City Wide Chairman’s Group in Costa Rica

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CITY WIDE CHAIRMAN’S GROUP

Core Travel Dates: April 19-23, 2017

Options to extend during these dates: April 18-25, 2017

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Costa Rica is a country located in Central America is ranked as one of the most visited international destinations. One of Costa Rica’s main sources of income is tourism. Costa Rica is a democratic and peaceful country, and it has not had an army since the year 1949.

Although the country is small and it covers only 0.03 % of the surface of the globe, it proudly shelters a 5% of the existing biodiversity in the entire world. 25.58 % of the country is composed of conservation and natural protected territory.

The span of the Costa Rican territory, from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, is 200 miles. The varieties of landscapes and microclimates that can be enjoyed in one day make this country a paradise destination.

In simply 51 thousand square kilometers, the traveler can find: sun and beaches, adventure, nature and culture; necessary components to satisfy the likes of thousands of tourists that find in Costa Rica their ideal holiday.

GEOGRAPHY: Rugged highlands are found throughout most of the country, ranging from approximately 1,000 to 2,000 meters (3,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level). The Guanacaste Mountain Range, Central Mountain Range, and Talamanca Mountain Range are the main mountain ranges extending the entire length of the country. There are several active volcanoes (Arenal Volcano, Irazu Volcano, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and Turrialba Volcano) and the country’s highest mountain (Chirripo Hill) with a height of 3,819 m/12,530 ft. The country has a relatively long coastline in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as well as a number of rivers and streams that attract specialist kayakers and rafters from all over the world.

3CLIMATE: In general, the climate in Costa Rica is very pleasant not only during the dry season, which extends from December to April but also during the rainy season, which runs from May to November. During the rainy season rain can be expected in the afternoons, on the other hand the mornings are usually sunny.

Costa Rica has a tropical climate with an average temperature of 22 degrees C (72 degrees F) that increases considerably on the coastal areas. The changes in temperature are considerable and due to the short distances in this relatively small country, they can all be experienced in just one day.

Due to factors such as the geographical location, the weather conditions, the formation of mountain chains, mountains, and valleys, this country experiences different microclimates that give a home to different types of vegetation.

With a total of 5,921 sq. miles and more than 400 miles of coast line, the GUANACASTE, COSTA RICA tourism area comprises the Pacific Coast area from the border of Nicaragua to the Bongo River estuary in the Nicoya Peninsula. This tourism area is home to a very important section of Costa Rica’s cultural and natural heritage. This area boasts a significant number of protected areas including water, land, mountain, and coastal ecosystems that are teaming with life.

The incomparable beauty of its landscapes, which ranges from tropical dry forests to lowland mountain forests, its warm climate, as well as its flourishing nature have made Guanacaste one of the most heavily visited areas by locals as well as international tourists and is one of the most developed areas because of its high level of investment in the hotel industry that is in high demand. It also relies on important support by the Tourism Development Center of the Gulf of Papagayo and also relies on the Daniel Oduber International Airport through which arrive a number of charter and commercial flights from the United States.

All along the Guanacaste coastline are a number of beaches where you can swim in their warm Pacific Ocean waters. The coastal landscape is exceptional. There is an array of white-sand beaches and calm, intense-blue waters.

There are two commercial centers located in the northern area: Liberia and Santa Cruz, which, in turn, are linked with five important tourism development centers: Papagayo, El Coco, Flamingo, Conchal, and Tamarindo. In the southern area, the commercial center is Nicoya with Samara being the development center.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS4
VALID PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED, including 6 months post travel validity (example: travel in April, valid through October). Citizens of the United States, Canada, and most European and Latin American countries are issued a free tourist visa which permits them to stay in Costa Rica for 90 days. They must, however, be carrying an acceptable form of identification, at least US$300, and a departure ticket.

Citizens of all other countries should confer with the Costa Rican consulate nearest them to verify whether they are required to obtain a visa prior to entrance. If a visa is required, an entry deposit is also imposed, refundable upon departure.

