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Bill Beard's Diving Safaris Costa Rica

La Fortuna,  Costa Rica
https://www.billbeardcostarica.com
  • Booth: 1540

Costa Rica Dive and Adventure Vacation planning made easy.

Overview

Bill Beard Costa Rica is celebrating 52 years of diving in Costa Rica. The company has grown from opening the first scuba dive shop in Costa Rica, into the industries most trusted names for dive travel in Costa Rica. We specialize in complete packages that combine diving, nature and adventure.

From Dive & Stay Packages, Dive & Adventure Combo trips, Cocos Island Land Extensions & Customized Dive trips - Bill Beard Costa Rica  provides expertise and professional customer service & travel planning to divers and non divers who want to discover the magic of Costa Rica below and above the water! 

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  Show Specials

  • Secrets Papagayo Luxury Resort
    Adults Only, All Inclusive

    $2429  Per Double Diver
    Travel Window - Aug 20 - Oct 29, 2023 ( Must book by Jun 14 2023)

    • 7 nights Beach Accommodations
    • 10 Dives (5 Dive Days -2 Tank AM Boat Dives)
    • Roundtrip airport transfers (one per group LIR airport)
    • All meals and drinks - All Inclusive Meal Plan
    • Adventure Combo Day - Ziplining Course, Tubing, Horseback riding and Volcanic Hot Springs
    • All Taxes

    Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica is located on the stunning Papagayo Peninsula in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. A short 20-minute drive from the Liberia International Airport, this adults-only resort will seem a million miles away. Perfectly situated on a serene beachfront and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, this hideaway will offer an Unlimited-Luxury experience in one of the most romantic and intimate settings imaginable. NOTE: Room Accessibility – Upper levels are only accessible by the staircase

    Unlimited-Luxury

    Enjoy every amenity you’d expect from a world-class resort including spectacular oceanfront settings, elegant accommodations, 24-hour concierge and room service, gourmet dining, unlimited premium beverages and so much more.

    Elegant Accommodations

    Retreat to your finely appointed room or suite with a tropical, garden, pool, ocean or oceanfront view. Each features a spacious living area, a full bathroom with Jacuzzi, your own furnished terrace or balcony, a complimentary mini-bar, and more.

    World-Class Spa

    Treat yourself to dozens of pampering choices in the Secrets Spa by Pevonia. Experience pure indulgence through a combination of the latest hydrotherapy and indigenous treatments. Then grab a workout in our state-of-the-art fitness center.

    Gourmet Dining

    Indulge in an expansive array of international cuisine. Dine out at one of our á la carte gourmet restaurants, where reservations are never required. Your Unlimited-Luxury® privileges include all meals.
    New! 24-hour dining options allow you to enjoy late-night bites at select restaurants and cafés. Or stay in and order room service. It’s all available to you at any hour day or night.

    Unlimited Premium Drinks

    Enjoy fine wines, beers, and other top-shelf spirits in any of our bars, lounges, and restaurants. You can even order your favorite cocktail poolside or on the beach. Your Unlimited-Luxury® privileges include all premium beverages, all the time.

    Activities & Entertainment

    Spend your days and nights swimming, laughing, playing, dancing, and flirting. Or doing nothing at all. With our private beaches, swimming pools, live entertainment, beach parties and more, there’s always something happening at Secrets.

    Room and Suite Amenities

    Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica offers 202 luxurious guest rooms and suites with views of the gardens or the Gulf of Papagayo, a private furnished terrace or balcony, a king-size bed or two double beds, a spacious bathroom with a shower, and much more.
    King-sized bed or two double beds (check room category for more detail)
    Private, furnished balcony or terrace
    Spacious bathroom with shower
    Bathrobes and slippers
    Pillow menu
    24-hour complimentary room service
    Mini-bar refreshed daily with soft drinks, bottled water, juice, and beer
    Electronic tablet in-suite (to order room service, spa services, romantic dining reservations, and more)
    Complimentary Wi-Fi with Unlimited Connectivity
    48” Smart TV
    iPod®, iPad® and iPhone® docking station with alarm clock
    Direct-dial telephone
    Air-conditioning with in-room climate control
    Coffee/tea maker
    Hairdryer
    Full body mirror
    Electronic in-room safe

    Gourmet Dining

    Indulge in an array of international cuisine at four à la carte restaurants, a buffet venue, a grill, and a café – reservations are never required. Or sneak away for a romantic meal in your suite or on the beach.

