Tours | Count Me In!

“Count Me In!” tours are for the people who are very serious about becoming a resident at an ACLF Community. Not only will you have the opportunity to tour the Lake Arenal area, but you will also get a firsthand look at what our Crystalline Light Communities are going to look like. Should you decide to join our Boots on the Ground Project you would be living in the area to get the physical community designed, built, and operative. You would become a resident of the community, living at and contributing your skills, knowledge, expertise and more to that community in that location. Therefore, we will spend most of the tour time focusing on the ACLF Vision and Mission for each location and what life at that location will encompass. We will spend time walking the properties together while all are encouraged to share ideas that could benefit each community site.  We will also spend time getting to know the area and interacting with the local people. These tours are geared toward helping you envision what your life would be like at each location you visit.

This is a step in the decision process for us to get to know one another and, ultimately, if the ACLF vision and mission and becoming a member of an ACLF community is a fit all around.

For now our focus is only on Costa Rica and the properties currently owned. However, it is the intention to build ACLF communities worldwide so, if you resonate with our Vision and Mission but Costa Rica does not appeal to you, we encourage you to stay in touch by becoming a member of our online community (as soon as we get it up and running) and/or continue to check the website for new locations which will be posted as we acquire more properties globally.

Tours costs

The cost per person will vary depending on the availability of accommodations, in country transportation, length of stay (flexible 5-6 day tours) and the number of people on the tour (min. 4 people, max. 5 people). Costs will range from $400.00 to $550.00 per person.

On these tours we will keep the costs to a minimum without compromising comfort and security.

Every tour is custom planned, flexible and unique to those people on any given tour. What is included will vary by the group’s choices of how many days, level of accommodations, mode of travel, meals, ect. for each tour.  Therefore, the cost for each tour will be determined at the time of booking as the itinerary is completed.

Here are 2 possible itineraries.  EXAMPLES ONLY:

5 days/4 nights 

Arrive on a Thursday morning/afternoon in San Jose airport and leave for our destination in or near Nuevo Arenal. Arrive at destination, get settled where we will be staying and check out the town. Friday and Saturday walk properties, explore the area, meet locals and, if time permits, a fun activity. Sunday more exploration of the area and people until check out time and start heading back to San Jose, stopping along the way for sightseeing and a possible fun activity. Check in to where we will be staying in the San Jose area Sunday night. Then depending on the time of your departure on Monday, see some of the historic sights in San Jose or just explore the area until you need to be at the airport to depart for home.   

9 days/8 nights (a possible extended tour)

Arrive in San Jose on Saturday where we will spend our first day and night. Leave early Sunday morning (after breakfast) for the Nuevo Arenal area stopping along the way for sightseeing and lunch. Arrive where we are staying and get settled in and start exploring the area.

Monday after breakfast we will start focusing on the ACLF vision and mission while we walk and explore the Aguacate Learning Center Community property and have an authentic Costa Rican lunch at a neighbors home. Then back to our “home away from home” to clean up and then off to see the area.

Tuesday after breakfast we will continue our focus on the ACLF vision and mission while we walk the Arenal Healing Center Community property followed by either a picnic lunch on the property or the local park nearby.

Then back “home” to clean up and back out to get to know more of the area and the people.

Wednesday will be a free day to do anything you want or the group can choose an activity for all: “Fun Things to do at Lake Arenal”Thursday we will expand out to see more of the Arenal area to either the town of La Fortuna or Tilaran. Friday is open for the group choices for the day. Saturday we check out after breakfast and start heading back to San Jose stopping to see either Tilaran or La Fortuna (the one we did not visit on Thursday) and stopping along the way for sight seeing Check into where we will be staying and, if not too late, go out on the town!

Then, depending on the time of your departure on Sunday, see some of the historic sights in San Jose or just explore the area and until you need to be at the airport to depart for home. 

Count me in! tours Include:

Any choices of accommodations, meals, type of ground transportation, tours, ect which are made at time of booking and creation of an itinerary for the group

Does Not Include: RT air from your home city to San Jose, CR
private airport transfer if needed
airport departure taxes $29.00
Meals not listed in itinerary
Items of a personal nature
Trip cancellation medical travel insurance
Tips to porters, bus drivers, local guides etc.
Optional tours not listed in itinerary

Any additions made after the itinerary is completed.


A picturesque view of Aguacate reveals the rolling landscape and the variety of habitats to be found in the area. (Top)

Our friends Mario and Maffi in front of their charming little wooden house. (Bottom)

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