Costa Rica 10-Day Epic

Explore one of the most diverse eco-systems and one of the adventure capitols of the world.



Imagine lush green jungles, volcanic hot springs, breathtaking waterfalls, a diverse range of wildlife, and more adventure activities then you can count. Costa Rica not only boasts the title of the world’s most diverse eco-system but also has gained a reputation as one of the adventurous capitals of the world! Starting in San Jose you’ll meet your new travel buddies before heading to experience life of locals in the rural village of Coope San Juan. Explore the volcanic hot springs in La Fortuna, and get up close and personal to wildlife on a night safari in Monteverde. Witness breathtaking views ziplining through the canopy of the cloud forest, and unwind in a sunset yoga class in Santa Teresa. An incredible experience to explore the best of what Costa Rica has to offer!


Costa Rica 10-Day Epic: Trip Highlights


This awesome itinerary starts in central Cost Rica and makes its way through the beautiful landscapes all the way to the stunning beachside town of Santa Teresa, making it a superb value for money trip! Sit back and relax as we take you to all the famous hot-spots and some lesser-known favourites too. From night safaris to insane waterfalls and even volcanic hot-springs, there are plenty of activities to enjoy on this trip. A great balance between culture, partying and true Costa Rican adventure!

EXPLORE THE MAGIC OF COSTA RICA AND ALL IT’S NATURAL BEAUTY IN A FUN GROUP TOUR!

  • Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • Starts: San Jose
  • Finishes: Santa Teresa

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Itinerary


DAY 1: AIRPORT PICK UP

Once you arrive at the airport in San Jose, we’ll pick you up and take you to our start hotel. Get yourself settled in or explore the area before getting ready for your first night in Costa Rica! In the evening you’ll head out for dinner and drinks with your new travel buddies in this lively, bustling city.

DAY 2: LOCAL HOMESTAY

This morning we’ll travel a few hours to Coope San Juan – a rural village where we’ll experience the local culture and way of life. We’ll first settle into our homestay accommodation in the village and after a cooking demonstration, we head out to explore the area by bike. Later on, we’ll play games with the community before finishing the night off sitting around the bonfire.

DAY 3: HOT SPRINGS & WATERFALLS

After breakfast, we pack up and head to the adventure capital of Costa Rica – La Fortuna! Once settled in, we spend the afternoon relaxing at stunning volcanic hot springs. With waterslides, swim-up bars, waterfalls and more, it is easy to understand why the hot springs are one of the main highlights of La Fortuna.

DAY 4: EL SALTO SWIMMING HOLE

Today our group leader will take the group down to the local swimming hole near town. Those who are craving a bit of adventure, there are plenty of optional activities to do here! Canyoneering, whitewater rafting, volcano hikes, ATVing- you name it!.

DAY 5: MONTEVERDE AND NIGHT SAFARI

This morning we’ll head off on a scenic drive to Monteverde. We’ll then hop on a boat to transfer across a lake with a stunning view of Arenal Volcano! This afternoon we check out the town before experiencing the best of Costa Rica’s wildlife on a night safari. From sloths to armadillos, frogs to snakes. You won’t be disappointed with Costa Rica’s amazing wildlife.

DAY 6: ZIPLINING

Get yourself pumped as we head out this morning to zip line through the canopy of the cloud forest. An unforgettable experience with the most breathtaking views! This afternoon is free before we head for dinner and drinks with the group.

DAY 7: TRANSFER TO SANTA TERESA

Get your swimwear ready as we head off to the beautiful beachside town of Santa Teresa. We’ll arrive late afternoon to check into our accommodation, explore the beach have a dip in the sea, and head out to enjoy the stunning sunset with the group.

DAY 8: BEACH DAY & YOGA CLASS

Enjoy a lie-in before heading out to relax on the beach, have a dip in the sea or have a go at a surf lesson if you fancy. Later we’ll finish the day with a sunset yoga class, then head out for dinner with the group.

DAY 9: WATERFALLS & CABUYA ISLAND

Today we’ll check out the town of Montezuma and it’s waterfalls for a refreshing dip in the sea before heading into town for a spot of lunch. This afternoon we’ll head to a nearby beach on Cabuya island & take a walk at low tide to see the cemetery on the island. After we’ll head back to Santa Teresa to get ready for a farewell dinner.

DAY 10: CHILLED CHECK OUT

It’s time to say your goodbye’s as it’s checkout day today. Your group leader will help you with your onward travel wherever you are going. Adios amigos!


Accommodation


All accommodation is included and the accommodation for this trip is a mixture of twin-share rooms and dormitories.

Price




What's Included?


Airport pickup (Up to 2 days before tour – must pre-book any extra accommodation)
9 Nights Accommodation
Meals:  x 5 Breakfast, x 1 Lunch, x 1 Dinner
All transport included

ACTIVITIES

  • Local Homestay
  • Bike ride in rural Costa Rica
  • Night Safari
  • Zip-lining in a cloud forest
  • El Salto Swimming Hole
  • Volcanic Hot Springs
  • Yoga class
  • Beach day
  • Waterfalls in Montezuma
  • Beach day trip in Montezuma

What's Excluded?


  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Most meals
  • Drinks

Frequently Asked Questions



  • The trip starts in San Jose and finishes in Santa Teresa


  • Yes, your flight needs to land between 6am and 10pm on your start date. (Up to 2 days before tour – must pre-book any extra accommodation)


  • Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)


  • Tambor Airport (TMU)


  • It takes approximately 6 hours to get back to San Jose by bus and will cost around $15.


  • A mixture of twin bedrooms and dormitories.


  • Yes, lots of people come on our trips alone, it’s a great way to meet new people and you will never feel alone from the moment you arrive as you will instantly be travelling with an awesome group of like-minded people.


  • There no age limits on our trips however most of our travellers are between 18 and mid 30’s. Remember you’re only as old as you feel!


  • You can stay up to 90 days without a visa in Costa Rica. Please double-check this with your local embassy.


  • Costa Rican Colón


  • Everyone spends differently so it’s hard for us to give an exact amount but we usually recommend around £150 – £250 per week, which is sufficient for you to have an epic time. All your activities, transport and accommodation is covered by us so you just need to worry about what your food, drink and shopping which is usually pretty cheap in Asia. Please note we can not be held responsible if you start popping bottles of champagne on the first night and run out of money! 😉


  • For most of our destinations, you don’t need any specific vaccinations however its always good to check with your doctor to make sure you have an up to date tetanus jab. We also recommend paying a visit to a travel doctor, as they will have all the up-to-date info.


Costa Rica 10-Day Epic Trip Dates


02 May to 11 May
23 May to 01 June

06 June to 15 June
20 June to 29 June

04 July to 13 July
18 July to 27 July

04 Aug to 13 Aug
15 Aug to 24 Aug
29 Aug to 07 Sep

12 Sep to 21 Sep
26 Sep to 05 Oct

10 Oct to 19 Oct
24 Oct to 02 Nov

07 Nov to 16 Nov
21 Nov to 30 Nov

05 Dec to 14 Dec

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