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Starter Costa Rica Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Costa Rica

  • 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
  • Option to canyon and rappel down waterfalls, zip line and experience the amazing Monkey Drop! (optional activity)
  • Spend the afternoon at our favorite secret beach (depending on the tide and weather)
  • Enjoy dinner at our boutique hotel
  • Optional night out and salsa lessons ($10/pax + transportation)

Day 3

Waterfalls and Costa Rican Culture

  • Enjoy a Costa Rican breakfast right at the hotel
  • Spend the morning hiking to hidden waterfalls in Quepos (optional activity)
  • Head to the beach and farmers market in Quepos and sample tropical fruits

Day 4

Cocal Community Cooking Experience

  • Optional yoga ($15/person + transportation)
  • Immerse yourself in the local community of El 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.
  • Lunch in El 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 at Manuel Antonio
  • Optional night out or star gazing

Day 5

Relaxation & Departure

  • Breakfast
  • Departure for San Jose International Airport (apx. 2.5 hour drive)

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