Day 1: Punta Cocles

Wed. 30 Nov 2022

DAY 1

You made it!  You have arrived to the land of PURA VIDA - meaning PURE LIFE!!!

Although the plane journey is over there is still a 4-hour transfer to our accommodation @ CASA BELLA.  Be sure to stretch... grab a snack and let the journey begin!  It's a beautiful drive.... the time will pass quickly and we will stop for lunch somewhere along the way.  Lunch is not included today.

Once you arrive @ CASA BELA we will get settled in our rooms and have a lovely Welcome dinner with various meet and greet activities.

WHAT'S ON TONIGHT'S MENU?

Goldenberry Salad with Avocado Dressing to start, Chicken Marbella, Lemon Parmesan Penne, Green Beans with Almonds and mushrooms, Stashu’s mom’s Coconut Cake with a mango cream and mango chutney, Blue Zone Teas and coffee.

   

Included

DINNER

Day 2: Punta Cocles

Thu. 1 Dec 2022

DAY 2

7:00 AM - BREAKFAST 

LOVE THIS PART OF THE PURA VIDA ITINERARY!!! 

Every morning it will be exciting to get out of bed to see what is in store.....

COFFEE TASTING

Each day we will be served a different excellent Costa Rican coffee (option of tea/herbal tea for those who don’t caffeine) and on the last day we will set up Costa Rican coffee socks, review each of the coffees, and do a coffee judging. Each guest will go home with a gift bag of coffee and local chocolate.

BREAKFAST MENU

TRADITIONAL COSTA RICAN GALLO PINTO: Gallo pinto (rice and beans), 2 eggs, Bacon, Plantain, Hand-made tortillas, House made Hotsauce, Sourcream, Fruit Garnish, served with a Passionfruit/Watermelon juice and coffee/tea

**EVERYDAY SMOOTHIE** - Breakfast includes a tropical smoothie created to not only taste amazing, but also improve organ function, elevate energy and state of mind.

8:00 AM - LANE KENNEDY

Lane is coming up with some creative ideas for a quick class on how to ease our minds, get connected with our environment, and stay present for our Costa Rica Pura Vida adventure (45 min)

9:00 - 11:00 AM - SURFING

Surfing with Herschel 2hrs

LUNCH

 @ surf  (not included—rec Biriba or Sol del Caribe or the rasta with the chicken cart!)

2:30 – 4:3MASSAGE

Thai massage w/ Julie (90min)

Julie’s Thai Massage:  Intro to Thai workshop , 2 hours. Thai Massage is sometimes called lazy man’s yoga, it dates back to 2000 yrs ago. It has its roots in Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine. It uses passive stretches and works energy lines and acupressure points. The therapist uses their body weight and body mechanics to give the massage. Which makes it enjoyable for both giver and receiver. It is done on the floor on a mat, with the client fully clothed, making it accessible to give just about anywhere. in this 2 hour workshop you will learn a little history about Thai Massage, how to move in the Thai way. You will learn to give a foot massage using reflexology points that refer to the whole body. You will learn a couple easy stretches to perform on your partner. You will give and receive a short little session to each other, leaving you and your partner completely relaxed and energized.

DINNER

 @ Pecora Nera https://www.lapecoraneracr.com/

On every HOOKED adventure we include a 5-star or as close to 5-star dining experience as we can get and this is it!   Your tastebuds are in for a treat!  ENJOY!

MOVIE NIGHT

 while floating in the Pool

  

Included

BREAKFAST

DINNER

Day 3: Punta Cocles

Fri. 2 Dec 2022

DAY 3

7:00 AM BREAKFAST

COFFEE TASTING 

Café Britt green bag

BREAKFAST MENU

MANGO PANCAKES: served with sausages, maple syrup, butter, fruit garnish, and pineapple/papaya juice, coffee and tea.

**EVERYDAY SMOOTHIE** - Breakfast includes a tropical smoothie created to not only taste amazing, but also improve organ function, elevate energy and state of mind

9:00 – 11:00  JAGUAR RESCUE

HOOKED is a big fan of the show DOWN TO EARTH with Zac Efron and Darin Olien as they represent healthy living, recovery, sustainability and fun.  In Episode 3  they visit this Jaguar Rescue Center. https://www.jaguarrescue.foundation/  ENJOY

After our visit at the Jaguar Center we will have a chance to explore local life in the town.  Lunch is on your own today.

3:00 - 4:30 CHOCOSPA

ChocoSpa with Ansel at (90min) 

Ansel is a local chocolate maker, herbal remedy expert, and maker of beauty products and has a lovely botanical garden. Here's her website: https://talamancachocolate.online/

We will be instructed on making masks with cacao and other herbal ingredients, then mask up and feel radiant and relaxed afterward.

