Costa Rica Vacation with Round-Trip Airfare - San Jose, Arenal, and Monteverde

Seven-Day Costa Rica Vacation with Round-Trip Airfare from Friendly Planet Travel

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Seven-Day Vacation in Costa Rica’s San Jose, Arenal Volcano, and Monteverde Reserve

This trip includes:

  • Round trip flights from Miami (MIA) (other gateways available on request for an additional fee and subject to availability)
  • Fuel surcharges and taxes
  • All transfers in air-conditioned chauffeur-driven mini-vans
  • Breakfast daily
  • Two nights standard accommodations at Crowne Plaza Corobici
  • Two nights standard accommodations at Mountain Paradise Hotel
  • Two nights standard accommodations at El Establo Hotel
  • Alternate gateways available for an additional fee and subject to availability: $145 for IAD, $150 for JFK, $170 for BOS, $200 for LAX, $225 for ATL and ORD, $250 for DFW, $300 for PHL and SFO, $350 for SEA.

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Day 1: San Jose

After landing in Costa Rica’s capital, depending on flight schedule, you’ll have the day to relax and explore at your leisure.

Accommodations: Crowne Plaza Corobici

Days 2–3: Arenal Volcano

In the morning, an air-conditioned minivan shuttles the group to the Arenal volcano region in the heart of Costa Rica. Arenal woke up from its half-a-millennia dormancy in 1968. While you’re here, be sure to hike to the volcano’s foothills within the national park, where you might catch a glimpse of smoke rising from its cone.

You can also sign up for optional tours, including horseback riding to La Fortuna waterfall, exploring the Venado Caves, or kayaking on Arenal Lake (additional fees for optional tours).

Accommodations: Mountain Paradise Hotel, 2/11, 2/25, and 3/25 departure dates stay at Magic Mountain Hotel

Days 4–5: Monteverde

After breakfast, you’ll set off for the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, skirting around scenic Lake Arenal en route. The reserve houses more than 300 species of mammals and birds, including ocelots, jaguars, and Baird’s tapir. You can independently explore the reserve’s Santa Elena Cloud Forest—a high-elevation forest partially obscured by clouds—or sign up for optional excursions to travel through the tropical forest by train or zipline above the canopy. Other optional tours include a tour of a local cheese factory or a visit to a hummingbird garden and insect museum, home to more than 100 hummingbirds (additional fees for optional tours).

Accommodations: El Establo Hotel

Days 6–7: San Jose

The rest of the trip is yours to explore San Jose, independently. Swing by the ornate National Theatre, which dates back to 1897, to catch a live play. Around the corner, the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum houses an extensive collection of indigenous gold art.

Accommodations: Crowne Plaza Corobici

Stay three more days in Costa Rica for an additional fee with the Manuel Antonio optional extension. Enjoy the scenic national park and an additional 2 full days of leisure.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal? Alternate gateways available for an additional fee and subject to availability: $145 for IAD, $150 for JFK, $170 for BOS, $200 for LAX, $225 for ATL and ORD, $250 for DFW, $300 for PHL and SFO, $350 for SEA.

2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal? Early departures and/or late returns are possible at a cost of $100 per person, plus any difference in airfare and additional services required, and are subject to availability. To book an early departure and/or late return, let Friendly Planet know and they’ll do their best to accommodate your request.

3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available? If your requested date is available for purchase on Groupon’s site, it should still be available.

4. What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available? Technically, you should not be able to buy a Groupon for a sold out date or departure city.

5. Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room? Every passenger traveling is required to have one. Triple rooms are subject to availability.

What You Get

  • Starting at $1,169 per person, seven-day/six-night Costa Rica vacation with airfare
  • 16 options available, including departures in September, October, November, or December 2013, or January, February, March or April 2014 from Miami.
  • Click here to see all options and departure dates.

Note: All options priced per person and valid for a Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay an additional fee to travel solo ($399 for 2013 departures, $459 for 2014 departures). Read about package structures here.


Policies and Fees

For all options, book by: 7/23/13

  • Cancellation policy & fees: $600 fee to cancel up to 75 days prior to departure; $800 fee for 74-45 days prior to departure; $1,000 fee for 44-30 days prior to departure; fee up to Groupon price for 29 days or less prior to departure.
  • Taxes: Tax included.
  • Additional fees: Alternate gateways available for an additional fee and subject to availability ($145 for IAD, $150 for JFK, $170 for BOS, $200 for LAX, $225 for ATL and ORD, $250 for DFW, $300 for PHL and SFO, $350 for SEA).

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

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The Fine Print

  • Book by 7/23/13 or promo value expires
  • 2/person, +2 as gifts
  • Valid only for option bought
  • Reservation req’d, subj to avail
  • Alt depart dates/gateways may be avail for add’l fee ($145 IAD, $150 JFK, $170 BOS, $200 LAX, $225 ATL/ORD, $250 DFW, $300 PHL/SFO, $350 SEA)
  • $600 fee to cancel 75+ days prior to departure; $800 fee for 74-45 days; $1,000 fee for 44-30 days; fee up to Groupon price for 29 days or less
  • Must be 6+ to travel; if under 18, must travel with adult 21+
  • CC req’d at booking
  • Solo travel fee: $399 for 2013, $459 for 2014
  • $29 Costa Rica departure tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Getting There

  • By plane: round-trip airfare from Miami International Airport (MIA) included in all deals; alternate gateways available for an additional fee and subject to availability ($145 for IAD, $150 for JFK, $170 for BOS, $200 for LAX, $225 for ATL and ORD, $250 for DFW, $300 for PHL and SFO, $350 for SEA).
  • By shuttle: all ground transportation included in all deal types

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
  • Estimated flight time from Miami about 3 hours

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