Costa Rica on a Shoestring

8 days, San José to San José

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. 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.

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. 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.

8 days

San José to San José

From$699 USD
Trip Code: CRBC

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. 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.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Yolo

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating: Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 18, avg 14

Age requirement: 18-39

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8 days

San José to San José

From$699 USD
Trip Code: CRBC
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Itinerary

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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What's Included

  • Plenty of free time on the beaches
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Simple hotels (7 nts, sometimes multi-share).

Meals

(Allow USD215-280 for meals not included.)

Transportation

Local bus, ferry, taxi, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

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Costa Rica on a Shoestring

| 8 days - San José to San José - from $699 USD