Costa Rica with Elisabeth Akinwale
One Departure Only | April 19 - 24, 2020
Unleash the Adventure
Explore the best of Costa Rica with CrossFit pro Elisabeth Akinwale
April 19 - 24, 2020
One departure only—book early, spots are limited
6 Days, 5 Nights
Rio Perdido, Playa Hermosa, Liberia
Nature is calling you. And so is that part of you seeking thrill and adventure. First you’re swinging through lush canopies of jungle, then tubing down white water rivers as monkeys call out above. You follow it by biking and hiking to secret waterfalls and taking a restorative soak in thermal hot springs. Then finish by lazing on some of the Pacific’s finest beaches. All the while, the food is fresh and plentiful, and each stop sets you right in a wonderland you won’t want to leave.
Best of all is your company: crossfit trainer extraordinaire, Elisabeth Akinwale. Your constant companion on this journey, the Chicago-based trainer will get your heart pumping on morning workouts, and help you unleash that inner jungle adventurer in ways that will stay with you forever.
You’re going to the real Costa Rica: pure, natural and unforgettable. Get ready for adventure, community, sumptuous meals and the lushest scenery. We work hard, we play hard—we stay well, too! Join us on a journey of playful discovery, exercise and adventure, pure relaxation and beach time, plus the warm hospitality that is at the heart of Costa Rica.
Your inner-adventurer with inspiring workouts, Tarzan swings and white-water rides
With the world at its most natural and nurturing in the birthplace of eco-tourism
On jungle treks, garden hammocks, hidden beaches, private sunset sails
Each other, our power and strength, our time together. Costa Rica!
3 Reasons to Travel with Elisabeth Akinwale
Elisabeth is a top CrossFit athlete and, along with her partner, owns Chicago's iconic fitness company 13th Flow. She’s won a slew of CrossFit Games events and is an accomplished weightlifter. She's also a trainer and a mother who lives and breathes healthy living. We're in awe of the way she helps her community with a combination of heart, devotion and joyful intensity.
She's Down to Earth
Elisabeth’s athletic feats could be emblazoned on stadium banners. Yet it doesn't go to her head. Her achievements only further her desire to help others. She’s going to lift you up and motivate you, and show you just how far a positive attitude can go.
She Believes in You
Elisabeth lived in the south side of Chicago in a “fitness desert.” In search of fitness closer to home, she started 13th Flow for more than exercise—it was a way to serve her community and focus on being the best you can be.
She's Ready for Adventure
Elisabeth is a well-traveled explorer. She finds fun wherever she goes, and wants you to get excited about living a healthy life beyond the four walls of a gym.
Day by Day
Costa Rica’s DNA is defined by nature. We’ll see why on every step of this empowering, limit-testing adventure: zip-lining through the jungle, splashing down canyon rivers, biking to lost waterfalls, lazing on the Pacific’s finest, sun-kissed beaches.
Day 1 | April 19
Bienvenidos! We meet Elisabeth and our fellow adventurers in Liberia in the tropical northwestern corner of the country. We’re spending the next six days exploring canyons, jungles and beaches in Guanacaste province, named for the country’s national tree, so loved for its wide branches that offer shade. We’ll go in and out of the sun, as well as settle into Rio Perdido, a perfect base above two canyons for the next few days of testing our limits, and toast our journey with a sprawling feast.
Day 2 | April 20
Birdsongs buzz as we wake for our first morning of all-out adventure. To kick things off, Elisabeth gets our hearts pumping with a workout. After a hearty breakfast, we criss-cross over the rugged Rio Blanco canyon via a breathtaking series of zip lines and “Tarzan swings” over a brilliant blue river below us.
We’ll swap tales with our fellow adventurers over a delicious local lunch, then follow with a thrilling splash by tubing down the white-water rapids of Rio Perdido’s shadowy canyon. Relaxation earned, we return to the hotel, for a dinner celebration, and a cocktail or two as the jungle nightlife stirs to life around us.
Day 3 | April 21
We continue our embrace of Costa Rica’s wild side today. After breakfast, we get on mountain bikes to tackle Rio Perdido’s acclaimed network of single-track trails. Along the way, we stop to peek into caves, feel the spray of jungle waterfalls, or just look over the jungle panoramas, and then finish by rewarding our efforts with a refreshing dip in thermal hot springs fed from deep subterranean springs.
We lunch at the hotel, and spend the afternoon on our own, perhaps taking a short hike to a waterfall, relaxing in the spa or just kicking back at the pool.
Day 4 | April 22
We leave our canyon perch today, alas, but have an unforgettable day on our way to one of Costa Rica’s great beach secrets. After a fun morning workout, we eat breakfast and then head out on a hike. Santa Rosa National Park is home to some of the world’s last remaining tropical dry forest. It’s also home to tons of critters too, including three monkey species we’ll likely spot goofing off in the branches above.
We break for lunch at a local Liberian favorite, then reach our next enviable home base, a hotel facing the sun-kissed gold sands of Playa Hermosa. As the sun glows on the beach, we’ll meet for a banquet of fresh seafood caught that day in the Pacific offshore.
Day 5 | April 23
The waves of one of Costa Rica’s great beaches call out in the morning. We greet them, as Elisabeth leads us on a morning workout, then we sip fresh juices and local coffee over a big breakfast. The rest of the morning is yours, and as active as you want it to be: kick back at the pool, kayak the waves, swim or sunbathe on the sand (or all of the above).
We group in the afternoon for the grand finale: a private catamaran ride! As we drift on a sunset sail through Pacific’s blue waters, we’ll have a toast together as the sky above pinkens, purples and finally dims into a star-filled night.
Day 6 | April 24
Alas, all great things come to an end. We rise for a final breakfast, pack our belongings (and new memories) and say adios to our newly bonded adventure-soulmates. Goodbye Costa Rica, hasta luego!
Rio Perdido HotelRio Perdido
The namesake river is “lost” below towering jungle canopy in the bottom of twisting serpentine canyons, both of them, that look outside the window of your spacious modern bungalow of this environmentally conscious hotel. Elevated walkways minimize impact, leading you to a perfect pool and more hiking trails to reach mineral springs.
Hotel Bosque del MarPlaya Hermosa
A sense of tropics seeps into modern rooms of this dreamy eco-hotel, where lush forest presses against your window. The pool bar is a great place to have a rum-spiked drink, or while lazing in a hammock in the gardens. The beach, of course, calls too. Steps away, you’ll step onto the wide, arcing expanse of perfect gold sand, one of Costa Rica’s best-kept spots for sun and splash.
Book Costa Rica with Elisabeth Akinwale
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What does the price include?
Five nights at unique premium luxury accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals; gratuities for local staff.
What does the price not include?
International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverage not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Where does this trip start and end?
Our adventure begins at 2:30PM on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The group will transfer to the adventures first hotel together.
Our last day is Friday, April 24, 2020. The closest airport is the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica. You are free to book a flight that works best for you. We will have three transfers from our hotel to Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR).
What travel documents are needed?
If you are an American citizen, you will need a passport to enter Costa Rica and return to the United States. Your passport must be valid for the entire length of your intended stay you must have a prepaid airline ticket to leave Costa Rica within 90 days. If you are not a US citizen, please check with the Costa Rica Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $900 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who is going on this trip?
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.
Who is leading this trip?
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure Trip Leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
What is the cancelation policy?
You may cancel on or before January 14, 2020 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel between January 15 and February 18, there is a 50% cancellation fee; on or after February 19 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or of the trip being cancelled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details).