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Adventure in Costa Rica

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Thursday26 Jan, 2023
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Thursday16 Feb, 2023
Tuesday28 Feb, 2023
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Saturday18 Mar, 2023
Thursday30 Mar, 2023
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Saturday01 Apr, 2023
Thursday13 Apr, 2023
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Friday19 May, 2023
Wednesday31 May, 2023
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Friday23 Jun, 2023
Wednesday05 Jul, 2023
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Thursday03 Aug, 2023
Tuesday15 Aug, 2023
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Thursday05 Oct, 2023
Tuesday17 Oct, 2023
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Monday13 Nov, 2023
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Wednesday13 Dec, 2023
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Thursday25 Jan, 2024
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Monday13 May, 2024
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Thursday20 Jun, 2024
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Tuesday23 Jul, 2024
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Wednesday21 Aug, 2024
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Condições Gerais

Adventure in Costa Rica


Condições Gerais

The present program/online catalog is the informative document in which the current general conditions are included. They constitute, in the absence of a separate document, the travel contract.
 
The information is binding for the agency, except for some of the present conditions: 
  • If the changes in the following conditions have been clearly communicated in writing to the client before the conclusion of the contract and they are properly provided for in the program;

  • Any changes subsequent to the conclusion of the contract are subject to prior agreement of both the agency and the client, except as provided in the "impossibility of comply" clause.

These general conditions comply with the provisions of Decree-Law 61/2011 of May 6th, as amended by Decree-Law 199/2012 of August 24th.

The general conditions, which refer to an organized trip described in this program, along with the specific conditions provided to the client in the travel documentation at the time of booking, constitute the travel contract that binds the agency and the client.


1. ORGANIZATION

The technical organization and sale of the activities included on this website are the responsibility of Papa-Léguas, a travel and tourism agency, with home office at Rua Manuel Assunção Mestre, nº22,  7780-199 Castro Verde, registered in the Commercial Registry Office of Lisbon with Taxpayer Identification Number 504163590. It has a share capital of €99,759.60 (ninety-nine thousand, seven hundred and fifty-nine euros and sixty cents). Papa-Léguas is also registered with the National Registry of Travel Agents and Tourism Operators (RNAVT) nº2275 and the National Registry of Tourist Animation Agents (RNAT) nº67/2014.

2. REGISTRATIONS

At the time of registration the client must deposit 30% of the service price, paying the remaining 70% up to 21 days before the service begins. If the registration takes place 21 days or less before the service begins, the total price of the service must be paid at the time of registration. Papa-Léguas, Agência de Viagens e Turismo Lda. reserves the right to cancel any booking that has not been paid for under the conditions mentioned above. Reservations are subject to the obtaining of a confirmation from suppliers for all services.

The prices of tours are presented per person and based on the occupation in a room shared by two people. The organizing agency will group clients who sign up individually for the same tour in pairs, by gender, and in chronological order of registration. Clients who are singled out must pay the respective individual supplement, when required by the service provider.

INFORMATION UNDER LAW N.º 144/2015 OF SEPTEMBER 8:

According to Law No. 144/2015 of September 8th, we inform that the customer may resort to the following Alternative Consumer Dispute Resolution Entities:

           i) Customer Authority of Travel and Tourism Agencies at provedorapavt.com;

          ii) Arbitration Commission of Tourism in Portugal at turismodeportugal.pt;

         iii) Or any of the entities indicated in the list provided by the Directorate-General for Consumer Affairs at http://www.consumidor.pt, which we recommend consulting. 

3. COMPLAINTS

Complaints will only be considered if submitted in writing to the agency within a maximum period of 30 days after the completion of the services.

