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    9-Night Tropical Costa Rica CME Adventure

    November 2, 2019 • November 11, 2019

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9-Night Tropical Costa Rica CME Adventure

Only four places in the world boast an ecosystem so unique that it produces a cloud forest, and Costa Rica is one of them. Situated high on a mountain, the Monteverde Cloud Forest is created by the forest’s dry air combining with the humid, hot air of the rainforest. The result is a blanket of clouds that covers the forest, mimicking constant rainfall. This extremely wet environment has bred a diverse world of exotic flora and fauna. One of the cloud forest’s most famous residents is the endangered, resplendent quetzal. This colourful bird sports a golden beak and a greenhooded head, tail feathers of grey, black, and white, and a vibrant scarlet breast. Highly elusive, quetzal sightings are rare, but absolutely unforgettable when attained.

9-Night Tropical Costa Rica CME Adventure


Dr. John Axler

Dr. John Axler


Topic: Primary Care Faculty Advisory Board Member Co-Director of Continuing Medical Education

John Axler, MD, CCFP, F.C.F.P. is an Assistant Professor, in the U of T, Faculty of Medicine,...

Dr. Roman Jovey


Topic: Chronic Pain Management

Dr. Jovey, a graduate of the University of Toronto, was a general practitioner and emergency p...

Additional Noteworthy Features

Paradise And Wildlife Galore

Lush forests and stunning waterfalls …… rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines ….. Cost Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Start in the colourful capital city of San Jose. Explore San Jose’s’ Plaza de Cultura and the magnificent National Theatre. Spend two nights in a lodge with views of the majestic Arenal Volcano. Explore part of the 20,000 acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a river boat adventure. Enjoy a relaxing two nights stay in Guanacaste known for its breathtaking views and sandy beaches. Spend two nights in Monteverde’s fascinating cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on a hanging bridges’ nature walk.

Your Tour At A Glance

  • Culinary and cultural experiences in San Jose
  • Discover the charming town of Zarcero and its whimsical topiary garden
  • Climb high into the trees for a “Hanging Bridges” tour in a cloud forest
  • Enjoy the breathtaking scenery surrounding the Arenal Volcano
  • Spot indigenous wildlife while on a Cano Negro riverboat cruise
  • Learn about Costa Rica’s vegetation on a guided walk in the cloud forest
  • Uncover the importance of conservation in Costa Rica during a visit to a tree nursery
  • Enjoy the fine sandy beaches of Guanacaste
  • Discover the history of coffee in Costa Rica during your visit to a coffee plantation

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose

Enjoy a warm welcome to DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose - Costa Rica with a signature warm chocolate chip cookie. Conveniently located only five minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO), this San Jose Costa Rica hotel is a haven in the capital city of the country and the perfect location for your leisure or business trip. It is also a great place to start exploring the country or to relax before returning home. Surrounded by beautiful lush gardens, the DoubleTree Cariari hotel in San Jose is within walking distance of Cariari Country Club Golf Course and shopping area.

Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa, Arenal

Arenal Kioro offers a fabulous place with a natural viewpoint to the Arenal Volcano.The hotel has 27 acres of undulating land, surrounded by two streams (La Palma and Kioro) with crystalline waters that begin to flow in the Arenal Volcano National Park. Private Thermal water surround exuberant gardens for our guests´ pleasure.

Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows, Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste

Nammbú, is a family hotel, designed by the need to offer our clients an excellent service in a paradisiacal beach. Our hotel has a great interest in the conservation of thenatural environment, which is why we apply an Environmental Management System that distinguishes us in our region.

El Establo Hotel, Monteverde Cloud Forest

Nestled in the misty cloud forest of Monteverde, El Establo offers the best quality services that will make your trip an unforgettable experience. The area’s best view, heater indoor pool, spa, restaurants and other services, this half Costa Rican-half Quaker, family-owned hotel, will allow you to share the best of both cultures.


This course is designed for Family Physicians, Specialists, and Allied Health Care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to facilitate the faculty with the development of their presentations.


Scroll over the itinerary to the right to see more details!

  • Sat, Nov 2 San Jose, Costa Rica


    DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari Hotel, San Jose


  • Sun, Nov 3 San Jose, Costa Rica

    DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari Hotel, San Jose


    CME: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

  • Mon, Nov 4 Arenal, Costa Rica

      Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa, Arenal


  • Tues, Nov 5 Arenal, Costa Rica

    Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa, Arenal

  • Wed, Nov 6 Guanacaste

    Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows, Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste


  • Thurs, Nov 7 Guanacaste

    Nammbu Beachfront Bungalows, Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste


  • Fri, Nov 8 Monte Verde, Costa Rica

     El Establo Hotel, Monteverde Cloud Forest


    CME: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Sat, Nov 9 Monte Verde, Costa Rica

     El Establo Hotel, Monteverde Cloud Forest


    CME: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Sun, Nov 10 San Jose, Costa Rica

    DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari Hotel, San Jose


    CME: 1:30 pm - 5:45 pm

  • Mon, Nov 11 San Jose, Costa Rica



Enhance your CME AWAY Trip with These Optional Excursions or Add-ons

Day 1

San Jose / Arrival. Your tour opens in the colorful capital city of San Jose, the perfect place to relax and soak up the sights as your adventure begins.

Day 2

San Jose / This morning we will begin our CME sessions. After lunch, you are free to explore San Jose (B, L, D)

Day 3

San Jose – Coffee Plantation – Zacero – Lake Arenal Cruise - Arenal / Welcome to the Central Valley. Begin with a tour of a local coffee plantation highlighting the history and cultivation of th...

Day 4

Arenal - Cano Negro - Arenal / What’s next? A Cano Negro guided riverboat trip in a covered canoe known as a panga. These 20,000 acres are home to the largest viewable collection of indigenous w...

Day 5

Arenal - Guanacaste / Take in scenic jungle landscapes as you travel from Arenal to breathtaking Guanacaste, known for its fine sandy beaches. Settle in for another relaxing 2-night stay at your...

Day 6

Guanacaste / Fun in the sun is in store today as you explore the nearby beaches, or simply relax by the pool and take advantage of your resort’s lovely amenities. Thisafternoon, visit the deligh...

Day 7

Guanacaste—Monteverde / Uncover the importance of conservation in Costa Rica during a visit to a tree nursery. Learn about indigenous trees and Monteverde’s reforestation efforts. It’s off to th...

Day 8

Monteverde / It’s your choice! Explore one of the world’s largest butterfly gardens and a dazzling gallery containing more than 100 beautiful hummingbirds. Then, join an expert for a leisurely p...

Day 9

Monterverde - San Jose / Today, head from Monterverde back to San Jose to see the treasures of the city on a panoramic tour. See the bustling Plaza de Cultura. Partake in one last set of CME ses...

Day 10

San Jose / Today you depart for home with fabulous memories of your Costa Rican adventure. (B)