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Wellness
16 Days / 15 Nights
Day 01: Arrive to Costa Rica, Transfer to you hotel in Alajuela

Welcome to Costa Rica! Once you have passed immigration and customs and stepped out of the airport doors, you will meet one of our travel representatives with a sign reading your name. He will drive you to your hotel in Alajuela and give you your welcome kit.

 

Xandari Resort & Spa. Xandari Waterfalls Room. Continental Breakfast and Taxes Included.

Xandari Resort & Spa offers the quintessential Costa Rica experience. The property’s forest reserve, with five waterfalls and miles of trails for bird-watching, provides the nature guests expect from a visit to Costa Rica. The landscaped gardens, the orchid house, and the farm all provide an additional abundance of tropical goodness. The Spa provides ample opportunity to unwind, to relax, to absorb the surrounding nature. All 24 villas, each uniquely designed and set within lush foliage, have spectacular views.


Day 02: Programmed Activities at the hotel

Plant a tree with your name on it, visit the botanical garden and the Xandari waterfall down at the nature reserve and look for woodland birds and butterfly species. After this two-hour walk, you may want to relax in a soothing herbal jacuzzi at the Spa, with a view of the Central Valley from your private jalapa. All  herbs, like rosemary, mint and basil, are grown in the gardens.

 

Xandari Resort & Spa. Xandari Waterfalls Room. Continental Breakfast and Taxes Included.


Day 03: Shared bus and boat transfer from Alajuela to Barra Rio Pacuare, Caribbean coast

Lirio Lodge is a charming boutique style lodge located at Barra Rio Pacuare, a virgin sector of the Tortuguero canals, in the Caribbean of Costa Rica. It is located directly in front of the Madre de Di-os Lagoon, an extensive and unspoiled natural canal, surrounded by tropical rainforest, and separated from the sea by only a narrow peninsula of virgin and intact tropical jungles, the famous Pacuare Reserve. Without a doubt, staying at Lirio Lodge means exploring and discovering the most unspoiled area of the Caribbean rainforests of Costa Rica and the Tortuguero canals in their most authentic, unspoiled and natural state. The flora and fauna in the area is rich, wonderful and unique, presenting several species in danger of extinction, such as several rare sea turtle specials, inside which we find the Green Turtle, the Carey Turtle , the Leatherback Turtle, as well as mammals and birds as rare as the Jaguar as well as the Tapir, and the very rare Garza Agami Storch, one of the rarest birds.
 

 

Pacuare River Lodge. Standard Room. Meals Included.


Day 04 Programmed activities at Barra de Pacuare

After breakfast you will depart by boat to explore the secluded and wild Pacuare Reserve, an area of vast tropical forests. During this tour you discover what a tropical primary rain forest is all about, with rivers and wetland ecosystems. This gem is home to numerous species of flora and fauna and during almost every tour we spot the three species of monkeys, snakes, tropical birds, sloths, toucans, parrots and hummingbirds.

At approximately 11:30 am return to the Lodge.

After lunch we will again depart by boat to explore some of the natural canals in the area.  The Pacuare Canals are part of the Tortuguero Canals, ranging from Moin in the south to Barra de Colorado in the North. They are home to caimans, crocodiles, river turtles, perezos, snakes, birds, mammals, monkeys and many species of wildlife, as well as an imposing vegetation, a sample of the Central American Amazon rainforest!

 

Lirio Lodge. Bungalows Congo. Meals Included.


Day 05: Boat and bus transfer from Barra del Pacuare to Guápiles. Pick up rental car. Self drive to Arenal volcano.

Arenal Volcano, located in La Fortuna, is the most iconic volcano in Costa Rica. For most of modern history, Volcán Arenal was just another dormant volcano surrounded by fertile farmland. But during the last 42 years the volcano was an ever-active and awe-striking natural wonder, producing menacing ash columns, massive explosions and streams of glowing molten rock almost daily. The fiery views are gone for now, but Arenal is still a worthy destination, thanks to the dense forest covering her lower slopes and foothills, and her picture-perfect conical shape up top. This area is rugged and varied, rich with wildlife and laced with trails.

 

Rancho Margot. Bungalow. Meals Included.