In the event of a complaint regarding non-compliance with contracted services, the customer may activate the Travel and Tourism Guarantee Fund provided for in DL 61/2011 of May 6, in its current wording, by submitting the respective complaint:

i) To the Customer Authority, as Papa-Léguas, Travel and Tourism Agency Ltd., is a member of the Customer Ombudsman for Travel and Tourism Agencies at www.provedorapavt.com. To benefit from this service, you must submit your written complaint within 20 business days after the end of the trip. Agencies are bound to comply promptly with any decisions issued by this entity.

ii) To Tourism of Portugal I.P. at www.turismodeportugal.pt within 30 days after: (i) the end of the trip; (ii) the cancellation of the trip attributable to the agency; (iii) the date of knowledge of the impossibility of its realization due to the agency; (iv) the closure of the establishment.

iii) To any of the entities listed on the website of the General Directorate for Consumer Affairs at http://www.consumidor.pt.

4. LUGGAGE

1) The agency is responsible for the luggage in the legal terms;

2) The Client has the obligation to complain to the service provider at the moment of subtraction, deterioration or destruction of luggage.

3) In international transport, if the luggage is damaged, the complaint must be made in writing to the carrier immediately after the damage is verified, and no later than 7 days after delivery. If the luggage is merely late in delivery, the claim must be made within 21 days from the date of delivery.

4) The presentation of such a claim will be an essential basis for Papa-Léguas, Agência de Viagens e Turismo Lda. to hold responsible the entity providing the service.

5. LIMITS

The responsibility of the agency will be limited to the maximum amount that can be demanded from the service providers, in accordance with the Montreal Convention of May 28, 1999, on International Air Transport, and the Bern Convention of 1961, on Rail Transport.

Regarding maritime transport, the liability of travel agencies, concerning their clients, for the provision of transport services or accommodation, when applicable, by maritime transport companies, in the event of damages resulting from their willful misconduct or negligence, will be limited to the following amounts:

a) € 441,436, in case of death or physical injury;

b) € 7,881, in case of total or partial loss of baggage or its damage;

c) € 31,424, in case of loss of a motor vehicle, including the baggage contained therein;

d) € 10,375, in case of loss of baggage, whether accompanied or not, contained in a motor vehicle;

e) € 1,097, for damages to baggage resulting from the damage to the motor vehicle.

Where applicable, the liability of travel agencies and tourism for the deterioration, destruction, and theft of baggage or other items in tourist accommodation establishments, while the client is staying there, is limited as follows:

a) € 1,397, in total;

b) € 449 per item;

c) The value declared by the client regarding the items deposited under the custody of the tourist accommodation establishment.

The agency's liability for non-bodily damages may be contractually limited to an amount corresponding to five times the price of the service sold.

6. RESERVATION EXPENSES

For each reservation the following will be charged:

Reservation Expenses:

  • Portugal: 15€ (fifteen euros);
  • Remaining Countries: 30€ (thirty euros).

Alteration Expenses:

For each alteration (names, dates, type of apartment or room, travel, etc) : 50€ (fifty euros). Please note that the acceptance of such changes depends on the acceptance by the respective suppliers.

7. DOCUMENTATION

The client must have their personal or family documentation in good order (identity card, military documentation, authorization for minors, visas, vaccination certificates, and any other documents that may be required). The agency disclaims any responsibility for visa refusal or the client's denial of entry into a foreign country. The client is solely responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such a situation.

Travel in European Union: 

  • Clients (regardless of age) traveling within the European Union must possess the respective civil identification document (passport; ID card, Citizen Card).
  • To receive medical assistance, they must carry the corresponding European Health Insurance Card.
  • Nationals of non-EU countries should consult specific information regarding the necessary documentation for travel with the embassies/consulates of their countries of origin.

Travel outside the European Union:

  • Clients (regardless of age) traveling within the European Union must possess the respective civil identification document (passport) as well as a visa, if necessary (get this information from the agency at the time of booking);
  • Nationals of non-EU countries should consult specific information regarding the necessary documentation for travel from the embassies/consulates of their countries of origin.
8. CHANGES

If the travel suppliers involved allow it, whenever a customer who is registered for a particular trip wishes to change their registration to another trip or the same trip with a different departure date, or any other changes, they must pay a fee as alteration expenses. However, if the change takes place 21 days or less before the departure date of the trip for which the customer is registered, or if the service providers do not accept the change, the customer will be subject to the expenses and charges specified under the “cancellation (termination)” section.

