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Pura Vida: a Jungle Safari of Costa RicaExplore the cloud forests and surf towns of this Central American paradise.
Starts AtSan Jose
Ends AtTamarindo
Duration8 days
Group SizeMaximum 17
Physical Rating
Moderate
Style
Discovery
Starts AtSan Jose
Ends AtTamarindo
Duration8 days
Group SizeMaximum 17
Physical Rating
Moderate
Style
Discovery
Book today with a £100/person deposit
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
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About Your Trip

Explore a Costa Rican cloud forest, surf the best Pacific waves and sleep near the Arenal volcano. This eight-day adventure spans western Costa Rica from the capital, San José, to Tamarindo. It’s perfect for wildlife watchers and adrenaline seekers – you’ll spot sloths, hummingbirds and frogs, and go ziplining or white-water rafting through the jungle. There’s also coffee tasting on a volcanic farm, a cooking lesson, and many cocktails to enjoy as you wind down each day. The beauty of this trip is its flexibility – you choose your adventure.

Women Making Empanadas
Surfing Nosara, Playa Guiones
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Monteverde
Nicoya Peninsula,playa Avellana
Woman under Waterfall
La Fortuna Waterfall
People Having A Picnic on The Beach
Spider Monkey
Rafting

Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Explore an alternative side to San José with our Local Insider
  • 2
    Go white-water rafting down jungle rapids in La Fortuna
  • 3
    Marvel at the Arenal volcano
  • 4
    Spot sloths on a night-time cloud forest tour in Monteverde
  • 5
    Hike through the tropical forest for a secret waterfall swim
  • 6
    Kick back on the beach in Tamarindo
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Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • Two nights eco-lodge accommodation
  • Two nights mountain retreat accommodation
  • Three nights premium hotel accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Seven breakfasts, five lunches, three dinners
  • Local Insider
  • San José walking tour
  • Coffee tasting at Doka
  • Waterfall hike
  • Dinner cooking workshop
  • Guided waterfall hike
  • White-water rafting
  • Nocturnal wildlife hike

Accommodation

Hotel Presidente, San José , San Jose

In the midst of bustling downtown San José, Hotel Presidente stands out – it’s covered in a vibrant multi-colored mural, and the interior mixes local history with modern touches. Breakfast is served buffet-style, while dinner (and drinks) are on the roof.

Los Lagos , Arenal

The mighty Arenal volcano is your neighbor at Los Lagos, a sophisticated resort within a tropical forest expanse. Amenities are plentiful. There are several pools, five fed by natural hot springs; a Costa Rican restaurant; and a pool bar with volcano views.

Hotel Fondavela, Monteverde , Monteverde

Hotel Fondavela is a mountainside retreat near the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve stretching on for acres. The wide wooden ceilings and expansive windows in the rooms bring the outdoors to you, while the heated pool and hot tub are perfect for soaking tired limbs.

Cala Luna Boutique Hotel , Tamarindo

Surf’s up at Cala Luna, a boutique resort overlooking the surf at Playa Langosta in Tamarindo Bay. Expect barefoot luxury with king-size bedrooms opening up to lush gardens, organic gourmet food and an on-site yoga shala and spa.

Book today with a £100/person deposit
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com