Best of Costa Rica | Trip Accommodations


Location Hotel/Lodge
Cloud Forest/Arenal Volcano area Villa Blanca Mountain Resort & Spa
Superior Casita
Manuel Antonio/Quepos area Hotel Si Como No
Superior Room
Osa Peninsula Aguila de Osa
Deluxe Room
Rural Community (2 night/3 day extension) Santa Juana Lodge
San Jose Hotel Bougainvillea/garden or Park Inn/deluxe


In San Jose,  upgraded hotels can be substituted for an additional charge.

Below you will find a description of each hotel/lodge used for this itinerary, and the corresponding room ctegory. Room upgrades can be arranged atthe applicable surcharge.

Villa Blanca:  Just over an hour’s drive from San Jose International Costa Rica airport (SJO), eco-minded travelers from all over the world have reveled in the beauty of Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel, located within the Los Angeles Private Biological Nature Reserve & Research Station in the Canton of San Ramon. The hotel is ideally situated as a gateway to Arenal Volcano and the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Here, you’re immersed in one of the world’s most precious and complex jungle ecosystems — the cloud forest.

This boutique mountain hotel is nestled on 75-acres of gentle rolling hills, with well-appointed “casitas” and Honeymoon Suites, each with their own fireplace, and surrounded by acres of lush botanical gardens. Originally owned by former president Rodrigo Carazo Odio and First Lady, Estrella Zeledon de Carazo, Villa Blanca has become a renown and cherished Costa Rica destination. The architecture reflects the original farm village concept, with a welcoming Hacienda, offering guests exceptional Costa Rican hospitality, premier dining, a private theater, conference facilities, and pampering spa menu. Also quite unique is a replica of a 14th century Roman wedding chapel, La Mariana, with its hand painted ceramic ceiling.

Superior Casitas:  Our Superior Casitas offer you all the comforts of an upscale boutique hotel surrounded by a natural cloud forest experience. Casitas feature custom queen beds or twin beds with luxury linens, a living room area with wood-burning fireplace, bathroom with shower, free high-speed internet, complimentary coffee, and a well-stocked mini-bar; and NO television set.

Santa Juana:  Santa Juana lies between the towns of Quepos, the Canton de Aguirre, and Los Santos, the Canton of Terrazu, at an elevation of 500m above sea level. The population, as of Sept. 2014, is ?? , Including 5 students in the local primary school. There is a small chapel of Catholic origin, and a water storage system that support the entire community by gravity from natural mountain streams. The school has a community center and field for sport activities as well as and ICE satellite dish providing the only public pay phone and Internet for the school itself. There is Cell Range in parts of the village as well as the Lodge itself.

Each split-level Casita is 65m2 (650 Sq Ft) with high vaulted ceilings and panoramic terraces overlooking the National Park and coastline of Manuel Antonio.  The units are located on natural hillside terraces leading up to El Mirador restaurant and the Lodge Reception area. In order to conserve precious hardwoods, over 85% of the lumber utilized came from farm grown Melina, Teak and Pine products.  Included is a king bed and two sofa couches, kitchenette, and bathroom with spacious slate shower. Amenities include three functional ceiling fans, refrigerator, stove with range, microwave and coffee maker plus DVD movie library. Adjacent to the cabinas on the top of the hill is the “El Mirador” Restaurante and Reception with a the Meal Plan Menu included of Campesino recipes as well as separate “open” menu selection priced accordingly and opened daily from 6:30 am until 8:30 pm.

Si Como No-Located along Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast, Si Como No is a uniquely special Manuel Antonio Resort Spa and Wildlife Refuge that sits a top one of the most idyllic hillsides in Manuel Antonio.
The resort’s lush jungle terraces and brilliantly vivid gardens overlook the sparkling ocean just above world-renown Manuel Antonio National Park. Si Como No strikes the perfect balance of design and comfort, connecting you with the surrounding tropical forest of Manuel Antonio and the essence of the spirit of Costa Rica. Its 58 rooms are literally contoured into the jungle hillside across the property’s ten acres.

What immediately strikes you about the rooms is just how much you become a part of this exotic environment and how comfortable being this close to nature can be yet NO television! Each spacious room has well-appointed bathrooms, fully stocked mini-bars, most with private balconies, direct dial telephones and energy efficient lights and air conditioning. But what stands out the most is the hotel’s ability to immerse you in a Costa Rica experience born of the surrounding habitat

Superior room:  Our superior rooms offer balconies with ocean and jungle views, showers, fully stocked mini-bar menu, custom king or queen size beds, A/C, ceiling fans, telephone and security box but NO televisions.

Aguila de Osa-Experience the magic and beauty of untouched nature on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula. A true rainforest and marine adventure lodge, Aguila de Osa overlooks a panorama of Drake Bay from the mouth of the Aguijitas River and is only a short distance from two of Costa Rica’s most precious natural gems, Corcovado National Park and Caño Island Marine Reserve. Surrounded by vibrant jungle, our hotel provides guests with the ultimate ecotourism experience: peaceful luxury and limitless adventure amongst a magnificent natural backdrop.

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 while maintaining the highest standards of sustainable tourism.

Aguila de Osa’s home on Osa Peninsula is brimming with wildlife, called by National Geographic “one of the most biologically intense places on Earth.” On our variety of tours and excursions, the abundant treasure of tropical plants, mammals, insects, and over 350 species of birds in the region will continually reveal themselves to you, unfolding a new spectacle with every step you take.

Deluxe room includes: 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 and mini bar with snacks; Daily maid service.


2018 Departures

Daily with a nimimum of 2 travelers


(Per person/
double occupancy)
Low Season
10 days $2125
11 days $2895 
13 days $3250 

High Season
10 days $2250
11 days $3150
13 days $3495 

Travel Style
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