Once the trip has started, if a request is made to change the contracted services for reasons not related to the agency (e.g., extending the number of nights of stay, changing the flight), the prices of the touristic services may not correspond to those published on the website that prompted the contract.

9. ASSIGNMENT OF REGISTRATION (CONTRACT POSITION)

The customer may transfer their registration by being replaced by another person who meets all the required conditions for the trip, provided that they inform the selling agency at least seven days in advance and such transfer is possible under the applicable air transport regulations. In the case of cruises and air travel, the prescribed period will be fifteen days in advance.

The transfer of the registration makes both the transferor and the transferee jointly responsible for the payment of the trip price and any additional charges incurred.

 

10. ALTERATIONS

Whenever there are external reasons that justify it, the organizing agency may change the order of the itineraries, modify the departure times, or substitute any of the planned hotels with others of similar category and location. The agency must inform the client of such changes as soon as they become aware of them.

11. CANCELLATION OF THE PROGRAM BY THE AGENCY

When the tour is dependent on a minimum number of participants the Agency reserves the right to cancel the organized tour if the number of participants reached is less than the minimum. In such cases, the Client will be informed in writing of the cancellation within 15 (fifteen) days.

12. PRICE CHANGES

The prices in the program are based on the costs of services and exchange rates in effect on the date of printing of the program, and are therefore subject to change resulting from variations in the cost of transportation or fuel, duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rate fluctuations up to 20 days prior to the date of departure.

13. REFUNDS

Once the tour has begun, no refund is due for services not used by the client due to unforeseeable circumstances or for reasons attributable to the client, except for refunds by the respective suppliers. Failure to provide services foreseen in the travel program for reasons attributable to the organizing agency and if it is not possible to replace them with equivalent ones, entitles the client receive a refund for the price difference between the originally anticipated services and the services actually provided.

 

 

14. IMPOSSIBILITY OF COMPLIANCE

If, prior to the start of the journey and due to circumstances beyond the control of the organizing agency, it becomes unable to fulfill any essential service included in the travel program, the client has the right to cancel the trip and immediately receive a refund of all amounts paid, or alternatively, accept a modification and possible price variation.

If the aforementioned circumstances beyond the control of the organizing agency result in the cancellation of the trip, the client may choose to participate in another organized trip of equivalent price. If the proposed replacement organized trip is of a lower price, the client will be refunded the price difference accordingly.

15. WITHDRAWAL (TERMINATION)

The client or their companions are free to cancel the trip at any time.

i) Such cancellation implies that the client is responsible for the payment of all charges arising from the beginning of the fulfillment of the contract and their withdrawal, as well as a percentage that can go up to 15% of the price of the trip.

ii) If applicable, the client will be refunded the difference between the amount paid and the aforementioned amounts.

iii) The cancellation of travel services/organized trips whose reservation has been made using the voucher issued under Decree-Law No. 17/2020 of April 23rd is subject to a cancellation fee equal to the price of the service, in order to prevent simulated or fraudulent reservations made solely with the intention of anticipating the receipt of the voucher-entitled values.

16. CANCELLATION

If for reasons not attributable to the client, the agency has to cancel the organized tour before the departure date, the client can choose to:

i) Being immediately refunded all amounts paid;

ii) Optionally, choose to participate in another organized tour and be refunded for any difference in price.

17. RESPONSABILITY

The liability of the travel agency organizing the trips included in this program and arising from the assumed obligations is covered by a civil liability insurance policy with Fidelidade Insurance Company, under policy number 9257343, for an amount of 75,000€ (Seventy-five thousand euros), in accordance with the applicable legislation.

