Due to large demand, Nosara Travel & Rentals presents a brand new opportunity: a Group Vacation Package on “Investing in, Living in, and Retiring to Costa Rica”.
We have put together a very special package, taking into account what people would enjoy doing and seeing on a trip to Costa Rica while learning about this topic. Our packages are thoughtfully designed and not mass marketed. Your individual needs and questions have been considered and you will receive one-on-one assistance and support throughout the process. We intentionally keep our groups small: between 10-20 people maximum per group so we can give you our full attention. Meanwhile, not only will your tour be informative and useful, but you will be in one Costa Rica’s nicest, most unique settings, the beaches of Nosara, while really getting to know a slice of Costa Rica as it really is. Our intention is to present investment, business, and living opportunities in general in Costa Rica, as they really are. You will be free to fully explore the choice to participate in a Costa Rican lifestyle on many levels.
All in-country travel, meals, including restaurant lunches and dinners, tours, and massages are included with the $3250 group package fee, per person. Not included: airfare to/from Costa Rica.
December 2006: Investing in, Living in, Retiring to Costa Rica Calendar:
(All meals will be prepared with local, fresh ingredients, served buffet style at the group accommodations, unless otherwise specified by a restaurant location. Then, meals are ordered off the menu.)
1.Day 1: Dec. 1, 2006, Friday: ARRIVING & GETTING ACQUAINTED
Begin arriving to the area of Nosara either by hired driver or national flight (Nosara has a national airport). Check into one of our lovely group accommodations (exact location tba shortly) and enjoy the pool, beach, lunch, have a siesta or get acquainted with the other group attendees. Dinner will be at 7 PM, served after a spectacular sunset drinks hour.
2.Day 2: Dec. 2, 2006, Saturday: ARRIVING & GETTING ACQUAINTED
Arrivals continue. Breakfast is served at 7 AM. Free time in the morning to take a walk on the beach or a dip in the pool. Test out the hammocks and again, meet other attendees. Lunch is at noon. Attendees continue to arrive while an activity for the afternoon is available to those interested: Horseback Tour by sunset along the Nosara River and beaches. Dinner is at 7 PM.
3.Day 3: Dec. 3, 2006, Sunday: TOURS & A LITTLE PAMPERING
Last of attendees arrive this morning/afternoon. Boat tour immediately available following an early, light breakfast at 6 AM. Nosara Boat Tour (7:30-10 AM)is of the Nosara River through mangroves. You will see all kinds of birds and wildlife and receive an excellent tour. Bring: sunscreen, hat, glasses, and binoculars if you would like. Free time after the boat tour to take a nap, have a snack, go for a walk or socialize. Lunch is at noon. Massages are available this afternoon from 1-4PM: Tica Massage. This needs to be scheduled in advance. Dinner is a short walk to Giordino Tropical, Italian restaurant and Hotel Sustenible.
4.Day 4: Dec. 4, 2006, Monday. NOSARA CULTURE DAY
Breakfast at 7 AM. 8-11:30 AM: Tours of art gallery & Woodshop: Galeria Nativa and local carpenter/woodworker: Antonio’s in the pueblo of Nosara. Nativa Galeria features local artists’ and artisans’ crafts. Owner, Lori March, will discuss the culture and art of Central America and answer your questions. Antonio will present carpentry and local woodworking, Costa Rica is known for gorgeous, handcarved wooden doors, cabinets and furniture featuring jungle and wildlife.Lunch is at noon, at a local restaurant in the pueblo: Soda Vanessa. After lunch 2-5 PM: presentation at the Biblioteca (public library) by Local Historians: Beverly: slideshow of Nosara and history of the American Project; Consuelo, local librarian and family, on Nosara and Guanacaste with English translation as needed. 5-7 PM free time before dinner at 7 PM. Evening cocktails and local appetizers (“cocteles y tipicos”) prior to dinner enjoyed while listening to local Marimba band: Hugo Gonzalez’ Band. 7-10 PM.
5.Day 5: Dec. 5, 2006: Tuesday: ECOTOURISM & DEVELOPMENT, RESIDENCY in COSTA RICA
Day starts at 6-11 AM with a morning hike (beginner level) at Lagarta Lodge’s Biological Reserve. Tour includes informative talk about local plants and animals. Tour ends with delicious buffet breakfast at Lagarta Lodge. After breakfast, a presentation on Sustainable Tourism and Costa Rica’s Unique National Park System: by managers of Lagarta Lodge, Regina & Amadeo and a representative of the CR National Park Service. Lunch at noon with 1:30-3:30 talk about Foreign Residency opportunities and facts in Costa Rica. AEGIS of Costa Rica representative. Free time from 3:30- 7 PM. Beach, walk, socialize. Walk to local shops, services. Dinner at 7 PM.
6.Day 6: Dec. 6, 2006: Wednesday: LEGAL, INVESTMENT & BUSINESS TOPIC DAY
Breakfast 7 AM. 8:30-10:30 : AEGIS of Costa Rica presents on Legal, Banking and Property Ownership in Costa Rica. Free time until noon lunch. 1:30-3:30- Living in Costa Rica: Aegis and local residents speak and answer questions. 3:30-7 PM. Free time. 7 PM: dinner with salsa music. Salsa/Meringue lessons available after dinner!
7.Day 7: Dec. 7, 2006: IMMIGRATION & RETIREMENT TOPIC: COSTA RICA
7 AM breakfast. 9:00-11 AM: tour of Local Colegio (high school) and presentation to community of the Group’s charitable donation: Recycling! Lunch at Soda near the Colegio. 1:30-3:30 PM: Presentation by AEGIS of Costa Rica on Immigration and Retiring to Costa Rica. 3:30-7PM Free time. 7 PM- dinner.
8.Day 8: Dec. 8, 2006: Friday. HEALTHCARE IN COSTA RICA
6 AM light breakfast. 8:00-9:30 AM introduction to Nosara Yoga Institute and beginning yoga class (beginner level, very mild stretching with gorgeous ocean view!). 10-12: Free time. Noon: Lunch. 2-5 PM Free time. 5 PM: presentation by local doctors, pharmacists on Healthcare in Costa Rica. 7 PM. Dinner at Casa Romantica: restaurant.
9. Day 9: Dec. 9, 2006, Saturday. ENJOYING THE NATURE OF COSTA RICA
7 AM breakfast. Early departures. 8:30-12:30 Waterfall Hike (Cascada Malo Noche) in Nosara (difficulty level: beginner). Picnic lunch at the Rio Nosara at 12:30. Kayak tour down the Rio Nosara (beginner level): 1:30-4:30. Dinner at Rancho de Boca, Rio Nosara: 5:00-7:00 PM.
10. Day 10: Dec. 10, 2006, Sunday. DAY OF DEPARTURE & LAST DAY for HOURSEBACK TOUR
7 AM breakfast. 8:30-12- free time. Perhaps walk to local shops for souvenirs, get in one last ocean swim, walk around and monkey watch! Noon- Lunch. 3:00-6:00 PM- Sunset Horseback Tour. Last departure.