Costa Rica Explorer FAM Trip (For TRAVEL INDUSTRY Professionals)

8 Days

Overview

It’s not every day you find a FAM deal as flexible as this. Pick any travel date up to December 15th. Enjoy Costa Rica’s tropical climate, exuberant nature and friendly locals. See for yourself why Costa Rica ranks as one of the world’s most desirable places to vacation. With FAM package starting at $1099 (travel period May 1-December 16, other dates price slightly higher) this trip includes 16 meals, accommodation at great hotels in the most amazing places and tours and activities you’ll never forget. Best yet, you can extend this offer and invite your friends and family along at the same privileged price! ( up to 16 of your own invited guests)
Check out the reviews, returning agents are raving about their experience! Get to know Costa Rica from coast to coast on this well paced itinerary starting in San Jose and traveling to Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano and ending on the stunning shores of Guanacaste.
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Itinerary

Arrival in San Jose International Airport (SJO), hotel shuttle for check in Barcelo San Jose Hotel.

This morning your trip to Tortuguero National Park on the Atlantic Coast will begin. You will depart to Limon crossing Costa Rica from west to east, descending into the lowlands of the Caribbean coast. You will be stopping along the way for breakfast, before continuing through several large banana plantations to arrive at Pavona Dock. Here, you will board a covered boat that will take you to the Lodge. During the two hour trip, you will be able to observe small mammals, birds, and wide vegetation. Afternoon arrival at the Lodge in time for a hearty lunch. Check-in, afternoon tour to the town of Tortuguero, dinner and overnight. Meals BLD

Optional tours available at 6:15am to admire the awakening of the wildlife of Tortuguero. Return for breakfast, then another tour to explore the Tortuguero National Park. Return for lunch and leisure time. There is an optional afternoon tour to the canals. During the turtle nesting season (July to September) you can take a night tour on the beach where you may see turtles nesting. Meals BLD

After an early breakfast, you will board your boats back on the waterways to reach Pavona Dock. After having lunch at Rio Danta, your private 2 hour transfer will bring you directly to Arenal and the picturesque town of La Fortuna where you will get your first full view of this majestic volcano and, as the clouds lift, its awe-inspiring perfect cone. Check-in at Montana Del Fuego and overnight. Meals BL

After breakfast, day free for optional tours or enjoy a self-guided walk through the 30 hectares (75 acres) of primary and secondary forest, with many paths and trails that will bring you to a myriad of the most amazing and colorful bird species of Costa Rica. Overnight Montana de Fuego. Meals B

Optional Tour: Arenal Volcano & Tabacon Hot Springs: $115 p.p.
Later this afternoon embark on your Arenal at Dusk & Tabacon Hot Springs Tour, this is a tour you’ll never forget! Make your way to the active side of the Arenal Volcano to observe the tumbling lava rocks and spewing gases. As the evening approaches and your sense of hearing heighten, the hike takes on a surreal quality due to the amazing sounds the volcano makes in the distance. As you experience this tour, your well-trained bilingual guide will teach you a great deal about the activity and history of the volcano. Next, head for a bit of rest and relaxation at the beautiful Tabacon Resort! The indescribable hot springs and exotic tropical gardens will soothe your body and soul. When the sun sets, the show begins with the grace of clear skies permitting, and the sight of redhot lava boulders rolling down the volcano as you soak in the springs, will stun you. Meals: Lavish Dinner Buffet

Optional Tour: Sky Trek & Tram: $99 p.p
Sky Trek is combined with the Sky Tram to go up to the mountain’s highest point and then descend through a series of adventurous cables.
We have steel platforms, unlike traditional canopies that use wood platforms. We also have a unique and innovative system consists of pulley system so you do not have to use your hands to stop, providing improved safety over traditional canopy.

The Sky Tram will take you up to the highest mountain in the area, the cable car will offer amazing views, Our guide will explain about the flora and plant.
We have a viewpoint at the top, here you can stay and relax.

Early after breakfast depart on your 4 hour transfer to the sunny Guanacaste. Upon arrival check in to another world at the 24 hour all inclusive service at RIU Guanacaste. All meals, drinks, daily entertainment and evening shows! Meals BLD

Enjoy this day at leisure and relax! Tamarindo Beach is part of a bay formed by a cape, Cabo Velas (velas is Spanish for sails, or sailfish). Playa Grande lies to the north of Tamarindo Beach inside the bay. The two beaches are separated by a natural salt water estuary, Estero Tamarindo. South of Tamarindo Bay there is another beautiful estuary and beach, Playa Langosta. Meals B LD

A 50 minute transfer to the Liberia International Airport (LIR) for your return flight to the U.S. Meals B

Includes:

  • Arrival transfer from SJO airport
  • 1 night at the Barcelo San Jose Hotel in San Jose
  • 2 nights at Mawamba Lodge Tortuguero National Park
  • 2 nights in Arenal at the Montana de Fuego Resort & Spa
  • 2 nights in the 24 our all-inclusive beach resort, RIU Guanacaste. All meals, drinks, entertainment and 24 hour snacks!
  • 16 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Tortuguero National Park hike, town tour and canal exploration boat tour
  • Optional Arenal volcano hike & buffet dinner at the famous TABACON HOT SPRINGS JUST $115
  • Optional Sky Tram/Sky Trek at Sky Adventure Park Arenal Just $99
  • All transportation within Costa Rica
  • Departure transfer to Liberia International Airport
  • Pick your FAM date. Confirmations are on first-come, first-serve basis, limited availability.
  • Invite up to 16 guests at the FAM rate!

