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Costa Rica North & South Trip: 20 Days

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Pura Vida

You can combine both of our 10-day Costa Rica trips to create one epic 20-day adventure through his beautiful country!

This will allow you to really soak up so much of what this varied land has to offer.

You will see the wild nature of cloud forests  and volcanoes in Monteverde, the laid-back Caribbean vibes of the east in Puerto Viejo and of course loads of Pacific surf culture as we make our way to three different spots on the west coast.

Costa Rica’s motto is Pura Vida (Pure Life) which is truly what we are trying to harness in our Costa Rica trips.  So come live the pure life for 20 glorious days!

Itinerary

Costa Rica North (10 Days)

  • Day 1-2   (Playa Tamarindo)

    The group flight arrives in Liberia, and we take a shuttle transfer to Playa Tamarindo to meet up with the group. The following days will involve beach road trips, surf lessons (incl), frisbee, hammock time and pacific sunsets!

  • Day 3-7   (Playa Santa Teresa)

    Road trip in our private minibus (AC, mini cooler and sound system), to the beautiful and tranquilo surf town of Playa Santa Teresa.

    Spend a day on a short road trip to Montazuma (incl) where you can hike to two waterfalls, take a dip in a natural swimming pool and cliff jumping!

    Spend the rest of your days in Santa Teresa with optional activities like surfing, fishing, horseback riding, beach parties, and infinity pool parties overlooking the pacific coastline!

  • Day 8-9   (Monteverde)

    Roadtrip, including a beautiful ferry ride across the Pavon Bay (incl), and into Costa Rica’s cloud forest mountains! Stay at our guesthouse with a view across the valley of Monteverde.

    Optional activities include ziplining (the longest in Latin America with one zip over 1.5 kms!), waterfall rappelling or a coffee plantation tour!

  • Day 10   (Alajuela, San José)

    Get ready for one last roadtrip with a morning option to do the biggest bungee jump in Latin America (over 500m above the cloud forest).

    Spend the night at Alajuela Backpackers (AC incl) with nearby access to San Jose’s airport for the next day’s departures.

Costa Rica South (10 Days)

  • Day 1   (Alajuela)

    Group flights arrive in San Jose, stay at nearby Alajuela Backpacker’s and get to know your new travel family over cold beers and pizza.  The next morning we head out and start our adventure!

  • Day 2-5   (Puerto Viejo)

    Early morning departure for white water rafting on Costa Rica’s infamous Rio Pacuare (includes buffet breakfast and lunch in the jungle, the whole trip covered by FnEZ).

    Road trip in our own private minibus (A/C, stereo & cooler) and arrive in the late afternoon into the rasta Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo. Spend the following days with optional activities like our FnEZ beach bicycle parade, waterfall day trip, Jaguar Rescue Centre tour and the infamous Tasty Tuesday Party with our good friends at Tasty Waves Cantina!

  • Day 6-10   (Dominical)

    Catch the sunrise over the Caribbean Sea as we say "adios" to Puerto Viejo, then road trip over to the Pacific Ocean to catch the sunset that night.

    Domincal is a small little surf town on the south Pacific coast.  Rather than shiny 5-star hotels and large supermarkets you will find locally grown farmers markets, unique independent run bars/restaurants.  Some say the janky road to Domincal is what has helped keep its authenticity.

    The open beaches are perfect to explore, grab a cool beer, or surf and swim in the warm pacific water.  Keep an eye our for wildlife because the south pacific side of Costa Rica is the most prolific part of when it comes to land and marine animals alike. 

    On Day 9 we head back to Alajuela (as late as possible) just to get some sleep and be ready to head home the next day.

Please note: The above itinerary is subject to change. A confirmed Free & Easy trip itinerary with exact routing will be provided at least 30 days prior to trip departure.

IMPORTANT: If you are doing a combo trip and booking your own flights, please contact us to confirm the start and end point of your trip.

What's included?

