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COSTA RICA ADVENTURE

16 Days, San Jose to San Jose
COSTA RICA ADVENTURE

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If you're looking for a taste of Costa Rica's world-class highlights but want to keep things spicy with a sampling of hidden treasures, this action-packed read more...

IS THIS Classic TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of USD 2,50,000 covered).
  • 15 nights accommodation (Hotels (13 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts, multi-share)).
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Tractor, private van, public bus, boat, walking).
  • Beach time in Puerto Viejo.
  • Boat ride to Tortuguero.
  • Nature trail walk with swim (Sarapiqui).
  • Jungle lodge stay.
  • G Adventures-supported coffee cooperative tour and local lunch.
  • Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve guided tour (Monteverde).
  • Beach time in Manuel Antonio.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour, local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 460-600 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive San Jose
Day 2 San Jose/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Day 3 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Day 4 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/Tortuguero
Day 5 Tortuguero
Day 6 Tortuguero/La Virgen
Day 7 La Virgen
Day 8 La Virgen/La Fortuna
Day 9 La Fortuna
Day 10 La Fortuna
Day 11 La Fortuna/Monte Verde
Day 12 Monte Verde
Day 13 Monte Verde/Quepos
Day 14 Quepos
Day 15 Quepos/San Jose
Day 16 San Jose
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TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • San Jose
  • Puerto Viejo De Talamanca
  • Tortuguero
  • La Virgen
  • La Fortuna
  • Monteverde
  • Quepos
  • DAY 1 Arrive San Jose

    Arrive at any time.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    18:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 San Jose/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

    Opt to snorkel in the Caribbean or hike in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge.

    Take a bus ride over the mountains to the Caribbean coast. The picturesque village of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca's 14 kms of incomparable white- and black-sand beaches are surrounded by exotic tropical vegetation.

    Opt to rent a bike, hike to Monkey Point, go snorkelling or take it easy and explore La Isla Botanical Gardens.

    Local bus
    San Jose - Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 5h 410km
    Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

    Free Time
    Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Afternoon
    Make the most of your time in paradise.

    Optional Activities
    Gandoca Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge Hike
    Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
    Beginning at the Cocles River south of Puerto Viejo, the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge extends through beach communities, jungle, marshland, coves and coast all the way to the Sixaola River and the border with Panama. Begin in Manzanillo and wind your way through plantations of cacao, strangler fig and almond trees, look for capuchin and howler monkeys, sloths and raccoons. White sand beaches lead into aquamarine water, filled with 35 species of coral and tropical fish, sea turtles, lobsters and sting rays. Wear light clothing, walking shoes, and bring lots of water and insect repellent.

    Snorkelling
    Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
    Grab a mask and snorkel and head out to explore the marine life off the coast. Check out the beaches of Punta Uva (Grape Point), Punta Mona (Monkey Point), and Manzanillo for some of the country's best snorkelling. See coral, fish, octopus, sea turtles and harmless nurse sharks.

    Bike Rental
    Rent a bike from a local shop and head out to explore.

    Boogie Boarding
    Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
    Rent a boogie board and enjoy playing in the surf.

    Finca la Isla Botanical Garden Visit
    Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
    Just outside the town is a tropical farm, part of which is set aside as a botanical garden. Finca la Isla is a working farm and botanical garden built from the remains of an abandoned cacao plantation. Sample homemade natural chocolate, drink tropical fruit drinks, learn about the production of black pepper and nutmeg, as well as ornamental plants. Shoot some colourful photos and be careful where you walk. Visitors are guaranteed to see the red poison dart frog, along with other frogs, reptiles, toucans and birds. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 3 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

    With free time here, head out and explore. Don't forget to try some fantastic Afro-Caribbean cuisine.

    Free Time
    Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Full Day
    Free time to explore paradise.

    Optional Activities
    Boogie Boarding
    Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
    Rent a boogie board and enjoy playing in the surf.

    Snorkelling
    Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
    Grab a mask and snorkel and head out to explore the marine life off the coast. Check out the beaches of Punta Uva (Grape Point), Punta Mona (Monkey Point), and Manzanillo for some of the country's best snorkelling. See coral, fish, octopus, sea turtles and harmless nurse sharks.

