Costa Rica

Relax and recharge in off-the-beaten-path beachy, jungle oasises surrounded by wildlife. Dive deep into the local community with the friendliest people and most delicious food.
Travelers: up to 16
8 Days
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8 Days
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Meetup Tour


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Costa Rica Meetup Tour

We’ll explore off-the-beaten-path corners of the jungle and have beaches all to ourselves. Sloths, monkeys, toucans, and all kinds of wildlife will surely come say hello as you swing in your hammock with nothing more strenuous on the agenda than sipping fresh fruit juice.  

The adventure starts in the Osa Peninsula where you’ll explore the jungle with our ecologist guide. We’ll sail through the gulf stopping to snorkel and play with the dolphins on our way to Pavones, a little known beach paradise. 

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sun setting in Costa Rica


mama turtle laying her eggs

It’s turtle season! Meet the ecologists protecting working year round to protect them.

woman holding surf board on the beach

Learn to surf with our team of women instructors for a 2 on 1 lesson

snorkeling in Costa Rica

Dolphin watch and snorkel on a boat tour across the gulf

woman harvesting

Visit a women only co-op restaurant, an important community project. 

chocolate making workshop

Learn to make chocolate and coconut milk with women from the local village

painting on an easel

Relax for an afternoon painting class with a licensed art therapist


sun set on the beach in Costa Rica

Day 1

We will pick you up at Puerto Jimenez Airport according to your arrival time and bring you down a jungle road to our paradise lodge. Wander along the beach, jump in the pool while watching birds overhead, and relax while we wait for everyone to arrive. Meals: dinner
sloth climbing a tree in Costa Rica women only tour

Day 2

Osa Peninsula is all beach and jungle, that's why we love it, and today we are going to explore Matapalo on foot. You could see coatis, agoutis, macaws, toucans, sloths, monkeys, and many other animals, birds and reptiles. This corner of the jungle is teeming with wildlife! We'll stop at a waterfall to enjoy our picnic lunch and watch for sea life from the beach. Meals: breakfast and lunch
dolphins in Costa Rica women only tour

Day 3
Golfo Dulce

Watch the sunrise over the beach in vibrant colours of oranges, pinks, and blues. Chances are howler monkeys will be swinging in the trees, greeting the day. After breakfast, we will say goodbye to our first jungle oasis and jump on a boat for a tour of Golfo Dulce. We'll slowly make our way from one side of the gulf to the other snorkeling to look for fish and turtles, watching the dolphins (which are very likely to come say hello), see mangroves, and soak up some sun. We'll also stop for a tour of a true animal sanctuary to learn about this important project and come face to face with sloths, monkeys, scarlet macaws, and more. We'll arrive in Golfito and have about an hour drive to our luxe, ocean front accommodation. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
surf lesson in Costa Rica for women

Day 4

Wake up to ocean views in the small surfer town of Pavones. We love it here for the miles and miles of beaches, wildlife everywhere you look, and the social and eco initiatives run by inspirational locals. This morning, we will meet our team of women surf instructors to catch some waves with a 2 on 1 lesson! After a rest and some lunch, get your creative juices flowing with an art class. A long time expat and licensed art therapist will lead us through a calming afternoon of painting. Meals: breakfast, lunch
Mama turtles in Pavones, Cosa Rica

Day 5
Punta Banco

It’s an early wake up call today, because the turtles are calling! Meet the amazing men and women who have made it their life’s work to protect sea turtles. We will see babies or the mamas laying eggs, depending on the season. Next up is a hike through the jungle to the indigineous community. Meet a couple families who will share their way of life as our guide explains the importance of keeping this ancient culture alive. Our last stop for the afternoon is at a women’s cooperative restaurant for lunch, a new and very important project. Meals: breakfast, lunch
pool in Pavones

Day 6
Solo Day

The day is yours to hang by the beach, join a yoga class next door, relax in the pool, practice your new surfing skills, or whatever you like! We'll help you arrange something more adventurous if you want, otherwise Pavones is a perfect place to get just a little lost.
chocolate making in Costa Rica

Day 7
Chocolate and Coconut Milk

This afternoon our friends from the women’s co-op will stop by for a coconut milk and chocolate workshop! Learn how to make fresh coconut milk and then go through the chocolate making process to create your own. When we are finished, we’ll sit together and chat with our guests while enjoying the fruits of our labor. This evening, put on your best summer dress, because we’re going to one of the best restaurants in Pavones for pizza and drinks to celebrate an amazing week together in Costa Rica. Meals: breakfast, dinner
Tucan in the trees in Costa Rica

Day 8

Goodbye for now until our next tour together! Share a ride to the Golfito Airport or stay on a little longer. We will help you organize your way home or to wherever you’re going next. Meals: breakfast


On this trip you will get both jungle lodge vibes as well as modern beachfront luxury. Here are a couple of the accommodations we use to give you a sense of the places you will stay when you travel to Costa Rica with us.

Iguana Lodge

You don’t have to go far from your room to witness some of Osa Peninsula’s most amazing wildlife. There is a chemical free pool, tennis courts, a spa, award-winning restaurant, and hammocks galore to laze about in nature. 

Pavones Point

After a day of trekking through the jungle and soaking up some sun on the beach, we love to come home to the modern luxury of these condos. They are spacious, clean, bright, and just steps from the ocean, jungle, and the river. 


  • Accommodation in twin rooms
  • Ecologist guide
  • Most meals, according to the itinerary
  • Local transportation
  • Airport pickup on day 1
  • All entrance fees and activities in the itinerary unless specified as optional

Arrival: Puerto Jimenez Airport
Departure: Golfito Airport
Both are domestic airstrips that have daily flights from San Jose and Libera International Airports. If you need help booking your flights, our partners can arrange it for you at no additional charge. 

Airport pick up is included on day 1 according to your arrival time. 

  • A deposit of $500 is required to hold your spot.
  • Final payment is due 60 days before departure.
  • Pay as much as often as you like until the due date.
  • If you cancel your spot with 45 days notice before departure, you can apply your payment to any other trip.
  • No refunds on deposits.
  • Airfares
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airport drop off
  • Gratuity 
  • The itinerary is subject to change due for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions. The turtle experience, especially, could change depending on the season and best sightings.
  • Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.
  • All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.
  • Our first accommodation is cooled by fans, not air conditioning.
  • Bed sizes and room types sometimes vary greatly between travelers. You are guaranteed a twin bed in a shared room and a queen in a private room. Since we are not staying in cookie cutter hotels, some rooms are smaller and simpler than others. We aim to make it as fair as possible, but a positive attitude will make your trip even better.

Most countries do not need a visa to enter Costa Rica. Please check your own country requirements or ask us for some help!

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