Transformative Travel LLC

Experience Pure Life in Costa Rica

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. The theme of this journey is to connect with the very essence of life through the local community, the ecosystem, and yourself.

This journey offers guided beachfront adventures on the Nicoya Peninsula, a hike to Montezuma Waterfalls, snorkeling 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. 

This journey is a HOMEGROWN Transformative Travel trip of a lifetime! We stitched the best hosts, spaces, places, and activities to create an authentic adventure designed to inspire, rejuvenate, and transform!

Overview & Location

  • Duration: 11 Days and 10 Nights
  • Date: March 21-31, 2023
  • Activity Level: Moderate. 
  • Activities Included: Guided explorations of Montezuma Waterfalls, Cabo Blanco National Wildlife Refuge, nighttime bioluminescence snorkeling tour, Cabuya Island cultural tour, Ceviche making class,  Monteverde Cloud Forest walking safari with with 2 naturalists, the La Fortuna waterfall hike, and finally pamper yourself with access to healing thermal hot springs.
  • Ask us about optional add-on activities! Such as zip lining, sky trams, horseback riding, kayaking, tubing, surfing, diving, snorkeling, yoga, fishing, spa treatments, coffee and chocolate making tours.    
  • Covid requirement – Travel is open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. 

Day by Day

Day 1: Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023 | Arrival & Grounding: Welcome to Costa Rica.

Arrive in San Jose (SJO) to the friendly face of your driver. Be chauffeured to the Cariari neighborhood for a relaxing first night in Costa Rica. This charming area has many local restaurants for you to explore.

Day 2: Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023 |

Depart early from San Jose for a short morning flight to Tambor.  Enjoy this small plane sceneic ride and land on the beautiful Nicoya Peninsula. Meet our Travel Tribe Host Douglas Morales as he transfers us to  Calala Lodge. Take some time to settle in before gathering for a gorgeous afternoon Montezuma Waterfalls hike with your guides. 


Day 3: Thursday, March 23, 2023, | Cabuya Island Cultural Tour. Cabo Blanco Nature Hike  – 2 hr end with recycling tour & Ceviche Class. Breakfast Included.

Day 4: Friday, Mar 24, 2023 | Curu Nature  2 hr walk (packed lunch) , Sunset dinner Tambor town, Bioluminescence Night kayak Tour. Breakfast included.

Day 5: Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 | Check out of Calala Lodge and head to Santa Teresa for the day, Option to  surf, hang out at the beach, walk around town, and grab a bite. Drive to Tambor – Fly back to SJ on last flight- Cariari B&B-  Dinner pre-set at Cariari veranda together. Breakfast included.

Day 6: Sunday, March 26 .2023 | Post breakfast drive to Monteverde  – explore the town in the evening with a welcome dinner. Post dinner night safari. Overnight: Caminoverde B&B. Breakfast Included.

Day 7: Monday, March 27 2023 | Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve Full Day sunset picnic and Night Tour. Overnight: Caminoverde B&B. Breakfast Included.

Day 8: Tuesday, Mar 28, 2023 : Hanging Bridges, ficus tree bridge, and drive to La Fortuna. 

Overnight: Hotel Silencio Del Campo. Breakfast Included. 

Day 9: Wednesday, March 29, 2023: Enjoy the day soaking in thermal waters and a La Fortuna Waterfall hike. Overnight: Hotel Silencio Del Campo. Breakfast included.

Day 10: Thursday, March 30, 2022:  Drive back to Cariari, San Jose for a last evening in Costa Rica. Breakfast included.

Day 11, Friday, March 31,2023 : Depart home with a refreshed gleam in your eyes! You will be chauffeured to the airport (San Jose SJO) for your flight home. Breakfast included. 


2 Spots Left

$ 4500
Per Person
  • Room Sharing

Frequently Asked Questions

Pura Vida is a commonly used phrase in Costa Rica that literally translates into english as “pure life” or “simple life” . Pura Vida is not just a way to say, “hello, goodbye, sure, see you soon”, but so much more. Pura Vida is a response to all that life offers. 

Pura Vida prioritizes happiness, connection, being fully present, taking your time, going with the flow, and enjoying the simple pleasures of life. Whether it is watching the sunset, laughing with loved ones, delighting in the vibrant colors of a local bird, or sharing a great conversation over a cup of coffee, Pura Vida living reminds us to travel “stress-free” and in the “flow”. 

Are you ready to immerse yourself in Pura Vida Living?

    • Meet and Greet and transportation to and from SJO and Tambor airports.
    • Hosted by Transformative Travel Founder, Aikta Suri Dhillon and Costa Rican Naturalist & Travel Tribe host, Douglas Morales.
    • Bilingual driver for all ground transfers from San Jose, Monteverde, La Fortuna, and Cabuya. 
    • Accommodations at:
      • San Jose (3 nights) – Cariari Bed and Breakfast
      • Monteverde  (2 nights) Caminoverde B&B
      • La Fortuna/San Carlos (2 nights) El Hotel Silencio Del Campo
      • Nicoya Peninsula (3 nights) Calala Beach Lodge
      • PLEASE NOTE: All accommodations are dependent upon availability during the time of booking. If our listed accommodation is not available during the time of booking, another accommodation of similar value will be offered. Additional transportation rates may apply. 
    • Domestic Airfare between SJO and Tambor.
    • Guided tour and entrance fees to Monteverde Cloud Forest
    • Guided tour of Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve and entrance fees with a naturalist.
    • Authentic ceviche cooking class with locals.
    • Guided nature walk in Curu Wildlife Refuge. 
    • Guided bioluminescence kayaking/snorkeling.
    • Guided trip to Santa Teresa.
    • Guided tour of La Fortuna & Montezuma Falls.
    • 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.
    • Applicable taxes and credit card fees.
    • Post Trip Reflection Session (1hr.)
  • Single supplement. International airfare, meals, transfers, sightseeing or extensions that are not listed in the itinerary.
  • Medical (field rescue), security and/or cancellation insurance.
  • Any items of personal nature such as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, tips (ask for guidelines), laundry, telephone calls etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to flight delays, road-blocks and any circumstances beyond our control.
  • Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.

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