    Gandoca Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge Hike
    Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
    Beginning at the Cocles River south of Puerto Viejo, the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge extends through beach communities, jungle, marshland, coves and coast all the way to the Sixaola River and the border with Panama. Begin in Manzanillo and wind your way through plantations of cacao, strangler fig and almond trees, look for capuchin and howler monkeys, sloths and raccoons. White sand beaches lead into aquamarine water, filled with 35 species of coral and tropical fish, sea turtles, lobsters and sting rays. Wear light clothing, walking shoes, and bring lots of water and insect repellent.

    Finca la Isla Botanical Garden Visit
    Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
    Just outside the town is a tropical farm, part of which is set aside as a botanical garden. Finca la Isla is a working farm and botanical garden built from the remains of an abandoned cacao plantation. Sample homemade natural chocolate, drink tropical fruit drinks, learn about the production of black pepper and nutmeg, as well as ornamental plants. Shoot some colourful photos and be careful where you walk. Visitors are guaranteed to see the red poison dart frog, along with other frogs, reptiles, toucans and birds.

    Bike Rental
    Rent a bike from a local shop and head out to explore. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 4 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/Tortuguero

    Head to Tortuguero. Opt to visit the nesting grounds of the green and leatherback turtles at night (seasonal) and tour the canals on a guided tour by day.

    A morning road trip and boat ride ends in Tortuguero, with spectacular scenery en route. This unique village has walking paths that extend into the national park, a fantastic place to see wildlife even when turtles aren't in season.

    Private Vehicle
    Puerto Viejo de Talamanca - Tortuguero 8h 140km
    Change to a boat for the last leg of the journey.

    Tortuguero National Park Guided Boat Tour
    Tortuguero National Park
    Hop on board, sit back and prepare to witness a parade of tropical birds, reptiles and mammals as we motor through the black water canals of the Tortuguero National Park. Scan the trees for toucans, watch the shores for caimans, otters, iguanas and frogs, and look up to see monkeys sharing space with sloths. Bring your binoculars and bug spray. Be prepared for hot, humid and possibly wet weather. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Tortuguero

    Enjoy free time to explore Tortuguero. Opt to kayak through the canals and view the wildlife, wake up early and head to the beach to watch turtle eggs hatch (seasonal), or just wander through the town.

    Free Time
    Tortuguero Full Day
    There's plenty exploring to do here- get going.

    Optional Activities
    Guided Kayak Excursion

    Tortuguero
    Grab a paddle and prepare to witness a parade of tropical birds, reptiles and mammals as you kayak through the black water canals of the Tortuguero National Park. Scan the trees for toucans, watch the shores for caimans, otters, iguanas and frogs, and look up to see monkeys sharing space with sloths. Bring your binoculars and bug spray. Be prepared for hot, humid and possibly wet weather.

    Turtle Nesting Night Excursion
    Tortuguero National Park
    Head out at night to visit the nesting grounds of the green and leatherback turtles (seasonal) on the beaches of Tortuguerro National Park. Learn about the turtles' nesting process, and hopefully see females lay eggs, during this once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 6 Tortuguero/La Virgen

    Guided nature trail walk through primary rain forest, swim in a pristine river surrounded by nature, then experience the remoteness of an old hacienda at night.

    The journey up to the jungle retreat is half the adventure. Begin by travelling along two rivers, Tortuguero and La Suerte.
    Back on land, board a van, then a tractor-drawn cart excellent for navigating the jungle along rugged uphill terrain on the way to our special jungle oasis.

    Private Vehicle
    Tortuguero - La Virgen 3h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Tractor
    La Virgen 2h
    The trip takes you from the Pozo Azul restaurant to the Magsasay Jungle Lodge where we will be staying. The bumpy trip takes approximately two hours. On our journey in we ford two rivers, by tractor when the water is low, or cross foot-bridges when water levels rise with the rains. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 7 La Virgen

    Enjoy a day in the beautiful Sarapiqui Valley. Optional activities include swimming in the river, night walks, an empanada-making lesson or lounging in a hammock.

    Free Time
    La Virgen Full Day
    Enjoy time in this beautiful location.

    Optional Activities
    Swimming

    Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim.

    Cooking Lesson
    La Virgen
    Get your hands covered in corn flour and learn to make tasty tortillas, tamales or empanadas, staples of most Latin American cuisine. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 8 La Virgen/La Fortuna

    Enjoy an included visit to a Planeterra- and MIF-supported coffee cooperative with a local lunch. Continue to La Fortuna for activities like rafting, waterfall rappelling and relaxing in local hot springs.