18. VAT

The prices mentioned in this program already include the Value Added Tax at the current rate of 23%

19. VALIDITY

This program is valid from 01/01/2022 to 12/31/2022

20. NOTES
  • The remaining special conditions will be included on the page of each destination and trip - in the particular conditions - and they are part of the travel contract.
  • These general conditions may be supplemented by any other specific conditions agreed upon by the agency and the client.
  • The program prices are based on the average exchange rate of the dollar, so any significant deviation from this currency may result in a revision of the travel prices, as stated in the "price alteration" clause.
  • Due to constant fluctuations in fuel prices, there may be changes to the fuel surcharge included in the price, as stated in the "price alteration" clause.
  • The hotel categories presented in this brochure comply with the quality standards of the host country. However, they may be replaced by similar ones if, due to reasons beyond the agency's control, it is not possible to maintain or confirm the existing reservation. The agency will promptly inform the client once they become aware of such situations.
21. GENERAL INFORMATION

Arrival or departure times:

Departure and arrival times are stated in the local time of the respective country of destination and according to respective airline schedules at the time of printing this program, and may therefore be subject to change.

Hotels / Apartments:

Apartments - In case the accommodation is contracted in apartments, the client is responsible for informing the number of people that will occupy the apartment. If there are more people than booked, the apartments may refuse admittance.

Hotels - The prices shown are per person and are based on double occupancy. Not all hotels have triple rooms and usually an extra bed is placed in the room, which may not be of equal quality. In rooms equipped with two beds or a double bed, the triple may consist only of those beds.

The list of hotels and apartments in the program is indicative, as is their category, which is based on local criteria and classifications that are sometimes different from those used in Portugal.

Meals:

Unless otherwise indicated, the prices shown for the Half Board and Full Board supplements do not include drinks.

On arrivals at the hotel after 7PM the first meal service will be breakfast the next day, on the last day and except for the possibility of late check-out, the last service of the hotel will be breakfast.

Check-in and check-out times:

The check-in and check-out times on the first and last day, will be defined according to the first and last service. As a rule, without binding character, the rooms can be used from 2PM on the day of arrival and should be left free by noon (12PM) on the day of departure.

In the apartments, the entry takes place generally at 5PM on the day of arrival and must be left free by 10AM on the day of departure.

Special conditions for children:

Given the conditions applied for children (destination and provider) it is recommended to always question the special conditions that may apply to the tour in question.

Insurande:

The agency offers the sale of insurance that can be purchased depending on the tour to guarantee assistance situations and cancellation expenses.

The maximum age limit, for the insurance, is 75 years-old.

22. DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY POLICY

See our full Data Protection and Privacy Policy here.

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Details of viagem
  • Conforto
  • Dificuldade
  • Duração 13 dias
  • Idade 14 - 75
  • Tipo de viagem Nature
  • Destinos Costa Rica
  • Alojamento Hotel, Lodge

A trip to Costa Rica is an adventure that immerses us and connects us with the wonders of nature. Costa Rica is a small world of biodiversity and throughout the country, there are areas of geological, botanical, and faunal interest designated as national parks and nature reserves.

Dense and lush forests stretch from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, landscapes punctuated by volcanoes and mountains that hide incredibly beautiful spots. Whether it’s the Pacific or Caribbean coast, both convey what we commonly call a “beachside paradise,” leaving any traveler in awe when visiting.

And Costa Ricans have wisely embraced these gifts, transforming their country into an eco-tourism and adventure travel mecca in a balanced way.

 

Why this viagem is a must?
  • Sky trek in Monteverde;
  • Tortuguero National Park;
  • Manuel Antonio National Park;
  • Idyllic beaches;
  • Abundant wildlife.

Included

  • Accompanied by local English-speaking guides;
  • 11 nights in hotel or lodge, double room;
  • Meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners;
  • Transfers airport - hotel - airport (see specific conditions);
  • Entrance in National Parks, excluding Tortuguero NP (17 USD);
  • Activities discriminated in the itinerary;
  • Travel insurance and aid.

