Caribbean Delights: A Journey through Costa Rica

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What's special?
special Group Bonding and Shared Experiences
special Cultural Immersion and Local Insights
special Personalized Culinary Experience
Embark on an unforgettable journey with me, April, a 24-year-old culinary enthusiast and seasoned tour coordinator with over 3 years of experience. Join my meticulously crafted trip as we delve into the vibrant tapestry of Costa Rica's northern and southern Caribbean regions. Immerse yourself in a cultural odyssey where every moment is infused with the essence of local traditions, breathtaking nature, and thrilling adventures. From lush rainforests to pristine beaches, we'll traverse landscapes that will leave you spellbound. But that's not all – as your personal chef, I'll tantalize your taste buds with a curated selection of mouthwatering Costa Rican dishes. Indulge in the flavors of the region as we navigate our way through culinary delights that reflect the rich diversity of Costa Rican cuisine. So, come along and join me on this extraordinary voyage where every experience promises to be a feast for the senses. Let's create memories that will last a lifetime as we explore, savor, and celebrate the wonders of Costa Rica together.

I'm April, a 24-year-old traveler and passionate Costa Rican enthusiast. Born and raised in this captivating land, I have an unwavering love for every inch of my country, especially the vibrant culture and lush landscapes of its Caribbean region. Rooted in my Caribbean heritage, I am eager to share the richness of this cultural tapestry with you. Through my eyes, you'll discover the hidden gems, untold stories, and authentic experiences that make Costa Rica's Caribbean coast truly special. Join me on a journey that promises new adventures at every turn. From trekking through dense rainforests to lounging on pristine beaches, we'll immerse ourselves in the natural wonders that define this tropical paradise. But it's not just about exploration – it's about savoring life's pleasures. As we traverse this land, you can expect to indulge in an array of tantalizing dishes that showcase the diverse flavors of Costa Rican cuisine. And amid our adventures, laughter, and camaraderie, you'll experience firsthand the warmth and hospitality of a local guide who takes pride in sharing her homeland with you.

For our accommodations during the trip, we'll be utilizing a combination of hotels and Airbnb properties, ensuring comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm throughout our journey. As part of the group experience, we'll have the opportunity to share rooms, fostering a sense of camaraderie and adventure among our fellow travelers. In the hotels we select, you can expect comfortable rooms equipped with modern amenities, providing a relaxing haven after our day's adventures. From cozy boutique hotels nestled in the heart of charming towns to beachfront resorts offering stunning ocean views, each accommodation will add its own unique flavor to our experience. Additionally, our stays at carefully curated Airbnb properties will offer a more immersive glimpse into local life. Whether it's a cozy villa tucked away in the rainforest or a quaint cottage overlooking the Caribbean Sea, these accommodations will provide a cozy and authentic retreat for us to unwind and recharge.

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Trip Itinerary

San José

Day 1-2
Welcome to Costa Rica! As travelers from around the world converge in the vibrant capital, our journey begins with a warm welcome at a cozy Airbnb. I, April, your chef and tour coordinator, host a special welcome dinner, showcasing the flavors of Costa Rican cuisine. We engage in ice-breaking activities, forging connections and excitement for the adventures ahead. With hearts full and spirits high, we retire to our accommodations, eager for the exploration of Costa Rica that awaits us tomorrow.

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Day 2-3
Today, we journey to Cahuita in the Southern Caribbean. After breakfast at Soda Kawe, we dive straight into adventure. First, we'll explore the natural pools and Cahuita National Park, immersing ourselves in the beach's beauty and wildlife. For lunch, we'll savor Caribbean cuisine in town. Then, we'll check into our hotel before enjoying free time to explore Puerto Viejo's vibrant town and nightlife.


Day 3
After breakfast, our next stop is Manzanillo National Park. This park is renowned for its pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant coral reefs. Visitors can embark on guided hikes through dense tropical foliage, spotting diverse wildlife such as howler monkeys, sloths, and exotic birds along the way. The park also offers opportunities for snorkeling and diving, allowing you to explore the colorful marine life thriving in its crystal-clear waters. With its breathtaking scenery and abundant biodiversity, Manzanillo National Park promises an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast.

