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 Monteverde; hot springs, waterfalls and a live volcano in La Fortuna; and white sandy beaches at Manuel Antonio - 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
Soak off the day in La Fortuna hot springs
Search for sloths in the sultry Monteverde cloud forest
Experience local life on a homestay in Santa Rosa de Pocosol
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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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. To have a private room on this trip, a single supplement is bookable; subject to availability.
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 Classic Costa Rica trips score an average of 4.6 out of 5 based on 266 reviews in the last year.
Make sure you take walking boots or wellingtons to enjoy at times difficult terrain ! I forgot to take gifts to home stay !
Review submitted 18 Aug 2018