Costa Rica Jungle & Beach Adventure

6 days traveling through beautiful and rugged Costa Rica

From $1125

6 Days

Trip Overview

Costa Rica is famed for its sprawling rainforests and blissful beaches, which people rarely get the chance to see in person. On this snapshot tour, get up close and personal to this unique landscape on your very own postcard adventure. Kickstart your trip in the cultural capital of San Jose, and hike, river tube and zipline your way through a vivid natural world, spotting native wildlife as you go. With your guide by your side, go on to explore the wonderful west coast shoreline, where melting sunsets will be the least of your highlights.

Group Size 4-12
Meals 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Transport Private transfers, gondola, catamaran
Accomodations Hotel (5 nights)
Included Activities 7 included activities. See daily itinerary for details.

Is this adventure right for you?

Activity Level
3/5
Age Requirements 18+
Travel Style Adventure

Costa Rica is one of those places that has something for every type of traveler. Whether you’re more interested in a Caribbean escape or a rain forest adventure, Costa Rica has you covered. Soon after arriving, you’ll learn that its glowing sunsets, charming capital, and rolling rainforests will delight even the most skeptical of travelers. It’s a place that is meant to be experienced and lived, which is something this trip delivers. Combining action-packed volcano hikes and lazy beach days; mountain views and scenic swimming, this it is ideal for anyone who wants to see all the natural world has to offer – without having to plan all the details. Long story short, this trip is for anyone who wants to enjoy the natural beauty of Costa Rican rainforests, volcanos, and beaches and likes a healthy balance of adventure and relaxation.

Perhaps the best part of this tour is the close-knit community you’ll be exploring with. From your helpful, expert guide to your fellow adventurers, it’s safe to say you’ll leave with far more memories than you expected to make. Armed with your favorite swimsuit, trusty hiking boots and a waterproof camera, experience Costa Rica in high definition.

Itinerary

Day 1 San Jose & Arrival!

Location: San José

Meals included: Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Autentico or similar

Welcome to Costa Rica, where your adventure will kick off in the bustling capital of San José. After being transported to your hotel, you’ll have time to soak in the change of scenery before your welcome meeting at 6:00 pm. Here, you’ll be introduced to your trusty guide, who will be there to show you the wonders of this beautiful country throughout the trip. Surrounded by new friends, make your way to an authentic, local restaurant to indulge in your first meal together. Then, head back to your hotel to rest up for the days ahead.

Included Activities:

  • Welcome dinner
Day 2 La Fortuna / Arenal Volcano

Location: La Fortuna & Arenal Volcano

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Cabañitas Resort or similar

Get ready for a once in a lifetime hike while you explore an incredible volcano. You’ll depart with your guide at 8:00 am, where you’ll be taken in a private transfer to La Fortuna, a sleepy town nestled in the foothills of the looming Arenal Volcano. On the short, two-hour drive there, marvel at the scenery and get to know your fellow travelers. Once you’ve arrived, learn about the history of the area as you hike through Arenal National Park, seeing sweeping panoramas as you go. Afterwards, you have the option to soothe your aching muscles and enjoy a mouth-watering dinner at the Baldi Hot Springs.

Included Activities:

  • Private transfer to La Fortuna
  • Hike Arenal Volcano by the lake
  • Optional activity: Baldi Hot Springs with dinner – $40 extra
Day 3 Rio Celeste / Arenal Volcano

Location: Rio Celeste

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Casitas Tenorio or similar

Wake up bright and early for breakfast and prepare for an exciting day full of activities. Travel up the volcano in a gondola, where you’ll enjoy sights of the Arenal Lake and the plush rainforest landscape. Then take the fast way down by ziplining through the trees, seeing the scenery in a whole new way. After your zipline adventure, you’ll hop into a private vehicle to be transported to the Rio Celeste river. This natural phenomenon is hidden in the Tenorio Volcano National Park, and glows a vibrant, eye-catching blue. With the rest of your group, use your free afternoon to take a closer look at the water, keeping an eye out for monkeys and sloths hiding in the jungle canopy.

Inclusions:

  • Gondola ride up Arenal Volcano
  • Zipline at Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Private bus to Rio Celeste
  • Free afternoon to explore the river
Day 4 Rio Celeste / Playa Panama

Location: Rio Celeste & Playa Panama

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Hacienda del Mar Hotel or similar

Ever floated on an almost glowing blue river through a rain forest? Well now you can. After breakfast, we start the day off with a 2 hour float in the cool blue waters of Rio Celeste where you can take in the breathtaking nature from the best seat in the house. After your river tubing adventure, you’ll eat a delicious lunch with your group. Then, hop in a private vehicle and travel to Playa Panama for the start of beach time. Make the most of this famous beach by walking up and down its serene shores, or take a surfing lesson, or simply by relaxing on the hot sand all afternoon. Use this free afternoon to really get in the Caribbean beach mindset.

