Costa Rica Eco Explorer - Young Alumni Tour from $1375

Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste - Rincon de la Vieja National Park

5 days

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The Costa Rica Explorer land package includes:

  • 4 nights at first class hotels or lodges with private bath/shower, 2-share rooms
  • Daily continental breakfasts
  • 2 dinners and 1 lunch
  • All day excursion including Adventure Pass to Rincon de la Vieja National Park
  • Activities offered:
    • Hiking
    • Zip Lining
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hot Spings


  • Private tour director for the entire duration of the land package
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers with purchase of airfare through AESU (Departure tax not included)
  • Local taxes and service charges

Explore this small but very diverse country on an adventure tour of wildly contrasting landscapes. From active volcanoes to waterfalls and geysers, from exotic birds and playful monkeys to jungle-canopy walks – experience some of the best Costa Rica has to offer.


Playa Hermosa Costa Rica lives up to its name in Spanish, "beautiful beach." This gray-sand beach is one of the most popular beaches of Costa Rica. It is located in Papagayo, near Playas del Coco and Playa Panama. Despite its popularity, this beach is usually not crowded, making it a fabulous destination for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and sports fishing. The climate is wonderful and the surrounding areas are breathtaking.

Free Airport Transfers & Discount Airfare

When you book your airfare through AESU, you get these great benefits:

  • Free airport transfers overseas on tour start and return dates
  • Hassle free—we take care of all the details
  • Free quotes & competitive rates
  • Fly with fellow travelers
  • Flexible payment schedule
  • AESU can help with special flight requests too
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Optional Activities & Excursions Offered on Your Trip.

Have it your way and personalize your trip by adding fun, optional activities. These activities are not included in your land package price to allow free time for those who want to explore on their own. Rates have been specially negotiated with the suppliers and will include transportation to and from the event, if applicable. All options are based on a minimum number of travelers participating. Book with your tour director upon arrival in Costa Rica and pay in cash in US$

Whitewater Rafting on the Colorado River 1/2 day optional excursion

Class 2 & 3 White Water Rafting - Duration: half day.

Beautiful canyons, wildlife, exuberant vegetation and pristine water is what you will find as you raft for 1 hour down the class 2 & 3 rapids of the Colorado River. After the safety instruction you will get your 2-person raft. The tour leader will give you the option of being accompanied by a guide or have them follow you closely on another raft. Experienced rafters or beginner have an enjoying guaranty, as well as nature lovers. After the rafting we rappel down with certified equipment to finish our adventure with a delicious lunch.

What to bring: Swimming suit, hiking or running shoes, sandals, change of clothing, binoculars, camera, sun block, money and hat. We include: Lunch, water bottle, fruit juice, guides, transportation, and full rafting equipment.




Traveling on this trip will introduce you to some native cuisine, including local specialties.

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We stay in superior tourist class hotels, all with private bath/shower in 2-share rooms. Our hotels have been specially selected for their European atmosphere, friendly hospitality, and cleanliness. Our hotels are centrally located or within a short walk of public transportation to take you to the landmark of your choice in the city you are visiting. (Why stay in remote cabins, hostels, or share your room with up to 6 people, when you can stay in a centrally located hotel?)

You'll be given a complete hotel address list with your final documents. Properties are subject to change and any substitutions would be the equivalent of those listed. *Single supplement only applies if single accommodations are requested. Independent hotel reservations, special tours and FIT tours always apply a single supplement. Please check your itinerary.

PLAYA HERMOSA BOSQUE DEL MAR, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste

This boutique hotel is located directly at the beach of Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste and offers a nice ambiance within the beautiful landscape. The beach is just one minute to walk.

Costa Rica Eco Explorer 5 Days $1375.00
Click on a date below to get a quote or book online
Start In Playa Hermosa, GuanacasteEnd In Playa Hermosa, GuanacasteLand Only
Aug 7   Tour is closed for saleAug 11$1375

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If you purchase your own airfare, book your overnight flight from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date listed above.

* Price per person based on a twin share room. If you're traveling alone, and do not want to pay the single supplement, AESU will attempt to arrange a share with a same-gender traveler. If a shared room is not available or you prefer a single room, a single supplement of $425 will apply.


Gateway Cities

Fly into and return from Liberia

Airfare is not included in land price. If you choose to book air with AESU, after receipt of your land booking, AESU will email you a quote with your tour confirmation invoice. You will have 72 hours to accept or decline airfare. (Or call AESU at 800-638-7640 for a quote prior to booking).

Book Airfare with AESU - FREE Airport Transfers

Purchase your airfare from AESU and receive free arrival/departure transfers between the airport to your hotels. We also try to book you on the same flights as others traveling on your tour. Land only participants BOOKING OWN FLIGHT OVERSEAS, DO NOT receive airport arrival/departure transfers. If you book land only with us, book your flights from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date.

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How to Book

You can make your $500 deposit ONLINE to confirm your space on the land tour. Full payment isn't due until 90 days before departure, and you or friends and family can make partial payments after you've booked (See NOTE below if within 90 days). Or you can scan/email or fax a booking form.

If you just want a quote and don’t want to secure a spot on the land program, select date above and click “Get a Quote” button on next page.

NOTE: Reservations to be paid in full 90 days prior to departure. Reservations received after this date are subject to availability and any airfare quote can only be held for 72 hours. Payment in full, for late bookings, will be due upon receipt of invoice from AESU. A late booking fee of $100 per person will apply.

All prices reflect a cash discount (For full payment by credit card, there is a 4% processing fee.)

To download a copy of the Terms and Conditions Click here.

INSURANCE: We highly recommend travel insurance. The Alabama National Alumni Association offers travel insurance to all its travelers. Please visit

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Contact Us

The University of Alabama

Amanda Laycock
PO Box 861928
Tuscaloosa, AL 35486
Tel. 205-348-1547
Fax. 205-348-5958

AESU Alumni World Travel

3922 Hickory Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: 410-366-5494
Toll-Free: 800-638-7640
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