*** Please note this is a messy awesome experience and we have been warned it is not a white shirt day ***

DINNER

CEVICHE BAR: assorted ceviches and sides (Prepared by Alfonso). Includes appy and desert.

SALSA DANCING

Salsa Dancing with Enzo

   

Included

BREAKFAST

DINNER

Day 4: Punta Cocles

Sat. 3 Dec 2022

DAY 4

7:00 BREAKFAST

COFFEE TASTING 

Colibri Medium

BREAKFAST MENU

CARIBBEAN SKILLET: crispy Yucca/breadfruit/sweet potato/potato skillet sprinkled with crispy ham and carrots, red pepper, green onions and 2 eggs served with fruit salad, hot sauce, sour cream and a Tamarind juice, coffee and tea.

**EVERYDAY SMOOTHIE** - Breakfast includes a tropical smoothie created to not only taste amazing, but also improve organ function, elevate energy and state of mind

8:00 DEPART FOR ZIPLINE ADVENTURE

Lunch is included today

5 hours

Zac Efron and Darin Olien did it in Down to Earth and now it's your turn.  HOOKED is all about healthy habits, facing fears, natural highs and this is it!!! 

http://www.terraventuras.com/index.php/tours-en/caribe-sur/adventure/400-canopy-tour-puerto-viejo.html

Lunch is included today!

BONFIRE BUILDING'

After your exhilarating time over the tree tops we allow some down time at the beach... help build a bonfire for the evening activities and just chill.

SENSUAL DINNER 6:00 - 8:00

This will definitely be a FULL SENSORY EXPERIENCE!   We will join Josiane as she teaches us how to make love to our food!!! 

"In the setting of an experiential and exploratory dinner, you will be invited to turn on all five of your senses, activate your sexual energy, and make love to food, nature, and life. Following the rhythm of erotic music, I will guide you one bite at a time, and encourage you to travel to an altered state of consciousness.

This experience has the potential to transform the way you eat and nourish yourself, as well as to ignite your sexual energy, aka your life force. Your deepest desires will be allowed to come to the table; they will want to be expressed and explored."

https://www.josiane-marquis.com/en/experiences

At CASA BELLA approx. 2 hours 6:00 – 8:00

BONFIRE

After Dinner we will have a Bonfire Sing-A-Long with Dan

  

Activities and Services

Included

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

Day 5: Punta Cocles

Sun. 4 Dec 2022

DAY 5

7:00 BREAKFAST

COFFEE TASTING

Volcano coffee

BREAKFAST MENU

BREAKFAST SANDWICH: fresh brioche bun stuffed with an egg, plantain, goat cheese, avocado, oven roasted red pepper and sun dried tomato spread, served with a fruit salad garnished with coconut flakes, ‘agua de sapo’ (aka frog water…a fresh lime/ginger/cane juice) and coffee and tea.

**EVERYDAY SMOOTHIE** - Breakfast includes a tropical smoothie created to not only taste amazing, but also improve organ function, elevate energy and state of mind

8:00 - 10:00 JULIE'S WATSU WATER THERAPY

Intro to Watsu 2 hour course. Watsu takes the concepts of shiatsu and brings it to the water. The therapist holds the person in the water as if they were floating, as they are floating and being held the therapist stretches and massages them using the support from the water. It creates a womb like space, and takes the person very fast to that relaxed, dream like state. In this intro course I will teach you the basic Watsu and most important move, the water breath dance, which is the basics of holding someone in the water and matching their breath . I will teach a few basic movements from Watsu so you can see how it feels to give and receive. We will take turns giving and receiving from each other, and just being together in the water.

10:30 – 12:00 PHOTOGRAPHY LESSON

Photography lesson/practice (90min) 

We all love capturing our memories in a Photo.  Let's up our skills!  Who's in for the challenge!

LUNCH 

Included today.... Our chefs will have a special treat! 

3:00 ARA TOUR - LET'S CHECK OUT THE  MACAW'S

ARA tour is a short jungle hike on a gorgeous ridge-top property where you learn about the plight of the macaw as it approached extinction here in Costa Rica and the efforts of ARA to restore the population of the green macaw here in Puerto Viejo, as well as the red macaw on the pacific side. You will be taken to a viewing platform where you watch and feed the macaws. These stunning birds swoop past your head, and perch in the trees around you. It really feels like they are posing for the camera. You don't have to be a world-class wildlife photographer to get the most stunning pictures. https://aramanzanillo.org/

We placed this tour on the same day as the photography workshop so guests can get some tips on taking photos, as well as making short videos on their phones, and then go up and immediately apply what they've practiced. 