Included Activities:

  • River Tubing on the Rio Celeste
  • Private bus to Playa Panama
  • Free afternoon to enjoy the beach and town
Day 5 Playa Panama

Location: Playa Panama

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Hacienda del Mar Hotel or similar

Enjoy a leisurely morning, indulging in some of the local delicacies for your breakfast. And again enjoy a free morning in this charming beach town. At 1:30 pm, your guide will take you to the marina, where you’ll set sail on a catamaran for an extra special afternoon. Soak in the late afternoon sun as you go snorkeling in the crystal waters of the Pacific Ocean, where you’ll catch sight of a colorful underwater world. Climb back onto the boat to watch the sun melt into the sea and reflect on the memories you’ve made on the trip. When you’ve docked, enjoy a farewell dinner with your group.

Included Activities:

  • Free morning to explore beach town (or just relax)
  • Sunset sail on a catamaran in the bay
  • Snorkeling in the bay from catamaran
  • Farewell dinner
Day 6 Liberia & Departure

Location: Liberia (Airport)

Meals included: Breakfast

Take the morning to say goodbye to your new friends, relishing the last breakfast of the trip. Whenever you’re ready, pack your belongings and depart in a private transfer to the airport.

Included Activities:

  • Private bus to the airport

Reviews

Map

Start Location SAN JOSE
End Location LIBERIA

FAQs

How does it work for solo travelers?

Our trips are great for solo travelers as well!

For solo travelers or for your own private room the single supplement charge is $295.

What visas are required for Americans to travel to Costa Rica?

No visa is required for anyone with American nationality. For other people, please reach out to your embassy/consulate or to us and we’ll help you find information on what you need.

Are flights included?

No – you’ll have to get your own flights for this trip. We are not including flights to give you more freedom on how you get to the trip in case you want to travel somewhere different before or after.

Do I need Travel Insurance to go on the trip?

YES!

Travel insurance is compulsory and mandatory in order to take part in the trip. Proof of insurance must be provided to Sourced Adventures at least 14 days prior to departure.

What documents do I need for my trip?

You’ll always need a valid passport for our international trips and we will let you know any other documents necessary including visas once you book your trip. We will help you get all the additional documents you need well before the trip leaves!

Are there Group minimums? And does this affect whether or not the trip will run?

YES!

Group minimums must be met in order for the trip to run. Minimums are different for each trip, so please check the trip page to see the group minimum.

Once the minimum has been met, Sourced Adventures will contact those who have booked into the trip with a confirmation.

Where will we meet our tour guide?

Transportation from the airport to the hotel upon arrival is included. When you are at the hotel you will meet your guide.

Will we have the same tour guide for the full trip?

Yes you will, you will have the same awesome, trained guide with you for your full trip in Costa Rica

When should my flights arrive by and depart by?

You should aim to have your flight arrive in the morning, midday or early afternoon. The welcome meeting is at 6PM on Day 1, so you’ll want to be in the hotel before that time.

Do guests get picked up at the airport?

Yes! Transfer is included so you will be picked up at the airport. We will share more info when you book.

What should I pack?

General items you’d pack for any trip to the Caribbean: Sunscreen, bugspray, hat, sunglasses, snacks, backpack, chargers, clothes for hot climate, light jacket, good walking/hiking shoes, sandals, bathing suit, toiletries, etc.

Can allergies be accommodated?

We will need to know if you have any dietary requirements before the trip. We will make sure to communicate to our leaders and suppliers about any allergies or restrictions, but some things might be difficult to accommodate in certain areas. Please let us know ASAP once you book.

What are the main languages spoken in Costa Rica?

Spanish! This is the official and predominately used language in Costa Rica.

What about Wifi and Cell service?

Wifi will be available at most hotels and cafes.

Guarantee

We’re committed to providing you with the best value and best customer service possible, this is the Sourced Adventures promise. We have a trained and capable Group Leader on every trip who not only ensures you get everything you came for, but that you have the best time possible. We go above and beyond and our staff does the same. If you have a bad experience, or if something prevents you from enjoying the activity the way it was supposed to be enjoyed pleased let us know and we’ll do what we can to make it right. We want you to have an awesome time, period — it’s what we do.

Sourced Adventures

Trip is non-refundable outside of 24 hours after purchase. Deposits are non-refundable. If paying a deposit, final payment will be due in full either 65 days after booking or 65 before trip (whichever comes first). Travel Insurance is compulsory for this trip. Proof of travel insurance must be provided at least 14 days prior to departure. Trip is only confirmed when the group minimum has been met. Sourced Adventures will reach out to confirm when group minimum is met. Sourced Adventures is not responsible for any ancillary trip expenses before or after the trip is confirmed. Please do not book flights until after the group minimum has been met and the trip has been confirmed. Event subject to change/cancellation based on weather conditions; dependent on weather season. Each ticket is good for one (1) person. The trip is valid only for tickets on the date(s) of the event as listed and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates. Provided transportation by Sourced Adventures is required; you may not drive yourself. If you are a single traveler, there is a single supplement fee. Single supplement fee varies by trip, check trip details for exact amounts. This charge will be added to your booking if you are a single traveler and do not select the supplement. Hotel accommodation subject to change based on availability and season. In order to attend any Sourced Adventures trip whether your ticket is purchased directly through Sourced Adventures, Inc. or any of its affiliates, distributors or partners you are required to sign and submit a copy of our release of liability waiver before departure. By attending you must agree to our release of liability terms outlined in our waiver. The waiver is available to view and sign here: https://www.sourcedadventures.com/sign/