Costa Rica Adventure

Company : G Adventures
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 750 to 1250 £ Pound (UK)

If you’re looking for a taste of Costa Rica’s world-class highlights but want to keep things spicy with a sampling of hidden treasures, this action-packed adventure tops the menu.

In spite of its small size, Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world – explore its volcanoes, wildlife, rainforests and beaches. This adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time. Optional activities abound – choose to get your adrenaline pumping or take it easy with a stroll through a butterfly garden.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 - San José
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 - San José/Quepos
Travel to Quepos and enjoy a few days of relaxing and exploring Manuel Antonio National Park.

Day 3 - Quepos
Enjoy a free day in the Manuel Antonio region to explore and relax. Opt go kayaking through mangroves, take a surf lesson or cruise along the coast on a dolphin-spotting sunset sailing excursion.

Day 4 - Quepos/Monteverde
Travel from Quepos to Monteverde and into the cool mountain air of the area. Take an included guided night walk to learn about nocturnal life in the cloud forest firsthand.

Day 5 - Monteverde
Enjoy a free day to explore the cloud forest region of Costa Rica. Opt to fly across canopy ziplines or tour a coffee plantation.

Day 6 - Monteverde/La Fortuna
Travel from Monteverde to La Fortuna. Enjoy free time for optional activities such as whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, or relaxing in local hot springs.

Days 7–8 - La Fortuna
Enjoy two free days in La Fortuna. Optional activities abound.

Day 9 - La Fortuna/Sarapiquí Rainforest
Enjoy an included visit to a G Adventures-supported coffee cooperative with a local lunch before heading to a jungle oasis in the Sarapiquí Rainforest.

Day 10 - Sarapiquí Rainforest
Enjoy a day in the beautiful Sarapiquí Valley. Optional activities (all included in our overnight package, weather-depending) include swimming in the river, night walks, an empanada-making lesson or lounging in a hammock.

Day 11 - Sarapiquí Rainforest/Tortuguero
Head to Tortuguero. Opt to visit the nesting grounds of the green and leatherback turtles at night (seasonal).

Day 12 - Tortuguero
Enjoy free time to explore Tortuguero. Opt to kayak through the canals and view the wildlife, wake up early and head to the beach to watch turtle eggs hatch (seasonal), or just wander through the town.

Day 13 - Tortuguero/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Head to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Opt to snorkel in the Caribbean, hike in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, or rent a bike to hit the beach.

Day 14 - Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
With free time here, head out and explore. Don't forget to try some fantastic Afro-Caribbean cuisine.

Day 15 - Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/San José
Enjoy free time in the morning before heading back to San Jose for the final night with the group.

Day 16 - San José
Depart at any time.

 

Trip Specifics

  • Duration: 16 days
  • Start/Finish: San José to San José
  • Price: From £895
  • Trip Code: CRA

Booking / Enquiry

G Adventures Costa Rica Adventure Reviews

One of the best experiences

I spent my Christmas on the Costa Rica Adventure with G Adventures. It was my first solo trip with G Adventures and it was one of the best experiences I've had to date.

The CEO (Jonathan) was brilliant, always there to offer support and guidance. He made the trip really special by adding extra little touches to our Christmas day experience. Our stay in the jungle lodge over the Christmas period was slightly different to what I expected. When we arrived I felt slightly disheartened as it was all very basic. However, it turned out to be the most magical Christmas I've ever had. Set by a beautiful river, loads of wildlife, and a massive camp fire at night.

Each adventure was amazing. We had a number of activities to choose from on a daily basis from kayaking, cycling, ziplining, horse riding, paddleboarding, white water rafting, walking or just chilling at the hot springs in Arenal. The group I travelled with were fabulous, I've made some friends for life. As a solo female traveller I would highly recommend G Adventures. I booked my next trip with them within 2 weeks of arriving home.

By: Natasha White
Nationality: British
Age: 37

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