First things first… Pura Vida mis amigos! If you go to Costa Rica, you will hear and see this motto everywhere. Pura Vida means Pure Life, don’t take life for granted. Costa Ricans live in the moment and that is how Pura Vida came about. Perhaps it is because Costa Rica is one of the happiest countries in the world! Costa Rica is an amazing place and provides an incredible experience. This isn’t your typical spring break, party vacation. The GradCity Costa Rica Adventure Trip offers much more than just a tropical destination, it offers beauty and adventure. The Adventure Trip to Jaco, Costa Rica includes two excursions on your trip. Jaco has an unreal 4 Kilometer-Long beach and all inclusive hotels. The Costa Rica isn’t just some vacation, it is a full blown experience.
GradCity offers two hotels, the first one being the Double Tree Central Pacific. This hotel is located on the Gulf of Nicoya which is only 50 minutes from the capital San Jose. There is an outdoor large swimming pool. The overall price of $1,899 includes hotel and round trip airfare. There are activities to do such as kayaking, tennis, volleyball, and more. There is also free WiFi provided at the Double Tree. Don’t forget that the price includes two excursions in your trip too! There will also be nightly entertainment at the Double Tree, live music, and a midnight lounge.
The other hotel that GradCity offers is actually the same price of $1,899. This is the Best Western Jaco Beach hotel. This hotel has beautiful beach front views and is about an hour away from the San Jose Airport. There is a restaurant, a pool bar, and a snack bar available at the hotel. This hotel along with the Double Tree is also all inclusive! As most places in Costa Rica, Best Western is environmentally friendly. There are activities such as volleyball, tennis, and plenty to do on the beach front property! There is free WiFi provided at the Best Western.
Another great fact about Costa Rica is that there money is super easy to exchange! It is easy to get money from ATM’s as well as exchange US Dollars for Colones. As you can see this picture explains how the currencies match up. Costa Rican money is worth two times the amount of American money. It is definitely one of the easier currencies to convert and understand!
If you are worried about a language barrier, there is no need to be worried! The first language in Costa Rica is Spanish, but the second most used language is English. There will be staff to help translate if needed. It wouldn’t hurt to brush up on a few simple Spanish phrases before you head down!
Here is a list of the excursions GradCity offers:
- Canopy Tour, Los Sueños (includes snack)
- Horseback, Bijagual Waterfall (includes snack)
- Horseback Riding Manuel Antonia (includes lunch)
- River Rafting, Savegre River (includes lunch)
- River Rafting Naranjo River (includes lunch)
- Catamaran Adventure (includes lunch)
- Carara National Park
- Manuel Antonio National Park (includes lunch)
- Jungle River & Crocodile Adventure
You honestly can’t go wrong on any of these excursions. The one piece of advice we have for you is do not miss out on the Canopy Tour! This excursion offers beautiful views and a thrilling ride to go along with it. All of these excursions are great though, some are more adventurous than others. GradCity provides a little bit of everything so if you want more relaxation than adventure, no problem!
We are here to help you and make this an absolutely unforgettable experience. So time to live life to the purist…Pura Vida!