PLAY, RELAX, AND TOUR COSTA RICA

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YOUR TOUR is structured by Tony & Celeste Horpel of Pickleball Costa Rica, who create tours for picklers.  Their courts are located just outside of San Ramon in the province of Alajuela, nestled in the cool Central Highlands of the rural coffee and agricultural region. As the USAPA ambassador to Costa Rica, the intent is to spread the sport of pickleball throughout the country.

Thtc2is is a very fun and personalized 9 day, (8 nights) trip for pickleball lovers who desire to tour Costa Rica, but hate being away from this great sport while on vacation. Tony and Celeste know!  They are pickleball addicts too. 

Check out our testimonials, (found on top menu bar),& video.  Click the blue link if you haven't seen it.  Pickleball Tour with Jennifer Lucore

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PLAY, RELAX, AND TOUR COSTA RICA

You will spend the first 8 nights in the beauty and solitude of one of Costa Rica's secret gems, Punta Leona.  Stroll and swim a beautiful beach known almost solely to Costa Ricans.  You will play pickleball morning, (and evening if you wish).  This trip allows you to play, relax, do some tours we've chosen, take some of the many "optional" tours of your choice, and also provides many activities at your hotel.

Come join us.  You'll enjoy your new experience.  We love the beauty and diversity of this exotic country and we're certain you will love it too.

Your tour provides you with lots to see and do.  Bring your camera!

We will visit a total of 4 beaches: three are secluded & palm-lined, and one is less secluded, with lots of monkeys.  You will see the beautiful scarlet macaws which frequent the shorline trees at the hotel, and many other animals, depending on how early you rise in the morning.

Do you have a partner who doesn't play pickleball?  Look what we have just at the hotel alone! 

Amenities at your hotel provide:

  • 2 beautiful beaches at the hotel,
  • 11 water sports, see more details, DAY 2
  • 11 regular sports, see more details, DAY 2
  • Classes in Aqua gym, Cardio Gym, Dancing, Cooking. 
  • Evening activities;  Kareoke Bar at Al Garet Bar.   Bingo
  • Nature spa,
  • Butterfly garden,
  • Insect observatory,
  • Birdwatching,
  • Natural history walk,
  • Guided nature tours morning and evening in primary and secondary forest.
  • Golf carts available for rent to explore the vast hotel grounds.
  • (An 18 hole championship golf course is 15 min. from our hotel)!  The golf course offers a par-72, Ted Robinson-designed layout and is situated alongside an exotic rain forest with breathtaking ocean views.

 

Things you will do and see:

  • Time to unwind in this beautiful place, Costa Rica.
  • Lots of time for (Optional) tours of your choice
  • Tour (included) to monkey beach
  • Tour (included) to one of the best sunset beaches in Costa Rica
  • See scarlet macaws in the trees, coatamundis wandering the grounds, and prehistoric-looking iguanas up-close in the wild
  • Tour (included) to a well-known animal rescue reserve. You will be impressed by the work some famous surgeons have done to bring animals from certain death to full recovery. Many of these animals are released into the wild after rehabilitation!  Enjoy toucans, macaws, monkeys and many more animals of Costa Rica that reside at this lush habitat.
  • Meet sweet, welcoming people.
  • Experience the delicious Costa Rican fare.
  • Marvel at the beautiful Costa Rican sunsets.
  • And of course, we will have time to play pickleball morning and evening daily, if you are willing!   Pickleball play will be on two outdoor lighted courts.
  • Experience families of capuchin monkeys.  Great photo opportunity and one of the favorites of previous guests. 

Leave room in your bags for:

A Pickleball Costa Rica T-Shirt

A 1 lb. bag of rich, shade-grown coffee grown in the mountains of our area, famous for its quality.

A Pickleball Costa Rica Coffee Mug

       

Price:   8 or more guests:  $2,460 per person (based on double occupancy).  Tell your friends!  A larger group of 16 or more will lower the price for all guests to the amount below.

                 16 or more guests: $2,188  per person,  (based on double occupancy).

                      Single Supplement:  add  $475 per person  to the price. 

 A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your spot.  It is refundable if we are unable to secure the minimum required number of guests (8).

 

Important Passport information:  Please read carefully.  When planning a trip, most countries require that a passport be valid for at least six months beyond the completion date of the trip.