Excluded

  • International flights;
  • Airport fee upon exit from the country (approximately 30 USD);
  • Visits in the cities and optional excursions;
  • Expenses arising from adverse weather conditions and flight delays;
  • All personal expenses;
  • Any type of gratuity;
  • Any item not mentioned as included.
Mapa
Itinerary

Dia 1 Flight city origin - San Jose

Flight from origin city to San Jose, capital of Costa Rica. This city is a combination of an old and modern city, its population is known as «ticos». Arrival and airport assistance, airport transfer (around 10,6 miles, 45 minutes). Check-in and free time.
departure dates may vary, depending on your origin city. If you have any doubts, contact Papa-Léguas for further clarification.

If you would like to get to know the historical centre of San Jose, we advise staying an extra night.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: X
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 2 San Jose - Doka - Poás Volcano - La Paz Waterfalls

Meeting with the guide and other participants for a regular tour, passing through the city of Alajuela, coffee plantations, fields of ornamental ferns and strawberry farms.

On our way to the volcano, we’ll visit the «Dokka Coffee State» for a delicious breakfast and a tour about the coffee plantation, where we’ll learn some techniques of its production. Afterwards, we’ll continue our route to the Poás volcano, where we’ll be able to admire its impressive crater and solfataras (sulphur fumaroles), and also learn a bit more about the ecosystems of the national park. Following to the La Paz Waterfall, where we’ll have lunch. Then, we’ll trek to the waterfall located in the midst of the tropical forest.

Inside the park, we can also visit the hummingbird gallery, the butterfly garden, the herpetarium and the feline exhibit.

This tour includes roundtrip transfers, bilingual guide, breakfast, and lunch. The following equipment is suggested: binoculars, camera, sunscreen, sun hat, hiking shoes, mosquito repellent, and a raincoat or waterproof jacket.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
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Dia 3 San Jose - Tortuguero National Park

Check-out and meet with the guide in the San Jose hotel, at 6 AM, departure to the Caribbean region, passing by the Braulio Carrillo National Park. We’ll stop for breakfast in the restaurant of the Suerre Hotel.

Following, we’ll go to the La Pavona port, so we can go by boat through the canals of the Tortuguero National Park, for approximately 2 hours. We’ll navigate through the park’s canals where we’ll be enchanted by the wildlife. Travelling by boat will allow us to pass serenely in the canals and we’ll certainly be able to see monkeys, iguanas, alligators, butterflies and many of the 309 bird species living here.

The afternoon is free to do what you wish. You can, for example, repeat the morning boat ride in search of more wildlife.

Arrival at the Manatus Lodge, welcome drink and check-in. In the afternoon, we’ll visit the picturesque town of Tortuguero, its museums and beaches. Upon returning to the lodge, we’ll have dinner.

At night there is usually a small get-together with one or more specialists who will try to explain further the efforts made regarding animal protection. Depending on the time of the year (July to October) and depending on authorization, it may be possible to observe the hatching of turtle eggs.

Total distance from San Jose to Tortuguero: 81 miles. Approximate time of drive: 4 hours.

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
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Dia 4 Tortuguero - Guapiles - Fortuna (Arenal)

After breakfast, we’ll depart on a boat to explore the canals and mangroves of the National Park, to know its fauna and flora. The entrance in the National Park is not included and as a cost of 17 USD per person.

Return to the lodge to enjoy the pool and have a relaxed lunch.

Free afternoon to explore the park and dinner at the lodge.

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço, Jantar
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Dia 5

Breakfast at the lodge and check-out to departure by boat to the La Pavona port, where we’ll then go by bus/shuttle to Guapiles. Lunch on route in the restaurant of the Suerre Hotel.

Arrival at the lodge located in Fortuna in the region of the Arenal volcano. From Guapiles to Fortuna we drive 99 miles, with a duration of approximately 2h30. The region of La Fortuna is known as the entry gate to the fabulous Arenal Volcano National Park, also located in the Tilarán Mountains region. The Arenal was the most active volcano in Costa Rica until recently, when it entered a dormant stage.

Beyond the volcano, this region has a lot to offer, including thermal streams, waterfalls, tropical forest and the Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve.

