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Essential
Costa Rica

December 3-11, 2022

Home to lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and an astonishing diversity of wildlife, Costa Rica has long been a leader in conservation and the protection of natural heritage. Experience this gorgeous Central American nation on a fun-filled adventure, taking you from the foot of an active volcano to the misty highlands and Pacific coast. Hear from a researcher at the National Geographic–supported Monteverde Institute, learn the art of tortilla-making with a local family, and seek out the country’s unique creatures—from blue morpho butterflies to howler monkeys—on hikes through the forest.

 

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 8 Nights accommodations
  • Private air conditioned transportation
  • Breakfast each morning
  • 2 Lunches, 1 Dinners
  • Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative tour
  • Tortilla making and home dinner
  • Guided nature walk in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Monte Verde Institute Lecture & Reforestation project
  • Guided Manuel Antonio National Park visit
  • Arrival Transfer
  • English speaking guide throughout
Itinerary

 

Day 1
Women's Travel Club Costa Rica Adventure - Sloth
Welcome to Costa Rica!

Upon arrival at the airport today you will be met by a local guide and transfer to your hotel.
The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your tour leader will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early. After a brief introduction meeting we will enjoy a welcome dinner together (not included).

If you arrive early enough, you'll have time to head into the city to visit a museum or the main plaza in the city centre. The plaza is a good place to people-watch. A mime, juggler, marimba band, magician, or storyteller may be performing for whatever is collected when the hat is passed. Artisan booths are common, creating a regular arts and crafts fair atmosphere.
Accommodations: Hotel Radisson San Jose

Day 2
Women's Travel Club Costa Rica Adventure - Tortuguero
La Fortuna

Awake in the Costa Rican capital and take a tour of a local coffee cooperative. Meet local farmers, observe shade-grown coffee plants, and gain insight into the process of coffee production, from bean to cup.

After a typical lunch—accompanied by an aromatic cup of coffee—continue to the town of La Fortuna, situated at the foot of the majestic Arenal Volcano. This evening, we’ll visit a local home to learn how to make tortillas. Chat with your welcoming hosts and dig into a traditional Costa Rican meal of black beans, plantains, and your own handmade tortillas.
Accommodations: Hotel Monte Real

Day 3
Women's Travel Club Costa Rica Adventure - Tortuguero
La Fortuna

Enjoy a free day to explore La Fortuna and its surrounding areas. In 1968, the Arenal Volcano erupted after centuries of laying dormant, converting this quiet agricultural town into a hot spot for adventure travel.

Choose to go stand-up paddleboarding on the tranquil waters of Lake Arenal; rappel down a rushing waterfall on a canyoning excursion; relax in the shadow of Arenal Volcano at a naturally heated outdoor spa; take a boat tour of Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, one of the world’s most important wetlands.
Accommodations: Hotel Monte Real

Day 4
Women's Travel Club Costa Rica Adventure - Mi Cafecito coffee cooperative
Monteverde

Travel from La Fortuna to the leafy cloud forests of Monteverde—a nature lover’s paradise. The town of Monteverde is fairly small with shopping and some great restaurants,

This afternoon, choose to discover Monteverde’s breathtaking wilderness on horseback, riding along picturesque mountain trails and looking out for toucans, monkeys, and sloths. Or, embark on a zip-lining adventure in the birthplace of the canopy tour, gliding high above the treetops or zooming through the misty foliage at exhilarating speed.
Accommodation: El Establo Hotel

Day 5
Women's Travel Club Costa Rica Adventure - La Fortuna
Monteverde

Set out on a hike in the stunning Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, treading past giant ferns and vibrant orchids. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the resplendent quetzal—a sacred bird in Maya and Aztec cultures.

