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Theme Parties From Manuel Antonio

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Beyond the Ordinary

Dear Travel Agent : Welcome to Costa Rica!

In Central America lies an exotic country adorned with beaches, tropical forests, towering volcanoes, cascading waterfalls, raging rapids, scenic mountains and palm-lined beaches. The biodiversity and variety of terrain found within Costa Rica is astonishing.

It is here where an incentive reward is the ultimate in stress-relief amidst Costa Rican hospitality, natural sceneries and a peaceful country.

With Costa Rican Trails, travelers can discover and explore the best of Costa Rica with style. Our experienced & professional staff will work together with you to guarantee your group a memorable taste of our tropical paradise.

So when you are planning your next incentive program, do something beyond the ordinary. Plan on Costa Rica.

More than a reason to choose us!

We Deliver Costa Rica, Beyond the Ordinary!

Each incentive group is unique, as a result, Costa Rican Trails does not limit itself to fixed carbon copy programs. We provide the basic elements and with the clients interests and needs in mind, we design unique, innovative, customized nature oriented incentive travel programs.

Creating Memorable Moments!

We strongly believe in bringing together the best components of Costa Rica. Incentive participants will have memorable moments that will last for a lifetime, be it in the sun, on a canopy ride or in the midst of the jungle.

Little Things that Mean A Lot!

We fully understand the importance of the little details during an incentive program as they help to set the mood and capture the experience. We take great pride in providing our clientele with a variety of special gifts tailored made for any occasion.

Expertise, Reliability and Personalized Service!

Costa Rican Trails provides expertise and reliability during the different phases of an incentive program; from choosing unique venues to the planning and coordination of the following: Hotel rooms, meeting space, meals, in and off-property activities, transportation, tours, guides, special imported materials, pillow gifts, entertainment staff, speakers, companion programs, payment services, and other special group requirements.

Selected references:

  • South East Toyota (250 persons, USA)
  • Ford / Hagen (1,100 persons, Europe)
  • Friendship Force (80 persons, USA)
  • Pfaff (60 persons, Canada)
  • GMC (80 persons, Canada)
  • Odessa Cruise (250 persons, Europe)
  • Diagnostic Products (50 persons, USA)
  • Shimatzu (25 persons, Japan)
  • Borusan (15 persons, Turkey)
  • Access (25 persons, France)
  • AT & T (26 persons, USA & Latin America)
  • BBDO University (24 persons, Latin America)
  • Mechanical Dynamics (50 persons, USA)
  • Varta (30 persons, Germany)

Location:

  • Central America
  • Area: 51,100 sq km (20,000 sq m)
  • Surrounded by two oceans and bordered by Nicaragua and Panama

Climate:

  • Sub tropical
  • Average temperature ranges from 60 to 80 degrees
  • Two seasons: summer (November-April) & green (May-November)

Population:

  • Population: 4,000,000.
  • European Descendants

Language:

  • Spanish
  • English is also spoken in virtually all tourist areas

Government & Society:

  • Democratic Republic (more than 100 years)
  • Abolition of the army in 1948
  • Oscar Arias Nobel Prize for Peace in 1987.

Education:

  • Free and Compulsory
  • 30% of the budget in invested in education.
  • Literacy rate is 93% highest in the Americas.

Health:

  • Free universal health care system
  • Life expectancy is 72 years

Economic Base:

  • Tourism
  • Technology (US$500 million INTEL investment)
  • Agriculture (Coffee, Bananas, non-traditional products)

Natural Resource:

  • Biological bridge between North & South America
  • Diversity of habitats, climates, and scenery.
  • 12 Distinct Ecological Zones (rainforests, cloud forests, dry forests, mangroves, paramo, etc)
  • 5% of the world species of flora and fauna in .03% of the earth’s surface including:
  • 850 species of birds
  • 600 species of butterflies
  • 1200 species of orchids
  • 237 species of mammals

Traveling to Costa Rica is simple.

In less than 3 hours from departing Miami International Airport and 5 hours from New York, incentive winners will find themselves in a tropical paradise.

Several major airlines offer daily, direct flights from hub cities in the United States, Central and South America and Europe. Other carriers connect to Costa Rica through these hubs.

Entry documents:

A valid passport and round-trip ticket are required. Visas are not required for U.S. and Canadians for stays of less than 90 days. All Europeans need valid passports. Most, with the exception of the Greeks, do not need visas.

Currency:

In addition to the Colon, credit cards and U.S. Dollars are widely accepted. There are about ¢580 to one U.S. Dollar, although actual rates varies.

Communications:

Telephone, Fax and Internet services are available in addition to post offices throughout the country.

Health issues:

The water in Costa Rica is drinkable and bottled water is available.

Electricity:

There is no need to bring an adapter plug to Costa Rica unless you are European. Outlets here pack a 110V punch and fit a two-prong plug.

Dress code:

Informal. During the day, sarongs and swimsuits are acceptable attire at resorts; shorts and T-shirts are acceptable for day activities. At night, casual dressing is acceptable.

Tipping:

A 10% Tip is included in meals. Extra tip is accepted in returned for excellent service.

Taxes:

There is a 13% sales tax on purchased items and 3% hotel tax.
Also A $34 dollars departure tax.

Expressions:

Pura Vida means "feel good, excellent "

Costa Rican Cuisine

The cuisine of Costa Rica is a delicious array of fresh fish and exotic tropical fruits and vegetables. Ceviche, Casados, Gallo Pinto, Gallos, Picadillo, Empanadas, Arroz con Pollo, Cajetas and Chorreadas are some of the typical dishes that you will taste during your stay.

Dining out is not a problem. Capture the exquisite flavors of Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, France, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, China and Japan in different settings. You can choose from several distinct settings for your dine-around program. From downtown to upscale suburbs, mountain vistas and elegant surroundings.

Location:

Costa Rica has more than 29,500 hotel rooms throughout the country. A number of medium (50 to 100 room) and larger (200 to 400 room) hotels, both in the Central Valley and at the beaches.

Setting itself apart from other "traditional" destination, Costa Rica boasts a unique system of small accommodation that guarantees serenity and exclusivity for your incentive group.

Costa Rica has a range of hotels suitable for hosting incentive program

Recommended List of Hotels from:

Central Valley

Central Pacific

Manuel Antonio

North Pacific

As an incentive destination, the various ecosystems encompassing Costa Rica offer incentive groups the ultimate in recreational activities. Whether they are marine-based, ecological or adventure sports, the wide variety of available options in the area ensures that any planner´s needs will be met.

Indeed, the appeal of Costa Rica as a complete destination has enticed several companies in the past to hold their incentives and meetings.

Capitalizing on its abundance of resources without disturbing them, Costa Rica give incentive participants the opportunity to create memorable moments, be it in the sun, on a volcano or in a museum.

