car Bitzu - Electric Car
calendar 31/03/2023
duration 16 nights
XXXX based on 2 adults, 17 day trip

Welcome to Paradise!

Welcome to Paradise!

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.
Pura Vida!

Bitzu Experience

Follow your heart!
The owners of Bitzu follow their heart. They were amongst the very first to drive an electric car here in Costa Rica. Eric is even the president of ASOMOVE, the Costa Rican organisation that represents owners of electric cars and stimulates electric mobility. His wife Gioconda is an artist and is very interested in indigeous tribes here in Costa Rica. Bitzu means ‘humming bird’ in Maleku.

Bitzu
Bitzu will bring you peace of mind. First of all by driving it, secondly by the destinations you will be travelling to as part of your Bitzu Experience.
This great car with a great story supports the volunteers who are cleaning up Rio Torres, a river that runs through the capital of San José and is rather polluted. Bitzu is a large car that comfortably fits a family of 4 including luggage. It is of course also great for couples that prefer to travel in a comfortable and luxurious way.

Your Green Circle
The price mentioned for this tour is based on 2 adults travelling in high season. If you intend to make this trip with a different number of people or during low or top season, it will be our pleasure to send you an adjusted travel quotation. Please note we designed this journey for 2 adults, or maximum 3 adults or two adults and 2 children under 12 years old.

  • Carbon neutral travel in Costa Rica
  • Electric Rental Car
  • Full cover insurance
  • Free charging at all hotels with renewable energy
  • Free Internet
  • 24/7 support during your trip
  • Airport shuttle
  • 16 nights in sustainable ecolodges with breakfast
  • International flights
  • Travel & cancellation insurance

Grano de Oro - from 31 Maart to 1 April 2023

Grano de Oro Deluxe room
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Grano de Oro - from 31 Maart to 1 April 2023

Grano de Oro Deluxe room
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Hotel Grano de Oro, a founding father of the Green Circle, is a sustainable oasis in the hectic city of San Jose. You'll go back in time when staying in this gorgeous colonial building. The hotel was the family home of one of the most renowned entrepreneurial families in Costa Rica. More than 30 years ago, Eldon and Lori, a Canadian couple, bought the property and turned it into the upscale boutique hotel it is today. 

To find more about Grano de Oro click here

Green Circle Wheels - from 1 to 15 April 2023

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Green Circle Wheels - from 1 to 15 April 2023

‘Follow your heart’

Bitzú is not just a VE, it is owned by a couple that is known in Costa Rica as THE pioneers of electric mobility. Bitzu means ‘humming bird’ in the indigenous Maleku language. A precious bird that is fast and silent, just like your fast and silent AION V Plus with a 500 km range a panoramic roof and an astonishing design. 

Click here  for more info about Bitzu and its cause!

Maquenque Ecolodge - from 1 to 3 April 2023

Maquenque Ecolodge Treehouse
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Maquenque Ecolodge - from 1 to 3 April 2023

Maquenque Ecolodge Treehouse
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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. Soon you will understand why it was Maquenque Ecolodge who was one of the founders of the Green Circle back in 2014. 

To find more about Maquenque Eco Lodge click here

Lirio Lodge - from 3 to 5 April 2023

Lirio Lodge Bungalow
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Lirio Lodge - from 3 to 5 April 2023

Lirio Lodge Bungalow
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You will arrive by boat at Lirio Lodge, Barra Pacuare. This delta of the world famous Pacuare river is home to one of the most pristine and unspoiled treasures that Costa Rica offers. Unlike the Tortuguero region, you won’t have to share your experiences with many others. Lirio Lodge really is secluded! 

To find more about Lirio Lodge click here

Congo Bongo Ecolodges - from 5 to 7 April 2023

Congo Bongo Ecolodges Bungalow

Congo Bongo Ecolodges - from 5 to 7 April 2023

Congo Bongo Ecolodges Bungalow

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, Bribri, and Cabecar Indians. The Afro-Caribbean culture came with the Jamaicans in 1872 when the railroad between San José and the port of Limon was built.

To find more about Congo Bongo click here

Selva Bananito Ecolodge - from 7 to 9 April 2023

Selva Bananito Ecolodge Superior bungalow
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Selva Bananito Ecolodge - from 7 to 9 April 2023

Selva Bananito Ecolodge Superior bungalow
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Selva Bananito is located on the Caribbean side of the country. It's a 45-minute drive to the lodge in the heart of the Caribbean jungle from the small town of Bananito. This gigantic 1200 ha lush green rainforest barely escaped deforestation in the '90s. However, thanks to the determination of Jurgen Stein, the German owner of Selva Bananito lodge, the area has been saved and protected. 

To find more about Selva Bananito click here

Casa Turire - from 9 to 11 April 2023

Casa Turire Suite
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Casa Turire - from 9 to 11 April 2023

Casa Turire Suite
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Continue your journey to Turrialba, which means "river of fire" in the Huetar language.

Stay in the colonial boutique hotel Casa Turire, situated on a beautiful estate near a gorgeous lake only a few minutes outside the rural town of Turrialba and close to the majestic Turrialba volcano.  

To find more about Casa Turire click here

Dantica - from 11 to 13 April 2023

Dantica Bungalow
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Dantica - from 11 to 13 April 2023

Dantica Bungalow
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Today you will drive to the charming village of San Gerardo de Dota in the Cerro de la Muerte. This mountain range separates the Caribbean and Pacific Coast. Before reaching the highest point of the road (3300m/11000 feet) descend into a beautiful green valley carved by the river Savegre and enjoy the breathtaking scenery before arriving in the charming, small town of San Gerardo de Dota (2500m).

To find more about Dantica Lodge click here

Rafiki Beach - from 13 to 15 April 2023

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Rafiki Beach - from 13 to 15 April 2023

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Drive uphill deeper into nature to encounter another slice of paradise. Rafiki Safari Lodge is a sustainable safari tent camp in the middle of the jungle that offers various adventure tours. The Boshoff family, owners of the hotel and originally from South Africa, are highly committed to preserving the pristine nature surrounding the lodge. Therefore, sustainability was necessary to maintain its existence in the Savegre Valley. Starting with a raw piece of forest and overgrown cattle pastures, the Boshoff family had to find ways to survive in the wilderness and create the comforts necessary to host guests.

To find more about Rafiki Safari Lodge click here

Grano de Oro - from 15 to 16 April 2023

Grano de Oro Deluxe room
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Grano de Oro - from 15 to 16 April 2023

Grano de Oro Deluxe room
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Hotel Grano de Oro, a founding father of the Green Circle, is a sustainable oasis in the hectic city of San Jose. You'll go back in time when staying in this gorgeous colonial building. The hotel was the family home of one of the most renowned entrepreneurial families in Costa Rica. More than 30 years ago, Eldon and Lori, a Canadian couple, bought the property and turned it into the upscale boutique hotel it is today. 

To find more about Grano de Oro click here

Safe Travel

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Safe Travel

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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Terms

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Terms

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)

Travel conditions

Payments
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.

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