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Costa Rica Wild South


Highlights

  • Private arrival and departure transfers with English-speaking assistance
  • Daily breakfast
  • Two nights in selected hotel in San Jose
  • Three nights in selected hotel in Corcovado
  • Three nights in selected hotel in Manuel Antonio
  • Guided visit to Corcovado National Park
  • Caño Island & Snorkeling Tour
  • Horseback-riding and Rafting tour in Manuel Antonio
  • One tour to choose from: Canopy Tour – Sunset Tour – Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Hotel taxes
  • Minimum two people to operate the tour
  • Discover one of the world’s mots biologically intense places on earth
  • Combination of adventure and nature tours
  • Starts in San José. Private transfers between destinations included
  • Accommodations and transfers based on your budget

What to expect

Go South! Nine-day tour visiting the last remaining Pacific lowland rainforest of sustainable size in Central America, which has been called “the most biologically intense place on earth” by no less an authority than the National Geographic Society. Here among Costa Rica’s largest trees can be found Central America’s densest populations of tapir, jaguar and scarlet macaws. After couple days in this gay-friendly Lodge in the Bay Drake area, you will visit Manuel Antonio where you can discover exuberant nature, rainforest and a vibrant gay night-life on the beach!


Brief Itinerary

Join this gay romantic getaway and plunge into the tropical Pacific waters of a gay-friendly destination in paradise! Nine-day tour visiting the last remaining Pacific lowland rainforest of sustainable size in Central America, and has been called “the most biologically intense place on earth” by no less an authority than the National Geographic Society. Here among Costa Rica’s largest trees can be found Central America’s densest populations of tapir, jaguar and scarlet macaws.

Not Included: Departure tax (US$29 per person), tips (optional), optional tours, alcoholic beverages

Itinerary day by day

Day 1

Arrival to Costa Rica 

Meet and greet at the Juan Santa Maria international airport, where your private driver will be waiting to transport you to your hotel and bring you your travel packet.

Included

  • Private transfer from the airport to the hotel
  • Lodging in San José

Day 2

San José – Sierpe or Bahia Drake

Pick-up at your hotel and transfer to the international airport, where you will take a local flight to Bahia Drake airstrip and then a 15-minute taxi and boat-ride to your hotel.

  • Air and boat transportation
  • Lodging in Drake Bay
  • Welcome drink plus three meals

Day 3

Corcovado – Corocovado National Park tour

After a delicious breakfast, your adventure begins. Starting out from the lodge with your nature guide, you will journey into Corcovado National Park. After the first hike and a stop for lunch, you will have the chance to hike to a beautiful waterfall and spend time taking some photos and swimming under the smaller falls nearby.

 

  • National Park Entrance fees & Guide
  • Three meals
  • Lodging in Drake Bay

Day 4

Corcovado – Caño Island Snorkeling Tour

Your tour starts after a leisurely breakfast. It’s then a 40-minute boat-ride to Coral Garden. During the months of the northern and southern migrations (December to April and July to November), you may be lucky enough to spot humpback whales or dolphins playing in the ocean on your way to the Island! Between snorkeling trips, you will have the chance to relax on the beach and enjoy the beauty of Caño Island.

After your second snorkeling tour, you’ll depart for San Josecito Beach, a secluded white sand beach approximately a half hour from the hotel. The return time is approximately at 2:00 pm, so you can enjoy a kayak trip or hike around the hotel.

  • Caño Island entrance fee
  • Tour
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Three meals

Day 5

Sierpe / Drake Bay – Manuel Antonio

8:00 – After an early breakfast and check-out, your boat transfer will take you to Sierpe, where your private transfer or car rental will wait for you depending on your preference. After checking in at your hotel, you can enjoy the rest of your afternoon at leisure.

  • Breakfast
  • Boat transfer from Drake Bay to Sierpe
  • Private transfer or car rental 4×4 (including insurances) depending on your preference.
  • Lodging in Manuel Antonio, Quepos.

Day 6

Manuel Antonio – Horseback Riding & Rafting Tour

7:00 pick-up at your hotel. Horseback-riding tour in Manuel Antonio Starting at 9:30 am, the tour lets you experience the true Costa Rican lifestyle in this unique horseback ride through luxuriant rainforest and streams (two hours by horse), ending in an unforgettable swim in a spectacular natural swimming pool.

After some rest, you will enjoy whitewater rafting on Naranjo or Savegre River which are considered some of the most beautiful rivers in Costa Rica. Once at the river shore, certified guides will explain all the necessary safety information to enjoy this amazing two-hour rafting trip. Afternoon at leisure.

  • Breakfast
  • Horseback-riding tour, equipment and guide
  • WhitewaterrRafting, equipment and guide
  • Lodging in Manuel Antonio, Quepos

Day 7

Manuel Antonio – One tour to choose

After breakfast, you can enjoy one of the tours we have prepared for you: Canopy tour, Sunset tour or Manuel Antonio National Park.

Note: The Manuel Antonio Park is closed on Mondays.

  • Breakfast
  • Lodging in Manuel Antonio, Quepos
  • One day tour of your choosing from available options

Day 8

Manuel Antonio – San José

Morning at your leisure.

1:00 pm – Transfer to San José. Approximate driving time three and a half hours

4:00 pm – Check in at your hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Private transfer to San Jose or car rental
  • Lodging in San José

Day 9

Depending on your departure time, your private transfer will take you to the airport. Thanks for your visit!

  • Breakfast
  • Private transfer out

Luxury Hotels of the Program 

San José

– Xandari Resort / Costa Rica Marriott or Similar

Corcovado

– Casa Corcovado

Manuel Antonio

– Gaia / Makanda by the Sea / Parador Resort

Standard Hotels of the Program

San José

– Colours Oasis or Studio Hotel

Corocovado

– Aguila de Osa / Copa de Arbol

Manuel Antonio

– Villa Roca / Shana

Budget Hotels of the Program

San José

– City Express

Corcovado

– Pirate Cove / Avatar

Manuel Antonio

– Inn on the Park