Costa Rica on a Shoestring

8 days,San José to San José

Try adrenaline sports like whitewater rafting and waterfall rappelling, take in the views of Arenal Volcano towering over La Fortuna, chill out on the Pacific Ocean.

Hit two of Costa Rica's famed features—volcanoes and beaches—on this exciting trip that isn't too hard on the wallet. Get the adrenaline pumping in La Fortuna, then soak up the hippie spirit of Montezuma and relax on the beach. While you're free to choose your own adventure and optional adrenaline-inducing activities like waterfall rappelling, your accommodation and transportation are included and our expert CEOs will help you make the most of your time. Take a trip that's packed with just the essentials—eight days of maximum Costa Rica at minimum cost.

What's Included

  • Plenty of free time on the beaches
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • (Allow USD215-280 for meals not included.)
  • Local bus, ferry, taxi, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 18, avg 14
  • Simple hotels (7 nts, sometimes multi-share).

Alternative Trips


Day 1San José

Arrive at any time.

Day 2San José/La Fortuna

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

Day 3La Fortuna

Enjoy a full day in La Fortuna to relax or experience some of the many optional activities available.

Day 4La Fortuna/Montezuma

Travel to the Nicoya Peninsula and the ex-hippie hangout of Montezuma.

Days 5–6Montezuma

Try out surfing, hike to a nearby waterfall or just chill out on the beach. Don't miss the night life.

Day 7Montezuma/San José

Travel back to the capital for final night out with the group.

Day 8San José

Depart at any time.

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Central America
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14 days
Type Small Group Physical Grading 2

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