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  1. 1. Honeymoon<br />
  2. 2. Costa Rica is an exhilarating land of luxuriant rainforests and mighty volcanoes, of natural hot springs and shimmering oceans, of colonial charm and captivating nightlife. In short, it’s a country where people can easily find their own true bliss.<br />Nature thrives in its pristine state, with more than 20 natural parks and eight biological reserves. Exploring these ecological wonders is an exhilarating delight for the senses. Watch as exotic birds take wing in all their multi-colored glory. Smell the scent of orchids growing wild in the lush and magnificent cloud forests. Hear the call of the howler monkey as it lazily swings across the verdant canopy.<br />For the adventuresome, there’s hiking around majestic Arenal volcano as it explodes in a regular fiery splendor. For the wildlife lover, there’s Tortuguero National Park, where the beguiling sea turtle slowly makes its way to the sea. And for the sporty, there are the shimmering blue waters of the Pacific and the Caribbean, where surfing, fishing and snorkeling will fill endless sun-drenched days.<br />The ultimate delight of Costa Rica is its people. Warm and gracious, they unveil a captivating culture of music, art, crafts and cuisine that will enchant, entertain and enliven you.<br />Costa Rica<br />
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  4. 4. Costa Rica Rainforest<br />The Arenal Volcano Region is Costa Rica’s Adventure Capital, with over 26 unique and exciting tours & activities available, which range from a full day excursion to spending a few hours in a local hike in the National Park<br />The Monteverde tourism zone is known around the world for its conservation efforts and lifestyle centered around respect for nature.<br />Owing to the area’s attractions and environment, activities are centered around natural history and adventure; possible tourist activities include bird- (especially the resplendent quetzal), wildlife- and nature-watching, hiking, canopy tours, trips to suspension bridges and visits to butterfly and frog gardens.<br />Available Activities: kayaking, white water rafting, rappelling, hiking, zip-line tours, suspension bridges, volcano hikes, cloud forest tour, spa treatments, natural springs and more!<br />
  5. 5. Option 1Costa Rica Rainforest<br />
  6. 6. Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort<br />This member of The Leading Hotels of the World is located at the foot of the Arenal Volcano, introducing exemplary luxury to the pristine setting of tropical flora diversity. This three-time World Travel Awards and three- leaf Sustainable Tourism Certificate recipient features 114 spacious and elegant guestrooms. The award-winning Grand Spa capitalizes on its choice location with signature therapies, including Temazcal, a Native American sweat lodge ritual unique to the region. Lose yourself in the world- famous hot springs, an oasis embedded in a primary rain- forest, featuring twelve natural thermal spring pools and lagoons, waterfalls, exotic gardens and trails. Guest will also enjoy the sumptuous cuisine, fitness center, pool and wide selection of adventure and nature tours. <br />
  7. 7. Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort<br />Awards<br />Tabaconhas received several international awards including the Five Stars Certification, making it one of the top hotels and resorts in Costa Rica.<br />Debuted at #10 on the Top 15 list of Central and South America Resorts in the 23rd annual Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards. (October 2010).<br />Voted as the winner for Mexico & Central America's Leading Spa Resort category in World Travel Awards described as the "Oscars" of the travel and tourism industry by The Wall Street Journal (October 2010).<br />Voted a top 5 Hotel Spa in Central & South America by Travel & Leisure's readers poll (October 2010).<br />Tabacon earned an honorable mention in the poverty relief category in Conde Nast Traveler World Savers Awards (October 2010).<br />Readers of Travel + Leisure have voted Costa Rica's Tabacón Grand Spa Thermal Resort the #8 resort among Central and South America resorts in the magazine's 15th ‘World's Best Awards' survey (August 2010).<br />Achieved the Luxury Eco Certification Standard (LECS), becoming the first luxury hotel in the country and the second hotel worldwide in receiving this certification (May 2010).<br />
