Costa Rica in Style

 

Learn what Time Travels inc. can do for your next adventure with one of our 10 day luxury itineraries.

Mar. 17, 2018: Meet & Greet at the International Airport with private land transfer to Tabacon Grand Spa & Resort. Double Standard Room.

Located at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica, the Tabacon Resort, Spa & Hot Springs offers 114 rooms of five-star luxury for you to enjoy. All the guest rooms feature private balconies or terraces overlooking the resort´s tropical gardens. Some also include an impressive view of the Volcano. The resort is famous for the thermal hot springs that are the main attraction with several different pools of increasing temperature for you.  

Tabacon Grand Resort is one of the most well-known prize winning hotels near Arenal Volcano, with incredible infrastructure that blends itself into the jungle and steamy volcanic surroundings, it’s no coincidence National Geographic Magazine has Tabacon in their Top 10 Eco-spas in the World. Modern Bride Magazine declares Tabacon in their Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations on this blue and green planet.

Relax in the inviting ambience of our splendid and recently remodeled Orchid Rooms. Experience a vast open space with unobstructed views of the exterior tropical setting magnificently complemented by a modern interior with colorful décor. The bathroom features our “rainforest shower” with its natural skylight. The shower floors have been meticulously pieced together with local stones that gently massage your feet. There is a cozy sitting area that invites guests to read, lounge, or relax. Included amenities: 42” flat screen TV, a comfortable king bed or two queen beds fitted with luxurious bed linens, and a sofa bed. Connecting rooms are available upon request. 

Mar. 18 2018:  Breakfast.  Pick up at the lobby of the hotel.  Arenal Volcano Hiking Tour.  Overnight at Tabacon Grand Spa & Resort.  Double Standard Room. 

Hike Arenal Volcano National Park with a guided tour from La Fortuna, and discover lava formations, lush forests and thriving wildlife. Watch for the monkeys and sloths that live within the park’s protected zone as you walk along the active, western edge of the volcano, then take a rainforest trail to Arenal’s most recent lava flow. Enjoy views of Arenal Lake and the rugged volcanic landscape, catch a glimpse of glowing fresh lava.  Back to the hotel.

Mar. 19, 2018:  Breakfast.  Land/Boat transfer to Monteverde.  Approx. 2.5 hrs.  Overnight at Belmar Hotel.  Nicoya Suite.

Located in Costa Rica’s lush cloud forest, nestled in the mountaintops of the Monteverde Reserve, the venerable, world-renowned Hotel Belmar offers its guests truly unique experiences full of natural wonder, elegance, and warm friendly service – all within an unprecedented sensitivity to the preservation of the environment.

With the coveted award for 5 levels of sustainability, our hotel’s commitment to the environment as well as the local community has been unyielding for over 30 years. With recent upgrades aimed at presenting an even better service, guests can expect a variety of exciting new room styles, features, and amenities designed for exclusive, unforgettable comfort, quality, and experiences.

Features:

• Whirlpool Jacuzzi
• Private Terrace
• Outdoor Daybed
• Outdoor Living area
• Indoor Living Area
• Double Vanity
• Full length mirror
• Writing Desk
• Ceiling Fans
• Private Bar
• Sofa Bed
• Safety Deposit Box
• 400 Thread Cotton Linens
• Complimentary Wifi
• Coffee/Tea facilities
• Complimentary Local and International Phone Calls
• DO NOT have Television or air conditioning

Perched atop the highest peak of our lush cloud forest property, our newly added Nicoya Suite offer both the luxury and seclusion you desire during your stay in Monteverde. It’s 100 sq mts feature a large bedroom with hardwood finishing’s, with a king size bed and lounge area, ample closet space, and double exposure floor to ceiling windows with views of the forest and the Nicoya Peninsula. This room also includes an ensuite, fully furnished living area with a private bar and writing desk; as well as a spa style bathroom with a forest view shower, a small indoor garden, an adjacent sitting area, and a double vanity. Providing unparalleled access to the natural surroundings, this suite also features a 25 sq. mts terrace with a full-size daybed and a whirlpool Jacuzzi.

