Costa Rica Quest - Teenage Adventure

Family, San José to San José

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Nature called you to Costa Rica – now here you are, suspended in the jungle canopy, locking eyes with a curious monkey. This action-packed tour of Costa Rica’s highlights is perfect for the adventurer with limited time who wants to explore the region’s diversity. Get your adrenaline pumping, follow a trail to the base of a waterfall, melt away in thermal springs or relax on a beach – our CEOs will help you find the secluded spots only the locals know.

What’s included

  • G Adventures for Good: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour, Sarapiquí Recharge: Hot Springs, Arenal Volcano
  • Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve guided tour (Monteverde)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Soak in the thermal hot springs of arenal volcano
  • Search for the elusive quetzal bird in the cloud forest
  • Watch the sunset over the pacific


Day 1 San José There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 San José/La Fortuna (1L) La Fortuna is an excellent base for adventure. Opt to hike the area’s nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or go canyoneering. Included Activities: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour Hot Springs Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi (4.00 hour(s), 150km)
Day 3 La Fortuna Spend the day getting your adrenaline pumping, viewing local wildlife, marvelling at the Arenal Volcano and getting to know more about Costa Rica in La Fortuna. There are enough activities here to keep you busy all day long.
Day 4 La Fortuna/Monteverde Travel across Lake Arenal into the mountains and on to Monteverde Cloud Forest. Arrive to spend time enjoying this nature-lover's paradise. Transport: Shared van (0.50 hour(s)) Boat (0.75 hour(s)) Shared van (2.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Monteverde Enjoy a guided tour of Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Opt to fly above the trees on a canopy zipline tour, go horseback riding in the hills or drive ATVs off-road. Included Activities: Santa Elena Cloud Forest Guided Tour
Day 6 Monteverde/Quepos Travel to the Pacific Coast. Enjoy Quepos or opt to visit Manuel Antonio National Park. The park offers excellent hiking, spectacular views, and abundant wildlife viewing. The park boasts beautiful white-sand beaches and the warm turquoise water. Opt to swim, fish, kayak, surf or take a sailing trip. Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi (5.00 hour(s), 220km)
Day 7 Quepos Enjoy a free day to visit Manuel Antonio National Park, sail, snorkel or surf in the Pacific. Opt to kayak through mangroves or relax on the beach.
Day 8 Quepos/San José Opt to chill at the beach in the morning before the journey by bus back to the capital. Transport: Private Van with Wi-fi (4.00 hour(s), 190km)
Day 9 San José Depart at any time.