Privacy Notice: We use technologies on our website for personalizing content, advertising, providing social media features, and analyzing our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. By continuing to use this website, you consent to our use of this technology. You can control this through your Privacy Options.

Accept

Epic Costa Rica: Craters, Rainforests & Hanging-10

11 days, San José to Tamarindo

Volcanoes! Jungles! Beaches! Costa Rica has it all — and this 11-day hostel-fuelled adventure will smack you in the face (in a good way) with the best of it. You’ll stare in awe at the active crater of the Poás Volcano en route to La Fortuna, where waterfalls, rivers, and hot springs await. After that, you’ll be zip-lining over the cloud forest in Monteverde, hiking through the jungle to the idyllic waterfall at Rio Celeste, and then heading to the beach towns on the Nicoya Peninsula for surfing, nightlife, and non-stop good times.

11 days

San José to Tamarindo

From$7859HKD
Valid on May 23 2023
Trip Code: CRSTHW

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Volcanoes! Jungles! Beaches! Costa Rica has it all — and this 11-day hostel-fuelled adventure will smack you in the face (in a good way) with the best of it. You’ll stare in awe at the active crater of the Poás Volcano en route to La Fortuna, where waterfalls, rivers, and hot springs await. After that, you’ll be zip-lining over the cloud forest in Monteverde, hiking through the jungle to the idyllic waterfall at Rio Celeste, and then heading to the beach towns on the Nicoya Peninsula for surfing, nightlife, and non-stop good times.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Roamies by Hostelworld & G Adventures

Immersive, social, wallet-friendly adventures where epic hostels are your home-base.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating: 2 - Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 24, avg 16

Age requirement: 18-35

Visa Requirements

11 days

San José to Tamarindo

From$7859HKD
Valid on May 23 2023
Trip Code: CRSTHW

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Map of the route for Epic Costa Rica: Craters, Rainforests & Hanging-10

Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1San José

Arrive at any time, and choose to kick back at the hostel, or head out to explore the city before meeting up with fellow Roamies in the evening. Later, head out in the San Pedro neighborhood with your CEO and new mates in search of food and drink at one of the nearby happening spots. Buckle up, it's on!

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2San José/La Fortuna

Set off today bound for La Fortuna with plenty to do along the way. First stop, the active Poás Volcano for epic views and photo opportunities by the crater. Next, head to a community coffee project to sample a cup and to learn about coffee production. Hungry? Sit down for a delicious typical lunch of freshly-caught tilapia from the local fish farm with plantains and the ever-present rice and beans. Then get hands-on with a tortilla-making lesson, full points for the best one! Roll into La Fortuna in the afternoon with time to settle into the hostel and grab a drink at the bar, and in the evening maybe treat yourself to a long soak in one of the many local hot springs. Hey, you deserve it right?

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 3La Fortuna

Ready for Adventure? There’s so much to do in La Fortuna that we've given you an entire free day to choose for yourself, you'll thank us for it later. Maybe it's something active that's your jam like rappelling down a waterfall, whitewater rafting, or paddleboard on Lake Arenal. Otherwise, hanging out in the hostel with friends and a cold beverage is never a bad option either. A combination of these things you say? Sounds perfect!

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4La Fortuna/Monteverde

If variety of transport is something you're looking for then you're going to love today. We'll make our way from La Fortuna by bus then boat across Lake Arenal then by bus again to the cloud forest of Monteverde. Scenery galore, keep the camera handy! Once we get to Monteverde don't get too comfortable yet as we'll head into the forest to fly across the canopy on zip lines for an adrenaline rush. Phew!

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5Monteverde

Today is all about you, to do as much (or as little) as you want, it's all good! Maybe check out the hanging bridges in the canopy to look for birds and wildlife, go horseback riding, visit a butterfly garden or just kick back at the cozy hostel and relax with a local craft beer in hand.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6Monteverde/Liberia

More great scenery and volcanoes you ask for? Sure thing, we've got you covered. Set off in your private ride to the Volcán Tenorio National Park where we'll hike through the jungle to a brillant blue pool and waterfall of the Rio Celeste. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife and birds! Carry on to Liberia in the afternoon and have time to relax after checking into the hostel in the evening before setting off to the Nicoya Peninsula the next day.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Liberia/Nosara

Tick a national park off of your list and head for Parque Diria, where you’ll hike through the coastal forest to a waterfall for a swim to cool off. Keep your eyes peeled for monkeys and birds along the way! Next, continue down the Nicoya Peninsula to the laid-back beach town of Nosara in time for lunch and to settle into the hostel. Take the rest of the afternoon to explore or to get your beach on if you're feeling it. Is it beer o'clock yet?

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Nosara

We only have one thing actually planned today but it's a good one. Follow your fearless CEO on a walk to Playa Rosada, an elusive pink-sand beach that's only accessible at low tide. A secret paradise! Relax, swim and then enjoy the whole rest of the day back in Nosara at the beach or hanging out at the hostel with friends and a cold beverage.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9Nosara/Tamarindo

Ok ok, we know the beach at Nosara is great but wait until you see the ones we're visiting today. We'll head north along the coast from Nosara, stopping first at a turtle nesting site and protected refuge to see where they lay their eggs on the beach (in season). Then continue to Playa San Juanillo where we will hike to a viewpoint of the coastal rock formations and gorgeous beaches with time to stretch out and swim. After lunch, carry on to our hostel in Tamarindo for more beach vibes and great nightlife.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10Tamarindo

Surf's up! Take an included surf class in the morning and then the rest of the day is all yours. Feeling active? Try zip-lining, kayaking in the nearby national park or take a snorkelling trip. Can’t get enough of the beach? Stay local and take to the sand and sea. Still want more? Chilling out at the hostel with friends is always a great option too.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 11Tamarindo

Depart at any time, or maybe decide to add on a few more nights at the beach.

Meals included:

Breakfast
View full itinerary

What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Mi Cafecito Coffee Cooperative Tour, Sarapiquí
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Visit to Poás Volcano
  • Tortilla-making lesson and typical lunch at Mi Cafecito community project
  • Zip-lining in Monteverde
  • Hike to Rio Celeste Waterfall in Volcán Tenorio National Park
  • Hike to a waterfall and swim in Diria National Park
  • Excursion to Playa Rosada from Nosara
  • Visit to the Ostional Wildlife Refuge turtle nesting site
  • Beach time at San Juanillo
  • Surf Lesson at Tamarindo
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hostels (9 nts), Hotel (1 nt)

Meals

10 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Allow USD295-385 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private vehicle, boat.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Make it a private tour

Book this tour as a private departure - with your own CEO and all the benefits of a G Adventures group tour - for any group, big or small (even just one traveller).

Epic Costa Rica: Craters, Rainforests & Hanging-10

| 11 days - San José to Tamarindo - from $7859 HKD