Afterward, visit the Monteverde Institute, a research and educational organization supported by National Geographic. Hear from a researcher about some of the institute's conservation initiatives, including a successful reforestation project.
Accommodations: El Establo Hotel

Day 6
Women's Travel Club Costa Rica Adventure - Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio

Drive to Manuel Antonio. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the Pacific coast with options to surf, go horseback riding, or visit nearby picturesque beaches. The white-sand beaches and warm Pacific waters are the ideal atmosphere to relax at the end of your adventure. If you opt to chill out at the beach, be sure to walk out into the sea on the incredible natural sand formation that is shaped like a whale's tale when the tide goes out.
Accommodations: Hotel Villas Lirio

Day 7
Women's Travel Club Costa Rica Adventure - Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio

Pack your sunscreen, snack, beach shoes, and prepare for a great day in Costa Rica’s smallest yet no less stunning national park. Manual Antonio offers four white-sand beaches, separated by jagged rock outcrops and tidal pools. Swim, snorkel, surf, and sunbathe. When you’re all beached out, head to the shade of the nearby hiking trails to search for sloths, monkeys, and armadillos. Climb to the lookout to capture views of the pristine Pacific Ocean and the area’s off-shore islands.
Accommodations: Hotel Villas Lirio

Day 8
Women's Travel Club Costa Rica Adventure - Monkey
San Jose

We say good-bye to the beach and head back to San Jose. Tonight we have the option of a tradition Ram Luna dinner and show (not included). As the sun sets over the majestic San José skyline and the stars blanket the sky, we will experience a luxurious evening of Costa Rican cuisine and a folkloric dance.
Accommodations: Hotel Radisson San Jose

Day 9
Women's Travel Club Costa Rica Adventure
Depart

Time to say good-bye to this amazing country and fabulous friends you have made along the way. Transfer to the airport for your flight home as needed.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $2399 CAD per person, sharing a room - Approx. $1950 USD
Single Occupancy - $3568 CAD per person, your own room - Approx. $2900 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of $350 due at time of booking
Final Payment due - October 4, 2022

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.

 

Optional Activities

Costa Rica Adrenaline bundle
Canyoning - (Half-day Arenal) Rappel, down-climb, river-trace, and descend huge waterfalls in the rugged mountains and lush rainforests around Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano.
Ziplining - (Half-day Monteverde) Get a true bird’s-eye view of the rainforest canopy as you soar through the trees on a Tarzan swing, a giant rappel, and a 137-meter-high (450-foot) zipline.
Rate - $197 CAD

Manuel Antonio Catamaran Tour
Cruise along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica aboard a 100 ft catamaran, taking in the impressive scenery and lush jungle that has made Manuel Antonio famous. Keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins who call these waters home before stopping to snorkel, swim, or ride one of the boat's water slides into the ocean. Grab a drink or just sit and watch the gorgeous views of the lush coastline go by.
Rate - $106 CAD

**Please note - Prices are subject to change. You must weigh between 45-100kg (100-200 lbs) and be at least 130 cm (4'3 ft) tall to participate.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Gratuities
  • Tour host
  • Departure transfer

 

Extra Hotel Nightrs

Pre and post hotel nights are available at the Radisson San Jose
Double Occupancy - $65 CAD per person
Single Occupancy - $130 CAD per person

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to San Jose
Depart from San Jose

Please complete the form to request flight options for your tour. The Women's Travel Club Flight Department will work with you to arrange the best options. Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote
Accommodations
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Hotel Radisson San Jose

Situated less than four kilometers outside downtown, Radisson San José-Costa Rica offers a great location. You can wander through San José’s various markets or museums, unwind at the hotel’s on-site restaurants or escape to the Gulf of Nicoya, less than a two-hour drive from the Radisson.

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Hotel Monte Real

This lovely Hotel is in a superb position with great view of the Arenal Volcano, bordering the Burio River and a little forest where you will be able to observe iguanas, squirrels, sloths, colorful birds and beautiful butterflies.

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El Establo Hotel

Set 1 km from the Monteverde Butterfly Gardens, this relaxed hotel is 2 km from the Curi Cancha Wildlife Refuge and 4 km from the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
Casual rooms offer flat-screens, safes and minifridges, plus balconies or terraces. Suites, some bi-level, add loft bedrooms, in-room whirlpool tubs and/or sitting areas.

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Hotel Villas Lirio

Surrounded by tropical gardens at the edge of the Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, this laid-back hotel is 2 km from Espadilla beach.
Casual rooms have traditional wooden decor, tiled floors and patios. All come with flat-screen TVs and minifridges.