expert Melissa Chacón
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Why you’ll love it

  • Breathe in the rainforest beauty
  • Breathtaking sunset
  • Exploring trails!
  • Lots of beach to enjoy
  • Romantic cloud forest
  • Volcanic hot spring pools at Arenal
  • Walk on golden-sand beaches

Itinerary

DAY 1:

Welcome to Costa Rica!

  • Arrival at the international airport in San José
  • Transferred to your hotel
  • Overnight in San José Hotel

DAY 2:

San José – Monteverde Cloud Forest

  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel
  • Private transfer to Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Visit to the town of Sarchí
  • Overnight Monteverde Hotel

DAY 3:

Monteverde Cloud Forest – Your Day, Your Rhythm

DAY 4:

Monteverde Cloud Forest – Arenal Volcano

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Private transfer to Arenal Volcano area
  • This scenic route includes a boat trip across the stunning Lake Arenal
  • Check into your Arenal Volcano hotel
  • Have the afternoon at leisure to relax and enjoy the onsite volcanic hot springs
  • Overnight Arenal Volcano

DAY 5:

Experience Arenal Volcano

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Choose TWO (2) thrilling Arenal experiences:
  • Hanging Bridges Guided Hike
  • White Water Rafting
  • Natural History Arenal Volcano Hike
  • Bean to Bar Chocolate Tour
  • Rainforest Night Walk
  • La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Sloth Walk
  • Overnight Arenal Volcano

DAY 6:

Arenal Volcano – Manuel Antonio Beach

  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before leaving the majestic Arenal Volcano
  • Private transfer to the stunning Manuel Antonio area
  • Check into your beach home for the next few days
  • Get your flip flops out and your bathing suit and get ready to spend the afternoon relaxing
  • Overnight at the Manuel Antonio hotel

DAY 7:

Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Walk

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Guided nature walk through the Manuel Antonio National Park
  • After your tour, you can choose to head back to the hotel or spend the day swimming and relaxing at the spectacular beaches inside the park
  • Overnight at the Manuel Antonio hotel

DAY 8:

Departure – “Hasta Pronto” (See you soon!)

  • Depending on your departure flight, enjoy breakfast and that last cup of Costa Rican coffee before you return home
  • Private transfer to the airport for your departure flight

DAY 1:

Welcome to Costa Rica!

(Arrival / San José): Welcome to Costa Rica! Upon arrival, you will be met by one of our representatives to greet you and hand over your welcomes package. Upon arrival at the international airport in San José, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Places of interest include the Teatro Nacional, the Legislative Assembly building, and the Parque Central, east of which is the Cathedral. The National Museum and the Museum of Gold are also worth a visit.

Overnight in San José Hotel.

DAY 2:

San José – Monteverde Cloud Forest

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before a private transfer from San José to the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Along the way, we will make a stop at the small town of Sarchí known for its beautiful and colorful oxcarts that have been made in the area for over a century. The oxcarts, once used for coffee transport, are hand-painted with bright colors and have been a tradition passed down from generation to generation.
After leaving the central valley you will climb up the slopes of the Continental Divide to the Monteverde Cloud Forest and the small mountain town of Santa Elena. Spend the next two nights enveloped in nature in this unique misty and mysterious eco-destination.

Overnight Monteverde Hotel (B)

DAY 3:

Monteverde Cloud Forest – Your Day, Your Rhythm

One of the country’s main attractions is the dense cloud forest. Today you can pick the way you want to explore this natural paradise. You can choose between one of two great adventure options. Adventurous couples may opt to fly across the canopy on a zip line treetop adventure that includes a visit to the butterfly and hummingbird gardens. Nature lovers may choose to take the guided walk through the cloud forest reserve with a coffee plantation visit. Whichever of these two great options you choose, you will be sure to experience the magic of this mountain-top wonder. In the evening, you will have two more options to choose from to customize your day. Check out the best “nightlife” with a local naturalist guide on the cloud forest night tour or perhaps you might prefer to enjoy fresh local fare in a tree-house restaurant in the lively town of Santa Elena.

Insider Top Pick! – For an over-the-top night together add on the ultimately culinary experience on the treetops. This intimate and incomparable experience offers a 7-course tasting menu designed by the renowned Costa Rican Chef Santiago Fernandéz Benedetto incorporating and food journey of natural local products from Monteverde and Costa Rica. Each couple will enjoy a private and secluded dinner on the glass platform raised above the trees with stunning views. There are only 5 tables so book your experience in advance.

Overnight Monteverde Hotel (B)

DAY 4:

Monteverde Cloud Forest – Arenal Volcano

After breakfast begins your descent down through coffee plantations to the Arenal Volcano. This scenic route includes a boat trip across the stunning Lake Arenal with the iconic Arenal Volcano in the backdrop. You will check into your Arenal Volcano hotel and have the afternoon at leisure to relax and enjoy the onsite lush tropical gardens or soak in the natural volcanic hot springs at your hotel

Overnight Arenal Volcano (B)

DAY 5:

Experience Arenal Volcano

After breakfast, you will experience the majesty of Costa Rica’s most famous active volcano and its surrounding natural wonders and highlights. Choose TWO (2) thrilling Arenal experiences for your adventurous spirit.

