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Three distinctive properties showcasing the best of Costa Rica's incredible diversity: the tropical lowland rain forest, rafting rivers, hot springs and volcanic lava displays at Arenal volcano, the cloud forest epiphytes, incredible bird life and canopy ziplines of Monteverde, and the standard for Guanacaste beach resorts at the Hilton Papagayo.

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The Springs Resort - Vista
The Springs Resort - Vista
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Day 1 — The Springs Resort is perched above the Arenal River valley offering spectacular views of the volcano, natural hot and cold springs, four dining experiences, and a full service spa. The unique architecture ensures that each room, suite and villa enjoys a great view in addition to all the fine quality amenities you expect in world class accommodations.

During your stay, you will enjoy a Vista Room equipped with king size bed, rocking chairs, central air Conditioning, Luxurious Marbled Bathrooms with Jacuzzi Tubs and Multiple Head Showers, Satellite Television with 37” Flat Screen TV, Surround Sound Stereo with CD/DVD Player and IPOD/MP3/USB Connectivity, Telephone, Wireless Internet Access, Wet Bar, Safe, Mini-Bar Refrigerator and Coffee Maker, Hammock with Private Terrace, Balcony and Volcano View.
                
The Springs' Hotsprings and Spa
The Springs' Hotsprings and Spa
As a privileged guest of The Springs the pools and hot springs are at your disposal a short walk from your room any time during your stay (no need to hop in a bus like some of the other resorts). Massages and other spa services are a la carte but we'll be happy to make suggestions if you rather not wait to sample the menu when you arrive.

Río Balsa White Water Rafting
Río Balsa White Water Rafting
Day 2 — Challenge yourself paddling through rolling class III rapids with names like "Morning Coffee" and "Rock around the Croc" and play in tranquil river pools in an isolated rain forest canyon - this isn't like rafting in the Rockies, the water is warm and no wetsuit required!

Desafío is the safest most professional adventure company in Costa Rica (trusted with the lives of the president and his family) and if you'd like to step up the adrenaline ask us to add the class IV Río Toro whitewater rafting trip or the Lost Canyon waterfall rappel and canyoneering descent.

Horseback Shortcut to Monteverde
Horseback Shortcut to Monteverde
Day 3 — Forget the four hour drive and enjoy views of the volcano on a boat ride across Lake Arenal. At the dock saddled up for the easy horseback ride along the south shore to the stables where a transfer will be waiting to take you to the Hotel El Establo. Adventure, scenery, fun and transportation rolled into one!

(If you don't enjoy riding, a horseless transfer option is available)

El Establo (2 Nights)
El Establo (2 Nights)
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Set on a hillside between the Monteverde and Santa Elena cloud forest reserves El Establo is surrounded by 75 acres of virgin forest protected by their private reserve. Your loft suite overlooks Monteverde and in the evening you can relax on the terrace as the sun sets over the Gulf of Nicoya in the distance.
               
SkyTrek Canopy Zipline
SkyTrek Canopy Zipline
Day 4 — The most famous zipline canopy tour in Costa Rica, this is the one you've heard of with an adrenaline pumping half mile long super cable you won't soon forget.

Once your heart stops racing there are plenty of more tranquil optional activities to help you wind down like the famous cloud forest orchid gardens or the frog pond.

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Guided Hike
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Guided Hike
Day 5 — The tropical cloud forest is the main attraction and the Monteverde Reserve the best place to experience it. A bilingual naturalist guide will lead you on an easy hike into the mist where you're sure to see epiphyte gardens in the branches and tree-tops, dozens of bird species (with some luck the endangered quetzal or bellbird) and some of the many mammals like sloth and pizotes that inhabit the cloud forest.

Hilton Papagayo Resort (3 Nights)
Hilton Papagayo Resort (3 Nights)
Welcome to the beach front Hilton Papagayo Beach Resort & Spa, located on the pristine golden sands of Playa Panama in Guanacaste. Unwind in your tropical garden bungalows furnished with polished tropical hardwoods including Hilton's exclusive serenity® bed and in-room conveniences including a flat screen TV, MP3 clock radio and mini-fridge. Grab a cold beer (included along with other drinks alcoholic & non), pull up a palm tree, or grab a seat on the sand and get down to seriously relaxing.

Hilton Papagayo Resort Days
Hilton Papagayo Resort Days
Day 6 — Of course the Hilton Papagayo features an idyllic beachfront location and so much more. During your stay enjoy recreational activities, complimentary use of land and non-motorized water equipment, the fitness center and aerobics classes, and tennis courts as well as several swimming pools. In the evening take a sunset walk on the beach before enjoying a leisurely glass of wine and dinner. You've got a couple of days at the end of this vacation just relax and enjoy this exceptional Guanacaste beach.



Adiós ¡Hasta Luego!
Day 8 — Hit the beach for one last stroll or swim then shake the sand out of your flip-flops and pack them away until you can join us again. We'll make sure you arrive at the international airport the requisite three hours before your international flight.

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


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Please notice when reserving your airfare that this trip was designed with San José as the arrival and Liberia as the departure airport in order to minimize backtracking on the ground and maximize the time you have to enjoy your vacation.
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