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World famous Manuel Antonio National park on the central coast protects some of the last remaining Pacific lowland rain forest in Central America. It's the most popular destination in Costa Rica for wildlife viewing and you will see monkeys and are likely to spot three-toed sloth, silky anteaters and dozens of bird species including red-lorred parrots, caracara and violaceous trogons.

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Hotel Arenal Springs Resort (3 Nights)
Hotel Arenal Springs Resort (3 Nights)
Day 1 — Your VIP greeter will be waiting to assist with your luggage and get you on your way to La Fortuna as soon as your flight touches down at the international airport. Shift into vacation mode when you arrive at Arenal Springs Ecoresort, sip a drink on your private terrace while enjoying the exuberant tropical gardens and the best views of Arenal volcano. Relax this evening because tomorrow the adventures start in earnest.
                  
Zip-Line Arenal
Zip-Line Arenal
Day 2 — Over 80% of tropical species are in the treetops and the lowland rain forests around the volcano is a whole other world. Take time on the platforms between the 15 high speed zip cables to look where one of the team of guides is pointing out a pizote (coatimundi), sloth, mono congo (howler monkey), mot-mot, or keel billed toucan.

You won't have time to look around when you're finishing off the course on the (optional) high flying Tarzan swing!

Arenal Volcano Hike
Arenal Volcano Hike
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Day 3 — Arenal Volcano dominates every view from anywhere in the region, but to really see the eruptive action and lava flows you need to be in the right place at the right time. The right place is the observation clearing at the end of a short walk through the rain forest and the right time is late afternoon and early evening when your guide will accompany you on the volcano viewing hike.

Optional - This evening is the perfect opportunity if you'd like to visit Tabacón or other hotsprings for a relaxing dinner and soak.

The Falls at Manuel Antonio - Standard (3 nights)
The Falls at Manuel Antonio - Standard (3 nights)
Day 4 — The Falls Resort at Manuel Antonio is a refreshing new approach to luxury accommodations in Manuel Antonio. The resort is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and waterfalls, providing a serene environment and splendid views. Each Standard room provides a king size bed, a full bath with large walk in shower, cable television with DVD, mini-bar, overhead fan and air conditioning for your absolute enjoyment and comfort. Additionally, each room offers a covered porch with sitting area and a hammock for relaxation. Breakfast is included daily

A daily round trip transfer to & from the center of Manuel Antonio beaches & shops is included in your stay.
               
Manuel Antonio Guided Walk
Manuel Antonio Guided Walk
Day 5 — Your bilingual naturalist guide not only has keen eyes and sharp instincts, but also communicates with his peers to find out where they've recently spotted the troop of monkeys or mother sloth carrying a baby. The wildlife is constantly on the move and you never know what you'll see, but there are immobile attractions in the rain forest that are guaranteed to captivate your interest - like ancient stone carved Quepoa Indian turtle traps and of course the remarkable variety of trees themselves.

Beach Day Manuel Antonio
Beach Day Manuel Antonio
Day 6 — There is an eponymous "Playa Manuel Antonio", but the region boasts half a dozen beaches each with a character of its own. From the little arcing gems of Escondido and Manuel Antonio within the national park, backed by palms and rain forest giants teaming with wildlife to the Espadillas stretching long and flat north of the park entrance, backed by casual restaurants and surfside bars and teaming with volleyball players and sunbathers there's one perfect for everyone.

Optional - Surf school with board rental is just one of the many other options if lounging on the beach with a cool drink just sounds too relaxing for you.



Adiós ¡Hasta Luego!
Day 7 — From Manuel Antonio it's about two hours back to the international airport so if you have a late flight take some time to explore Quepos. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, surf shops, souvenir vendors and other tourist geared shopping, and if you look a little closer you'll find a lot of the original fishing village character still intact. The mercado central still has the traditional fruit, fish, meat and vegetable stalls as well as an assortment of excellent sodas to sample.

Thank you for traveling with us and of course ¡Pura Vida!


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