COSTA RICA ECO-BEACH ADVENTURE
September 15th – 24th
10 Days – 9 Nights
Zip through the clouds, walk in the jungles, tube the rivers and sun on the beach on this Costa Rica singles adventure. Your local tour leader/guide will share their knowledge and love of Costa Rica, and will ensure that your vacation is amazing. Enjoy the perfect mix of activities and leisure time on this wonderful holiday.
Day 1: San Jose
Our singles trip begins as you arrive in San Jose and are met at the Juan Santamaria Airport and transferred to our hotel, the Park Inn. Meet your fellow travelers and tour leader at the Welcome Dinner (not included) at the RBG restaurant, right in our hotel.
Day 2: San Jose – Tortuguero
Today we depart to Tortuguero National Park on the Atlantic Coast, crossing Costa Rica from west to east, descending into the lowlands of the Caribbean coast. In Caño Blanco, we board a river boat where our exciting tour really begins. During the two hour trip, we will observe various animals and vegetation. We arrive in time for lunch at the Evergreen Lodge. Spend the afternoon at the pool, kayaking or exploring the hotel.
Day 3: Tortuguero
After breakfast, our group will take a boat ride to explore the National Park of Tortuguero, which shelters a fabulous array of wildlife. There are unusually large populations of monkeys, amphibians, birds, including toucans, the great green macaw, fish and three species of marine turtles. Resident fauna include the tapir, ocelot, jaguars, collared peccaries, river otters, sloth, grisons, frogs, and the fascinating bulldog bats which feed on fish. The wide-open canals make viewing easy for spotting crocodiles, giant iguanas, basilisk lizards, swallow-tailed hawks and vultures swooping over the treetops.
After lunch, back at the lodge we head into Tortuguero town and the Caribbean Conservation Center. The town has a fairly basic life style; there are no cars but there are a few shops and restaurants. Be sure to walk the little foot paths to Tortuguero beach, the most important nesting site of the endangered green turtle in the Western Hemisphere.
At night we can take an optional taxi boat into town and dance or karaoke with the locals.
Day 4: Tortuguero – Arenal
Eat an early breakfast before we board the boat back to Caño Blanco port where our private transfer takes us to the Arenal area.
After lunch at the El Ceibo restaurant, we continue to La Fortuna and get our first full view of the majestic Arenal Volcano. It is the only volcano in Costa Rica constantly active since it woke up in 1968, after being dormant for 400 years. The eruption produced huge ash columns, explosions & glowing red lava almost every day. It is considered one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world. We will then check into the Mountain Paradise Hotel.
Day 5: Arenal
This morning it’s time to explore the town and La Fortuna Waterfalls. It is a short walk into the forest to the 230′ high waterfall. The steps down to the base are steep but there’s a “natural pool” for swimming. so bring your bathing suit. The water will be chilly. Now it is time to sit on our butts and float. Our tubing course is about 500 meters long in total but you can choose to run just the lower section which is only about 180 meters and maintains total visibility to our open viewing area to make you feel more comfortable.
After a long day, soak in the hot mineral waters and naturally heated jacuzzis at The Springs, so close that you will feel the rumblings of the volcano. Then enjoy dinner at the Springs.
Day 6: Arenal – Monteverde
After breakfast, we board our pontoon boat for a 40 minute ride to Río Chiquito, a little town on the other side of the lake from Arenal. Once there, we have a short break before a 1.5 hour ride to our hotel in Monteverde, El Establo.
The Monteverde Cloud Rainforest is known for its conservation efforts and lifestyle centered on nature. There are more than 100 species of mammals including 5 species of cats, over 400 species of birds, tens of thousands of insect species and 2,500 species of plants.
This afternoon it is time for ziplining through a canopy of trees. – Sky Trek is a system of trails, suspension bridges, and zip lines that offer visitors the opportunity to observe, view and appreciate tropical vegetation from different vantage points above the canopy. There are two suspended bridges in, and above the canopy, one 265 feet long, and one 60 meters. There are three platforms above the canopy, connected by zip lines, a canopy observation tower 72′ high and 10 cables system with the longest 1,400 feet.
Day 7: Monteverde – Manuel Antonio
Before we depart Monteverde, we will hike in the reserve for a few hours. Elevation ranges from 600 meters above sea level to 1800 meters on isolated peaks. Trails are in excellent condition with railings on the steps and in some cases, slices of tree trunks creating a lily pond like path to keep people from walking through mud.
Then we transfer from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio where we check into our full-service hotel, the Parador Resort and Spa. It’s time for swimming or poolside sunning! We have three options, all overlooking the gleaming turquoise Pacific: choose from the beautiful centrally-located infinity pool with swim-up bar and terrace restaurant, our secluded adult-only pool, or the infinity pool with waterfall and jacuzzi.
Day 8: Manuel Antonio
Sleep late or see how many different kinds of flora and fauna you can spot in a 2 ½ hour morning nature walk. Learn about the history of the Quepoa Indians and Costa Rica’s past. At the end of the walk, savour some local fresh fruits and refreshments Enjoy the remainder of the day on the white sand beaches that stretch for miles along the coastline from Manuel Antonio Park, providing numerous options for surfing, sunning, kayaking and parasailing. The free shuttle service will transport you to the stunning beaches of Manuel Antonio, a quick ten minute ride away. Tonight, our singles group will get check out the local nightlife.
Day 9: Manuel Antonio – San Jose
After breakfast, free time to enjoy the hotel and the beach before we transfer back to San José. The hotel sits atop Punta Quepos promontory, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by 12 acres of wildlife-rich tropical rainforest. The property´s grounds are home to many species of monkeys, sloths and a variety of birds, such as macaws, falcons, toucans and more. Tonight enjoy our farewell dinner at a local Costa Rican restaurant.
Day 10: Depart San Jose
Have breakfast at your leisure then say goodbye to your new single friends as you take the provided shuttle to the airport. You can depart anytime during the day. Just remember, you will have to depart the hotel about 3 hours before your flight.
Costa Rica Eco-Beach Adventure
Price (Double Occupancy): $3090.00
Single Supplement: $750.00
Balance Due: July 15th
*Optional Pre or Post Night Hotel Room Including Transfer: $135.00
9 Nights Accommodations
Breakfast Daily – 4 Lunches – 4 Dinners
English Speaking Tour Leader
Guided Tours and Admissions per Itinerary
Airport/Hotel Transfers on Tour Dates
All Taxes and Surcharges
Optional Pre or Post-Night Hotel