Costa Rica Adventure 2021
March 10th-14th, 2021
Day 1: Arrival and Travel to Turrialba Valley (Casa Turire Hotel)
After flying into San José, you’ll be met at the airport by your guide. You’ll then be transported to one of our base hotels, in Turrialba Valley. Spend the rest of the day settling in, relaxing in a hammock, or getting to know your fellow adventurers.*All meals included throughout the trip, including a welcome dinner on the first night
Day 2: Rafting Pacuare River, Zipline & Tarzan Swing & Pacuare Outdoor Center*
Today, we will head to the Pacuare River, where we will raft into our Pacuare Outdoor Center, built using all local labor and materials from the land. National Geographic sites the Pacuare as one of the five most scenic rivers on the planet. Then we will be zipping through the canopy. So get ready to experience the views of Pacuare Outdoor Center from another level. After the zip, the adrenaline rush is going to warm you up thru our infamous Tarzan swing. At night we will set up a bonfire under the moon and the stars for a relaxed evening.
*POC Lodge amenities include showers, bathrooms, fully enclosed bungalows, and great river and surrounding jungle views.
Days 3: Whitewater Rafting thru Pacuare Canyon and Travel to Arenal Volcano Area (Los Lagos Resort)
Today we will be rafting the world-famous Pacuare Canyon. We save the best for last, and the scenery here is like no place else in Costa Rica. The canyon walls rise 300ft up in straight rock, and 200ft waterfalls fall into the river as we float down completely virgin tropical rainforest from start to finish.
Days 4: Stand Up Paddle Arenal Lake and Hotsprings experience (Los Lagos Resort)
After a delicious breakfast, your guide is going to drive to one of the most beautiful lakes in Costa Rica, the Arenal Lake; with the majestic Arenal Volcano as the guardian, you are going to enjoy the paddles!! So get ready for a lot of fun. During the afternoon it is time to relax at the hot springs!!
Day 5: Fly Home!
After a week of adventure, you are going to fly back home with luggage full of Pura Vida (airfare is not included with this deal).
If you’re looking for an extra 2 days and one night of adventure, we invite you to join us as we explore the upper Pacuare section. Here we will MTB into the Cabecar indigenous Reserve and spend a day of epic biking, amazing views, and a night under the stars. We will make our way down the upper section of the Pacuare with class III & IV rapids. We can almost guarantee you will have the entire river to yourself! When we take out of the river, we will set up camp with the Pacuare canyon’s exceptional views. The following morning you will continue as is in the itinerary day 3.
Extension Cost: $250/person
If you want to visit one of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations, then the Arenal Volcano is worth a trip. Arenal is a trendy tourist destination, and the crowds and infrastructure reflect a booming tourist town. Along with tourism, there, of course, is a beautiful cone-shaped volcano. If you are in town and the volcano decides to not hide behind a cloud you can guarantee it will certainly be a jaw-dropping moment in life.
This extension includes transfers to the Arenal Volcano, 2 nights in a luxurious hotel, breakfasts, and transfer to the San Jose Airport.
The POC camp is an extension of the POC lodge and while the POC Lodge is located with vast views of the Pacuare River Canyon the POC Camp is down on the river’s edge. While it might not have the view of the POC Lodge it sits on one of the calmest sections of the river making the POC Camp home to one of the river Pacuare’s best spots for taking a swim and relaxing on the river’s edge.
POCsito is a favorite among so many of our guests. It is a glamping experience with some of the important comforts of home.
Started in 2011 is the POC lodge. If you haven’t figured it out by now POC lodge is our own lodge and what we like to call the “baby” of the P.O.C. Adventure Company. We wanted a lodge on our favorite part of Costa Rica which is the Pacuare River and with the help of locally harvested supplies and labor, the POC Lodge was born.
This is a 180-acre property that runs over 1 mile of the Pacuare River. Our goal has always been to offer as much comfort as possible without steering too far away from our roots of just roughing it on the river’s edge. Our lodge has hot water, a splash of luxury in the rooms, and 5-Star service and attention to our guests.
Our favorite part about the lodge is that we built a short hike up from the river’s edge. We know we have the best views of the Pacuare River canyon and unfortunately pictures don’t even do it justice.
Arenal Paraiso, Arenal
Have you ever wanted to stay the night at the base of an active volcano? Well here is your chance. The Arenal Paraiso is located at the base of the Arenal Volcano with breath-taking views of the perfectly cone-shaped volcano.
Here at Arenal Paraiso’s, you will enjoy the beautiful property which offers much more than just a view. The property has numerous bungalows that offer a splash of luxury while surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. After a day of adventure, you will love making your way back to relax or hang out in the pool at Arenal Paraiso.
Located at the edge of the white sandy beaches of Costa Rica sits the Shawandha lodge. A perfect blend of eco-style luxury along with the sounds of the ocean and vibrant ambiance of the rainforest.
Shawandha lodge is set up with individual bungalows made out of local wood. You will be sure to wake up to the sound of the local residents such as the howler monkeys and green macaws. After your day of adventure, you will have a chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful swimming pool at the Shawandha Lodge.
Hotel Villa Florencia, Turrialba
Located in the valley of Turrialba surrounded by sugar-cane plantations and views of the smoking Turrialba Volcano sits an old plantation home that has been renovated into a beautiful small hotel named Villa Florencia.
This is a great hotel with a beautiful pool and plenty of space to take long morning or afternoon hikes. The Villa Florencia hotel is a chance to enjoy luxury while feeling like you stook back in time. While you are in the valley don’t forget to look up as the Turrialba Volcano can often be seen doing small eruptions from across the valley.
Casa Turire, Turrialba
Casa Turire has been one of our favorites since we started. The grounds are some of the lushest you will find anywhere in Costa Rica. Casa Turire sits in the valley of Turrialba surrounded by mountains and the beautiful Turrialba Volcano. The most amazing part about Casa Turire other than its great restaurant and home-made sugar cane ice cream is that it sits on a peninsula surrounded by Lake Angostura offering great morning hikes, birding, or SUPing around the lake.