Groups Destination Focus: Costa Rica

Exploring Monteverde is a Naturalist’s Dream

Costa Rica is filled with activities for any globetrotting groupie wanting to experience their favorite pastime in an exotic land. And there is no better way to enjoy them than in this land of stunning diversity in landscapes, flora & fauna and micro climates. For naturalists, sports enthusiasts, foodies and wellness seekers, Costa Rica will not disappoint. Special interests are all greatly enhanced when like-minded Globetrotters travel together…and GroupsOnly by Goway has the experience and expertise to make it happen.

FOR THE NATURALISTS

Costa Rica’s national parks are its greatest glory. With one third of the country designated as protected areas along with dozens of private wilderness reserves, it is a haven for birdwatchers, botanists, eco tourists and naturalists. The national parks are home to 100s of species of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and insects along with abundant plant life, and stunning landscapes from volcanoes to blue lagoons and white sandy beaches. Knowledgeable guides with expertise in the group’s specific interest will ensure smooth-running, informative experiences of a lifetime.

Ocean Kayaking and Snorkelling for the Sports Enthusiasts
FOR THE SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS

With such a diversity of landscapes from mountains to beaches, Costa Rica has a well-developed sporting network to tempt any traveller’s interest, even if only for a day or afternoon. In its mountain and jungle eco lodges, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, zip-lining and even waterfall rappelling are available. For beach-side resort lovers there are opportunities for golfing on international standard courses, surf lessons, stand-up paddle boarding and sport fishing. For the soccer fan, cheer with the locals at a weekend game, and, for not-so-faint-of–heart, shout ‘ole’ at a local bullfight festival.

Group rates, access to executive lounges and pre-booked tee times can all be arranged for your group.

Tamale wrapped in corn husks
FOR THE FOODIES

Costa Rica is emerging as an international culinary centre with locally-inspired chefs that are fusing the country’s vibrant culinary heritage with the 21st century’s move toward sustainable and locally produced foods. It’s just not fruits, vegetables, and meats that are the focus. Costa Rica’s chocolate making, coffee bean production, and artisan breweries are gaining worldwide acclaim. For the culinary group this means experiences such as hands-on cooking classes in one of the national park lodges, meeting the chocolate maker on his farm, learning the process of ‘bean to bar’ creations, touring the brewery and tasting the brews, strolling among the beans on the coffee plantation, bartering at the local food market, stopping at a roadside produce stand, and, best of all, embracing the locavore (locally produced ingredients) restaurant scene with gusto!

Enjoying the day
FOR THE WELLNESS SEEKERS

With lush tropical forests, misty waterfalls, deep, verdant valleys, soaring mountain peaks, and thermal hot pools, as well as endless stretches of Pacific blue waters, it’s no wonder Costa Rica has become a favorite destination for wellness seekers. Yoga retreats catering to small groups are dotted throughout Costa Rica, especially in the popular coastal resort towns of Nosara and Montezuma. Group stays average 3-4 days with a qualified instructors and counselors focusing on yoga sessions, meditation, mindfulness, and diets based on healthy, sustainable, and locally sourced foods. Healing hot mineral pools also dot the interior of the country, and of course, all the first class forest and beach resorts have well appointed spa centres with a vast array of treatment options. What better way for your group to relax and rejuvenate after an adventurous few days of hiking, biking, zip-lining, and game viewing than at a beachside resort before flying home?

Click here for our detailed itinerary.

No group is too big, too small or too unusual for the tour planning experts in Goway’s dedicated GroupsOnly Department.

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