Transformative Travel LLC

Experiencing pure life in Costa Rica

Transform your world with a journey to Costa Rica with Cynthia!

Experience Pura Vida or Pure Life in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica is home to some of the Earth’s most precious natural wonders. From rich protected ecosystems offering lush homes to brilliant flora and fauna, to spectacular Cloud Forests, Costa Rica does not disappoint. Melt away your worries with its’ healing volcanic hot springs, and explore the wild surfs along its enormous coastline. Feel the power of gushing waterfalls in brilliant blue waters and experience the Caribbean flow of oceanic peace. 

Costa Rica excites, soothes, and restores the most passionate travelers. No matter what sparks your passion, Costa Rica has something rich to offer you.

Check out three sample itineraries to this beautiful destination. All activities, locations, accommodations, etc. can be customized to your interests. 

Pura Vida

There's no place quite like Pura Vida. Embrace the present and feel the moment.

La Fortuna

You've been living your life to the fullest, and now it's time for a little pampering.

The Blue Zone

Experience pure living in Costa Rica's Blue Zone and Nicoya Peninsula on the Pacific coast.

Owner Run Lodge

Feel at home in our owner run and managed lodge on Costa Rica's Pacific coast.

Island Glamping

Experience relaxation, personal growth and total privacy on a private island vacation in Costa Rica.

Beachfront Estate

Make precious moments in our exclusive beach front luxury private estate on Costa Rica's Pacific coast.

Osa Peninsula

Osa Peninsula is your opportunity for some world class fishing, fun and relaxation.

Manzanillo, Limón

Cast to record size tarpon, snorkel, hike and explore Costa Rica's Caribbean.

The Ultimate Escape

Here's a ultimate escape when you need to just get away for some quality time.

Whether you're just starting out or have been traveling for years.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

What is Transformative Travel? Here are some of the most potent aspects of any journey that have proven to be most transformative in my life. As I continue to grow and evolve, I am sure this list will as well. It is these aspects of travel that are powerful transformative elements to my entire way of being. In other words, after experiencing them, there was an internal growth in which I was never ever the same.

  1. Re-Aligning My Body and Mind to the Natural World and its Cycles.
  2. Reciprocity, Heart to Heart connection, and Authentic Cultural Exchange.
  3. Embodied Wisdom through Life Experience
  4. Experiencing Alternative Realities of Life Expands Our World View. 
  5. Living Mindfully, Sustainably, with Conservation as a Priority. 
  6. Knowing and Understanding Yourself and the World Around You More Deeply. 

“IF YOU ARE COMING HERE TO SAVE ME, YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME. IF YOU ARE COMING HERE BECAUSE YOUR LIBERATION IS TIED TO MINE, THEN LET US WORK TOGETHER.” – Aboriginal Elder

 

One of the most important factors to transformative travel is the lens of the traveler. This means two people who experience the exact same itinerary can have very different experiences.

What differentiates between the making of an ordinary experience and a transformative one? simply put – it is the lens from which the traveler perceives and engages with the world.

Recently I participated in the Transformational Travel Council’s Travel Mentor Mastermind Program- where best practices were shared for creating transformational journeys. One of my favorite take-aways from the group is their endorsement for preparing all travelers to travel with H.E.A.R.T. That is, to travel Humble, Engaged, Awake, Resilient, and Thankful. Each of these perspectives help to ready ourselves for deeper connections, growth, and expansion, which are the ultimate goals for travelers seeking transformative experiences.

If you're ready to take the first step toward your next big adventure, schedule a complimentary call with our in-house expert.

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Make someone's day!

Travel can be a meaningful experience, and we believe everyone deserves to feel appreciated. That’s why we’re giving you the gift of meaningful experiences through travel.

Have a question? We're here to help, guide and mentor or facilitate meaningful travel and authentic connection.

Custom Tailor Your Package

Create your own experience!

If you’re looking for a different kind of experience, we’ve got you covered.

We specialize in crafting meaningful experiences, saving you both time and energy coordinating everyone’s interests by leaving the details to us. Just tell us what is calling you and then enjoy the ride!

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What makes us different from your average Travel Agent? 

We believe that every journey should be a conscious adventure, so you can consciously take forward the insights gained and transform your world through meaningful travel. 

