7 Day UPSCALE Pickleball Costa Rica Tour & Play

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Hotel Si Como No Resort & Wildlife Refuge 

After much research, we have chosen Hotel Si Como No Resort and Wildlife Refuge, (Greentique Hotel Group) for our 7 Day UPSCALE customized vacation for Pickleball players, located in Manuel Antonio.

Si Como No is a nature-based boutique hotel overlooking the sparkling blue waters and golden beaches of Costa Rica's Central Pacific with a Trip Advisor ranking of Greentique Hotel Group placing them in the top 1% globally. Trip Advisor also rates them as #4 of the top 25 hotels in Central America. Highly awarded for sustainable hospitality and giving back to the communities near their hotels, their serious commitment spans more than 20 years. We have taken a serious look at their efforts and think you will be as impressed as we are.  We will be donating $2 per room, per day, toward these efforts.

Enjoy the unsurpassed barefoot luxury that redefines the Manuel Antonio resort experience.

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This area is blessed with tropical rain forests, stunning beaches and warm ocean waters. Manuel Antonio is a small village with some restaurants, bars and shops. Just 7 km north is Quepos, another small, yet bustling town. It is known as a fishing village and offers an array of restaurants, live music, sodas and shops.

Due to the area is richness in rainforest and beaches, visitors have a variety of activities to engage in. There are waterfall tours, kayak and catamaran adventures, canopy safaris, sport fishing and tours to the local Vanilla Plantation. If hiking and bird watching are of interest, visit the Manuel Antonio National Park where you'll hike well-maintained trails into the rainforest to picturesque viewpoints and soft sand beaches.

This Costa Rica vacation immerses you in the incredible diversity of this mesmerizing Central American paradise. This trip will deliver memorable Costa Rica experiences that connect you with nature, and unite you with the warm, welcoming people, their culture, and the famous relaxing rhythm of life here in the tropics, called "Pura Vida".  Voted the "Happiest People on Earth", their friendliness combined with the beauty here, the hotel, and tours we've chosen, is the very best way to do Costa Rica.

Bring your cameras!  Every day provides wonderful photo opportunities.

 

Days of Pickleball Play: 3    Bring your court shoes and your paddle.  No running shoes during play, for your own safety.

Meals, etc.: Welcome Reception with beer, wine, & appetizers
Breakfasts (6), Lunch (3), Dinner (2; Welcome and Farewell Dinners)
Cold bottled water and fruit snacks with Pickleball play sessions.

 

TOURS/TRIPS PROVIDED DURING YOUR STAY;

  • Catamaran Dolphin Discovery and Snorkeling Tour
  • We take you for a relaxing morning to our favorite secluded, palm-lined beach. (Pool available).
  • Guided Tour to Manuel Antonio National Park & Beach
  • Guided all day Rural Mountain Adventure Tour, a cultural experience you won't forget. It's a favorite!
  • Guided Jungle Night Walk Tour
  • And of course! Pickleball play!
  • Free entrance to the Butterfly Garden
  • Free passes to Si Como No's private movie theater with professional quality sound system & large selection of DVD's.
  • Free transportation to the beach on schedule.

 

Minimum guests: 12        Maximum guests: 30

 

Price:  From $2,493

12 Guests: $2,920,   20 Guests$2,590,  30 Guests:  $2,493

Group Incentive!

Pull together 1 to 12 full paying guests, receive 1 excursion FREE (Does not include airfare)

Pull together 13 to 20 full paying guests, receive 2 excursions FREE (Does not include airfare)

Pull together 21 to 30 full paying guests, receive 3 excursions FREE  (Does not include airfare)

 

                                                            Itinerary

DAY 1    Arrive in Costa Rica, Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception with Beer & Wine

As you arrive in Costa Rica, we will transport everyone by private air conditioned coach to Si Como No, a Boutique 5 Star Hotel, with a gorgeous ocean view in Manuel Antonio.

To begin our trip, we'll get to know each other at the Welcome Reception with local beers, wine and appetizers.

Overnight Si Como No   King-size beds, and 3 rooms with 2 Queens. 

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Views of the ocean from the restaurants, pools, and your rooms. 

Overnight at Si Como No, Manuel Antonio

 

 

DAY 2    Catamaran Dolphin/Snorkeling Tour, Welcome Dinner

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You’ll love this trip;  Catamaran Dolphin Discovery and Snorkeling Tour with lunch.

Cruise in a catamaran along the coastline for swimming, snorkeling, filming and to research the many spectacular marine creatures that are teaming in the world below, especially the friendly dolphins.

Tour includes; A Certified local guide, transportation, snorkeling equipment, fruit, beverages and mixed drinks, along with lunch. 

Recommended; Swimsuit, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, towel & camera. 
Activity level- easy 

Duration 5 hrs.