Excludes:

  • 13% Costa Rica VAT tax to be included in shopping cart

BARCELO SAN JOSE

What makes the Barcelo San Jose so special is a particular paradise. While it’s location defines the 254 room deluxe hotel as a city hotel, being just 15 minutes from the San Jose International Airport and 10 minutes to downtown San Jose, arriving guests quickly realize they’ve found a bit of Eden in the city.

It’s lovely outdoor spaces including pools and gardens planted with indigenous native Costa Rican tree species coupled with outstanding attention to guests
and it’s recognized commitment to the environment (evident by its Sustainability Certificate displayed in the lobby) make the Barcelo San Jose Hotel our favorite.
An outstanding buffet breakfast is included daily and features Costa Rican favorites, European specialties and all the things you would expect from a grand buffet. Enjoy well appointed guest rooms with views of the Central Valley.

Barceló San José Hotel offers spacious and bright rooms renovated in 2013, with classic and elegant style. With the comfort of our guests in mind, all of the rooms include a 32” LCD TV, free Wi-Fi and a free electronic safe with capacity for laptop computers.

MAWAMBA LODGE

Situated on the Northeast area of Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast on a sand bar between the Tortuguero Canals and the Caribbean Sea, an excellent location that provides direct access to the beach and the canals. During your stay, enjoy the pool surrounded by exotic gardens and relax in the ranchos with hammocks. Comfortable rooms with ceiling fans provide tranquil garden views. Stroll through the nature trails or take a leisurely walk on the beach in front of the Lodge.

Standard rooms feature one double and one single bed or three single beds.
All rooms have garden view, ceiling fan, complimentary safety box, daily clean up service and private bathroom. Hair dryers available from the reception.

Montaña de Fuego

Just by the foot of the Arenal Volcano stands Montaña de Fuego Hotel & Spa, a hotel inspired by its great natural environment, surrounded by 35 hectares of tropical forest on our private reserve.

In balance with nature develop a site of rest and fun that makes you feel in a new world. With our All-Inclusive Package in La Fortuna, you can enjoy a holiday full of sustainable adventure and cultural experience.

Montaña de Fuego Hotel & Spa has received the Fordor’s Choice Award for several consecutive years, distinguished by Fodor’s Travel as the best of hotels in the region of La Fortuna de San Carlos.

RIU GUANACASTE

The recently built 5 star complex of the Hotel Riu Guanacaste (24h All Inclusive), is situated in Guanacaste, Costa Rica in a seafront location on Mata Palo Beach.

This fully equipped hotel offers guests the best service in addition to a fresh water swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym, sauna and the “Renova Spa” centre with a range of different treatments and massages. Everything you could need to guarantee the maximum well-being during your stay.

The quality of the cuisine prepared by the chefs in our restaurants goes hand in hand with a wide variety of flavours on offer at this hotel, which will make you want to sample all our menus. The All Inclusive system gives you the opportunity to try out the buffet restaurant and the various themed restaurants on offer at the hotel.

If your stay is for work or business reasons, the Hotel Riu Guanacaste is ideal for you. It has five conference rooms, which are modern and fully equipped, allowing you to hold meetings or conferences in a professional and simple way, not to mention the range of services available.

From its prime location, the hotel offers a wide range of activities on its beautiful beaches such as diving or fishing in the Pacific Ocean and ecotourism in the volcanic regions. During the day, we also offer you several entertainment programs for all ages, whether you’re travelling with your family, as a couple or with friends. The hotel includes a gym, table tennis, volleyball, a tennis court, windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling, kayaking and other water activities. If your favourite sporting activity is Golf, the Four Seasons golf club boasts fantastic views over the ocean and a challenging course.

Guanacaste is less tropical, humid and lush than the rest of the country. Its dry grasslands and woods are sometimes reminiscent of landscapes from the African savannah. In the inland areas, you’ll see the natives, local cowboys riding on their horses as they lead their herds, which are authentic figures of the destination’s traditional culture. From the hotel, we offer several excursions which are not to be missed such as a visit to Rincón de la Vieja nature park, the Safari Park or the capital of Guanacaste: Liberia.

 

Important Notes, Requirements, Term

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Travel Agent employees and affiliated Independent Contractors, Travel Writers & Bloggers are welcome. Agents Proof of qualification: IATAN ID Card, IATAN List, CLIA ID Card, TRUE ID. Agents without ID cards may qualify with a letter signed by the Agency owner/manager. Home based agents qualify. Travel Writers & Bloggers present your professional profile and affiliations.
  • Single Supplement $550 high Season
  • No triple rate reduction
  • This Land
    only FAM requires air into San Jose International Airport (SJO) anytime
    on Day 1 and out of Liberia International Airport (LIR) on Day 8.
  • Special Needs: If
    you require an extra night in San Jose before or after the tour, a
    pre/post night is available for just $65 p.p. dbl occupancy which
    includes 1 night accommodation at Barcelo San Jose Palacio,  breakfast
    buffet, hotel tax, and airport shuttle.
  • Conditions: Non refundable $100 per person deposit required to hold space.
  • Full payment due 30 before departure date
  • FAM Payments are non-refundable in case of cancellation

*Black Out: December 15, 2021 – January 03, 2022/ Easter week April 4-11, 2021

Low Season Travel period May 1-Dec 15 $999 per person double occupancy
High Season Travel period January 4 -April 30 $1499 per person double occupancy.

 

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Costa Rica Explorer FAM Trip (For TRAVEL INDUSTRY Professionals)
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  • San Jose, Limon, Alajuela, Guanacaste

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San José19°CLight Rain
SUNRISE05:25
SUNSET17:30 CST
Feels like: 19°CWind: 3km/h SPressure: 1013.88mbarUV index: 0
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