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  10. 10. Restaurant Options<br />Breakfast buffet is served at Los Tucanes in the hotel section of the resort, with multiple food stations including made-to-order eggs and omelets, pancakes and waffles, a tropical fruit juice bar, a seasonal fruit selection, cereals and cold cuts, cheeses, smoked fish, and local specialties such as gallo pinto, tamales and sweet plantains. Guests can also order a la carte from a menu covering light fruit plates and continental selections more extensive and traditional Costa Rica and American options including omelets, pancakes.<br />Lunch options range from the more elaborate dishes offered at Los Tucanes, to the sandwich menu at the Caña Brava Lobby Bar. An a la carte menu is offered at Ave del Paraiso including salads and sandwiches plus resort signatures such as fresh table-side made guacamole and Indian Tandoor oven specialties. Poolside service and snacks at the Arenal Wet Bar include nachos, ceviches, hamburgers and other light dishes. A spa and healthy alternative is offered on each menu.<br />Dinner is an unforgettable culinary experience. Changing themed buffets are offered nightly at Ave del Paraiso, where you can also order a la carte Indian Tandoor dishes, Ayurveda and spa cuisine. Fine dining is available at Los Tucanes with elaborate, creative dishes that blend international ingredients with the best of fresh Costa Rican produce and specialties. The region's top chefs are masters at blending flavors and creating new culinary experiences. A Los Tucanes dinner may highlight favorites such as Pacific tuna, salmon or sea bass; shellfish, river trout, and grass-fed beef, along with lamb, caviar, and foiegras. The restaurant offers a three-course prix fixe menu. The restaurant can create simpler dishes for younger guests and can modify dishes to accommodate dietary needs.<br />Buffet Breakfast included in price<br />Room Service Available<br />Swim-up Bar<br />Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort<br />
  11. 11. The perfect combination of volume, temperature and mineral content (low sulfur content to prevent strong odors) that is present in Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is unique in Costa Rica and worldwide. Hot springs are considered a natural expression of Earth's inherent energy. Geologically, Tabacon Resort's thermal natural springs are 97% rain-based and 3% magma-based. Rainwater enters the earth through fissures on the surface and is then heated by magma found in the earth's core. Once heated, the waters rise to surface, taking with them minerals found in the earth's rocky stratus.<br />
  12. 12. Deluxe Premium Room<br />The elegant and comfortable Deluxe Premium rooms seamlessly blend indoor luxury with an outdoor terrace, which includes an area overlooking the native tropical landscape. Bathroom includes a spacious Jacuzzi and a separate glass-enclosed shower. The furniture is handmade by Costa Rican artisans. The Deluxe Premium have a king size bed with a view of the forest.<br />
  13. 13. The Springs Resort & Spa<br />With a spectacular view of the Arenal Volcano, natural hot and cold springs, four unique dining experiences, and an impressive full service Spa, The Springs Resort and Spa at Arenal promises to overwhelm you in every aspect of quality, service and design. <br />This Costa Rica luxury resort perches one thousand feet above the Arenal Valley on a mountain ridge just six kilometers north of the active volcano but safely outside the government declared danger zone. Our higher altitude relative to other hotels in the area allows for not only incomparable views of the Arenal volcano, the lush valley, and the surrounding towns that sparkle at night, but also access to the area's famous prevailing breezes. In fact, the name Arenal volcano is an indigenous word meaning "Window of the Wind". With an average daytime high temperature of 80 degrees F in the shade and nighttime lows averaging 70 degrees F you are sure to enjoy countless comfortable hours in your balcony hammock al fresco dining, or sipping a frothy tropical cocktail in one of our spring pools. <br />
  14. 14. Option 2Costa Rica Rainforest<br />
  15. 15. The Springs Resort & Spa<br />4 Star Luxury Resort<br />
  16. 16. The Springs Resort & Spa<br />Four Restaurants<br />Las Ventanas- Gourmet Restaurant with extraordinary views<br />TresCascadas-Gourmet Buffett Restaurant<br />Ginger Sushi-Best sushi in Costa Rica<br />Treetops Grill-Poolside Grill<br />Five Bars<br />HeliconiaBar<br />La Laguna Bar<br />The RanchitoBar<br />Los PerdidosBar<br />Game Lounge<br />Breakfast Buffet Included<br />
  17. 17. The Springs Resort & Spa<br />Eighteen free form pools with views of the volcano<br />Pools formed by mineral springs, multiple waterfalls<br />
  18. 18. The Springs Resort & Spa<br />Honeymoon Vista <br />In addition to the fantastic view and all the amenities of our Vista units these ultra special guest rooms offer our guests the ability to enjoy a hot mineral spring experience in the privacy of their own lushly landscaped garden terrace. With the touch of a switch hot spring water flows with pressure into the jets of the Jacuzzi allowing for a soothing massage of your lower back and legs. The overflowing water then cascades over the infinity border edge and out of the Jacuzzi.<br />
