Independent Travel Tours





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.
Villa Gaia HotelThe Hotel Villas Gaia is your home base on the Southern Pacific Coast with a convenient access to Ballena Marine National Park, Caņo Island Biological Reserve, Corcovado National Park, waterfalls, coastal rainforest, deserted beaches, typical villages and much more.




 Dolphins and  Whales tourBe a witness of the abundant wildlife along the shores. Our trip will start looking for some of the 5 species of Dolphins, Whales and/or possibly the Sea Turtles that inhabit these waters. Your guide will illustrate the trip with interesting facts about these fascinating mammals and their Natural History.
Snorkeling at Caño Island BiologicalAfter arriving at the Caño Island Biological Reserve we will snorkel for an hour in the crystal clear waters, followed by a tasty picnic lunch. Along the beautiful coast we'll keep an eye out for Dolphins as well as Humpback, Pilot and Whales.




Dates * Mar 31 / 13
Regular Price $814.00
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.



Note: Remember these tours can be adjusted to your choices. Add or delete a day, substitute a different day tour or drop the day tours and just kick back. We can customise any package to fit you.

Day 1: ARRIVE - Upon your arrival at the San Jose International Airport, a van will transfer you to the Best Western Irazu where you will spend the first night in a Premier room.

Day 2: Dominical Beach - After breakfast, your SUV vehicle will be delivered to the hotel. Don’t spend any more time in the city and hit the road to the beach! After 4 hours driving through the mountains, you will get to the area of the Ballena (Whale) Marine National Park. And now begins your 5 night stay in a "Casita" with A/C at Hotel Villas Gaia.

Day 3: Dominical Beach - You know what to do: beach, sun, relax and discover!

Day 4: Dominical Beach - Today, enjoy this amazing Whale & Dolphins Watching tour! If you are lucky enough, you might be able to hear the whales’ chanting.

Day 5: Dominical Beach - Remember Day 3? The same! Your tan needs some work: everyone must be jealous back at the office!

Day 6: Dominical Beach - On the Snorkeling at Caño Island tour, you will swim with sea turtles, barracudas, trumpet fish and many other species.

Day 7: Dominical Beach - After a last dip in the Pacific Ocean, as hard as it is, you have to drive back to San Jose to spend your last night at the BW Irazu.

Day 8: DEPARTURE - After dropping off the car at the airport, you will fly back home full of memories, but most of all with the promise you will be back!.


This package includes:
  • 2 nights (the first & the last) at Best Western Irazu in a Premier Room.
  • 5 nights at Hotel Villas Gaia in a Casita with air conditioning.
  • 1 day tour: Whale & Dolphin Watching Tour.
  • 1 day tour: Snorkeling at Caño Island.
  • Meet & Greet Transfer Airport / Best Western Irazu.
  • 1 week car rental - Toyota Yaris including free mileage
  • Self guided hikes in private reserves.
  • All hotel taxes.
  • Airport transfers (Airport-Hampton Inn-Airport) provided by Best Western Irazu.
Not Included: International airfare, airport departure taxes, car rental insurance, meals or optional activities other than indicated above.