Private transfer from San Jose airport to San Jose hotel
Set in the grand grounds of a 30-acre coffee plantation the San Jose Marriott personifies the regal style of colonial Costa Rica and stately hacienda living. The hotel’s extensive surroundings and facilities include two swimming pools, a spa, gym, golf course and tennis courts. Guests can enjoy eating from either the terraced Antigua restaurant or the cavernous La Isabela tapas restaurant in the hotel’s wine cellars followed by coffee in the Casa del Café or a drink at the lobby bar, La Castilla. A typically western hotel yet a colourful and quiet sanctuary in the busy capital, the Marriott Hotel is a great place from which to begin or end your travels in Costa Rica.
- 200 rooms, 9 suites
- Pool and Jacuzzi
- Beauty Shop and
- Tennis Courts
- Golf Course
- 24hr Room Service
- Limousine service
- Foreign Exchange/ATM
- Airline reservation
- Business services
Its innovative design and fun tropical decoration is what makes Xandari quite a one-off hotel in Costa Rica’s Central Valley. Set in forty acres of plantation gardens and only twenty minutes from San Jose international airport, this is an ideal hilltop hideaway if you’re just beginning or ending your trip. With an architect and artist for owners, Xandari has definitely felt the force of their creativity and the hotel is adorned with extraordinary sculptures, tropical colours that imitate the fiercely vivid flora, tapestries, mosaics, paintings and stained glass. Its 23 spacious terraced villas offer stylish seclusion, vibrant comfort, beautiful valley views, and come with kitchenettes and a small garden. The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff immensely friendly. Xandari’s grounds have four kilometres of trails filled with native birds to watch, and there’s also an orchid house, greenhouse, orchards, and organic gardens supplying the hotel’s restaurant. Massages, facials and mud wraps are just some of the treatments on hand at the hotel’s well-appointed Spa village.
- 23 villas
- 3 pools
- Gift Shop
- Garden & nature trails
- TV & DVD room
This traditional and elaborate mansion in the city’s downtown district is surprisingly cosy, but naturally classy and luxurious. Grano do Oro is a grand and tropical Victorian casona, very familial in feel with its heavily embellished interiors strewn with antiques, faded family photos, original art pieces, dark woods, deep carpets and stone tiles. Lit by the warm glow of wall lanterns, its forty rooms are well equipped with TVs and internet. Choose a standard rooms for comfort and a more modern style. Both the views and decor improve with the category rank. The Vista de Oro suite is wonderfully decorated in period ceramic floor tiles, wood panelling, with rich rugs and throws. The Garden Suite is similarly adorned but also has its own private garden and patio. On the ground floor is the restaurant with half its tables set in the hotel’s charming atrium circling a Spanish-tiled fountain surrounded by stained glass windows and the shuttered corridor balconies spilling over with vivid green plant life. The chef is French, the menu extensive, and its tables are often frequented by locals as well as guests. At night the rooftop terrace is great place to relax, have a drink or try out the Jacuzzi. Set in the heart of San Jose in the Barrio don Bosco neighbourhood, this is a delightful hotel; a great place for exploring the city or stopping over on your way further into Costa Rica or flying out.
- 40 rooms
- Spa (massages only)
- Two jacuzzis
- Rooftop Terrace
- Cable TV
Enjoy your evening in this metropolitan capital city, relaxing at your hotel before or after your flight. You'll also have our list of recommendations as well as private guides on hand to enjoy the best of this lively city.
Road and rafting from San Jose hotel to Pacuare Lodge
It could be the remote and unrivalled seclusion of Pacuare Lodge’s setting in 740 acres of primary rainforest or its luxury cabins emerging from the thick milieu of foliage that makes this a great place to stay: but the combination is what transforms it into a truly unique one. The Pacuare Reserve is home to toucans, howler monkeys, and a large variety of birds meaning your stay here is an intimate one with nature and located on the banks of the Pacuare River the hotel has the advantage of offering a wealth of activities, such as expert wildlife and jungle expeditions all right from your canopy threshold. Simply but sumptuously furnished with polished wood floors, local art and open-plan living, the nineteen bungalows and suites are constructed with local wood timber frames and palm thatch roofs expertly embrace this tropical habitat and jungle lifestyle. The choice of rooms and suites range from luxury garden bungalows and riverside suites to tree-top honeymoon and Linda Vista suites that look out onto unparalleled views of the river and jungle. Some have their own private infinity plunge pools. At night the lodge is lit by candlelight, creating a magical honeycomb-like effect, and delicious food is served at the main restaurant along with wines from its own cellar.
