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Mindful Group trip at Costa Rica

Group Trip Costa Rica

In this Costa Rica Group Trip, we delve into the essence of Travelin the Now, venturing deep into the heart of Costa Rica's Pura Vida lifestyle. Guided by our dedicated leader, Elise, this 13-day group trip beckons us to embrace the present moment and savor the magic of Costa Rica. 

Our experiences are truly special: we sip drinks outside in the hot springs, illuminated by flickering candlelight, an experience you will have never again! We also partake in Ecstatic Dance with a spiritual community, delve into the Blue Zone to glean insights into local life, and learn about the healing properties of plants during a sacred cacao ceremony with the indigenous BriBri tribe, connecting us deeply to Costa Rica's ancient wisdom.

In addition to fostering mindfulness during this group trip, our journey is filled with having fun with each other and with local guides who enrich our experience along the way. From spotting vibrant toucans, playful monkeys, and gentle sloths to exploring the majestic volcanic landscapes of the national park, every moment is brimming with excitement and wonder.

Small Group Travel Costa Rica

Travelin the Now specializes in small group trips to Costa Rica (6 - 10 people), ensuring an intimate and tailored experience for our travelers. Our smaller group sizes foster deeper connections among participants and with the destination itself. With a focus on meaningful interactions, our small group format cultivates camaraderie and shared experiences among travelers. Moreover, our compact groups enable us to engage closely with local communities, enhancing cultural immersion. From mindful moments to thrilling adventures, our small group travel experiences in Costa Rica offer a harmonious blend of exploration, connection, and personal enrichment.


It doesn't matter if you are single, couple or friends. With this Group Trip you can join either way! 

What makes this Group Trip to Costa Rica special?.

A Group Trip to Costa Rica with Travelin the Now offers a unique blend of mindfulness and exploration. Imagine delving into lush rainforests, guided by our expert, while engaging in mindful practices to deepen your connection with nature. 

Mindfulness during the Costa Rica Group Trip

We integrate mindfulness through mindful sessions, beautiful moments as sunsets and sunrise, meditations and engaging in meaningful group conversations. We stay in charming accommodations that also embody the mindful atmosphere of our Costa Rica group trip.

The Pura Vida Culture makes you richer!

We immerse ourselves in the culture by visiting the indigenous BriBri tribe and learning more about the healing power of plants and cacao.

We are exploring a local neighborhood in the Blue Zone. They share their lifestyle with us, accompanied by live music, offering a unique and authentic experience. This isn't your typical excursion; we're personally invited by the locals, making it truly special.

Costa Rica has a very open minded vibe. We explore this by Ecstatic Dance

Knowledgable Guides during our group trip  in Costa Rica

During the group trip we are accompanied by a local bus driver fluent in English, known for his tranquil driving style and his funny jokes. He skillfully pauses the journey upon spotting wildlife and shares fascinating insights about Costa Rica along the way. In Rincon de la Vieja, we're joined by a knowledgeable local guide who is an expert on the national park and Costa Rica's rich wildlife. With an impressive ability to communicate with animals and spot them effortlessly, he enhances our experience with fascinating insights and memorable encounters.

Jungle, Rainforest, Pacific Coast and Caribbean Coast

We have a variety of magical places we visit during our Group Trip. Costa Rica has an abundant natural beauty stems from its diverse landscapes, ranging from dense rainforests to towering volcanoes and pristine beaches. This biodiversity is nurtured by the country's strategic location, fostering a rich tapestry of ecosystems teeming with life. We will go to beaches, vulcanos, jungle, inland national parks, the Pacific Coast and the Caribbean Coast famous for the Jamaican vibes. 

Hippie and Pura Vida Vibe of Costa Rica

We visit special places like Montezuma, a charming hippie town where everyone embraces the laid-back lifestyle. You'll absolutely love it! Additionally, the other destinations we visit are equally laid-back and relaxing. With this group trip, you'll immerse yourself in the Pura Vida vibe of Costa Rica! Don't worry, be happy!

What are the places we visit during our Group Trip in Costa Rica?

1. Irazu Vulcano 2. Uvita 3. Montezuma 4. Rincon de la Vieja 5. La Fortuna 6. Puerto Viejo

In which accommodations do we stay with our Group Trip?


