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A "Pura Vida" Costa Rica Tour

Explore Costa Rica's beauty and culture on a week long adventure with Shade & Travel! This group travel trip features lodging in the rainforest away from the crowds and a lush suite in a popular beach town. This trip is best suited for travelers who want to be completely off the grid, immersed in nature and enjoy multiple activities on vacation.

  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights (August 18 - 23, 2023)

  • Outbound Travel: Departing: New York (JFK) @ 10:45 AM EST | Arrival: Costa Rica (LIR) @ 1:58PM CST

  • Return Travel: Departing: Costa Rica (LIR) @ 4:05 PM CST | Arrival: New York (JFK) @ 11:08PM EST

Trips: Vacations

Day 1

Settling In

Arrive around 2:00 PM at Guanacaste International Airport. We will shuttle over to the base of the Miravalles Volcano where our treehouse bungalow awaits!

 

Guests will be welcomed with refreshments upon arrival and guided through the property on a tour.

 

After settling in, Shade & Travel guests will meet on the property's lush gardens for a welcome dinner + meet and greet.

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Day 2

Thermal River + Hot Springs

On this day, guests will embark on a white water tubing expedition. This adventure meanders through over a mile of stunning canyon landscape, narrow rock walls and rolling whitewater.

Once the activity is over, guests can visit the thermal canyon & springs. It's a mile long and is blessed with dozens of natural pools of varying temperatures —perfect for mud baths.

 

After our excursion, we will return to the property's grounds leaving guests the freedom to enjoy the night however they see fit.

Day 3

Canyon Zip Line Adventure

Ready for even more of a thrill? Following breakfast, guests will explore Costa Rica's beauty by gliding through the jungle via zip line. The zip line course includes:

15 Platforms: 6 of them are rock-based, 9 are suspended on the canyon walls
●    A Pendulum Cable
●    A 50 ft. “Tarzan Swing”
●    A 90 ft. Challenge Bridge
●    4 Via Ferratas (climbing routes) with lengths varying from 15 ft. to over 30 ft.
●    5 Ziplines with lengths varying from 260 ft. to over 800 ft.

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Day 4

Tamarindo Beach

General Itinerary (Included in Core Experience)

 

Following breakfast, guests will shuttle over to Tamarindo!

 

Once settled in, guests can sit back, relax and sip cocktails. Today is the day to simply lay by the pool, hit the beach and enjoy your time in lovely Tamarindo without any set plans.

Outdoor Massages (*Add-On Option)

 

If guests are in need of R&R –  They can escape to paradise with a personalized massage.


(*please note, this is an add-on option outside of our core experience package)

Day 5

Open Bar Yacht Cruise

On this day we will explore Costa Rica's pacific side, aboard a luxury private charter for a half day excursion.

 

This charter features a premium vessel, full bar with mixologist and small bites to eat. Guests will have the option to snorkel through crystal clear waters, visit secluded coves and coral reefs.

 

After our excursion, we will return to our hotel leaving guests the freedom to enjoy the night however they see fit.

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Above the Clouds

Day 6

Heading Home

On the morning of this day, we'll eat breakfast and shuttle over to the airport and depart for our flight back to NYC (JFK).

Booking Information / Payment Options

On this group travel trip, Shade & Travel guests will explore two different parts of Costa Rica. First, we will explore the jungles and completely immerse ourselves with nature and then head to a popular beach town to rest and rejuvenate. All guests must have a roommate for this group trip. The below payment options reflect pricing based on one-half of the two person bundle. To secure your spot, each guest will have to pay a deposit ranging from $398 - $471 or pay for the trip in full. Please note, the deposit price reflects on if flight is included. All of our trips can be paid for in full or through a Shade & Travel pricing plan. (Please refer to our FAQ page for more information on each payment option and refund policy before booking.)

Fly with us from New York City

Option A: Core Package
(This package includes everything listed below, along with all breakfasts, dinners and some lunches)
*Roommate must book option A or B within 24 hours)

$3,200 per Person

  • Roundtrip flight included from NYC (JFK)

  • Treehouse Bungalow

  • White River Tubing

  • Thermal River & Hot Springs

  • Canyoning Zip Lining Expedition

  • 4 Star Beach Hotel

  • Private Yacht Excursion

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Option B: Core Package
(This package includes everything listed below, along with all breakfasts, dinners and some lunches)
*Roommate must book option A or B within 24 hours)
 

$2,700 per Person

  • Treehouse Bungalow

  • White River Tubing

  • Thermal River & Hot Springs

  • Canyoning Zip Lining Expedition

  • 4 Star Beach Hotel

  • Private Yacht Excursion

Trips: Specials

FAQ

What's Included: 

  • Comprehensive trip planning

  • All booking and logistics

  • Photographer on-site

  • Roundtrip airfare from NYC (if applicable-flight included price)

    • 2 checked luggage​

  • Treehouse bungalow

  • White river tubing

  • Thermal river & hot springs

  • Canyoning Zip Lining expedition

  • 4 star beach hotel

  • Open bar yacht excursion

  • Shade & Travel gift-bag

 

Meals:

  • All breakfasts

  • All dinners

  • 4 lunches

Weather:

  • 72° / 84

Transportation: 

  • Roundtrip airfare

  • Roundtrip private shuttle to / from airport

  • Direct transfer from jungle to beach

  • Roundtrip transportation for all activities in core itinerary

 

Accommodation: 

  • Treehouse Bungalow in Jungle

    • Guests will have their own private treehouse bungalow situated across 600 acres

    • Each bungalow was designed to be in perfect harmony with its surroundings. In fact, these rediscovered gems were once a sacred spot for the Cabecar tribes; people who recognized and harnessed the magic of the thermal gorge, hundreds of years ago.​

  • Beach Hotel in Tamarindo

    • Guests will have their own hotel room thats beautifully decorated with a terrace offering views to the garden and pool area​

    • This adults only Boutique Hotel has been especially designed for guests seeking an unparalleled level of personalized hospitality, relaxation and exclusivity while only being a few steps from the center of Tamarindo´s vibrant beach life.

 

Documents needed for travel:

  • Passport

  • ATM Card & Cash

  • Travel insurance (submit proof 1 month before departure) 

 

What’s Not Included:

  • Meals outside of the included breakfasts, dinners and lunches mentioned above

  • Additional transportation services 

  • Add-on experiences outside of core itinerary

  • Travel insurance

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