 

 Booking your flight to and from San Jose:  Please read carefully.

  • Your airport for San Jose is Juan Santamaria International Airport. 
  • Schedule your arrival for the morning of Jan. 22, our first day of the tour. Planes must arrive no later than 9:30 a.m.  Depending on your airline & departure city, that means that you might have to be on an all night flight, leaving late night the the night before, or Jan 21starriving early morning Jan. 22, our tour start date.
  • If you do not want to fly an all-nighter, fly in at your convenience, arriving sometime by Jan. 21st.,the day before the tour starts.  You will stay overnight in a hotel in San Jose.  Please contact us for suggestions of nice hotels with great prices. January is considered "High Season".  Don't delay in securing a hotel.
  • Our group will all travel together at one time to the hotel from the San Jose Airport.  If you are unable to make it onboard for our scheduled transport, you will be responsible to find and pay for your own transportation.  We will make every effort to accomodate everyone.  Ask us if you need help. 
  • Our tour ends the morning of Day 9, (Jan. 30th).  You will be flying out of San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport.  Most guests choose to leave on the early flights, so our transport will take the bulk of guests leaving in the morning. The transport will leave, accomodating the earliest flight.  If some of you will be leaving later, there is a nice, inexpensive airport express, (quick and easy) leaving from San Ramon, departing every 20 min. 

 


                                                                           Tour Itinerary

 

Day 1, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019         Arrive in Costa Rica
D, with beer and wine

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Tour (included), depending on what time the flights arrive today, we may have time to visit a well known animal reserve and rescue before our check in at 3 p.m.

Check in at the hotel at 3 p.m.

Our first evening, Meet & Greet with appetizers, beer & wine.  We will provide information about your hotel and our tour, along with tips and instructions.

Dinner (included)  6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

After dinner, pickleball is available on our lighted courts. 7:30 - 9:30 pm.   Depending of the size of the group, we are able to mark off up to 8 courts.

Overnight Hotel Punta Leona.


Day 2, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019
B, L, D, with beer & wine

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Morning Pickleball: courts open from 7:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m  

Breakfast (7:00 a.m. - 10:30a.m.).

Free time to wander, take an (optional) tour, or use hotel facilities.  

HOTEL AMENITIES:

  • 2 beaches on the hotel grounds.
  • Water Sports:  Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddleboards, Boogie Boards, Kayaking, Paddle Boats, Swimming, Banana Boat, Surfing, Water Polo, Pool Volleyball and Water Basketball.
  • Regular sports: Pickleball, Tennis, Mini Golf, Beach Volleyball, Walking Trails, Tai Chi, Yoga, Soccer fields, Ping Pong, Bocci ball, Hiking
  • Complimentary Guided Morning Nature Tour.
  • Guided Night Walk:  See the teaming life that arrives in the night! 
  • Birdwatching (early morning is best.  Take the free  6:30 a.m. guided tour and see over 300 species of birds, such as toucans, scarlet macaws, humming birds and much more).
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Insect Observatory
  • Natural History Walk
  • Nature Spa 
  • Evening Activities: Kareoke Bar at Al Garet Bar.   Bingo
  • Classes:  Cooking, Dancing lessons to Latin Music: (Cumbia, Salsa, Merenge, Bachata).  Aqua classes (Aqua gym).  Cardio Gym.  Aerobics.

  

 Some examples of (optional) tours available.

 Zipline canopy tour, 18 hole golf course nearby, Morning or afternoon Catamaran cruisesSubWingHorseback riding on the beach or in the forest, Sport FishingGuided nature tours at Carara National ParkWhale and Dolfin Watching Tour, Waterfall SafariManuel Antonio National Park Tour,  Souvenier shop in a tourist town a short taxi ride away, Sea Turtle Nesting Tour, Cultural Tour: San Jose Dinner, Live Music, City Lights with Costa Rican Traditional Dancers, Hot Springs, Volcano Hike, and Waterfall,  (Full Day), Coffee Tour,  Chocolate Tour.

Lunch (included) available 12 noon - 3:30 p.m.  Those who go on a tour may arrange for a box lunch.

Meet together for sunset, if you want.  Let's join together at the pool bar and watch the sunset.

