7 nights in Costa Rica
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 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.
|Hotels (5 nts), eco-lodge (2 nts).|
|7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners|
|Flights not included|
|Travel insurance is mandatory and not included|
|For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.|
La Fortuna - La Fortuna Waterfall Swim (14USD per person) Arenal - Hanging Bridges (66USD per person) - Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoning (89USD per person) Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park - Canyon Canopy Tour (50USD per person) - Simbiosis Spa and Hot Springs (35 per person) - Rio Negro Hot Springs (20USD per person) Sámara - Ocean Kayak and Snorkel (50USD per person)
Arrive at any time and meet your included transfer to the hotel. This evening, meet the group and your guide for a welcome meeting. Take this opportunity to set your intention for the trip ahead. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Arrival Airport Transfer
Drive to Sarapiquí to visit the 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. Included Activities: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour La Fortuna Yoga Class Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi (4.00 hour(s), 150km)
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. Included Activities: Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga on Lake Arenal Hot Springs Soak
Home to two volcanoes, Rincón de la Vieja is the epitome of Costa Rica: lush jungle, extensive flora and fauna, bubbling mud pools next to volcanic thermal waters, and an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Included Activities: Rincón de la Vieja Yoga Class Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50-4.50 hours, 150km)
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. Included Activities: Volcanic Mud Bath and Hot Springs
Known for being less busy than other beaches along the coast, Playa Carrillo is perfect for rest and relaxation as there are few distractions and minimal noise. The beach itself has no buildings, hotels or restaurants, and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Included Activities: Playa Carrillo Sunset Yoga Class Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 200km)
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. Included Activities: Playa Carrillo Beach Yoga Class Surf Lesson
Bid farewell to the coast and travel back to San José. Trip ends on arrival to the capital city. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities) Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 250km)
Please also note that La Fortuna, Rincon de la Vieja and Playa Carrillo have fairly small centres with shopping and some great restaurants, but most of the upgraded accommodations in these areas are located outside of the main town/city centre to take better advantage of the natural beauty of these areas.
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