DISCOVER COSTA RICA

( 8 DAYS )

Discover with us the beautiful Costa Rica, of the greenest and most peaceful countries in the Americas. You probably didn’t know you should be there much earlier.

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1. DAY

Friday: Toronto to San Jose

2. DAY

Saturday: San Jose
We will discover the vibrant capital of the country, San José. It means (“Saint Joseph”, Spanish: San José, is the capital of Costa Rica, head of the province of San José, and the nation’s largest city. Located in the Central Valley, San José is the seat of national government, the focal point of political and economic activity, and the major transportation hub of this Central American nation. It is named in honor of Joseph of Nazareth.
Though few people live in the city center, it is the most important working area of the country, which brings in more than a million people daily. Despite its problems, according to studies in Latin America,
San José is still one of the safest and least violent cities in the region. In 2006, the city was appointed Ibero-American Capital of Culture.
San José is the sixth most important destination in Latin America, according to The MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index 2012. San José ranked 15th in the world’s fastest growing destination cities by visitor cross-border spending.

3. DAY

Sunday: San Jose.
Day Trip to Arenal National Park
We will visit the Naitonal Park with the famous Arenal Volcano.

4. DAY

Monday: Day Trip to Monteverde (Biological Reserve):
Enjoy an amazing experience in eco-tourism. Visit the Monterverde Cloud Biological Reserve, “the jewel in the crown of cloud forest reserves” as the National Geographic describes it.

5. DAY

Tuesday: From San Jose to Limon
Discover Puerto Limón, commonly known as Limón (Spanish for “lemon”), the capital city and main hub of Limón province, as well as of the cantón (county) of Limón in Costa Rica. It is the second-largest city in Costa Rica after the capital, San José, with a population of over 55,000 (including surrounding towns), and is home of a multicultural community. Part of the community traces its roots to Italian, Jamaican and Chinese laborers who worked on a late nineteenth-century railroad project that connected San José to Puerto Limón. Until 1948, the Costa Rican government did not recognize Afro-Caribbean people as citizens and restricted their movement outside Limón province. As a result of this “travel ban”, this Afro-Caribbean population became firmly established in the region, which influenced the decision to not move even after it was legally permitted. The Afro-Caribbean community speaks Spanish and Limonese Creole, a creole of English.

6-7. DAY

Wednesday – Thursday: Limon

8. DAY

Friday: Limon-San Jose-Toronto
With great memories in this beautifully green Central American country, we will fly back from San Jose to Toronto.

PRICING INFORMATION
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INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Economy class return flight from Toronto to San Jose
  • Accommodation at three-star hotels with breakfast at the following locations (number of nights):
  • San Jose (4), Limon (3),
  • Prices are pp in double occupancy
  • Transfers between airport and hotels
  • All dinners
  • Full day city tour in San Jose
  • Daily tour to Arenal National Park
  • Daily tour to Monteverde Biological Reserve
  • Return drive from San Jose to Limon
  • Half-day panoramic city in Limon
  • Private coach bus for transfers and tours included in the programme
  • A representative of Academy Travels
  • Tour guiding services in English
  • Travel insurance

THE PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Lunches
  • All drinks except water at meals, even if included in the programme

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