Introduction to Costa Rica Journey

Written by  Jayne Potulny

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This is the perfect introduction to Costa Rica’s lush green scenery, high volcanic peaks, and superb wildlife haven from the Pacific seaboard to the Central Highlands.

Fly into San Jose to visit the Arenal volcano where you are sure to see red-hot rocks crashing down the steep sides. Next, head to Rincon de la Vieja National Park to take a bath in the thermal mud pools with glistening waterfalls all around you. The drive to the Pacific Coast is stunning with the vibrant colors of the tropical forests, exotic birds, and indigenous flowers. After spending time on the dark volcanic sand beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula, you then continue farther south to the tip of the Osa Peninsula where the captivating wilderness of the rainforest awaits. The amazing views of misty forests, coffee plantations, and high rising volcanoes of the San Jose Valley are a perfect end to your tropical adventure.


Pacific Coast of Costa Rica


Suggested Itinerary


Day 1: Arrive in San Jose.
Days 2-3: Drive to Arenal.
Days 4-6: Fly to Liberia. Drive to Rincon de la Vieja Mountains.
Days 7-9: Drive to Jaco.
Days 10-12: Fly to Puerto Jimenez.
Day 13: Fly back to San Jose.


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