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Costa Rica - Small Group Tour for Women Travelers

This curated experience through Costa Rica allows you to take a break from your routine, immerse yourself in the tropics, and feel reenergized by surrounding yourself with fellow women travelers.

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North AmericaCosta Rica7 days / April 2024

Highs & Lows

Learning the Feminine History of Cacao

Make sure to pack bug spray!

Itinerary Overview

Cherish curates each travel experiences with our women travelers in mind. We offer Small Group Tours for women seeking community to join a group for a curated experience with a set itinerary. We also offer Tailor-Made Tours for designed with your specific group in mind, choose your own dates and further customize your itinerary.

Our Costa Rica itineraries can visit either the Caribbean or Pacific coasts of this incredible country. We curated immersive experiences such as a visit to a single-origin coffee farm, cacao ceremony, and local lunch in a families home. While also helping you adventure in nature with waterfall swims, zip lining tours, and more.

In every aspect, the tour supports women in business.

  • 1 Night: San José
    Your Grand Welcome to Costa Rica
  • 2 Nights: Jaco
    Immerse in the Famous Costa Rican Beach Surroundings
  • 3 Nights: Turrialba
    Jungle, waterfalls, cooking class, chocolate and volcanos!
  • 1 Night: San José
    Departure
San José - Your Grand Welcome to Costa Rica
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San José Your Grand Welcome to Costa Rica

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 San JoseArrivals - Day One

Fly into Costa Rica's capitol, San Jose and be greeted at the airport by your direct transportation to the first hotel only minutes away from the airport. ​

Settle in and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. Then meet your fellow travelers for the first time at the Welcome Dinner at a stunning woman-owned restaurant.

Jaco - Immerse in the Famous Costa Rican Beach Surroundings
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Jaco Immerse in the Famous Costa Rican Beach Surroundings

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Day Three  - Beach Day

Full Day on the Pacific Coast

Each Cherish travel experience allows you to integrate personal choice into your trip, it is your vacation after all. Today, you will get to choose how you would like to spend your time at the beach. You can add one of two incredible beach excursions to your trip: Visit Manuel Antonio* or Isla Tortuga*, or your travel guide can support you in having a beach day right in Jaco.

Turrialba - Jungle, waterfalls, cooking class, chocolate and volcanos!
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Turrialba Jungle, waterfalls, cooking class, chocolate and volcanos!

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Have a relaxing morning at the beach and souvenir shop before heading from the beach through the mountains to a stunning jungle valley for our next stop. 
Our next is a 4-star hotel that is a family-owned and women ran. Once at our stunning new hotel, join the group of a cooking class with local cuisine.

Day Five - Curated Excursions

Full Day Exploring the Jungle

Today is your next opportunity to choose how you want to immerse yourself further in the natural surroundings of Costa Rica. Choose from a waterfall hike and swim or tube down the famous Pejibaye River.
In the afternoon you can choose to join the group for a sunset stand up paddle board class* or relax by the pool.

Day Six - Local Chocolate Tour

The History of Chocolate is Female​

Chocolate becomes even more special when you know the history, where it comes from, and how it's made. During our group immersive experience you will learn all of these things and discover how the history of chocolate is female. Participate in a sacred chocolate ceremony and an educational farm tour at this husband and wife owned farm. 
After returning to the hotel after the chocolate experience, choose to join the group for a night cap mixology class*

Day Seven - Active Volcanoes

Visit Costa Rica's Tallest Active Volcano

Embrace the morning with sun salutations at our sunrise yoga class. Then say goodbye to our jungle home and head back to San Jose with a spectacular pit stop at Costa Rica's tallest volcano. The drive will leave you in awe with views in every direction. 
End the day with one final optional spend off group dinner* to say goodbye to your new traveling friends.

San José - Departure
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San José Departure

Q & A

  • Tips you would give a friend?

    Cherish Trips are for women curious about mindful and immersive travel The Costa Rica trip is approachable for women of all ages who consider themselves to be lightly active, open-minded, and outgoing. The Costa Rica trip has several opportunities for personal choice in order to have an experience that feels curated to your specific needs. The group activities that require consideration for your physical fitness level are the short hike during the coffee tour, full day excursion to Manuel Antonio*, Turrialba Volcano hike*, tubing on the Pejibaye River*, and the elevation gain to the tallest active volcano in Costa Rica. The activities labeled with an asterisk* are optional activities that you can add to your experience or that you may opt out of if you so choose.
  • Packing tips?

