Essential Costa Rica Independent Adventure

Classic, San José to San José

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Hit two of Costa Rica's signature spots: First, head for the outdoor adventure playground around Arenal Volcano and take advantage of everything from world-class rafting to relaxing in volcano-heated hot springs. Next, head to the beaches of Guanacaste, Costa Rica's northwest coast, known for dry sunny weather all year round, killer surf and beaches that stretch for miles.

What’s included

  • Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna
  • Arrival transfer
  • Departure transfer (included for flights departing after 7am)


  • Catch glimpses of arenal volcano
  • Raft jungle waters
  • Relax at a natural hot spring
  • Laze on a beautiful guanacaste beach.


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 the lava underneath Arenal Volcano.
Day 4 La Fortuna/Guanacaste Today, head west to the Pacific coast beaches of Guanacaste. Spend time relaxing and enjoying the long stretches of black volcanic sand. Transport: Shared Van (4.00-5.00 hours)
Days 5-6 Guanacaste Spend your days taking in the sun and sea, participating in optional activities such as surfing, fishing, golf, horseback riding, cycling, boating or snorkeling.
Day 7 Guanacaste/San José Transfer back to the capital for one last night. Transport: Shared Van (6.00 hour(s))
Day 8 San José Depart at any time. Departure transfer included. Transport: Shared Van