Costa Rica Adventure

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Costa Rica Adventure

from £999
Duration: 16 days
Countries: Costa Rica
If you’re looking for a taste of Costa Rica’s world-class highlights but want to keep things spicy with a sampling of hidden treasures, this action-packed adventure tops the menu.

Costa Rica Adventure

Day 1 San José
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 San José/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Opt to snorkel in the Caribbean or hike in Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge.

Day 3 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
With free time here, head out and explore. Don't forget to try some fantastic Afro-Caribbean cuisine.

Day 4 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/Tortuguero
Head to Tortuguero. Opt to visit the nesting grounds of the green and leatherback turtles at night (seasonal) and tour the canals on a guided tour by day.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Tortuguero
Enjoy free time to explore Tortuguero. Opt to kayak through the canals and view the wildlife, wake up early and head to the beach to watch turtle eggs hatch (seasonal), or just wander through the town.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6Tortuguero/La Virgen
Guided nature trail walk through primary rainforest, swim in a pristine river surrounded by nature, then experience the remoteness of an old hacienda at night.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 7 La Virgen
Enjoy a day in the beautiful Sarapiquí Valley. Optional activities include swimming in the river, night walks, an empanada-making lesson or lounging in a hammock.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 La Virgen/La Fortuna
Enjoy an included visit to a G Adventures- and MIF-supported coffee cooperative with a local lunch. Continue to La Fortuna for activities like rafting, waterfall rappelling and relaxing in local hot springs.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Days 9–10 La Fortuna
Enjoy two free days in La Fortuna to enjoy optional activities.

Day 11 La Fortuna/Monte Verde
Travel from La Fortuna to Monteverde and into the cool mountain air of the area.

Day 12 Monte Verde
Guided tour of Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Opt to fly across the forest canopy on ziplines or visit the frog pond.

Day 13 Monte Verde/Quepos
Option to visit Manuel Antonio National Park, try mangrove kayaking or enjoy a dolphin-spotting sunset sail in this lively beach town.

Day 14 Quepos
Free day in Quepos to explore and enjoy optional activities.

Day 15 Quepos/San José
Journey to San José for one final evening with the group.

Day 16 San José
Depart at any time.

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Price details:

from £999


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What's included

Beach time in Puerto Viejo
Boat ride to Tortuguero
Nature trail walk with swim (Sarapiquí)
Jungle lodge stay
G Adventures-supported coffee cooperative tour and local lunch
Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve guided tour (Monteverde)
Beach time in Manuel Antonio
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


Hotels (13 nts), jungle lodge (2 nts, multi-share).


5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Allow USD460-600 for meals not included.


Tractor, private van, public bus, boat, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

About StudentUniverse

StudentUniverse has been supplying the best flight, hotel and tours deals to students around the world for years now and we’re delighted to be the preferred travel partner of and to make your travel experience even more amazing.

We have a great team of travel gurus that understand what a gap year is all about just waiting to help you, and since we are part of the Flight Centre Travel Group we are able to offer the best flights, gap year packages, hostels, tours, volunteer placements and insurance - the works. This is not your average travel agency, it’s the ultimate backpacker travel agency.

If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your travels, even if you’re in the preliminary stages and you’d just like some advice, give us a call on 0333 333 9923 or submit an enquiry to StudentUniverse – we’d love to hear from you.

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Costa rica monteverde cloud forest bridge

Costa rica monteverde cloud forest bridge

Costa rica monteverde ziplining

Costa rica monteverde ziplining

Costa rica trapiche coffee plantation

Costa rica trapiche coffee plantation

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