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Pickleball open play with cold bottled water and fruit snacks available. Shower and bathroom will be available as well.

A Welcome Dinner is provided tonight with local beers & wine, as we get to celebrate this beautiful area and the new friendships we'll develop on this trip.

Overnight Si Como No.

 

DAY 3  Favorite Beach, Relaxation,  Free Evening

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Beach Day: A "real" Costa Rica moment. We take you to our favorite beach, a bit north for a day of relaxation, sun tanning, beach-walking, shelling, body surfing, boogie boarding. This beach is beautiful, off the beaten path for solitude, lined with coconut palms, and just plain inviting!  There are beach-side lounges and hammocks with palms for shade, and for those who don't like sand, we have a relaxing pool and lounge chairs for you.  One changing room with a shower is available for the men, and one, for the women.

(Lunch is included) during our visit.  Stay at this beach will be approx. 3 hrs.  We will return to our hotel by approx 2:30.

The afternoon and evening are free to do optional tours, your choice of activities or relaxation.

Dinner on your own

Overnight Si Como No

 

DAY 4   Pickleball, Manuel Antonio Nat'l Park, Free Evening

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Early this morning we will have open Pickleball play.  Cold bottled water and fruit for snacks are included, along with bathrooms and showers.

Grab a quick lunch on your own before we leave for our 12:30 afternoon tour.

At 12:30, we head down to Manuel Antonio National Park and beach for a guided tour.  Explore one of the most famous National Parks in the Costa Rican National Park system. All along this moderate three-hour walk, your guide will share the secrets of the Coastal Wet Forest and the wonders of the Park and the region’s natural history. Manuel Antonio is home to species of monkeys, plus sloths, white nosed coatimundi, raccoons, agoutis, iguanas, snakes, birds, butterflies, and other insects.  After the tour, we suggest that you spend some time on the beautiful beaches within the park, so take along your bathing suit and hotel beach towel and catch the hotel shuttle later in the day.

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  • Includes: Transportation, park entrance fee, and water bottle
  • Departure Time/Place: Tours by reservation, departing from the hotel lobby at 12:30 p.m. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Recommend: Hiking shoes/sneakers, shorts or lightweight long pants, light waterproof jacket during green season, hat, sunscreen, camera, binoculars

Late afternoon and evening free.

Dinner on your own

Overnight Si Como No

 

DAY 5  Rural Mountain Adventure & Jungle Night Tour

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After an early breakfast, we will tour Rural Costa Rica;  Rural Mountain Adventure Tour.  This is the favorite tour of guests, giving us a feel for the “REAL Costa Rica” and allows you to see things we North Americans don’t normally get to see in the big city.  As you spend time with the locals on this full-day tour, you will fall in love with the sweet Costa Rican people, (“Ticos”, as they call themselves).  

There is no experience quite like the combination of the “magic of nature” and Costa Rica’s authentic rural heritage on this tour.   Certified Guides take you on an amazing tour of nature, conservation, and rural culture.  You’ll hike along lush jungle-shrouded slopes where three rivers are born, then swim in one of the region’s most pristine natural pools beneath a mesmerizing waterfall, spot all kinds of fascinating wildlife, fish for tilapia, visit an authentic sugar mill powered by massive oxen, and horseback ride (optional) in the countryside.  

Then step back in time to enjoy a traditional Campesino-style lunch while enjoying the panoramic vista of Manuel Antonio National Park and the Pacific Ocean that fills the horizon. You’ll also become a vital participant in the Carbon Offset/Native Tree Reforestation Program, adopting your own tree as you help conserve this priceless watershed within Greentique’s Cloudmaker Nature Reserve.

  •  Includes: Greentique Certified Guide; ground transportation from Manuel Antonio/Quepos, snacks and lunch
  • Departure Time/Place: 6:50 a.m. from hotel lobby
  • Duration: Day
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Recommend: T-shirt (2), shorts, bathing suit, hat, sunglasses, closed toe trail shoes, sandals with straps or water shoes, camera, binoculars


Dinner on your own early.   (5:30 p.m. starts your evening tour)

Jungle Night Tour leaves at 5:30 p.m. 

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During your guided Jungle Night Walk Tour you will discover the wildest nightlife in Manuel Antonio.  The Jungle Night Walk is a unique odyssey into the nocturnal world of the Pacific tropical wet forest. Explore the ecosystem of the Refuge’s amphibian water gardens, immersed in a symphony of the signature sounds of thousands of jungle residents, including more than a dozen species of native frogs, all engaged in the rituals of life in their natural habitat.  For an extraordinary photography and video opportunity, a monopole, light tripod, or selfies stick are helpful if you don’t want to use a flash.  However, the guides are skilled at lighting the wildlife, making handheld night shooting easy for everyone.