Enjoying the water:

Marine-based activities on the pacific coast of Costa Rica include swimming, snorkeling, diving, canoeing, deep sea fishing, jet skiing and water skiing. Visitors can also enjoy cruise trips to the Tortuga Island.

In touch with nature:

Walk into the heart of a reserve aside riverbeds and virgin forest. Navigate along the canals of Tortuguero. Stroll a botanical garden with 800 varieties of orchids. Observe scarlet macaws, rare monkeys, sloths, coatimundis, crocodiles, iguanas and dazzling butterflies, all under a canopy of giant trees.

Experience the culture:

Give incentive winners a history lesson by booking a private event in one of our museums. The National Museum, in the Bellavista Fortress founded in 1887 or at the Children´s Museum, in restored former Penitentiary Building. Learn about coffee in a fun and enchanting way where professional actors guide you through the production stages. Sample the menus at various fine restaurants and shop for memorable keepsakes.

Be adventurous:

Whether it´s on horseback, bicycle, foot or in a Jeep, soft adventure tours give incentive winners a first-hand look at the natural beauty of Costa Rica. Hike to a volcano, paddle through flowing rapids, swing from one platform to another in the forest or perhaps a view from above, via ballooning would be more to your liking.

San José City Tour

Arenal Volcano by Night

Braulio Carrillo National Park & Aerial Tram

Pacific Island Cruise

Poas Volcano National Park & Sarchí Oxcart Factory

Pacuare River White-Water Rafting (class III - IV)

Reventazón River White-Water Rafting (Class III)

Sarapiquí White-Water Rafting (Class III)

San José City Tour

Visit the National Theatre, a neo-classical treasure inaugurated in 1897. Start-up funds came from coffee growers through a voluntary tax on every bag of coffee exported. In contrast, the Supreme Court Building, in its marble dignity, rivals the famous Brasilia, as an expression of modern Latin architecture at its best. The Metropolitan Cathedral houses a Carara marble image of San José, patron saint of Costa Rica's capital city, registering the religious history found here.

We pause at Bellavista, once a fort and now converted into the National Museum It contains the world's second largest Pre-Colombian art collection, along with exceptional exhibits of Costa Rican art history. Passing through suburban areas, we visit the University of Costa Rica and for shoppers, a visit to a leather goods factory in Moravia and souvenir shops.

Inquire Now! Incentive Tour - San José City Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Time to get there: 25 minutes

Maximum Capacity: Open

What to bring: Walking shoes and camera.

Includes: Round trip transportation from/to hotel, entrance fee to National Museum & National Theatre and bilingual guide.

Optional: lunch upon request

Arenal Volcano by Night

The flawless silhouette of Arenal Volcano, its loud rumblings and frequent explosions of lava and ash should not be missed by any visitor to Costa Rica. Not only for its constant activity, but for its imposing, perfect cone, the exuberant vegetation in the surrounding areas, adorned by the majestic Lake Arenal, and all the natural hot water springs descend from the top of the volcano into the Tabacón swimming resort. Dinner will be served at an awesome location close to the rainforest and views to the volcano

Inquire Now! Incentive Tour - Arenal Volcano by Night

Duration: 11 hours

Time to get there: 3 hours

Maximum Capacity: 300 persons

What to bring: Swim suit, camera, sun-tan lotion

Includes: Round trip transportation from/to hotel, entrance fee to Tabacón Hot Springs, bilingual Costa Rican Trails guide and dinner.

Sample Menu:
Appetizers:
Shrimp Cocktail or Fish Soup or
Heart of palm in parmesan dressing
Main Course:
Chicken in wine sauce or Beef Wellington
Dessert:
Tropical fruit Mousse

Braulio Carrillo National Park & Aerial Tram

Participants will be transferred in deluxe motor coaches to the Aerial Tram. Twenty minutes outside of San José. During the journey you will cross the Continental Divide and the Braulio Carrillo National Park. An open-sided vehicle will shuttle passengers from the highway to the visitor's center after a 1.5 kilometer ride. This introduction to the forest will take visitors through a small creek and past numerous tree stumps with nesting holes of various birds -- the spectacled owl has been seen in this region, as well as the fledgling pale-billed woodpecker. There is a deeply rutted trail across the road where fresh tapir tracks tell of the animals' daily pilgrimages to find forage.

The lower, outbound leg of the Tram ride will skim over hilltops and introduce riders to the sub canopy, a dark world of overburdened limbs dripping with mosses, ferns, and orchids. Lianas and vines drape over branches and traverse forest spaces, where they are commonly used as ”highways” by many animals. The ride will stop several times as passengers board at either loading station. After 45 minutes, visitors arrive at the end station where they may disembark to walk through the forest on surfaced trails or take in the view of the Caribbean plain.

The return leg of the ride reveals the most dramatic portion of the trip as the cars glide on a breath-taking journey through and above the airy canopy. Upon returning to the boarding station, visitors can have a refreshment and board motor coaches to drive to Sueño Azul Resort located at Horquetas de Sarapiqui for a Caribbean style lunch.

Inquire Now! Incentive Tour - Braulio Carrillo National Park & Aerial Tram

Duration: 10 hours

Time to get there: 1 hour 20 minutes

Maximum Capacity: The system has a capacity for approximately 80

What to bring: Hiking or tennis shoes, Binoculars, Rain coat

Includes: Round trip transportation from/to hotel, Tram Ride, Bilingual Costa Rican Trails guide, Lunch at Sueño Azul

Sample Menu:
Buffet
Ceviche of Tilapia
Pejibaye Escabeche
Watercress salad
Patacones (fried plantains)
Rice & Beans
Chicken in Creole Sauce
Banana Pie, Piñonates

Entertainment:Calypso Band

Pacific Island Cruise

This excursion, which will take you from a height of 5,000 feet to sea level, is an excellent opportunity to acquaint yourself with the incredible flora and fauna found in the Garden of the Americas, Costa Rica. The lush greens, the plantations of coffee and sugar cane and the unique Brahman cattle present an ever-changing panorama, not soon to be forgotten.

This one-day voyage into the exotic Gulf of Nicoya is perhaps the most enchanting experience to be enjoyed in this charming and beautiful country. From the moment we cast-off to enter the open sea, history, legend and breath-taking views are yours to experience and treasure. We will sail past San Lucas, the famous prison-island, then on to Gypsy and Sugar Loaf islands and make landfall at midday. In a magic cove, we pause a few hours to indulge in swimming, shell collecting , snorkeling or just plain relaxing in the sun or at the bar. Our delicious lunch features fresh sea foods with lush fruits and vegetables from the area, compliments of the captain.

From our 7:00 a.m. pick up at your hotel to an approximate 7:00 p.m. return, a festive party atmosphere with excitement and sport will make for a marvelous one-day journey into the myriad hideaway ports of the pirates of yesteryear.

Inquire Now! Incentive Tour - Pacific Island Cruise

Duration: 11 hours

Time to get there: 2 hours (to get to Port)

Maximum Capacity: 85 persons

What to bring: Walking shoes, sun tan lotion, swimming suit, hat, camera, towel & extra change of clothes.

