Back to Search Results
Lava & Rasta Getaway
Map   |   Overview   |   Print

The caribb zone moves to a whole different (reggae) beat. Discover the lowland rain forest and beaches with the best snorkeling in Costa Rica along the Caribbean sea reefs. Then head to the volcano for lava viewing and freshwater adventures.

! Check Availability & Get a Price Quote !
Name*

e-mail*

Phone -if we may call

Number of Travelers

Arrival Date

Approximate date?
Please typebelow
then
Azania Bungalows (3 Nights)
Azania Bungalows (3 Nights)
Costa Rica photos
Day 1 — Your VIP airport greeter will help with your luggage, make sure everything is in order and get you on your way to the southern Caribbean coast, Play Cocles where Azania Bungalows await. All the private bungalow are constructed of unique mixes of exotic woods and thatched-palm roof that extend over the hammock on the private deck next to tropical gardens. Just a few steps from the Caribbean sea and surrounded by tropical rainforest the spacious and tastefully decorated Azania Bungalows are a perfect place to relax and unwind in paradise.
             
Snorkeling Tour Caribbean
Snorkeling Tour Caribbean
Day 2 — The Caribbean coast offers some of the best snorkeling in the country. In fact, a few kilometers north of Cocles, Cahuita National Park was created specifically to protect a section of the remarkable reefs offshore. Snorkeling in the warm waters of the Caribbean you'll see angels, butterflies and parrots (the tropical fish varieties), and there is always a chance of encountering sea turtles, rays, moray eels, and even lobsters.

Explore the Caribbean Beaches
Explore the Caribbean Beaches
Day 3 — Today is yours to explore the beaches of the southern Caribbean. Cocles, Uva, Negra, Chiquita and more golden sand, palm studded one after the other. You can walk for literally miles taking refuge in the occasional beachfront bar or restaurant for a bite or a beverage. Top recommendations for exploration on your own include Cahuita National Park and Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, or just sit back with a cool drink and work on that tropical tan.

El Silencio del Campo (3 Nights)
El Silencio del Campo (3 Nights)
Day 4 — Next stop La Fortuna and Arenal volcano. Private bungalows await at Silencio del Campo, each with view across tropical gardens to volcán Arenal from their picture windows and private patios. Relax in the private hot spring fed pool then cool down in the separate adults or kids swimming pools.
            
Arenal Volcano Hike
Arenal Volcano Hike
Costa Rica photos
Day 5 — Arenal is the third most active volcano in the world and erupts every 5-10 minutes. Each eruption could be anything from a little ash to giant boulders and tons of lava and in the late afternoon a bilingual naturalist guide will lead you on a short hike through the rainforest to the closest safe observation point where you'll have a chance to view the glow emerge on the cone as the sun sets.

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

White Water Rafting Río Balsa
White Water Rafting Río Balsa
Day 6 — Professional guides will navigate you through Class II and III rapids on the Rio Balsa. This is a great adventure for first time and experienced rafters alike. Hold on and enjoy the ride! Challenge yourself as you paddle through fun and safe rolling rapids with names like "Morning Coffee" and "Rock around the Croc" and then play around in tranquil river pools in an isolated rainforest river canyon! Lunch included.

Optional Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
<em>Optional Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge</em>
Costa Rica photos
You can replace the white water trip with a jungle riverboat wildlife viewing tour through the wetlands of Caño Negro. The Río Frío flows deep and wide year round, but Caño Negro Lake grows and shrinks seasonally. The wetland refuge was created to protect the 3 species of monkeys, 2 species of sloths, caiman, and thousands of diverse aquatic birds that live and breed there.



Adiós ¡Hasta Luego!
Day 7 — Enjoy one last dip this morning but eventually you're going to have to drag yourself out of the thermal pool because we've got to make sure you're at the international airport three hours prior to your flight home.

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


Included in your Costa Rica Vacation (mouse over name to show location)



This Costa Rica vacation can easily be reversed on request so you can finish up by relaxing on the beach.
Better Business Bureau, Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) and  certification seals


† Toucan Maps Inc./Costa Rica Guide.com is based in Colorado and an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in good standing with an A rating.
‡ Pacific Trade Winds S.A. is based in Nuevo Arenal Costa Rica and certified by the Costa Rica National Chamber of Tourism/Camara Nacional de Tourismo (Canatur) and a green member (#900185097) in good standing of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).