Basic Costa Rica: Coastlines & Cloud Forests

18-to-Thirtysomethings, San José to San José

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Life Monteverde Experience, Monteverde Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Local Living Moment: Coope San Juan Homestay, Cantón de San Carlos Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna Your Discover Moment: Monteverde
  • Beach time in Puerto Viejo and Santa Teresa
  • Free time in La Fortuna and Monteverde
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Chill out on the caribbean and pacific coasts
  • Cruise across lake arenal with beautiful views of arenal volcano
  • Explore the misty cloud forest

Itinerary

San José 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!
San José/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Travel to the Caribbean coast and enjoy the tropical seascape.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Opt to go snorkelling in the Caribbean or hiking in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Opt to go snorkelling in the Caribbean or hiking in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/San Carlos 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.
Cantón de San Carlos/La Fortuna 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.
La Fortuna 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.
La Fortuna/Monteverde 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.
Monteverde Free day to enjoy; opt to tour the cloud forest or visit a coffee plantation.
Monteverde/Santa Teresa Travel to the Pacific coast of the Nicoya Peninsula and enjoy this laid-back beach town.
Santa Teresa Surf or swim the waves, practice yoga on the beach or chill out in this laid-back beach town.
Santa Teresa Surf or swim the waves, practice yoga on the beach or chill out in this laid-back beach town.
Santa Teresa/San José Travel back to the capital for a final evening with the group.
San José Depart at any time.
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