COSTA RICA: Experience Pura Vida! February 18-28, 2021(click for printable flyer) Travel with Good Vibes Travel owner and guide, Mike Pulham, for an unforgettable experience in beautiful Costa Rica. One of the world's cleanest and friendliest countries, this is a trip you'll always remember for the birds, animals, scenery, and adventure! Escape winter and find your slice of paradise!
Day 1: Fly to San Jose, Costa Rica to begin your adventure! Arrive at San Jose Airport and shuttle to hotel. Day of touring the city and shopping in the local market. This is a great time to pick up souvenirs, as we can leave them at this hotel until we return for our last night. Stay tonight at Hotel Santo Tomas. Enjoy this beautiful hotel and wellness center.
Day 2: LaPaz Waterfall and Gardens: Complimentary breakfast. Shuttle to LaPaz. Waterfall Gardens with buffet lunch (included). Enjoy the day exploring this amazing animal sanctuary with over 100 species, home to many exotic animals and several large waterfalls throughout the park. Afterward, shuttle to Cahuita for an overnight.
Day 3: Cahuita National Wildlife Park: After a complimentary breakfast, we'll take a personalized tour of the national wildlife park. Lunch after the tour in town (lunch not included.) This afternoon, enjoy the pool at the hotel and the beach a few feet away from the pool.
Day 4: Costa Rica/Panama Crossing: Complimentary breakfast. The Shuttle will take us to the Panama border. Your guide will lead you through customs and immigration out of Costa Rica ($8 fee not included) and into Panama. Another shuttle to the boat dock and we'll board a water taxi to take us to Isla Colon.
Day 5: Island tour and snorkeling: Complimentary breakfast. Walk to boat dock for excursion to 3 different islands; beaches, snorkeling, dolphins, sightseeing and more. Lunch on beach at local island (not included). Evening back on Isla Colon on your own.
Day 6: Beach Day and Snorkeling: Walk to boat dock for excursion to private beach for snorkeling, swimming and exploring the area. Lunch at beach side restaurant (not included). The rest of the evening is yours to explore Bocas. It's renowned for its glorious sunsets!
Day 7: Puerto Viejo Jaguar Rescue Center: Complimentary breakfast. Walk to the boat dock, take a boat ride to the mainland in Panama. Shuttle back to the Panama border and into Costa Rica. Shuttle to Puerto Viejo. Have a leisurely date at the hotel pool or get out and explore Puerto Viejo.
Day 8: Bri Bri Waterfall hike: Complimentary breakfast. Short taxi and bus ride to and from Bri Bri Water Falls for swimming and exploring. Evening yours to do as you wish!
Day 9: Animal Rehabilitation Center: and Leisure Day. Complimentarybreakfast. Two hour tour of Jaguar Rescue Center. Spend the rest of your day as you wish, or ask your guide about suggestions for local tours that can be arranged on the spot for you.
Day 10: Travel Day to San Jose and overnight before shuttle to airport tomorrow morning! Collect your souvenirs from the first day's shopping and the evening is yours to do as you wish. We'll enjoy a final dinner together--not included. Shuttle to the airport departs the following morning at 5:00 am.
If you'd like to extend your stay in Costa Rica, we can arrange that for you. Just ask and we'll make it happen! Swim, hike, tour, explore, and relax! Find out what "Pura Vida" really means and become an honorary Tico!
Price is $2590 per person plus air and insurance. 10 days, 11 nights. Daily breakfast included. $709.00 deposit per person includes the Cancel For Any Reason group insurance*. Final payment due January 3, 2021. Call for details 503-560-7425.