Northern Ultimate Adventure



6 days will be enough to sample the best of the Costa Rica Northern region. These types of tours are on paved roads must of the time but that doesn’t mean you won’t be in touch with the natural wonders of our country, we will also ride on gravel roads and pass through small creeks. The beauty of this type of tours is that you will be cover a lot of ground in less time, that will give you the opportunity to discover more destinations.

Itinerary

TOUR MAP

Tour Map

Day 1:

Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Welcome and briefing.


Day 2:

Santa Ana – Arenal (Heredia, Barva, Volcán Poas, Chinchona, Cataratas De La Paz, Cataras Bajos del Toro Amarillo, Fortuna vía Aguas Zarcas).

 

Our journey will begin in Santa Ana, San Jose where we will pick up the bike and head towards one of the most popular actives in Costa Rica, the “Volcán Poás”, we will embark on a trip filled with amazing views of coffee and strawberry plantations as we approach the exuberant cloud forest that surrounds this magnificent national park.

Then, we will continue to our next stop at “La Paz Waterfall” the River La Paz forms the waterfall after traversing 8 kilometers (5 mi) of volcanic terrain, and then continues through the rainforest of the eastern side of Poás Volcano, total height 37 meters, after a few pictures we will hit the road again until we get to our next stop named “Hidden Treasure” it’s a blue colored river located at Bajos del Toro, to visit this waterfall there is a walking distance of 3 kilometers but is totally worth it.

To finish the first day, we will visit another popular destination “Volcan Arenal” The volcano is located at the center of Arenal Volcano National Park in the northern zone of the country, 15 kilometers (9.3 mi) southwest of the La Fortuna district in San Carlos (canton), Costa Rica  , here we will chill out on one of the many hotsprings pools with a delicious cocktail.

 

– Time on the bike approximately 5h 20min.

– Distance covered: 221 km approximately.

– (All meals included this day, breakfast at hotel, lunch and dinner).

– Hotsprings entrance included.

 


 

Day 3:

Fortuna – Playa Potrero

Rio Celeste (Volcán Tenorio) via Laguna del Arenal, Nuevo Arenal, Rio Celeste, Liberia, Monkey Trail, Playa Potrero.

 

We will start the day riding around the Arenal Volcano and the lagoon, until we get to another volcano named “Volcan Tenorio” here is where we will visit “Rio Celeste” a blue river tinted by the veins of the Tenorio volcano, there is a walking distance of 2.5 km in the middle of the tropical forest we will be able to see the dyers “los tenideros” (in Spanish).

Depends on the season of the year we will be able to visit “El Cañon de Liberia” a technical and very entertained loop, is very interesting how the vegetation turns to be like a desert.

We will continue through Liberia looking for the challenging and very popular off-road shortcut that will take us our last destination of the day Playa Potrero. “The Monkey Trail” it’s a shortcut between Playas del Coco and Flamingo, this curvy mountain pass is famous for eating cars. Its narrow, plunging corridors snake through river crossings and shouldn’t be attempted in the rainy season, or with anything less than four-wheel drive. But those who dare to brave the Monkey Trail are in for one of Costa Rica’s most extreme thrills. The trail – and it really does feel more like a hiking trail than a road – takes you on a bumpy ride down rock faces, through jungles and across streams toward the Pacific coastline. Eventually the trail spits you out in the idyllic beach town of Playa Potrero. Its dark sand cove and bathtub-warm seawater provide the perfect setting to relish the adrenaline rush.

 

– Distance covered: 217 km approximately.

– Time on the bike approximately 6 hours.

– Breakfast at the hotel.

– Lunch included.

– Afternoon cocktail included.

– Dinner is not included.


Day 4:

Playa Potrero – Playa Montezuma via the Pacific Coastline

Playa San Juanillo, Playa Ostional, Playa Nosara, Playa Guiones, Playa Garza, Playa Samara, Punta Islita, Playa Coyote.

 

Most of the day we will riding on the pacific coastline, there are 3 rivers that we will need to cross, the last one named “Río Bongo” is the biggest one which is not recommended in the rainy season.

We will finalize the day with an amazing riding trip on the beach from Playa Santa Teresa to Playa Montezuma the place where we will sleep. Montezuma is a quiet village on the Pacific coast where life tends to slow down to the perfect pace for relaxation. The warm Pacific waters are very inviting for a swim or snorkel but just cool enough to keep your core temperature perfect after soaking up the blistering sun. The chill town is surrounded by lush green hills and rivers for the adventurer to seek out the best waterfalls and pools for a refreshing swim.  The Capuchin monkeys are a sight to see, this is an animal lover’s utopia with an array of wildlife.

 

– Time on the bike approximately 5 h 41 min.

– Distance covered: 195 km approximately.

– 100% off-road day including gravel, sand and rivers.

– Breakfast at the Hotel.

– Lunch included.

– Afternoon cocktail at the hotel included.

– Dinner is not included.

 


 

Day 5:

Playa Montezuma – San José

Paquera, Miramar, Paso del Quetzal, Piedades Sur de San Ramon, San José.

The Paquera Ferry will take us to Puntarenas crossing Nicoya Gulf for around 1.5 hours, from there we will head back to San Jose to finalize the tour.

If we are able to catch the ferry that departure at 9am then we will finalize our off-road journey crossing part of a popular off-road trail named “El Paso del Quetzal” which is gravel in middle of the jungle with a couple of rivers to cross, this trail will take us to Piedades Sur of San Ramon where we will hit the Interamericana road that we will take us back to San Jose. Otherwise we will take part of the morning to relax at the beach, then we will take the ferry that will take us to Puntarenas where we will stop by for lunch and then return to San Jose.

 

– Time on the bike approximately 5 h 45 min.

– Distance covered: 225 km approximately.

– Breakfast included at hotel.

– Lunch included.

– Dinner is not included.

– Ferry feed included.


Day 6:

Transfer from the Hotel to the Airport.

Pickup

8 am

Inclusions
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Bike rental/gas
  • Bilingual Tour Guide
  • Lunches
  • Transfer airport / hotel / airport
  • Hot springs entrance fee and dinner on day 2
  • Ferry ticket.