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Costa Rica Gay Romance Trip

Rate per Person in Double Occupancy
From 1075.00 Taxes included
Costa Rica Gay Romance Package includes: 

  • Private arrival and departure transfers with English-speaking assistance
  • Daily breakfast
  • 11 days Car rental 4×4, 2nd driver & mileage free
  • Two nights in selected hotel in San Jose
  • Three nights at Banana Azul Hotel, Puerto Viejo
  • Two nights in selected hotel in Arenal
  • Two nights Rio Perdido, deluxe room
  • Three nights in selected hotel in Tamarindo
  • Guided visit to Cahuita National Park and snorkeling
  • Whitewater rafting tour class III
  • Hotel taxes

Not Included: Departure tax (US$29 per person), tips (optional), optional tours, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses.

Introduction
Itinerary
Hotels

Introduction

Trip Style: Leisure & Nature Exploring
Best Season: March to May / September to November
Departures: Every Day

What to expect:

Costa Rica Gay Romance Package -Twelve-day tour visiting the Caribbean Coast, during which you can drive to such beautiful nearby beaches as the Cocles, Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo. Then drive to Arenal, one of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica, next enjoy your gay getaway at Rio Perdido, and finally to Tamarindo Beach where the nightlife and nature adventures are never end.

Highlights

  • Rent a car so you have more freedom to move around.
  • Discover one of the Costa Rica’s gems – Rio Celeste – or try the best rafting tour at Rio Pacuare.
  • Combination of active and easy excursions
  • Explore the dry forest and swim in a hot spring
  • Accommodations and transfers based on your budget

Brief Itinerary

Spend twelve days of romance visiting the most idyllic beaches and volcanoes on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, where locals are some of the most relaxed, gentle, and open-minded people in the world. They embrace any opportunity to share their culture and heritage with visitors, as well as the astonishing beauty and tranquility of their beaches.

Itinerary

Day 1

Meet and greet at the Juan Santa Maria International Airport where your private driver will be waiting to transport you to your hotel and bring you your travel kit.

Included

  • Private transfer from the airport to the hotel
  • Lodging in San José

Day 2

San José – Puerto Viejo Beach

After breakfast, your car rental representative will deliver the car to your hotel in San José. Be sure to take your license, passport and a valid credit card. Drive to Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean coast, where you will be surrounded by great music and good vibes.

  • Breakfast
  • Car rental 4X4, second driver, free mileage and basic insurance
  • Lodging at Puerto Viejo Beach

Day 3

Puerto Viejo Beach

During the day, you can enjoy the beach or rent a bike and discover the town of Puerto Viejo. At noon, learn to prepare delicious rice and beans, a typical Caribbean dish, and learn about the culture and the language. Be prepared for an experience filled with the warmth and flavors of the Caribbean. Share this time with an expert cook from Puerto Viejo, who will invite you to try your hand at cooking authentic dishes. This gives you the opportunity to spend time in a typical Afro-Caribbean kitchen and a little bit about life here. Eating to live, living to eat. Food is culture. Practice their dialect (Mek-i-tell-yu) or their local Spanish and learn their cooking secrets so you can take home a part of the Caribbean flavors and experience. The Talamanca cuisine is different from that of the rest of the country.

Using typical fruits and vegetables from the Caribbean, learn to cook traditional Caribbean dishes: patacones (fried bananas), rice and beans, fruit juices, fish or chicken in Caribbean sauce, and more! Finish your class by tasting the food you prepared. You can chose between chicken, fish or vegetables.

  • Breakfast
  • Cooking class
  • Lodging in Puerto Viejo Beach

Day 4

Puerto Viejo Beach

Day of leisure. Optional tour: Snorkeling at Cahuita National Park, Punta Uva kayaking tour, Jaguar Rescue Center, visit other nearby beaches or the Manzanillo & Gandoca Reserve.

  • Breakfast
  • Lodging in Puerto Viejo Beach

Day 5

Puerto Viejo Beach to Arenal Volcano

After checking out, it is time to drive to your next destination, the Arenal Volcano. You will drive through pineapple plantations and colorful landscapes, where you will have a chance to take cool pictures!

  • Breakfast
  • Lodging in Arenal, La Fortuna

Day 6

Hike to Rio Celeste or Rafting tour

This is, without a doubt, one of the most incredible places in Costa Rica. The brilliant turquoise blue waters along with all the natural surrounding scenery make Rio Celeste a place to fall in love with.

A circuit trail of seven kilometers will take you through the forest to different interesting places, including the spectacular Rio Celeste Waterfall, the blue lagoon (a stretch of the calm river that makes a beautiful natural lagoon), and the observation deck of the Tenorio Volcano, which offers breathtaking views of the volcano and the surrounding mountains. Next come two more attractions: “Las Ollas” which are fumaroles filled with boiling mud and the “Teñideros” or Dyers, which is the place where the river obtains its unique color due to a natural chemical reaction.

