Deep Blue - Electric Car
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Costa Rica is hot. Almost 30 percent of the country’s surface consists of protected jungle, one of the results of 40 years of consistent reforestation. In addition, Costa Rica abolished its army in 1948 and its energy supply has been 98% renewable for the past 6 years. The United Nations declared Costa Rica the ‘greenest country in the world’ in September 2019.
The Costa Rican jungle is teeming with wildlife. Your Green Circle Experience will offer you unrivalled opportunities to enjoy Costa Rica’s abundant flora and fauna wherever you go. Sloths, monkeys, crocodiles, toucans, turtles…..You can spot them anywhere and the Costa Rican nature is often very accessible. With or without a guide.
Costa Rica truly is a little paradise. And it is our responsibility to keep it that way. If you choose to book our Green Circle Experience, you choose to support that goal. But you also choose to live your dream in an unprecedented way.
Dear Hans & Syl,
It is with great pleasure that we have started working on a customized travel quote for you. Are you ready for the adventure?
On the map above, you can see the itinerary. You can click on the flags for more information. Make sure to scroll down this page for that same information. Below the itinerary, you will find important additional information and a photo impression.
Costa Rica is an adventure, have fun!
You will be staying in the family-run Eco Boutique hotel Ave del Paraíso. The Polish/Costa Rican owners have great creative hearts and minds, reflected in the hotel's colorful design and attention to (sustainable) detail. Still, this Green Circle Member hotel is an oasis and space of calm in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. It's located next to the University of Costa Rica, surrounded by a unique green garden where you might spot a sloth.
To find more about Ave del Paraíso click here
‘Submerge in paradise’
Deep-Blue is unique. The only ‘under water’ car that makes part of the Green Circle. It marks a next step in the design of our cars. You’ll be amazed when you see this BYD S1 Pro for the first and it will bring you with its 400 kilometer range to places you won’t forget. From the beginning to the end, Deep-Blue Experience will suck you in!
Click here for more information about Deep-Blue and its cause!
Your next destination leads you to a true paradise in the jungle! Located on the southern Caribbean coast, Manzanillo is a peaceful village at the end of the road and renowned for some of the most beautiful unspoiled beaches in the country. The area is also known for its great cultural diversity of Latinos, Afroamericans, Bribri, and Cabecar Indians.
To find more about Congo Bongo click here
You will leave the car in Goshen and travel by boat to Barra Pacuare. This area is similar in nature to the better-known and very crowded Tortuguero. In Barra Pacuare, however, you do not have to share nature with many others. The trip there is already a special undertaking. On this first boat trip you will undoubtedly spot many birds and other animals.
On a beautiful spot on a lagoon and in the jungle, you are the guest at Lirio Lodge. Here you are far away from civilization and regular tourism. There's no Wi-Fi or swimming pool, but you won't get bored at this beautiful place.
You’ll have a great night's sleep In the middle of nature. And early in the morning, when the jungle awakens, you have the best chance to spot animals. It's still cool, and the animals are busy scoring their breakfast for the day. Accompanied by a guide, you will go to the Pacuare reserve, where you will walk through primary tropical rainforest and have a great chance of spotting different birds like the oropendula and toucan.
Furthermore, you'll take a boat trip through the Pacuare channels (part of the Tortuguero channels) where caimans, crocodiles, river turtles, sloths, snakes, birds and monkeys live. If you still haven't seen it all, you can go out yourself with a kayak or book an extra tour.
By the way, if you travel between March and June. This tour will also include a visit to the turtle farm
Head deeper into nature. On your way to your final destination near Boca Tapada, you will pass the small village of Pital, surrounded by pineapple plantations. To get to the Maquenque Eco Lodge, you must hop on a boat to cross the river. Getting there is part of the adventure. You will arrive in a peaceful oasis amid overwhelming lush nature.
Upon arrival, it is hard to believe that this place actually exists.
To find more about Maquenque Eco Lodge click here
Your next destination is Bijagua, a small village near the river Rio Celeste and Tenorio National Park. The Rio Celeste owes its name to the intense blue colour of its water, caused by the minerals sulphate and calcium carbonate. However, the local legend goes that the river became so blue after God painted the sky blue and washed his brushes in the river.
Tenorio is a dormant volcano that last erupted in 1902. The area around the valley is beautiful and from the higher parts you can see Lake Nicaragua on a clear day. You will stay in the middle of nature at Finca Mei Tai in a family chalet with 2 bedrooms and outdoor kitchen. Enjoy it after a walk by the pool!
Visit Tenorio National Park on your own and hike to the Rio Celeste waterfall. Upstream the blue colour of the river becomes more intense. You can also walk over suspension bridges in the rainforest or make a so-called floating trip on the river Corobici where you will encounter monkeys, crocodiles and iguanas.
We recommend a visit to Frogs Paradise to lovers of frogs. A small-scale and local project where Uncle Miguel will show you the most beautiful frogs!
The mountains of Monteverde, world-famous for its unique cloud forest. Located at 1400 m altitude Monteverde is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Monteverde was founded in 1951 by the Quakers, and their commitment to preserving half of their property resulted in today's protected cloud forest.
To find more about Valle Escondido click here
Continue your journey to the small Jesusita Island in Costa Rica's picturesque Gulf of Nicoya. You can embark on an adventure by land and sea; bioluminescence expeditions, birdwatching, forest bathing hikes, snorkeling excursions, and island hopping.
To find more about Isla Chiquita Glamping click here
The final destination is Alajuela. Here you will conclude your journey in style at boutique hotel Villa San Ignacio. At the pool in the beautiful tropical garden, you can relax after all your adventures. Order a delicious cocktail or some coffee and enjoy your last day in Costa Rica.
Do you still feel like exploring the area? You can visit a coffee factory or go on a chocolate tour, as well, from the hotel it is not far to the volcano Poás.
The airport is only 7 km / 4,5 miles from the hotel. On the day of departure you can drop the rental car here, and a shuttle will take you to the departure halls.
On the day of departure the car will be picked up at the hotel. A driver will take you to the departure hall of the airport.
Have a safe trip, Pura Vida!
Did you book a trip to Costa Rica or are you considering to travel here (post) pandemic? International travel to Costa Rica is very well possible! In fact, all restrictions were lifted on 1 April, 2022, which makes travelling here very easy. On this page you can find everything you need to know about travel to Costa Rica in post pandemic times.
Since all members of the Green Circle Experience travel team live and work in Costa Rica, we are very well informed about the local situation. We speak Spanish, follow the news closely, and share all information relevant to travellers below. This page is kept up-to-date. Nevertheless, changes in the rules and regulations may occur. Remember to always check the official authorities for last-minute changes or relevant news prior to your departure.
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The Green Circle Experience is organized by Edventure Travel S.A., a Costa Rican based touroperator established back in 2006. Edventure has started organizing its Green Circle, together with 5 outstanding hotels, in 2014. The Green Circle has gained importance rapidly and can now be regarded as ‘the most sustainable experience in the greenest country of the world’ (for those who decide to fly to Costa Rica)
When you confirm your trip with Edventure Travel, a deposit must be paid equal to 15% of the total agreed travel sum and which amounts to at least US $ 100 per traveler, unless stated otherwise in the quotation from Edventure Travel.