    April is the ideal time of year to visit the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. It is the last month of the dry season, so there is potential for less rain. The average daily temperature is 85 degrees. But there are 27 microclimates in Costa Rica, so do not back only shorts and flip flops. There is no dress code for many places in Costa Rica, so I would recommend packing light and comfortably. It is also a good idea to have a second outfit for the evening to change into after activity days when clothes may get dirty or wet. Costa Rica is a humid country with the chance of rain even in the dry season. I would always recommend packing a rain jacket, bug spray, sunscreen, a hat, and a day bag for your excursions and adventures. I would not recommend bringing high end clothing, purses, or jewelry. Typically in Costa Rica you will be outdoors and exploring nature, items you do not want to ruin, leave at home.
  • Transportation Tips?

    All of Cherish's Trips provide private transportation for the group, whether you are on a small group tour or private bespoke tour. It is our goal to allow our guests to simply show up in country and we handle the rest. Transportation in Costa Rica is an element that you do not want to stress out about. The roads are typically winding mountain roads with only two lanes (one lane for each direction). Renting a car is a great option to get around in Costa Rica if you are comfortable navigating foreign driving. Otherwise, I highly recommend looking into hiring private transportation or inquiring with your hotel for transportation recommendations, or to see if they can hire transportation on your behalf. Pro tip: Add at least 45 minutes to an hour to the estimated time from place to place on Google Maps in Costa Rica due to the traffic, winding roads, quality of roads, etc.
  • Booking details?

    HOW TO BOOK WITH CHERISH Sign up to join Cherish's tour of Costa Rica before March 1st on our website at www.gocherishtours.com/pacific-dreams You can visit the website for more details and when you're ready to book click either the "Travel With Us" or "Submit Deposit" buttons to open a pop-up menu to make your room selections, enter your personal details, see your payment options, and then submit your payment to join. The Costa Rica trip requires a non-refundable $500 deposit to be able to secure your spot. You have the option to make 5 additional payments via a payment plan for the remaining trip balance or simply pay in full. Have more questions? Please feel free to email info@gocherishtours.com to inquire further.

Lodging

  • Arrival Hotel - Start the Costa Rica Tour in San Jose Welcome to Costa Rica! You will be greeted at the airport with transportation arranged by Cherish to take you to our first hotel. This hotel is a quaint woman-owned property conveniently located near the airport. The hotel was originally the owner's family home and has since been renovated to welcome guests. The simplistic comfortable stay will welcome you to Costa Rica with an authentic experience. Amenities: Air Conditioning, Outdoor Pool, Wi-Fi, Restaurant/Bar, Black Out Curtains, Safe, Iron, Hair Dryer, Complimentary Toiletries

  • Beach Oasis Hotel - Family Owned Eco Boutique Hotel Our next hotel is only a 5 minute drive away from one of Costa Rica's most famous beaches. This family-owned hotel is committed to making a difference, the eco-lodge is committed to environmental sustainability with 70% of the electricity being produced by solar panels. This hidden gem is in a beautiful and private location only minutes away from downtown Jaco. Amenities: Air Conditioning, Outdoor Pool, Wi-Fi, Laundry Service, Bar, Local Food Delivery, Bathrobe, Hair Dryer, Safe, Kitchenette, Complimentary Toiletries, Onsite Spa/Spa Services

  • Jungle Valley Hotel - Turrialba Welcome to your beautiful jungle oasis in a secluded valley outside of the small town of Turrialba. One of Cherish's favorite hotels amongst all of our trips, this woman-ran property is glamorous and elegant with its colonial deco boutique style. It is full of charm and makes you feel in a home away from home with the personal attention of our devoted bilingual staff. It is sure to impress with the surrounding exotic tropical landscape and views in every direction. Amenities: Ceiling Fans, Outdoor Pool, Wi-Fi, Restaurant/Bar, Laundry Service, Private Balconies, Black Out Curtains, Safe, Iron, Hair Dryer, Complimentary Toiletries, Onsite Spa/Spa Services