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Pura Vida Culture

San Jose - Arenal Volcano - Monteverde
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Departure place

San Jose International Airport

Departure time

Any day of the year!

Trip Duration

7 days / 6 nights

Private services



  • Sarchi oxcart factory
  • Relax in Arenal Hot Springs
  • Arenal Volcano; must see destination
  • Coffee and sugar mill tours
  • Monteverde's beautiful cloud forest
  • Great views of Arenal Volcano from your hotel
  • Your Pura Vida Culture vacation includes ALL accommodations
  • San Jose City tour, visiting the most important landmarks

Arrival to San Jose; transfer to Arenal & oxcart factory tour

A Go Tours representative will meet you and greet you at the gate of the Airport. Afterwards, your own private transportation will take you to the the town of Sarchi, and observe the process of making Costa Rica’s national symbol of work: the typical oxcart. Upon arrival to Arenal, check in at Magic Mountain Hotel (Accommodation in a standard room with breakfast included, A/C, hot shower, phone, fridge, cable TV, safety box, coffee maker, hair drier and Wi-Fi). The hotel also features swimming pool and great views of the volcano.


Visit to the famous Arenal hot springs

Today, you will visit one of the best Hot Springs locations in all Costa Rica: Baldi Hot Springs. At Baldi Hot Springs you can enjoy of the beautiful tropical gardens as well as take a dip in the different temperature pools that range from 93 to 152 degrees Fahrenheit.


Free day to relax at the Arenal Volcano area

This day is yours to spend it however you prefer. You can opt to take one of the tours offered in the area; or simply relax and enjoy of the beautiful Arenal Volcano area and the amenities offered by Magic Mountain Hotel.


Transfer to Monteverde via car boat car

Around 8:00 a.m. you will be taken to Monteverde through the Arenal Lake. Monteverde Cloud Forest is one of the richest ecosystems in the world, holding more than 100 species of mammals, over 400 species of birds, tens of thousands of insect species and 2,500 species of plants (420 kinds of orchids). Upon arrival to Monteverde, check in at Ficus Sunset Suites (Accommodation in a deluxe room with breakfast included. These units also feature bathroom with hot water, cable Flat screen LCD TV, phone, mini refrigerator, hair dryer & coffee maker.


Coffee tour & Sugar Mill tour

Begin with a walk at the farm, see plantations of a variety of products, like coffee & sugar cane. Learn the process of sugar cane cultivation, history & taste different products from it. You will also see the coffee process; the crushing, peeling & roasting of the coffee beans.


Private transfer to San Jose & San Jose city tour

Discover the richness of the Costa Rican culture, its parks, theaters and other buildings in the jewel of San Jose. Among the visits to historical landmarks is the National Theater as one of the main attractions. Many other points of interest will be visited during this afternoon tour, like parks, cathedrals, among others. Upon arrival check-in at Country Inn and Suites Hotel (accommodation in a standard deluxe room with breakfast included, A/C, cable TV, coffee maker, mini fridge, mini bar, hair dryer, WI-FI, in-room safe, iron/ironing table and phone).


Good bye Costa Rica

Your own private transportation will take you to San Jose International Airport for your flight back home.



  • Private transfer from San Jose Intl Airport to Magic Mountain Hotel in Arenal; including the oxcart factory tour on route.
  • 3 nights lodging at Magic Mountain Hotel in a standard room with breakfast included.
  • Baldi hot springs visit; including transportation to Baldi hot springs and Baldi entrance fee (transportation back to the hotel after your visit to the hot springs not included; this way we don't limit the amount of time you'd like to stay).
  • Transfer from Arenal to Monteverde via car-boat-car through Lake Arenal.
  • 2 nights lodging at Ficus Sunset Suites Hotel in a deluxe room with breakfast included.
  • Coffee and Sugar mill tour; including round trip transportation, bilingual guide and entrance fees.
  • Private transfer from Monteverde to San Jose.
  • San Jose city tour; including transportation and bilingual guide.
  • 1 night lodging at Country Inn and Suites Hotel in a standard deluxe room with breakfast included.
  • Private transfer to San Jose International Airport.
  • All law taxes.

Special Notes

*This itinerary is based on 2 people traveling together and sharing hotel rooms at every location.

*Rates are subject to change without notice, based on any new tax regulations by the government.

Additional Information

*Our Pura Vida Culture package can be modified in any way to meet your needs and budget. Your accommodations can be changed to different hotels, or upgraded at the listed hotels. Also, the tours and activities can be changed, removed or added as well as adding more days to your adventure. Please contact us and we will be happy to tailor your vacation.

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