Arrival and private transfer to the Finca Rosa Blanca Country Inn, situated above the beautiful Central Valley of Costa Rica in Santa Barbara of Heredia. Surrounded by towering "Higuerón" trees and exotic flora, the Inn offers spectacular views of volcanoes, cloud forests and coffee plantations.Day 2. SANTA BARBARA - ARENAL (Breakfast and dinner)
After breakfast, enjoy a coffee tour (coffee and pastries included).
Learn how coffee was discovered, traded and consumed, then stroll the lanes of Finca Rosa Blanca organic sustainable coffee plantation. Experience the entire process of organic cultivation and harvest, including participating in the picking of coffee during the harvest season (Oct. to Jan.) Learn how the experts discern and rate gourmet coffee by participating in a "coffee cupping" (catación) session with the Barista and Coffee Tour Guide. Finish up with a walk to the coffee bar where you will learn to make a cappuccino, café latte and espresso. Sit out on the spacious deck and enjoy the views of the volcanoes above and coffee fields below while sipping your cappuccino, enjoying fresh pastries and learning more about the benefits to the environment and the community of an organic sustainable coffee farm. After the tour, private transfer Arenal and to your hotel for two nights, Tabacon Resort.
All the rooms have private balcony or terrace, air conditioning, cable TV and DVD.
Guests can enjoy unlimited access to their natural hot springs.
The deluxe resort features a natural thermal river with twelve hot spring pools and lagoons, lush waterfalls, exotic gardens and trails. Its distinctive spa, capitalizes on its unique hot mineral springs location, with treatments and therapies including Temazcal (sweat lodge), volcanic mud wraps, mineral water balneotherapy, signature scrubs, and an open-air yoga studio. All of the water supply in the hotel is mineral spring water. Enjoy the resort. Dinner.
Today, a natural history tour. Located within a corridor followed by birds migrating between North and South America, the trails and bridges of this project will bring you as close as you could ever hope to get to the birds, the flowers and the lush vegetation of the primary rain forest. You will be able to walk right into the forest, thanks to the imposing hanging bridges and the beautiful trails that are safe and easy to walk on. Includes tour guide and transportation. Lunch and dinner at your hotel.Day 4. ARENAL - SAN JOSE - LIBERIA - PAPAGAYO (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport in San Jose for the flight to Libreria, in the Guanacaste province. Arrival and private transfer to the deluxe Four Seasons Papagayo Resort, located on the Papagayo Peninsula.Day 5. PAPAGAYO (Breakfast)
Free day at leisure. Choose from the 18 holes Arnold Palmer signature golf course, zip lining in the nearby forests or big game fishing for blue, striped and black marlin, a multitude of sailfish and dorado (mahi-mahi); scuba diving with the chance to see schools of fish, rays, jacks, whale sharks, giant mantas, sea turtles, white tip sharks, and dolphins or relax in the pristine surroundings of the resort.Day 6. PAPAGAYO (Breakfast)
Free day at leisure.Day 7. PAPAGAYO - LIBERIA (Breakfast)
After breakfast, private transfer to the airport for your flight home.