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Basic Costa Rica: Coastlines & Cloud Forests

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Basic Costa Rica: Coastlines & Cloud Forests

Day 1 - San Jose

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! Arrive in San Jose at any time. There are no planned activities so check into our hotel and enjoy the city.

Day 2 - San Jose/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Travel to the Caribbean coast and enjoy the tropical seascape. We begin with an incredible bus ride over the mountains to the Caribbean coast. The picturesque village of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca's white and black sand beaches are surrounded by exotic tropical vegetation.

Day 3 - Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Opt to rent a bike, relax on the beach or hike in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge.

Day 4 - Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Opt to rent a bike, relax on the beach or hike in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge.

Day 5 - Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/San Carlos

Travel north up the Caribbean coastline before heading inland through varied landscapes. Stop at Coope San Juan for a homestay in the local community and cooperative that includes lunch, dinner, and an activity with the community.

Day 6 - San Carlos/La Fortuna

After breakfast in San Carlos the group will travel to La Fortuna. Check out this beautiful area at the base of Arenal Volcano. Options abound??soak in Arenal's hot springs or get the adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting or waterfall rappelling. Get your adrenaline pumping and pre-book the Costa Rica Adrenaline Bundle on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Day 7 - 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 Cano 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.

Day 8 - 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. From the central valley, ascend to the Monteverde cloud forest region. Spend a couple of days exploring the town and a cloud forest reserve, truly a bird lover's paradise. This unique community has several cooperatives worth visiting including artist collectives and a cheese factory. Local guides are extremely knowledgeable about the area and passionate about conservation of this precious ecosystem. Optional activities include a walk along suspension bridges through dense forest, a coffee tour, or an adrenaline-filled zipline above the cloud forest on one of the many famous canopy tours.

Day 9 - Monteverde

Free day to enjoy; opt to tour the cloud forest or visit a coffee plantation.

Day 10 - Monteverde / Southern Nicoya Peninsula

Travel to the Pacific coast of the southern Nicoya Peninsula and enjoy the laid-back beach town vibes of Santa Teresa or Montezuma.

Day 11 - Santa Teresa / Montezuma

Surf or swim the waves, practice yoga on the beach or chill out in the laid-back beach towns of the area. Fill your days with as much or as little as you like. Start off with an early yoga class or sleep in before setting off to explore nearby beaches in search of a perfect, tranquil spot for a day of relaxing along the beautiful Pacific coast. Take a day trip to the beautiful Isla Tortuga, where you can snorkel along a volcanic rock reef or check out the nearby surf havens of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. Adrenaline junkies can take their pick of activities as well - ziplining, boogie boarding, horseback riding or scuba diving are all options. On the other hand, if relaxation is what you seek, opt for a yoga class or take a leisurely hike to search for orchids. Want to learn how to surf in Costa Rica? Pre-book the Santa Teresa Surf Lesson on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Day 12 - Santa Teresa / Montezuma

Surf or swim the waves, practice yoga on the beach or chill out in the laid-back beach towns of the area. Fill your days with as much or as little as you like. Start off with an early yoga class or sleep in before setting off to explore nearby beaches in search of a perfect, tranquil spot for a day of relaxing along the beautiful Pacific coast. Take a day trip to the beautiful Isla Tortuga, where you can snorkel along a volcanic rock reef or check out the nearby surf havens of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. Adrenaline junkies can take their pick of activities as well - ziplining, boogie boarding, horseback riding or scuba diving are all options. On the other hand, if relaxation is what you seek, opt for a yoga class or take a leisurely hike to search for orchids. Want to learn how to surf in Costa Rica? Pre-book the Santa Teresa Surf Lesson on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Day 13 - Southern Nicoya Peninsula / San Jose

Travel back to the capital for a final evening with the group. Return to San Jose for some last-minute shopping and a final night on the town.

Day 14 - San Jose

Depart at any time.
Summary

What’s included?

Accommodation

Simple hotels (3 nts), hostels (9 nts, multi-share), local homestay (1 nt).

Local transport

Local bus, boat, taxi, private vehicle, walking.

Meals

Meals Included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner
Meals Budget: Allow USD470-615 for meals not included.

Additional info

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
- Snorkelling
- Gandoca Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge Hike
- Bike Rental
- Boogie Boarding
- Finca la Isla Botanical Garden Visit

La Fortuna
- Costa Rica Adrenaline Bundle (149USD per person)
- La Fortuna Waterfall Swim (20USD per person)
- Venado Caves Exploration (78USD per person)

Arenal
- Arenal Horseback Riding (66-68USD per person)
- Baldi Hot Springs (64USD per person)
- Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping (125USD per person)
- Mountain Biking (79USD per person)
- Whitewater Rafting (61-86USD per person)
- Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Tour (65USD per person)
- Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoning (99USD per person)
- Stand-Up Paddle and Kayak Combo (59USD per person)

Monteverde
- Sky Walk
- Monteverde Butterfly Garden Visit (20USD per person)
- El Trapiche Tour Monteverde (33USD per person)
- Monteverde Coffee Plantation Tour (40USD per person)
- Santa Elena Cloud Forest Guided Tour (50USD per person)
- Ziplining (60USD per person)

Santa Teresa
- Swimming
- Santa Teresa Surf Lesson
- Tortuga Island Snorkelling Tour (85USD per person)

Malpais
- Snorkelling

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