  • The Free & Easy Commitment

    We strive to ensure everyone who wants to travel has the opportunity to have the most epic experience ever. Free & Easy delivers awe-inspiring travel experiences and creates lifelong connections between incredible people + incredible places.

    See below for more details about what else is included in this amazing adventure.

  • Included Experiences: Costa Rica 10
    • 4 destinations and beautiful beaches.
    • Surf Breaks along the Pacific Coast
    • Transport and Entrance to the Montezuma Waterfalls (Hike, Swim & Cliff jumping)
    • Personal driver along with our ‘Chocolito Express’ microbus for our entire roadtrip
    • Half-day surf experience (food, beverages, boards, instructors, and photographer included)
    • Mountain Top Infiniti Pool Party (entrance and dinner)
    • Local Home-cooked dinner & salsa lesson
  • Included Experiences: Costa Rica South 10
    • White Water Rafting down the Pacuare River
    • Visit Jaguar Rescue Centre & Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Kayak / Stand Up Padde (SUP) board through Mangrove forrest
    • Rainforest hike in the Marino Ballena national park
    • Visit secluded waterfalls
    • Visit the Whale Tail Beach at Uvita
    • Swim in both Caribbean and Pacific oceans
  • Accommodation: Costa Rica 10

    All accommodations - We send our trip planners to each of our destinations so they can do on the ground, research. Checking for the best location, comfort and vibe that we can get for our budget while also supporting local businesses.

  • Accommodation: Costa Rica South 10

    All accommodations - We send our trip planners to each of our destinations so they can do on the ground, research. Checking for the best location, comfort and vibe that we can get for our budget while also supporting local businesses.

  • Transportation: Costa Rica 10

    All transport - On this trip we will be using our own private minibus (A/C, stereo & cooler).

  • Transportation: Costa Rica South 10

    All transport - On this trip we will be using our own private minibus (A/C, stereo & cooler).

  • Leaders: Costa Rica 10

    1-2 group leaders - Our staff is consistently ranked as the #1 reason that people loved their trips. We meet most of our leaders while traveling with them so we can see in person if they are fun yet responsible, cool yet down to earth, professional yet laid back. This creates that perfect mix which makes our "tours" feel like a group of friends.

  • Leaders: Costa Rica South 10

    1-2 group leaders - Our staff is consistently ranked as the #1 reason that people loved their trips. We meet most of our leaders while traveling with them so we can see in person if they are fun yet responsible, cool yet down to earth, professional yet laid back. This creates that perfect mix which makes our "tours" feel like a group of friends.

  • Optional Experiences: Costa Rica 10
    • Horseback riding on the beach
    • Partying in Tamarindo
    • Bungee jumping
    • Coffee, Chocolate & Sugar cane plantation tour
    • Rappel down a waterfall
    • Deep-sea Fishing
    • Snorkeling
    • Night Hike tour 
    • Mountian top Cloud Forest Hike
    • ATV Tour thought Clound forest and local comunity 
    • Sunset Catamaran Cruise
    • Inclusive group dinner cooked by Leaders and Group members
    • Latin America’s longest zip line
    • SUP boarding
    • Scuba diving
    • Painting class
    • and so much more! If you're interested in something that isn't on the list just ask us, if it's possible we will find you some options.  We are here to try and help you find your ideal trip!
  • Optional Experiences: Costa Rica South 10
    • Yoga lessons
    • Horseback riding
    • Snorkeling
    • Surfing
    • Ziplining
    • See sea fishing
    • Scuba diving
    • Whale and dolphin watching 
    • National park day trips
    • Overnight hike to observatory lounge in Corcovado national park
    • Day trip to Caño Island
    • Swim in waterfalls
    • Caribbean cooking class 
    • Beach BBQ
    • Explore museums in the capital city

    And so much more! If you're interested in something that isn't on the list just ask us, if it's possible we will find you some options. We are here to help you find your ideal trip!

  • Not Included
    • All meals and drinks (except those mentioned above)
    • Activities outside of the ones listed above (optional activities are not included)
    • Any Visa or Visa fees

    Find out how much spending money you will need here.

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