Costa Rica Retreat

Family Fun at Savegre and Manuel Antonio

Trip Details

kids rafting with face painting

What’s Included? Everything you need, plus everything you want.

  • Color by Number: Rather, the number of colors – like maroon, lime green, turquoise blue, and bright orange on a single toucan’s beak! The orange, red, fluorescent green, and royal blue of a tree frog. And, of course, innumerable shades of green!
  • Ooh, ooh, ahh ahh: Some think it’s what a monkey says (and there are four species of those in Costa Rica). Others would suggest that you’ll be uttering this from the moment you arrive in this country packed with fascinating life in living color.
  • Spectacular lodges: A luxe inn on a coffee plantation overlooking San Jose and the Central Valley, an activity-rich safari-style tent camp accommodation with myriad amenities along the Savegre River, and a stunning nature resort set on eleven acres on a Pacific beach adjacent to Manuel Antonio National Park. Just say “Yes!”

Costa Rica Retreat

Trip Type: Custom-Made Travel

Territory: Central America

Region: Costa Rica

Trip Price: $2,990

Duration: 9 days/8 nights

Trip Begins/Ends: San Jose, Costa Rica / San Jose, Costa Rica

National Parklands: Manuel Antonio NP

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All custom travel is tailored to the desires and interests of our traveling clients (see How Custom Travel Works tab). Trip pricing detailed is an estimate of the per person pricing for the sample itinerary detailed and includes all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences described. Actual pricing for the trip designed expressly for you and others traveling with you will depend on the features and elements developed during the trip planning process. Travel with Off the Beaten Path requires agreement to our standard Terms & Conditions.

Energy Index

Energy Index Spectrum

No Sweat - 1-2 miles of walking or kiking per day, plus easy activities

Nice & Active – 3-6 miles of hiking or walking per day, plus physically active exploration

High Five! – 5-12 miles of hiking per day, plus possible peak bagging or other action-oriented fun

Costa Rica Retreat

Costa Rica Retreat - Energy Index

The Energy Index detailed above relates to the level of exertion associated with the sample trip detailed. This would be modified to fit the style and ability of your group as a part of the custom trip planning process

How custom-made travel works at Off the Beaten Path

We’ve been tailoring custom journeys for clients since our very inception in the mid-1980s! The process is all about connecting the interests of the travelers with the best that a given destination has to offer. To achieve this, we rely upon good ol’ fashioned conversation! Our geographically focused travel designer love to meet new people and learn about their interests for travel. Understanding your goals informs the process immensely and serves as the foundation for the development of a bespoke travel experience for you and yours.

The trip detailed on this web page is a sample of something we’ve done for other clients over the years. In order to start the process of designing your own custom travel experience, just call us at (800) 445-2995 and ask to speak with one of our Travel Advisors. After a bit of time on the phone, you will then have the opportunity to connect with one of our travel designers.

The entire planning process is very personalized and works in an iterative fashion until a final, perfect trip has been created. We then secure all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences associated with your trip and send along abundant trip materials capturing these details – and much more about your travels!

Itinerary

Day 1: San Jose

Welcome to wonder-filled Costa Rica! Upon arrival into San Jose, enjoy a hassle-free, private transfer to your accommodations at Finca Rosa – a coffee plantation and luxury inn that crowns the central valley mountain highlands. If you arrive early enough and are feeling the “Pura Vida,” considering heading straight for one of the country’s most beloved national parks, Poas Volcano. Or, keep it simple and enjoy a private tour of the coffee plantation on which your accommodations reside.

Days 2-4: Savegre River

After breakfast at Finca Rosa, leave San Jose and the Central Valley behind and enjoy the ride through rural countryside, past small towns and soccer fields to the Pacific Coast and your destination, the Savegre River Valley, an untouched paradise with a wonderful adventure base – Rafiki Safari Lodge. Rafiki combines African-inspired safari tent accommodations, excellent cuisine, and myriad activities, all of which connect you to the wild nature of Costa Rica – an aqua hike, ziplining, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and more.

Days 5-7: Manuel Antonio National Park

Leave the lodge this morning with a most fabulous send-off– an easy kayak paddle along the gentle Savegre River, amid verdant rainforest rich with wildlife – monkeys, sloths, toucans, and other tropical critters – to the Pacific Ocean. Paddle along the shoreline to Rafiki Beach Camp for a tasty Tico barbecue. After lunch, a private driver will whisk you off to your next accommodation, Arenas del Mar Beach and Nature Resort, your base for exploring one of Costa Rica’s most magnificent wildlife hot spots – Manuel Antonio National Park. The lodge offers spectacular views, excellent accommodations, dining, and a plethora of activities, onsite and off.

Day 8: San Jose

After three days of rich exploration, return to San Jose for one more night in Costa Rica. This day can take a number of directions, depending on your whims and preferences. Linger around Manual Antonio, explore San Jose, visit Poas Volcano (if you didn’t do it upon arrival), or…

Day 9: Fly Home from San Jose

Today you bid farewell to the wonder-filled Costa Rica. 

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