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Costa Rica Marriott Resorts 5-Night Stay with Airfare for (2)

Suggested Retail Value: $6,490
Cost to Non-Profit: $2,950

This Experience Includes:
  • A total of (5) nights year-round at your choice of participating Marriott Resorts in Costa Rica
  • Daily breakfast for (2)
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for (2) from the contiguous U.S. and Canada to Central America
  • The purchase of this experience includes a complimentary booking service

Costa Rica, which translates literally as "Rich Coast", attracts more than one million visitors eager to catch a wave, bathe under a waterfall, spot a sloth or otherwise enjoy paradise. This tiny Central American country embodies the perfect appreciation of life’s simple delights. It is no doubt that Costa Rica was named "the happiest place" on earth for its most content people, best ecological footprint and the average life expectancy according to the Happy Planet Index (HPI). So, whether you’re a beach bum, surf nut, nature enthusiast or just someone looking to chill out and escape the world, visit Costa Rica and experience a vacation like no other!

Enjoy a total of (5) nights in a standard* guest room including daily breakfast for (2) year-round at either or both of these Marriott® resorts in Costa Rica, subject to availability and cannot be used during hotel special events. Transportation between these two locations is not included. *Standard guest room styles vary by property.

GUANACASTE

This province for the active soul draws visitors with its stunning shoreline, incredible bird watching, amazing horseback riding, excellent surfing, superb snorkeling and wonderful mountain lake windsurfing.  Forming the eastern borders of Guanacaste are a chain of volcanoes that stretch out to join the Cordillera de Guanacaste and Cordillera de Tilaran mountain ranges.  Offering some truly terrific hiking facilities, tourists can trek their way to the summit of a number of volcanoes, including Rincon de la Vieja Volcano Area, to enjoy some really breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.  Tamarindo is perhaps the most accessible beach town on the country’s entire northern Pacific Coast. Enjoy surfing, swimming, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, jet skiing, boogie boarding, horseback riding and scuba diving, or visit the nearby wildlife refuge of Diria, as well as the Marino Las Baulas National Park, where leatherback turtles come every summer to nest and breed.

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa (Tamarindo)
Enjoy a garden-view balcony room at this stunning 4.5 star oceanfront resort quickly being recognized as one of the most magnificent in Latin America. The resort is situated on the country's northwestern coast and offers the comforts and luxuries associated with JW Marriott in an environment that is richly and authentically Costa Rican. The resort is located on a pristine secluded beach, unspoiled and peacefully surrounded by the splendors of Costa Rican nature. With a choice of three beaches, championship golf, an equestrian center, world-class spa and more, your experience will be unforgettable. The 18-hole championship course is a masterpiece of golf architect Mike Young. Be sure to pause at the 15th hole overlooking the serene and blue Pacific.  This resort is located approximately 116 miles northwest of San Jose International Airport.

PUNTARENAS

Lying to the west and stretching along two thirds of the country’s Pacific Coast, Puntarenas is the largest province in Costa Rica and extends all the way to Costa Rica’s southern border with Panama. Home to a fantastic array of flora and fauna, this province is great if you want to have an incredible eco-adventure or just lie back and take in the gorgeous surroundings. North Puntarenas has a number of beautiful national parks and refuges that one can visit to enjoy the beauty of this province. The region’s most popular attraction is easily the Parque National Manuel Antonio, with its superb white sand beaches and lush green mountains.  A quiet beach some ten years ago, Playa Herradura was an unknown paradise with a superb black sand beach, aqua green waters and a palm tree lined shoreline.

Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort (Playa Herradura)
Enjoy a deluxe guest room (resort property view) at this resort recognized by Travel+Leisure magazine readers as one of the "World's Best". This property is nestled between the warm waters of the Pacific Gulf of Nicoya and a 1,100 acre tropical rainforest. A memorable Costa Rica beach resort vacation awaits, gliding from tree to tree on a canopy tour or just sitting back and relaxing along the palm-lined free-form pool. This resort also features six restaurants and lounges in magnificent settings that heighten the experience. Set alongside the rainforest, the La Iguana 18-hole Championship Golf Course offers not only a challenging layout, but a gallery of friendly monkeys and brightly hued macaws. Try your luck at the Stellaris Casino or simply pamper yourself with a Costa Rican inspired massage at the new Sibö Rainforest Spa & Retreat.  This resort is located approximately 60 miles southwest of San Jose International Airport.

NOTE: Transportation between these two locations is not included.

American Airlines
This package includes round-trip coach class service for (2) from any American Airlines destination in the 48 contiguous United States or Canada to anywhere American Airlines flies in Central America, subject to availability. A Saturday night stay is required. Flights will not accrue AAdvantage miles. Miles cannot be utilized to upgrade these coach class certificates to a higher level of service. The following blackout dates apply:

2011: Dec 16-31. 2012: Jan 1-3; Dec 14, 2012-Jan 2, 2013.

Any airport departure taxes, fees or fuel

Airfare will expire one year from the date of purchase. Any airport departure taxes, fees or fuel surcharges (if charged) are the responsibility of the purchaser.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. All purchases are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Suggested retail value is calculated using tariff air rates and rack room rates. Ground transportation is not included unless where specified.