Costa Rica: Ocean Waves & Sunsets

Start: San José Finish: San José

Visiting: San José, La Fortuna, Santa Teresa


Duration: 7 Nights

Physical rating: 2 - Light

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: G Adventures

Group size: 1 - 18

Age range: Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

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 travel to Santa Teresa and relax on the beach. While you're free to choose your own adventure with optional adrenaline-inducing activities like waterfall rappelling, your accommodation and transportation are included. Our expert CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) 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.

Highlights

  • icon take in the views of Arenal Volcano towering over La Fortuna
  • iconTry adrenaline sports like whitewater rafting and surfing
  • iconTry adrenaline sports like whitewater rafting and surfing, take in the views of Arenal Volcano towering over La Fortuna, chill out by the Pacific Ocean.
  • iconYour Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna. Beach time in Santa Teresa. Free time in La Fortuna. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • icon chill out by the Pacific Ocean.

Places You'll See

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icon Day 1: San José

Location: San José

Accommodation: Hotel Lluvia de Oro

Arrive at any time. Tonight, explore the La California barrio with your fellow travellers. Stop in at one of the many bars to get to know your group over a few drinks. Cheers to new friends and new adventures!

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

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

ACTIVITY: Connect with new friends on your first night out in a new destination. Only available on 18-to-Thirtysomethings tours.

icon Day 2: San José/La Fortuna

Location: San José

Accommodation: Selina Hostel La Fortuna

Travel to La Fortuna with stunning Arenal Volcano as its backdrop. 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 canyoning (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.

TRANSPORT: Taxi to bus station.

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

icon Day 3: La Fortuna

Location: La Fortuna

Accommodation: Selina Hostel La Fortuna

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

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Get out and explore La Fortuna and beyond.

icon Day 4: La Fortuna/Santa Teresa

Location: La Fortuna

Accommodation: Selina Santa Teresa

Travel to the best of Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Kick back and enjoy this beach paradise.

Head to the Pacific coast for some much needed beach time and relaxation. Playa Santa Teresa and Malpais are small towns frequented by surfers. Opt to hit the waves, or visit Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve – take a hike to explore the area or check out the snorkelling at Secret Beach.

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

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

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 5: Santa Teresa

Location: Santa Teresa

Accommodation: Selina Santa Teresa

Try out surfing, visit Cabo Blanco NP, 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, 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. Want to learn how to surf in Costa Rica? Pre-book the Santa Teresa Surf Lesson on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

FREE TIME: Get out and explore the southern part of the Nicoya Peninsula.

icon Day 6: Santa Teresa

Location: Santa Teresa

Accommodation: Selina Santa Teresa

Try out surfing, visit Cabo Blanco NP, 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, 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. Want to learn how to surf in Costa Rica? Pre-book the Santa Teresa Surf Lesson on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

FREE TIME: Get out and explore the southern part of the Nicoya Peninsula.

icon Day 7: Santa Teresa/San José

Location: Santa Teresa

Accommodation: Hotel Lluvia de Oro

Enjoy a morning at the beach, then transfer back to the capital for a final evening with the group.

Squeeze in morning beach time before embarking on our journey back to the capital, San José. Arrive in the evening (approx 9pm) in time to shower and head out for a final night on the town.

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

icon Day 8: San José

Location: San José

Depart at any time.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    Simple hotels (3 nts), hostels (4 nts, multi-share).

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    Meals

    No meals included

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    Free time in La Fortuna

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends

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    Beach time in Santa Teresa

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna. Beach time in Santa Teresa. Free time in La Fortuna. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna

Transport

Local bus, ferry, taxi, walking.

Meals Included

No meals included

Accommodation

Simple hotels (3 nts), hostels (4 nts, multi-share).

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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