Dinner (included) 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Evening pickleball if you wish.  Courts open from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Overnight Hotel Punta Leona


Day 3, Thursday, Jan 24, 2019
B, L, D, with beer and wine

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Pickleball in the morning.  7:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

Breakfast (7:00 a.m. - 10:30a.m.).

Free time to wander, take an (optional) tour, or use hotel facilities.  

HOTEL AMENITIES:

  • 2 beaches on the hotel grounds.
  • Water Sports:  Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddleboards, Boogie Boards, Kayaking, Paddle Boats, Swimming, Banana Boat, Surfing, Water Polo, Pool Volleyball and Water Basketball.
  • Regular sports: Pickleball, Tennis, Mini Golf, Beach Volleyball, Walking Trails, Tai Chi, Yoga, Soccer fields, Ping Pong, Bocce Ball , Hiking
  • Complimentary Guided 6:30 a.m. Morning Nature Tour.  See over 300 species of birds, such as toucans, scarlet macaws, humming birds and much more).
  • Guided Night Walk:  See the teaming life that arrives in the night!  Guided tour.
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Insect Observatory
  • Natural History Walk
  • Nature Spa 
  • Evening Activities: Kareoke Bar at Al Garet Bar.   Bingo
  • Classes:  Cooking, Dancing lessons to Latin Music: (Cumbia, Salsa, Merenge, Bachata).  Aqua classes (Aqua gym).  Cardio Gym.  Aerobics.

Some examples of (optional) tours available: 

  • Zipline canopy tour, 18 hole golf course nearby, Morning or afternoon Catamaran cruisesSubWingHorseback riding on the beach or in the forest, Sport FishingGuided nature tours at Carara National ParkWhale and Dolfin Watching Tour, Waterfall SafariManuel Antonio National Park Tour,  Souvenier shop in a tourist town a short taxi ride away, Sea Turtle Nesting Tour, Cultural Tour: San Jose Dinner, Live Music, City Lights with Costa Rican Traditional Dancers, Hot Springs, Volcano Hike, and Waterfall,  (Full Day), Coffee Tour,  Chocolate Tour

Lunch (included) available 12 noon - 3:30 p.m.  Those who go on a tour may arrange for a box lunch.

Meet together for sunset, if you want.  Let's join together at the pool barand watch the sunset.

Dinner (included) 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Evening pickleball if you wish 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Overnight Hotel Punta Leona

 

Day 4, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019
B, L, D,
with beer & wine

Included trip to secluded, palm-lined beach Kathy W. with IguanaMarvelous reptile! hammock.jpgUnwind right here in Costa Rica surfer sunset.jpgBeach with the most beautiful sunsets in Costa Rica

 

 Play pickleball: Courts open 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Breakfast (included)  7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Morning Free to enjoy the beaches, hike, take a free guided nature tour, join in on any regular or water sports at the hotel.

Lunch (Included) 12 noon SHARP. 

Afternoon/Sunset/Evening Tour; 2:30 p.m.  Leave on a short bus trip bound for one of our favorite beautiful, palm-lined, secluded beach.  Relax, swim, stroll miles of beach with shells.  This beach has some of the most magnificent sunsets we've seen because of the reflections on the sand.

Stop along the way to have some fun with Tony's favorite reptiles, Iguanas!

Sunset at this beach.

Dinner (included back at the hotel) 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Pickleball play in the evening if you wish.  Courts open 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Overnight at Hotel Punta Leona


Day 5, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019
B, L, D,
with beer & wine

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Breakfast (included ) 7:00 a.m.  

Morning tour (included)  8 a.m.  We drive to monkey beach.  We'll see families of capuchin monkeys with their babies, and the cute coatimundis. This is a favorite of all who come here!

Lunch (included at the hotel) 12 - 3 p.m.

Free time to wander, or use hotel facilities.  

HOTEL AMENITIES:

  • 2 beaches on the hotel grounds.
  • Water Sports:  Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddleboards, Boogie Boards, Kayaking, Paddle Boats, Swimming, Banana Boat, Surfing, Boccias, Water Polo, Pool Volleyball and Water Basketball.
  • Regular sports: Pickleball, Tennis, Mini Golf, Beach Volleyball, Walking Trails, Tai Chi, Yoga, Soccer fields, Ping Pong, Boccias, Hiking
  • Complimentary Guided Morning Nature Tour.
  • Guided Night Walk:  See the teaming life that arrives in the night!  Guided tour.
  • Birdwatching (early morning is best.  Take the free  6:30 a.m. guided tour and see over 300 species of birds, such as toucans, scarlet macaws, humming birds and much more).
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Insect Observatory
  • Natural History Walk
  • Nature Spa 
  • Evening Activities: Kareoke Bar at Al Garet Bar.   Bingo
  • Classes:  Cooking, Dancing lessons to Latin Music: (Cumbia, Salsa, Merenge, Bachata).  Aqua classes (Aqua gym).  Cardio Gym.  Aerobics.

