Health & Safety
A health pass form MUST be completed before arrival. A negative Covid tests is required 24 hours before travel back to the US.
For more details please visit the CDC website stating Costa Rica Guidelines.
Arrival and Grounding.
Arrive in Juan Santamaría International Airport (JSO) to a friendly face with your name on a placard ready to transport you to your local B&B. Settle in to the new vibe of Costa Rica.
Nicoya Peninsula Here We Come! Welcome to the Blue Zone!
Wake up to a vibrant display of birds in the garden and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast made by your San Jose host, Laurie before being chauffeured back to SJO for your flight to Tambor! Upon arrival, you will be chauffeured straight to Calala Lodge. Settle in and explore the local beauty before enjoying a special starry sky welcome dinner. Meals included: Breakfast and dinner. *Note: Domestic flight baggage allowance is 1 handbag 10 lbs and 1 check-in at 30 lbs. Per person.
Cabuya Island and Sunset Explorations.
Wake up to the sounds of the Costa Rican jungle and enjoy your complimentary breakfast. Post breakfast head out for a walk to Cabuya Island (a short distance from Calala Lodge.) Being able to walk to the island is tide-dependent (low tide is necessary) so timing is important! Post lunch your rental ATV will arrive. If you feel ready for a little adventure, drive to the sleepy beaches of Mal Pais for a stellar sunset.
Meals included: Breakfast
Curú Wildlife Refuge
Early rise for a 7 am departure for your guided tour of Curú Wildlife Reserve. With your local naturalist explore the country’s first private protected area. There are 3 aspects of Curú to witness, it’s lush jungle, it’s mangrove ecosystem, and the cattle farm that also shares the reserve. Start the day in the jungle for the best wildlife sightings (2.5 mile hike) , and enjoy an afternoon of kayaking either through the mangroves or along the bay to “secret beaches” only known to locals. Return to Calala around 4:30 pm. Meals included: Breakfast, Fruit, Drinks, and Snacks on the tour.
Montezuma Falls and Tree Canopy Ziplining
Post breakfast head over to Montezuma on your ATV (20-25 minutes), Once you arrive (9 am) you will be met by a guide to enjoy a series of 9 cables and 13 platforms that are suspended high above the forest floor. While on the canopy tour you will see a number of plants and animals unique to Costa Rica, possibly including howler and white-faced monkeys, parrots, iguanas, and much more. During the tour, we stop at the famous waterfalls where you can take pictures and go for a swim in the pools carved by the cascading waters. After that we´ll stop in Montezuma, so you can have some time to shop and look around. *Covid test will be given at Calala Lodge in the afternoon. Meals included: Breakfast, water, and drinks during the tour.
Reserva Natural Cabo Blanco
Spend the morning exploring Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve. Enjoy a beautiful 10 km (roundtrip) hike that features a private beach (approximately 4-5 hours total of hiking). (Be sure to pack food and water as none are available on site). If you’d rather a shorter loop just through the forest, that can be accomplished in a 1.5 mile loop. After you visit choose between driving to other local towns or returning to Calala Lodge for a relaxed final evening in the Nicoya Peninsula.
Meals Included: Breakfast, (optional packed lunch can be arranged upon request.)
Return to Cariari B&B Enjoy one final breakfast at Calala Lodge before checking out. Drive to Tambor and have lunch on the way before flying back to San Jose (SJO). Enjoy the familiar face of your local driver and settle back into Cariari B&B for a final nights stay. Meals Included: Breakfast
The Return Home. Final wake up to the morning birds of Costa Rica, with a hearty breakfast ready to send you home full and content. Say goodbye to your local host, Laurie, and be escorted to SJO for departure. Meals Included: Breakfast
Please note that all bookings are subject to availability during the time of deposit. * Customization of this itinerary is always available upon request.
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