Costa Rica
May 25, 2019 - June 02, 2019
Welcome to Costa Rica!

Experience the taste of culture in Costa Rica where you'll see everything from coffee plantations to volcanoes, along with the small towns and big cities that make Costa Rica a genuine place to visit.

Buy Trip
  • RSVP: Monday, March 25, 2019
  • Final Balance Due: Monday, March 25, 2019
  • Member Fees: $3,975.00
  • Non-Member Fees: $4,100.00
  • Deposit Amount: $500.00
  • Single Room Supplement (optional): $300.00
ITINERARY
DAY 1, May 25, 2019 | San Jose
San Jose

Explore lush forests and stunning waterfalls…exotic wildlife and endless coastlines. Your tour opens in the colorful capital city of San Jose, the perfect place to relax and soak up the sights as your adventure begins.

DAY 2, May 26, 2019 | San Jose - Coffee Plantation - Guanacaste
San Jose - Coffee Plantation - Guanacaste

Welcome to the Central Valley. Begin with a tour of a local coffee plantation highlighting the history and cultivation of this driver of the Costa Rican economy.

This afternoon, arrive in breathtaking Guanacaste, known for its fine sandy beaches. Settle in for a relaxing 2-night stay at your resort and take in the mesmerizing ocean views.

DAY 3, May 27, 2019 | Guanacaste
Guanacaste

Fun in the sun is in store today as you explore the nearby beaches, or simply relax by the pool and take advantage of your resort’s lovely amenities. This afternoon, visit the delightful beach town of Samara, one of the top sunset spots in Costa Rica. Soak in the spectacular colors as the sun illuminates the natural landscape.

DAY 4, May 28, 2019 | Guanacaste - Monteverde
Guanacaste - Monteverde

It’s off to the secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest, a place you have to see to believe, where trees grow to heights of 100 feet!

Set off on a nature walk through this spectacular ecosystem, where you’re sure to encounter many incredible species of flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled and you may be lucky enough to spot the elusive quetzal!

DAY 5, May 29, 2019 | Monteverde
Monteverde

It’s your choice!

Explore one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens and a dazzling gallery containing more than 100 beautiful hummingbirds. Then, join an expert for a leisurely paced “Hanging Bridges” walking tour to gain a different perspective of the cloud forest’s lush ecosystem.

-OR-

Take an exhilarating ride on one of the longest canopy zip line tours in Costa Rica. If you would like to do both the hanging bridges and the zip line tour, you may purchase the second as an optional tour. This evening, take part in an expert-led discussion about the migratory birds that flock to Costa Rica.

DAY 6, May 30, 2019 | Monteverde - Lake Arenal Cruise-Arenal
Monteverde - Lake Arenal Cruise-Arenal

Uncover the importance of conservation in Costa Rica during a visit to a tree nursery. Learn about indigenous trees and Monteverde’s reforestation efforts. Cross beautiful mountainous landscapes to Arenal, where spectacular views of the famous volcano await your discovery.

Enjoy a delightful cruise on Lake Arenal, Costa Rica’s largest and most important lake. Later, check in for another 2-night stay at a lodge overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano.

Get to know the Costa Rican culture this evening. Taste your way through a cooking demonstration featuring local ingredients. End your evening dining on the recipes of Costa Rica as a guitarist serenades you.

DAY 7, May 31, 2019 | Cano Negro - Arenal
Cano Negro - Arenal

What’s next? A Cano Negro guided riverboat trip in a covered canoe known as a panga.

These 20,000 acres are home to the largest viewable collection of indigenous wildlife in all of Costa Rica.

Go in search of caimans, river otters, sloths, monkeys, river turtles, exotic birds and rare butterflies. Later, return to Arenal for the chance to relax during an optional spa visit.

DAY 8, June 01, 2019 | Arenal - Zarcero - San Jose
Arenal - Zarcero - San Jose

Today, get a little whimsical as we journey to the charming town of Zarcero to explore its fanciful topiary garden. Continue to San Jose to see the treasures of the city on a panoramic tour.

See the bustling Plaza de Cultura. This evening, bid farewell to paradise over a wonderful dinner with your fellow travelers.

