A group exploration and personal discovery within the rainforest, dry forests and remote pristine coast.
In the tiny country of Costa Rica there is a natural peace. Verdant lowland rainforests are home to myriad monkeys and birdlife. Expansive white beaches drape the coastline. And tiny islands and islets dot the clear blue ocean. Our journey, together, takes us both inland and to the Pacific coast, out of the way of the bustle of other tourists. We’ll explore fertile footpaths, wandering past towering volcanoes, careful to spot wild howler monkeys calling from the canopy overhead. We’ll sea kayak, swim, and snorkel…and even surf, if you like…at remote beaches and a protected island, enjoying an uncommon harmony. Our community is essential, and through meetings, yoga, and a mindful approach to our days, we’ll discover both the wonders of Costa Rica, and the traveler in ourselves.
Private departures for families, friends & recovery groups available. Call for details.
In Costa Rica, the lodges add to the experience, bringing the forest and the pristine Pacific coast into our adventure.
Our trips are specifically designed for sober travelers, and they include the services of a sober travel facilitator who runs meetings as well as meditation and yoga activities. All activities are optional, but they are designed to create community amongst like-minded people.
Activities on our adventures are all optional, and often include time for participants to spend down time on their own or hanging out with others. After all, we are all about community. On this adventure we will hike, snorkel, kayak, stand-up paddle board, and zip-line. There are also options for surfing. Of course we also participate in recovery activities designed to build community and maintain our sobriety. Those include meditation, mindfulness, yoga and recovery meetings.
To participate in this trip, you must arrive in Liberia, on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, by mid-afternoon on Day 1 of your trip. However, we highly recommend arriving a day early to ensure you avoid airline delays. For those arriving early, the Hilton Garden Inn Guanacaste Airport is located across the street from the Liberia Airport and offers free airport shuttles. You can book directly through the hotel website. You are free to depart at noon or later on the final day.
Most travelers arrive in Liberia, Costa Rica, a day before the trip begins so they can rest from their travels before their adventure. We have arranged a Pre-Trip Extra Day Hotel at the Hilton Garden Inn Guanacaste Airport, located directly across from the Liberia airport. Guests who stay here for the extra night will be met there on Day 1 by the Choose Life Sober Adventures guide. There is a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel. The price of $99 per person in double occupancy includes a night at the hotel, breakfast, and taxes. Single occupancy is $175. Since travelers arrive at different times, we will attempt to provide a roommate match for those requesting it but cannot guarantee that we can do so. Click here to book your extension.
Accommodations, services of local guides and lodge staff, services of the group facilitator, all meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on the final day (except free day), airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, all activities and entrance fees, all taxes, permits and service fees.
Travel to the starting point of your trip, gratuities, passport and visa fees (if any), optional activities such as massages or surf lessons, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, and internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes (if any), optional travel protection insurance.