Friday, June 24, 2011

Round 2

Surf Classes
Day 1 --------- Arrive and drive to House Rentals (House Rentals)

Here we will meet you at the airport and everyone will have their private scooter rental which we will take on the new highway. It is around a 3 1/2 hour drive and we will get situated in the homes. The two homes are next door to each other but they are seperated by a vertical incline that is steep. We will put the kids in the house above and they might have to walk 10 yards uphill to get to the house from the parents home down below.

Day 2 --------- Surf Classes (House Rental)

Depending on the time of the tide we will do the surf classes. This is a good day one because we will not spend much time in traveling after your long day of traveling. The surf classes are great and everyone can make a go.

Day 3 --------- Rafting Savegre River (House Rental)

Baru (Nayaca Rappel)
Today we will get an early start and head to the Savegre River. We will be putting in at the upper section which will give us around four hours on the river and we will plan on having lunch on the river. This is a great run and hoping the river has a good level everyone will get the chance to fall out as Tico-Liz is our head guide.

Day 4 ---------- Canopy Tour and Tarzan Swing (House Rental)

This is a great canopy tour. It has amazing views of the Pacific. We will also head South today which will give you a great look at the Southern coast. The canopy tour has a tarzan swing that is absolutely nuts and have yet to see or do anything in this country that has got the adrenaline pumping as much.

Day 5 ----------- Rappel Baru (Nauyaca) Falls (House Rental)

Today we will get an early start and head back into the ridge behind the beach. We will visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Costa Rica called Baru Falls. This is around a 150ft rappel and a chance to enjoy the swimming pools at the bottom.

Day 6 ------------ Tubing Tubing Tubing (House Rental)

Now it is your chance to take control and all you get is a tube. This will one up the duckies you did three years ago and you will love it. They are small rapids and it is just a great day of tubing in the jungle.

Day 7 ------------ Beach Day (House Rental)

Today is your day to relax at the beach or just chill at the homes. There are options for renting surf or boogie boards.

Day 8 ------------ Canyoneering Adventure (House Rental)

Today is the day we will see if we can do the most amazing canyoneering adventure you can imagine. 

Day 9 ------------- Day at the Beach (House Rental)

Today is your day to just chill at the beach and rest after a full week of adventure. Keep in mind that most of these adventures are half day or end around 2pm which give you a few hours of time at the beach everyday.

Day 10 ------------ Fly Home!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Costa Rica June 18th - June 25th

Hacienda Tayutic
June 18th --------- Arrive and Drive to Turrialba (Hacienda Tayutic)

Today we will meet you at the airport and drive to the Hacienda Tayutic. You will be staying in this very unique hotels which is close to the river Pacuare. (Meals: None)

Drive Time: 2 - 2 1/2 hours 

June 19th --------- Raft Pacuare River (Hacienda Tayutic)

Today we will be rafting the Pacuare River. Rated as one of the top 5 rivers on the planet we will take our time and enjoy the day on the water. We can visit some of the nearby waterfalls on our way down. When we finish the river we will make our way back to the Hacienda Tayutic. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)
Drive Time: 30 minutes

June 20th --------- Drive to Arenal Volcano (Tabacon Resort)

Today we will make the drive to the Arenal Volcano. We will arrive early afternoon and you will have plenty of time to enjoy the hotsprings in the area. (Meals: Breakfast)
Pacuare River
Drive Time: 3 1/2 hours

June 21st --------- Visit La Fortuna Falls (Tabacon Resort)

Today we will drive to the La Fortuna Falls. We will make the hike down to one of the most beautiful swim holes in the country. After visiting the falls we will make our way back to the Tabacon Resort where you can enjoy the hotsprings for the evening. (Meals: Breakfast)
Drive Time: 20 minutes

June 22nd -------- Zipline and drive to Cloudforest and night nike (Villa Blanca)

We will make the drive to the cloudforest and do the zipline. Here you will get the chance to do the superman zip and the tarzan swing. In the evening if the kids are up for it we will enjoy the night hike. This is a chance to see some of the different critters that come out at night in the cloudforest. (Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)
Drive Time: 1 1/2