DAY 9, June 02, 2019 | San Jose
San Jose

Today you depart for home with fabulous memories of your Costa Rican adventure.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose
San Antonio de Belen San Jose

Telephone
+506 2239 0022

Website
https://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/costa-rica/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-cariari-san-jose-costa-rica-SJODTDT

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose
HOTEL INFORMATION

Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows – Playa Carrillo Guanacaste
Playa Carrillo Puerto Carrillo

Telephone
+506 4002 1414

Website
https://www.nammbu.com/

Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows – Playa Carrillo Guanacaste
HOTEL INFORMATION

Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows – Playa Carrillo Guanacaste
Playa Carrillo Puerto Carrillo

Telephone
+506 4002 1414

Website
https://www.nammbu.com/

Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows – Playa Carrillo Guanacaste
HOTEL INFORMATION

El Establo Hotel Monteverde
Monteverde

Telephone
+506 2645 5110

Website
http://www.elestablo.com/

El Establo Hotel Monteverde
HOTEL INFORMATION

El Establo Hotel Monteverde
Monteverde

Telephone
+506 2645 5110

Website
http://www.elestablo.com/

El Establo Hotel Monteverde
HOTEL INFORMATION

Mountain Paradise Hotel Arenal
Arenal Volcano La Fortuna

Telephone
+506 2479 1414

Website
http://hotelmountainparadise.com

Mountain Paradise Hotel Arenal
HOTEL INFORMATION

Mountain Paradise Hotel Arenal
Arenal Volcano La Fortuna

Telephone
+506 2479 1414

Website
http://hotelmountainparadise.com

Mountain Paradise Hotel Arenal
HOTEL INFORMATION

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose
San Antonio de Belen San Jose

Telephone
+506 2239 0022

Website
https://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/costa-rica/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-cariari-san-jose-costa-rica-SJODTDT

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose
  • Spanish
  • Costa Rica Colon
  • Gallo Pinto
  • San Jose, Coffee Farm, Guanacaste, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Choice on Tour, Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal Cruise, Cano Negro Refuge, Zarcero
TRIP DETAILS
TRIP LEADER(S)
Nicole Randall

Nicole Randall is a native of New York and came to People to People International in 2018. She offices for the organization out of Washington, D.C.

She began her career while working for the military at Fort Benning, Georgia. After spending time as an Executive Producer and Director of Communications for both the Kansas Departments of Transportation and Commerce, she started at PTPI.

She has a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and a Master's Degree in Diplomacy. She lives in D.C. with her husband and son.

INCLUSIONS

The following is included with your registration fee:

  • Full Itinerary
  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Motor Coach Transportation
  • Bilingual Tour Manager
  • Admission Fees
  • 8 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • International Airfare
  • Hotel-to-Hotel Baggage Handling
  • Gratuities

The following is NOT included with your registration fee:

  • Travel Insurance: Optional ($315)
TERMS & CONDITIONS

People to People International reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a program participant. Should any person’s health, physical infirmity, or general deportment, in the judgment of the delegation leader, impede the operation of the program or the rights, welfare, or enjoyment of other participants, the leader has the right to terminate that person(s) participation, and a refund of unused services, where such refund can be obtained from land operators, is the limit of the sponsor’s responsibility should such person be required to depart the program. In arranging for transportation or conveyance, hotel accommodations, or other services and in carrying out the program, neither the sponsors nor their agents shall be responsible or liable for any loss, cost, damage, injury, delay, irregularity, or expense of any kind whatsoever arising from the use of any conveyance, accommodations, or services, or from thefts, pilferage, government restrictions, or regulations and any loss or expense resulting from the above contingencies shall be borne by the participant. Neither the sponsors nor the agents shall be responsible or liable for any loss, injury, damage, or expense suffered or incurred by the participant in respect of any acts, or omissions of any third parties, the participant hereby expressly waiving any such responsibility or liability, and services are subject to the laws of the countries visited. People to People International shall not be responsible in any way for loss or damage to baggage or personal effects. INSURANCE FOR LUGGAGE, PERSONAL EFFECTS, ACCIDENTS, AND TRIP CANCELLATION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If the program must be canceled prior to travel, the liability of People to People International or its agents is limited to refund of monies received by People to People International or its agents for delegates currently registered. The sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to withdraw the program (in which case a refund will be made) or to make such alterations in the schedule as they may deem necessary or desirable. No refund shall be made for services not taken in case of sickness, accident, or emergency resulting in omission of service for less than three consecutive days. Refund will be made on the basis of such amount, if any, as is actually recovered on unused accommodation and service, less all expenses and charges incidental to effecting cancellations. Refund for unused transportation tickets will be made in accordance with the respective carrier regulations. If the program must be canceled after travel has begun, the liability of People to People International or its agents is limited to a refund of unused services, where such refund can be obtained from land operators. All parties must be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Enrollment in a program allows People to People International the right to use any photos or videos taken during the program.

ADULT TRAVEL