Includes: Round trip transportation from/to hotel, bilingual guide, Catamaran Tour to Tortuga Island, snorkeling equipment, kayaks and lunch

Sample Menu:
Appetizers :
Calypso ceviche cocktail
Salad buffet:
Tossed green salad, rum raisin carrot salad with orange juice, cucumber dill salad,
pasta primavera salad
Main Course:
BBQ lobster with papaya and curry sauce, “Devil” crayfish
Dessert: Passion fruit sorbet

Poas Volcano National Park & Sarchí Oxcart Factory

During the drive towards the volcano, you will enjoy the contrasts of urban and rural areas and beautiful landscapes. The good climate and fertile soils make this area very productive. Dairy farming, coffee, sugar cane and vegetable plantations are all around.

At Poas Volcano, stand at the edge of a multicolored crater almost a mile (1.5 km) in diameter, look down 984 feet (300 m), and watch geyser like eruptions that leave no doubt this mountain still has something to say. Hike to Lake Botos, an extinct crater that now cradles this beautiful lake.

The visitor center’s first floor houses a nature shop, rest rooms, auditorium and coffee shop, and an outstanding insect exhibit is on the second floor.

A delicious lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

Next stop is Sarchí, which was a stopping place for caravans that carried coffee to the Port of Puntarenas for shipping; this spurred an industry in cart repair, now is an artisan center, where the most famous product is the painted oxcart.

Inquire Now! Incentive Tour - Poas Volcano National Park  & Sarchí Oxcart Factory

Duration: 7 hours

Time to get there: 1 hour 20 minutes

Maximum Capacity: 250 persons

What to bring: Walking shoes, light jacket or coat, binoculars, camera

Includes: Round trip Transportation from/to hotel, Bilingual guide, Entrance fee to Poas Volcano National Park and Lunch

Sample Menu:
Appetizers :
Fresh home-made tortillas with assorted melted cheeses
Meat soup or vegetable mix salad
Main Course:
Grilled chicken and beef
Rice, beans, vegetable hash
Dessert:
Broiled plantains in molasses and cheese,
Rice pudding, fresh strawberry chantilly

Pacuare River White-Water Rafting (class III - IV)

This river has been officially declared a Wild and Scenic River, and offers some of the finest white water in Latin America, winding deep inside of one of Costa Ricas´s most impressive primordial rainforests. You will traverse 20 miles of remote and scenic waters that course through a wilderness of dense vegetation covering the sides of steep gorges which rise above the riverbanks. The thick undergrowth provides shelter for jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, sloths, and numerous other species of animals.

Once we pick you up from your hotel, we’ll pass through one of Costa Rica’s most lovely rainforests, the Braulio Carrillo National Park. The ride to the put-in at Tres Equis, is approximately 2 hours, where introduction to paddling techniques and safety briefing takes place. After the security instructions, we’ll start out on this incredible rafting journey. You’ll break for a delicious lunch served along the river’s edge by your river rafting guide. While lunch is being prepared, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery as you marvel at the raw, pounding power of the untamed Pacuare River that for millions of years has coursed through his virgin tropical rainforest.

If you are ready for a very exciting day filled with fun, the Pacuare is ready for

you! Rafters should be physically fit for this trip, although no previous white-water experience is necessary. After the trip, there is a place to shower and change into dry clothes. We will then head back to your hotel in San José.

Inquire Now! Incentive Tour - Pacuare River  White-Water Rafting (class III - IV)

Duration: 10 1/2 hours

Time to get there: 2 hours 15 minutes

Maximum Capacity: 150 persons

Time on River: Approximately 3 ½
to 4 ½ hours, depending on water level (20 miles)

What to bring: Bathing suit, shorts of a quick-drying, fabric, T-Shirt, Sandals w/straps or sneakers, sunscreen or sun block, croakies to tie on glasses, towel, change of clothing for river take-out

Includes: Round trip transportation from/to hotel Bilingual guide, Bilingual River guide on each raft, Lunch, River ride, Full Equipment (raft, paddles, helmet, life jacket)

Sample Menu:
Raw vegetables
3 types of salad with a variety of dressings
Main Course:
Grilled chicken breasts, beef tenderloin or tilapia fish with a variety of side dishes
Dessert:
Selection of Tropical fruits, Tres leches

Reventazón River White-Water Rafting (Class III)

This is a truly delightful rafting experience that everyone will enjoy. It begins when we pick you up in one of our comfortable buses for your journey to the Reventazón. This trip will take you along the highway that runs through the spectacular Braulio Carrillo National Park. Once we reach the river put-in,, there will be a brief introduction to the safety rules of the white-water rafting. Then you’ll help launch your raft, immediately engulfed in the excitement of nature un-harnessed.

You will paddle through moderately flowing rapids that are interspersed with stretches of calm, tranquil water, with plenty of time to view the magnificent tropical scenery that surrounds you through the journey. The awesome majesty of the Reventazón Valley stretches as far as the eye can see, and as your raft rounds each new bend in the river, another landscape of incredible natural beauty unfolds before you. Hawks, flycatchers, kingfishers, herons, and other birds native to Costa Rica accompany you from high above, while a variety of monkey species hide in the forest cover.

The rafting itself is a lot of fun. After the take out, there is a place to shower and change into dry clothes. We will then head back to your San José Hotel.

Inquire Now! Incentive Tour - Reventazón River White-Water Rafting (Class III)

Duration: 8 hours

Time to get there: 2 hours

Maximum Capacity: 150 persons

Time on River: Approx. 1 ½ - 2 hours, depending on water level (8 miles)

What to bring: Bathing suit, shorts of a quick-drying fabric, T-Shirt, Sandals w/traps or sneakers, sunscreen or sunblock, croakies to tie on glasses, change of clothing for river take-out

Includes: Round trip transportation from/to hotel, Bilingual guide & River guide on each raft, river lunch, Full Equipment (raft, paddles, helmet, life jacket)

Sample Menu:
Selection of cold cuts (5)
Selection of chesses (4)
Green Salad
Waldorf salad
Cesar Salad
Fresh fruits (6)
Variety of breads
Coconut flan
Tiramisu

Sarapiquí White-Water Rafting (Class III)

Winding through the region of the “Eternal Springs”, this river offers some of Costa Rica´s most lush and vibrant scenery. Free flowing, it has its origins in clear mountain streams that tumble down through thick rainforest, finally joining together in the crystal waters of the beautiful Sarapiquí. Verdant forest reaches right up to the river’s sun-basked banks. If Matisse had come to Costa Rica, this what he would have painted!

This narrow, low volume river is ideal for white-water novices, as well as families, all of whom will enjoy its moderately flowing rapids, interspersed with tranquil stretches. The journey is also excellent for bird watchers and other nature lovers, as the river stretches its way through lush vegetation that is home to hummingbirds, toucans, woodpeckers, and scores of other native bird species. A classic tropical river experience!