Some examples for "optional" tours available:      

Zipline canopy tour, 18 hole golf course nearby, Morning or afternoon Catamaran cruisesSubWingHorseback riding on the beach or in the forest, Sport FishingGuided nature tours at Carara National ParkWhale and Dolfin Watching Tour, Waterfall SafariManuel Antonio National Park Tour,  Souvenier shop in a tourist town a short taxi ride away, Sea Turtle Nesting Tour, Cultural Tour: San Jose Dinner, Live Music, City Lights with Costa Rican Traditional Dancers, Hot Springs, Volcano Hike, and Waterfall,  (Full Day), Coffee Tour,  Chocolate Tour 

 Dinner (included)  6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Pickleball available from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Overnight Punta Leona


Day 6, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019
B, D

  Hot Springs at Arenal Volcano Pelican and Turtles Zooave.jpgIncluded tour to famous wildlife refuge and rescue la iguana golf course at los suenosOptional 18 Hole Championship Golf Course

 

Breakfast (included)   7 a.m. - 10:30 

Pickleball 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Free time to wander, or use hotel facilities.  

HOTEL AMENITIES:

  • 2 beaches on the hotel grounds.
  • Water Sports:  Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddleboards, Boogie Boards, Kayaking, Paddle Boats, Swimming, Banana Boat, Surfing, Boccias, Water Polo, Pool Volleyball and Water Basketball.
  • Regular sports: Pickleball, Tennis, Mini Golf, Beach Volleyball, Walking Trails, Tai Chi, Yoga, Soccer fields, Ping Pong, Boccias, Hiking
  • Complimentary Guided Morning Nature Tour.
  • Guided Night Walk:  See the teaming life that arrives in the night!  Guided tour.
  • Birdwatching (early morning is best.  Take the free  6:30 a.m. guided tour and see over 300 species of birds, such as toucans, scarlet macaws, humming birds and much more).
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Insect Observatory
  • Natural History Walk
  • Nature Spa 
  • Evening Activities: Kareoke Bar at Al Garet Bar.   Bingo
  • Classes:  Cooking, Dancing lessons to Latin Music: (Cumbia, Salsa, Merenge, Bachata).  Aqua classes (Aqua gym).  Cardio Gym.  Aerobics.

 

Ideas for "optional" tours available:    

Zipline canopy tour, 18 hole golf course nearby, Morning or afternoon Catamaran cruisesSubWingHorseback riding on the beach or in the forest, Sport FishingGuided nature tours at Carara National ParkWhale and Dolfin Watching Tour, Waterfall SafariManuel Antonio National Park Tour,  Souvenier shop in a tourist town a short taxi ride away, Sea Turtle Nesting Tour, Cultural Tour: San Jose Dinner, Live Music, City Lights with Costa Rican Traditional Dancers, Hot Springs, Volcano Hike, and Waterfall (Full Day), Coffee Tour,  Chocolate Tour

 

Lunch (included) available 12 noon - 3:30 p.m.  Those who go on a tour may arrange for a box lunch.

Pickleball available from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Dinner (included) 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Overnight Punta Leona 


Day 7, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019
B, L, D,
with beer & wine

blue-morpho-butterfly.jpgCosta Rica's national butterfly, Blue Morpho IMG_2522.jpgComplementary butterfly garden at hotel Coffee Edgar.jpgOptional coffee farm tour Carara National Park

 

Breakfast (included) 7 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

Pickleball  7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Free time to wander, or use hotel facilities.  

