costa rica

february 15-22,2020




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8 days, 7 nights from san jose to puerto viejo, costa rica




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Trip bookings close November 24, 2019







  • arrive in san jose (sjo) before 12pm on sunday, february 15, 2020

  • depart san jose (sjo) anytime on friday, february 22, 2020





  • Pick up and drop off at the San Jose airport (SJO) at the beginning and end of the trip
  • All ground transportation and accommodations
  • 3 meals per day at Cashew Hill Jungle Lodge
  • Daily yoga and/or travel workouts (all optional)
  • Cahuita National Park excursion with transportation included
  • Beach day with paddleboards, kayaks, and 2 hour surf lessons
  • Sloth sanctuary excursion
  • Daily travel workouts at the beach
  • Jungle hikes & waterfall exploration
  • Free day to go zip-lining or another activitiy
  • Whitewater rafting expedition with included lunch
  • Transportation back to San Jose
  • A professional photographer, plus access to all photos after the tour at no extra cost


  • Flight in and out of San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO). Once you book, we will work with you on getting the best deals (If you would prefer, we can book flights for you. This will be an additional fee).
  • Any meals not at the Cashew Hill Jungle Lodge
  • Any additional activities not listed above
  • Travelers Insurance
Just wanted to let you know the trip was incredible, the guides were amazing, and our expectations were blown out of the water! Great work and congratulations for creating such an amazing business! I can’t wait to book another trip!






arrive in san jose & depart for puerto viejo

february 15th, 2020

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Day 1 - welcome to the jungle

Bienvenido a Costa Rica! With over 750,000 species of bugs, 801 miles of coastline, over 52 different hummingbirds, and 121 active volcanoes, Costa Rica is truly a paradise with no shortage of places to explore. Today, you'll land in San Jose (the middle of the country) and will promptly be met by one of our guides at the airport. From there, we will rally the group together for an early afternoon departure from San Jose to Puerto Viejo, arriving at our out-of-this-world accommodations at Cashew Hill Jungle Lodge just before sunset. You'll be greeted with an included welcome dinner at sunset, an optional yoga session, and time to relax!

Avg. temp in San Jose in February = 77 F / 25 C

morning yoga, breakfast & guided waterfall tour

february 16th, 2020

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Day 2 - dive deep into the jungle

Today you will get an inside look at some of the diverse wildlife and jungles surrounding Puerto Viejo. Your first introduction will most likely be morning wake up call from the local howler monkeys. Today you will have the option of hitting either an AM or PM yoga session at Cashew Hill before departing on your half-day hike through the jungle. Be sure to pack some water, and get ready to observe some monkeys and sloths in their natural habitat! Your trek will be led by a local guide, who will bring you through swimming holes and waterfalls. Here you can swim, relax, and find yourself in the rhythm of the rainforest.

Avg. temp in Puerto Viejo = 93 F / 33 C

guided tour to cahuita national park

february 17th, 2020

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Day 3 - national park guided tour & animal sightseeing

Day three kicks off with an epic jungle trek to Cahuita National Park, just outside of Puerto Viejo. On this guided excursion you will see monkeys, sloths, anteaters, turtles, birds, and plenty of other diverse animals who call the jungle home. The jungle and sea breathe here as one of the most dynamic collections of wild vegetation and the largest living coral reef in Costa Rica collide here. This amazing hike is 3/4 of a day long, and will introduce you to the serene environments of Costa Rica. Take some time to get unplugged, and relax in the dappled sun peeking through the canopy or on the untouched beaches of Playa Negra, Playa Blanca, and Puerto Vargas before heading back to Cashew Hill and Puerto Viejo! Be sure to bring your swimsuit and SPF+!

Avg. temp in Cahuita National Park = 84 F / 28 C

sloth & jaguar rescue center

february 18th, 2020

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Day 4 - sloth & jaguar sanctuary

Today you will visit a sloth sanctuary on the outskirts of Puerto Viejo, after an optional morning yoga session and breakfast. The Jaguar Rescue Centre is home to a collection of wild animals on the mend, allowing us an experience to get up close with some jungle’s cutest (a lot of baby sloths here) and most elusive inhabitants. After the tour, you will head back to Cashew Hill for lunch and optional workout! We will regroup in the evening, as Tuesday Nights are big in Puerto Viejo. We can hit the town for a legendary 'Taco Tuesday’ before turning in for the evening!

Avg. temp in Puerto Viejo in February = 93 F / 33 C


surf lessons & beach day

february 19th, 2020

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Day 5 - shred the waves. or not. completely up to you. 

Everyone needs a few good beach days in their lives, right? Well, today's the day! Wake up with sunrise yoga in the morning, and enjoy breakfast and lunch at Cashew Hill Jungle Lodge, then it’s off to the beach! We'll pick a unique, private spot on the beach and will provide sea kayaks, snorkels, paddle boards, and surfboards for an all out day at the beach. You can also explore other parts of Puerto Viejo or take part in some optional activities in and around Puerto Viejo. This is an excellent time to cash in your surf lessons!

Avg. temp in Puerto Viejo in February = 93 F / 33 C

free day!

february 20th, 2020

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Day 6 - relax and soak in the sun.

After these jam packed first few days, you will now be able to explore Costa Rica on your own!  Dive into your interests and what brought you to Costa Rica, because today is your day to make it happen! If you want to explore some of the things you can do, see here. Zip-lining is always a popular activity, but you may also rent a car, visit the border of Panama, or even do a boat tour from Puerto Viejo. Here is another list of optional activities you may check out as well. Don't be afraid to head to Panama, or maybe you want to keep working on that February tan just because you can! If you are unsure of what to do, just ask your guides, or maybe some locals, and soak in their wisdom of the area.

Avg. temp in Puerto Viejo = 93 F / 33 C

whitewater rafting on the pacuáre river

february 21st, 2020

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Day 7 - paddle away down costa rica's longest river

Some of world’s best whitewater rafting is in Costa Rica, and you will experience it first-hand here on the Picuare. Whether you've gone rafting or not, you will be in great hands as you hike through the mountain jungles, explore swimming holes, and make your way down river and through the white water. We will depart Cashew Hill after having breakfast and participating in some sunrise asanas. It's the perfect way to spend your last day on the way back to town for your flight tomorrow. Lunch is included, as well as safekeeping for all your luggage and belongings. After a whole day on the river, we will make our way back to the hotel in San Jose and get a good night's sleep.

Avg. temp on Pacuare River in February = 85 F / 28 C

depart costa rica & reminisce on paradise

february 22nd,2020


Day 8 - say goodbye to costa rica

Day 8 will be an early day, as you will depart from the hotel in the morning en route to the airport, just a few minutes away. Please book your flight for the morning (any time from 7 AM through noon). Since you will already be in San Jose, the hotel will arrange transportation to the airport at the appropriate time. Make sure you have all your belongings and your passport! Thank you for being a part of our Costa Rican adventure, we can't wait to share the photos, videos and memories! And before you go, ask yourself, where to next?

Avg. temp in San Jose in February = 77 F / 25 C


~ fin