Overnight  Si como No

 

DAY 6   Pickleball, open day, Farewell Dinner

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After an early breakfast, we’ll leave to beat the heat and have a Round Robin and open Pickleball play.  Cold bottled water and fruit for snacks available, along with showers and bathrooms.

Afternoon open to relax, shop, wander, beach, use Si Como No facilities, optional tours, and nature walks.

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Tonight is our Farewell Dinner with local beers and house wines.  We’ll have a chance to talk about the things we enjoyed, share photos, exchange email addresses, etc.

Overnight  Si como No 

 

DAY 7  Leave Costa Rica

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We hope you leave Costa Rica with a happy, rested feeling, and that the time spent here helped you fall in love with Costa Rica.

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 Today we will provide private air conditioned transportation to the entire group, leaving at the time that most of our guests need to arrive at Juan Santamaria Int’l Airport.

Remember to leave room in your bags for our gifts to you:

A Pickleball Costa Rica T-shirt,

A Pickleball Costa Rica Mug,

A pound of our local shade-grown coffee from the main coffee region of Costa Rica, San Ramon & Palmares.

Leave Costa Rica

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Hotel Si Como No Resort, Spa, and Wildlife Refuge:

Amenities: Bar, Restaurants, Energy Efficient Air Conditioning, Wireless Internet, Spa Services, Balconies, (most rooms), Ocean View, Coffee Service, fully stocked mini-bar (extra fee for use), Direct Dial Telephone, Currency Exchange, Fan, Hair Dryer, Handicap Accessible, Hiking Trails, Hot Water, Laundry Service, Mini Refrigerator, Safe Deposit Box, Wet Bar, 2 Pools, Swim-up Bar and Slide, Solar heated Jacuzzi,  Free Shuttle to the Beach, Free Passes to Si Como No's Private Movie Theater with THX Professional Sound System, Butterfly Farm, Wildlife Refuge.

 

TRAVEL/MEDICAL/CANCELLATION INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

This is not the United states.  In the unexpected event that there is a natural disaster, major terrorist attack anywhere in the world causing flights to be cancelled, or any other unforseen event that can cause the need to cancel this trip, we advise that you have enough coverage to reemburse you for that cancellation.  Medical issues or accidents happen in life.  Please have coverage for these possibilities, along with air-ambulance evacutation back to your country of origin if you are incapable of able-body travel for whatever reason.   

 

INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR PRICE;

  • Days of Pickleball play: 3 (2 Clinics, 1 Round Robin)
  • Breakfasts; 6
  • Lunches; 3
  • Dinners; 2
  • Welcome Reception
  • Evenings with open bar beer and wine: 3
  • All Travel in an air conditioned private coach
  • All entrance fees and tours listed in itinerary, except those tours listed "optional".
  • All court fees & equipment, but bring your favorite paddle.
  • Cold bottled water and fruit snacks during Pickleball
  • Hotel rooms with double occupancy. If you desire a single room, you will pay an additional single-occupancy fee.
  • Meals printed in black letters a B, L, or D to the far right of the tour DAY #.
  • 1 Pickeball Costa Rica T-Shirt
  • 1 Pickleball Costa Rica Coffee Mug
  • 1 lb. bag of shade-grown coffee from our club's area of San Ramon/Palmares, which is the coffee region of Costa Rica!

             

TOURS/TRIPS PROVIDED DURING YOUR STAY;

  • Guided Catamaran Dolphin Discovery and Snorkeling Tour (Lunch included)
  • We travel to our favorite secluded, palm-lined beach. (Pool available, lunch included).
  • Guided Tour to Manuel Antonio National Park & Beach
  • Guided all day Rural Mountain Adventure Tour, a cultural experience you won't forget. It's a favorite!  (Lunch included)
  • Guided Jungle Night Walk Tour
  • And of course! Pickleball play!
  • Free entrance to the Butterfly Garden
  • Free passes to Si Como No's private movie theater with professional quality sound system & large selection of DVD's.
  • Free transportation to Manuel Antonio Beach on schedule.

 

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR PRICE:

  • Your airfare to and from Costa Rica. 
  • Airport tax of $29 exit fee.  (Check with your airline.  Some airlines include that fee in the cost of airfare.  If your airline does not include this fee, you must pay it before you check in for your flight). 
  • Any meals not included for each day.  
  • Any food or drinks not included in the itinerary, mini bar, room service, laundry service. All items of food/drinks/service must be paid for at the time of service: No charges to your rooms.

    (For your information, Costa Rica has a 13% tax on any purchase, and a 10% added tax for service at most restaurants. Small mom-and-pop places called "Sodas" usually don't have the service tax. Employees usually make from $1.50 to $3.00 per hour. Please DO tip them if you see that the 10% tip is not added on the receipt.)
  • Medical needs.
  • Taxi's or other transportation not provided in tour description.

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