  • Hanging Bridges Guided Hike
  • White Water Rafting
  • Natural History Arenal Volcano Hike
  • Bean to Bar Chocolate Tour
  • Rainforest Night Walk
  • La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Sloth Walk

Overnight Arenal Volcano (B)

DAY 6:

Arenal Volcano – Manuel Antonio Beach

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before leaving the majestic Arenal Volcano behind and heading west to the Pacific Ocean. Be met by impressive landscapes with palm tree-lined beaches and lush rainforest that spills into the ocean. The area is well known for its stunning Manuel Antonio National Park with stunning beaches and a diversity of wildlife including the endemic squirrel monkey. You will be met with a warm welcome and a fresh fruit tropical drink and spectacular ocean views as you check into your beach home for the next few days. Get your flip flops out and your bathing suit and get ready to spend the afternoon relaxing by the pool followed by an amazing Pacific sunset.

Overnight at the Manuel Antonio hotel (B)

DAY 7:

Manuel Antonio National Park Guided Walk

Get an early start on the day with your guided nature walk through the Manuel Antonio National Park. Your local guide will pick you up at the hotel and head to the park where you will spend the morning visiting a charming combination of rainforest, beaches, and wildlife. Diverse fauna includes coati, sloths, white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, toucans, tanagers, kingfishers, iguanas, and lizards. Your naturalist guides have an eye and an ear for locating wildlife that most people miss. After your tour, you can choose to head back to the hotel or spend the day swimming and relaxing at the spectacular beaches inside the park.
Spend your last afternoon together on one of the hotel terraces to enjoy one last tropical sunset together.

Overnight at the Manuel Antonio hotel (B)

DAY 8:

Departure – “Hasta Pronto” (See you soon!)

Depending on your departure flight, enjoy breakfast and that last cup of Costa Rican coffee before you return home. Your driver will pick you up at the hotel and take you back to the airport for your departure flight. Pura Vida (B)

This package is available with Value, Superior, and Deluxe Hotel options to fit your budget.

Value:

Superior:

  • Presidente

    Hotel Presidente has been a presence for four generations – from its roots in the world of fashion to its enduring emphasis on authentic Costa Rican hospitality.
    Come find us on Central Avenue Pedestrian Boulevard – the City’s vibrant core, and a source of unparalleled energy.

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  • Poco a Poco

    Hotel Poco a Poco is the best value hotel in Monteverde. The hotel & Spa Poco a Poco has a total of 30 luxury rooms of individual, double, triple, and quadruple types. The hotel´s location is privileged: just a 5 minutes’ walk from downtown, where there are many different things to do, shops, food, stores, and much more. Guests may enjoy all the different tours from the area and relax in the facilities after a full day of adventures.

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  • Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa

    Arenal Kioro offers a fabulous place with a natural viewpoint to the Arenal Volcano.The hotel has 27 acres of undulating land, surrounded by two streams (La Palma and Kioro) with crystalline waters that begin to flow in the Arenal Volcano National Park

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  • Parador Resort & Spa

    Designed with a Spanish architectural style, and named for Spanish Inns or “Paradores,” the Parador Resort & Spa is located in Manuel Antonio one of the closest beaches to Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose. Perched atop an impressive hillside Parador Resort & Spa faces the stunningly blue and beautiful Pacific Ocean waters.

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Deluxe:

  • Grano de Oro

    In Costa Rica, the term “Grano de Oro” is used to refer to the coffee bean, their “Grain of Gold”. The founders of this boutique hotel fell in love with the idea that such a small fruit could be so valuable.

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  • Senda Monteverde

    Senda Monteverde is a new mountain and cloud forest retreat in Costa Rica, just a stone’s throw from the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Reflecting the warmth and spirit of mountain life, this upscale hotel creates a casual and contemporary lodging experience in harmony with its lush surroundings.

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  • Tabacon Termal Resort and Spa

    In addition, guests over 18 years of age have access to the Shangri La Gardens, and adults-only luxurious hideaway in the resort. Tabacón features the only luxury resort in Costa Rica with owing thermal springs naturally heated by the Arenal Volcano.
    The property continuously innovates products and services, among which stands out The Spa, which is recognized as one of the best eco spas in Latin America.

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  • Parador Resort & Spa

    Designed with a Spanish architectural style, and named for Spanish Inns or “Paradores,” the Parador Resort & Spa is located in Manuel Antonio one of the closest beaches to Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose. Perched atop an impressive hillside Parador Resort & Spa faces the stunningly blue and beautiful Pacific Ocean waters.

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