PASSOVER 2016 - COSTA RICA OCEAN RESORT

Experience a unique Passover vacation like no other!
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All Inclusive + Tours

10
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Entire Resort is Kosher Le Pesach! - Our 13th Year in Costa Rica

 

Exclusive Program Only 200 spaces -- so sign up today!

 

  • Luxury Eco-Beach Side Resort

  • Entire Hotel Kosher for Passover

  • Experience - the most established kosher tour operator - 12th Year Passover Costa Rica

  • True Costa Rica Travel Experience

  • 4-Days Touring & Adventures Included (Chol Hamoed)

  • Delicious Glatt Kosher Meals Under Strict Supervision

  • On-site Naturalists, Guides & Historians

  • Plus So Much More!

*One All-Inclusive Price!  

Includes all tax, tips & gratuities + airport transfers and 4 days of touring!

 

This Passover surround yourself in the natural wonder of Costa Rica. Spend ten days at the all-inclusive eco-beach-resort of Casa Conde. The property lies along the country's beautiful Northern Pacific coastline and yields breathtaking panoramic views of Pacific Ocean. Enjoy delicious Glatt Kosher for Passover dining  under strict supervision, Seder nights, on-site synagogue, plus exciting guided excursions and daily activities (all included in your package) as you discover the wonders and beauty of Costa Rica.

 

Costa Rica

 

Costa Rica is Central America's special jewel. The country's natural attractions, wildlife, bio-diversity and reputation for enlightened conservation draw tourists and nature lovers from all over the world. This Passover join Kosher Expeditions for a unique   holiday travel experience. From swimming in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean, to exploring the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park (just adjacent to our resort) teaming with exotic wildlife, to gliding through the rainforest on a canopy tour, you'll be surprised by how many fun activities you'll find as you explore this "little green country."

 

The Costa Rica Kosher Adventure Passover Experience

 

Since 1994 Costa Rica Kosher Adventures has developed and run unique and custom group Passover   programs for thousands of satisfied participants.  For the 13th year, we are celebrating Pesach in Costa Rica – one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations.  With years of experience as the leader in kosher travel to Costa Rica, we have the perfect resort to experience a unique and nature-filled Passover program for 2015.  Unlike most Passover programs, which take place at a high-rise hotel and are centered on the food service, our program at the Casa Conde eco-beach-resort offers the perfect place to experience Costa Rica and a unique Passover program amidst inspiring natural beauty.  Join  Costa Rica Kosher Adventures for a Passover program that will provide memories that will last a lifetime!

 

The Hotel – Casa Conde Eco- Beach-Resort: 4*

 

Nestled in the unspoiled ecological paradise that is Costa Rica, Hotel Casa Conde is a truly magical setting for an all-inclusive blend of the familiar and the exotic. This beach-side resort is located  on one of the most pristine beaches in Costa Rica, Playa Panama, is the ideal starting point for visits to the nearby national parks, rainforest reserves and dive sites. Casa Conde 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 Northwestwest Pacific coastline and yields breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

 

  • The Location:  The Casa Conde Eco Beach Resort is located directly off Playa Panama, just steps from your hotel room.  The hotel is only a 20 minute bus ride  from Liberia (LIR) International Airport. 

  • Temperature:  April is considered summer and dry season in Costa Rica.  Temperatures average in the high 80’s & 90's during the day and to the 70’s at night.  

  • Beach: Hotel Casa Conde is only steps away from one of Costa Rica's most beautiful tropical beaches Playa, Panama. Limited road access on the resort makes it the perfect place to just relax and enjoy the quiet sound of the waves.

  • The Pool & Jacuzzi:  Perfect for families, Kids pool, and adults pool located beach front with full ocean view.

 

Activities, Amenities & Excursions:

 

A Costa Rica Kosher Adventure Passover adventure includes much more than a hotel and food.  We take care of every aspect of your vacation including:

 

  • All Glatt kosher for Pesach meals under strict supervision

  • Meat & Dairy restaurants, hot snack bar & tea room

  • On-site synagogue for daily Minyanim

  • Airport transfers

  • 2 nights of Seder

  • Suitable eco-oriented activities and speakers during the holiday

  • Daily guided bird & wildlife walks

  • 4-days of guided adventures during Chol Hamoed

  • Full use of hotel amenities (some for an additional fee) including 2 swimming pools, beach,  snorkeling, kayaking, water sports, wireless internet access, spa services, tour desk, plus much more! 

 

Adventures Included: Your Passover vacation includes 4 days of guided tour excursions during Chol Hamoed

 

Rainforest Adventure Day:  Experience all the wonder and adventure that Costa Rica has to offer in one day! This includes rainforest canopy (Zip Line Adventure) or hanging bridges, volcano hot springs of Rincon de la Vieja, which can be visited by horseback or tractor, rainforest waterfalls, and exhilarating mountain water slide (the biggest in Costa Rica).  This day of adventure all takes place at the famous Rincon de la Vieja volcano & rainforest national park.

