Itinerary

Day 1San José

Arrive at any time.

Please try to arrive before 6pm for an important group meeting where you can meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members.

 
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
1h18:00

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Accommodation

 
Boutique Hotel Casa Las Orquideas (or similar)
Hotel

Day 2San José/La Fortuna

Options abound—soak in Arenal's hot springs or get the adrenaline pumping with whitewater rafting or waterfall rappelling.

La Fortuna, the town near the foot of Arenal Volcano, is an excellent base for adventure. Optional activities in this area abound.

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. Other optional activities include full-day white water rafting on the Toro or Balsa Rivers, mountain biking, caving, horseback riding, or a tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. 

 
Taxicab
San José

Taxi to bus station.

 
Local bus
San José – La Fortuna3h-5h150km

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Optional Activities - Day 2

La Fortuna Waterfall Swim
La Fortuna
14USD 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
Arenal3h-5h
62USD 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.

Accommodation

 
Hotel Las Cabanitas (or similar)
Hotel

Day 3La Fortuna

Enjoy a full day in La Fortuna to relax or experience some of the many optional activities available.

 

 
Carte Blanche
La FortunaFull Day

There's plenty to see and do in La Fortuna, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like canyoneering, whitewater rafting, and paddleboarding. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!

Optional Activities - Day 3

Whitewater Rafting
Arenal
62-80USD per person

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! 

 
Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoning
Arenal
89USD 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!

 
La Fortuna Waterfall Swim
La Fortuna
14USD 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.

 
Arenal Volcano Park Hike
Arenal
53USD per person

Head out to see nature first hand. Break a sweat in the lush humid jungle around the slopes of Arenal Volcano and keep an eye out for monkeys, birds and sloths.

 
Baldi Hot Springs Soak
Arenal3h-5h
62USD 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.

 
Kayak Lake Arenal
 

Zip up your life jacket, grab a paddle and get ready to be wowed by beauty in every direction. Admire Arenal Volcano as you kayak the blue-green waters of Lake Arenal, Central America’s second largest lake. Scan the shores for more than 300 species of birds, listen for howler monkeys and fish for sharp-toothed rainbow bass. Take time to float and soak in the stunning scenery of the rolling hills, secret coves and sky that stretches forever.

Accommodation

 
Hotel Las Cabanitas (or similar)
Hotel

Day 4La Fortuna/Montezuma

Travel to the ex-hippie hangout of Montezuma in the Nicoya Peninsula.

Travel to the Nicoya Peninsula, with plenty of time for rest and relaxation in the laid back ex-hippie hangout of Montezuma.

 
Local van
La Fortuna – Puntarenas3h

Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride.

 
Ferry
Puntarenas – Paquera

Get to the next spot on your route aboard a convenient and efficient ferry boat.

 
Local bus
Paquera – Montezuma2h

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Accommodation

 
La Cascada (or similar)
Hotel

Days 5–6Montezuma

Try out surfing, hike to a nearby waterfall, or just chill out on the beach. Don't miss the night life.

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 - surfing, ziplining, ATV, 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.

 
Free Time
MontezumaFull Day

Get out and explore the southern part of the Nicoya Peninsula.

Optional Activities - Days 5–6

Horseback Riding
Montezuma
35USD per person

Saddle up and head out on horseback to explore the hills and beaches surrounding Montezuma. Bring water and wear a hat to protect against the sun.

 
Quad Biking
 

Hop on a quad bike and enjoy a guided off-road tour. A mix of adrenaline, nature and fun, quad biking gets you closer to the destination and puts a smile on your face.

 
Isla Tortuga Day Trip
Montezuma7h-8h
55USD per person

Take a day trip to the beautiful Isla Tortuga, where you can snorkel along a volcanic rock reef.

 
Surfing
Montezuma
15-50USD per person

Get ready to ride the waves. Rent a board or take a lesson to help improve your ability to hang ten. 

 
Ziplining
Montezuma

Buckle up your harness, don your helmet and prepare to launch. Glide along cables suspended high above the forest canopy, and stop at beautiful Montezuma Waterfalls during the tour. 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.

 
Yoga Class
Montezuma1h-2h
12USD per person

What better place to explore your inner yogi than on a beach in Costa Rica? Stretch, bend, sweat and breathe in the sea air. 

Accommodation

 
La Cascada (or similar)
Hotel

Day 7Montezuma/San José

Travel back to the capital for the final night out with the group.

 

 
Local bus
Montezuma – San José7h30m150km

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Bus will drive onto the ferry between Paquera & Puntarenas.

Accommodation

 
Boutique Hotel Casa Las Orquideas (or similar)
Hotel

Day 8San José

Depart at any time.

 

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