Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cindy Costa Rica Adventure 2013

Picking Guest up in an Ox-Cart!
Day 1 ------ Arrive & Drive to La Condesa (La Condesa Hotel)

Today you will be met outside the airport by your private naturalist guide and driver. It will be a comfortable modern transportation. All luggage will be taken care. Your job is just to relax, enjoy the Pura Vida environment, and get to know your energetic guide and myself on day one!

This is a great first day and if you arrive on one of the earlier flights we will have time at the La Condesa to give you an orientation of the company, the country, and some fun idea for the week such as games and contests we have to keep everyone on the ball.

All travelers get a journal and booklet that has all the information you need for the week along with a number of games to keep you busy in the bus or just when you relax at the hotel. (Meals: Dinner)

Day 2 ------ Poas Volcano & Coffee Britt Tour (La Condesa Hotel)

Today we will be visiting one of the most scenic volcanos in all of Costa Rica. This is Poas Volcano and a very easy flat hike to the top of the crater where you can see breath-taking views of the Caribbean and Pacific as you look down into the active crater of Poas. This is a great chance to learn about the cloud-forest.

Coffee Tour
After the volcano tour we will make our way to the Cafe Britt Tour where you will get a full lesson on the golden bean of Costa Rica. This is a neat presentation and a very educational visit along with time in a shaded coffee plantation. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

Day 3 ------ Nature Hike in Ecological Gardens (Sueno Azul)

Today we will be making some local stops and enjoying the authentic feel of Costa Rica. We will visit a local Ecological Garden that is the home of a man who has invited many different animal species to live in his backyard jungle. This is a bit off the main tourist attractions road and we like to visit interesting spots like this to not only help the local economy but also they often turn out to be some of the most memorable visits.

In the evening we will be arriving to the Sueno Azul Hotel which is a beautiful hotel surrounded by jungle and not a stair on the entire property making it very easy to navigate around. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 4 ------ Chocolate Tour (Sueno Azul)

Today we'll have more time in the jungle and learning about it. Not  only will you see monkeys, sloths, but we will also have the opportunity to learn about the cacao fruit which is made many of us the choco-holics we are.

In the afternoon you can relax at the hotel or we can take you out for some more optional adventures such as a night hike through the jungle! (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 5 ------ Travel to La Fortuna (Manoa Resort)

Today we will make our way to the world famous Arenal Volcano. Here is the perfectly cone-shaped volcano. We'll be staying at Manoa Resort where you will have beautiful luxurious rooms with views of the volcano. All the rooms are ground-level.
See you in Costa Rica Cindy!

There are hotsprings on the hotel grounds which are a welcome experience for travelling bones along with relaxing in the pool areas. (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 6 ------ Cano Negro (Manoa Resort)

One of our favorite tours is the Cano Negro boat float where you will have the chance to enjoy a easy ride through the wetlands of Cano Negro. If you have not had your full on wildlife yet you will surely enjoy the monkeys, sloths, lizards, birds, and so much more during the float.

In the afternoon you will have the option to enjoy dinner at the hotel or we will take you to  of La Fortuna town to dine at one of the many fine restaurants. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

Day 7 ------ Hanging Bridges & Optional Zipline & Organic Farm Finca Don Juan (Manoa Resort)
Arenal Volcano

Today we will have the Hanging Bridges included with a guided hike. You will have the option to also venture into the zipline where you will be put in a harnass and zip through the rainforest canopy. The hanging bridges tour is a much more modified adventure of walking through the tree-tops.

In the evening we will have a very special farewell dinner planned for you as we take you to the finca of a very good friend of ours, Don Juan. Here we will have dinner after touring his farm and learning about the magic of organic farming. We guarantee it will be one of the best meals of the entire week in Costa Rica!

Day 8 ------ Fly Home!

Today we'll drive back to the San Jose Airport for your flight back to Central Florida where you can start planning your next Costa Rica Adventure! (Meals: Breakfast)
Hanging Bridges

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