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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 partner, Gecko Trail Costa Rica. 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. Take a couple days to explore with transport options from Puerto Viejo, Cahuita or San Jose.
2 days/1 night
3 days/2 nights
from $195.00 p/p
from $289.00 p/p
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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.
Arenal 2 nights
Arenal+Monteverde 3 nights
from $245 p/P (Arenal)
from $189 p/p (Monteverde)
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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.
2 days/1 night
3 days/2 nights
From $219 p/p
From $289 p/p
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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!
3 days/2 nightsEconomy 3 day/2 night package at La Casona Lodge: $299.00
Standard 3 day/2 night package at La Baula Lodge : $319.00
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Two Day Hike and Paddle Rafting Trip

Spend the night at a lodge on the river between two exciting days of whitewater rafting, hiking and enjoying the best of Costa Rica’s outdoor world!
2 days, 1 night$224.00 More InfoBook It

Pacuare Lodge Honeymoon

Three day/two night trip of a lifetime at the Pacuare River Lodge including deluxe accommodation, meals, rafting, canopy.
Three days/two nightsRates from $965 p/p (double)More InfoBook It

Manuel Antonio es una de las joyas de la Costa Pacífica y es parte de muchos paquetes completos de Costa Rica que enontrará en la página de paquetes de Costa Rica.

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.

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Brandi and Sarah from Portland, OR
Tortuguero

Wow, Tortuguero was amazing--definitely recommended. We saw 3 types of monkeys (white faced, howler, and spider), a cayman (smaller version of a croc), TONS of birds, a river otter, a sloth and a green turtle laying her eggs. Book your hotel ahead though as the place we found wasn't so clean although it was all we could find available.

July 09, 2008

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Brian Craig from Flagstaff Arizona
bocas trip

Have most people been happy with this trip, ie the hotel and catamaran?

February 01, 2008

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