Time: June 14-21, 2025

Water temp: Low to Mid 80s (29-30C)
Air Temp: 78-86F (25-30C)
Visibility: Varies

Length: 7 nights / 8 days 

Diving: 2 dives daily for a total of 10 dives and other activities. 


Skill level: Beginner to advanced divers

Price: $1,825 per person in double occupancy

Payments: $400 deposit secures your seat, final payment is due on February 1, 2025.

The Guanacaste region in Costa Rica is renowned for its exceptional diving opportunities, offering a mesmerizing underwater world that captivates enthusiasts from around the globe. With its pristine Pacific coastline, Guanacaste boasts an array of dive sites that showcase vibrant coral reefs, teeming marine life, and crystal-clear waters. The Catalinas Islands, situated just off the coast, stand out as a premier diving destination in the region. Divers here can explore a diverse marine ecosystem, encountering schools of tropical fish, rays, eels, and occasional visits from majestic manta rays and sharks. The underwater topography includes dramatic rock formations, arches, and tunnels, creating an immersive and visually stunning experience for divers of all levels.


Moreover, the Bat Islands, located a bit further offshore, are another highlight for diving enthusiasts in Guanacaste. This remote and pristine archipelago is known for its encounters with large marine species, particularly bull sharks. Divers have the unique opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, making the Bat Islands a thrilling and unforgettable destination for those seeking a more adventurous diving experience. With warm waters, excellent visibility, and a rich diversity of marine life, Guanacaste establishes itself as a premier diving destination in Central America, catering to both novice and experienced divers alike.

Playa Hermosa, nestled along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, is a picturesque beach destination that offers a serene escape for vacationers seeking both relaxation and adventure. Known for its pristine, dark-sand beach, Playa Hermosa provides an ideal setting for leisurely strolls along the shoreline and basking in the sun against the backdrop of lush tropical surroundings. The beach is renowned among surf enthusiasts for its consistent waves, attracting seasoned surfers looking to catch a break, while beginners can take advantage of local surf schools to ride the waves.


Beyond water activities, Playa Hermosa offers a variety of opportunities for nature lovers and adventure seekers. The nearby Rincon de la Vieja National Park beckons with its diverse ecosystems, featuring volcanic landscapes, hot springs, and hiking trails. Visitors can embark on exhilarating canopy tours, zip-lining through the treetops for a bird's-eye view of the lush canopy. Additionally, the region is home to diverse wildlife, making it a prime spot for birdwatching and wildlife excursions. With its blend of natural beauty and outdoor pursuits, Playa Hermosa presents an all-encompassing vacation experience for those seeking a harmonious blend of beachfront relaxation and thrilling adventures in Costa Rica.


The Diving

Day 1 Welcome to Costa Rica – Guanacaste

Welcome to Pura Vida! Touch down at the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR). You will be met by a tour representatives as you exit the airport and then make your way to the Pacific Coast. Check into your hotel, grab a tropical drink and relax before your next morning dive adventure. In the evening meet up with your dive center for a dive briefing to check in and confirm any last-minute questions about diving conditions.


Day 2 - 6 Guanacaste – Scuba Diving

Breakfast at Hotel. Scuba divers begin their diving on Day 2. Enjoy 2-Tank (Local) Dives where you will have a great variety and abundance of marine life. Return to the hotel for the afternoon by the pool or ask us to arrange an adventure tour.


Day 7 Guanacaste – Topside Adventure – Full Day Adventure Combo

Enjoy breakfast at hotel. Your private guide will meet you at the hotel reception for a fantastic day exploring the natural attractions that Costa Rica is famous for. Get the best combination of Guanacaste adventure tours with the One Day Adventure Pass at Hacienda Guachipelín by the Rincón de la Vieja National Park. Fill your day with four thrilling adrenaline challenges: a Canopy zip line tour and rappelling through the Rio Blanco Canyon, Tubing on the Rio Negro River in class 2-3 rapids, horseback riding to nearby waterfalls, and then relaxing in natural volcanic hot springs.


Day 8 Departure

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Depending on the flight schedule, transfer to Daniel Oduber International Airport for your departure flight.



Is not included in the package price but available for an upcharge of $23 a day ($115/week)

Nitrox courses available for those that need Nitrox training. 

The Hotel

Villas Sol All-Inclusive Hotel and Beach Resort is a value hotel with a million-dollar view – easily the best in all of the Gulf of Papagayo. Perched atop a hill, trams take customers around the property from hotel to beach and back – generally 5-10 minutes between cycles when three trams are running. Each of the 54 rooms faces the ocean and has a very large balcony. The restaurant and patio deck at the hotel pool have a stellar view of the Gulf providing spectacular sunsets. A cool-water jacuzzi and the main pool with swim-up bar and snack bar are situated just steps from the hotel between the hotel and villas. Daily activities are available to guests like pool volleyball, salsa lessons, Spanish lessons. Daily Yoga lessons offered. There is a mini-mart on the property where you can purchase sunscreen, ice cream bars, and some food products. Many restaurants, a sports bar, and a grocery store are all just a short walk from the hotel, and Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) is less than 30 minutes away.



Free Parking (Self-Parking), Two Swimming Pools, Wi-Fi, Cool water jacuzzi, Laundry Service, Restaurant and Bars.


Bahia Restaurant & Bar

Main Restaurant with stunning views and themed menu. (6:00 am -10:00 pm) Plenty of variety of fruits, salads, and desserts with main dishes based on the nightly theme
Hotel Patio Bar 10 am – 10 pm


Heliconia Restaurant

Optional a la carte dinner dining, must reserve, one dinner per guest per stay of 5+nights  7 AM – 9 PM


Pool Wet Bar

10 AM – Midnight. Step out of the pool and order a snack while you watch sports or stay in the pool and relax with a drink.


Package includes

7 nights/8 days in Costa Rica. Roundtrip transfer from LIR airport to the Hotel. 


Package does not include

Flight and airport taxes, destination airport is Liberia International Airport (LIR).  Rental gear, instruction and retail charges. Crew gratuities (industry standard is between 10% and 15% of the price, per passenger). Trip insurance (recommended) & Dive Insurance (required). 


Please note that dive insurance is mandatory and trip insurance is highly recommended - Get your insurance here



We recommend flights to Liberia International Airport (LIR) with arrival on Saturday June 14.



$1,825per diver/double occupancy

$1,350 per non-diver/double occupancy

Please note that all trip payments are committed to the trip, and therefore, are non-refundable.