    Visit a coffee cooperative in the small village of San Miguel de Sarapiqui and take a traditional coffee tour. Enjoy a local lunch here- there's even fresh tilapia farmed on site- and then tour the grounds of the cooperative to learn about the coffee process from bean to cup.

    La Fortuna, the town near the foot of Arenal Volcano is an excellent base for adventure. Hike the area's nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or go canyoneering (rappelling) and catch a bird's eye view of the forest greenery.

    Tractor
    La Virgen 2h
    It may not be fast, but it sure is dependable.

    Private Vehicle
    La Virgen - La Fortuna 4h
    Includes the stop at the coffee cooperative with lunch.

    Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour
    Sarapiqui
    Find out where your cup of java comes from. Visit the "Mi Cafecito" coffee cooperative in San Miguel de Sarapiqui, see shade-grown coffee plants, learn about everything from harvesting, to husking, drying, and roasting the beans before we get to enjoy the best bit - drinking great coffee! Enjoy a typical lunch with plantains, beans and freshly caught tilapia fish. Feel good about all this eating and drinking knowing you are supporting a Planeterra Foundation project that helps 200 member farmers and their families.

    Optional Activities
    Venado Caves Exploration

    La Fortuna
    55USD per person
    Duck your head and enter an underground world formed some 15 million years ago. The Venado Caves are 45 min NW of Fortuna. Ford rivers, crawl through caverns, and marvel at the strange stalactites, stalagmites and subterranean inhabitants including bats, frogs, and spiders. Not ideal if you get anxious in closed spaces. Great for those who want to channel their inner Indiana Jones.

    Mountain Biking
    Arenal 3h-5h
    15-59USD per person
    Rent a bike and head off along one of the backroads outside of town. Take the road to San Ramon and turn right on the road toward the waterfall. Or take a guided cycling tour and pick one of three routes of varying difficulty.

    La Fortuna Waterfall Swim
    La Fortuna
    8USD per person
    Take a walk, taxi, or horse just outside the town of La Fortuna to the nearby waterfall. Once at the gate, pay a fee then start the descent on rough steps (more than 500 of them!) to get to the base of the falls. The water cascades 65m (200 ft) down the side of the dormant Cerro Chato. Sit on the rocks, get sprayed, watch for iridescent blue morpho butterflies and then plunge into the cool waters.

    Canyoneering
    Arenal
    86USD per person
    Hold on tight and get ready to rappel down the face of rushing waterfalls. Fear and fun collide in the rainforest as you throw caution to the monkeys and launch yourself into nature. Get soaked and feel completely alive. Trek through rivers, wobble across a hanging bridge and keep your eyes peeled for exotic birds and wildlife. Let the action begin!

    Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge Tour
    Arenal - Cano Negro
    59USD per person
    Travel north to Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge near the Nicaraguan border. Take a guided tour by covered boat through one of the world's most important wetlands; home to a vast array of plants, birds, reptiles, fish, and mammals. Keep your eyes peeled and you may see an three-toed sloth or a Jesus Christ lizard.

    Baldi Hot Springs Soak
    Arenal 3h-5h
    20-36USD per person
    Relax in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano immersed in one of the naturally heated pools at Baldi Hot Springs Hotel and Spa. Rejuvenate your muscles, detox your cells, and stimulate all your senses in nature's thermal spa. Breathe in the pure rainforest air and marvel at the mystic surroundings of these outdoor pools of paradise.

    Whitewater Rafting
    Arenal
    Pull on your bathing suit and water shoes, don a helmet and prepare to get wet and wild. Guided by expert leaders, paddle through Class II-IV rapids as you raft past spectacular scenery. Feel the burn, work up a sweat, then cool off in the pure river water. Experience the energy and excitement and enjoy! (Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 La Fortuna

    Enjoy two free days in La Fortuna to enjoy optionals.

    Optional activities include full-day whitewater rafting on the Toro or Arenal Rivers, 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 long day of exploring, you can choose to take a relaxing soak at Baldi Hot Springs.

    Free Time
    La Fortuna Full Day
    With tons to see and do here, make the most of your time and get going.

    Optional Activities
    La Fortuna Waterfall Swim

    La Fortuna
    8USD per person
    Take a walk, taxi, or horse just outside the town of La Fortuna to the nearby waterfall. Once at the gate, pay a fee then start the descent on rough steps (more than 500 of them!) to get to the base of the falls. The water cascades 65m (200 ft) down the side of the dormant Cerro Chato. Sit on the rocks, get sprayed, watch for iridescent blue morpho butterflies and then plunge into the cool waters.