HOTEL AMENITIES:

  • 2 beaches on the hotel grounds.
  • Water Sports:  Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddleboards, Boogie Boards, Kayaking, Paddle Boats, Swimming, Banana Boat, Surfing, Boccias, Water Polo, Pool Volleyball and Water Basketball.
  • Regular sports: Pickleball, Tennis, Mini Golf, Beach Volleyball, Walking Trails, Tai Chi, Yoga, Soccer fields, Ping Pong, Boccias, Hiking
  • Complimentary Guided Morning Nature Tour.
  • Guided Night Walk:  See the teaming life that arrives in the night!  Guided tour.
  • Birdwatching (early morning is best.  Take the free  6:30 a.m. guided tour and see over 300 species of birds, such as toucans, scarlet macaws, humming birds and much more).
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Insect Observatory
  • Natural History Walk
  • Nature Spa 
  • Evening Activities: Kareoke Bar at Al Garet Bar.   Bingo
  • Classes:  Cooking, Dancing lessons to Latin Music: (Cumbia, Salsa, Merenge, Bachata).  Aqua classes (Aqua gym).  Cardio Gym.  Aerobics.

 

Some examples for "Optional" tours available:       

Zipline canopy tour, 18 hole golf course nearby, Morning or afternoon Catamaran cruisesSubWingHorseback riding on the beach or in the forest, Sport FishingGuided nature tours at Carara National ParkWhale and Dolfin Watching Tour, Waterfall SafariManuel Antonio National Park Tour,  Souvenier shop in a tourist town a short taxi ride away, Sea Turtle Nesting Tour, Cultural Tour: San Jose Dinner, Live Music, City Lights with Costa Rican Traditional Dancers, Hot Springs, Volcano Hike, and Waterfall,  (Full Day), Coffee Tour,  Chocolate Tour 

 Lunch (included)  12 noon - 3:30 p.m.

Pickleball available from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Dinner (included) 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.  

Overnight Punta Leona                            


Day 8, Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019
B, L, D,
with beer & wine

       
Optional SUBWING tour: You are towed behind a boat, allowing the rider to control "flying" underwater. Optional waterfall tour  Our mascot: The red eyed green tree frog

 

Breakfast (included) 7 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

Pickleball  7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Free time to wander, take an (optional) tour, or use hotel facilities.  

HOTEL AMENITIES:

  • 2 beaches on the hotel grounds.
  • Water Sports:  Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddleboards, Boogie Boards, Kayaking, Paddle Boats, Swimming, Banana Boat, Surfing, Boccias, Water Polo, Pool Volleyball and Water Basketball.
  • Regular sports: Pickleball, Tennis, Mini Golf, Beach Volleyball, Walking Trails, Tai Chi, Yoga, Soccer fields, Ping Pong, Boccias, Hiking
  • Complimentary Guided Morning Nature Tour.
  • Guided Night Walk:  See the teaming life that arrives in the night!  Guided tour.
  • Birdwatching (early morning is best.  Take the free  6:30 a.m. guided tour and see over 300 species of birds, such as toucans, scarlet macaws, humming birds and much more).
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Insect Observatory
  • Natural History Walk
  • Nature Spa 
  • Evening Activities: Kareoke Bar at Al Garet Bar.   Bingo
  • Classes:  Cooking, Dancing lessons to Latin Music: (Cumbia, Salsa, Merenge, Bachata).  Aqua classes (Aqua gym).  Cardio Gym.  Aerobics.

Some examples of (optional) tours available:      

  • Zipline canopy tour, 18 hole golf course nearby, Morning or afternoon Catamaran cruisesSubWingHorseback riding on the beach or in the forest, Sport FishingGuided nature tours at Carara National ParkWhale and Dolfin Watching Tour, Waterfall SafariManuel Antonio National Park Tour,  Souvenier shop in a tourist town a short taxi ride away, Sea Turtle Nesting Tour, Cultural Tour: San Jose Dinner, Live Music, City Lights with Costa Rican Traditional Dancers, Hot Springs, Volcano Hike, and Waterfall,  (Full Day), Coffee Tour,  Chocolate Tour.  

Lunch (included)  12 noon - 3:30 p.m.

Pickleball available from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Dinner (included) 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.  

Overnight Punta Leona                            


 DAY 9, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019    Leave Costa Rica Today

B, or box breakfast

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             Adios!                            Buen Viaje!                         Hasta la vista!

 


TRAVEL INSURANCE, (INCLUDING TRIP CANCELLATION) IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. 

