Friday, May 31 through June 02, 2024

Cariari, Costa Rica

2024 Global Convention + AGM


Celebrate 60 years for Democrats Abroad
Join Us in Costa Rica for Our 2024 Global Convention + AGM

Thursday, May 30, 2024: Americas Regional Convention

Friday, May 31 - Saturday, June 1, 2024: Democrats Abroad Global Convention

Sunday, June 2, 2024: Democrats Abroad Annual General Meeting

Costa Rica, a jewel of Central America, is renowned for its green energy initiatives, with an impressive 98% of its energy generated from green sources. It stands as a beacon of peace, having abolished its army in 1949 and instead investing in the health and education of its citizens. This commitment to peace and sustainability and its extraordinary biodiversity makes Costa Rica the perfect backdrop for our global conversation.

The convention will be an opportunity to experience the wonders of Costa Rica firsthand:

  • Embrace the Pura Vida Lifestyle: Discover the essence of Costa Rica's pure life philosophy, reflecting in the warmth of its people and the pristine natural beauty surrounding you.
  • Explore Unparalleled Biodiversity: From its lush rainforests to stunning beaches, active volcanoes, and iconic wildlife, including monkeys, toucans, and sloths, every moment promises to be an adventure.
  • Indulge in Local Delights: Savor the rich flavors of Costa Rican coffee and chocolate, celebrated worldwide for their quality and taste.

We encourage you to bring your family and friends to share in this experience, highlighting the importance of our gathering and the beauty and culture of Costa Rica.


DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari

Enjoy a warm welcome to DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari San Jose with a signature warm chocolate chip cookie. Conveniently located only fifteen minutes from Juan Santamaria International Airport. The DoubleTree Cariari Hotel is within walking distance of the Cariari Country Club Golf Course and shopping area.

Featuring an outdoor pool (with a swim-up bar) surrounded by a garden and luxurious facilities, DoubleTree offers a casino and a beauty salon. Free private parking and Wi-Fi are available in all public areas (join Hilton Honors for free to access free in-room Wi-Fi). There is also a fitness center and an on-site gift/snack shop with local crafts and souvenirs. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the many poolside shaded areas. Guests can enjoy sports on TV, cocktails, and other drinks at Bar Chiquiri or gourmet Costa Rican dishes at Las Tejas. Rooms have dark wood furniture, flat screens with cable TV, and a seating area. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from downtown San José and a 15-minute shuttle ride from Juan Santamaria International Airport.

 Room types & rates

Rates are applicable for May 27 - June 7
includes full breakfast + free airport shuttle
***Must book by May 15th to guarantee rate***

Single (1 king/2 people) US$100+US$13 (tax)/per room per night
(max 3 per room)

Double (2 doubles/2 people) US$100+US$13 (tax) /per room per night
(max 4 per room)

*Additional guests US$15+US$1.95 (tax) /per night





Events, Airline, and Tour links coming soon!


Gala Dinner - Saturday, June 1st   Closing Dinner - Sunday, June 2nd

Mirador Tiquicia

Traditional Costa Rican restaurant with more than 38 years of experience, located in the beautiful mountains of Escazú, the capital´s upscale suburb. Maintaining Costa Rican culture and traditions since 1981.

Enjoy our folkloric evening, or as we call it, "Noche Tica" or Costa Rican night, featuring a close interaction with Costa Rican traditions within a traditional Hacienda farmhouse. At 1300 meters above sea level, it offers a fabulous view of the Central Valley of Costa Rica, the city lights, surrounded by mountains and volcanoes.

Live marimba music, a folkloric dance show, a traditional dinner (buffet style - vegetarian options available), and the best view in town will make your night one of the highlights of your trip to Costa Rica.

Visited by both nationals and foreigners alike, this traditional Costa Rican Restaurant offers unforgettable experiences for everyone.

All-inclusive price per person US$45.00
(meal, taxes, entertainment, gratuity & transportation)


Riverside Pizzeria & Gastropub

Riverside aims to be a model for sustainable business practices.

Our vision of sustainable gastronomy includes environmental sustainability, social sustainability and economic sustainability. This means that each decision we make takes into account the impact
on the environment, the community and the people we affect. We are concerned with the health of our clients, the health of the environment and the health of the community we serve.

Our farm to table program utilizes all the organic waste from the restaurant to make fertilizers for our gardens where we produce many of the ingredients for our restaurant.

We work with local organizations such as elder hostels, conservation organizations and disaster relief efforts to contribute to their efforts
Our art and music programs support local artists providing a space for artistic expression while enriching the experience of our visitors with the works of local artists and musicians.


All-inclusive price per person US$35.00
(meal, taxes, gratuity & transportation)


Off-site Dining / Venue's for Caucus Social's

In addition to Las Tejas in the hotel, there are numerous off-site dining options, plus a food market just a short walk from the DoubleTree Hotel. Most venues also suit global caucuses interested in hosting a social event or dinner on Friday night, May 31st.

Giorgio’s Pizza Restaurante ShangHao La Foccaccia
Los Antojitos Kotoy SIP Juice Bar
Taj Mahal Fresh Market Boccantina Wine Bar
Moose Café & Pizza C Lounge Cariari El Novillo Alegre



Costa Rica is a truly natural paradise. There are nearly 300 beaches along its stunning Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, each with a distinct and particular setting. Even on nearby beaches, the sand can vary from white, black, or brown coloration.

Travelers can choose from various activities since Costa Rica's topography allows a diversity of landscapes, making it possible to do a lot of different types of tours.

Walking through the middle of the cloud forest in hanging bridges, descending a waterfall, whitewater rafting, or zip-lining are ideal for all adventurers.

But also, for those who prefer relaxing on holidays, the country has developed all kinds of wellness and gastronomy experiences, including hot springs, yoga retreats, and culinary encounters to discover the healing properties of the local ingredients. And of course, there is just relaxing on the beach,

Bring your family and friends to experience the beauty and wonder of this amazing country!

Costa Rica, the land of Pura Vida

If you are interested in working with a local professional for tour arrangements,
you're welcome to contact Lisa @ Costa Rica Travel Info ([email protected])

Watch this space for more tour options


Friday, May 31, 2024 at 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Time through June 02, 2024


DoubleTree by Hilton Cariari
San Antonio de Belen
Cariari, San Jose
Costa Rica
Google map and directions


Kathy Rothschild
[email protected]