Your questions answered for our Costa Rica Adventure Trip

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Experience Adventure

  • Canyoning, rappelling, & zip-lining
  • 2 days of whitewater rafting
  • Unbelievable hidden waterfall hikes
  • Relax on caribbean beaches
  • ecotourism & visit a local Coffee farm
Our most adrenaline-packed adventure through where you'll experience an exhilarating two-day white water rafting trip on the world-famous Pacuare River. Rappel waterfalls, mountain bike, hike through the jungle, & see one of the most beautiful hidden waterfalls.

Have a question about the Under30Experiences Costa Rica Adventure trip?

What are the accommodations like?

For most of the trip, you will be staying in a remote boutique lodge in the city of Turrialba. The rooms will be doubles with ensuite bathrooms.

We'll stay in double accommodations at our white-water rafting river eco-lodge for 1 night.

Solo travelers are paired with someone of the same gender.  You can request a friend to be your roommate upon checkout. 

If you'd prefer not to have a roommate, private room options are available upon request, subject to hotel availability for an extra charge.  Please contact

What is the nightlife like?

Turrialba is a small tranquil town with a strong community, where everyone knows each other. Turrialba is not known for its party scene, but there are a few local bars in the center of town. Our mountain lodge is equipped with a full restaurant and bar, and plenty of common space to hang out as a group.

If you are looking for a Costa Rica trip with better nightlife options, we suggest going to the beach on Starter Costa Rica.

What kind of food can I expect in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is home to some of the best tropical fruit in the world! You don't want to miss trying a mango, pineapple, papaya, guanabana, or lychee. They taste very different from your local grocery store in the United States - trust us.

Costa Rica is also famous for its delicious, fresh seafood! And their traditional dish, gallo pinto. The daily diet is primarily based on wholesome ingredients like rice and beans, meats, vegetables, and fruit.

What type of weather should I expect?

The average temperature in Costa Rica’s Central Caribbean is 75-85 F during the day, and 60-75 F at night.

Please expect showers and thunderstorms some days that pass through the rainforest.

What is the physical activity level of this trip?

This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.

What activities are optional? And how much do they cost?

We’ve included many activities in the price of the trip giving you plenty to do. However, we pride ourselves in helping you make the trip perfect for you. Therefore we’ve sought out the best activities and vendors to help you have the experience you want.  

And don’t worry, your trip leader can help set up any of the following optional activities for you so you can sit back and enjoy your trip.

-Horseback riding: $35-$50 USD

What type of wildlife can I see in Costa Rica?

We can’t guarantee wildlife sightings, but the most commonly seen wildlife are White Face Capuchin Monkeys, Squirrel Monkeys, Sloths, Scarlett Macaws, Iguanas, and Toucans.

How much should I budget for food and activities?

Bring cash with you! We recommend you have at least $200 USD cash on you during the trip for lunches, snacks, optional activities, souvenirs, etc.

All places accept USD so you do not need to convert to the local currency.

ATM's will be accessible in most towns, and you can exchange money at the airport. Keep in mind that some places may not accept credit cards. It’s always a good idea to carry cash on you.

I’m arriving a few days before the trip starts, any recommendations?

Activities near San Jose we recommend are La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Doka Estate Coffee Tour in Alajuela. If you have more than one day we recommend visiting the Poas or Irazu Volcanoes.

Alajuela Backpackers is our favorite budget hostel close to the airport. The most convenient places to stay are the Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, or Courtyard by Marriot, although we recommend staying at locally owned places whenever possible. If you want to stay in the San Jose city center, 30-60 minutes from the airport, check out Hostel Casa del Parque. It’s near the Barrio Escalante/La California neighborhoods, which are known for their nightlife.

Selina’s Hostels offer good vibes throughout the country and have hip co-working spaces in case you need to get a little work done.

Do I need to worry about a visa?

When traveling with a passport, citizens of the United States, Canada, most Latin American and European countries are entitled to stay in Costa Rica for 90 days.

They must enter the country with a departure ticket and a valid passport that does not expire within 30 days of their arrival in Costa Rica.

To find specific visa requirements or restrictions for your home country, visit the Costa Rican embassy page.

What activities are optional? And how much do they cost?

We’ve included many activities in the price of the trip giving you plenty to do. However, we pride ourselves in helping you make the trip perfect for you. Therefore we’ve sought out the best activities and vendors to help you have the experience you want.  

And don’t worry, your trip leader can help set up any of the following optional activities for you so you can sit back and enjoy your trip.
-Horseback riding: $35-$50 USD

Are the outlets compatible with American plugs, or should we bring adaptors?

Costa Rica uses 110 volts, 60 cycle electricity, just like the US. Plugs are typically the 2 pronged flat types so US travelers will not typically need a converter or adapter.

Is laundry available?

Laundry is available at the hotel for an additional fee. Ask your Trip Leader for details.

What is the bug situation?

We are staying in the jungle so expect to see lizards, frogs, or bugs. Costa Ricans prefer not to kill insects as they understand we are a visitor in their environment.

Long sleeves and pants are a good idea at dusk to protect from mosquitos. Please opt for eco-friendly, non-aerosol insect repellents.

Can I drink the water?

The local authorities state that the drinking water in Costa Rica is perfectly potable. Your Trip Leader will let you know if it is better to drink bottled water in certain areas.

We encourage our travelers to travel sustainably. Please bring a reusable water bottle.

What type of luggage is best?

We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer.

A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on our transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.

What languages are spoken in Costa Rica?

Spanish is the official language of Costa Rica. English is widely spoken in many tourist areas and hotels.

Do you have last-minute deals?

Yes! When travelers take advantage of our “Switch Your Trip” program last minute slots open up on sold out trips. Visit our Trips On Sale page for the latest last-minute deals.

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