SUP YO was founded by Jana Olenio, yoga instructor, travel agent and NH native, and was created from pure passion for nature and outdoor adventure. SUP YO was originally formed in 2011 as a paddleboard yoga company that over time evolved into many other outdoor adventure offerings from day hikes to weeklong worldwide adventure trips.

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Pura Vida Costa Rican Adventure

Pura Vida Costa Rican Adventure

$3,595+ per person
October 21 - 28, 2023
term-custom-icon Activity Level 3-4
term-custom-icon Raft, Zip, Rapel, Hike, Yoga, SUP
14 Attendees
Our custom itinerary includes the best of active and adventurous Costa Rica! On this adventure you will explore and experience the BEST of Costa Rican adventure and culture with waterfall rappelling, zip-lining, white water rafting, hiking, paddleboarding, canyoneering, yoga, cultural activities and more. This Costa Rican adventure is the perfect mix of active outdoor adventure, Costa Rican culture, wildlife and relaxation all rolled into one. Pura Vida!

 

Join us and learn why Pura Vida (pure life) is not just a greeting in Costa Rica but a way of life…

 

Retreat Package Includes:

  • 8 Days / 7 nights accommodations in shared or single rooms
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome & Farewell Group Dinner
  • 5 Yoga Classes
  • Paddleboarding
  • White Water Rafting
  • Waterfall Rappelling, Jumping & Tarzan Swing
  • Guided Hiking
  • Zip-lining
  • Hot Springs
  • Airport Transfers

 

Not Included:

Airfare
Meals not mentioned above

Payment Options

  • CC: Deposit of $1000 required at check out
  • Check: Use promo code paybycheck at check out
  • If Mailing Check, mail to: SUP YO, PO BOX 273, N. Andover MA 01845

Arrival & Departure

  • Please plan to arrive San Jose (SJO) on day 1 before 1:00 PM.
  • Earlier arrivals will be accommodated as needed.
  • Depart day 8 from SJO after 9:30 AM.
  • If you require assistance with booking airfare please contact us via email

Ground Transfers

  • Transfers are included and will be provided for you.
  • Everyone will be on the same coach transfer to/from the airport. (If your flight arrives later than noon, there will be an additional cost for a private transfer)

Cancellation Policy

All reservations that are canceled will incur a $1000 penalty (your non-refundable deposit). Final payment is due July 22, 2023. Reservations canceled up to July 21, 2023 will incur a 50% penalty. No refunds for cancellations after July 22, 2023.

Travel Insurance

Cancel for any reason trip insurance is available and recommended. Email us to request a quote.

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Itinerary and pricing

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Day 1 (Saturday)

October 21

Arrive at San José Airport & Drive to Turrialba Valley! (Guayabo Lodge) 

Welcome to Costa Rica!!!

You will meet your private guide/driver outside the airport and be transported to Turrialba Valley, where you will spend your first night.

Once you arrive at the hotel, you will have a dinner/orientation where you will be debriefed about the week ahead and have a chance to get to know the rest of the group.

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We ask that you arrive on an early afternoon flight to Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose (SJO) no later than 1 PM. If you decide to arrive a day earlier, we can arrange to pick up at your hotel and group departure from SJO will be planned for 2 PM on arrival day.

(Meals: Lunch & Dinner)

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Day 2 (Sunday)

October 22

Canyoneering Tour Pacuare River (Pacuare Outdoor Center Camp) 

Today is a full day of adventure and fun! We begin the day with breakast and packing our bags, as we will be moving hotels and heading to the Pacuare Outdoor Center. National Geographic has listed Pacuare as one of the best and most scenic rivers in the world for rafting!

On the way to the lodge, we will experience a canyoneering adventure where you hike down a canyon and then rappel down three different waterfalls. These waterfalls range in height from 20 to 100' high!

After canyoneering, we will make a stop in a small town along the way to enjoy lunch and recharge before our day of rafting begins.

Once the food has settled, we will drive for 20 minutes to the Pacuare River, known as one of the best places in the world for whitewater rafting. We will then raft 2 hours to arrive at the Pacuare Outdoor Center Lodge; located in one of the most remote sections of the Pacuare River!

Once we arrive, we will take a short hike to the lodge where you will be reunited with your luggage and can relax to the sounds of the jungle.

In the evening, your same raft guides will prepare dinner while you relax at the lodge and re-connect with nature.

(Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

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Day 3 (Monday)

October 23

Yoga Class, Zipline, Tarzan Swing & Waterfall Nature Hike  (Pacuare Outdoor Center Camp) 

We start the day with a sunrise yoga class. The views will be spectacular over the river canyon.

Today we will view and experience the Pacuare River from a whole new level...from hundreds of feet up on the infamous Tarzan Swing and Zipline course!  A lower platform is available for those interested in a slightly less adventurous swing.

After all the swinging, and zip-lining, we will hike for approximately one hour, down into the canyon, to a beautiful waterfall where we will have a chance to slide in and have some fun!

During the evening, we will relax around the lodge.

(Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner)

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Day 4 (Tuesday)
October 24 Rafting Pacuare Canyon and Travel to Caribbean Coast (Almonds & Corals Hotel) 

Today will begin by rafting through the tropical rainforest; we will pass by canyon walls that rise 300' and pristine 200' waterfalls that fall into the river. This area is considered one of the most scenic area of Costa Rica!

From here, we begin our drive to the south Caribbean Coast, where the jungle meets the sea! This unique area of Costa Rica is very much rich in culture, with no high rises like you might find on the pacific coast. Also, this time of year, at the end of October, is considered an ideal time to visit as the rain lightens up.

