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The Blue Zone

Day 1

Overview & Highlights

Overview & Highlights

Explore and enjoy one of the best beach areas at the Nicoya Peninsula, one of the World’s five Blue Zones, recognized by UNESCO, for its healthy lives and longevity.

Highlights:

• Immerse yourself in the smells and tastes of freshly roasted organic Costa Rican coffee.

• Explore some of the beautiful beaches in the area: Playa Ostional, Playa Nosara, Playa Pelada, Playa Guiones, and Playa San Juanillo.

• Ostional Beach is one of the largest nesting sites for sea turtles in the world. The mass arrival of turtles is known as "Arribada" and takes place mainly from July to December for a few days.

• Glide along Rio Nosara and Rio Montaña, where the local guide will show you the fascinating mangrove forests and the animals native to the region.

Best travel dates:

November to April, June, and July

Welcome & transfer in SJO Airport to your hotel

Welcome & transfer in SJO Airport to your hotel

On arrival at the San Jose International Airport (SJO), you will be meet & greet by our bilingual representative who will help you with your luggage and transfer you to the hotel.

Finca Rosa Blanca

Finca Rosa Blanca (2 nights)

Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation Resort is the creation of three generations of the Jampol Family who have focused on the highest quality of service in the hospitality industry while offering authentic experiences with a local flavor of Costa Rican culture.

Set in the lush coffee highlands near San José and near SJO airport. Finca Rosa Blanca is architecture, luxury and art, designed with few square corners and enriched with murals, original artwork, and local crafts.

Each Junior Suite at Finca Rosa Blanca features unique luxury with handcrafted furniture, murals and original artwork throughout. Your experience here is focused on comfort and contact with our natural surroundings, through ample decks, gardens and mountain breezes.

Day 2

Organic Coffee Tour and Cupping

Organic Coffee Tour and Cupping

Walk Finca Rosa Blanca´s tree-shaded plantation and become an expert in shade-grown, high-altitude coffee. Our Costa Rica organic coffee tour is one of the only in the area– and the country – and takes you from field to cup to cupping.

From origin to harvest, you’ll follow Café Rosa Blanca on its earthy journey from red coffee cherry to roasted brew. You’ll visit our “Beneficio,” or processing area, where we remove the pulp from coffee cherries, then ferment and dry our coffee beans before sorting, roasting, and finishing in our Roasting and Packing House. Immerse yourself in the scents and tastes of our freshly roasted organic coffee. Explore the mysteries of coffee tasting, aka “cupping”, including the infamous coffee slurp.

Day 3

Hotel to SJO Airport Domestic Terminal

Hotel to SJO Airport Domestic Terminal

You will be picked up at the hotel for the private transfer to the Domestic Terminal at SJO Airport on time for your check-in process with the domestic airline.

*Check-in: 1 hour before your flight departure time.

Domestic flight  San José to Nosara

Domestic flight San José to Nosara

Take a scenic flight from the Central Valley of San Jose towards the Gulf of Nicoya. This gulf separates the Nicoya Peninsula from the mainland of Costa Rica. A stunning marine and coastal landscape of wetlands, jagged rocky islands and cliffs, extensive mangrove habitat, and high biodiversity.

Flying time: 50 minutes approximately

Hotel Boutique Lagarta Lodge

Hotel Boutique Lagarta Lodge (4 nights)

Lagarta Lodge offers comfortable and tastefully furnished Junior Suites with verandas. There is a multitude of breathtaking views, a reception desk, a sun deck, a panorama deck, a restaurant, a Sunset Bar, and a lounge. Other amenities include two infinity pools, a Jacuzzi, a spa, a shop, an art exhibition, a seminar and event room, and the hotel-owned nature reserve.


The restaurant and the Sunset Bar captivate with their magnificent views of the ocean, but also with their exquisite culinary delights. Our team looks forward to treating you to freshly caught fish and other local and international delicacies – mainly from regional organic farms.

Day 7

Domestic flight  Nosara to San José

Domestic flight Nosara to San José

Take a scenic domestic flight crossing the Gulf of Nicoya back to San José. This gulf separates the Nicoya Peninsula from the mainland of Costa Rica. A stunning marine and coastal landscape of wetlands, jagged rocky islands and cliffs, extensive mangrove habitat, and high biodiversity.

Domestic terminal to International Terminal SJO Airport

Domestic terminal to International Terminal SJO Airport

Upon arrival at SJO Domestic terminal, you will be picked up for the private transfer to the International Terminal on time for your check-in process with your airline.

*Check-in: 2 hours before your flight departure time.

Adios Costa Rica!