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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.
Life’s like a Movie!
We think Kermit the frog was born in Costa Rica. ‘Life’s like a movie’, is one of the most famous quotes from the Muppet Show. That same counts for Costa Rica. Is a true or just a dream? The country’s exuberant nature makes it a true paradise and your perfect travel destination. Nothing’s better than nature itself. Kermit has returned to its natural habitat.
Kermit is a great car for couples or small families who like to travel light. It’s amazing design will certainly attract admiring comments from anyone you will meet during your trip. Tip: try to spot all frogs on Kermit during your stay in Costa Rica!
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.
‘’Life’s like a movie”’
Kermit says what Costa Rica is. It’s like a movie. Unspoiled nature with people and many companies taking care of nature. To enjoy that splendor, a soundless experience in our frog, our Kermit, is no less than a treat. It’s not our biggest car but this BYD S2 with a 300 km range will allow an adventurous couple to explore every inch of paradise.
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La Guacima is a small, typical Costa Rican village near the airport Juan Santamaria. You might not expect it, but a tropical oasis is awaiting you. The perfect start after a long flight. Just sit down and relax or dive into the pool.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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Continue your journey to Turrialba, which means “river of fire”and 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.
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Hacienda la Isla is the place where the Green Circle became a reality back in 2014. Based on the Golden Circle from Simon Sinek, 5 leading hotels and tour operator ‘Edventure’ decided to challenge the status quo in sustainable tourism. Hacienda La Isla is tucked away in a lush piece of rainforest not too far from the main road. The lodge boasts colonial grandeur and warm and welcoming hospitality in breathtaking nature.
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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.
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The village of El Castillo is nestled at the foot of Costa Rica’s most famous volcano, the Arenal. You will stay at Rancho Margot, a beautiful, fully self-sustaining estate at the end of the road. The founders of the Green Circle, Renee and Ed, got married here. That same day, the first seed was sown for the Green Circle, back in 2012. In fact, it took two more years to really get started.
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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.
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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.
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.