Costa Rica Gastronomy Tour: Gourmet to Flavorful Surprises

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Total Trip:

9 Days

Countries Visited:

Costa Rica

Places Visited:

San Jose, Vara Blanca, Monteverde, Central Pacific

Departure Dates:

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.
Costa Rica brings an unforgettable gourmet experience to the table with a collection of tasty dishes and mouthwatering flavors alongside a colorful cultural heritage.  Take in your luxurious culinary discovery tour in featured Zicasso hotels as your personalized Costa Rica vacation will highlight the comforting tastes of authentic mountain retreats and coastal getaways. Vibrant markets


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Day 1

San Jose – Arrive in Costa Rica and to the Hotel Grano de Oro

If Costa Rica represents the most biologically diverse place on earth, the capital, San Jose embodies the beating cultural heart of the country. The city is a pleasant surprise for visitors as the unique pre-Columbian history and heritage are slowly revealed beyond the concrete structures. Colorful markets brim with bright mangos, ripe bananas, and giant watermelons while contemporary art galleries offer insight into the multidimensional aesthetic of the art world in Central America. Your private transfer will greet you at Juan Santamaria International Airport upon your arrival and escort you to the charming Hotel Grano de Oro as you prepare to explore it all.

Your car will arrive at the grand façade of the Grano de Oro Hotel situated inside a historical Victorian mansion along the shady street of Paseo Colon. The stunning location acts as an oasis away from the bustling streets of the capital city. Period photographs line the halls, and original art decorates the galleries.  The tropical climate accentuates the rooftop terrace that is covered with soothing hot tubs while the 38 guest rooms provide the royal treatment.  With a blend of tropical leisure with Victorian extravagance, the accommodations are stylized with wrought-iron bed frames and soft, welcoming fabrics, with each room offering a unique design.

In the evening, you relax in the charming restaurant located inside the inner courtyard. The perfect ambiance derives from the climate averaging between 63 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit at an altitude of nearly 3,800 feet above sea level. The restaurant boasts an award-winning wine cellar for a tasty and elegant welcome to Costa Rica.

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Day 2

San Jose – Explore Pre-Columbian Gold and the Flavors of San Jose

Day 3

Vara Blanca – Transfer to the Peace Lodge in Vara Blanca for a Relaxing Day

Day 4

Vara Blanca – Discover the Splendors of La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Day 5

Monteverde – Venture to Luxurious Hotel Belmar in Monteverde

Day 6

Monteverde – Traverse the Majesty of the Cloud Forest Ecological Reserve

Day 7

Central Pacific – Travel to Villa Caletas and Enjoy a Gorgeous Sunset

Day 8

Central Pacific – Delight in the Central Pacific with a Day at Leisure

Day 9

Central Pacific – Depart for Home
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