Unique, enchanting and beautifully remote, Rancho Margot is a hidden gem near the Arenal Volcano and just 30-minutes from La Fortuna. This Costa Rica eco-lodge in the rainforest is one of the country’s most exclusive getaways where boutique accommodation and farm-to-table dining go hand-in-hand with sustainable and self-sufficient practices. Featuring an extensive garden, a furnished terrace with a swimming pool and Arenal Volcano views, the eco-friendly Rancho Margot is 3 km from Arenal Lake. The accommodations regionally furnished and decorated offer a fan, mosquito net and a seating area. They also include garden and volcano views. The bathrooms are private with a shower and free toiletries. The organic meals served at Rancho Margot and buffet-style breakfast are included in the rate. This property also features home-made pizzas and regional food. Guests can arrange activities like horseback adventure tours to the Arenal Lake and nearby waterfalls, kayaking, biking and hiking at the Arenal Volcano National Park. The incredible view of Arenal Volcano from the Mirador viewpoint is also an option!

 


Day 06: Activities at the lodge

Enjoy comfortable rainforest lodging in deluxe rainforest bungalows built into the lush mountainside of a quiet valley. The lodge offers an array of horseback, kayaking, hiking and educational tours directly within their 400-acre property. Explore their full offering of adrenaline-pumping tours in Costa Rica such as ziplining and white water rafting. Share in the sustainable practices with hands-on activities so you can better understand just how self-sufficient the lodge is. Daily yoga, organic meals, peaceful introspection and the natural rainforest make for a truly holistic experience.

Today you enjoy a farm-to-table buffet,a 2- hour guided ranch tour, yoga classes (7am & 4pm), natural warm & cold pools, access to hiking trails, as well as daily cow milking!

 

Rancho Margot. Bungalow. Meals Included.


Day 07: Self drive to Bagaces, Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River.

The charismatic town of Bagaces will give you the opportunity to discover small town charm surrounded by beautiful natural beauty. Located between the two national parks Rincón de la Vieja and Parque Nacional Palo Verde, Bagaces is the perfect gate for people that want to discover Guanacaste´s rustic environment. One of the most beautiful sides Bagaces has to offer is the nearby waterfall Llanos de Cortés, a cascading beauty that allows for refreshment in its crystal-clear, pristine waters!

 

Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River. East Bungalow. Breakfast Included.

Enjoy a Costa Rica Top-20 Hotel, out of 800+ registered properties. Traveller’s Choice & Certificates of Excellence, since the hotel has openned. Spectacular sights and inspiring activities are all just steps from your forest bungalow. The hotel aims to bring you a unique experience in undisturbed nature and - at the same time - provide the perfect environment for you to feel what it means to truly rest.


Day 08: Enjoy the Canyon Adventure and a mud treatment

While Costa Rica has dozens of “canopy tours,” with hundreds of zip-lines, at this hotel they have truly innovated the Canyon Adventure. Under the guidance of renowned adventure designers, a sequence was designed that will please and surprise. The inspiring Rio Blanco canyon is the main stage for the awesome cable-based adventure.

 

Volcanic mud body-painting

Just south of Rio Perdido is a special hot river pool designated specifically for a signature volcanic mud treatment. Guests are given the mud in natural, carved recipients and also given brushes. The mud is to be applied by your partner, yourself, friends, or anyone else up for the task. We recommend that you allow at least 10 minutes for the mud to properly dry prior to rinsing in the warm river. Please note that this particular, high-quality mud contains many natural compounds, including sulphur, which has a strong odor.

 

Rio Perdido Hotel & Thermal River. East Bungalow. Breakfast Included.


Day 09 Self drive to Playa Nosara

Playa Nosara, best known for great surfing and yoga retreats, is a calm, relaxed town with dark sands, dusty roads and down to earth beach bars. 

 

The Harmony Hotel. Cocos Room. Breakfast, one yoga class included.

From the beginning, the Harmony has been a passion project for the owners and all those involved in creating the lush, sustainable property where guests now mingle with hummingbirds and howler monkeys. Situated a stone’s throw from a pristine surf break with consistent year-round waves on Playa Guiones, the Harmony is ideal for a surfing adventure. But it is much more than that. It is a place for community and ideas—an ideal space for contemplation and deep relaxation.


