- Zip-line through the forest canopy in Rincón de la Vieja National Park
- Relax on the white-sand beaches of the Golfo de Papagayo
- Spot monkeys, bats, and crocodiles during a safari float down the Corobicí River
- Enjoy a sunset dinner cruise, being sure to keep an eye out for nearby dolphins and whales
|Day 1||Arrive in Liberia - Transfer to Golfo de Papagayo||Gulf de Papagayo|
|Day 2||Adventure Excursion From Golfo de Papagayo||Gulf de Papagayo|
|Day 3||Free Day in Papagayo||Gulf de Papagayo|
|Day 4||Beach Day and Sunset Catamaran Trip in Papagayo||Gulf de Papagayo|
|Day 5||Depart Costa Rica From Liberia|
Day 1: Arrive in Liberia - Golfo de Papagayo
Welcome to Costa Rica! You'll arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport, in the city of Liberia and the capital of Guanacaste Province. It's a gateway to sun and adventure on the wide and inviting beaches of the Pacific, as well as nature treks in the misty cloud forests further inland.
From the airport, you'll transfer about 40 minutes to the coast and the Golfo de Popagayo (Popagayo Gulf). It's here you'll spend the next few days. Relax and enjoy the sun, sand, and surf on your first day, and steel yourself for a day of adventure tomorrow.
Day 2: Adventure Excursion From Golfo de Papagayo
Start your day with an early pick-up from your hotel. You will be heading to the foot of Rincón de la Vieja National Park for an adrenaline pumping zip-line tour. The adventure starts the moment you arrive.
You will begin with a horseback ride up to the first zip-line platform. You'll be treated to incredible views of the surrounding rainforest along the way, all the better to prime you for your upcoming canopy tour. You'll zip over the treetops on a network of 12 different zip lines, including one that is 320 feet high. After the canopy tour, it will be time for lunch at a local restaurant. Spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing in the nearby natural hot springs before heading back to your hotel.
Customize your trip with help from a local travel specialist.
Day 3: Free Day in Papagayo
Today can be as relaxing or adventurous as you like. If you've had enough of the beaches, you can opt to head back to Rincón de la Vieja. Hike a jungle trail called Sensoria, which is part of a wildlife sanctuary featuring thermal pools and waterfalls that plunge into turquoise lagoons. Or, you can experience the rainforest from the water during a two-hour safari float tour on the Corobicí River, where a guide will point out monkeys, bats, lizards, and even crocodiles.
You can also choose a guided trip down the Tenor River. It’s pure, white water makes it the best river in the Guanacaste area for rafting. After a challenging trip down the rapids led by experts, you'll enjoy lunch before heading back to your hotel.
Day 4: Beach Day and Sunset Catamaran Trip in Papagayo
Today is all about lazing on the beach. After breakfast, explore the coastline around Guanacaste—you're sure to find a picturesque sandy spot perfect for your needs. When you do, stake your claim and relax with your toes in the sand.
In the evening, you'll board a catamaran for a sunset sail. The ship will stop in a tranquil bay, drop anchor, and you'll explore the crystalline waters while the crew prepares a dinner feast. While you eat, enjoy the sunset over the Pacific horizon while keeping a sharp eye out for dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish, or even a breaching whale.
Day 5: Depart Costa Rica from Liberia
It's time to say adios to Costa Rica. After breakfast, you'll begin the drive to the airport in Liberia where you'll catch your return flight home.