DINNER

Tonight Dinner is on your own as well as your nighttime activity.  We have a driver who can take us wherever we want.  Chances are we have seen something in our previous days exploring that we wanted to check out.  Now is the time.  Koki Beach has lots to offer!  Have Fun

Included

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

 

Day 6: Punta Cocles

Mon. 5 Dec 2022

DAY 6

7:00 BREAKFAST

COFFEE TASTING

Caribbeans Coffee

BREAKFAST MENU

BAKED FRENCH TOAST: topped with Grilled Pineapple and cane sugar syrup, a yogurt and fruit parfait, and fresh OJ, coffee and tea.

**EVERYDAY SMOOTHIE** - Breakfast includes a tropical smoothie created to not only taste amazing, but also improve organ function, elevate energy and state of mind

8:30 JUNGLE HIKE

It's going to be roughly 4 hours of exercise, amazing photo opportunities, laughs & memories

Abel will be your guide!  Feel free to check out his reviews here - https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1644063-d7597697-Reviews-Abel_Bustamante_Tour_Guide-Manzanillo_Province_of_Limon.html 

He speaks English fluently and knows his plants and animals,  so would highlight the history of the area, the special medicinal plants in the jungle, and point out hard-to-see animals. The hike takes place on the Gandoca-Manzanillo trail, which follows the coast south toward Panama. The end of this trail is Punta Mona where Zac and Darren went to that sustainable living commune. Runners or hiking boots are required.  Also, we recommend guests bring a day pack and a reusable water bottle to reduce waste. 

LUNCH

Is included today at  CASA BELLA.... the afternoon and evening are free. 

AFTERNOON - LANE KENNEDY

After our amazing lunch at Casa Bella Lane will be leading a class.  We can't wait to see what she decides on!

EVENING

FREE - We recommend eating at the PIZZA STABLE 

ENJOY!

 

Included

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

Day 7: Punta Cocles

Tue. 6 Dec 2022

DAY  7

7:00 BREAKFAST

COFFEE TASTING

Coffee Sock Judging!!!!

BREAKFAST MENU

HUEVOS RANCHEROS: 2 eggs, smokey black beans, house made red ranchero sauce and green tomatillo sauce, avocado cream, crispy baby potatos, hot sauce, fruit garnish, Sorrell tea (a gingery juice made with hibiscus flowers and lime) and coffee and tea.

**EVERYDAY SMOOTHIE** - Breakfast includes a tropical smoothie created to not only taste amazing, but also improve organ function, elevate energy and state of mind

8:30 TEA CEREMONY

Tea Ceremony with Kait (60min)

10:00  CARIBEANS CHOCOLATE TOUR 

Ever wonder how chocolate is made?  This Chocolate Forest Experience is the best cacao farm and chocolate factory tour in Puerto Viejo.  They grow our own cacao and make the chocolate right there amongst the cacao trees.  Search the world over, and you will not find a truly tree-to-bar chocolate tour.

Chocolate Tour includes:

Hiking our sustainable cacao forest (some physical exertion over hilly terrain)

Tasting the fruit of the cacao tree from our cacao farm

Tasting the chocolate with amazing ocean views

Seeing the bean-to-bar process at our chocolate workshop

This is a walking/hiking tour which last 2 hours.

https://www.caribeanschocolate.com/chocolate-tour-sustainable-farming-cacao/

LUNCH

Is not included today.   

BUT.... right outside the Chocolate Tour is TASTY WAVES  2x1 Tacos, its convenient and tasty you will not be disappointed!

WATERFALLS

Following lunch, we go to see the Bribri waterfall and frolic in the watering pools.  It's a picture-perfect Costa Rica setting that will definitely be worthy of a photo opportunity.  A trail through the jungle leads to the Bribri river and a waterfall/pool where you bask on sun-warmed rocks, and float in the cool mountain water.   Depending on the group's wishes a more challenging route to Volio waterfalls which is a series of waterfalls and pools may be taken

DINNER

BBQ NIGHT!  Location TBA

Lots of delicious grilled foods, lots of yummy sides, served ‘viking style’ on a buffet table by the pool. Includes appy trays and desert.

As this is our final night we will end things off with some live music... sharing memories and soaking up the final hours in COSTA RICA

Included

BREAKFAST

DINNER

Day 8: End of Itinerary

Wed. 7 Dec 2022

DAY 8

6:00 BREAKFAST

We sadly say good-bye to CASA BELLA.  They will have gift bags for us reflecting our time there so save room in your suitcase! 

 Although we are on our way home, today is exciting as we will be WHITE WATER RAFTING!   En route to the airport we will stop and catch some waves!   With Exploradores Outdoors. 

https://exploradoresoutdoors.com/tours/pacuare-1-day/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrPSaxoac-AIVsMmUCR2bRABEEAAYASAAEgJMcfD_BwE

Lunch is included

ETA at the airport will be 5:30 PM.  Ensure your flights are booked for 8:00 PM or later.  We can always help you find an airport hotel if need be.

  

Activities and Services

Exploradores Outdoors Rafting

Included

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

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