North & Central Pacific Beach Hopping Tour
9 days / 8 nights
Wondering which of the dozens of beautiful Costa Rican beaches
is right for you? Come with us on our new beach hopping tour, visiting the best sixteen beaches for your future retirement plan. This unique tour will give you a complete scope of all the pros and cons of each, each with its own particular charm.
The Northern Pacific is famous for its beaches, folklore, and wide sabanas. You may be interested either to live in a first class beach resort or in laid back beaches with only a couple of fisherman as neighbors. From the boiling mud pots of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, to the sun-drenched beaches, this trip offers vacationers, investors, and retirees the opportunity of checking them all out and getting all the necessary information to make knowledgeable decisions for this important stage of your life. The US crisis has brought real estate properties down, allowing great investment returns. Partial ownership, vacation rental income producers and well established American property management corporations are all here. In a prompt but relaxed pace, we will visit: Hermosa, Coco, Ocotal and Pez Vela beaches on the Papagayo area, Conchal, Flamingo, Potrero, Brasilito, Grande, Langosta and Tamarindo beaches on the Santa Cruz area and Herradura, Jaco, Hermosa, Esterillos and Manuel Antonio beaches on the Central Pacific.
DAY ONE - Arrival to Daniel Oduber International Airport at Liberia (LIR)
Pick up and drive towards your hotel that is 20 minutes away at Hermosa Beach. Depending on your time of arrival, which is either at noon or late at night in the main airlines, lunch or dinner is included. Rest of the afternoon free at Bosque del Mar, a superb beach front hotel.
DAY TWO – Rest day
After a great buffet breakfast, the rest of the day is to relax and enjoy your hotel. We will meet at Ginger’s or at your hotel to talk about the rest of our trip in the evening.
DAY THREE - Hermosa, Coco, Ocotal & Velas beaches.
Check out after breakfast. At 9:30am we will check three wonderful properties at Hermosa: two condo buildings and one of the many hillside mansions with amazing views. Hermosa has become a residential beach for Americans because of it’s proximity to the airport and is a very quiet and relaxed beach. At 11:00 we will continue towards El Coco, 15 minutes away. Coco is a busy beach town with the best supermarket chain, banks and lots of amenities. Visits will include El Pacifico residential community and a good priced condo. Lunch is at Father Rooster, a beach front restaurant at Ocotal Beach. Further visits are at Ocotal and Pez Vela. We will program to finish around 3:00pm to head towards Tamarindo, located farther south. Your hotel is Tamarindo Diria, the best located beachfront hotel at Tamarindo, another busy, full of life beach.
DAY FOUR - Tamarindo , Langosta, Conchal, Grande, Flamingo & Potrero beaches.
After another buffet breakfast we will visit Langosta beach with million dollar beach front houses and many reduced priced condos. Afterwards, by your request, we will check out two more properties that can be properties for rental purposes, or partial ownership condos. We will continue towards Brasilito for lunch at Camaron Dorado, great seafood and mariachi music with your feet in the sand. Brasilito continues and afterwards Potrero, that is the service town of Flamingo, one of the most upscale beaches of Costa Rica with unbelievably huge rental houses. Potrero is a good area to find reasonably priced properties. There is an inside road that connects Potrero with El Coco called the “monkey trail” where there is still land for long term investment. Afterwards, a visit to Playa Conchal, considered the best beach resort of Costa Rica and a visit to one of the condos. Continuing is Playa Grande, one of my favorite because the beach is a national park and the middle of the beach, so protected area is assured. It has a well established retired community and many lots still available.
DAY FIVE - Tamarindo – Jaco
Departure taking the new bridge over the Tempisque river towards the Central Pacific. Total driving time will be around four hours. A stop to visit the Marriot Los Suenos Resort before arriving to Jaco. Check in at Club del Mar hotel. Free evening to enjoy the many amenities of Jaco Beach.
The Central Pacific beaches are a region that comprises a narrow coastal plain hemmed hard up to the ocean by steep forest-clad mountains. Located about 110 km West of San José, this is traditionally the main destination of the people from Costa Rica's Capital San José to enjoy a few vacation days. A new highway connects the Central Pacific to San Jose, reducing the driving time to the city to only 1 hour. The shore is fringed by long, gray-sand beaches, being Jacó, the most developed resort in the country, with complete infrastructure with hospital, hardware-stores, supermarkets and endless restaurants, hotels, casinos, discos and cabins, for any budget. Surfing beaches extend all the way south to Dominical and, beyond, where the climate becomes increasingly humid, noticeable in the lush tropical forests of Manuel Antonio National Park
DAY SIX – Jaco, Hermosa, Esterillos, Manuel Antonio
Jaco is one hour away from Manuel Antonio, but we will be taking a couple more hours to visit Hermosa Beach and Esterillos properties, so arrival will be around noon. Check in at Hotel Parador, you will love it! In the afternoon, a couple of visits, depending on your suggestions are included. My suggestion is drinks at “El Avion”, where an American placed the plane that crashed in Nicaragua during the Iran – contra war and that has the best view of all, a very unique place.
DAY SEVEN – Free day or visit to Manuel Antonio National Park.
My suggestion for today is visiting the Manuel Antonio National Park, a great place to see monkeys and many other wildlife, relax at the beach or if you feel like hiking, a walk up Punta Catedral to see the view.
DAY EIGHT - San Jose
Back to the city after check out at noon. Total drive time is 3 hours. Rest of the afternoon free to enjoy the many activities San Jose has to offer.
DAY NINE – Departure
Departure towards the International Juan Santamaria Airport for your flight back home.
OUR TOURS INCLUDE
· The best hotels in each area
· Daily breakfasts and typical Costa Rican lunches
· Expert realtor bilingual guide during entire stay
· Private transportation in a/c vehicle
· A free copy of our famous MOVE, LIVE, RETIRE IN COSTA RICA DVD
· Personalized itinerary just for you
· Minimum 2 persons.
$1480 per person
Starting on Saturdays
July 02 – 10 August 06 – 14
September 03 – 11 October 01 - 09
November 05 – 13 December 03 - 11
January – 07 - 15 February 04 – 12
March 03 – 11 March 31 – April 01
May 05 – 13 June 02 - 10
June 30-July 01 August 04 – 12
September 01 – 09 October 06 - 14
November 03 – 11 December 01 - 09
Please contact Gabriela about retirement tours and mention the dates you would like to attend