car Selvita Experience
duration 16 nights
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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!

Selvita Experience

Treasure the trees!
If you come to Costa Rica to experience the jungle, la selva in Spanish, Selvita is your car. You can of course take a dive in the ocean along the way, but you will only stay in lodges that make part of the jungle. Treasure the trees!
Selvita
Selvita is the symbol of why electric driving is so important for for the Green Circle and Costa Rica. A car that protects the primary rainforest. Selvita Experience will take you back to nature in an unprecedented way, just immerse yourself and enjoy!
Your Green Circle
The price mentioned for this tour is based on 2 adults travelling in low season. If you intend to make this trip with a different number of people or during high 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.

  • 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

Selvita - Electric Car

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Selvita - Electric Car

‘Treasure the trees’

It all started with Selvita, just before Covid hit the world. The owners of Selvita have enjoyed her beauty ever since. One thing is for sure, they will never get another car with a combustion engine and it leaves no doubt that you will feel the same about that after 2 weeks of joy in this BYD S1 with a 400 kilometer range.

Click here for more information about Selvita and its cause!

Guacima Escondida

duration 1 night
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Guacima Escondida

duration 1 night

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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Maquenque Ecolodge

duration 2 nights

Maquenque Ecolodge

duration 2 nights

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

Rancho Margot Eco Lodge

duration 2 nights

Rancho Margot Eco Lodge

duration 2 nights

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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Tenorio Lodge

duration 2 nights

Tenorio Lodge

duration 2 nights

Your next destination is Bijagua, a small town nestled in a lush volcanic valley. The village is the perfect stop-over to visit the Rio Celeste River and Tenorio National Park. According to a local legend, the Rio Celeste became so blue after God painted the sky blue and washed his brushes in the river. The scientific explanation for the bright blue is the minerals sulfate and calcium carbonate.

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Valle Escondido

duration 2 nights

Valle Escondido

duration 2 nights

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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Rafiki Safari Lodge

duration 2 nights

Rafiki Safari Lodge

duration 2 nights

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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Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge

duration 2 nights

Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge

duration 2 nights

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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Casa Turire

duration 2 nights

Casa Turire

duration 2 nights

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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Villa San Ignacio

duration 1 night

Villa San Ignacio

duration 1 night

Your Green Circle Experience is slowly coming to an end and your final destination is Alajuela.

There is no better way to end your journey in style than staying in the boutique hotel Villa San Ignacio.

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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.

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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)

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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