Zen Recreations’ luxurious 11 day escape into Central America’s bioclimatic natural reserves will introduce you to Costa Rica’s exotic and astonishing natural vegetation and wildlife as well as provide matchless opportunities for exploration and adventure in a magical place where the ocean,sky and nature come together in a tropical paradice.
Whether you’re reuniting with friends and family or taking a well-deserved break, we’ll be supporting you every step of the way. Travel might look a little different these days, we’ve made changes at every step of the journey so that you can fly safe and well.
With our Private Travel options, you can take one of our tours and Book Your Bubble to ensure you’re surrounded by friends and family for added confidence giving you added flexibility and peace of mind to choose a date that works for you. email your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are ready to travel with family, friends,school, organization, church or club, we have the knowledge and experience to help.We can also personalize the trip to fit your needs and interests. Enjoy our carefully developed itineraries and our low negotiated rates. If you can dream it,everything’s included: Large or small, take advantage of our competitive prices. Carefully selected hotels, transfers, guided touring, meals— choose your own dates! We will send you a link for online reservations & payments to make it simple for everyone to book and pay for the trip, and ask us about special benefits for tour leaders!
Our preferred flight booking agent can find you the lowest fares for your flight contact us anytime! Facebook messenger with any questions you may have Be sure to inquire in advance if you need help booking your flights.
Come with us and explore the sheer joy of Costa Rica…
Your 10 day guided tour with Zen Recreations
What can you expect from your 10 day tour?
- We have made our Costa Rican adventure into an ideal worry-free vacation for solo travelers and families. Over 30 percent of the country is dedicated to national parks, which means there are lots of places for animal populations to thrive. And pretty much anywhere you go, there’s some wildlife to discover. There are over 500,000 species of animals, including scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, colorful butterflies, humpback whales, iguanas, sea turtles, and sloths to meet while you’re there.
- When you are at one with nature you will find your life enriched as you relax and breathe in exciting new patterns of living. This is no ordinary vacation. You will soon find out, as you rub shoulders with the mysterious culture and history of old Costa Rica and learn about the power of the mystics and the shamans from our professional guides.
- Join us for breathtaking adventure as we soar through the trees on a canopy tour by air tram; go kayaking down the Balsa river; bathe in the sublime hot geysers; experience the Arenal volcano and more!
- Meet the wonderful welcoming people of Costa Rica and experience their quaint towns, villages and authentic pueblos.
- And who could possibly pass up the chance of trying delicious Costa Rican coffee first hand?
* For those travelers who were with us in Oaxaca Mexico, this is a continuation of your Central American tour and your onward connection is from Mexico. If you are joining us from any other part of the world we await your arrival in Costa Rica’s Santamaria International Airport (SJO) Alajuela.
**Zen Recreations also recommends you pack mosquito repellent, a sun-visor, a light raincoat, long pants, secure waterproof shoes hat or scarf.
Tip- vaccine.There are a few obscure requirements like a covid or yellow fever vaccine if you’re arriving from some African or South American countries but it’s impractical to list every one for every possible country so if you have any doubts check with your embassy, consulate or airline.The airlines try very hard to make sure they have all the requirements covered before they let you on the plane because they’re responsible for the cost of flying you home if you get turned back at the border.
When You Pass Through Immigration Pay Attention!
- Visa stamp on the passport
- Correct date
- Illegible squiggle for the duration of the visa (should say “90”)
Any of these could cause serious and expensive (immigration fines) problems while you’re traveling around Costa Rica, when you try to depart, or if you make a return visit.
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Hotel Crown Plaza. Check inYou will have lots of time to relax, settle in and get your cameras and exploration gear together and ready for your many exciting guided tours!
Day 2: Guapiles, Cano Blanco, Tortuguero village and Canal de TortugeroA captivating journey by boat as we head to Tortuguero village
Day 3: Boat tour of Tortuguero Rain Forest
Day 4: West Costa Rica and the Pacific, Hotel Arenal Manoa, Tabacon Thermal Spring ResortWe depart on our special charter flight for the west of Costa Rica and the gentle northern Pacific Ocean
Day 5: A choice of three activities from a stunning nature walk to a volcano hike to Balsa River raftingToday you have a choice of three different exciting activities! (Or if you would prefer you can decide to relax for the full day at the hotel or explore La Fortuna on your own.)
Day 6: Arenal Dam, Monteverde, Cloud Forest and activities for all tastes!Day 6 is a day of adventures for the young at heart. We have an enormous selection of exciting activities which are fun, safe, invigorating and full of discovery.
Day 7: Your free time to explore Monteverde Cloud Forest, we offer a full day to explore the sights and activities of your choice and assist if required.Your free time to explore Monteverde Cloud Forest We offer a full day to explore the sights and activities of your choice and assist if required.
Day 8: Manuel Antonio National ParkToday we are heading for the beaches of Costa Rica and Manuel Antonio National Park
Day 9: A day at the beach, or Catamaran trip and return to San JoseMeet the most beloved animals of the seas. See the whales and dolphins on the Catamaran tour!
Day 10After a hearty breakfast at the hotel you can enjoy a choice of three activities
Day 11: DepartureTransfer from Crown Plaza to Santamaria International Airport (SJO) Alajuela