Pura Vida! Chillin' in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, Punta Leona, Golden Shell

Alt-Esc Travel
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Dec 4 - 11, 2021
Group size: 1 - 5
Pura Vida! Chillin' in Costa Rica
Costa Rica, Punta Leona, Golden Shell

Alt-Esc Travel
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25 reviews

Dec 4 - 11, 2021
Group size: 1 - 5

About this trip

Experience Pura Vida with Alt Esc! 

Kick back, relax, soak in the sun, enjoy the view, dig your toes in the sand and sip a tropical drink. It doesn't get any better than this...Pura Vida! 

Simply translated, Pura Vida means “simple life” or “pure life”, but until you’ve been to Costa Rica, you will not truly know what pura vida feels like. It’s an emotion, it’s an attitude, it’s happiness, and it’s a way of life.  Once you’ve visited, you will understand the true meaning of pura vida!

This is the perfect place to catch a piece of everything that Costa Rica has to offer...white sand beaches, amazing sunsets, monkeys, parrots, zip lining, surfing, and rain forest hiking trails. Nestled in the exclusive and private beach club of Punta Leona, this condo features eco-friendly bamboo furniture, a two level pool and water slide, a monster size balcony, and a view that will take your breath away. Just a 5 minute walk down to Playa Blanca, Costa Rica's only white sand and blue flag.

Golden Reef Complex

Golden Reef Condominiums are located within the boundaries of Punta Leona Resort along the Central Pacific coastline. Surrounded by white sandy beaches and tropical forest, Golden Reef is just a 90 minute drive from San Jose international airport and 25 minutes to Playa Jaco an active tourist town with shopping, restaurants and entertainment. 

Amenities include: central air conditioning, two assigned parking spaces, swimming pool, spa, bar & BBQ area, miniature golf, soccer field, volley ball courts, tennis courts, three restaurants, bike & boat rentals and forest walking trails where local monkeys, scarlet macaws and toucans dwell. The site is absolutely gorgeous, with a 15 minute drive into the lush green jungle from the main highway to the condo complex.

Entering Costa Rica

Please  use link below to see the latest requirements for entering Costa Rica:


What’s included

  • Transfer from Airport
    Airport Transportation (90 mins) is included. Flights must be coordinated for one transfer each direction
  • 7 Night's Lodging
    Luxury 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom condo in Golden Reef
  • 7 breakfasts
    Daily breakfasts from our gourmet kitchen.
  • Group Welcome Dinner
    First evening we are all together we will have a group dinner catered at the condo including local wines.
  • Group Farewell Dinner
    Our last evening we will have a group dinner catered at the condo including local wines.
  • Flight to Costa Rica
    Fly in and out of San Jose (SJO).
  • Activities & Excursions
    Plenty to chose from! You can do as much or as little as you want.
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Additional Transfers
    Additional airport transfers (other than the 'group' arrival and departure) will be at the expense of the individual

Available options

Hotel, Fri Dec 3: Holiday Inn Express


Fri, Dec 3 - Let's GO!
Many flights arrive late in the evening

With many flights arriving late in the evening, some may wish to fly in Friday night to avoid missing a full day for traveling. Those that arrive Friday night can meet up and stay at an airport hotel similar to Holiday Inn San Jose Airport.  (See Options)

Many travelers prefer to book their own international flights. Some want to use miles or credits and others want to control their departure and arrival times - possibly adding a pre or post trip to this adventure.

If you would like, Alt Esc Travel can assist you in booking your flights, just ask!

Your Organizer

Alt-Esc Travel
25 reviews
Book your next get-a-way with Alt Escape, a boutique international adventure travel company that specializes in ultra-personalized itineraries. We focus on our guests experiencing the land, the people, and the culture in the most immersive, energizing, and inspiring way possible. With decades of experience, it is a pleasure to get to know you – my guest – and help generate ideas for your ideal trip and research the unknown gems that will create the most extraordinary trip imaginable for you. Allow Alt Esc to partner with you and make your travel dreams become reality. Unlike booking websites, we go the extra mile to make sure all of your needs are met. Our promise to you is that every detail of your trip is taken care of, no question goes unanswered, and you will always receive the best value when you plan your journey with Alt-Escape. Let’s get started planning your escape! Call Today 630-222-8514!


We had a great time. Accommodations were beautiful and comfortable; wine was plentiful, waves were amazing! All lovely and interesting ladies.
By Bunny A for Waves, Wine & Wanderin' the Beach! on 12 Sep, 2021
Great group of people... Location awesome. Tricia was a great host and very accommodating to everyone's needs
By Marie B for Waves, Wine & Wanderin' the Beach! on 06 Sep, 2021
A wonderful location for an end of summer getaway. Our lodging was located perfectly for evening sunsets and daytime relaxation. A lovely breakfast each morning was made by Tricia. The refrigerator had some much needed items. The coffee pot was ready for the early risers. Details were communicated in a timely fashion. Very nice small group getaway. Oregon was a bucket list destination for me.
By Margo B for Waves, Wine & Wanderin' the Beach! on 05 Sep, 2021
What a great trip! I got to meet several new and wonderful people. The activities provided an enjoyable variety. The trip was so well organized and everything went smoothly.
By Glenna C for Waves, Wine & Wanderin' the Beach! on 05 Sep, 2021
We had a great time! The lodging (Glamping) was very unique and fun, I enjoyed the people, and the activities were wonderful. Tricia did a fantastic job of putting this together and making sure that everyone's needs were met. Thanks!
By Liz H for Glamping in Lake Geneva, WI on 01 Jul, 2021
Thank you Liz! It was fun to share my region with you all!
By Alt-Esc Travel on 01 Jul, 2021
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