Tropical Costa Rica

Costa Rica AAA Exclusive Vacations

Vacations Designed for Today’s Traveling Women

If you like to travel, but don’t always want to go alone or join a group of couples, AAA Exclusive Vacations’ new Today’s Traveling Women tours may be just what you need. With our exclusive women-only vacations, you can meet other like-minded female travelers to share your travel experiences with. You’ll have a local, knowledgeable, fun-loving professional tour guide to keep you safe, facilitate the success of your trip, help the group bond, and ensure that you have an exceptional time. It’s like a girls’ night out that lasts for days! Often, the friendships you’ll make while traveling together will last a lifetime. So, whether you’re single, married, divorced, or widowed, we hope that you’ll join us on this exciting trip to Costa Rica.

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AAA Exclusive Vacations

 

TROPICAL COSTA RICA

Lush forests and stunning waterfalls. Rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines. Exotic plants and incredible animals. You’ll find it all in the paradise that is Costa Rica. Luxuriate at a resort for two nights in Tamarindo Beach, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches, and then spend two nights in Monteverde’s lush cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on your choice of a hanging bridges nature walk or an exhilarating zip lining tour, explore part of the 20,000 acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a river boat adventure, and relax in the mineral-rich waters of a hot springs with views of Arenal Volcano. You’ll even explore San Jose’s Plaza de Cultura and view the magnificent National Theatre. You will find a slice of paradise in Costa Rica – and so much more.

EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITS**

A complimentary inclusion of $50 optional tour credit

 

INCLUSIONS

  • 8 nights’ accommodations
  • 8 breakfasts and 5 dinners
  • Services of a professional tour director
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • Airport transfers to/from San Jose airport

 

ITINERARY

Day One:
San Jose – Tour begins

Costa Rica is truly a slice of paradise, and your tour begins in the colorful capital city of San Jose. Upon arrival, relax and soak in the sights of your new surroundings.

Hotel: Doubletree Cariari Hotel

 

Day Two:
San Jose – Doka Coffee Estate – Guanacaste

Journey through the lush countryside of the Central Valley to this fertile region celebrated for its world-renowned coffee. A tour of the Doka Coffee Estate highlights the history and cultivation of coffee and its importance to the Costa Rican economy. This afternoon, arrive in the Guanacaste region, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches. Here, rest and relaxation go hand-in-hand with mesmerizing ocean views and lush tropical greenery. Settle in for a relaxing two-night stay at your resort.

Hotel: Esplendor Tamarindo (2 nights), Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day Three:
Guanacaste

Fun in the sun is in store as you enjoy this paradise. Spend a free day exploring the nearby town and beaches, or simply relax by the pool and take advantage of the resort’s luxurious amenities.

Hotel: Esplendor Tamarindo, Meals: Breakfast

 

Day Four:
Guanacaste – Monteverde

You won’t believe your eyes as you travel into the secluded Monteverde Cloud Forest, where trees grow to heights of 100 feet! Upon arrival in Monteverde, take a nature walk through this spectacular ecosystem and encounter many incredible species of flora and fauna up-close. This forest is the home of the world’s largest population of the endangered quetzal, celebrated for its gorgeous jewel-toned plumage. Keep your eyes peeled, and you may be lucky enough to spot this elusive bird!

Hotel: El Establo (2 nights), Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day Five:
Monteverde

Begin your day at a cloud forest reserve in the heart of Monteverde. Surround yourself with enchantment and color as you explore one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens – with more than 30 species of tropical butterflies. Next, experience the dazzling nearby gallery containing more than 100 beautiful hummingbirds. Embark on a guided walking tour above the forest floor on a leisurely-paced “Hanging Bridges” tour, and get a different perspective on the cloud forest’s unique ecosystem and its mammals, birds, plants, and flora. If you are feeling adventurous, you may take an optional canopy zip line tour. This evening, meet a local who will discuss fascinating facts regarding the migratory birds that flock to Costa Rica every year.

Hotel: El Establo, Meals: breakfast, dinner

 

Day Six:
Monteverde – Lake Arenal Cruise – Arenal

Discover the importance of conservation in Costa Rica during a visit to a tree nursery and learn about Monteverde’s reforestation efforts of indigenous trees. Traverse through the beautiful mountainous landscapes of Monteverde to Arenal, where breathtaking views of the volcano await. Then, find yourself surrounded by tranquility on a delightful cruise on Lake Arenal, the largest and most important lake in Costa Rica. Later, check in for a two-night stay at a typical lodge overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano, which has been generating lava for the past 30 years. Before dinner, enjoy a cooking demonstration and learn how native, exotic vegetables and plants contribute to the unique flavors of Costa Rican cuisine.

Hotel: Mountain Paradise Hotel (2 nights), Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day Seven:
Arenal – Cano Negro – Arenal

Of all of Costa Rica’s nature preserves, the remote 20,000 acres of Cano Negro are home to the largest viewable selection of indigenous wildlife. Embark on a Cano Negro guided riverboat trip in a panga (covered canoe), stopping along the way to observe and photograph the wildlife that surrounds you. Crocodiles, river otters, sloths, river turtles, exotic birds, and rare butterflies are all known to live in the area. The Arenal Volcano region is also known as the land of spas and hot springs. Later in the day, you will have an opportunity to relax with an optional visit to one of these luxurious spas.

Hotel: Mountain Paradise Hotel, Meals: Breakfast

 

Day Eight:
Arenal – Zarcero – Grecia – National Theatre – San Jose

Discover the charming town of Zarcero and visit its well-known whimsical topiary garden. Continue on to the picturesque town of Grecia to see the unusual metal church constructed of brick-red metal panes, walk the beautifully landscaped central park, or shop at the traditional local market. Later, visit San Jose’s colorful Plaza de Cultura and the National Theatre, a magnificent building of post-Baroque splendor. This evening, enjoy a wonderful Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Doubletree Cariari Hotel, Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

 

Day Nine:
Tour ends

Today, you depart for home with fabulous memories of your Costa Rican adventure.

 

* Price is per person, land only, based on double occupancy, and is subject to availability and terms/conditions. Single and triple rates are available upon request. Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment. Your price is not subject to increase after you make final payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes or fees. Certain taxes and fees are the responsibility of guests, to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies. Taxes and fees to be paid in local currency or USD upon exiting the country are approximately $32 USD per person additional. Airfare is additional and can be purchased through AAA Exclusive Vacations at the time of booking. Air offered by AAA Exclusive Vacations is instant-purchase, non-refundable airfare, and restrictions apply.

If you purchase an air-inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of fuel, taxes, and fees. Air is 100% non-refundable once paid in full. Cancellation charges also apply to reservations made for “pre” and “post” night accommodations. In addition, no refunds will be given for unused services, including nights on the cruise, hotel rooms, meals, sightseeing trips, or other goods or services regardless of the reason for the non-utilization. Revision Fees may apply on changes to a reservation. Cancellation Travel protection is highly recommended. To receive a full set of AAA Exclusive Vacations terms and conditions, visit myexclusivevacations.com and click Terms and Conditions or call (844)205-6226. Tour operated by AAA Member Choice Vacations. Other restrictions may apply.

**AAA Member Benefit: AAA complimentary inclusion of $50 optional tour credit is valid on the trip only. Tour credit is non-changeable, non-transferrable, and has no value if unused on trip.

Please Note: Most hotels and lodges utilized on this program consist of two floors with no elevators. This tour includes moderate physical activity. Walking tours should be expected.

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