-Sunrise in Monteverde
-Sunset dinner at Playa Hermosa
-Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica
-Explore local waterfalls and hot springs
-Get hooked on some of the best coffee in the world
-Hike thru the Costa Rican rainforest
Combine two of our most popular trips into one with this affordable, diverse, and epic experience in Costa Rica. You'll not only enjoy the best beach in the country but get immersed in the rainforest and stay at a famous eco-lodge where your food is grown right on site!
Plus, choose plenty of other adventures: hiking, surfing, zip-lining, rafting–-your Trip Leader will help you organize everything. See the best Costa Rica has to offer on one amazing trip!
Trip begins at San Jose Costa Rica International Airport (SJO) at 3:00 pm.
Please book your arrival flight a few hours before this time.
Arrival time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.
Trip ends at San Jose Costa Rica International airport (SJO) at 11:30 am.
Please book departing flight a few hours after this time.
Departure time is not mandatory, but guarantees included group transportation.
This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities. Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.
This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the 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.
This trip has a 30-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
Welcome to Costa Rica! You'll be greeted by your Trip Leader and depart for the rainforest with your new group of friends.
Stop at a local farm for a special cultural activity and learn to prepare your own tortilla for dinner before arriving at our remote eco-lodge.
Listen to the sounds of nature in one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. Enjoy a homemade piña colada at the bar while you get to know other like-minded travelers.
Eat a healthy breakfast with locally sourced ingredients grown just outside your bungalow while learning about green initiatives, sustainability, and regeneration at a world-class eco-lodge.
Enjoy a homemade lunch with fresh fruits and vegetables and depart to the rainforest town of La Fortuna after enjoying breakfast and a fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee.
On today's rainforest adventure, explore this Costa Rican town or the local waterfall. Taste some coffee, have a delicious meal, or buy some handmade souvenirs.
Relax in the hot springs at the base of the Arenal Volcano and feel the geothermal energy warm the water.
Look out for sloths, monkeys, and tree frogs--three of the coolest jungle creatures in this region.
Today, you'll have the option to hike and explore the local trails, kayak Lake Arenal, or go whitewater rafting. You decide how you want to spend your last full day in the jungle. Costa Rica is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping.
Catch a beautiful sunset over Lake Arenal before returning to the lodge for another homegrown dinner. Soak in the natural warm pools and listen to the rainforest come alive.
Spend the evening relaxing in a hammock before heading to the cloud forest tomorrow.
Enjoy your last breakfast in Rancho Margot and then drive from La Fortuna to Monteverde to experience Costa Rica’s beloved cloud forest ecosystem
You'll feel like you're on top of the world, but really, you've reached the central point of the nation's continental divide. In Monteverde, Costa Rica, you'll be greeted by the warm smiles of farmers, artists, and outdoor enthusiasts in the small yet pleasant town of Santa Elena.
Opt to spend the night observing and learning about different species of flora and fauna of Monteverde.
This morning you'll have the option to fly through the treetops on one of the world’s best zip-lines to admire fantastic views of the surrounding forests, with the Arenal Volcano on one horizon, and the gulf of Nicoya at the other.
Explore the town of Monteverde and enjoy a good cup of coffee in a local cafe.
Wake up early and opt for a morning hike to spot a toucan in a country world-renowned for birdwatching.
On the way to the beach, stop to see crocodiles before arriving at Playa Hermosa. Watch the locals surf one of the most famous waves in the world.
Enjoy a Costa Rican dinner and a beautiful sunset on the black sand beach.
Head to Manuel Antonio and settle into your hotel nearby both the beach and town.
Enjoy some Costa Rican coffee and a gallo pinto rice and bean breakfast to start your day off right.
For those craving an even further off-the-beaten-path activity, you can spend your morning hiking to the epic Cathedral Point trail in the Manuel Antonio National Park. This trail is a great opportunity to see white-faced monkeys in their natural habitat, especially in the mornings. The trail also has several great viewpoints along the way. If you have a sharp eye, you may be able to find a sloth.
Enjoy your afternoon at the beach with a fruit cocktail, and enjoy dinner in a local restaurant.
Start your day by crossing suspension bridges and rappelling down waterfalls in the rainforest on a canyoning adventure.
Spend your afternoon surfing in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean or relaxing under an almond tree at Playa Espadilla, consistently ranked one of the best beaches in the world.
Wake up early for a delicious breakfast and reflect on the week’s adventures.
As our experience comes to a close, we hope you are feeling rejuvenated after spending nine days as part of our Under30Experiences family.
Enjoy the included scenic drive back to the airport to catch your flight back home.
Travelers are responsible for international airfare to and from Costa Rica
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions.
All Under30Experiences trip prices are in USD.
"I truly amazing experience. I just came from the Costa Rica extended trip and loved every minute of it. Learning and experiencing the culture and meeting each individual really made an impact on my life. I went in to this hoping and expecting a lot (though I didn’t know what), and the entire experience exceeded all my expectations. The experiences on the trip were truly amazing, though the real satisfaction, for me, is the lasting impact each thing and person made in my life. I would be disappointed in myself if this were the last one I did." -Thomas A.
"My 9 day trip to Costa Rica with Under30experiences was an amazing experience! The trip leaders Haylie and Adrian were so knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing trip. It was clear from Day 1 that this is more than just a job for Haylie and Adrian and that they truly love what they do and care about their travelers. The trip was well-organized and incorporated many different types of activities. I was nervous about traveling without anybody I knew, but everybody was so eager to make friends and enjoy the trip together. I'm so glad that I took the risk, and I can't wait to take my next trip!" -Melissa B.
"I just returned from the 9 day trip to costa rica and I cannot say enough incredible things about the entire experience. Under30 took all the stress out of travel with rides to and from activies, fees paid for. etc., all the while making sure it was affordable and ensuring we saw all of the most beautiful places in the country. Our guides were incredible and truly made the experience better than I ever could have asked for. To anyone who is even questioning to travel with Under30 JUST DO IT. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone and I can thank this trip for showing me how true that statement is! PURA VIDA - buy the ticket, take the ride." -Eric C.