Costa Rica Multi Sport IVS

11 Days

Costa Rica Multi Sport IVS

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 Copa De Arbol Beach & Rainforest Resort, 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 Hotel La Mariposa. You’ll have time to explore the lovely beaches or do a host of multi-sport day adventures there.

Seminar registration fee: $845 for 12 RACE approved CE hours

Seminar Topics:

2025 Speaker
Along the way, Dr Heidi Lobprise will discuss both dental and geriatric management in your daily practice.

International Veterinary Seminars Course Information

DAY 1: Arrive to San Jose. Airport transfers provided to the beautiful Hotel Grano de Oro (No meals included).

DAY 2: Explore the capital city of Costa Rica, San Jose. After a scrumptious breakfast included at the hotel, we will go on a guided tour with lunch included. A lecture will occur in the late afternoon, and dinner will be on your own this evening. There is a convenient restaurant at the hotel and a variety of options nearby to suit every taste if you prefer to explore a little more on your own. (B+L)

DAY 3-6: Our group will fly to Drakes Bay on the Osa Peninsula. The next four days are spent at the spectacular Copa De Arbol Beach & Rainforest Resort. 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. You will explore the world of tropical insects and arachnids with Tracie “The Bug Lady” on a one-of-a-kind night hike. Tracie will transport you to a realm where reality rivals science fiction.

For the remaining days at Copa De Arbol Beach & Rainforest Resort you can choose from an exciting menu of optional activities. Including sea kayaking, horseback riding, guided natural history tours, hiking, bird watching, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving or snorkeling. (B+L+D)

Day 7: Early morning spectacular wildlife tour / boat transfer up Sierpe River from Copa De Arbol Beach & Rainforest Resort 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 8: 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 9: Transfer to the spectacular Hotel La Mariposa in Manuel Antonio, overlooking the Pacific Ocean for our last two nights. We will stop for lunch at a famed local restaurant on the way. (B+L)

Day 10: Enjoy the Hotel La Mariposa and choose between a host of activities for your last day such as a ziplining-canopy tour, Manuel Antonio National Park tour, ATV tour, white water rafting, horseback riding, kayaking, a catamaran tour with snorkeling, surf lessons or sport fishing. You can also simply relax by the pool or at the beach, rent a jet ski, or book a spa service. Complimentary beach shuttles are provided to Manuel Antonio’s renowned beaches from the resort. (Note: Today’s activities are not included in the trip price) (B)

Day 11: Transfer to airport in Quepos, fly to San Jose and home. (B)


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

Please visit their websites for more information and photo galleries:

Copa De Arbol Beach & Rainforest Resort

Rafiki Lodge

Hotel La Mariposa

Departure Dates:

April 10-20

Trip Length: 11 Days
Trip Price:

2025 Pricing
$5,800 per person, based on double occupancy

CE Credits (optional): $845 for 12 CE hours

2025 Speaker
Along the way, Dr Heidi Lobprise will discuss both dental and geriatric management in your daily practice.

Deposit: $1,000

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4 reviews for Costa Rica Multi Sport IVS

  1. Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our trip! Bio Bio Expeditions really did run a class act with activities, guides, the hotels were amazing! A special shoutout to our guide Jorge Esquivel, who bent over backwards to help people with individual concerns/issues.
    Could you please do an email list of the attendees, including the speaker, and send to me? We absolutely enjoyed every person on that trip and would love to keep contact.
    Thanks again
    Brandon Wichman DVM

  2. This trip had a lot to offer just about everyone. There were educational walks (Tracie the “bug lady” is a DO NOT MISS!) and knowledgeable guides (Thank you Randall) at both lodges that were passionate about their country, the environment, and all that it has to offer. Oh, and that guy Jorge, who made everything run seamlessly.

    From initial landing to take off — the trip was smooth and we really didn’t experience any difficulties other than a blown fuse for the AC on one bus. The food was amazing at every hotel, lodging was great (no AC at Rafiki), views were always stunning and there was always something to do — or you could opt to just relax and sit by the pool.
    Words of caution if you get motion sickness: While every effort is made to give those with motion sickness their preferred seats, there is still a chance of motion sickness. We were in busses on rocky roads, we were in boats (sometimes the water is a little choppy), and small 12 seater planes for the in-country flights

    Overall, a great trip as expected. This is my fourth adventure trip with IVS/BioBio — here’s looking forward to the fifth!

  3. Justina Codde – Costa Rica IVS April 2022

    Please comment on your overall impression of the trip. Did it meet your expectations?


    What did you think about the quality and the knowledge of your guide staff?

    Off the charts- fantastic!

    Please share with us any improvements you would suggest for future trips.

    While Covid remains an issue, I would recommend that people are advised to bring along a Covid home test kit. Didn’t think about it myself and it sure made a difference to be able to test and know I was negative after being exposed!

    Would you consider traveling with Bio Bio Expeditions again? If so, which trips interest you most?
    Yes, definitely! Machu Picchu

    If you were to tell a friend or colleague about your overall experience on this trip, what would you say?
    Definitely go!!!! La Paloma was absolutely amazing and wonderful. An adventure in itself just getting there!
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  4. Hello All

    We (Gary and I) made it home – the entire 10 hour plane ride divided into 2 legs. It is refreshingly cool here – 26C (79F). I hope everyone had an uneventful journey home or onward in your travels.

    Gary and I would like to thank Tory and Bio Bio for their hard work in organizing this trip and ensuring it ran as smoothly as it did. How wonderful to have a jungle adventure in luxury accommodations with gourmet meals! Bio Bio organized some great guides for us and the quality of the trip is to be commended.

    But as we have all said already, what made this trip especially amazing were the people. I feel truly honoured to have met each and every one of you.

    I will start editing photos soon and will share them when I finished (it may be a week or so as I head back to work on Saturday). As my camera is best suited to vistas and plants – there will mainly be photos of those. I am excited to see the animal photos.

    Wishing everyone many more adventures!

    Elizabeth / Costa Rica IVS April 2017