- Wine cellar
During your stay here you will be able to experience a range of different activities to experience the magical, natural environment of the Pacuare Reserve.
This is the most challenging hikes at Pacuare, making it a good option for people who enjoy hiking into remote and wild areas. Departing from the Pacuare Lodge, it begins with a steep hike through the jungle to reach the legendary Sendero de las Mulas (mule trial), which is one of the main routes used by the Cabécar Indians to travel longer distances and has been used for generations. After the first climb, take the Jabas trail, which includes a series of switchbacks, to the ‘path of puma.’ This takes you to the ancient mule trail deep into the Nairi Awari Indigenous Reserve to reach the high-point of this excursion: the hidden waterfall. Enjoy a picnic lunch at this scenic spot before hiking back along the trail to a Cabécar indigenous community. After exploring that traditional village, continue down another rainforest trial back to the Pacuare Lodge.
Head off on a private canyoning and canopy tour today. The canopy tour starts with a relaxed twenty minute trek through the tropical rainforest to the first platform. Rappel down towering trees and slide along cables through the jungle for a true adrenaline rush. A thorough safety briefing is given alongside secure equipment, ensuring a safe and thrilling adventure. The canyoning tour then combines hiking, climbing and rappelling. Explore El Tesorito Creek Canyon for a great introduction to rappelling, as it includes six short rappels of between 2 and 20 meters (6-65 feet) which will prepare you for a final rappel of more than 30 meters (90 feet). Then continue hiking through the creek and the forest back to the lodge.
An expert naturalist guide will lead you from the Pacuare Lodge along a series of sites from which you can observe buzzing hummingbirds, dancing butterflies and exquisite tropical flowers. The area around the lodge is home to an extraordinary number of exotic bird species that include the Sun Bittern, Red-throated Ant-Tanager, Black-cheeked Woodpecker and a variety of colourful toucans.
After breakfast you will raft out from the lodge on a two hour journey to meet your onward transfer.
Private transfer from Siquirres to Arenal hotel
This boutique hotel encompasses all things luxurious, with views overlooking the grand Arenal Volcano, beautiful villas and a state of the art spa and yoga pavilion. Privacy is just as well taken care of as luxury, sitting outside the Costa Rican town of La Fortuna, Nayara Springs provides the perfect amount of seclusion at around three hours from the capital, San Jose. Each of the sixteen villas is nestled amongst the floral gardens of the tropical rainforest and boasts its own personal pool, a spacious private garden with outdoor shower, a sumptuous four-poster bed, alongside both indoor and outdoor seating areas. A rich array of natural wildlife awaits you here which you can enjoy from the private terrace, or by taking a tour through the Arenal Volcano National Park. Guests can then unwind by indulging in a treatment at the spa, heading to the yoga pavilion or swimming pool, or enjoying a drink at the stylish piano bar. Cuisine at Nayara Springs is served at the lovely poolside restaurant, Amor-Loco, where fresh fish, Latin American inspired sushi and organic home-grown vegetables all grace the menu.
- Private garden
- Private terrace
- Private pool
- Spa and yoga pavillion
- Internet access
- Access to Nayara Hotel, spa and gardens
One of the largest luxury hotels surrounding the slopes of the Arenal Volcano, Tabacon Grand Spa is also one of the liveliest. Friendly and informal, this is a good option for groups and families. Nevertheless a lot of effort has been spent on equipping its large rooms with lots of modern amenities and there is a distinct focus on privacy. As such Tabacon will greatly appeal to couples too. Tabacon is a great hotel if you like everything in one place. There is an impeccable level of service and attention paid to guests, and the Spa is extensive offering body scrubs, reflexology, Thai massages and yoga classes. The design and layout is western in style with a fun tropical character and it’s worth getting a room with a view of the volcano and surrounding forest, or even perhaps those that have balconies with private Jacuzzis.
