12 Days in Costa Rica including 10 days diving package to the Coco Islands.
The Coco Islands is one of the most impressive diving destinations in the world, home to an incredible number of species of coral, crustaceans, mollusks and over 300 species of fish. These include yellowfin tuna, giant mantas, sailfish, and sharks, such as the whitetip reef shark, and even the largest of all species of fish, the whale shark.
An accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country.
In 1981 Toni moved to Namibia with her family and from then on her love of the outdoors and all things nature grew and grew. Her father was an exploration geologist who travelled extensively around Southern Africa, living in small mining towns and managing bush camps where Toni would spend her school holidays camping in the bush, or visiting private farms and reserves. Toni’s father passed on to her his unparalleled knowledge of all things Namibia, and she carried this with her as she became a manager and guide at some of the most remote lodges in the extreme North West of Namibia. Toni has travelled expansively across Namibia and its neighbouring countries, making regular visits to all of the National Game Reserves and developing her photographic skills which she takes great pleasure in passing on to visitors to the region.
Her deep love and knowledge of the Namibia, coupled with her infectious passion and enthusiasm to want to share it, make her one of the country’s top guides and ambassadors for this beautiful country. More than just a guide who simply points from a vehicle, Toni becomes fully involved in the experiences of her fellow travellers and places a great emphasis on finding the best adventures, wildlife encounters and photo opportunities for her tour groups. As a Managing Tour Consultant she plans safaris for a wide range of interest groups but her main focus is on birding and photographic small group tours, where she delights in each visitor gaining an up-close and personal experience of all that the country she loves and knows so well has to offer.
Born in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. She spent 11 years on Sea Lion Island as Manager of the Lodge, Warden of the Nature Reserve and as the principal tour provider, meaning her knowledge of Sea Lion Island in particular is second to none. Having spent so much time here, as expected her wildlife speciality is Elephant Seals, but she is also well versed in the ways of the seabirds, penguins, whales, dolphins and sea lions that call the Falklands their home.
After her time on Sea Lion Island Jenny moved to Stanley to work for the Falkland Islands Government and became manager of a local travel firm assisting with travel arrangements for incoming visitors, before taking semi-retirement to spend more time with her family and enjoy more time further exploring the lands she knows so well. Jenny is extremely passionate about sharing the hidden nature secrets of the Falklands with those who come to visit her homeland and will be looking forward to accompanying you and passing on her unsurpassed knowledge of the areas you will be visiting.
A luxury boutique hotel, situated overlooking the idyllic Central Pacific Costa Rican coast, located amongst lush tropical rainforest. Villa Caletas is steps away from Mantas Beach, a grey sand beach with gentle waves. Each of the 45 rooms have balconies that overlook the jungle and ocean. The villa has a luxury full service spa, an infinity pool is available for your relaxation.
Hotel Villa Caletas has two other dining facilities, one serving international cuisine, the other - a Greek amphitheatre that serves food all day.
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The Coco Islands is Costa Rica's most isolated national park, situated approximately 535 kilometres South West off the Pacific coast. It will take up to 36 hours aboard your dive boat to arrive at this incredible destination with an abundance of natural resources and marine life.
But it's below the surface that the Coco Islands start to come to life, with up to 532 Km2 of protected marine area, making the Coco Islands a must on any divers list. home to an incredible number of species of coral, crustaceans, mollusks and over 300 species of fish. These include yellowfin tuna, giant mantas, sailfish and sharks, such as whitetip reef shark, and even the largest of all species of fish, the whale shark
Other large marine animals include humpback whales, pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins, sea lions and various species of turtles
Excursions usually depart twice a month and are taken aboard a 120 ft boat with capacity for up to 22 people.It has all the necessities for this type of trip. Accommodation comprises of 9 double cabins and 2 master suites, comfortable areas are available outdoors to rest for your next dive.
Alejuela is Costa Rica's second largest city, and is the perfect location to visit Poas, one of the countries most impressive volcanoes, an active volcano with a paved road leading right to the top. Poas is located in a national park, surrounded by dense cloud forest, with trails and a variety of wildlife.
Xandari Resort & Spa, situated in the hills above Alejuela, with picturesque views of the central valley. The resort includes beautiful architecture and artwork.The grounds also consist of botanical gardens, many nature trails and an orchid house, plus three swimming pools.