Central Valley Tour
5 days / 4 nights
Two thirds of the Costa Rican population lives in the Central Valley, three hours away from either ocean because of its year round spring-like temperatures, excellent infrastructure including major shopping malls, and every imaginable activity to stay busy. Come and see why thousands of foreigners live here, tour around our exclusive amazing private homes and the best priced condos with American style comforts surrounded by our beautiful Central Valley mountains and year green tropical vegetation.
Thursday – Arrival
Arrive in San Jose. We will greet you at the airport and drive directly to Atenas, 45 minutes away.
A wonderful experience awaits you at Vista Atenas B & B, on the lush rolling countryside, with sweeping valley vistas. Time to rest and enjoy the grace and serenity of Vista Atenas.
Friday – Atenas
At 9:00am, after breakfast and a dip in the pool, a drive around the quaint small town of Atenas and a visit to the farmers market, full of activity, tropical fruits, flowers, medicinal plants, and a try of fresh coconut water. Barbecue lunch at an expats property. Afternoon to check all the different residential communities in Atenas, from gated communities, to raw land, to farms, single houses and gorgeous "quintas", the one acre vacation homes of Costa Ricans.
Saturday – Grecia – Handicraft town of Sarchi La Guacima - La Garita
8:00am start leaving Atenas by the backroad to the Inter American highway towards Grecia, a short stop to visit its renowned church, wonderful area with sugar cane and coffee plantations with the background of the Poas Volcano. Sarchi, the Costa Rican handicraft center, to see how the wood oxcarts are painted and buy souvenirs. Typical lunch at Sarchi and continuation towards La Garita, and La Guacima, visiting Ciudad Hacienda Los Reyes, the best country club of the area with big lots, golf course and lots of open space and other residential areas with incredible mountain views. Back to our nice Atenas hotel.
Sunday – San Jose - Escazu – Santa Ana – Ciudad Colon
Check out after breakfast and departure at 8:00am to drive through the city and along the highway that surrounds the city. Drive by the main points of interest of San Jose such as the Cathedral, Central Park, National Theater, National Museum, the San Jose marketplace, the city “projects”, and other areas of the city to locate the good and bad areas of the city. Lunch at a seafood restaurant to try all the different
Afternoon touring in the Western area of San Jose that comprises the areas of Escazu, Santa Ana and Ciudad Colon. On our way we will be explain all the infrastructure (hospital, a mall complex, U.S. Embassy, banks, golf and country clubs etc.). This area offers many condominiums and gated community residential projects, great views of the city and American oriented services, especially at the Escazu and Santa Ana locations. Visit to a condo highrise in Escazu, a beautiful private home, the Country Club and US Embassy residential house. Visit to Valle del Sol, one of the best gated communities in Costa Rica and continuation along the old road to Santa Ana, tour around the small town and continue along the old road to Ciudad Colon. Before leaving you at your hotel, a drink at Tiquicia, a typical restaurant with the best view of the Central Valley. Lodging at The Alta Hotel, among the best of Costa Rica's small boutique hotels and with one of San Jose's finest cuisine. Deluxe double room with continental breakfast included, 24-hour access to business center with computer, fax machine, copying services and printer and high-speed Internet access through data ports or wireless connections.
Monday – Airport Transfer
Your airport transfer is included as well as your breakfast for this day. We hope you come & stay next time!
OUR TOURS INCLUDE
· Small and quaint B & B in each location
· Daily breakfasts and typical Costa Rican lunches
· Expert realtor bilingual guide during entire stay
· Transportation in a/c vehicule
· A free copy of our famous MOVE, LIVE, RETIRE IN COSTA RICA DVD
· Small groups of 2 to 15 persons maximum
$800 per person
Starting on Thursdays
July 14 – 18 August 18 – 22
September 15 – 19 October 20 - 24
November 17 – 21 December 15 – 19
Jan 19 – Jan 23 Feb 16 - 20
March 15 – 19 April 12 – 16
May 17 – 21 June 14 – 18
July 19 – 23 August 16 – 20
September 13 – 17 October 18 - 22
November 15 – 19 December 13 – 17
Beach Add On:
For two additional days of retirement tour at the Central
Pacific please add $400pp for a two night stay.
Please contact Gabriela about retirement tours and mention the dates you would like to attend