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Costa Rica Beach and Jungle Retreat


14 days starting at $2,809/Person

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This fully customizable slice of Costa Rican adventure will take you from coast to coast across the country and bring you face to face with the country’s natural diversity and beauty. San Jose’s architecture is beautiful, Pacuare’s whitewater rafting is adrenaline-pumping, Puerto Viejo’s beaches are paradisiacal, Arenal’s volcano is breath-taking and Tamarindo’s nature is spectacular.

Our trip specialists and tour guides are located in the area; they’ll take care of planning activities, meals and secret stops that any local would approve of.

What to expect from every Class Adventure Travel Tour:

  • Private and small group guides who go at your own pace
  • Private shuttle and transfers, unless otherwise noted
  • Trip specialists and guides who really know and live in the area
  • Personal recommendations for authentic, local experiences
  • Incredibly comfortable accommodations without sacrificing authenticity
  • Flexible itineraries that can be customized as much or as little as you want

What you will experience in a day of travel


Breakfast in Arenal

Arenal Canopy Tour

Traditional Lunch

Natural Hot Springs

Twilight Nature Hike

Slumbertime

14 Day Sample Itinerary

Want more days? Fewer days? Fewer volcanoes? More wildlife? Let us know! We do the planning just to make it easy on you, but the trip is all yours – we’ll add or subtract based on what matters most to you.

Days 1-3

SAN JOSE

  • Tour of a coffee plantation, Poas Volcano & a magical waterfall.
  • Explore San Jose’s museums, market and 19th century buildings on your own.
  • Dance the night away in one of our favored salsa bars.

San Jose’s surroundings are full of adventure and stunning views. You’ll see how coffee goes from a bean to a cup of Joe at a working coffee estate, visit steaming geysers at a volcano and soak in a secluded waterfall. At night, the city really comes alive with the sound of salsa from the local bars…while planning the trip with your travel specialist; ask for a list of our favorite salsa bars in San Jose for an authentic glimpse of Costa Rican culture.

Days 3-5

PACUARE

  • Whitewater rafting experience to the front door of the Pacuare Lodge.
  • Guided nature walk through the Pacuare Lodge’s surrounding forest.
  • Visit a nearby Cabecar Indian village to experience local shaman traditions.

Arrive in true Costa Rican adventure style, crossing class 2 and 3 whitewater rapids to the entrance of one of the world’s most spectacular ecolodges, the Pacuare Lodge. Whether choosing from a collection of diverse activities exploring the region’s surroundings or simply relaxing in the tranquil and romantic grounds of the lodge; the Pacuare Lodge experience is out of this world!

Days 5-8

PUERTO VIEJO

  • Beautiful boat ride along Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast.
  • Snorkeling and exploring Cahuita National Park’s coral reef.
  • Optional activities include Bri Bri Indigenous Reserve & Sloth Rescue Center.

Puerto Viejo is the epitome of a Caribbean paradise. The vibrant yet relaxed atmosphere of Puerto Viejo will have you dancing to reggae and calypso music while also enjoying some of the country’s best seafood. Cahuita National Park is home to an exceptional array of wildlife fronted by the azure waters of the Caribbean and a pristine coral reef to explore.

Days 8-11

ARENAL

  • Spot wildlife high up in Arenal’s canopy on the Hanging Gardens tour.
  • Take time out from all the adventure and relax in natural hot springs.
  • Cruise down the Rio Frio into the wildlife haven of the Caño Negro Reserve.

As one of the most diverse wildlife destinations in the world, you’re never too far from experiencing Costa Rica’s natural beauty in Arenal. Although the Arenal Volcano is no longer spewing out hot lava there is plenty to do in the Arenal Volcano National Park from crossing hanging bridges through the canopy where you’ll be surrounded by playful monkeys and colorful, tropical birds to unwinding in some of the country’s best natural hot springs.

Days 11-14

TAMARINDO

  • Paddle through Tamarindo’s verdant mangroves and estuary.
  • Traveling between November-February? Ask about adding a turtle nesting tour!
  • Optional activities include horseback riding, surfing lessons and more.

White sand, swaying palm trees, secluded beaches and breathtaking sunsets…welcome to Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast paradise! As well as having heavenly beaches, Tamarindo is one of the world’s most important turtle nesting sites for the endangered Leatherback turtle. If traveling between November and February, a moonlight tour to this protecting nesting site is a must! If not, then there is more than enough wildlife to spot when kayaking through the Tamarindo Mangrove and Estuary Nature Reserve.

Costa Rica Beach and Jungle Retreat Highlights

Hotels & Pricing

Every Class Adventure Travel tour is personalized. We have relationships with a long list of hotels and lodges, restaurateurs and chefs, accompanied by our local guides and experts. Based on your interests, length of stay and budget, we’ll arrange a luxurious trip you’ll never forget.

Private Guided Tours, Hotels, & Prices
Option 1: Comfort
$2,809 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$3,739 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$5,049 /person
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