We know that sometimes life gets in the way of your plans—that’s why we’re here to help. We’ll work with you to create a plan that works around your  schedule, travel companions but also your budget. Foster deeper connection through the lens of H.E.A.R.T and resilience. So that even if things don’t go according to plan, you can still enjoy the experience of traveling with us.

Do you already have a special journey planned but want to make it transformative? Perhaps a family vacation, a couple’s escape, a fishing adventure with a friend, or just some time away from home? If so, we would love to help!

Join Transformative Travel founder, Aikta Suri Dhillon, and our Travel Tribe host and Indigenous Naturalist, Douglas Morales, for a Pura Vida Exploration Journey in Costa Rica March 1-11, 2023. This journey offers guided beachfront adventures on the Nicoya Peninsula, a hike to Montezuma Waterfalls, kayaking through bioluminescent waters, connecting with local communities, exploring the rich ecosystem of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, and finally melting away all your worries in the thermals waters of La Fortuna in a 5 star paradise.

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50% Deposit
$ 4,500 From / Per Person
  • Sharing
  • 11 Days / 10 Nights

Manzanillo, Costa Rica

9 Days

Enjoy a 9 day fly fishing adventure on Costa Rica’s gleaming Caribbean waters. Set on the edge of Gandoca wildlife refuge, this small Afro-Caribbean influenced village borders with Panama, offering an angler’s paradise.

$ 6,450 Per Angler
  • Double Occupancy
  • 9 Days / 8 Nights
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Nicoya Peninsula , Costa Rica

7 Days

Experience a true Pura Vida experience! Pura Vida is a widely used term in Costa Rica that means living a “pure/simple life”. Spend time rejuvenating in a “Blue Zone”. There are only 5 known Blue Zones in the world! (Blue Zones are places where people’s lifestyle, environment, and diet provide the perfect healthy combination for long and healthy life.) Travelers that have returned from this journey boast that the Pura Vida experience stays with them long after they return home. 

$ 2,950 Starting From / Per Person
  • Double Occupancy
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Spend a week in Costa Rica’s La Fortuna hot springs enjoying a host of activities while staying at the highly rated and ideally set lodge, Silencio Del Campo while enjoying a host of activities. 

$2950
$ 2,450 Starting From, Per Person
  • Double Occupancy

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Explore fishing in Costa Rica’s abundant Osa Peninsula, located on the south Pacific coast. Osa is probably one of the best places for offshore fishing for Marlin, Sailfish, Roster fish, Dorado and even Tuna, making it some of Costa Rica’s best fishing adventures. In addition you can also expect to spend your days enjoying the impressive amenities and unwinding from your day-to-day your stresses in Costa Rica’s Crocodile Bay resort. 
$ 3,750 From / Per Angler
  • Double Occupancy
  • 6 Days / 5 Nights

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We highly recommend you insure your Golden Mahseer fishing adventure with travel insurance so you can enjoy a stress free adventure. 

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Blogs

Read through our blogs and learn what gear to use and when to plan your adventure! 

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Make someone's day!

Make someone feel appreciated with the gift of meaningful experiences through travel. 

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Transform your world!

Step out intensionally with our Transformative Travel 4 part process, which includes, virtual pre-trip briefings, interview with Misty Dhillon to discuss everything from tackle and packing checklist to techniques to polish up on before your adventure begins. 

Experience the power of our pre, during, and post journey reflections, providing opportunities for you to process and explore the most potent aspects of your journey, even if fishing conditions are challenging.  

* Please Note: Golden Mahseer pursuits are not for the faint of heart. Devotees of notoriously finicky fish such as Carp, Steelhead, Permit, Milkfish, and Tarpon will bring the right set of expectations, especially to a Golden Mahseer fly fishing trip. If this calls to you, you are in the right place! 

Custom Tailor Your Package

Create your own journey!

Create your own meaningful adventures with loved ones and save yourself the time and energy of coordinating everyone’s interests. Leave all the details to us for a worry-free adventure. 

Have a question? We're here to help.

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Collaborate

In our vision, we invite tour operators, nonprofits, guides, community wisdom keepers, artists, tourism boards, lodges, camps, media, gear companies, industry partners, and more to collaborate to create potent experiences for our travelers.