Costa Rica

Waterfall on RIo Celeste in Costa Rica 

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. 8 Days. 

  • Day 1: Friday. Toronto to San Jose
  • Day 2: 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. 

  • Day 3: Sunday. San Jose

Day Trip to Arenal National Park. We will visit the Naitonal Park with the famous Arenal Volcano.

  • Day 4: 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.

  • Day 5: 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.

  • Day 6 & 7: Wednesday & Thursday. Limon
  • Day 8: Friday. Limon-San Jose-Toronto

PRICING INFORMATION

👍  Included in the price:
  • All transfers between airports and hotels
  • Domestic flights in Brazil and Argentina
  • Accommodation in three-star hotels with breakfast and taxes
  • Hotel prices are per person in double rooms
✋  Not included in the price:
  • Meals, unless otherwise stated specifically otherwise
  • All optional tours unless stated specifically otherwise
  • Visas whenever and wherever applicable
  • If the flight from Canada to Brazil requires a stopover in the USA, non-Canadian citizens may require a US transit visa. Such a visa is excluded if required.
  • Travel insurance
☝️ Restrictions:
  • Academy Travel Service Inc. reserves the right to replace the hotels and restaurants in this itinerary with other facilities of the same or similar quality.
  • The availability of flights, hotels and restaurants cannot be guaranteed prior to payment of a deposit. 

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