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Jantar
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Dia 6 Trek in the Volcano region and visit to the hot springs of Tabacon

After breakfast, meet with the naturalist guide and head to the starting point of the hike in the Arenal volcano region. It's a short, scenic hike to the lava fields of the Arenal volcano, offering a magnificent lunar landscape. The volcano has a conical shape, with one side gray and the other side green, with occasional small fumaroles emitting smoke. It is recommended to wear sneakers or hiking shoes, appropriate walking attire, rain protection or a waterproof jacket, insect repellent, swimwear, and a towel.

We will also visit the Tabacon Hot Springs.

Return to the hotel and enjoy some free time.

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Jantar
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Dia 7 Arenal - Monteverde

Breakfast and, at set time, check out and transportation by shuttle to Monteverde, via Lake Arenal. Lake Arenal is the largest in Costa Rica, it is artificial and was built in 1974 with the goal of producing hydroelectricity. In natural terms, we can observe a great diversity of resident and migrating birds, or even mammals such as monkeys and the common sloth. From it we can also enjoy an excellent view of the Arenal volcano.

Arriving in the Chiquito River to embark on a boat to the other side, we’ll go on a regular bus for a journey of around 1h30 to Monteverde. The duration of this route varies according to the time of the year and rain seasons. Monteverde is located around 900m above sea level, in the Tilarán mountains, on the northwest of Costa Rica. It is one of the most emblematic of the country and a world class example regarding conservation of nature by the local community. The protected area covers around 30 thousand hectares of several private reserves, including the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Santa Elena Reserve and Children's Eternal Rainforest.

There won’t be a lack of spots of great natural beauty, picturesque trails, suspended bridges and a great biodiversity of animals to be explored during our stay.

Arrival at the accommodation and check-in.

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
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Dia 8 Sky trekking in Monteverde

Breakfast at the hotel and meeting with the guide to go on the regular tour called «Combo tour Teleférico y Puentes Colgantes con almuerzo» performed in a group.

Beginning the day with a Sky Tram ride, to one of the highest mountains in the Monteverde region, with a total of 800m of cables and breathtaking views. Arrival at an observation platform and beginning of our adventure, titled Sky Trek that, basically, consists of a zip-line system, aerial cables connecting 2 points, through which the participant slides on pulleys connected to carabiners and a harness, which allows us privileged views of the tropical forest with complete safety.

The Sky Trek course consists of 8 cables that run through 2,5 miles between 5 towers or platforms located in the San Carlos, Puntarenas and Guanacaste, Northern side and Gulf of Nicoya areas. The activity will have a duration of about 2h30.

Return to the hotel and free time to continue the exploration of the Monteverde region or rest in the hotel.

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço, Almoço
Conforto: Dificuldade:

Dia 9 Monteverde - Manuel Antonio National Park

Breakfast, check-out and, at set time, meeting with the guide to go by regular shared bus to the Manuel Antonio National Park.

From the misty peaks of Monteverde, we’ll descend towards the warmest land of the Gulf of Nicoya. During our route, we’ll pass small villages until we pass the city of Sardinal, from there we’ll follow the famous Panamerican road that will take us to Puntarenas, an important Pacific port.

From Puntarenas, we’ll continue south for about 3 hours, passing by the agricultural city of Quepos, until we reach Manuel Antonio, a region famous for its exuberant tropical jungle, which sometimes meets the sand of fabulous beaches.

Today we cover a total distance of 120.5 miles, from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio, approximately 4 hours of travel. Arrival at the accommodation and free time.

Alojamento: LodgeRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
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Dia 10 Free day in Manuel António National Park

This will be an unforgettable day. During this free day we can observe several animals who live among the lagoons and forests of this national park. Wildlife enthusiasts must pay attention to the foliage, because there are 100 different mammal species living in the park, as well as more than 200 birds.

Off the shore there are several islets and while we enjoy an afternoon on the beach, we may be lucky enough to see dolphins and even migrating whales swimming the ocean waves.

