COSTA RICA OCEAN ADVENTURE
A Relaxing, Activity-filled Vacation at one of Costa Rica’s Premier Eco-beach Resorts
Costa Rica Kosher Adventures Ocean Adventure is a relaxing, activity-filled vacation at one of Costa Rica’s premier eco-beach resorts. Situated, on the Southwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica; lies San Bada Beach Resort - an intimate oasis for travelers seeking an exotic, enchanting escape.
Picture yourself lounging on the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica, framed by tall coconut palms and lush mountain foliage or explore many of the nearby natural wonders that makes Costa Rica such a unique and popular destination. Whether you are interested in just relaxing by the pool or taking part in numerous adventure filled activities from stunning wildlife filled national parks, white water rafting, canopy tours, waterfalls, riverboat wildlife safaris, sailing, snorkeling and kayaking all included in your tour package, this vacation has something for everyone.
Hotel San Bada is a four-star beachfront eco-resort (2.5 hrs from San Jose or 25 minute domestic flight), known for its outstanding style, comfort, and service. The property is directly adjacent to the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park and one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches. The areas beautiful forest, beaches, and abundant wildlife, flora and fauna can be seen from each of our rooms. There is also an extraordinary view of Manuel Antonio Beach from the hotels upper floors. You will be thrilled with the antics of local wildlife including howler, spider and white faced monkeys, iguanas, raccoons, coatis and the graceful soaring of tropical and sea birds all in the colorful tapestry of flowers and forests only steps away from your front door.
Our exclusive program at San Bada with CRKA offers an extensive variety of services in your all-inclusive vacation, including delicious Glatt Kosher meals prepared fresh on-site under the strict supervision of Rabbi Gershon Miletski - Chief Rabbi of Costa Rica, on-site naturalists & historians for bird watching and lectures, 3-days of guided adventures, comfortable rooms most with stunning ocean views, all set against the captivating backdrop of tropical wildlife & scenery. Numerous optional adventures are available from the resort including the best scuba diving in Costa Rica, sport fishing, exciting rainforest adventure tours, snorkeling trips and kayaking
All rooms have amazing ocean and rainforest views, air conditioning, cable TVs, telephones, coffee makers, safe deposit boxes, hair dryers, wireless internet and private terraces or balconies. Suites are available upon request.
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Costa Rica is Central America's special jewel. The country's natural attractions, wildlife and reputation for enlightened conservation draw tourists from all over the world. Successive governments have made a real effort to preserve the country's image as an ecotourism heaven, making Costa Rica one of the best places to experience the tropics naturally and with minimal impact. The country's bio-diversity attracts nature lovers from all over the world. The primary attraction for many visitors is the 850 recorded bird species, which include the resplendent quetzal, indigo-capped hummingbirds, macaws and toucans. Costa Rica's tropical forests have over 1400 tree species and provide a variety of habitats for the country's fauna including four types of monkey, sloths, armadillos, jaguars and tapirs. There are also a number of dazzling butterflies. National parks cover almost 12% of the country, and forest reserves boost the protected land area to 27%
Join CRKA for a unique holiday travel experience. The energy of life is so strong in this beautiful little country that it makes the trees of the rainforest practically grow before your eyes. From swimming in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean, to horseback riding on a balmy beach, to gliding through the rainforest on a canopy tour, to getting covered in volcanic mud at one of the natural spas, you'll be surprised by how many fun activities you'll find as you explore this "little green country."
DAY 1, Sunday - Arrive Costa Rica
Our bilingual guide will meet you at the Airport, and transfer you to your hotel. Tour begins with orientation and dinner in the evening
DAY 2, Monday - Zip Line Adventure
Morning Rainforest Canopy Tour: This is a once in a lifetime experience! It consists of sliding on a secure cable between 15 platforms and towers in the canopy of the tropical forest. This is a truly exhilarating and exciting experience as we view wildlife and the rainforest from the top of the jungle. Mid-afternoon departure to the ocean resort
DAY 3, Tuesday - Rafting Adventure
Costa Rica is world renowned for the quality of its white water. Abundant rain, warm water, and a variety of rivers and eco-systems make this small democratic nation a paddler’s paradise. Experience the excitement and adrenalin of white water rafting on this waterfall and white water adventure with rapids graded 2,3 & 4; perfect for all ages and abilities.
DAY 4, Wednesday - Ocean Cruise & Dolphin Watching Adventure
Come aboard as we cruise into the open sea, in search of spotted dolphins, migrating humpback whales, sea turtles and manta rays. As we make our way down the coastline, the mysterious islands, jagged cliffs and unique rock formations will look almost close enough to reach out and touch. These are the nesting grounds and home for numerous species of marine birds.
