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Neal's Luxury Vacation
Neal's trip included:
- Three nights in two double rooms at Hotel Irazu with breakfast included, San Jose
- Three nights in two double rooms in the Parador Hotel with breakfast included, Pacific Coast
- Three days of deep-sea fishing on the Pacific in a charter boat
- Round-trip in-country airline flights between San Jose and Quepos
- One day whitewater rafting trip on the Pacuare River
- All taxes (except $26 Costa Rica Departure Tax)
- Total travelers: 4
- Total cost: $6,927.00
Day 1 - Welcome to Costa Rica!: After we landed in Costa Rica, we were met at the airport and taken to the Hotel Irazu, a Best Western hotel not far from the airport with a pool, health club, shops, restaurant, bar and casino. Our flight arrived late and we slept almost immediately.
Day 2 - Pacific Coast: After a breakfast of eggs, coffee and fresh fruit, we were picked up from the hotel and taken back to the airport for our in-country flight to Quepos on the central Pacific coast. We were met at the airstrip and taken to the 5-Star Hotel Parador near the famous Manuel Antonio National Park. This luxurious hotel is perched atop an impressive bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The hotel had two amazing swimming pools, two restaurants and bars, Jacuzzis, a spa, shops, a tennis court, and much, much more.
Days 3, 4 and 5 - Deep Sea Fishing: We fished all three days on a 32-foot charter boat with a professional, English-speaking captain. Lunch, soft drinks and beer aboard were included. At night we explored town, ate delicious seafood dinners and enjoyed drinks on the beach in the warm sea air as the ocean lapped at our bare feet. After fishing on the third day we were reluctantly transported to the airstrip for our flight back to San Jose where we stayed again at the Hotel Irazu.
Day 6 - White Water Rafting: Picked up at our hotel in the morning for a full day of white water rafting on the Rio Pacuare, a Class III/IV river (breakfast, lunch and transport were all included). The trip took us through tropical jungles and even by a couple of indigenous villages. The Discovery Channel has rated the Pacuare as one of the five most beautiful rafting rivers in the world and are they ever right! There were portions where the river was calm enough for us to jump out of the boat and float leisurely along on our backs, staring up at the steep river valley. This was a perfect end to a wonderful week in Costa Rica.
Day 7 - Departure: Back to the airport for our flight home.
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