- 114 rooms
- Thermal Springs (not private)
- Pool bar
- Gift Shop
The Royal Corin is one of the most popular hotels in the Arenal area with a spectacular setting at the foot of the volcano, matched only by its luxury and high standards of service which will greatly impress. As such the hotel is busy all year round. There are extensive facilities and grounds including a very well-run Spa and its own thermal springs. Each room has a balcony and a view of the volcano. Moreover they are equipped with a very sophisticated, minimalist Indonesian décor and a touch of the tropical. There are twelve suites which enjoy private Jacuzzi bathtubs with televisions, perfect for couples, honeymooners or for that extra bit of extravagance. Whilst there is a business and western-style feel to the hotel, the staff look after guests exceptionally well and the size and amenities to hand makes this a great place for families and those looking for the high standards of comfort, service and lots of local excursions and activities.
- 42 rooms, 12 suites
- Sky Bar
- Large Lobby area
- Thermal Springs
- LCD TV
- Suites have private Jacuzzis § bathroom TV
Voted one of South America’s most romantic hotels, the Nayara is a more fitting choice for honeymooners or getaway couples in the Arenal. Nestled in the green valleys at the foot of the spectacular Arenal Volcano are Nayara’s 44 luxury casitas. Their decoration is simple but sumptuously smart with lashings of tropical orange, the greens of encroaching foliage, fine bed linen, dark wood furniture and polished floors. The privacy of the cottages and their amenities, with terrace, iPod player, plasma TV, Jacuzzi and garden, makes this an ideal hideaway for the newly hitched or those after a romantic retreat. Even though Nayara is a resort, the staff make every effort to treat you in a very personal manner and the service is quite impeccable. Also if you feel like getting out of your casita and enjoying some of area’s activities and adventures you will be spoilt for choice. For relaxation however, head to the hotel’s spa for a massage, coffee scrub or a volcanic mud bath.
- 44 casitas
- Pool with three jacuzzis
- Pool with 3 jacuzzis
- Pool bar
- Wine Bar
- iPod player
- Plasma TV
- Mini Bar
During your time in Arenal, there are a huge amount of activities that we will be able to arrange for you, from adventure activities for the adrenalin junkies and options for those that want to enjoy the area at a more leisurely and relaxing pace. Your personal travel designer will be able to guide you through the different options, so that you choose the excursions best suited to your interests.
The stunning Fortuna waterfall is located near the Arenal Volcano National Park. This tour begins with a pick up at your hotel and a transfer to the falls. From here, it is a short hike down to the waterfall itself to see it’s epic 200-ft cascade in the midst of the rainforest and an exhilarating swim in the pool beneath.
The hike begins in one the trails close to the volcano, this trail will take you through the forest over recent lava flows and the area destroyed in 1968 now in the process of regeneration. The trail will give you the chance to spot the forest’s activity and unique flora whilst your guide points these out to you and explains about the reserve’s ecosystems, wildlife and the prominent effect of the volcano’s activity on the area.
Relax in the natural and mineral-rich geothermal waters of Tabacon's hot springs.
Private transfer from Arenal hotel to Guanacaste hotel
Pass the time relaxing on the sun-drenched beaches, or you may wish to indulge in some surf lessons, horse riding or other adventure activities for the thrill seekers. Your travel designer will be able to discuss with you the various tours available and book those best suited for you.
Kayak through the blue waters of Tamarindo beach towards the white sands of Capitán Island and enjoy the beautiful underwater coral reef and exotic fish as you snorkel.
Enjoy your own private surfing lesson on this special tour. As you take to the sea, feel the exhilaration of the waves at Punta Islita and learn all the essentials of how to surf.
Enjoy picturesque trails on this horse riding tour, during which you will see a variety of plants and animals and enjoy beautiful vistas of the coast and rainforest. This horseback ride is appropriate for riders of all skill levels.
Private transfer from Guanacaste hotel to Liberia airport
Flight from Liberia to San Jose
Private transfer from San Jose domestic airport to San Jose international airport