Note: For the most adventurous, we have the rafting at Pacuare or Sarapiquí River tour instead of the hike.

  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Hike to Rio Celeste River or go whitewater rafting, including transportation, equipment & guide
  • Lodging in Arenal

Day 7

Drive from Arenal to Rio Perdido, Bagaces

After checking out, you will drive to our dry forest and have a unique experience. Your hotel site is just north of an amazing convergence point, where two deep canyons come together. One is a completely vertical gorge carrying cool waters with a peculiar white tint and the other is the thermo-mineral Rio Perdido where you can relax and find yourself. It’s a completely natural and inspiring setting, unlike any other place on the planet.

  • Breakfast
  • Lodging in Rio Perdido

Day 8

Rio Perdido, Bagaces

A full day of leisure in Río Perdido. Take a short walk from your bungalow and, in minutes, you may spot species of mammals, insects, reptiles and amphibians. Adventure seekers can jump on a bike and access miles of world-class trails or zip through the amazing White Canyon on a carbon fiber line. We also recommend visiting the rural tours in the area.

  • A la carte breakfast
  • Unlimited access to the Reserve, the thermal canyon with its dozens of warm river pools, hiking trails, bridges, chemical-free mineral pools, floating decks, and the RP bike park.
  • Lodging in Rio Perdido

Day 9

Rio Perdido – Tamarindo Beach

After checking out, drive to the north Pacific coast, and, on your way, you can visit the beautiful Waterfall Cortez where you can take amazing pictures. Your hotel is located on Playa Tamarindo, ideally situated on a hill overlooking the gold coast and the Pacific Ocean.

  • Breakfast
  • Unlimited access to the Langosta Beach Club
  • Lodging in Tamarindo Beach

Day 10

Tamarindo Beach

Another day of leisure, when you can relax at the beach, take an optional tour to Palo Verde, Rincon de la Vieja National Park, learn how to surf with a local school or visit some nearby beaches such as Conchal Beach, Sugar Beach, Flamingo or Playa Grande.

  • Breakfast
  • Unlimited access to The Langosta Beach Club
  • Lodging in Tamarindo Beach

Day 11

Tamarindo Beach

Today you can relax at the beach, take an optional tour to Palo Verde, Rincon de la Vieja National Park, learn how to surf with a local school or visit some beaches nearby like Conchal Beach, Sugar Beach, Flamingo or Playa Grande.

  • Breakfast
  • Unlimited access to the Langosta Beach Club
  • Lodging in Tamarindo Beach

Day 12

Tamarindo Beach – San José

After a relaxing morning, depending on your flight reservation, you will drive back to the airport in San Jose or to the airport in Guanacaste, Liberia to take your flight back home.

  • Breakfast
  • Unlimited access to The Langosta Beach Club

Hotels

Studio Hotel ****

Costa Rica Studio Hotel is a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel, the first hotel in San José whose theme is Costa Rican Art.
Studio Hotel has 82 spacious and comfortable rooms, personalized service, and is full of contemporary artistic elements. A sleek, modern oasis located in the exclusive area of Santa Ana, San José.

Banana Azul ***

The Banana Azul hotel is a small cozy hotel in Puerto Viejo Beach. The owners, Colin Brownlee and Jorge Fernández, will welcome you to their lodge created with care using local products and with a focus on relaxation. Beautiful gardens decorate the property. Relax, drink or eat under one of the beach-shade ranchos or relax in one of the several free-hanging hammocks where you can take an afternoon nap or read a book. The accommodations consist of 14 beautiful guest rooms, all with private bath and free wireless Internet and are perfect for adventurous travelers looking for a comfortable, peaceful place to stay on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Banana Azul offers its guests a charming restaurant that serves a big breakfast during the morning and cool drinks throughout the day.

Arenal Springs Hotel

The Arenal Springs Resort is blessed with a location that offers some of the most beautiful views of the Arenal Volcano.

Rio Perdido Hotel and Thermal River ****

Rio Perdido Hotel and Thermal River make up the centrepiece of this 600-acre private reserve. This 150-foot, thermo-mineral gorge that draws energy from deep magma flows will cast its spell on anyone that descends to its magical waters for the first time. It’s a completely natural and inspiring setting, unlike any other place on the planet.

Hotel Esplendor Tamarindo *****

The new gay-friendly Hotel Esplendor Tamarindo, located in one of the most beautiful corners of Costa Rica, offers an environment created for relaxation and comfort, where natural beauty, adventure and elegance combine to perfection.