surf and spa
- 7-night accommodation
Private roundtrip transfers airport/hotel
Equipment as needed
Entrance fees to sites & excursions as specified in Itinerary (shared)
- Daily breakfast
Meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
International & domestic air tickets and airport taxes
Meals not specified on the itinerary
Tips & gratuities
ITINERARY – 7 nights/8 days
Day 1: Welcome to Costa Rica!
Arrival in Costa Rica and transfer from the airport to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of your evening at leisure. Overnight.
Lodging at Ascelpios Wellness & Healing Retreat (or similar)
DESCRIPTION: Located in El Cacao de Alajuela, skirting the Poás Volcano, Asclepios, (honoring the Greek God of Health) offers its guests 12 rooms which evoke the most important medical traditions of the world, together with a regulated ionized swimming pool, amphitheatre, fitness center, yoga and meditation pavilion, floatation camera, sauna, Hammam, Vichy and Scottish showers, 4 treatment lodges, a relaxation room and an organic Restaurant.
They work with a team of highly skilled spa therapists and another team of selected holistic practitioners from all over the world. They have put together a great understanding and passion for physical, emotional and spiritual health resulting in great wellbeing. We care not only about ourselves, but also about our community and our environment.
Asclepios seeks to educate in environmental appreciation and conservation. The Center will not compromise our natural habitat: it only occupies 20000 square feet in an area comprising 12,500 acres. It is built in siding and brick, two sustainable materials. We use thermal solar collectors and take advantage of natural ventilation and natural lighting. Wild life has been preserved and our primary and secondary forests will be untouched.
They are cultivating a wonderful organic farm and are working together with experts to reintroduce native plants and animals that have been driven out by alien species.
A la carte: Naturopathy, Detoxification and Revitalization Programs, Stress and Weight Management, Meditation, Reiki, Acupuncture, Watsu, Floral Therapy, Homeopathy, Vichy and Scottish Showers; Kneipp, Shiatsu, Shirodhara, Yoga, Pilates, Tai chi…and, as health also includes your palate: bioenergetic gastronomy, where you can rediscover the original flavors of vegetables, fruits and fish.
Day 2: Fortuna, Arenal (B)
Enjoy breakfast before you transfer to the region of San Carlos through coffee plantations and dairy farms. Cross over the mountains and arrive close to the base of the Arenal Volcano. Overnight in Arenal.
Overnight at Arenal Nayara Hotel (or similar)
DESCRIPTION: Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens is a five star luxury boutique hotel that is widely recognized for providing premium luxury amenities and ultra-personalized service at surprisingly affordable rates. Located in the outskirts of the amazing Arenal Volcano, Arenal Nayara is an oasis of tranquility, where guests can experience a profound and organic immersion with nature, while living in luxury at the same time
Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, each one of their 50 spacious casitas (bungalows) provide an exclusive, ultra-luxurious retreat. Each expansive casita (ranging from 855 to 1905 square feet) includes a secluded garden with an outdoor shower and a beautiful terrace overlooking the volcano with a private, intimate Jacuzzi for two.
Day 3: Arenal (B)
Take a 45 minute chocolate massage in Arenal Nayara’s Spa! Surrounded by tropical rainforest, you are sure to be relaxed and refreshed. Enjoy your day exploring as you wish. Overnight in Arenal.
Day 4: Tamarindo Beach (B)
Enjoy breakfast before traveling to Tamarindo Beach. This town has a mixture of high-end shopping, nightlife, and Costa Rican flavour. Perfect for gourmet dining, beautiful handicraft stores, and famous for surfing with five world-class surf breaks like Playa Grande, Playa Avellanas, and Tamarindo itself, there will always be something to do in Tamarindo! Overnight in Tamarindo.
Day 5: Tamarindo Beach (B)
Today, take a two-hour surf lesson (all levels available) in one of the best-known surfing beaches!
Requirements for the lesson:
- A minimum of two people will require opening a regular class. Each instructor can teach a maximum of 5 people, if there is only one person taking the class, then it would be charged as a private lesson.
- Everyone taking the lessons must sign a weaver. Minors of 18 years of age must have their parents’ signature on the waiver.
Overnight in your chosen hotel in Tamarindo.
Day 6: Tamarindo (B)
Enjoy a free day at your leisure to explore, have fun, and relax! Overnight at your selected hotel in Tamarindo.
Day 7: Alajuela (B)
Enjoy breakfast before you transfer to Alajuela for your stay at Ascelpios Wellness & Healing Retreat (or similar). Overnight.
Day 8: Alajuela (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight back home or to an on-going destination.