This sustainable tour; 11 Day Green Circle Experience, takes you from the bustling capital city of San Jose right into the heart of nature. As soon as you leave the busy city behind, you will be surrounded by endless green flora and fauna on the Caribean side of the country.
All the hotels on this tour are Green Circle Member hotels. We selected these hotels because they care about Costa Rica, and do everything in their power to operate sustainably and environmentally friendly. Also, all these hotels give you the opportunity to charge your electric car for free.
You visit three nature destinations where you will be surrounded by the tropical rainforest as far as the eye can see. Not only are the lodges tucked away in nature, but they also do their part to preserve it as well. For example, both Selva Bananito and Maquenque Ecolodge have projects to educate local people about preservation.
San José hot spots, Caribbean beaches with private access, primary rainforest and private reserves.
You can participate in many fun and interesting activities during this tour like; surfing, snorkeling, rafting, canopy tours, hiking, horseback riding, nature education tours, waterfall rappel, canoeing, kayaking, and boat tours,
Your Green Circle Experience is about to start! This will be an unforgettable experience.
A taxi is waiting for you at the airport and will take you to the eco-boutique Hotel Ave del Paraiso in San Pedro which is the hippest district of San José, the starting point of this trip. The hotel combines the proximity to San José hot spots but offers also a green recreation area for a relaxing start to your holidays. You can enjoy meals at the Krokavia café restaurant next door or try the huge gastronomic offer in Barrio Escalante.
In the morning you will have breakfast at your hotel. Afterward, you receive your 100% electric rental car before you take off to explore the beautiful country. Remember, every day you drive this car you support the local cause connected to your car.
On the last day of your trip, you will have more time to get to know the vibrant capital of Costa Rica.
Your stay at the eco-boutique Hotel in San Jose is a great start of your ‘Green Circle Experience’!
Today you head to one of the most cultural vibrant and lush green areas of Costa Rica, The Caribbean.
Explore pristine Caribbean beaches and dive deep into the Caribbean culture of Costa Rica.
You stay in a schoolbus changed into a comfortable room. And if the bus is not available you’ll stay in one out of five other fairytale-like houses that are unique in every sense, they are all built from recycled materials. We are proud to call this hotel a Green Circle Member hotel.
All around you hear and see animals like iguanas, birds, frogs, lizards, monkeys, and when you are lucky even caymans.
The private access to the beach – only 100m away – guarantees private bathing and relaxing at a pristine Caribbean beach where you completely forget about anything that might cause you any stress.
Dive deep into the Caribbean jungle and contribute to Jaguar Conservation and rainforest preservation.
At Selva Bananito Lodge you are part of the high-quality conservation progress and efforts of the staff and will be part of this. Surrounded by a pristine jungle with all its charm and sounds, you stay in beautiful private cabins and enjoy delicious meals made from local produce.
As this land was formerly in danger of logging practices, the owners started this lodge as an alternative income source in order to protect the enormous area of 1200 hectares and with it the main drinking water reserves for the city of Limón.
On your sustainable tour you visit Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui. This area is famous for its private reserves and well-protected areas. Oh, and if you love some action, this is a great place to go rafting, surrounded by lush green jungle and wildlife.
Not far from the main road you find the historical hotel Hacienda La Isla tucked away in an incredible lush piece of the rainforest. The hotel rooms boast old colonial grandeur, the hospitality is warm and welcoming, and the nature is overwhelmingly pretty. While hiking the trails you will be greeted by the sounds of the birds and tiny colorful frogs. Also, don’t miss the special cacao tour.
Experience the amazing rainforest from a treehouse up in the canopy.
Maquenque Ecolodge invites you to observe and be surrounded by wonderful, diverse nature and wildlife from a bird’s eye view. Turtles, caymans, and over 500 species of birds have their habitat here and will let you have a glimpse at them every so often.
Your stay in a beautiful bungalow or in a treehouse 12 m up in the trees – promises to be an unforgettable experience.
Head back for your last night in beautiful Costa Rica.
Hotel Grano de Oro is an unrivalled address for your stay in the capital of Costa Rica. An oasis in the midst of the busy and lively capital San José. True experts in offering outstanding service and creating a uniquely charming atmosphere through attention to detail in every corner. By staying here you support the ‘Casa Luz’ foundation, a home to help young mothers in need to become independent again.
The restaurant in the courtyard offers a delicious cuisine you would not want to miss. A fantastic end to your holidays! An airport transfer will pick you up on the day of departure, right in time for your flight back home.
The Green Circle Experience provides you with the most environment-friendly and sustainable tour you can make in Costa Rica. During this trip, you’ll stay at hotels and lodges with a strong personal and sustainable character and travel with zero emissions in an electric SUV. We are sure these locations are one-of-a-kind, and the owners will make your journey unforgettable. How? Check out our travel description for more detailed information.
If you need the Green Circle Experience to be tailored to your needs, please let us know! We can adjust the itinerary to fit your individual preferences. Together we create an unforgettable, truly one-of-a-kind experience and sustainable tour.
Edventure has put together something really special for us with this Green Circle Experience. Beautiful nature with so many special animals and plants, delicious fruit and incredibly nice, helpful people!
We really cannot say what made the biggest impression on us with regards to this trip. Every day was great when we think back. In addition, it was very special to see that the locations where we stayed all wanted to have an impact and change the world for the better. And… they were also situated in the most beautiful places in Costa Rica.
We also liked it very much we were one of the first to rent the very first hybrid rental car in Costa Rica (initiated by Edventure).
We had very high expectations of Costa Rica and we can definitely say our trip has fully met them!
Our accommodation in Boca Tapada was simply paradise with incredible service! Absolutely the nicest location we have stayed in so I can recommend this to anyone. We had the treehouse, which was great!
Edventure has given us a dream trip that we certainly will remember for the rest of our lives????
Yesterday we came back from our sustainable trip to Costa Rica. How much asphalt is there in the Netherlands and so little nature. After we got back, this was something we became aware of after our holiday and had to get used to it again. We had an unforgettable journey, during which we have seen and done so much and everything was well arranged by you, thank you so much!
The Green Circle Experience is a wonderful concept. What beautiful locations and we immensely enjoyed to get to know the hotel owners and hear their stories.
The Green Circle Experience is now even greener! You explore Costa Rica driving a fully electric SUV. The car can be charged free of charge at all Green Circle hotels.
Nice fact: 100% of the electricity in Costa Rica is generated sustainably, and all profits of Green Circle Experience are reinvested in sustainable initiatives in Costa Rica.