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Basic Costa Rica: Coastlines & Cloud Forests

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14 Days

What's included

Food
Meals
1 breakfast, 1 dinner
Transport
Transport
Local bus, boat, taxi, private vehicle, walking.
Accomodation
Accommodation
Simple hotels (3 nts), hostels (9 nts, multi-share), local homestay (1 nt).
Staff
Staff
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout

You will visit

San José

Trip Comfort

Basic

Age requirement

18 to 39 years old
Stay flexible in Costa Rica on this unique two-week adventure. You'll hit the volcanoes, a cloud forest, and both of the incredible coasts. Chill out on white-sand beaches and explore pristine wildlife reserves. Best of all, this trip gives you the flexibility to create the adventure of a lifetime, so you can soar across the treetops by zipline, rappel down a waterfall, or learn to surf the Pacific breaks. Take a trip that's packed with just the essentials — everything you need to explore the diversity and beauty of Costa Rica.
Basic Costa Rica: Coastlines & Cloud Forests
Starts
San José
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14 Days
Ends
San José

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time. Tonight, explore the La California barrio with your fellow travellers. Stop in at one of the many bars to get to know your group over a few drinks. Cheers to new friends and new adventures!
  • Travel to the Caribbean coast and enjoy the tropical seascape.
  • Opt to go snorkelling in the Caribbean or hiking in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Opt to go snorkelling in the Caribbean or hiking in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Travel north by bus up the Caribbean coastline before heading inland through varied landscapes. In the afternoon, arrive to San Carlos and to the rural community of Coope San Juan. Stay overnight with a local family for an authentic Costa Rican experience.
    Meals: DINNER
  • Take the short drive to La Fortuna, the adventure capital of Costa Rica. Options abound—soak in Arenal's hot springs or get the adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting or waterfall rappelling.
    Meals: BREAKFAST
  • Enjoy an entire free day in La Fortuna. Opt to go whitewater rafting, mountain biking, caving, horseback riding, or a tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Like much of Costa Rica, the area is a birders’ paradise, with over 600 species as permanent residents. After a long day of exploring, you can choose to take a relaxing soak at Baldi Hot Springs.
  • Travel from La Fortuna to Monteverde and into the cool mountain air of the area. Stop at Life Monteverde, a coffee cooperative for coffee tastings, and a tour of their farm to learn about sustainable agriculture. In the afternoon, take time to venture out and explore the mountainous town of Monteverde.
  • Free day to enjoy; opt to tour the cloud forest or visit a coffee plantation.
  • Travel to the Pacific coast of the Nicoya Peninsula and enjoy this laid-back beach town.
  • Surf or swim the waves, practice yoga on the beach or chill out in this laid-back beach town.
  • Surf or swim the waves, practice yoga on the beach or chill out in this laid-back beach town.
  • Travel back to the capital for a final evening with the group.
  • Depart at any time.
Trip ID: crcr