 

Ocean Cruise Adventure:  Sail up the magnificent Costa Rican coast to a secluded bay where we will anchor to enjoy pristine uninhabited private beaches. For those who wish to snorkel in the clear, warm waters, gear will be provided for your enjoyment as you explore the sea caves and shore reefs. There is an inflatable kayaks available for those who wish to explore further or just walk or play on the pristine white sandy beachs.

 

Plus 2 more days of exploration and adventure - TBA

 

*Adventures are moderate and appropriate for most age groups.  Optional tours are available for those looking for lower impact excursions.

 

Dining & Kashrut

 

  • Meat & Dairy restaurants, hot snack bar & tea room

 

Unique to Kosher Expeditions is our ability to prepare delicious Glatt kosher for Pesach cuisine in exotic destinations off the beaten path under strict supervision.  Our master chefs specialize in nutritious, well-balanced and beautifully prepared and presented meals.  We take full advantage of our natural surroundings; in Costa Rica our menus are reflective of the local cuisine, including using a large variety of the areas world renowned fresh fruits and vegetables.

 

Kashrut & Supervision:  All food and standards for the program will be Glatt Kosher Le Pesach, all wine will be Mevushal, plus Shmura Matzo and Cholov Yisroel will be made available.  This is a Gebrocht program.  Supervision will be under the auspices of the local Centro Israelita, and the Chief Rabbi of Costa Rica Yitzchok Prober.  For more information on supervision and standards of kashrut please feel free to contact us.

 

Disclosure:  Please note the Passover in Costa Rica is a unique Passover vacation experience.  Unlike most Passover programs, which are at a hotel and are centered on food and speakers, we have developed a program which is unique to Costa Rica and its wild, natural surroundings.  Due to the remote location and pristine environment that surrounds us (which is what makes Costa Rica such a special destination), certain amenities and comforts that may be available to guests in the United States or abroad may not be available here.  We asks guest to take this into consideration when choosing this program.  Kosher Expeditions has 15 years of experience running kosher travel programs and Passover holidays.  Our staff is committed to giving you an exceptional and truly enjoyable vacation.  Please speak to one of our travel experts to go over the program details to make sure that this program is truly the right one for you.

04/22/16 - 05/01/16
 

Pre-night : (Th) April 21

 

ACTIVITIES

Your Passover vacation includes 3 days of guided tour excursions during Chol Hamoed Plus:

 

  • Rainforest Adventure Day

  • Ocean Cruise Adventure

  • White Water Rafting 

 

Tour Desk:  A tour desk will be available on-site for the duration of the Passover program for those interested in additional touring. Participants will have the opportunity to sign up for these excursions directly with us.  Additional excursions include Arenal Volcano, Monteverde National Park, fishing, scuba   diving, horseback riding, canopy tours, ATV’s, surfing, canyon tours, sailing, and much more!

 

On-site activities:  Apart from the on-site resort amenities, CRKA has developed exciting low-impact nature-based activities for all ages during the holiday. These include:

 

  • Guided nature walks

  • Bird & wildlife watching

  • Naturalist and ecologist lecture series

  • Lecture series

  • Study & lecture program

  • Cooking classes

  • Daf Yomi & private learning

  • Plus much more!

 

Kids’ Camp: Available for ages 4-14: Structured supervised kids programming will be available for participants during holiday days from 9am to 12pm and from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. 

 

*Not available during Chol Hamoed tour days.

ITINERARY

April 21 (Th): *pre-day arrival – airport pick-up LIR, transfer to airport hotel *transfer next afternoon to resort for check in.

April 22 (Fr): Check-in, Orientation, 1st Seder (those arriving pre-night morning Daveing, Siyum, breakfast, Biur Chumetz, transfer to hotel for check-in & lunch)

April 23 (Sa): Scheduled holiday activities, 2nd Seder, Shabbat

April 24 (Su): Scheduled holiday activities

April 25 (Mo): Chol Hamoed, adventure day guided tour

April 26 (Tu): Chol Hamoed, adventure day guided tour

April 27 (We): Chol Hamoed, adventure day guided tour

April 28 (Th): Chol Hamoed, adventure day guided tour, last days begin

April 29 (Fr): Scheduled holiday activities, Shabbat

April 30 (Sa): Scheduled holiday activities, evening Passover ends

May 1 (Su): Morning transfer to airport, departure

LAND COST
*One All-Inclusive Price!  
 
Includes all tax, tips & gratuities + airport transfers and 4 days or touring!
ACCOMODATIONS

The Hotel – Casa Conde Eco- Beach-Resort: 

 

Nestled in the unspoiled ecological paradise that is Costa Rica, Hotel Casa Conde is a truly magical setting for an all-inclusive blend of the familiar and the exotic. This beach-side resort is located  on one of the most pristine beaches in Costa Rica, Playa Panama, is the ideal starting point for visits to the nearby national parks, rainforest reserves and dive sites. Casa Conde 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 Northwestwest Pacific coastline and yields breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR PAST PARTICIPANTS

 

S.M. from Great Neck, NY: “Best place for an adventure of a lifetime.”

