Costa Rica on a Shoestring

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Duration: 14 days

Trip code: CRCR

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!

Trip highlights

  • 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
Further trip information

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/La Fortuna. Travel north-west through central Costa Rica towards La Fortuna, a beautiful town near the base of Arenal Volcano.

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/Sámara. Travel across country to Sámara and freshen up after the journey with a dip in the sea. Enjoy drinks under the stars at the beachside bars.

Day 11-12: Sámara. Relax on the beach and take part in some exciting optional adventures. Perhaps start with a revitalising yoga class and then head down to the perfect white-sand beach to snorkel or surf in the sea. If you’d rather stay on dry land, go for a horse ride or take a Spanish class and improve your language skills!

Day 13: Sámara/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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