We stay in eco-accommodations situated in central locations amidst abundant wildlife. If you're traveling solo, you'll be paired with 1 or 2 individuals of the same gender to share a room.

Please note that accommodations are subject to change based on availability. However, rest assured, we always provide comparable alternatives! For further details about this eco accomodations in Costa Rica, click here.

What activities are included in the group trip itinerary?

♥️ Engaging Group Conversations

💫 Candlelit sessions in the hot springs

🌿 Sustainable and Unique Accommodations

✨ Sunrise and Sunset watching

☀️ Sea & Jungle Vibes

✈️ Adventure


☘️🌴🦋 Nature

🍫🫕 Cacau Ceremonie 

💃🏻 Ecstatic Dance 

🌊 Lunch and Dance on live Marimba in the Blue Zone

🐒 Monkeys, Tucans, Sloths 

🥗👨🏽‍💼 Entrance National Park Rincon de la Vieja with Guide
🌳💚 Entrance National Park Irazu Vulcano

What else is included in the group trip?

💜 It's a complete Group Trip with all the above activities included
🚍🚌 Comfortable bus transport with airconditioning
🏨 Unique accommodations
🍎🍉🥐 Breakfast
👩🏼‍🌾 Elise, the most enthusiastic Tour Guide you will ever meet!
👨🏻‍🌾 A funny local bus driver with a good level of English 

What is not included?

✈️ Flight: Let me assist you in finding the best flight options for your trip!

🛏️ An eventually first night in San José.

🍕🫒 Meals: Assistance with organizing lunch and dinner options
🛶 If you decide to add other optional activities as zipline or kayaking with your days off then these cost are not included.

VIbes Costa Rica Group Trip


Is it possible to join this group trip to Costa Rica alone?

Yes, absolutely! You're welcome to join our group trip to Costa Rica as a solo traveler! We  normally have many people in the Group who join single! Don't worry! This trip is only booked by people who are open for connection. Our trips are designed to foster connections and create a supportive environment for all participants, whether traveling alone or with companions. Joining solo allows you to meet like-minded individuals, forge new friendships, and immerse yourself in the adventure of going out of your comfort zone which improves self growth!  Don't hesitate to embark on this journey alone – you'll have a memorable and enriching experience!

Can my partner and I participate together in this group trip in Costa Rica?

Absolutely! You and your partner can rest assured that you'll have your own private room together throughout the trip, ensuring maximum comfort and intimacy. Costa Rica's breathtaking landscapes, serene beaches, and romantic ambiance make it the perfect destination for a couples' getaway. From tranquil sunset strolls along the beach to adventurous excursions. So, embark on this unforgettable journey with your loved one and let Costa Rica work its magic! and psst..... The mindfulness sessions will also be good for your relationship!

Are there any group tour packages suitable for friend groups in this group trip to Costa Rica?

Are you planning a group trip with friends and seeking an unforgettable adventure? Look no further! Join our existing group travels for an immersive experience in Costa Rica. 

Our group trips offer the perfect blend of adventure, mindfulness, and cultural exploration. From exploring lush rainforests to relaxing on pristine beaches, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Plus, with our expert guides leading the way, you can rest assured that you'll make the most of your time in Costa Rica.

But what if you have more than six people in your group and you prefer to have a group trip just for you? Not to worry! Simply send us a message, and we'll work with you to organize a custom trip tailored to your needs. We'll find the perfect date and itinerary to ensure you and your friends have an amazing experience together!

Are there age restrictions for participating in group trips?

No, for this group trip there is no specific age. We have likeminded people who join the group. Everyone is free, open minded and understands each other. Age doesn't make a different

About Elise

About Tour Guide Elise

Hello, I'm Elise, your spirited tour guide at Travelin the Now. My mission? To ensure you not only feel safe, but have an absolute blast along the way! With an open-minded and warm-hearted character, I'm here to create an environment where every traveler feels like they're part of something special.

Adventure and fun are woven into every step of our journey. Whether we're exploring hidden gems or diving into thrilling activities, I guarantee you'll have experiences that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. After all, life is meant to be enjoyed, and I'm here to make sure you savor every moment.