    Baldi Hot Springs Soak
    Arenal 3h-5h
    20-36USD per person
    Relax in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano immersed in one of the naturally heated pools at Baldi Hot Springs Hotel and Spa. Rejuvenate your muscles, detox your cells, and stimulate all your senses in nature's thermal spa. Breathe in the pure rainforest air and marvel at the mystic surroundings of these outdoor pools of paradise.

    Mountain Biking
    Arenal 3h-5h
    15-59USD per person
    Rent a bike and head off along one of the backroads outside of town. Take the road to San Ramon and turn right on the road toward the waterfall. Or take a guided cycling tour and pick one of three routes of varying difficulty.

    Whitewater Rafting
    Arenal
    Pull on your bathing suit and water shoes, don a helmet and prepare to get wet and wild. Guided by expert leaders, paddle through Class II-IV rapids as you raft past spectacular scenery. Feel the burn, work up a sweat, then cool off in the pure river water. Experience the energy and excitement and enjoy!

    Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge Tour
    Arenal - Cano Negro
    59USD per person
    Travel north to Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge near the Nicaraguan border. Take a guided tour by covered boat through one of the world's most important wetlands; home to a vast array of plants, birds, reptiles, fish, and mammals. Keep your eyes peeled and you may see an three-toed sloth or a Jesus Christ lizard.

    Venado Caves Exploration
    La Fortuna
    55USD per person
    Duck your head and enter an underground world formed some 15 million years ago. The Venado Caves are 45 min NW of Fortuna. Ford rivers, crawl through caverns, and marvel at the strange stalactites, stalagmites and subterranean inhabitants including bats, frogs, and spiders. Not ideal if you get anxious in closed spaces. Great for those who want to channel their inner Indiana Jones. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 10 La Fortuna

    Enjoy two free days in La Fortuna to enjoy optionals.

    Optional activities include full-day whitewater rafting on the Toro or Arenal Rivers, 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 long day of exploring, you can choose to take a relaxing soak at Baldi Hot Springs.

    Free Time
    La Fortuna Full Day
    With tons to see and do here, make the most of your time and get going.

    Optional Activities
    La Fortuna Waterfall Swim

    La Fortuna
    8USD per person
    Take a walk, taxi, or horse just outside the town of La Fortuna to the nearby waterfall. Once at the gate, pay a fee then start the descent on rough steps (more than 500 of them!) to get to the base of the falls. The water cascades 65m (200 ft) down the side of the dormant Cerro Chato. Sit on the rocks, get sprayed, watch for iridescent blue morpho butterflies and then plunge into the cool waters.

    Baldi Hot Springs Soak
    Arenal 3h-5h
    20-36USD per person
    Relax in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano immersed in one of the naturally heated pools at Baldi Hot Springs Hotel and Spa. Rejuvenate your muscles, detox your cells, and stimulate all your senses in nature's thermal spa. Breathe in the pure rainforest air and marvel at the mystic surroundings of these outdoor pools of paradise.

    Mountain Biking
    Arenal 3h-5h
    15-59USD per person
    Rent a bike and head off along one of the backroads outside of town. Take the road to San Ramon and turn right on the road toward the waterfall. Or take a guided cycling tour and pick one of three routes of varying difficulty.

    Whitewater Rafting
    Arenal
    Pull on your bathing suit and water shoes, don a helmet and prepare to get wet and wild. Guided by expert leaders, paddle through Class II-IV rapids as you raft past spectacular scenery. Feel the burn, work up a sweat, then cool off in the pure river water. Experience the energy and excitement and enjoy!

    Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge Tour
    Arenal - Cano Negro
    59USD per person
    Travel north to Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge near the Nicaraguan border. Take a guided tour by covered boat through one of the world's most important wetlands; home to a vast array of plants, birds, reptiles, fish, and mammals. Keep your eyes peeled and you may see an three-toed sloth or a Jesus Christ lizard.

