Find out what 'pura vida' really means as G Adventures' very own Jason Allen takes you through the best of what Costa Rica has to offer.
Paddle through world-class rapids on the Pacuare River, indulge in a wide variety of activity and adventure, mountain bike along breathtaking Arenal Lake, chill out to the sounds of crashing Caribbean waves, attempt to stand up on a surfboard in Puerto Viejo.
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Trekking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, ziplining… Costa Rica really is the "Adventure Capital of the Americas." Thrill-seekers will find more than enough to keep themselves busy over this trip’s 13 action-packed days. After landing in San José, embark on four days of cycling and hiking around Monteverde and Arenal Volcano. Raft down the mighty Pacuare river before crossing over to our remote rainforest lodge, surrounded on all sides by the thick, enveloping jungle. End the journey by heading down to the beach at Puerto Viejo. Phew! Tired yet? No? Time to book!
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Drive from San José to Monteverde to explore the verdant cloud forest and enjoy the surrounding area.
A free day to enjoy some of many optional activities in and around Monteverde.
Transfer between Monteverde and La Fortuna, where there is free time to explore.
Free day in La Fortuna. Experience the outdoor adventures and feel the presence of the volcano in this rural town surrounded by natural wonders.
Cycle the area around La Fortuna on a guided half-day biking tour. At night, relax and soak your muscles in the hot springs at the base of Arenal Volcano.
Enjoy a two-day guided rafting expedition along the Pacuare River, stopping at times to explore on foot, then stay the night in rustic cabins built along the river.
Continue rafting along the Pacuare RIver, stopping to explore the jungle and other areas of interest along the way.
Continue down river to the take-out point, then travel to the Caribbean coastal town of Puerto Viejo.
Costa Rica is famous for its sun, sand and surf. In Puerto Viejo, pull on a rash guard, grab a big board and get ready to hang ten like a local with an included surf lesson.
Free time in Puerto Viejo. Take a long walk along the fine white sand beaches and discover the warm turquoise water is ideal for swimming, fishing, kayaking, boogie boarding, and surfing.
Return to San José and take advantage of your final full day to shop for souvenirs (coffee anyone?) and explore the city.
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