DEPARTURE TAX: Each traveler is assessed a $29USD departure tax.  This is typically included in the cost of the airline transaction – with each transaction we will reconfirm.

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SECRETS PAPAGAYO RESORT & SPA

Distance from hotel to city, 15 miles. Distance from hotel to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR), 11 miles.  Set on Papagayo Bay along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica sits on a black, volcanic sand beach, which when coupled with lush, mountainous surroundings provides a stunning backdrop for an intimate, relaxing and romantic getaway. This oceanfront resort boasts 202 spacious suites with finely-appointed amenities, a private terrace or patio, and all the benefits of the Unlimited-Luxury experience. Indulge in 24-hour room service, a daily refreshed mini-bar, limitless gourmet dining and top-shelf spirits at four restaurants, one cafe and five bars, pool and beach wait service, nightly entertainment and more. The full-service Secrets Spa by Pevonia is a sanctuary for the senses, offering rejuvenating treatments and packages. Enjoy the natural scenery and attractions of Costa Rica by visiting the Marina Papagayo, located nearby which boasts world-class sport fishing, a pedestrian village, gardens and picturesque walk- ways. An unparalleled experience awaits at Secrets Papagayo, just 20 minutes from the Liberia Airport and 30 minutes from down- town Liberia.  

Unlimited-Luxury®

Unlimited-Luxury® is more than just a phrase. It’s a commitment to redefining the all-inclusive experience by fulfilling your every wish and exceeding your expectations at every turn. It includes every amenity you’d expect from a world-class destination and so much more.

  • Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required
  • Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
  • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
  • 24-hour room and concierge services
  • Pool and beach wait service
  • Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer
  • Daily maid service
  • Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
  • Theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues
  • No wristbands required
  • All taxes and gratuities included
  • Enjoy free Wi-Fi and free international calling to the US, Canada and Mexico with Unlimited Connectivity. The mobile app also allows you to view the schedules of all events, activities and restaurants at the resort, plus to learn about local destinations, excursions, and much more

 

LAND PACKAGE RATES (presented total per person, per room category):

Standard Panoramic View
398 sq.ft. Featuring outstanding Ocean View of the Papagayo Bay; a 48″ television, private balcony or terrace.  Bedding: 1 king bed.  

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY/per person

2 nights: $978.00 / 3 nights: $1518.00 / 4 nights: $1758.00 / 5 nights: $1969.00 / 6 nights: $2180.00 / 7 nights:  $2391.00

SINGLE OCCUPANCY/per person
2 nights: $1153.00 / 3 nights: $1737.00 / 4 nights: $2021.00 / 5 nights: $2305.00 / 6 nights: $2589.00 / 7 nights: $2873.00

Bungalow Suite Tropical View
452 sq. ft. A 48″ television, private balcony or terrace with the most peaceful mountain’s garden views.  Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.  

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY/per person

2 nights: $1112.00 / 3 nights: $1719.00 / 4 nights:  $2026.00 / 5 nights: $2280.00 / 6 nights: $2534.00 / 7 nights: $2788.00

SINGLE OCCUPANCY/per person
2 nights: $1237.00 / 3 nights: $1863.00 / 4 nights: $2189.00 / 5 nights: $2515.00 / 6 nights: $2841.00 / 7 nights: $3167.00

GROUP TRAVEL SERVICES

Travel Concepts, Inc. acts only as agent for all suppliers, and their responsibility is limited. A room block contract has provided rooms which encompass the dates: April 18-25, 2017.  Guests are accommodated for any number of nights during this time frame (a minimum 3 night stay is required to include the Resort Credit and Exclusive sailing experience).  Specific number of rooms per room category have been contracted and confirmed for this group.  Should the maximum capacity in a room category become sold, Travel Concepts, Inc. will request additional rooms at the same rate; however, additional rooms will be based on actual availability at the time of a revised contract.

