12 DAYS IN COSTA RICA

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USD $2130

Gay Tour

Multiple Departure Dates

THE DEAL

Leave your stress at home, because it's not welcome here!  Costa Rica is where the word paradise was meant for.  It's one of the most biologically diverse places in the world with dense jungles full of monkeys, sloths, reptiles and other tropical life, reaching out onto stunning white sand beaches.  Nature is perfectly paired with adventure in this tiny Central American country and gives its visitors an unlimited number of opportunities to get as active, or as relaxed as you like!  Soak away an afternoon in a hidden hot springs waterfall oasis, zipline through the thick jungle on one of the world's longest ziplines, take a surfing lesson from a local Tico, hike onto the hardened lava flow of an active volcano, or surround yourself with wild spider monkeys, the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities are endless!

Costa Rica is also known as the most gay-friendly country in Central America, with a lively gay social scene in San Jose and Manuel Antonio, and some of the friendliest local Latin people you could ever meet!  This is a true Latin experience from the people, to the Salsa dancing, to the Gallo Pinto for breakfast.

Our 12-day trip has been designed to maximize your experience here and have you begging to stay forever!  Instead of rushing around in a panic trying to visit as many places as possible, we’ve specially chosen three locations, plus San Jose that we know you’ll fall in love with. How are we so sure? Well, we’ve tirelessly tested out beaches, bars, bungalows and bit of booze just to make sure we can bring you the cream of the crop.  We genuinely love Costa Rica and can't wait to share this paradise with you!

$2130 USD Land Package (all taxes included)

COSTA RICA TRIP DATES FOR 2018

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  • August 5th - 16th

  • December 23rd - January 3rd*

  • February 2nd - 13th

Trip prices based on twin share. Traveling solo?  We'll match you up with another solo traveler at no extra charge, or just pay a $640 USD single supplement for your own room! (Christmas departure - $690)

* Local costs rise in Costa Rica's peak season, therefore, our December/January departure is subject to a $360.00 peak season surcharge.

THE ITINERARY

12 days in paradise that you'll never forget!  Costa Rica is an incredibly diverse country with unlimited opportunities for adventure or relaxation set among some of the world's best beaches, rainforests, and volcanoes. Below is a brief itinerary of our stops, but for detailed info and available activities check out the links to the left.

Day 1 - SAN JOSE
Most travelers will arrive in San Jose on day one and head to our meeting spot for our 4pm meeting and start of our adventure together. This time in the capital city of San Jose is a great introduction to the incredible country of Costa Rica as well as our first chance to get to know our fellow travelers.  In the evening we'll have an authentic Costa Rican dinner which will allow everyone to find which foods are their favorite right at the start!  At night you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself into some authentic Latin nightlife, so brush up on your Salsa dancing skills!

Days 2, 3 and 4 - ARENAL LAKE AND VOLCANO
On day 2 we travel north of San Jose to the area of Arenal, famous for its very active volcano, gorgeous scenery, and lots of opportunities to keep active with zip lines, hiking, canopy adventures, and more.  Along the way we'll head up to the crater's edge of the very active Poas Volcano, if the weather permits.  In the evening we'll even take you off the beaten path, away from the crowds, to a hot springs waterfall oasis hidden in the jungle... as long as you promise not to share the location with the world!  Your three nights here are your opportunity to be as adventurous as you'd like, this area definitely won't limit you.

Days 5, 6 and 7- PRIVATE VILLA (GUANACASTE OR LAS AGUAS)
On day 5 we continue down the road to our own private villa for the next three nights.  Both of our private luxury villas are nestled in the Costa Rican jungle offering our groups incredible opportunities for exploring hidden waterfalls or beaches, as well as lots of activities to choose from!  Relaxing in the outdoor jacuzzi at the end of the day, under the stars, listening to the sounds of the jungle is a moment you'll want to hang on to forever.

Days 8, 9, and 10 - MANUEL ANTONIO
Manuel Antonio is known as one of the most diverse areas for flora and fauna with all kinds of monkeys, reptiles, birds, sloths, and plant life of course.  It's also known as the gay beach area of Costa Rica with a lively community of gay guys from all over the world!  Spend your day at the beautiful white-sand beach, or checking out the incredibly abundant life in Manuel Antonio National Park, then spend the evening experiencing Manuel Antonio's social life.  Included in the trip is a guided walk through Manuel Antonio National Park with Gama, a local wildlife expert who is an incredibly talented and knowledgeable wildlife spotter.

Days 11 and 12 - SAN JOSE

We travel back into San Jose for one more dinner together and poolside drinks before saying our adios for now's!  If your flight time permits, maybe take a quick trip out to one of the volcanoes in the city!  And if you've got an extra few days we'll set you on the right path to continue experiencing this Costa Rican paradise.  All travelers are welcome to book their flights departing from Costa Rica at any time on the 12th day.

Click on the destinations to the left for a full description of what you'll experience on your 12-day trip.

*Note that the order of stops and duration at each location are subject to change.

THE FINE PRINT

What's Included

  • All Taxes

  • Accommodations for your 12-day Detours experience**

  • All 11 breakfasts

  • Welcome dinner and drinks

  • 3 dinners, 2 lunches prepared by the villa's private chef

  • Guided hike through Manuel Antonio National Park

  • Hike to the Poas Volcano Crater

  • Crocodile Detour at Rio Tarcoles

  • La Fortuna Waterfall Detour

  • Park entrance fees at Manuel Antonio, La Fortuna, and Poas Volcano National Parks

  • Group travel within Costa Rica

  • Knowledgeable and fun Detours leaders

  • Detours Travel Guidebook

  • Over a decade of trip leading experience

** - Trip prices based on twin share. Traveling solo? We'll match you up with another traveler at no extra charge, or just pay a $640 single supplement for your own room!

What isn't included?

  • Lunches and dinners not listed above

  • Activities not listed above

  • International Airfare

HOTELS:

We don't like staying in smelly shacks on our vacations, and we're pretty sure you don't either! After working hard for your trip, you deserve an enjoyable, comfortable place to wind down at the end of your day. We put a LOT of time into finding the perfect accommodation for your trip so after sniffing around, fluffing pillows, and testing showers we have narrowed down our favorite properties that won't disappoint. Check out our approved accommodation to get an idea of the types of places you can expect to lay your head during your Detours trip.

 SAN JOSE - Balmoral Hotel​

 • Centrally located, walk to anything
 • Delicious a la carte breakfast
 • Friendly and helpful staff
 • Great in-house restaurant
 • Immaculately clean rooms
 • Locally owned

 ARENAL - Lomas Del Volcan
 • Volcano view from every room
 • Large typical buffet breakfast
 • Friendly and helpful staff
 • Relaxing pool and Jacuzzi
 • Immaculately clean rooms
 • Locally owned
 • Surrounded by wildlife

 MANUEL ANTONIO - Vela Bar Hotel
 • One minute to the beach
 • Relaxing 
 • Perfect pool for relaxing
 • Upscale rooms
 • Locally owned
 • Close to many activities
 • Great breakfast

 

 LAS AGUAS (Southern-zone Villa)
 • Private villa for our group
 • Set on 60 private acres of jungle
 • Outdoor pool and Jacuzzi
 • 5 waterfalls on the property
 • Endless exploring opportunities
 • Off the beaten tourist track
 • Quiet and relaxing setting

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