Basic Costa Rica

14 Day Small Group Tour from San Jose to San Jose with G Adventures

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on G Adventures 14 Day Basic Costa Rica. Stay flexible in Costa Rica on this unique two-week adventure. You'll hit the volcanoes, a cloud forest, and both of the incredible coasts. Chill out on white-sand beaches and explore pristine wildlife reserves. Best of all, this trip gives...read more

     
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Small Group Tour Starts In
Starts In
San Jose
Small Group Tour Ends In
Ends In
San Jose
Trip Budget
Budget
Affordable
50
Max Group Size
50
18 - 30's
Trip Style
18 - 30's
Leisurely
Trip Pace
Leisurely
Countries Explored:
Costa Rica
Trip Operated By:
G Adventures
G Adventures
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Trip Code:
CRCR

Itinerary

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1 San José
Arrive in San Jose at any time. There are no planned activities so check into our hotel and enjoy the city. Stay: Boutique Hotel Casa Las Orquideas
2 San José - Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
We begin with an incredible bus ride over the mountains to the Caribbean coast. The picturesque village of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca's white and black sand beaches are surrounded by exotic tropical vegetation. Stay: Kayas Place
3 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Opt to go snorkelling in the Caribbean or hiking in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge. Stay: Kayas Place
4 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Opt to go snorkelling in the Caribbean or hiking in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge. Stay: Kayas Place
5 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca - San Carlos
Travel north by bus up the Caribbean coastline before heading inland through varied landscapes. In the afternoon, arrive to San Carlos and to the rural community of Coope San Juan. Stay overnight with a local family for an authentic Costa Rican experience. Stay: Selina Hostel La Fortuna (D)
6 Cantón de San Carlos - La Fortuna
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. Stay: Selina Hostel La Fortuna (B)
7 La Fortuna
Enjoy an entire free day in La Fortuna. Opt to go whitewater rafting, mountain biking, caving, horseback riding, or a tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Like much of Costa Rica, the area is a birders' paradise, with over 600 species as permanent residents. After a long day of exploring, you can choose to take a relaxing soak at Baldi Hot Springs. Stay: Selina Hostel La Fortuna
8 La Fortuna - Monteverde
From the central valley, ascend to the Monteverde cloud forest region. Spend a couple of days exploring the town and a cloud forest reserve, truly a bird lover's paradise. This unique community has several cooperatives worth visiting including artist collectives and a cheese factory. Local guides are extremely knowledgeable about the area and passionate about conservation of this precious ecosystem. Optional activities include a walk along suspension bridges through dense forest, a coffee tour, or an adrenaline-filled zipline above the cloud forest on one of the many famous canopy tours. Stay: Hotel El Sueño
9 Monteverde
Free day to enjoy; opt to tour the cloud forest or visit a coffee plantation. Stay: Hotel El Sueño
10 Monteverde - Santa Teresa
Travel to the Pacific coast of the Nicoya Peninsula and enjoy this laid-back beach town. Stay: Selina Hostel Santa Teresa
11 Santa Teresa
Fill your days with as much or as little as you like. Start off with an early yoga class or sleep in before setting off to explore nearby beaches in search of a perfect, tranquil spot for a day of relaxing along the beautiful Pacific coast. Check out Cabo Blanco NP to spot some wildlife, hike to the nearby waterfall for a dip or a jump in the local swimming hole or simply lounge on the beach. Take a day trip to the beautiful Isla Tortuga, where you can snorkel along a volcanic rock reef or check out the nearby surf havens of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. Adrenaline junkies can take their pick of activities as well - ziplining, boogie boarding, horseback riding or scuba diving are all options. On the other hand, if relaxation is what you seek, opt for a yoga class or take a leisurely hike to search for orchids. Want to learn how to surf in Costa Rica? Pre-book the Santa Teresa Surf Lesson on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance. Stay: Selina Hostel Santa Teresa
12 Santa Teresa
Fill your days with as much or as little as you like. Start off with an early yoga class or sleep in before setting off to explore nearby beaches in search of a perfect, tranquil spot for a day of relaxing along the beautiful Pacific coast. Check out Cabo Blanco NP to spot some wildlife, hike to the nearby waterfall for a dip or a jump in the local swimming hole or simply lounge on the beach. Take a day trip to the beautiful Isla Tortuga, where you can snorkel along a volcanic rock reef or check out the nearby surf havens of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa. Adrenaline junkies can take their pick of activities as well - ziplining, boogie boarding, horseback riding or scuba diving are all options. On the other hand, if relaxation is what you seek, opt for a yoga class or take a leisurely hike to search for orchids. Want to learn how to surf in Costa Rica? Pre-book the Santa Teresa Surf Lesson on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance. Stay: Selina Hostel Santa Teresa
13 Santa Teresa - San José
Return to San José for some last-minute shopping and a final night on the town. Stay: Boutique Hotel Casa Las Orquideas
14 San José
Depart at any time.

G Adventures Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Chill out on the Caribbean and Pacific coasts.
  • Cruise across Lake Arenal with beautiful views of Arenal Volcano.
  • Explore the misty cloud forest.
Trip Inclusions
  • Your G for Good Moment: Life Monteverde Experience, Monteverde
  • Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna
  • Your Discover Moment: Monteverde
  • Beach time in Puerto Viejo and Santa Teresa
  • Free time in La Fortuna and Monteverde
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Accommodation
  • Simple hotels (3 nights), hostels (10 nights, multi-share)
  • Accommodation will be varied throughout your adventure. Some nights we use multi-share accommodation, on a single-sex basis (typically 4-6 people per room). We have specifically chosen unique accommodations to give local flavour to your trip. Couples: Please note that due to the variety of accommodation used in Central America, couples will be split into separate rooms when we use multi-share hostels. Pending availability, couples may be able to pay extra while on tour to have their own room in some destinations.
Your Tour Guides
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
Meals Included
  • No meals included
Transport
  • Local bus, boat, taxi, private vehicle, walking
Read Trip Notes
  • Trip Notes outline what's included, visa information, important notes, how to get to your accommodation, packing checklist, optional activities, travel insurance requirements - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more. Please take time to have a read through, and contact us if you have any questions. View Trip Notes

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