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  20. 20. Option 3Costa Rica Beach<br />
  21. 21. Many beaches to choose from<br />Known as ‘playas’ in Spanish, the beaches of Costa Rica are often referred to as the most idyllic and beautiful in the world. With a coastline that stretches over 1800 km (1100 miles), Costa Rica is home to a multitude of amazingly breathtaking beaches. From rocky shores to gorgeous palm tree lined white sand beaches, Costa Rica’s fantastic coast offers something for everyone. Golden sand beaches, gray sand beaches, black sand beaches, and pink sand beaches can be found dotted all along Costa Rica’s lush coastal plains, making this country a truly spectacular beach destination.<br />Shopping<br />Nightlife<br />Surf lessons<br />Excursions into the rainforest<br />Local Culture<br />Luxury Resorts<br />Costa Rica Beach<br />
  22. 22. 4.5 Star Luxury Resort<br />All-Inclusive<br />Meals, Snacks, Drinks, Alcohol, Tips and Taxes<br />The Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa is nestled between the lush forests and pristine beaches of Costa Rica's North-Pacific Riviera, the inspiring resort balances local culture and environmental awareness with detailed amenities and oceanviews to offer a truly trans formative experience<br />The Westin Resort & SpaPlaya Conchal<br />
  23. 23. The Westin Resort & Spa<br />Nine Restaurants<br />Six Bars<br />24-Hour Room Service<br />Lagoon Pool<br />Direct Access to white sand beach<br />
  24. 24. The Westin Resort & Spa<br />Royal Beach Club<br />Adult-Only Section<br />Private Royal Beach Lounge check-in/out<br />Private concierge service<br />Complimentary high-speed Internet access<br />Daily continental breakfast buffet<br />International newspapers<br />Evening cocktails and hors d'oeuvres<br />Private Royal Beach Club pool with Bali beds<br />Preferential reservations for specialty restaurants and activities<br />
  25. 25. The Westin Resort & Spa<br />
  26. 26. Option 4 Costa Rica Beach<br />
  27. 27. Tango Mar Hotel Beach, Spa & Golf Resort<br />
  28. 28. Tango Mar Hotel <br />For the discerning traveler who wants to experience the best of nature, and be within the comforts of modern amenities, Tango Mar offers it all - an ecological mix of sea, sand, monkeys, wildlife and tropical flowers, all within a 4 star, private reserve resort. <br />The uniquely beautiful Tango Mar Beach Hotel and Golf Resort lies within an unspoiled section of the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, and is a perfect wedding location with its newly completed beachfront event center. Honeymoon couples have long favored the romantic and tropical surroundings of the Tango Mar Resort.<br />
  29. 29. Tango Mar Hotel <br />3.5 Star Hotel<br />Two Restaurants<br />Daily breakfast included<br />Two Bars<br />Two Private Beaches<br />Nearby cliffs and waterfalls <br />One Pool<br />Tennis <br />Golf<br />
  30. 30. Tango Mar Hotel <br />Many room category options<br />Oceanview<br />Beachfront Rooms<br />Tiki Suites<br />Villas<br />
  31. 31. Belize is one of the more surprising destinations you’ll visit, sometimes more reminiscent of a Caribbean island than a Latin American country. The British colonial influence is quite evident in places like Belize City, a colorful and vibrant city where you can get an authentic taste of Belize’s unique culture. With English as the official language of Belize, you’ll never be at a loss for words.<br />Unofficially, the national pastime of Belize is enjoying its incredible, and often secluded, natural environment. This island of Ambergris Caye is home to the second-largest barrier reef in the world, an incredible world under the sea, and endless watersports. Visitors can towel off in San Pedro, a casual town of brightly painted houses with only 10 streets and no pavement, where people get around on golf carts and bicycles. Low-key sun worshippers also love Placencia in southern Belize, a sandy peninsula where hiking and the local Garifuna culture give beach life a special flavor.<br />The Mayan culture is still alive and well throughout Belize. Mayan descendants tend to their rolling sugarcane fields in the Orange Walk District of northern Belize, a wonderful area for watching exotic birds. The country’s Cayo region is home to some of the most impressive Mayan ruins anywhere, including the 35-square-mile ancient city of Carocol. Cayo is also home to the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve, where natural pools and waterfalls flow beneath the feet of jungle cats and lush vegetation.<br />Belize<br />
  32. 32. Option 4Belize Rainforest<br />