Inquire Now! Incentive Tour - Sarapiquí White-Water Rafting (Class III)

Duration: 9-10 hours

Time to get there: 1 hour 45 minutes

Maximum Capacity: 150 persons

Time on River: Approximately 2 ½ hours, depending on water level (9 miles)

What to bring: Bathing suit, shorts of a quick-drying fabric, T-Shirt, Sandals w/traps or sneakers, sunscreen or sunscreen, croakies to tie on glasses, change of clothing for river take-out.

Includes: Round trip transportation from/to hotel, Bilingual guide & River guide on each raft, Lunch, Full Equipment (raft, paddles, helmet, life jacket)

Sample Menu:
Cold cuts
Selection of cheeses,
Lettuce, sliced tomato,Heart of palm
Variety of breads
Fresh fruits
Cookies with guava paste and cream cheese

Manuel Antonio National Park

Horseback Riding

Pacific Island Cruise Tour (Day or Night)

Waterfall Canopy Tour (Half day Tour)

Sunset Jungle Cruise Tour

Volcano Rally

Rain Forest Rally

Manuel Antonio National Park

White-faced monkeys leap from tree to tree along the beach in dazzling displays of aerial skills. Shyer squirrel monkeys, an endemic subspecies found only in this area, peek from behind leaves along trails. Slow-moving sloths give a lazy look at visitors from their high vantage points combined with beautiful white-sand beaches backed by lush tropical forest, is a real paradise.

The trails in the park are easy to walk on and they are all very well mapped-out for visitors. There are four hiking trails and walkways

We end our day with a delicious lunch close to the beach.

Inquire Now! Incentive Tour - Manuel Antonio National Park

Duration: 8 hours

Time to get there: 1 hour 30 minutes

Maximum Capacity: 120 participants

What to bring: Bermudas, two T-shirts or extra clothes, swim suit, towel, sandals, sunglasses, hat and sun block.

Includes: Round-trip, transportation from/to hotel, bilingual guide, entrance fee to the National Park, guided tour thru the trails and lunch.

Horseback Riding

The Horseback riding tour is a great opportunity to enjoy bird watching, gallop along the farmlands, explore the tropical dry forest landscape, home of monkeys, iguanas and an array of bird species.

Inquire Now! Incentive Tour - Horseback Riding

Duration: 4 hours

Time to get there: 45 minutes

Maximum Capacity: 40 persons

What to bring: Wear tennis shoes or boots and long pants, bring suntan lotion, insect repellent, binoculars, camera and hat.

Includes: Round trip transportation from/to hotel, activity, bilingual Costa Rican Trails guide and soft drinks.

Pacific Island Cruise Tour (Day or Night)

The day begins at your hotel where you will be greeted by a bilingual guide, seated on an air-conditioned bus for your transfer to board a boat that will cruise past the lush mangroves, canneries and stilt houses of Puntarenas. As the boat makes his way to the Gulf of Nicoya his white clad crew pampers guests with fresh tropical fruits and drinks. Approximately one hour and fifteen minutes south is the day’s palm-studded destination: Tortuga Island, a perfect four hour stop for swimming, snorkeling and lunch. Sip cold wine at tables covered with white linen as you’re served the mid-day feast. In the afternoon the catamaran will pass the islands of San Lucas, Sugar Loaf, Jesusita, Cedros and Guayabo and Negritos National Park.

Tortuga Island Notes:

The sea around the southeast corner of the Nicoya Peninsula is generously sprinkled with uninhabited islands; the most famous is Tortuga Island whose pristine, jungle-backed white sand beaches ideal for snorkeling and kayaking.

Notes:

*This tour can be arranged departing from Puntarenas or from Herradura Bay

Inquire Now! Incentive Tour - Pacific Island Cruise Tour (Day or Night)

Duration: 9 hours

Time to get there: 1 1/2 hours

Maximum Capacity: 120 participants

What to bring: Bermudas, two T-shirts, swim suit, towel, sandals, sunglasses, hat and suntan lotion.

Includes: Round-trip transportation from/to hotel, Bilingual guide, Guided tour and lunch or dinner.

Sample Menu:
Ceviche cocktail
Tossed green salad with tomatoes
Cold and creamy cucumber and dill salad
Pasta Primavera salad
Grilled breast of chicken covered with a delightful sauce
Steam rice
Julienne vegetables
Garlic Bread
Chilled with wine
Very lemon cake with lemon sauce
Hot Costa Rican coffee

Waterfall Canopy Tour (Half day Tour)

The waterfall canopy tour is located close to Herradura Beach. It is only 10 minutes from Herradura Beach.

The Canopy tour is a full time of adrenaline while being in contact with one of the few transitional forests. The tour consist of suspended platforms connected with steel cables high above the forest floor. The height of the platforms vary from 60 to 132 feet above the ground.

Using highest quality equipment (pulley, harnesses and climbing gear), you will glide between platforms on the cables with breath taking views of the canopy, forest floor and animals.

Inquire Now! Incentive Tour - Waterfall Canopy Tour (Half day Tour)

Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Time to get there: 20 minutes

Maximum Capacity: 10 per group

What to bring: Light pants or Bermudas, Insect repellent, walking shoes, camera.

Includes: Round-trip transportation from/to hotel, Bilingual guide, tropical fruits and one drink, Tour thru 8 platforms.

Sunset Jungle Cruise Tour

This fascinating tour will take you along the Guacalillo Estuary and the mouth of the Tarcoles River by boat to enter into the habitat of the enormous crocodiles. Witness close up what remains of the species that some call the last of the living dinosaurs. The area also offers incredible bird watching opportunities due to a large number of species that make their home here, as well as a variety of migratory species. The boat cruises down-river into the estuary through the complex mangrove eco-

system. Afterwards enjoy a delicious candlelight dinner next to the river.

Inquire Now! Incentive Tour - Sunset Jungle Cruise Tour

Duration: 5 hours

Time to get there: 40 minutes

Maximum Capacity: 200 people

Includes: Transportation, jungle cruise,naturalist interpreter and dinner

Optional: This tour can be operated from San Jose .

Sample Menu:
Sample Menu:
Salad Bar
Grilled Sea bass with shrimp sauce
or Grilled chicken breasts with
Tarragon sauce
Rice from the Garden
Steamed vegetables
Tres leches

Volcano Rally

Route: San Jose - Poas Volcano – Los Sueños

Duration: Half Day

Approx. return time:1:00 pm.

Participants will have the experience to drive to one of America’s most magnificent National Parks, the Poas Volcano. Each vehicle will be numerated and has to have a team made up Of a designator driver and 3 companions, which will be define in advance. Our guides will hand out rally instructions to the designated driver on each car, whom will later has to explain the same to its team.

The rally will be specifically designed for the group with hints and during all the rally, our guides will travel with the group. Each 7 vehicles a Costa Rican Trails vehicle will be placed, to assure nobody gets lost.