    Venado Caves Exploration
    La Fortuna
    55USD per person
    Duck your head and enter an underground world formed some 15 million years ago. The Venado Caves are 45 min NW of Fortuna. Ford rivers, crawl through caverns, and marvel at the strange stalactites, stalagmites and subterranean inhabitants including bats, frogs, and spiders. Not ideal if you get anxious in closed spaces. Great for those who want to channel their inner Indiana Jones. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 11 La Fortuna/Monte Verde

    Travel from La Fortuna to Monteverde and into the cool mountain air of the area.

    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.

    Optional activities include the Sky Walk, a series of suspension bridges through the jungle canopy, a butterfly garden and a thrilling canopy zipline.

    Private Vehicle
    Arenal - Monte Verde 2h-2h30m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Boat
    Arenal 1h
    Climb aboard and get your float on.

    Private Vehicle
    La Fortuna - Arenal 15m
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Optional Activities
    Sky Walk

    Monte Verde
    Get up high and personal to see the tree tops of Monteverde's Cloud Forest from a bird's eye view. Cross a series of suspension bridges to discover what early biologists needed ropes and pulleys to glimpse-a lush, green vista accented by bromeliads, vines, and orchids. Wonder at this wet canopy, home to thousands of species of birds, small animals, amphibians and insects, making up 90% of all the organisms in the forest.

    Monteverde Butterfly Garden Visit
    Monte Verde
    12USD per person
    Get close to butterflies, bump into giant bugs and make friends with hairy eight-legged spiders in this collection of gardens nestled in the mountains of Monteverde. Observe caterpillars, take prize-worthy photos of the iridescent blue morpho butterfly and check out the leaf-cutter ant colony. The nature centre is home to 30 species of butterfly, a whole bunch of insects, as well as white-faced monkeys, coatis, motmots and more.

    Ziplining
    Monte Verde 3h-4h
    45USD per person
    Buckle up your harness, don your helmet and prepare to launch. Glide along cables suspended high above the cloud forest canopy. Dare to let go and reach top speeds as you zip past stunning scenery. Forget your fear as you spot a toucan or exotic orchid in this adrenaline-filled experience. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 12 Monte Verde

    Guided tour of Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Opt to fly across the forest canopy on ziplines or visit the frog pond.

    Santa Elena Cloud Forest Guided Tour
    Monte Verde
    Pull on your poncho and boots and head into the cloud-covered forest, past over-sized ferns and exotic orchids. Harness your inner Tarzan and Jane as you imagine swinging from the forest's giant vines, trudge along 12km (7 mi) of trails, watch for wildlife and trek to the top of the observation tower. Be sure to stop and listen too. Hear the haunting call of the bellbird and perhaps catch sight of the brilliant green and red resplendent quetzal. Feel good about protecting the preserve and sustaining the quality of local schools through payment of your park fees. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 13 Monte Verde/Quepos

    Option to visit Manuel Antonio National Park, try mangrove kayaking or enjoy a dolphin-spotting sunset sail in this lively beach town.

    The small town of Quepos on the Pacific coast is a great place to relax and enjoy the sun and nearby sea. A short distance away, Manuel Antonio National Park offers beautiful white-sand beaches and warm turquoise water, ideal for swimming, fishing, kayaking, boogie boarding, sailing or surfing.

    Private Vehicle
    Monte Verde - Quepos 6h 220km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Optional Activities
    Manuel Antonio National Park Visit

    Manuel Antonio
    16USD per person
    Pack your sunscreen, snack and beach shoes and prepare for a great day in Costa Rica's smallest yet stunning national park. Manual Antonio offers four white sand beaches, separated by jagged rock outcrops and tidal pools. Swim, snorkel, surf and sunbathe. Then head to the shade of the nearby hiking trails to search for sloths, monkeys, and armadillos. Climb to the lookout to capture views of the pristine Pacific Ocean and the area's off-shore islands.

    Boogie Boarding
    Manuel Antonio National Park1h-3h
    8USD per person

    Throw on your bathing suit and head to beaches within Manuel Antonio National Park. Rent a boogie board and spend the day bodysurfing the waves. Hang out with the locals and enjoy some saltwater fun in the sun.

    Fishing
    Quepos
    Cast a line and (depending on the season) hope to hook a marlin, sailfish, tuna or dorado (mahi mahi). Fishing in Quepos, north of Manuel Antonio, is Costa Rica's most popular spot for blue water sport fishing.

