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Forests & Beaches Romance

Day 1

Overview & Highlights

Overview & Highlights

A romantic journey visiting cloud forests, waterfalls, secluded beaches, and candlelight dining in a tropical ambiance.


• Admire the enormous crater of Poas Volcano and its steaming fumaroles.

• Learn about coffee production on fertile soils near the volcano.

• Witness local artisans painting oxcarts and working in different woods.

• Intimate with undisturbed tropical cloud forests and hidden waterfalls.

• Take a stand-up paddle session, go kayaking, fishing, surfing, or simply enjoy the beach.

• Optional Spa/yoga services.

Best time to travel:

Any time of the year

Welcome & transfer in SJO Airport to your hotel

Welcome & transfer in SJO Airport to your hotel

On arrival at the San Jose International Airport (SJO), you will be meet & greet by our bilingual representative who will help you with your luggage and transfer you to the hotel.

Finca Rosa Blanca

Finca Rosa Blanca (1 night)

Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort is the creation of three generations of the Jampol Family who have focused on the highest quality of service in the hospitality industry while offering authentic experiences with a local flavor of Costa Rican culture.

Set in the lush coffee highlands near San José and near SJO airport. Finca Rosa Blanca is architecture, luxury and art, designed with few square corners and enriched with murals, original artwork, and local crafts.

Each Junior Suite at Finca Rosa Blanca features unique luxury with handcrafted furniture, murals and original artwork throughout. Your experience here is focused on comfort and contact with our natural surroundings, through ample decks, gardens and mountain breezes.

Day 2

San José to Bajos del Toro  (stop at Poas Volcano & Sarchi)

San José to Bajos del Toro (stop at Poas Volcano & Sarchi)

Pick up at the hotel by your driver-guide for the drive up thru coffee, strawberry, and ferns fields towards Poas Volcano National Park entrance.

Visit the main crater observation area, then at Doka Estate Coffee Farm learn about the process of growing coffee and sample some of their roast specialties. Before arriving at the lodge, stop at the picturesque town of Sarchi; cradle of Costarican crafts and construction/painting of typical oxcarts.

Stop en route for lunch (at extra cost) upon your driver-guide recommendations.

Poás Volcano National Park visit

Poás Volcano National Park visit

Upon arrival at Poas Volcano National Park, a gentle walk will take us from the visitor center to the main crater observation area.

Poás main crater is an enormous, gaping hole and 1.030,18 feet deep. At the bottom, there is a circular turquoise-colored hot lake. This park protects various types of forests containing abundant epiphytes and parasite plants.

After visiting Poas Volcano drive down towards rural towns toward Sarchi, the cradle of artisans in Costa Rica where you can observe the process of painting the famous oxcarts and buy some souvenirs/gifts from the local stores.

Lunch (at extra cost) upon your guide recommendations.

El Silencio Lodge & Spa

El Silencio Lodge & Spa (3 nights)

El Silencio Lodge & Spa is an inspired natural immersion retreat that celebrates Costa Rica’s charming cloud forest highlands. Located on a 500-acre private reserve nestled between the Juan Castro Blanco and Poás Volcano National Parks, this unique destination draws visitors who want to live a transformative, nature-immersion experience.

Our healthy dining takes the best of traditional Costa Rican cuisine and showcases the flavors, culture, and culinary traditions of the finest home cooks and restaurants in Costa Rica.

Both at the hotel and offsite, the experiences at El Silencio Lodge & Spa will let you sample authentic natural landscapes, adventures, and charming culture. Complimentary experiences include the plant your tree activity, and mystic hike (a perfect chance to see el cloud forest from a different perspective).

The Esencia Spa and Wellness Center is set in the middle of the forest, allowing guests to fully connect with the elements while enjoying sumptuous natural treatments. Located by a creek and shrouded by Costa Rica’s dense tropical forest, the spacious al-fresco Yoga Deck prompts an intimate experience with nature.

Day 3

Waterfall Magic

Waterfall Magic

Since the surrounding cloud forests are constantly covered in clouds, rushing water is not hard to find. For this tour, we invite you to enjoy our stunning private trails! Your Eco-Concierge will guide you along paths that trace a pristine creek to find soothing waterfalls. Along the way, you’ll learn fascinating secrets of the rare and vulnerable cloud forest ecosystem.

Approximate Duration of the Activity: 2 hours.
Difficulty Level: Moderate.

Day 4

Riverside Lunch

Riverside Lunch

Enjoy lunch on a private deck overlooking the Gorrion River, with gorgeous views complementing our signature fresh and organic dishes. The perfect way for couples or families to enjoy El Silencio’s magical setting and signature cuisine, this is one of our guests’ favorite onsite activities.

Day 5

Transfer Bajos del Toro to Guanacaste

Transfer Bajos del Toro to Guanacaste

Pick up at the lodge for the private transfer to the Guanacaste province.

Driving time: 4 hours - with the option to stop for lunch at a local restaurant suggested by your driver (lunch at extra cost).

El Mangroove

El Mangroove (3 nights)

El Mangroove is located only 20 minutes away from Liberia International Airport, making it the closest beach resort to an international airport in Costa Rica. It’s ideally located near various National Parks in Guanacaste and is just 15 minutes from the artsy and bustling town of El Coco, which has over 25 different restaurants and bars.

At Bearth Spa, well-being means being back at the place where you once felt welcome. This Tree-toped retreat offers full-featured spa facilities. The serene atmosphere soothes the spirit and embraces natural treatments. The spa features outdoor terraces and massage decks, as well as exclusive products.

Sustainable comfort food with farm-to-table or ocean-to-table menus shall we say is a tradition in the making. A mix of ambiance and flavors, El Mangroove’s dining experiences will entice all palates, from burger bashers to the appreciative catch of the day grillers.

Day 6

Free days at Playa Panama

Free days at Playa Panama

Take your pick, land or water…. El Mangroove offers private and group yoga classes upon request and a multifunctional gym that is open 24 hours. If you are inspired by the ocean take a stand-up paddle session, go kayaking, go fishing, go surfing, or simply go beach hopping with our on-site boats.

Feel like getting to know the area? Bicycles are available for guest use. Make your reservation through Concierge.

Day 8

Transfer out hotel  to Liberia Airport

Transfer out hotel to Liberia Airport

You will be picked up at the hotel for the private transfer to Liberia (Daniel Oduber International Airport) on time for your check-in process with your airline.

Check-in: 2 hours before your flight departure time.

Adios Costa Rica!