Pura Vida: The Best of Costa Rica

Pura Vida: The Best of Costa Rica

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Pura Vida: The Best of Costa Rica
*Private Departures Only*

Costa Rica is the land of “Pura Vida,” meaning “The Pure Life.” A small country teeming with wildlife, Costa Rica contains about 5% of the world’s species, making it one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. And with an abundance of national parks, beaches, and volcanoes, it is also one of the most picturesque places to explore.

This tour is by private departure only.  Gather a group of friends, family, or community.  Prices start at 2 or more travelers.  The itinerary, included and excluded sections below are for one sample program.  We can offer that exact program or customize anything you can dream of!

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“MEJDI Exclusive” Socially Conscious Experiences:
Embrace the tastes and rhythms of this eclectic country with a cooking class in a local home and a private dance class.
Look for over 900 species of birds in the Cloud Forest.
Relax and rejuvenate in the beauty of the central Pacific beaches at Bahia Ballena and Manuel Antonio National Parks.
Learn about and sample coconut and sugarcane production on a visit to an organic farm.
Wander through the rainforest and spot sloths, monkeys, and colorful scarlet macaws, with a wildlife expert.
Swim in stream-fed waterfalls and learn about sustainable food sources in Arenal National Park.

Experience Level: This tour is rated intermediate. Guests should be in good physical health in order to be able to make the most of their trip to Costa Rica. Travel in Costa Rica involves a lot of walking on dirt, gravel, or rocky paths, and across uneven terrain at altitude.

Accommodation at the following hotels or similar (double occupancy): Adventure Inn Hotel (San José), Canto de Ballenas Hotel (Bahía Ballena), Macaw Lodge (Carara), Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa (La Fortuna)
Local guides
Private coach transportation
Meals per itinerary
Group departure airport transfer
Entrances, sites, and honorariums for speakers
US-based customer service representatives
International Airfare
Arrival & departure airport transfers
Single Supplement
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Anything not explicitly mentioned in the included section

All the trips we take are educational and geared towards cultural immersion, and that’s true of MEJDI. But none are so first hand and intentionally personal as the MEJDI tour guides are.

You come away hopeful because the tour guides can have such different backgrounds and experiences and opinions and still respect each other, And, they introduce you to groups that are working to spread that throughout the world.


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Do not book your flight until you receive the tour confirmation email from us. This tour requires a minimum number of travelers to run and we will send out the tour confirmation (and update this note on the webpage) as soon as we have met that number.

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