Punta Uva

Day 3-4
After our exploration of Manzanillo National Park, our journey continues to Punta Uva, where a thrilling canoe trip awaits on the river. Glide through the tranquil waters, surrounded by lush jungle and serenaded by the sounds of nature. After our adventures on the river, we'll return to Puerto Viejo to immerse ourselves in the vibrant nightlife of the town. From lively bars to beachfront clubs, there's no shortage of excitement as we dance the night away and create memories to last a lifetime.


Day 4-5
Next on our itinerary, we'll embark on a self-guided tour by bicycle along the picturesque Caribbean coast. Our journey begins as we pedal through the charming village of Cocles, soaking in the laid-back atmosphere and vibrant colors of the Caribbean. Continuing along the coast, we'll arrive at the pristine shores of Playa Chiquita, where we'll enjoy a delightful lunch right on the beach, savoring the fresh flavors of Costa Rican cuisine amidst breathtaking ocean views. After a leisurely afternoon by the sea, we'll return to our Airbnb accommodation, where our gracious host will prepare a delicious dinner for us. With ingredients sourced from local markets and recipes passed down through generations, every dish will be a testament to the rich culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Gathered around the table, we'll share stories and laughter, savoring the flavors of Costa Rica as we bask in the warmth of friendship and hospitality.

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui

Day 5-6
Get ready for an adrenaline-packed day as we venture to Sarapiqui, a captivating region nestled in Limon, Costa Rica. Sarapiqui is renowned for its lush rainforests, winding rivers, and thrilling adventure activities. Our day kicks off with an exhilarating zip-lining experience through the verdant canopy. Feel the rush of wind as you soar above the treetops, taking in panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. After our aerial escapade, we'll dive into another adventure – white-water rafting along the Sarapiqui River. Navigate through exhilarating rapids, surrounded by the pristine beauty of the rainforest. With each twist and turn, you'll feel a surge of adrenaline and a profound connection to nature. As the sun begins to set, we'll retreat to our Airbnb accommodation, where a warm welcome awaits. To cap off our day of excitement, we'll indulge in a themed party hosted by yours truly, April. Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere as we enjoy a delicious dinner prepared with love and care, celebrating the bonds forged through shared adventures and unforgettable experiences in the heart of Costa Rica's wilderness.


Day 6-7
In the morning, we embark on a journey to Tortuguero National Park, an ecological treasure located on Costa Rica's northeastern Caribbean coast. Accessible only by boat or small plane, getting to Tortuguero is an adventure in itself. From Puerto Viejo or other nearby towns, we'll travel by road to a designated dock, where we'll board a boat that will navigate through the intricate network of rivers and canals, leading us deep into the heart of the rainforest. Tortuguero National Park is celebrated for its rich biodiversity, encompassing dense rainforests, mangrove swamps, and pristine beaches. It's a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, offering opportunities to spot a variety of species, including howler monkeys, sloths, jaguars, and a multitude of bird species. But perhaps its most famous inhabitants are the endangered green sea turtles that nest on its shores, drawing visitors from around the world to witness this awe-inspiring spectacle. During our stay in Tortuguero, we'll be accommodated at Miss Junie's, a charming hotel owned by April's family. Miss Junie's offers a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, with comfortable rooms and traditional Caribbean hospitality. Miss Junie herself is a beloved figure in the community, known for her warm smile and delicious home-cooked meals. Staying at Miss Junie's is not just an opportunity to experience the comforts of home away from home, but also a chance to connect with the local culture and traditions that make Tortuguero truly special.

Juan Santamaría International Airport

Day 7
Embark on a seamless journey as we begin our day with a hearty breakfast before departing for San José. Our comfortable transfer will swiftly take you to the airport, ensuring a smooth transition as you embark on your onward travels. Thank you for choosing to explore with us.
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7 days trip
San José, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca & 6 more
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