June 23rd --------- Travel to Manuel Antonio Beach (Arenas del Mar)

Arenal Volcano
Today we will drive to one of the most beautiful beaches around. I know you guys are from the beautiful beaches of Florida but this will be worth it for all the monkeys you will see. (Meals: Breakfast)
Drive Time: 2 1/2 hours

June 24th --------- National Park Manuel Antonio (Arenas del Mar)

Today we will visit the National Park of Manuel Antonio where you can see some sloths and monkeys. The afternoon you can relax at the beach or resort. (Meals: Breakfast)
Drive Time: 5 minutes

June 25th --------- Fly Home!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dr. Ramos Sample Itin Costa Rica

Day 1 ---------- Arrive and Drive to Manuel Antonio (Arenas del Mar)

Today you will fly into the San Jose Airport (SJO). We will make the two hour drive to the area of Manuel Antonio. Here you will stay in connecting rooms with amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. This is one of the most luxurious places on the Pacific and surrounded by rainforest and your private beach. The place is called Arenas del Mar. Here you will hear the waves crashing all night as the rooms are located on a ridge just above the ocean. You have your own private beach from the resort. (Meals: None)

Day 2 ---------- Surf Classes and Beach Day at Manuel Antonio (Arenas del Mar)

Today we'll test the kids' surfing skills. We do a class that gives them the basic instruction of what to do and what not to do when surfing. Costa Rica is known for surfing and the kids will have some serious bragging rights after taking on some of the waves here. If they are not up for surfing no worries we can just make it a day at the beach and hotel or some other activities in the area. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 3 ---------- National Park Visit and Time at Beach or Hotel (Arenas del Mar)

Today we will visit the National Park of Manuel Antonio. Here we plan on getting upclose with the monkeys and sloths of the area. This is an easy hike that takes just over an hour. After the hike through the park we can stay in the park and relax on some of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches. In the evening it is back to the resort where you can visit the spa, or just hang out at the pool. In the evening we can take you to one of excellent restaurants in the area. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 4 ---------- Travel to Villa Blanca Cloud Forest and Night Hike (Villa Blanca Hotel)

We will be leaving the beach today and heading to the middle of the country. We will be on our way to the Arenal Volcano but we will spend the night first in the Villa Blanca Cloudforest. This is an amazing hotel that was actually the home farm of an ex-president. They have designed it into being one of the nicest places around for the cool mountains of the cloud-forest. We will arrive just after lunch and have time to relax. In the evening we will be taking off on a night hike. This is quite the adventure walking through the cloud-forest at night with a chance to see the different animals that come out at night. The restaurant here is one of the best in the country in our opinion. (Meals: Breakfast)

Day 5 ---------- Zipline in the morning & Travel to The Springs Arenal (The Springs Resort)

Today we will get an early start after breakfast and head to the zipline adventure. This is a great morning spent flying through the trees. This zipline is one of our favorites because it has a tarzan swing and a superman zip. The superman allows you to lay down on you belly and fly across the rainforest like superman on a cable that is 600mts. In the evening we'll arrive at The Springs Resort, a new luxurious hotel with every amenity. (Meals: None)

Day 6 ---------- Raft Sarapiqui River (The Springs Resort)

Today we will head out whitewater rafting. This is a great day of adventure for the kids. We will be on a small river but with some good rapids and everyone will get soaked. There is a good chance we will see some animals along the way also. In the evening it is back to The Springs Resort to relax in their many different hotsprings. (Meals: Lunch)

Day 7 ---------- Relax at the Springs Resort (The Springs Resort)

Today is your day just to relax. We can take you guys out to visit a waterfall or a nature reserve but we will leave the day open. There is lots to do at the Resort and the slide they have in the pool can keep most kids busy for days. (Meals: None)

Day 8 ---------- Travel to San Jose Airport and Fly Home!

Today we will make the 2 hour trip to the San Jose Airport. (Meals: None)