Day 1 – San Jose
Day 2 – Nectandra Cloud Forest Gardens, overnight El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Day 3 – Cloud Forest Private Reserve hike
Day 4 – Fly to the Nicoya Peninsula, boat to Isla Chiquita, a private island
Day 5 – Isla Chiquita - days at leisure
Day 6 – Fly to Nosara, overnight Lagarta Lodge
Days 7, 8 – Nosara – Days on your own or optional activities
Day 9 - Departure
Lost World Adventures itineraries can be tailor-made according to your plans and preferences: budget, hotel selections, travel dates, optional excursions, length of trip, etc.
Meet our local representative as you exit the Juan Santa Maria International Airport who will drive you to the Hotel Grano De Oro, a renovated stately mansion built at the turn of the century now updated with the comforts and amenities of a modern hotel. Unique rooms and corridors are elegantly decorated with watercolors, tapestries, and locally handcrafted furniture creating a charm and character in traditional Latina American style and heritage. Meals are served in an intimate dining area in a garden courtyard (our favorite chocolate cake anywhere!)
In the morning you will depart for an approximately 1.5-hour drive to the Nectranda Cloud Forest Gardens in San Ramon, a horticultural display garden landscaped to exhibit the immense richness of the flora and fauna of Costa Rica. The premontane cloud forest of this region has one the highest density of species in the world.
The Garden carries out educational programs for the general public and conducts limited scientific studies to support its educational goals. These goals are to promote understanding of neotropical cloud forests: their biodiversity, their ecology, and their importance to our future. The trails at Nectandra Garden weave through both secondary and primary forests along loop trails of varying length and walking difficulty to challenge visitors of all ages and physical abilities.
After your hike, you will continue onto El Silencio Cloud Forest and El Silencio Lodge & Spa. Located in the picturesque Bajos Del Toro region, this is the perfect location for those seeking a deep connection with nature. It features a 500-acre private cloud forest reserve and is flanked by the Juan Castro Blanco and Poas Volcano National Parks. Misty tropical cloud forest, roaring waterfalls, and colorful culture are showcased through heartfelt hospitality and facilities that integrate with nature.
A complementary soft-hike in the forest (private reserve) is included with your stay.
After breakfast, depart for the approximately 2-hour drive back to San Jose and depart on an approximately 30-minute scheduled flight to Tambor in the Gulf of Nicoya.
Upon arrival, transfer to a dock where you will take a quick boat transfer to private Isla Chiquita (“little island”). Featuring 15 glamping tents, this is Costa Rica’s first and only island tent resort. The tents are set on elevated platforms, and the tiered layout offers spacious privacy and impressive ocean views. A ground-breaking concept in Costa Rica, Isla Chiquita combines the thrill of an island camping expedition with the creature comforts of an upscale resort.
Enjoy a connection to sea and land through self-powered adventures, and net-to-table cuisine. Kayaks and paddleboards will be available for you to use, and inland hiking trails are also available.
Spend the day exploring Isla Chiquita and its surroundings, including hiking, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding.
After breakfast, depart by boat and land to Tambor airstrip, then take an approximately 30-minute flight to Nosara airstrip, where you will transfer to your home for the next 3 nights. The dry tropical forest in the Nicoya Peninsula-Nosara Beach area, home to the elegant beach resort of Lagarta Lodge. Beautifully situated amidst untouched nature within two rivers, expansive sandy beaches, and lush forests along the Pacific shores of Costa Rica. This eco-lodge maintains its own, private nature reserve with magnificent mangrove trees and wildlife galore. With nearly ninety acres, the opportunities for hiking the well-marked paths are everywhere and with ample opportunity to spot birds, howler monkeys, anteaters, coatis, raccoons, iguanas, butterflies, and insects.
Spend the days, exploring on your own by scheduling activities from the list below, with the help of the front desk or through us beforehand. The long and wide beach of Guiones treats visitors to long and calm walks, while the active waves of the Pacific delight the avid surfers! Explore the picturesque coastal town of Guiones by bike or on foot, and immerse yourself in the local culture and the tropical ambiance.
List of Activities (not included)
Surfing classes, Paddle Boarding, Kayak Tours, Biking, Hiking, Nosara’s Beach Trips, Horseback riding on the beach.
After breakfast, transfer to Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia for your international flight.
|Price from||$3,025.00 per person, based on double occupancy|
Based on double occupancy for 2 travelers, reduced prices for parties of 3 or more.
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