Costa Rica Encounter Independent Adventure

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View magnificent Arenal Volcano, relax on the beach at Manuel Antonio, explore Costa Rica's first national park.

Tour description provided by G Adventures

See two sides of Costa Rica's incredible natural playground. Get your fill of outdoor adventure around Arenal Volcano with everything from world-class rafting to volcano-heated hot springs, then check out Manuel Antonio, home to the country's most popular national park. With protected beaches, awe-inspiring wildlife and great nightlife, it's easy to see why this is such a beloved place.


Day 1 San José
You will be met at San José International Airport and transferred to your hotel for the night. There are no planned activities, so enjoy the city on your own. Included Activities: Arrival Day Welcome Meeting for Independent Trips Transport: You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel to start your adventure. Arrival Airport Transfer
Day 2 San José/La Fortuna
Transfer to the Arenal region. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure and opt to soak in the hot springs. Transport: Shared van (4.00-5.00 hours, 150km)
Day 3 La Fortuna
There are lots of optional tours available. La Fortuna is one of the centres of adventure travel in Costa Rica. Options include river rafting, mountain biking, caving, or horseback riding. Don’t forget about the hot springs, heated directly by Arenal Volcano's lava.
Day 4 La Fortuna/Quepos
Travel south-west to the lush tropical shores of the Pacific coast. Transport: Shared van (6.00 hour(s))
Days 5-6 Quepos
If you are interested in activities, opt to visit Manuel Antonio NP. Although this is Costa Rica’s smallest national park, it is also one of the most popular and it won’t take you long to see why. It has fabulous beaches, abundant wildlife, and a great trail system for those who want to spend some time hiking and then cooling off in the ocean.
Day 7 Quepos/San José
Transfer back to the capital for the last night. Transport: Shared van (5.00-6.00 hours, 190km)
Day 8 San José
Depart at any time. Departure transfer included. Transport: Shared van