Join our Costa Rican Pura Vida Exploration: A journey designed to connect you to the community, the rich ecosystem, & yourself.

Connect with authentic Costa Rica community and culture in Nicoya Peninsula's Community and get a taste of "Blue Zone" living from the locals, as you visit national parks, waterfalls, and experience the nightly bioluminecance connect to the rich ecosystem of Monteverde Cloud Forest, and connect to yourself in the natural thermal hot springs surrounding the Arenal volcano.

Experience the BEST of Costa Rica in this incredible 10 Day journey designed to delight and rejuvenate nature lovers with Costa Rica’s greatest local gems! 

Immerse yourself in a rich thriving ecosystem to realign with the natural world. Go birding for the mythic & legendary Resplendent Quetzal (a gorgeous bird once worshipped by ancient Mayan and Aztec people as a God) or discover the shy sloth in one of the finest cloud forests in the world with your local naturalist. 

Next, dip in the healing waters of La Fortuna surrounded by lush tropical foliage. Melt your worries away in natural thermal waters filled with rich healing minerals, naturally heated by rising lava underground. Exhale deeply and experience rejuvenation in every cell!

Finally experience the healthy lifestyle of the BLUE ZONE (locations where people live the longest) in Costa Rica’s precious Nicoya Peninsula! 

Overview & Location

  • Duration: 10 Days 
  • Date: December through April
  • Activity Level: Easy-Moderate. 
  • Activities Included: Guided exploration of Monteverde Cloud Forest with a naturalist, La Fortuna and Montezuma waterfall hikes, access to thermal hot springs, guided nature walk in Curu National Wildlife Refuge, and a private beach kayak tour.
  • Additional Optional Activities: Zip lining, Sky trams, horseback riding, kayaking, tubing, surfing, diving, snorkeling, yoga, fishing, coffee and chocolate making workshops.    
  • Covid requirement – Travel is open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. ***Please Note: All travelers must complete the health pass form 48 hrs. before departure regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated travelers are required to purchase travel insurance. 

Day by Day

Day 1: Saturday, Feb 26, 2022 | Arrival & Grounding: Welcome to Costa Rica.

Arrive in San Jose (SJO) to the friendly face of your driver. Be chauffeured to the Cariari B&B for a relaxing first night in Costa Rica. 12 various restaurants are all in walking distance of this beautiful B&B.  

Day 2: Sunday, Feb 27, 2022 | Drive to Monteverde Cloud Forest. Arrive and settle in at your cozy mountain lodge. Settle in and begin your explorations in the area with your host.

 

Day 3: Monday, Feb 28, 2022, | Monteverde Cloud Forest | Enjoy a private walk-in Monteverde Reserve with your naturalist. Optional night walks in the Cloud Forest are also available.

Day 4: Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022 | Drive to La Fortuna/(3 hrs.) Arrive at your beautiful hotel and enjoy the natural thermal waters!

 

Day 5: Wednesday, Mar 2, 2022 | La Fortuna/ Visit La Fortuna Waterfall and Hanging Bridges. 

Day 6: Thursday, March 3.2022 | Wake up and soak in the thermal waters before beginning your 6 hour Drive to your accommodations in Nicoya Peninsula. 

Day 7: Thursday, March 4 2022 | Explore Cabuya island (low tide dependant) to get a taste of local culture and practices. Next venture to Montezuma Falls for hiking/zip lining, and enjoy a lunch in the charming town. Finally head to the sleepy town of Mal Pais for a spectacular sunset. 

Day 8: Friday, Mar 5, 2022 : Curu National Wildlife Refuge – nature walk and kayak tour with local naturalist and Travel Tribe host, Douglas Morales. 

Day 9: Saturday, March 6, 2022: Wake up to a glorious sunrise and head over to Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve. Check out of your accommodations and Visit Santa Teresa for the day before flying out of Tambor to San Jose at 5:30 pm. Arrive at San Jose (SJO) at 6 pm and be met and  chauffeured to your accommodations. 

Day 10: Sunday, March 7, 2022:  Depart home with a refreshed gleam in your eyes! You will be chauffeured to the airport (San Jose SJO) for your flight home. 

PRICING

What is your budget? Each itinerary can be customized to meet your budget and preferences. Accommodations will be chosen on the above itinerary according to what is a good fit for you. Contact us now with your preferences, and let’s get this dream trip on your calendar.

Package Inclusions

San Jose, Monteverde, La Fortuna, Nicoya Peninsula.

 
  • Meet and Greet and transportation to and from SJO and Tambor airports to/from accommodation.
  • Bilingual driver for all ground transfers from San Jose, Monteverde, La Fortuna, to Cabuya. 
  • Accommodations at:
    • San Jose (2 nights) 
    • Monteverde  (2 nights)
    • La Fortuna/San Carlos (2 nights)
    • Nicoya Peninsula (3 nights)
  • Domestic Airfare between SJO and Tambor.
  • Guided tour of Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Guided tour of Curu Wildlife Reserve with a naturalist, with kayaks, paddles, and life jackets.
  • Self Guided tour of La Fortuna & Montezuma Falls.
  • 3 day ATV rental.
  •  Welcome to Nicoya Peninsula Dinner at Calala Lodge.
  • 4 professional local contacts for guidance during the journey, as well as access to your Transformative Travel team in the USA for any support needed during the trip.
  • Meals and Drinks as listed in the itinerary.
  • Pre-trip interviews & presentations prepare you for your trip.
  • Pre Trip Interview Checklists & Suggested Transformative Practices.
  • Google Folder will all essential travel documents available anytime, any place.
  • Covid Test for the return journey.
  • Applicable taxes and credit card fees.
  • Post Trip Reflection (1hr.)

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