This is not the USA.  It rarely happens, but road and weather conditions, as well as earthquakes and volcanoes can close roads for hours if not days in some cases.  If we are stopped or delayed, for any reason, from arriving at our destination, or you have a health problem or are involved in an accident and you have no cancellation or accident insurance, we will not be liable to pay for any expenses to change flights missed, change hotels to another location (as well as having paid for a hotel we cannot get to).  By paying for, and committing to this tour, you are agreeing that this responsibility is yours and that we are in no way expected to provide payment for anything other than our originally scheduled plans and expenses.  You are fully covered for bodily injury by our contracted Costa Rican transportation service.

See "Terms and Conditions" under "Tours" tab for additional information.


INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR PRICE: 

  • Meals: All inclusive meals, 8 breakfasts,, 6 lunches, 8 dinners.  See bold symbols of B, L, D just under each day.  First meal is dinner, Day 1.  Last meal is breakfast, Day 9.
  • Alcohol:  Beer and wine included during lunch and dinner at Punta Leona.  
  • Transportation to and from Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, round trip.  
  • Park entrance fees for (included) tours.
  • Tours that are mentioned as (included) on this itinerary.
  • Eight nights accomodations and room tax.
  • Fifteen minutes of international phone calls per ROOM per day.  We do have 2 personal cell phones available should a longer call to the USA be necessary.
  • And up to 10 pickleball playing sessions.  Scheduled times are  mornings: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  and evenings, 7:30p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  If there are no other people reserving the courts at other times of the day, we may request that the courts be unlocked for that requested time

 8 or more guests:  $2,460 (based on double occupancy).  Tell your friends!  A larger group of 16 or more will lower the price for all guests to the amount below.

16 or more guests: $2,188   (based on double occupancy). 

Single Supplement:  add  $475  to the price.

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to hold your spot.  It is refundable if we are unable to secure the minimum required number of guests (8).


NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR PRICE

  • Airfare to/from Costa Rica
  • Three meals total not included.  Day 1 of the tour, breakfast & lunch not included, and 1 other lunch.  
  • Alcoholic beverages except those listed in our itinerary: (beer or wine included with lunch and dinner at the hotel).
  • Tours unless specified as (included) on this itinerary.  This tour provides most days for you to choose "optional" tours, so you can do as you wish.
  • All hotel charges apart from what has been included in this itineray are your responsibility.  Upon registration, your credit card will be run at the front desk for your extra, miscellaneous charges.
  • Tips to waiters/waitresses, room maids, drivers, and your guides.  For your information, waitresses, maids, etc., make about $1.50/hr. In your room, you will find an envelope for their tip for the maids.  It is customary to put about $2-3/day in the envelope for the maids. 
  • Costa Rica's Airport Tax of $29.  Almost all airlines include this tax in your ticket.  Please verify that your airline has taken care of this.  If it is not part of your ticket price, you must pay it at the airport at the time of your departure.  The agents at the baggage check-in counter will verify it for you.

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Important Passport information:  Please read carefully.  When planning a trip, most countries require that a passport be valid for at least six months beyond the completion date of the trip.

 

 Booking your flight to and from San Jose:  Please read carefully.

  • Your airport for San Jose is Juan Santamaria International Airport. 
  • Schedule your arrival for the morning of Jan. 22, our first day of the tour. Planes must arrive no later than 9:30 a.m.  Depending on your airline & departure city, that means that you might have to be on an all night flight, leaving late night the the night before, or Jan 21starriving early morning Jan. 22, our tour start date.
  • If you do not want to fly an all-nighter, fly in at your convenience, arriving sometime by Jan. 21st.,the day before the tour starts.  You will stay overnight in a hotel in San Jose.  Please contact us for suggestions of nice hotels with great prices. January is considered "High Season".  Don't delay in securing a hotel.
  • Our group will all travel together at one time to the hotel from the San Jose Airport.  If you are unable to make it onboard for our scheduled transport, you will be responsible to find and pay for your own transportation.  We will make every effort to accomodate everyone.  Ask us if you need help. 
  • Our tour ends the morning of Day 9, (Jan. 30th).  You will be flying out of San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport.  Most guests choose to leave on the early flights, so our transport will take the bulk of guests leaving in the morning. The transport will leave, accomodating the earliest flight.  If some of you will be leaving later, there is a nice, inexpensive airport express, (quick and easy) leaving from San Ramon, departing every 20 min.
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