2017 March 17 to 24 – Call for Availability
A Gay Travel Adventure Tour in Northwestern Costa Rica
This gay Costa Rica dream adventure is the perfect mix of adrenaline and relaxation. We’ll have the opportunity to enjoy amazing accommodations hidden in the Dry Tropical Forest next to a thermal hot springs river. Dine under the stars with the sounds of nature all around and get the blood pumping with daily activities of zip-lining, rappelling and Tarzan swinging.
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 included in our tour. Our accommodations are some of the most luxurious in the region with modern amenities and facilities. We’ll fill our days full with 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: Rio Perdido and the Tropical Dry Forest
After breakfast we will journey to Rio Perdido, 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 an 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: Horseback riding at sunset and special dinner at the beach
El Mangroove faces Panama Beach and has views of the Papagayo Bay. The beach features very dark volcanic sand and a wave-less sea, guests might enjoy picking up paddle boarding or kayaking.
Just before sunset, we will go horseback riding along the beach and through paths less traveled. At the end, dinner and cocktails will be waiting for us.
Day 6: Catamaran Tour
What better way to enjoy the sea than by navigating on our very own private catamaran. We’ll enjoy snorkeling and even take a banana boat adventure ride (insert obvious banana joke here). Today’s tour features a beach barbecue and a leisurely afternoon. Once we return to El Mangroove we’ll have the rest of the day to ourselves.
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. If you would like to be guaranteed a spot on some activities, please let us know in advance:
– A 3 course meal cooking class with the hotel´s renowned chef
– A Golf Game at the Premium Arnold Palmer Course, arriving by boat!
– Kayak fishing tour (3 hours, includes gear and sodas)
Or relax and play it by ear! It will be easy to rent a kayak or paddleboard (lessons available!), or to arrange a nighttime paddling adventure.
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 6 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. 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 1 dinner; Alcoholic beverages, except at welcome and farewell dinner; Personal equipment; Extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, and room service); Gratuities for local guides and HE Travel Tour Director.
Optional Tour Choices:
$1050 Single Supplement (for solo travelers who wish to enjoy a private bedroom and bathroom)
A la Carte Activities on Day 7:
$45 Three-course meal cooking class with the hotel´s renowned chef
$280 Golfing (18 holes) and transportation to the course. Golf cart and shoes not included.
$110 Kayak fishing tour (3 hours, includes gear and sodas)
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.
This tour starts and ends in Liberia, Costa Rica.
No special skills are required, but you should have a moderate level of fitness to enjoy many of our adventure activities.
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