Constructed with rustic style indigenous wood and immersed in tall rainforest trees, the Ficus Sunset Suites is located in the heart of Monteverde, Central Highlands. Known for its tropical cloud forest reserves and the Resplendent Quetzal, Monteverde boasts a wealth of ecotourism activities for naturalists and nature lovers looking to experience the local biodiversity.

Set into the highside, the elegantly designed Ficus Sunset Suites offers views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the surrounding cloud forest. The rooms are decorated with brilliantly finished wood and the artwork of Peruvian painter Batista. An experienced staff maintains these impeccably clean rooms and is dedicated to ensuring that you have an unforgettable stay. Antawara restaurant, under the direction of Peruvian Chef Miguel Gonzalez Gamarra, serves an eclectic menu of tantalizing seafood, mouthwatering poultry, and delicious vegetables grown in the local garden.

The Ficus Sunset Suites offers a comfortable and spacious deluxe room with terrace view of the cloud forest or Gulf of Nicoya. Each room is complete with 2 queen sized beds, bathroom with hot water, cable TV, phone, mini-fridge, hair dryer, and coffee maker.

Mar. 20, 2018  Breakfast.  Hanging Bridges, Butterfly Garden, Insect Museum, Herpentarium (Lunch included) Overnight at Ficus Hotel.  Sunset Deluxe Suite

 The Treetop Walkway hanging bridges, guides visitors both through and above the rainforest. A series of 8 suspension bridges, connected by trails totaling 1.9 miles (3 km) in length, provides a birds-eye view of the rainforest canopy. From these bridges – which vary from 150 ft (50 m) to 500 ft (170 m) in length and are suspended from heights ranging from 36 ft (12 m) to 180 ft (60 m) – visitors will easily be able to study this unique tropical ecosystem, catching glimpses of birds, monkeys, sloths and more as they make their way across.

Sky WalkThe butterfly garden at Selvatura Park is a beautiful entomological experience recommended for people of all ages and physical condition. To complement our visitor's experience at the butterfly garden, we commend to visit the amazing Bio-Art Insect Museum which hosts not only most of the butterflies found in Costa Rica but in the world as well as other insects from all over the planet. The exhibit is a must see for anyone visiting the Monteverde area!

The center features biologist Richard Whitten's world class educational exhibits "Jewels of the Rain Forest", one of the largest private insect exhibitions anywhere in the world with over 1,000,000 specimens! Dr. Whitten has combined natural history and art in a unique format which inspires visitors to appreciate these wondrous creatures from a holistic perspective, totally different from that usually encountered. Visitors will receive a guided tour to learn about arthropod biodiversity worldwide with special emphasis on the remarkable, fantastic, diminutive creatures of the Monteverde area and Costa Rica.

Sky Trek is a unique system of trails, suspension bridges and zip lines that allows visitors to observe the rainforest from a variety of different vantage points – from above, below and within the canopy itself.

Mar. 21, 2018:  Breakfast. Land transfer to Vara Blanca.  Overnight at Peace Lodge.  Dbl std Room.

Located on the grounds of La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park just one hour from the San José International Airport, the award winning Peace Lodge introduces its guests to a symphony of purely Costa Rican experiences celebrating the natural wonders of the rain forest and the splendid creatures that inhabit this magical environment. The ultra upscale accommodations are uniquely themed to complement the inherent beauty of its rain and cloud forest setting and the detailed architecture exudes a natural elegance and sophistication with every room boasting a Jacuzzi tub and impressive river stone fireplace along with showers that transform into waterfalls with the turn of a knob. Picture perfect views of the La Paz River Valley and the towering Poás Volcano complete the experience.

Each and every room boasts a Jacuzzi tub and impressive river stone fireplace along with waterfall showers. From the handcrafted canopy beds and love seats to the original stained glass and illustrated artwork you will understand the time and care put into the details of each accommodation. To insure your enjoyment of the cool mountain weather and view of the forest and Poás Volcano, we built oversized balconies complete with rocking chairs, hammocks and custom Jacuzzi tubs. The luxury boutique hotel experience continues with your choice of aromatherapy products and our selection of fine quality linens and robes.

