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A collection of handpicked lodges that invite guests to experience the world´s most reassured places while helping to protect them for generations to come.

Explore three beautiful locations with the possibility to extend to a fourth lodge located in Isla Palenque, Panama if desired.

Explore two beautiful locations with the possibility to extend to a fourth lodge located in Isla Palenque, Panama if desired.

Overview

Highlights

Organic Coffee

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

Pacuare River
• Splash in on white water rafts along the Pacuare River Protected Zone to arrive to your jungle lodge.

Cabecar Tribe

• Learn about the Cabecar culture, Costa Rica´s largest tribe on the mountains near the Pacuare River.

Osa Peninsula

• Discover Central America’s last remaining tropical lowland rainforests at the Osa Peninsula with local naturalist guides.

Duration

10 days / 9 nights (with the option to combine with other destinations or extension to Isla Palenque Lodge in Panama)

What is included?

Arrival and departure airport transfers, private transportation on comfortable air-conditioned microbuses between destinations, accommodations at suggested lodges/hotels, daily breakfasts, day tours as described in the itinerary, local taxes.

Excludes

International airfare to Costa Rica (we can recommend the best routes), personal expenses (passport, medical, souvenirs, etc.), hotel extras (laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments), optional tours, additional transfers, entrance fees to locations not mentioned on the program, gratuities (drivers, guides, hospitality staff), insurance (travel, baggage loss, medical).

Dates

December to April & May to August.

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.

Transfer to meet up with Pacuare Lodge pick up

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

Pacuare Lodge

Pacuare Lodge (2 nights)

Located on an 840-acres private reserve in the heart of the Talamanca Mountains, every aspect of the lodge exists in symbiotic harmony with the natural surroundings. From the gracefully towering main house, built in the style and craftsmanship of Caribbean-inspired architecture, to the 20 exquisite, stand-alone suites and villas; the secluded and peaceful riverfront spa; and the remarkable infinity swimming pool emerging from the rainforest to hover over the river’s edge.

Each naturally elegant structure is crafted from sustainably sourced woods and other eco-friendly materials. The eclectic and graceful designs capture both the breathtaking scenery as well as the cool breezes rolling off the river below and the rainforest canopy above.

Although breezes from the river and surrounding jungle keep each living area surprisingly fresh, we equiped every room with highly efficient eco-fans. Each guestroom also comes with a pair of rubber boots for every member of your party. Feel safe and protected from the occasional mud when you set off to explore the lodge’s exquisite gardens.

All of our buildings are within walking distance of each other—be it your villa, the spa, or the main lodge. Nonetheless, we also provide our guests with the use of complementary electric vehicles (golf carts) for getting around the property. The cars are comfortable, easy to drive, and covered to protect our guests from the elements.

This villa provides a 360-degree rainforest view.

Welcome to life in the treetops. A private suspension bridge leads from the deck to a platform high in a massive rainforest tree that affords a sweeping view of the Pacuare River and surrounding jungle. On any given morning or evening, you can spot dozens of bird species in the nearby treetops from your aerial perch.

This Villa has a high roof, teak floors and wide screened windows that let the breeze through and provide a 360-degree rainforest view. It is elegantly furnished and holds a king-size, canopy bed. The adjacent covered deck has a hammock and seating area, and the entire suite opens onto a sundeck with a small stone swimming pool fed by spring water.

Conservation fee

Day 5

Finca Rosa Blanca

Finca Rosa Blanca (1 night)

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.

Airport transfer Finca Rosa Blanca to Domestic Terminal SJO Airport
Transfer to Finca Rosa Blanca from Pacuare Lodge

Day 6

Domestic flight San José to Puerto Jiménez

Domestic flight San José to Puerto Jiménez

Take a scenic domestic flight along the mountain ranges towards the central coast, following by a descent towards the Sierpre Mangroves and the Golfo Dulce. Upon arrival in Puerto Jimenez you will be welcome by your hotel representative at the local airstrip.

Lapa Rios Eco Lodge

Lapa Rios Eco Lodge (3 nights)

Long before the pillars of sustainable tourism had been established, Lapa Rios was envisioned as a project whose objective it would be to protect its endangered surroundings. Today, the 17-bungalow lodge preserves more than 1,000 acres of primary and secondary rainforest, and assists in the development of the local community. Since its opening in 1993, Lapa Rios has won numerous awards and has been featured in the press worldwide.

In this incredible environment, guests can look forward to once-in-a-lifetime rainforest adventures, wildlife encounters and ocean activities.

Each stand-alone villa features smooth hardwood flooring and elegant natural accents. Floor to ceiling screens and a wide wrap-around deck ensure stunning views. The outdoor terrace has its own private rain shower, a refreshing plunge pool, hammocks, and comfortable chairs and lounges. Indoors you’ll be greeted with authentic-design furniture, a living area with a daybed plus a beverage nook with gourmet Costa Rican coffee. The master bedroom features one King bed with Simmons Beautyrest mattresses, fine linens, and eco-fans. The villa has a spacious bathroom with two solar-heated rain showers. Lapa Ocean Villas can accommodate up to 5 persons and are perfect for a family rainforest adventure.

Conservation fee

Day 9

Domestic flight Puerto Jiménez to San José

Domestic flight Puerto Jiménez to San José

Take a scenic domestic flight over the Golfo Dulce, Sierpe Mangroves, the Central Pacific Coast and the mountain ranges towards the capital city upon arrival at SJO Juan Santamaria Domestic terminal.

San Jose City Walking & Sightseeing Tour

San Jose City Walking & Sightseeing Tour

Pick up at SJO Airport domestic terminal by your driver-guide.

Today you will enjoy a Walking & Sightseeing Tour of the city with your guide. San José is full of interesting stories and rich history, you just need a good storyteller to unveil its charms for you. On this tour, we will walk through the major historical landmarks such as the National Theater (1897) and Correos de Costa Rica building (1917) experience the daily bustle of the Central Market, and the modern cool spots as well share how locals enjoy their city.

Entrance fee to attractions to be paid on site. The walk includes some coffee tasting as well as other typical snack tastings at the Central Market.

Lunch takes place at a local restaurant suggested by your guide (at extra cost).

Transportation back to your hotel for your last night in Costa Rica.


Finca Rosa Blanca

Finca Rosa Blanca (1 night)

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 10

Hotel to SJO Airport

Hotel to SJO Airport

Pick up at the hotel by your private driver for the transfer back to SJO International Airport for your check-in process with your airline.

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