Independent Travel Tours

Beach and Back With a Volcano Driving Tour - 8 days / 7 nights

 

Accommodations

 

Irazu HotelThe Irazu Hotel is on the west side of San Jose. Located right on the Pan-American highway, you can head for Arenal without having to navigate downown San Jose and it is easy to find when you are returning.
Arenal Springs ResortThe Arenal Springs Resort is located at only 2 and-a-half hours from San José, the Arenal Springs Hotel offers the perfect combination between relaxation, comfort, and exuberant tropical scenery, as well as the a good view of the Arenal Volcano from any vantage point on the premises.
Tamarindo DiriaTamarindo Diria is located on the north pacific coast, it is an ideal place located in the heart of TAMARINDO, recognized as one of the country's nicest beaches with all the amenities of a Costa Rican beach town.

This package includes:
  • Air conditioned Daihatsu Bego 4X4 unlimited mileage
  • FREE GPS.
  • First and last night at the Best Western Irazu (Premier Room)
  • Two nights at the Arenal Springs (Junior Suite).
  • Three nights at Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort (Tropical Pool Side).
  • All hotel taxes.
  • Airport transfers (Airport-Best Western Irazu-Airport) provided by Best Western Irazu.
Not Included: International airfare, airport departure taxes, car insurance, meals or optional activities other than indicated above.

Rates*

 

Dates

Until Mar 31 / 2013

SPECIAL RATE
(incluiding vehicle
from rent a car)
$710.00

Want to avoid driving in Costa Rica?

SPECIAL RATE
(transfers included)
$532.00
Rates per person based on double occupancy

* Please ask to your travel advisor about the valid rates
during Christmas & Easter Week .

For package price with discount airfare use Package Quote Form.


 

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE - Arrive San Jose Airport Take hotel shuttle to the Best Western Irazu. Overnight in San Jose at Hotel Irazu or similar.

Day 2 - 3: ARENAL VOLCANO - Your air conditioned Daihatsu Bego 4X4 (or similar) will be delivered to the hotel the following morning, and you're off to Volcan Arenal, one of the most active volcanos in the world. En route you will pass through Zarcero, famous for the sculpted bushes surrounding its picturesque church. Option: Going a few miles out of your way you can also visit Sarchí, home of Costa Rica's traditional brightly painted ox carts and a great stop for buying beautiful items made of Costa Rican hardwoods. Overnight at Arenal Springs

Day 4 - 6: TAMARINDO - After taking the scenic drive around Lake Arenal you arrive at Playa Tamarindo, where you will have three glorious days to relax on the beach, at Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort. This refined boutique hotel is set in the heart of the village, nevertheless you will feel lost away from the civilization in the most ravishing tropical garden where elegance is the master word. Do not miss the exquisite cuisine from their Peruvian chef who will make you forget everything you knew about cooking!

Day 7: SAN JOSE - After relaxing on the beach you return to San José. The scenic drive up the Pan American highway passes coffee and sugar plantations, volcanic mountains and the unique Brahman cattle that form an ever-changing panorama. Your vehicle will be picked up at the hotel. Overnight in San Jose at Hotel Irazu or similar.

Day 8: DEPARTURE - Hotel shuttle to the International Airport to check in 3 hours before your scheduled flight home.

Map for You Drive Tour