Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica!Upon arrival to Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose (SJO), you will be greeted by a company representative. Private transportation will then be provided to the 4 Star Arenal Springs Resort located in La Fortuna. This fun little tourist town is located in the shadow of the imposing Arenal Volcano. During your stay, you will enjoy a Junior Suite equipped with king or 2 queen size beds, A/C, cable TV, ceiling fan, refrigerator, telephone, security box, hair dryer, and Terrace with an amazing view of Arenal Volcano. You will be greeted with flowers & wine in your room upon arrival. Breakfast included daily. Included meals - 0
Day 2: Wildlife Exploration or Adventure - Your Choice!Today you have your choice of one of the following: You will go on a river boat ride down Rio Frio in the wild Caño Negro National Park. A bilingual naturalist guide will point out the abundant wildlife, flora & fauna that call this park home. This reserve is another important sanctuary for a wide variety of endangered species. Lunch included. Professional bilingual guides will lead you through class II and III rapids on one of Costa Rica's best Whitewater Rafting rivers, the Rio Balsa. This fun filled adventure will provide plenty of memories and stories for your friends and family. Lunch included. Other options include Hanging Bridges, Canopy Zipline, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, ATV’s, and more. Your planner can provide you with an activity list. Included meals – Breakfast, (and possibly Lunch depending on activity selection)
Day 3: Wedding Day!In the morning transportation will be provided to a beautiful waterfall where you will hike down 300 steps to be married at the base of the falls. Your guide, officiate, photographer and flowers are provided. Afterwards, enjoy a sparkling champagne toast and photos before returning to your resort for a celebratory lunch. Later you will head off to enjoy the Tabacon Hot Springs where you will be able to relax & bathe in the luxurious springs. Dinner, cake, and roundtrip transportation is included. Check out a wedding ceremony at this location here! Included meals – Breakfast, Dinner (Lunch not included, but arrangements can be made if desired)
Day 4: Travel to Monteverde
Today you will take Land-Boat-Land transportation to Monteverde. After crossing Arenal Lake which provides some of the best photo ops of the imposing volcano, transportation will be provided along the rustic mountain roads to your hotel Monteverde Cloud Forest area.
During your visit to Monteverde, you will stay at El Establo Mountain Hotel. El Establo Mountain Hotel is the largest eco-resort and spa in the Monteverde region and located near the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
While at El Establo Mountain Hotel, you will enjoy a Deluxe Room. Deluxe Rooms feature orthopedic mattresses, telephone, coffee maker, refrigerator, cable TV, alarm-clock, in-room safe, and balcony or terrace with rocking chairs and a view of the Gulf of Nicoya. Hotel amenities include 2 indoor heated swimming pools, restaurant, bar, gym, conference center, spa, tennis courts, basketball court, soccer field, and internet.Breakfast is included daily during your stay.Included meals – Breakfast
Day 5: Hanging Bridges:A bilingual naturalist guided will lead you through the canopy of the Cloud Forest via Suspended Bridges for a bird’s eye view of the animals that inhabits the jungle. Monteverde is a unique ecosystem, home to many types of plant and animal species. Orchids abound, and if you are lucky you may see the famous Quetzal! Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 6: Free day to explore MonteverdeTake today to explore and enjoy the Monteverde area on your own. You can visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve to hike on your own or hire a guide, or schedule an adventure like an ATV Adventure or Horseback Ride. However you decide to spend the day be sure to take advantage of this day in the clouds! Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 7: Transfer to Manuel AntonioShuttle transportation will be provided to the Hotel Costa Verde, located in Manuel Antonio. This hotel offers amazing views of the Manuel Antonio coastline and Pacific Ocean. During your stay, you will enjoy a Studio Plus Room. The 750 sq ft Studio Plus Room offer panoramic ocean views, 2 beds, kitchenette, flat screen tv, and ceiling fans. This property offers 3 pools along with interesting touches such as the El Avion restaurant, built around a real airplane, and offering amazing sunset views. This tropical paradise is recognized world-wide for its beautiful beaches and the abundant wildlife of the jungles that line them. Breakfast can be added at the hotel, you can utilize your kitchenette by shopping at the local market, or enjoy any of the area restaurants. Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 8: Relaxing beach day, Manuel AntonioTake today to explore and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio. This area is famous for its palm studded beaches and wildlife. The monkeys are sure to put a smile on your face! Top recommendations include Biezans Beach and Manuel Antonio Beach (within the park), taking a beginnger surf lesson, or just sit back, relax beneath a shady palm and work on that tropical tan. Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 9: Catamaran Cruise with SnorkelingToday you will enjoy a Catamaran Cruise Coastal Adventure through coastal waters. This is a great way to possibly observe whales, dolphins & sea turtles. After cruising along the beautiful shores of Manuel Antonio, you will stop at a secluded beach to Snorkel above a Tropical, Coral Reef and enjoy a provided Meal. Timing of this tour is dependent on tides, can be in morning or afternoon. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10: One last beach day, Manuel AntonioOne last day to relax and enjoy the Manuel Antonio area. Whether you lounge on the beach, or add an adventure, be sure to make the most of this full day in paradise! Included Meals: Breakfast
Day 11: Fly Home - ¡Pura Vida!
Private transportation will be provided to Juan Santamaria International Airport scheduled to arrive 3 hours prior to your departure.¡Pura Vida! Included Meals: Breakfast
Travel May 1 to November 15, 2015
Total Price for Couple: $6,294
Travel Jan 1 to April 30 & Nov 16 to Dec 20, 2015
Total Price for Couple: $6,494
Add $500 for travel during Peak Holiday Weeks: Dec 23 – Dec 31 (Christmas/New Years) or April 1-7 (Easter Holy Week).
Prices include Sales & Turismo Taxes
Even Exchange if you would like to substitute a 4x4 SUV Diahatsu Bego or similar with Manual Transmission and Unlimited Mileage, CDW, Mandatory Basic Insurance and Plates, Complimentary electronic phone chip with 1 hour local usage. (Valid credit card with available space of up to $750-1,500 must be presented upon signing for the rental vehicle, deposit varies on vehicle type. Automatic transmission is available at an upgrade.)
Options available include Bridal Hair Styling & Makeup, Wedding Cake, Sparkling Wine, and more... please contact us to customize your plans!
Want to get married at the Beach instead? We can rearrange the itinerary!
Included in this vacation:
- Travel Assistance while in Costa Rica
- Planning Assistance prior to trip
- Welcome Package including High Quality Waterproof Map of Costa Rica
- Airport Greeting
- All Domestic Provided Transportation as described OR Rental 4x4
- Tabacon Hot Spring Admission
- Your Choice: Whitewater Rafting Adventure or Cano Negro Wildlife boat tour or others
- Land-Boat-Land Transfer across Lake Arenal
- Your Choice: Hanging Bridges or Canopy Zipline Adventure
- Catamaran Cruise with Snorkeling
- Wedding Officiate & Full Notary Service
- Professional Photography for 2 hours
- Unlimited Digital Photography including a mixture of Wedding Photojournalism, portraits, and more formal, posed pictures
- High resolution digital images on DVD and/or via online delivery
- Flowers in room the night of arrival
- Welcome Cocktail upon arrival
- Bridal bouquet & Groom’s boutonniere - choice of tropical flowers
- Private Guide and transportation for wedding day
- Waterfall Entrance Admission
- 3 Nights Arenal Springs Resort - La Fortuna
- 3 Nights El Establo - Monteverde
- 4 Nights Hotel Costa Verde – Manuel Antonio
- 6 Breakfasts, 1-2 Lunches, 1 Dinner