Costa Rica

Destination: Costa Rica

Plan your Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration as an active Adventure Tour of Costa Rica’s famous tropical rain forests, volcano and other natural features, or opt for an all-inclusive stay at one of Costa Rica’s luxury family resorts.

Choose an outdoor Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony conducted by our cantor, and you will be surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of this tropical paradise. Or celebrate your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah in a traditional setting at the modern local synagogue.

Peace Lodge

Deluxe room at Peace Lodge, Costa Rica

Located on the grounds of La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park, your stay at Peace Lodge  includes use of all the amenities of the park.

The rooms are designed with unique amenities such as oversized balconies, Jacuzzi tubs, waterfall showers and grand stone fireplaces. You will experience the true essence of the Rain Forest through each of the stunning rooms.

Lots to see and do in the area including tours to the famous Poás Volcano, Doka Coffee Plantation, river-rafting, boat cruises on the Sarapiqui, horseback tours, and the Center for Neotropical Studies.

Contact us to learn more about this exciting Bar Mitzvah Vacation!

“We had a really good experience working with Ellen in planning our son’s Bar Mitzvah in Costa Rica. She had lots of great suggestions on how to plan our trip, and was incredibly responsive to our needs — even when we were actually on our trip and sending her questions via e-mail.

Costa Rica is a really beautiful place, with so much to see and do. We also had a great experience with the congregation at B’nei Israel. We felt truly welcomed and embraced — as if we were family.”
Sincerely, Jonathan

 

Costa Rica Synagogue

If you choose an indoor Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony, it can take place at Congregación B’nei Israel in San Jose, Costa Rica.  This beautiful local synagogue and friendly young rabbis will make you feel at home.

A liberal community founded in 1986 in San Jose, Costa Rica, this vibrant congregation has grown to almost 250 members, and has become an integral institution of Jewish life in Costa Rica.

Rabbi Rami Pavolotzky, together with his wife, Rabbi Daniela Szuster, became the spiritual leaders of B’nei Israel in July 2004. Both were ordained by the Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano Marshal T. Meyer of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2003.

Contact Ellen for more information on your Costa Rica Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

Community Service

Your child can perform a Mitzvah by participating in a community service program at a school or non-profit organization in Costa Rica. Once your Bar/Bat Mitzvah date is set, Bar Mitzvah Vacations will assist with all your plans, including working with synagogue staff to help choose an appropriate community service project.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Vacations will help you fill a treasure chest of memories for your child as well as for family members and friends who share in this important milestone.

Read more about the Costa Rican Jewish Community

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Vacations counselors are expert travel agents and event planners. Every detail of your family’s experience gets personal attention from our knowledgeable staff.

Dates are available for 2013, 2014 and 2015!

 

Rain forest - Costa Rica ------photo by Comrogues