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Simply say “Costa Rica” and vivid images of paradise instantly flood the imagination. This eight-day tour makes those dreams a reality while letting you connect with the country’s charming people. Your spirits will be lifted with a visit to Mi Cafecito Community Coffee Plantation, a G for Good project supporting 200 local farmers, before carrying on to the outdoor utopia that is La Fortuna. There you’ll be treated to a world of wellness, with yoga sessions overlooking the Arenal Volcano, hiking, free time for meditation, and a rejuvenating trip to thermal hot springs. Continue on to remote Rincón de la Vieja for more yoga and a therapeutic mud bath before a final stop in Playa Carrillo – home to a beach devoid of buildings, hotels, and restaurants that will give your mind a sense of clarity you may have previously thought impossible.

Package Includes:
  • Roundtrip airfare to San Jose
  • 7 night guided tour
  • 7 nights upgraded accommodation Hotels (5 nts), eco-lodge (2 nts)
  • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Transfer by Private van with wifi access onboard
  • Guided by Local English speaking guided
  • Airport transfers
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Wellness Activities:
    • Wake up with stand-up paddleboard yoga on Lake Arenal
    • Breathe in pure rainforest air hiking near La Fortuna
    • Escape the city in Rincón de la Vieja National Park
    • Bask in a rejuvenating volcanic mud exfoliation
    • Balance yourself during a surf lesson

Book  by June 12: Trips departing before Dec 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up until 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan 1-May 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.

 

 

Oct 23, Nov 20, 2020, Jan 8, 22, 2021
Vancouver $2499-$3199 + $165 tax
Victoria, Kelowna $2799-$3499 + $165 tax
Calgary, Edmonton $2699-$3399 + $165 tax
Toronto $2499-$3199 + $165 tax

Per person based on shared accommodation.  Some flight schedules require 1 night pre-tour in San Jose.
My own room add $1149
Extra Nights in San Jose pre-tour add $120 per night

Map of the route for Wellness Costa Rica

Itinerary
Day 1 San José
Arrive in San Jose and you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. This evening, there is a welcome meeting. Take this opportunity to set your intention for the trip ahead.
Hotel: Radisson San Jose (or similar – to double check where you will be staying, please check your voucher or the G Adventures App)

Day 2 San José/La Fortuna (B/L)
Drive to Sarapiquí to visit the G Adventures-supported Mi Cafecito Community Coffee Plantation. Learn about the impact this project has had on the community and sample some of the products they sell. Continue on to La Fortuna, an outdoor paradise and the adventure capital of Costa Rica. Join the group for the first included yoga session on the hotel grounds overlooking Arenal Volcano.
Accommodation: Arenal Manoa (or similar)

Day 3 La Fortuna (B/D)
Visit nearby Lake Arenal this morning for a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga class. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to take part in optional activities around La Fortuna – opt to go canyoning, hiking, or use the time for rest and meditation. In the evening, visit nearby hot springs for a relaxing soak in the thermal waters.
Accommodation – Arenal Manoa (or similar)

Day 4 La Fortuna/Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park (B/D)
Travel to the Guanacaste province and head to Rincón de la Vieja National Park. After arriving, join the group for an afternoon yoga session on the grounds of the eco-lodge before free time to relax or explore the great outdoors.
Accommodation: Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin (or similar)

Day 5 Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park (B/L/D)
Enjoy a day of exploring Rincón de la Vieja National Park. Start by taking a short hike to one of the volcanic mud pools in the area. After a rejuvenating exfoliation with the volcanic mud, rinse off at nearby thermal pools. This afternoon is free to explore the park, or spend time enjoying the lodge.
Accommodation: Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin (or similar)

Day 6 Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park/Playa Carrillo (B)
Travel to Playa Carrillo on the Nicoya Peninsula, a laidback beach town on the Pacific Coast. Take part in a sunset yoga class overlooking the picture perfect crescent bay of Playa Carrillo.
Accommodation: Hotel Nammbu (or similar)

Day 7 Playa Carrillo (B)
Start the day with a morning yoga class on the beach before learning how to hang 10 at an included surf lesson. This afternoon is free for beach activities, meditation, or reflecting on the journey of the past week.
Accommodation: Hotel Nammbu (or similar)

Day 8 Playa Carrillo/San José (B)
Bid farewell to the coast and travel back to San José. This can take 4-5 hours or 250km. You will be returned to the airport for your flight home

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method.Please note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287