Possibility of performing optional activities, like catamaran tours or horseback rides, among others, or simply walking the trails of the park and going to the beach.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
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Dia 11 Manuel Antonio - San Jose

Breakfast, check-out and, at set time, departure in shared transportation to San Jose. During our route, we’ll pass the coastal town of Jaco, a mountain range and the cities of Santa Ana and Escazú, before reaching San Jose.

This transfer can be done in the morning or afternoon.

The total distance from Manuel Antonio to San Jose is 104 miles, approximate 3 hours time of drive.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Breakfast
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Dia 12 Flight San Jose - city of origin

At set time, we’ll meet in the hotel in San Jose and transfer to the airport.

Alojamento: HotelRefeições: Pequeno-almoço
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Dia 13 Arrival in the city of origin

Arrival at origin city and end of Papa-Léguas services.
Note: the arrival/departure dates may vary, depending on your origin city. If you have any doubts, contact Papa-Léguas for further clarification.

Alojamento: XRefeições: X
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FAQs

Is this trip for me?

This trip is for people who love nature and want to explore different regions and several national parks with enormous biodiversity. If you like to travel "discovering nature" with some comfort, then this trip is for you.

Who will guide this trip?

This trip will have several local English-speaking guides. You will meet several guides and drivers as it is customary in Costa Rica for each national park to have its own guides.

What kind of accommodation do I stay in during this trip?

You will stay in lodges with double rooms and bathrooms included. Accommodations range from 3-star hotels in San José to lodges located in national parks such as Tortuguero, Arenal or Monteverde. Many of them have swimming pools and are located in beautiful natural surroundings.

What kind of transportation do we use on this trip?

On this trip, we will use a mix of transportation, from private vehicles to bus shuttles that you can share with other travelers. You will also have pleasant surprises such as transportation by boat to get to your lodging in Tortuguero.

Are arrival and departure transfers included?

Yes. They are included if they are within the itinerary dates. If you decide to go earlier or extend your trip, consult us.

Does Papa-Léguas handle the flights?

Papa-Léguas sends you a flight proposal. After you receive the flight simulation, you can choose to buy from Papa-Léguas or another agency, or online. Note: the arrival/departure dates may vary, depending on your origin city. If you have any doubts, contact Papa-Léguas for further clarification

Where do I meet the group?

You will meet the group in the city of San Jose, at the accommodation. After your registration you will receive more detailed information about the meeting times.

If I sign up alone, do I have to pay an individual supplement?

Not necessarily. If you do not wish to stay alone in the accommodations, you can share them with another person who is signed up. Papa-Léguas may group travelers who sign up individually for the same trip in pairs, by sex and chronological order of registration, and if the number of participants is odd, the traveler who stays alone must pay the respective individual supplement.

Can I drink tap water in Costa Rica?

No. We don't advise it. Take your own filter or fill your canteen at places that the guides tell you are safe. You can always buy bottled water or ask someone to fill your canteen with boiled water at breakfast.

How much money should I bring for my personal expenses?

For basic expenses, such as meals not included in the program, about 350 euros will be enough. However there is the possibility of some optional activities that you might want to do, and for that you should have your bank card nearby because the amount can go up.

Is insurance included in the land program? What does it cover?

The answer is yes, it is included. The exception is for travelers not departing from national soil, whether or not they hold Portuguese nationality. The included insurance does not cover COVID-19, but you can trigger an optional insurance policy suggested by Papa-Léguas that does cover COVID-19.

What documentation do I need to go on this trip?

The necessary documentation may vary, depending on your nationality, the country of origin and the places you will travel to. For further information, consult the relevant embassy websites or contact Papa-Léguas.

What equipment is essential for this trip?

Comfortable clothing is the quickest answer. Besides the obvious, you should take hiking shoes, insect repellent, waterproof, bathing suit, etc. All stored in a backpack or duffel bag. When you sign up you will receive a detailed list of the equipment needed.

What are the health restrictions for entering the country?

Health restrictions may vary, depending on various factors, such as your country of origin. We recommend scheduling a Travel Medicine consultation before your trip. For further information, consult the websites of relevant agencies or contact Papa-Léguas.

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