    Kayaking
    Manuel Antonio National Park
    65USD per person
    Choose to kayak the calm waters of the mangroves or paddle the waves of the Pacific. In the Damas Island estuary, the ocean meets fresh water rivers and creates a protected home for birds, snakes, crocodiles and white face monkeys. For the more adventurous, opt for an open-seat ocean kayak and paddle along the shoreline and nearby islands, keeping an eye out for frigates and boobies and jumping fish.

    Sailing
    Manuel Antonio National Park
    Slap on some sunscreen and hop aboard as we set sail along the rugged Pacific Coast of Manuel Antonio National Park on a catamaran. Bask in the beauty of the white sand beaches and small islands that accent the shoreline. Keep watch for dolphins, rays and migrating whales. Hop into the warm water and snorkel with more than 50 species of colourful tropical fish.

    Surfing
    Manuel Antonio National Park 1h-5h
    8-55USD per person
    Slather on the sunscreen, strap on a leash, pull on a rash guard and get ready to hit the waves. Experience the surf at the beaches near Quepos and Manuel Antonio with their left, right and well-shaped beach breaks. Take a lesson, learn tips and techniques, then hang ten like a local. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 14 Quepos

    Free day in Quepos to explore and enjoy optional activities.

    Free Time
    Quepos Full Day
    With tons to do in the area, get up early and go!

    Optional Activities
    Manuel Antonio National Park Visit

    Manuel Antonio
    16USD per person
    Pack your sunscreen, snack and beach shoes and prepare for a great day in Costa Rica's smallest yet stunning national park. Manual Antonio offers four white sand beaches, separated by jagged rock outcrops and tidal pools. Swim, snorkel, surf and sunbathe. Then head to the shade of the nearby hiking trails to search for sloths, monkeys, and armadillos. Climb to the lookout to capture views of the pristine Pacific Ocean and the area's off-shore islands.

    Boogie Boarding
    Manuel Antonio National Park 1h-3h
    8USD per person
    Throw on your bathing suit and head to beaches within Manuel Antonio National Park. Rent a boogie board and spend the day bodysurfing the waves. Hang out with the locals and enjoy some saltwater fun in the sun.

    Fishing
    Quepos
    Cast a line and (depending on the season) hope to hook a marlin, sailfish, tuna or dorado (mahi mahi). Fishing in Quepos, north of Manuel Antonio, is Costa Rica's most popular spot for blue water sport fishing.

    Kayaking
    Manuel Antonio National Park
    65USD per person
    Choose to kayak the calm waters of the mangroves or paddle the waves of the Pacific. In the Damas Island estuary, the ocean meets fresh water rivers and creates a protected home for birds, snakes, crocodiles and white face monkeys. For the more adventurous, opt for an open-seat ocean kayak and paddle along the shoreline and nearby islands, keeping an eye out for frigates and boobies and jumping fish.

    Sailing
    Manuel Antonio National Park
    Slap on some sunscreen and hop aboard as we set sail along the rugged Pacific Coast of Manuel Antonio National Park on a catamaran. Bask in the beauty of the white sand beaches and small islands that accent the shoreline. Keep watch for dolphins, rays and migrating whales. Hop into the warm water and snorkel with more than 50 species of colourful tropical fish.

    Surfing
    Manuel Antonio National Park 1h-5h
    8-55USD per person
    Slather on the sunscreen, strap on a leash, pull on a rash guard and get ready to hit the waves. Experience the surf at the beaches near Quepos and Manuel Antonio with their left, right and well-shaped beach breaks. Take a lesson, learn tips and techniques, then hang ten like a local. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 15 Quepos/San Jose

    Journey to San Jose for one final evening with the group.

    Private Vehicle
    Quepos - San Jose 5h 190km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 16 San Jose

    Depart at any time. (None (Meals on your own))

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

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  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 460-600 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are 12 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. Costa Rica will not be allowing anyone to enter the country without proof of a departure ticket (bus, airplane, boat, etc.). If you are travelling through a few countries in Central America, you will need to show proof of your itinerary and a departure ticket from your last destination. Please print the itinerary and voucher and bring it with you.
    The access to Sarapiqui rainforest is difficult and can seem extreme for those who are not mentally prepared for the experience. The tractor ride to get to the rainforest is an extreme adventure. Thus it's not recommended for pregnant women or people with serious back problems. Also, all trails are natural, with uneven and sometimes slippery footing, so it's not recommended for people with difficulty walking on uneven terrain. The lodge is rustic with no electricity and most likely multi-share.
    Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Theme Packs! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Theme Packs must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO.



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