Tour dates 2024
Learn the Connection Practice while experiencing the most beautiful sites in Costa Rica. This tour combines relaxation, nature, culture, adventure and two of our courses, Inner Wellness for Success and the Emotionally-Safe Relationships. We offer an amazing value, with a diverse itinerary and in-person classes. Upon completion, you will be eligible to apply for the online Coach Certification Course.
In 2019, the World Happiness Report, named Costa Rica as the happiest country in Latin America, second happiest in the Americas after Canada and the twelfth happiest in the world out of 156 countries.
With over 500,000 different species of animals and plants, Costa Rica houses at least 5% of the world's biodiversity. It funds nature reserve management and environmental services like clean air, fresh water and biodiversity protection. Costa Rica has protected about 28% of its land in national parks and wildlife refuges.
At Quizur, you are immersed in the breathtaking nature of Costa Rica, yet you are centrally located in Santa Ana, which is 25 minutes from the airport. Santa Ana is conveniently located for day trips to the best sites in Costa Rica and it is known for upscale groceries stores and restaurants.
Rita Marie Johnson has lived off and on in Costa Rica for almost 30 years. She created the Connection Practice, which won the Ashoka Changemaker’s Innovation Award: Building a More Ethical Society, chosen from 32 projects in 79 countries. She is the author of Completely Connected: Uniting Our Empathy and Insight for Extraordinary Results, an Amazon Bestseller and Nautilus Award Winner in Psychology. Read more about Rita Marie here.
Ricardo Balderas was born in Mexico and grew up in San Jose, CA where he met Rita Marie and they married in 2019. Ricardo received his Ed.D in Multicultural Education. He served as a bilingual, elementary school principal in Bay Area schools for over 30 years. He published a children’s book, The Dragon that Wanted To Play in the Snow. His bilingual ability and love of history, philosophy and beauty make him an excellent guide in Costa Rica.
Through the Connection Practice, he and Rita Marie have created a deep foundation of emotional safety in their marriage that frees them to serve others at the highest level.
Because Rita Marie has lived off-and-on in Costa Rica for 30 years she knows the BEST sites.
This tour showcases all of them!
You will arrive at the airport in San José and travel by taxi to Quizur. We will gather in the evening for dinner and an orientation with Rita Marie Johnson, creator of the Connection Practice and Executive Director of Rasur Foundation International.
We will visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a nature wonderland of butterflies, animals and the most amazing series of waterfalls. We'll eat a scrumptious buffet lunch. Afterwards, you can relax and have dinner together at Quizur.
We will spend the day at Quizur, Rasur Foundation International Headquarters, where you will attend Inner Wellness for Success or assist with the training if you're experienced in the CP. The CP combines empathy and insight to confidently meet challenges in life. It reduces stress, resolves conflicts efficiently, and accelerates your intuition. After today, you will apply it all week as we travel. We will have lunch and dinner together at Quizur.
We will travel to Cartago to visit La Basilica de Los Ángeles. We will have lunch at il Guardino. Then we travel to the National Museum of Costa Rica to learn about the country's rich history. We will have dinner later at Quizur.
We will head by bus for La Fortuna for lunch at Choza de Laureles and some shopping. Then on to a hotel with hot springs where you will have a chance to relax in the warm water with a view of the Arenal Volcano. We will enjoy dinner together and spend the night at the hotel.
Enjoy optional activities: canopy zip line, hanging bridge tour, horseback riding, hiking, sloth tour, and more! Breakfast is included and you are on your own for lunch. Then we will come together again for dinner and stay another night at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will be transported to Café Britt where we will have lunch after the tour.
Café Britt is an organic fair trade coffee plantation. The owners have created an entertaining tour to experience gourmet coffee along with their Costa Rican heritage. We will have dinner with an influential Costa Rican at Quizur.
Today, you will take Emotionally-Safe Relationships, which will empower you to create heart-warming connections wherever you go.
We will complete the tour with a celebratory dinner at Quizur.
Leave Quizur and head for the airport. You will go home with more peace and a heart that is filled with Pura Vida (pure life)!
Airfare is not included; there is a maximum of 12 people on the tour.
Option 1: $2,499 per person (single occupancy)
Option 2: $2,260 per person (double occupancy)
Tour dates 2024
April 11 - 19
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Quizur is ideally located for seeing all but the most remote locations in Costa Rica. In addition, you are immersed in nature while being within 25 minutes of the airport, the best hospital, and an impressive shopping mall. There is so much to do and see. At Quizur you can:
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