Costa Rica Volcanoes & Surfing
9 days from San Jose to San Jose
From $ 1549
Duration9 days

Mountain bike along Lake Arenal with breathtaking volcanic views and catch a wave on this action-packed nine-day tour of Costa Rica. Get your adrenaline pumping with optional extreme sports like whitewater rafting, waterfall rappelling, and ziplining through the lush jungle canopy. Learn to surf the famous Pacific breaks at Playa Santa Teresa and enjoy plenty of time to relax on tropical beaches. Throw in the opportunity to see incredible rainforest wildlife and you've got a unique adventure you'll be talking about for years.

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  • Duration: 9 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: San Jose
    Physical Grading: Average
  • Ends in: San Jose
    Ages: 12+
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Itinerary

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Day 1: San José

Start place: San Jose

Arrive in San José at any time. Check into our hotel and enjoy the city.

If you arrive early, head into downtown San José to visit a museum, shop or people-watch in the main plaza, a good place to watch San José at its most lively. A mime, juggler, marimba band, magician, or storyteller may be performing for tips, and artisan booths are common, creating a regular arts and crafts fair atmosphere.
Arrive at any time.

End place: San Jose

Day 2: San José/La Fortuna

Start place: San Jose

Travel by bus to La Fortuna, at the foot of Arenal Volcano, our next adventure base. Hike the area’s nature trails, swim in chilly La Fortuna waterfall or try canyoneering.

Other optional activities include mountain biking, caving, horseback riding or a tour of the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. Like much of Costa Rica, the area is a birders’ paradise, with over 600 species as permanent residents.

Finally, after a day of exploring, take a relaxing soak in one of the region's lush, cascading hot springs.
Travel to Costa Rica's adrenaline capital, La Fortuna, which boasts the stunning backdrop of Arenal Volcano. Opt to try rafting, waterfall rappelling, stand-up paddleboarding, or soak in the hot springs.

End place: La Fortuna

Day 3: La Fortuna

Start place: La Fortuna

Get your adrenaline pumping and pre-book the Costa Rica Adrenaline Bundle on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.
Enjoy free time to fully explore the area. Opt to go for a swim in a nearby swimming hole, go kayaking, or get spoiled with a massage.

End place: La Fortuna

Day 4: La Fortuna/Monteverde

Start place: La Fortuna

From La Fortuna, travel by van to the shores of Lake Arenal where our mountain bikes will be waiting for a two-hour cycling journey (challenging with some hills and bumps). Afterwards, board a boat for the half hour boat ride across the lake. When we arrive at Rio Chiquito, we switch to waiting vans to drive the final leg up into the cool, misty mountain air of the Monteverde Cloud Forest.
Enjoy a mountain bike excursion on the shore of Lake Arenal before travelling by boat and private vehicle to Monteverde. Enjoy a G for Good farm experience and lunch at a local farm. Take an included guided night walk to learn about nocturnal life in the jungle firsthand.

End place: Monte Verde

Meals: L
Day 5: Monteverde

Start place: Monte Verde

Enjoy a free day to explore the cloud forest region of Costa Rica. Opt to fly across canopy ziplines, tour a coffee plantation, or go horseback riding in the hills.

End place: Monte Verde

Day 6: Monteverde/Santa Teresa

Start place: Monte Verde

Head to the Pacific coast for some much needed beach time and an opportunity to enjoy the waves. Playa Santa Teresa and Malpais are small towns frequented by surfers. Beginners and intermediate surfers alike should take advantage of the two included surf lessons to fine-tune skills.

Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve is located next to Malpais, take a hike to explore the area or check out the snorkelling at Secret Beach.
Travel to the best of Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Enjoy an included surf lesson; try it for the first time or fine-tune skills. Afterwards, kick back and enjoy this beach paradise.

End place: Santa Teresa

Day 7: Santa Teresa

Start place: Santa Teresa

Enjoy another included surf lesson, then spend the rest of the day relaxing or taking part in other optional activities in the area.

End place: Santa Teresa

Meals: B
Day 8: Santa Teresa/San José

Start place: Santa Teresa

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

End place: San Jose

Meals: B
Day 9: San José

Start place: San Jose

Depart at any time.

End place: San Jose

Inclusions

Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Life Monteverde Experience, Monteverde Your Discover Moment: La Fortuna Your Discover Moment: Monteverde Your Hands-On Moment: Surfing Lesson
  • Guided mountain biking excursion (Arenal)
  • Guided cloud forest night walk (Monteverde)
  • Beach time in Santa Teresa
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Public bus, Private vehicle, Boat, Mountain bike
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (8 nts)

Dates & availability: Costa Rica Volcanoes & Surfing

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