14 days,San José to San José

Chill out on the Caribbean and Pacific coasts, cruise across Lake Arenal with beautiful views of Arenal Volcano, enjoy opportunities to go whitewater rafting and horseback riding along the beach, explore the misty cloud forest

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Stay flexible in Costa Rica on this unique 2-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

  • Plenty of beach time in Puerto Viejo and Sámara
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • (Allow USD330-440 for meals not included.)
  • Local bus, boat, taxi, private van, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
  • Small group experience; Max 18, avg 14.
  • Simple hotels (13 nts, sometimes multi-share).

Day 1San José

Arrive at any time.

Day 2San José/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Transfer to the Caribbean coast and enjoy the tropical seascape.

Days 3–4Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Opt to try snorkelling in the Caribbean or hiking in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge.

Day 5Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/La Fortuna

Travel west from the coast, then north to central Costa Rica. Try to catch a glimpse of Arenal Volcano through the cloud cover.

Days 6–7La Fortuna

Options abound—soak in Arenal's hot springs or get the adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting or waterfall rappelling.

Day 8La Fortuna/Monte Verde

Travel from La Fortuna to Monteverde and into the cool mountain air of the area.

Day 9Monte Verde

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

Day 10Monte Verde/Sámara

Travel to the Pacific coast of the Nicoya Peninsula and enjoy this laid-back beach town.

Days 11–12Sámara

Surf or swim the waves, practice yoga on the beach or chill out in this laid-back town.

Day 13Sámara/San José

Back to the capital for a final evening with the group.

Day 14San José

Depart at any time.

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