Arenal, Monteverde & Tamarindo Beach

Discover Costa Rica Running

10 Days | $2050

Discover Costa Rica Running

  • Beach
  • Jungle
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Urban
  • Active
  • Explorer
  • Wildlife
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Running through the splendor of Costa Rica's forests
t is the perfect mix of fitness and running training while enjoying the sumptuous beauty of Costa Rica
Daily nature and adventure activities with the best local guides.​

If you love running, we have created a new concept of vacations for people who love to run. It is the perfect mix of fitness and running training while enjoying the sumptuous beauty of Costa Rica. My mission is accommodating your needs both as a runner and as a tourist. I offer the possibility of spending their holidays running through the splendor of Costa Rica’s forests. Your vacation will include stays at the best nature hotels, guided running’s with assistance in the most gorgeous areas in Costa Rica, daily nature and adventure activities with the best local guides.

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The Itinerary

10 Days

Discover Costa Rica Running

Daily Itinerary

DAY 01 San José: Arrival¡¡¡

Receive a warm, Costa Rican welcome transfer to your hotel. Hotel: Alta (Dinner Included)

Day 02: Arenal Adventure¡¡¡White Water Rafting Savor an early morning cup of Costa Rica’s coffee and a hearty breakfast before star a run through the Sabana Park only 15 minutes from your hotel in San Jose where our runners gather each morning. We will be training about an hour thirty minutes, to continue our journey to Arenal Volcano.

On the way we are enjoy the white water rafting class 2/3 Balsa River. After meeting with you river guide we will drive 30 minutes to put in where the fun begins! Your guides explain the safety procedures and safety equipment before embarking down the river. Enjoy up to 2 exhilarating hours of white water action on this beautiful tropical river. Get wet and wild through rapids such as “Magnetic Rock” and “Dredges”. Enjoy a swim, some fresh tropical fruits and cold drinks followed by a hearty Costa Rican lunch at the end of our journey.

Hotel: Arenal Observatory Lodge (Breakfast/Lunch /Dinner Included)

Today’s distance: 15 to 20 km. Altitude: (3000 ft)

Terrain: Pavement 100%off road

Approximate Temperature: 20 º – 35 º C

Elevation (ft.) 3000

Day 03: Enjoy the wildlife running & the hot springs It’s time for some adventure! Early in the morning we start running from our hotel through a wonderful off road surrounded by a Tropical Forest until Rio Chiquito you would have the opportunity as you run to enjoy the local wildlife like toucans, monkeys, mammals (20 kms or more that’s up to you), then we are refresh enjoy the Waterfall La Fortuna. At the base of the waterfall there is a “natural pool” where we can swim in the fresh water of La Fortuna River for about one hour. Back to the hotel to rest.

In the evening, you can relax in the nearby hot-springs locally owned by Dona Mireya and her family. There are five naturally-fed pools of different temperatures, one of which is always the perfect temperature for relaxing as the sun sets. Dinner is a wonderful home-style meal served in a rustic wooden ranch can relax in private hot spring waters. Overnight in Arenal Observatory Lodge (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Included)

Today’s distance: 20 km. Altitude : (2000 ft)

Terrain: Gravel 100% off road

An Atv vehicle will be riding along to provide assistance and hydration.

Approximate Temperature: 20 º – 35 º C

Day 04: Cloud Forest¡¡¡ Savor an early morning cup of Costa Rican coffee and a hearty breakfast before picked up in the lobby at your hotel for a transfer to Monteverde. Located in the Tilaran mountain range in Puntarenas Province, Monteverde is well known worldwide for its cloud forest, the ecology of which has been the subject of ongoing research for more than 40 years. It is also known for its settlement of Quakers, immigrants from the United States who came to live in Costa Rica in the 1950s for its tradition of peace. Your home for the next two nights is a comfortable lodge surrounded by rainforest. On the way to Monteverde we start running from the Arenal Lake dam 25 kms approximately or more that’s up to you, across we will have a spectacular view. Overnight in Trapp Family Lodge (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Included)

Today’s distance: 25 km. Altitude: (2000 ft)

Terrain: Gravel 60% off road Pavement 40%

A vehicle will be riding along to provide assistance and hydration.

Day 05: Canopy Zip Line¡¡¡In the morning we are feeling like a bird that flies through de tree tops… That’s the way you will feel doing the canopy tour, a perfect combination of adventure, nature and adrenaline, just at the foot of the Arenal Volcano. This adventure will take you for 13 cables, starting in one of 25 meters of extension. The level of adrenaline will increase until you arrive to cable number 12. This is the longest cable and it is 430 meters long.First, our specialized guides will give you the needed equipment to enjoy with security and you will receive a speech to know what to do during the tour. Then, we will take you to the first canopy platform in an off road car and after that, you won’t stop flying! At the end of cable number 8, a unique, exciting and full of adrenaline adventure will wait for you: our Tarzan Swing! This is the favorite activity of our visitors and it consists in jumping to the space and swinging gladly between trees. This experience is perfect for forgetting your daily stress and living sensations that you never felt before. After this experience we run through private trails, you will have a good opportunity for bird watching, as there’s been over 80 species of birds counted on the property alone (including toucans, bellbirds and mot-mots). At end of the afternoon we will enjoy a beautiful sunset view with local’s chees and wine or natural local drinks. Overnight in Trapp Family Lodge (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Included)

Today’s distance: 20 km. Altitude : (5000 ft)

Terrain: Gravel 100% off road

A vehicle will be riding along to provide assistance and hydration.

Elevation 5000 (Ft.)

Day 06-07-08: Beach Time¡¡¡ Let’s pack up our belongings and head to the beach! Arrive late afternoon at Guanacaste, Tamarindo. Overnight in Jardin del Eden (Breakfast Included)

Day 09: Back to San José¡¡¡ Enjoy a one final swim in the ocean or walk on the beach before transferring to San José. Overnight in Alta Hotel, Escazu little town (Breakfast Included)

Day 10 Back Home¡¡¡ This day one of our transport representatives will drive you from your hotel to the Liberia International Airport. Check in 3 hours before your scheduled flight home.

Additional Information

Included In The Price

GRADE: III, Sport

White Water Rafting Class II/III

La Fortuna Waterfall

Canopy Zip Line

Hot Springs

ACCOMMODATIONS: Wilderness Hotels

2 Nights Hotel Alta

2 Nights Arenal Observatory Lodge, Villa Phillips

2 Nights Trapp Family Lodge Monteverde

3 Nights Hotel Jardin del Eden Resort

MEALS: As noted

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

Private Transportation

  • Support Van Guides
  • Recovery Drinks

Not Included

Airport Taxes

• Tips and gratuities

• Optional or suggested services that are on your own

• Insurance of any kind

• Personal expenses

• Extra beverages and alcoholic drinks

• Always carry enough cash for the international ($28) airport departure taxes

• Medical costs and hospitalization and evacuation and any other extra expenses due to unanticipated changes in our itinerary for reasons beyond control

• Meals, souvenirs and other local and personal expenses not specified in the above itinerary are also not included

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Duration
10 Days
Trip Type
  • Beach
  • Jungle
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Urban
  • Active
  • Explorer
  • Wildlife
  • Physical Rating: 3/5
  • Culture Shock: 1/5
Starting Price
$2050
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