Costa Rica - Evolution

Costa Rica Evolution Trip: 12 Days

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*What is Evolution?  Click here for more information.

The amazing sights and sounds of Costa are everywhere on this crazy-fun road-trip. With tons of extra activities and stops along the way, there are infinite ways to enjoy this adventure!

We will be kicking off the trip in the mountain town of Monteverde in a cloud forest which gives you the chance to see another side (besides beaches) of the country's beauty. In the high-up 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!

Then it's off to the beach!  The bulk of this trip will be spent at our beautiful resort on the beach at Playa Santa Teresa and then we'll hop up to the always popular Playa Tamarindo.  Both places offer all the stuff you expect from a surf town.  Sunsets, surf lessons, yoga, beach parties, fishing, or just plain chillin!  Both of these places will knock your socks off and make sure you return home tanned and smiling.

Here's a review from the classic Free & Easy trip. You can expect more of the same for Evolution.  Nicer digs, slightly older people, same laid-back fun-filled trip.

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

***This trip can be done privately and tweaked to your own needs and taste. Click here for more information.


  • Day 1   (Alajuela)

    Flights arrive on day one.  We will spend the evening getting to acquanted with the group over drinks and food at our hotel.

    We will be getting excited for our morning departure via private shuttle to Monteverde!

  • Day 2-4   (Monteverde)

    Let's take a journey into Costa Rica’s cloud forest mountains! We will road trip on our own private minibus (A/C, stereo & cooler). Stay at our guesthouse with a view across the valley of Monteverde.

    We include a tour of a coffee plantation and learn about coffee, chocolate and sugar production. 
    Optional activities include rappelling down a waterfall, bungee, ATV and canopy tours.  There's no shortage of absolutely epic jungle fun to be had here!

  • Day 5-9   (Santa Teresa)

    Road trip to the beautiful and tranquilo surf town of Playa Santa Teresa where we will stay at an absoultely beautiful resort located right on the beach.

    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 10-11   (Tamarindo)

    Let's go see what all the fuss is about in Costa Rica's most popular surf town.  

    We will include a catamaran trip so we can head out onto the ocean and chillax as hard as we can!  Besides that we've got waves to be surfed, cervezas to be drank and bodies to be placed horizontally on sand.  Let's do up the beach life right as we bring this trip to a close. :)

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 Evolution
    • 4 destinations and beautiful beaches
    • Pacific Coast Catamaran Cruise - Incl. drinks, food, snorkelling, sunset
    • Surf Breaks along the Pacific Coast
    • Transport and Entrance to the Montezuma Waterfalls (Hike, Swim & Cliff jumping)
    • Personal driver along with our ‘Chocolito Express’ minibus for our entire roadtrip
    • Half-day surf experience (food, beverages, boards, instructors, and photographer included)
    • Mountain Top Infiniti Pool Party (entrance and dinner)
    • Salsa lesson & local home-cooked dinner
    • 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 Evolution

    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 Evolution

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

  • Leaders: Costa Rica Evolution

    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 Evolution
    • 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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