2019 December 13 to 20
This gay Costa Rica dream adventure is the perfect mix of adrenaline and relaxation. We’ll start the tour in amazing accommodations hidden in the Dry Tropical Forest next to a river fed by thermal hot springs. Dine under the stars listening to the sounds of nature and get the blood pumping with daily activities of zip-lining, rappelling and Tarzan swinging. The last three days of the tour will be at a deluxe Pacific Coast resort, including sailing on the calm bay and horseback riding on the beach.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tonight we’ll come together for a warm farewell dinner at the delicious hotel restaurant.
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. 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 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:
$1300 Single Supplement (for solo travelers who wish to enjoy a private bedroom and bathroom)
“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 adventure and HE Travel delivered…times 10.” – Mark D., New York, NY
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. There are direct flights to Liberia (LIR) from most North American hub airports.
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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