Classic Costa Rica

08/05/2020 through 12/21/2022
08/05/2020 through 12/24/2022
Intrepid Travel

Classic Costa Rica

Discover incredible, lush Costa Rica, and understand why this part of the world is called the ‘rich coast’. This 15-day adventure, beginning and ending in lively San Jose, will provide you a comprehensive journey through the jungles, farmlands, beaches and cities of this pure Central American location. Stay with a local family in Santa Rosa de Pocosol and get your hands dirty on a sustainable farm. Soak in springs that get their heat from an active volcano in La Fortuna. Spot three-toed sloths in the thickets of the Manuel Antonio National Park, then relax beneath swaying palms on the nearby beaches. This adventure takes you into the heart of a country whose people are all about a ‘pura vida’.

Activities

  • Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
  • Tortuguero – National Park (Entrance Fee)
  • Santa Rosa de Pocosol – Cooking class
  • Santa Rosa de Pocosol – Homestay experience
  • Monteverde – Cloud Forest (entrance fee and transport)
  • Manuel Antonio National Park – (Entrance fee)

Highlights

  • Swap the concrete jungle for real jungle on this trip into the rainforests, waterways, hot springs and palm-lined beaches of Costa Rica.
  • Long-nosed tapirs, white-faced capuchin monkeys, elegant ocelots and three-toed sloths – Costa Rica is home to exotic animals, and this trip puts you in the perfect position to spot them all.
  • Go deeper than the average tourist with a homestay in a quiet agricultural community; the perfect opportunity to experience local life and practice your Spanish.
  • Refresh after jungle hikes spotting endemic wildlife in the rejuvenating hot springs of volcanic La Fortuna.
  • Begin and end your trip in Costa Rica’s lively capital, San Jose, where you’ll see a more urban side of the country.

Itinerary

Day 1 San Jose
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Day 2 Tortuguero National Park
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Day 3 Tortuguero National Park
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Day 4 Santa Rosa de Pocosol Homestay
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Day 5 Rio Celeste
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Day 6 Rio Celeste
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Day 7 La Fortuna
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Day 8 La Fortuna
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Day 9 Lake Arenal / Monteverde
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Day 10 Monteverde
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Day 11 Manuel Antonio
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Day 12 Manuel Antonio
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Day 13 Manuel Antonio
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Day 14 San Jose
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Day 15 San Jose
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