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All accommodations include: slippers, ceiling fans, smoke detector, desk, soundproof, hairdryer, sprinkler system, housekeeping, telephone, iPod docking station, television (remote controlled, cable), internet access (high speed, wireless), turndown service, iron, voicemail, CD player, mini-bar (fully stocked), wake-up calls, DVD player, mirror (vanity), air conditioning (individual climate control), non-smoking accommodations, alarm clock, pillow menu, bathrobe, radio, bathtub (some accommodations), room service (24-hour): bedding (premium), safe (electronic), blackout drapes, shower (private) and coffee maker.  

World-Class Spa
Unwind into pure relaxation at Secrets Spa by Pevonia® where you can seep into a sublime atmosphere of pure indulgence while surrounded by stunning views.

Activities & Entertainment
Day or night there are tons of activities to dive into from beach walks and water aerobics to theme nights or cooking lessons. Choose the activity that suits you and enjoy!

Dining & Drinks

Gourmet Dining
Indulge in an array of international cuisines at 3 à la carte restaurants, 1 buffet and a café or sneak away for a romantic meal in your suite with 24-hour room service. Your Unlimited-Luxury® privileges include all meals and premium beverages.

New! 24-hour dining options allow guests to enjoy late night bites at the Market Café. Or stay in and order room service. It’s all available at any hour day or night.

Phone: 913-888-1671 / Toll-free: 877-200-4690 / Fax: 913-888-7870

www.travelconceptskc.com / denise@travelconceptskc.com 

RESERVATION DETAILS ~ VERY IMPORTANT

Travel Concepts website provides a seamless & secure opportunity to provide all of your details.

  • COMPLETE FOR YOUR STAY OR INCLUDING TOURS/EXCURSIONS: Online reservation & credit card payment – located at the Bottom: BOOK NOW 
    There are 5 sequential steps to complete before you can submit:
    • Passenger Information:
      Who is your travel agent: Denise Canon
      How did you hear about us: Past Client
      Other Passenger Information to include
    • Contact Information: include your information
    • Trip Information:
      Resort: Secrets Papagayo
      Travel Dates: Include your dates
      Room Type: Include your room category **If you prefer a different room category-
      Please include this request**
      Vacation Type: Corporate Incentive
      Air: Yes Please provide your departure airport (example: Kansas City)
      Each passenger will be provided a proposed airline itinerary to confirm.
      Insurance:  Yes or No – if yes, we will provide you a quote & wait for acceptance
    • Payment Information: please include your information if:
      Extending your stay ~ Tours/Excursions ~ Optional Travel Insurance
    • Additional Information—VERY IMPORTANT
      Include any special remarks / requests ~ Food/Medical Allergies
      Include your U.S. airport preference / Preferred seating on the aircraft
      Include your Emergency Contact information
    • SUBMIT: This information will create your profile and provide all of the details required to confirm YOUR reservation.  We will be automatically notified when your reservation is submitted; a reply will be provided to acknowledge receipt.
  • CONFIRMATION/INVOICE: Provided to each traveler if you are extending your stay or including optional tours/excursions ~ optional travel insurance.  Once submitted, please expect to receive your emailed document within 7 business days after receipt.
  • PAYMENTS: Due at time of reservation; all payments are non-refundable/non-transferable.
  • PASSPORTS: Required for travel to Costa Rica; legal/complete names on your passport must match your airline transaction.  IMPORTANT: Please scan/email YOUR passport(s) to Denise Canon / denise@travelconceptskc.com.  Your airline transaction will be finalized once a copy of your passport is received to ensure all TSA requirements are met.
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE: If you include this option, we will process your insurance policy and mail to your home address.  Very important to travel with your insurance policy.
  • OPTIONAL TOURS/EXCURSIONS: If you include any options, you will receive a final confirmation in your travel documents.
  • FINAL TRAVEL DOCUMENTS:  All final travel documents will be mailed to the City Wide location of your employ (unless otherwise requested).
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please provide further details about your anticipated experience or if you have questions – we will follow up with you!

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