Punta Islita is Costa Rica’s most unique and engaging destination! Enjoy eco-adventures, cultural activities, and culinary lessons to make your stay fun, meaningful, and unforgettable. Punta Islita is perfect for those who wish to have an authentic Costa Rican experience in an off-the-beaten path destination. Considered by many to be the ecotourism capital of the world, Costa Rica has a worthy place in the cubicle daydreams of travelers around the world. Visit this peaceful, green jewel of Central America.


Trip Summary: Punta Islita, Costa Rica | 6 Days

Trip Dates: Year Round

Group Size: Max 16 Participants

Price From: $2900 per person


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Single Room Supplement + $300

4-Day Extension to Monteverde Cloud Forest + $1200

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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 2 meals per day. *International Airfare and Visa Fees are not included.


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.


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Trip Highlights:

  • Canopy zip-lining tour, monkey hikes, and sunset horseback riding
  • Traditional Tico culinary and cocktail mixing lessons
  • Private Beach Access, and Snorkeling Experience
  • Sea turtle expedition (July to November) and exclusive beach access
  • Daily yoga & fitness classes

Itinerary

Arrive: Liberia, Costa Rica International Airport

Day 1:  Welcome to Costa Rica! We’ll arrive in Punta Islita, where we’ll acclimate to the altitude with an introductory lesson on Costa Rican history. After a relaxing first day in paradise, we’ll feast on a traditional welcome dinner as we learn about the country’s rich culture & delicious cuisine. Accommodation: Punta Islita Hotel

Day 2: Fuel up with a hearty buffet breakfast to prepare for our adventure-packed day. We’ll have the chance to go on a canopy zip-lining tour through the jungle—an experience that’s pure exhilaration. Soaring over a tree-lined canyon while taking in all of the astonishing views is sure to be a highlight of the trip. After zip-lining, we’ll head back to the hotel for a hands-on Tico cooking class. We’ll learn how to make traditional Costa Rican recipes, and end the evening gathered round the dinner table, sharing our delicious dishes. Accommodation: Punta Islita Hotel

Day 3: Today we’ll focus on the region’s diverse wildlife. We’ll start the day with a monkey hike, hoping to spot the country’s many types of monkeys. Costa Rica’s rich, natural diversity is fascinating, and we’ll get to be a part of it all! Our guide will bring a spotting scope for a close-up look at these creatures. Did you know that howler monkeys are the loudest land animal? We’ll learn this and so much more on our unforgettable trek. After a nonstop day of adventure, relax with a sunset horseback riding tour. This is the perfect way to take in Costa Rica’s magnificent beaches and tropical forests—enjoy signature Guanacaste landscapes and spectacular views. Accommodation: Punta Islita Hotel

Day 4: Enjoy a relaxing day unwinding at Los Cocos Beach Club and swimming in the sparkling, azure waters. As the sun sets, it’s time for sea-turtle watching—an unforgettable adventure no matter what age! Witness the captivating egg-laying ritual of endangered sea turtles at nearby Camaronal Beach. Our guide will use a special red light to avoid disturbance while we search for turtles peacefully emerging from the ocean. (Seasonal: July to November) Accommodation: Punta Islita Hotel

Day 5: Let’s make the most of our last full day in Punta Islita. Enjoy a morning of good food and relaxation before your choice of activity, including beach painting, cocktail mixing classes, and keychain making, using the region’s seashells, pebbles, and unique seeds—a great souvenir to take home with you! In beach painting, give life to your canvas, taking inspiration from Hotel Punta Islita’s singular beach; the lush outcropping at the far end creates an iconic sight that’ll last in your memories for a lifetime. We’ll spend our final evening in paradise reminiscing around a traditional farewell dinner. Accommodation: Punta Islita Hotel

Day 6: Although it’s sad to be leaving the beautiful Punta Islita, know that you’ll always have the unforgettable memories of your Costa Rican adventure! It’s time to journey back home; if you’re not ready to return to normalcy just yet, join us on our 4-day extension to Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.  

Depart: Liberia, Costa Rica International Airport


Optional 4-day Extension to Arenal Volcano & Monteverde Cloud Forest:

Floating like a cloud in the rainforest canopy near the Poas Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest is one of the most secluded, tranquil and relaxing places in Costa Rica. Spend four extra days away from the coastline, exploring the scenic hot springs, wildlife, and natural beauty in the interior of Costa Rica. Hike the trails of Arenal Volcano and explore Monteverde Cloud Forest, with winding rivers, valleys, and waterfalls engulfed in fog.

You will enjoy a torch-lit forest dinner featuring farm-to-table ingredients from our organic farm and a curated wine list. Take a Scenic hike in the Hummingbird Garden and cloud forest trails. Zip-line through the forest canopy or rappel down the face of a roaring waterfall. Tour a Coffee Hacienda and sample the local cuisine at the country market.

During our time here, we’ll stay in a secluded eco resort within the rainforest to truly become one with the unbelievable, lush nature surrounding us. The eco resort was created to be a luxury retreat for travelers who seek out authentic experiences and a deep connection to nature. Accommodation: El Silencio Lodge & Spa