    24-hour dining options allow guests to enjoy late-night bites at the Coco Café. Or stay in and order room service. It’s available at any hour day or night. Your Unlimited-Luxury® privileges include all meals and as well top-shelf spirits.

    Aqua – Light and Fresh Cuisine
    Barefoot Grill – Grilled Specialties
    Coco Café -Premium Coffee and Snacks
    Himitsu – Pan – Asian Cuisine
    Market Café – International Buffet
    Portofino – Italian Cuisine
    Seaside Grill – Grilled Specialties
    Barracuda – Swim Up Bar
    Manatees – Beach and Pool Bar
    Rendezvous – Lobby Bar
    Revive – Spa Bar
    Sugar Reef – Beach and Pool Bar

    5 Star Hotel

  • Villa del Sueño
    Breakfast Daily

    Special $1330 (Formally $1418)  Per Double Diver
    Travel Window - May 1 - Nov 30, 2023

    • 7 nights Beach Accommodations
    • 10 Dives (5 Dive Days -2 Tank AM Boat Dives)
    • Roundtrip airport transfers (one per group LIR airport)
    • Meal Plan according to hotel
    • Adventure Combo Day - Ziplining Course, Tubing, Horseback riding and Volcanic Hot Springs
    • All Taxes

    Villa del Sueño means the “Villa of Dreams” and this lovely property was the vision of a Canadian couple from Montreal who loved to cook and make music. Villa del Sueño sits just a few steps from Playa Hermosa beach and is located directly behind Hotel Bosque del Mar. With two pools, one at the main hotel property near the restaurant and bar, and the other in a separate section called El Oasis where the suites are located.  Howler monkeys can be heard and seen around Playa Hermosa, and with only 41 rooms & suites, this property gives a private feel. 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. Occasional live performances are given on the stage at the hotel, and the Grammy-winning instrumental trio, Editus, has played here several times. The restaurant is open during the low season for breakfast and the rest of the year for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu features outstanding dishes ranging from fresh fish, vegetarian delights, and an exquisite pepper steak.

    Villa del Sueño Restaurant

    Year-Round; Breakfast (6:30 am – 10:00 am) / High & Peak Season: Lunch (11 am – 4 pm) / Dinner (6 pm – 10 pm)
    Lunch and dinner service features international dishes with a wide variety to meet the needs of families or those needing vegetarian or gluten-free options.

    Change to 5 nights at the beach and 2 nights at Arenal Casa Luna Hotel

    Villa Del Sueño + Casa Luna
    Breakfast Daily

    $1515 Per Double Diver
    Travel Window - May 1 - Jun 30 & Sep 01 - Nov 30, 2023.

    • 7 nights Accommodations- Beach (5) & Arenal Volcano (2)
    • 6 Dives (3 Dive Days -2 Tank AM Boat Dives)
    • Roundtrip airport transfers
    • Sloth Rainforest Guided Walk
    • 2 Nights Arenal Volcano with private guide & vehicle
    • Arenal Volcanic Hot Springs with dinner
    • Choice of Arenal adventure - White Water Rafting OR Hanging Bridges and Waterfall
    • Meal Plan according to hotel at beach
    • All Meals at Arenal Volcano included
    • All taxes

  • Bosque del Mar
    No Meals (but onsite restaurant is available)

    SPECIAL: $1599 (Formally $1834 Per Double Diver
    Travel Window - May 1 - Jun 30  2023 & Aug 1 - Oct 31 2023

    • 7 nights Beach Accommodations
    • 10 Dives (5 Dive Days -2 Tank AM Boat Dives)
    • Roundtrip airport transfers (one per group LIR airport)
    • Meal Plan according to hotel
    • Adventure Combo Day - Ziplining Course, Tubing, Horseback riding and Volcanic Hot Springs
    • All Taxes

    The Best of two Worlds! Where beach and forest become one

    Bosque del Mar is a boutique hotel facing the Pacific Ocean in Playa Hermosa in the exuberant Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste. First class hospitality, service, gastronomy and high sense of environmental responsibility demonstrated in eco-friendly facilities and sustainable practices. Just steps from the beach, revitalize your senses with the gentle sound of waves, ancient trees and wildlife in our jungle- style gardens.