This particular rally consists of driving up to the Poas Volcano, which is one of the few volcanoes in the world that is accessible and can be visited in a complete safety.

Then the rally continues down to the coast where we will end up at Los Sueños Marriott, where a delicious lunch and drinks will await,

Inquire Now! Incentive Tour - Volcano Rally

Includes: 4x4 Suzuki Sidekick Jeeps, 01 tank of gasoline, free mileage, collision damage waiver personal accident insurance, all rally material, 1 guide and vehicle for every 7 jeeps, 2 supervisors with vehicles, lunch at Los Sueños Marriott.

Rain Forest Rally

Route: Los Sueños – Rain Maker Private Reserve

Departure: 8:00 am

Duration: Half Day

Approx. return time: 2:00 pm.

Participants will drive along the Pacific Coast heading to the Rain Maker Reserve. This is a 1500 acre private reserve consisting of mostly primary rainforest where hundreds of birds and other wildlife migrate throughout the year

Once there and armed with only a map, your fellow treasure hunters and the inspiration from a coco loco cocktail, the quest will begin. Clues will be scattered throughout the tropical rainforest, taking one through lush winding nature trails that lead to the mysterious hidden treasure. Various competitions will ensue, the winners placing themselves a step closer to the lost treasure. Upon its discovery, winners will be recompensed, and the party begins. Jungle rhythm bands and tribal dances will entertain the guests and a delicious buffet lunch will be served.

Inquire Now! Incentive Tour - Rain Forest Rally

Includes: Includes: 4x4 Suzuki Sidekick Jeeps, 01 tank of gasoline, free mileage, collision damage waiver personal accident insurance, all rally material, 1 guide and vehicle for every 7 jeeps, 2 supervisors with vehicles, lunch at Rain Maker Reserve.

Manuel Antonio National Park

Rafting – Savegre River Class III-IV

Rainmaker Biological Reserve

Canopy Tour

Nauyaca Waterfalls Tours

Sunset Sailing Cruise

Sportfishing

Manuel Antonio National Park

Considered to be Costa Rica’s most beautiful park, with enchanting white-sand beaches ideal for swimming, and tropical forest alive with wildlife. Watch for the monkeys and iguanas who share the park with you. Then, either relax in the tropical splendor, or explore the park trails leading to scenic lookouts. A visit to the town of Quepos for a good lunch finishes off a perfect day.

Inquire Now! Incentive Tour - Manuel Antonio National Park

Duration: 4 hours

Time to get there: 5 minutes

Maximum Capacity: 100 persons.

What to bring: 2 T-shirts or extra clothes, swim suit, towel, sandals, sunglasses, hat and sunblock.

Includes: Roundtrip transportation from/to hotel, bilingual guide, entrance fee to the National Park, guided tour through the trails, and lunch.

Rafting – Savegre River Class III-IV

This full day adventure includes an incredible 4/wheel drive journey which takes you into the very remote back country of the Río Savegre for a 4 hour guided Rafting trip with class II / III / IV rapids in rafts for 6 people or in 2 man inflatable kayaks. There are great swimming holes and a large variety of birds and ( egrets, toucans, osprey, parrots, kingfishers, cormorants ) primary jungles. We will stop at a beautiful waterfall for some snacks and lunch will be served at the Eco-tourism Lodge Coope Silencio at the end of the trip.

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Duration: 8 hours

Time to get there: 2 hrs

Maximum Capacity: Maximum capacity: 50 persons

What to bring: River sandals, or water shoes, bathing suit, sun protection, t-shirt, hat.

Includes: Roundtrip transportation to/from hotel, bilingual guide, equipment, snacks and refreshments on board, and lunch.

Rainmaker Biological Reserve

Rainmaker is a 1500 acre private reserve consisting of mostly primary rainforest and is part of the Quepos Biological Corridor where birds and other wildlife migrate throughout the year. Reaching 1700 meters above sea level, it is home to approximately 2500 plants species within four different life zones. Rainmaker’s main objective is to save this valuable nature laboratory and watershed. Walk into the heart of Rainmaker Reserve aside riverbeds rarely seen by humans and over a system of suspended bridges atop the virgin rain forest, all the while observing toucans, frogs and monkeys. Refresh yourself at the end of the hike with a jump into the crystal waters amid cascading waterfalls and cool, green flora!

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Duration: 4 hours

Time to get there: 45 minutes

Maximum Capacity: 120 persons

What to bring: Walking shoes, Bug repellent, and Comfortable clothes

Includes: Transportation to/from hotel, entrance fee, bilingual guide, snacks and refreshments on board, and lunch.

Canopy Tour

This is an exhilarating way to spend a half or full day. Both trips offer the excitement of exploring the tropical canopy through a series of suspension platforms which are situated high above the forest floor. These platforms are connected be steel cables that have been specially designed for people to slide across, allowing you to discover the flora and fauna of the tropical forest first hand. You will have a chance to see a variety of animals on both trips, including howler and white faced monkey’s, sloths, and toucans. You will have many chances to take pictures including a spectacular ocean view from the mountains on the full day trip.

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Duration: 4 hrs

Time to get there: 15 minutes

Maximum Capacity: 40 persons

What to bring: Walking shoes, Bug repellent, and Comfortable clothes

Includes: Roundtrip transportation to/from hotel, bilingual guide, equipment, snacks and refreshments on board, and lunch.

Nauyaca Waterfalls Tours

Come with us to see the most beautiful waterfalls in the country! Cascading 25 & 40 meters into a 8 meters deep pool which is excellent for swimming. The horseback tour offers you more contact with nature and a better chance of seeing wild life. Let us take you through the beautiful country side between Quepos and Dominical, and then through a majestic forest and wonderful vistas of the mountains of San Isidro. During the tour we’ll make two stops, first for breakfast in a real typical ranch, and then later in the afternoon we will return to the ranch for lunch with a real Costa Rican family. At the waterfalls you will have a chance to take pictures of your guide

jumping from the waterfalls into the pool. Lots of opportunities to watch many other kinds of wild life.

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Duration: 9 hrs

Time to get there: 2 hrs

Maximum Capacity: 20 persons

What to bring: Walking shoes, insect repellent, hat or visor, and binoculars.

Includes: Transportation to/from hotel, entrance fee, bilingual guide, breakfast, snacks, and lunch. Walking shoes, insect repellent, hat or visor, and binoculars.

Sunset Sailing Cruise

Come with us and discover the coast of Manuel Antonio the way Christopher Columbus traveled. The peace and serenity of sailing these pristine waters is an unforgettable experience and viewing the sunset from the deck while anchored in a beautiful secluded bay is truly romantic. You will probably see dolphins which frequently swim in the boat’s bow wake.. You will be served a gourmet dinner while enjoying the view of the often spectacular sunsets.

