The Connection Practice Costa Rica Tour

The Connection Practice Costa Rica Tour

8 nights | 9 days

Tour dates 2024
May 23 - 31 | July 25 - August 02 | August 22 - 30 | November 14 - 22

Gift yourself with a rejuvenating, wellness tour of peaceful, beautiful Costa Rica while learning the Connection Practice!

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.

Included in the Connection Practice Tour

  • All transportation except to and from airport
  • All activities except optional hotel activities
  • Lodging for 6 nights at Quizur and 2 nights at a hotel with hot springs at Arenal Volcano
  • 2 breakfasts at the Arenal hotel, 3 lunches and 8 dinners. You will make breakfast at Quizur
  • The Inner Wellness for Success Course, where you will learn the Connection Practice.
  • Magnetic Connection Practice Boards and Manual
  • CP Coaches or Trainers will have the opportunity to improve their Connection Practice skill.
  • The Emotionally-Safe Relationships Course, which will empower you to enrich your relationships
  • After completing these 2 courses, you are eligible to apply for the online Coach Certification Course
  • Does not include airline ticket

Why Costa Rica?

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.

Meet your Tour Guides

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.

Tour Itinerary

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!

Day 1: Travel

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.

Day 2: Nature

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.

Day 3: Connection

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.

Day 4: Culture

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.

Day 5: Relaxation

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.

Day 6: Adventure

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.

Day 7: Costa Rica Now

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.

Day 8: Enriching Relationships

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.

Day 9: Pura Vida

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)!

Quizur Casita
La Paz Waterfall
National Museum
Basilica de Los Angeles
Hot Springs at La Fortuna
Britt Coffee Tour
Arenal Volcano
Sloth in the Wild
View at Quizur
Yoga Session at Quizur
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Tour Cost

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
May 23 - 31 | June 20 - 29 | July 25 - August 02 | September 12 - 20 | November 14 - 22

* Includes the cost of Inner Wellness for Success and the Emotionally-Safe Relationships courses, a $600 value per person.

  • A deposit of $1,000 is required to reserve your tour. Remainder balance due 30 days prior to arrival day.
  • There are no visa or vaccination requirements for US and Canadian citizens.

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Extend your stay at Quizur before or after the Tour

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:

  • Have private Connection Practice sessions with Rita Marie ($100/hr)
  • Have high quality dental work, done for a fraction of the price in the US.
  • Enjoy reputable cosmetic surgery. After surgery, Quizur will be your perfect place to recover.
  • Visit more beautiful sites, such as:
    • Tortuga Island
    • Manuel Antonio National Park
    • Central Market in San Jose

For accommodation rates at Quizur and questions, contact

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