Day 10: Surf Lesson at Playa Guiones

The Harmony hotel is just two minutes away from Playa Guiones where you will find consistent waves all year long. Warm air and offshore breezes provide great surfing conditions. The waves vary from waist high to double overhead. With a long shallow bottom at low tide it is a great place for beginners to learn how to surf! Also seasoned surfers will have fun here if they go a little bit further into the ocean. No wonder National Geographic named Nosara one of the world’s top twenty surf towns. Surfers of all levels don´t want to miss the glassy late afternoon waves while the sun slowly sets.

 

The Harmony Hotel. Cocos Room. Breakfast, one yoga class included, as well as a sustainability Tour.


Day 11: Day at leisure to enjoy a yoga class in the Hotel

Enter the open-air yoga studio and feel yourself go.  Relax your gaze onto layers of deep green jungle as the sounds of geckos and birds punctuate the silence. Look out onto the incredible natural surroundings. No walls. No mirrors. The space itself is soothing. And so are are the classes. Harmony Hotel encourages balance from the inside out supporting a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

 

The Harmony Hotel. Cocos Room. Breakfast, one yoga class


Day 12: Self drive to Carara

Carara protects a total of 4,700 hectares of rainforest and river habitats being famous for having the largest population of Scarlet Macaws in Costa Rica, parrots well known for their distinguished plumage. It is of high interest for nature lovers as it protects the river basin of the Tárcoles River.

Primary and secondary forest as well as lakes and waterfalls which make Carara to the perfect habitat for birds, monkeys and giant crocodiles living in the Tárcoles. Its unique position in the transition zone between Amazonian and Mesoamerican habitats creates a distinguished flora and fauna unique to this place, making it perfect for a hike on its two major trails. 

 

Macaw Lodge. Wellness Room. Meals Included.


Day 13: Programmed Activities at the hotel

Cooking Class

Macaw offers you the possibility today to learn about a traditional costarican recipe. Learn more about local organic food and a little bit of history of the recipe you will be making in the kitchen with local chefs.

 

Macaw Sensorial

Committed to the environment, Macaw Lodge has been characterized for offering an authentic environment with plantations and crops without chemicals. Today it is time to share their green philosophy. An experienced guide will lead you to a garden of medicinal plants, of which some are used for making teas and ointments.

 

Macaw Lodge. Wellness Room. Meals Included.


Day 14: Self drive to San Ramón, Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel & Nature Reserve

Today you will arrive at one of the few places in Costa Rica where you can enjoy all the comforts of an upscale boutique hotel while experiencing one of the most unique and endangered types of tropical forests in a private cloud forest reserve. You’ll be ensconced in a beautifully appointed 19th-century re-creation of a mountain farm village. Villa Blanca is a world-renown model of sustainable hospitality, where exceptional Costa Rica experiences are in harmony with conserving nature, culture and the quality of the community.

 

Villa Blanca. Deluxe Casitas. Breakfast Included.


Day 15: Explore the cloud forest. Enjoy in the afternoon a Spa Treatment at the hotel

After exploring the trails leading through the cloud forest, in the afternoon it is time to relax. Experts start with a back massage, followed by key points from the neck, working down to your shoulders applying tarragon organic oils taking you to a degree of relaxation that will tantalize your entire body. Each step in the process is developed with deep massage techniques. You’ll feel like a bit of heaven on earth that’s great for anyone who especially likes to get pampered!

 

Villa Blanca. Deluxe Casitas. Breakfast Included.


Day 16: Departure from San Ramon to the International Airport Self-drive to the Car Rental Office located near Juan Santamaría international Airport. Drop off car.

After an amazing time of absolute highlights in our beautiful Costa Rica, it is time to return home.

