Costa Rica Multi Sport IVS

10 Days from $3,900

This International Veterinary Seminar takes you through lush tropical rainforests to secluded wilderness beaches and remote luxurious jungle lodges.

Immerse yourself in the pristine, unspoiled parts of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Multi Sport IVS

Veterinary Continuing Education

Costa Rica – Corcovado National Park – Cano Island Biological Reserve – Manuel Antonio National Park

We begin our IVS adventure in San Jose. Then we fly to world-famous Corcovado National Park and the Cano Island Biological Reserve.

Corcovado is a paradise of tropical wilderness and beaches, catalogued by the National Geographic Society as “one of the most biologically intense places on Earth!” It has truly spectacular wildlife, including many species of monkeys, crocodiles, exotic parrots, toucans, and an incredible diversity of species. Resident naturalists lead several hiking and boat excursions with snorkeling options, all  included in the trip price.  Our accommodations in Corcovado will be the spectacular La Paloma Lodge, regarded as one of the best eco-lodges in Costa Rica.

We travel by boat, through beautiful mangroves to the remote village of Sierpe. From Sierpe we travel up the west coast to the beautiful Savegre River Valley, where we stay at the Rafiki Jungle Lodge, which is patterned after deluxe Africa Wildlife Lodges. During our stay at Rafiki, you can do hiking with a naturalist, horseback riding, bird and wildlife watching, and enjoy a whitewater raft trip on the  Savegre River. Perfect for first time or seasoned rafters!

Then we travel to the beautiful coastal town of Manuel Antonio, where we stay at the exclusive Parador Hotel. You’ll have time to explore the lovely beaches or do a host of multi-sport day adventures there.

International Veterinary Seminars Course Information

Dr. Virginia Luis-Fuentes DACVIM (Cardiology) will present 18 CE hours on Practical management of your patients with cardiac problems. Seminar registration fee: $795.00

Lectures will take place at various times. Sometimes before breakfast, but usually between 5 and 6 in the evening. Topics to be discussed will include:

  • Asymptomatic mitral valve regurgitation?
  • Atrial fibrillation in dogs?
  • Ventricular tachycardias?
  • Asymptomatic dilated cardiomyopathy?
  • Congestive heart failure in dogs?
  • Feline cardiac disease
  • Coughing dog with cardiomegaly and no pulmonary edema?
  • When should I use pimobendan?
  • How and when should I evaluate BNP?
  • When do I recommend a radiograph and/or an echocardiogram?
  • How do i manage asymptomatic cats with a murmur?CE Credits $795.00

Day 1: Arrive and overnight in San Jose. (No Meals.)

Day 2-6: Our group will fly to Drakes Bay on the Osa Peninsula. The next four days are spent at the spectacular La Paloma Lodge which nests atop a high bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and nearby Cano Island. A naturalist will guide us on a tour of Corcovado National Park. The National Park has been cited by National Geographic as “one of the most biologically intense places on earth”. Our group will also enjoy snorkeling and beachcombing on a guided trip to the beautiful marine biological reserve of Cano Island.

The remaining days at LaPaloma you can choose from an exciting menu of optional activities. Options include: sea kayaking, horseback riding, guided natural history tours, hiking, bird watching, deep sea fishing, scuba diving or snorkeling. (B+L+D)

Day 6: Early morning spectacular wildlife tour / boat transfer up Sierpe River from La Paloma to town of Sierpe. Van transfer of guests to beautiful Rafiki Lodge on the Savegre River. This romantic lodge is patterned after an African Safari Lodge. It is in a breathtaking setting and wildlife abounds

Day 7: Choice of activities at Rafiki Lodge including guided nature walks, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, world class birding; Overnight Rafiki Safari Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 8: Transfer to the spectacular Parador Hotel in Manuel Antonio, overlooking the Pacific Ocean – This secluded hotel is close to Manuel Antonio’s renowned beaches and wide array of adventure activities.

Day 9: Enjoy the Parador Hotel and choose between the following multi-sport options: Guided natural history and wildlife tours; Horseback riding, rafting, Catamaran Boat tour, Canopy Ziplining, relaxing on the beach, Jet skis, Manuel Antonio National Park, Surf lessons, Scuba diving and Sport Fishing! (Activities at the Parador Hotel are not included in trip price.)

Day 10: Transfer to airport in Quepos, fly to San Jose and home.


Our beautiful accommodations are situated in the spectacular landscapes of Costa Rica.

Please visit their websites for more information and photo galleries:

La Paloma Lodge

Hotel Parador

Rafiki Lodge

Departure Dates:

April 23rd-May 2nd, 2017

April 14th – April 23rd 2018

Trip Length: 10 Days
Trip Price:

$3,900 per person, based on double occupancy

CE Credits (optional): $795.00

Dr. Virginia Luis-Fuentes DACVIM (Cardiology) will present 18 CE hours on “Practical management of your patients with cardiac problems”.

Deposit: $600


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