Ultralights in Costa Rica

Costa RicaEven as excitement over the new Costa Rica Convention Center in San Jose continues to build momentum, another kind of buzz is luring groups to the southern region.

“Ultralight Flight Adventures” by Hacienda AltaGracia, an Auberge Resort are immersing groups in the blue and green splendor of Costa Rica. Groups take flight from the property’s private landing strip amid the lush mountains of Perez Zeledon, taking in the magnitude of the Pacific Ocean, serenity of the valleys and spritz of the Nauyaca Waterfalls in the process. In addition to direct flights, the resort’s private planes also depart from San Jose International Airport, making this a curious and accessible option for impactful incentives and corporate retreats.

Hacienda AltaGracia is certified as a sustainable resort and mindful indulgence is high on the agenda. Estate-size casitas (1,500 to 2,400 sf) and intimate suites, combined with a 20,000-sf spa and meeting space for up to 1,000 attendees make recharging from corporate life easy. The resort can also facilitate time with the Boruca Tribe, one of the last remaining indigenous tribes of Costa Rica, where attendees will meet with the village elder and create a mask, a Boruca tradition. Add in excursions to the Cerro Chirripo Wildlife Bird Refuge, cheese making workshops at sustainable farms, Costa Rican cooking classes, zip lining and river rafting and you’ll find plenty of personal development opportunities too.