 

A.E. from Bellaire, Texas:  “Excellent trip. Beautiful beach, very well organized. Fun activities and exhilarating  experiences. We met wonderful people.”

 

E.R. from White Plains, NY: “Our overall experience was worthwhile. Staff very considerate and helpful. Beautiful country. Grand overall experience.”

 

M.R. from Washington, DC: “This was a really a, friendly Pesach gathering with interesting and inspiring talks. Cool adventures, and yummy food in a beautiful tropical setting.”

 

T.A. from Scarsdale, NY: “The guests were friendly and diverse, and I feel that I will stay in touch with many of them.  The Rabbi and his wife made the family trip so much more spiritual & heimish for our family. The trips (rafting & zip lining) felt like I was a kid again!”

 

J.W. from New York City: “KE & CRKA is a professionally run operation. It attracts a diverse an interesting group of people interested in both, Judaism and nature. We felt right at home”.  We were impressed with how open the program leaders were to people of varying levels of observance. Everyone seemed comfortable”

 

S.F. from Skokie IL: “The hotel was perfectly located.”

 

What our past / past participants have to say about Kosher Expeditions Costa Rica Adventure:

 

“Barbara and I have always thought that the Costa Rica Pesach program was excellent but decided to go elsewhere this year because after three times, we've seen all there is to see within reasonable distance of the hotel and, from that standpoint, it was time to try elsewhere just for the variety.  In the past we've been to Costa Rica, of course, and also the Passover cruise and also the program that's done in Maryland.  This year we did Passover in Europe.  Compared to the level of organization at your program and the almost total lack of activities at the hotel in Europe, made us appreciate even more than before your professionalism, attention to detail and how rich you make the Costa Rica program”. 

 

Ronald  & Barbara S - New York City

 

"I wanted to touch base with you and tell you what a wonderful time Fred, Rosalind and I had in Costa Rica this past Passover. The trip was quite different from what we all expected; which, really turned out wonderful because we were really able to kick back and enjoy the informal culture and leave our usual hectic schedules behind. I have to say we took advantage of every adventure offered and there were several "firsts" on the trip e.g. surfing, kayaking, zip lining, dolphin trip and horseback riding on the beach. I can't tell you how unique and beautiful each one of these experiences was. Additionally, I would like to thank you for turning me onto your morning beach Chi Gong classes.  Last (but not least) thank you for your flexibility and willingness to meet all the needs requested of my family, I can attest to the fact that you catered to the complete spectrum of religious observance. "

 

Lila & family – Lake Worth, FL

 

"Wanted to tell you what a great trip we had to Costa Rica!!!   The tour guide was great- warm, easy going, efficient.  The chef was great- personable, accommodating and great food.  All of the activities were terrific; the lodging was great.  The 4 days in the rainforest was a fabulous one-of- a kind experience, just what I wanted.  The place by the volcano with the hot springs was like Gan Eden.  And then to move up to the creature comforts at the end of the trip in the city was nice.  Thank you for putting together a great vacation!!!  We rate it a 10!!!"

 

Harriet & Alan – West Hempstead, NY

 

"Wanted to let you know how pleased we all were with the trip. The events were well planned and evenly paced, so that we did lots of interesting things but still had a relaxing vacation. The food was excellent and all of the arrangements were thoughtfully worked out.  We enjoyed meeting the other participants on the trip, and in fact their company added a lot to our experience. When an event comes off in a way that seems so effortless, one can be sure that there was plenty of effort involved in setting it up! You and your team did a great job.  Thanks. We will be considering more of your trips in future years, and will be glad to recommend you to others who have not yet gone on one of your trips."

 

Samuel & Family - Sharon, MA

 

"Just returned from our trip to Costa Rica! Thank you so much for putting together an incredible trip. We had "the perfect" family vacation. With every detail of our trip taken care of we could really relax. The staff was beyond excellent.  The tours and pace of the trip were just right. The food was delicious, fresh and plentiful. Costa Rica is an amazingly beautiful country. Thank you for sharing it with us!"

 

Linda and Steve - Los Angeles, CA

 

"To A Fabulous Team!!  You guys put together an absolutely awesome experience for all of us!  The staff was great, the land was stunning...and the tour guide was terrific!  Thanks again for bringing out the beauty of this precious land!"

 

Leah – New York City

 

"This was the most interesting, very different type of Passover experience filed with many "Oh Wow" moments.  Costa Rica is a very beautiful country and Kosher Expeditions did a great job.  We hope to return!"

 

Karen S - New Rochelle, NY