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Costa Rica Adventure

  • Casa Mandarina Palm Beach Estates Playa Grande Costa Rica (map)

Join MYA in gorgeous Costa Rica on Playa Grande for a quickie three night adventure in a super fab oceanside locale!

pic by Dori McCormick

pic by Dori McCormick

We’ll practice yoga, eat healthy vegetarian food, play in the waves, and immerse ourselves in nature and culture. If you’ve never been to CR, this is the perfect introduction to pura vida.

Adventurers will gather at Casa Mandarina (for some, following volunteer time on a sea turtle focused Earthwatch expedition), a beautiful private house located directly on the beach. Ocean views fill almost every room with hammocks for relaxing, a large swimming pool for soaking, and quick access to sand & surf. During the day the doors open up from wall to wall to let in amazing water views, seaside breezes, and sound of waves.

The main house has 3 spacious bedrooms; two of which share a beach front patio so everyone can enjoy the view. The 4th bedroom is in a separate building near the pool, complete with private bath, a queen size bed and three twin beds.

Sweetly tucked in our oasis the glorious Costa Rican sunsets will reveal themselves - the fluctuation of light and color seems like no other, a sight to savor.

pic by Dori McCormick

pic by Dori McCormick

We may have the opportunity for sea turtle viewing as well, our accommodations are just south of the protected beaches of Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas, prime turtle nesting sites.


Casa Mandarina boasts a fully equipped kitchen that Rachel Hicks, our cook from Virginia, will work her magic in. Rachel comes to MYA with a vibrant passion for the outdoors, sustainability, food, and wellness. A yoga teacher with a masters degree in nutrition, Rachel has led retreats and workshops in her wheelhouse of health and well-being.

Playa Grande is a cool little town with a relaxed beach vibe and friendly people. Nature is abundant in this peaceful place; yet, as a delightful contrast, we're not far from the bustling town of Tamarindo with restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. The casa is a 10 minute stroll to the estuary and from there we can boat in for shopping and lunch. We may hit the dance floor at the disco for a well-rounded adventure!

If adventurers would like to book tours, massage, surf lessons, etc. MYA is happy to arrange it all for you and probably get in on the fun too!

This will be MYA's fourth journey to Costa Rica via the airport in Liberia. Founder, Holly Twining, flies out of Boston and currently flights are still below $500.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Earthwatch Costa Rican Sea Turtles Expedition with the adventure, visit

Adventurers will enjoy three nights of fab beach front accommodations, daily yoga, stunning sunsets, nature immersions, vegetarian dinners & breakfasts, and more...

Cost: $1300/shared king; $1100/solo king available

Please be aware of MYA's Cancellation Policy prior to booking...thanks! 

Earlier Event: January 20
Costa Rican Sea Turtles Adventure
Later Event: February 10
Ice Climb, Snowshoe & Soak Adventure