RATES: (For Bring Your Own Tent and Supplies and enjoy Free Use of the Kitchen)
(No meals or transportation included in this group of rates):
Tent Pavilion with Raised Wooden Floor and a Tin Roof; ..........For 1 Camper $35 per day/$200/week..........For 2 Campers sharing a tent $50 per day/300per week.
Tent Pavilion with Raised Wooden Floor and a Tin Roof; with 2 Tents and 4 Campers; ( $35 each camper), $140per day/$840per week.
Grass Camping under a Pavilion with a Tin Roof that is built over grass;.....For 1 Camper $20per day/$120per week.....For 2 Campers sharing a tent $25per day/$150per week.
Grass Camping (Bring a Tarp); there is no Pavilion; this is for the independent camper who is self sufficient; Plan does not include platform, roof top, meals or transportation.....$5per night
RATES for 1 Camper; Camper brings his Food and Sleeping Bag; We supply Tent and Cookware; Cookware gratis, Snacks gratis.
1 Camper on a Platform.....$35 per night + Tent (we supply) $50 for the first night; TOTAL $85 for the first night, $35 for each additional night.
1 Camper on a Grass Campsite with a Tin Roof.....$20 per night + Tent (we supply) $50 for the first night; TOTAL $70 for the first night, $20 for each additional night.
1 Camper Grass Camping, (no Tin Roof).....$5 per night + Tent (we supply) $50 for the first night; TOTAL $55 for the first night, $20 for each additional night.
RATES FOR 1 WEEK; Bring your Tent, Sleeping Bag, and Camping Gear; (We serve meals Monday, Wednesday, Friday); we provide Transportation. REFUND POLICY - If you arrive and find you must leave after one night, we will give you full refund on your Tent Pavilion. No refund can be given for transportation; $500 (which is included in your package but separate if you must leave after one night.)
Stay dry sleeping in your tent on our Pavillions, a raised Wooden Floor with a Tin Roof and open air walls. Same price for one as two campers. You have a chance to prepare your own meals on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Package includes several guided hikes and Round Trip Transportation from Juan Santa Maria Airport in San Jose; $1000 per week.
Two Tents on one Platform with Tin Roof, 2-4 Campers; You have a chance to prepare your own meals on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Package includes several guided hikes and Round Trip Transportation from Juan Santa Maria Airport in San Jose; $1200 per week.
Grass Camping under a Tin Roof for 1-2 campers. You have a chance to prepare your own meals on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Package includes several guided hikes and Round Trip Transportation from Juan Santa Maria Airport in San Jose; $770 per week.
Grass Camping under a Tin Roof for Families with 1-2 children under ager of 12 (up to two more children camp free); You have a chance to prepare your own meals on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Package includes several guided hikes and Round Trip Transportation from Juan Santa Maria Airport in San Jose; $920 per week.
MOVIE STAR PACKAGE - $30,000. This package is an opportunity to help protect the rain forest in a big way. You'll be helicoptered in from Juan Santamaria Airport to our campgrounds. Your bedding is all new, from the tent down to the aero bed, pillows, sheets, and covers. With advance reservations we design menus customized to your taste and preferences. Even though we are providing every comfort possible, you will still be camping in a wild and wonderful setting.
GROUP RATES FOR 1 WEEK:
Rates for groups of 10 campers or more: camping more than one night we can give 10% discount.
Rates for groups of 20 campers or more: camping more than one night we can give 20% discount.
OUR PRICES - The money you spend goes directly for protection of the rainforest, and salaries of the Local Ticos and our Indigenous Neighbors who make it all happen, and who would not have employment if it were not for your dollars. We are a non-profit and I (the owner) do not take a salary.
MEALS: Generally we serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner on M.W.F. (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), for $50/day. Campers often like to bring their own food and cook their own meals, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. You can make a choice when you make your reservation. Note: some Plans include meals. The menus are built on the traditional food of Costa Rica, Rice and Beans, fresh Fruit and Vegetables. We have no electricity, no refrigeration, and we do not try to serve meat, fish, or poultry.
SNACKS are gratis and provided everyday. There are fruits, vegetables, and cooked treats. We rarely serve packaged foods.
TRANSPORTATION: Round trip to Juan Santa Maria airport in San Jose is $500. This can be a 5 hour drive. We are hard to find and we are located a long way from the airport. Because the drive is long, sometimes campers must stay in a hotel room the first night. To fly from the US and reach our camping reserve sometimes takes a day and a half. People do make it in one day, but they have early flights and dry weather. Sometimes in heavy rain it is impossible to drive the last part of our dirt/rock road to reach the Reserve. In this case we suggest that you spend the night in Turrialba and continue to the Reserve the next day. The road toward the Reserve (10 then 414 to La Suizza) from Turrialba has 2-3 additional accommodations that are hidden away. We do not have any hotel rooms on the Camping Reserve. Our Shuttle driver (speaks English and Spanish) will help you make last minute hotel reservations in Turrialba. A few suggestions of HOTELS (0n the way to the camp grounds) are listed:
Hostel Casa de Lis, my favorite in Turrialba is $50 or less. It has an inner garden and is close to all of the grocery markets. http://www.hostelcasadelis.com
Hotel Interamericano is in Turrialba on the south side of the train tracks. Rooms as low as $20/night.
Hotel Casa Turire is 10 miles beyond Turrialba in the direction of our camp grounds, for $115 or more.
Rancho Naturalista is on the road to our Reserve. more than $100 per night. It has lots of birds, butterflies, and animals. http://ranchonaturalista.net
Or search on Google for another hotel in or near Turrialba/LaSuiza.
TENTS, SLEEPING BAG, AND COOKWARE: For tour groups who are traveling on to other parts of Costa Rica and do not want to carry a tent, mattress and cookware, we can purchaseand provide these items. We think about the footprint we are leaving. These items can only be used for one season. The tropical weather makes the tents turn mildewed after a few months. For the earth it is not good to keep buying, manufacturing, buying, throwing away many tents, bags, etc. We strive to leave a small footprint, not a large one. We can redistribute these items to the three local schools in our mountains. The sleeping bags will have an additional cost of over $100 each, when we provide them. I am suggesting that each group bring their own bags. Some bags pack up very small. The bags can not be washed. We do not have anyone who wants this job. They can not be used again by another camper. In some cases we can donate the bags to the local schools. With bags, we encourage everyone to bring their own sleeping bag.
WARM CLOTHING: Please be advised to bring warm clothing to sleep in. The nights are chilly in the mountains.