Adventure Tours in the Jungles of Costa Rica and Nicaragua
On this 8-day, 7-night adventure from Costa Rica Monkey Tours, you’ll get to experience the full range of biodiversity found in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, from beach to jungle. A string of adventure tours—all led by bilingual guides—includes boating and ziplining, as well as more meditative pursuits such as bird watching. This getaway includes overnight stays at five hotels, along with tours, transportation, and some meals. Airfare is not included. The tour includes:
- Overnight accommodations at five resorts
- Whitewater rafting, canopy tours, and other excursions
- Airport transfers
- Ground transportation between locations
- Bilingual guides
- Some meals
Click here to see the full itinerary.
Day 1: Liberia Canton, Costa Rica
Fly into Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR), also known as Liberia International Airport, and take a complimentary shuttle to the first hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport. The rest of the day is set aside for relaxation.
Day 2: Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
Next, the group heads to Arenal Volcano National Park, where you can go whitewater rafting on the Balsa River (via Wave Expeditions) before checking in for a relaxing night at Baldi Hot Springs Hotel Resort and Spa.
Day 3: Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica
Next up is Rincon de la Vieja National Park, where you'll have access to numerous activities, such as ziplining, a waterfall visit, horseback riding, a canopy tour, and soaking in a volcanic mud bath. Lunch is included. That evening, retire to your room at the Hotel Borinquen.
Day 4: Granada, Nicaragua
Drive to the city of Granada for a boat tour of small islands along the Asese Peninsula. Keep your eyes peeled for herons, parrots, and other native birds. Back on dry land, you'll return to Granada, where you can visit the convent of San Francisco, a cigar factory, or a main street full of restaurants, before spending the night at Hotel Colonial.
Day 5: Masaya and San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
In the morning, visit La Merced Church before heading to Masaya Volcano and visiting Catarina, an artisan market town that overlooks the Laguna de Apoyo. Then it's off to San Juan del Sur, a beach town popular with surfers, for a quick lunch before making your way back to Costa Rica. You’ll spend the night (and the remainder of the trip) at Hotel Villas Playa Samara, located just steps from a white sand beach.
Days 6–7: Samara, Costa Rica
Hotel Villas Playa Samara's whitewashed cottages hug a horseshoe-shaped bay renowned for calm waters that are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. About a mile offshore lies a deserted island called Isla Chora, which you can visit via kayak. Expect to find crystal-clear water and a pink beach full of hermit crabs and iguanas.
Day 8: Return
A shuttle will take you to Liberia International Airport for your return flight home.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport?
The best airport to fly in/out of is Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (airport code: LIR). A complimentary shuttle is included with this package. In case you can’t to fly into LIR you can fly into SJO (Juan Santamaria Airport) but in this case you would have to cover transportation to Liberia, which is not included. Private transportation from San Jose to Liberia costs $200 USD per way. For further travel information, click here.
Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon?
This deal is for two people; however, up to two additional persons can be added in the same room at $849/adult and $549/kid for kids under 12 for the whole package.
Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation?
Timeshares are common in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, and so are the sales pitches that accompany them. You may be asked at hotel check-in if you are interested in attending sales presentation. If you don’t want to attend, simply decline and you won’t be approached again. If you decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your Groupon or have to pay additional fees.
Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits?
Resort credits are not offered with this deal.
Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code?
Reservations are not required. There is no dress code.