 

Mar. 22, 2018  Breakfast.   Flight San Jose/Drake.  Pick up at local airstrip.  Transfer by land & boat to Aguila de Osa.  Standard Bungalow.  Complementary welcome kit.  Dinner included

Nestled amidst the jungle-covered hillsides overlooking the tranquil waters of Drake Bay, Aguila de Osa is an exquisite rainforest and marine adventure hotel. It’s here where you will experience life right on the edge of the Osa. Aguila de Osa is the destination for adventurers from around the world, offering the most convenient access to Corcovado National Park, Caño Island Biological Marine Reserve, and a full array of adventures including world-class sport fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling, plus bird watching, hiking, beach trips, river kayaking, mangrove estuary tours, and more.

Aguila de Osa offers its visitors accommodations with exquisitely handcrafted details, gourmet tropical dining in the hotel’s open-air Great Room, gracious hospitality, and the opportunity for even the most intrepid traveler to experience Costa Rica’s finest natural gifts, all while we strive to meet the highest standards of sustainable tourism.

  •  King and Queen size beds with 300-thread count linens
  •  Ceiling fans
  •  Spacious bathrooms with showers accented with Italian tile
  •  Soaps, lotions and shampoos
  •  Hair dryers
  •  Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the whole hotel
  •  Free local & international calls
  •  Coffee maker and complimentary local coffee
  •  Refrigerator an mini bar with snacks
  •  Daily maid service

Mar. 23, 2018  2nd day at Aguila de Osa.  Breakfast.  Guided tour to Corcovado National Park or Cano Island. Lunch and Dinner.  Overnight.

This rainforest excursion is an unparalleled opportunity to explore the dense primary rainforest adjacent to San Pedrillo, Corcovado National Park’s northernmost ranger station. From the hotel, you’ll take a 25-minute boat ride along the west coast of the Osa. After the wet landing at the station (our boats go in stern first and drop you a few feet from the beach), you’ll begin your rainforest journey. During the morning hike, your Greentique Certified guide will point out many of the diverse species along the trail You may see white-faced, spider and howler monkeys, white-lipped peccaries, scarlet macaws, coati, and countless other birds and insects. The trails are clearly marked and easy to navigate, ascending and descending through the primary rainforest. After the morning hike and a break for lunch, you will have the opportunity to hike to a beautiful waterfall. Along the way to the falls you will have another chance for your guide to point out more of the bio diverse flora and fauna. The waterfalls offer the perfect opportunity to relax, take a refreshing swim in the cool fresh water, and take some magnificent pictures of this beautiful area. After some time at the falls, you will return to the ranger station to catch the boat back to the hotel, and on the way, if you’re lucky, you may have the chance to see humpback whales or dolphins breaching and spinning in the ocean.

Mar. 24, 2018  3rd day at Aguila de Osa:  Breakfast.  Guided tour to Corcovado National Park or Cano Island. Lunch and Dinner.  Overnight.

Snorkel the clear waters of Caño Island Biological Reserve, an Eden of coral and rock formations, filled with schools of vibrant tropical fish. Our dive masters take snorkelers of all ages and experience levels aboard our 30-foot Island Hopper for some breathtaking adventures in these beautiful waters. Visibility is 30 – 100 feet or more year-round, and the reefs and rocks formations are teeming with exotic sea life. Caño Island is an underwater photographer’s dream and great for families.

Mar. 25, 2018  4rd day at Aguila de Osa:  Breakfast.  Transfer by boat/land to airstrip.  Flight to San Jose.  Pick up at the airport.  Transfer to hotel in San Jose.  Overnight at Real InterContinental Hotel.  Dbl Std room.

Mar. 26 2018: Private land transfer to San Jose  International Airport.  Flight back home. End of services.

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