Outward Bound Costa Rica

San José Province, San Jose, Costa Rica

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The Lady Alliance
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18 reviews
Mar 23 - 31, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25
Outward Bound Costa Rica
San José Province, San Jose, Costa Rica

The Lady Alliance
  • Email address verified
18 reviews

$1899
Mar 23 - 31, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Join us in Costa Rica  in March 2019! 


Registration now closed - Set up a payment plan that works for you! Total trip price: $1,899 USD - but hold your spot now for only $200 USD!


Ziplining, hiking, waterfall rappelling, boogie boarding, homestay with locals, and more! This adventure has it all! 


You will be transported from the airport, through each of your adventures, and back to the airport. Accommodation, meals, activities and transportation (within Costa Rica) are all included! 


You should book your flight to Costa Rica so that you arrive prior to 2 pm, as course activities will begin early the following day. However, we will pick you up at the airport whenever you are scheduled to arrive.


Once you register or hold your spot for for this event a package will be sent to you outlining the following:

- Pre-planning

- Arrival information

- Departure information

- Itinerary

- Food on the course

- Physical and mental preparation for your adventure

- Communication methods



FOOD ON COURSE

At Outward Bound Costa Rica, we make every effort to accommodate special diets. There is usually at least one vegetarian/vegan option on every course, and we strive to purchase locally grown and seasonal foods. As stewards of the environment we have a very strict no-beef policy due to the correlation between deforestation and cattle. We purchase most of our packaged snacks from organic based food companies based in Costa Rica. Their items include rice cakes, whole-wheat sticks, cookies, crackers, etc. They state that none of their products contain any  animal derivatives. 


Local Foods

The typical meal at a soda (restaurant) in Costa Rica is called a casado. It usually consists of gallo pinto (rice and beans), fried plantains, salad, cheese and some meat. Locally grown bananas, mangos, papayas and pineapples are abundant. You should also try some of the more interesting tropical fruits, such as zapotes, mamon chinos, tamarindo, guayabas and maracuyas, among others. On base, we make many fresh juices out of these fruits.


While the climate of Costa Rica is ideal for tropical fruits, the variety of vegetables is limited. There are carrots, green beans, cauliflower, lettuce, peppers, onions, potatoes, and broccoli, but there are limited supplies of kale, okra, leeks, spinach, and mushrooms. There are, however, native vegetables you may wish to try, such as pejibaye, palmito, chayote, yuca, and camote.


Dietary Accommodations

Vegetarians and vegans will have options at every meal. While on course, many meals will be vegetarian due to the unfeasibility of procuring/refrigerating meat. Texturized soy protein is common, but tempeh, seitan and tofu are not readily available. The bulk of your protein intake will stem from legumes, as almost all meals consist of some version of gallo

pinto. If eating at a local restaurant, keep in mind that locals have a different understanding of the term “vegetarian,” so it is best to specify exactly what you cannot eat (ex. no carne, no pollo, no pescado, no huevos, no productos lácteos como mantequilla y leche).


Our trail mix contains peanuts but will be modified if you have a peanut allergy. If you indicate that you are allergic to gluten, we will do our best to buy staple items such as corn tortillas and puffed rice cereal. If you are new to the gluten-free lifestyle, make sure you check with your instructor about hidden gluten inside many of our meals. The following is a list of common foods on course that may contain gluten: hot cocoa powder, white pepper, curry powder, dry roasted nuts, instant coffee, luncheon meats, texturized vegetable protein, soy sauce, salad dressing, mustard, granola, and cereal.


PLEASE NOTE

Please consider trip insurance when traveling internationally. The Lady Alliance Adventures LTD is not responsible for injury on the adventure. Once you register, insurance suggestions will be sent to you. But it is important to look at all of your options and ensure you are covered for travel. 


Once you register you will need to fill out a questionnaire from Outward Bound Costa Rica. Follow up with your doctor may also be necessary. Please fill these forms out entirely. 


The Lady Alliance does not cover any flights or transportation costs to Costa Rica. 


No refunds available upon booking. 

All payments from payment plans must be paid by February 1, 2019. 

What’s included

  • Transportation
    Transportation within Costa Rica only
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Activity fees
  • Outward Bound Leader
  • Flights to Costa Rica
  • Airport Tax
    $29 USD

Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrival - SAT MARCH 23

Arrive at Costa Rica’s International Airport (SJO) where you will be greeted by our welcoming staff. A short ride will bring you to our spectacular high elevation rainforest base. Orientation will be followed by a typical Costa Rican meal. Overnight in the rainforest base furnished dorms.

Your Organizer


TL
The Lady Alliance
18 reviews
As one of Canada’s largest all female adventure communities The Lady Alliance strives to break down barriers and get women outside. Our goal is to provide adventures and courses for women, connecting them to a growing community of adventurer-seekers world-wide. The Lady Alliance is a highly engaged community, looking to create a safe and encouraging space where ladies can grow, learn and explore together. "WOW! This past September long weekend, I participated in an amazing weekend of adventure organized by The Lady Alliance. I did not know any of the other ladies before this weekend so I was unsure what to expect but within the first few hours I felt like I had instantly made 28 new friends!" - Amanda Bonner - The Lady Alliance Facebook Page.

Reviews

I went on my own and I was welcomed like an old friend from Kieren and Sonia. It was a great weekend and I would recommend going alone as it forces you to step outside of your comfort zone. Thank you Lady Alliance
KD
I had a really great time hiking and eating pizza with some wonderful ladies! Thankyou first arranging an oportunity to check out one of the hikes Saskatchewan has to offer!
This weekend is one of the best I’ve ever had!! I went into the weekend concerned that I’d be the oldest one there or not be able to keep up in the hikes or not connect with anyone or that everyone there would be friends already and I’d be an outsider. None of this was true!! There were ladies of all ages and fitness levels that were all looking for a weekend away with other amazing, fun ladies!! The meals were delicious, Balu Yoga provided amazing yoga classes and hikes were available for all levels or you could choose to just relax by the water and read! The weekend was yours for whatever you wanted out of it!! I had the best time and can’t wait to join The Lady Alliance in the future!!
The Lady Alliance group hike meet-up was an awesome opportunity to get to meet a group of girls in Saskatchewan who share common interests and are wanting to enjoy the outdoors together! It was great that we got to know eachother throughout the hike, and we had the chance to visit more during the post-hike pizza session. If there is another opportunity for a Sask group hike I would 100% go again and grab some more girlfriends to tag along! Thanks so much Kieren for putting this hike together. You're doing an amazing job connecting women across the country through hiking.
Awesome adventure with an amazing and accomplished group of women of all ages. The Hut was perfect for the hiking meet up, great facilities, great food, and lots of fun! Kieran was amazing and I would highly recommend her and the adventures she leads. Two big thumbs up!!
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KS
The Lady Alliance absolutely mastered the perfect balance of providing courses and trips that are appealing and challenging, while combining like-minded women with common goals, all in beautiful locations with awesome leaders, guides, and representatives! I will definitely be signing up for more courses in the future, and I suggest that you do the same!
By Katie Schneider on Feb 22, 2018