Hit two of Costa Rica's famed features volcanoes and beaches on this exciting trip that isn't too hard on the wallet. Get the adrenaline pumping in La Fortuna, then soak up the hippie spirit of Montezuma and relax on the beach. While you're free to choose your own adventure and optional adrenaline-inducing activities like waterfall rappelling, your accommodation and transportation are included. Our expert CEOs will help you make the most of your time. Take a trip that's packed with just the essentials eight days of maximum Costa Rica at minimum cost.
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
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.
Taxi to bus station.
Local bus (3.00-5.00 hours, 150km)
Enjoy a full day in La Fortuna to relax or experience some of the many optional activities available.
Travel to the Nicoya Peninsula, with plenty of time for rest and relaxation in the laid back ex-hippie hangout of Montezuma.
Local van (3.00 hour(s))
Local bus (2.00 hour(s))
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.
Travel back to the capital for the final night out with the group.
Local bus (7.50 hour(s), 150km)
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I had a fantastic time on this tour. Right from the collection at the airport, the accommodation was a lot nicer than I expected, being the budget tour. Our guide Chad was lovely and organised everything for us so we could just relax and enjoy; which I certainly did!Overall Rating
It's a great way to travel for those of us that don't have a lot of time off work, don't want to go to an all-inclusive resort but still want to feel as though they've had a vacation. The Budget Costa Rica trip was a great way of seeing and doing a lot of things but without really having to plan anything, make reservations or find transportation. All I can say is that I wish I was still there!Overall Rating
Trip Name: Costa Rica on a Shoestring
Duration: 8 Days
From Price: 407
Trip Code: 126586
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