But it's not just about adrenaline rushes and laughter. It's also about connecting deeply with the places we visit. I'm passionate about immersing ourselves in local culture, learning from the people we meet, and appreciating the beauty of our surroundings.

And of course, in the midst of all the excitement, there are moments of quiet reflection. These pauses allow us to truly absorb the depth of our experiences, turning them into cherished memories.

So, if you're ready for an adventure that's as much about fun as it is about self-discovery, join me at Travelin the Now. Let's create memories that will last a lifetime!"

Google Reviews

Nadia FransenNadia Fransen
17:17 23 Mar 24
I would definitely recommend a trip with Travelin The Now! Elise, the tour guide and founder, is a very nice person, someone you would like to be with! She knows how to connect people and especially groups with each other. For example, I once had a mindfulness (group) session where we learned a lot about each other. In addition to her open-minded character, Elise also has a lot of humor! She knows how to convey her knowledge and love for Costa Rica well. In short; This will be a trip you will never forget! ❤️
Kosta EftaxiasKosta Eftaxias
13:59 15 Mar 24
Had a fantastic trip in February with Travel in the now, what a wonderfully beautiful country Costa Rica is. The group leader Elise is also great, I definitely recommend going on a trip with her! Positive, fun girl with always a smile on her face, she takes you to the most beautiful places in Costa Rica and creates a nice atmosphere within the group.
joost noorlandjoost noorland
13:20 15 Mar 24
What a great experience! The hostess has prepared everything down to the last detail and is a very pleasant traveling companion. You will visit the most beautiful places and this is a good option if you want to travel alone for the first time but still want to be among people. Recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
22:39 05 Mar 24
Bart NoorlandBart Noorland
21:06 05 Mar 24
What a great holiday. Elise is a very nice hostess and has arranged a very nice and pleasant holiday. I will recommend it to everyone.
17:37 05 Mar 24
Had a great trip together with Elise, couldn't recommend more!
Annelies NabAnnelies Nab
16:31 05 Mar 24
Elise had arranged everything wonderfully! We went to Costa Rica with our family without any worries. Enjoyed the beautiful nature, the waterfalls, volcanoes, the sea, the natural hot springs, local family in the blue zone, monkeys, birds, whales. But especially mindfulness and the beautiful conversations in the Hot springs. Elise knows how to connect everyone in the group. The hotels were beautiful and the local bus driver is great, he knows a lot about Costa Rica and can talk enthusiastically in good English.In short, a wonderful, wonderful holiday.www.travelin_the_now.com
andy nabandy nab
00:47 05 Mar 24
Unforgatteble experience in Costa Rica!!! 🇨🇷February 2024I booked the trip of Elise together with my girlfriend, and we had a wonderful time together with Elise and the rest of the group in Costa Rica. The trip is full of amazing excursions throughout the country, and we got to see the most beautiful places in Costa Rica! 👀Since Elise traveled in the country and fell in love with Costa Rica during her journey, she knows how to take the group to very beautiful, but also fun and atmospheric places with plenty of exciting excursions!In addition, Elise made sure that we fully Traveled in The Now during the holiday!Moreover, she had selected beautiful hotels (all surrounded by nature with very friendly staff).My girlfriend and I also didn't notice any crime at all, quite the contrary, the people were super friendly and all fully enjoy life, which is also the atmosphere that the whole country radiates.The bus driver who toured us around also passionately shared various facts and information about different animals, plants en other stuff in Costa Rica while driving.I would definitely recommend this trip! If you look on Elise's Instagram or website, there are plenty of photos and videos showing how it will roughly look like.Also, take a look at what Elise recommends to bring, for example, water shoes, which I definitely recommend bringing along, so you can easily walk over rocks at the waterfalls.Elise, thank you! It was a fantastic trip! ❤️ Pura Vida 🤙🏼
Marius LichtendahlMarius Lichtendahl
22:54 04 Mar 24
We had an amazing 13-day trip. Elise really makes everyone feel at home. Even though we traveled a lot and been to so many magical places. Our personal driver Gilberto was a local who could tell a lot about the area and all it’s wonders. During the trip you’ll meet fellow travellers and make great connections. I will never forget the beach sunset with guitars that sprouted an intimate beach party. It was very spontaneous, but so much fun. Thanks Elise!

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