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Volcanoes and Beaches

Holland Hotels Costa RicaEver walked at the foot of a working volcano? That is possible at Arenal. Do you see the lava? Rincón de la Vieja is known for its sulphur baths and fuming mud pools. And Poás and Irazú volcanoes have lakes. This trip brings you to four volcanoes in combination with a visit to the beach, in between and at the end.

This is a 21 days round trip.
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Day 1 / 3 – Dos Palmas Airport in Alajuela
After arriving at Juan Santamaría International Airport in Alajuela, close to the capital city San José, you will be picked up by the people of hotel Dos Palmas. From there it is a 5 minutes drive, after which you can relax and acclimatize to the tropical climate of Costa Rica.
The second day your rental car will be brought in and you can survey the surroundings, or e.g. visit Poás Volcano.
> Dos Palmas
Holland Hotels Costa RicaDay 1/3 – Hotel Bougainvillea in Santo Domingo de Heredia
After being picked up at the airport you will soon arrive at one of the most beautiful hotels in the surroundings of the airport. Lush gardens, excellent service, luxury rooms and the finest wines in a 4 stars-restaurant and a view over the surroundings you will never forget.
Hotel Bougainvillea

Day 4 / 6 – Guayabo Lodge in Turrialba
Then you go to Santa Cruz de Turrialba where you will stay at beautiful and quiet Guayabo Lodge. From here you can visit Irazú Volcano with its grey moon landscape and the green crater lake. It is Costa Rica’s biggest and highest volcano at a hight of 3432 m. Take some warm clothes!
> Guayabo Lodge

Day 7 / 8 – El Mono Feliz in Ojochal or Villas Río Mar in Dominical (choice between the two)
A few hours further to the beautiful south you will find the cozy cabañas of El Mono Feliz. They are not far from the beach, and from here you can also take a trip on a boat to spot whales and dolphins, and to go snorkling. Other possibilities are a visit to an Indian village or see the mysterious esferas, the round stone balls,, or making a tour through the mangroves, watching the cocodriles, monkeys and other wildlife.
> El Mono Feliz

The luxury hotel Villas Río Mar is situated close to the well known surf beach of Dominical. A tropical oasis in a beautiful garden near the Barú river, surrounded by lots of birds and other wildlife. Manuel Antonio NP is at half an hour distance.
Villas Río Mar

Day 9 / 10 – Mar de Luz or Playa Bejuco (choice between the two) in and around Jacó
Relaxing on the beach, or take a day trip. Anything is possible!

> Mar de Luz is situated in the nice beach village of Jacó. It is a cozy family hotel with good facilities.
> If you go for more luxury you choose for Playa Bejuco. The chef will prepare the most wonderful meals for you. A quiet place on walking distance from the beach and only 25 minutes by car south of Jacó.

Holland Hotels Costa RicaDay 11 / 13 – Monte Terras in Tronadora
Then you go up north. In the province of Guanacaste you will stay in a nice cabina at Monte Terras. From here you can see Arenal Volcano. In the evening there is a chance to see the lava rolling down. And of course you can take a walk at the foot of this volcano, you will even walk over the lava rocks that came down in 1992.
> Monte Terras

Day 14 / 16 – Aroma de Campo in Curubandé
Even more to the north is Aroma de Campo where you will stay in a colourful room. Rincón de la Vieja Volcano is within reach. Here you can take various walks, to waterfalls, fuming mud pools and sulphur damps. The most spectacular hike is the one to the crater, that will take you seven hours. On your way you will see various kinds of trees and orchids, and perhaps monkeys?
> Aroma de Campo

Day 17 / 19 – Beach Hotel Celaje or Fidelito Ranch & Lodge (choice between the two) in Nicoya
On the Nicoya Peninsula you will find these two hotels.
> Fidelito Ranch & Lodge is situated at a distance  of 2,5 kms from 7 kms long sandy beach of Playa Tambor, in the Ballena (whale) bay. It is built in hacienda style, and surrounded by jungle-covered hills, an excursion on the 60 ha Ranch is included. Within 20 minutes you are in the private wildlife park of Curú with the famous Tortuga Island to go snorkling or kayaking.
> Beach Hotel Celaje is situated somewhat more to the south on the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, and 2 kms from Costa Rica’s oldest national park ‘Cabo Blanco Reserva’. The hotel is directly on the beach, with a wonderful view over the ocean. Here you can spot playing whales and dolphins, and also enjoy the good cuisine.
Holland Hotels Costa Rica
Day 20 – Dos Palmas Airport or Hotel Bougainvillea
The last day you will be at one of these hotels again. Enjoy the pool once more and reflect on your holiday. Don’t forget to hand in the rental car in time.

Day 21
Departure from San José, you will be taken to the airport.

It goes without saying that from each hotel various daytrips are possible. Here we made a selection from them. Prices are based on 2 persons. Do you travel with more persons, do you want to stay shorter or longer in some of the hotels, or shorten or lengthen your trip? That is possible. Send an e-mail to and we will send you an adjusted offer.

Prices Round Trip

update: 20-08-2016