Meet your private naturalist guide and drive to Manuel Antonio area (3 hrs). En route stop to view the huge American Crocodiles basking in the sun at the Tarcoles River bridge then visit the Carara Biological Reserve. The 4,700 hectare reserve borders the Pan-American Highway where you can enter the last significant stand of primary forest of its kind on the Pacific coast. Carara Reserve protects evergreen forests of great complexity and density providing habitat for American crocodile, great anteater, ocelot, spider monkey, and poison arrow frogs. Carara is also one of the best birding locales in Costa Rica, especially for scarlet macaw, 5 species of trogons, such the Baird’s Trogon and Black-headed Trogon, Orange-collared Manakin, Black-hooded Antstrike, Fiery-billed Aracari, Golden-napped Woodpecker, and Riverside Wren.
Arenas Del Mar offers a luxurious accommodation experience in harmony with nature in a spectacular beach and rain forest setting. Guest rooms, apartments, and suites feature spectacular ocean views, exquisite dining in two hotel restaurants with a focus on fresh locally-grown ingrediants and personalized service. Arenas Del Mar is the perfect sanctuary to explore the area around Manuel Antonio National Park. Overnight at Arenas Del Mar Beach and Nature Resort.
The hotel offers two free activities: “Tortillas at Petatillo” and “Easy Being Green” Tour. Inquire and sign up upon arrival. One complimentary dinner per person included during your stay.