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9-DAY ITINERARY

COSTA RICA

01/

Travel Day 

  • Travel to San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Rent car, drive to Quepos/Manuel Antonio Park

  • Check-in at Air BnB in evening 

02/

Rainmaker Conservation Park

  • Morning to Afternoon:

  • Late Afternoon:

    • Explore central Quepos

03/

Manuel Antonio Park

  • Morning to Early Afternoon:

    • Guided Tour of Manuel Antonio Park

  • Afternoon:

    • Playa Biesanz

04/

ADR Adventure Park

  • All day adventure, includes breakfast, lunch and snacks

  • Canopy tours, zip lining, rappelling, hiking and 4-wheeling 

  • Dinner back in Manuel Antonio Park area

05/

Travel from Quepos to Volcano Arenal

  • Leave mid to late morning for Volcano Arenal

  • Grocery shop in La Fortuna 

  • Drive 30 minutes into rural area to Parrot Hill Ranch, check-in

06/

Volcano Arenal area

  • Morning: Butterfly Conservatory

  • Lunch - Roadside Tico 

  • Afternoon: La Fortuna Waterfalls

07/

Volcano Arenal Area

  • Morning: Chocolate Farm 

  • Afternoon: 

    • Proyecto Asis Wildlife Rescue

    • Local hot springs

08/

Parrot Hill Ranch

  • Day at Parrot Hill Ranch:

    • Horseback ride 

    • Archery

    • Farm animal care

    • Relaxation  

TIP: Depending on when your flight arrives, it may be a late check-in. We stopped at a grocery store on the way to Quepos so we had breakfast and other items with us to stock the AirBnB.

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TIP: This Park is filled with wildlife that you'll 100% miss if without hiring an expert naturalist/guide. It's worth it. We recommend Henry with HP Tour.

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TIP: Skip the restaurants in the tourist areas and try a traditional Tico meal at a roadside stop where the homes are in the back and the open porch front is the restaurant. 

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09/

Travel Home

  • Drive from Volcano Arenal to San Jose

  • Fly home

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