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Costa Rica Extended Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Costa Rica

**This trip may run in reverse order Beach/Rainforest or Rainforest/Beach. Arrival/departure is always SJO**

  • Under30Experiences team will pick you up from San Jose International Airport and we’ll head to the beach!  (apx. 1.5 hour drive)
  • We'll make a quick stop at Rio Tarcoles to look for Crocodiles
  • Arrive at Playa Hermosa and take in your first sunset in Costa Rica. Remember to bring your bathing suit!
  • Enjoy your first dinner (and drinks?) right by one of the coolest beaches in the country
  • Depart for our boutique hotel in Manuel Antonio (apx. 1 hour drive)
  • After getting settled in, it's up to you whether you want to relax or hit the town

Day 2

Explore + Beach + Adventure

  • Enjoy a Costa Rican breakfast right at the hotel
  • Canyoning optional activity, rappel down waterfalls, zip line and the amazing Monkey Drop!
  • Spend the afternoon morning at our favorite secret beach (depending on the tide)
  • Spend the afternoon at our favorite secret beach (depending on the tide)
  • Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring Playa Espadilla
  • Enjoy dinner at our boutique hotel
  • Optional night out and salsa lessons ($10/pax + transportation)

Day 3

Costa Rican Culture

  • Enjoy a Costa Rican breakfast right at the hotel
  • Spend the morning hiking to hidden waterfalls in Quepos, depending on the weather it could be La Ceiba or Los Campesinos  (optional)
  • Head to the farmers market in Quepos and sample tropical fruits
  • Watch the sunset from the marina we are never on time for sunset
  • Enjoy dinner at our boutique hotel
  • Optional night out

Day 4

Cocal Community Cooking Experience

  • Optional yoga ($15/person + transportation)
  • Immerse yourself in the local community of Cocal while cooking a delicious traditional meal.
  • As of 2018, Under30Experiences’s goal is to incorporate an included activity within each of our trips that can support a local community or support environmental sustainability efforts.
  • Many different families from Cocal have welcomed us into their community and offered to teach us how to cook delicious traditional food. 
  • Lunch in Cocal
  • Head to the beach for an optional surf lesson. Learn how to surf from some of Costa Rica’s best surf instructors (depending on the tide)
  • Enjoy the last dinner out in Manuel Antonio dinner at our boutique hotel
  • Optional night out or star gazing

Day 5

Relax & Depart to La Fortuna

  • Enjoy your final breakfast in Manuel Antonio and prepare for the continued adventure to our eco-lodge in Arenal
  • Depart for the sustainable eco-lodge hotel.
  • If you are prone to motion sickness we suggest taking any medication before the drive. It’s a beautiful and winding drive through the mountains of Costa Rica. (apx. 5 hour drive)
  • Stop for souvenirs and snacks in Los Angeles Cloud Forest as you marble at all the green and lush mountains around you.
  • Arrive at the famous eco-lodge in the heart of the rainforest where all your meals are grown right on site
  • Check in, settle in, and hang out at this truly special place located within the rich biodiversity of the rainforest
  • Settle into your amazing bungalow surrounded by nature and get ready to meet your new friends as you enjoy your first delicious dinner at the eco-lodge

Day 6

Eco-Lodge Tour & Adventure

  • Enjoy your first amazing breakfast at the eco-lodge, fresh coffee, organic vegetables and homemade breads await for you
  • After breakfast you can hike around the Ranch or fly through the tree tops at one of the World’s best Zip Lining tours in Costa Rica (zip-lining is optional and not included).
  • After a nice morning walking around the property, enjoy a tasty lunch at the eco-lodge made with the vegetables produced at the farm.
  • Explore the grounds on a Tour of the eco-lodge, learn all about the organic farm and the use of sustainable sources of energy and good ecological practices while taking in the great views of the surrounding mountains
  • Enjoy another wonderful dinner at the eco-lodge while listening to the sounds of nature at night
  • Take the evening to get to know your new friends while enjoying a nice tropical drink under the stars

Day 7

La Fortuna

  • Start the day with new energy provided by the lush forests of Costa Rica and enjoy another tasty breakfast at the eco-lodge.
  • Depart to La Fortuna to enjoy more outdoor activities. Visit the local waterfall,  a local spot where you can freshen up into a natural pool.
  • Get another local and delicious lunch while you are touring La Fortuna and freshen up with a delicious fruit ice cream.
  • Spend your last afternoon soaking up at the hot springs, warmed naturally at Termalitas del Volcan and let your muscles relax after a few days filled with incredible adventures (optional activity).
  • After a full day of activities, enjoy another wonderful dinner at the eco-lodge and get ready for another day of adventures out in the wild
  • Enjoy the hammock in your bungalow and rest while taking in the surrounding landscape

Day 8

Rainforest Adventure

  • Enjoy a delightful breakfast at the eco-lodge, get the feel for the true Costa Rican morning flavors with a nice coffee and a plate of tropical fruits.
  • Spend the morning hiking various trails on the property or choose from the following optional adventures: white water rafting, kayaking in the Arenal Volcano Lake or enjoy a relaxing yet adventurous horseback riding tour around the lush farmlands.
  • After lunch, opt for a hike to the Arenal Observatory in search for monkeys, toucans and other wild animals (optional activity) or relax at the hotel .
  • Tonight you’ll enjoy the closing dinner at the eco-lodge with your new friends where you will all share your best moments of the adventure you just had.
  • Optional night out in La Fortuna to finish your amazing trip with a high note, full of latin music and cocktails (transportation not included).

Day 9

Relaxation & Departure

  • One more amazing, yet quick breakfast at the eco-lodge before you head back the same road you came from but being a totally new person. Don’t forget your motion sickness medication if needed.
  • We will depart at 7:15 AM *sharp* for San Jose International Airport (apx. 3 hour drive)
  • Be sure to exchange information with your new friends and we look forward to welcoming you into our close-knit travel community.

**This trip may run in reverse order Beach/Rainforest or Rainforest/Beach. Arrival/departure is always SJO**

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