Costa Rica North

Costa Rica North Trip: 10 Days

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Endless Summer Roadtrip

We road-trip through Costa Rica's famous Nicoya region, beginning in the north in Tamarindo to hit up some amazing surf breaks perfect for beginners and experts before heading south down the coast to the chill surf town of Santa Teresa.

Our time on the coast will be spent surfing a ton, partying a ton, enjoying life on the beach and experiencing the 'Pura Vida' (good life) culture of the local Ticos!

Finishing off the trip in the mountain town of Monteverde in Costa Rica's cloud forests gives you the chance to see a whole other side of the country's beauty. In the high elevation jungles, you'll see gorgeous views and an array of exotic wildlife including sloths, coatis, monkeys and a huge array of Disney-like tropical birds!

The amazing sights and sounds of Costa Rica will follow you everywhere on this crazy fun road-trip and with tons of extra activities and stops along the way, there's an infinity of ways to enjoy this adventure!

I traveled with FnEZ on the 10-day endless summer trip in Costa Rica. Free & Easy definitely exceeded ALL expectations I had. The people whom you met and travel with are so easy going and friendly. I felt right at home with my group. Every day was awesome. We’d do one activity which was an amazing experience...and then the next day they offer another amazing experience that it’s hard to say which day was my favourite. I just want to say thanks to Free & Easy for putting so much care and attention into planning the trip so that it’s a great experience for us!

- Nikhil, January 2018


  • 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   (Montezuma)

    Road trip in our private minibus (AC, mini cooler and sound system), to the beautiful and tranquilo bohemian beach town of Montezuma!

    This chill place has it all from the beaches to waterfalls and natural pools for us to cool off in! We aren't too far from the popular town of Santa Teresa where we can check out for a day and then retreat to our serene spot on the coast.


  • 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.

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
    • All Free & Easy travelers will have access to our industry leading app to help manage your trip.  This provides pre-trip planning advice, itinerary management, activity suggestions for free time, maps, chat support and more!
  • 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.

  • Transportation: Costa Rica 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.

  • 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!
  • 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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