Canadian Travel Press
Issue Date: Dec 16, 2019

Discover Costa Rica from the Pacific to the Caribbean

Aeromexico takes Canadian travel professionals to Costa Rica

Posing in front of the sloth statue at San Jose Juan Santamaria Airport, from l to r, are Liz Hooker, G Adventures, Karen D’Souza, Huntington Travel; Breanne Wray, Flight Centre; Sarah Bertelsen, SB Travel; Cesar Alvarenga of Aeromexico; Gwen Copeland, Flight Centre; and Juan Carlos Jouvin of Polo Travel.


Fortunate Canadian travel professionals recently had the opportunity to visit San Jose and several Caribbean and Pacific coastal areas of Costa Rica. Aeromexico worked in cooperation with Groupo Proimagen to make it happen.

An iguana enjoys a little time in the sun.

The picturesque Costa Rican landscape and the spectacular wildlife provided the backdrop for this four-day journey.

Guests took a day trip to Puntarenas and the Isla Tortuga on the Pacific coast. Dolphins accompanied the group on the boat trip from the mainland over to Isla Tortuga. Upon arrival, they had a chance to spend the day at the beach, swimming, snorkelling, banana boating followed by a barbecue lunch.

Standing guard along the bank of the Tortuguero Canal.

After a return to San Jose, the next day, participants were off to Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast to stay at the Evergreen Lodge, located close to the entrance of Tortuguero Park. This resort, built in the rainforest, was the ideal place to explore this unique and magical area.

The resort is surrounded by towering trees and lush vegetation which is home to a vast array of tropical birds, mammals and wildlife. The canal tour provides visitors an up-close-and-personal experience with this wildlife and vegetation.

Enjoying a day at the beach at Isla Tortuga, from l to r, are Gwen Copeland of Flight Centre; Breanne Wray of Flight Centre; Juan Carlos Jouvin, Polo Travel; Karen D’Souza, Huntington Travel; Cesar Alvarenga, Aeromexico; Sarah Bertelsen, SB Travel; and Liz Hooker of G Adventures.