Venture to the volcanoes with this exclusive Ker & Downey Central America luxury travel journey to the volcanic behemoths, sandy beaches, and tropical paradises of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Over 10 days, pair high-flying adventure with low-stress water relaxation in Costa Rica’s Arenal and Rio Perdido volcanic regions and on Nicaragua’s stunning Emerald Coast.

Nicaragua and Costa Rica Adventure with Ker & Downey

Suggested journey at a glance: 10 days/9 nights in San José, Arenal, Rio Perdido, the Emerald Coast, and Managua

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This suggested Nicaragua and Costa Rica adventure is just one way to experience Central America luxury travel on your own customized Ker & Downey journey. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you; so contact us to get started planning, and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip.

Arenal, Costa Rica

Your Nicaragua and Costa Rica adventure travels first begin in Costa Rica. Upon arrival, you will spend a relaxing evening in San José before transferring to the famous Arenal Volcano. Indeed, Arenal proves an unavoidable presence while traveling in this part of the country. Over two nights, set out on a gentle guided hike along the base of this marvelous behemoth. Also visit the thermal mineral pools at Tabacon Hot Springs for a healthy soak and a delicious dinner. Finally, you will reach the top of the volcano on a stunning Sky Tram aerial ride. You will also explore its slopes by horseback.

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Rio Perdido, Costa Rica

Venturing further north, continue your Costa Rica adventure in Rio Perdido located in the lost valley below the Miravalles Volcano. In this ancient canyon, hot water emanates from under boulders and gushes from the rocky outcrops. During your two-day stay, take advantage of the various hikes along the thermal river to the nearby Yurro Waterfall, Medicinal Springs, and Las Tumbas. Or, consider more intense pastimes such as complimentary white water tubing, mountain biking, and canyoneering. Also, don’t forget to partake in the rejuvenating activities. For example, indulge in volcanic mud body painting, fed by the region’s eight hot springs.

Emerald Coast, Nicaragua

Finally conclude your Central America luxury travels in Nicaragua and the stunning Emerald Coast. Enjoy three days of water sports, island excursions, secluded beach lounging, Granada day-trips, golfing, and explorations of the nearby Cerro Negro Volcano. Indeed, all of these activities are accessible from the beautiful Mukul Resort. Your travels end with a day to discover Managua, the country’s capital and largest city. It is also the industrial and cultural center of the country.

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Ready to go experience your own Central America luxury travel adventure? Contact a Ker & Downey designer to customize your own journey to Nicaragua and Costa Rica, and read more about the seasonality and pricing in Central America at the Ker & Downey Difference. For even more travel inspiration, follow us on Instagram.