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2020 December 8 to 15 – Open
Prices listed are per person:
Shared Room: $4798
Private Room: $6398
Tarzan your way through the dry rainforest
Relax in natural hot springs surrounded by mountains
Awake to the sounds of wild monkeys chattering in the trees
Raft through rapids
Cruise on a catamaran then snorkel from a secluded beach hideaway
Ride on horseback at sunset
“My trip to Costa Rica with HE Travel was an exhilarating experience. I got to challenge myself on the adventures I would explore and enjoy the company of a great group of people.” – Bruce C., Chicago, IL
“Eventful, relaxing and pleasant. A true stress-free trip.” – Paul Y., Reading, PA
“I went for an adventure and HE Travel delivered…times 10.” – Mark D., New York, NY
This Costa Rica gay travel adventure really is a dream. We’ll travel together to a magical hideaway in the midst of the dry rainforest. Once here we’ll enjoy a multitude of activities, all of which are included in our tour. Our accommodations in the tropical forest and along the pristine Pacific Coast are some of the most luxurious in the region with modern amenities and facilities. We’ll fill our days full of adventure and our evenings with relaxation, good food, and conversation. We’ll experience a country that is proud of its ecological preservation balanced with world-class hospitality.
Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica
Upon arrival at the Liberia airport in the northwestern part of Costa Rica, the driver will take us to our nearby hotel. Dinner will be on your own to allow maximum flexibility for flight arrivals.
Day 2: Waterfalls, a hidden river, and the Tropical Dry Forest
After breakfast, we will journey eastward to visit the exquisite Llanos del Cortez waterfalls. Afterward, we’ll visit Las Pumas Rescue Center, a safe home to many animals and big cats who cannot re-enter the wild. We’ll arrive at Rio Perdido, just in time for lunch. The property is a large, secluded retreat surrounded by the dense Dry Forest. Here we enjoy a natural hot spring river that crosses through the property and offers wonderful hideaways to relax.
The Rio Perdido features bold, bright, comfortable rooms separated from each other to maximize privacy. Each one has its own terrace with hammocks: perfect for listening to the monkeys in the mornings. Lunch and dinner will take place together in the beautiful open-air dining hall overlooking the treetops.
Day 3: Canyon Adventure at Rio Perdido
Because of the thickness of the vast forest surrounding Rio Perdido, it offers one the best areas for zip lining, Tarzan swinging and rappelling. Feel the adrenaline rush as we combine each of these activities into one on your own jungle adventure. Afterward, we’ll have lunch and swap stories.
Tonight, we will dine by the river surrounded by the sounds of the water and the forest.
Day 4: Welcome to Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast – white water rafting here we come!
It is time to bid farewell to our mountain hideaway and head toward Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, where sunny days are almost guaranteed. On the way to the beach, we will take another exhilarating adventure: white water rafting (level II-III) and rappelling! Afterward, we will enjoy lunch together overlooking the canyon.
After lunch, we head to the luxurious El Mangroove, a boutique hotel that offers luxury amenities and great music at the pool, and fantastic cuisine.
Day 5: Catamaran Tour
What better way to enjoy the sea than by heading out on a catamaran? We’ll enjoy snorkeling and even take a banana boat adventure ride (insert obvious banana joke here). Today’s tour features lunch and a leisurely afternoon. Once we return to El Mangroove we’ll have the rest of the day to ourselves.
Day 6: Horseback riding at the beach
El Mangroove faces Panama Beach, with views of the Papagayo Bay. The beach features very dark volcanic sand and a wave-less sea. During our free morning, we might enjoy picking up paddle boarding or kayaking.
Just before sunset, we will go horseback riding along the beach and through paths less traveled. Tonight, dinner will be on your own, but we’ll happily arrange a driver to take us into town for anyone who wants a fabulous seafood meal.
Day 7. A Day to relax or perhaps do even more
Wake up at the time of your choice: today is your lazy-beach bumming day!
The El Mangroove hotel offers some wonderful activities and concierge services. Arrangements should be made on-site.
- A cocktail mixing lesson
- A Golf Game at the Premium Arnold Palmer Course, arriving by boat!
- Spa Treatment
- Watersports such as kayaking, fishing, diving, paddleboarding
- Or relax and play it by ear!
Tonight we’ll come together for a warm farewell dinner at the delicious hotel restaurant.
Day 8. Hasta Luego Costa Rica-Farewell
Today it’s time to head home! After this experience of adventure and relaxation, we’ll enjoy our final breakfast together before heading back to the Daniel Oduber (Liberia) International Airport for flights home.
Price includes: Comfortable lodging for 7 nights; all breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners; Transfers to and from the Liberia International Airport to our hotel; all ground transportation with the group; all activities listed as part of the itinerary. Services of a knowledgeable HE Travel tour host (with a minimum number of participants); HE Travel provides complimentary Medical & Evacuation Insurance for every US Resident on our group tours who does not have other coverage.
Not included: International airfare; Airport departure taxes; 1 lunch and 2 dinners; Alcoholic beverages, except at farewell dinner; Personal equipment; Extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, and room service); Gratuities for local guides and HE Travel host.
Optional Tour Choices:
$1600 Single Supplement (for solo travelers who wish to enjoy a private bedroom and bathroom)
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- What if I am traveling alone?
- Most of our trips draw more single travelers than couples. When couples do join us, it’s usually because they’re looking forward to interacting with a gay group; if they wanted a holiday by themselves, they wouldn’t have signed up to travel with us. Furthermore, the activities included with our trips serve as natural ice-breakers. Within a day, you’ll be traveling with friends. You don’t need to pay the single supplement if you’re traveling alone. We’ll be happy to match you with a roommate. Pay the single supplement only if you want a bedroom to yourself. For selected trips, including cruises, we will charge half the single supplement if you request a roommate but we can’t match you with someone.
- What is the physical activity level of this tour?
Physical Activity Level
No special skills are required, but you should have a moderate level of fitness to enjoy many of our adventure activities.
- Where does the tour start and end?
- This tour starts and ends in Liberia, Costa Rica. There are direct flights to Liberia (LIR) from most North American hub airports.
- Additional Questions
- For answers to your additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-294-8174