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 before heading on to La Fortuna.
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/Santa Teresa. Travel across country to Santa Teresa and freshen up after the journey with a dip in the sea. Enjoy drinks under the stars at the beachside bars.
Day 11-12: Santa Teresa. Spend the next few days relaxing on the beach and taking part in some exciting seaside adventures. Perhaps start the day with a revitalising yoga session on the beach and then head down to the perfect white-sand beach to paddle in the sea. If you’d rather head further afield, why not join a group boat trip to Cabo Blanco National Park and discover the beautiful forest and coastline of this protected area?
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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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 12 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).
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.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.