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Everyone will feel like a kid again when your whole group gets to greet whales in person! Our Costa Rican whale encounters are as intimate as you could ever hope for, with these gentle giants often coming close enough to get us wet!

We zoom out to meet migrating “pods” (groups of whales) on a comfortable and super-stable catamaran (a twin-hulled ship) as Gray and Humpback whales - and sometimes Blue whales up to 100 feet long - pass within a few miles of the Costa Rican shore.

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Talk about something special! Whales are extremely gentle and often come right up to the boat, so it is sometimes possible to actually *touch* a whale! Whales enjoy interacting with boats and people, so much so that you could be greeted personally in a close approach – or by getting a good close up “once over” as a whale investigates and stares at our group.

When whale groups encounter a tour boat, they very often put on a deliberate show with fantastic aerial jumps, rolls and splashes. Humpbacks in particular love to cavort about and play to the camera, posing with their huge pectoral fins pointed up out of the water and showing off their bellies.

We also often hear whale songs! While whale songs are known to travel miles underwater, when whales are close by it is actually possible to hear singing from the boat. Watch them breach and entertain the children in the short video.

 

Zen Recreations’ Costa Rica tours help schools, teachers, children, and adults explore and learn about animals through experiences intended to create a deeper understanding, respect, and desire to protect all wildlife through informal learning experiences.

The whale watching jaunt starts in the morning and lasts until mid-day. After lunch, we take a charter flight back to San Jose`.                                                                                     

                                                          Find out more about our Costa Rica trip which includes whalewatching!        

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Don’t miss this amazing trip! Learn more or join up with us today! Send a free text message to 1 (929) 266-5936 and one of our friendly travel hosts will call you right away.

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Safe Travels for Silvered Seniors

Taking off for parts unknown at the gray-haired stage of life is still a fun adventure and there is nothing to fear! It may be true that running, jumping for joy and endless flights of stairs are less enticing than they used to be, but there’s a very big world out there to see without resorting to a “bucket list” approach. Organizing  a  Multi-Generational holiday or traveling Alone with Your Grandchildren can be a Great Bonding Experience.

Think “safety in numbers” and go for it! (If you’ve decided that sitting at home gathering dust is more appealing than travel, well, we can’t help you there, granny.) If you think this article is going to talk about pouch belts under your pants to hide your passport, no, no, no; we have better things to discuss.

Zen Recreations is a fantastic solution for traveling at any age and we specialize in the safety-in-numbers approach. By the way, we’re all about the destination; we don’t cut off the fun to travel in herds. But we help with a number of things including locating solo travel deals (here you have the opportunity to share a room with someone who has similar interests), finding lower prices and looking for adventures and showing you the ropes.

Zen Recreations is not a tour bus with a uniformed guide at the front. We don’t say “and if you look out the left window you’ll see an old building.” (Well, sometimes, but not much because we have places to go and things to do!)

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A perfectly balanced hot spring, in terms of temperature, volume and mineral content (low sulfur and odor). Five main springs of highly mineralized water heated underground by the earth’s molten core emanate naturally ever minute and thousands of gallons of this perfect  thermal water flows throughout the resort, forming the Tabacon River. The underground streams of the Tabacon River are enriched mineral water hot springs which are reputed to have a number of therapeutic benefits. Minerals transfer from the water to the skin and bloodstream via osmosis. Cultures all over the globe turn to natural mineral-rich waters to treat a wide array of concerns.  From sinus issues, muscle and joint pain to cosmetic (skin clarity, psoriasis). Soaking in hot springs increases your blood flow, circulation, metabolism, and absorption of essential minerals. Sounds awesome so far, but wait—there’s more!

 

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