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Duration: 4 hrs

Time to get there: 5 mins

Maximum Capacity: 20 persons

What to bring: Insect repellent, and comfortable clothes

Includes: Roundtrip transportation to/from hotel, bilingual guide, Dinner. Wine, beers. and soft drinks.

Sportfishing

One of the world's finest sport fishing locations, Quepos was recently named one of the best locations in the world by Marlin Magazine. Memorable offshore expeditions require only a short run to the rich fishing grounds that lie just off our Pacific coast. The sea is teeming with lots of Roosterfish, Dorado (Mahi-mahi), Jack Creavella, Snapper, Mackerel, Amberjack, Pargo, Black Marlin and all the Sailfish you can imagine.

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Duration: 4 hrs / 8 hrs

Time to get there: 20 mins

Maximum Capacity: 20 persons

What to bring: Sun block (lots of it), bathing suit, hat, sunglasses, beach towel & camera

Includes: Professionally captained boat and crew, fishing equipment, food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Corobici River Floating

Artisan town on Guaitil

Buena Vista Lodge & Hot Springs

Horseback Riding

Deep Sea Fishing

Sunset Cruise

Rincón de la Vieja Canopy Tour

Beach Rally

Corobici River Floating

The trip begins with a two hour bus ride through a scenic region of flat inland with the Guanacaste Volcanoes as the backdrop. Float these calm waters of the Corobicí River that flow from Lake Arenal at the base of the active volcano; a unique opportunity for nature lovers, especially bird watchers, and a relaxing chance to sit back and enjoy the scenery. At the nearby Palo Verde National Park, over 300 species of birds have been sighted along the river bank, not to mention Tree Iguanas, Jesus Christ lizards and Howler Monkeys.

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Duration: 8 hours

Time to get there: 2 hours

Maximum Capacity: 200 persons

What to bring: Tennis, extra clothes, Towel, sunscreen and cap

Includes: Roundtrip transportation from/to hotel, Bilingual Costa Rican Trails guide, Lunch, Boat Ride and equipment

Sample Menu:
Shrimp Ceviche
Grilled Whole Snapper and Crayfish
Steamed Vegetables
Papaya Glace and Coconut Sorbet
Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, Costa Rican Coffee, Tea

Artisan town on Guaitil

Guaitil is a small little village located outside the town of Santa Cruz. This visit will give you the opportunity to meet artisans, which for generations have kept the secrets of the production of "Chorotega" ceramic. During the visit you may watch how the artisans make clay artifacts by hand, paint them with natural earth tones and bake them in giant wood-burning ovens, just as their ancestors did.

Take this opportunity to purchase souvenirs to take back home

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Duration: 4 hours

Time to get there: 1 hour

Maximum Capacity: 100 persons

What to bring: Walking shoes

Includes: Roundtrip transportation from/to hotel, Bilingual Costa Rican Trails guide

Buena Vista Lodge & Hot Springs

The lodge is located at the foot of Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, approximately 3 hours away from Meliá Playa Conchal. Its surrounding offers a natural steam bath where rustic pools of thermal waters can be enjoyed among fumaroles of steam and bubbling pools of hot mud. Its therapeutic properties are famous for rejuvenating and healing skin. This is an ideal activity to combine with horseback riding or exploring nature trails, since you can either reach the thermal waters by horseback or vehicle and enjoy magnificent views. Lunch is served at the lodge’s restaurant.

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Duration: 9 hours

Time to get there: 3 hours

Maximum Capacity: 60

What to bring: Hiking or tennis shoes, swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, change of clothes.

Includes: Roundtrip transportation from/to hotel, Entrance fee to steam bath and thermal waters, horseback riding bilingual Costa Rican Trails guide and lunch.

Optional: This tour can also be operated to new Borinquen Hotel

Sample Menu:
Cheese Tortillas and Sweet Corn tortillas w/sour cream
Grilled Chicken Breast
Rice and Beans
Assorted Glazed Fruits and Homemade Candies
Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks, Costa Rican Coffee, Tea

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding tour is a great opportunity to enjoy bird watching or explore the tropical dry. Guanacaste has a long standing tradition of riding on beaches and savannas. The national cowboy or “sabanero” comes from the Guanacaste plains.

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Duration: 3 hours

Time to get there: 30 minutes

Maximum Capacity: 40 persons

What to bring: Wear tennis shoes or boots and long pants, bring suntan lotion and insect repellent.

Deep Sea Fishing

Costa Rica is renowned for some of the best deep sea fishing in the world. Guanacaste is the best place in the world for catching sailfish, and the third for

travel only 45 minutes before they reach the deep water-drop-off, (unlike most areas which require the customary 2 1/2 black marlin. It is made even more attractive by the fact that boats need to 3 hours before the fishing can even begin).

Marlin - June thru September

Sailfish - May thru September

Tuna - August thru October

Dorado - Late May thru October

In-shore Sports Fishing

Half-day inshore fishing from the Meliá Playa Conchal is world class and the waters offer great fishing action boasting bill-fish records! The boats, 27 outboards and 47 inboards, are well equipped with bait and tackle, meet all IGFA requirements and have state-of-the-art electronics. Bilingual skippers and crew aboard are courteous and experienced.

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Includes: Round trip transportation from/to hotel , fishing equipment, bilingual Costa Rican Trails guide and soft drinks

Sunset Cruise

The Catalina Islands and the beaches of Potrero and Sugar Beach is the route of the Sunset cruise. Participants will be taken to the Flamingo Beach Marina to board their comfortable vessel to cruise along Brasilito, Potrero Bays, Conchal Beach and Catalina Islands before sunset along the white sand beaches of La Penca and Sugar Beach to collect shells, sunbathe in the gentle afternoon sun and snorkel, while refreshments and tropical fruits are served. After relaxing you will board your vessel again to enjoy the sunset and perhaps watch the dolphins.

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Duration: 5 horas

Time to get there: 20 minutes

Maximum Capacity: 20 personas

What to bring: Binoculars, swim suit, towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses.

Includes: Round trip transportation from/to hotel, boat ride, bilingual Costa Rican Trails guide and snorkel equipment

Optional: Fishing can be arranged in the Central Pacific Coast

Rincón de la Vieja Canopy Tour

The lodge is located at the foot of Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, approximately 3 hours away from Meliá Playa Conchal. This experience will start with a 15 minutes hike through the primary forest to the site of the first platform. Now the adrenaline will flow on a 100%, when you let yourself go from one platform to the other, flying from one tree top to the other. At this moment you are soaring over the jungle, safely in the tree tops and luckily been able to see howler monkeys. Lunch BBQ Style is served at the lodge’s restaurant.

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Duration: 9 hours

Time to get there: 3 hours

Maximum Capacity: 60 persons

What to bring: Hiking or tennis shoes, swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, change of clothes.

Includes: Round trip transportation from/to hotel, canopy equipment, canopy guides, bilingual Costa Rican Trails guide And lunch.

