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Experience the very best of Costa Rica’s northwestern provinces on this action-packed 8-day tour. Soak in bubbling natural hot springs with views of the active Arenal Volcano, cruise through the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge on a boat tour, catch some rays on the beaches of Guanacaste and enjoy the classic Costa Rican adventures of ziplining, horseback riding and mud baths. This perfectly planned tour includes 7 nights of accommodation, professional guides, many meals and all transport.


  • 8-day guided tour of northwest Costa Rica from San Jose
  • Admire the active volcano in Arenal Volcano National Park (Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal)
  • Relax in thermal hot springs at Baldi resort
  • Take a boat through Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
  • Ride a zipline and go horseback riding through Vida Aventura Nature Park in Guanacaste
  • 7 nights of accommodation, transportation and entrance fees included

What You Can Expect

8-Day Best of Northwest Costa Rica from San Jose: Arenal Volcano National Park, Alajuela and Guanacaste

Arenal Volcano

Make the most of your time in Costa Rica with his expertly curated 8-day tour of northwest highlights. All lodging, transport and activities are arranged by professionals so you can skip the stress of logistics and focus on enjoying your vacation.  

The tour begins in San Jose and concludes in Liberia, with an optional transfer back to San Jose if you’d like to end your journey there (additional expense). Choose from 3.5-star or 4-star hotels to suit your style and budget.

The mix of destinations and activities allows you to experience northwest Costa Rica’s diverse landscapes, including the geothermal peaks of Arenal Volcano National Park, the marshlands of Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, the famous white-sand beaches of Guanacaste and lush rain forest at Vida Aventura Nature Park. 

Enjoy a balance of adrenaline-pumping adventure and relaxation, plus two days of leisure time to explore Guanacaste on your own or book optional day tours (own expense). See Itinerary for a detailed tour description. Included meals are noted with initials in each day’s description.

It’s a fantastic way to experience Costa Rica’s pura vida spirit!


Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We had an amazing time. The local your company was extremely responsible and prompt. The activities were exciting and varied. The hotels were comfortable and clean. We are so glad we took this trip and our experience with Viator continues to be very favorable.

Sharon B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We had the best vacation! I highly recommend this trip! 8 days and we saw and did it all.

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