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COSTA RICA Eco Adventure:
ARENAL VOLCANO, HOT SPRINGS AND BEACH

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COSTA RICA Eco Adventure:
ARENAL VOLCANO, HOT SPRINGS AND BEACH

An itinerary good for soft adventure, active honeymoons, family and single travelers.
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DAY 01: Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs area.

DAY 01 - 04: Lodging at Arenal Paraíso Hotel for 3 nights with Breakfast included. Here nature combines with the peace of the tropical rain forest and the majesty of one of the most active volcanoes of the country. Rooms have private baths, hot water, fans, cable TV, and balconies facing Arenal volcano. There is a restaurant, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, laundry, and wonderful trails and gardens.

Other hotels and lodges: Tabacon Resort and Spa, Arenal Observatory Lodge, Volcano Lodge.

Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Thermal Spring
Few sites in Costa Rica inspire more respect and admiration than the Arenal Volcano. Arenal Volcano is the most active and no doubt the most studied of all Costa Rica's volcanoes, booms and rumbles with an unnerving consistency, and its nocturnal pyrotechnics have struck awe in the hearts of thousands of observers.

The thermal waters of Tabacón are know for their curing effects. These hot springs are enjoyed by all ages as a great place to relax and play.

Horseback riding to the La Fortuna Waterfall, exploring the Caño Negro wildlife refuge, white water rafting,Tabacon hot springs, boat rides through the Arenal lagoon, fishing, Venado caves, bird watching, hikes through lava flows and Canopy tours are just a few of the activities in the area.

DAY 04: A private transfer takes you from Arenal to Tamarindo Beach.

DAY 04 - 08:Lodging El Milagro for 4 nights with Breakfast included.

El Milagro Hotel
is located on Tamarindo beach. The combination of nature with the simple European architecture of the building provides tranquility and comfort. It has 32 rooms, some with air conditioning and others with just a fan, international cuisine and swimming pool.

Its location just 50 meters from the beach is ideal for surfers, body surfers, fishermen and beach lovers. It is an ideal location for children of all ages. There are cabanas, where nature overwhelms in a hundred different shades of green with splashes of red and ochre; where the roads are unpaved and the vegetation provides natural parasols and umbrellas; where the red sun sinks into the sea and motionless iguanas stare at you from less than half meter.

Other hotels and resorts on Tamarindo beach: Cala Luna, Capitan Suizo, El Diria, Tropicana.

Playa Tamarindo

A large variety of Eco systems exist at Playa Tamarindo. You might hike into Parque Nacional to experience the black, white and red mangrove morasses; meet a raccoon and a howling monkey; hear and see the white ibis, the silver heron and the pink spoonbill.

You may want to surf, water-ski, snorkel and/or fish for your own lunch or dinner. Perhaps spending time on the beach just relaxing will be appealing

Some places and activities of interest in the area include:

Cartagena Canopy: Experience the forest near the Tamarindo beach from a totally different perspective, gliding through the canopy where the majority of the birds and many animals spend most of their time, in the treetops.
Palo Verde National Park - Tempisque River: Paradise for bird watchers! Visit one of the parks with the largest variety of habitats with mangroves, swamp forests, swamps, and both fresh and saltwater lagoons.

Take
a two and a half hour boat ride on the Tempisque River, one the most important of the province of Guanacaste. A huge variety of birds can be admired along the course. This important waterway, bordering Palo Verde national Park is best known for preserving some of the most extensive wetlands in the world. These provide refuge for hundreds of migrant and resident water birds, numerous
land birds and many other animals, such as the mighty crocodile. Your naturalist tour guide will explain the intricate ecosystem of this interesting and scenic area.

Snorkeling: For the best snorkeling in the area you start out from Tamarindo Beach on a small boat headed towards the Catalina`s Islands or Potrero Beach. Once there you will enjoy the beautiful colors of the underwater life, reefs and exotic fish. This is a perfect tour for the whole family!!!.

Also you might try the nearest snorkeling in the area. You leave Tamarindo by kayak to Isla "El Capitan". The kayak paddle takes approximately 20 minutes. Once there, you will spend from one to one and a half hours snorkeling and exploring this volcanic rock and shell covered island

ESTUARY TOUR: A kayak tour makes exploring Tamarindo's estuaries easy. This tour takes you meandering through the slow estuary waters shaded by the extensive mangroves. Spotting birds, iguanas and crocodiles basking on the sun-drenched riverbanks are just a few of the highlights!!!

Learn how to surf: The only thing you need is some swimming knowledge and a good sense of humor. Instructors guarantee you will stand up and ride your first wave in just one lesson!!!. The duration of the lesson is 1 ½ to 2 hours and includes the Surfboard you need. There are advanced classes for people who already have some knowledge.


Surf Trip: If you are experienced or a fast learner you can take a boat from Tamarindo Beach for the best Surf spots around ---- Witches Rock, Ollis Point and other secret spots. Left and right, tubes, the perfect waves.

Sailboat excursions: Sail around Tamarindo Bay looking for marine life and enjoying the fabulous Tamarindo sunset; listen to sunset music ( classical, if you like or Enya.) Beer, white & red wine, soft drinks, snacks, dips and a plate of fresh tropical fruits . You can also take a half day Snorkel trip, discovering Costa Rican pacific waters which host a variety of tropical fish. To be discovered are eels, puffer fish, trigger fish, rays, dolphins, manta-rays, devil-rays and whales. Whales can be spotted from December throughout March & April.

Boogie Boarding: Grab a boogie board and enjoy the surf in front of your hotel.

ATV: Rent an ATV on your own or go on a tour to the mountain or along the beach. There are great trails to explore and much to discover! A one hour tour takes you up to the hills behind Tamarindo. There you will savor Tamarindo's spectacularly colorful sunsets. With a bit of luck you will find Howler Monkeys swinging through the trees, and surely you'll see huge Iguanas crossing your path. This is a good tour for beginners who would like to try something special.


Sports Fishing: The waters in front of Tamarindo Beach are the primary fishing grounds for the northwest Pacific coast sportfishing fleet. Tamarindo itself faces a major shore ward sweep of the continental shelf and the 100 fathom line. For this reason, the run time to deep, blue-water fishing(10-30 min.) is less than that of other locations. Half day charters fish closer to shore with lighter tackle in search of mackerel, dolphinfish, wahoo, tuna and other species, or bottom fishing for amberjack, snapper, shark or roosterfish. Full day charters move offshore in search of large dolphinfish, giant tuna, sailfish, and blue, black and striped marlin. All Captains are experienced professionals, and as a group represent the most comprehensive body of local knowledge of these waters available in Costa Rica. Their primary concern is conservation. Catch-and-release is practiced on all billfish; with food species the practice is catch what you can eat and release the rest.

DAY 08: Departure transfer from Tamarindo to San Jose Airport for your flight home.

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