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I’m Hosting a Vegan Group Trip to Costa Rica!!!

I’m so excited to announce I am hosting another group trip, and this time, I am hosting it in Costa Rica for 6 nights, from September 1st-September 7th 2023! I recently stayed at the Lands in Love Hotel & Resort, directly next to the Animal Love Rescue Center, and I had the most incredible time. I got to interact with lots of the animals at the rescue and go on tons of adventures like ziplining, white water rafting, canyoning, and hiking in the middle of the jungle. The hotel also has a 100% vegan restaurant, so I was in heaven eating three vegan meals a day.

After staying here for nearly a week, I KNEW I wanted to host a trip here. Not only because it’s a hidden gem that I think everyone needs to visit but because the animal rescue desperately needs donations. Animal Love is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter that runs solely off donations. Despite their lack of funds, they take in every single animal in need. They currently have over 1,400 animals and are over $150,000 in medical debt. With that said, one reason I am hosting a trip here is to shed some light on their hotel and animal rescue and to bring in some funds to help save the animals.

So, if hanging out in the middle of the jungle with animals, going on many adventures such as zip lining, white water rafting, canyoning, and eating lots of delicious vegan food with me sounds like a fun time, please check out the itinerary below!

*This group trip is open to both women and men. Must be 18 years or older. If you want to book a spot, please message me on Instagram ASAP. My Instagram handle is @chefsummerstorm. Then, I will send you the payment form to reserve a spot.


Me + 10 of you + Costa Rica!!! 😍🤩🥳 LÎNK ÎN BÎØ to check out the full itinerary! If you’d like to come, please send me a message on Instagram(chefsummerstorm) so I can send you the payment form to reserve your spot 💚 •Trip takes place September 1st-7th, 2023 •Unlike my first trip where it was women only, both women AND men can book a spot to this trip! •Only 10 spots available, so book your spot ASAP •This is an incredible opportunity to connect with like-minded people, go on lots of adventures, eat delicious vegan food, and help the animals at the amazing animal shelter @animalloverescue ❤️ ✨ I HOPE TO FINALLY MEET YOU IN PERSON!!! 🥹 #vegan #grouptravel #travel #traveltiktok #solotravel #costarica

♬ Sunshine – WIRA


Day 1: Arrival Day

Costa Rica Group

A driver and guide from the hotel will be waiting outside the terminal to take the group to the Lands in Love Hotel & Resort and Adventure Center, located right in the center of Cloud Forest. The drive will take roughly 2 1/2 hours, but the region possesses beautiful scenery, so the drive is pleasant! Upon arrival, we’ll meet the founders of the Animal Love Rescue Center and hear the fascinating story about the establishment of the center. To finish the night, we will eat our first dinner together at their vegan restaurant!

Day 2: Meet the Animals + Ziplining(Canopy Tour, Superman, & Tarzan)

Costa Rica Animals and Adventures
  • Breakfast
  • Animal Shelter Tour
  • Lunch
  • Ziplining
  • Group Dinner

Today you will meet the Animal Love Rescue Center animals in all locations- the shelter, main doghouse, cat park, and farm! You will learn stories of how some of the animals arrived at the shelter and even pet and feed several of them! Later in the day, you will experience the combo canopy tour! You will zipline multiple cables, in traditional position and Superman-style, to experience the beautiful, lush forest from the top of the trees, and you will even get to swing like Tarzan! And if you have a good eye and are lucky, you may even spot some wildlife in the forest, such as sloths, monkeys, and toucans!

Day 3: Canyoning + Cooking Class with Chef Summer Storm & Chef Nama

Canyoning in Costa Rica
  • Breakfast
  • Canyoning
  • Lunch
  • Cooking Class / Group Dinner

Today you will experience canyoning at the Cloud Forest Reserve! An easy 10-minute hike will take the group to the starting point, where your guide will brief you on equipment and safety procedures. You will then cross a suspended bridge and rappel 51 meters into the falls. From there, you will continue to rappel three more times at altitudes of 10, 14, and 18 meters. The tour continues to the ‘Super Tarzan Swing,’ then a tractor-drawn wagon will take you back to the starting point. Throughout this experience, you will get to enjoy the beauty of the canyon and cloud forest, which holds colorful nature diversity, such as vegetation, giant trees, wildlife, and more!

Later in the day, Chef Summer Storm and Chef Nama(the vegan chef at the hotel restaurant!) will hold a vegan cooking class!

Day 4: Volunteer at the Animal Shelter + Night Hiking Tour

Animal Love Rescue Center Dogs
  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer at the Animal Love Rescue Center
  • Lunch
  • Cloud Forest Night Hiking
  • Group Dinner

Today you will volunteer at the Animal Love Rescue Center and help support some of the 1,400+ animals by assisting the team in walking, cleaning, and, most importantly, showering the animals with lots and lots of love!

At night, you will walk in Cloud Forest amongst the beautiful river and look for mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects while getting explanations from your guide about them and the surrounding nature!

Day 5: White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting
  • Breakfast
  • White Water Rafting
  • Lunch
  • Group Dinner

Today you will go white water rafting! Your guide will brief you on equipment and safety procedures. Then the group will split into two, hop onto the rafts, and paddle through the thrilling adventure and nature of the river! The tour guides are incredible at spotting wildlife, so you may see wildlife like sloths, monkeys, and tropical birds such as ospreys, oropendolas, and toucans! And if some locals are out, there may be a break between rafting to enjoy fresh-cut fruit in the water!

White water rafting can be tiring, and it’s very wet, so once back to the hotel, you can clean up and relax for the rest of the day! You can rest in your room, hang out by the pool and hot tub, or explore nearby trails- whatever you see fit!

Day 6: Volcano Hike + Hot Springs

Paradise Hot Springs
  • Breakfast
  • Hiking
  • Lunch
  • Tour to the Volcano
  • Hot Springs
  • Group Dinner

Today you will be hiking through the humid tropical forest, passing 15 bridges from 5-100 meters long and up to 60 meters high. If lucky, you will see a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects. After this, you will take a tour to the volcano by hiking through more lush forest and passing by Arenal Lake.

In the evening, you will get to enjoy the Paradise Hot Springs’ thermal water for a few hours, then enjoy dinner there!

Day 7: Departure Day

Lands in Love Hotel
  • Breakfast (According to your flight schedule)
  • Transfer from Hotel to San Jose Airport (Estimated driving time(depending on fog): 3 1/3 hours)


Total Trip Package Price Per Person:

Private Room: $1,680 USD

Shared Room (For if you would like to book the trip with a friend, family member, etc.): $1,155 USD (per person)

Included in Trip Package:

Not Included in Trip Package:

  • Flights
  • Personal Expenses & Tips
  • Extra Tours & Activities
  • Extra Taxis

*This group trip is open to both women and men. Must be 18 years or older. If you want to book a spot, please message me on Instagram ASAP. My Instagram handle is @chefsummerstorm. Then, I will send you the payment form to reserve a spot.

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