Costa Rica Expedition

Hotel Punta Islita is Costa Rica’s most unique and engaging destination.  Its signature Authentic Costa Rica program includes complimentary eco-adventures, cultural activities, and learning sessions to make your stay fun, meaningful, and unforgettable.  Perfect for couples or families who wish to live Costa Rica’s authentic experiences in an off-the-beaten path destination.  As the eco- and adventure-tourism capital of Central America, Costa Rica has a worthy place in the cubicle daydreams of travelers around the world.  Costa Rica is a peaceful green jewel of the region that needs to be on your travel bucket list ASAP.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Daily Yoga & Fitness Classes
  • Canopy Ziplining Tour, Monkey Quest Hikes, and Sunset Horseback Riding Experiences
  • Traditional Tico Cooking Class & Cocktail Mixing
  • Art classes on the beach
  • Sea turtle expedition (July - November) & exclusive beach access

ITINERARY | 6 DAYS

Day 1: Today we will arrive in Punta Islita, Costa Rica where we will acclimatize to the altitude by having an introductory lesson to Costa Rica and the history behind this beautiful city.  In the evening we will have a traditional welcome dinner as we learn about Costa Rican culture & cuisine.  Accommodation: Punta Islita Hotel

Day 2: This morning, enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast before starting your adventure-packed day.  You will have the chance to go on a canopy zip-lining tour through the jungle.  You will enjoy pure exhilaration for full bragging rights.  Soaring over a tree-lined canyon while taking in all of the beautiful views will be a highlight of your trip. After zip-lining, you will take your first hands-on tico cooking class back at the hotel.  You will learn how to make traditional Costa Rican dishes and recipes that you can take home to make after your trip.  End your evening, eating the delicious dishes that you have just created.  Accommodation: Punta Islita Hotel

Day 3:   Today will be all about wildlife of Costa Rica.  After a delicious buffet breakfast, you will get to go on a Monkey Quest Hike.  Did you know that Howler Monkeys are the loudest land animal? Costa Rica’s rich natural diversity is fascinating – and you will get to be a part of it all!  Your guide will bring a spotting telescope to better enjoy a close-up look at these creatures.  During Sunset, you will have the chance to embark on a sunset horseback riding tour.  Horseback riding is perfect to explore and take in Costa Rica’s beautiful beach scenery and tropical forest.  You will enjoy signature Guanacaste landscapes and spectacular views.  Accommodation: Punta Islita Hotel

Day 4: After a delicious buffet breakfast, relax at Los Cocos Beach Club and swim in the blue waters of the beautiful ocean or by the pool.  Later today you will go sea-turtle watching!  This will be an unforgettable adventure for all ages.  Witness the captivating egg-laying ritual of endangered sea turtles.  This night-time experience takes place in nearby Camaronal Beach where you will search for turtles as they peacefully emerge from the ocean. Your guide will use a special red light to avoid disturbance (Seasonal: July to November).  Accommodation: Punta Islita Hotel

Day 5: Today is your last full day in Punta Islita.  Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast and relax at the beach one last time.  You will have the chance to choose from a variety of activities from beach painting to cocktail mixing classes to keychain making (great souvenir to take home with you!) In keychain making, you will get to use the region’s seashells, pebbles and unique seeds that are perfect to create a beautiful keychain.  In beach painting, give life to your own canvas, inspired by Hotel Punta Islita’s singular beach.  The small outcropping at the far end creates an iconic figure that will stay in your memories for a lifetime.  We will end the evening with a traditional farewell dinner.  Accommodation: Punta Islita Hotel

Day 6: Enjoy your last breakfast buffet before leaving the beautiful Punta Islita, Costa Rica. We will start our next journey back home.

 

Trip Summary: Punta Islita, Costa Rica | 6 Days

Private Dates: Year Round

Next Group Trip: May 2017, November 2017

Group Size: Max 16 Participants

Price From: $2800/person

 

This Acanela Expedition © is the perfect fusion between comfort & adventure. Embark on this small group exploration and have hands-on encounters with local peoples and cultures, while experiencing all the historical & culinary highlights along the way.


Expedition Dates:

May 2017

November 2017

Private dates upon inquiry.


Prices From:

$2800

All inclusive package including accommodation for all nights, in-country transport by private bus, train, or flight, lecture and instruction materials from our expert guides, all activities, and meals as listed on the itinerary. *International Airfare and Visa Fees are not included.


Contact Us: 1-323-657-3496

Call to speak with one of our agents about this trip, or email us at: expeditions@acanela.com



Arenal Volcano & Monteverde Could Forest:

4-day extension to Arenal Volcano & Monteverde Cloud Forest: Spend four extra days away from the coastline exploring the beautiful parks in the interior of Costa Rica.  Hike to the top of Arenal Volcano & explore a Cloud Forest where rivers wind through the rainforests and waterfalls tumble through valleys and canyons.  Immerse yourself in some of the most beautiful Hot Springs, Nature, and Wildlife that you have yet to see.  During your time in Arenal & Monteverde you will spend your time relaxing at a beautiful ecolodge in the rainforest, hiking past waterfalls, and having up-close encounters with wildlife in this beautiful part of the world.  

4-day extension to Arenal Volcano & Monteverde Cloud Forest:

Spend four extra days away from the coastline exploring the beautiful parks in the interior of Costa Rica.  Hike to the top of Arenal Volcano & explore a Cloud Forest where rivers wind through the rainforests and waterfalls tumble through valleys and canyons.  Immerse yourself in some of the most beautiful Hot Springs, Nature, and Wildlife that you have yet to see.  During your time in Arenal & Monteverde you will spend your time relaxing at a beautiful ecolodge in the rainforest, hiking past waterfalls, and having up-close encounters with wildlife in this beautiful part of the world.