Day three begins with a wildlife tour aboard a sustainable water bike, which you pedal over the calm waters of Golfo de Papagayo; you are guaranteed to see eagle rays, sea turtles and plenty of unique fish.
The adventurous can go heli-biking / @Noel Alva
Afterwards, enjoy breakfast and a spa treatment before embarking on a cultural expedition to learn about Costa Rica’s rich heritage; you will see unique wildlife and tour the backcountry. That night, a once-in-a-lifetime dinner will be served at a 19th-century traditional casona with authentic Costa Rican food and music. End your evening with cocktails at Andaz Resort Costa Rica’s Chao Pescao (we suggest ordering the Guaro Volao, a drink made with local sugarcane spirit, Guaro).
Your last adrenaline-fueled day will pack quite a punch. Chill out in the morning with sunrise yoga — you’ll need this focus for your afternoon heli-biking trip to the summit of an inactive volcano. Led by a naturalist and biking expert, you’ll bike to the crater of the volcano, located within a low-altitude cloud forest, and visit the research station. Your reward? A delicious lunch inside a safari-style tent picnic and a glass of wine before boarding a helicopter back to the hotel.
That afternoon, learn about the mangroves on a private tour where you will see various monkeys, reptiles, birds and mammals. At night, unwind with dinner at Four Seasons’ Añejo restaurant. Order from the delicious tapas menu, and toast to your exciting trip with a creative cocktail as the sun sets on your perfect Costa Rican vacation.
Price on request. Contact Francesca Poddie, director of member services, firstname.lastname@example.org, +506 2696 2184, peninsulapapagayo.com