Day 1: Arrival
Upon arrival to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), transfer to Hotel Bougainvillea to spend a relaxing evening after your flight. Hotel Bougainvillea is situated within a beautiful tropical garden setting in a quiet neighborhood less than 30 minutes from the SJO Airport. Overnight at Hotel Bougainvillea.
Day 2: Uvita
Transfer back to SJO Airport in time for your flight to Palmar Sur and ground transfer to Uvita on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast where you’ll spend the next two nights. The rest of the day is yours to explore the trails in the La Cusinga’s private nature reserve adjacent to the lodge. The reserve protects over 500 acres of primary rainforest and is home to blue morpho butterflies, howler and white-faced monkeys, toucans, tree frogs, and many other tropical species. Overnight at La Cusinga Rainforest Lodge.
Day 3: Uvita/ Marino Ballena National Park
This morning, set out for a guided marine wildlife boat tour in Marino Ballena National Park. The park was created in 1990 to help protect valuable habitat for the many whale species, including humpbacks that visit at certain times of the year. Dolphins and sea turtles sighting are possible all months of the year. The most commonly seen dolphins on the Pacific coast are bottlenose and spotted dolphins. Overnight at La Cusinga.
Day 4: Uvita
The day is yours to spend as you please. A variety of optional activities are on offer in the area including hiking, ziplining, tree climbing, a boat trip to Caño Island, a full day excursion to Corcovado National Park, kayaking, or surfing. Overnight at La Cusinga.
Day 5: Uvita/ Osa Peninsula
Enjoy a final morning at La Cusinga before your transfer to El Remanso Lodge located in the heart of the Osa Peninsula. El Remanso’s Private Reserve covers 185 acres of tropical rainforest that acts as an important buffer zone to Corcovado National Park. National Geographic Magazine labeled the Osa Peninsula as “one of the most biologically intense places on Earth’. Wildlife are plentiful here. The rest of the day is yours to explore the area near the lodge. Overnight at El Remanso Lodge.
Days 6-7: Osa Peninsula
These two days are yours to enjoy the natural surroundings at the lodge. A guided hike with the lodge’s resident naturalist is included. Additional tours including visiting a sea turtle conservation project, waterfall rappelling, kayaking, horseback riding and surfing are available at El Remanso during your stay. Overnights at El Remanso Lodge.
Day 8: Osa Peninsula/ Departure
After breakfast at the lodge, transfer back to Puerto Jimenez in time for your flight to SJO. Connect to your flight home.