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FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2019
Early Arrivals
 




For arrivals on Friday, the Costa Rica Marriott offers complimentary shuttle service departing from the airport every hour on the half hour. After you pass through immigration with your luggage, make your way to the pick-up area in front of the Malinche’s Restaurant near the arrivals exit. For assistance inside the airport, there is a Marriott office located at carousel #5.
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Costa Rica Marriott in San Jose
Current Weather in San Jose 
 
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2019
Arrivals 



  
For arrivals on Saturday, a representative of TAM Travel Corporation will transport you to the hotel. After you pass through immigration with your luggage, look for a TAM representative who will be holding a sign with the RCI logo at the exit door. Please estimate about 1 hour from the time you exit the aircraft to the time you will depart the airport.
Hotel Check In


 

Costa Rica Marriott Hotel San Jose
Check in begins at 3:00 PM. Check in under your last name. RCI will be billed directly for your room night. You will need to put a credit card on file for incidentals.

6:00-8:00 PM




 
Tropical Party, Marriott Lawn
Get ready to kick off your getaway in style! Follow the steel drum sounds to the Marriott Lawn, where you will be greeted with a tropical feast and friendly faces. Connect with fellow attendees over dinner and dancing. (If rain: La Castilla Terrace)
Attire: Resort Wear

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Costa Rica Marriott in San Jose
Current Weather in San Jose 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019
Wear/Bring
 

Comfortable clothes, closed-toe shoes, hat, camera, sunscreen, insect repellent

6:00-8:00 AM

Buffet Breakfast (Included), Hacienda Kitchen

7:15-7:30 AM



Luggage Pick-Up
Have all luggage packed and placed just inside your hotel room door. A bellman will come by to take it to the bus. Keep valuables on your person at all times.

7:50 AM



 

Attendees Board Bus
*This is a full tour for the entire week. You may bring a small purse or bag on the bus with you which must fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. Before you board, you will be asked to point out your luggage to ensure it is loaded on the bus. 

8:00 AM


Bus Departs
Bottled water and snacks available on bus.
Drive Time: 2.5 hrs to CATIE / 2 hrs to Hotel Suerre


Tour



 

CATIE Cacao Tour & Seed Collection
Explore CATIE's International Cacao Collection, one of the world's most comprehensive collections of cacao species and varieties. Visit the greenhouse and the CATIE Seed Bank to learn about seed generation and conservation efforts. 
Lunch

 Provided on Tour

Hotel Check In 
Hotel Suerre in Guápiles

7:00 PM



Group Dinner
,Tortuguero Meeting Room
Dinner included. Cash bar available ($)
Celebrate Costa Rican culture through tasty cuisine and flavorful music.
Attire: Resort Wear

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Hotel Suerre  in Guápiles
Current Weather in Guápiles

MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2019
Wear/Bring
 

Comfortable clothes, closed-toe shoes, hat, camera, sunscreen, insect repellent

6:00-8:00 AM

Buffet Breakfast (Included), Lagarto Restaurant

7:15-7:30 AM


Luggage Drop Off
Attendees take luggage to the bus for loading. Please keep valuables on your person at all times.

7:50 AM

Attendees Board Bus

8:00 AM


Bus Departs
Bottled water and snacks available on bus.
Drive Time: 1 hr to Aerial Tram / 3 hrs to Arenal


Tour


 

Aerial Rainforest Tour
Explore the dense rainforest from the ground to the treetops at Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Lunch

 Provided on Tour

Hotel Check In 
The Royal Corin in Arenal
6:45 PM  Board Bus for Dinner

7:00 PM



Group Dinner,Don Rufino Restaurant
Dinner included. Cash bar available ($)
 Attire: Resort Wear

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The Royal Corin  in Arenal
Current Weather in Arenal

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019
Wear/Bring
 

Comfortable clothes, closed-toe shoes, hat, camera, sunscreen, insect repellent

6:30-8:00 AM

Buffet Breakfast (Included), Emperador

7:50 AM

Attendees Board Bus

8:00 AM


Bus Departs
Bottled water and snacks available on bus.
Drive Time: 2 hrs each way

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Nahua Cacao Fermentation Center
Nahua is Costa Rica’s leading fine flavor cacao producer with a social mission, to improve the lives of smallholder farmers through training, support and community engagement, and focus on the environment by promoting sustainable farming practices, reforestation and the conservation of natural ecosystems. Grown in the fertile soils of Costa Rica, see for yourself how their single-origin Trinitario cacao beans are nurtured to their full-bodied flavor potential through a meticulous post-harvest process.

Lunch

 Provided on Tour

Tour 




El Portal Farm Cacao Tour
Tour El Portal Farm and get an insiders perspective of how their main crops, cacao and peppers, are grown and harvested. Experience the fermentation of cacao and learn why the steps taken during this critical process play a role in the development of the cacao’s aroma, flavor and color.

Dinner On Own

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The Royal Corin  in Arenal
Current Weather in Arenal

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2019
6:30-8:00 AM

Buffet Breakfast (Included), Emperador

Tours

Free Day or Optional Tours
6:30 PM




Farewell PartyLava Bar
Join us for an evening of good food, good vibes and good-byes, as we celebrate our time together in Costa Rica. Hit the dance floor after enjoying unique food stations of local cuisine. 
Attire: Resort Wear

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The Royal Corin  in Arenal
Current Weather in Arenal

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019
Wear/Bring
 

Light shirt, shorts/pants, tennis shoes, hat, camera, sunscreen, insect repellent

6:30-8:00 AM

Buffet Breakfast (Included), Emperador

7:15-7:30 AM 


Luggage Pick-Up
Have all luggage packed and placed just inside your hotel room door. A bellman will come by to take it to the bus. Keep valuables on your person at all times.

7:50 AM

Attendees Board Bus

8:00 AM


Bus Departs
Bottled water and snacks available on bus.
Drive Time: 3.5 hrs to Doka Coffee Plantation

Tour

 

Doka Estate Coffee Plantation
Visit Doka Estate, the largest coffee plantation in Costa Rica, and discover every step of the growing, cultivation and roasting processes.

Lunch

 Provided on Tour

2:00 PM


Departures from Doka Estate
Attendees will be transported to their next destination depending on the option they have chosen.