Travel to Costa Rica and experience its incredible natural attractions
Even in a region well known for its natural diversity, Costa Rica is still a stand out. Thanks to a longstanding tradition of preserving its natural assets, much of the country’s verdant rainforest still stands, opportunities for nature-based adventures abound and the beaches on both coasts are in exceptional nick. As a result, the nation’s cultural riches can oft end up overlooked – but here too the country has much to offer. Costa Ricans are widely regarded as some of the world’s friendliest people and on this trip – in between exploring the country’s most famous national parks –you’ll get to know them while lending a hand on a rural farmstay and kicking back in the rustic beach town of Quepos.
Wander through the artisan stalls of San Jose’s Plaza de la Cultura
Learn some home-cooked recipes on a visit to the Juanilama agricultural community
Hike the forested jungle trails of Manuel Antonio National Park
Take a soak in La Fortuna’s lava-heated thermal springs
Try to spy the resplendent quetzal in Monteverde’s cloud forest
Chill out amid Quepos’ blissed out surf town vibe
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2019 - 31 December 2019
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1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. There are no activities planned for the final day so you may depart at any time.
2. A single supplement is available for purchase on this trip. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Please be careful when booking flights to/from San Jose; make sure you fly into/out of Juan Santamaría International Airport [SJO]. Please do NOT book flights to/from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport [SJC] as this is located in California, United States.
4. Hurricane season in this region is June to November, when landslides, mudslides, flooding and disruptions to essential services can occur. Intrepid monitors any situations that arise, and may need to change itineraries or activities in response to these natural weather occurrences.
Our Costa Rica Experience trips score an average of 4.6 out of 5 based on 166 reviews in the last year.
All the tours that I’ve been on so far were very well organised - each trip allowed to visit the main sites and also offered great optional activities. The guides are very knowledgeable and experienced that makes the trip very interesting and stress free. Overall, highly recommend!
Review submitted 21 Sep 2018
9day trip through Costa Rica was good organized. However, 1 full additional day in San Jose is not needed, as many tourist arrive earlier or have a flight back home later. Would nice to stay one more night somewhere in the country, e.g. including Irazu or beach. Some of the hotel accomodations mainly Quepos should be changed. The hotel was poor and loud. It would be nice to have the hotel (or hostel) somewhere close to the beach and Manuel Antonio. Homestay was a great experience with nice families and hosts. Local culture and living could be experienced well. In general it would be nice to include some more activities e.g. nightwalk, Irazu, waterfall trip. Additional activities costs a lot and some of them could be included easily.
Review submitted 18 Sep 2018