We will close out our day with yoga and dinner.

(Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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Day 5 (Wednesday)
October 25 Yoga Class & SUP  (Almonds & Corals Hotel) 

After morning yoga and breakfast, we will explore the Caribbean Coast. Spend the morning on paddleboards, and enjoy the clear blue waters of the Caribbean, near Punta Uva - voted one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica!

Lunch is a traditional dish of rice and beans cooked in coconut milk, one of the MOST delicious dishes you will ever eat according to the locals :)

Relax during the afternoon, take a surf lesson, visit the local and vibrant town of Puerto Viejo, or walk along more beaches. Choose your own adventure this afternoon!  Dinner on own.

(Meals: Breakfast & Lunch)

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Day 6 (Thursday)
October 26 Travel to Arenal Volcano Area (Arenal Manoa Hotel)

We say goodbye to the coast and begin the drive to the North Plains, home of Arenal Volcano. Arenal Volcano is an active volcano that is perfectly cone-shaped and measures at least 1,633 metres high with a crater 140 metres in diameter!

This will be our final hotel/destination of the trip. In the evening, you may relax in the onsite hot springs of the Arenal Manoa Hotel, where every room has breathtaking views of the volcano.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

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Day 7 (Friday)
October 27 Hike Arenal Lake (Arenal Manoa Hotel)

Today we will hike, with a naturalist, to the Arenal Volcano. On this 2 hour hike, your guide will explain the history of the volcano and give you a chance to visit different geological formations. It is a moderate hike with mixed terrain where you may need to scramble in some areas.

We will hike through the Lava Flow trail from the 1968 eruption, traverse into the rainforest and enjoy 360° view points of the Arenal Volcano accompanied by the breathtaking Arenal Lake.

We will then take you out to lunch in the town of La Fortuna and a chance to stroll around town and buy some coffee or souvenirs. In the afternoon we will relax at the hotel and then get ready for our evening festivities that we have planned to celebrate the final night of this unforgettable adventure!

Our farewell dinner will be held at a local family owned farm where we will experience an authentic one of a kind dinner that the family will cook for us :)

If we have time for a nice restorative yoga class this evening we will s t r e t c h out before a long flight home tomorrow :) This will be determined by how late we return home from dinner on this evening.

(Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)

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Day 8 (Saturday)
October 28 Departures

Today you will be transferred to the SJO airport and we will be departing as a group at 7:30 AM from Arenal Manoa and arriving at SJO airport at 10 AM. This allows time for a mid-day departure. If you must book an earlier flight, we can set up a transfer for you to get to SJO earlier.

Safe Travels home!

(Meals: Breakfast)

  • Package Options

    Double/Shared Accommodations $3,595+
    Single Accommodations $4,095+

  • Payment Options

    • CC: Deposit of $1000 required at check out
    • Check: Use promo code paybycheck at check out
    • If Mailing Check, mail to: SUP YO, PO BOX 273, N. Andover MA 01845

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Comments

  • Anonymous

    The Costa Rica Pura Vida trip was an amazing retreat that provided fun adventures and activities. The trip was packed with cultural experiences and knowledgeable guides. We experienced wild life, fabulous meals and created memories that became our definition of Pura Vida.

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  • Vera

    This (Costa Rica Retreat) was truly a trip of a lifetime. Very unique and so absolutely amazing. I loved the local aspect, going to the not so normal tourist places. It felt like visiting family!

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  • Anonymous

    The Costa Rica adventure was amazing. Everything from the setting, accommodations, and activities were beyond my expectations. Our group leader, Laura, was fantastic and took care of all the logistics behind the scenes allowing us to simply enjoy our time in Costa Rica. I would definitely travel with SUP YO and Laura again in the future!

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  • Anonymous

    Our trip to Costa Rica embodied Pura Vida in every respect. We enjoyed an action-packed itinerary with adrenaline activities, nature hikes, restorative yoga, delicious traditional cuisine, local culture, and wonderful people throughout the week. Kudos to SUP YO and Pacuare Outdoor Center and especially to our guides Laura, Luigi, and Kenneth for planning and executing a flawless adventure trip. fo

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Accommodations

Choose from Shared or Single Rooms at time of registering.

Guayabo Lodge

Standard rooms include a private bath with hot water generated by solar panels. Most standard rooms have panoramic views of the Turrialba Volcano or the Turrialba Valley.  This room will be shared with 2 persons (single occupancy will occupy the same space)

Pacuare Outdoor Center Camp

Rooms are equipped 2 beds, private bathroom, hot water, no electricity, no A/C, no TV. Balcony with rocking chairs overlooks the Pacuare Canyon. This room will be shared with 2 persons (single occupancy will occupy the same space). Includes Breakfast.

Almonds and Corals

Rooms are equipped with two Queen size beds on a 430 square foot deck at 2 meters above ground level, the bungalow is surrounded by mosquito net and provides the feeling of sleeping in the jungle, we have used wood to provide a warm touch. The room has a private bathroom, desk and a living room with sofa and table.Includes Breakfast. This room will be shared with 2 persons (single occupancy will occupy the same space).

Arenal Manoa Hotel 

Our Junior Suites are casitas arranged among gardens, lawns and two sparkling pools. Each room has sliding glass doors with a private terrace where you can view the Arenal Volcano and the surrounding landscape. Additional touches include plush Queen beds, air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen televisions with cable.Includes Breakfast. This room will be shared with 2 persons (single occupancy will occupy the same space).

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