Costa Rica Adventure
Two weeks of adventure in gorgeous Costa Rica!
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Group Size: Max 18
Trip code: CRCR
Duration: 14 days
See the best of Costa Rica on this amazing 2 week adventure! From sun-soaked beaches to lush forests and soaring mountains, this tour takes in everything that this wonderful country has to offer. Travelling as part of a small group, this trip offers an incredible opportunity to build your own adventure as you go, with a huge range of optional activities in each stunning location. Opt to ride a horse along the Caribbean coastline, whizz along a zip-line high up among the tree-tops, visit an authentic coffee plantation, go underground in the magical Venado Caves, or snorkel and surf in crystal-clear waters. This is an unforgettable introduction to Costa Rica at a super-affordable price!
- Build your own adventure with an exciting range of optional activities
- See the mighty Arenal Volcano
- Explore the breathtaking cloud forest of Monteverde
- See incredible wildlife in rich and diverse local habitats
- Compare east and west! Relax on stunning beaches on the Caribbean and Pacific coasts
Day 1: San José. Arrive into San José at any time. Spend some free time exploring the surrounding area. Welcome meeting with your group leader and group.
Day 2: San José/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Travel to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca on the east coast and explore the beautiful white and black sand beaches, market stalls, and beachside bars.
Day 3-4: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Enjoy two days on this stunning coastline! Optional activities include a hike through the Gandoca Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, a visit to the Finca la Isla Botanical Garden, and body boarding and snorkelling on the beach.
Day 5: Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/San Carlos Travel north up the Caribbean coastline to San Carlos and the rural village of Coope San Juan. Experience an authentic Costa Rican local family dinner tonight.
Day 6-7: La Fortuna. Enjoy two days in La Fortuna. Opt to get your adrenaline pumping with white water rafting or canyoneering. Ride a horse up to a nearby waterfall or go exotic birdwatching. Perhaps explore Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge or the Venado Caves.
Day 8: La Fortuna/Monte Verde. Climb up into the incredible Monteverde cloud forest and choose from a range of exciting optional activities over the next few days.
Day 9: Monte Verde. A whole day dedicated to Monte Verde. Opt to cross suspension bridges high up in the tree-tops or whizz through the forest on a zipline. Perhaps visit the Monteverde Butterfly Garden and get up close to gorgeous butterflies and exotic bugs, or visit the Monteverde Coffee Plantation and see how coffee is made from start to finish.
Day 10: Monte Verde / Southern Nicoya Peninsula. Travel across country to either Santa Teresa or Montezuma. Both beach towns are jungle-backed, with a laid-back vibe, white sands, and plenty of opportunities for swimming and sun-soaking!
Days 11 - 12: Southern Nicoya Peninsula. Spend the next two days kicking back in paradise. Start the day with an optional yoga session on the beach, grab a board and take a surf lesson or take a day trip to the stunning Isla Tortuga where you can snorkel on a volcanic rock reef!
Day 13: Santa Teresa/San José. Return to the capital for a final night celebrating this unforgettable tour! Hit the shopping districts and then enjoy a night of eating, drinking, and dancing with your group.
Day 14: San José. Time to say goodbye to this fantastic two week tour of Costa Rica. Depart at any time.
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Most expensive: £1,027 December, 2023
Tour begins and ends in San José. We advise you arrive at any time before 5pm, as there is a welcome meeting on the evening of day 1. Airport transfers are not included however we can arrange an airport pick up at extra cost. Please contact a Travel Advisor for more information.
Your trip ends on day 14 in San Jose. You can depart at any time.
13 nights’ single-sex multi-share accommodation are included as part of this tour (typically 4-6 per room). 3 nights in simple hotels, 9 nights (multi-share) hostels and 1 local homestay.
1 breakfast and 1 dinner are included in the trip. You will be required to purchase the other meals yourself. This provides an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture by engaging with local people and sampling authentic cuisine. Costa Rica has many delicious dishes and local delicacies so you should make sure you try some fresh local produce wherever you are staying.
The minimum age to join this tour is 18. This trip is designed for travellers aged 18-39.
British nationals do not require a visa to enter Costa Rica, so long as your stay does not exceed 3 months, and there is six months validity remaining on your passport from your first day in Costa Rica. Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for the most up to date visa information.
Physical Rating: Light. The activities on this trip are suitable for most fitness levels.