DAY 5, Thursday - Manuel Antonio National Park Tour, Crocodile River Safari
Morning exploration - Manuel Antonio National Park Tour Created in 1972 to preserve the richness of the forest and the idyllic beaches, Manuel Antonio is home to many of Costa Rica's endangered species. Don't let the size fool you; the smallest of Costa Rica's National Parks, which encompasses almost 1,700 acres of land (683 terrestrial hectares) and 136,000 acres of ocean (55,000 marine hectares), is regarded as one of its best. Located just adjacent to our hotel, Manuel Antonio National Park is internationally recognized as being one of the most bio diverse parks on the planet. Lush tropical forests, lagoons, mangroves and pristine white sandy beaches make up one of the most diverse ecosystems imaginable. Among the 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds, some of the frequently viewed residents include white-faced and howler monkeys, two and three toed sloths and iguanas. The endangered squirrel monkey calls the park home as well. The four beaches in the park, Espadilla Sur, Manuel Antonio, Escondito and Playita, are some of the best in the country.
Afternoon: Return to San Jose with a stop along the way at the Crocodile River Safari.
DAY 6, Friday - Waterfall Garden Rain & Cloud Forest Adventure
When you think about Costa Rica, you probably imagine lush tropical rain forest, flowing white rivers, spectacular waterfalls, birds, butterflies, monkeys, sloths, snakes, frogs and jaguars. At The Waterfall Gardens, you are guaranteed to see all that and more. During your guided tour you will experience five waterfalls, cloud forest and rain forest, safe hiking trails, aviary with 40 species of birds, toucan feeding, marmoset monkeys, insect exhibit, butterfly observatory and butterfly gardens, butterfly laboratory, two-toed sloths, Capuchin (white-faced) monkeys, black-handed spider monkeys, hummingbird garden with 26 documented species, hummingbird hand feeding in the mornings and afternoons, serpentarium (snake exhibit), Jaguar, pumas, ocelots, jaguarundi, margays, casita de la paz with petting zoo and ox cart, ranarium (frog exhibit), orchid exhibit, heliconia exhibit, bromeliad exhibit. All of these offered at one place makes making it one of the best eco-parks
Afternoon return to your hotel in time to prepare for Shabbat with the Jewish community of San Jose
Shabbat with the local community
DAY 8, Sunday - Departure or transfer to Volcano Tour Extension
You will be transferred to the Juan Santamaría International Airport approximately two hours before your flight's scheduled departure time.
Please call for details
*Custom group departures available year round upon request.
Costa Rica - Private & Group Expeditions: Available year round for custom groups of 8 + participants.
A Kosjer Xr Adventure includes much more than a hotel and food. We take care of every aspect of your vacation including all glatt kosher meals under strict supervision, on-site synagogue for daily Minyanim, airport transfers, 5-days of guided touring
What better way to experience the exciting eco-wonderland of Costa Rica. Just sit back and relax and let us take care of all of the details.
*Morning guided bird watching and wildlife walks will take place each morning into the National Park
**Adventures are moderate and appropriate for most age groups.
From $3190 per person, based on 2 in a room
Single in a room alone: $890
Bungalow or Suite
Upgrades available please call for details.
3rd or 4th in either room category age over 12
Age 12 and under as 3rd or 4th in room
Maximum 4 people in a room
$75pp gratuities to be collected during tourUse of a cot is $125 per cot, maximum 1 in a room Use of a crib if free.
Price includes: Lodging, full time Kosher Expeditions guides / naturalist, daily transfers to activities, all activities listed in itinerary, all Glatt kosher meals under strict supervision, gratuities and all taxes & fees.
Price does not include: Airfare, optional tours and travel insurance.
*Pricing is “from” and based on payment made by check or bank transfer. Additional fees may apply for payment made by credit card. Please see registration form or contact us for details.
Volcano & Rainforest Tour Extension:
Optional 2 to 4 night extension to the Arenal Volcano & Rainforest available for 2 or more participants. Price per person starts at $400 per person per day depending on final number of participants, level of accommodations, availability and time of year. Please call us for details and quote. Price includes kosher meals plan, accommodations and transportation. Additional add-ons include full time guides and adventures.
San Bada Resort - Manuel Antonio: Nestled in the unspoiled ecological paradise that is Costa Rica, Hotel San Bada is a truly magical setting for an all-inclusive blend of the familiar and the exotic. This beach-side resort is located adjacent to the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park on Playa Manuel Antonio, is the ideal starting point for visits to the nearby national parks, rainforest reserves and dive sites. San Badal is a four-star eco-beachfront resort, a leader among Costa Rica's hotels and resorts, known for its outstanding style, comfort, and service. The property lies along the country's beautiful Southwest Pacific coastline and yields breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Click here to view the hotel website.
Crowne Plaza Hotel & Casino - San Jose: Shabbat will be spent at the Crowne Plaza Casino & Hotel in San Jose (walking distance to the shul)