    Please see our video: billbeardcostarica.com/video

  • Occidental Papagayo

    Adults Only - All Inclusive

    $1857 Per Double Diver
    Travel Window - May 1 - Oct 31 2023

    • 7 nights Beach Accommodations
    • 10 Dives (5 Dive Days -2 Tank AM Boat Dives)
    • Roundtrip airport transfers (one per group LIR airport)
    • All meals and drinks - All Inclusive Meal Plan
    • Adventure Combo Day - Ziplining Course, Tubing, Horseback riding and Volcanic Hot Springs
    • All Taxes

    Barcelo’s Occidental Papagayo is an Adults-Only, all-inclusive resort ideal for rest and relaxation mixed with adventure in superb natural setting. The pool is the focal point in the center of the property with rooms, lobby, restaurants, massage cabanas and beach all within a short distance. Set in an idyllic location surrounded by the wild, natural beauty characteristic of Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast, guests will feel swept away to a tropical haven, enjoying all the amenities one could imagine.

    Three restaurants and four bars are on the property, offering you exceptional Costa Rican cuisine and original international offerings combined with meticulous service. The Japanese restaurant offers table seating, private tatami rooms and a teppanyaki table. Dinners for à la carte restaurants at Occidental Papagayo can be booked after the second day of your stay, and you can enjoy one à la carte dinner for every 3 nights of your stay.

    The U-Spa at Occidental Papagayo offers a tranquil atmosphere where every detail has been considered to provide guests with well-being, health, beauty and comfort while you enjoy treatments. Subtle aromas greet you before you enjoy the hot tub, sauna, Vichy shower or Turkish bath. Private rooms for relaxing and therapeutic massages and facials, plus a full range of beauty services are offered. The gym has equipment for cardio training and machines for resistance training.

    Occidental Papagayo features spacious and bright rooms that have been designed for the enjoyment of their guests. Premium Level options give guests a VIP experience with preferential restaurant reservations, a Premium Level Lounge and other amenities for a perfect romantic vacation in tropical paradise setting.

    Enjoy more of Costa Rica. The Guanacaste Province and the Culebra Bay offer great off-property opportunities too so you can enjoy Costa Rica and stay active. Some of the favorite activities enjoyed by guests include scuba diving, snorkeling cycling, kayaking, paddle-boarding, zip-lines, ATV tours, horseback riding, rappelling and much more.

    Room Amenities

    163 Deluxe, Deluxe Bay View, Deluxe Concierge, Deluxe Bay View Romance and Premium Level Luxury rooms have balconies or patios and are equipped with two Double Beds or one King Bed. Safe, Hair Dryer, writing area with seat.

    Hotel Amenities

    Free Parking (Self-Parking), 24 Hour Reception, Wi-Fi (Free with Royal Club or Barcelo membership, otherwise Fees apply), Three Restaurants, Four Bars, Two Swimming Pools and a Gym. Archery, Tennis, Chess, Volleyball, Snorkeling and Kayaking. Optional services include: Spa, Gift Shop, Laundry Services, Medical Care, Fax Service, Conference Rooms. Adventure, Nature and Cultural tours or Destination Weddings can be arranged, please ask our agents to coordinate.
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    Restaurants & Bars

    L’Buffet

    (Breakfast 7am-10:30 am, Lunch 12:30pm-3pm, Dinner 6:30pm-9:30pm)
    International buffet-style restaurant.

    The Italian

    (Dinner 6:00pm-9:30pm)

    Italian restaurant with views overlooking the bay. Dishes on the menu are subject to availability and seasonal variations. Dress code: informal, beach wear not permitted.

    D’Oriental

    (Dinner 6:30pm-9:30pm)

    Japanese and Asian fusion restaurant with private tatami rooms and a teppanyaki table. Dishes on the menu are subject to availability and seasonal variations. Dress code: informal, beach wear not permitted.

    Snack Bar

    (Drinks 10:30am-11:00pm, Snacks midday-5pm)
    Snack and drinks buffet. Dishes on the menu are subject to availability and seasonal variations.

    Disco Bar

    (closes at 2 am)

    The hotel also features a disco, where guests can dance and enjoy refreshing drinks and delicious cocktails (Smoking is prohibited in the club).

    4 Star Hotel

  • PLAN YOUR BEST SCUBA DIVING VACATIONS WITH BEST PRICE GUARANTEED!

