Company : G Adventures
Duration: 2 weeks to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 1000 to 1500 £ Pound (UK)
Costa Rica has as many microclimates as it does opportunities for active adventures, and this 2-week journey will bring you the best of both.
There's a visit to a cloud forest, but for a bigger jolt, opt to rappel down waterfalls or fly across ziplines above the treetops. For the caffeine connoisseur, we visit a coffee co-op and see how it gets from bean to your cup.
For a different pace, float through the canals of the Tortuguero National Park in search of wildlife. From the Caribbean beaches to the Pacific, this stunning tour embodies some of the best that Costa Rica has to offer.
Day 1 San José
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2-3 Tortuguero
Travel to Tortuguero National Park and enjoy guided boat trips and wildlife viewing through the canals in search of caiman, monkeys (spider, howler, and white-faced Capuchin), sloths and basilisk lizards. In leisure time, relax at the secluded lodge on a hammock or at the pool. Option to visit the nesting grounds of the green and leatherback turtles (seasonal) or go kayaking.
Day 4 La Fortuna/Arenal
Depart early and enjoy an included snack enroute. This afternoon, visit a Planeterra-supported coffee cooperative with a tour and local lunch. Arrive in Fortuna this evening and relax at the pool surrounded by jungle and volcano views.
Day 5-6 La Fortuna/Arenal
Explore Fortuna and take a tortilla-making lesson followed by a typical lunch with a local family in their home. Options include rafting, waterfall rappelling, soaking in local hot springs or take a boat tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.
Day 7-9 Monteverde
Travel to Monteverde and take a guided nature hike in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Options to visit a butterfly garden or coffee farm, zipline through the canopy or go horseback riding.
Day 10-12 Manuel Antonio National Park area
Drive to Manuel Antonio and enjoy a guided walk in the scenic National Park. Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the Pacific coast with option to surf, go horseback riding, or visit nearby picturesque beaches.
Day 13 San José
Return to San José for an optional farewell dinner with the group.
Day 14 San José
Depart at any time.
The tour guide was fantastic and made she we were happy with what we were doing and made sure to give us pointers that only locals would know. I was lucky to be traveling with a great group and everyone was friendly.