Costa Rica

Out Adventures offers two type of vacation packages to Costa Rica.

Comfort Costa Rica

Prices starting at $2499

*seasonal prices may apply

The jewel of Central America, Costa Rica’s environment is world-renowned as one of nature’s most vibrant and diverse. If you are short on time but want a taste of this country’s unique sights then jump on board this express trip through the colonial streets of San Jose, the emerald green countryside of La Fortuna, the lush cloud forests of Monteverde and the turquoise seas of Manuel Antonio. With abundant wildlife, immense volcanic landscapes and superb Pacific beaches, this comfortable adventure is sure to be a trip to remember.

Mountain Landscape with a river in MonteverdeThe Itinerary

Get a feel for San Jose on a guided sightseeing walk through the city. There are plenty of museums, cafes and shops to visit, or simply relax in the main plaza and watch the world pass by.
Set beneath an active volcano and with waterfalls and hot springs dotted amongst the forests, La Fortuna is the ideal spot to soak up the Costa Rican vibe. Head into the beautiful surrounds and explore the emerald countryside by bike and on foot. Discover the cool waters of the La Fortuna Waterfall – a favourite for cooling off in – and maybe take a canopy tour for a birds-eye view of the forest. A visit to the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge can’t be missed.
Set between two cloud forests, this secluded Quaker settlement is a delight to explore. Hike or ride through the verdant cloud forest to admire the vast array of plants, birds and animals. This area is home to monkeys, sloths, butterflies and a whole range of weird and wonderful amphibians.
Discover the white sand beaches, tropical vegetation and turquoise waters of Manuel Antonio National Park. Hike along the trails to spot some of the abundant wildlife or take to the oceans to swim, kayak or surf. With clearly marked trails, secluded bays and rocky headlands to explore this is Costa Rica at its best.
Return to San Jose and perhaps enjoy a meander through the stalls of the Central Market, see the vast collection of shimmering art at the Gold Museum or catch a show at the city’s pride and joy – the National Museum.

 

*The itinerary attached is correct at time of printing. Please note: occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ comments and our own research. As such the information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the brochure. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you print and review a final copy of your Trip Notes a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

The Dates and Other Pertinent Information

Deposit – $500 per person required, remaining balance due 60 days before departure.

Duration – 9 days

Group Size – Minimum 6; Maximum 12

Available Dates – December 27, 2013; February 15, 2014; March 15, 2014

  • The trip includes a range of accommodation, such as basic hotels with western facilities or overnight trains. Days of being on the move are well interspersed, communication with the outside world is ever-present and a wide variety of food is commonly available.
  • You are required to carry your pack on and off trains and buses, up hotel steps, etc. Your itinerary may include easy paced walks or bike rides, but these are on mainly flat ground.

  • This trip travels to a somewhat conservative area. We encourage you to experience the destination and culture with the following in mind:

    Accommodation – We do not foresee any areas of concern on this trip.
    Public Display of affection – These are not common in this area however in some cases holding hands is acceptable.
    Gay Activities – This trip may have limited gay hosted events, meals or day tours due to the cultural sensitivity of this region. We will do our best to provide a safe, comfortable environment for you and your fellow travelers to experience this culture.

Included Activities – This is a list of included activities on this trip. All other activities are optional and at your own expense. For a list of optional activities and sightseeing available on this trip, see the optional activities section below. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.

  • Orientation walk in San Jose, led by your group leader
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Manuel Antonio National Park

Optional Activities – All optional activities are entirely your choice and are not included in the price of the trip.  A list of some of the optional activities will be provided upon request.

Meals – There are 8 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches or dinners included on your adventure.

While traveling with us you will experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest favorite restaurants during your trip. On our camping trips we often cook the region’s specialties so you don’t miss out. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other’s company. There is no obligation to do this though. Please check the ‘meal inclusions’ section of these notes for details of meals included.

Allow USD $250 for meals not included.

Transportation – 4WD, minibus, boat, shuttle bus, walking

Your Out Adventure Group Leader – All OUT Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our gay or gay friendly group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. We endeavor to provide the services of an experienced leader however, due to the seasonality of travel, rare situations may arise where your leader is new to a particular region or training other group leaders. 

Your leader will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. OUT leaders aim to support local guides who have specialized knowledge of the regions we visit – and who better to hear it from than the locals themselves? If you were interested in delving deeper into the local culture at a specific site or location then your leader can recommend a local guide service in most of the main destinations of your trip.

If you are happy with the level of service provided by your group leader, we recommend that you reward them with a tip of $3-5 USD per person, per day.

Short Break Gay Costa Rica

Price – $1070; $500 deposit required at time of booking, balance collected 60 days prior to departure.

Duration – 5 days

Highlights – Experience the diversity of Costa Rica’s environment, Spot wildlife in Manuel Antonio National Park, Swim in the warm waters of the ocean, Dance the night away, Discover the forest on a Canopy Tour, meet other Gay men from around the world.

Itinerary – Day 1-5 Manuel Antonio

Dates – This trip is part of our Short Break Adventures range. As it is not a group trip it has no fixed departure dates. On the next page, select your preferred start date from the menu and our reservations team will process your booking request. Please note that Independent booking requests are subject to availability at your preferred travel time.

Call PrideOne Travel and Cruises to reserve your space to visit Costa Rica with a gay and lesbian group  or any vacation experience package provided by Out Adventure!
PrideOne Travel and Cruises and Out Adventure strongly recommends you purchase travel insurance for this vacation!

 *certain terms and conditions apply to this tour as set forth by both PrideOne Travel and Cruise and Out Vacations!