 

**Please note that the distance between San Ramón and San José is approximately 1.5 hrs. You should check in with your airline carrier at the International Airport at least 3 hours prior to your departure time. If your flight leaves early in the morning, we strongly suggest to spend your last night in San Jose.**




Included

INCLUDED

 

  • All services indicated in the above itinerary.
  • Personalized information, map of Costa Rica and vouchers list.
  • Local Travel Program Support, 24 hours emergency service.
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.
  • 15 Nights lodging at hotels indicated in the above itinerary. Breakfast and local taxes.
  • 12 days Car Rental Daihatsu Bego Automatic Free mileage 1st additional driver free of charges. CDW Insurance included.
  • Excursions and activities included (shared Tours)
  • Xandari Waterfalls Wellness Package. Included: 2 night accommodation in a Prima Villa, continental breakfast.  Plant a tree with your name on it, Visit the botanic garden and the Xandari´s waterfall down in our nature reserve, while looking for woodland bird and butterfly species and learning about the Costa Rican forest.
  • Transfer from Xandari Hotel to meet your bus transfer in San José  to continue to Barra del Pacuare
  • Lirio Lodge Package. Included: Meals Ground transportation from San José to Goshen Pier and from Goshen Pier to Guápiles, boat transportation from Goshen Pier to the lodge and from the lodge to Goshen Pier. Tour of the wetlands and the mouth of the Pacuare river by boat, tour of the Pacuare Biological Reserve, tour to the Pacuare canals. 
  • Rancho Margot Package. Included: Farm-to-Table* Buffet (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), 2- Hour Guided Ranch Tour, Twice Daily, Yoga Classes, Natural Warm & Cold Pools, Access to Hiking Trails, Wireless Internet in Common Areas and Daily Cow Milking.
  • Canyon Adventure Only Included Equipment & Bilingual Guide.
  • Rio Perdido Volcanic mud body-painting
  • Surf Lesson Included: Transportation, Bilingual guide, Equipment
  • Macaw Lodge Package Includes: Meals, Cooking Class and Macaw Sensorial experience  
  • The Silence of Angels Neck, Back & Shoulder Massage

 

NOT INCLUDED

 

  • Other meals than indicated as included.
  • National Park Entrance fees.
  • Other excursions tours and activities indicated as optional or not included.
  • Airport taxes (US$ 29.00 per person not included).
  • International flights.
  • Personal expenses. Tips and extras at hotels.
  • Travel insurance.


The most important things to bring are your travel documents: a valid passport, flight and hotel information, health insurance card and driver’s license (if you plan on renting a car in Costa Rica). We advise you to make three copies of these documents. Put one copy in your carry-on bag, one copy in your suitcase and leave one copy at home.

Basic Tropical forests, colorful wildlife and spectacular beaches are part of daily life in Costa Rica. The climate varies depending on where you are, so pack accordingly.

 

  1. Prepare for hot, humid summers. Shorts, T-shirts, sundresses, skirts and tank tops in lightweight fabrics should keep you cool. Take a sweater for evenings at a higher elevation.
  2. Bring plenty of sunblock. Also include insect repellent, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and a swimsuit.
  3. Take rubber-soled sandals or hiking boots for journeys into the rain forests. Flip-flops and sandals are great for resorts and hanging out by the beach.
  4. Pack separate clothes for evenings. Simple dresses are great for women, while men will do well in long shorts and a button-down shirt.
  5. Prepare for cool winters, particularly in the northern regions and at higher elevations. Long pants and long-sleeved shirts are a must, while a fleece jacket or a sweater is advisable.
  6. Take an umbrella if you plan to travel between May and November – Costa Rica’s wettest period.
  7. A rain slicker will come in handy while hiking.
  8. Take an electric converter and adapter.

 

Important Note

What makes us different? You can customize your Costa Rica trip to fit your exact needs. Maximize fun time and minimize hassles, mistakes and travel time. Every detail from airport pick-up to adventure tours and activities are arranged by us to make sure the only thing you have to worry about is having fun. Use our quick and easy trip customization form and find out how affordable your dream Costa Rica vacation can be! With CRS you don´t just vacation in Costa Rica, you experience it!

Rate per person from: US$ 2900,00

 

Interested in this package? If you inquire we will send you a detailed proposal with a 100% accurate price. The rate listed here is per person, based on our low season rates, with double occupation, transportation, tours, meals, taxes, and service fees included as described, unless otherwise indicated. Not included in the price are travel insurance, personal expenses and international airfare. Remember that all our packages are customizable at no extra cost.

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