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Costa Rica Eco-Beach Adventure, December 2 - 11, 2016

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  • Costa Rica Eco-Beach Adventure
    40's - 60's Singles Vacations
    December 2 -11,2016
    $2295*
     

    Zip through the clouds, walk in the jungles, tube the rivers and sun on the beach on this Costa Rica singles adventure. Your local tour leader/guide will share their knowledge and love of Costa Rica and are there to help ensure your vacation becomes an amazing memory. Enjoy the perfect mix of activities and leisure time on this wonderful trip

    Itinerary Vacation Day 1 - Friday: San Jose
    Our singles trip begins as you arrive in San Jose and are met at the Juan Santamaria airport and transferred to our hotel.
    Our Welcome Dinner is at the RBG restaurant, right in our hotel (optional)

    Vacation Day 2 - Saturday: San Jose - Tortuguero
    Today we depart to Tortuguero National Park on the Atlantic Coast, crossing Costa Rica from west to east, descending into the lowlands of the Caribbean coast. In Cano Blanco we our exciting tour really begins. During the two hour trip, we will observe various animals and vegetation. We arrive in time for lunch.
    Spend the afternoon at the pool, kayaking or exploring the hotel. 

    Vacation Day 3 - Sunday: Tortuguero 

    After breakfast our group will explore by boat the National Park of Tortuguero which shelters a fabulous array of wildlife. There are unusually large populations of monkeys, amphibians, birds, including the great green macaw, fish and three species of marine turtles. Resident fauna include the tapir, ocelot, jaguars, collared peccaries, river otters, sloth, grisons, frogs, toucans, and the fascinating bulldog bats which feed on fish. 

    The wide-open canals make viewing easy for spotting crocodiles, giant iguanas, and basilisk lizards basking atop the branches, swallow-tailed hawks and vultures swooping over the treetops, and caimans on the fallen raffia palm branches at the side of the river.


    After lunch back at the lodge we head into Tortuguero town and the Caribbean Conservation Center. The town of Tortuguero has a fairly basic life style. There are no cars in the island town of Tortuguero but there are a few shops and restaurants. Be sure to walk the little foot paths to Tortuguero beach, the most important nesting site of the endangered green turtle in the Western Hemisphere.
    At night we can take an optional taxi boat in to town and dance or karaoke with the locals.

    Vacation Day 4 - Monday: Tortuguero - Arenal 

    Eat an early breakfast before we board the boats back to Cano Blanco port where our private transfer takes us to the Arenal Area. After lunch at the El Ceibo restaurant, we continue to La Fortuna and get our first full view of the majestic Arenal Volcano. It is the only volcano in Costa Rica constantly active since it woke up after 400 years with the big 1968 eruption producing huge ash columns, explosions & glowing red lava almost every day. It is considered one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world.


    Vacation Day 5 – Tuesday: Arenal

    This morning it's time to explore the town and to explore La Fortuna Waterfalls. It is a short walk into the forest to the 230' high waterfall. The steps down to the base are steep but there's a "natural pool" for swimming so bring your suits and a hearty sense of adventure the water is chilly. Now it is time to sit on our butts and float. Our tubing course is about 500 meters long in total but you can choose to run just the lower section which is only about 180 meters and maintains total visibility to our open viewing area to make you feel more comfortable. 


    After a long day soak in the hot mineral springs at The Springs. Take time out to relax in the thermal Hot Springs and naturally heated Jacuzzis, so close that you well feel the rumblings of the volcano. Then enjoy dinner at the Springs. 

    Vacation Day 6 - Wednesday: Arenal - Monteverde
    After breakfast we board our pontoon boat for a 40 minute ride to Rio Chiquito, a little town on the other side of the lake from Arenal. Once there we have a short break before a 1.5 hour ride to our hotel in Monteverde.
    The Monteverde Cloud Rain Forest is known for its conservation efforts and lifestyle centered on nature. There are more than 100 species of mammals including 5 species of cats, over 400 species of birds, tens of thousands of insect species and 2,500 species of plants.
    This afternoon it is time for ziplining through a canopy of trees. - Sky Trek is a system of trails, suspension bridges, and zip lines that offer visitors the opportunity to observe, view and appreciate tropical vegetation from different vantage points above the canopy. Two suspended bridges in, and above the canopy, one 265 feet long, and one 60 meters. There are three platforms above the canopy, connected by zip lines, a canopy observation tower 72' high and 10 cables system with the longest 1,400 feet. 


    Vacation Day 7 - Thursday: Monteverde - Manuel Antonio
    Before we depart Monteverde we will hike in the reserve for a few hours. Elevation ranges from 600 meters above sea level to 1800 meters on isolated peaks. Trails are in excellent condition with railings on the steps and in some cases slices of tree trunks creating a lily pond like path to keep people from walking through mud.Then we transfer from Monteverde to Manuel Antonio where we check into our full-service hotel. The Parador Resort and Spa. It's time for swimming or pool side sunning and we have three options, all overlooking the gleaming turquoise Pacific: choose from the beautiful centrally-located infinity pool with swim-up bar and terrace restaurant, our secluded adult-only pool, or the infinity pool with waterfall and Jacuzzi. 


    Vacation Day 8 - Friday: Manuel Antonio
    Sleep late or see how many different kinds of flora and fauna you can spot in a 2 V2 hour morning nature walk. Learn about the history of the Quepoa Indians and Costa Rica's past in regard to the Manuel Antonio area, and come back with ideas as to how to help preserve this priceless. At the end of the walk savour some local fresh fruits and refreshments.
    Enjoy the remainder of the day on the white sand beaches that stretch for miles along the coastline from Manuel Antonio Park, providing numerous options for surfing, sunning, kayaking and parasailing. The free shuttle service will transport you to the stunning beaches of Manuel Antonio, a quick ten minute ride away.
    Tonight our singles group will get check out the local night life. 

    Vacation Day 9 - Saturday: Manuel Antonio - San Jose
    After breakfast, free time to enjoy the hotel and the beach before we transfer back to San Jose.
    Tonight enjoy our farewell dinner at a local restaurant featuring mamba music and folklore show (subject to availability). 

    Vacation Day 10 - Sunday - San Jose - Costa Rica Singles Vacation Ends
    Have breakfast at your leisure then say goodbye to your new single friends as you take the provided shuttle to the airport. You can depart anytime during the day (just remember you will have to depart the hotel about 3 hours before your flight)

    Costa Rica Hotels:

    San Jose - Parks Inn

    Tortuguero -Evergreen Lodge

    Arenal-Mountain Paradise

    Monteverde - EL Establo

    Manuel Antonio - Parador Hotel

    Price: $2295*

    Deposit - $400 due October 10th

    Singles Vacation Includes:

    9 Nights Accommodations
    Breakfast Daily - 6 Lunch - 4 Dinners
    Private Transportation
    English Speaking Tour Leader
    Guided Tours, Activities and Admissions per itinerary
    Airport/Hotel Transfers on Tour Dates
    All Taxes and Surcharges

    *The price per person is for a double room. Free roommate matching is available on all our singles
    vacations, so there is never a need to pay a "single supplement". If you wish to room alone it is an additional $850

    Not Included:

    International Airfare - Tips $100 collected first day - Airport Tax - $31

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