    $1753 Per Double Diver
    Travel Window - Apr 10 - Dec 23, 2023

    • 7 nights Beach Accommodations
    • 10 Dives (5 Dive Days -2 Tank AM Boat Dives)
    • Roundtrip airport transfers (one per group LIR airport)
    • All meals and drinks - All Inclusive Meal Plan
    • Adventure Combo Day - Ziplining Course, Tubing, Horseback riding and Volcanic Hot Springs
    • All Taxes

    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.

    HOTEL AMENITIES: 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

    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.


  Products

  • Catamaran Sailing, Snorkeling Sunset Cruise
    Sailing on the Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica, gorgeous Sunsets, Delicious Food & Drinks, Snorkel, see dolphins and secluded beaches. Great Family Adventure....

  • Enjoy a afternoon sail on the Pacific looking for dolphins, whales, mating turtles, and flying fish, or relax as the sun sets over the Pacific horizon on the afternoon sunset cruise.  After you get underway, you will motor sail past some of the many pristine beaches along the coast.  Snorkel, relax or try your luck by casting a line.

    What to expect:

    Once at the meeting point at the beach you will board skiffs that take you to the Catamaran and once onboard you will be given a short safety briefing. After you are underway, you will sail along enjoying the gentle breezes.  Snorkeling equipment is provided and guests are given an hour or so to swim among the rocky reefs looking for colorful fish and rays.

    While you are enjoying the sights, the crew prepares a light lunch that includes items like BBQ chicken or pasta salad, fresh fruit plates, chips (Doritos, Cheetos, Tostitos, and Ruffles), dips (fresh homemade guacamole and pico de gallo salsa) and even some fresh baked cookies!

    An open bar is offered during the duration of the tour.
    Refreshments include:

    • Soda – Pepsi, Pepsi Light, 7-Up, Ginger Ale, Fresca, soda, and bottled water.
    • Juices – Orange, mixed, apple, cranberry, and tomato juice
    • Beer – Imperial, Imperial Light, Budweiser
    • Liquor – Centenario Rum, Absolute Vodka, Jack Daniels, Tanqueray Gin, Jose Cuervo Tequilla and Cacique Guaro

    Following lunch, we pull anchor, raise the sails and casually sail across the bay. On the afternoon tour, you will anchor in a pristine location as the sun nears the horizon and the sky explodes into a multitude of colors.  Guests will disembark just as the sun sinks below the horizon, boarding the skiff that will take you to the awaiting ground transport to your hotel.

    Duration: 4 hours
    Schedule: Departs Daily with a minimum of 2 persons
    LEVEL – EASY:  No Minimum Age

    • AFTERNOON TOUR (1:30 pm – 6 pm): Adults: $ 95
  • Sloths & Monkey Tour
    If seeing sloths and monkeys top the list of things you want to see while you are in Costa Rica, then this is the tour for you! Escorted by an English speaking naturalist guide....

  • What to expect

    You will be picked up by a naturalist, English-speaking guide in a private vehicle at your Guanacaste Beach hotel* for a day of pure Costa Rican natural wonders. After an easy drive that takes you along the outskirts of Liberia, the capital city of Guanacaste, you will be greeted by rolling hills and wide-open spaces.

    Stop along the way to relax, stretch and enjoy a delicious, typical “Tico” lunch, served hot with a refreshing fruit drink.

    From here you will continue north on the Pan American highway and into the dense, lush hills that are home to sloths, monkeys.  Blue Jean dart frogs and other colorful frogs like to hang out near the river banks, and you and your guide will have ample time to search for these natural wonders because this unspoiled area is filled with wildlife, birds, and plants.

    VALUE — Ask our agents about adding a float trip down the Corobici River for only $30 per person!!

    NOTE: Your guide may revise the order of this itinerary

    Duration:  6.5-7 hours including transportation to and from activity
    Schedule: Departs Daily with a minimum of 2 persons
    LEVEL – EASY: No Minimum Age

    Adult: $179
    Child
    : $125 (from 3 to 12 years old)
    Child under 2: free

    OPTIONAL –  Add  Safari  Wildlife Boat Trip for $30  Additional  per person
  • Zip-Line Canopy Tour
    This tour will leave you smiling from ear to ear. This is great fun and will get your adrenaline pumping as you enjoy the beauty of the forest and look for wildlife....

  • This easy, yet exhilarating and exciting experience has you zipping through the tree tops. If you’re lucky, the Howler Monkeys will come out and see you zip by at some point during the tour. Guides will accompany young children in tandem, and if necessary go with an adult who needs hand-holding. Age and weight are generally not a factor.