  33. 33. Blancaneaux Lodge is set high in the Maya Mountains, within the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve. Voted one of Travel provides a delicately balanced mix of luxurious comfort provides a delicately balanced mix of luxurious comfort and natural beauty, creating an enchanting experience. The lodge and accommodations overlook the granite pools and cascading waterfalls of Privassion Creek and are surrounded by the stunning flora of tropical pine and jungle. Understated luxury perhaps best describes the style and ambiance, where attention to detail, the use of local materials, authentic artisan crafts, antique furnishings and sustainable power define the vision of owner Francis Ford Coppola. It also boasts fine dining, on-site organic gardens and horse stables, and Riverside Spa. <br />Blancaneaux Lodge<br />
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  35. 35. Cabanas<br />Some with private pools<br />Very Secluded<br />Perfect for honeymooners<br />Blancaneaux Lodge<br />
  36. 36. MontagnaRistorante<br />Classic Italian cuisine in a romantic tropical setting. Our menu features traditional Italian dishes with a special focus on the Coppola's private family recipes, drawn from their history in the southern region of Basilicata. Pastas, fresh fish, and braised or grilled local meats are all prepared with organically-grown herbs and vegetables from our own garden. We also offer made-to-order pizza, cooked in an authentic brick oven.<br />Jaguar Bar<br />After a day of tours and activities, the Jaguar Bar is a perfect place to relax. The hand-carved slate bar, ceiling fans from the set of Apocalypse Now, framed pictures of local archaeological digs and handmade furnishings create a truly eclectic atmosphere. We offer a selection of fine wines and classic cocktails including favorites such as mojitos and daiquiris, as well as our very own Jaguar Juice, a potent concoction of local craboo liqueur, aged rum and fresh pineapple juice.<br />Guatemaltecqua Restaurant<br />Our poolside restaurant specializes in the cooking of Guatemala, a mildly-spiced cuisine that draws on Mexican, Caribbean and Mayan traditions. Local favorites include Salpicon, shredded beef salad flavored with sour orange and cilantro, Jocon, chicken cooked with green herbs and spices, and Rellenitos, a delicious dessert consisting of plantains filled with sweetened black beans.<br />Blancaneaux Lodge<br />
  37. 37. Hiking<br />Horseback Riding<br />Jaguar Quest<br />Swimming<br />Bike Tours<br />Waterfall Exploration<br />Butterfly Farm<br />Much More!<br />BlancaneauxLodgeExcursions<br />
  38. 38. Option 6Belize Rainforest<br />
  39. 39. This private 365-acre nature reserve set along the banks of the Macal River in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, provides a unique rainforest experience while maintaining an unspoiled ambiance. Chaa Creek caters to the traveler looking for both physical and intellectual challenges, with a range of programs and activities designed to stimulate interest in the environment, culture, natural history, and archaeology of Belize. This jungle lodge has 23 comfortable palm-thatched cottage rooms, all nestled along the riverside in a setting of unmatched beauty and tranquility. Guests interact with nature at the tranquil spa, and while enjoying forest trails, Maya temple sites, hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, mountain biking and bird watching. <br />The Lodge at Chaa Creek<br />
  40. 40. 4.5 Star Rustic Luxury Resort<br />One Restaurant<br />Breakfast included<br />One Bar<br />Infinity Pool<br />Many excursions available from hotel<br />The Lodge at Chaa Creek<br />
  41. 41. The Lodge at Chaa Creek<br />Tree Top Suites<br />Chaa Creek’s new Tree Top Jacuzzi Suites put you at the top of our Belizean Jungle world in comfort and style. Perched high atop the meandering Macal River, these large airy suites provide a one-of-a-kind Rainforest Experience in Belize’s verdant Western Cayo District. You’ll share a birds’ eye panoramic view with toucans, parrots, kingfishers and many other colourful avian species.<br />Garden Jacuzzi Suites<br />Imagine lounging in your own private Jacuzzi in a spacious, palm thatched suite perched in a beautiful tropical garden surrounded by a pristine rainforest filled with colour and the sing song of exotic birds<br />Cottages<br />Individually designed palm thatched cottages are furnished with a tasteful, casually elegant mix of hand crafted furniture, fine fabrics and local and international art, all designed to blend in with the exquisite rainforest surroundings and local culture. We strive to have our cottage interiors compliment the natural beauty of the jungle surroundings.<br />
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  43. 43. Option 7 Belize Beach<br />
