At a Glance
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Day 1: San José to Santa Teresa - Arrival
Land in San José, then board a puddle jumper flight due west to the Nicoya Peninsula. Check in to your beachfront villa at Nantipa, and enjoy a welcome cocktail and a light lunch at Manzu before you set off to explore the beach.
Day 2: Santa Teresa - Wild waterfalls & hidden beaches by ATV
Strap in for a day free to explore one of the most rugged and remote coastlines in Costa Rica. Cruise east to discover jungle waterfalls and the vibrant little hippie town of Montezuma, then spend the rest of your afternoon laid out on the powdery white sand of Playa Suecos or Secret Beach.
Day 3: Santa Teresa - Sunset horseback riding & dinner beneath the stars
After a leisurely day enjoying your private plunge pool, in the late afternoon, mount up for a sunset trail ride through the forest and along Playa Manzanillo, an unspoiled stretch of sand just north of Santa Teresa. Dine on fresh, local seafood at a private candlelit table beneath the stars.
Day 4: Santa Teresa to Nosara - A haven for surf & solitude
Ride up the coast to Nosara, an artsy, eclectic hideaway lauded as a surfing paradise and an energetic center akin to Sedona, Arizona. Check in to Tierra Magnifica, and spend the afternoon soaking in the panoramic views of the Pacific. After dark, cozy up by the fire with a guaro sour, Costa Rica’s national cocktail.
Day 5: Nosara - Surf & stand-up paddle at Playa Guiones
After a morning yoga class, try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding or take a surfboard out for a spin. For beginners, classes can be arranged. As the day comes to an end, grab a table at La Luna to nosh on fresh, Mediterranean-inspired fare while you watch the sun melt into the Pacific.
Day 6: Nosara - Conservation up close: tree planting & turtle nesting
Meet up with a local biologist to pay homage to Nosara by planting a native tree while you learn about Costa Verdes, a conservation project that aims to reintroduce native coastal forests in the region. Then, head to Ostional in search of nesting turtles.
Day 7: Nosara to Las Catalinas - Farm-to-table dining in the hills
Make a stop at an organic farm to learn about organic, sustainable farm practices. Experience where your food is cultivated, then savor the ingredients with a gourmet three-course dinner prepared and enjoyed al-fresco in front of the garden. Check into your plunge pool villa at Casa Chameleon, and tuck in for a restful night’s sleep.
Day 8: Las Catalinas - Take to the seas: beach hopping on a private catamaran sail
Spend the day cruising along the Guanacaste coast aboard a private catamaran, snorkeling at your own rhythm and catching beach time at the area’s most spectacular beaches.
Day 9: Las Catalinas - Panoramic ocean views from your private plunge pool; a romantic send-off
Spend your day making the most of your private ocean-view plunge pool, and Casa Chameleon's array of luxurious amenities. On your last night in Costa Rica, dine by candlelight at a private table overlooking the Pacific.