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Costa Rican Adventure with Finding Francesca

Join Francesca as you discover the unparalleled beauty and vibrant culture of Costa Rica on an exhilarating week-long adventure with Shade & Travel! Immerse yourself in luxury accommodation nestled within a pristine eco-sanctuary in the heart of the jungle. Prepare for a thrilling itinerary packed with activities like white river tubing and heart-pounding ziplining. Join us for an immersive experience and the ultimate adventurous getaway!

  • Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights (October 23 - 27, 2024)

  • Outbound Travel: Departing: New York (JFK) @ 10:00 AM EST | Arrival: Costa Rica (LIR) @ 1:13PM CST

  • Return Travel: Departing: Costa Rica (LIR) @ 2:10 PM CST | Arrival: New York (JFK) @ 9:14PM EST

Trips: Vacations

Day 1

Settling In

Arrive around 1:30 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 with Francesca!

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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

Free Day | R&R | Rio Celeste Waterfall

General Itinerary (Included in Core Experience)


Today is the day to simply lay by the pool and enjoy your time in the jungle without any set plans. Feel free to take advantage of the complimentary yoga and/or guided hikes on the property.


Rio Celeste Waterfall (*Add-On Option)

This all-day experience takes you to one of Costa Rica’s most incredible sights: the enchanting Río Celeste. This river’s stunning turquoise color is the result of a chemical reaction between sulfur and carbonate, making it a unique natural wonder.


Tabacon Hot Springs (*Add-On Option)

Discover Costa Rica´s largest network of naturally flowing thermal mineral springs in Arenal’s largest and most beautiful private, rainforest reserve. An essential part of exploring the wondrous world of the Tabacon Hot Springs is soaking in the cascading thermal waterfalls. This natural hydrotherapy is a surefire way to achieve proper relaxation.


(*please note, these are add-on options outside of our core experience package)


Day 4

Canyon Zipline 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


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

Day 5

Heading Home

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

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Booking Information / Payment Options

All guests must have a roommate for this group trip. If you are a solo traveler, you can be paired with a roommate of the same gender upon request.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 of $438 or pay for the trip in full. This trip can be paid for on a 6 month payment plan. All of our trips can be paid for in full or through a Shade & Travel pricing plan. Of note, a 3% tax will be added at the checkout page for all trip offerings. Pricing will reflect. (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

Standard Room
(This room can fit two travelers and is equipped with a king bed or two twin beds)
must book within 24 hours*

$2,550 per person

  • Roundtrip flight included from NYC (JFK)

  • All breakfasts, dinners and some lunches

  • Treehouse Bungalow

  • White River Tubing

  • Thermal River & Hot Springs

  • Canyoning Zip Lining Expedition

  • Roundtrip Airport Transportation

Trips: Specials


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

  • Shade & Travel gift-bag


  • Roundtrip airfare

  • Roundtrip private shuttle from airport to hotel

  • Roundtrip transfer to/from all activities


  • All breakfasts

  • All lunches

  • All dinners


Documents needed for travel:

  • ATM Card & Cash

  • Valid Passport

  • Travel Insurance


  • 88°F / 76°


  • 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.​


What’s Not Included:

  • Alcohol (of note, you must pay out of pocket for any alcohol beverages)

  • Additional transportation services

  • Add-on experiences outside of core itinerary

Trips: Text
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