Arrive at any time. Arrive in San Jose at any time. Check into our hotel and enjoy the city.
If you arrive early, head into downtown San Jose to visit a museum, shop or people-watch in the main plaza, a good place to watch San Jose at its most lively. A mime, juggler, marimba band, magician, or storyteller may be performing for tips, and artisan booths are common, creating a regular arts and crafts fair atmosphere.
Travel to Costa Rica's adrenaline capital, La Fortuna, which boasts the stunning backdrop of Arenal Volcano. Opt to try rafting, waterfall rappelling, stand-up paddleboarding, or soak in the hot springs. Travel by bus to La Fortuna, at the foot of Arenal Volcano, our next adventure base. Hike the area's nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or try canyoning.
Other optional activities include 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.
Finally, after a day of exploring, take a relaxing soak in one of the region's lush, cascading hot springs.
Enjoy free time to fully explore the area. Opt to go for a swim in a nearby swimming hole, go kayaking, or get spoiled with a massage. 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.
Enjoy a mountain bike excursion on the shore of Lake Arenal before travelling by boat and private vehicle to Monteverde. Enjoy a G for Good farm experience and lunch at a local farm. Take an included guided night walk to learn about nocturnal life in the jungle firsthand. From La Fortuna, travel by van to the shores of Lake Arenal where our mountain bikes will be waiting for a two-hour cycling journey (challenging with some hills and bumps). Afterwards, board a boat for the half hour boat ride across the lake. When we arrive at Rio Chiquito, we switch to waiting vans to drive the final leg up into the cool, misty mountain air of the Monteverde Cloud Forest.
Enjoy a free day to explore the cloud forest region of Costa Rica. Opt to fly across canopy ziplines, tour a coffee plantation, or go horseback riding in the hills.
Travel to the best of Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Enjoy an included surf lesson; try it for the first time or fine-tune skills. Afterwards, kick back and enjoy this beach paradise. Head to the Pacific coast for some much needed beach time and an opportunity to enjoy the waves. Playa Santa Teresa and Malpais are small towns frequented by surfers. Beginners and intermediate surfers alike should take advantage of the two included surf lessons to fine-tune skills.
Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve is located next to Malpais, take a hike to explore the area or check out the snorkelling at Secret Beach.
Enjoy another included surf lesson, then spend the rest of the day relaxing or taking part in other optional activities in the area.
Enjoy a morning at the beach, then transfer back to the capital for a final evening with the group. Squeeze in a morning surf before embarking on our journey back to the capital, San Jose. Arrive in the evening (approx 9pm) in time to shower and head out for a final night on the town.