Want to spend a few days somewhere else?

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Sun setting at Lake Arenal with the volcano in the background

Who are we to argue if you want to spend most of your Costa Rica vacation in the Puerto Viejo area? But there are a few other places in Costa Rica you might want to go ;-)

These trips are especially great to add-on before or after your Puerto Viejo stays as they'll generally pick you up in Puerto Viejo, let you enjoy a few days in the selected destination with transport, hotels and tours all taken care of, and then bring you on to your next destination (or switch up the order to end in Puerto Viejo of course).

Areas that make a great combo trip with Puerto Viejo are Bocas del Toro just across the border in Panama, the Arenal and Monteverde areas with their many attractions, Tortuguero National Park to see the "other" Caribbean. We also have some multiday adventures on the Pacuare River combining whitewater rafting with hiking and nature.

These are not group tours but itineraries put together by our travel partners. They can generally add days, change locations and change hotels and activities to make it the perfect trip for you.

Bocas del Toro, Panama

Just over the border from Puerto Viejo are these islands in Panama with a laid-back Caribbean vibe and some great snorkeling and diving.

This package is customizable: the base package is a 2 day/1 night expedition that leaves Puerto Viejo early in the morning and returns late the next day from Bocas.

It includes round trip transport, 1 night hotel and activities. Or add more nights and more activities. You can also return to (or start in) San José.

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Arenal Volcano / Monteverde

Hike to a waterfall, learn about the most recent volcanic eruption or go horseback riding with a 2 or 3 night package to Arenal Volcano! Relax in the hot springs nearby after a full day of adventures. There are numerous other fun activities as well.

You can add nights in the tiny, lush town of Monteverde to your package complete with a boat ride across Lake Arenal to reach Monteverde.

Includes transport to/from Puerto Viejo or San José (or start in one and end in the other)

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Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park is an isolated area on the northern part of the Caribbean coast reachable only by boat or airplane. Pure and untouched nature, turtle watching and jungle canals await you.

Includes transport to/from Puerto Viejo or San José (or start in one and end in the other).

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Tortuguero/Pacuare Combo

Combine two of the Caribbean’s best Costa Rica tours in this 3 day/2 night trip. This nature-packed, adrenaline-pumping trip is comprised of a visit to Tortuguero National Park, a 2 nights stay at a lodge near the park, and an exhilarating whitewater rafting trip on the world famous Pacuare River!

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Two Day Hike and Paddle Rafting Trip

Our overnight Pacuare Adventure is a paddle and hiking expedition! Not only will we raft a variety of exciting rapids, but we will also hike to pristine waterfalls! We will also stop at fun swimming holes and lush jungles. This package includes at least 1 hike a day, based on your athletic abilities and appetite for jungle adventure.

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Pacuare Lodge Honeymoon

Three day/two night trip of a lifetime at the Pacuare River Lodge including deluxe accommodation, meals, rafting, canopy.

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Manuel Antonio is one of the jewels of the Pacific coast and is included in many of the full Costa Rica packages you'll find on the Costa Rica packages page.

Looking for something else?

The Costa Rica packages page is where you should go if you want your entire trip planned for you by a Costa Rica expert including your stay in Puerto Viejo and any of the other highlights of Costa Rica that you'd like included.

Check our tour overview page if you're looking for tours and activities while you're in the South Caribbean.