Starter Costa Rica 


5 days / 4 nights

Early Sign-up Price:


Regular Price:


Why Costa Rica?

Is This Trip For You?

Time Magazine calls Costa Rica the happiest country in the world.
We take you to some of the best beaches in the world, Costa Rica’s most popular national park, and let you choose plenty of other adventures like off-the-beaten-path hikes, surfing, ziplining, rafting, and much more.


Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)
To ensure shuttle service:
Plan to arrive Day 1 by 1:00 PM


Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)  
To ensure shuttle service:
Plan to depart Day 5 after 12:30 PM


Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) 
To ensure shuttle service:
Plan to arrive Day 1 by 1:00 PM


Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) 
To ensure shuttle service:
Plan to depart Day 5 after 12:30 PM

Physical Activity:


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.

Trip Overview

Day 1

Arrival in Costa Rica

Arrive at San Jose International Airport (SJO) before 1:00 PM and be shuttled to Playa Hermosa. Watch the locals surf one of the most famous waves in the world.

Enjoy your first Costa Rican dinner and beautiful sunset as you get to know your new friends. Perhaps even enjoy a refreshing beer or cocktail right on the beach.

Then we head to Manuel Antonio to settle into your hotel conveniently located minutes from the beach and the National Park.

Unwind in the pool or relax in your villa and get ready for tomorrow’s adventure.

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Day 2

Arrival Manuel Antonio National Parkin Costa Rica

Start your morning exploring the jungle of Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most beautiful and biodiverse areas in the world.

The park contains a combination of tropical forest and stunning beaches and is home to two types of sloths and three types of monkeys.

Keep an eye out for iguanas, geckos, tree frogs, deer, racoons, agoutis, and several other animals you probably won’t see anywhere else.

After a delicious mid-day meal, relax on the world famous Playa Espadilla, rated top 15 beaches in the world by TripAdvisor.

Day 3

Explore + Beach

For those of you interested in getting up early, enjoy some Costa Rican coffee and/or practice yoga on the beach. 

Then hike to a secret beach and enjoy an untouched and stunning slice of paradise. In the afternoon, you have the option to tour the local animal refuge, go zip-lining through the jungle, or explore many other hikes in the area. 

After dinner, make your way to the local bar for salsa lessons and get to know your peers over drinks in paradise.

Day 4

Costa Rican Culture

Start your day at the local farmer’s market in the nearby fishing town of Quepos. Shop for unique artisan gifts, try local fruits, cheeses, ceviche, or homemade ice cream.

In the afternoon, paddle out to the waves like a local and take an optional surf lesson.  Relax and rehydrate sipping out of a fresh coconut on the beach.

Kick off the last night watching a town soccer match or join one on the beach.  Enjoy a delicious local meal and reflect on the week’s adventures while celebrating the new relationships you’ve made.

Day 5

Relaxation & Departure

On our final day wake up early for an optional morning hike or a relaxing walk on the beach to say adios to Costa Rica.

As our Under30Experience comes to a close, we hope you are feeling rejuvenated after spending five days with great young minds.

Depart with your amazing new connections you've made as transportation is provided back to San Jose Airport International Airport...

...Or continue your journey with us to the Costa Rican Rainforest.

Your SJO flight should depart after 12:00pm

Why Costa Rica?

Here's What's Included

What’s Included at $645 Early Signup?
-5 day / 4 nights in bungalows with roommates
-4 Breakfasts and 4 dinners
-Airport transportation to and from San Jose Airport (SJO)
-Entrance and Hike in Manuel Antonio National Park
-Under30Experiences staff members
-The chance to meet some kick-ass people

(airfare not included)

When should I book my flight?
Plan to arrive Day 1 by 1:00 PM and to depart Day 5 after 12:00 PM local time
*Please wait to book your flight until you receive an email from us with more details


2017 Dates

October 5-9, 2017
November 8-12, 2017
November 18-22, 2017
November 22-26, 2017
December 6-10, 2017
December 13-17, 2017
December 20-24, 2017
December 28-January 1, 2018

2018 Dates

December 28-January 1, 2018
January 3-7, 2018
January 10-14, 2018
January 17-21, 2018
January 24-28, 2018
January 31 - February 4, 2018
February 7-11, 2018
February 14-18, 2018
February 21-25, 2018
February 28 - March 4, 2018
March 7-11, 2018
March 14-18, 2018
March 21-25, 2018
March 28 - April 1, 2018
April 4-8, 2018
April 11-15, 2018
April 18-22, 2018
April 25-29, 2018