Optional:

Sample Menu:
Salad Bar
Grilled Tenderloin, Chicken Breasts
Pork ribs
Refried Black Beans
Corn on the cob
Home-made corn tortillas White rice
Coconut custard

Beach Rally

Route :Meliá Playa Conchal- Nearby Beaches

Duration: Half Day

Approx. return time: 2:00 pm.

Today, participants will have the experience to drive along the nearby beaches. It will be an interactive adventure, where participants will have to pay attention to the landscape and little stores (Pulperias), parks, churches along the road, where they may have to stop at the Tamarindo village to buy a little something or where a surprise will be waiting for them.

The rally will go on and will end up at a Hacienda or combine with the Rodeo Event.

Includes: 4x4 Suzuki Sidekick Jeeps, 01 tank of gasoline, free mileage, collision damage waiver

personal accident insurance, all rally material, 1 guide and vehicle for every 7 jeeps, 2 supervisors with vehicles, lunch at a local farm.

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Duration: Half Day

Optional: This rally can be arranged in the Central Pacific to the town of Jaco

As an incentive destination, the various ecosystems encompassing Costa Rica offer incentive groups the ultimate in recreational activities. Whether they are marine-based, ecological or adventure sports, the wide variety of available options in the area ensures that any planner´s needs will be met.

Indeed, the appeal of Costa Rica as a complete destination has enticed several companies in the past to hold their incentives and meetings.

Capitalizing on its abundance of resources without disturbing them, Costa Rica give incentive participants the opportunity to create memorable moments, be it in the sun, on a volcano or in a museum.

Enjoying the water:

Marine-based activities on the pacific coast of Costa Rica include swimming, snorkeling, diving, canoeing, deep sea fishing, jet skiing and water skiing. Visitors can also enjoy cruise trips to the Tortuga Island.

In touch with nature:

Walk into the heart of a reserve aside riverbeds and virgin forest. Navigate along the canals of Tortuguero. Stroll a botanical garden with 800 varieties of orchids. Observe scarlet macaws, rare monkeys, sloths, coatimundis, crocodiles, iguanas and dazzling butterflies, all under a canopy of giant trees.

Experience the culture:

Give incentive winners a history lesson by booking a private event in one of our museums. The National Museum, in the Bellavista Fortress founded in 1887 or at the Children´s Museum, in restored former Penitentiary Building. Learn about coffee in a fun and enchanting way where professional actors guide you through the production stages. Sample the menus at various fine restaurants and shop for memorable keepsakes.

Be adventurous:

Whether it´s on horseback, bicycle, foot or in a Jeep, soft adventure tours give incentive winners a first-hand look at the natural beauty of Costa Rica. Hike to a volcano, paddle through flowing rapids, swing from one platform to another in the forest or perhaps a view from above, via ballooning would be more to your liking.

INBIO Park

A Trip Through Time

Welcome cocktail “Tico Party”

Equestrian Fantasy

Rainforest Theme Party

INBIO Park

To learn more about the natural riches and characteristics of Costa Rica, the National Institute of Biodiversity (INBio) presents INBioparque. This educational and recreational center will expose visitors to samples of the vast world of biological diversity, that can be found in Costa Rica and its National Parks, thus helping people understand the importance of preserving our biodiversity. After visiting the center we will drive to the town of Barva de Heredia and have a typical lunch at a private Hacienda.

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Duration: 8 hours

Time to get there: 30 minutes

Maximum Capacity: 200 persons

What to bring: Walking shoes

Includes: Roundtrip transportation from/to hotel, bilingual Costa Rican Trails guide, entrance fee to INBIO Park and typical lunch at Hacienda.

Sample Menu:
Costa Rican BBQ
Beef Tenderloin
Chicken Breast Fillet
Pork Sausages
Pork Cutlet
Potato Hash
Green Plantain Hash
Pozole
Chickpea with pork chops
Pico de Gallo
Sweet plantain from the oven
Corn Tortillas

A Trip Through Time

Be whisked away to another time and glimpse a Costa Rica of long ago from its dances to its architecture. Experience the typical meals and see them cooked in the traditional way. The night will begin with a play that takes place in a restored farmhouse that dates back to the 1800¹s. The actors will guide guests through the “casona” reproducing the old fashioned Costa Rican way of living.

The notes of a marimba band and the echo of dancing feet will draw guests into the central reception area where there will be a display of traditional dance and music.

Guests will be invited to participate in various Costa Rican games and competitions and then have their opportunity to dine on the delights of Costa Rican cuisine.

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Entertainment:Marimba Band, Folkloric Dance and guitars

Decorations: Staff/actors in customs from the 1800’s. Tropical flower arrangements and tiki torches

Welcome cocktail “Tico Party”

What better welcome than the friendly smiles of Costa Ricans, tonight’s venue will be at your hotel. Guests will be welcomed by a beautiful “Tica” dressed in her typical custom offering a welcome cocktail made of tropical fruits and “guaro”, (local liquor) The Marimba music will be playing.

The ambiance will resemble how the Costa Rican’s used to celebrate, be surrounded by the evocative scene from the Costa Rica of yesterday. Enjoy delicious typical cuisine and the folkloric show. This play is made up of folkloric dances and songs that reflect our customs and beliefs.

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Sample Menu:
Creole Salad
Marinated sea-bass (ceviche)
Pozole, Tri-color vegetable hash
Shredded Beef &
Chicken w/Creole Sauce
Rice w/heart of palm
Desserts

Entertainment:Folkloric Show, Cimarrona with masquerade
Strolling guitar trios and Marimba Music

Decorations: Staff and actors in typical customs Colorful tablecloths w/lanterns
Tropical flower arrangements

Equestrian Fantasy

Keeping in tradition with Costa Rica¹s rich equestrian history, a marvelous spectacle will unfold before your eyes. Experienced riders and magnificent Andaluzian horses will perform together the classical airs of Dressage, the Garrocha, and the Quadrille.

Brightly clad in traditional riding gear the performers and the riders will put on a show both on and off the horses. Afterwards, the guests will adjourn to the banquet hall for Trio of guitars will play during dinner

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Entertainment:Spanish Music
Trio of guitars will play during dinner

Decorations: Spanish ambience with customs & decoration

Rainforest Theme Party

Have you ever been in a rainforest?

Participants will be transported to a real Costa Rican jungle where they will find exotic plants and flowers as well as the most colorful birds from our country.

As the participants will enter the ballroom, they will have to go through a natural tunnel made of trees with a combination of sounds from the rain forest.