  44. 44. Victoria House<br />Victoria House, located on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize, offers guests a variety of accommodations including thatch-roofed casitas, beachfront and poolside villas and spacious suites, all in a tranquil colonial setting. Swaying coconut palms and verdant lawns overlook the white sand beach, the Caribbean Sea and the Great Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, just three hundred yards offshore. Lush, manicured gardens inspire serenity and relaxation and four swimming pools, including two infinity pools, are available for the enjoyment of hotel guests. The award- winning Palmilla Restaurant and Admiral Nelson's Beach Bar provide world-class food and beverage service daily. Activities are coordinated from the Fantasea dive shop, located on the 300 ft hotel pier. Victoria House Resort has received overwhelming endorsements from the international travel media as one of the top resorts in Central America and the Caribbean.<br />
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  46. 46. Victoria House<br />4.5 Star Intimate Luxury Hotel<br />Restaurant & Beach Bar<br />Direct Beach Access<br />Bicycle Rentals<br />Scuba Diving Shop<br />Multiple Pools<br />
  47. 47. Victoria House<br />Casitas<br />Greet a stunning sunrise from the private verandah of a charming thatch-roofed casita. Each one is decorated with locally handcrafted mahogany beds draped in custom mosquito netting allowing you to enjoy the cool evening breezes, for those that prefer air-conditioning each Casita is centrally cooled. There are seven Casitas facing the Caribbean and are separated by only a white sand beach and a wide expanse of verdant lawn and bougainvillea. The Casitas are furnished with a queen bed.<br />Plantation Rooms<br />Eight Plantation Rooms are located in two unique buildings facing the beach surrounded by tropical bougainvillea and hibiscus filled gardens and tall swaying palms. Each room features a private entrance and verandah with lovely views of the gardens, pool and beach. All rooms have plantation style interiors with either a queen or king size bed draped in custom-made linen canopies. Another six Plantation rooms are available in the villas and main hotel. All Plantation Rooms are fully air-conditioned.<br />Infinity Suites<br />The two, one-bedroom suites each have a spacious living room, dining area and full kitchen on the ground level. The two, two-bedroom infinity suites feature a full kitchen, living area and queen canopied bed guestroom with a full bath on the ground level. All suites have a private terrace with great views of the pool and beach. Upstairs the suites features an oversized master bedroom, king size canopied bed, double vanities, walk in showers, living area and a large furnished private verandah in both front and back of the suite. Perfect for watching sunset and sunrise. They are both approximately 1,176 sq feet.<br />
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  49. 49. Option 8Belize Beach<br />
  50. 50. Turtle Inn<br />
  51. 51. Turtle Inn<br />4.5 Star Luxury Beach Front Hotel<br />Turtle Inn is Francis Ford Coppola's second luxury hideaway in Belize. Located on the Placencia Peninsula along the Caribbean coast, it sits among the mangroves defining a coastline that faces the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. Its Balinese-inspired cabanas have artisan-crafted furnishings and a broad-screened deck to take in the tropical sea air. With its own dock and PADI-certified diving personnel, it provides an unequaled base for exploring the outstanding diving and fly-fishing. For the land adventurer, Turtle Inn is near the world's only jaguar reserve, the Cockscomb Preserve, and the late Mayan ceremonial center, Lubaantum. The Inn also features a luxurious spa, swimming pool and complimentary kayaks and beach bicycles. <br />
  52. 52. Turtle Inn<br />Three Restaurants<br />Two Infinity Pools<br />Two Bars<br />
  53. 53. Turtle Inn<br />Honeymoon Cottage<br />Steps from a beautiful stretch of beach and the Caribbean Sea, this honeymoon hideaway features Balinese hand-carved doors and décor, a private walled garden with outdoor shower, screened porch and a private bathroom with Japanese bath.<br />Chinese Matrimonial Suite<br />The suite features a 200-year-old hand-carved Chinese Fertility Bed, private screened porch, roomy bathroom with Japanese bath, and a private walled garden with outdoor shower. Appointed with Balinese hand-carved doors and décor throughout and mere steps from the Caribbean Sea.<br />Seafront Villa<br />Carefully placed on a beautiful stretch of Caribbean Sea beachfront, these Balinese themed 2-bedroom/2-bathroom villas provide luxurious proportions with living room, separate sitting rooms, and an extended screened porch surrounded by private walled garden with outdoor shower.<br />
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  55. 55. Excursions<br />Snorkeling<br />Kayaking<br />Scuba Diving<br />Bicycling <br />Fishing<br />Sunset Cruise<br />Hiking<br />Monkey River Boat Tour<br />Mayan Ruins<br />Relax on the Beach!!!<br />
  56. 56. Romance Travel Specialistwww.changeyourlatitudetravel.com(888) 831-4826erin@changeyourlatitudetravel.com<br />