costa rica

 

 

 

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

 

important info

Tour dates: February 15-22, 2020

Current price: $1,799

+ TOUR OVERVIEW

Our most popular trip! Spend an all-inclusive week on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca touring through the jungles and rainforests and learning about the unique and diverse ecosystems of Latin America while working out, relaxing and having three catered meals made for you throughout the day.

Enjoy three included meals a day at OM at Cashew Hill with their all-natural homecooked meals from talented chefs from around the world. Daily yoga sessions, workouts, jungle treks, adventure activities, surf lessons and more are included.

You won't want to miss out on the incredible whites and beaches, diverse wildlife and natural relaxing vibe of this trip! Puerto Viejo is located on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica and is a world famous destination for surfing, adventure, food and so much more. There is a reason it is our #1 selling tour. Pura Vida!

+ WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Led and guided by multiple VRX staff
  • All lodging at Cashew Hill (secured compound gate and cabins)
  • Pick up and drop off at the San Jose airport (SJO) at the beginning and end of the trip and transport to Cashew Hill (Puerto Viejo)
  • All ground transportation and accommodations
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners at OM at Cashew Hill included!
  • Daily yoga and/or travel workouts (all optional)
  • Jungle waterfall trek
  • Cahuita National Park excursion with transportation included
  • Free 2-hour surf lessons
  • Sloth & jaguar sanctuary excursion
  • A free day for you to explore the surrounding town and other optional activities
  • Whitewater rafting excursion on the Pacuare River
  • A professional photographer, plus access to all photos after the tour at no extra cost.

+ NOT INCLUDED

  • 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).
  • Some lunches and some dinners
  • Drinks on the nights out
  • Optional trip to Panama
  • Zip-lining excursion
  • Any additional activities not listed above
  • Travelers Insurance

+ WHERE YOU WILL GO

  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
  • Cahuita National Park
  • Jaguar Rescure Center
  • Cocles Beach
  • Pacuare River (Whitewater Rafting)

+ ACCOMMODATIONS

  • All accommodations are three-star hotels or above and booked as double occupancy rooms. If you are a solo traveler booking, you will be placed in a room with someone of the same gender and similar age range.
  • If you are a couple or booking as friends, you will automatically be placed in the same room together for the duration of the trip.
  • If you would like PRIVATE ACCOMMODATIONS please select that option during checkout and $150 extra per night will be added to your invoice. Please note, private accommodations may not be available during the entire duration of this tour.
  • If you are a group, please specify under the 'notes' section of your booking who you would like to room with who.
  • Hotel names cannot be given out until after you have signed up for this tour. All hotels are centrally located to the activities and excursions on this trip.

+ FLIGHTS

  • You will want to fly IN to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) anytime on February 15, 2020
  • You will want to fly OUT of San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) anytime on February 22, 2020

You may choose to arrive early or stay late, if you wish. Please note that you will be responsible for booking your own transportation, activities, and meals if you are arriving early or staying late. You have the option of having VRX book you a hotel room and adding the cost to your invoice for a small fee.

+ FITNESS & ACTIVITIES

Daily hikes, travel workouts and yoga are part of this tour and included in the price. You do NOT need to be a CrossFit athlete in order to sign-up, although daily workouts and fitness options are available for you to participate in. We welcome all ages, abilities, fitness levels and only require you to be willing to step outside your comfort zone and try new things while on this tour.

+ MORE INFO & CUSTOM TOURS

This trip requires a minimum of 10 people to sign-up in order for it to be led as a 'group tour' on behalf of VoyEdge RX. If we do not reach the minimum number of participants at least 150 days out from the tour, you will have the option of either getting a full refund, the ability to transfer to another tour at no charge or having us book this tour as a private tour for you. Meaning, you can still do this tour as a solo participant while VRX books everything for you and 'digitally' guides you through these destinations with a custom, made-for-you itinerary with a PDF and daily check-ins with our team.

Love this tour, but the dates do not work for you? Go on it anytime of year with you and your loved ones by creating a custom tour with VoyEdge RX. We plan it all out, book everything, and you go on the adventure of a lifetime. For more information, please reach out to us at: staff@voyedgerx.com

+ PRICING OPTIONS & DISCOUNTS

VoyEdge RX offers two pricing methods: Early Bird Rate and Regular Rate. Early bird rates are first come, first serve and are usually limited to the first five spots of any tour. Regular bookings are at the regular rate price of the trip. If you have a promo code, you may use it at any time. Discounts may not be combined.

Group leaders, please email us at: staff@voyedgerx.com before booking.

Group discounts are as follows

  • Group of 5-9 = 4% off per person
  • Group of 10+ = 7% off per person
  • Military, First Responders, & Veterans = 4% off your invoice
  • Repeat customer = 3% off your invoice
  • Refer a friend = $35 off your invoice per person after you sign up.

Group leaders must contact us first to receive the percentage discount

+ WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SIGN UP?

In order to sign up, you must put down a $300 deposit (that goes towards the overall price of your trip). From there, VoyEdge RX will send you an invoice for the remaining balance for you to make payments as you wish. All invoices must be paid off at least 90 days before the trip kicks off, otherwise a 10% fee is applied.

After you sign up, you will also enjoy monthly trip updates about the tour from our team, help with flights, and other insider travel tips from our community and fellow travelers.

Please see the bottom of this page for information on group discounts, referral rates, and other information.

Any questions? Email us at: staff@voyedgerx.com Or call to book: 617.866.9573

Please see our FAQ's and Terms & Conditions for our cancellation policy, refunds and more

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ITINERARY

arrive in san jose & depart for puerto viejo

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february 15, 2020 - 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

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february 16, 2020 - 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

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february 17, 2020 - 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

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february 18, 2020 - 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

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february 19, 2020 - 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!

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february 20, 2020 - 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

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february 21, 2020 - 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

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february 22, 2020 - 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