Explore Costa Rica from the mountains to the sea
Every year thousands of tourists travel to Costa Rica but few get to experience this charismatic country's real way of life. On this Classic Costa Rica trip, stay with a local family in Santa Rosa de Pocosol and get your hands dirty on a nearby farm. Uncover jungle gems in Tortuguero and Sarapiqui; hot springs, waterfalls and a live volcano in La Fortuna; and white sandy beaches at Quepos - all set to a sizzling salsa beat. This adventure into the heart of tropical paradise will surely leave you wanting more.
Stroll through lively markets in San Jose
Explore the jungle in the Tortuguero National Park
Chill out to the sounds of nature in Sarapiqui
Soak off the day in La Fortuna hot springs
Get close to the coalface at Arenal Volcano
Discover the sultry Monteverde cloud forest
Shake your booty to the samba soundtrack of Costa Rica
Experience local life on a homestay in Santa Rosa de Pocosol
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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. 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 Classic Costa Rica trips score an average of 4.62 out of 5 based on 226 reviews in the last year.
An excellent trip, showcasing some excellent destinations in this beautiful country and allowing flexibility to do what you want if an adventurer, nature lover or relaxer or combination thereof. Be aware this flexibility means a trade off or limited included optional extras.
Review submitted 20 Mar 2018
In comparison to some of my other intrepid tours this was a much slower pace. Maybe too much free time. Activities in some areas were limited and in others not enough time to do everything I wanted to.
Review submitted 16 Mar 2018