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What to bring: Dress Code for all participants: Explorer outfit. (Provided the night before with the Pillow gift)

Sample Menu:
Appetizers:
Corn Bread, Tortilla Chips, Yucca Chips,
Chicharrones, Ceviche, Guacamole,
Pico de Gallo

From the Buffet
Home Smoked Red Snapper with Mango Pineapple Escabeche
Heart of Palm Salad with Corn and Tomatoes
Yucca with Coriander and Bacon
Assorted Field Greens with Manchego Cheese Dressing and Tuna Flakes

Stuffed Chicken Breast with Pejibaye in a light Coconut Sauce
Medallions of Swordfish with Spicy Plantains
Medallions of Pork in Tamarind Glaze
Rice with Shrimp
Waterpear Hash

Cooking Station
Beef Fajitas with Corn tortillas
Desserts
Variety of small portions of desserts
Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Tea and Milk

Entertainment:A Calypso band is the ideal music for this event, playing Caribbean sounds that underline the event perfectly entertaining for dinner. A comparsa and a Costa Rican live band will a animate the party afterwards.

Decorations: Green, lush rainforest atmosphere throughout the ballroom, live birds in cages, indirect lightening of the plants
Tropical fruit display, Tropical flower center pieces. Artificial butterflies and birds table setting in white and beige with
chair covers. Waiters are dressed in a Rainforest Costume

“El Turno” Party

Conquest of Paradise

Sunset Cruise

“El Turno” Party

Early afternoon we will depart to a nearby hacienda, to resemble a traditional country fair “El Turno”. Participants will have a feeling of how Costa Rican´s celebrate the Saint’s Day in a rural town. This type of festivity is usually organized by the community to raise funds for the church or school.

Upon arrival, fireworks will announce that the country fair is about to start. The venue for tonight will be at a local hacienda. Different food stations will be set to offer different typical dishes.

The Cantina or local bar-, will be offering Guaro shots, rum, beer as well as fruit beverages.

At the local store “La Pulperia”, guests may buy souvenirs from local artisans.

Participants will also be able to play traditional games, such as bingo, roulette, and darts among others.

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Sample Menu:
Beef Tenderloin
Pork Sausage
Chicken Breasts Fillet
Home made Tortillas
Potato Hash
Arracache Hash
Heart of Palm Hash
Rice with chicken
Chop Suey (dry)
Variety of Sauces
Hot Green Peppers
Churros
Sweat Peanuts
Swiss Cookies
Coffee or Tea
Pop Corn

Entertainment:Popular dances
Cimarrona band Masquerades
Marimba music

Decorations: (4) Typical fair town stands
Staff w/local costumes

Conquest of Paradise

We will depart the hotel early afternoon and head to a tropical Victorian mansion located just 25 minutes from the hotel on a cliff over the ocean and surrounded by primary rainforest. Enjoy a welcome cocktail at their amphitheater with a spectacular sunset view of the Pacific Ocean while listening a concert. The playful beat of the Calypso band weaves its way into the festival grounds, drawing party guests toward the stage. Colorful costumes and exotic music create an atmosphere that can only be described as vibrant. Tantalizing tropical drinks are available from the bar and guests are invited to sample Local and Latin Caribbean specialties on the sumptuous buffet.

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Sample Menu:
Appetizer:
Provenzal vegetable soup or
Shrimp and lobster bisque au Pernaud
Entree:
Marlin with basil sauce or
Tenderloin with blackberry demiglace
Dessert:
Mango mousse or
Créme Brulée
Drinks: Under consumption

Entertainment:Classical music underline the event perfectly entertaining for two hours.

Decorations: Elegant tropical flowers centerpieces
Torches, tables and fine table cloth.
Waiters and staff are dressed in a tropical outfit.
Each participant will receive a natural floral necklace.

Sunset Cruise

Enjoy a breathtaking sunset navigating Herradura Bay aboard a 96 Ft Vessel M/V BREEZE. Once aboard you will enjoy the music on the second open-air level. We’ll depart in search of dolphins and the perfect place for the best sunset.

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Duration: 2 1/2 hours

Maximum Capacity: 100 persons

Includes: Welcome cocktail, tropical fruits, Hors d’ouvres, live music

Sample Menu:
Variety of cold meats and cheese
Refried beans and guacamole
Sausages with BBQ sauce
Tropical fruits
Pineapple turnover
Sweets

A Wild Adventure in the Magic of Nature ”The Search for Lost Treasure”

A Wild Adventure in the Magic of Nature ”The Search for Lost Treasure”

Armed with only a map, your fellow treasure hunters and the inspiration from a coco loco cocktail, the quest will begin. Clues will be scattered throughout the tropical rainforest, taking one through lush winding nature trails that lead to the mysterious hidden treasure. Various competitions will ensue, the winners placing themselves a step closer to the lost treasure. Upon its discovery, the treasure and its hunters will return to the fiesta rancho where the winners will be recompensed, and the festivities will begin. Jungle rhythm bands and tribal

dances will entertain the guests and a huge buffet will have been prepared with chefs cooking the meals in front of you.

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Sample Menu:
Buffet 1: Extensive salad bar with a variety of salad dressings and home-made breads
Buffet 2: Assortment of cold cuts and cheeses
Buffet 3: Chicken, fish and beef selections prepared in front of the guests. Macadamia
rice, refried beans, and a variety of tropical salsas accompany the main course.
Buffet 4: Chef´s dessert selections

Costa Rican Rodeo

Costa Rican Rodeo

We have developed this special rodeo to give a taste of the real Costa Rican Rodeos and parties, called "Fiestas Populares", have been part of our culture since cattle ranching began, in our country. You'll see bareback riding, bloodless bull fighting and bull riding - Tico Style - in the free-style event, watch how our cowboys manage to stay on 1700 pounds of bucking bull without even using their hands! It takes some fancy roping from horseback to round up the bulls after each event and it's all part of the show.

In quieter interludes, riders will show their Costa Rican Saddle Horses, a beautiful breed of which we are very proud. So subtle and complete is the communication between horse and rider, that their movements are totally synchronized, making this graceful exhibition a real pleasure to watch.

Throughout, the music of a "Cimarrona" band (you'll have to come to find out what that means) and the voice of our Costa Rican announcer help recreate the ambiance you would find at typical "Festejos Populares" all over the country.

Food is always an important part of any fiesta in Costa Rica and, true to form, we'll move directly to the dinner area, after the 50 minutes show. As you savor a hearty and delicious Typical Costa Rican BBQ dinner, dancers in traditional costumes will present a variety of regional folk dances to the strains of Marimba music or a popular dance group showing participants the rhythm of salsa, merengue and cumbia among others. At the end of the show, all guests are invited to dance!

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Duration: 4 hours

Time to get there: 20 minutes

Optional: This show can be performed in San Jose and Central Pacific

Sample Menu:
Typical B.B.Q
Assorted Green Salad
Pasta Salad
Beef Tenderloin
Pork Sausages
Chicken Breast Fillet
Potato Hash
Refried Black Beans
Home made Tortillas
Pico de Gallo Salsa
Hot Green Peppers
Chunky Sauce
Doritos
Bread Pudding

Entertainment:Traditional Rodeo
Cimarrona Music
Popular dances
Marimba Music
Horse shoe and roping contest

Decorations: Cowboy and folkloric decoration