    NOTE: DO NOT TAKE ANYTHING ON THE ZIP-LINE TOUR THAT YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO LOSE

    What to Expect

    After you arrive, experienced canyoning guides will help outfit you in the gear you will need and give you a safety briefing, showing you how to position your hands and gloves and how to brake when needed.

    Within 15 minutes after gearing up, you will be zipping from treetop to treetop across the cables between the 11 platforms. Safety lines secure you to the platforms along the way. Guides do a lot to ensure that guests have maximum enjoyment – especially on the longer, lower height lines that prepare you for the later, higher platforms.  By the time you get to the last platform, you will feel like a pro.

    At the end of the day, visit the gift shop and purchase souvenirs, an ice cream bar, or an ice-cold soda or beer.
    Duration:  4 hours including transportation to and from activity
    Schedule: Departs Daily with a minimum of 2 persons
    LEVEL – EASY:  Minimum Age 5

    • Adults: $69
    • Children: $55 ( children  5 to 12)
  • Tenorio river white water rafting (Class III-IV)
    The beautiful Tenorio River provides a pristine and gorgeous backdrop for this adrenaline-packed rafting tour. The wild ride down the narrow Tenorio River in four-man rafts is filled with excitement....

  • Monkeys and birds can be seen between runs through the thrilling white-water rapid. A walk-around is provided for rafters who don’t want to try the big drop!

    What to expect:

    Begin your day with a stop at the edge of the Corobici River where you will meet your rafting guides. Then you will hop in vehicles for your trek across the plains to the river put-in point. Once you arrive, you and the guides will carry the gear down to the river’s bank where you will gear up and practice rafting skills your guide will teach you so you will understand his commands and know when to paddle and which direction, and when to rest – and, of course, how to high-five your fellow rafters with your paddle!

    You will take a short break mid-way down the river to enjoy some fresh pineapple and a cool drink of water before getting back to the fun.  After you finish the tour, you will help your guides haul the paddles and life vests up to the awaiting vehicles ready to take you back to the restaurant overlooking the Corobici River.

    Change into dry clothing before sitting down to a relaxing and delicious typical, hot meal. Enjoy the sights and of the bubbling water of the Rio Corobici. Lunch includes a fruit beverage, but alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.  Stop by the gift shop if you like before heading back to your hotel.

    Note: DO NOT TAKE ANYTHING ON THE RIVER YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO LOSE

    Duration:  7-8 hours including transportation to and from activity
    Schedule: Departs Daily with a minimum of 2 persons
    LEVEL – CHALLENGING: Minimum Age 12
    Adults: $ 165

  • Max Adventure Adrenaline
    Colorado River Rafting tour combo, excitement for the entire family. Enjoy the beautiful gardens and the majestic creation of the canyon. You will enjoy a full day of exciting adventure activities of horseback riding, white water tubing, zip line canopy....

  • Pick your adventure: Horseback riding, white water tubing, zip line canopy, rappelling, climbing a natural rock wall through the impressive Canyon of the Colorado River. Experience a Canopy Tour mixed with observation platforms and hanging bridges that will make the trip.

    What to Expect

    Begin your day with some horseback riding in the morning as you explore and enjoy the view of Rincón de la Vieja Volcano lowlands. Your ride will be followed with zip-line canopy tour through the dry forest with 9 lines and 14 platforms crossing the Colorado Canyon, plus expert guides help you to rappel and rock climb up the canyon wall.  All of this takes place above spectacular views of the breath-taking canyon which has been carved over the years by the waters of the Colorado River.

    You will enjoy a hot lunch before embarking on a challenging tubing trip on the Rio Colorado, and at the end you can relax with warm, volcanic mud and enjoy a soak in therapeutic hot pools! After you rinse off, you can change into your dry clothing before returning to your Beach Hotel.

    NOTE: DO NOT TAKE ANYTHING ON THE TOUR YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO LOSE IN THE RIVER OR CANYON

    Duration:  8.5 hours including transportation to and from activity
    Schedule: Departs Daily with a minimum of 2 persons
    LEVEL – EASY:  Dec – July / Minimum Age 8
    – MODERATELY CHALLENGING:  Aug – Nov / Minimum Age 5

    • Adults: $155
    • Children: $ 140  (ages  5 to 12)

Booth: 1540

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